Regal Cinema’s 2015 Summer Movie Express Lineup: See These Movies for Just $1!



Regal has announced the schedule for its Summer Movie Express 2015. Family friendly movies are just  $1 each throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

In our area, Regal Knoxville Center Stadium 10, Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, and Regal West Town Mall Stadium 9 usually participate in this promotion. Tickets will be available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. The start date has not been released yet, I’ll update you when in it. For now you can at least get an idea of what weeks you will want to go!

Week 1
Nut Job
Week 2
Earth to Echo
The Boxtrolls
Week 3
Week 4
Rio 2
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Week 5
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
The Book of Life
Week 6
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Penguins of Madagascar
Week 7
The Lego Movie
Dolphin Tale 2
Week 8
Muppets Most Wanted
Alexander and the Very Bad Day
Week 9
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The SpongeBob Movie

You can see more information on Regal’s Summer Movie Express here.

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Knoxville Zoo Star Wars Character Day March 21-Kids Dress Up & Get in FREE!



Have a day of intergalactic fun at Knoxville Zoo’s Star Wars Character Day!

It is happening from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21st at Knoxville Zoo. Meet some of your favorite Star Wars characters and train to become a Jedi knight at the “Jedi Training Camp”. Plus, kids age 12 and under who come dressed as a Star Wars character get free admission with a paid adult admission. (limit one free child admission per adult admission).  The opportunity to meet “Star
Wars” characters is included with general zoo admission.

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Sonic Drive-In: 1/2 Price Shakes ALL Day Tomorrow



In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, participating Sonic Drive-Ins are offering up 1/2 price Shakes all day tomorrow, March 17th! Check out the Sonic Facebook page for more information.

If you can’t make it tomorrow, don’t worry. Now through the end of summer, Sonic is offering half-priced shakes every evening after 8 p.m.

No coupon is necessary and this offer is valid on all shakes, every day, at all locations after 8 p.m.

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Every Kid in a Park: FREE Admission for One Year to National Parks For All 4th Graders & Their Families



If you will have a fourth grader this fall (which I will!!)  here is a fun heads up.

A new initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture FREE OF CHARGE!

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, we are kicking off the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

Soon, you will have access to your own Every Kid in a Park pass. This pass will give you free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

The Every Kid in a Park pass will be available for the 2015-2016 school year.

Every Kid in a Park joins the Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids program in helping children learn history, culture, and science while exploring the great outdoors. The initiative is an administration-wide effort among the National Park Service, Forest Service, Department of Education, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Krispy Kreme: FREE Glazed Doughnut for First 1,000 At Every Store – No Purchase Necessary (February 24th)



Mark your calendar! In celebration of the opening of their 1,000th doughnut shop, Krispy Kreme shops across the country and world will be giving away a FREE Original Glazed doughnut to the first 1,000 people at each shop on February 24th – no purchase necessary! Click here for more information.

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Here it is. The LEGO cake anyone can make. How do I know anyone can make it? Because I made it. If I can, trust me, you can.

I started with a Pillsbury cake mix from the pantry- I am sure I grabbed it on sale at some point.  This was my sweet “helper”.


I was planning to make a 9×13 cake, cut out two rectangles, stack them and make a longer cake. However, I could find neither of my 9×13 pans. I know where I left one after Thanksgiving but the other is probably gone for good…. I had already made the batter and promised the cake so it was time to improvise. I used two square 8×8 pans. LEGOS can be square right?
*Note-there are no baking times for square 8×8 so I just use the round cake times and watched them closely. It was about 32 minutes at 350.

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Enter my next two easy ingredients.
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So most of you probably know this, but for my fellow non bakers, put a thin layer of icing on one cake then stack the other on top. You can also use the the icing to “glue” two Oreos together and then to the top of the cake.

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Then  icing the cake. I tried making it blue. I may have needed a little more blue food color but I was afraid it would taste odd. SO, when you make your cake you can just do a better job. (It looks a little more grey in this pic then it really is.)

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And there it is! The easiest LEGO cake ever. Hopefully, your icing will look smoother. I tried fixing it after I let it sit in the fridge for a bit. Do not do that. It only makes it worse.

Happy birthday to my 9 year old. Your mom is not a great cake baker, but she loves you very much.

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FREE Teacher Field Trip Review Event: Ripley’s, Titanic, Biltmore Estates & Much More (Teachers, School Personnel & Homeschool)

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Calling all teachers!!!  February 20-March 8th is the huge free field trip review event in a and around Sevierville/Pigeon Forge!   Here are all the participating sites and details.

FREE Field Trip Review Event

February 20 – March 8, 2015



Reservations requested no later than 48 hours in advance where required.

Valid I.D. required at ALL attractions. Prices do not include tax.


The Tomb, MagiQuest, Firehouse Golf, Circus Golf, Amazing Mirror Maze, Shoot ‘em Up 5D Theater – Teacher + 1 Free. Additional guests 50% off. For questions, comments, or concerns, please call or text 865-548-1702 or email No reservations required.

Titanic Museum Attraction – All School Personnel Complimentary. Remaining Guests $3.00 off Adult Admission. School Identification or paycheck stub required. No reservations required. Call 800-381-7670

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s Moving Theater, Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Old McDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf, Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, Guinness World Records –Teacher + 1 Free (additional guests up to 4 at $10.99 + tax). MUST bring a School ID and a current paycheck stub. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 865-430-8808 or for questions. *Discount NOT valid for home school as Ripley’s offers a home school discount year round.

The Track – Teacher $1.00. Add’l guests $12.00. 2-hour armband. No reservations. Must arrive before 4 PM. Excludes Bungee & Skyflyer but will discount both @ $10.00 (Retail $20). Kids Country opens 3/2/15. Non-transferable.

Christ in the Smokies – Teachers 1 Free. Additional guests $3 off except children (no free guests). Must arrive by 3:00 p.m.

Rainforest Adventures – Teacher +1 Free. Everyone else, 50% off.

Wheel at the Island – Teacher free, additional guests $11. No reservations required. Must present flyer. Must present ID.

Biltmore Estate – Adults: $27.00 + tax. Youth 10-16 years old $15.00 + tax., Children 9 and under free with family. Call 866-851-4661 promo code 550.

Three Bears Gift Shop – Teachers free to see bears. Additional guests 50% off. Just present flyer. No reservations.

Adventure Park Ziplines, Legacy Mtn. Ziplines, Xtreme Racing, Speed Zone Fun Park, Lazer Port Fun Center – Buy one get one free. Reservations highly recommended due to variable weather conditions Call 865-312-6232 or email

Corky’s, TGI Fridays, Flapjacks, Golden Corral – 10% off. No reservations required. Must present flyer with valid I.D.

Hard Rock Cafe – $5 off $25. Valid with $25 food, beverage or merchandise purchase. Excludes alcohol and sale related items. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount program. One car per party per visit. No Cash Value. Expires March 9, 2015.

WonderWorks – Teacher + 1 Free (additional guests up to 4 at $10.00 + tax). MUST bring a School ID and a current paycheck stub. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 865-868-1815 or for questions. *Discount NOT valid for home school as WonderWorks offers a home school discount year round. Call (865)868-1800 to reserve for our Wonders of Magic Show for only $11.99+tax!

Lodging Discounts: • Pete Smith 1-800-523-3919 • Arrowhead Campground 865-430-7433 • Melanie @ 865-453-4514 ext. 610 or • Inn on the River 877-986-4243 • Baymont Inn & Suites 865-453-6785

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