Regional Calendar of Events

**Not all events are BCDP events

Tuesday Sept. 1 – at 6pm – East TN Mom’s Demand Action (gun sense group) planning and social meeting at Bearden Beer Market 4254 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919  for info call  (865) 851-8922 — Be SMART Viewing Party & Membership Meeting  -Moms Demand Action has created the “Be SMART” campaign to educate the public about responsible gun ownership and to prevent child gun deaths. Join us for this event and get to know others in our area who share your views.

Tuesday September 1  at  7-8 pm Tennessee Justice Center is sponsoring an event to discuss the economic impact of failure to pass Insure Tennessee –  at Concord United Methodist Church,  11020 Roane Drive  Farragut.  Insure Tennessee would have provided a means for hundreds of thousands of low income Tennesseans to access health insurance.  State Senator Richard Briggs will be one of the speakers.  He is one of two Republican Senators who voted in favor of Insure Tennessee when it was considered by a legislative committee.  Plan to come and bring your friends.   We hope media will be present; and, if so, a sizable attendance will influence coverage. Distribute the attached flier to others who might attend.

Thursday Sept. 3  at 6:30pm –  Sept PFLAG Potluck Celebration – Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee.  The group is working to acquire space for a clothing closet to serve trans men and women. If you have clean, stylish clothing (and accessories) donations, we will be accepting them at our potluck.


Friday Sept. 4 – 11:30am – BCDP  1st Friday lunch at Southland Books at the round-about Maryville.

Sat. Sept. 5 – 11am Blount co. Women’s club. at Southland Books.

E. T. Labor Day Picnic.  Democratic Party Visibility Campaign – Monday Sept. 7, 2015 – Roane County Democratic Party – at Noon – 3:30pm – Roane County Park shelter 2 (3515 Roane St. Hwy -Hwy 70- Harriman,TN)– $12 tickets,  kids under 12 free.  Speakers will be Mary Mancini and Terry Adams. Entertainment: Todd Sharp and Terry Adams.  Also Ripley the Donkey. Food, Music, Prizes.

Thursday Sept. 10 – 6:30pm – Blount County Democratic Party – monthly meeting at Blount County Library in the Dorothy Herron meeting room.

Knox Dems Truman Day will be celebrated on Friday, September 11 at 6:30 pm at the Foundry at World’s Fair Park. This year’s keynote speaker is former California State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.  Ammiano is a human and civil rights leader and organizer and protege of the late Harvey Milk.  Click HERE for more information on Truman Day 2015! Join the Knox County Democratic Party in celebrating Truman Day 2015 with our keynote speaker, Tom Ammiano.  Tom Ammiano is a former California state assemblyman, organizer for human and civil rights, and a protege of the late Harvey Milk.  Tickets are $60 per person and include a sit down dinner.  A table of ten can be purchased for $600. Tickets can also be purchased by check. Checks can be made out to the Knox County Democratic party and mailed to “the Knox County Democratic Party, 311 Morgan Street, Knoxville, TN  37917.” For more information, email or call KCDP Chair Cameron Brooks at 865-387-4408.  ttp://

 Fri. Sept. 18 – at 5pm – BCDP 3rd Friday gathering. Meet at Southland Books at the round-about Maryville.
Fri. Sept. 18 – 5:30pm – Loudon Dems Picnic. – at Lenior City Park.  Bring a dish.  Hotdogs will be provided and served.  Tea and Lemonade – utensils, condiments and ice also provided by LCDP.

Saturday Sept. 19 – at 6pm central – Putnam County Dems 5th Annual Kennedy Dinner – “Fired up! Ready to go!” The event will be held at Nick’s Restaurant on 895 S. Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville.  The keynote speaker will be newly elected TN Democratic Party Chair, Mary Mancini. Previous Executive Director of Tennessee Citizen Action. All of the announced candidates for the upcoming March 2016 primary have also been invited.  The evening will also include dinner with desserts, a cash bar, and a silent auction of JFK and Democratic Party memorabilia. Tickets are $35 prior to August 15th and $40 after August 15th. This year’s dinner options are prime rib with baked potato, Cajun salmon Caesar salad, and pasta Alfredo with broccoli. RSVP by ordering your tickets below, or by contacting any PCDP officer or committee member!!

Monday Sept. 21 –  5pm – BBQ for Bernie – UT Botanical Garden Knoxville   –catered BBQ benefit for for Bernie Sanders organized by Vols4Bernie. $20.00 donation, all proceeds will be donated immediately to Bernie Sanders Campaign. Arrive at 5, dinner at 6, music by: Dixieghost and The Merry Jaynz -plus a speaker to be announced. Due to the nature of this event, please bring with you a chair or blanket for your comfort.  Utensils, trash/recycling, and food will be provided by Archers BBQ and Vols4Bernie. There  will have a firm RSVP limit at the discretion of the University, this and parking will be determined very soon.  email

Monroe County Dems  – October 17  – Founders Day dinner.

Jefferson county Dems —  Bean Supper on October 22

Anderson County Dems – Thursday  November 12  – Rep. Craig Fitzhugh from Ripley, TN –  Anderson County regular meeting.


Other Regular meetings in the area
Knox Dems – 1st Friday gatherings – Knox Dem – Location to be announced each month, a different location in the 9 Districts.

Loudon County Dems meet 3rd Thursday of the month.
Sevier County Dems –  Blue Monday gathering every  3rd Monday of the month

Monroe County Dems meet  2nd Thursday of the month at Bert’s Hometown Grill in Madisonville at the intersection of 411 and Tellico Street at 5:30 pm.   Saturday Breakfast Social every Saturday at 9

The Monroe County Democratic Women’s Club meets at Bert’s Hometown Grill in Madisonville at the intersection of 411 and Tellico Street at 6:00 pm after gathering for dinner at 5:00 pm.

Sevier County Democratic Party –  3rd Mondays – Blue Monday gatherings.

Jefferson County Dems – Dining with Democrats –  1st Fridays.