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July

Tue, Jul 28 Pellissippi State Community college Pellissippi State Community college will host a New Student Orientation session from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, July 28; from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fridays, July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, and from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 4 and 11, at Hardin Valley Campus. For more information, 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/orientation/
Tue, Jul 28 Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc. Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc. will host East Tennessee’s leading Physicians in frontotemporal dementia care and management and nationally known speech pathologist and experts on providing support for caregivers the opportunity for education and support needed to help those facing FTD from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at Laurel Church of Christ. Cost is $20 for family caregivers and $40 for healthcare professional. Lunch will be provided. For more informaiton, call 865-544-6288 or visit, alztennessee.org/
Tue, Jul 28 The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present a Geocaching workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. For more information, call Janet Bigelow, 865-675-3822 or visit, utarboretumsociety.org/
Wed, Jul 29 Pellissippi State Community College Pellissippi State Community College will host a series of “How to Study Smart.” “Organization and Time Management Skills, ‘classes are 2-3:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, and Aug. 5, and 5-6:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 29. “Classroom Study Skills for Academic Success,” classes are from 2-3:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6 and 2-3:15 p.m., Thursday, July 30 and Aug. 6. “Effective Note-Taking Skills,” classes are 2-3:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3. Workshops are free but space is limited. For more information, call 865-539-7160 or e-mail, gwood@pstcc.edu.
Thu, Jul 30 Farragut Concert Series in the Park Farragut Concert Series in the Park will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. For more information, visit facebook.com/mamajamproductions or e-mail mamajam34@gmail.com.
Thu, Jul 30 Lawn Chair Concert Series Lawn Chair Concert Series in the Park will from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. For more information, call 423-593-0293 or visit, facebook.com-/mamajamproductions/
Thu, Jul 30 “Kale in December and Carrots in January…no problem!” Extension Master Gardener Marsha Lehman will host “Kale in December and Carrots in January…no problem!,” from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at Humana Guidance Center. For more information, call 865-329-8892.

August

Sat, Aug 1 Mobil Pantry food giveaway Central United Methodist Church and First Farragut United Methodist Church will partner to host a Mobil Pantry food giveaway from 9 a.m., until all food has been handed out, Saturday, Aug. 1, at Central UMC, in Lenoir City. For more information, call Jackie Davis, 865-966-8430.
Sat, Aug 1 The 26th Annual Reunion The 26th Annual Reunion of Standard Knitting Mills will be held from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at John F. O’Connor Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Cheryl Wolfe, 865-254-3905.
Sat, Aug 8 Marble Springs State Historic Site Marble Springs State Historic Site will host a hands-on wheat weaving workshop with Fran Brown at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, Cost is $20 per-person. For more information, call 865-573-5508 or e-mail, info@marblesprings.net.
Thu, Aug 13 Veterans assistance Knox County Veterans Services will be assisting veterans and family members concerning VA benefits from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 13, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center. For more information, call 865-215-5645 or visit, veterans@knoxcounty.org/
Sat, Aug 15 Fun with Farragut’s Fleet The 14th Annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-218.3375.
Sat, Aug 15 United Way of Greater Knoxville Dodgeball Invitational United Way of Greater Knoxville will host the first United Way of Greater Knoxville Dodgeball Invitational at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15. Teams of six will compete in best of three match single elimination games. Entry fee is $500 per-team. For more information, call 865-521-5580.
Sat, Aug 15 Southern Exposure: The Great Smoky Mountain Film Festival Southern Exposure: The Great Smoky Mountain Film Festival will be held from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Tennessee Theatre. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 children under 12 and seniors 65 and over. For more information, call 800-745-3000.
Sat, Aug 22 Ijams Nature Center Ijams Nature Center will present the 5th Annual wonder of Hummingbirds Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22. Cost is $5, children under six are free. For more information, call Billie Cantwell, 865-567-4273.
Wed, Aug 26 Introduction to Farragut program Town of Farragut invites community members interested in learning more about Farragut to apply for its third Introduction to Farragut program slated to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 7, 21 and Nov. 4, at the Town Hall. For more information, call Jennifer Hatmaker, 865-966-7057 or e-mail Jennifer.hatmaker@townoffarragut.org.
Sat, Aug 29 “Eat Well to Prevent and Manage Diabetes” The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Healthy Living Kitchen team is offering “Eat Well to Prevent and Manage Diabetes,” workshop to prevent and control Type 2 diabetes from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, in the Heart Hospital Conference room at UT Medical Center. For more information, call Susan Wyatt, 865-305-6083.
Mon, Aug 31 “Plant a Tree Program” Town of Farragut is offering “Plant a Tree Program,” to honor loved ones by purchasing a tree to be planted in one of Farragut’s parks or along a Farragut greenway. A donation fee between $200 and $250 and choose from more than a dozen tree varieties. Deadline to purchase a tree is Monday, Aug. 31. For more information, call Alden, 865-966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/

