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April

Sat, Apr 30 • First Baptist Church of Tellico Village will host two concerts, “The Wanna Beatles,” • First Baptist Church of Tellico Village will host two concerts, “The Wanna Beatles,” at 5 and 8 p.m., Saturday, April 30. The concerts are free but donations received will be donated to Habitat for Humanity House in Loudon County. For more information, call 865-408-0110 or visit frctellicovillage.org/
Sat, Apr 30 • The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Healthy Living Kitchen team • The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Healthy Living Kitchen team will host “Eat Well to Prevent and Manage Diabetes,” workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 30, in the Heart Hospital Conference room. For more information, call Susan Wyatt, 865-305-6083.
Sat, Apr 30 • Hundreds will walk to create a world free of multiple sclerosis • Hundreds will walk to create a world free of multiple sclerosis at “Walk MS,” at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 30, at Sequoyah Hills Park. For more information, call 855-372-1331 or visit walkms.org/
Sat, Apr 30 • First Farragut United Methodist Church • First Farragut United Methodist Church will host an open house for Trinity Learning Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30. For more information, call 865-288-3420 or visit tlcknox.com/
Sat, Apr 30 • Knoxville Track Club • Knoxville Track Club will host its annual Dogwood Classic 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 30. Cost is $25 through April 27. For more information, visit ktc.org/racedogwood.html/
Sat, Apr 30 • Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church • Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Refugee Task Force Committee will present benefit concert by Kenny Munshaw at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 865-523-4176.
Sat, Apr 30 • Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse • Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse will host a mother/daughter tea at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Cost is $10 for the first member of your party and $5 for each additional lady. For more information, call 865-983-1550.
Sat, Apr 30 • OrthoTennessee • OrthoTennessee is hosting a rummage sale for charity from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 30, at Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic, Fort Sanders West. All proceeds will benefit Lost Sheep Ministries. For more information, e-mail Teresa Copeland, teresa.copeland@orthotennessee.com.
Sat, Apr 30 • Village Veterinary Medical Center • Village Veterinary Medical Center will host its annual Pet Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Free food and drink. For more information, call 865-675-4297.
Sat, Apr 30 • March of Dimes • March of Dimes kicks off its biggest fundraiser at Knoxville Zoo at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 30. Cost is a $10 suggested donation. For more information, visit marchforbabies.org/

May

Sun, May 1 • Farragut High School will break ground • Farragut High School will break ground on the new turf football field May 1. Due to construction, the track will be closed to the public May 1 through August.
Mon, May 2 • Town of Farragut is hosting five technology classes for seniors • Town of Farragut is hosting five technology classes for seniors offered by Social Media 4 Seniors in May. “iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors,” from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3. Cost is $45. “How to Use Facebook for Seniors,” from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 4. Cost $30. “Advanced iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors,” from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10. Cost is $45. “Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet Basics for Seniors,” from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, May 16-17. Cost is $45. “Pinterest/Instagram/Twitter for Seniors,” from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 18. Cost is $30. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Tue, May 3 • Kids First Child Advocacy Center • Kids First Child Advocacy Center of the 9th Judicial District will hold its annual dinner and auction fundraiser at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, at Bridgewater Place. The theme is “A Child’s Journey … from Victim to Survivor.” Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call Denise, 865-986-1505 or e-mail ddubrule@cac9jd.org or visit kidsfirsttn.org/
Tue, May 3 • Town of Farragut will host a presentation • Town of Farragut will host a presentation on aging at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Thu, May 5 • Home Federal Bank will present • Home Federal Bank will present Symphony on the Square by Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Scott Bird, 865-544-0088.
Fri, May 6 • Knoxville Museum of Art announces two new exhibitions • Knoxville Museum of Art announces two new exhibitions “Full Stop: Tom Burckhardt” and “Contemporary Focus 2016: John Douglas Powers,” running May 6 through Aug. 7. For more information, call Angela Thomas, 865-934-2034 or visit knoxart.org/
Sat, May 7 • The 4th Annual Mudder’s Day • The 4th Annual Mudder’s Day Madness 5K is set for 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7, at Montvale. Cost is $35. For more information, visit harmonyfamilycenter.org/
Sat, May 7 • Seekers of Silence Contemplative Saturday Morning meeting • Seekers of Silence Contemplative Saturday Morning meeting annual Bookshare and Roundtable Discussion will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, May 7, at Church of the Savior. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit sosknoxville.org/
Thu, May 12 • Knox County Veterans Services Office • Knox County Veterans Services Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 12, to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Sat, May 14 • East Tennessee Spring 2016 Plant Swap • East Tennessee Spring 2016 Plant Swap will begin at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at New Harvest Park, with potluck lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, e-mail sunspherebook@aol.com.
Sun, May 15 • Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance • Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at the Open Streets Knoxville event Saturday, May 15 down Central Street, connecting Happy Holler to Emory Place and the Old City, will be closed to all motorized traffic, allowing revelers a day of shopping, playing, exercising and socializing all on foot or two wheels. For more information, call 865-388-0368.
Mon, May 16 • Master Gardener Amy Haun • Master Gardener Amy Haun will host a class on organic herbs and vegetables in containers from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, May 16, at Davis Family YMCA. The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-777-9622.
Thu, May 19 • Marble Springs State Historic Site • Marble Springs State Historic Site presents its 6th season from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursdays, May 19 through Sept. 22. For more information, call 865-573-5508.
Fri, May 20 • Clarence Brown Theatre • Clarence Brown Theatre will hold a Gala honoring Paula Pell from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, May 20, at the Jackson Terminal. Tickets are $200 per person. For more information, visit clarencebrowntheatre.com/gala/
Sat, May 21 • The University of Tennessee • The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Health Information Center will host Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine, an exhibit developed and produced by National Library of Medicine from now through May 21. For more information, call Susan Wyatt, 865-305-6083.
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/
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/

June

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

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/

BHS, FHS, HVA garner national recognition

Farragut High School, Hardin Valley Academy and Bearden High School earned silver medals in U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 ranking of Best High Schools. The rankings showed the three schools ranked higher than 2,763 other high schools in the nation. Knox County has 16 high schools in its schools system. “Of the Tennessee schools on the list, six were awarded ...Read More...

Village Veterinary Medical Center to host Pet Fair

The Farragut community can have fun spending a day in the shoes of a veterinarian when Village Veterinary Medical Center hosts its annual Spring Pet Fair. This year’s event is slated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at the center’s 11301 Kingston Pike office in Farragut. The pet fair, which is free and open to the public, will offer activities and Read More...

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