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Penny for the Arts: see Peter & The Starcatcher for $0.01/child at the Clarence Brown Theatre!

There are some amazing deals coming up for performances at the Clarence Brown Theatre! I highly recommend the Penny4Arts performances. For my family, one adult and two children attended the last show at the Clarence Brown Theatre for just $14 total! Here are details:

Peter and the Starcatcher

In this multiple Tony Award-winning play with music, a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable roles take to the high seas to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This magical evening of madcap fun is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

Tickets available for September 5-8 (entire show run is August 30 – September 17) at Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage. Seats for Penny4Arts are available on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – call the box office Monday-Friday from 12-5 PM
Contact: Clarence Brown Theatre Box Office, 865-974-5161, box_office@utk.edu

For more information, visit Penny for the Arts here or the Clarence Brown Theatre here.

Add comment August 23, 2017

Recycle your eclipse glasses at the library!

Don’t throw away your eclipse glasses! Astronomers Without Borders will be taking donations to give out to students in developing countries in Asia and South America. Bring your glasses to the Children’s Department at the Blount County Public Library and they will send them along to people in need.

More info here.

Add comment August 22, 2017

Tax Free Shopping in TN July 28-30

The state of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 28 and ends Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 p.m.

What is tax free?

If you have additional questions about what qualifies, here’s the complete info from the state website.

Add comment July 24, 2017

Maryville City Movies in the Park is back for 2017!

Maryville City will be presenting Movies in the Park again this year! This is always one of our favorite summer events. The movie schedule begins this Friday, June 23 with The Secret Life of Pets. The rest of the lineup is below. Most movies start at 8:45, but that may be updated, so check before you go! You can get all the info on Maryville City’s website here.

Start time depends on sunset due to screen illumination. Located at Theater in the Park (Jack Green Park) near the Blount County Courthouse. The park does not have a physical address – it is near 325 Court Circle, Maryville Tennessee. The park is open seating and visitors can come in anytime.
Here are the first two movies:
Secret Life of Pets
Rated PG
June 23, 2017 8:45 p.m.
Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.
Sing
Rated PG
June 30, 2017 8:45 p.m.
A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

2017 Line Up

June 23 – Secret Life of Pets
June 30 – Sing
July 7 –  The Lego Batman Movie
July 14 – Zootopia
July 21 – Jungle Book
​July 28 – People’s Choice (or Rainout if any previous movies get rained out!)

These free movies are shown at the Theater in the Park across from the courthouse. Get there early to reserve a good spot!

Here’s more info on this event, from the City’s website:

For all to enjoy the event:

  • Picnics, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. 
  • Wear insect repellent – mosquitoes don’t follow rules.
  • If you get chilly in the evenings, bring an extra blanket!
  • No concessions will be available, but feel free to bring your own coolers and picnic baskets.
Rules
• No smoking – including e-cigarettes or tobacco products
• No alcohol
• No glass containers
• No pop-up tents or other structures
• Please turn off cell phones
• No illuminated devices during the movie except
​  in the device zone (the pavilion)

Weather Delays/ Cancellations
Weather related delays or cancellations will be communicated through the following outlets:

www.maryvillegov.com/movies
865-273-3407 (a recorded message will be provided after hours)
Facebook: Maryville City Government

1 comment June 20, 2017

Local VBS schedule for Summer 2017

My children LOVE the week of Vacation Bible School at our church, and they love going to VBS at their friends’ churches too! VBS is a summertime tradition. Here are the local VBS programs I know about in Blount County this summer. Please feel free to add to my list!

June

First Baptist Church of Maryville

June 4-8, 6:00-8:00 pm

Age 3 and up

 

Grace Community Church

June 5-9, 6:45 – 9 p.m.

Age 5 (Kindergarten) – 6th grade

 

Hope Community Church

June 9-11, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

Fairview United Methodist Church

June 11-16, 6-8 p.m. for preschoolers and 6-8:30 p.m. for elementary ages

Age 3 (must be potty-trained) up to rising 6th graders. Online registration should begin by mid next week. Free dinner before it begins for ALL participants and their families.

 

RIO East

June 12-16, 6-8:30

Ages 4 – 6th grade. Dinner is provided.

 

New Hope Baptist Church

June 11 – 16, 6-8:15 p.m.

Ages 2 (potty trained) and up for VBS; nursery for 2 & under.

 

Broadway Baptist Church

June 19-23

 

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

June 25-29, 6-8 p.m. Free dinner provided

Ages 3 – youth.

 

New Providence Presbyterian

June 25-28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Dinner and registration at 5 p.m.)

Ages 2 – rising 6th grade

July

River Oaks Community Church

VBS every Sunday in July

 

Faith Encounter

July 17-21, 6-8:30 p.m.

