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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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! (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
Thanks to the League for allowing me to offer a giveaway for you! Go to the Thrifty Christy Facebook page and look for this post to enter to win one of six tickets to shop at Bag-A-Bargain on March 4! You’ll want to RSVP to the official Facebook event here as part one of your giveaway entries. The giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday and I’ll announce the winners Friday morning on Facebook. You’ll have 24 hours to claim your tickets. Happy shopping!
Disclosure: I received passes to this event plus additional passes from the Junior League of Knoxville to share with my readers. Tickets will be mailed out to winners at the addresses provided. I cannot be held responsible for any problems with postal delivery. All opinions stated in this post are my own.
1 comment February 21, 2017
The Knoxville Opera will be performing Puccini’s La Boheme on February 10 and 12. If you’d like to see it at a really deep discount, consider attending the student dress rehearsal TONIGHT (Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m.) This full dress rehearsal is exactly the same as the regular performance (the show runs without stopping with full costumes/set) and is FREE for students and just $5 for accompanying adults (cash only, MUST be accompanying a student). You’ll enter the Tennessee Theatre through the Gay Street entrance beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more info on the student dress rehearsal, go here.
Add comment February 8, 2017
The Junior League of Knoxville’s 31st Annual Bag-A-Bargain event will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, inside the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. Admission to Bag-A-Bargain is $5.00 per person. Tickets to the event are $4.00 per person if you either bring a canned food item for Mission of Hope, or bring the coupon from the Knox County Schools coupon book that is good for $1 off Bag-A-Bargain admission. Tickets that are purchased online will be available at will-call on the day of the event. You can purchase tickets here.
Add comment February 7, 2017
McAlister’s Deli in Alcoa is celebrating the grand re-opening of its restaurant today! (Friday, Jan. 20.) The first 25 guests in line will receive a McAlister’s Tumbler and holiday Tea Glass Sweater. The restaurant will officially open at 10:15 a.m., I believe, although there will probably be a line out front. Here’s a photo of the tea sweater:
The nice thing about McAlister’s tumblers is that when you bring it with you to eat you can fill it with tea for just $0.99!
Add comment January 20, 2017
Clayton Center for the Arts: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!
Advance reservations ARE required.
Add comment January 7, 2017
On Saturday, January 14, at 11 a.m., the Blount County Public Library will present “La Bohéme,” an Opera by Puccini” in a free, shortened version by artists from the Knoxville Opera Company under the direction of Maestro Brian Salesky. Themes in this opera were modernized by the 1996 Broadway musical, Rent. The themes include the joy of falling in love, the Bohemian lifestyle, challenges of sustaining a loving relationship and dealing with the illness and death of a loved one. The performance will be at the Reading Rotunda end of the Main Gallery of the library and will feature a simplified set, piano accompaniment and performances by three of the main characters (Mimi, Rodolfo and Musetta). At this YouTube link, you can watch at least six complete live performance videos if you’d like to check them out before the live program at the library. This opera preview will be sung in English, and there will be time for questions and answers after the program.
Add comment January 7, 2017
The Blount County Friends of the Library Book Sale is January 20-21, with a Member’s Only sale January 19 at noon. If you love to read, this is a book bargain event you cannot miss. The best selections go fast, so plan to attend as a BCFOL member to get the “preview” sale and grab the best books! You can join at the door. Proceeds from your membership and your purchases support the Library!
Also, note that FOL Book Sale dates are changing for 2017. They will be:
In 2018 the dates will be in March, June, September, and December.
Add comment January 3, 2017