Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Knox Heritage: For the Love of Mickey: A Special Valentine's Tea

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

Benefiting the establishment of "Mickey's Cutting Garden" at Historic Westwood

This special afternoon tea will benefit the creation of “Mickey’s Cutting Garden” on the grounds of Historic Westwood. Mickey Mallonee was a Knox Heritage board member, Director of Events for Historic Westwood, exceptional volunteer, and special friend to many. She loved Historic Westwood and several of her closest friends would like to honor her memory and legacy by establishing a cutting garden that will keep fresh flowers in the historic home throughout the year, a special touch for which she was known.

Mickey’s birthday was February 8, so it’s the perfect time of year to do something she enjoyed so much – host an elegant affair! Proceeds from the afternoon tea will benefit the garden, a beautiful place that will be part of Historic Westwood for years to come.

Seating is limited to 50 guests. $75 per person.

Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008, http://knoxheritage.org/event/for-the-love-of-mickey-a-special-valentines-tea/

Southern Belles Closet - 2019 Seasonal Pop-Up Consignment Event

  • February 1, 2019 — February 23, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

This is a Seasonal Consignment Event where gals sell their gowns. Specializing in wedding gowns, prom and pageant dresses, and formal attire. Not to mention flower girl and mother of the bride outfits. New this season – 1980s/vintage wear and cruise wear. On location seamstress services available to make almost any dress “the one”. Popular designer/name brands, many new with tags.

At 146 N. Forest Park Blvd., Knoxville 37919 (Between Earth Fare and Ace Hardware in Bearden)

When: Friday, Saturdays and Sundays
Hours: noon-7 p.m. Fridays Feb 1, 8, 15;
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays Feb. 2, 9, 16;
1-5 p.m. Sundays Feb. 3, 10, 17. Also open noon-6 p.m. Feb. 18 (Student holiday)

Half-price days: noon-7 p.m. Fri. Feb. 22 and 11-4 p.m. Sat. Feb. 23

Unsold dresses are usually donated to a local charity.

More: knoxvillesbc@gmail.com, 865-909-7465, http://www.southernbellescloset.com/

Contemplative Movement Class

  • November 18, 2018 — December 31, 2019

Category: Dance and Festivals & special events

Sundays from 1:30-3pm @ Breezeway Yoga Studio

In contemplative movement we explore the relationship between the visible body and the unseen energy that animates the body. Specifically, we focus on two key aspects of practice:
- How our energy moves through the body so we can determine where it flows freely, where it's obstructed & to understand why.
- And how to sustain our capacity to remain open when our habitual patterns cause us to block the free flow of energy through our bodies.

To achieve this, we work with both active and passive movement elements, holding some poses for longer periods and others for shorter periods connected by flowing movement linked with the breath. During practice we document what we learn which supports our ability to anchor our awareness as a witness to our experience, rather than the conditioned minds response which is identified with our experience. When students become skilled at centering their awareness through the lens of the witness they no longer judge their experience nor seek to perform or perfect the poses. Instead, their minds become free to explore the present moment, including their bodies, exactly as it is and to know themselves beyond the limitations that the conditioned mind habitually places on them.

If you feel limited in anyway -- in your body, mind or emotions -- this practice will support you in developing a conscious and aware relationship to the witness so that you can remain open to the life that longs to be lived through you, free of the expectations, judgments or demands of the conditioned mind.

No experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore living your life beyond the current limitations you've placed on yourself. Class starts at 1:30, arrive early to get set up and bring a notebook and pen to document what you learn. Drop-ins $15/ 10 Class Studio Pass $120. https://breezewayyoga.com/event/process-based-contemplative-movement/

Knoxville History Project: Upcoming Events

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Lectures and Literature & readings

We have so many programs and events that we are involved in, here’s a quick look at what’s coming up this week and beyond:

Monthly Maple Hall Talk
Featuring Stephanie Slater
February 21st at 6:30pm

Rose Glen Literary Festival (Sevierville)
February 23rd, 9:00am - 3:00pm

First Friday at Visit Knoxville
March 1st, 5:00pm

KHP Annual Luncheon
April 18th at 11:30am

For more information on upcoming events, visit http://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/events/

Ijams Nature Center: Events

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Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

FREE Saturday Creature Feature
January 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

FREE Saturday Creature Feature
February 2 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

HIKING CLUB: February Hike
February 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45.00 – $75.00
ADULTS AGES 18+ The Ijams Hiking Club meets the first Saturday of each month and provides a way for hikers with moderate experience to safely enjoy the 1,000 forested acres of the Urban Wilderness with Ijams naturalists. Hike a different trail each month while enjoying the amazing nature surrounding you in whatever way you wish. Head to the front to make good time with the hiking guide, enjoy a slower pace with an Ijams naturalist to learn about plants and…

FREE Guided Trail Walk
February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
ALL AGES On the first Saturday of each month Ijams offers a FREE guided trail walk. The walk leaves from the Visitor Center after the 10 a.m. Creature Feature. Each walk is guided by a naturalist who can answer your questions about what you are seeing, ongoing projects, future programs, and more. This is a perfect way to get to know more about Ijams Nature Center. Please bring weather appropriate clothing and water. Trails are dirt with some elevation changes…

FREE Saturday Creature Feature
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

BIRDS-N-BAGELS: Birds of Prey
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$10.00
FOR AGES 14 AND UP Red-Tail Hawk Flying in a Blue Sky Designed for adults and older children, Birds-n-Bagels provides a fun and light-hearted look at the avian world while enjoying delicious bagels from local Paysan Bakery! This month we start preparing for the spring hawk migration. Together we will learn how to look at birds of prey to find common field markings, flight patterns, behaviors, and more. We will use feathers, skulls, and live birds to get a better…

SPECIAL EVENT: Love Stinks Poetry Slam
February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5.00
Join Ijams Nature Center and the Knoxville Poetry Slam for a night of haiku, poems, sonnets, and more about how much you love LOVE or love to hate it! This event features an open mic for poets who wish to share their work and a poetry slam so you can bring out your best work for all to hear. Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the social hour; the mic officially opens at 8.…

FREE Saturday Creature Feature
February 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org