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The Daily Plan-It: Pre-Halloween Fun, Charles Frazier, and War of the Worlds

Good morning, fellow popsicles! Grab that second cup of coffee to thaw out a bit and then check out what's going on this Tuesday.

At 10 a.m., head over to MagPies if you haven't already taken a look at the Pellissippi State students' photos from their semesters abroad. And then get a cupcake. One won't hurt you.

At 10:15, Lilly Sutton will be teaching the Alexander Technique--a specific way of moving to improve posture, among many other things--at the Bearden Branch Library. If you've been having some back pain, Sutton's website says the technique could help you. It's free to attend. Call (865) 387-7600 for more info.

Tonight's your kiddo's last chance to test-run his/her Halloween costume before the big day! Boo! at the Zoo and Trick or Treating in the Cave both start again tonight at 5:30. Admission to the Zoo is $6, and admission to Cherokee Caverns is $7. Take your pick!

Also tonight is the Halloween Ice Scream at the Capitol Theater in Maryville at 6 p.m. Treats and old films clips will be on until 10. Admission is free!

Hey bikers! Peddle over to the Knoxville Outdoor Adventure Center at 6 p.m. for a 10-15 mile bike ride. When you get back, there will be free beer waiting for you. How could you pass that up? Bike rentals are available at the Adventure Center, so not having a bike is no excuse! Plus, it's absolutely free to participate.

Charles Frazier, Asheville native and author of Cold Mountain (among a few others), will be at the Clayton Center for the Arts tonight at 7 p.m. promoting his latest novel Nightwoods, set in the mountains of western North Carolina. Admission is free! Bring your Frazier novels for him to sign!

At 7:15, Families Anonymous, a support group for families of people with drug or alcohol addictions, will meet at Peninsula Lighthouse. Attendees must be 18+. Call (865) 696-6606 for more info.

At 8 p.m., the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will take the stage at the Bijou Theatre. Robinson's new band (he's the former Back Crowes frontman) released their second album in September. Tickets to the show are $20. Buy them here.

The Tennessee Stage Company will present "War of the Worlds" tonight at the Laurel Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets to the production of the shocking Orson Welles radio show are $11-$12. Buy them here.

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