Knox Area Weekend To Do List, March 22-24, 2024

Do: Wildflower Walk

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville 

Marvel at the fleeting flashes of color that line the trails at Ijams this Spring! With an Ijams naturalist, you’ll bask in the beauty of Spring wildflowers, witnessing their ephemeral beauty and discovering their natural history before they retreat until next year.

This program is designed for ages 14+. Participants can expect to travel a distance of up to 1.5 miles during the duration of the program over uneven surfaces that may include rocks, roots, and gravel. This program includes various stopping points.

No walk-ins accepted. Every participant must have a ticket. 

Tickets are $15 for General Admission. 

Eat & Drink: Friday Shrimp & Crab Boil 

When: Friday, March 22nd, 4pm-9pm

Where: Last Days of Autumn Brewing / 900 E Magnolia Ave. Knoxville

Last Days of Autumn Brewing is a local brewery with a taproom serving unique beers and BBQ to Knoxville. Their taps will be constantly changing and they offer daily food specials AND Fridays are for Seafood Boils!!!

$20 gets you 1/2 lb of shrimp and 1/2 lb of snow crab, corn on the cob, potatoes, cocktail sauce, butter, and lemon. 

Music this Friday is Tony and Mary Negron at 7pm bringing their Smoky Mountain Blues.

The food starts getting served at 4pm and lasts until they run out! 

 

Try: Forest Bathing Workshop

When: Sunday, March 24th, 10am-12pm
Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville 

Forest bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoku in Japanese, is a practice that involves immersing oneself in nature, particularly in forests, for the purpose of improving one's mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Forest bathing doesn't involve strenuous physical activity but rather encourages individuals to engage their senses and be present in the natural environment. It typically involves leisurely walks through forests, mindful observation of nature, deep breathing, and sometimes meditation. The practice is believed to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, boost mood, increase energy levels, and enhance overall feelings of well-being. Numerous scientific studies have shown the various health benefits associated with spending time in nature, and forest bathing has gained popularity worldwide as a way to reconnect with the natural world and promote holistic health.

Join a trained forest therapy guide at the Ijams Homesite for this meaningful, restorative experience in nature. 

Buy: Tiny Home Cabin in Hayesville, NC

Listed By: Luann Labedz, Great Life RE / Real Broker (828) 273-6764

Open House, 3/24, 1pm-3pm

Cabin or tiny home lovers yearning for peace and quiet, this one's for you!

New in 2022 and fully furnished with all new appliances, furniture, big screen TV, dishes and linens. This 1 bed, 1.5 bath cozy getaway is lock and leave with a large Rocking Chair porch and pretty landscaping.

Far enough out of town to enjoy nature, but close enough to enjoy the restaurants, brewery and Lake Chatuge with its unmatched vistas, fishing and trails. Leave your worries behind and settle in for the weekend or a lifetime.

No restrictions, short term rentals allowed. Hayesville is a sportsperson paradise with the Lake and Chatuga Dam and Rec Area. 2 hours to Asheville and Atlanta. 1.5 to Chattanooga and 45 minutes to Nantahala rafting.

Family: Easter Egg Roll 

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 3pm
Where: Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum / 120 Mars-Debusk Pkwy. Harrogate, TN  

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Harrogate for an exciting Easter Egg Roll! Easter Egg rolls began at the White House around 1878 and have happened nearly every year since.

Meet the Easter Bunny! Prizes will be given in each category along with goodie bags for all participants. Games and craft tables will be set up for everyone.

This is a FREE event and open to the public.

Watch & Listen: The Science of an Eclipse

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 11am 

Where: Oak Ridge Public Library / 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge 

Are you ready for the upcoming Solar Eclipse?  Dr. David Fields, from Roane State’s ORION group, will be visiting Oak Ridge Public Library to share the science behind this amazing astronomical event.

Also, he will explain the causes of eclipses and how to view them safely. Come by for this out of this world event! Open to all ages.

Sunday Funday: Extreme Cornhole Sundays

When: Sunday, March 24th, 12pm-7pm
Where: The Greens Oak Ridge / 201 Tuskeegee Dr. Oak Ridge   

Extreme Cornhole takes elements of mini-golf and cornhole and mixes them into one!

Players navigate the course while throwing 4 cornhole bags on each hole. Players can go head to head or compete for a top score.

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