The Weekly Plan-It: Oct. 18-Oct. 21

Thursday, Oct. 18

D.I.Y. Solar Workshop

6-9:30 p.m., UT Conference Center. $30.

Want to equip your house with solar power? This workshop by the Tennessee Solar Energy Association and the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council will show you how. Includes dinner buffet and a manual. Go to for more info.

Charter Amendment Forum

7 p.m., City County Building, main assembly room.

Raise your hand if you understand the new set of Knox County charter amendments on this year's ballot. Exactly! A panel of Charter Review Committee members will discuss them at this forum hosted by WATE's Gene Patterson.

Friday, Oct. 19

Zombie Movie Marathon

6 p.m. (7:30 p.m. screening time), Ijams Nature Center. $10.

Get in the Halloween mood with an outdoor screening of The Night of the Living Dead (the original) and Shaun of the Dead, along with short zombie films presented by the Knoxville Horror Film Festival. Plus: live music from L.A.I.T.H., fire hoopers, Saw Works beer, and a zombie photo booth!

Saturday, Oct. 20

Knoxville College Chapel Restoration Project

7 a.m.-7 p.m., Knoxville College.

Help caulk and paint the exterior woodwork of this prominent Mechanicsville building. Donations of materials and volunteer time are requested. Call 237-4637.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Book Signing: Fred Bedelle Jr.

3 p.m., Beck Cultural Exchange Center.

The former Knox City Schools superintendent has written a history of the Knox school system's desegregation, With All Deliberate Speed.