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  Opportunities in Knoxville to Participate in Events
By Jeaneane Payne

Talent contests, reading outloud, West African dance classes, safety day, fashion show, and more. Take your pick and take part in some of the great opportunities offered in the Knoxville community.

Archery Tournament to benefit Hunters for the Hungry

Bowhunters Pro Shop and Heart of the Hunter TV show will be hosting a 3D Shoot Tournament with all proceeds going to the State of Tennesse's Hunters for the Hungry Program on Saturday, August 11.

Young People ages 8-21 have opportunity to participate in talent competitions at Tennessee Valley Fair
The Tennessee Valley Fair is searching for talented young people ages 8-21. Open to all singers, dancers and musicians, the Fair is offering 3 youth talent competitions in 2012

Read to the Animals Night
Young-Williams Animal Center will host "Read to the Animals Night" on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 7-10 p.m. at the shelter located at 3201 Division St. off Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville.

Families are encouraged to attend the special event, where kids of all ages can read to the adoptable dogs and cats. Hidden inside the storybooks will be discount coupons for $10, $25 or $50 off any adoption fee as well as some free adoption coupons.

Pick the Flicks for Movies on Market Square
It's time for Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square. On September 7, the 9th season of fido-friendly outdoor movies launches its fall line-up. Every Friday night from September 7 - October 12, the public and their beloved four-pawed companions are invited to a free, family movie presented by PetSafe.

The Best way to read Shakespeare's plays is out loud – and with friends!
The Tennessee Stage Company and Shakespeare On The Square invite everyone to read Shakespeare's plays with them – out loud!

West African dance and aerobic class with Takia
The International Fine Arts Academy is holding an African Dance class at two locations in Knoxville. The class will consist of African dances styles, techniques, songs, and culture.

Flip the Switch at Boomsday and Help South Knoxville Businesses
Boomsday is celebrating its 25th Anniversary next month and fireworks are not the only thing that will light up the sky. The iconic JFG sign is returning to the South Knoxville waterfront and one lucky person will get the opportunity to "Flip the Switch" at Boomsday and light up the sign once again.

U.S. Cellular and Knoxville emergency officials host Safety Day
U.S. Cellular is hosting a summer Safety Day at the Turkey Creek retail store west Knoxville with the Knox County Sheriff's Department and Rural/Metro Fire Department officials. This event is on Saturday, August 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Great Amazing Race Adventure set for Sunday, September 9, 2012 - Family Fun at Sequoyah Park
A fun family event is scheduled for Sunday, September 9 at Sequoyah Park in Knoxville. The Knoxville leg of the Great Amazing Race for Youth is said to be more fun than a 5K.

Kids in grades 1-12 can team up with a parent, grandparent, sibling or mentor and compete against other teams in a series of fun challenges patterned after the show The Amazing Race. Whether you run, jog, walk or watch, it'll be an experience you will never forget. It's way more fun than a 5K and will be held rain or shine.

Down on the Farm at the Fair
This September, elementary aged students from throughout East Tennessee have a unique opportunity to learn more about life on a farm and the importance of agriculture.

On Tuesday, September 11, the Tennessee Valley Fair will host Down on the Farm at the Fair at Chilhowee Park. Designed especially for children, (Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade) this free educational event offers 8 interactive stations. During each tour, students will learn about farming, crops, cows, rabbits, poultry, sheep, insects and more.

Blount Beautiful's Recycled Elegance Trash Fashion Show
Keep Blount Beautiful (KBB) is celebrating 20 years of serving Blount County through litter prevention, waste reduction and beautification. To celebrate their success KBB is hosting a Recycled Elegance Trash Fashion Show and Celebration. The event will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend.

Published August 10, 2012

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