Social Events in Knoxville, Tennessee This Week

Let’s explore social events in Knoxville, TN happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Knoxville where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Knoxville

The Housemaids Secret – Book 2

The Housemaids Secret - Book 2

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Kern’s Food Hall

Let’s get together and read Book 2 – The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden.

*“Don’t go in the guest bedroom.” A shadow falls on Douglas Garrick’s face as he touches the door with his fingertips. “My wife… she’s very ill.” As he continues showing me their incredible penthouse apartment, I have a terrible feeling about the woman behind closed doors. But I can’t risk losing this job—not if I wan(…)

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Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Birdhouse Neighborhood Center

Living in the Moment
with Modern Buddhism Teacher Jill Cagney

When we live in the moment and tune in to the constant flux of the world around us, we can stop clinging to the past and future and discover an open, spacious mind. This allows us to relax and respond with creativity to life’s challenges.

In this course, we will explore essential meditations to simplify our life, stop overthinking and(…)

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Heather VanCura: How to Advance Your Technical Career & What is up with the JCP

Heather VanCura: How to Advance Your Technical Career & What is up with the JCP

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Cloud Data LLC

What if you could devise a clear plan for your developer career, to reach senior levels and beyond? What if this plan could be built with the guidance and inspiration of some of the top players in the industry?

Search no more. The Developer Career Masterplan is a 15-step process to design your own masterplan, that was created with the input of Java Champions, Open Source developers, Developer Adv(…)

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Happy Hour Thursday @ Firebirds

Happy Hour Thursday @ Firebirds

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Come join us after work this Thursday at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill for a glass of wine among friends. They have a very warm and inviting bar area that is great for socializing. Great venue for a meetup. Wine down the week with delightful wines and engaging conversations!

Happy hour ends at 6:30. They have happy hour food and drink specials. Food is really good there.
https://knoxville.firebirdsr(…)

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Conservative Republicans of South Knox County–District Nine

Conservative Republicans of South Knox County--District Nine

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: IHOP

The Conservative Republicans of South Knox County meet every third Tuesday of the month, with some exceptions around the holidays. This month \*\*NOTE CHANGE OF PLACE\*\* the club will meet at the **IHOP** (7609 Mountain Grove Dr.) at 7:00pm. Come early (approx. 6:15pm) to dine and fellowship with other conservatives. This is a relatively new club with an average attendance of about twenty-five. M(…)

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Playtest and Design Night

Playtest and Design Night

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Sci-Fi City

Playtest = Laughter, fun, supporting each other in creating and improving core game mechanics.

Design = Making a game with purpose and intention. Making it playable and re-playable.

If you plan to bring a game for playtesting, post the name, approximate playtime, and a brief description below. Games of all development levels are welcome – as are mods for existing games.

If you just want to come(…)

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Tai Chi Gung

Tai Chi Gung

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: DANCERS STUDIO

This will be a full Tai Chi Gung class, consisting of a warm up and 4 standing exercises. There are intermediate exercises as well if there is time. We are meeting at the Dancers Studio, 4216 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee. The Chi is wonderful in the space that time in the morning. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. I can also accommodate those who may need to sit for some of it. Take (…)

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Westie Wednesdays (West Coast Swing Dance Lessons)

Westie Wednesdays (West Coast Swing Dance Lessons)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 9057 Middlebrook Pike

Come to Dance N Space to Learn West Coast Swing. This amazing fun dance is so Versatile that You can do it to almost all music! It’s one of the fastest growing dances all over the world.
Drop in class is $15 per person
Pre-pay at the beginning of the month for $45 per person, per class. (Must use consecutive Wednesday’s in the same month)
Classes are 45min.
NO PARTNER NEEDED
6:00 Level 1 (beginner(…)

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Summer Sports!

Summer Sports!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: undefined

Summer Sports Are Open For Registration!

If You’re Looking For A Great Way To Stay Active, Meet New People Or Socialize, KnoxSSC Is The Place For You!

Sign Up As An Individual, A Small Group Or A Whole Team!
Anyone Age 21+ Can Sign Up! It’s A Great Way To Meet New People & Make New Friends!

