Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Learn How to Make a Hat

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

Learn How to Make a Hat w/ Jane Peoples – Remote Class
Saturday March 20 | 1 PM – 4 PM

Can you cast on and knit? Ready to learn new knitting skills? LEARN to KNIT a HAT! Students will learn remotely: how to use circular needles, read a pattern, knit in the round, complete a simple decrease, and bind off. Throughout the workshop, students will have the ability to practice on their own. Time for Q&A will be available throughout the workshop. Jane will contact students with instructions for the workshop. Space is limited to 3 students so sign up early! This class is formatted for students that already have a basic knowledge on how to knit. Workshop leader, Jane Peoples has been knitting for over 20 years. She is passionate about teaching students new knitting skills so they can continue their knitting journey. Member Rate: $35 | Non-Member Rate: $45 | Registration deadline: March 13 | Space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. Face coverings are required.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net

Old Sevier District: EquiKnox Block Party

  • March 20, 2021

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

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1:37 PM EDT

March 20th marks the 2021 Spring Equinox, and what better way to celebrate than to GET OUTDOORS In Old Sevier!? Old Sevier District is walkable and rideable, has Suttree Landing Park, sits close to Ijams Nature Center, and only a 15 minute drive from Cedar Bluff. And just a brisk walk across Gay Street Bridge will get you from Downtown to Old Sevier in no time!
PLUS it is the first Saturday after the time change, which means we have an extra hour of daylight to party!

Businesses in Old Sevier will be celebrating by offering specials, discounts, tours, and all-around fun stuff to the community. Check the "Discussion" tab for details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/240532361055987/

Knoxville Writers’ Guild: Extraordinary Exercises of Imagination

Category: Classes, workshops and Literature, reading, writing

What: Workshop: Exercises of Imagination
$10-30; register before Mar. 18 at www.knoxvillewritersguild.org

When: Saturday, March 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: online via Zoom

Teacher David Dykes will explore the appeal of speculative fiction such as fantasy, ghost stories and science fiction as well as how readers connect to these worlds. This workshop is for speculative fiction writers and those who wish to try introducing such elements into their work.

David Dykes is a writer, editor, and teacher from Rockford, Tennessee who lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Texas State University, with an MA in Creative writing and an MFA in Poetry. He has taught a broad range of courses from mythology for children to the Bible as Literature for undergraduates, poetry workshops for the children of migrants in Texas, and Mexican literature for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in New Orleans.

UT Gardens: Beauty & Intrigue in the Bog

  • March 20, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time: 10-11:30am (Eastern
Cost: $20 Garden member/ $25 nonmember

Can you grow Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, or other bog plants in your front yard? Absolutely! These are native to our region, and it is easier than you might think? No matter your soil moisture, with a sunny spot and some foundational knowledge of their growth requirements, you can create a beautiful, winter-hardy, in-ground bog garden or potted plant arrangement. We will also introduce tropical carnivorous plant varieties you can easily grow in your home. Join us to learn how to grow a variety of carnivorous and non-carnivorous bog plants. We will have a small selection of plants for sale.

Instructors: Richard and Siru Curzon from Tennessee Naturescapes native plant nursery.
https://secure.touchnet.com/C21610_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2216&SINGLESTORE=true

Ijams Nature Center: Meet Wildlife Rehabbers

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Learn more about wildlife rehabilitators and their work on Saturday, March 20, from 10 am-3 pm! You'll find the rehabbers at the Education Pop-Up in front of the Visitor Center. Rehabbers will talk about their animals, answer questions, and chat about all the critters that come into their care each year.
https://www.ijams.org/wildlife-rehab-collection

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

Fountain City Art Center: Open Photography Show

  • March 19, 2021 — April 21, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

March 19 – April 21, 2021
Featuring a variety of photography by local artists! Juried for awards by Clay Thurston.

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

UT Arboretum Society: Online Spring Plant Sale

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Spring is almost here and it will soon be time to plant your yard. If you want to buy plants to enhance your garden this spring, but want to avoid crowds, visit the UT Arboretum Society’s Annual Spring Plant Sale which will be held online with sales from March 19th to April 3rd with pick-up dates April 9th and 10th at the UT Arboretum. Our plant sales are some of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help support the Arboretum’s community education, trail improvements such as our Nature Book Trail, and children’s programs.

