The Weekly Plan-It: Thursday, April 26-Sunday, April 29

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, April 26

"Women, Power & Leadership"

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Toyota Auditorium, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center (1640 Cumberland Ave.)

Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman discusses the above topic with Knoxville's female power players, including Mayor Rogero. RSVP at 974-0931

Friday, April 27

PlanET Public Forum

10 a.m., O'Connor Senior Center (611 Winona St.)

The Plan East Tennessee Regional Partnership wants to discuss the future of our region with you. Visit for more info.

Saturday, April 28

Admiral Farragut Civil War Marker Unveiling

9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Admiral Farragut Park (9950 S. Northshore Dr.). Free.

The mayors will be at this ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication, as well as members of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. See our cover story!

Green the Block

8 a.m. (clean-up), 1-3 p.m. (block party), 2500 East Fifth Ave.

This east-side beautification event and community celebration gathers volunteers to help clean up the 2500 blocks of Linden, Magnolia, East Fifth, Woodbine, and Jefferson Avenues. Meet at the shared parking lot of the Overcoming Believers and East Fifth Avenue Baptist churches; a block party starts at 1 p.m., featuring bounce houses, games, music, and food.

Sunday, April 29

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

3 p.m.-5 p.m., A1LabArts at the Center for Creative Minds (23 Emory Place)

Ditch the digital and shoot it old-school. Cameras and darkroom instruction will be provided. Photos taken will be uploaded to