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August

Thu, Aug 28 Knoxville Choral Society auditions Knoxville Choral Society will hold auditions for all voice parts from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28. For more information, visit knoxvillechoralsociety.org/
Thu, Aug 28 Medic Regional Blood Centers in need of all blood types Medic Regional Blood Centers are in need of all blood types, especially the negative types. For more information, call 865-524-3074.
Thu, Aug 28 “Zinio for Libraries” Knox County Public Library has announced a service that allows library cardholders to download current magazines to a variety of electronic devices. “Zinio for Libraries” provides digital access to 75 full color interactive magazines from art, photography, science and technology. For more information, visit www.knoxlib.org/
Thu, Aug 28 Knox County students eligible for scholarships Knox County students are eligible for the B&W Y-12 Scholarship, the Harold W. Canfield Memorial Scholarship, the Gordon W. and Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship, the James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship, the Michael David Greene Memorial Scholarship, the Knox Central High Class of ’50 Alumni Association Scholarship, the Knox Central High Class of ’50 Alumni Association-Strader Scholarship, the Knoxville Business Association Scholarship, the Brandy Maples Memorial Scholarship, the Hugh B. Martin Memorial Scholarship and the Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship. For more information, call 865-524-1223 or visit www.easttennesseefoundation.org/
Thu, Aug 28 ORNL Federal Credit Union accepting scholarship applications ORNL Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for the B.A. Candler/ORNL FCU scholarship to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville for the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarship provides $1,000 toward the cost of tuition, books and other school-related expenses.To be eligible to compete for this scholarship, applicants must be a member of ORNL FCU or have a family member that is a member, and must be enrolled or planning to enroll at UTK, to pursue a four-year degree. For more information, visit www.ornlfcu.com/    
Thu, Aug 28 Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize Tennesseans who go beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment. For more information, visit http://www.tn.gov/environment/govawards.shtml/
Thu, Aug 28 Trail Volunteer Programs Knox County, City of Knoxville, town of Farragut, Ijams Nature Center, Outdoor Knoxville and Visit Knoxville now are offering new trail Volunteer Programs to Farragut citizens. The program requires volunteers to be at least 18 years of age, to own a cell phone, to pass a national background check and to attend a training session. For more information, call 865-215-6600 or visit, knoxcounty.org/parks/
Thu, Aug 28 American Rosie the Riveter Association American Rosie the Riveter Association is looking for women who worked on the homefront during World War II to acknowledge with a certificate and have their stories placed in its archives. For more information, call 888-557-6743 or e-mail americanrosietherivetr2 @yahoo.com/
Thu, Aug 28 Turkey Creek Medical Center looking for volunteers Turkey Creek Medical Center is looking for some early risers to volunteer to greet surgery patients and their families, escort them to pre-op, keep in contact with their family members and loved ones as they progress through surgery and into recovery. Customer service skills, a willingness to help, and a love of early mornings are qualities for this volunteer position. For more information, call Barb Wright, 865-218-7071.
Thu, Aug 28 Farragut Folklife Museum online survey Farragut Folklife Museum asks Farragut community members to complete a brief online survey at townoffarragut.org/museum/
Thu, Aug 28 The Arts at Pellissippi State Pellissippi State Community College has launched the third season of its community arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/arts
Thu, Aug 28 Pellissippi State Community College “cohort” options Pellissippi State Community College is adding several new “cohort” options to its degree and certificate offerings this fall, with courses scheduled to be convenient for working adults. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit, pstcc.edu/cohorts/
Thu, Aug 28 Pellissippi State Community College Engineering Technology degree program Pellissippi State Community College will offer an Engineering Technology degree program this fall with a concentration in Sustainable Design. The curriculum is being offered at Hardin Valley and Strawberry Plains campuses. For more information, call 865-694-6400.
Thu, Aug 28 Join Girl Scouts Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians is making its fall push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts. For more information, call 800-474-1912 or visit girlscouts.org/
Thu, Aug 28 Computer Aided Manufacturing certificate Pellissippi State Community College students have the opportunity beginning this fall to earn a Computer Aided Manufacturing certificate. For more information, call 865-694-6400.
Sat, Aug 30 Nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show Knoxville will host the Nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show at approximately 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, over the Tennessee River. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit boomsday.org/
Sun, Aug 31 Hardin Valley Academy softball team fundraiser Hardin Valley Academy softball team will hold its fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at Advanced Auto along Middlebrook Pike. For more information, contact Pam Smith, pam.p.smith@gmail.com

