Scarecrows In The Park
Knox County Parks and Recreation's Scarecrows in the Park is a favorite fall tradition that combines family-friendly entertainment with easy exercise. The Scarecrow Trail will be open each day from sunrise until sunset at the park located at 4775 New Harvest Lane in northeast Knox County. The event will kickoff at New Harvest Park's Farmers Market on Thursday, October 18 from 3 until 6 p.m. Public ballots will be available through Monday, October 22.
For more information, visit the "Scarecrows In The Park" website.
Ijam's "Wagging Walks"
Join Ijams Nature Center's veterinarian Dr. Louise Conrad on a walk with you and your favorite dog along the nature center trails. You can learn about topics including exercise, parasites, and trail etiquette. The fee for this program is $5 per dog. Pre-registration is required; please call 577-4717 ext 110 to register.
US Cellular's "Calling All Communities" Contest
Your school could win a share of $1 million with Calling All Communities.
Visit a U.S. Cellular® store between September 14th and October 21st to get a voting code and support your school. Vote for your favorite school and say hello to a better future for education.
The campaign is open to all K-12 schools - big or small, public or private. A number of East Tennessee schools are in the running and several have won prize money in recent years.
"Smokey: The True Story Behind The University of Tennesee's Beloved Mascot"
Smokey, the blue tick hound well known to Tennessee fans, will join his human co-authors, Tom Mattingly and Earl Hudson, to sign copies of their new book, "Smokey: The True Stories Behind the University of Tennessee's Beloved Mascot," on Friday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. in the University Center Bookstore.
While Mattingly and Hudson will sign their names, Smokey's assistants will distribute bookplate decals with his actual paw print.
The book, published by the UT Press, tells the stories of the nine hounds that have been the university's mascot for more than half a century.