Monday, November 28, 2011

Free Christmas fun at your local library

There's always fun to be had at the library! Here's some upcoming events, times and locations:

A Visit from Santa Claus! 

12/1 at 10:30 AM at Burlington Branch
12/5 at 6 pm at Cedar Bluff Branch
12/7 at 11 am at Bearden Branch
12/8 at 6 pm at Powell Branch
12/12 at 4 pm at Corryton Branch
12/13 at 10 am at Norwood Branch
12/13 at 3 pm at Carter Branch
12/13 at 6 pm at North Knoxville Branch
12/14 at 11 am at Lawson McGhee Library
12/14 a t 3 pm at Murphy Branch
12/15 at 11 am at Karns Branch
12/15 at 2 pm at Fountain City Branch

Chanukah Storytimes
Discover and celebrate the Festival of Lights through stories, games, and crafts with storytime extraordinaire, Laurie Fisher. 
12/6 at 6 pm at Powell Branch
12/7 at 11 am at Lawson McGhee Library
12/8 at 3 pm at Carter Branch
12/13 at 6:30 pm at Karns Branch
12/14 at 10:30 am at Burlington Branch
12/15 at 3:30 pm at Bearden Branch
12/15 at 6:30 pm at Cedar Bluff Branch

On December 3, they are having a special holiday-themed Saturday Stories and Songs featuring holiday books, tales and sing-a-long classics for the whole family! Perfect to get the day going or to take a little break in the midst of holiday shopping.

Appearing at 10:30 a.m.:
Cedar Bluff with storyteller David Claunch
Fountain City with storyteller Dianne Hackworth
Howard Pinkston with storyteller Millie Seiber
Lawson McGhee Library with baby guru Charlene Ellis

Appearing at 2:30 p.m.:
Burlintgon with storyteller Dianne Hackworth
Karns with storyteller Millie Seiber
Powell with baby guru Charlene Ellis

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kroger 4X fuel points event

Earn 4X fuel points November 20 through December 11, 2011 at participating Kroger stores!

This is your chance to purchase gift cards you'll be giving as gifts and to purchase gift cards you'll be using yourself at locations ranging from Macy's to Lowe's to JoAnn's to Amazon.

Remember to purchase your cards in multiples of $50 (ie, two $25 cards, and so on).

Stock Up!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Vegetarian Society Potluck Nov 20, 2011

Looking for a Thanksgiving feast where you won't have to share your dinner table with a turkey?

If so, enjoy a completely vegetarian or vegan potluck annually hosted by the Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee.

This year, the potluck will be Sunday, November 20, 2011, 5:30 with food ready at 6 p.m. at the Knoxville First Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3611 Kingston Pike (next to Laurel Church of Christ).

To attend, you'll need a family-sized (feeds 6-8) vegetarian or vegan dish (with a serving spoon) to share and admission, which is $5 for adults, $2 for children 5-10 years and children under 5 free. You'll be asked to list the ingredients in your dish and label it as vegan or vegetarian.

Enjoy lively conversation and compassionate dining.

For more info call 865-eight zero nine-3502 or e-mail laurabroderick at mindspring dot com.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lisa Ross Birth & Women's Center 20th anniversary celebration

The Lisa Ross Birth & Women's Center is celebrating 20 years!

They are having a celebration at New Harvest Park on Saturday, November 19, 1-4 p.m. Details here.

Go grab some applesauce at Target

I love these new squeezable applesauce packs, and East Target has them on clearance over by the frozen section. $2.02 for a four-pack--applesauce on the go!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zoo Free Days Nov 12-13

It's time for Knoxville Zoo's Free day, but this year they are having two of them. I'm very glad since their free day is so popular & crowded that you might hardly be able to get in! This is an especially good time to visit for folks around Tennessee who are too far away to benefit from an annual pass or for those who can't afford one nor the daily rate & parking fee.

Free days are November12-13 (Sat & Sun), from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. They close at 4:30.

The event is again being sponsored by Kroger this year, and you should bring a non-perishable item to donate for charity in exchange for the visit.

Thanks, Thrifty Christy

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Win tickets to Tinsel and Treasure

Thrifty Christy and several other bloggers are having giveaways for tickets to the annual Tinsel and Treasure holiday market. Read all the details here and enter to win tickets! Don't forget to watch additional local blogs for more chances to win tickets.