Festival of Reading
Knox County Public Library's 8th Annual Children's Festival of Reading
May 19, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at World's Fair Park on the Festival Lawn and Amphitheater in downtown Knoxville
Featured authors and illustrators: Alyssa Capucilli, Jennifer and Matthew Holm, Gail Carson Levine, Dan Yaccarino, David Ezra Stein, and Dianne de Las Casas
Learn more about the Children's Festival of Reading at www.knoxlib.org
Highland Games at Maryville College
The Highland Games are officially underway May 19 at 8 a.m., when gates open for the games, pipe and drum competitions and sales by vendors. Opening ceremonies begin at noon with massed bands. Visitors can enjoy Scottish country dancing, Border collie demonstrations and children's activities, as well as competitions that include massed bands, piping and athletics.
Saturday Music Schedule
8:00 a.m. Gates & Field Open - Registration for pipers, drummers, bands, athletes, dancers
noon Opening Ceremonies with massed bands
1:30 p.m. Whisky Seminar - At the Proffitt Dining Hall on Maryville College Campus. Sample various brands.
4:30 p.m. Massed Band Concert & Awards Ceremony
All day - Scottish country dancing, border collie demonstrations, children's activities, clan challenge, athletics, entertainment, dance & piping competition
7:00 p.m. Ceilidh Under the Stars - On the field at Maryville College by our entertainers
A Scottish worship service is tentatively scheduled for 9:30 a.m., May 20, at one of the College's athletics fields. The service also includes a "Kirking of the Tartans," a Scottish-American custom that involves a parade and roll call of the clans in attendance, performances of Scottish hymns and a homily of Scottish history.
8:30 a.m. Gates & Field Open
9:30 a.m. Worship Service & Kirkin' O' The Tartans
noon Pipe Band Concert
All day Scottish country dancing, amateur athletics, children's activities, heritage seminars, entertainment
1:15 p.m. Parade of Tartans & Massed Bands
1:45 p.m. Scottish Dog Parade & Talent Show (Open to everyone. Entries invited.)
3:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies - "Amazing Grace" by the pipe bands
The Games end at 3 p.m., with closing ceremonies that include all pipe bands playing "Amazing Grace."
The public is urged to visit the Games website at smokymountaingames.org for schedule updates and information.
Miss Olivia's Table
Miss Olivia's Table is located at 1108 W Broadway Ave. in Maryville, 865-983-7711.