Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory

Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 7, No. 34 – Friday, October 3, 2014


  1. ARToberfest to Feature Music, Art, Crafts, Family Fun
  2. Neighborhoods, Police, Officials to Gather for National Night Out
  3. League, KCEA to hold Forum for School Board Candidates
  4. Neighborhood and Government Calendar


Published by the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods to report news important to Knoxville’s residential neighborhoods. Deadline for news & calendar items: 9 a.m. Friday


  1. ARToberfest to Feature Music, Art, Crafts, Family Fun


Take the month of October. Sprinkle in a healthy dose of art. Add a cup each of entertainment, beer and an historic neighborhood. Bake until done.


Result: The first annual ARToberfest, to be celebrated rain or shine on Saturday, October 18, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the corner of Morgan and Gratz streets in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood.


Sponsored by the Historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood Organization, this festival includes art, crafts, food, a Biergarten (a traditional German beer garden), entertainment, and activities for the whole family.


The fine art exhibition will include sculptures and installations focusing on the Art of Celebration — explorations into the what, why, when, and how people celebrate. The

Arts and Crafts Show will feature work from artists and craftspeople from around the region. Live music includes Knoxville Polka Kings, Misty Mountain String Band, and Uptown Stomp.


Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at or from Three Rivers Market, K-Brew and Remedy Coffee.  Advanced ticket purchase entitles the bearer to one free beverage.


Before, during or after the festival, visitors will be encouraged to take a walk through history along the tree-lined streets of the historic Fourth & Gill neighborhood.



  1. Neighborhoods, Police, Officials to Gather for National Night Out


Neighborhood groups across the city will gather next Tuesday evening, October 7, to strengthen their community ties and foster connections with the Knoxville Police Department in Knoxville’s 31st annual National Night Out Against Crime.


KPD’s patrol, liaison, neighborhood bike, and safety education officers will be fanning out across the city to meet with neighborhoods. Events range from potlucks and picnics to security walks and block parties. Here are details of just some of the events:


Beaumont Community Organization will gather for snacks on West Anderson Avenue.


Chilhowee Park Neighborhood Watch will host a cookout/potluck from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Chilhowee Park pavilion located just inside the gate off of Beaman Street and Fifth Avenue.


Dandridge Avenue Neighborhood Watch will join with Cold Springs Neighborhood Watch to celebrate between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue.


Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association will meet from 6-7 p.m. at the Edgewood Park Pavilion for light refreshments.


Green Hills Residents Association will gather from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Green Hills Apartments, 1930 Natchez Avenue, for a cook-out, games and music.


Neighbors in Greenwood Heights Neighborhood Watch will go for s’mores at the corner of Sundrop and Spice.


Harrill Hills Neighborhood Watch will meet on Lindmont Avenue at 6:30 p.m. for its fifth annual hot dog potluck.


For Harrill Hills Two Neighborhood Watch, a sharing of favorite desserts will be the order of the evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. near the corner of Forest Lane and Hardwood Road.


Inskip Community Association will host a potluck supper starting at 6 p.m. at Inskip Baptist Church, 4810 Rowan Road. The event will be inside the church if it rains.


Laurel Place Neighborhood Watch will serve chili with hot dogs at a neighborhood gathering on Laurel Place cul-de-sac.


Mechanicsville Community Association will gather for hot dogs from 6-8 p.m. in Danny Mayfield Park.


Michael Meadowview Neighborhood Watch will offer refreshments at the God’s House Church at the corner of Meadowview and Holston Drive.


Moss Creek Villas neighbors will share pizza inside the subdivision.


In northwest Knoxville, the Murray Drive/Wilkerson Road and Norwood Neighborhood Watchgroups will join forces from 5-8 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 1705 Merchants Rd.


North Hills Neighborhood Watch will use the North Hills Park to gather for dessert from 6:30 p.m.until dark.


Old North Knoxville plans a chili potluck from 5-8 p.m. at Old North Knoxville Park on Oklahoma Avenue.


Old Mechanicsville Neighborhood Interest will meet for a hot dog dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Old Mechanicsville Park, located directly across the street from Fire Station #5 on Arthur Street.


