Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

UT Humanities Center: Public Books Circle - Wanderlust: A History of Walking

  • March 3, 2021

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Literature, reading, writing

A public reading and discussion group

Wednesday, March 3
Matthew Brauer, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, MFLL
Wanderlust: A History of Walking
by Rebecca Solnit

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Would you like to attend a terrific book discussion led by a UT expert without leaving your home? The UT Humanities Center now offers a free public book discussion online! Students, faculty, and members of the public are all welcome. With the support of Union Avenue Books, an independent bookstore, we will help you to keep reading and learning at all stages and walks of life.

On the day of the discussion, you can join a University of Tennessee faculty member in an online book discussion via Zoom. Our UT faculty read widely and deeply into perspectives ranging from the ancients to the moderns, from work in ancient archeology to contemporary poetry, new economic theory, and media studies. Join us to hear an expert in the field talk about the major ideas of a text that you have read, and engage in an enlightening discussion! Learn more: https://uthumanitiesctr.utk.edu/public/reading.php

First Presbyterian Church: Urban Renewal/ Urban Removal with Jack Neely

  • March 3, 2021

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

Jack Neely Speaks during Matthew 25 Lenten Teaching Series on March 3rd
Free · Online Event
Wednesday at 6:30 PM EST

On March 3, longtime journalist and Knoxville historian Jack Neely will speak at 6:30 p.m. about the Urban Renewal/ Urban Removal for the Coliseum and James White Parkway that damaged the Black business district and so many Black neighborhoods, and suggestions for what we can do to participate in Urban renewal. To get the Zoom link for this event, please send a Facebook message to the First Presbyterian Church Facebook page or communications@fpcknox.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/448227486601989

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: March Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

Tue Mar 2, 10-12: Smorgasbord Class: Oil & Acrylic Painting with Debbie Toney. $20
Fri Mar 5, 5-7: Fun Friday Art Reception celebrating Debbie Toney
Tue Mar 16, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting
Thu Mar 18, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry class, “Pleasingly Purple Bracelet,” with George Gallant, $55 + $20

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

UT School of Art: Viscosity: Women of Print

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

An exhibition featuring work by 25 contemporary women printmakers, opens Monday, March 1, in the Printmaking Showcase Gallery.

The theme of viscosity, flexibility, and fluidity of ink used in printmaking serves as the organizing principle for the portfolio. Dynamic viscosity, by definition, is the sheer stress and sheer rate of a fluid material. The push and pull of ink under pressure can result in the pulling of a perfect film of color and texture. However, the wrong body of ink can result in tearing, push, or saltiness of the color field and render the print an unsuccessful. Constant trial and error of different additives to the ink body can and will be made. It is only after failure, success, and time, do printers, begin to understand how the ink body will react under the pressure of the printing press.

The exhibition encompasses a variety of printmaking media, and includes work by alumnae Ericka Walker (MFA ‘10), associate professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art University and Deb Chaney (BFA ‘01) a Tamarind Master Printer based in Brooklyn, New York and Paris, France.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the Art + Architecture Building outside the print shop, room 241. The exhibition is on view through Friday, April 30.

Art and Architecture Building, Outside of room 241
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
https://calendar.utk.edu/event/viscosity_women_of_print#.YDPza-hKjct

Ijams Nature Center: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event

Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Ijams Take Action!: Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet is back, and it’s bigger than ever! Throughout 2021, you’ll find workshops, recycling events, and more to help you make a difference in the world.

March 1-31
Help Creatures Great and Small: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event
Licensed wildlife rehabilitators work 24/7 to help injured or orphaned animals heal, grow and hopefully be released back into the wild. Help them accomplish this important work during this collection event!

https://www.ijams.org/wildlife-rehab-collection

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org

Nourish Knoxville: Winter-ish Warmer

  • March 1, 2021 — March 27, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers, Health, wellness and Science, nature

This year's Winter Warmer will be a little later than in the past. Not quite spring, but Winter.....ish.
Some of your favorite things from our annual fundraiser are still happening: a delicious locally-sourced meal and a silent auction, plus a Good Sport Box in collaboration with The Central Collective!

How it Works:
Register at https://www.betterunite.com/NourishKnoxvilleInc-winter-ishwarmer2021
Purchase your meals and/or your Good Sport Boxes
Tune back in on March 19 - 26 to bid on silent auction items
Pick up all your treasures on March 27 between 1-4 pm at Real Good Kitchen

Each course will be lovingly prepared and packaged, and ready for you to put the finishing touches on at home and enjoy at your leisure! Omnivore and Vegan options are available. The Vegan meal option is also gluten-free, excluding the dessert. Email info@nourishknoxville.org to request a GF dessert option.

