The Weekly Plan-It: June 13-June 20

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, June 13

Beauty Hunters All-Women Boot Camp

6:30 p.m., Lakeshore Park. Free.

Beauty Hunters is a local group founded by former UT All-SEC soccer player Sarah Van Sickle McClain that aims to “help restore and instill self-esteem, confidence, and strength to women of all ages, sizes, races, and abilities.” And they’re doing it with free exercise classes around town. More info at

Friday, June 14

East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hilton Knoxville Airport. $75-$125.

Poet and Knoxville native Nikki Giovanni will be the keynote speaker at this full day of discussion about gender gaps in the corporate world. Visit for more info.

Tuesday, June 18


6 p.m., East Tennessee PBS (1611 Magnolia Ave.). Free.

Ever wanted to learn more about African American funeral traditions? You can at this preview screening of director Christine Turner’s POV documentary, which takes an inside look into the world of undertaking in the black community. After the hour-long screening, a panel discussion will be moderated by Hubert Smith, host of “The Hubert Smith Radio Show” on WUTK FM.

Thursday, June 20

Market Square Lofts Tour

5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Community Design Center (500 S. Gay St.). $50.

The Community Design Center, dedicated to bringing professional design and planning services to Knoxville non-profit groups and agencies since 1969, is presenting its 11th annual fund-raiser with a first-ever tour of Market Square lofts. Buy your tickets early at

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