September

Tue, Sep 2 “Plant a Tree Program” The town of Farragut is offering “Plant a Tree Program:” a way to honor loved ones, by purchasing a tree to be planted in one of Farragut’s parks or along a Farragut greenway. Costs to donate are between $200-$250 and choose fro more than a dozen tree varieties. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Tue, Sep 2 Clarence Brown Theatre 40th Anniversary Season opener Clarence Brown Theatre 40th Anniversary Season opener will begin Sept. 2 and run through Sept. 28. For more information, call 865-974-5161.
Wed, Sep 3 Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club meeting Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, at Alcoa First United Methodist Church. For more information, call 865-457-0960.
Thu, Sep 4 30th Annual Vintage Fashion Show and Sale Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. will host its 30th Annual Vintage Fashion Show and Sale at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Downtown Knoxville Hilton. Pre-sale for the event will begin at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Tickets for the Goodwill Vintage Fashion Show and Sale are $40 per-person or $375 for a table of ten and include a full-course dinner. For more information, call 865-588-8567.
Sat, Sep 6 2014 Summer Suppers Knox Heritage will host 2014 Summer Suppers beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Market Square. For more information, visit knoxheritage.org/suppers/
Sat, Sep 6 Wildlife Float Harvey Broome Group will have a Wildlife Float on Saturday, Sept. 6, on Douglas Lake. For more information, call Ron Shrieves, 865-922-3518.
Sat, Sep 6 “It Truly Matters What Happens under the Covers” Knox County Master Gardeners will host “It Truly Matters What Happens under the Covers” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 6, at All Saints Catholic Church. For more information, call 865-215-2340.
Tue, Sep 9 Town of Farragut is offering yoga Town of Farragut is offering yoga classes from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 9-30 in the community room, at Farragut Town Hall. Cost is $40 for 4 weeks. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Thu, Sep 11 Turf and Ornamental Field Day The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host a Turf and Ornamental Field Day beginning at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. For more information, visit tennesseeturfgrassweeds.org/
Thu, Sep 11 Assistance to Veterans Knox County Veterans Service Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Thu, Sep 11 Thirteenth Annual Taste of Blount Blount Partnership will host the Thirteenth Annual Taste of Blount from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Theater in the Park in Maryville. Advance tickets are $25 for chamber members, $30 for the public and $15 for students 17 and under. For more information, call 865-983-2241.
Fri, Sep 12 Knox County Public Library’s Movies on Market Square Knox County Public Library’s Movies on Market Square will begin its 2014 season of family-friendly outdoor movies every Friday night from Sept. 12 through Oct. 17. For more information, visit, knoxlib.org/
Sat, Sep 13 11th Annual Marine Mud Run Marine Corps League Detachment will host its 11th Annual Marine Mud Run beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Melton Hill Park. Cost is $40 per individual. For more information, visit knoxmud.org/
Sat, Sep 13 50th Annual Country Market fundraiser Historic Ramsey House will hold its 50th Annual Country Market fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. Admission is $5 per person; children undr 10 are free; house tours are $5. For more information, call 865-546-0745 or e-mail, judy@ramsehouse.org or Kathy@ramseyhouse.org/
Sat, Sep 13 Motorcycles and Trikes will ride from Knoxville to Lenoir City to benefit babies Motorcycles and Trikes will ride from Knoxville to Lenoir City to benefit babies in Tennessee with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Knoxville Harley-Davidson. For more information, call Drew, 865-233-4237.
Sat, Sep 13 “LAWN is a Four Letter Word” Knox County Master Gardeners will host “LAWN is a Four Letter Word” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 13, at Fountain City Public Library. For more information, call 865-689-2681.
Sat, Sep 13 Hardin Valley Academy softball team fundraiser Hardin Valley Academy softball team will hold a yard sale fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 13, at Food City along Middlebrook Pike. For more information, contact Pam Smith, pam.p.smith@gmail.com.
Mon, Sep 15 Free Day of Putt-Putt Town of Farragut and Putt-Putt Golf & Games will host the 23rd Annual Free Day of Putt-Putt from noon to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057.
Thu, Sep 18 Beginning Appalachian Dulcimer course Pellissippi State Community College will offer a nine-week Beginning Appalachian Dulcimer course from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, starting Sept. 18. Cost is $95 and $37 for materials. For more information, call 865-539-7167.
Thu, Sep 18 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present Brahms; Piano Concerto No. 1 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present Brahms; Piano Concerto No. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18-19 as part of Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series. Tickets start at $15. For more information, call 865-291-3310.
Fri, Sep 19 “Are There Fairies in Our Garden? Can You Find Them?” Knox County Council of Garden Clubs will host a Petite Standard Flower Show, “Are There Fairies in Our Garden? Can You Find Them?” from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Historic Ivan Racheff House and Gardens. For more information, call Linda Wimbrow, 865-966-2421.
Sat, Sep 20 West High School Fiftieth Reunion West High School will host its Fiftieth Reunion from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Club LeConte. Friday and Saturday activities are available as well. Cost is $55, cash bar will be provided. For more information, call Alyce Bledsoe Hemphill, 865-386-7000 or Cissy Mayo, 865-603-0906.
Sat, Sep 20 Backpack Big South Fork Harvey Broome Group will backpack Big South fork National River and Recreation Area Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21. For more information, call Will Skelton, 865-523-2271.
Sat, Sep 20 Marble Springs State Historic Site will host Living History Marble springs State Historic Site will host Living History in the life and times of governor of Tennessee, John Sevier, in commemoration of his 269th birthday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 and from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child. For more information, call Anna Chappelle, 865-573-5508.
Fri, Sep 26 35th Annual Greekfest The 35th Annual Greekfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27, and from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Admission is $2 for adults and children 12-under are free. For more information, visit greekfesttn.com/
Sat, Sep 27 United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter 1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at RJ’s courtyard. For more information, call Debra, 865-856-9300 or Shirley, 865-531-1467.
Tue, Sep 30 Dr. Bill Bass will return to the Chamber’s Breakfast Dr. Bill Bass will return to the Chamber’s Breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Fox Den Country Club. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members; tables of 10 are $275. For more information, visit farragutchamber.com/