Silver Leaf Homeowners Association will hold a potluck in a member’s home.


South Haven Neighborhood Association will hold a chili cook-off starting at 5:30 p.m. on Old Sevier Heights Road in front of New Birth Church (formerly Sevier Heights Baptist).


Wesley Neighbors will gather between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the corner of Sheffield and Hastings for light snacks.


Westavia Woods Neighborhood Watch will have a block party on Stagecoach Trail from 6-9 p.m.


West Hills Community Association will gather at a member’s home for finger foods.


Wooddale Drive Neighborhood Watch will hold a cookout at a member’s home.


Knoxville’s National Night Out is part of a nation-wide effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. Even if no neighborhood event occurs, keeping one’s porch light on all night is a sign of household observance of National Night Out.



  1. League, KCEA to hold Forum for School Board Candidates


The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County and the Knox County Education Association (KCEA) will hold a moderated forum to inform voters about District 2 Board of Education candidates running in the general election on November 4, 2014.
All three candidates — Charlotte Dorsey, Jamie Rowe and Tracey Sanger — will participate in the forum, which will be held from 6 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. Monday, October 13, at Christenberry Community Center, 931 Oglewood Avenue in the Oakwood Lincoln Park neighborhood.


Matt Shafer Powell, director of news content at WUOT, will moderate. For more information,

District 2 (for the school board) covers much of north Knoxville on either side of North Broadway from downtown to the county line.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The Knox County Education Association promotes quality education by providing a support system that guarantees the opportunity for professional growth, secures and improves benefits, and protects the rights of educators of Knox County.


  1. Neighborhood and Government Calendar


Include your neighborhood-related event or meeting in this space. Call 215-3232.


Visit for a complete list of meetings of various city boards and commissions. See the Community Events Calendar:


If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to attend a public meeting, please contact Stephanie Brewer Cook at 215-2034 or no less than 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend.

Tuesday, October 711:45 a.m.

Agenda Review, Metropolitan Planning Commission

(Tuesday before MPC’s monthly meeting)

Small Assembly Room, City County Building


Tuesday, October 75 p.m. to 9 p.m.

National Night Out Events

Neighborhood Organizations & Watch Groups

City of Knoxville Police Department

Brenda Hicks, 215-1510 or


Tuesday, October 76 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Norwood Neighborhood Watch6 p.m.

Norwood Homeowners Association7 p.m.

Monthly on a Tuesday: Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 16

New Hope Presbyterian Church, 1705 Merchants Road

Lynn Redmon, 688-3136


Tuesday, October 7 — 7:30-8:30pm

Public Meeting – Northwest County Sector Plan

Online Survey:

Karns Community Club, 7708 Oak Ridge Hwy

Metropolitan Planning Commission

Liz Albertson, 865-215-3804


Wednesday, October 810 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Food Policy Council

(Second Wednesdays but check website for confirmation)

Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Avenue;


Wednesday, October 811:30 a.m.

Community Forum (Second Wednesdays)

Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road

Sue Mauer, 690-0269


Wednesday, October 8 — 4:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Advisory Council, City of Knoxville

(Second Wednesdays except December)

CAC / L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Ave.

David Massey, 215-3232


Thursday, October 9 — 11 a.m.

Montgomery Village Residents Association (Second Thursdays)

4600 Joe Lewis Rd. #175

Ronnie Thompson, 604-6492, or Wendy Cavazos,


Thursday, October 91:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Planning Commission (Second Thursdays)



Thursday, October 95:30-7:30 p.m.

Cumberland Estates Annual Chili Fest

Cumberland Estates Neighborhood Center, 4529 Silver Hill Drive

Cumberland Estates West Neighborhood Watch

Anna Compton,


Thursday, October 96 p.m.

Lonsdale Homes Resident Association (Second Thursdays)

Community Building, 1956 Goins Dr.

Phyllis Patrick, 323-7224


Thursday, October 9 — 7-8 p.m.

Colonial Village Neighborhood Association (Second Thursdays)

South Knoxville Church of God, 5623 Magazine Road

Terry Caruthers, 579-5702,


Thursday, October 96:30-7:30 p.m.

