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Sat, Jan 21 • Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will present the Cumberland Piano Trio • Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will present the Cumberland Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for young adults 19-29. For more information, call 865-483-5569 or visit orcma.org/
Tue, Jan 24 • Oak Grove Homeschool Cooperative will host an Open House • Oak Grove Homeschool Cooperative will host an Open House, starting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan 24, in Jan Sanders Fellowship Hall at Cokesbury UMC, 9919 Kingston Pike. Join us for an opportunity to learn more about Oak Grove's unique combination of homeschooling, professional teaching and group learning. For more information, call 865-219-3017, e-mail info@oakgrovecoop.com, or visit www.oakgrovecoop.com.
Fri, Jan 27 • Knoxville Museum of Art announces a new contemporary exhibition • Knoxville Museum of Art announces a new contemporary exhibition, Outside In, by Jered Sprecher from January 27 through April 16. The museum is located at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m., Sundays. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call Angela Thomas at 865-934-2034 or visit www.knoxart.org/
Sat, Jan 28 • Second Annual Farragut High School Technology Gala • Second Annual Farragut High School Technology Gala is set from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, in Rothchild Catering & Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike. Emcees are Mark Packer, sports anchor at WVLT-TV Channel 8, and reporter Sara Mitchell. Live and silent auction and comedy bits also featured. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased either online at www.knoxschools.org/farraguths/, or at the “front office of the school” adjacent to the Commons, just inside the school’s main entrance. Deadline to purchase tickets is 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the office; or midnight, Tuesday, Jan. 24, online. There will be no day-of-event/on-site ticket sales.

February

Sat, Feb 4 • Master Gardener Marsha Lehman will host Pruning 101 • Master Gardener Marsha Lehman will host Pruning 101: Rules & Tools, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at Knox County Public Library Bearden Branch. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-588-8813 or visit knoxlib.org/
Mon, Feb 20 • Tai Chi for Health • Tai Chi for Health is a soft form of Tai Chi suitable for anyone with balance problems, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or other conditions that cause discomfort or difficulty in performing daily activities. Session 2 runs from 9 to 10 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 20 through March 29 (6 weeks, 12 classes). Instructor is Jane Pontius. Cost is $70. Registration and payment deadline is Friday, Feb. 17. Payment is due at the time of registration. Credit card payments – whether online, in person or by phone – will incur a nominal fee. Cash and check payments are also accepted. To register by phone or for more information, call 865-218-3375. Sponsored by town of Farragut, these classes will be held in the Community Room of Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, across from Farragut Branch Post Office.
Tue, Feb 21 • Town of Farragut is offering Pilates • Town of Farragut is offering Pilates in Town Hall. Session 2 runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 21-March 28 (6 weeks). Instructor is Simon Bradbury. Registration and payment deadline is Monday, Feb. 20. Cost is $60. Payment is due at the time of registration. Credit card payments – whether online, in person or by phone – will incur a nominal fee. Cash and check payments are also accepted. Class registrations may be made at www.townoffarragut.org/register, in person at Town Hall or by phone at 865-218-3375. Sponsored by town of Farragut, these classes will be held in the Community Room of Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, across from Farragut Branch Post Office. For more information, call 865-218-3375. Pilates is a mind-body exercise that works the whole body. The focus is on correct use of core muscles, spinal alignment and proper breathing, helps to reduce injury, recover from injury and promote muscular balance.

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