Free Day at the Knoxville Zoo
Visitors to Knoxville Zoo will enjoy free admission and parking during the zoo's annual Kroger Free Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Last admissions are one hour before closing at 3:30 p.m.)
Although a donation is not required for free admission to Knoxville Zoo, Free Weekend visitors are encouraged to bring donated items to help Mission of Hope, Young-Williams Animal Center, the Blount County Humane Society and PAWS of Knoxville.
Knoxville's Holidays on Ice
Open everyday Friday, November 23, 2012 through Sunday, January 6, 2013. Closed Christmas Day. For hours and other information visit knoxvilleholidaysonice.com
Battle of Orange & Blue
Medic's 25th Annual Battle of the Orange and Blue-a blood drive competition between Tennessee and Kentucky fans. This fun spirited event runs November 12 through the 16 with several convenient locations for donors to roll up their sleeve! Kentucky fans have won this competition the last two years and Medic wants Volunteer fans back on the winning side of this event.
To sweeten the pot, donors who give blood at Medic's headquarters at 1601 Ailor Avenue will be treated to a free Regal Cinema movie pass with no expiration or restrictions (movie ticket at this location only). The headquarter hours are Monday through Friday from 8am - 6:30pm. Donors at all locations will be awarded a game day t-shirt, a coupon for a small one-topping pizza from Papa John's Pizza and the satisfaction of helping us beat Kentucky in this friendly competition.
The battle of the Orange and Blue started in 1988 as a way to help increase the blood inventory for our area hospitals heading into the holiday spirit. Twenty-five years later the event has been very successful at helping our community avoid blood shortages from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. Volunteer fans have won this competition twelve times and, believe it or not, there was a tie in 1991. The competition is close and every single donor counts!
For a complete list of community drives, please visit medicblood.org or www.facebook.com/medicblood
Daily scores will also be updated on our Facebook page.
Donors can also visit our second donor center in Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike behind Pittsburgh Paints hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 7pm and Wednesday and Friday 7am - 5pm.