For two weeks, you can browse the selections of perennials, trees, and shrubs available from our vendors Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery and East Fork Nursery of Sevierville. The three vendors offer a wonderful selection of plants including unique conifers, both evergreen and native azaleas, hydrangeas, milkweed, beauty berry, and a wide variety of native pollinator plants to name just a few! Quantities are limited so we suggest early shopping! Beginning March 19th at 5:00 p.m., log on to https://utas-plant-sale.square.site/ to shop and make payment. Sales will end on April 3rd at 5:00 p.m. All payments must be made by credit card online in advance. No sales or payments on the pick-up days are possible.

Upon ordering, you will be provided a link to choose a pick-up time on either Friday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, April 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. You must schedule a pick-up time on these two days. Arboretum Society members will have your plant orders ready for pick-up. This is a no contact pick-up system. When you arrive at your scheduled time, you will come to designated pick up spots and your order will be brought to your car.

This is an amazing opportunity which allows the public to shop for an extended period of time without gathering in large groups on one day. People will also have access to a wonderful selection of plants from three outstanding nurseries all at one online site.

To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the plant sale, contact mcampani@utk.edu.

Jubilee Community Arts: 52nd Jubilee Festival

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Music

A Celebration of Traditional Music

Friday & Saturday, March 19-20 at the Laurel-Theater-on-Facebook

For over a half century we have showcased old-time music, ballads, blues, shape-note singing and other area music in this annual event. The 52nd Jubilee Festival, like last year's 51st, will take place online.

Planning for our first festival started in the fall of 1969 with the implementation of an Appalachian Craft Festival in the spring of 1970 that included a music stage. In the next few years the traditional music component grew and the event came to be known as Jubilee Festival which Jubilee Community Arts has continued to produce each year. The 50th Jubilee Festival was held during a historic flood, but still filled the Laurel for three days with old and new friends. Though the current pandemic forced us to cancel this year's live event, we cannot let a year pass without the Jubilee Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/800302010569093/
There is no charge for the event but tips and donations will be very much appreciated!

Schedule

Friday Evening
6:30 Intro & Epworth Old Harp Singers (archival)
7:00 John Alvis
7:30 Drew Fisher & April Hamilton
8:00 Kelle Jolly
8:30 Greg Horne
9:00 Joseph Decosimo
9:30 Dan Gammon
9:45 Y'uns

Saturday Evening
6:30 Jubilee Festival Retrospective (archival)
7:00 Leah Gardner & Peggy Hambright
7:30 Don Cassell with Nancy Brennan Strange and Don Wood
8:00 Darrell & Nancy Acuff
8:15 Lone Mountain Drifters
8:45 Herb Williams & Kathleen McGregor
9:15 Matt Morelock
9:45 Mumbillies (archival)

The Laurel Theater is located on the corner of 16th and Laurel Avenue in the historic Fort Sanders neighborhood of Knoxville near the UT campus. For additional information or photos call Brent Cantrell or Toby Koosman at (865) 522-5851 or email concerts@jubileearts.org.

Oak Ridge Art Center: Spring Fundraiser

  • March 17, 2021 — April 30, 2021

Category: Fundraisers and Science, nature

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

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition 1

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture is pleased to present the first group of three MFA Thesis Exhibitions. In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work. These exhibitions take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the Ewing Gallery.

March 15 – 22, 2020
Exhibiting Students are:

Jake Miller
Back Home
sculpture

Alissa Walls
The Space Race
time-based art

Lilly Saywitz
Back Into My Lovers Arms
painting

Mary Climes
A Very Special Episode
printmaking

The Ewing Gallery is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

Walk the Knox St. Patrick's Parade route

  • March 13, 2021 — March 20, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

Although there will not be a traditional Knox St. Patrick's Parade in 2021, during the week of March 13 - 20, the traditional parade route (Church to Gay and Gay to Jackson viaduct) will be lined with green bows on lampposts. The community will be encouraged to come Downtown and walk the parade route anytime during the week!

Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk

  • March 12, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

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

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