Big Events This Week

When I was a sophomore at UT Knoxville, I took Anthropology 101 and got to hear a lecture or two by Dr. Bill Bass. Even back then, he was already legendary in the field. Since that time, Dr. Bass has helped to create the Body Farm and has co-authored several books. If you get out to the Wilderness Wildlife Week at the Leconte Event Center this Thursday at 8:00 p.m. then you can hear him speak about the Body Farm.

Here is the description in the schedule:

8 PM: NEW! HERITAGE! The History of (and What the Future Holds for) the University of Tennessee’s Internationally-Recognized “Body Farm”: Dr. Bill Bass – Greenbrier Hall C
Join Dr. Bass as he discusses the history of the original “Body Farm” founded at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as well as what the future holds.

Link to his website, with co-author.



Someone told me about the Wildlife Week being this week rather than winter months. I have never attended this event, for various reasons, but looked it up online and was impressed with the schedule. There is much to see and do! Click the link below to see the Wilderness Wildlife Week schedule of events.

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It is free and open to the public. This link shows all activities.

Another seminar on Friday looks fascinating:

7:15 – 8:15 PM: Tales from Lost: Dwight McCarter – Greenbrier Hall B

Join Dwight as he shares tales of search and rescue in GSMNP, as well as tracking and finding lost children and adults over 30 years.

I love mysteries so it is sure to be memorable. There will be many other speakers on Thursday and Friday, such as John Elder and Harriet Berrier. And best of all, you will be able to hear heritage music from this area.


Be ready for the Sevierville Bloomin’BBQ and Bluegrass Festival on Friday evening and Saturday. Will there be brisket? I hope so.

Any recommendations on parking from those who have been before? Here is the link to the Sevierville festival this weekend.

See you out and about!

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