Knoxville Woman Seeking Kidney Donor

Issue #223

In this Knoxville Insider Issue…

🌤️ Knoxville Weather - Scattered Thunderstorms with a High of 94

📰 Knoxville Woman Seeking Kidney Donor

📰 Collective35 Grand Opening

🗓️ Upcoming Events (Tons!)

🗓️ Elections: Vote August 1st

🗓️ Event Showcase: Salty Dog Seafood Festival, Pinnacle Farmers Market, Summer Market

🏡 Real Estate: The Value of Home Inspections, Issue #005

📣 We Want to Spotlight Your Business! Apply Here

 Advertising Opportunities

Knoxville Woman Seeking Kidney Donor

A Knoxville woman is in urgent need of a kidney donor due to a genetic condition that affects her kidney function. She has been on dialysis and is actively seeking a compatible donor to improve her quality of life. Information on how to help and details about the donor process are available. More Info

Collective35 Grand Opening

Collective35, a new event venue and photography studio is opening in Halls! This venue is available to host events such as bridal showers, small wedding rehearsals, receptions, birthday parties, church events, banquets, holiday parties, and more!

Are you a photographer? You can rent it out for natural floor to ceiling window lighting. There is a fully stocked prop room with over 10 different backdrop options.

Visit at their grand opening on Friday, July 12th from 6pm-8pm, 6935 Maynardville Pike.

Have an event to add? Let us know! [email protected]

With the volume of events we are getting, to help the long scroll of our newsletter, for categories that contain many events, we are including buttons to ‘more events…’ that will bring you to a long page of additional events in that category.


The East Tennessee Reentry Collaborative: will be hosting a One Stop Reentry Shop for all justice involved on Thursday, July 11th from 1pm-3pm at the American Job Center, 2700 Middlebrook Pk!  You do not have to be justice involved to attend! More info call (865) 456-1095

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

Southern Charm & Sweet Tea Boutique & Craft Show: on July 13th, 10am - 2pm at The Venue at Lenoir City. Over 60 boutiques and crafters & food trucks!


Say Cheese! Tea and Cheese Pairing Event: July 10th from 6pm - 8pm at The Kraken’s Cup. The ticket includes a selection of teas, worksheets, and a handpicked assortment of cheese and snacks from the Euphoric Cheese Shop in W Knoxville. 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). For more information call the store at 865-985-0913 or email [email protected].

Bourbon 101: on the Tennessee Riverboat - July 18th, boarding at 6pm and finishing at 9pm. This class is an interactive 1.5 hour presentation on the history and virtues of Bourbon. A buffet to compliment the Bourbons will be provided. 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


Grooves in the Garden: Hosted by Knoxville Botanical Garden on Saturday, July 20th 5pm - 10pm. 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. 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


Motley Crew Community Luncheon: hosted by Hubert Smith: Every month on the first Friday at Crowne Plaza Knoxville.  This is a public event. All are welcome. No RSVP. No speakers! No politics! Lots of fun, food, and fellowship! Doors open at 11am, More Info call Cheryl at (865) 456-1095

Emotional Sobriety: Each Thursday at 5pm (except July 4) at The Kraken’s Cup. The Kracken’s Cup has partnered with Sober in Knoxville to create a safe and accepting environment for their N Knoxville meetups. Questions? Email [email protected].


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

Summer Market this Saturday

Meet Me at the Market presents their Summer Market this Saturday, July 13th from 10am - 4pm at the Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Hwy. Shop bath & body, health & beauty, teas & tinctures, boutiques, home decor, farm goods, wood items and more!

Salty Dog Seafood Festival

Knoxville’s first Salty Dog Seafood Festival, a fantastic three-day event will be held from Friday-Sunday, July 19th-21st at the World’s Fair Park on the Performance Lawn. Enjoy fresh seafood, live music, arts and crafts, and beer and wine gardens. There's also a large kids' area for family fun. Admission is $5.00, with food and drinks available for purchase from various vendors.

This event supports the Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville and The Little Ponderosa Zoo & Rescue.

For more information, visit the festival website.

Pinnacle Farmers Market at Turkey Creek

This farmers market is open every Sunday through the end of July from 11am to 3pm at the Pinnacle Farmers Market, 11251 Parkside Drive.

Enjoy a delightful selection of fresh produce from four vegetable stands, tasty treats from several bakeries, unique crafts, and food trucks. You might want to try the best chicken salad around (according to one of our readers!). Don't forget to grab a refreshing drink from the coffee and lemonade trucks.

It's a perfect Sunday outing to support local vendors and enjoy the community atmosphere.

Knoxville Real Estate Insider

Do you have specific real estate questions you'd like answered? Submit a Question. A realtor will have an answer for you in the next issue of the Knoxville Real Estate Insider.

Are you a local realtor selling a home or property? Do you have an upcoming open house? Let us know at [email protected] or (865) 234-2421! We can include them here.

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.

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