Thursday, May 3
Public Meeting on Crematory Regulations
5 p.m., Community Room of the Cansler Family YMCA (616 Jessamine Street)
Got an opinion on this smoking issue? Give the Metropolitan Planning Commission your input regarding proposed zoning regulations for the placement cremation facilities in the City of Knoxville.
Friday, May 4
Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway)
It’s the 20th anniversary of that other spring festival. Celebrate Smoky Mountain and Appalachian culture with bluegrass music, arts and crafts booths, clogging, guided wildflower hikes, storytelling, and Southern food. Runs through Saturday.
Saturday, May 5
NSRA Street Rod Nationals South
8:30 a.m.-15 p.m., Chilhowee Park. $5-$14.
You’ll be seeing hot rods all over town this weekend. This is where their drivers will be congregating. How do they afford to own those things? Why can’t I?
Sunday, May 6
I Bike KNX Festival and Neighborhood Bike Ride
1 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Market Square
What better way to celebrate National Bike Month than by learning about local bicycle resources? The bike ride leaves from the Square at 2 p.m. for a tour of South Knoxville, then returns for the festival. (On Monday, there’s also a Bike Ride with Elected Officials—fun!—starting at 6 p.m. at the Carmike Wynnsong 16 parking lot, hitting the Ten Mile Creek Greenway.
Tuesday, May 8
South County Sector Plan Update
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., New Hopewell Baptist Church (943 Kimberlin Heights Rd.)
The proposed 15-Year Land Use, Community Facilities, Transportation Improvement, and Green Infrastructure plans are introduced—now’s your chance to chime in before a final proposed draft is set. (There will be another public forum on May 10, 5:30 p.m., at Bonny Kate Elementary School.)