Calendar of Events

Monday, March 19, 2018

Nourish Knoxville: CSA Fair

  • March 19, 2018
  • 3:00-6:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Mark your calendars for a CSA Fair on March 19, 3 to 6pm, at Whole Foods Knoxville!

Meet farmers face-to-face and learn about the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that's right for you! Visitors to the CSA Fair can compare and sign up on the spot or take home a CSA comparison of all CSAs delivering in Knox County and decide later. Workplace groups and corporate wellness program administrators are encouraged to attend and talk to farmers about delivery directly to their office!

This event is free and open to the public.
March 19, 3:00 to 6:00PM, at Whole Foods Knoxville, 6730 Papermill Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919.
Nourish Knoxville: 865-805-8687,

Whole Foods Market: Community Supported Agriculture Fair

  • March 19, 2018
  • 3:00-6:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Science & nature

CSA Fair, Monday, March 19th, 3pm-6pm at Whole Foods Market, 6730 Papermill Dr NW, Knoxville.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. You might have heard the term before - lots of farms in East Tennessee offer CSAs. CSA subscribers purchase a "share" of a farm, receiving a portion of the farm's products at designated times throughout the year. The most common CSA share is a weekly box of seasonal produce, but could take many other forms, including a monthly meat share, bi-weekly egg share, weekly cut-flower share, or herbal remedy share. According to Slow Food USA, the idea of CSAs began in Japan in the 1970s when a few families concerned about pesticide usage on their food decided to cooperate with local farmers for pre-arranged, pre-paid produce delivery. The first American CSA program started in 1986, and CSAs have been growing in popularity here ever since! When you buy a CSA, you're investing in the farm - and you're providing the farmer with income when they need it the most.

Not sure which CSA is right for you? We're co-hosting a CSA Fair with the Knox County Health Department, so you can come meet farmers face-to-face and compare CSA options!

There will be a variety of CSAs to choose from, including those offered by:
Abbey Fields Farm, Garden Delivery CSA, Sustainable Harvest Farm, A Place of the Heart, Care of the Earth Community Farm, Crooked Road Farm, David Lay Farms, UT Vol-Supported Agriculture, Lacewing Farms, Terraced Garden Farm.

Monday, March 19th, 3pm-6pm, Whole Foods Market - 6730 Papermill Dr NW, Knoxville.

Dragon Lights Festival

  • March 16, 2018 — April 22, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Kids & family

Dragon Lights, Knoxville’s first-ever Chinese lantern festival, will take place at Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center and will be open every night from 5:30pm until 10:00pm.

Featuring over 40 larger-than-life lantern displays, Dragon Lights is the largest Chinese lantern festival in the Eastern Unites States. Thousands of sculptural and light components make this event a true visual treat. Dozens of Chinese artisans travel the world to keep this century-old tradition alive, and they will be constructing the displays on site at Chilhowee as the festival draws near. Dragon Lights also will feature performances by Chinese acrobats and Chinese folk art demonstrations, as well as children's activities.

Don't miss this unique experience. Tickets ($16 per adult, or $10 for children) are on sale now. Call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Civic Coliseum Box Office. (Group tickets for 15 or more are only available at the Coliseum Box Office, 865-215-8999.)

McClung Museum: Museum Store Spring Sale

Category: Festivals & special events

McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture announces the Museum Store Spring Sale March 15 through March 31.

Shake off winter and enjoy blooming flowers with handmade garden art by local artisans, seeds, and beautiful botanical items in the Museum Store’s Spring Sale.

UT Students and Museum Members always enjoy 10% off all purchases, and all Store proceeds benefit the museum’s free educational programming.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144,

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Work by Max Robinson, Melissa Everett and Coral Turner

  • March 4, 2018 — April 29, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Paintings by Max Robinson, patchwork fabric art by Melissa Everett and screen painted fabrics and embroidery by Coral Turner.

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 9-4. Info: (865) 584-3957 or

Union Ave Books: Upcoming events

  • January 1, 2017 — December 31, 2018

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

Upcoming events:

Wednesday, March 21st at 6pm The Southern Writers Book Group discusses The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Tuesday, March 27th at 6 pm Book signing with Victoria Price reading from her new book The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self

Wednesday, March 28th at noon The Bookaholics Reading Group discusses Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Saturday, April 14th at 2 pm Book signing with children’s author Lucy Brenam reading from her new children’s picture book, Roof Octopus.

Wednesday, April 18th at 6 pm The Southern Writer’s Book Group discusses Over the Plain Houses by Julia Franks

Saturday, April 21st at noon Book signing with Austin L. Church reading from his new children’s picture book, Grabbling.

Sunday, April 22nd at 2 pm Book signing with Larry Burk reading from his new book Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer

Wednesday, April 25th at noon The Bookaholics Reading Group discusses This is a Story of a Happy Marriage

Saturday, April 28th 1-3 pm Book signings with J.R. and Lin Stepp authors of Discovering Tennessee State Parks and Lin Stepp’s new Smoky Mountain Novel, Lost Inheritance

Saturday, May 5th 2 pm Book signing with Kaitlyn Sage Patterson reading from her new YA novel The Diminshed.

Wednesday, May 16th at 6 pm The Southern Literature Book Group discusses Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharon McCrumb

Thursday, May 17th at 6 pm Book signing with Ashley English talking about her newest cookbook, Southern From Scratch.

Wednesday, May 30th at noon The Bookaholics Reading Group discusses The Muse by Jessie Burton

All events are free and open to the public. UNION AVE BOOKS, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,

Ijams Nature Center: Events


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

March 09, 2018 TASTE OF NATURE: Brews and Barred Owls- SOLD OUT
March 10, 2018 BIRDS AND BISCUITS: Birds of Prey
March 10, 2018 NATURE AT NIGHT: Owl Prowl
March 11, 2018 FAMILY ADVENTURE SUNDAYS: Spring Salamander Search
March 12, 2018 - March 16, 2018 IJAMS Spring Break Camp
March 16, 2018 NATURE AT NIGHT: Sunset Stroll
March 17, 2018 BIRD-ABOUTS: Birds of Prey at Seven Islands State Birding Park
March 17, 2018 IJAMS WILD FAMILIES: Wagging Walk
March 18, 2018 SERENITY SEEKERS: Sahaja Yoga Meditation Workshop
March 18, 2018 SCIENCE CAFÉ: Brown-headed Cowbirds
March 24, 2018 NATURE NUGGETS: Magical Muddiness
March 24, 2018 SERENITY SEEKERS: Sahaja Yoga Meditation Workshop
March 24, 2018 IJAMS WILD FAMILIES: Family Frog Hike

More events at 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,