Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Old Gray Cemetery: Easter Sunrise Service

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Easter Sunrise Service at Old Gray
St. John's Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 21, 2019
7:00 AM

865-522-1424 or www.oldgraycemetery.org

Knoxville Walking Tours

  • April 19, 2019 — April 22, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – THE EARLY YEARS
APRIL 19, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30
EARLY YEARS
Step back over two centuries and visit Knoxville’s founders as you listen to the stories of the settlement of White’s Fort and establishment of the capital of the Southwest Territory at the headwaters of the Tennessee.
DETAILS:
Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project


KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – KNOXVILLE’S MUSICAL HISTORY
APRIL 20, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Tribal to Techno
Knoxville’s story has always been set to music, from the time when the poetic rhythms of the native Cherokee tribes still echoed in the hills and the ballads of the Scots-Irish settlers were sung around campfires on the riverbanks. Immigrants from all over the world brought new instruments and tunes to enliven the song and East Tennessee became known as a home to musicians of every genre, whether classical, jazz, R&B, rock-n-roll, Americana, or the avant-garde sounds of ska, techno, and whatever’s unveiled at this year’s Big Ears Festival.
Details:
Meet in the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project


KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – THE CIVIL WAR IN KNOXVILLE
APRIL 22, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
A City Divided
It’s been over 150 years since the battle of Knoxville, one of the most sharply divided cities during the civil war. Occupied by both sides with recruiting offices set up on Gay Street on the same day, Knoxville was home to spies, street fights, and family feuds that outlasted the war.
Visit the downtown sites and then get an overview of the battles and fortifications from the observation deck of the Sunsphere.
Details:
Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $25. Children 6-12: $17 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project
http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/

McClung Museum Spring Store Sale

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Category: Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

McClung Museum Spring Store Sale

Enjoy new merchandise and 10 percent off all sales at the McClung Museum Store's annual Spring Sale from April 15 through 21, 2019. Books, jewelry, children's toys, and more!

Museum members receive an additional 10% off all purchases.

Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996
Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

WDVX: Downtown Jam at Blackhorse Brewery

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Music

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1st & 3rd Sunday of each month

Support for WDVX comes from the Blackhorse Brewery on Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville.. Hosting the new WDVX Downtown Jam.. It’s on Sunday afternoon April 7, beginning at three….. Banjos, fiddles, mandolins and guitars all welcome.. This is a great opportunity to meet new musical friends, learn tunes and jam!!

865-544-1029
info@wdvx.com
http://wdvx.com

Blackhorse Brewery Gay Street Pub, 430 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 249-8511 or http://blackhorsebrews.com/knoxville-tennessee/

The Art of Recycling Sculpture Exhibition

  • April 3, 2019 — April 21, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

This free sculpture exhibition celebrating April’s National Recycling Month features original artworks by University of Tennessee Sculpture Program students inspired by and incorporating scrap metal.

Following an unveiling April 3, the exhibition is open to the public on the Clinch Concourse through April 21 during regular Knoxville Convention Center hours.

Location: Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St (865) 522-5669 More Details

The Glowing Body: Karma Month

  • March 31, 2019 — April 30, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

It is time again for our annual KARMA month! In April, nearly ALL of our weekly classes will be donation-based. This is our effort to make a positive impact in the community, and showcase what we do year round at The Glowing Body.

Join us for a Karma Kick-Off party on Sunday, March 31st, featuring TreeTop Coffee Shop, with 10% of their sales going to Harmony Family Center. There will be chair massage by GB therapists, light snacks, merchandise/class pass giveaways, and our usual Sunday Karma classes!

Please tell family, friends, co-workers, neighbors. and anyone else who will listen about Karma Month at Glowing Body!

Glowing Body, 711 Irwin Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-545-4088, https://www.glowingbody.net/karma-month/

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!

KHP Annual Luncheon
Thursday, April 18th at 11:30am

Maple Hall Third Thursday: Author Bob Hutton on UT History
Thursday, April 18th at 6:30pm

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

TAKE ACTION! An Evening With Living Lands & Waters’ Dan Breidenstein
April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
What’s it like to devote your life to cleaning up the planet and live on a barge nine months of the year? How much plastic is in our water? Dan Breidenstein, who serves as Living Lands & Waters' multimedia specialist and leads the LL&W Invasive Species Removal Project and the Adopt-A-Stream Mile Program, is here to tell you. LL&W is in town to lend assistance with the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue thanks to a partnership with Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful, which…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
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.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Take Action! 30th Annual Ijams River Rescue
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Get ready for some good “clean” fun at the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA with support from Lowe's! This popular, community-wide event focuses on up to 50 different cleanup sites along the Tennessee River and its tributaries. Each year, between 600-800 volunteers spend several hours removing tons of trash from these areas. Volunteers may come as individuals or in a group, such as families, friends, corporate teams, scout troops or church groups. Bags and gloves are provided,…

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FREE Guided Trail Walk
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
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…

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SPECIAL EVENT: Mayapple Marketplace 2019
April 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
Spring is on its ways! Though the weather may be a little chilly right now, it’s a great time to start thinking about your gardens for this year! Join Ijams for its annual spring celebration, the Mayapple Marketplace at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, April 7, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This fun-filled event will feature plant nurseries, gardening vendors, local handmade wares from artists and crafters, food trucks and more! So whether you need wonderful plants for your yard, unique…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
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.

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CITIZEN SCIENCE: Salamander Search
April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
$8.00
AGES 10 AND UP Ijams is starting a brand new long-term Citizen Science project to monitor the salamanders of our streams and ponds. Come join project lead Nick Stahlman to learn what salamanders call Ijams home, what Ijams is trying to learn, and how you can help. This Program includes time in the field searching for salamanders and putting our newfound skills to use. LOCATION This Program meets at the Ijams Visitor Center. REGISTRATION This program costs $8 per person.…

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TAKE ACTION! Action Hero Conservation Celebration
April 14
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
FREE
If you’ve participated in any of the activities as part of Take Action! Big and Small Ways You Can Save the Planet, it’s time to party! Celebrate the impact you’ve had on the Earth from March 1-April 14, 2019, with classic British rock from The Beatclub, food truck fare and beer or beverage from the Ijams Beer Garden at this festive low-waste event sponsored by Cherokee Distributing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! If you participated in two or more…

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VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
FOR AGES 18 AND UP Interested in learning about the various volunteer opportunities at Ijams? Volunteers support Ijams in many ways. Whether leading school fieldtrips, answering questions at the information desk, or removing invasive plants around the grounds, volunteers play an important role! Come out for a volunteer orientation to hear a brief history of Ijams, find out more about the various volunteer opportunities, and learn how you can contribute! LOCATION Meet at the Ijams Visitor Center. REGISTRATION Click here…

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NATURE NUGGETS: Egg Hunt
April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
$4.00
FOR CHILDREN AGE 2-4 AND THEIR CAREGIVERS On the third Thursday of each month Nature Nuggets helps preschool aged children and their caregivers become more comfortable in the outdoors through exploration, games, and stories. This month we are going on an egg hunt. Eggs come in all shapes and sizes, and we are going to find them all! We will learn how animals protect their eggs, build nests, and go on a very special egg hunt. Join us as we…

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