The Weekly Plan-It: April 4-9

Friday, April 4

"Bittersweet Harvest"

5:30-9 p.m., Casa Hola (Emporium Building, 100 S. Gay Street, suite 109). Free.

Hola Knoxville is hosting this art show created by the Smithsonian's Institution Traveling Exhibit Services. It features banners, photos, and other art works depicting the issues and history of migrant farm workers. Famed organizer Caesar Chavez's great-great-granddaughter, Julz Chavez, will attend this opening reception. The show runs through April.

Saturday, April 5

River Rescue

10 a.m.-2 p.m., local rivers and creeks.

Ijams Nature Center is marking the 25th anniversary of its annual river and creek clean-up effort that takes place at over 50 sites all over Knoxville and surrounding areas. You can join some 1,000 volunteers to clean tons of trash from more than 50 miles of local waterways. All supplies are provided. To sign up, contact Sarah Brobst at 865-577-4717, ext. 124 or e-mail her at

Sunday, April 6

Food Truck 5K and Festival

9:30 a.m., West Town Mall parking lot. $20-$35.

We will show up pretty much wherever and whenever food trucks park, but this food-truck-themed festival offers an added enticement: It's a fund-raiser for the Second Harvest Food for Kids program, which helps feed hungry children in public schools. And, if you're not so sure you want to combine eating at the food trucks with a 5K run, you can sign up to be a Couch Potato donor. More info:

Tuesday, April 8

Annual Action Plan Meeting

5:30 p.m., Cansler YMCA (616 Jessamine St.)

The city will receive $1,410,665 in Community Development Block Grant and $795,283 in HOME Investment Partnership Act funds. So how should that money be best spent? Help shape its 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan by commenting on its initial draft, available for reading at

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