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6 things to know today [News Sentinel]

July 27, 2013

YellowBrix

Corn festival: Representatives from Pick Tennessee Products will be on hand at the Union County Farmers' Market Corn Festival today. Free Pick Tennessee Products recipe cards will be given away, and visitors can register to win a basket of artisan foods. The market, located at 3925 Maynardville Highway, Maynardville, is held from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Mater wars: Head to Rutledge for the famed Grainger County Tomato Festival this weekend. There's a 5K, a beauty pageant and music -- but a sure-fire crowd-pleaser is the 10 a.m. Tomato Wars, where people fling rotten produce at one another. The festival today runs from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit www.graingercountytomatofestival.com for details.

Meet the Lorax: The Lorax, one of the most beloved figures from Dr. Seuss, will be at the Knoxville Zoo from 10 a.m-2 p.m. today, posing for photographs and meeting visitors. The Knoxville Zoo is open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. The Lorax meet-and-greet is included in the general zoo admission and will take place rain or shine indoors at Knoxville Zoo's Wee Play Zoo area. More info: www.knoxville-zoo.org.

Comedy show: Stand-up comic Ralphie May will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Tickets are $30, and available at www.knoxbijou.com. Read an interview with May at www.knoxville.com.

Drive to the movies: Two area drive-in theaters offer a movie night under the stars. The Parkway Drive-In, 2909 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville, will show "Turbo" and "Wolverine" at 7 p.m. today and Sunday. The Midtown Drive-In, 2728 Roane State Highway in Harriman, will screen "Turbo" and "Wolverine." Admission to either drive-in is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12. More info: www.parkwaydrivein.com or www.midtowndrivein.com.

Lady Vols in WNBA All-Star game: Former Tennessee Lady Vol Candace Parker will represent the Western Conference in the WNBA All- Star game on WATE at 3:30 p.m. Parker was the second leading vote- getter for the game. Other Lady Vols participating will be Tamika Catchings and Glory Johnson.

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