Greenwood Heights Neighborhood Watch (Second Thursdays)
Corner of Buttercup Circle and Sundrop Dr.
Alice Wershing,


Friday, October 106 p.m.

Beaumont Community Organization (Second Fridays)

Community Room, Solid Waste Transfer Station, 1033 Elm St.

Natasha Murphy, 936-0139


Sunday, October 122 p.m.

Historic Sutherland Heights Neighborhood Association

(Second Sundays, even-numbered months)

Marble City Baptist Church, 2740 Sutherland Avenue

Marlene Taylor, 951-3773,


Monday, October 133 p.m.

Northgate Resident Association (Second Mondays)

Social Hall, 4301 Whittle Springs Rd.

David Wildsmith, 219-0417


Monday, October 13 — 5-6 p.m.

Michael Meadowview Neighborhood Watch (Second Mondays)

CAC East Neighborhood Center, 4200 Asheville Hwy.

Marian Bailey, 525-5625


Monday, October 13 — 6 p.m.

Cold Springs Neighborhood Watch (Second Mondays)

Magnolia Ave. Methodist Church, 2700 Magnolia Ave. (Harrison St. Entrance)

Terrell Patrick, 525-4833


Monday, October 13

Fountain City Town Hall (Second Mondays)

Board Meetings: 6 p.m. Monthly

General Membership Meetings: 7 p.m., February, April, September, November

Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike

Daniel Dunn, 387-6390,


Monday, October 136 p.m.

Lyons View Community Club (Second Mondays)

Lyons View Community Center, 114 Sprankle Ave.

Mary Brewster, 454-2390


Monday, October 13 — 6 p.m.

Vestal Community Organization (Second Mondays)

South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Old Maryville Pike

Newman Seay, 577-4593


Monday, October 13 — 6:30 p.m.

Community Potluck

Historic Fourth & Gill Neighborhood Organization (Second Mondays)

Central United Methodist Church, 210 Third Ave.

Liz Upchurch, 898-1809,


Monday, October 136:30 p.m.

Old North Knoxville (Second Mondays)

St. James Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1101 N. Broadway

Andie Ray, 548-5221


Monday, October 13 — 7 p.m.

Lake Forest Neighborhood Association

Lake Forest Presbyterian Church, 714 East Lake Forest Drive

Molly Gilbert, 209-1820,


Monday, October 137 p.m.

Belle Morris Community Action Group (Second Mondays)

City View Baptist Church, 2311 Fine Ave.

Rick Wilen, 524-5008


Tuesday, October 142 p.m.

Western Heights Resident Association (Second Tuesdays)

Building to the right of the mail boxes when you enter Western Heights

Jamesena Nolan, 237-5558


Tuesday, October 144-5 p.m.

City of Knoxville Greenways Commission

(2nd Tuesdays every two months — October 14, December 9

Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail

Lori Goerlich, Parks & Recreation Dept., 215-2807


Tuesday, October 14 — 6 p.m.

Brown Avenue Neighborhood Watch (Second Tuesdays)

Hoitt Ave. Baptist Church, 2121 Hoitt Ave.

Jimmy Ramsey, 637-0243


Tuesday, October 14 — 7 p.m.

City Council (Every Other Tuesday)



Tuesday, October 14 — 7 p.m.

Mechanicsville Neighborhood Watch Association

(Second Tuesday, First Month of Each Quarter)

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, College St.

Rev. Dr. John A. Butler, 617-2603,


Wednesday, October 15 — Noon – 1 p.m.

Eastport / Lee Williams Neighborhood Watch (Third Wednesdays)

Lee Williams Senior Center

2240 M. L. King Jr. Avenue

Sylvia Cook, or 237-6940


Thursday, October 16 — Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. Meeting – 8 a.m.

East Knoxville Business & Professional Association (Third Thursdays)

Open to Neighborhood Residents and Leaders

Meeting location varies

Doug Minter,, Knoxville Chamber, 637-4550


Thursday, October 16 — 8:30 a.m.

Historic Zoning Commission (Third Thursdays)

Kaye Graybeal, 215-3795,


Thursday, October 16 — 12 p.m.

