The Weekly Plan-It: Sept. 6-Sept. 11

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Sept. 6

Paint the Pavement

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Inskip Elementary School (4701 High School Rd.)

Help make Inskip a more walkable community with this traffic-calming project. Members of the Inskip Community Association, parents and children, and volunteers will be painting a colorful mural at High School Road and Mitchell Drive, intended to keep drivers focused on the road.

Friday, Sept. 7

MC Hammer

8 p.m., Tennessee Valley Fair (Chilhowee Park). $15.

Please, Hammer, don't hurt ‘em! The ‘80s and ‘90s hip-hop crossover superstar headlines the Tennessee Valley Fair's 2012 lineup of concerts.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Tom Jester on Popcorn Sutton

2 p.m., Union Ave Books. Free.

Local writer/producer Tom Jester will discuss his new book on the legendary moonshiner, Popcorn Sutton: The Making and Marketing of a Hillbilly Hero.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Curling Open House

8 p.m., Ice Chalet (100 Lebanon St.) Free under 18, otherwise $10.

No doubt you've always been curious about the glamorous world of competitive curling. Now's your chance to witness it firsthand. The Great Smoky Mountains Curling Club is hosting this open house. Dress warmly, in loose-fitting clothes, and wear rubber-soled shoes. More info at

Tuesday, Sept. 11

"Regular People, Real Science"

7 p.m., TVUUC. Free.

Tiffany Beachy, the citizen science coordinator at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, discusses the involvement of non-scientists in scientific research.