Calendar of Events
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Library of Infinite Outcomes: Seed Swap
Saturday, August 13, 2022
JOIN US in the infinite game of shaping the seeds that shape us. Bring your seeds, or come by to start up your own collection, and be apart of the potential energy that we’ve harvested together.
Town of Farragut: Lawn Chair Concert Series
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Founders Park at Campbell Station
405 N Campbell Station Road
Farragut, TN 37934
Each year the Town of Farragut hosts a series of FREE concerts produced by MamaJam Productions for the public at Founders Park on Campbell Station Road.
Irish Fest On the Hill
Saturday, August 13, 4-10 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (downtown), 414 Vine Ave
After two years we are back with all the Irish food, fun, and music you will love!! Featuring dancers, desserts, silent auction, historic church tours, and more! Music includes Red Haired Mary, Knoxville Pipe & Drums, Jeff Nelson, Nancy Brennan Strange & Friends, TN Irish Dancers, Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club, Wild Blue Yonder, The Missing Goats, and Four Leaf Peat.
Tickets are $10 for adults, kids and dogs free
Ijams Nature Center: Hummingbird Festival
Join the fun Saturday, Aug. 13, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. You'll learn about winged creatures, from ruby-throated hummingbirds and other backyard birds, to moths, butterflies, bees, bats and more! Festival tickets include bird banding demonstrations, Nature Nerd Hikes, educational booths, dipnetting and more!
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org
The Maker City: Make Learn Grow: Strategic Content Creation
Category: Classes, workshops
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, 17 Market Square, #Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37902
Make Learn Grow is a series of in-person workshops designed to provide makers with business education to grow their small businesses. We tackle informational topics related to makers, navigating the next stage of growth, or learning new skills through expert-led workshops.
August's Make Learn Grow is designed for makers who use social media to market their businesses. If you're looking for tips to run your social media without letting it run you, this workshop is for you!
Topics covered will include:
Utilizing a Business account for your maker business
Identifying and speaking to your target audience
Brainstorming content ideas
Creating a content calendar that works for you
Growing a loyal community around your work
This workshop will take place in person at Knoxville Entrepreneur Center on Market Square. Space is very limited so get your tickets soon!
This workshop will be led by The Maker City's marketing team.
Holly Rainey is the Social Media Manager for the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and The Maker City. Holly is a creative professional that specializes in photography, content creation and social media management for local businesses and non-profit organizations.
Courtney Hendricks is the Director of Maker Initiatives for The Maker City. With her creative background and experience as brand manager for luxury brands, Courtney approaches content planning and development through high-end strategy and thoughtful execution.
Maranda Vandergriff is the Creative Director for the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and The Maker City since 2017. In that time Maranda has worked with hundreds of small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop branding and marketing strategies. She also utilizes her social media for her own creative businesses, personal design work, and lifestyle content.
Reception for COMMA - Natural Elements & Flights of Fancy
August's featured artists in the Ijams Hallway Gallery are members of the COMMA Art Group. These talented folks have TWO exhibitions in the gallery: Natural Elements (works inspired by nature) and Flight of Fancy (works celebrating hummingbirds)!
Meet the artists at a FREE reception Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1-3 p.m., right after the Ijams Hummingbird Festival! https://www.ijams.org/event-details/special-event-comma-art-reception
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org
The Maker City – Make Learn Grow: Strategic Content Creation
Sat Aug 13, 1-4 PM
$10. At Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, 17 Market Square. Make Learn Grow is a series of in-person workshops designed to provide makers with business education to grow their small businesses. We tackle informational topics related to makers, navigating the next stage of growth, or learning new skills through expert-led workshops. August’s Make Learn Grow is designed for makers who use social media to market their businesses. If you’re looking for tips to run your social media without letting it run you, this workshop is for you! Topics covered will include: Utilizing a Business account for your maker business; Understanding analytics; Identifying and speaking to your target audience; Brainstorming content ideas; Creating a content calendar that works for you; Growing a loyal community around your work. This workshop will be led by The Maker City’s marketing team. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-learn-grow-strategic-content-creation-tickets-391186077087
Knoxville Museum of Art: Radcliffe Bailey: Passages
OPENING RECEPTION Fri Aug 12, 5:30-7:30pm
Working primarily between the mediums of sculpture and painting, noted contemporary artist Radcliffe Bailey (born 1968) incorporates found objects and photographs into richly layered and textured compositions that address history, ancestry, migration, and collective memory. The artist incorporates a multitude of mediums in a variety of works inspired by his interest in diasporic histories and notions of identity and displacement. Several works reference turbulent voyages at sea, recalling the lives lost in Middle Passage, while others celebrate the unifying power of music and the legendary jazz musicians who pushed the limitations of western tradition through their radical compositions.
The exhibition is organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art in conjunction with Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.
Knoxville Children's Theatre: Joan The Girl of Arc
The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.
Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of Joan The Girl of Arc by Darrah Cloud. This play is based on the life of Saint Joan of Arc.
When Joan, a peasant girl, hears a voice while tending sheep one day, she can’t believe what—and whom—she’s hearing. But the voice is joined by others who claim they are saints and ask her to go to war for France. Now she must convince her father, her friends and her priest that she is telling the truth. But no one believes her. Finally, she sets out on her own, determined to be believed, and proves her visions to the leader of the French army.
The play is performed by 12 talented young actors, from ages 9 to 18.
The show is directed by KCT’s Academy Director Emily Helton.
KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families. This show is eligible for Penny4Arts!
