The Weekly Plan-It: Sept. 21-Sept. 25

Friday, Sept. 21

Downtown United for United Way

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Market Square.

Lunching on the Square? Support United Way at the same time by purchasing a Petro’s bowl and Orange Tea for $8—proceeds will go to United Way. Live entertainment will be provided by Isabelle Cox, not to mention some local celebrity servers.

“Electric Vehicles and Urban Infrastructure”

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Knoxville Outdoors Gateway Pavilion (900 Volunteer Landing Lane). $5-$15.

Featuring discussions with the city’s Office of Sustainability, UT’s electric bicycle program, and the Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association, this program will explore new developments in East Tennessee’s sustainable transportation. Hosted by the East Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Saturday, Sept. 22

The 48th Annual Country Market

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Ramsey House (2614 Thorn Grove Pike). $5 parking fee.

The 18th century house will feature a classic car show as well as music, entertainment, arts and crafts, antique dealers, old fashion ice cream & cobblers, and Wallace Bar-B-Q.

John Sevier Days Living History Weekend

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Marble Springs Historic Site (1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway). $5 per car.

More fun with history! See 18th century demonstrations such as open-hearth cooking, spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, weapons demonstrations (which will showcase tomahawks and period-appropriate firearms!), and tours of the historic buildings. Continues on Sunday (noon-5 p.m.), with a Bill Landry book-signing at 3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24

Weight of the Nation Community Forum

7-9 p.m., Knox County Health Department Auditorium (140 Dameron Ave.) Free.

Inspired by the HBO documentary on the country’s obesity epidemic, this event gathers local and national experts to discuss the crisis. Co-sponsored by the Knox County Health Department, YMCA of East Tennessee, and Moonpointe treatment center.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project

6 p.m., UT Visitors’ Center (2704 Kingston Pike)

The city’s project to revamp the Strip edges ever forward. This public meeting will discuss the right-of-way plans and the city’s property acquisition process, as well as address any questions.

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