October

Sun, Oct 5 Poker Run and Celebration of Life party Holly Warlick, cofounder of “Champions for a Cause” Foundation will head up a Poker Run and Celebration of Life party beginning at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at Knoxville Harley-Davidson. For more information, call Janet, 865-719-0818.
Thu, Oct 9 Assistance to Veterans Knox County Veterans Service Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 9 to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.

November

Sat, Nov 1 First Farragut 13.1, 5K and Kids run Knoxville Track Club will host the First Farragut 13.1, 5K and Kids run on Nov. 1, beginning at Farragut High School. Cost for half marathon is $60 through Aug. 31 and then $65 through Oct. 28. Last minute registration price is $75. Cost for the 5K is $30 through Aug. 31 and then increases to $35 until Oct. 28. Last minute registration price is $40. Kids’ run pricing is $8 through Aug. 31 then $10 through Oct. 28. Last minute pricing is $15. For more information, visit ktc.org/

Farragut Presbyterian new pastor welcomed

The Farragut Presbyterian Church congregation has welcome a new pastor to its fold. The church’s Pastor Nominating Committee has called the Rev. Matthew R. Nieman of Bellevue, Neb., as its new minister. ‘ “We’re really excited and look forward to making the move,” he said. “The people of Tennessee and the Farragut area really seem to be great people, and ...Read More...

Faulty switch causes power outage

Farragut area residents and businesses experienced a power outage when a 69,000-volt switch failed Friday, Aug. 15. “That’s the main feed that comes into the substation,” Mark Robinson, Lenoir City Utilities Board assistant to the superintendent of operations, said. “That’s the reason everyone was out of Read More...

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