The Weekly Plan-It: Thursday, April 19-Monday, April 23

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, April 19

City Pension Workshop

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

Pension mania continues! Earlier this month, Mayor Rogero presented a report with five alternative pension plan designs for future city employees. City Council will also be discussing pension plans on Monday, same time, in the Small Assembly Room.

Friday, April 20

2012 Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Conference. $65.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rothchild Catering & Conference Center (8807 Kingston Pike).

The Equality Coalition for Housing Opportunities is sponsoring this day of fair housing seminars with the theme: "Let's talk about Sex ... And Discrimination." Mayor Rogero is keynote speaker. Register at

Saturday, April 21

Earth Day Festivals

Check our Calendar section for info on EarthFest at Pellissippi State Community College and the EarthBeats Festival at World's Fair Park.

Human Animal Bond in Tennessee Meeting

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., UT College of Veterinary Medicine, Room A118. Free.

No, not that. HABIT sponsors animal-assisted therapy programs at nursing and retirement homes, assisted living centers, hospitals, physical rehabilitation centers, and area schools. If you're interested in volunteering, please attend for info (but do not bring your pets).

Monday, April 23

Knox County Commission Meeting

1:45 p.m., City County Building

Go to for a (hopefully) updated agenda.