Knox Area Weekend To Do List, September 17-19, 2021

What a great weekend we have in-store!  Check out this edition of the Great Life RE Weekend To Do List! So much to do, to try, to eat, to buy, and more!

Do: Smithsonian Museum Day - Nature Tours 

When: Saturday, September 18th, 11am-4pm
Where: Marble Springs State Historic Site / 1220 W Governor John Sevier Hwy. Knoxville
Marble Springs State Historic Site is participating in the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day on Saturday, September 18th. Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country.

Marble Springs will be offering special Arboretum and Nature tours through their hiking trails and springs exploring the variety of fauna and wildlife that call the wildlife sanctuary home. Tours will take place at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM and should take about 45 minutes. Admission is $4/ person; Free for Members!
To see other offerings from museums and institutions in our area, visit the following Smithsonian Magazine link:

Marble Springs State Historic Site is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.

Photo Courtesy of Marble Springs Facebook Page

Eat & Drink: Childhelp's Surf & Turf Tailgate

When: Friday, September 17th, 6:30pm-10pm
Where: World's Fair Park Amphitheatre / 525 Henley St. Knoxville

Enjoy great music, great food and a great game. Be a part of this fun evening!

This Friday, Childhelp Tennessee is introducing a fresh take on the beloved event Oysterfest, a Knoxville hometown favorite for 24 years. Childhelp Surf & Turf tailgate is scheduled for Friday, September 17, the night before the Tennessee Tech vs the Tennessee Vols game. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the tailgate with your closest friends while enjoying Knoxville's best southern cuisine (the banana pudding is a must)! Multiple levels of sponsorship are available to reach this audience of die-hard orange and white fans looking to support the children of Childhelp, Inc.

How can you help?

  • Invite your friends and family members to attend
  • Make a donation - every contribution directly impacts our children

Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on advocacy, intervention, treatment, prevention, family resilience and community outreach. For more information please contact Stephanie Erb at [email protected] or 865-637-1753 

Photo Courtesy of Full Service BBQ Facebook Page 

Try: Puppy Yoga 

When: Saturday, September 18th, 10am-11am

Where: Friends of the Blount County Animal Center / 233 Currie Ave. Maryville            

A gentle stretch yoga class designed for all skill levels, plus there will be dogs! Some of the adoptable dogs will make an appearance while Marie is teaching, and all that you need to bring is a mat. 

The cost is $20 per person, and 100% of the proceeds go towards helping animals in need. Either message this Facebook page to confirm your attendance, or swing by the shelter during open hours to sign a waiver. It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

Photo Courtesy of Friends of the Blount County Animal Center  

Buy: Renovated Ranch in Excellent Knox Location

Listed by: Camila Metchikoff, eXp Realty (865)556-1287

Recently renovated ranch style home minutes from restaurants, bakeries, Fountain City, Whittle Springs park and Downtown/UT campus. Conveniently located in an up and coming area, this charming 3 bedrooms 2 baths home includes New siding, New gutters, New water heater, New garage door, beautiful butcher block countertops and spacious backyard. Beautiful open concept kitchen and living room with plenty of sunlight. Large master bedroom with walk in closet. Spacious bonus/dining room or office.. Carport and garage on the back with Large fenced back yard and plenty more parking space. QUALIFIES FOR 100% FINANCING THROUGH THDA LOAN PROGRAM ***Use our Preferred Lender and receive a Closing Cost Credit up to $3,000.00 towards Buyer's Closing Costs

Family: Fairy Garden Festival

When: Saturday, September 18th, 10am-12pm

Where: Willow Ridge Garden Center / 97 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge

Main Event: Fairy Garden Contest / Prizes
Scavenger Hunt
Bounce House- all day

This is a free family friendly event! Bring your mobile magical miniature garden to share with others.

Come dressed in your best fairy attire!

Photo Courtesy of Willow Ridge Garden Center Facebook Page

Watch & Listen: Dolly Parton Night with Kelsi Walker featuring Divas as Dolly Drag Show

When: Friday, September 17th, 5pm

Where: The Outpost / 808 State St SW, Knoxville, TN 

This is going to be one for the ages. A full night dedicated to the amazing music from country music legend and east Tennessee icon, Dolly Parton. A curtain call from when they sold out three consecutive shows at Pretentious in June, they wanted to bring this to a bigger stage so more folks can enjoy it. 

Bargain Store Backwoods Barbie Revue - A Musical Tribute to Dolly Parton
An all-star cast of Knoxville music scene players come together for one amazing night of music to pay tribute to the one and only Dolly Parton.

The house band is all local musicians including Haley Labelle, Lauryl Brisson, Jasmine Hoisington, Kelsi Walker, Jake Smith, and Grady Milligan.

The show will also feature Divas as Dolly Drag Show opening the night. This will include performances by Hannah VonStevens, Mallory Bishop, Diana Hart, Talia, and Vandeja Voo.

Info about this show:
Doors open at 5pm.
Total Request Happy Hour with Grady Milligan from 5pm-7pm. 
$1 off beers from 5pm-7pm.
This is an all ages show.
Seating is limited.
Unbagged camping chairs are permitted.
Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 day of show.
A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to First Tee of Greater knoxville.

First Tee of Greater Knoxville
First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.

Photo Courtesy of Kelsi Walker Facebook Page 

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