AMC Summer Movie Schedule – possibly at our AMC Foothills 12 movie theater?

AMC Theatres has announced its 2017 Summer Movie Camp lineup, available at AMC Classic theater locations. Since our Foothills Mall movie theater is now “AMC Foothills 12” they may be participating…but I haven’t been able to confirm that yet. Since Foothills is not titled as a “Classic” theater, they may not be participating in any summer movie promotions. This is going to take a little more detective work on my part.  Please contact the movie theater directly to be sure Foothills is participating before you head out with your kids next week! If not, the Knoxville AMC Classic Knoxville 16 at 200 North Peters Road will definitely be offering Summer Movie Camp, and you can see their schedule here.

As part of Summer Movie Camp, AMC theatres offer $4 admission, which includes a ticket and a Kidspack with popcorn, fountain drink and FrootiTooti fruit snacks.

The summer movie camp lineup features:

  • THE LORAX
  • TROLLS
  • THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
  • PUP STAR
  • SING
  • HOME
  • DESPICABLE ME
  • THE PEANUTS MOVIE

Add comment May 29, 2017

Probiotic sale at Grove Collaborative (a company I love)

Grove Collaborative (a company I love; used to be ePantry) is having a huge sale on Lovebug Probiotics. You can get 30% off on everything, plus if you’re new to Grove, you can go here to get a free $10 to spend! (aff link)

Grove is also my favorite place to purchase Mrs. Meyers cleaning products, especially their had soaps. Some of the best scents are seasonal; try the Peony in the spring or the Apple Cider in the fall. My favorite all-around scent is their Lavender!

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Add comment May 28, 2017

Biltmore summer deals: free admission for kids and a discount for Father’s Day

Photo courtesy of The Biltmore

The Biltmore is offering a summer special where kids 16 and younger are admitted to the estate for the day for free (with ticketed adult). This special runs May 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 4. Also, on Father’s Day, dads can get a ticket for just $25 with the purchase of another adult or youth ticket. You also save on tickets when you purchase them a week or more in advance. You can buy tickets in advance at biltmore.com, or by phone at 800-411-3812.

Have you ever taken kids to the Biltmore? There are lots of fun things to do in addition to the main house tour! Here are some ideas, courtesy of Piedmont Parent:

  • From the Kids Audio Tour of Biltmore House to the Biltmore Treasure Hunt, younger guests can see the Vanderbilts’ grand home from a different perspective designed to entertain. Kids of all ages will want to check out Antler Hill Barn and Farmyard, with blacksmithing and woodworking demos and friendly animals to cuddle.
  • See the new displays in Antler Hill Village. George Vanderbilt’s railway travels are highlighted in a 250-foot long model train display featuring landmarks from Vanderbilt’s international travels. A construction team with Applied Imagination handcrafts architectural elements using leaves, twigs and natural materials. Five model trains run along five track loops, passing by miniature versions of the Biltmore Rail Depot, the USS Vanderbilt Steamship, Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, London Bridge, and more. An intricate model of Biltmore House and other estate buildings created from thousands of Lego blocks will be on display at the Wine Shop in the Winery and Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate.
  • All ages will enjoy a stroll through Biltmore’s magnificent gardens, which erupt in bright colors each summer, with towering tropical foliage, flowers that attract both butterflies and hummingbirds, and the heady scent of the historic rose garden. Take a hike to the Bass Pond, and beyond that, a gentle waterfall.
  • Antler Hill Village & Winery comes alive on weekend evenings when Live After Five takes place. Live music on the Village Green features jazz and pop. A kids’ Grape Stomp is held nearby, and casual food choices are available for purchase.
  • Take a horseback ride. In addition to hikes and strolls, guests may ride horses along trails with views of Biltmore House. Some of the trails are the exact ones traveled by George and Edith Vanderbilt, and their daughter Cornelia, when they lived on the estate.

Thanks to Lelia for sharing, and to Piedmont Parent for the fun ideas!

Add comment May 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

College Coffee Night at the Vienna Coffeehouse May 14

College students: be sure to stop by Vienna Coffee House for College Night tomorrow, May 14! They will have $2 bottomless coffee all night, so be sure to bring your favorite mug! They will also have a raffle drawing with a chance to win free coffee, gift cards to Vienna, plus a FREE Hario V60 Pour Over Set!

