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


Cast includes Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and other notables.


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.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10 AM – 6 PM

Patriot Park, Jefferson County TN

Arts, crafts, concessions, activities for children. Special ceremony “Honoring the Elders”. Silent auction and dance.

A ceremony celebrating Native American culture will be held at Patriot Academy in Jefferson County on Aug. 10. As part of the “Honoring the Elders” theme, Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts issued a proclamation declaring the date as “Honoring the Elders Day.”

Members of the Native American community will featured during a special presentation during the event. Arts and crafts, along with concessions, will also be for sale. In addition, activities for children, a silent auction and a performance by hoop dancer Eddie Swimmer will be present at the event. For full description, see the front page article in the Citizen Tribune-Tuesday, July 16 or click on the link. Photo property of CT.

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 3 PM – 7 PM

Fred Miller Park

S Jackson St, Morristown, Tennessee 37813
Join us August 16th at Fred Miller Park for a Kindness Carnival. This is a free event for the community. There will be games, prizes, snow cones, cotton candy, face painting, vendors, food trucks, and more. Stay after the event for a Star Light Cinema showing of Wonder presented by Parks and Rec of Hamblen County. As we start a new school year, we need to spread anti-bullying awareness. For more info or to be a vendor call Della or Nancy at 423-581-7029