Calendar of Events
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Bijou Theatre: BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
2 NIGHTS! | APRIL 20 & 21, 2021 | 7PM
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival returns to the Bijou for two nights of unique programming celebrating amazing achievements in outdoor storytelling and filmmaking worldwide on April 20 and 21! A limited amount of tickets are available for each night featuring carefully selected, award-winning films and audience favorites from around the world.
Ijams Hallway Gallery Presents: Lori Paul
Lori Paul is an East Tennessee mixed media artist who works with found and recycled items, mostly stones and bits of nature to make her wonderful, whimsical creations. See her work in the Ijams Hallway Gallery in April!
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
Zoo Knoxville: Clayton Family Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Campus OPEN
We’ve opened our new Clayton Family Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Campus.
We Dare You to Enter! The new, state-of-the-art Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Campus is ready for you! Come explore 12,000 square feet of rare, venomous, beautiful and mysterious snakes, tortoises, frogs, and Cuban crocs. You might see Joe the sloth overhead, too!
The ARC is our commitment to animal conservation, where we will protect 85 species—38 of which are endangered. We can’t wait for you to experience this and help our mission of saving animals from extinction.
Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org
Dogwood Arts: Trails & Open Gardens
Knoxville’s iconic dogwood trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 85 miles in 12 neighborhoods throughout the city. Take a drive, a walk, or a bike ride and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of our region!
2021 FEATURED TRAIL: HOLSTON HILLS
Established in 1956, the Holston Hills Dogwood Trail is located in an architecturally diverse neighborhood that offers sweeping views of the Holston River alongside panoramic vistas of the rolling East Tennessee hills. Here you will find an eclectic and historic mix of estates, cottages, and ranch homes which were built between 1920 and 1960. Beautiful lots in this neighborhood tend to be situated on big, rolling hills with old growth trees and an abundance of spring flowering dogwoods.
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com
Oak Ridge Art Center: Spring Fundraiser
Join Us for our Spring Fundraiser and Add Beauty to Your Home and Garden!
We know a number of you like to garden and we could not resist this new fundraiser. Flower Power is giving us 50% of your order price now through April 30th, if you order anything with them through our link http://ORAC.fpfundraising.com.
This comes just in time for the Spring planting season and the end of the last frost. Orders will begin shipping at the end of March so you will have them to work in as the season progresses. Orders ship safely and directly to your doorstep so you can garden without running to the store. Please check out the link and feel free to share it with your friends!
Once planted and blooming we would love to see photos of your beautiful landscape art too. This is a great opportunity to support your local non-profit Art Center without having to leave your home.
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org
Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Farragut’s unique history while strolling through the heart of town. Pick up a Farragut History Walk map from the brochure holder on the Heritage Trail sign located at the turnaround at Founders Park at Campbell Station and learn more about the town’s interesting past. A PDF version of the map is available at www.visitfarragut.org/plan-a-visit-farragut.
The walk includes four educational sites: the Heritage Trail with interpretive signage at Founders Park, the Campbell Station Inn and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, the Farragut Museum/Admiral Farragut Plaza and Pleasant Forest Cemetery. (Keep in mind that the Farragut Museum is currently open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.)
Parking along the trail is available at Founders Park, the Farragut Community Center or Farragut Town Hall.
Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.
865.966.7057 or www.townoffarragut.org
Volunteer Princess: Tennessee River Cruises
Experience an unparalleled view of Knoxville during our public cruises! Enjoy a delightful lunch, brunch, or dinner cruise. We offer a range of public cruises for your friends and family on Knoxville’s only luxury yacht! From sunset dinner cruises to sailgates in Big Orange Country, Volunteer Princess Cruises is truly special for any event. Browse through our cruise offerings below to begin your jaunt along Knoxville, Tennessee’s beautiful riverfront!
Tennessee Riverboat Company: Star of Knoxville
Create some memories on our authentic paddlewheeler - the Star of Knoxville. We offer a variety of lunch and dinner cruises along with sightseeing-only tickets.
This authentic paddlewheeler is United States Coast Guard approved for 235 passengers. The main deck seats 144 passengers and is fully enclosed, air conditioned, and heated for year round comfort. The vessel is equipped with two (2) bars, a dance floor, band stage, and is exquisitely decorated for the most elegant dinner and entertainment available. From black tie events like weddings and receptions to a casual event like a football charter the atmosphere is right for any occasion.