September

Tue, Sep 1 Maryville College Maryville College will offer a criminal justice major beginning fall 2015 semester. The major in criminal justice requires a minimum of 48 credit hours, starting with CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice. Other required courses include CRJ 204: Criminal Law and Procedure, CRJ 226: Investigative Forensics and CRJ 337: Internship, as well as courses in sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy and mathematics.
Fri, Sep 4 Tennessee Soccer VS Navy Visit Knoxville will present Tennessee Soccer VS Navy at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, at The University of Tennessee Regal Soccer Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Erin Donovan, 865-306-4341.
Fri, Sep 4 2015 Knoxville Powerboat Classic Visit Knoxville will present 2015 Knoxville Powerboat Classic from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5, at Volunteer Landing. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Erin Donovan, 865-306-4341.
Sat, Sep 5 2015 National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Knoxville Memorial Stair Climb Visit Knoxville will present 2015 National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Knoxville Memorial Stair Climb at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, at Sunsphere at World’s Fair Park. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Erin Donovan, 865-306-4341.
Sun, Sep 6 Tennessee Soccer VS Murray State Visit Knoxville will present Tennessee Soccer VS Murray State at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, at The University of Tennessee Regal Soccer Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Erin Donovan, 865-306-4341.
Sun, Sep 6 Boomsday Visit Knoxville will present the 28th Edition of Boomsday beginning at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, at Volunteer Landing. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit boomsday.org/
Sun, Sep 6 Mabry-Hazen house Mabry-Hazen house will host its 8th Annual Boomsday, Bluegrass and Barbeque event at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6. Cost is $60 per adult and children under 12 are free. For more information, call 865-522-8661 or visit mabryhazen.com/
Tue, Sep 8 Clayton Center for the Arts’ Clayton Center for the Arts’ 2015-2016 seasons will begin at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. For more information, call Cheri Compton, 865-981-8263 or visit, claytonartscenter.com/
Fri, Sep 11 Cheryl Strayed will speak at the annual Legacy Luncheon New York Times bestselling author of WILD, Cheryl Strayed will speak at the annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks Friday, Sept. 11, on Holston River Farm at the head of the Tennessee River. For more information, call Carol Evans, 865-525-2585.
Fri, Sep 11 New York Times bestselling author of “WILD,” Cheryl Strayed will speak at the annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks Friday, Sept. 11, on Holston River Farm at the head of the Tennessee River. For more information, call Carol Evans, 865-525-2585.
Fri, Sep 11 Legacy Luncheon for the Parks New York Times bestselling author of “WILD,” Cheryl Strayed will speak at the annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks Friday, Sept. 11, on Holston River Farm at the head of the Tennessee River. For more information, call Carol Evans, 865-525-2585.
Mon, Sep 14 Free Day of Putt-Putt The 24th Annual Free Day of Putt-Putt will be from noon to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at Putt Putt Golf & Games of Farragut. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Sat, Sep 19 Arts In the Park Morristown Art Association Member artist and local visual artist will showcase, display, sell and demonstrate two-dimensional fine art, artistic photography and sculpture during its Arts In the Park Saturday, Sept. 19. For more information, call Peggy Brewer, 423-312-8325 or e-mail, pbrewer@charter.net.
Sat, Sep 19 Morristown Art Association member artist and local visual artist will showcase, display, sell and demonstrate two-dimensional fine art, artistic photography and sculpture during its Arts In the Park Saturday, Sept. 19. For more information, call Peggy Brewer, 423-312-8325 or e-mail, pbrewer@charter.net.
Fri, Sep 25 Farragut Food Festival Farragut Business Alliance will present Farragut Food Festival from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at Renaissance. Cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the gate; $10 in advance for children under 10 and $15 at the gate. For more information, call 865-307-2486 or visit facebook.com/tasteoffarragut/

October

Fri, Oct 30 Freaky Friday Fright Nite Freaky Friday Fright Nite in Farragut will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct 30, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. The event is free and open to the public but donations for the Ronald McDonald House will be accepted. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/
Sat, Oct 31 Farragut 13.1, 5K, and Kids Mile run Knoxville Track Club will host The 2nd Annual Farragut 13.1, 5K, and Kids Mile run slated for Oct. 31. For more information, e-mail Kristy Altman, knoxvilletrackclub@gmail.com or visit ktc.org/

November

Sun, Nov 8 “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes” “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes,” will be from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, at The University of Tennessee Gardens. The fundraiser will benefit American Diabetes Association. For more information, call 800-diabetes or visit diabetes.org/stepoutknoxville/

FHS grad receives appointment with Civil Air Patrol

Cadet Lieutenant Cody A. Ditchfield, who graduated from Farragut High School in May of this year, was recently appointed to the position of Cadet Com-mander of the TN-148 McGhee-Tyson Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. The Change of Command ceremony was conducted on 02 July 2015 at Tennessee Wing Head-quarters located at McGhee-Tyson Airport and was officiated by Major ...Read More...

Local artists invited to participate in town artist directory

Farragut Arts Council invites local artists to participate in the Farragut Artist Directory by submitting their information to the Town of Farragut. The directory is available on town of Farragut website at townoffarragut.org/artsandculture and is updated twice a year. The deadline to be included in the next update of the directory is Monday, Aug. 3. There is no charge Read More...

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