Knox Area Weekend To Do List - February 26-28, 2021

Check out this edition of the Great Life RE Weekend To Do List! While we try to find activities and events that promote social distancing and a safe environment please always use your own judgment when attending any activity or function. 

Do: Gravel Gardening 

When: Saturday, February 20th, 10am 

Where: UT Gardens Knoxville / 

Join UT Gardens Director Emerita Sue Hamilton for an exploration of her newest garden endeavor. Since 2019 she has been building a gravel garden at her east TN mountain home. This method employs a gravel planting bed, a drought tolerant plant palette and thoughtful plant placement to create a beautiful low maintenance garden. Learn which plants to choose, how to prepare the soil and the benefit of this planting style. Class size will be limited to 15 participants.

This program is scheduled to be in person. All attendees will be expected to follow University of Tennessee COVID-19 guidelines which include wearing face mask and a completing a visitor health screening within 24 hours of the program. The form may be completed online at or may be completed on paper upon arrival at the gardens. Classes may become virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Photo Courtesy of UT Gardens

Eat & Drink: Pizza & Pitcher Night 

When: Sunday, February 28th, 4pm-9pm

Where: Blackhorse Pub & Brewery / 430 South Gay St. Knoxville  

Join in every Sunday and Monday night at 4:00 PM for Pizza & Pitcher Night. Enjoy TWO 12" pizzas & a pitcher of beer or soda for only $32.50.
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery features original handcrafted brews, pizzas, flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, & many more specialty menu items. Brunch is available on Saturday & Sunday's from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Photo Courtesy of Blackhorse Pub & Brewery Facebook Page

Try: Make Your Own Felted Gnome

When: Saturday, February 27th, 10am-1pm

Where: Historic Ramsey House / 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville


Join in with Misty Anderson, local needle felter, for a fun workshop to create your very own gnome! No previous felting or sewing experience/skills are necessary to create these sweet little gnomes. This workshop is perfect for felting beginners. During the workshop, you will create one gnome in the color of your choice. Your finished gnome will measure approximately 3 inches tall, depending on how firmly it is felted. All instruction and supplies needed are included with admission. This workshop is appropriate for those 10 years and older.

All proceeds benefit the Blacksmith Shop building project by Eagle Scout candidate, Ethan Anderson. To learn more about the Ethan Anderson Blacksmith Shop Project, please visit,

Cost: $35 (all materials included). Credit card fees apply. Payments with cash or check are available. Call 865-546-0745 to arrange payment. Purchase Tickets Here

Class time: 3 hours

*This event will be held inside our Visitor Center. Class size will be limited and COVID safety measures will be in place. Masks are required while indoors. Air sanitizing humidifier by Ionogen with their nontoxic Ionopure sanitizing products will be used during the entire workshop.

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Buy: 5 Bedroom Halls Home

Listed by: Luke Rivers (865) 233-6634

Beautiful 2-story home located in North Knoxville in perfect proximity to one of the top highschools in Knoxville! Boasting 5 bedrooms and a bonus room that could serve your family as an entertainment room for the kids, this property is sure to have enough room for family and friends! The open concept floorplan on the main-level makes it the perfect home to entertain guests, and really makes the home feel so much bigger than it already is. Master closet is big enough to support your significant other's wardrobe without compromising your own, and the quiet back yard is private enough to make you feel as though you're deep in the East Tennessee woods. 2 master bedrooms, new roof, and new carpet!

Family: Navitat at Night 

When: Saturday, February 27th, 5pm-9pm

Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville 

Experience Navitat Canopy Adventures' unique tree-based zipline adventure park located at Ijams Nature Center just outside of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The Treetop Zipline Adventure Park offers more than 60 adventure elements spread across six different adventure trails ranging from serene to extreme. The park incorporates incredible environmental artwork and is designed to awaken your inner explorer. For an even more unique experience, join in under the stars for Navitat at Night when they light up the course and the adventure.
Navitat Knoxville is the perfect place to bring the family, a group of friends, or that special someone. Tours are offered year-round to the public. Options are available for large groups, celebrations, and private events.
Booking in advance is required to ensure availability.

Photo Courtesy of Navitat Knoxville 

Watch & Listen: Barrel Organ Demonstration

When: Sunday, February 28th, 3pm-4pm

Where: Lenoir Museum / 2121 Norris Freeway, Norris 

Want to experience music & entertainment from a different time & place? Head to the Lenoir Museum for a demonstration of their 18th-century barrel organ on Sunday, February 28th.. 'Museum Mike' will lead a discussion on what he knows about the instrument (including its origins, history, and even its future) before demonstrating a few tunes. Social Distancing measures will be in place, w/face coverings required.

Online registration is required.   

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