Mabry-Hazen House Clean-up
Sep
24
9:00am 9:00am

Mabry-Hazen House Clean-up

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Volunteers are needed to clean the grounds of the historic Mabry-Hazen House between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in preparation for fall and our Rocky Top Pickin' Party. 

Activities will include leaf and brush removal, mulching, dead tree removal, garden bed weed removal, and general grounds cleaning. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, shears, shovels, tarps, pruners, trowels, and similar yard and garden tools. (http://www.mabryhazen.com/fall-cleanup/)

Please contact Patrick Hollis at 540-214-0284 for more information. 

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2017 Rocky Top Pickin' Party
Sep
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

2017 Rocky Top Pickin' Party

Come join KKB for a relaxing fall evening of music, pickin', food, and friends.

The Rocky Top Pickin’ Party will feature the musical talents of Kelsey's Woods under an East Tennessee full moon at the historic Mabry-Hazen House, just one mile east of downtown Knoxville.

This family-friendly and waste-free fundraiser for KKB, is unlike any other in Knoxville; in between sets, pickers of all levels will form break out pickin' parties around the grounds. Food trucks will be on-site.

All proceeds benefit Keep Knoxville Beautiful's programs.

View our full event page for ticket information!

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William's Creek Clean-up
Oct
7
9:00am 9:00am

William's Creek Clean-up

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Join us for another litter pick up in William's Creek! The next section we will be cleaning runs through the William's Creek Golf Course. This clean-up will take place on Saturday, October 7th from 9 a.m.-noon. All supplies will be provided and volunteers are encouraged to wear waterproof boots. This event is open to ages 12 and up. 

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Open Streets Knoxville
Oct
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

Open Streets Knoxville

  • Gay St. Bridge and Council Pl. to Sevier Ave, wrapping around to Suttree Landing Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Open Streets Knoxville brings together community groups and local businesses, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to walk, ride bikes, hula hoop, and much more - all in a setting that is fun and safe! More than a street festival, Open Streets Knoxville gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhood and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. It encourages the use of active transportation and healthy living, and has a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space. 

KKB will have a table set up and will provide plastic bags and gloves to pick up litter while you explore the festival! Bring us back your bag when you're done and have your choice of a free water bottle or reusable bag. 

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Bus Stop Trash Hop
Sep
9
9:00am 9:00am

Bus Stop Trash Hop

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Join Keep Knoxville Beautiful and Knoxville Area Transit to clean up the bus stops along the Magnolia Street bus route. We'll ride a reserved bus and visit every stop! Supplies will be provided, just wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothes.

Meet at Chilhowee Baptist Church
(park in the front of the parking lot)  
4615 Asheville Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37914

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Downtown North Mural Priming
Aug
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Downtown North Mural Priming

PLEASE REGISTER HERE. 

Please note: This event has been moved to Tuesday due to incoming weather on Wednesday. 

We've teamed up with Scripps Networks Interactive to create a new mural in Downtown North, and volunteers are needed to prime two walls in preparation! Volunteers must have a steady hand and experience using a hand roller.

All supplies will be provided, and volunteers can come and go at anytime between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Located at the intersection of Bearden Pl. and Irwin St. (across from High Resolutions Inc).

 

 

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Ignite Serves Day
Aug
15
to Aug 16

Ignite Serves Day

We will be partnering with the Ignite Serves Program and incoming freshmen to the University of Tennessee for two days of service in Burlington. We are excited to volunteer alongside two groups during two workdays before school starts. This is an awesome opportunity to show these new students the important work they can continue to do during their time in Knoxville! 

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Train Mural Restoration Celebration
Jun
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Train Mural Restoration Celebration

Join us on First Friday to celebrate the restoration of our Historic Train Mural in the Old City!

Specials and Giveaways:

  • $3 Pulled Pork Sandwiches all day
  • $5 Moscow Mules in Free Keep Knoxville Beautiful Stainless steel cups - While supplies last starting at 5:00 pm
  • Oyster and Champagne specials (inside Lonesome Dove only) 4:30-8:00pm

Keep Knoxville Beautiful commissioned artist Walt Fieldsa to create the Knoxville Historic Train Mural in 2001, just one year after commissioning the Knoxville Music History Mural around the corner. The Train Mural was created during a time when the Old City was nearly derelict, and the site was deliberately chosen both to elevate it and to memorialize the nearby train line, which transformed Knoxville from a small river town into a major wholesale center. After 16 years, the Train Mural was cracked and faded due to wear and tear from the elements. Keep Knoxville Beautiful thanks the Central Business Improvement District (Downtown Knoxville), the Historic Southern Railway Station, Blue Slip Winery & Bistro, and numerous individual donors for providing the funds to revitalize and repair the mural.

Join us for a toast at 6:30! 

 

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Open Streets Knoxville
May
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

Open Streets Knoxville

  • Magnolia Ave. from Randolph St. to North Chestnut St Knoxville, TN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Open Streets Knoxville brings together community groups and local businesses, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to walk, ride bikes, hula hoop, and much more - all in a setting that is fun and safe! More than a street festival, Open Streets Knoxville gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhood and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. It encourages the use of active transportation and healthy living, and has a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space. 

KKB will have a table set up and will provide plastic bags and gloves to pick up litter while you explore the festival! Bring us back your bag when you're done and have your choice of a free water bottle or reusable bag. 

