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October

Mon, Oct 23Knox County Commission Beer meetingKnox County Commission Beer meeting scheduled for 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, has been cancelled.
Tue, Oct 24“Make and Take Pumpkin Centerpiece” WorkshopThe UT Arboretum Society will hold a “Make and Take Pumpkin Centerpiece” Workshop from 10 a.m., to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 901 S. Illinois Ave. Cost is $25 for class fee and materials. To register, call 865-483-7277.
Wed, Oct 25Social Media 4 SeniorsThe Town of Farragut will host classes taught by local company Social Media 4 Seniors in October. Participants must be 55 years or older to attend and must bring their own device to class. Classes are limited to five participants, so register early. The classes are as follows: Awesome Apps for Seniors from 10 a.m., to noon, Wednesday, Oct 25. Cost is $30. Registration and payment deadline is Monday, Oct. 23. To register, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/
Thu, Oct 26Trunk or Treating & Fall Festival Family NightMorning Pointe of Lenoir City will host Trunk or Treating & Fall Festival Family Night from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26. For more information, call 865-988-7373.
Fri, Oct 27“The Crucible”Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with The Ritchie Company, will present 11 live performances of “The Crucible,” at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, Oct. 27, Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10; 1 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 11; and 3 p.m. Sundays Nov. 5 and 12. For more information, visit knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/
Fri, Oct 27St. Mary’s Fall Festival The 67th Annual St. Mary’s Fall Festival will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 with Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner in Parish Life Center. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for senior and children 5-12. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information, call 865-256-9130.
Fri, Oct 27Freaky Friday Fright NiteThe 21st annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Children ages 12 and under and in costume are invited to "trick or treat" on the walk trail while local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers hand out treats and provide games with prizes and cookie decorating. For more information, call 865-218-3372.
Fri, Oct 27“Online Fighting”Farragut High School will perform its fall play, “Online Fighting,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $8 at the door. For more information, call 865-966-9775.
Fri, Oct 27Monster BallThe 6th annual Monster Ball will begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at Concord Marina Clubhouse. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Harmony Family Center. Cost is $40 per person. For more information, visit papal.me/monsterball
Sat, Oct 28“Post Race Party”Planet Fitness-Farragut presents its inaugural “Post Race Party” after The Tennessee Sports Medicine Farragut 13.1, 5k, and Kids’ Fun Run, previously known as the Farragut Half Marathon, which will take place at 7:30 a.m., Saturday Oct. 28.  The Kids’ Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m. To register visit farragut131.com/
Sat, Oct 28Hike for SchoolsKnox County Schools and Partners in Education will present the inaugural Hike for Schools from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at Third Creek Greenway. Cost is $10 and includes a t-shirt. For more information, visit knoxschools.org/hike/
Sat, Oct 28Captain WYC Hannum Chapter 1881 UDC Captain WYC Hannum Chapter 1881 UDC will hold its meeting at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information, call Debra, 865-856-9300.
Sat, Oct 28“Monsters at the Museum”The Museum of East Tennessee History will host “Monsters at the Museum,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. The evet is free. For more information, call 865-215-8824 or visit easttnhistory.org/
Sat, Oct 2810th annual Quilters’ RoadshowGreat Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will host the 10th annual Quilters’ Roadshow 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. Admission is $5. For more information, call 865-448-0044.
Sun, Oct 29Open Streets KnoxvilleKnoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. For more information, visit openstreetsknoxville.com/
Sun, Oct 29Trunk or TreatFirst Farragut United Methodist Church will host its Trunk or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. For more information, call Paige Morgan, 865-966-8430.
Mon, Oct 30Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads programEntrepreneurs are invited to apply for the second round of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads program.  Interested entrepreneurs can learn about Innovation Crossroads and begin the application process at innovationcrossroads.ornl.gov. The application period closes Oct. 30. 

