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TUESDAY, September 12, 2017  Issue No. 26

COMMUNITY TELEVISION . . . Last month on CTV, the Knox County Community Action Committee discussed how seniors can prevent falling and their upcoming Senior Job Fair. Community Shares spoke to John Nolt, a professor at UTK, about climate ethics. Ijams Nature Center chatted about upcoming events, including the Hummingbird Festival and a month dedicated to fairies and imaginative play. Goodwill Industries–Knoxville talked about how you can use thrift store finds during the upcoming holidays, such as making your own Halloween costumes and decorating for Thanksgiving. Find out more about CTV by visiting this link.

GIVE A DAY . . . Give A Day Knoxville was a city and county event that ended on Friday, September 8th. The event encouraged residents to give back by volunteering, donating to local nonprofits, or simply sharing a simple act of kindness. Participants found volunteer opportunities or self reported an act of kindness through the Volunteer East Tennessee website, Scripps Networks donated money to the United Way of Greater Knoxville based on volunteer hours and Nothing Too Fancy sold t-shirts for the event with some of the proceeds going to the United Way of Greater Knoxville. See more about the event at this link.

CLEAR THE SHELTERS . . . Last month, Young-Williams Animal Center waived all of their adoption fees for a five day stretch in an effort to find homes for all their animals. They were close to reaching a critical capacity, and the situation was getting more pressing every day, so a solution was needed quickly. The free adoption event, funded by a grant through Petco, was a massive success. They succeeded in adopting out every single animal leaving the shelter empty, a very rare event. To learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center, visit this link.

CONCERT SERIES . . . krēd Foundation for Hope and Q100.3 are presenting an acoustic concert series at Jackson Terminal. This is the second year of the series that raises money to help foster healthy communities by supporting recovery-related efforts and aiding those in need. krēd was created by a group of friends in recovery from drug addiction who share a passion for living life and giving back. Check out more about krēd at this link. and keep an eye out for information about the remaining concerts at this link.

BREW FOR PARKS . . . Tennessee Brew Works, a brewery in Nashville, has created a new beer, State Park Blonde Ale, which will benefit parks throughout Tennessee. The brewery will donate 50 cents per case of beer sold to the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy. Established in 2016, the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was created to allow corporations, foundations and individuals to support multiple parks within the Tennessee State Parks system. Although many individual parks have a Friends group to support a specific park, the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy allows supporters to show their love for the state parks system as a whole. Check out more about the Tennessee State Parks at this link.

CHEERS TO WDVX . . . Recently, a party took place on Market Square to celebrate WDVX being in operation for 20 years. The Cheers to 20 Years of WDVX was presented by Blackhorse Brews and featured music from the The Royal Hounds, Robinella, and Night Colors. They also sold the limited edition Legacy Parks Local Motion IPA and the WDVX 20 Year Beer, and proceeds from the sales went to support the Legacy Parks Foundation and WDVX. To learn more about WDVX and other anniversary celebrations, visit this link.

SUNDAY FUNDAY . . . Knox Heritage hosted a “Sunday Funday Brew Tour” fundraiser on Sunday, August 27, which is part of their Summer Supper fundraising initiative. The event took place at five local breweries located in the Broadway/Central area. The breweries offered limited edition beer, food was supplied by local food trucks, and transportation was provided. Proceeds from the tour supported Knox Heritage’s efforts to restore and transform historic properties in Knox and surrounding counties. To find out more about how Knox Heritage is making improvements in our community, check out this link.

COMBATING CANCER . . . The local nonprofit Cancer Support Community East Tennessee recently held two events that coincided with its mission to offer services to families dealing with cancer at all stages of the life-altering disease. Dr. Daniel Ibach, a surgical oncologist, spoke about warning signs, symptoms, available treatment options, and new research concerning melanoma. The Cancer Support Community teamed up with other organizations including Beck Cultural Exchange Center, hospitals, medical practices, and other nonprofits to host free health screenings, children’s activities, and provided information about cancer at the East Towne Fair which was held on Saturday, September 9. To find out more about the services provided by this organization, visit this link.

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