Archive for January, 2017

McAlister’s Deli Alcoa Grand Reopening: free tea tumblers!

McAlister’s Deli in Alcoa is celebrating the grand re-opening of its restaurant today! (Friday, Jan. 20.)  The first 25 guests in line will receive a McAlister’s Tumbler and holiday Tea Glass Sweater. The restaurant will officially open at 10:15 a.m., I believe, although there will probably be a line out front. Here’s a photo of the tea sweater:

The nice thing about McAlister’s tumblers is that when you bring it with you to eat you can fill it with tea for just $0.99!

Here’s more info from the McAlister’s Alcoa Facebook page.

Add comment January 20, 2017

Clayton Center for the Arts: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live! – child’s admission for $0.01!

Here’s a great local Penny for the Arts performance. Remember, you can get a child’s admission for $0.01 when you purchase an adult admission! You MUST make reservations in advance by contacting Sunny Tune at 865-981-8590 or via email at
Saturday, January 21, 7:00 PM
Clayton Center for the Arts: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!
Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville
Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through prehistoric Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show.

Advance reservations ARE required.

Contact: Sunny Tune, 865-981-8590,

Add comment January 7, 2017

Free performance of Puccini’s opera “La Bohéme” on Jan 14

On Saturday, January 14, at 11 a.m., the Blount County Public Library will present “La Bohéme,” an Opera by Puccini” in a free, shortened version by artists from the Knoxville Opera Company under the direction of Maestro Brian Salesky. Themes in this opera were modernized by the 1996 Broadway musical, Rent. The themes include the joy of falling in love, the Bohemian lifestyle, challenges of sustaining a loving relationship and dealing with the illness and death of a loved one. The performance will be at the Reading Rotunda end of the Main Gallery of the library and will feature a simplified set, piano accompaniment and performances by three of the main characters (Mimi, Rodolfo and Musetta). At this YouTube link, you can watch at least six complete live performance videos if you’d like to check them out before the live program at the library. This opera preview will be sung in English, and there will be time for questions and answers after the program.

Add comment January 7, 2017

Free coffee at Vienna January 5-6 from 7-8 a.m.

Just saw this deal on the monthly email from Vienna Coffee House! You have two more days to get your free coffee!

New Year’s Resolution Deal

January 2-6th 7-8am ONLY

Jump start your New Year’s Resolution with a free cup of drip coffee at the Vienna Coffee House starting January 2nd and running through January 6th.  Best wishes in the coming year, and good luck on your New Year’s Resolutions.
*one cup per customer.

Add comment January 4, 2017

Friends of the Library Book Sale January 19-21

The Blount County Friends of the Library Book Sale is January 20-21, with a Member’s Only sale January 19 at noon. If you love to read, this is a book bargain event you cannot miss. The best selections go fast, so plan to attend as a BCFOL member to get the “preview” sale and grab the best books! You can join at the door. Proceeds from your membership and your purchases support the Library!

Also, note that FOL Book Sale dates are changing for 2017. They will be:

January 19-21
March 9-11
June 8-10
September 7-9
December 7-9

In 2018 the dates will be in March, June, September, and December.

Add comment January 3, 2017

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