Welcome to August! Schools are starting back, it's hot outside, and Tennessee football is so close we can almost smell the tailgates. Check out our Great Life list of this weekend's "goings on" in the Knox area.
Go for a run! Get down and funky! Eat some amazing food and help out children at the same time! Or just go party with some horses! Whatever you do, have a great time doing it!
Something To Do: 2017 Scholar's Run
When: Saturday, August 5th 8am-10am
Where: Maryville College / 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville.
This summer event is a 41 year tradition in our community. The Scholars Run offers a 5k timed run/walk and a 1 mile fun run/walk. This certified course is challenging yet beautiful as it wanders through the Maryville College Campus and through the beautiful historic distric of Maryville. Particpants will enjoy the convenience of starting/stopping at the same area with plenty of parking close by. Make plans now to participate in this event! Not only will you get an awesome shirt, but you will also be participating in one of the three Park and Recreations Triple Crown or Running events. When you complete two of the three events, you are eligible to win awesome Triple Crown door prizes raffled off at the December Reindeer Run 5k. For more information about the Healthy Blount Triple Crown, visit the Healthy Blount Triple Crown website: https://www.parksrec.com/triple-crown-of-running.html.
Photo Courtesy of Maryville College Scholar's Run Facebook Page
Something To Eat: Bacon at the Bear
When: Saturday, August 5th 6pm-9pm
Where: Dancing Bear Lodge / 137 Apple Valley Way, Townsend.
Join in for an evening that is dedicated to a great cause, and also celebrates the second anniversary of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro! This casual, interactive event features Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro’s Executive Chef, Shelley Cooper, along with guest chefs and Mr. Allan Benton’s famous Benton’s Bacon. These amazing chefs will prepare dishes at stations throughout the Bistro, patio and event center. Guests are invited to roam about the venue and enjoy tasty and unique dishes, while meeting and mingling with the chefs and each other in a setting like no other! Dress is casual for this fantastic event. Come prepared to have a wonderful time. Purchase your tickets today for this amazing event at http://blountkids.org/2017/2nd-annual-bacon-at-the-bear/. Tickets are $150, but so worth it and this event is a fundraiser for New Hope: Blount County Children's Advocacy Center that restores hope to abused or traumatized children and their families.
Photo Courtesy of Dancing Bear Lodge Facebook Page
Something To Try: Pop Up Workout in the Park
When: Saturday, August 5th 9:30am-10:15am
Where: Sequoiah Hills Park
FREE pop up class in Sequoyah Hills Park! Cardio, strength training, and agility will lead this full body weekend workout. Bring your own mat, water, and a buddy!! Sponsored by FitStyle.
Photo Courtesy of FitStyle Facebook Page
Something To Buy: Creekside Retreat
Listed by: Great Life RE
Contact: Natalie Gibson, (865) 801-2975
Spacious 3700 sq ft, 5br 4ba hideaway on 5.76 acres nestled along White Creek. Located in a gated community only an hour from Knoxville, this contemporary home has everything you need, expansive living room with a stunning fireplace, an abundance of windows and doors on both sides that open from wall to wall. The living room flows into an oversized dining room. The kitchen boasts an O'Keefe and Merritt 6 burner double oven, and beautiful tiled backsplash. Adjacent property for sale has enough room for the whole family with a main house and numerous additional cabins. Wonderful retreat property!
Something Funky: Rewind Retro Night at The Concourse
When: Saturday, August 5th 9pm-3am
Where: Rewind at The Concourse / 940 Blackstock Ave, Knoxville.
Photo Courtesy of Rewind Knox Facebook Page
Something With The Family: Back To School At The Barn
When: Saturday, August 5th 1pm-4pm
Where: Horse Haven of Tennessee / 2417 Reagan Road, Knoxville.
Back to School at the Barn is a back to school festival at Horse Haven of Tennessee. Activities include pony rides, petting zoo, games, a carousel and paint the pony. The big barn will be turned into an adoption barn. They are partnering with the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, Knoxville Guinea Pig Rescue, Rescues for JoJo, and the Humane Society of Anderson Co. Admission is $10 per car. RVs are not permitted. Pets are not allowed. The first 500 kids will get a back to school goodie bag.
Have a great weekend! Be sure to let us know if you give something on this list a try.