The Weekly Plan-It: June 7-June 10

Highlights of the week ahead

Friday, June 7

Pioneer House of Letterpress & Design

4 p.m.-9 p.m., 413 S. Gay St.

When the storied Yee-Haw Industries closed shop last year, many of its fans feared the loss would have a negative effect on the art scene it helped inspire. But former co-owner Julie Belcher is back on the case with her new letterpress in the same location. Let’s check it out on First Friday!

Saturday, June 8

KnoxGives

2 p.m.-10 p.m., World’s Fair Park. Free.

Held in conjunction with the Tour De Cure and The Knoxville Film and Music Festival (which also have events today), KnoxGives is a “non-profit celebration” that will raise donations for a plethora of community organizations: Tennessee Veterans Business Association, Boys and Girls Club of East Tennessee Valley, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the American Diabetes Association Knoxville Chapter, and Fort Sanders Fest (The Scarecrow Foundation). Performers include: the Bus Driver Tour, Big Country’s Empty Bottle, Guy Marshall, the Band of Drifters, Strung Like a Horse, Baseball, and the Jojax.

Sunday, June 9

McMillan Chapel Centennial Celebration

6:30 p.m., McMillan Chapel, Knoxville College (901 Knoxville College Dr.) Donations accepted.

The Knoxville College Alumni Association presents this 100th anniversary party for McMillan Chapel, which often hosted performers on the Knoxville College campus. The evening will recreate that historic feel with performances by the Knoxville College Ensemble, the Collectors’ Choice Quartet, Knoxville Opera, Kelle Jolly, Carpetbag Theatre, and others.

Monday, June 10

Lakeshore Park: Next Steps

6 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral gymnasium (711 Northshore Dr.)

With the recent acquisition of the Lakeshore Mental Health Institute facilities on its grounds, Lakeshore Park is soon to expand with an additional 61 acres. How best to use that land? This meeting will begin the process of updating the park’s masterplan. Public-input ninja Bill Lyons will lead the discussion.

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