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

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, July 26

KAT Route 101X Public Hearing

3 p.m., Main Assembly Room, City County Building.

The Knoxville Transportation Authority wants your comments on the proposed elimination of the Cedar Bluff Express. Problem #1: low ridership. Bigger Problem #2: its Park & Ride lot will no longer be available on Sept. 30, and no free replacements have appeared yet.

State Street Parking Garage Expansion

5-7 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St

The beloved State Street Garage is about to get an upgrade, and this meeting will present the plans—which include an elevated walkway from the garage over State Street, which will surely function more reliably than the escalator.

Friday, July 27

Blighted Properties Action

9:30 a.m., Small Assembly Room, City County Building.

The city's war on blight continues at this meeting, wherein David Brace, director of the Public Service Department, will consider issuing repair or demolition orders on a number of properties that have received notices of violation of city building codes.

Saturday, July 28

Last Day for Early Voting

All day, around town.

Yep, if you don't vote by today, you'll have to face the horde of voters on election day, Aug. 2. Go to to find your voting location.

Sunday, July 29

Ijams Hummingbird Festival

1-5 p.m., Ijams Nature Center. $5.

Ijams and the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society present an afternoon of hummingbird activities, including a vendor fair, banding demonstration, and lecture. (Admission to the outdoor vendor fair is free.)