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October 05, 2016

Fall in Love with South Knoxville on Oct. 8, 2016

2nd Saturday South

  • South Landing CrossFit - FREE workout at Island Home Park, 9 to 10 a.m. Sign up for a gym membership before November 1st to receive a $50 gift card.
  • Stanley's Greenhouse - 15% discount on pollinator plants + The Buzz about Pollinator Plants workshop at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Village Bakery – only $3 for one dozen Thumbprint Cookies from 9 a.m. to noon
  • 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 - 20% off storewide (excluding formula and baby food) 
  • Tea & Treasures - outdoor vendors and refreshments, and the Mountain Pickers will start at 1 p.m. - everyone is invited to join in on the pickin' and grinnin'
  • Wood Realtors - Second Saturday South House Hunting - Call early to book your property tour: 577-7575
  • Borderland Tees – exclusive special shirts and handcrafted birdhouses for sale
  • Shoney's:
    • All college students receive 15% off
    • All military personnel, active and veterans receive 15% off
    • All seniors, ages 60 and older receive 10% off
    • Shoney Bear will greet guests from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Marble Springs - tour several historic structures that are designed to represent various aspects of John Sevier’s life and times, including the Tavern, Loom House, Smoke House, Spring House and the John Sevier Cabin and detached kitchen. 
  • Ijams Nature Center:
    • Tennessee Craft East presents Art in the Valley: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art in the Valley is a Southern Fine Arts and Craft Festival that celebrates the handmade arts during both the American Craft and Tennessee Craft Weeks. Join the celebration of regional artists who will be displaying works in a variety of media including wood, clay, photography, glass, jewelry, apparel and more. This one-day juried show will also feature demonstrations, local foods & family fun. 
    • Black Mountain Rock Climbing: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attend the climbing school for a step-by-step series about the technique you need to tackle real rock and the skills you should know before getting outside on your own. This series will benefit beginner and advanced climbers. Finish off with a full day climbing trip where you can use your new skills. The fee for this program is $115 per person and is recommended for ages 10 and up. For more information and to register, please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110.

Selfie Contest!

To enter, 'like' the South Knoxville Alliance Facebook Page []

Take a picture at one or more of the designated Uniquely South Knoxville locations listed below and upload to your own Facebook page AND to our using #SoKnoxOct. NOTE: be cure to change the phot option setting to public!

  • Wee Care Shoppe - giant frog kite
  • Candoro Marble – front door gates by master iron worker Samuel Yellin
  • Stanley's Greenhouse – Mum Pad (below the retail greenhouse – gorgeous this time of year! Bring your kiddos for fall portraits!)
  • 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, dressed as a witch for Halloween

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)
  • Shoney’s (two $5 gift certificates)
  • Stanley’s Greenhouse (pollinator plant in honor of The Buzz about Pollinators Workshop)
  • 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 Nov. 12 and 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

10/05/2016, 07:50 PM