Trash Run at Hops and Hollers
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Trash Run at Hops and Hollers

Join us for a Trash Run at Hops and Hollers on Monday, November 5 from 5-7pm. This is a non-competitive fun run and litter pickup for runners/walkers of all ages. With Halloween just gone, we want to Keep Knoxville ‘Boo’tiful by picking up the Halloween litter that is left behind. There is no designated route for the event; rather, participants are encouraged to spend an hour running or walking and collecting litter in the area. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will provide maps, gloves, bags, safety vests, and litter pickers. 

At the conclusion of the run, runners are invited back to Hops and Hollers to hang out and have the opportunity to win prizes! Participants will also receive $1 off beer.

Be sure to register here to let us know you will be there! You may also copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLeDOUA1

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Get Off Your Glass! America Recycles Day Edition
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Get Off Your Glass! America Recycles Day Edition

Celebrate #AmericaRecyclesDay with a Get Off Your Glass! Join Sierra Nevada, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Cherokee Distributing Company, and West Rock for some glass recycling and a Sierra Nevada beer.

Bring your glass jars and bottles from home to recycle at Bearden Beer Market and get a free beer from Sierra Nevada plus some awesome swag (while supplies last)!

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South Coast Pizza Cleanup
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

South Coast Pizza Cleanup

Join us for our South Coast Pizza Cleanup on Tuesday, October 16 from 5-7pm. We will be cleaning in South Knoxville along Sevier Ave. Volunteers will be meeting at South Coast Pizza at 1103 Sevier Ave. After the cleanup, South Coast Pizza will be providing free pizza!

Be sure to register here for the cleanup to let us know you will be there! You may also copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLh6WUAT?layoutViewMode=mobile

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Mountain Hardwear River Cleanup
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mountain Hardwear River Cleanup

Join us for our Mountain Hardwear River Cleanup on Friday, October 12 from 2-5pm. We will be cleaning Tyson Park and along Third Creek Greenway. Volunteers will be meeting at the pavilion in Tyson Park at 2351 Kington Pike. After the cleanup, there will be a celebration at River Sports Outfitters with food, drinks, a climbing competition, and a sale you won’t want to miss!

Be sure to register here for the cleanup to let us know you will be there! You may also copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLdhvUAD

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Whittle Springs Middle School Outdoor Classroom
Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

Whittle Springs Middle School Outdoor Classroom

Join us as we reconstruct Whittle Springs Middle School's outdoor classroom area on Tuesday, October 9 from 9am-12pm. Volunteers will be meeting at Whittle Springs Middle School at 2700 White Oak Lane, Knoxville, TN 37917 . We will be replacing bench tops, stage area, and weeding garden beds. All supplies will be provided.

Register here so that we know you will be there! You may also copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLeAZUA1

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Second Creek Cleanup
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Second Creek Cleanup

  • 405 West Oldham Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37917 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our Second Creek Cleanup on Saturday, October 6 from 10-12pm. We will be cleaning up Second Creek along Davanna Ave. Volunteers will be meeting at 405 Oldham Ave.

Be sure to register here for the cleanup to let us know you will be there! You may also copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLdxAUAT

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Scruffy City Vegan Fest
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

Scruffy City Vegan Fest

ScruffyCity VeganFest is a festival designed to showcase local businesses who provide compassionate and cruelty free food and services, to promote the growing vegan scene in East Tennessee, and to support and encourage participants and attendees to take action in bringing about a more compassionate community and world. Scruffy City Vegan Fest is hosted by Knoxville Farmed Animal Save, a member of The Save Movement Worldwide Network, dedicated to raising awareness of animal cruelty by bearing witness to animal suffering.

We need a few volunteers to help with the recycling at the event! Register here to sign up for a shift! You may also copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLcvvUAD

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Tennessee River Cleanup
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Tennessee River Cleanup

Join Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful for a River Cleanup on Friday, October 5 from 12PM-4PM. Volunteers come out at noon for lunch, and then will we head to the boats at 1PM to start cleaning along the shorelines. 

Volunteers meet at the Point at Concord Park at 10882 South Northshore Drive.

Be sure to register here! Make sure to select the Knoxville location. You may also copy and paste the registration link into your browser: http://www.keeptnriverbeautiful.org/register

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Open Streets-  North Knoxville
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Open Streets- North Knoxville

Hosted by Open Streets Knoxville and Bike Walk Knoxville, Open Streets Knoxville brings together community groups and local businesses, encouraging the use of active transportation and healthy living, with a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space. North Broadway will be closed to vehicles from E. Glenwood Ave to Emory Place.


People of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to walk, ride bikes, dance, and much more in the streets - all in a setting that is fun and safe!

KKB will have a booth set up with a fun activity to help keep this event trash-free (with a chance to win a prize!).  Since North Knoxville is KKB's Community of the Year, while you're stopping by to say hello, find out what events we have in store for North Knox!