Starter by Jenna Baker of Cook to Be Well
Main course by Matt Gallaher of Knox Mason/Emilia*
*Vegan main prepared by Jenna Baker
Dessert by Emily Williams and Laurence Faber of Lesser Babka

The Good Sport Box is the brainchild of The Central Collective owners Shawn Poynter and Dale Mackey, and was created in March 2020 as a way to stay connected with our community, support local makers, and help sustain their business in a time when owning a community event venue is especially challenging. Built on the success of their Good Sport events, in which people bought tickets to an unspecified event, the GSB is a curated collection of items by local makers, sort of an adult grab bag! We're excited to collaborate with The Central Collective on this Local Food Edition, compiling a mystery box of local foods, and a few food-adjacent crafts that you can add on to your meal or purchase as a stand along item as a part of Winter-ish Warmer! Each box will be different, so get one or more! Some of the items are made by fine local businesses such as Lirio Chocolate, All-Sum Foods, and McQueen Pottery, to name a few!

Appalachian Mountain Bike Club: Spring Checkpoint Ride

  • March 1, 2021 — March 21, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Can you make it to all 20 checkpoints? What will be more difficult…riding or decoding the clues? Time will tell!

Join us for our Spring Checkpoint Ride! We’ll be celebrating the coming of longer days, drier trails, and the 4th trip around the sun for our presenting sponsor and longtime supporter SoKno Taco Cantina! The ride will celebrate our spring riding opportunities both on and off trail, explore new destinations over the course of 3 weeks in this COVID friendly fundraiser for AMBC. We’re dedicated to educating trail users as well as building and maintaining the trails here Knoxville.

Passport Pickup and ON SITE registration @ SoKno Taco – March 1st – March 21st
Open Daily from 11am – 11pm
Don’t want to go inside? No worries – Order some tacos and margs to-go and add on a passport!

For just 10 Bucks you get:
Passport containing clues for 20 checkpoints
The chance to win great prizes
5+ checkpoint stamps = 1 entry into the Prize Giveaway
10+ checkpoint stamps = 3 entries into the Prize Giveaway
ALL 20 checkpoint stamps = 5 entries into the Prize Giveaway
3 weeks of fun in March

https://ambcknox.org/spring-checkpoint-ride-march-1st-march-21st-2021-presented-by-sokno-taco/

Ewing Gallery: 74th Annual Student Art Competition Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

On display in the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture March 1 - 10
Featuring work by UT students

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

Knox County Schools Career Expo

  • March 1, 2021 — March 5, 2021

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

Knox County Schools is hosting a virtual Career Expo for all 8th grade students March 1-5, 2021. Don't miss this opportunity to start building your talent pipeline!

Along with Knox County Schools, Knoxville Chamber, and Junior Achievement, Knox Education Foundation is pleased to sponsor this event supporting student exposure and awareness of a wide cross section of industry opportunities.

League of American Bicyclists: 21st annual National Bike Summit

  • February 28, 2021 — March 3, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Health, wellness

The League of American Bicyclists' 21st annual National Bike Summit will be held virtually this year, February 28 - March 3. Virtual presentations on biking and other related topics will take place February 28 - March 2. Wednesday, March 3 is Lobby Day, a time for Summit bicycling advocates from across the nation to discuss upcoming federal transportation legislation with their Congressional members and staff.

During the Summit, the League provides all participants with education on proposed legislation along with messaging and specific asks that are priorities for biking and walking constituencies. The 2021 transportation legislation will determine policies and funding for the next 2-3 years that have significant impacts on safe and accessible biking and walking. This is an opportunity to learn about how federal legislation impacts us locally and voice your support for bills that improve biking and walking.

This all leads up to Lobby Day on March 3, which gives Summit participants the opportunity to meet virtually with their Senators and Representatives to advocate for biking and walking. To help further prepare participants for this conversation, Bike Walk Tennessee will be hosting a virtual training (date and time to be determined). Once you have registered for the Summit, Bike Walk Tennessee Board Chair Dr. Caroline Cooley will follow up with details about the additional training.

Register to attend the 2021 National Bike Summit today! https://whova.com/portal/registration/natio2_202102/

Ijams Nature Center: Virtual Weed Wrangle

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

(All Ages) From Feb. 27 through March 27, backyards, parks, roadsides, and other green spaces in Knoxville have the potential to be part of Weed Wrangle Knoxville and you'll get to lead the effort because this year's event is VIRTUAL! You can pick your own spot, pick one at Ijams, or sign up for a public workday at Ijams...anything you do will make a difference in protecting the community's native habitats and wildlife!

Ijams will provide weekly digital guides and information to not only help volunteers identify invasive species but also provide unique and fun challenges! Everyone is invited! Individuals, clubs, Scout troops, churches, and other organizations can get outside and improve their own private land or a public space. (NOTE: If choosing a public space, please first get permission from the City or County to conduct invasive removal.)

Learn more: https://www.ijams.org/weed-wrangle

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org

Volunteer Princess: Tennessee River Cruises

  • February 25, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

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!

https://volunteerprincess.com/

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