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Here’s the Outdoor Knoxville event calendar for the upcoming week. Enjoy!


Friday, Nov. 16

Reel Rock 13: 5 p.m., Onsight Rock Gym. Info: Onsight Rock Gym or 865-888-9123. Come hang out and watch these awesome climbing films with the best climbing community ever. This event is BYOS – Bring Your Own Seating. Call to purchase tickets.

Nature at Night: Sky Stories: 6 p.m., Ijams Nature Center. Info: Ijams Nature Center or 865-577-4717 x 110. Come gather around the campfire as we learn how to find our way in the night sky using stories, so we too can navigate the constellations like nocturnal animals. Purchase tickets online.

A Fall Night Out: 6 p.m., Frozen Head State Park. Cost $5. Info: Frozen Head State or 423-346-3318. Join Ranger Joe and Ranger Kayley for a night of campfire riddles, majestic astronomy and lore! If you have any riddles, feel free to share them. Register online

Friday Fun Run: 6:30 p.m., Pour Taproom. Free. 865 Running. Run 3 miles downtown, World’s Fair Park and river walk. Then drinks with 10 percent off! All levels welcome.

Observe the Moon Night at the Obed: 7 p.m., Obed Wild & Scenic River. Free. Info: Obed Wild & Scenic River at 423-346-6294. Join Ranger Rick Ryan and guest speaker Dr. F. Owen Hoffman to enjoy the spectacular dark sky conditions in the park and to view our prominent lunar neighbor, the moon. In addition to lunar viewing, we will also observe the bright stars, star clusters, and constellations of the fall stargazing season.

The Constellations: 8 p.m., Norris Dam State Park. Cost $2. Info: Norris Dam State Park at 865-426-7461. Join Ranger Mike at the pool parking lot to learn the night sky constellations. He will show you a cool app to use on your phone that will help you find these constellations.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Hike up Mt Sterling via Baxter Creek: 7 a.m., KyBRa Athletics. Free. Info: KyBRa Athletics at 865-999-3126. Come join us as we go climb one of the most beautiful mountains and trails in the southeast. This is a good climb, so be prepared for a full day!

KTC 2018 Youth Series: 8 a.m., Sequoyah Park. Free. Info: Knoxville Track Club. Bring the little ones out for a fun morning and get a cute medal.

Gupton Wetlands Birding Field Trip: 8 a.m., Gupton Wetland at Swan Pond Recreational Area. Free. Info: Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society. The easily accessible, paved 1/2-mile greenway borders the wetland area where at times, birders have seen 50+ species of resident and migratory birds including waterfowl and wading birds. Trip Leader: Mindy Fawver at mindyfawver@gmail.com

Dayhike – Laurel-Snow segment of the Cumberland Trail: Must preregister with BJ and Bob Perlack at perlack@aol.com for meeting time and location. Free. Info: Harvey Broom Sierra Club. The hike is 7 miles round trip. Rated moderate to difficult.

Urban Wilderness Work Party: 9 a.m., Anderson School Trailhead – Urban Wilderness. Free. Info: Appalachian Mountain Bike Club. Lost Chromosome needs some love! Meet at Anderson School and we’ll march in for a great morning in the woods! You bring gloves & water and we’ll provide tools, lunch & tasty Yee-Haw beverages!

3rd Saturday Hike: 9 a.m., UT Arboretum, Oak Ridge. Free. Info: UT Arboretum Society or 865-483-3571. Come and explore the trails at the UT Arboretum. Families and children are welcome.

Secret City Half Marathon & 5K: 9 a.m., Melton Lake Greenway – Oak Ridge Marina. Info: Oak Ridge Visitor at 865-482-7821. The half marathon route starts and ends at Melton Lake Peninsula. Enjoy 13.1 miles of mostly flat terrain.

Smokies Service Days – Campground Clean-up: 9 a.m., Elkmont Ranger Station – GSMNP. Free. Info: Great Smoky Mountains Association at 865-436-1278. Volunteers needed to help care for park cemeteries, campgrounds, trails, roadsides, rivers, and native plant gardens.

