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11/24/2015 - Front Page Follies (Knoxville Convention Center.)
Front Page Follies, a night of music and skits poking fun at news — and local newsmakers! — is the signature event and main fundraiser for the East Tennessee Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

11/26/2015 - Thanksgiving (Time for turkey)
Most Americans believe that the holiday dates back to the day of thanks ordered by Governor Bradford of Plymouth Colony in New England in 1621, but scholars point out that days of thanks stem from ancient times.

11/28/2015 - Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt (Neyland Stadium)
Kickoff TBA.

12/3/2015 - Knox Chamber's BAH HUMBUG! (Holiday Inn World's Fair Park)
Mark your calendars and join us for BAH Humbug, the Knoxville Chamber's annual holiday networking event! BAH Humbug will be held on Thursday, December 3rd from 5-8 P.M. at the fabulous Holiday Inn World's Fair Park. The main event will be held in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom, but will also flow through the Atrium, Windows on the Park, and the rest of the hotel.

12/5/2015 - SEC Championship Game (Atlanta)

12/6/2015 - Knoxville Chamber's Event Calendar (Various Places)
click here for a list of events!

12/7/2015 - First day of Chanukah (Jewish Holiday)
Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish observance that remembers the Jewish people's struggle for religious freedom.

12/14/2015 - Last Day of Chanukah (Jewish Holiday)
The first day of Chanukah is the start of the Chanukah period, which lasts for eight days, from the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.

12/19/2015 - Scarborough Consumer Data Releases (Scarborough)
Data are released twice a year for Scarborough markets. Each release is a rolling 12-month average of the current and previous six months of fieldwork.

12/24/2015 - Christmas Eve (Everywhere!)
Santa's Coming!

12/25/2015 - Christmas (Presents and Stuff)
The most widely celebrated holiday of the Christian year, Christmas is observed as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus.

12/31/2015 - New Year's Eve (Everywhere)

1/1/2016 - New Year's Day (Everywhere)
Bowl Games and black-eyed peas!

1/6/2016 - AAF-Knoxville Board of Directors Meeting (TBA)

1/7/2016 - KAMA Jingle Mingle (TBA)
5:30 - 7:30 pm

1/9/2016 - Nielsen Audio Ratings for Knoxville release (formerly Arbitron) (Nielsen Audio)
Fall 2015 survey releases.

1/13/2016 - Ad Fed In The Gutter Bowling Tournament (TBA)

1/13/2016 - KAMA January Luncheon (Rothchild’s Conference Center )

1/15/2016 - •American Advertising Awards Entry Dropoff (TBA)

1/16/2016 - Political- Lowest Unit Rate in effect (State and Federal Primary Election)
through March 1st.

1/18/2016 - Martin Luther King's Birthday (Holiday)
Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. We celebrate his birthday on the third Monday in January. Martin Luther King was a Baptist minister who used peaceful methods to counteract the inequalities of laws and society.

1/19/2016 - Business After Hours (Holiday Inn West at Cedar Bluff)
Holiday Inn West at Cedar Bluff will be hosting The Knoxville Chamber for an evening of networking as they showcase their restaurant, Gibby's, and their fantastic meeting space! We hope to see you there!

2/2/2016 - Groundhog Day (Punxsutawney, Pa.)
What will Punxsutawney Phil predict for this year? You can visit Phil's website by clicking here: www.punxsutawneyphil.com. /

2/6/2016 - Ronald Reagan's Birthday (born February 6, 1911)
He's definitely missed.

2/7/2016 - Country Radio Seminar (Nashville, TN)
February 7 - 10th.

2/7/2016 - Super Bowl (Levi's® Stadium)
Teams TBA

2/9/2016 - Mardi Gras (Everywhere)
To quote one of my friends, "I'm giving up eating dirt for Lent"

2/10/2016 - Ash Wednesday (Everywhere)
Many Christian Americans mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday, which features Mardi Gras celebrations.

2/10/2016 - KAMA February Luncheon (Rothchild’s Conference Center )

2/14/2016 - Valentine's Day (luvvy duvvy time)
Buy the damn Vermont Teddy Bear

3/1/2016 - ELECTION DAY (Presidential Preference Primary and County Primary) March (Everywhere)
Vote early and often.

3/8/2016 - Knoxville Chamber's Spring Schmoozapalooza 2016 (TBA)

3/13/2016 - Daylight Saving Time Begins (All over the place)
The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called "Summer Time" many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.

