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September

Tue, Sep 26Knoxville affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a six-session education program for loved ones of military service members and veterans who experience symptoms of a mental health condition from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 26 through Oct. 31, at First Farragut United Methodist Church. For more information, call Linda Hurst, 865-228-9693.
Fri, Sep 29The Rocky Top Pickin’ PartyKeep Knoxville Beautiful for a unique musical event: The Rocky Top Pickin’ Party will feature the musical talents of Kelsey's Woods from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, at Mabry-Hazen House. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information, visit keepknoxvillebeartiful.org/

October

Mon, Oct 2Knoxville Opera will be preformingKnoxville Opera will be preforming at three venues in October; Knoxville Opera Goes to Church! beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at Overcoming Believers Church. Admission is free. For more information, visit knoxvilleopera.com/knoxville-opera-goes-to-church/ Knoxville Opera 40th Anniversary Gala Concert Bijou Theatre at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2. Tickets begin at $23/$15 for adults. For more information, visit knoxvilleopera.com/gala-concert/ Knoxville Museum of Art 2017 Ruby Ball beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information, visit knoxvilleopera.com/opera-ball/
Thu, Oct 5Veteran Honor DinnerEast Tennessee PBS will host a Veteran Honor Dinner to celebrate the area men and women who have served our country. The event is being sponsored by Pilot/Flying J, Food City, The City of Knoxville, Covenant Health, Visit Knoxville, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, and the Clayton Foundation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at The Foundry. For more information, visit easttennesseepbs.org/dinner/
Fri, Oct 6Tennessee Fall HomecomingMuseum of Appalachia will host its 38th annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming with 3 days of music, traditional Appalachian demonstrations, and heritage arts beginning Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8. For more information, call 865-494-7680 or visit museumofappalachia.org/
Fri, Oct 6Pellissippi State Community College will host an exhibit on the lives of Oskar and Emilie Schindler,who put their own lives at risk to save 1,200 people from concentration camps, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, now through Friday, Oct. 6, in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. The exhibit is free. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/arts/
Sat, Oct 7Tennessee Pirate Fest• Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, is setting sail for the second annual Tennessee Pirate Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. Tickets are $16 for ages 13 and up; $8 for ages 5 to 12. For more informing, visit tnpiratefest.com/
Mon, Oct 16Composting: Turn Those Falling Leaves into GoldMaster Gardener Marsha Lehman and Stephanie Sayres will host a class on Composting: Turn Those Falling Leaves into Gold, from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at Davis Family YMCA. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-777-9622.

November

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/

Dr. Galdun answers the call

When Farragut’s Split Rail Farm subdivision resident Dr. John Galdun, 59, received a letter last year asking him to consider joining the U.S. Naval Reserve, he saw that request as an opportunity to “give back.” “I just missed Vietnam on my age and they even stopped the selective service registration,” said Galdun, who took the plunge and joined the Navy. He is now a lieutenant commander in the Medical Corps who is a full-time reservist with a commitment for eight years. “We’re given a tremendous opportunity to live in this country, and I felt a strong need to give something back in that regard.

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Little Nest Portraits

In her home in Gatlinburg, her children's faces smile from large canvas portraits. Photographer Casie Raines said those photographs, little canvases and little photobooks are the most prized possessions in her house. Her favorite large portrait hangs in her den. It is one of her two boys taken a year ago. "They were just goofing around," she said recently, "and this picture just captured both their personalities so well. It was a fun moment and this picture immortalizes it for me.”

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News

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School

HVA’s Guy named state History Teacher of Year Read More

Business

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Community

FBC donates trailer to school in Oneida Read More

WARgamers Read More

Oct. 7 car show a big deal for Farragut Lions Club Read More

Dean named Town’s ‘Featured Artist’ for September, October Read More

New pastor unveils CCPC vision for future Read More

Farragut residents add cheer with flowers Read More

Sports

Perfect at midpoint Read More

Farragut sweeps 4-AAA in golf Read More

It’s Turner- Allender Field now at Bearden Read More

Balanced attack, defense help HVA roll vs. M-West Read More

With 430 yards rushing,Webb dominates Grace Christian Read More

Howell fights for CAK yards Read More

Ads’ defense stout in 17th straight win Read More