Knoxville Community Band
You can get into the holiday spirit at a free concert by the Knoxville Community Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Bijou Theatre. Music will range from traditional carols to selections with a distinct jazz beat.
The program includes medleys such as "Sleigh Ride" and "A Christmas Festival" by Leroy Anderson. "A Jazzy Christmas," arranged by Johnnie Vinson, gives "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "The Holly and the Ivy" and "Good King Wenceslas" an unusual - and particularly American - sound.
"The Knoxville Community Band is made up of instrumentalists in the community who like to play, and most have been playing since grammar school.
The band is sponsored by the Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department. The group plays year round at festivals and other special events and performs a series of outdoor concerts during the summer. New members with expertise on any band instruments are welcome. Practices are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Northwest Middle School on Pleasant Ridge Road.
Old North Knoxville Home Tour
December 1 & 2, 2012
Saturday: 4-9 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Advance tickets: $10
At the door: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, ages 12 and under are free
24th annual Victorian Holiday Home Tour - showcases 10 Victorian and Craftsman style homes that are open & decorated for the holidays. Allow a minimum of 2-3 hours to enjoy the event. Parking and continuous bus service is available off Woodland Avenue at the Tennova/St. Mary's Hospital parking lot. Some walking is necessary and some houses have steps.
www.oldnorthknoxville.org (865) 523-4665
Disability Awareness Week
Works of art, representing the experiences of people with disabilities will be on display at Market Square in downtown Knoxville on November 30. Art display was organized by the Campus Disability Advocates from the University of Tennessee as part of the Disability Awareness Week which runs November 26-30.