What To Do With Kids

If you have kids, we have things to do.

Uniquely Kids June 14, 2014

Filed under: Indoor — Elizabeth @ 4:05 pm
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The Knoxville Visitor’s Center has kids crafts on the third Friday of the month. They are during the day, so I assume they are for little kids. Have you been to this event?

Uniquely Kids Friday events are at the Knoxville Visitor Center. It is located at 301 S. Gay Street from 11:30 – 1:00.


Ewing Gallery May 25, 2014

Filed under: Indoor,Museum,Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 10:13 pm
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The Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee is located on the first floor of the Art and Architecture Building, The University of Tennessee. It has permanent and touring collections. The gallery is responsible for the outdoor sculptures on campus. You can view a map here. These sculptures can make for a fun scavenger hunt on campus with cameras. Gallery hours are Mondays: 10-8, Tuesday-Friday: 10-5, Closed Saturday and Sunday: 1-4.

Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-2410
ph: 865.974.3200


Water Danger May 24, 2014

Filed under: Parenting — Elizabeth @ 1:10 pm
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I just wanted to share this article about the dangers of drowning as we all try to find ways to cool off this summer. Unfortunately, with all the fake drownings on television we do not realize most drownings are silent. I will post the follow-up article on pool safety next week.


Oak Ridge Children’s Museum May 20, 2014



If you haven’t taken your kids to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, plan a trip this summer.

The Museum is Open Year ‘Round:

Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Museum is closed on Mondays during the school year.

During June, July and August, the Museum is open on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed: New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Admission Fees:

Adults – $7.00
Seniors – $6.00
Children 3 & Up – $5.00
Children under 3 – FREE
Members – FREE


Christmas In The City 2012 November 6, 2012

Filed under: Outdoor,Special Event — Elizabeth @ 5:51 am
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Knoxville has released their Christmas In The City information. Read more about everything here, and download the brochure here. The event runs November 1 – December 31, with traditional downtown activities starting 11/23.



Fantasy Of Trees

Fantasy at a Glance

November 21-25, 2012 Knoxville Convention Center


Trees & Decorations Wander through a magical forest of more than 350 designer items, including beautifully decorated trees, holiday accessories, fireplace mantels, door designs, table centerpieces and “Adopt-a-trees”decorated by local school children.


Gingerbread VillageThis unique area features gingerbread houses deliciously constructed and decorated by area bakers, chefs and school children.


Walmart Raffle TreeThroughout the five-day show, Fantasy visitors can purchase a ticket for $5 for a chance to win a beautiful seven-foot tree surrounded by electronics, toys, games, holiday goodies, and more, all donated by local Walmart stores. Four second-place prizes (each is a $250 Walmart gift card) will also be awarded. Winners will be chosen by random drawing at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, at the Fantasy of Trees..


75th anniversary celebrationThe 2012 Fantasy of Trees will have some special features to help celebrate Children’s Hospital’s 75th anniversary:

  • A book of children’s art, “East Tennessee from A to Z” ($20 per copy) will be introduced; it will feature a story by a local middle school student and art by Children’s Hospital patients
  • The new Children’s Hospital license plate will be promoted, including a new design to replace the plate that was eliminated in the state of Tennessee in 2011
  • The return of a Children’s Hospital model that children will be able to “brick” with candy
  • A NICU isolette (intensive care bed for infants) to accept cash donations


Special Events

Preview Party Tuesday, November 20, 7-10 p.m.The season’s most festive party with a private preview and sale of designer trees and accessories. Extra ticket required.


Tinsel Time for Moms & Tots Wednesday, November 21, 9 a.m.-noon On Wednesday (the Fantasy’s opening morning), special activities are planned for moms and their toddlers, sponsored by Shoney’sand Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area. There will be important safety information for moms and fun and easy crafts for the tots. Adults with a child under age 4 get a half price admission to enjoy all of Fantasy of Trees when they arrive during this event from 9 a.m. to noon. (Not valid with any other discount coupons on Wednesday).


Holiday edition of “Live at Five at Four” Wednesday, November 21, 4-5 p.m. Watch WBIR-TV Channel 10’s “Live at Five at Four” broadcast live from the 28th annual Fantasy of Trees at the Knoxville Convention Center! Join show hosts Beth Haynes and Russell Biven as they showcase designer trees in styles ranging from unique to traditional, take viewers on a tour of this year’s show, highlight what’s new and share the spirit of the season from East Tennessee’s premiere holiday event.


Babes in Toyland Parade Wednesday, November 21, 7 p.m. The first and only indoor Christmas parade of the season with children from area child care centers, a marching band, Santa, costumed characters and holiday fun. Broadcast on WVLT-TV Volunteer News and sponsored by Dollywood.


Santa’s Senior Stroll Friday, November 23, 9 a.m. to noon.Seniors and walkers of all ages can enjoy a one-mile walk through the Fantasy of Trees. Seniors 55+ receive a half-price admission ticket ($5) during the three hour-long event (not good with any other discount).


Kris Kringle’s Kiddie Party Friday, November 23, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Little ones will enjoy children’s activities and interactive musical entertainment, have photos made with Shoney Bear and receive a goody bag at this event just for preschoolers. Attendance is limited for each party; tickets are $1 each and are offered first-come, first served the morning of the party at the Fantasy Theater stage.





Entertainers from throughout the region perform daily at the Fantasy Theater. Enjoy the talents of dancers, singers and other entertainers of all ages as they take the stage to share their talents and ring in the holiday season.


It’s a Snap Photo Spot Create a special seasonal photo with family and friends when you take your own pictures in the beautiful photo spot. Disposable cameras will be on sale here, too.


Commemorative PhotosHave a holiday photograph of your family or friends taken by a photographer ($14 for a 5 X 7 print or $22 for a photo CD).


For more information on the Fantasy of Trees, please call (865) 541-8385 or write to FOT@etch.com.



Christmas parade November 13, 2011

Filed under: Outdoor,Special Event — Elizabeth @ 12:20 am
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WIVK / Fowlers Christmas Parade

Annual Holiday event – FREE Family Friendly Fun WIVK / Fowlers Christmas Parade includes a selection of high school bands, dancers, colorful floats, animals, local celebrities and national entertainers marching down historic Gay Street which ends with a much anticipated appearance from Santa Claus.

The parade begins on Friday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. on Gay Street and ends with a much anticipated appearance from Santa Claus. This festive event is one that your family won’t want to miss. If you’re unable to attend, catch the parade live on Volunteer TV, WVLT 8 Knoxville.