KUB Board of Commissioners (Third Thursdays, except July)

Historic Miller’s Building, 445 S. Gay St.

See Click on “About Us” at top of the page.


Thursday, October 16 — 4 p.m.

City Board of Zoning Appeals (Third Thursdays)

Small Assembly Room, City County Building

Pre-Agenda Meeting: 3 p.m. in Room 511


Thursday, October 16 — 6:30 p.m.

Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (Third Thursdays)

Community Club House, 916 Shamrock Ave. at Henegar St.

Bill Hutton, 773-5228,


Thursday, October 16 — 7 p.m.

Old Sevier Community Group

(Third Thursdays, February-November)

South Knoxville Elementary school library

Gary Deitsch, 573-7355,


Saturday, October 18 — 10 a.m.

South Haven Neighborhood Association (Third Saturdays)

Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1615 Price Ave.

Pat Harmon, 591-3958


Monday, October 20 — 7 p.m.

Alice Bell Spring Hill Neighborhood Association

(Third Mondays except June, July, December)

All are welcome to attend.

New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane

Ronnie Collins, 637-9630


Monday, October 20 — 7 p.m.

Historic Fourth & Gill Neighborhood Organization

Board Meeting (Third Mondays except January)

“Birdhouse”/Fourth & Gill Center, 800 North Fourth Avenue

Liz Upchurch, 898-1809,


Tuesday, October 21 — 6 p.m.

Delrose Drive Neighborhood Watch (Third Tuesdays)

Riverview Baptist Church, 3618 Delrose Dr.
Corina and John Buffalow, 523-0102


Tuesday, October 21 — 6:30 p.m.

Boright Area Neighborhood Watch (Third Tuesdays, Even Months)

3004 Boright Drive

Lola Alapo, 525-1520,


Tuesday, October 21 — 6:30 p.m.

Lonsdale United for Change (Third Tuesdays)

Lonsdale Recreation Center, Stonewall Ave.

Steve Ritter, 973-0877


Tuesday, October 21 — 7 p.m.

Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association (Third Tuesdays, except December)

Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail


Thursday, October 23 — 9 a.m.

Special Events Community Meeting (Fourth Thursdays, January-October)

“Meet with city services that may assist in planning your event.”

Civic Coliseum Ballroom, Third Floor

Free Parking available at Civic Coliseum Parking Garage

Office of Special Events, 215-4248


Sunday, October 26 — 1-5 p.m.

Parkridge Historic Homes Tour

Parkridge Community Organization

Susan Koelzer, 865-809-4190


Sunday, October 26 — 2 p.m.

Historic Fort Sanders Neighborhood Association Homecoming

            James Agee Park

            (Rain out location: Laurel Theater)


Monday, October 27 — 1:45 p.m. (zoning at 5 p.m.)

Knox County Commission

(Fourth Mondays, January-October. Third Mondays, November-December)

Agenda: Click on “Information” and then “Commission Agendas”

Public Forum held at beginning & ending of meeting

Zoning Issues heard starting at 5 p.m.


Tuesday, October 28 — 6 p.m.

Inskip Community Association (Asociación de la Comunidad de Inskip)

Community Meeting (Fourth Tuesdays)

Inskip Baptist Church, 4810 Rowan Rd.

Betty Jo Mahan, 679-2748,


Tuesday, October 28 — 6:30 p.m.

Chilhowee Park Neighborhood Association (Last Tuesdays)

Administration Building, Knoxville Zoo

Paul Ruff, 696-6584


Tuesday, October 28 — 7 p.m.

City Council (Every Other Tuesday)



Thursday, October 30 — 3:30 p.m.

Better Building Board

(Last Thursday, January-October. First Thursday, December)

Small Assembly Room, City-County Building


Cheri Hollifield, 215-2119,


Friday, October 31 — 9:30 a.m.

Public Officer Hearing – Neighborhood Codes Enforcement

(Usually held on the Friday following Better Building Board meetings)

The PO considers action on violations of city’s building codes.

Small Assembly Room, City County Building


Cheri Hollifield, 215-2119,


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