Things to look forward too:
**$2 Bottomless cups
**$1 off any Drink when you show your student ID
**Complimentary Popcorn
**Game Room and Cornhole
**Study Zones
**Raffle with grand prize of Hario v60 pour over set

Add comment May 13, 2017

Save the Date: Fairview UMC Children’s Consignment Sale is June 24

The 2017 Fairview UMC Children’s Consignment Sale will take place June 24, and they’re now accepting consignors. Registration is online this year, and you can sign up here. More information is available on the church website here or on the Facebook group here. Remember, there will be a special pre-sale open only to consignors on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. Two tickets will be issued per consignor. (If you’d like to have additional friends join you, pre-sale tickets may be purchased for $10 the night of the event to enter at 7:30 p.m.)

This sale is one of my favorites, because you can consign items from any season, and because they mail your consignment check straight to your house! I always consign in this sale, and can definitely recommend it! I will have a giveaway for pre-sale passes in a few weeks, so stay posted!

Add comment May 11, 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

Penny4Arts: Mary Queen of Scots, Around the World in 80 Days

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

See Around the World in 80 Days at the CBT for a huge discount!

WednesdayFriday, April 26-28 and May 3-5, 7:30 PM
Clarence Brown Theatre: Around the World in 80 Days
Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996
Bursting with imagination, this exuberant whistle-stop tour through Verne is a trip worth making. The intrepid Phileas Fogg with his loyal valet, Passepartout, voyage from Victorian London through the Indian subcontinent, to Asia and across the Pacific to America on a wager that he will return in precisely 80 days. Literally, a theatrical tour-de-force.
The production runs April 19 – May 7, and performances offering the Penny4Arts discount are: WednesdayFriday, April 26-28 and May 3-5 (show at 7:30 PM).
Advance reservations required? YES – call the box office M-F 12-5 with 24 hours notice
Contact: Clarence Brown Theatre Box Office, 865-974-5161Box_Office@utk.edu

See Mary Queen of Scots FREE at the student dress rehearsal tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 26 (doors at 5:30 PM, rehearsal at 6:30 PM)
Knoxville Opera: Mary Queen of Scots Final Dress Rehearsal
Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Live, full-length opera performed in Italian with projected English translations. The Tennessee Premiere of Donizetti’s 1835 masterpiece! Two Rival Queens… A Thirst for Power… The Scandal of a Century! Elizabeth I, fearing her rival in love and politics, has imprisoned her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, for 18 years. What happens when Elizabeth and Mary finally meet face to face? A riveting, explosive showdown featuring unspeakable insults and vocal fireworks! Fighting for her crown and survival, Elizabeth sends Mary to the executioner’s scaffold.
Admission to the final dress rehearsal is free to students of all ages (with accompanying adults paying $5 at the door) and to Mary Queen of Scots ticket holders. Adults without tickets to the Friday or Sunday performance MUST accompany a student for admittance (be prepared to show student ID if an adult); adults may not attend without a student. Please note, concessions are closed. Seating is open and attendees may come and go as they wish.
Advance reservations required? NO

If you can’t make the student dress rehearsal, here’s  another discount:

Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM & Sunday, April 30, 2:30 PM
Knoxville Opera: Mary Queen of Scots
Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Compliments of the Aslan Foundation, Knoxville Opera is offering a limited number of free student tickets to their main stage production of Mary Queen of Scots on Friday, April 28 (7:30 PM) and Sunday, April 30 (2:30 PM). This is an excellent opportunity for students (intermediate school through college) to experience the magic of a complete opera with spectacular music, sets, costumes and thrilling performers. Information about the cast and synopsis is available at http://www.knoxvilleopera.com/mary-queen-of-scots.
Please view the attached flyer (PDF) for details on how to reserve the free student tickets. There are no free tickets for teachers/faculty. Students should only make a reservation only if they are 100% committed to attending!
Advance reservations required? YES

Add comment April 25, 2017

$5 audiobook sale: Up to 77% off Christian Heroes Then & Now and Heroes of History

Christian Audio is offering its best-selling biography series Christian Heroes Then & Now and Heroes of History for just $5 each, which is up to 77% off original prices! I have read a number of these biographies to my children, and we’ve loved them. I haven’t tried the audiobooks yet, but I’ve heard it’s really easy to load them to the ChristianAudio app. Now I just have to decide which ones I’ll purchase!

Christian Heroes: Then & Now chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.

Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.

Go here to take advantage of this great sale!

Details: buy or gift any title on sale before 11:59pm PT on April 28th to ensure you receive the discounted price. No coupon code required, just add title choice(s) to your cart and proceed with checkout.

Thanks, Saralyn!

 

Add comment April 12, 2017

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