David Hayes joins race for council

Sandra ClarkKnox Notes

David Hayes is running for Knoxville City Council District 1, a seat currently held by Tommy Smith. “Knoxville deserves new leadership that is willing to make the changes our communities need to prevent future tragedies like the death of Anthony Thompson Jr.,” Hayes said. “Knoxville deserves leadership that will fight to end poverty and stop displacement from gentrification.” Hayes and two others (Deirda Harper and Jen McMahon) will speak Saturday, May 1, at noon in Suttree Landing Park, 1001 Waterfront Drive. Campaign info here.

Knox County splash pads will open Saturday, May 1, and will operate daily, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the summer. Knox County operates free splash pads at Carl Cowan Park, 10058 S Northshore Drive; New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane; and Powell Station Park, 2318 W Emory Road.

PBPA has scheduled a Work Day in the Park on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Powell Station Park. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Mayor Glenn Jacobs will present his FY 21-22 budget at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Karns Sportspark, 8050 Oak Ridge Hwy. Since he’s probably setting up near home plate, there’s a good chance it won’t be broadcast at all.

Outdoor Senior Job Fair for anyone 50+ will be held 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the CAC Ross Building parking lot, 2247 Western Ave.

North Hills Garden Club is hosting its yearly plant sale on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2511 North Park Boulevard. The event will take place rain or shine. Residents of historic North Hills donate different varieties of hardy perennial plants and shrubs harvested from their own gardens. Details here.

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