NBC Adds Pop Culture Icons to Boost Viewership of Olympics!

Issue #213

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📰 4 New Cubs at Appalachian Bear Rescue!

🗓️ Upcoming Events

🗓️ Make Your Voice Heard: Vote in the August 1 Primary Elections

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NBC Adds Pop Culture Icons to Boost Viewership of Olympics!

Are you gearing up to watch the Olympics this year? NBC is pulling out all the stops to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action by bringing in some of your favorite pop culture icons! From Megan Thee Stallion dancing with dressage horses at the Palace of Versailles to Peyton Manning riding a giant baguette blimp over the Eiffel Tower, NBC is partnering with several big names to build anticipation for the Paris Olympics.

With over 11 million attendees expected for the two-week Summer Games starting on July 26, NBC aims to attract even more viewers by bringing Olympic stories to life with popular and diverse personalities. Snoop Dogg will be on the ground in Paris by late July, exploring the city's landmarks and attending various competitions and events. Singer Kelly Clarkson and NFL legend Peyton Manning will join sportscaster Mike Tirico in Paris as hosts of the opening ceremony along the Seine, which will be held for the first time outside a stadium setting. Comedian Leslie Jones will also contribute to the on-air and social media coverage, adding her unique flair and humor to the event.

Additionally, podcaster Alex Cooper of “Call Her Daddy” fame will host live, interactive watch parties in Paris called “Watch with Alex Cooper,” offering a fun and engaging way for fans to experience the games together.

The Paris Olympics promise to be an unforgettable event, and NBC’s innovative approach with these beloved celebrities will undoubtedly enhance the viewing experience for fans around the world. Don’t miss out on this exciting blend of sports and entertainment!

See full article here.

4 New Cubs at Appalachian Bear Rescue!

The Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) is excited to introduce four new cubs that recently arrived at the rescue after two separate incidents. These cubs are now receiving the care and attention they need to thrive.

The first cub, now named Sundae, was rescued from a cherry tree in Sevierville. Neighbors had reported seeing the cub alone in the tree multiple times. Responding to the situation, the Tennessee Wildlife and Resource Agency (TWRA) set up a trap with cherries and a trail camera, but initially, they only managed to capture a possum, which was quickly released. Determined to rescue the cub, the team eventually succeeded by using a tempting mix of cherries and nectarines covered in honey. Sundae couldn’t resist the bait and was safely trapped. She was then taken to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for a thorough check-up.

The other three cubs were rescued from Unicoi County. Their story began when a local family spotted a mother bear and her cubs on their security cameras. Sadly, officials discovered that the mother bear had been hit by a car and was paralyzed. After evaluation, she was humanely euthanized to prevent further suffering. The three orphaned cubs, now named Homer, Diamond, and Champ, were brought to ABR for care. They were named in honor of the Tennessee Volunteers’ national championship victory, which occurred on the same day as their rescue.

Thanks to the swift actions of the community and wildlife officials, these four cubs are now safe and in good hands at the Appalachian Bear Rescue. ABR is dedicated to nurturing them back to health with the ultimate goal of releasing them back into the wild.

See article by Kelly Ann Kruger here.

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Cedar Bluff Library Used Book Sale: on Friday-Saturday, June 28th-29th from 1pm - 5pm, 9045 Cross Park Dr

Howard Pinkston Library Used Book Sale: on Saturday, July 13th from 10am - 5pm, 7732 Martin Mill Pike

Used Book Sale at Hi-Wire Brewing: on Thursday, July 18th - Wednesday, July 24th during business hours, 2020 Barber Street

Ask a Master Gardener: Ask plant and garden questions at the Norwood Library, 1110 Merchant Dr. on Saturday, July 20th, from 10am - noon. KCMG public calendar.

