Classes to learn flower arranging are popular all over the world, and this great interest in flower artistry has led to the development of a great number of related industries.
Within the last 30 years or so, the British, by their own account, have had a tremendous revival of interest in this ancient art.
It has touched thousands of lives, raised the standards of floristry and caused a great revival of interest in the flower paintings, flower containers, books about the history of flowers and their uses, and in the development of new plants.
With the theme, “The Warrior Tradition,” warriors past and present will be honored during the seventh annual Spirit of Nations Powwow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Chilhowee Park, Knoxville.
Veterans and active-duty personnel will be admitted free. In addition to honoring military personnel of today, Robert Eldridge of Cherokee, N.C., will have a special display related to the Thomas Legion, a primarily Cherokee Confederate regiment that spent a considerable amount of time in East Tennessee.
Piano students of Nancy Skidmore and vocal students of Tommy Taylor recently performed in a recital in Kingston First Baptist Church.
The students, with their teachers, are, front row from left, Levi Parish, Avery Parish, Savannah Turpin, Jacqueline Turpin; second row, Skidmore, Rebekah Sanders, Skye Clemmons, Toby Taylor, Declan Brewer, Tucker King; third row, Sophie King, Cynthia Roberts, Mary Beth Oliver; and back row, J.B. King, Emma Barnett, Jacob Mincke, Lauren Baggett, Rachael Baggett and Taylor.
Second Opinion, a group of Methodist Medical Center physicians and friends who perform classic rock, will provide music for dancing during the Aug. 16 Atomic Blast, the annual fundraiser for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge, which serves Roane County.
The fundraiser will be from 5 to 10 p.m. in the parish life center of St. Mary’s Church at 327 Vermont Ave. It will include a catered dinner, Celebrity Dance Contest and live auction.