The Weekly Plan-It: Thursday, April 12-Tuesday, April 17

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, April 12

Community Development Fair

4 p.m.-7 p.m., Ashley Nicole Playground on Winona Avenue (in the green space, near Caswell Park)

It's officially Community Development Week, and the city's Community Development Department is celebrating with a week's worth of events capped off by the informational fair, which will also feature children's activities and food. More info at

Friday, April 13

Pellissippi State International Festival of Cultures

4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Pellissippi State (10915 Hardin Valley Rd.). Free.

Pellissippi State celebrates food, music, and culture from around the world with entertainment by Café Brasil and Hardin Valley Thunder and dance from Atlanta's Miyagi Ryu Okinawa Dance Group and Kingsport-based Blue Hawaii Entertainment demonstrates authentic Hawaiian and Polynesian dances.

Saturday, April 14

Local Author Day

Noon-3 p.m., Union Avenue Books (517 Union Ave). Free.

Local and regional writers Jack Neely, Sam Venable, David Madden, David Brill, Linda Marion, Danny Marion, an Eddie Francisco will discus their work and sign copies of their books at this celebration of the legacy of Carson Brewer.

Monday, April 16

Knox County School Board

5 p.m., First Floor Board Room, Andrew Johnson Building (912 South Gay St.)

It's the mid-month work session. Perhaps budget increases will be discussed? Go to to find an agenda.

Tuesday, April 17

City Council Meeting

7 p.m., City County Building

It happens every other Tuesday!

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