The East Tennessee Jazz Society -- next get together, will be held from 4 - 6:30 p.m., Sunday Aug. 10, at the new Swank’s 100 Court Jazz Restaurant and Bar located at the corner of Harper and Court Street in Maryville. Featured will be the popular local jazz legend, and about-to-be member of the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame, saxophonist Bill Scarlett, along with Tom Johnson on keyboard and saxophone, Taylor Coker, bass and drummer Nolan Nevels. Also featured will be vocalist Nancy D’Andrea. ETJS door charge is $5 for members, $1 for students (ID card please) and $10 for non-members. For more information please call Bob Heintz at 865-982-6834.
The Shed event listing -- all events listed are located adjacent to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell (SMHD) in Maryville. All events will occur rain or shine. For ticketed events, tickets available at all Tickets Unlimited outlets by phone 865-656-4444, on-line at www.smh-d.com, and at the SMHD Maryville location at the front receptiondesk.
• Jescoe with POP Vulture - Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m., admission is free.
• Mary Gauthier with Erick Baker - Saturday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m., admission $13 regular; $8 motorcycle ride up rate.
• Blue Moon Rising CD Release Party - Friday, August 22, at 8p.m., admission $10 regular; $8 motorcycle ride up rate.
* All events will occur rain or shine
Blount County Business Women -- will meet Wednesday, August 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Maryville. The topic is “What steals your peace and rest?” The cost is $7 per person and includes a lunch catered by Subs & Such. Register by Friday, Aug. 8. For more information and to register, call 865-982-5531.
Swank's Jazz Restaurant and Bar event listing -- located at 100 North Court Street Maryville. For more information, call 865-984-8649, or visit www.myspace.com/swanksjazz. All shows begin between 7 and 7:30 p.m., free admission, 21 and older.
• Thursday, Aug. 7 - The Jazz Continuum
• Friday, Aug. 8 - Vance Thompson
• Saturday, Aug. 9 - Stak
• Saturday, Aug. 9 - Redemption, DJ Dance Party
• Monday, Aug. 11 - The Hunter DeaconTrio
Oysters to Pearls Womens Conference - will be at First Baptist Church, Maryville, from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 16. Speaker Mary Southerland will lead 3 sessions on how to successfully face those irritating relationships in our lives and turn them from ikky oysters to beautiful pearls. The day also includes breakout sessions on a variety of topics with leaders from the community and church, including Sherri Gardner Howell, praise and worship with Forever from First Baptist Church Concord, lunch, anddoor prizes. The cost is $30 and the deadline to register is Aut. 10. For more information, contact the church office at 865-982-5531.
The Joe “Apple Crusher” Walker Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug 16 at the Metcalf Bottoms Pavilion. Potluck lunch will be served at 12 noon. Family and friends are invited. For more information, call 865-983-6401 or 865-856-3655.
Heritage High School Class of 1998 is planning it’s 10 year Reunion. The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, at Heritage Park in Townsend. Tickets are on sale now. Contact Mary Sharp at 865-803-1518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alcoa High School Class of 1988 -- is working on their 20 year reunion. The reunion will be held on Aug. 15 and 16. Those that have not been contacted, e-mail Sissy Bowers at email@example.com, or call Laura Livingston Marsh at 865-599-5040.
Louisiana Social Group - “The Lost Cajuns of East Tennessee” monthly informal dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday Aug. 21 at the Shrimp Dock in Halls - 4100 Crippen Road - Knoxville 37918. RSVP requested at 865-748-7122, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.