Guided Hike: Turkeypen Ridge to Schoolhouse Gap Trail: 9 a.m., Little River Trading Company. Free. Info: Little River Trading Company at 865-681-4141. Hike 4.5 miles, rated easy/moderate. RSVP Required – Sign up by emailing Trip Leader Dolphin Riggs at Dolphin@littlerivertradingco.com

Fly Fishing 101: 9: a.m., 3 Rivers Angler. Free. Info: 3 Rivers Angler at 865-2-5271. Each class teaches the basics of rigging, casting and other intro to fly fishing skills. Gear and instruction are free of charge. Bring a fly rod and reel with line if you have one, (if not, one can be provided in the beginning.)

Morning Ranger-led Hike: 9 a.m., TVA Norris Dam Visitor Center. Free. Info: Norris Dam State Park at 865-426-7461. Meet Trent on the east side of the park near the TVA visitors center for a morning hike along the Lakeside Trail for a chance to see some nice views of the lake and some of the fall colors at their peak.

Bike Zoo Saturday Ride: 9 a.m., Bike Zoo. Free. Info: Bike Zoo at 865-558-8455. 3-hour ride of 50+ miles at a fast pace of 18/20 mph. Weather permitting!

Tellico Blockhouse Walking Tour: 10 a.m., Tellico Blockhouse. Cost: $5/person; Kids 12 and under are free. Info and registration: Fort Loudoun State Historic Park at 423-420-2331. Join us for a 1-mile walk around the ruins of the Tellico Blockhouse. We will look at the significance of the site in the annuals of United States history and explore archaeology to paint a picture of its existence. Rain or shine.

Ride with a Ranger on the North Boundary Greenway: 10 a.m., North Boundary Greenway. Free. Info: Manhattan Project National Historical Park at 865-576-6767. Join a park ranger for a bike ride on the North Boundary Greenway to see how the former communities of the area have changed over the past 70 years before the Manhattan Project.

Citizen Science: BioBlitz: 10:30 a.m., Ijams Nature Center. Cost $8. Info: Ijams Nature Center or 865-577-4717 x 110. Join Ijams naturalists as we explore every nook and cranny of Ijams to document what species we find as the seasons are changing. All you will need is your curiosity, a smartphone, and the FREE iNaturalist app. Register online.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Intro to Climbing: 1 p.m., Onsight Rock Gym. Info: Onsight Rock Gym at 865-888-9123. Learn the basics of top rope belaying, knot tying, and climbing technique in this hands-on class. Designed for those with no previous climbing experience, this course teaches the necessary skills required to climb independently.

Clayton Turkey Trot for Education: 3 p.m., Clayton Homes Corporate Office. Info: The Clayton Turkey Trot for Education is a 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk benefitting Blount County Education Foundation. Register online.

Fort Loudoun Tour: 3 p.m., Fort Loudoun State Historic Park. Free. Info: Fort Loudoun State Historic Park at 423-420-2331. Tour the buildings of Fort Loudoun with Ranger Baghetti as he explains the roles of the fort and examines the lives of those who both thrived and struggled at this wilderness outpost.

Nature Hike at Panther Creek SP: 3 p.m., Panther Creek State Park at Picnic Area #2. Free. Info: Panther Creek State Park at 423-587-7046. Join Ranger Mayfield for a fun hike along Point Lookout Trail. The trail is a moderately difficult 2-mile trail loop ascending to an elevation of 4 feet above Cherokee Lake.

Yoga for Climbers: 7 p.m., River Sports Outfitters. Cost $8. Info: River Sports Outfitters at 865-523-66. Join us for Yoga every Sunday. Participants will receive a 20% off PrAna & Lole card.

Monday, Nov. 19

KTC Group Run: 6 p.m., Balter Beerworks. Free. Info: Knoxville Track Club. Monday evening social pace group run, afterwards, stick around for a discounted beer.

SUP 101: 6 p.m., Meads Quarry at Ijams Nature Center. Cost $35. Info: River Sports Outfitters at 865-523-66. This course will provide you with basic equipment and knowledge of SUP and paddle techniques taught by certified SUP instructors, so you will feel confident and comfortable navigating the water. Board, paddle and life preserver provided.

South Knox Fun Run: 6:30 p.m., Alliance Brewing Company. Free. 865 Running. Social pace 3’ish mile run, come back for $1 beers. All levels are welcome.

Bearden Beer Market Fun Run: 6:30 p.m., Bearden Beer Market. Free. Info: Bearden Beer Market at 865-851-8922. Group Fun Run through the neighborhood. Open to all levels of walkers and runners followed by $1 off all pints.

