Saturday, May 8th
East Tennessee Plant Swap
Spring 2021 East Tennessee Plant Swap will be held at New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane in Knoxville, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 8. Don’t forget your mask. Everyone is invited to join what promoters dub “an exciting and fun event that brings together people who love plants and gardening. The swap is a great way to add beautiful, rare and useful plants to your home and garden. New gardeners ... are especially welcome.”
There is no charge for attending the swap or for exchanges. Donations to help cover costs are welcome. For more information, visit www.easttnplantswap.com
Monday, May 10th
MEDIC Regional Blood Center
MEDIC Regional Blood Center, the primary provider for blood and blood products for 24 hospitals in 22 counties in East Tennesee and Southeastern Kentucky (including the major hospital systems in and around Knoxville) has an immediate, critical need for O Positive and A Positive blood Type and A Negative platelets. Locations locally include Downtown Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Ave., and in Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike.
For location hours, directions and Mobile Blood Drive List: visit medicblood.org/. Appointments are preferred. There is very limited availability for walk-in donors. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link or by calling 865-524-3074.
There continues to be a regional blood shortage in East Tenssee and Southeastern Kentucky. MEDIC’s O Positive inventory level has been critical for weeks.
MEDIC continues to require all donors to wear a mask or face covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC will provide one.
Wednesday, May 12th
Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans
Due to the continuing concerns for gathering in person, Knoxville Bar Association encourages any veteran seeking legal help to register for this free clinic. Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans is from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, by having volunteers contact veterans who have pre-registered for assistance. This is a general advice clinic with a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support and personal injury among other issues.
KBA is partnering with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, which can be contacted by calling 865-637-0484 to request clinic intake. Be sure to identify yourself as a veteran so your call may be routed appropriately. At intake, staff will gather information, including information about the legal issue.
This information will be provided to the assigned attorney, who will contact the veteran by telephone between noon and 2 p.m., May 12.
Friday, May 14th
10th Annual Tailgating Against Cancer Golf Tournament
Tailgating Against Cancer will host 10th Annual Tailgating Against Cancer Golf Tournament at Egwani Farms Golf Course Friday, May 14, in Blount County. TAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for a fellowship in medical oncology with The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cancer Institute and the UT Graduate School of Medicine.
Founded in memory of Stephen York Coleman, Tailgating Against Cancer finds inspiration in supporting other cancer patients, their families and physicians who take on the battle against cancer.
When fully funded, the Stephen Y. Coleman Fellowship in Medical Oncology will support a fellow in the discipline of medical oncology, the specialty of cancer that treats patients with various forms of medications, including chemotherapy. For more information, visit www.tailgatingagainstcancer.org.
Saturday, May 15th
Southern Skies Music Festival
Due to COVID-19, Dogwood Arts has moved inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival to May 15, 2021.
Saturday, May 15th
Farragut’s inaugural Kickball Tournament
Farragut’s inaugural Kickball Tournament is set for Saturday, May 15, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, and will include an adult/high-school tournament and a middle school tourney — both single-elimination with a guarantee of at least two games. Teams will consist of a minimum of 10 players. Each bracket game will be 30 minutes or five innings, whichever is shorter.
Teams must have a creatively themed “uniform” and be able to raise a minimum of $250, $25 per player, to enter. Prizes go to best team uniform and tourney winners. Deadline to register is Monday, May 10, for new teams. To register, or for more information, go to www.farragutkickball.com If you are interested in being a sponsor, or to volunteer: Farragutkickball@gmail.com Also features a silent auction and snacks.
Saturday, May 15th
Inaugural Farragut Kickball Tournament
Inaugural Farragut Kickball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. “This year’s event has been created to have some fun outside and get back to ‘normal’ with a good ole’ fashion American Kickball Tournament,” a press release stated from Farragut Lacrosse Booster Club, event host.
“Farragut Lacrosse Booster Club decided to host this event with the hopes of raising money to improve our facilities and program,” the release also stated about this free event.
“We are dedicating this event to Garrett Jablonski, our sweet friend who was the inspiration and drive behind the tournaments in the past,” the release also stated, as Garrett passed away Sept. 1, 2019.
This years event will include an adult/high-school tournament along with a middle school tourney. Teams will consist of a minimum of 10 players with 10 being on the field at a time. It is a single-elimination tournament with a guarantee of at least two games. Each bracket game will be 30 minutes or five innings, whichever is shorter.
As in previous years, teams must have a creatively themed “uniform” (the crazier the better) and be able to raise a minimum of $250, $25 per player, to enter the tournament. Prizes go to the best team uniform and tournament winners Each participant also will receive a kickball T-shirt.
Deadline to register is May 10 for new teams. To register, or for more information, go to www.farragutkickball.com If you are interested in being a sponsors, or to volunteer: Farragutkickball@gmail.com
Event also features refreshments and a silent auction.