Weekend To Do List - December 11-13, 2020

We are just weeks away from Christmas and our calendars are filling up fast. Take some time to enjoy the weekend and all that this season has to offer.

Check out this edition of the Great Life RE Weekend To Do List! While we try to find activities and events that promote social distancing and a safe environment please always use your own judgment when attending any activity or function. 

Do: A Candlelight Christmas 

When: Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th (various times)

Where: Museum of Appalachia / 2819 Andersonville Hwy. Clinton 

Please reserve your tickets in advance; limited tickets available to ensure social distancing

Experience the serenity of an Appalachian Christmas at the Museum of Appalachia!  The centerpiece of this holiday event is an evening tour of the Museum’s pioneer village.  The cabins will be adorned with old-fashioned Christmas decorations and festively lit for the occasion.  Activities will include storytelling, live nativity, music, and wagon rides.  Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, sorghum making, apple butter churning, and more.

For your safety we are asking you to please wear masks at all times.

For more information, please visit museumofappalachia.org or call 865-494-7680.

Photo Courtesy of Adventure Anderson County 

Eat & Drink: Holiday Market 

When: Saturday, December 12th, 11am-2pm
Where: Wilson Park / 115 Wilson Lane,  Maynardville  

Join Union County Farmer's Market at their final holiday market for the 2020 season! They will have fresh and local produce, meat, and eggs as well as locally produced baked goods, cheeses, jams, crafts, and more. 

Photo Courtesy of Union County Farmer's Market Facebook Page

Try: Flying Anvil Holiday Caroling Karaoke 

When: Friday, December 11th, 7pm-8:30pm

Where: Online with Facebook Live

Join Flying Anvil for a night of holiday music and memories as we celebrate the season! Gather the family for this FREE live-streamed performance and singalong event with your favorite holiday tunes sung by Laura Beth Wells and David Crawford with Paul Jones on piano. 
Donations encouraged, but not required.

Buy: Panoramic Views - Stunning Maryville Home

Listed by: Lainey Jones (865) 356-5003 and Eleanor Cippel (865) 712-3656

Magnificent Panoramic Mountain Views in the City of Maryville! This lovely home boasts a large, floor plan with high ceilings and tall windows that fill the home with natural light. 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with over 5,000 square feet of luxurious space. This home is truly one of a kind and you must see the home along with the amazing views of the mountains. From the enviable home office, the enormous master closet, and the four decks and patios it's hard to pick a favorite part of this home. 

Family: Cookie Decorating for Kids & Adults  

When: Saturday, December 12th, 1:30pm-3pm

Where: Cook N Craft Academy / 418 Wharf St. Loudon

Join Cook N Craft Academy as they make and decorate butter cookies and gingerbread cookies. This class can be for both adults and children.  Cook N Craft Academy is a place where they encourage creativity  in the kitchen and art studio.  Hands on fun, baking, cooking, creating and crafting.  They teach kids (and kids at heart) ages 4 to 99 the art of cooking and crafting.  Every week there are different classes to suit all interests. Cook N Craft Academy is led by 8 time Emmy Award winning producer Christina Deyo.

They ask that you wear a mask unless you are eating and they will be following CDC, Government and Health requirements. Their staff is certified in food safety and sanitation. 

Watch & Listen: Blount County Christmas Parade

When: Saturday, December 12th, 11am

Where: Downtown Maryville 

Take some time this Saturday and head to the Blount County Christmas Parade. The parade route will enter Broadway via Norwood and continue through Downtown Maryville via Broadway. The parade will conclude at New Providence Presbyterian Church. Spectators are encouraged to utilize public parking in Downtown to watch the parade.

Candy can be given out along the parade route, but cease once reaching the Maryville Municipal Bldg. Spectators will be encouraged to wear masks and socially distance themselves from those outside of their households. All participants in the parade will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing outside their organization where necessary. Parade staging will attempt to socially distance entries where feasible. The Blount County Jaycees, inc. and City of Maryville cannot guarantee there is no risk of exposure to any illness/disease/COVID-19 while participating and/or attending this function.

Photo Courtesy of The Daily Times Website

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