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KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

From the Knoxville Police Department:

Fall is a wonderful time of year to go bicycling.  The Knoxville Police Department wants all cyclists, particularly children, to stay safe while enjoying this sport.  That's why we (KPD) are conducting our annual fall Safety Fair at Safety City on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Families are encouraged to come out to learn about pedestrian and bicycle safety.

33rd Annual GREEKfest is underway

33rd Annual GREEKfest is underway

Every year the flavors of GreekFest call out to the tastebuds of East Tennesseeans.  This year is no different!

The 33rd annual event is already in full swing at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Kingston Pike.  Authentic food, delicious pastries, live music, elaborate costumes and the dancing... all add up to one family favorite event.

More about the food...

Golfers hit the green to fight childhood cancer

Golfers hit the green to fight childhood cancer

Dozens of golfers hit the course at Fox Den Country Club to fight childhood cancer during the Annual Butterfly Fund of East Tennessee Golf Tournament.

Four years ago, a member of the 10News team lost his daughter to cancer. In honor of her memory and the memory of another little girl who died, the Butterfly Fund was founded.

Shahid Malik, a doctor from East Tennessee Children's Hospital, said this event raises money for cancer research and bring awareness to childhood cancer.

Walking (or Running) for a Good Cause

Walking (or Running) for a Good Cause

The fall weather is here and that makes running or walking (I'm strictly a walker if you don't know) much more comfortable.  Want to run or walk AND support a great cause at the same time?  You are in luck.  Knoxville has many 5K run/walks in the next few weeks that support great causes.  Here are just a few you can choose from:

Sept 29th - VMC 5K Race and Fun Walk to support the Volunteer Ministry Center

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.

Celebrate Imagination Library Week: Sept. 17-21

Celebrate Imagination Library Week: Sept. 17-21

 

Every month, over 17,000 children in Knox County receive a free book in the mail. Our program wouldn't be a success without our dedicated postal workers, whose mail bags are heavy with Imagination Library Books every month.

Celebrate Imagination Library and Join us in thanking your postal worker for delivering your books.

Download a thank you card to give to your postal carrier here. Just print, fold, and color!

Knox Co. Schools: Book did not adhere to district guidelines

Knox Co. Schools: Book did not adhere to district guidelines

Knox County Schools says staff at Hardin Valley Academy did not follow district guidelines when they selected a controversial book as part of required summer reading.

Students enrolled in the STEM program at Hardin Valley Academy were required to read a science-fiction book called "Robopocalypse."

Sam Lee, the parent of a 14-year-old student, said the book is full of foul language, including the "f" word, and should never have been assigned.