 

Add comment May 15, 2017

FREE Mother/daughter tea plus Investing 101 Seminar at Vienna Coffee

My sweet friend Ashley Morrell Anderson is hosting a mother/daughter tea and class on investments at Vienna on May 11. It’s free. Here are the details:

Investing 101 Tea Party on May 11

ATTENTION Women and Girls: You’re invited to a tea party on Thursday, May 11, at 5:00 PM. There will be tea, scones, and a brief learning session on investing (just the basics)! Bring a friend, mother, or daughter! Crayons will be available for younger girls.

Topic: Investing 101 from Morrell Investment Management, Inc.
Date/Time: May 11, 5:00-6:00 PM
Location: Vienna Coffee House*
RSVP (optional): 865-981-1439

*Vienna Coffee House is located at 212 S. College Street in Maryville. We will meet in the conference room.

Add comment May 3, 2017

2017 Summer Movie Express: $1 movies at Regal theaters!

Regal Cinemas has announced its lineup for their 2017 Summer Movie Express, where admission to select movies is only $1. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office, and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

In Knoxville, there are three theaters that are participating: Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, Regal Knoxville Center Stadium 10 and Regal West Town Mall Stadium 9.  To search for a different location, visit Regal’s site here. Movies will start June 6, 2017.

Week 1

Tue June 6 and Wed June 7

Kung Fu Panda 3
Ice Age: Collision Course
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

Week 2

Tue June 13 & Wed June 14

Trolls
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

Week 3

Tue June 20 & Wed June 21

Monster Trucks
Penguins of Madagascar
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

Week 4

Tue June 27 & Wed June 28

Rio 2
The Boxtrolls
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

Week 5

Tue July 4 & Wed July 5

The Secret Life of Pets
Sing

***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

Week 6

Tue July 11 & Wed July 12

Kubo and the Two Strings
Ratchet and Clank
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

Week 7

Tue July 18 & Wed  July 19

The Spongebob Square Pants Movie: Sponge Out of Water
The Adventures of Tin Tin
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

Week 8

Tue July 25 & Wed July 26

Happy Feet 2
Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

Week 9

Tue August 1 & Wed August 2

Storks
The Lego Batman Movie
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

Add comment May 1, 2017

Easter 2017: egg hunts and other activities in Blount County

Here is a list of Easter egg hunts and other fun activities in Blount County this 2017 Easter season. Please comment below if you have one to add!

April 1

Faith Encounter will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1st. There will be free food, inflatables for the kids to play on, and of course, an Easter egg hunt!  The fun begins at 4pm. More info here.

April 8

First United Methodist Alcoa’s Family Fun Day begins with a 9 a.m. pancake breakfast followed by craft time and pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera). There will be a very special telling of the Resurrection of Jesus, plus a huge Egg Hunt and prizes. More info here.

April 9

First Baptist Church of Maryville will have an Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers through 3rd grade in the Greenbelt Park (across the street from the church). There will be crafts, games, food trucks and more for all ages! Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, egg baskets, bicycles, and any other family games! More info here.

April 14

Fairview United Methodist will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 2:30 p.m. Event includes a cookout, music, egg hunt, inflatables, and fun! More info here.

RIO Revolution Church will host its 3rd Annual Light the Night from 6 – 8 p.m. This event will feature a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt. More info here.

April 15

Blount Community Church will have an Easter celebration at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. They will have an egg hunt, snacks, crafts, games, and prizes. More info here.

The Jaycees’ Easter Festival will be on Saturday, April 15th at Springbrook Park. The free egg hunt begins at noon. “Age Groups are 3 and under, 4 to 7, and 8 to 12. Easter Games from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (nominal charge – tickets are 50 cents each). Inflatable Playland 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Arm bands includes 6 tickets for $10). Pap Paw’s Blue Barrel Train Express around the park from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Arm band gets you one ride or you can use 4 tickets to ride it). Concessions: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Drinks (Maybe Italian Ice or Hawaiian Shaved Ice).” More info here.

Thanks to all of you who sent me events! I really appreciate it!

Add comment April 1, 2017

Opening day for the 2017 Maryville Farmers’ Market is April 22nd!

Opening day for our local Maryville Farmers’ Market is April 22nd! This is a fun, social farmers’ market with special events such as children’s activities and live music as well as beautiful vegetables, fruits, cheeses, plants, honey, herbs, coffee, and baked goods. For more info visit the Maryville Farmers’ Market FB page here.

Add comment April 1, 2017

Happy Pi Day! Get these $3.14 pie deals.

Happy Pi Day! (3/14). Today only, Kroger will have their 8 inch pies on sale for $3.14!

Also, you’re in Knoxville, both locations of Buttermilk Sly Pie Shop (Turkey Creek & Bearden) will have their mini pies on sale for $3.14, plus when you purchase 4 you’ll get the 5th pie free! We purchased the Groupon I posted about a few weeks ago, so we’ll be heading to Buttermilk Sky to use that.

Have a wonderful Pi Day!

Add comment March 14, 2017

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