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May

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

Thu, Jun 2 • It’s the 100th Anniversary of our national parks, • It’s the 100th Anniversary of our national parks, and many are taking to the parks to celebrate with 100 miles of hiking! Join Cindy Spangler from the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club as she talks about her favorite and reliable hiking equipment at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 2, at Knox County Public Library Farragut Branch. From shoes to backpacks, Cindy has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, and she knows her stuff. For more information, call Shelia Pennycuff, 865-777-1750.
Thu, Jun 2 • The Authors Guild of Tennessee • The Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its meeting at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 2, at Knox County Public Library Farragut Branch. For more information, visit authorsguildoftn.org/
Fri, Jun 3 • The University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery will host an exhibition • The University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery will host an exhibition “Through the Lens of Ed Westcott,” from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 3. Mr. Westcott will be attendance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit utk.edu/downtown/
Sat, Jun 4 • Will Pye, a cancer survivor and author of “Blessed with a Brain Tumor,” • Will Pye, a cancer survivor and author of “Blessed with a Brain Tumor,” will speak on “Radical Gratitude – Finding the Opportunity in Challenge and the Presence of Love and Peace in Each Moment” at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 4, at Church of the Savior, 934 N. Weisgarber Road. For more information, visit sosknoxville.org/
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/
Tue, Jun 7 • Tennessee School of Beauty Students Offer Complimentary Services • Tennessee School of Beauty Students Offer Complimentary Services on Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 5:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, June 7. Call for appointment. For more information, call 865-588-7878 or visit tennesseeschoolofbeauty.com/
Tue, Jun 7 • Caregiver Support Group will hold its meeting • Caregiver Support Group will hold its meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 7, at Concord United Methodist Church. This month’s guest speaker will be Britney Reid of Diversicare of Oak Ridge. For more information, call 865-675-2835.
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.
Thu, Jun 9 • Town of Farragut is hosting five technology classes for seniors • Town of Farragut is hosting five technology classes for seniors offered by local company Social Media 4 Seniors in June at the Farragut Town Hall. Participants must be 55 years or older to attend. Register early as only five participants are accepted into each class. Specific class information is as follows: iPad/iPhone basics for seniors will from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday and Friday, June 9-10. Cost is $45. Advanced iPad/iPhone basics for seniors will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14-15. Cost is $45. How to use Facebook for seniors will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 17. Cost is $30. Samsung Galaxy phone/tablet basics for seniors will be form 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Thursday, June 22-23. Cost is $45. Pinterest/Instagram/Twitter for seniors will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 29. Cost is $30. For more information, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.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.
Tue, Jun 14 • Adults 60+ and kids between the ages 10 and 13 are invited to take part in this year’s Bridge Summer Reading Program • Adults 60+ and kids between the ages 10 and 13 are invited to take part in this year’s Bridge Summer Reading Program, a unique initiative that uses young adult literature to spark discussion and connection between generations from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, June 14-July 26, at Sherrill Hills Retirement Community. Cost is $15 before June 7. For more information, visit brigessummerreading.org/
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/
Mon, Jun 20 • Master Gardener Amy Haun will host a class • Master Gardener Amy Haun will host a class on how to invite pollinators, butterflies and beneficial insects into your ornamental and vegetable gardens from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, June 20, at Davis Family YMCA. For more information, call 865-777-9622.
Thu, Jun 23 • Tennessee Valley Players will present a New Version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” • Tennessee Valley Players will present a New Version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23; Fridays and Saturdays, June 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 3 p.m. and Sundays, June 12, 19 and 26 at the Carousel Theatre. Admission is $20 a ticket, children 12 years and younger, $10. For more information, call 865-201-5913 or visit tennesseevalleyplayers.org/

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/
Fri, Jul 15 • Music in the Round will host a fundraiser event • Music in the Round will host a fundraiser event to benefit the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center at 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, at The Barn Event Center of the Smokies in Townsend. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, call 865-448-0044.

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/

End, beginning for HVA seniors

Hardin Valley High School graduates said they were excited but nervous and sad about graduating Wednesday, May 18. “I’m excited, but I can’t believe it’s happening already,” Cariya Guya, HVA graduate, said. Four hundred and forty HVA graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during the ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena. “I’ve enjoyed ...Read More...

Art in the Park event draws children to Founders Park

Hands-on art activities and clear skies drew hundreds to the annual Art in the Park for Kids. Children made creations on rocks and shells and with chalk spray and food during the Farragut Business Alliance-hosted event, presented by TDS Telecom, in Founders Park at Campbell Station off Campbell Station Road Sunday, April 24. Youngsters found they could play with Read More...

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