Group Run Alcoa/Maryville Greenway: 6:30 p.m., Bike N’Tri in Maryville. Free. Info: Bike N’Tri at 615-944-1729. Group run on the Alcoa/Maryville Greenway. All levels welcomed.

Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Monthly Meeting: 6:30 p.m., Calhoun’s – Bearden Hill. Free. Info: Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. Monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Check Facebook for any location changes.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Tuesday B Group Ride: 10 a.m., Cycology Bicycles. Free. Info: Cycology Bicycles at 865-681-4183. B Group is a “No Drop” ride (15-18 mph) 35-45 miles. Must have general skills to ride roads with car traffic. If weather is questionable, call shop to confirm.

Tuesday A Group Ride: 10:30 a.m., Cycology Bicycles. Free. Info: Cycology Bicycles at 865-681-4183. A Group rides 40+ miles at 20+ average pace. This group is for advanced riders with good pace line skills. If weather is questionable, call shop to confirm.

Intro to Climbing: 6 p.m., Onsight Rock Gym. Info: Onsight Rock Gym at 865-888-9123. Learn the basics of top rope belaying, knot tying, and climbing technique in this hands-on class. Designed for those with no previous climbing experience, this course teaches the necessary skills required to climb independently.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Nature Explorers: UnbeLEAFable: 10 a.m., Ijams Nature Center. Info: Ijams Nature Center or 865-577-4717 x 110. For Children ages 5-9. Join us as we match leaves to their trees, make soil, burrow down into the leaves in search of hidden pathways, create a leaf craft, and of course jump in leaf piles!

Fly Fishing 101: 5 p.m., 3 Rivers Angler. Free. Info: 3 Rivers Angler at 865-2-5271. Each class teaches the basics of rigging, casting and other intro to fly fishing skills. Gear and instruction are free of charge. Bring a fly rod and reel with line if you have one, (if not, one can be provided in the beginning.)

KTC Group Run: 5:30 p.m., Runners Market Bearden. Free. Info: Knoxville Track Club. Wednesday evening social pace group run. All paces welcome. Distance options vary. Grab a beer with some good folks afterwards!

Night Gravel Grinder Ride: 6:30 p.m., North Boundary Trails. Free. Info: Knoxville Bicycle Company at 865-240-3499. Very casual pace about 11 miles, just for fun! Night Gravel Grinder ride, Bring your Cross, Gravel, or MTB. Two levels of riding “A” and “B”. Bring lights! Regroups as necessary.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Hot to Trot 5k/10k & Fun Run: 7:30 a.m., Fleet Feet Sports. Info: Fleet Feet Sports at 865-675-3338. Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the Hot to Trot 5k, 10k & Fun Run. It is great way to start your Thanksgiving Day! Register online.

Knoxville Turkey Trot and Little Gobbler Run: 8 a.m., The Mill & Mine. Info: Knoxville Track Club. The Little Gobbler Run starts at 8: and the 5k starts at 8:30. USATF Certified. A beautiful and fast downtown course that starts and finishes on West Depot in front of The Mill and Mine.

Goggled Gobbler 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run: 8:30 a.m., Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. Info: Green Meadow Country Club at 865-318-0943. This race will start and finish at Green Meadow pool/Prime Aquatics indoor facility. Funding from this race will assist in providing aquatics programs such as child-focused water safety, adult and child swim lessons, competitive swimming and practice time for local schools’ swim teams. Register online.

Friday, Nov. 23

Day After Thanksgiving Hike – N. Bird Loop: 7 a.m., Frozen Head State Park. Free Info: Frozen Head State Park at 423-346-3318. The hike will be on the North Bird and Bird Mountain Trail. This will be approximately 10.5 miles and a difficult rated hike. Bring clothes and shoes fit for cold weather hiking, sack lunch, and at least two liters of water.

Smokies Service Days – Vegetation Management: 9 a.m., Marathon gas station in Sevierville to carpool to work site. Free. Info: Great Smoky Mountains Association at 865-436-1278. Volunteers needed to help care for park cemeteries, campgrounds, trails, roadsides, rivers, and native plant gardens. After the work, it’s time to have some fun! Pack a lunch and a lawn chair to sit around and learn about invasive plants and animals in the park, the impact they have, and steps you can take to prevent them from spreading! Signup online.

Holidays on Ice – Nov 23 – Jan 6: Market Square. Enjoy skating in the heart of Downtown Knoxville! Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night. There may even be a panda sighting by our Holidays on Ice Mascot, ‘Peppermint Panda’! (Closed Christmas Day) Details online.

