Wild Blue Yonder to perform in Clayton Park

Sandra ClarkAround Town, Feature

Some Halls businesses, along with Knox County Parks and Recreation, are hosting a Free Fall Concert at Clayton Park 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, with Wild Blue Yonder and food vendors Smoky Mountain Kona Ice and Holy Smokin’ BBQ. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.


Co-sponsors are KnoxTNToday.com, Food City, Hallsdale Powell Utility District, Halls Cleaners Inc., Halls Service Center Tire Pros, Marco’s Pizza, Red Devil CrossFit, Rural Metro Fire and Tindell’s.

Halls Cleaners supports local artists. A beautiful Smoky Mountain mural hangs at the Halls location, done by one of their very own, Michaela Turner. She does portraits also.

Owner Chris Mynatt says: “We are American owned, operating with American and Christian values, serving our community to the best of our ability. …”

Halls Cleaners, now with three locations, has served North Knox for over 50 years. And services extend beyond dry cleaning. Halls Cleaners also cleans draperies from take-down to re-hanging, will clean lawn furniture and offers extensive fabric, fire and water restoration services. Pickup and delivery to Maynardville/Tazewell area every Friday!

Pellissippi State Community College

Look what’s coming to Pellissippi State – all free, open to the public and at the Hardin Valley campus:

  • Johnny F. Stephenson Jr. of NASA will speak on “The Journey of Exploration: From Outer Space to Inner Space” today (9/6) from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center.
  • Also today, graphic designer Aggie Toppins’ opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. at the Bagwell Center for Media and Art. Toppins, head of the art department at UT-Chattanooga, will lecture at 7. Her work, Palimpsests, will be on exhibit through Sept. 14.
  • The third annual James Agee Conference for Literature and Arts will be held Sept. 14-15. This year’s Appalachian focus will include music and photography with master classes led by musician Kelle Jolly, photographer Roger May and novelist Jon Sealy as well as a keynote presentation by author Robert Gipe. All presentations are Sept. 14 in the Goins Auditorium.

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