Visit the facebook event page for more information

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2018 Rocky Top Pickin' Party
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Rocky Top Pickin' Party

Join Keep Knoxville Beautiful for a unique musical event: the 2018 Rocky Top Pickin’ Party. This music-filled night will feature the musical talents of Roger Alan Wade and Marigold 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. Bring an instrument to join the sessions and receive a free beer/beverage. There will be food trucks on site. Beer will be provided by Elkmont Exchange, and cocktails from Sugarlands Distilling Company will be on offer. All proceeds from beer and cocktails will benefit KKB.

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

All proceeds benefit Keep Knoxville Beautiful's programs.

Tickets

Adult Advance Ticket (until Midnight on Thursday, 9/28): $5
Adult At-the-Door Ticket: $10
Kids under 12: Free
Bring an instrument to join the pickin' sessions and get one free beer/beverage!

Visit the Rocky Top Pickin' Party event page for more information.

Volunteering

Want to volunteer for the Rocky Top Pickin' Party? We have shifts available from 5pm-8pm and 8pm-11pm. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and free admission.  Sign up to volunteer: https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLZB9UAP

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Cleanup Cedar Bluff
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Cleanup Cedar Bluff

Join us for our Cedar Bluff Cleanup on Saturday, September 15 from 10AM-12PM. We will be cleaning up litter along Cedar Bluff Rd. Volunteers will be meeting at the Gulf Pool Park at 528 Pensacola Road. 

Be sure to register here for the cleanup to let us know you will be there! You may also copy and paste the registration link into your browser: https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLXrI?id=a0C1J00000GLXrI

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Fall Clean-Up Day
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Clean-Up Day

As summer bids farewell, it's time to clean up its "mess." A relatively cool and wet summer were a boon to the plants of Mabry's Hill, but they need a healthy trim before the arctic airs of late fall and winter set. 

Mabry-Hazen will hold a fall grounds cleaning day on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only have 2 hours?
No worries, all are welcome to come and go as they please. 

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. 

The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on 7 acres atop Mabry's Hill. Housing three generations of the same family from 1858-1987, the Mabry-Hazen House was occupied by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. 

Additional information about the event can be obtained by visiting www.mabryhazen.com or by calling 865-522-8661

Direct Contact:
Patrick hollis, Executive Director
director@mabryhazen.com
865-522-8661

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North Knoxville Community Cleanup
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

North Knoxville Community Cleanup

We are looking for many helping hands to join us for our first annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup rain or shine! 

Sign up to volunteer: https://goo.gl/forms/9iMIh8NhY5yyRCNt1

Please contact Aleta Daniels at aleta@keepknoxvillebeautiful.org or (865) 521-6957 with any questions you may have. Participants of any age are welcome! We look forward to seeing those who live, work, or play in North Knox--as well as anyone who just wants to lend a helping hand. Thank you for pitching in!

The main details:

  • The community-wide North Knoxville Cleanup will be held on Saturday, September 8th from 9 am–12 pm.  The event will kick off at Edgewood Park, located at 3109 Ocoee Trail Knoxville, TN 37917.
  • Participating community leaders will meet at the kickoff event to 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 Edgewood Park).
  • Kids will be able to participate in the Smoke-Free Knoxville Cigarette Butt Challenge for a prize.
  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful will provide the following equipment:
    • litter pickers
    • gloves
    • garbage bags
    • safety vests

After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to enjoy discounts from our restaurant partners!

  • Elkmont Exchange is offering 20% off to all volunteers
  • Central Filling Station
    • Each of the three trucks that day is offering a free item with purchase (ie: free side with sandwich purchase),
    • the coffee cart will offer a 10% discount on coffee drinks
    • -happy hour pricing ($1 off) on all beer at the bar for volunteers!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Three Rivers Market, High Resolutions, First Neighborhoods Realty, Gypsy Hands Healing Arts, Hedstrom Design, JT Mortgage Investors Group, Mid-Mod Collective, NOI-Knoxville, Open Door Architecture,

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Get Off Your Glass! Trailhead Edition
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Get Off Your Glass! Trailhead Edition

Get Off Your Glass is back for another round at Trailhead Beer Market! Join Sierra Nevada, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Cherokee Distributing Company, and West Rock for some glass recycling and  Sierra Nevada beer.

Bring your glass jars and bottles from home to recycle at Trailhead and get a free beer from Sierra Nevada plus some awesome swag (while supplies last)!

 

Captain Muchacho's Food Truck will be on site with some delicious bites and there will be “Singo” at 7pm.

 

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Lady Bosses of Knoxville: Environmentalism
Aug
22
11:45 AM11:45

Lady Bosses of Knoxville: Environmentalism

Continuing the lunch series presented by The Hive, join us every other month for Lady Bosses of Knoxville, featuring lunch and a roundtable discussion with women leading the charge in all things K-Town: from the creative sphere and the professional world, to building your brand, local activism, and more. Celebrate the women who are enriching Knoxville and build your community of fellow lady bosses in return!

For the August roundtable, we'll be highlighting 4 women from the environmental field: Erin Gill of the City of Knoxville's Office of Sustainability, Alanna McKissack of Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Amber Parker of Ijams Nature Center, and Charlotte Rodina of CAC Beardsley Farm. Lunch will be Brown Bag Now's classic menu, which includes baby spinach salad with fresh berries, mandarin oranges and poppyseed dressing, grilled chicken breast, red skin mashed potatoes, rolls and brownies. Tea and water will be provided.
 

