Join us to open playspace at Beverly Park

Carol EvansGet Out & Play

Legacy Parks Foundation and Knox County will open the new intergenerational playspace at Beverly Park, 5311 Beverly Park Circle, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8.

This playspace was designed to benefit the staff and residents of Beverly Park Place, a division of Hillcrest Healthcare, as well as the community. Equipment enables adults including grandparents to play with youngsters. We’ll have much more to show and tell at Wednesday’s official opening.

But now, let’s grab a jacket to Get Out and Play!

Friday-Sunday, November 3-5

AMBC Fall Festival – Nov 3-5: Baker Creek Preserve. Info: Appalachian Mountain Bike Club. 14th annual AMBC Fall Fest will open up Friday evening and won’t slow till we pack it all up on Sunday afternoon. Free. Details, rides, and schedule online.

Saturday, November 4

Collier Preserve Weed Wrangle: 9-11 a.m., Emory Road in Powell. Info: Knox County Master Gardeners. Join us for a workday focused on clearing out weeds. Learn useful weeding tips and how to use some specialized tools to make a big job easier. Details online.

Race Against Cancer: 3 p.m., World’s Fair Park. Info: Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation at 865-531-5210. The Race Against Cancer is a walk and run that raises funds for the patients and families of Thompson Cancer Survival Center. If you can’t walk or run, come and cheer those who do. Register online.

Monday, November 6

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

OHB Run Club: 7 p.m. Check Facebook for start location. Free. Info: Orange Hat Brewery at 865-240-3884. Walkers to sprinters, all ability levels, join us for a greenway or trail run every Monday evening. An out-and-back 5K distance will be marked. Afterwards, enjoy $1 off beers in the OHB taproom.

Thursday, November 9

Thursday Trail Run: 6:30 p.m., Meads Quarry. Free. Info: Trail Running Crew of K-town. Group trail run at Meads Quarry, 3.5 miles, all levels welcome. Afterwards meet up at Printshop Beer Co. Updates on Facebook.

Friday, November 10

Geology – Nov 10-12: 9 a.m., GSM Institute at Tremont. Info: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont at 865-448-6709. Learn field geology techniques to investigate both popular and lesser-known locales in the park, examine sedimentary and metamorphic outcrops, and discuss geologic structures like folds and faults. Register online.

Dollywood’s Light the Way 5K: 11 p.m., Dollywood. Info: Knoxville Track Club. Course takes participants throughout Dollywood, beginning at the front gate area and looping twice around the park’s holiday scenery. Register online.

Saturday, November 11

Loyston Point Lost City Escape 50K MTB Race: 10 a.m., Loyston Point Trails. Info: Knox Bike Racing. The 34-mile course is located on the shores of beautiful Norris Lake. Racecourse will utilize the Clinch River Loop, Mill Creek Loop, Loyston Loop trails and Hemlock Bluff trail. Route is fast and flowing. Register online.

Split Bow Arch Guided Hike: 1 p.m., Big South Fork NRRA. Free. Info: Big South Fork NRRA at 423-286-7275. Join Ranger Jordan for an easy 2.7-mile hike to enjoy beautiful fall colors and the rustic rock formations at Split Bow Arch. Details online.

Sunday, November 12

Sunday Movie Nights: 6 p.m., Info: Onsight Rock Gym at 865-888-9123. We’ll be showing the classic climbing film – Valley Uprising. Experienced climbers, come prepared to school the new generation of climbers. Bring a chair, a drink and your favorite dish for our potluck dinner. Details online.

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Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation. Find dozens of outdoors events at


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