Good Clean Fun

In addition to the Dogwood Arts Festival being underway on Market Square, the 21st Annual River Rescue is taking place this Saturday, April 10, from 10am – 2pm. This huge clean up effort covers 50 miles of the Tennessee River and is an excellent way to get to know the river as well as other community members who care about protecting the region’s natural resources. For more information, contact Ijams Nature Center 865.577.4717.

And in Maryville, another longstanding tradition for a good cause (several good causes, actually) takes place at the Clayton Center for the Arts at 7pm — April Foolies. The money raised at this annual “talent show” will support local nonprofits such as Success by Six, New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center, and The Gate: Gateway to Independence. Tickets are available at the Clayton Center box office.

So whether you’re taking in the offerings of the Dogwood festival, looking for fuel after the River Rescue, wanting to have a pleasant dinner before the Foolies, or just out and about this Saturday, we hope you’re able to get out and enjoy the day (and night) and we hope to see you at The Tomato Head.