November

Thu, Nov 2Mission of Hope will host its Annual CelebrationMission of Hope will host its Annual Celebration Thursday, Nov. 2, at Rothchild’s Conference Center. Tickets are $40 per person or $360 for a table of 10. For more information, call 865-584-7571 or visit missionofhope.org/celebration/
Sat, Nov 4Grains and Grits FestivalThe second annual Grains and Grits Festival will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, with parking opening at 5 p.m. The Townsend Visitors’ Center is located at 7906 East Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend. Tickets are $65 or $75 the day of the event. For more information, visit grainsandgritsfest.com/
Sat, Nov 4“Meet Maryville”High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” on Saturday, Nov. 4. For time and more information, visit maryvillecollege.edu/admisions/events/meet-maryville/
Sun, Nov 5Fall Choral Masterworks Concert Knoxville Choral Society will present Fall Choral Masterworks Concert presented by Ball Institute for Church Music at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students and groups of 10 or more $10 each. For more information visit tennesseetheatre.com/
Sun, Nov 5“Here’s a Riddle You Haven’t Heard”The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Dan Allcott, continues its 73rd season with “Here’s a Riddle You Haven’t Heard” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for ages 19-29. For more information, call 865-483-5569 or visit orcma.org/
Thu, Nov 9“Aging: A Family Affair 2017”Rothchild’s Conference Center will host “Aging: A Family Affair 2017,” from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9. Cost is $25 before Oct. 27. For more information, call 865-524-2786.
Fri, Nov 10Holiday Sale Terra MadreThe 8th annual Holiday Sale Terra Madre, Women in Clay will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11. For more information, visit facebook.com/terramadreknoxvilletn/
Sat, Nov 11Classical Dances of India by Ranjani MurthyClassical Dances of India by Ranjani Murthy will perform at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at Clayton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and children. For more information, visit, miranifoundation.org/
Mon, Nov 13Veterans assistanceKnox County Veterans Services Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 13 to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, visit veterans@knoxcounty.org/
Mon, Nov 13GriefShareGriefShare group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at Two Rivers Church. For more information, visit 2rc.tv/surviveholidays/
Mon, Nov 27U.S. Department of Energy’s public bus touris going on now through Nov. 27. The tour offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 70 years. Prices are $5 per adult, $4 per senior citizen (65 and older) and $3 for students (ages 10 to 17). For more information, visit amse.org/
Mon, Nov 27“Light the Park”Town of Farragut is looking for carolers to help welcome the holiday season for “Light the Park” from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at Founders Park. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-218-3372 or email lcox@townoffarragut.org.

SOARing at First Baptist Concord

The gym was roaring at First Baptist Concord. Athletes from Liberty University bounced off trampolines to hang from the net, somersaulted 15 feet up in the air and wowed a crowd of about 300 in the church’s student gym Wednesday, Oct. 4. The SOAR [Soul’d Out And Ready] Dunk team uses trampolines to do acrobatic maneuvers as part of a traveling Christian youth ministry, dazzling crowds of all ages — and the crowd of children and teens at FBC obviously were amazed. After the team performed for about 30 minutes, they asked for volunteers. “It was electrifying,” said Marcus Eaves, FBC student pastor. “I was amazed that a human being can get that high in the air. To see people dunk and do incredible tricks is pretty amazing, especially when you see it in person. It makes you want to try it.” “I thought it was a fantastic thing that the church was able to bring them here. It was awesone,” said John Scavone, a home-schooled freshman.

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Freaky Friday Fright Nite 2017

Ty Alexander, left, and Nia Alexander donned law enforcement uniforms when they attended last year’s Freaky Friday Fright Nite. This year’s event, the 21st annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Children ages 12 and younger are invited to trick or treat along the walk trail while local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers hand out treats, provide games with prizes and help with cookie decorating. This is a free event that is open to the public; however, attendants are asked to bring items to benefit Knoxville Ronald McDonald House. Additional information can be found by contacting Lauren Cox at lcox@townoffarragut.org or by calling 865-218-3372.

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