Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Trees Knoxville: Winter ID Tree Walk with Mac Post

  • January 22, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Trees Knoxville is fortunate to have Mac Post, State Chair Sierra Club and Certified Naturalist, guiding us on a Winter ID Tree Walk.

The walk will take place at Meads Quarry with 15 to 20 minutes of learning about twigs where we will go over winter twigs using the Ken Vorhees Winter Twig Key to the Most Common Trees...then go for a walk and find trees that match their twigs.

Saturday January 22, 1-3PM

Trees Knoxville will send an email on January 14th with details regarding where exactly to meet and park.

Any changes or cancellations will be emailed any time before the walk on Saturday, January 22. If in doubt, please check your email.

Any questions can be directed to treesknoxville@gmail.com

RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBPPgD3uKZgOszMgimh-GC0xX1ei_Zl14eIaY9E6vtyAGwxQ/viewform

Historic Ramsey House: Graveyard Forensics

Category: Festivals, special events, Lecture, discussion, panel and Science, nature

January 22, 2022 - 1pm HRH Visitor Center
$25 per person
$20 (members of HRH)
Lecture/Demonstration/Q & A/Book Signing/Refreshments

Graveyard Forensics presented by Arthur M. Bohanan

Join us at Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville for an interesting afternoon with Arthur M. Bohanan.

Mr. Bohanan, an internationally award winning patented inventor, researcher, lecturer and author, is currently researching and inventing instruments for locating missing and lost graves and determining the gender of the long dead. The device he developed, the "Human Remains Locator," has been used to find over 3,000 lost graves in the last five years. The device is said to respond to magnetic energy left in the body after the decay process.

This fascinating research has led to the verification of an adult female in the Beloved Nancy Ward’s grave and locating the grave of her grandson (Chief Jack Walker) who betrayed his people during the Trail of Tears. Also the grave of Sarah Hawkins Sevier, wife of Captain John Sevier. A lost mass grave was located in Bean Station indicating 15 adult males killed during the Battle of Bean Station in December 1863. The possible location of The Battle of Boyd’s Creek was located with the imprint of 18 adult males in a semi circle in the Boyd’s Creek Community.

Mr. Bohanan’s research is also aiding in the locating of graves at Lebanon in the Fork Church site and Cemetery. The site of the oldest known marked grave in Knox County Tennessee.
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Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

Ijams Nature Center: Take on Tharp Trace

Category: Free event and Science, nature

Take on the Trace Saturday, Jan. 22, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.! Volunteers will be removing woody invasive plants along Tharp Trace to improve the trail and the view. Space is limited, so sign up today! Learn More and Register

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/ijams-river-rescue.

Ijams Nature Center: Ijams Field Day Dives into Animal Disease

Category: Classes, workshops, Kids, family and Science, nature

(Ages 18+) We all have seen animals that seemed sick. Have you ever wondered what illnesses animals can have, how to know if an animal really is sick, and if there is anything you can do to help? Join UT veterinarian Dr. Tania Dawant on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m.-noon for a discussion that will help you understand and reduce the spread of local wildlife diseases. This program is inside the Visitor Center; masks are strongly recommended and seating will be set up to encourage physical distancing. Learn More and Register

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/ijams-river-rescue.

Nourish Knoxville's Winter Farmer's Market

  • January 8, 2022 — March 26, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Every Saturday
10 am – 2 pm

The 2022 Nourish Knoxville Winter Farmers’ Market will be held outdoors on historic Market Square in the heart of Downtown Knoxville.

The Winter Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market with everything grown or made by the vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more!

Rain or shine. Follow along on Instagram.
https://www.downtownknoxville.org/featured/winter-farmers-market
https://www.instagram.com/nourishmarkets/

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Kathryn Clark

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

Kathryn Clark is an avid photographer whose particular interest in the past few years has been mushrooms. She finds them camping, hiking, kayaking or just in her own backyard. See all the beautiful varieties she has captured in Ijams Hallway Gallery during the month of January.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Museum of Appalachia: Winter Wednesdays

  • January 5, 2022 — February 23, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family and Science, nature

Half-price adult admission every Wed in Jan & Feb!

Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, TN 37716 (16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit 122, then one mile east). Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Information: 865-494-7680, www.museumofappalachia.org

Zoo Knoxville: Keeper Chats

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

We’re excited to be bringing back our keeper chats, which gives you the opportunity to get to know more about the animals and meet the keepers who care for them. It’s a great way to learn more about the conservation work being done at Zoo Knoxville and learn how you can be part of the mission to save animals from extinction. Currently offered throughout the zoo each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Schedule subject to change.

Explore Keeper Chats: https://www.zooknoxville.org/keeper-chats/

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk

  • March 12, 2021 — December 31, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Farragut’s unique history while strolling through the heart of town. Pick up a Farragut History Walk map from the brochure holder on the Heritage Trail sign located at the turnaround at Founders Park at Campbell Station and learn more about the town’s interesting past. A PDF version of the map is available at https://visitfarragut.org/attractions/

The walk includes four educational sites: the Heritage Trail with interpretive signage at Founders Park, the Campbell Station Inn and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, the Farragut Museum/Admiral Farragut Plaza and Pleasant Forest Cemetery. Parking along the trail is available at Founders Park, the Farragut Community Center or Farragut Town Hall.

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast. More info: 865-966-7057

Volunteer Princess: Tennessee River Cruises

  • February 25, 2021 — December 31, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Experience an unparalleled view of Knoxville during our public cruises! Enjoy a delightful lunch, brunch, or dinner cruise. We offer a range of public cruises for your friends and family on Knoxville’s only luxury yacht! From sunset dinner cruises to sailgates in Big Orange Country, Volunteer Princess Cruises is truly special for any event. Browse through our cruise offerings to begin your jaunt along Knoxville, Tennessee’s beautiful riverfront! Public, seasonal, and other cruises available.
https://volunteerprincess.com/

Tennessee Riverboat Company: Star of Knoxville

  • February 25, 2021 — December 31, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Create some memories on our authentic paddlewheeler - the Star of Knoxville. We offer a variety of lunch and dinner cruises along with sightseeing-only tickets.

This authentic paddlewheeler is United States Coast Guard approved for 235 passengers. The main deck seats 144 passengers and is fully enclosed, air conditioned, and heated for year round comfort. The vessel is equipped with two (2) bars, a dance floor, band stage, and is exquisitely decorated for the most elegant dinner and entertainment available. From black tie events like weddings and receptions to a casual event like a football charter the atmosphere is right for any occasion.

https://tnriverboat.com/