Ticket information: https://www.facebook.com/events/278026746112516/

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Cleanup on Broadway: Fountain City
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Cleanup on Broadway: Fountain City

  • Knoxville Teachers Federal Credit Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our next monthly community cleanup will be on Saturday, August 18 from 10AM-12PM.  We will be heading to Fountain City to cleanup litter on Broadway. Volunteers will meet at the Knoxville Teachers Federal Credit Union at 108 Hillcrest Drive. 

Be sure to register here for the cleanup to let us know you will be there! You may also copy and paste the registration link into your browser: https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLSIjUAP

 

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Celebrity Bartending at Echo Bistro and Wine Bar
Aug
16
4:30 PM16:30

Celebrity Bartending at Echo Bistro and Wine Bar

You are invited to join Keep Knoxville Beautiful, as Echo Bistro & Wine Bar's Celebrity Bar Tenders on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm!

All cash tips and proceeds from the Crab Cake Appetizer will benefit Keep Knoxville Beautiful.

Come join the fun as we celebrate our volunteers and sponsors!

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Knox County Back to School Bash
Aug
8
3:00 PM15:00

Knox County Back to School Bash

School starts in a couple weeks and that means Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s Back to School Bash is just around the corner. The annual event, Burchett’s last as County Mayor, is an opportunity for students to get free school supplies, have a “Shoney’s KidCare ID” made, and enjoy activities, special programs, vendors and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Thousands attended last year’s event, and Mayor Burchett is looking forward to another great event this year.

The Back to School Bash is sponsored by the Knoxville Expo Center (http://knoxvilleexpocenter.com), Star 102.1 (http://star1021fm.com) and Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc. (http://www.shoneysknox.com/).

More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/255969245008958/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1533306580323068

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Neighbor 2 Neighbor Resource Fair
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Neighbor 2 Neighbor Resource Fair

The Office of Neighborhoods will host its first resource fair, Neighbor 2 Neighbor, on Thursday, July 26, 5-8 p.m. at Cal Johnson Recreation Center, 507 Hall of Fame Dr.
 
Neighbor 2 Neighbor’s mission is to create a meaningful space to bring active residents together with local and non-profit resources.  It will also facilitate create meaningful discussion among neighbors and community partners.

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Cleanup in the Holler
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Cleanup in the Holler

This year, we will be hosting at least one public cleanup a month in our Community of the Year. This will help make a bigger impact in North Knoxville and create more volunteer opportunities for you!

Our first cleanup will be on Saturday, July 21 from 10AM-12PM.  We will be tackling Happy Holler; the cleanup will involve both litter pickup and graffiti removal. Volunteers will meet at the Knox County Central parking lot, 1000 N. Central.

Be sure to register for the cleanup to let us know you will be there!

https://www.volunteeretn.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GLLNWUA5

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Power of Produce (PoP) Club
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Power of Produce (PoP) Club

  • Market Square Farmers Market- Stage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Power of Produce (PoP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in educational activities, PoP Club kids receive vouchers to spend, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions at the market. PoP Clubs are found at farmers’ markets across the country, and Nourish Knoxville brings this program to multiple Knox County farmers’ markets.

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting the July 14 PoP Club. Kids are invited to make their own reusable market bag from recycled t-shirts.

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2nd Annual Community Justice Fair
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Community Justice Fair

East Tennessee Community Labs is hosting the Second Annual Community and Social Justice Fair on Saturday, June 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Fair will be held at the Magnolia Avenue campus of Pellissippi State Community College, 1610 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. The fair is free and open to the public.

Come check out the KKB table to learn how you can get involved with your community.

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Get Off Your Glass! Hops and Hollers Edition
Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

Get Off Your Glass! Hops and Hollers Edition

Get Off Your Glass is back for another round at Hops and Hollers! Join Sierra Nevada, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Cherokee Distributing Company, and West Rock for some glass recycling and a Sierra Nevada beer.

Bring your glass jars and bottles from home to recycle at Hops and Hollers and get a free beer from Sierra Nevada plus some awesome swag (while supplies last)!

 

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Cleanup on Cumberland
May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Cleanup on Cumberland

Register for the Cleanup on Cumberland here.

Join us for a weekday cleanup of Cumberland Ave. in partnership with the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association. This cleanup will kickoff a campaign to encourage businesses along Cumberland Ave. to pick up litter around their properties and keep the area clean. Please meet us at the Copper Cellar (parking available in the back lot near White Ave). McDonald's will be providing free coffee and biscuits for volunteers to help jump start the morning!

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Open Streets- South Knoxville
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Open Streets- South Knoxville

  • Sevier Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37920 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Open Streets Knoxville brings together community groups and local businesses, encouraging the use of active transportation and healthy living, with a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space.

Join in the fun at this FREE event on Sunday, May 20th, as we close Sevier Ave., wrapping around to Suttree Landing Park. People of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to walk, ride bikes, dance, and much more in the streets - all in a setting that is fun and safe!

For more information visit: http://openstreetsknoxville.com/news/

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