This group is open to anyone transplanted to the Knoxville/Smoky Mountain area from other parts of the country or world. Many of us have no family here. Join us if you are looking for friends or social networking, and things to do around town. Examples of our meetups are dinners, brunches, festivals, entertainment events, game nights, free or cheap classes, outdoor activities. Members are expected to be active - either by coming to events or suggesting events. Dues are $4 / year and you will be on a 3-month trial membership after which you pay dues or are removed from the group.
Due to problems with an ex-member, IT IS NOW MANDATORY THAT YOU HAVE A PHOTO OF YOURSELF AND A REAL NAME. This group is completely private, and only members will see your photo. If your membership is denied, please fix the reason why and submit again. If you have a photo of yourself and then remove it after you've become a member, I will remove you from the group. We don't have any "whackos" in this group and those are exactly the ones who DON'T want to post photos of themselves.
I create many meetups that I do not attend, but that doesn't mean members can't still meet up with each other. Everyone's interests are different and I try my best to please all of you. Our group is very diverse but for the most part, the majority of members do not have children under 18 at home. Therefore most of our social outings are adult-only but there are plenty of festivals and activities I create that are family-friendly. Just because I don't make meetups at bars or clubs doesn't mean we can't have that - we just need someone to host it. Meetup locations are scattered around the area, there are not many held in the Turkey Creek area, because I live in Seymour. I could use more assistant organizers to plan events in Knoxville. I want everyone to feel that this is YOUR group and you can do what you want with it.
IMPORTANT: This group is very diverse. Young, old, single, families, Christian and non-Christian, straight and gay. Tolerance is MANDATORY. Unless you know members feel the same way you do, we avoid discussions of religion and politics. If you have a problem with any type of person, please do NOT join this group.
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