Learn How to Play the Bridge Card Game: Recurring on Tuesdays starting on July 23rd from 6pm - 8:30pm at the Knoxville Bridge Center, 7400 Deane Hill Drive. Register. Questions: contact Maggie Hughes at (865) 680-7364 or [email protected]

Classic Movie at the Tennessee Theatre:
The Lion King and The Matrix are showing on Saturday, July 27th, Star Wars - The Return of the Jedi and Thelma and Louise are showing on Saturday, August 10th, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Jurassic Park are showing on Saturday, August 24th, More Info

Farragut Library Used Book Sale: on Friday-Saturday, August 9th-10th from 10am - 5pm, 417 N Campbell Station Rd

Used Book Sale at East TN History Center: on Saturday, August 17th from 10am - 5pm during the History Hootenanny, 601 S Gay St

Game Night at Fountain City Social: happening Every Monday from 6pm-8pm at 4842 Harvest Mill Way, everyone welcome, current players range from their mid 20's up into their 60's, only requirement is a sense of humor

Support Knox County Mobile Meals at their Power of the Purse event! We are currently collecting new and gently used purses & jewelry for the event. Drop off donations at: Southern Market on Homberg; Chico’s at Turkey Creek; Mac’s Pharmacy on South Peters; and Lulu’s Tea Room in Powell. The event is September 12 at Rothchilds. Tickets go on sale July 15. More Info


Tea Flights: offered Monday - Thursday at The Spice and Tea Exchange. Limited to 4 people per group at $8.99/person. Call the store for more information 865-985-0913

Market Square Farmers Market: happening Every Wednesday, now through November 20th from 10am – 1pm & Every Saturday, now through November 23rd from 9am – 1pm, More Info

New Harvest Farmers Market: happening Every Thursday, now through September 26th from 3pm - 6pm, 4775 New Harvest Lane, More Info

Traditional Cuban Cooking Class: offered on July 16th at 7pm at The Spice & Tea Exchange. Cost is $75/person (+tax). You will learn how to make fired plantains, a main course of ropa bieja (shredded beef dish) and sample other recipes that will accompany your family style meal. For more information call the store at 865-985-0913 or email [email protected].


Grooves in the Garden: Knoxville’s best outdoor music festival in jazz, R&B and soul. This is an adult only event with live music, a DJ, food trucks and a cash bar. Hosted by Knoxville Botanical Garden on July 20 5pm - 10pm More Info

Hillbilly Thomists and Fiddling Leona: at the Bijou theatre on Saturday, August 3rd. Enjoy some of your bluegrass favorites as well as Feona’s fresh take on fiddling! Tickets are on sale now! Partial proceeds benefit the Chesterton Academy, a local classical model high school, More Info/Tickets

Air Supply’s The Lost in Love Experience: I'm all out of love…I'm so lost without you… - Remember that song? Come listen to this and other hits, on Thursday, October 10th! Tickets available here



Thespis Thinks: A romantic comedy play by Tom Eubanks, Thursday - Sunday, June 27th - 30th at St. Gregory the Great Auditorium, Knoxville Catholic High School, 9245 Fox Lonas Road NW, More Info


Free Veteran’s Breakfast: The United Veterans Council of East Tennessee presents 13 free breakfasts for Veterans and guests on four Saturdays, monthly, Coffee line starts at 8am, Chow line starts at 8:30am. Locations and Dates

July 4th VIP Party at the Sunsphere!

Join Sunsphere Events, Rosa's Catering, and Loud Media for an unforgettable night at our 3rd Annual July 4th VIP Party! Experience a private viewing of the city's spectacular fireworks show in an exclusive setting.

Event Details:

  • Date: July 4th

  • Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Location: Sunsphere

What to Expect:

  • DJ Entertainment: Dance the night away with fantastic music provided by our live DJ.

  • Summer Buffet: Enjoy a delicious spread of summer favorites prepared by Rosa's Catering.

  • Ice Cream Station: Cool off with sweet treats from our ice cream station.

  • Cash Bar: Refreshing beverages will be available for purchase at our cash bar.

  • Comfort: Clean restrooms and air conditioning to keep you comfortable throughout the evening.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased here. Secure your spot today for a night of fun, food, and fireworks like no other!

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate Independence Day in style with the best view in town. Grab your tickets now and get ready for an amazing night at the Sunsphere VIP Party!

West High School Class of 1974 - 50th Reunion

Saturday August 24th at The Foundry, 747 World's Fair Park Drive, at 6pm, For more information contact [email protected].

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Make Your Voice Heard: Vote in the August 1 Primary Elections

The primary elections for the U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Senate, and Tennessee House of Representatives will take place on Thursday, August 1st. Voters will choose their preferred candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties in these races, with the general election scheduled for November. Additionally, several Knox County elections will be decided through a general election on the same day.

To participate, ensure you're registered to vote by Tuesday, July 2nd. For registration details, visit sos.tn.gov/elections.

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