The annual Community Design Center downtown tour/fundraiser is returning to the 100 Block of Gay Street after a long vacation to the 500 Block. The CDC is a wonderful organization that brings together professional services (for example landscape architecture) and non-profit organizations like neighborhood associations. To learn more about CDC and the 100 Block party (and to purchase tickets), go here.
For the 6th consecutive year, Island Home Park has won best neighborhood in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon! Congratulations to Island Home!
The Knox County Health Department is sponsoring a conference on Saturday, March 10 at the new L&N STEM Academy that is focused on real ways we can get healthier right here in Knoxville. There will be three areas of focus at the conference: 1) Grow Food Yourself – Options for Your Space, 2) Outdoor Action – Active Neighborhoods and Safer Streets, and 3) Farm to Fork – Local Farm Choices. Eat Play Live Knoxville will be from 8:15am-2pm and light breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information and to sign up, go here in early February.
Mark your calendars! Members of Three Rivers Market food coop can take 10% off their entire purchase any one day between January 12-15. Knoxvillager thinks this is a great time to stock up on all of those granola-making supplies!
This year has been a little unusual weather-wise — Knoxvillager has been known to go sockless even in the last week — but Beardsley Farm’s usually aptly-named annual fundraiser, Snow Day, is in 11 days. Join everyone at Barley’s Taproom on January 20 at 7pm for live music and a soup contest featuring local restaurants such as Harry’s Deli, Bistro at the Bijou, The Plaid Apron, Just Ripe and reigning champion Coolato Gelato. But the highlight of the evening might just be the 2nd Annual Beard Pageant! Last year Snow Day raised 20% of Beardley’s budget, so come out, have a beer and support urban farming here in Knoxville. More info on Beardsley and Snow Day 2012 here.