Calendar of Events for 2016
Visit this page for more information as each event approaches.
April 22nd: VA Creeper Trail Bike Ride
Meet at the Bike Station in Damascus, VA between 9 and 9:30 am Shuttle leaves promptly at 10 AM
All Ages can ride ! Bring your bikes, helmets, water, snacks and money for incidentals.
Each Family will need to make their own shuttle reservations. Please visithttp://thebikestation.net/ for their contact number, pricing and directions. They also rent bikes and other equipment.
Please arrive early between 9 and 9:30 am, this allows plenty of time to get checked in, load the bikes on the trailers, restrooms breaks and load the van in order to leave promptly at 10 am
Layered clothing is recommended as the weather can change quickly and it's typically cooler when we start.
June 10th: Dragon Boat-More Details coming soon.
July 14-16: Camping in Cades Cove: -More Details coming soon
July 15: Tubing in the Smokies-More Details coming soon.
Sept. 29: Moon Festival-More Details coming soon.
Oct 21: Pumpkin Patch-More Details coming soon.
CNY 2018: Feb. 17, 2018
All events are subject to change. As events get closer, check for specific details.
Other Events: Not Sponsored by FCC-ET
August 26, 2017: TCWN Dragon Boat Race Festival, for more info visit, http://www.tcwn.org/knoxville-dragon-boat/
August 27, 2017: Knoxville Asian Festival, Market Square, Downtown Knoxville, http://www.knoxasianfestival.com/
2017 Year In Review
FCC-ET Chinese New Year: Year of the Rooster: make sure you check out FCC Shutterfly account for pictures from the event
2016 Year in Review
FCC-ET Chinese New Year: Year of the Monkey: make sure you check out FCC Shutterfly account for pictures from the event.
VA Creeper Trail Bike Ride: Check out Pictures on Shutterfly
Dragon Boat at Ijams: Check out pictures on Shutterfly
Camping and Tubing in the Smoky's: We had a great time camping at Cades Cove, the weather was great. Who knew it would be cool enough for a fire, but then again, smore's are a must !! After a brief rain early Saturday morning, the sun came out and we floated the river followed by a picnic lunch.
Moon Festival: A wonderful evening of food, fun, story time, lanterns and a full moon coming up over the lake. Check out Shutterfly for pictures.
2015 Year in Review
Unfortunately mother nature didn't agree with our plans for our first few events, but the rest of the year was great.
In May, families gathered at the Aqaurium of the Smokies, followed by snacks and an unplanned trip the Sugarlands Visitor center and a leisurely walk to Cataract Falls.
June was our annual Dragon Boat Festival. The kids designed their own dragon boats for racing down the river at Metcalf Bottoms in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
The Smokey Mountains was the theme for warm weather activities. In July, families went Tubing followed by a camping trip to Cades Cove.
September was our annual Moon Festival. Again, the weather wasn't so good, but the Moon did make an appearance before our night ended. Families brought pot luck dished to share. The kids made their own lanterns, listened to a popular story followed by their lantern parade thru The Cove at Concord Park. The Large Sky Lanterns were a hit again this year.
As the weather cooled down, we made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. Families loaded the wagon for a trip the pumpkin patch. Armed with pumpkins, we made our way back. Some ventured through the corn maze while others toured the barn, bounced on the giant air pillow or went down a 80 foot slide.
The Liebenow's hosted a Halloween Party for families. Everyone brought snacks to share and enjoyed the evening together.
As this year comes to a close, it is great to look back at all we have done as a group. The connection we have as families is unlike any other.
The board will beginning planning events for 2016 soon.