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Mechanicsville Cleanup
May
20
10:00am10:00am

Mechanicsville Cleanup

We are looking for volunteers to help clean up one of Knoxville's oldest neighborhoods, Mechanicsville. Whether you live in Mechanicsville or just want to lend a helping hand, we would love to see you volunteer your time to help make Knoxville a cleaner, greener and more beautiful city!

Participants will meet at the kickoff event to gather supplies then disperse into their own groups. Snacks and beverages will be available, as will the use of litter-pickers, gloves, garbage bags and safety vests - free for all participants. 

If you are interested in registering to volunteer for this event, you can click here

 

 

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Plastic Bag Education at the Market Square Farmer's Market
May
20
9:00am 9:00am

Plastic Bag Education at the Market Square Farmer's Market

On Saturday, May 13th, KKB will be on the main stage at the Market Square Farmer's Market to educate shoppers about ways to reduce plastic bag usage. We're teaming up with Nourish Knoxville and the Power of Produce club for this event. There will be a t-shirt bag making activity for kids and tips on how to reduce plastic bag waste. 

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Trash Run
May
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

Trash Run

Join us at our spring Trash Run in South Knoxville at SoKno Taco Cantina. SoKno has offered a free beer and taco to all those who complete the run. This FREE event is an hour-long fun-run/walk where runners pick up litter as they go. All levels of runners are welcome to this family-friendly event. We will provide gloves, trash-pickers, vests, and trash bags. Just bring your enthusiasm and some comfortable shoes! Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the run will kick off at 6:00 p.m. At the end of the event, we will have a drawing for prizes. 

This is a free event, but please register here to let us know if you can make it! 

 

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East Knoxville Cleanup
Apr
29
9:00am 9:00am

East Knoxville Cleanup

KKB has teamed up with Five Points Up for the East Knoxville Cleanup. We are looking for individuals, neighborhood groups, businesses and others to participate! We look forward to seeing those who live, work, worship, or play in East Knoxville--as well as anyone who just wants to lend a helping hand.  Participants will meet at the kickoff event to gather supplies then disperse into their own groups. Snacks and beverages will be available, as will the use of litter-pickers, gloves, garbage bags and safety vests - free for all participants. Volunteers can meet back at Eternal Life Harvest Center Plaza for a free lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

If you're interested in this event you can click here! 

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Earthfest
Apr
15
11:00am11:00am

Earthfest

  • Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

EarthFest is a free, zero-waste event for the whole family, including pets. During the event, attendees can learn about sustainable living while enjoying environmental exhibits and attractions, an interactive educational scavenger hunt, and a youth area with free activities for kids of all ages. KKB will have a craft set up in the youth activity area. 

Earthfest is in need of more volunteers, if you are interested you can click here.

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Rhythm n Blooms - Volunteer with KKB and the Green Team
Apr
7
to Apr 9

Rhythm n Blooms - Volunteer with KKB and the Green Team

  • Jackson Avenue Knoxville, TN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rhythm n Blooms is a music festival that honors the identity and spirit of our rich East Tennessee history while providing a premium listening environment for top-notch musical performances. KKB will be helping with the Green Team volunteers, who will be helping with recycling. Rhythm n Blooms volunteers receive a free day pass to the festival for every four-hour shift they complete! If you're interested in volunteering, you can click here. 

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River Rescue with Ijams Nature Center
Apr
1
10:00am10:00am

River Rescue with Ijams Nature Center

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host a group of volunteers in Knoxville's annual River Rescue. This fun, community-wide event hosted by Ijams Nature Center and focuses on up to 50 different cleanup sites along the Tennessee River and its associated creek tributaries. Each year, about 1,000 volunteers spend several hours removing tons of trash from these areas. 

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South Knoxville Cleanup
Mar
25
9:00am 9:00am

South Knoxville Cleanup

The community-wide South Knoxville Cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 25th from 9 am - 12 pm, followed by lunch. The event will kick off at Sam Duff Memorial Park. (Duff Park is located at 4060 Chapman Highway, which you can access via the driveway to the left of the Krystal Burger. There is also additional street parking on Hedgeapple Lane.) Participating community leaders will meet at the kickoff event, pick up supplies, and then disperse into their own neighborhoods to pick up litter. Individuals who are not with groups can join the effort to clean the streets surrounding Duff Field. Snacks and beverages will be available, as will the use of litter-pickers, gloves, garbage bags, and safety vests--for no cost to the participants. We will reconvene at Sam Duff Park from 12 pm - 1 pm for lunch.  

OVER 300 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP SO THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. Call or email us to set up a cleanup in your community on another day, and thank you for your interest!

Please contact Keep Knoxville Beautiful at programs@keepknoxvillebeautiful.org or (865) 521-6957 with any questions you may have.

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Neighborhood Conference
Mar
11
7:30am 7:30am

Neighborhood Conference

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be tabling at the Neighborhood Conference. This conference is a project of the City of Knoxville's Office of Neighborhoods and is planned in cooperation with the Neighborhood Advisory Council, a program committee that includes representatives of more than a dozen neighborhoods across the City, and many volunteers.

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2017 Orchid Awards
Mar
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

2017 Orchid Awards

Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, March 3, 2017. The Orchid Awards have been presented to Knoxville and Knox County's most beautiful properties since 1979. Join us to celebrate the people who are beautifying our dynamic city.  Enjoy music, a silent auction with complimentary beer and wine reception, dinner, and the awards ceremony.

Visit the full event page for more information.

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