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May

Wed, May 25 • Destination Imagination • Destination Imagination, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and arts challenges, will host Global Finals 2016 from May 25-28 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. For more information, visit destinationimagination.org/
Wed, May 25 • Tennova Healthcare will host two free seminars • Tennova Healthcare will host two free seminars on chronic vein insufficiency entitled “Much More Than Beautiful Legs,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, at LaFallotte United Methodist Church and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 26, at Turkey Creek Medical Center. For more information, call 855-836-6682.
Thu, May 26 • Arrowmont’s 6th Annual Art & Wine Auction • Arrowmont’s 6th Annual Art & Wine Auction will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner and live auction. For more information, call 865-436-5860 or visit arrowmont.org/
Thu, May 26 • Broadway Studios and Gallery • Broadway Studios and Gallery will present an open call to artists to submit to “The Word,” an art competition that asks artist to look into the meaning and use of words throughout history and in our daily lives. Entries will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28. Cost is $5 per entry limited to 3 entries. For more information, call Jessica Gregory, 865-556-8676 or e-mail broadwaystudiosandgallery@gmail.com.
Sat, May 28 • Marble Springs State Historic Site • Marble Springs State Historic Site will host a free site tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 28, as part of Tennessee’s 220th admission as the 16th state in the year 1796. For more information, call 865-573-5508.
Sat, May 28 • Tennessee’s Victorian village will celebrate • Tennessee’s Victorian village will celebrate “Rugby Roots,” a music and performing arts festival featuring British and Appalachian music, dancing, and storytelling from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 28, in Rugby. Festival tickets are $12 for daytime performances, $8 for evening concert, or $17 for combined. For more information, visit historicrugby.org/

June

Tue, Jun 7 • Town of Farragut will host a free presentation • Town of Farragut will host a free presentation on dementia at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, at Farragut Town Hall. The program is free and open to the public. Registration deadline is Monday, June 6. For more information, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/resister/
Wed, Jun 8 • Admiral Baseball Camp will begin • Admiral Baseball Camp will begin from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 6 through 9, at the Ball Park in Farragut. High school tryouts are at 2 p.m., June 8-9 and middle school are at 5 p.m., June 8-9. For more information, call Coach Buckner, 865-368-3141.
Thu, Jun 9 • Frank R. Strang Senior Center will host • Frank R. Strang Senior Center will host Knox County Veterans Services Office from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 9, to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645 or e-mail veterans@knoxcounty.org.
Fri, Jun 10 • The McKameys will host its 33nd Annual Hometown Singing • The McKameys will host its 33nd Annual Hometown Singing at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, at Second Baptist Church in Clinton. Reserved seating is $16. General Admission is $13. For more information, call 865-457-3678.
Mon, Jun 13 • First Farragut United Methodist Vacation Bible School • First Farragut United Methodist Vacation Bible School will host “Cave Quest Adventure,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 13-16. Families who pre-register will get a free VBS CD. For more information, call Paige Morgan, 865-966-8430.
Mon, Jun 20 • Oak Ridge Police Department • Oak Ridge Police Department will hold its Junior Police Academy in three phases for 5th through 12th grade students from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday June 20-24, June 27-July 1, and July 18-22, at Roane State Community College Oak Ridge Branch, Goff building, room 215. Classes are limited to 15 students. For more information, visit oakridgetn.gov/

July

Fri, Jul 1 • Knox County Schools summer transfer • Knox County Schools summer transfer windows will conclude at 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 1. For more information, visit knoxschools.org/
Mon, Jul 4 • Online registration form for the 29th Annual town of Farragut Independence Day Parade • Online registration form for the 29th Annual town of Farragut Independence Day Parade to be held Monday, July 4, along Kingston Pike from Farragut High School to Federal boulevard is available at townoffarragut.org/register/ In addition to the parade this year is “Farragut Freedom Run.” A one or two-mile fun run, prior to the start of the parade. For more information, visit fleetfeetknoxville.com/

August

Mon, Aug 1 • The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery • The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery is planning exhibitions for Aug. 2016 through July 2017. Artists living within 250 miles of Knoxville are encouraged to submit proposals by Feb. 23. Postmark deadline is Friday, Feb. 19, submissions should be in the TVUUC building by 11 a.m Tuesday, Feb. 23. For more information, visit tvuuc.org/

Non-profit groups apply for Town grants

Thirteen nonprofits applied for grants during a workshop for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen April 7. While money will not be granted to them for fiscal year 2016/2017 until BOMA approves a budget for that year, the event gave the organizations an opportunity to present their cases to the Aldermen. The total amount of money requested was $89,885. Kandis Burney, ...Read More...

Weather dog visits FPS

Farragut Primary School students had an opportunity to meet Schmitty the Weather Dog and learn about the weather during a visit from Schmitty and her owners, Elly McGuire and Ron Trotta. Elly McGuire, author of the children’s book, “Schmitty the Wea-ther Dog: Daydream,” and her fiancé, Ron Trotta, New York meteorologist, read to the children and presented a Read More...

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Sports

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