Knox Education Foundation’s Leaders for Readers program is providing books to participants just in time for Spring Break reading.
More than 200 Knox County first-, second-, and third-grade elementary school students will have the chance to pick out free books for their very own this week. Students at the 15 Knox County elementary schools in the Leaders for Readers program are Beaumont, Belle Morris, Christenberry, Dogwood, East Knox, Lonsdale, Maynard, New Hopewell, Norwood, Pond Gap, South Knox, Spring Hill, Sunnyview, West View, and West Haven.
Through the Leaders for Readers program, children who are on the cusp of reading at grade level are partnered one-on-one with volunteers to read together each week.
The goal of the program is to instill a love of reading through positive relationships while offering students opportunities to enjoy and practice reading on their own, with family or friends.
“With a good book, you can go on a great adventure without ever leaving your home,” explained Knox Education Foundation’s CEO Chris Letsos. “So, before our students take off for Spring Break, our Leaders for Readers’ volunteers and teachers will help each student in our program pick out two free books.” More than 400 books are expected to be handed out this week. To learn more or to sign up to volunteer with Leaders for Readers, go to: https://knoxed.org/leaders-for-readers/ or call 865.215.4501.
Premier Martial Arts Hardin Valley is hosting a free Kids Karate Workshop for ages 5 to 12 this Saturday, March 13 from 10 am to 11 am. This is a great way to develop confidence, self-control, and respect. Click here to register!
Drive-In Movies at the Chilhowee Park Midway The silver screen at the Midway is free and reservations are required as space is limited. Registration opened today! You can register here for the spring screenings of Zootopia showing on March 26, and Hop on April 1st. Movies are PG13 or less, but parents are encouraged to check the parental guides for their families.
Since 2004, the Library has shown outdoor movies on Market Square to showcase its vast collection of music and movies. This year, due to COVID-19, some changes have been made. Knox County Library System and the City of Knoxville have partnered to offer Movies at the Midway.
A drive-in is a perfect way to enjoy a great spring evening with family, and the Midway at Chilhowee Park is a perfect location with room for 100+ cars. Spaces are limited so reserve your space now.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and movies begin at 8 p.m. Vehicles should enter at Gate 13, located on N. Beaman Street, between Magnolia and Martin Luther King Jr. avenues.
The drive-in format allows attendees to watch movies on the big screen while maintaining pandemic protocols. Each vehicle may bring in the number of passengers for which it is rated–one per seatbelt.
Each reserved space includes an adjacent parking space to accommodate blankets or lawn chairs. Guests will need an FM radio to receive the film’s audio from an FM transmitter.
Guests must follow the Five Core Actions recommended by the CDC and Knox County Health Department to reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19. For more information, visit www.knoxlib.org, or KnoxvilleTN.gov/Events.
The Muse Free Family Nights every 4th Friday from 6-8 PM starting March 26th. You must reserve your spots and we are very limited because of Covid on how many we can have indoors…BUT it is safe and super clean! Masks required for all 5 and up, no exceptions. Register here.
Royal YOUth Dance Ensemble Spring classes. West African Dance children 7 to 12 years old, Saturdays 12:30-1:30 pm. Majorette & Cheer sessions for ages 12-17, Saturdays at 1:30 pm. Each session is $10 a week per student; Register at www.royalyouthdance.com/registration RYDE Dance Studio, 3607 Western Avenue.