Turkey Strut: 10 a.m., Cove Lake State Park. Free. Info: Cove Lake State Park at 423-566-9701. Come join Ranger Cross to burn off that extra helping of dressing! We’ll take an easy 2.5 mile walk around Cove Lake’s Woods Loop Trail then we’ll loop around Goose Island. Register online.

Gobble Wobble: 10 a.m., Panther Creek State Park at the Boat Ramp. Free. Info: Panther Creek State Park at 423-587-7046. Have you eaten too much turkey? Are you afraid you will wobble while you walk? Then come out to Panther Creek State Park and wobble down a trail with the ranger. Register online.

Gobble Wobble: 1 p.m., Seven Islands State Birding Park. Free. Info: Seven Islands State Birding Park at 715-630-6848. Come and give thanks for grasslands with Ranger Tyler and Allyson, as we hike off some of that stuffing. We’ll discuss grassland management, fire ecology, and the upcoming projects at the park. The 2-mile loop will be moderate with some brief climbs, but mostly level to gently sloping. Register online.

Hefty Holiday Hike: 2 p.m., Norris Dam State Park at West Campground water tower. Free. Info: Norris Dam State Park at 865-426-7461. Hike with Ranger Joe to work off our holiday gains. The trail route runs through some scenic old growth forests, takes us down by the lake and past some rock outcroppings. Route is about 3 miles with moderate to strenuous terrain. Register online.

Green Friday Hike: 3 p.m., Fort Loudoun State Historic Park at Meadow Loop Trailhead. Free. Info: Fort Loudoun State Historic Park at 423-420-2331. Join Ranger Baghetti for a 2 1/2-mile hike on Meadow Loop, rated moderate. Register online.

Friday Fun Run: 6:30 p.m., Pour Taproom. Free. 865 Running. Run 3 miles downtown, World’s Fair Park and river walk. Then drinks with 10 percent off! All levels welcome.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Bike Zoo Saturday Ride: 9 a.m., Bike Zoo. Free. Info: Bike Zoo at 865-558-8455. 3-hour ride of 50+ miles at a fast pace of 18/20 mph. Weather permitting!

Ijams Nature Center Hike: 10 a.m., Ijams Nature Center. Free. Info: Smoky Mountain Hiking Club. The hike will be either 2, 3.5, or 4.5 miles, depending on how much you do. Leader: Betty Glenn at glennbj@roanestate.edu

Nemo Picnic Area Cleanup: 11 a.m., Obed Wild & Scenic River at the Nemo picnic area. Free. Info: Obed Wild & Scenic River at 423-346-6294. Community Volunteer Ambassador Joshua Daugherty will lead volunteers in cleaning up the picnic area and surrounding shoreline. Afterwards, participants are invited to hike the Emory River Gorge section of the Cumberland Trail. The hike is a moderately difficult 2.6 miles round trip leading to an overlook of the confluence of the Emory and Obed Rivers.

Stonecipher-Kelly House Tour: noon, Frozen Head State Park. Cost $3. Info: Frozen Head State Park at 423-346-3318. Join Ranger Joe for a tour of the 2-year-old Stonecipher-Kelly House and surrounding property. Register online.

Paddle Program: Naturalist Paddle: 3 p.m., Ijams River Landing. Info: Ijams Nature Center at 865-577-4717, ext. 110. Join Ijams for the last paddle of the season! This moderate paddle is for ages 15 and up and is not recommended for first time paddlers.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Intro to Climbing: 1 p.m., Onsight Rock Gym. Info: Onsight Rock Gym at 865-888-9123. Learn the basics of top rope belaying, knot tying, and climbing technique in this hands-on class. Designed for those with no previous climbing experience, this course teaches the necessary skills required to climb independently.

Yoga for Climbers: 7 p.m., River Sports Outfitters. Cost $8. Info: River Sports Outfitters at 865-523-66. Join us for Yoga every Sunday. Participants will receive a 20% off PrAna & Lole card.

Monday, Nov. 26

KTC Group Run: 6 p.m., Balter Beerworks. Free. Info: Knoxville Track Club. Monday evening social pace group run, afterwards, stick around for a discounted beer.

South Knox Fun Run: 6:30 p.m., Alliance Brewing Company. Free. 865 Running. Social pace 3’ish mile run, come back for $1 beers. All levels are welcome.

