Day In/Day Out

Please note that you need to sign up for April 14th’s event by March 16th

Mark your calendars to join us for a variety of fun events on the second Tuesday of March – November.  A full description of each event will be published in ample time for sign-ups and deadlines. 

All the Day In events will be a pot luck lunch at noon in the Fellowship Hall with the program immediately following. There is no charge for the Day In events, however, a collection will be taken to enable us to give visiting speakers an honorarium.  

The cost of Day Out excursions will depend on the ticket prices of the event. Payment is expected when you make your reservation.  Some will be on a limited basis with strict first come/first serve policy. We will also add a small amount to help pay for gas for the church van.

Call or email the church office for additional information. 

Join us on Tuesday, March 10, as we welcome well-known writer and entertainer, Sam Venable.

Sam has been a columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel for 50 years, first as an outdoors editor, and since 1985, as a humorist. He is a UT graduate and author of 13 books. In recent years, Sam has become popular as a comedic entertainer.  He has teamed with three other entertainers on the “Talk is Cheap” comedy tour playing at many venues throughout the area. He delivers his bizarre look on a variety of topics from how to speak “hillbillyeze” to the insanity of warning labels, as well as coping with the nutty life in which we live and the perils of growing older.  Sam is a member of the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame. He is the winner of over three dozen state, regional and national writing awards. 

Sam’s hobbies are hunting, fishing, hiking and swimming.  He and his wife Mary Ann live in Knoxville and have two children and three grandchildren. 

We will meet at noon in the Fellowship Hall for a pot luck lunch with the program to follow. 

Please call or email the church office for reservations no later than Monday, March 9.

There is no charge for the event, however, an offering will be taken.  All ages are welcome.

Our first road trip for 2020 will be Tuesday, April 14, to the Barter Theatre in Abington, VA, to see a matinee performance of “Driving Miss Daisy”.  This critically acclaimed play starts when Daisy’s son hires Hoke as a chauffeur after she has an accident.  Both Daisy and Hoke are quite stubborn. Over the span of 25 years the two develop an unlikely bond that challenges the idea of friendship during America’s Civil Rights era. 

We will lunch before the play at The Peppermill, a downtown restaurant in one of the lovely old homes on the main street.  We will order off the menu, so you determine the cost of your meal. We will also pitch in a few dollars each for gas for the van.

Cost for tickets to the play is $26.00 per person which is due upon making your reservation. We have reserved 24 excellent front and center tickets. Deadline is March 16 (a month before we go, but when our final payment is due and unsold tickets will be returned)

We will leave the church at 9:00 a.m. and return as soon as the play is over.

Call or email the church office soon to secure your reservation, tickets are limited!

Join us on Tuesday, May 12, at noon for a pot luck lunch followed by a presentation by Jeff Wallace, US Secret Service Agent, currently assigned to the Knoxville field office.  Jeff has previously served in the Birmingham, Alabama and Detroit, Michigan field offices.  Jeff also served in the protective detail for former President H. W. Bush in Houston, Texas and Kennebunkport, Maine from 2003-2008.  Jeff will be presenting a program about the prevalence and prevention of fraud and scams, and dealing with security issues. 

Please call or email the church office for the reservation no later than Monday, May 11.

There is no charge for this event, however, an offering will be taken. All ages are welcome.

Day In/Day Out Schedule of Events

March 10 – In – Sam Venable, retired Knoxville News Sentinel, writer and humorist
April 14 – Out – Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, “Driving Miss Daisy”
May 12 – In – Jeff Wallace, Secret Service Agent, Knoxville Office, Security and Scam info
June 9 – Out – Ride the Rails, Chattanooga, TN Valley RR at Missionary Ridge and Incline RR
July 14 – In – Zoo Mobile program representative with live animals
August 11 – Out – Bristol Bound, Country Music Museum and Bristol Raceway tours
September 8 – In – Music from MC and Game Day
October 13 – Out – Fiddlers Grove Historical Village, Lebanon, TN
November 10 – In – Season Finale – Robin Goddard, Walker Sisters presentation