Coming Events to the Great Knoxville Area

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Home Depot-Lenoir City
Special Hispanic Heritage month celebration at the Home Depot in Lenoir City on Saturday September 13 from 12 to 3 PM.
• Food from Cinco de Mayo Restaurant
• Music by Fiesta Ritmo Entertainment
• Games, children activities, and raffles
• Home Improvement Workshop, and
• more.

Home Depot associates will be there to help you both in English and in Spanish.

New Neighbors:Listening to the Experiences of Latin Americans in East TN
A panel of Latino leaders in business, nonprofits and community affairs will speak about their experiences and perspectives on how Latin Americans are being received as new neighbors in our communities. The evening will include a reception with information booths hosted by Latino organizations in this region.

Alumni Gym at Maryville College
September 22, 2008
7:00 p.m. Community Forum and Panel

Purpose: To help our communities better understand the experiences of some Latin Americans since they have been living and working in East TN, and to explore ways to further generate community understanding and inclusiveness.

The community forum and panel is free and open to the public. During the day there will be day-time presentations and discussion for church leaders about serving with Latin Americans in our communities. Registration for this day event, New Neighbors in Appalachia, is required.

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Hosted by the Center for Strong Communities at Maryville College, with co-sponsors League of Women Voters of Blount County and Leadership Blount.

Hola Festival
Market Square
September 27, 2008
11:00 to 8:00

A celebration of diversity and a cultural salute to our East Tennessee community. Live music, dancing, food, arts and crafts, Kids on the Block puppets, Parade of Nations, Zoomobile and much more!

Where else in Knoxville could you not only eat salsa, but dance to it, Zumba or rumba, listen to the sounds of the Andes, “travel” and learn geography and about different cultures, enjoy zoo visitors, get important information on education, health, classes, kids safety and more, so much more?!