Trees: Seeking your opinion

Carol EvansGet Out & Play

The Urban Forest Master Plan Survey is open. It is citywide. Fill out a short questionnaire to get your opinions to decision makers. Your input is what will help shape this plan for our city!

Now let’s look at a sampling of some area events ahead:


Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival – March 13-15: 6 p.m., Bijou Theater. Info: Bijou Theater at 865-522-0832. This year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports. Purchase tickets online.

Saturday, March 11

Weed Wrangle: 9:30-noon, Collier Preserve, Emory Road in Powell adjacent to Powell Branch Library. Info: Legacy Parks Foundation at 865-525-2585. Park across the street at Powell United Methodist Church. Tools and gloves provided. Bring water. Register online.

Spring Cleaning: 10 a.m., Big Ridge State Park. Info: Big Ridge State Park at 865-992-5523. We’ll focus on the Blue Mud Boat Ramp area. Details online.

Kids Climb: 10 a.m., River Sports Outfitters. Cost $25. Info: River Sports Outfitters at 865-523-0066. Coach Melissa will facilitate fun and learning for kids 12 and under. Second Saturday of every month. Details online.

Sunday, March 12

Barley’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K & 10K: 2 p.m., Barley’s Pizzaria. Info: Personal Best Racing at 865-567-0358. Join us for the 10th anniversary of the best St. Patrick’s Day 5K and 10K. Afterwards, enjoy all you can eat pizza buffet provided by Barley’s and two beers (must be 21+ to drink). All proceeds go directly to Emily’s Power for A Cure. Register online.

Tuesday, March 14

Harvey Broome Group monthly meeting: 7 p.m. TN Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Free. Info: Harvey Broom Sierra Club. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month and is open to the public. This month’s program is: The Benton MacKaye Trail: Path to Becoming a National Scenic Trail and Tips for Thru-Hikers by Clare Sullivan and Kathy Anderson. Details and virtual option available online.

Thursday, March 16

Jeff Wadley Event: 6 p.m., Little River Trading Company. Free. Info: Little River Trading Co at 865-681-4141. Jeff Wadley, who wrote Mayday, Mayday, will be presenting stories and cases from his book on missing persons and airplane crashes in the Smokies. Details and registration online.

Saturday, March 18

Spring Hike: Several state parks have hikes. Check your favorite park for times and locations.

Sunday, March 19

Fishing Rodeo Classic: 12:30 p.m., Fountain City Lake. Free. Info: Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. Come join the fun as Academy Sports Outdoors and TWRA team up to kick off the week of the Bassmaster Classic with a fun community fishing rodeo. 18 years and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian. Register online.

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Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.


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