10 About Town 11/8/12

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Its veteran's day weekend and East Tennessee has a lot of events going on. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cheer, and at least one is going to teach you how to make a hobbit hole. We take a look at all of that in this week's 10 About Town.

This Sunday is Veteran's Day, a time to honor the brave men and women who have protected our freedom. You can start your celebration Friday at the 2012 Veteran's Day Parade. Bring your red, white and blue to Gay Street. The parade starts at 10:30 am or you can watch on 10News2 or wbir.com.  For more information on Veteran's Day events go to www.knoxville/events.org

If you like laughs and boats, you're in luck. This Friday, The Star of Knoxville Riverboat will be hosting the finals for the 2012 Rocky Top Comedy Contest. Watch local comedians compete for your amusement. You must be 18 or older to attend. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

I'm dubbing this the BATTLE of the CATS and DOG! Newcomer to the SEC, Missouri, gets its first taste of Neyland Stadium this Saturday when the Mizzou Tigers take on Smoky and the Vols. It's the first ever meeting between the two teams. If you can't make it to the game, you can watch kick off at 12:21 pm on the SEC Network.

The Knoxville Zoo is teaming up with Mission of Hope to help over 17,000 hungry children and their families this Christmas. Show up this Saturday and Sunday with at least two cans of non-perishable food and admission is free.

Let's face it, some woodland creatures aren't content with the average bird house or feral domicile. Fear not, for the Ijams Nature Center is hosting its 2nd annual Fall Fairy House Festival. For just $10, you will be able to build a fairy house, gnome home or hobbit hole. Construction begins at 1pm this Saturday.

The 19th annual Buddy's Race Against Cancer 5k is Sunday at World's Fair Park. Last year, close to 5500 participants raised over $476,000 for The Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Registration is at 1pm, race begins at 3.

When driving through Sevierville, you may notice a few extra twinkling lights. Smoky Mountain Winterfest is here. Enjoy sites like Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium. The half mile long tour offers a whimsical take on the 12 days of Christmas. Proceeds go to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

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