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! 

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TO DO  /  TO EAT  /  TO TRY  /  TO BUY   /  FUNKY  /   w/the FAMILY

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.

60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, early 00s Music. Bands: Pretty In Punk ,Z.Is.Not.A.Dj, & More! 18+ to Dance
21+ to Drink. [email protected] the Door which opens at 9pm. Vape Friendly and Outdoor Patio.

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.

Photo Courtesy of Horse Haven of Tennessee Facebook Page


Have a great weekend! Be sure to let us know if you give something on this list a try.