The Weekly Plan-It: Nov. 29-Dec. 4

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Nov. 29

Form-Based Code Public Meeting

5:30 p.m., City County Building, Small Assembly Room.

City officials will review proposed changes to the administration section of the city's Form-Based Code. Property owners within the South Waterfront Form-Based Development Code and the proposed Cumberland Avenue District are encouraged to attend.

"A Hobbit's Holiday"

7 p.m.-8 p.m., Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State's Hardin Valley Campus. Free.

Okay, we're starting to get excited about The Hobbit movie. As a preview, Pellissippi's Faculty Lecture Series presents Keith Norris' talk: "A Hobbit's Holiday: The Extraordinary Journey of Bilbo Baggins." Bring on the dwarves!

Friday, Nov. 30

Holiday Sparkles and Spirits 2012

6 p.m., Cherokee Mills (2240 Sutherland Ave.). $75.

Our favorite local charity, the Joy of Music School, vows that "Inspiration Should Be Free"—and it lives up to that motto by giving music lessons to underprivileged kids. This annual fund-raiser is important and heart-warming, featuring children's performances, live music, and live and silent auctions.

Saturday, Dec. 1

World AIDS Day

Throughout the day, downtown.

This global reminder of the AIDS epidemic commemorates those lost to HIV as well as efforts to eradicate the disease. Some of the biggest events on this day include a fund-raising FaithWalk, starting at 1 p.m. with registration at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (walkers will follow a 1.75 mile route through Market Square to First Baptist Church on Main Street); and a World AIDS Day Program at the Holiday Inn World's Fair, 7 p.m., with music, skits, light refreshments and a candlelight vigil. Register for the FaithWalk at

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Housing Options for Individuals with Mental Illness

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., NAMI office (901 E. Summit Hill Dr.). Free.

Knoxville's chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is presenting this workshop by Tammy Lynn, the East Tennessee regional housing facilitator from the state's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. More info on NAMI at