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Town of Farragut: 6th Annual DOG DAZE
DOG DAZE VI @ Village Green Shopping Center is presented by the Angie Cody Real Estate Team. This will be a 3 Day Festival of fun, food, shopping and competition! SHOP FARRAGUT and the Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs (http://www.smokymountaindockdogs.com/) and Ricki’s Pet Depot (http://rickispetdepot.com/) to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition by DOCK DOGS INTERNATIONAL (http://dockdogs.com/). The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot.
Smoky Mountain DockDogs is the local club that will be supporting this event. Winners of this weekend’s events will move on towards the World Championships in October as seen on ESPN. Competitors love coming to the Dog Daze at Village Green event because of the atmosphere of the crowd, the local food trucks, and the level of competition this event brings. There will be over 400 jumps with 150 competitors. Smoky Mountain DockDogs will also conduct a silent auction which will benefit the B.A.A.R.K. foundation. This is an organization that helps the DockDogs community in their time of need.
THE ENTIRE WEEKEND IS FREE! There will be over 3 dozen vendors, food trucks and adult beverages.
Rose Center: Cosmic Portals by Cosima
An ART EXHIBITION of oil & watercolor works: www.cosimaaryee.net
Reception on Sun Aug 7, 2-4 PM
Join us in the Edith Davis Gallery for a fun afternoon of art, mingling and light refreshments
The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St, Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330, www.rosecenter.org
Nourish Knoxville: National Farmers Market Week
August 7 - 13, 2022 is National Farmers Market Week! In celebration, Nourish Knoxville is hosting multiple events throughout the week to celebrate the impact of our local farmers’ markets. Join us!
• Vote for us to win America's Favorite Farmers' Market in the American Farmland Trust’s national competition! Be sure to cast your vote for the Market Square Farmers’ Market or New Harvest Farmers’ Market as your favorite market in the country and help us win $5,000 to help further our mission!
• Grab your friends and head to Printshop Beer Co. every Tuesday during the month of August! Printshop Beer Co. will be donating $1 of every tasty craft beer sold on Tuesdays back to Nourish Knoxville. No better way to celebrate it not being Monday.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7: (SOBER) PINT NIGHT & BRUNCH AT THE BOOCHERIE
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 2920 SUTHERLAND AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37919
The Boocherie, created by the successful kombucha entrepreneurs at Frog Juice, is Knoxville’s first sober bar. Adults can enjoy an eclectic and cozy bar atmosphere minus the triggers of alcohol with a menu including mocktails, honey sodas, and kombucha. The Boocherie will be donating $1 of every pint to Nourish Knoxville and will be partnering with private chef Stephanie Shershaw to provide a locally-inspired brunch for guests from 12 – 2 pm, $12 a person. Join the Facebook event here!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9: TIE-DYING WITH NOURISH KNOXVILLE AT PRINTSHOP BEER CO
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | 1532 ISLAND HOME AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37920
Are you a Nourish Knoxville super fan? Do you want to create a one-of-a-kind Nourish Knoxville t-shirt? Come out and dye your own Nourish Knoxville t-shirt with us at Printshop Beer Co. - register here! Each registration includes a 100% organic cotton tee with Nourish Knoxville logo, plastic gloves, and the option to tie-dye or vat-dye in a variety of colors with expert Melissa Everett Textiles!
Don’t want to tie-dye but want to hang out? Come on out, no registration necessary! The brewery will be open as usual, and $1 from each beer purchased throughout the evening will be donated to Nourish Knoxville. PLUS - Stolen Streetlights will also be joining us, selling their locally made craft sausage using pasture raised pork!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10: SHOP LOCAL AT THE MARKET SQUARE FARMERS' MARKET
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | MARKET SQUARE
Don’t forget to visit our midweek Market Square Farmers' Market (Yes! The Market Square Farmers' Market happens on Wednesdays, too!) to pick up all sorts of local goodies from 30+ vendors! Shopping local is a great way to celebrate National Farmers' Market Week by helping support our local growers and producers who make our farmers' markets possible!
PINT NIGHT & MEET THE BOARD AT ALBRIGHT GROVE
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | 2924 SUTHERLAND AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37919
Have you ever wondered just what the Nourish Knoxville staff and board are up to? Drop in to Albright Grove to have a beer and chat! Our friendly board and staff love talking to folks and sharing why Nourish Knoxville is important to us. Plus, $1 of every beer will be donated to Nourish Knoxville. Come try their delicious craft beer inspired by the beautiful wilderness of East Tennessee.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11: SHOP LOCAL AT THE NEW HARVEST FARMERS' MARKET
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 4775 NEW HARVEST LN, KNOXVILLE, TN 37918
Be sure to visit our small but mighty New Harvest Farmers' Market just off Washington Pike near the East Town Target! Not only can you shop with 10+ local vendors BUT you can also participate in our Nourish Moves program and receive $3 in Produce Bucks to spend at the market! PLUS take part in fun activities for the whole family lead by our special guests from KORE!
PINT NIGHT AT CRAFTY BASTARD
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM | 6 EMORY PLACE KNOXVILLE, TN 37917 - AND - 9937 KINGSTON PIKE KNOXVILLE, TN 37922
Head out to either Crafty Bastard location where $1 of every beer will be donated to Nourish Knoxville. This artisanal, small-batch brewery has deep roots in our community with beers that run from very traditional to highly experimental. Drinking local craft beer has never been better for the community (or tasted so good)!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13: MARKET SQUARE FARMERS’ MARKET
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | MARKET SQUARE
Finish off the week by visiting our flagship Saturday market. With over 100 food and craft vendors, you’re sure to find a little something for everyone! Bring the whole family and participate in Nourish Kids where kids can try a sample of fresh, local produce, engage in a free activity, and get $5 in Produce Bucks to spend at the market!