Well the bad news is the weekend looks rainy, but we may get some moments of clear skies. The GREAT news is we have a list of what we think you shouldn't miss out on this weekend... some indoors, some outdoors. 

Something...

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

Something To Do: Summer Concerts at the Cove

When: Saturday, August 12th  6pm
Where: The Cove at Concord Park / 11808 South Northshore Dr. Knoxville

80's cover band Vinyl Tap will be playing at this free concert that runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. Please note that no alcohol is allowed. In addition to great music, a food truck will be on site selling food and drinks. The park features several other summertime amenities, including a beach, playground, sand volleyball court, walking trail and fishing areas. River Sports also rents canoes and kayaks at this location.

If any concert has to be canceled due to inclement weather, a notification will be posted to the Knox County Parks & Rec Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/knoxcountyparks/

Photo Courtesy of Vinyl Tap Facebook Page 

Something To Eat: The Restaurant at The Museum of Appalachia  

When: Daily 11am-3pm

Where:  The Museum of Appalachia / 2819 Andersonville Hwy. Clinton. 

 The Museum's quaint restaurant serves a Southern-style lunch, with fresh garden vegetables, and mouth‐watering homemade desserts. The daily special is a meat and two vegetables, or you can enjoy pinto beans & cornbread or vegetable soup. You haven't lived till you've eaten one of their special home-style meals, and it would be a cryin' shame if you didn't try some of those famously tempting desserts! Museum admission is not required to eat at the restaurant. A perk is you are right by the turn off for Norris Dam so you can enjoy Norris Dam State Park while you are out that way. **This is a favorite of one of the Great Lifers!**

Photo Courtesy of Museum of Appalachia Facebook Page 

Something To Try: Fit Summer Series Dance Fitness with Jessica

When: Saturday, August 12th. 9-10am

Where: Pinncale at Turkey Creek /  11251 Parkside Dr.  Knoxville.

Join in at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek as they partner with nationally known fitness instructor, Jessica Bass James. This hour long dance work out is FREE and open to the public. Bring your own mat! They meet on the "lawn" of Fleming's Steakhouse.


Photo Courtesy of Dance Fitness with Jessica Facebook Page  


Something To Buy: Room for Everyone - Man Cave and In-Law Quarters Included 

Listed by: Great Life RE 

Contact: Lainey Jones, (865) 356-5003 

Big, Beautiful Home on 5+ Acres w/ Additional Living Quarters AND a Detached Garage/Workshop! WOW! This custom built home boasts over 5800 sq ft, four bedrooms, custom finishes, maple cabinets, quartzite counter tops, brazilian tiger wood flooring, a screened patio and an open deck with distant mountain views. The downstairs is fully finished as separate living quarters w/ full kitchen, second laundry room, large living area, bedroom w/ sitting area, huge walk in closet, full bath, gym and safe room. There is a 2 car garage on the house and a separate detached 1500 sq ft workshop/garage w/ 220V, heat, air and hot water. The workshop includes a 10x30 finished bonus room on the back with a covered patio overlooking several cleared acres. Easy access to lake w/ boat ramp and marina close by.


Something Artsy: Gourd Bowl Workshop

When: Sunday, August 13th. 2-4pm

Where: Ijams Nature Center  2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville  

Come out for a fun and creative class transforming locally grown gourds into beautiful and useful centerpieces for your table or mantle. Learn techniques from local artist, Jackie Hardin, on how to cut and decorate the gourds to last for years to come. Personalize the gourd by choosing paint or stain, color and decoration. The fee for this workshop, including all materials, is $25 per person. Note: We recommend wearing old clothing that can get dirty. You must purchase tickets to this class ahead of time. You can purchase tickets through Eventbrite or you may also register by calling (865) 577-4717 ex 110. Prepayment for this workshop is required. 

Photo Courtesy of Ijams Nature Center 


Something With The Family: Second Annual Butterfly Festival

When: Saturday, August 12th 9am-5pm 

Where: Stanley's Greenhouse /  3029 Davenport Rd. Knoxville

Stanley's Greenhouse celebrates everything to do with butterflies again this year with their Second Annual Butterfly Festival. At Stanley's they want to do everything they can to save our pollinators, so they are focusing this year on native butterflies in the wild featuring: A nature walk led by education curator of Zoo Knoxville, Workshops, Children's Butterfly Workshop, Trees and other Plants that attract and support local butterflies, Music, Exhibits, and Refreshments. So, come on out to Stanley's for this fun (and free!) celebration of (perhaps) our most beautiful pollinator.

Photo Courtesy of Stanley's Greenhouse Facebook Page


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