Calendar of Events

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2018 events

Fri & Sat. June 22 & 23rd: Camping in the Cade Cove

Bring your tents and camping gear and join us in the group site at Cades Coves anytime after 3 pm on Friday 22nd. 

Saturday June 23rd: Tubing in the Smokies

    Meet at River Rat Tubing in Townsend (their main location) at 11 am.   Afterwards we will enjoy a picnic lunch together at the picnic area, so don't forget your lunch.  River Rat does have a small concession stand. Check their website for full details.  

Contact Betsy Liebenow if you have any questions about camping or tubing.  865-236-7453 or at


Saturday July 14th: It's Summer! Time for Dragon Boats.  Meet at 11 am.

This year we are doing something a little different. Paddleboarding and Kayaking at Ijamn's Meade Quarry Lake.     River Sports rents both paddleboards and  kayak's by the hour.  More details to come once they post their information for this summer.


Sunday August 26th: The Asian Festival, Market Square, Downtown Knoxville.  Click here for more details,

Friday September 21st: Moon Festival at The Cove, more details to come

Saturday October 20th: Annual Pumpkin Patch

Saturday November 10th: Celebrate Adoption Month at the Westside Y Park. More details to come


All events are subject to change. As events get closer, check for specific details.



Check out  Event pictures on Shutter fly

2017 Year In Review

FCC-ET Chinese New Year: Year of the Rooster

Unfortunately, our bike ride had to be canceled due to rainy weather. 

Play Date at The Cove

Dragon Boat @ Ijams

Camping @ Cades Cove

Tubing in the Smokys

Moon Festival

Pumpkin Carving

November Celebrate Adoption Month


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.