3/16/2016 - NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Arena around the US)
– First Round Begins

3/20/2016 - Palm Sunday (Everywhere)
Many Christians in the United States remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. This day is also on the Sunday before Easter Sunday.

3/20/2016 - Spring Begins! (Vernal Equinox)
The flowers are bloomin'!

3/25/2016 - Good Friday (Religious Holiday)
Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday in the United States. It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith.

3/27/2016 - Easter (Everywhere)
Enjoy the eggs, bunnies and respect the religious gravity of this holiday.

4/1/2016 - April Fool's Day (For pranksters)
Keep your antennae up on this date.

4/4/2016 - Major League Baseball (Stadia around the country)
Opening Day

4/7/2016 - American Advertising Federation 7th District Spring Convention (Tri Cities, TN)
April 7, 2016 - April 10, 2016

4/15/2016 - Federal Income Tax Returns Due (IRS)
"The government that robs Peter to pay Paul, can always rely on the support of Paul."

4/23/2016 - Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival (Downtown Knoxville)
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

4/23/2016 - Orange and White Game (Neyland Stadium)
Vols Spring Game!

4/27/2016 - Administrative Professionals Day (In your office)
Do something nice today... and hustle when you do it!

4/28/2016 - NFL Draft (NFL Network)
through April 30th.

5/3/2016 - ELECTION DAY (County primaries if applicable) May (Everywhere)

5/5/2016 - Cinco de Mayo (At your favorite restaurant)
The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862.

5/7/2016 - Kentucky Derby (Churchhill Downs)
(Began in 1874)

5/8/2016 - Mother's Day (Call Yo Mamma)
In the United States, Mother's Day started nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community, a cause she believed would be best advocated by mothers. She called it "Mother's Work Day."

5/30/2016 - Memorial Day (Everywhere)
You don't think any barbeque or beer will be consumed this weekend do you?

6/14/2016 - Flag Day (Show your colors)
On June 14, Americans celebrate the adoption of the first national flag. Also known as the "Stars and Stripes" or "Old Glory," the first American flag was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

6/19/2016 - Father's Day (Everywhere)
Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.

6/20/2016 - First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice)
Let's twist again, like we did last summer!

7/4/2016 - Independence Day (Everywhere)
Fireworks, bar b que and inebriating agents are the order of the day.

7/26/2016 - Mick Jagger's Birthday (He will be 72 Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
"What a drag it is getting old" -- Happy Birthday Mick! Mick is indubitably the real KING of Rock and Roll!

8/1/2016 - American Advertising Federation 7th District Leadership Conference (Chattanooga)
August 1 - 3rd.

8/13/2016 - Feast with the Beast (Knoxville Zoo)
Party your tail off at the wildest place in Knoxville. Visitors are invited to graze with exotic animals and devour the tastiest offerings from the area's best restaurants during the 13th annual Feast with the Beast. Must be 21 or older to attend. For information, call 865-637-5331 ext. 300. visit their site here

8/15/2016 - The News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot (Fox Den Country Club)
through August 23rd.

9/5/2016 - Labor Day (Summer is waning)
Labor Day was first celebrated in New York in 1882 under the sponsorship of the Central Labor Union, following the suggestion of Peter J. McGuire, of the Knights of Labor, that the day be set aside in honor of labor.

9/9/2016 - Tennessee Valley Fair (Chilhowee Park/Grounds)
through September 15th. For additional information call Fair Office at (865) 215-1471. go to their website with this link.

9/21/2016 - NAB Radio Show (Nashville)
September 21-23

9/22/2016 - Fall Begins! (Autumnal Equinox)
The first day of Fall!

10/1/2016 - Dogwood Arts Festival House and Garden Show (Knoxville Convention Center)
through February 13th.

10/3/2016 - Rosh Hashannah (Jewish Holiday)
Head of the Jewish New Year

10/10/2016 - Columbus Day (Everywhere)
No mail today!

10/12/2016 - Yom Kippur Begins (Jewish Holiday)
Day of Atonement

10/17/2016 - Boss's Day (At work)
Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers.

10/31/2016 - Halloween (Everywhere)
May the Great Pumpkin rise again.

11/6/2016 - Daylight Saving Time ends ( Sunday)
Set your clocks back!

11/8/2016 - ELECTION DAY (State and Federal General Election) (Everywhere)

11/11/2016 - Veteran's Day (Everywhere)

11/21/2016 - Winter Begins! (Everywhere)
Brrrr!- shortest day of the year... the Winter Solstice.

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