Things to do in East Tennessee: September 16-18

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The University of Tennessee football team will play Ohio this weekend. However, there are plenty of things to do in East Tennessee if you are not going to the game.

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Heart Walk

The event is at World’s Fair Park on Sunday with activities starting at 1:30 p.m. and the walk at 3 p.m. It’s designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living while creating a fun and rewarding environment for the whole family. The American Heart Association says heart disease and stroke are the country’s number one and number five killers, respectively.

Good Morning Tennessee’s Tearsa Smith and WNOX’s Frank Murphy will emcee.

For more information, visit the American Heart Association’s website.

Friday-Saturday

Children’s Consignment Sale

First Baptist Concord will be hosting the sale. Shoppers can find clothing, toys, games, baby supplies, books and more. Also, there will be items for teens and mothers. The event will be at 11704 Kingston Pike.

Friday

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra will perform “Russian Passion: Rachmainoff and Tchaikosky” at the Tennessee Theatre. The performance will kick-off the organization’s 2016-2017 season. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the event starts at 7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit the Tennessee Theatre’s website or call 865-684-1200.

Movies in the Park

Ijams Nature Center will be hosting a screening of the movie “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” The film stars George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson and more. Before the screening, there will be live music by Sunshine Station. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family.

Naughty By Nature

Hip-hop trio Naughty By Nature will perform at the Tennessee Valley Fair. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for reserved seats are $10. Attendees must pay admission for the fair.

Wine on the Lawn

The free event will be at Hillside Winery in Sevierville. Attendees can listen to live music, play games, drink wine and eat food. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The event is from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday

John Sevier Days Living History Weekend

The event at the Marble Springs State Historical Site will celebrate the life of Tennessee’s first governor. There will be demonstrations: cooking, spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, weapons and more. Also, there will be 18th century style militia drills, crafts, lecture, archaeology activities and more.

Tickets are $5 for people 16-years-old and up, $3 for people 15-years-old and younger and free for children 6-years-old and under. Parking is free.

Saturday

Mayfield Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

The Athens site will celebrate its opening day of the season. Families can have fun by going through the two corn mazes or choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Also, there are gourds, hay bales, corn stalks and pumpkins available at the country store.

Tickets are available for $8 for children 2-10 years of age, $11 for adults and free for children under the age of 2-years-old. Mayfield opens at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

Sunday

Heart Walk

The event is at World’s Fair Park with activities starting at 1:30 p.m. and the walk at 3 p.m. It’s designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living while creating a fun and rewarding environment for the whole family. The American Heart Association says heart disease and stroke are the country’s number one and number five killers, respectively.

Good Morning Tennessee’s Tearsa Smith and WNOX’s Frank Murphy will emcee.

For more information, visit the American Heart Association’s website.

Knoxville Veggie Fest

The event will provide free samples of vegetarian food for restaurants and vendors. Also, there will be baked goods and a forum with cardiologist Dr. James Marcum. The event will be at Knoxville Fist Seventh Day Adventist Church from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Yoga for Runners

Lululemon will host a yoga class and run. Attendees will meet at the store for an optional run at 9 a.m. The yoga class will start at 9:30 a.m and will last for an hour.

New2Knox Volunteer Day

The group for new Knoxville residents will have a volunteer day at Young-Williams Animal Center at 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toed shoes. The event will end at 4 p.m.

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