Bloomin’ Butterfly Gardens
It’s back! A beautifully landscaped butterfly habitat featuring approximately 800 native butterflies, including Malachite, Monarch, Fritillaries, Swallowtails, Sulfurs, and more.
Watch these friendly residents as they sip nectar, perch in sunny spots, and maybe even hitch a ride on your shoulder. Watch caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies. Touch, smell, and see featured plants. This special event is included with general admission to the Zoo. There’s a lot going on at www.knoxville-zoo.org.
Summer Movie Magic: Jaws
Jaws takes a bite out of the Tennessee Theatre June 21st through the 23rd. Just in case you haven’t seen this classic – really? You haven’t? Well, a Great White Shark decides to terrorize the small beach resort town of Amity. The police chief wants to close the beach to run the shark off. The town's mayor finally relents to closing the beach when nothing else seems to work, and the chief, a scientist, and an old fisherman, with revenge on his mind, take to the sea to hunt down the beast.
And on June 28th and 30th, see the immortal Smokey and the Bandit. Get tickets and showtimes at www.tennesseetheatre.com.
Boston Love Shirts Arrive at Mast Store
From Mast General Store's Graphics Buyer: “Our community and employees have spoken! We have just finalized our Boston Love Tee in honor of those impacted by the tragedy on April 15th. Life is Good is donating 100% of their profits from the Boston Love Tee to The One Fund Boston. We hope the t-shirt will help people all over the country begin to heal with Boston while conveying a message of unification to our community that "Nothing is Stronger than LOVE.”
From The Boston Globe on April 25th:
Life is Good, whose Boylston Street office was less than 40 feet from the second bomb blast, sold 15,000 T-shirts in just two days on its website and at two stores; the company is delivering the shirt to hundreds of franchise stores and wholesale customers this week.
On Thursday, Judy Scott, visiting from Maylene, Ala., bought two T-shirts at Life is Good on Newbury Street as she waited, cellphone in hand, to hear whether her three kids wanted them as well. She also bought two Boston Strong T-shirts¬ at Cheers.
“This is one way we can let people in Boston know we’re supporting them from around the country,” Scott said.
Boston Love men’s and women’s t-shirts are being sold in all Mast Stores. These shirts are sold at the unique price of $26.20 to represent the distance of the marathon. To find out more about The One Fund, click HERE. In short, the goal is to dispense all proceeds to the bombing victims and their families by June 30th.
WDVX Blue Plate Special
If you’re downtown around lunchtime, drop in at the Visitor Center for a free live concert. While enjoying the WDVX Blue Plate Special, be sure to grab some lunch at the Coop Café!
Fine music is dished up daily at noon, except for Sundays. Find out the artist(s) of the day by visiting www.wdvx.com.