Weekend To Do List, January 10-12, 2020

Do: Moonlight Hike 

When: Friday, January 10, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park / 2809 Kelly Ln, Kodak

Have you ever wondered what happens at Seven Islands after the sun goes down and what the nightlife is like? Come join Ranger Stephanie and Ranger Nate as they hike 2-3 miles along easy to moderate trails of the park and let the light of the full moon light the trails for us! They will stop periodically along the hike to try to call in some of the owls that are often heard or seen in the park. The staff will discuss some adaptations of nocturnal animals and insects as you look for creatures of the night. This is an opportunity to experience the park after the normal closing time since the park does close at dusk. Please bring a flashlight with you in case the moonlight is obscured by clouds. Please bring water and appropriate shoes and clothing for the weather. They will meet at the Bluebird Barn by the main parking lot on Kelly Ln at 5:30pm. In the case of inclement weather, the hike will be rescheduled if possible.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Ranger Stephanie at [email protected] or by cell phone 715-630-6848.

***Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for this hike. Please click the link below and then click REGISTER FOR EVENT to reserve your spot!***


Photo Courtesy of Seven Islands State Birding Park Facebook Page

Eat & Drink: 2020 Blount County K9 Association Chili Cookoff

When: Sunday, January 12, 2pm-5pm 
Where: Tri-Hop Brewery / 205 Court St. Maryville         

It is time for the 2nd Annual Blount County K9 Chili Cookoff! Tri-Hop Brewery and Townsend Animal Clinic are teaming up, once again, to raise funds for the Blount County K-9 Association! They will have raffle prizes and beer specials, and of course, delicious chili to try! There are limited tickets available, so grab yours quick! They also have t-shirts for pre-order!

If you are interested in entering your chili into the contest, head over to Tri-Hop Brewery (205 Court St, Maryville) or Townsend Animal Clinic (7522 E Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) to fill out an entry form!

Photo Courtesy of Townsend Animal Clinic Facebook Page

Try: I Nailed It! 

When: Saturday, January 11, 3pm
Where: The WildFlour Bakehouse / 240 Forks of the River Pkwy, Sevierville    

Come try your hand at creating a Bakehouse favorite Unicorn cake - Nailed it style! Everything you need to create this trendy cake is provided for you; just come with your creativity! Event is $45. Minimum class size will be 5.

Photo Courtesy of The WildFlour Bakehouse Facebook Page 

Buy: New on the Market - Norris Lake Beauty

Listed By: Great Life RE brokered by eXp Realty
Contact: Kim Cargill Wax (865) 206-2820

Norris Lake is known for it's beautiful mountainous terrain. It is hard to find homes situated on level lots. Well here is your chance. This 5256 Sq Ft home with open floor plan has it all. Granite counter tops, Hardwood floors, sleeps over 25. Concrete path to the water making it easy to adjust your dock. Community boat launch convenient to property.

Family: Free Karate Class for Kids Ages 5-12 & Pizza Party   

When: Saturday, January 11, 10am-11am
Where: Premier Marital Arts / 8231 Kingston Pike, Knoxville  

Bring your child ages 5-12 to try out this Martial Arts class. They can earn a White Belt, break a real board in front of Mom and Dad, and have a blast! Best of all it's FREE !


-   Self-Control: The ability to control our body with our mind.
-   Focus: The ability to block out distractions. 
-   Self-Discipline: Doing what we know we are supposed to do without being told.
-   Courtesy and Respect: Treating others the way we want to be treated.
-   Perseverance: Never giving up when things get tough.
-   Goal Setting: Working very hard every day to achieve something we want.

Self Defense, Fitness, and Fun await! 
Photo Courtesy of Premier Martial Arts Facebook Page

Watch & Listen: Winter Night Sky Constellation Program  

When: Saturday, January 11, 8pm-9pm
Where: Norris Dam State Park / 125 Village Green Circle, Lake City   

Join Ranger Mike on Saturday, January 11th at 8 pm at the Norris Dam State Park pool parking lot for a look at the constellations of the night skies. He will show you a cool app to use on your phone to identify these constellations. Find out the interesting mythological stories associated with these constellations. Program dependent upon weather with clear skies. Dress warmly.

Photo Courtesy ofNorris Dam State Park Facebook Page 

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

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