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Keynote Speaker: Renee Kessler,  Executive Director of Beck Culture Center, Knoxville, TN 

Time : Doors open at 7:00 am, Breakfast Program starts at 7:30 am. 

Place: First United Methodist Church, Morristown, TN

Ticket Price: $15.00 ($10.00 for students and Veterans)   Tickets can be bought at the door.

January 31st – February 3, 2020

As an opening to Black History Month, Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity, Hamblen County Schools, From Africa to Appalachia and the Morristown Senior Center are partnering to bring Joan Browning to Morristown in a return visit, Ms. Browning was involved in sit-ins and was a Freedom Rider in 1961. Over a four day period, from January 31st – February 3, 2020, Ms Browning will visit several schools, Walters State Community College, 1st United Methodist Church and other gatherings at which she will speak about her experiences as a college student who was deeply invested in the Civil Rights Movement of the early 1960’s.

January 24, 2020

On January 24, 2020, Rose Center invites Lakeway residents to immerse themselves in the vibrant sounds of the Middle East with a Music at the Rose performance by Sawt al-Wadi, formerly known as the University of Tennessee Middle East Ensemble, directed by ensemble member, Dr. Lillie Gordon.

Regarding the concert, Dr. Gordon continues, “Audiences can expect to hear a combination of vocal and instrumental pieces from different countries and communities in the region. Our group features a combination of historic Arab instruments, such as the ‘ud (short-necked lute) and darabukkah (goblet-shaped drum), and European instruments such as the violin and accordion. Our repertoire includes everything from songs featured in classic movies to art pieces to contemporary popular songs. Some of our repertoire is intended for careful listening, while other pieces are vivacious and may even inspire our audience members to dance.”

Tickets for the concert are $10 in advance through 5 PM, January 23rd, then $12 at the door. The concert will take place in Prater Hall with table seating. Guests are permitted to bring their favorite beverages and delicious snacks. Music at the Rose is generously supported by the Friends of Music at the Rose and a grant from the East Tennessee Foundation. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Inquiries should be directed to the Rose Center Business Office, 423-581-4330.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Community Room at Rose Center

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 8 PM – 10:30 PM
Fred Miller Park S Jackson St, Morristown, Tennessee 37813

Showing of the 2017 movie

“Wonder”

Cast includes Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and other notables.

FREE

Family film for all ages.

MTFD is co-sponsoring the showing of this movie at Fred Miller Park on August 16th at dark. The movie is about a 5th grader who was born with a facial deformity and how the people around him learn something about themselves and about the essential nature of being kind. Take your children or grandchildren to Fred Miller Park earlier in the day for the Kindness Carnival sponsored by CEASE and stay for the movie. It will be a family event.

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(L to R) MTFD Board member and a mother and daughter getting ready to see WONDER. The daughter is in High School and wants to join MTDF!

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Early arrivals getting ready to see WONDER.

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Park and Recreation Program Director and assistant – Are you ready for some popcorn?

Girl Power Morristown Police officer and girl getting ready to have a gymnastic contest. The girl won -LOL

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MTFD Board member and daughters getting ready to see WONDER movie.