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

Knox Library Used Book Sale April 1-4

Don’t forget, the Knox County Library has its annual Used Book Sale this weekend! You can find all the details here.

Add comment March 30, 2017

Giveaway: win presale passes to the Kidz Consignment Sale at First Baptist Maryville!

There are a number of consignment sales in Maryville that I really adore. The Kidz Consignment Sale at First Baptist Maryville is one of these. I always find really great deals, and I’ve made quite a bit of money consigning as well!

I am excited to be able to give away passes to the Kidz Consignment Sale pre-sale to two Thrifty Christy readers! There’s nothing like shopping early!

The sale is Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, but these tickets will get you in beforehand to shop with consignors on the evening of Thursday, March 30.

Here’s more info on the First Baptist Church of Maryville’s Kidz Consignment Sale:

The church is located at 202 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy in Maryville, and the sale takes place in the church gym.

Sale Hours:

Friday, March 31 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Half-Price Sale Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (All items without a red dot will be half-price.)
Cash and credit cards only.

If you’ve already signed up to consign, you can enter to win a pass to give to a friend. Shopping early is a lot of fun, but remember to get there before the doors open as there’s always a line!

To keep up with all the news about the sale you can like their Facebook page here.

To enter to win one of two early-entry passes to the Kidz Consignment Sale (each one good for you plus a friend!), head to the Thrifty Christy Facebook page and look for this giveaway post – all the details are there! This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Monday, March 27. I will choose two winners on Tuesday, March 28 using random.org and post their names on Facebook.

Add comment March 24, 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

$3 deal on coffee and mugs at the library!

Look at this fun deal at the Blount County Library’s Bookmark Cafe: get a ceramic mug with spoon AND a coffee for just $3! Plus, get refills for $1!

While you’re there, stop by the library book sale! It’s for members only today, but you can join at the door, and I think it’s totally worth it!

Add comment March 9, 2017

Giveaway #2: win tickets to Beauty and the Beast from Adrian Jones with Kingdom Concierge!

My friend Adrian Jones with Kingdom Concierge – an amazing travel agency specializing in Disney resorts and travel –  is hosting a private VIP showing of the new Beauty and the Beast movie on March 18 for all her clients. She wants to give you a chance to be there as well, so she has given me a family 4-pack of tickets for one lucky family to win! Read on for details!

First, an important question: do you have your Spring Break plans finalized? If you’ve been thinking of a Disney trip, please give Adrian a call! Her services are FREE to you, plus she saves you money and time in planning. It’s so nice to have an expert on hand when you’re doing a Disney trip. You definitely don’t want to be stressing about all the details when you should be relaxing and enjoying Disney, and since using a travel agent doesn’t cost you a dime, there’s really no reason to turn over all the planning to Adrian! Plus, she does fun things for her clients like the upcoming VIP showing of Beauty and the Beast! So, on to the giveaway…

To enter to win four tickets to see Beauty and the Beast on March 18 at 10 a.m. at Carmike Cinemas in Maryville, go to the Thrifty Christy Facebook page and look for this Beauty and the Beast post! For more information on Kingdom Concierge and all the ways Adrian can help you have a stress-free Disney vacation, visit her on Facebook here, or request a quote here!

Adrian Jones | Disney Vacation Planner with Kingdom Concierge

“Every detail for a magical Disney vacation.”
(m) 865-363-2569

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Thursday, March 9. I will choose a winner on Friday, March 10 using random.org and will contact him or her via Facebook. Giveaway open to US readers only. You must be 18 or older to enter.

Disclosure: I received tickets for my family plus additional tickets from Adrian Jones at Kingdom Concierge to give away to my readers. Winners will be contacted via Facebook and are responsible for replying within 48 hours to claim tickets. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Add comment March 6, 2017

Free and inexpensive audiobook deals on classics for March: Great Expectations, Black Beauty, more

There are some great audiobook deals and freebies on Amazon right now when you purchase a kindle/audiobook combo! First, you can get the Black Beauty audiobook for just $0.99! Go here to get the free Kindle edition, and then click the box to add the Audible audiobook for just $0.99! (If that doesn’t work, you can get this Kindle book for $0.99 and then add the Audible audiobook for $0.99. That’ s what I did before I found out about the other deal!)

You can also get Great Expectations for free this month! Just go here to get the Kindle book and Audible audiobook for free!

We just finished listening to Little Women, so I was excited to see this deal for Little Men: get the Kindle book for free and add Audible narration for $0.99!

Disclosure: This site is an Amazon affiliate, and purchases made through Amazon links (including linked book covers) may result in my receiving a small commission (at no additional cost to you). Thank you so much for supporting this site!

Add comment March 6, 2017

Knox County Library Annual Book Sale is April 1-4

The Knox County Library Annual Used Book Sale is coming!

WHEN: April 1–4, 2017

WHERE: The Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park,
3301 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, 37914 (free parking!)
WHY: To support our amazing Knox County Public Library
SALE HOURS AND SPECIAL DAYS
Saturday, April 1: Members Only Day, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
(Renew your membership now or at the door on the day of the sale.)
Sunday, April 2: Open to the public, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday, April 3: Half Price Day! Open to the public, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
($5 bag sale for teachers and librarians from 4–6 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 4: Bag Sale Day! Open to the public, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
($5/bag of books; bags will be provided.)

Over 50,000 carefully selected used books arranged by topic will greet you when you enter the Jacob Building. The sale will have something for everyone, from bestsellers to genre fiction to children’s books and more!

Add comment February 24, 2017

Giveaway: win tickets to the Junior League’s 2017 Bag-A-Bargain rummage sale!

UPDATE: The winners are Margie Elizabeth Turner-Schnell, Stephanie Bowling, Michelle Brown, Kendall Rae Prager, Chris Mitzi Hendrich, and Ash Lee. Thanks to all who entered!
I am proud to be a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Knoxville. I joined the Junior League in 2002, and have thoroughly enjoyed my League experience. My favorite event every year is Bag-A-Bargain, the giant rummage sale for which the League is famous. This will be the 31st year of Bag-A-Bargain!
This year’s Bag-A-Bargain sale will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park (near the Knoxville Zoo).
If you’d like to see what I’ve written about the sale in past years, you can read all of those stories here, including highlights from setup shifts when I was serving as an active member. I’ve been a huge fan of Junior League sales ever since I furnished my first post-college apartment with items from the Junior League of Birmingham’s sale. Junior Leaguers know how to put together great rummage sales!
Here are some of my photos of previous sales:
Tickets to this amazing thrift sale are just $5, and you can get $1 off each ticket at the door by bringing a canned food item to donate, too. There’s also a coupon in the Knoxville Schools Coupon Book (but you can’t combine discounts). Tickets go on sale at 7 a.m. the day of the sale, doors open at 8 a.m., and be aware that people WILL line up to get in. There were even lines one year when it snowed.
You can also purchase tickets to shop early at the Bag-A-Bargain preview party on Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m., plus you’ll get to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a band, and more! These tickets are $35 each, and can be purchased on the website here. (Please note that although you do get to shop early, prices that night are double the price listed on the tag. I’ve still found some amazing deals at the preview party, especially in the Treasure Chest section!)
BABchildrensclothing

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

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