|By The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.|
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Outdoor KnoxFest is two full days of urban adventure
For a complete list of clinics, trail rides, rock climbs and more, go to www.outdoorknoxville.com/outdoorknoxfest
TAKE A HIKE
Children and their families can join in a variety of free, hands-on activities including ranger-guided walks, historic toy making, talking to a wildland firefighter, making dinner bells at a blacksmith shop, and visiting touch tables with animal skins, skulls, and scat. Information about specific programs is available at each visitor center.
Children can earn their free Junior Ranger patch by completing three specially planned activities. A Junior Ranger booklet is available for those who would like to explore the park in more depth. The Junior Ranger booklets can be purchased for
There will also be an opportunity for middle and high school students at
For information about Junior
For information about Music of the Mountains, call 865-436-1291.
For information about the salamander monitoring project, contact
A new section of the
The hike distance is about four miles. Meet for carpooling at
This outing, cosponsored by
BIKES & BLOOMS
Bikes & Blooms, the "lean and green" way to explore the
This year's Bike & Blooms bike tours will begin at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center at
The content for the exhibit was developed, by design, with significant community input allowing a more personal Cherokee story to be told. Community teams held monthly discussions to develop exhibit themes and images. Rather than presenting a chronological history, teams developed a thematic approach to sharpen the Cherokee perspective focusing on Cherokee homeland, heritage sites, tourism, family, and community celebrations.
The touring exhibit is sponsored by the
Upcoming spring wildflower walks in the area include:
Sixty-fourth Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage in
There will be a seminar on threatened and endangered species on
TRAIL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The program is a partnership between
Any responsible adult, of any age and ability, is welcome to take part. Volunteers should be willing to commit a few hours each month to visit their specific trail or greenway. Even a small contribution of time will be helpful, and the experience will be rewarding and fun.
The basic responsibilities of a trail volunteer member are to:
GREET all trail users and act as goodwill ambassadors for our community.
INFORM users about the park and trail system, trail directions, etiquette and rules.
ASSIST users who are lost, need bike repair, first aid (when trained) and assist local governments or land managers concerning maintenance and illegal activity.
For information visit http://knoxcounty.org/parks/trail_volunteer/index.php.
Join us for fitness, fun and friendship. If you are a woman 55+ or a man 60+ you are eligible to play in this special non-competitive softball league. Age rule exceptions are made for those who have a disability but can still play softball. We play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30-11:30 at
TAKE A HIKE
Bears of the Smokies,
Spring Wildflower and Nature Photography,
Appalachian Trail Day Hike: Clingmans Dome to
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