This week has been HOT HOT HOT, but not as HOT as our Great Life RE Weekend To Do List. Take a gander at all the things to do and we bet you will be in store for some great weekend fun! 

 DO  /  EAT  /  TRY  /  BUY  /  FAMILY /  WATCH

Do: Puppies & Pints

When: Sunday, June 24th, 1pm-5pm
Where: Bearden Beer Market / 4524 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville

Come have a pint with some adoptable animals from Young-Williams Animal Center! They will have some dogs ready to go home with you if you choose to adopt, and $1 of every beer sold during the event will be donated to Young Williams!

Photo Courtesy of Bearden Beer Market Facebook Page 

Eat & Drink: Dixie Lee Farmers' Market 10th Anniversary Celebration 

When: Saturday, June 23rd, 9am-2pm
Where: Dixie Lee Farmers' Market / 12740 Kingston Pk. Farragut  

This 10 year anniversary celebration will be a bigger Market slap full of wonderful vendors. Some who have been with them the entire 10 years. They will also have live music, great food, children's activities and workshops as well as free ice cream topped with great local fruit made from an on-site antique ice cream maker. They will also be providing a free sweet corn on the cob bar, where you will be able to sample locally grown sweet corn with a variety of toppings of your choosing. Bonnie and Robert from Pygmy Harbor Farms will be bringing some of their extremely cute pygmy goats for you to see and learn about.

Photo Courtesy of Dixie Lee Farmer's Market Facebook Page 

Try: Night Lights: Fire Flies & Spider Eyes

When: Friday, June 22nd, 8pm-10pm
Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park / 2809 Kelly Ln. Kodak

Fireflies produce a chemical reaction inside their bodies that allows them to light up in a process known as bioluminescence. But WHY do they do it? Most spiders have eight eyes. In some species four of those eyes have a reflective layer behind their retinas, called a tapetum. But WHAT makes them reflective?! WHAT birds can we see at night that aren't active during the day? Seven Islands interpretive rangers will answer these mysteries and many more during the June Night Eyes series. During a 1.5 mile, sunset to dark hike, we will explore the wonders of the park after hours!
The cost of this program is $8.00 for adults. Children 12 and under are free and DO NOT need to register for the event. We encourage participants to bring water, sturdy hiking shoes, and bug spray. 


 Photo Courtesy of Seven Islands State Birding Park Facebook Page

Buy: New Listing - Douglas Lake Lot 

Listed by: Great Life RE
Contact: Great Life RE Agent Chris Emmett at (865) 336-0388 or [email protected]

Build your dream home!! Just steps away from beautiful Douglas Lake. Level Lot with private setting. Minutes away from lake amenities including marina, boat launch and lake restaurants. Gorgeous lake and mountain views. Short drive to downtown Dandridge or the interstate.


Family: Knoxville Homecoming

When:  Saturday, June 23rd, 10am-4pm
Where: James White's Fort / 205 E Hill Ave. Knoxville 

Step back in time and experience Knoxville’s first home as it was in the 1790s. Lifestyle demonstrations by re-enactors from various time periods. The day will also include an author’s area for local publications and other historically oriented crafts. The Fort will partner with Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Blount Mansion, and Legacy Parks for this event. Educational for all ages and free to the public. Donations gladly accepted.

Photo Courtesy of James White's Fort Facebook Page

Watch and Listen: Vintage Base Ball: Double Header

When: Saturday, June 23rd, 12pm-4pm
Where: Ramsey House / 2614 Thorngrove  Pike, Knoxville 

Join the fun while experiencing America’s game as it was played in 1864. This free public event is enjoying its 4th season. The players play by 1864 rules, wear period uniforms and our local Knoxville teams bear the names of actual teams that existed in Knoxville during that time. The Knoxville Holstons and Emmett’s Machinists play other vintage league teams from around the state. The league has been in existence for 5 years and has grown from two teams to somewhere close to 15!

Historic Ramsey House appreciates your support of their food and beverage sales. The proceeds from the sales help to continue to bring this great educational event to the community. Please bring a lawn chair, an umbrella for shade, and leave the coolers at home. 

Photo Courtesy of Knoxville Holstons Vintage Base Ball Club Facebook Page

Have a great weekend! Let us know if you give something on our list a try! 


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