KAMI Training: A History of Opioids and the Scope of the Issue in Knoxville

Joy of Music School 1209 Euclid Ave. NW, #1, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

All Bigs are invited to join BBBS staff and other youth-serving organizations at this training. Please join us to learn more information on how to better serve our mentees who have been affected by the opioid crisis. The first half of the training will cover general information regarding the opioid epidemic. During the second half, the discussion will be centered on how the Knoxville Police Department sees the effects of opioids in our local area.

July: S.T.A.G.E Club

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Knoxville Office 1100 Marion Street, Suite #100, Knoxville, TN, United States

Theme: TBD!

Back to School Bash

City of Knoxville Safety City 165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN, United States

More details to follow.

Shoes for School 2023

Caswell Park 570 Winona St., Knoxville, TN, United States

RSVP to receive the shoe order form. Shoes for School is an annual event that provides new shoes and school supplies for area children. These back-to-school basics give students stability and boost their self-esteem so that they can successfully start a new year in the classroom. We work with other nonprofits to identify and register children ages 5-12 who need the most assistance. Thank you Knoxville Area Urban League!

Sierra Club: Canoe Trip at Seven Islands State Park

Seven Islands State Park 2809 Kelly Ln., Kodak, TN, United States

This 5-mile tandem canoeing trip on the scenic French Broad River to Cruze Landing will be a real treat! Interesting rock formations, wildlife, and lunch on an island will be enjoyed along the way. Participants must be 7+ years old.

Sierra Club: Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Saturday, October 7th from 10 am to 2 pm. We’ll spend a relaxing afternoon in the open fields of Cades Cove, one of the most beautiful spots in the Smokies. On this outing join butterfly experts from the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont, to learn about Monarch Butterfly migration and catch and tag butterflies that are migrating through the area.

October: S.T.A.G.E Club

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Knoxville Office 1100 Marion Street, Suite #100, Knoxville, TN, United States

Tuesday, October 10th. Halloween Party! Join us from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Matches can join us for a Halloween Party featuring pumpkin carving/painting, Halloween games, and Halloween cookie decorating! Be sure to dress up in your favorite costumes: Best costume wins a prize!

Sierra Club: Ropes Course at Maryville College

Maryville College 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN, United States

Saturday, November 4th. Time TBD. We'll take on the Mountain Challenge program at Maryville College.

2023 Holiday Party

Regal Riviera 510 S Gay Street, Knoxville, TN, United States

We are partnering with Variety Children’s Charity to invite our matches and Little’s families! This event will be on December 2nd at Regal Riviera, 510 S Gay Street, Knoxville, TN and begins at 8:45am. Please RSVP to Rebecca Davis by filling out this form, no later than November 12th: https://forms.office.com/r/jv4SZUDZQG There will be breakfast, gifts, a visit from Santa, and the Movie, Trolls Band Together! This will be a great time and we can't wait to see you all there! If you have any questions, please reach out to rdavis@tennesseebig.org. For more information, click here to view the event flyer.

Holiday Yoga Class for BBBS Family!

Renegade Yoga Center 516 Renford Road, Knoxville, TN, United States

Come destress and relax before the Holiday Season by doing some beginners yoga! This is Holiday themed, so it is sure to be jolly! This free class is offered to our BBBS Parents and Caregivers, as well as Bigs. RSVP and we hope to see you all there! If there are any additional attendees, please email rdavis@tennesseebig.org

December S.T.A.G.E Club

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Knoxville Office 1100 Marion Street, Suite #100, Knoxville, TN, United States

Matches, come join us to make a holiday ornament! We will have clear fillable ornaments, other small holiday crafts, music, and treats! This could be a great gift for a family member, or yourself! This event will be at our BBBS office on Tuesday, December 12th, from 5:30pm-7pm.