Bearden Beer Market Fun Run: 6:30 p.m., Bearden Beer Market. Free. Info: Bearden Beer Market at 865-851-8922. Group Fun Run through the neighborhood. Open to all levels of walkers and runners followed by $1 off all pints.

Group Run Alcoa/Maryville Greenway: 6:30 p.m., Bike N’Tri in Maryville. Free. Info: Bike N’Tri at 615-944-1729. Group run on the Alcoa/Maryville Greenway. All levels welcomed.

Appalachian Mountain Bike Club Monthly Meeting: 7 p.m., South Coast Pizza. Free. Info: Appalachian Mountain Bike Club. Everyone is welcome to come hear what’s happening with Knoxville area trails! Come get involved with the mountain biking community here in Knoxville.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Tuesday B Group Ride: 10 a.m., Cycology Bicycles. Free. Info: Cycology Bicycles at 865-681-4183. B Group is a “No Drop” ride (15-18 mph) 35-45 miles. Must have general skills to ride roads with car traffic. If weather is questionable, call shop to confirm.

Tuesday A Group Ride: 10:30 a.m., Cycology Bicycles. Free. Info: Cycology Bicycles at 865-681-4183. A Group rides 40+ miles at 20+ average pace. This group is for advanced riders with good pace line skills. If weather is questionable, call shop to confirm.

Intro to Climbing: 6 p.m., Onsight Rock Gym. Info: Onsight Rock Gym at 865-888-9123. Learn the basics of top rope belaying, knot tying, and climbing technique in this hands-on class. Designed for those with no previous climbing experience, this course teaches the necessary skills required to climb independently.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Birding with Friends: 8 a.m., Seven Islands State Birding Park. Free. Info: Seven Islands State Birding Park at 865-407-8335. Join us for an early morning birding hike, identifying by sight and sound some of the 2 species of birds spotted at the park! All levels of experience welcome. These hikes are perfect opportunities for fledgling birders and seasoned bird nerds to mingle!

Fly Fishing 101: 5 p.m., 3 Rivers Angler. Free. Info: 3 Rivers Angler at 865-2-5271. Each class teaches the basics of rigging, casting and other intro to fly fishing skills. Gear and instruction are free of charge. Bring a fly rod and reel with line if you have one, (if not, one can be provided in the beginning.)

KTC Group Run: 5:30 p.m., Runners Market Bearden. Free. Info: Knoxville Track Club. Wednesday evening social pace group run. All paces welcome. Distance options vary. Grab a beer with some good folks afterwards!

Climbing Fundamentals: 6 p.m., River Sports Outfitters. Info: River Sports Outfitters at 865-523-66. Come learn the basics of Climbing with our Climbing Center Staff. Space is limited, reserve your spot now!

Night Gravel Grinder Ride: 6:30 p.m., North Boundary Trails. Free. Info: Knoxville Bicycle Company at 865-240-3499. Very casual pace about 11 miles, just for fun! Night Gravel Grinder ride, Bring your Cross, Gravel, or MTB. Two levels of riding “A” and “B”. Bring lights! Regroups as necessary.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Tuesday A & B Group Ride: 10 a.m., Cycology Bicycles. Free. Info: Cycology Bicycles at 865-681-4183. A Group ride is usually a 40+ miles at 20+ average pace. This group is for advanced riders with good pace line skills. B Group ride is a “No Drop” ride (15-18 mph) 35-45 miles. Must have general skills to ride roads with car traffic. If weather is questionable, call shop to confirm.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Trip Planning: 6 p.m., REI Knoxville. Info: REI Knoxville at 865-584-1938. This class is designed to give the prospective Appalachian Trail (AT) hiker and backpacker a solid foundation for planning a trip on the trail. We’ll teach you the logistics behind a hiking or backpacking trip. Class is free but must pre-register online

North Knox Beer Runners: 6 p.m., Central Flats and Taps. Free. Info: North Knox Beer Runners. Fun and easy run through North Knox and Happy Holler. Don’t forget lights and reflective gear.

Fleet Feet Sports Open Group Run/Walk: 6 p.m., Fleet Feet Sports. Free. Info: Fleet Feet Sports at 865-675-3338. Our 30-60-minute route varies week by week in the various neighborhoods and greenways around the store. All levels welcome.

