Sep 10 Saturday
Educators, rediscover your passion for teaching at an upcoming Teacher Escape Weekend at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.
This workshop will train teachers for experiential learning and include transferable skills to take back to the classroom. Time spent with Tremont’s experienced teacher naturalists will be productive and fun, with time for individual reflection, discussion of critical issues, and resources for use in the schoolyard. Teacher Escape Weekends are designed to provide valuable resources for all educators, regardless of the subject or grade level they teach. Public, private and homeschool educators are all welcome.
“This workshop allows me to learn outdoor teaching techniques for my students that are simple, easy to modify for any location or subject, and relatively (if not entirely) free of cost. More importantly, it has become clear to me that this workshop reignites my joy and excitement for education and allows me to connect to nature, to other teachers, and to myself — and that allows me to be a better teacher, co-worker, mother, grandmother, and over-all person.” – 2021 Teacher Escape Weekend Participant
What to Expect:* Take-home educational strategies that are proven to improve student performance* Increased confidence in core routines of experiential learning* An opportunity to relax, learn and network with other educators across the region* Preparation for cooperative teaching with our on-site teaching faculty* Professional development hours for continuing teacher education* Meals, lodging, materials, and instruction, all with the beautiful backdrop of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Dates: Choose the weekend that best fits your schedule: August 20-21, September 10-11, or September 24-25.
Sep 11 Sunday
The Celebrate Sound Walk is a one-mile walk that aims to raise awareness of hearing health, as well as to raise much-needed funds to combat hearing loss and provide services to those in need. The family friendly event will feature fun and games, kids’ activities, refreshments, door prizes, and several educational opportunities and vendors dedicated to hearing health.
Sep 14 Wednesday
The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by our vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more!
Sep 15 Thursday
New Food Pantry now available to neighborhood and surrounding areas twice a month. Every 2nd Thursday of each month we will be giving away non-perishable goods and personal care items. On the 4th Thursday of each month we will be serving a hot meal.
The New Harvest Farmers’ Market is an open-air, producer-only farmers’ market located in east Knox County at New Harvest Park. Everything at the NHFM is grown or raised within a 150-mile radius of Knoxville. Products vary by the season, and include fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, cut flowers, edible and ornamental plants, prepared foods, baked goods, crafts, and much more! New Harvest Park also features a splash pad, playground, walking trails, public restrooms, and a covered pavilion for patrons to enjoy.
Sep 16 Friday
Join us at Marble Springs on September 16th from 12 to 3pm for a very special Broom Making workshop! Students will make a primitive cobweb broom in the traditional style. This lightweight narrow broom is excellent for reaching all the places cobwebs can be found- Great for sweeping the ceiling too. These brooms are functional but make great decorative items and great gifts! In this workshop, we will learn the basic weaving techniques used to make a broom with natural broomcorn (sorghum). No experience is required for this project. Everyone will go home with at least one completed cobweb broom (most make two).Ticketing is limited, so be sure to order through Eventbrite to save your spot. Ticket pricing is $50 for Members and $60 for Non-members.
Sep 17 Saturday
The community-wide East Knoxville Community Cleanup will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 9am-12pm. The event base will be at Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, located at 620 Winona St, Knoxville, TN 37917.
There are three volunteer options: two to sign up as an individual and one to sign up as a group. Please only fill out the section that applies to you.
Caswell Park & Ashley Nicole Dream Playground
First Creek at Caswell Park
Groups: Participating groups will send a leader to Ashley Nicole Dream Playground to pick up supplies and then meet their group at their designated neighborhood to pick up litter.
Keep Knoxville Beautiful will provide the following equipment:
We highly recommend wearing long pants, and all volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes for the event. Please bring your water.
Sign ups close on Sunday, September 11th at 11:59 PM.
Please contact KKB at firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 521-6957 with any questions you may have. Participants of any age are welcome! We look forward to seeing those who live, work, or play in East Knoxville - as well as anyone who wants to lend a helping hand. Thank you for keeping Knoxville beautiful!
Thank you to our sponsors Junk Galaxy and First Horizon.
Sign up here: https://www.betterunite.com/keepknoxvillebeautiful-eastknoxvillecommunitycleanup2022
Sep 18 Sunday
Farragut’s Art Fest is back in 2022! Enjoy free interactive art activities from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. Activities are geared toward kids, but anyone can participate. Be sure to wear art-friendly clothes! For more info: ParksandRedInfo@townoffarragut.org or 865-218-3376.
Sep 21 Wednesday