Calendar of Events

Friday, May 24, 2019

Kundalini Rising Gathering

  • May 24, 2019 — May 26, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops and Kids & family

Awaken your consciousness and build inner strength with Kundalini Yoga. The Kundalini Rising Gathering is about coming together to practice and persevere through these tumultuous times. Now is the time to break away from our past conditioning and create a new way of living in a this new paradigm of peace on earth. Now is the time more than ever to awaken our group consciousness and to pool our energies and intentions to uplift ourselves and our community. Now in our fourth year, we are excited to be holding the gathering at beautiful ​Buckeye Farms in Lenoir City, TN.

Friday - Sunday, May 24, 25 & 26.
Weekend Registration Includes: Camping, Vegetarian Meals, Peace Prayer Ceremony, Yoga & Meditation, Healing Arts Workshops, Sacred Kirtan, Nature & Arts Children's Camp & Creative Community.

For more information and registration please visit
http://www.kundalinirisingyogafest.com/

Marilyn Kallet: Spring Poetry Events

  • March 22, 2019 — June 18, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event, Lectures and Literature & readings

Marilyn Kallet, City of Knoxville's Poet Laureate

*March 22, noon: Poetry reading for WDVX, inaugural show for the new series. Visit Knoxville, 301 South Gay Street, Knoxville.

*March 22 and 23, 7 p.m.: Discussion leader with Dawnie Steadman, Regal Cinemas, premiere of “To Dust,” featuring Matthew Broderick, set at the Body Farm.

March 28, 4 p.m., Poetry workshop, ETSU, hosted by Jesse Graves. GRAVESJ@mail.etsu.edu

*March 28, 6 p.m., Poetry reading and workshop, “Writing Praise Poems in Troubled Times,” Johnson City Public Library. 100 West Millard Street, Johnson City.

*April 4, 7 p.m. Poetry reading with Donna Doyle, Knoxville Writers’ Guild. Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Avenue, Knoxville.

April 13. Reading for the Botanical Gardens, in Linda Parsons Marion’s garden! 11-1 p.m., 2909 Fountain Park Boulevard, Knoxville. lindaleeparsons@gmail.com (Fundraiser for the Knoxville Botanical Gardens).

April 21: 11:15-12:30, Reading with Patricia Clark and Alice Friman, North American Review poetry conference, Bartlett Hall, Room 1000. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

April 26, noon, poem for the Mayor’s State of the City address.

April 27-May 5, residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar.

May 2nd, 6-8:30 p.m., Marilyn Kallet will be honored by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts at the Soirée, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond. For tickets, contact VCCA Executive Director Joy Heyrman, jheyrman@vcca.com. (Fundraiser for the Virginia Center).

June 7-18, Mentor for “Writing the River” residency in Auvillar, France. Sponsored by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Information: mkallet@utk.edu or http://marilynkallet.com/

Ijams Nature Center: Events

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Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

TAKE ACTION! An Evening With Living Lands & Waters’ Dan Breidenstein
April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
What’s it like to devote your life to cleaning up the planet and live on a barge nine months of the year? How much plastic is in our water? Dan Breidenstein, who serves as Living Lands & Waters' multimedia specialist and leads the LL&W Invasive Species Removal Project and the Adopt-A-Stream Mile Program, is here to tell you. LL&W is in town to lend assistance with the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue thanks to a partnership with Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful, which…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Take Action! 30th Annual Ijams River Rescue
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Get ready for some good “clean” fun at the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA with support from Lowe's! This popular, community-wide event focuses on up to 50 different cleanup sites along the Tennessee River and its tributaries. Each year, between 600-800 volunteers spend several hours removing tons of trash from these areas. Volunteers may come as individuals or in a group, such as families, friends, corporate teams, scout troops or church groups. Bags and gloves are provided,…

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FREE Guided Trail Walk
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
ALL AGES On the first Saturday of each month Ijams offers a FREE guided trail walk. The walk leaves from the Visitor Center after the 10 a.m. Creature Feature. Each walk is guided by a naturalist who can answer your questions about what you are seeing, ongoing projects, future programs, and more. This is a perfect way to get to know more about Ijams Nature Center. Please bring weather appropriate clothing and water. Trails are dirt with some elevation changes…

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SPECIAL EVENT: Mayapple Marketplace 2019
April 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
Spring is on its ways! Though the weather may be a little chilly right now, it’s a great time to start thinking about your gardens for this year! Join Ijams for its annual spring celebration, the Mayapple Marketplace at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, April 7, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This fun-filled event will feature plant nurseries, gardening vendors, local handmade wares from artists and crafters, food trucks and more! So whether you need wonderful plants for your yard, unique…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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CITIZEN SCIENCE: Salamander Search
April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
$8.00
AGES 10 AND UP Ijams is starting a brand new long-term Citizen Science project to monitor the salamanders of our streams and ponds. Come join project lead Nick Stahlman to learn what salamanders call Ijams home, what Ijams is trying to learn, and how you can help. This Program includes time in the field searching for salamanders and putting our newfound skills to use. LOCATION This Program meets at the Ijams Visitor Center. REGISTRATION This program costs $8 per person.…

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TAKE ACTION! Action Hero Conservation Celebration
April 14
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
FREE
If you’ve participated in any of the activities as part of Take Action! Big and Small Ways You Can Save the Planet, it’s time to party! Celebrate the impact you’ve had on the Earth from March 1-April 14, 2019, with classic British rock from The Beatclub, food truck fare and beer or beverage from the Ijams Beer Garden at this festive low-waste event sponsored by Cherokee Distributing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! If you participated in two or more…

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VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
FOR AGES 18 AND UP Interested in learning about the various volunteer opportunities at Ijams? Volunteers support Ijams in many ways. Whether leading school fieldtrips, answering questions at the information desk, or removing invasive plants around the grounds, volunteers play an important role! Come out for a volunteer orientation to hear a brief history of Ijams, find out more about the various volunteer opportunities, and learn how you can contribute! LOCATION Meet at the Ijams Visitor Center. REGISTRATION Click here…

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NATURE NUGGETS: Egg Hunt
April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
$4.00
FOR CHILDREN AGE 2-4 AND THEIR CAREGIVERS On the third Thursday of each month Nature Nuggets helps preschool aged children and their caregivers become more comfortable in the outdoors through exploration, games, and stories. This month we are going on an egg hunt. Eggs come in all shapes and sizes, and we are going to find them all! We will learn how animals protect their eggs, build nests, and go on a very special egg hunt. Join us as we…

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org