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Susan EspirituDowntown, Our Town Neighbors

Join the Knoxville Area Urban League for its Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15, from 11:30-1 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The keynote speaker will be the affiliate’s new president and CEO, Charles F. Lomax Jr. This is a key opportunity to connect with Urban League members, elected officials, business owners and local leaders. Ticket info: or 865-524-5511

Have you visited the Knox County Public Library Storybook Trail at Ijams Nature Center? If not, visit it soon and join us in raising funds for the trails during this year’s Stay Home and Read a Book Ball on February 18. Learn more about the book ball and make a donation here.

Lawson McGhee Branch Library welcomes Dr. Tom Haddox, UT English professor, on Sunday, February 26, at 2 p.m. He will lead a discussion of “Intruder in the Dust” by William Faulkner. Pick up your copy today at your local branch!

There is something for everyone at the Knoxville Museum of Art during February, including the ongoing exhibit Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee, presented by Ann and Steve Bailey.

First Presbyterian Church is recruiting players for its spring softball team. The “Fightin’ Turnips” play on Monday nights at Caswell Park. Info: coach Preston Smith.

Elections: Info (deadlines and such) for upcoming city council races here.

Stadium: Keep up with the downtown baseball stadium at For FAQs, go to

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