Friday, May 15, 2009

a smorgasbord, if you will

There's a few interesting things going on this weekend that I wanted people to be aware of because they're a little under the radar.

First, UT is hosting an electronics recycling event tomorrow, Saturday, May 16. The event is open to the general public and will be in parking lot S66 on campus. To get there, take Neyland Drive to Joe Johnson, turn right on Chapman Drive and take the immediate right into
the parking lot.

When I heard about this I thought about the broken printers piled high in closets at my parents' house and, how, in this electronic day and age, we are more inclined to just throw away old computers and printers than recycle them. So jump on this very green bandwagon and take in your unused gadgets and gizmos.

Secondly, there is a free lecture open to the public at the East Tennessee History Center about the creation of the Smoky Mountain National Park. That's all I really need know to be there. It's at 2:30pm on Sunday May 17.

And last, but not least, if you read my post about Knoxville's Botanical Gardens and still haven't had a chance to go, they are having an event called Open Garden Days this weekend. It is Saturday from 10-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm. You'll have the chance to tour gardens there for just $5 which in turn will help them in future conservation of the area. If you're feeling a little cheap (which I usually am) or just would like to help out, they are still in need of volunteers. If you're interested, please email Chyna at I'm going to go Sunday to volunteer, because I am cheap AND want to help. Come one, come all!


Pianoman said...

Hey, thanks for the info. I think I'll stop by the Botanical Garden tomorrow, too. I've been wanting to go since your last post about it.

Mickey said...

Ah, Abrams Falls. I miss the Smokies already.