Milton Roberts Center offers pickleball

Sandra ClarkEast Knox

The Knoxville Parks & Rec department has added pickleball to the activities offered at the Milton Roberts Community Center, 5900 Asheville Highway (just east of the Comcast Building).

From the blog: Adult Open Pickleball provides opportunity to enjoy the nation’s fastest growing sport. Pickleball blends tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with a paddle, a wiffle ball and a net.

Pickleball will be offered on Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The center has three indoor courts and equipment will be provided. The cost is $2. Info: 865-546-4536. The January calendar is here.


The Chilhowee Park Neighborhood Association will meet today (1/17/23) at 6:30 p.m. at Perk City. All neighbors are welcomed.

The MLK commemorative art show – a collaboration between the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance and the MLK Commemorative Commission – will extend until January 28, 2023, at the Emporium Center, 100 Gay Street, Knoxville. This is the eighth annual show and includes approximately 40-50 fine art works of all media. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday – Friday 9-5 and Saturday, January 28 only, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Suzanne Cada, 865-523-7543 or [email protected].

The MLK Memorial Parade will be Monday, June 19, 2023. It will step off at 10 a.m. at Chilhowee Park and conclude at Dr. Walter E. Hardy Park for a special Beck Juneteenth Memorial Tribute service. Knox County Schools will be on summer break on this date.

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