South Knoxville Alliance News

Shop Local, Shop South on Nov. 12, 2016

2nd Saturday South

Can you find our special South Knoxville cardboard cutout mascots for the Selfie Contest?

Try to find:

  • 2 Mountain Bikers
  • Marble Quarry
  • Vintage Chapman Hwy. Postcard
  • H.P. and Alice Ijams

  • South Landing CrossFit - Community Run at 10 a.m. Meet at the brand new facility (1020 Sevier Avenue). Enjoy a 7-day complimentary gym trial.
  • Ijams Nature Center: Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register for the programs.
    • BIRDING SERIES: Birding Brunch
      10:30 am - 12:30 p.m.
      (All Ages) Join Ijams naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales for this fun and light-hearted look into the secret world of our feathered friends. The fee for this program is $5 for Ijams members and $8 for non-members. Light brunch included.
    • GARDENING SERIES: Winter Gardening
      1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join Ijams’ own green thumb Peg Beute as she stays cool in the garden. We’ll talk about keeping plants warm in cold temperatures, what grows well in the winter, and even what produce can be started from seed this time of year. We’ll also have some seeds on hand for you to take home and try in your own winter garden. This program is FREE of charge, but pre-registration is required.
  • Marble Springs - Painting En Plein Air workshop from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Guests will get to participate in a beginning step-by-step paining, creating a landscape image of the scenic historic site. Previous painting experience is not required. ($35 covers the cost of supplies. Bring a sack lunch.) To register, please call (865) 573-5508.
  • Stanley's Greenhouse – 15% off all trees, 40% off all roses, $5 off flats of pansies and violas (now only $12)
  • Village Bakery – only $3 per dozen Thumbprint Cookies from 9 a.m. to noon. No limit.
  • H&R Block - open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for onsite interviews for a Receptionist. They will also be making advance appointments for Emerald line of Credit (Holiday Funds).
  • Round Up Restaurant - burger, fries and drink for $5.99 or a Full House (that's homemade chili with homemade tamales) for only $5.99
  • Tea & Treasures:
    • Place your order now! South Knoxville Artist Bobbye Edwards will hand paint a portrait on a glass Christmas ornament, $25 each.
    • Storytelling & book signing by Laura Still, downtown walking tour guide & author of "A Haunted History of Knoxville," on Saturday, November 12th, 12-3 p.m.
  • Bargain Hunters Antique and Flea Market Mall of Knoxville – Sidewalk Sale with 30+ vendors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wee Care Shoppe - brand new Ferrari bikes will be on sale for $55 (instead of $65). One day only!
  • Borderland Tees – exclusive special shirts and handcrafted birdhouses for sale
  • The Carpet Workroom – call (865) 573-4552 during the month of November and mention this event (or Facebook post) to receive 25% off any carpet binding services
  • Wood Realtors - Second Saturday South House Hunting - Call early to book your property tour: (865) 577-7575
  • Herald Newspapers - 1 year subscription (a $49.95 value) for a six-month-cost of only $29.95 - a 60% discount – call Publisher Joe Karl at 865-577-6609 Ext. 235

Selfie Contest!

To enter, 'like' the South Knoxville Alliance Facebook Page [], then take a pic at one or more of the designated Uniquely South Knoxville locations, upload to your Facebook and to ours (South Knoxville Alliance) using #SoKnoxNov (change setting to Public)

  • Wee Care Shoppe - giant frog kite
  • Candoro Marble – front door gates by master iron worker Samuel Yellin
  • Ijams Nature Center - entry sign or Keyhole at Mead's Quarry
  • Fort Dickerson - cannons
  • Three Bears Coffee - bike sculpture
  • William Hastie Natural Area - Urban Wilderness sign at the Margaret Lane Entrance
  • High Ground Park - Adirondack chairs
  • JFG Coffee Sign
  • Tea and Treasures with Eleanor

Prizes provided by:

  • H&R Block (specialty coffee and coffee mug with teddy bear)
  • Highlands Union Bank (gift basket galore)
  • Sherrod Investigative Group ($25 gift certificate to Food City)
  • Stanley’s Greenhouse (dogwood)
  • Tea & Treasures (hand-painted portrait custom glass ornament)
  • The Mattress Place (Memory Foam Pillow)

Want to get involved?

The South Knoxville Alliance is spearheading an effort to promote all of South Knoxville with upcoming 2nd Saturday South events on Dec. 10. Businesses are offering special discounts and neighborhoods are also encouraged to participate.

Could you offer a guided hike in the Urban Wilderness? Are you selling your home and want to host an open house? Are you looking for the perfect date for a trash clean up or a block party?

Email your ideas on how your business or neighborhood can be included in Nov. and Dec. to

Posted Saturday, 11/12/2016, 09:36 AM -