Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 18, 2018

James White's Fort: HearthScares Tours 2018

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Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

October 18, 19, 22, 23, 29, 30 -- 7-9 PM
TICKETS AVAILABLE at https://www.jameswhitesfort.org/jwf-halloween-bash/

Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours, which last approximately two hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. The tour will be about one and a half miles in length. All tours begin and end at James White’s Fort located at the intersection of Hill Avenue and Hall of Fame Drive. Ample free parking is available for tour participants at the Fort.
RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW BEFORE THE GHOSTS AND GOBLINS DO!

James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-525-6514, www.jameswhitefort.org

Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Oct 11-14, Oct 18-21, Oct 25-28
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. each evening

BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition for 32 years, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo. Each night of BOO! at the Zoo will have a variety of entertainment.

New This Year! We are offering combo ticket good for general zoo admission AND BOO! admission for $25.95 for ages 4 and up. Please note these tickets are available only on Saturdays.

Back by Popular Demand: Zoo Knoxville Annual Passholder Only Night! Thursday, October 11th is a special night exclusively for Zoo Knoxville Annual Passholders and Circle of Friends members as a thank you for supporting our mission throughout the year. (Please note: Tickets still have to be purchased for this night. Click on the Buy Passholder Tickets Now button below.)

$9 per person Thurs, Fri and Sun; $10 per person Saturday; Children under 4 admitted free
Free parking
$8 Zoo Knoxville Annual Passholders and U.S. Cellular customers

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Zoo Knoxville: BOO at the ZOO Bedtime with the Beasts!

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Bring your group to Boo at the Zoo and spend the night, too! Schedule a special night by getting VIP entry into Boo at the Zoo and then afterwards have an overnight educational adventure, exploring the zoo with our guides. Boo at the Zoo Bedtime programs include admission to Boo at the Zoo, educational activities and tours of the zoo, encounters with our animal ambassadors, a private keeper chat, breakfast, and admission to the zoo the next morning.

Offered by reservation only. For ages 6 and up.
Available only October 11th – 14th, 18th – 21st and 25th – 28th.
$55 per person (includes Boo at the Zoo admission and zoo admission the next morning)
For more information or to request a reservation contact us at zkcommunity@zooknoxville.org.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Lawson McGhee Library: 20 Years of Harry Potter Magic

  • October 1, 2018 — October 29, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Kids & family

All Month at Halls & Burlington Branch Libraries

Calling all muggles and wizards! The Knox County Public Library celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter magic with an array of special Harry Potter-themed events. Be a part of Camp Hogwarts at Halls or join the muggles at Burlington for some wicked wizardry for all ages the entire month of October.

Camp Hogwarts @ Halls Branch

A History of Magic
Monday, Oct. 1 | 6 PM
Literary discussion and trivia night for adults!

Care of Magical Creatures
Thursday, Oct. 4 | 4 PM
(K & up) Ijams Nature Center will lead a "Magical Creatures" program. Registration required. Call 922-2552.

Creatorspace: Wandmaking 101
Tuesday, Oct. 9 | 4 PM
(10 & up) Introduction to wandmaking. We'll also have snacks. Registration required. Call 922-2552.

Tri-Wizard Trivia Tournament and Costume Ball
Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 6 PM
(10 & up) Wear your most fabulous Halloween regalia! Halloween snacks and prizes will abound.

Harry Potter Lego Club
Saturday, Oct. 27 | 3 PM
(K & up) Harry-themed LEGO play.

Harry Potter Party
Monday, Oct. 29 | 4 PM
(All Ages) Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and enjoy crafts and snacks!

Magic for Muggles @ Burlington Branch

Harry Potter Game Night
Thursday, Oct. 18 | 5:30 - 7:45 PM
Join us for a special edition of Burlington Game Night featuring Harry Potter games. Bring your wizard friends!

Harry Potter Adult Coloring
Monday, Oct. 22 | 5:30 - 7:45 PM
You're never too old to color! Burlington has the best coloring books around, from nature to Harry Potter.

Harry Potter Party: 20 Years of Magic
Monday, Oct. 29 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Put on your wizard robes for a Harry Potter extravaganza celebrating 20 years of magic! Prizes awarded for best costumes. For witches & wizards of all ages. To register, call 525-5431.

www.knoxlib.org

Ijams Nature Center: Events

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

October 19, 2018 SPECIAL EVENT: A Spooky Night of Slammin' Under the Stars
October 19, 2018 NIGHT HIKE: Owl Prowl
October 20, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
October 20, 2018 NATURE EXPLORERS: Nature Mythbusters
October 23, 2018 NATURE NUGGETS: Creepy Crawlies
October 26, 2018 TASTE OF NATURE: Cider and Spiders
October 27, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
October 27, 2018 HALLOWEEN EVENT: Ijams Prison Break!
November 03, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
November 03, 2018 FREE Guided Trail Walk
November 10, 2018 MEMBERS ONLY: Hike at Courthouse Rock
November 10, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
November 10, 2018 IJAMS OUT AND ABOUT: Bug Safari at Mayor Bob Leonard Park
November 10, 2018 IJAMS PADDLING ADVENTURES: Nature of the Tennessee River

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