Weekend To Do List, October 4-6, 2019

Do: Nature App Hike 

When: Saturday, October 5th, 9am-11am
Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park / 2809 Kelly Ln, Kodak   

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


Have you ever gone on a hike and wondered what a certain bird, plant, flower, tree, or insect was that you saw and wished there was something you could use to identify it without carrying a bunch of field guides? Join Ranger Stephanie as she introduces several great hiking and nature-based apps available for smartphones that can enhance your hiking experience! Some examples of apps that we will explore are eBird, iNaturalist, Seek, Night Sky, and Tennessee State Parks' app. We will hike approximately 3 miles of easy to moderate level trails in Seven Islands State Birding Park. This hike will also be great for people wanting to explore the park with Ranger Stephanie, even if they don't have a smartphone or apps, but want to learn what the park has to offer and learn some of the natural history of things found along the trails.

Meet at the Bluebird Barn by the main parking lot by 9:00AM. Please wear appropriate walking/hiking shoes and bring plenty of water, sunscreen, or bug repellant with you. If you have binoculars that you would like to bring, they might be helpful in seeing some of the birds and wildlife from a distance. In case of inclement weather, participants will be contacted ahead of time. The registration cost for this program is $4.00 per person. Children are welcome to attend. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Ranger Stephanie at [email protected] or by cell phone 715-630-6848.

Photo Courtesy of Seven Islands State Birding Park Facebook Page

Eat & Drink: Cass Wine Dinner 

When: Sunday, October 6th, 5pm-9pm
Where: The Walnut Kitchen / 606 High Street, Maryville     

Enjoy an evening with winery owner Ted Plemons for a multi-course meal with wine pairings. European-style seating makes the dinner social and fun. Come sip the best of Paso Robles, California. Limited seating, so reserve your spots today on resy.com! Cocktail hours begins at 5pm with complimentary rosè and seating for dinner is at 6:15pm. As a service to their guests, they are organizing the event to be pre-paid to ensure the focus on the social dinner and guests' enjoyment. $100/person, plus tax+gratuity. Reservations and payment can be completed on the Resy App or Resy.com. For questions, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Photo Courtesy of The Walnut Kitchen's Facebook Page

Try: Paranormal Adventure Tour - History & Ghost Hunting

When: Friday, October 4th, 8pm-10:30pm
Where: Historic Market Square, Knoxville  

If you are looking for an Adventure, the Market District Paranormal Adventure is one of America’s first investigation based ghost tour. This tour is Haunted Knoxville’s first public adventure and the flagship of the tour company. During this event, participants will have the opportunity to experience some of their favorite haunts and will find out why the 1800’s in Knoxville should be considered the wild East of America.

Let famed paranormal investigator J-Adam Smith lead you on an historic adventure and investigation. You get to be the investigator. Do these sites reveal paranormal activity? Use real investigation tools to find out for yourself!

Points of Interest: Historically Haunted Graveyard, Knoxville’s encounter with a “Wild Bunch” member, and multiple sites involving the dead and dealings with the bodies.


After the Tour visit our sponsors, Preservation Pub & Scruffy City Hall for spirited filled drinks and entertainment! Tour goers are offered FREE entry after the Tour. (21 up)

Photo Courtesy of Paranormal Adventure Tours Facebook Page

Buy: Beautiful & Spacious Home on 20+ Acres For Rent

Listed By: Great Life RE brokered by eXp Realty
Contact: Lainey Jones (865) 356-5003 or Eleanor Cippel (865) 712-3656

Beautiful and spacious home on 20+ acres Home on just minutes from Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Huge full-length front porch just needs your rocking chairs! Open floor plan with soaring ceilings conveys an abundance of natural light, hardwood floors, crown molding, custom kitchen cabinets w/built-in china, pantry, bar and solid surface counters. Master suite boasts a separate room for office or nursery, soaker tub and detached shower. Second bedroom has 20-ft ceiling and ensuite bathroom. Large bonus room / 4th bedroom. Ample parking and storage for ALL your toys in the 3-car attached garage and carport PLUS detached 48x40 bldg with 14' high entry! Can rent house and four-stall barn and pasture with water/electric for $2500 per month.

Family: Rocky Top Tip-Off 

When: Friday, October 4th, 6pm-9pm
Where: Thompson-Boling Arena / 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way SW, Knoxville 

Kids activities, autographs, photo-ops, and some basketball. Free admission and free parking in G-10 and surrounding lots.

The Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball teams will host fans at Thompson-Boling Arena on Oct. 4 for their annual “Rocky Top Tip-Off” event. The event takes place just weeks before the two teams begin their respective seasons.

Photo Courtesy of utsports.com

Watch & Listen: Movie in the Cave - Hocus Pocus

When: Friday, October 4th, 6pm & 8:30pm and Saturday, October 5th, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Where: Cherokee Caverns / 8524 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville 

Come join in for all the Magical Halloween fun inside a Real and Living Cave among the Stalactites and Stalagmites and bats!!! Della’s Dawg House Cart will be there... check out their awesome and yummy Facebook page to see their amazing menu! Also, Candy by Ro will be joining in with some of the most delicious candy!! They are so excited to announce Smokey mountain Ghostbusters will be at the Cave with ECTO-1! You can go on a self guided tour 30 minutes before and after each movie! Please feel free to dress up in your best ghost busting, witchy or halloween costume and come celebrate a bit of Hocus Pocus at Cherokee Caverns!! Happy Halloween!!

*the cave is a comfy 58 degrees at all times and fold out chairs are provided for movie

Photo Courtesy of Cherokee Caverns Facebook Page

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

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