Weekly Plan-It: Thursday, Aug. 9-Thursday, Aug. 16

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Aug. 9

Shopping at the Farm

3-6 p.m., Marble Springs State Historic Site (1220 W. Governor John Sevier Hwy.). Free.

Hey, far-South Knoxvillians—now there's a farmer's market in your neck of the woods, too!

Friday, Aug. 10

Mayors Challenge Ideas Deadline

Bloomberg Philanthropies (founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg) is soliciting proposals for innovative civic solutions. One city will be awarded $5 million, and another four will get $1 million each. The City of Knoxville wants you to pitch in your ideas for consideration—go to surveymonkey.com/s/RVSG25S.

Saturday, Aug. 11

SOCM Yard Sale Fund-Raiser

9-3 p.m., SOCM Headquarters (2507 Mineral Springs Ave.). Free.

Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment hosts a yard sale featuring items donated by members, as well as used office equipment. Proceeds support SOCM's social, economic, and environmental justice work in Knoxville and across the state.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show

8 p.m., Preservation Pub. Free.

Didn't last week's cover story on Knoxville's underground comedy scene pique your interest? Well, go check it out!

Thursday, Aug. 16

TVA Board of Directors Meeting—Knoxville

Time TBD, TVA Corporate Headquarters (400 W. Summit Hill Dr.).

Remember our April 19 cover story on TVA's new tree clear-cutting policy? Environmental activist Larry Silverstein says the public listening session at this meeting "could have some fireworks." If you'd like to add your own, you can sign up to speak no later than 15 minutes before the meeting. See tva.com/abouttva/board. (At press time, a start time and room was not yet announced.)