Before & After The Games, Enjoy Socializing With Your Team At One Of Our Local Sponsor Bars!

The Deadlin(…)

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Maryville/Alcoa Extended Greenway Walk w/ETW (5K/10K/21K), Sat., May 25th

Maryville/Alcoa Extended Greenway Walk w/ETW (5K/10K/21K), Sat., May 25th

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Cedar Lawn Cemetery

**What:** Join the East Tennessee Wanderers for a short walk (5K, 3.1mi), medium walk (10K, 6.2mi.) or challenge yourself to a 1/2 marathon (21K, 13.1 mi) along the Maryville Greenway. Rated 1A (flat, paved). This picturesque walk along Pistol Creek from Alcoa to Maryville is sure to please your quest for outdoor serenity. We will have an optional lunch outdoors (weather permitting) at the Blackho(…)

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Launch Knoxville Networking Weekly Meeting. Business owners meet for referrals

Launch Knoxville Networking Weekly Meeting. Business owners meet for referrals

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 1111 N Northshore Dr

Bring some business cards and let us know about your business. You can find us on Facebook or LinkedIn for more updates

https://www.facebook.com/LaunchNetworkingKnoxville/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/launch-networking/(…)

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Conservatives of Knox County 1st and 2nd Districts Meeting

Conservatives of Knox County 1st and 2nd Districts Meeting

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Alice Bell Baptist Church

Conservatives of Knox County 1st and 2nd Districts will be meeting May 20th instead of the usual fourth Monday of every month because of the Memorial Day holiday. The meeting is at 630pm at the Alice Bell Baptist Church located at 3305 Alice Bell Rd. Most of the attendees are not on Meetup so the RSVP list is not representative of the people in attendance.

The 1st and 2nd districts are the only t(…)

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Post-Work Walk 🏃 + CM Chicken

Post-Work Walk 🏃 + CM Chicken

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Founder’s Park at Campbell Sation

Meet at Founders Park at Campbell Station for a walk 30-45min, then head over to CM Chicken. It is an easy location to walk – majority paved, a couple mild hills. CM Chicken is Korean style – yum! great ratings!(…)

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IBN Biz Lunch – Bearden / West Hills TN

IBN Biz Lunch - Bearden / West Hills TN

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: P.F. Chang’s

**[Incredible Business Networking [IBN]](https://knoxville.incredibletowns.com/business-networking-events/)** meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Bearden / West Hills area of Knoxville from 11:30am-1pm.

**IBN is open networking – and everyone is invited!** Our networking group has no restrictions. There are no fees, membership or attendance restrictions, and no category exclusions. Just s(…)

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KnoxDevs Bi-weekly Lunch

KnoxDevs Bi-weekly Lunch

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Blaze Pizza

Very informal meeting to catch up and discuss current events. Everyone is welcome!(…)

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We meet each Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.

We meet each Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Claxton Community Center

We have started meeting on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Claxton Community Center at 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton TN. We are vaccinated and boosted and we request that you are are also vaccinated and boosted.

Most of the folk dances are very easy; they are the type of dances that people historically would have done in a village for a celebration, such as a wedding. We practice each dance (…)

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2024 Catan U.S. National Championship Qualifier – Knoxville @ Rocky Top Game Con

2024 Catan U.S. National Championship Qualifier - Knoxville @ Rocky Top Game Con

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Jacobs Building

Settlers of Tennessee is hosting a series of official CATAN United States National Championship Qualifier Tournaments. The Champion at each of these qualifiers wins an invitation to the 2024 CATAN United States National Championship Tournament.

REGISTRATION: Players must register through the Best Coast Pairings event link: [https://www.bestcoastpairings.com/event/BAJ4JNLB0B](https://www.bestcoast(…)

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Open Hack Night & Show and Share

Open Hack Night & Show and Share

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Knox Makers

Open hack nights are a chance for people to come out to Knox Makers and hack on anything at any skill level. You can come out to practice a new programming language, get help working on your personal projects, or try your hand at using the 3d printer. You might just come out to see what other folks are working on and lend a hand. If you know anyone who has been curious to come out to Knox Makers, (…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Knoxville is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Knoxville on Visitknoxville.com, Downtownknoxville.org, or Wate.com.

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