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A Christmas Spectacular

This Christmas add a little more joy to your world!

As wonderful as the holidays, music, decorations, and bright lights can be, sometimes the gift we all want most gets lost in the hustle and bustle.

This December Faith Promise Church is spreading Christmas cheer from December 21st to 24th – with an entirely-free experience featuring cookie and ornament decorating, photos with Santa, flight training, and an original Christmas show and story of two elves desperately trying to save one person’s Christmas.

Put The Christmas Spectacular on your wish list and make a memory with your family!

For times and locations, visit faithpromise.org.

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Amahl & the Night Visitors

Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian Carlo Menottis Amahl and the Night Visitors is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem. He sees a bright star in the sky one night and tells his mother to go look, but she brushes him off, buried in concern over their bleak future and lack of means with which to support themselves. That night, three kings come across their meager hut and seek shelter, for they have traveled long and far following the star of which Amahl had spoken. They bring with them treasure and gifts to give to the Child who has just been born and who will reign over all. Blinded by the lure of the gold and what it could do for her family. the Mother attempts to steal just a bit of the treasure, but is caught red-handed. What no one expects is a gift far greater than gold–blessed by the Child, Amahl finds himself suddenly cured of his disability. A vivid and accessible tale originally created for television, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a perfect first opera–or hundredth!

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Amahl & the Night Visitors

Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian Carlo Menottis Amahl and the Night Visitors is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem. He sees a bright star in the sky one night and tells his mother to go look, but she brushes him off, buried in concern over their bleak future and lack of means with which to support themselves. That night, three kings come across their meager hut and seek shelter, for they have traveled long and far following the star of which Amahl had spoken. They bring with them treasure and gifts to give to the Child who has just been born and who will reign over all. Blinded by the lure of the gold and what it could do for her family. the Mother attempts to steal just a bit of the treasure, but is caught red-handed. What no one expects is a gift far greater than gold–blessed by the Child, Amahl finds himself suddenly cured of his disability. A vivid and accessible tale originally created for television, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a perfect first opera–or hundredth!

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Ugly Sweater Workshop and Party at Bearden Beer Market

Tis the season to be tacky! Join Goodwill at Bearden Beer Market for our festive and fantastic ugly sweater crafting workshop! Create your very own tacky Christmas sweater while enjoying a wide selection of beer and great company!

Goodwill will provide all the supplies you need to bedazzle and bedeck your custom sweater. Your registration includes a sweater in your size and everything you need to make it the shiniest, jingliest, tackiest and most festive sweater at your next Christmas party.

Children are welcome at this event, though we do suggest that an adult be present to help attach decorations to the sweaters. Dogs welcome!

After you create your masterpiece, be sure to enter Goodwill’s annual “Share Your Sweater” contest for the chance to win a Goodwill shopping spree! Details at www.gwiktn.org/shareyoursweater.

To make the deal even sweeter, Bearden Beer Market is donating $1 from every beer sold at this event to Goodwill. Proceeds from this event support Goodwill’s vocational training programs and employment services for individuals with barriers to employment, helping to build Knoxville into a stronger community. Goodwill Industries-Knoxville served over 3,750 individuals in 2016!

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Ugly Sweater Workshop and Party at Ijams Nature Center

Tis the season to be tacky! Join Goodwill at Ijams Nature Center for our festive and fantastic ugly sweater crafting workshop! Create your very own tacky Christmas sweater while enjoying hot chocolate, holiday cookies and your favorite carols.

Goodwill will provide all the supplies you need to bedazzle and bedeck your custom sweater. Your registration includes a sweater in your size and everything you need to make it the shiniest, jingliest, tackiest and most festive sweater at your next Christmas party.

Children are welcome at this event, though we do suggest that an adult be present to help attach decorations to the sweaters.

After you create your masterpiece, be sure to enter Goodwill’s annual “Share Your Sweater” contest for the chance to win a Goodwill shopping spree! Details at www.gwiktn.org/shareyoursweater.

Proceeds from this event support Goodwill’s vocational training programs and employment services for individuals with barriers to employment, helping to build Knoxville into a stronger community. Goodwill Industries-Knoxville served over 3,750 individuals in 2016!

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Ugly Sweater Workshop and Party at 17th Street Goodwill

Tis the season to be tacky! Join Goodwill at the 17th Street store near UT’s campus for our festive and fantastic ugly sweater crafting workshop! Create your very own tacky Christmas sweater while enjoying hot chocolate, holiday cookies and your favorite carols.

Goodwill will provide all the supplies you need to bedazzle and bedeck your custom sweater. Your registration includes a sweater in your size and everything you need to make it the shiniest, jingliest, tackiest and most festive sweater at your next Christmas party.

Children are welcome at this event, though we do suggest that an adult be present to help attach decorations to the sweaters.

After you create your masterpiece, be sure to enter Goodwill’s annual “Share Your Sweater” contest for the chance to win a Goodwill shopping spree! Details at www.gwiktn.org/shareyoursweater.

Proceeds from this event support Goodwill’s vocational training programs and employment services for individuals with barriers to employment, helping to build Knoxville into a stronger community. Goodwill Industries-Knoxville served over 3,750 individuals in 2016!

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Ornament Making w/ The Humane Society

Help us trim our tree at Whole Foods! We’ll be making very special ornaments featuring animals cared for by the Humane Society. Make one ornament for us, and another to take home. By decorating the tree, you’ll help us kick off our supply drive for the month of December, where pet supplies can be placed under the tree to help out families looking to adopt a new best friend.

Make healthy choices every day with Whole Kids Club! Get a free healthy snack every time you visit Whole Foods Market, and join us for a free event like this one every month!
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DIY Framed Canvas Sign (2)

DIY Framed Canvas Sign

The first I want to tell you before getting into the details of this project, is that the instructions are more time consuming than they look. The first time I did this I thought, “Wow, I’m literally never doing this again!” and then I have proceeded to make more of these signs. So, don’t let […]

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Hosting the Holidays with Costo

Hosting the Holidays with Costco

You may or may not know that I am a Costco groupie. Some people like to go to the movies or out to dinner for date night…I’d prefer to go to Costco kid-less and meander the aisles while contemplating which items NEED to come home with me. On occasion, I have debated curling up on […]

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