Friday, Nov. 30

Campfire Cooking: noon, Panther Creek State Park at Upper Campground Shelter. Cost $5. Info: Panther Creek State Park at 423-587-7046. Join Ranger Jammie as we learn how to make some tasty treats, and savory eats. We will look at what size Dutch Oven to start with and discuss a few different methods of campfire cooking. Register online

RunLoCo Marathon Pasta Dinner: 5 p.m., The Venue in Lenoir City. Info: Run LoCo. Pre-race pasta dinner with our special guest speaker, the one and only John Kelly, the last person to complete the Barkley Marathon, the race that eats its young! Register online

Ijams Out and About: Night Hike: 6 p.m., Founders Park Pavilion at Campbell Station. Info: Ijams Nature Center at 865-577-4717, ext. 110. (All Ages) The world changes at night. Together we will step out into the night to interpret its sounds, smells, and sights. The fee for this program is $4 for individuals and $10 for families (up to two adults and any children under 18 years of age). Register online.

Friday Fun Run: 6:30 p.m., Pour Taproom. Free. 865 Running. Run 3 miles downtown, World’s Fair Park and river walk. Then drinks with 10 percent off! All levels welcome.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Dayhike, Point Lookout Loop hike, Panther Creek State Park: Must preregister with Denise Bivens at denisebivens@gmail.com for meeting time and location. Free. Info: Harvey Broom Sierra Club. This 5.1-mile hike is a vista-laden trek with multiple views of Cherokee Lake from shoreline & hilltops, including the Smallman Overlook. Rated moderate.

Run LOCO Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K: 8 a.m., Loudoun County Courthouse. Info: Run LoCo. Lace up your running shoes and join us. Proceeds benefit programs served by the Loudon County Education Foundation. Details and registration online.

Saturday Group Run: 8 a.m., Runners Market Bearden. Free. Info: Runner’s Market at 865-588-1650. Join us for a relaxed-pace run of 3 to 5.5 miles along the Third Creek and Sequoyah Hills Greenways. Afterwards, enjoy coffee and refreshments.

Bike Zoo Saturday Ride: 9 a.m., Bike Zoo. Free. Info: Bike Zoo at 865-558-8455. 3-hour ride of 50+ miles at a fast pace of 18/20 mph. Weather permitting!

Winter Trail Run Series #1: 930 a.m., Meads Quarry at Ijams Nature Center. Free. Info: KyBRa Athletics at 865-999-3126. Join us for a fun group run. There will be multiple groups on the trail, so whether you’re a seasoned ultra-runner, or brand new to the sport, we’ll have a crew for you.

Catalyst Climb: 10 a.m., River Sports Outfitters. Info: River Sports Outfitters at 865-523-66. The first Saturday of every month we are climbing with Catalyst Sports! This event is for anyone with physical disabilities. All ages are welcome to come and climb our rock wall!

Coffee and Climb with a Ranger: 10 a.m., Obed Wild & Scenic River. Info: Obed Wild & Scenic River at 423-346-6294. Join National Park Service rangers for a free cup of coffee and Q&A about climbing. Then we’ll head over to climbing area. We provide all of the gear. All that you need to bring is drinking water, sturdy footwear. Details online.

Guided Trail Walk: 10:30 a.m., Ijams Nature Center. Info: Ijams Nature Center at 865-577-4717, ext. 110. Each walk is guided by a Naturalist who can answer your questions about what you are seeing, on-going projects, future programs, and more. This is a FREE program with a recommended $5 donation. No registration necessary.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Intro to Climbing: 1 p.m., Onsight Rock Gym. Info: Onsight Rock Gym at 865-888-9123. Learn the basics of top rope belaying, knot tying, and climbing technique in this hands-on class. Designed for those with no previous climbing experience, this course teaches the necessary skills required to climb independently.

Reindeer Run 5K Road Race & 1-mile Fun Run/Walk: 2 p.m., Maryville Municipal Building. Info: Maryville Parks & Rec at 865-983-9244. Race is a 5K (3.1 miles) road race and 1-mile fun run/walk in Alcoa. A portion of the proceeds benefit Blount County’s Area 15 Special Olympics. Register online.

Yoga for Climbers: 7 p.m., River Sports Outfitters. Cost $8. Info: River Sports Outfitters at 865-523-66. Join us for Yoga every Sunday. Participants will receive a 20% off PrAna & Lole card.

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