Monthly Archives: April 2013

Where to Eat & Drink in Knoxville

Garden and Gun’s Allison Glock wrote a very soulful city portrait of Knoxville last summer, and included a list of places to eat and drink in Knoxville that are of the homegrown variety and not restaurant chains. It is a great overview of things you should experience in Tennessee’s third largest city. Below are links Read More

Eat, Drink, Shop, Repeat – Bearden Arts District in May!

With May almost here, check out all the wonderful galleries, shops and restaurants that comprise the “Bearden District.”  Located between Farragut and Knoxville and easy to access from the Northshore exit on I-75. Click here to see the May-nificent opportunities.

Tellico Village on YouTube – A Fun Way to See the Village

If you like to see what is up and running on YouTube, check out this video about Tellico Village produced by the Tellico Village POA. An informative video using actual residents of Tellico talking about the reasons Tellico Village is their perfect community. Click here for the video.

Are You Alive After Five? The Knoxville Museum of Art Is!

If you find yourself downtown next Friday, stop by the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) to watch its seasonal Alive After Five musical concerts. Nearing its 20th anniversary, Alive After Five brings up-and-coming and well-known musical artists to the stage. Such names include Boys Night Out (April 26) and Christabel & The Jons (May 17), Read More

What is an Age Friendly Community?

An age-friendly community is “a community or a city where all ages can grow in an environment that is comfortable and safe for all of them,” said Los Angeles-based aging advocate Barbara Meltzer. Check out this article in HuffPost50, a website that is dedicated to the topics and conversations of the post 50 crowd.

7 Fun Travel Trends for Retirees

Mark Chimsky, the editor of 65 Things to do When you Retire and blogger for The Huffington Post, discovered through the essays he compiled for his book several travel trends retirees have been enjoying. Ever see yourself as a “glamper” or taking a “golden gap year?” Check out Mark’s list  of  7 Fun Travel Trends Read More

Dogwood Art DeTour – April 20 & 21

DOGWOOD ART DETOUR April 20 & 21, 2013 When it comes to art, the creative process can be just as interesting as the finished product.  Dogwood Art DeTour provides an intimate look into local artists’ working studios. Visitors are invited to watch as the artists produce some of East Tennessee’s spectacular works of art. Take Read More

EarthFest 2013 – April 20 at Pellissippi State Community College

Mark your calendars for EarthFest 2013! This year’s event will take place on Saturday • April 20th • 10-5 at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley campus.   2013 THEME “ROOTED IN SUSTAINABILITY” ACTIVITIES: Every year EarthFest chooses a theme. This year’s theme, Rooted in Sustainability, is meant to showcase green technologies used today that Read More

Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival – Bikes and Blooms 4/20-21

Go green and enjoy Knoxville’s beautiful Dogwood Trails from the seat of your bike. Bikes and Blooms is a partnership between the Dogwood Arts Festival and  Outdoor KnoxFest. Download your favorite Dogwood Trail and pedal your way to  a great afternoon. Bike route maps for five of the Dogwood Trails are available below! Farragut Trail Read More

Take an April Hike with the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club

Smoky Mountain Hiking Club will host the following group hikes for the second half of April. For more info, visit www.smhclub.org April 20: Frozen Head State Park: Panther Branch and North Old Mac trails, 6 miles, rated moderate. Leave from Oak Ridge Books-A-Million, 9:30 a.m. Leader: Tim Ryan, timr51@comcast.net April 20: Cumberland Mountain State Park, Read More

Dogwood Arts Festival – Market Square Art Fair – April 12-14!

Celebrate the arts in downtown Knoxville during the Market Square Art Fair as several city blocks are transformed into a lively street fair! Fine arts and crafts, live entertainment on three stages, a culinary arts demonstration and tasting area, A Children’s Creation Station, Blooming Boulevard and festive food characterize this fan-favorite featured event of the Read More

Local Farmer’s Markets to Open this month

Local farmer’s markets in our area are preparing to open for the season. The Knoxville News Sentinel has collected all the information you need to  find the market closest to you. Spring has arrived so enjoy its bounty and give your family meals a healthy dose of locally grown produce while supporting our East Tennessee Read More

Smoky Mountain Field School | April Course Schedule

The Tellico Lake Area is just a short drive away from the beautiful Smoky Mountains which offer a world of outdoor activities.  The Smoky Mountain Field School offers high-quality workshops, hikes, and adventures for people who want to enhance their enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the Smokies and the great outdoors. Click on the course name to Read More

A Well Read Weekend is Just 100 Miles Away | April 18-20

A GOOD READ in Chattanooga The Southeast produces many of America’s finest writers, and what could be more mentally stimulating then planning a weekend jaunt  to the Celebration of Southern Literature (April 18–20), a biennial conclave recently described by the esteemed literary critic Louis D. Rubin, Jr., as “the leading literary event in the South.” The event Read More