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January

Sun, Jan 25 A public screening of “Something Anything” A public screening of “Something Anything” followed by a director’s talk will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at Lawson Mc-Ghee Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mary Pom Claiborne, 865-215-8767.
Sun, Jan 25 The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra will present “Peter and the Wolf” and Vivaldi’s “Spring,” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. For more information, visit oakridg-esymphony.org/
Mon, Jan 26 The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese 1 non-credited course from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 26-March 2, in International House at UT. Cost is $120 for the course, $60 with a valid UT ID. For more information, call 865-974-5753.
Mon, Jan 26 First Farragut United Methodist Church will host an eight-week course “With Hope in Mind” First Farragut United Methodist Church will host an eight-week course “With Hope in Mind,” for those who need help coping with a loved one with mental illness, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, through March 9. National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer the class. For more information, call Cookie Spillers, 865-671-0703.
Mon, Jan 26 Occoli Circle Occoli Circle will hold its regular meeting at 9:45 a.m., Monday, Jan. 26, at 2511 Kingston Pike. Becky Massey will speak on “Why non-criminals pay the price for Meth user.” For more information, call Charlotte Miller, 865-207-5170.
Wed, Jan 28 The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese 1 non-credited course from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 28-March 4, in International House at UT. Cost is $120 for the course, $60 with a valid UT ID. For more information, call 865-974-5753.
Thu, Jan 29 Dr. David Northington solo recital Dr. David Northington, Professor of piano at The University of Tennessee School of Music, will perform his only solo recital in Knoxville this year at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in Sandra Powell Recital Hall in Natalie l. Haslam Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit music.utk.edu/
Fri, Jan 30 Westside Unitarian Universalist Church will host a two-day seminar “Compassionate Communication" Westside Unitarian Universalist Church will host a two-day seminar “Compassionate Communication,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31. Cost is $20 for materials, Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. For more information, visit westsideuuc.org/
Fri, Jan 30 Farragut Arts Council invites local artists to participate in Farragut Artist Directory Farragut Arts Council invites local artists to participate in Farragut Artist Directory by submitting their information to town of Farragut. For more information, call 865-966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/artsandculture
Fri, Jan 30 Knoxville Museum of Art announces two new exhibitions Knoxville Museum of Art announces two new exhibitions, LIFT: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension and Contemporary focus 2015. Both will run Jan. 30-April 19. For more information, call 865-934-2034.
Sat, Jan 31 Harvey Broome Group will winter backpack Harvey Broome Group will winter backpack Abrams Falls in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1. Cost is $4 per person. The roundtrip hike is 11.6 miles. For more information, call Ron Shrieves, 865-922-3518, or e-mail ronaldshrieves@comcast.net.
Sat, Jan 31 Enso String Quartet will perform Enso String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at Clayton Center for the Arts in Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. For more information, call Cheri Compton, 865-981-8263.
Sat, Jan 31 Chololatefest Knoxville Chololatefest Knoxville will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at Knoxville Expo Center. Tickets are $15 for a tasting pass or $30 for a VIP pass. Proceeds will benefit Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House. For more information, visit chocolatefestknoxville.com/

February

Sun, Feb 1 ‘Say It Loud: Knoxville During the Civil Rights Era” Knox County Public Library will present ‘Say It Loud: Knoxville During the Civil Rights Era,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1 at Lawson McGhee Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mary Pom Claiborne, 865-215-8767.
Tue, Feb 3 The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails” The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Vejas Liulevicius, Lindsay Young Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of War and Society: "Eastern Europe's Dangers," from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.
Wed, Feb 4 Clayton Center will host the United States Air Force Mid America Band Clayton Center will host the United States Air Force Mid America Band at 7 p.m., Wednes-day, Feb. 4, in Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The concert is free to the public. For more information, call Cheri Compton, 865-981-8263.
Fri, Feb 6 Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance Cokesbury United Methodist Church North Campus will hold its Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6. Cost is $8 in advanced and $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Cokesbury Mission Ministries. For more information, call 865-693-0353.
Fri, Feb 6 Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance Cokesbury United Methodist Church North Campus will hold its Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6. Cost is $8 in advanced and $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Cokesbury Mission Ministries. For more information, call 865-693-0353.
Thu, Feb 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, Feb 12, to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Fri, Feb 13 Farragut’s Folklife Museum’s “Quilt Show 2015: The Love of Quilts” Farragut’s Folklife Museum’s “Quilt Show 2015: The Love of Quilts,” is slated for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/quiltshow/

March

Tue, Mar 3 The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails” The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Ernest Freeberg, head of the Department of History: "Inventing Light," from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.
Thu, Mar 5 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, March 5 to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Sat, Mar 7 “Shamrock Ball-A Father-Daughter Dance” Town of Farragut’s annual “Shamrock Ball-A Father-Daughter Dance,” will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Farragut High School Commons. Tickets are $15 for a couple and $5 for each additional person in advance and $20 per couple and $8 for each additional person at the door. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/register/
Sun, Mar 8 “Arts in the Airport Exhibition” The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority have announced a call for entries for “Arts in the Airport Exhibition.” Deadline for entries for entries is Sunday, March 8. For more information, call Suzanne Cada, 865-523-7543.
Thu, Mar 19 Foothills Community Players “The Miss Firecracker Foothills Community Players “The Miss Firecracker” will be March 19, 2015, at Clayton Center for the Arts. For more information, call 865-712-6428.

April

Tue, Apr 7 The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails” The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Aleydis Van de Moortel, Lindsay Young Associate Professor in Classics and archaeologist: "Conversations with Ancients,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.
Sat, Apr 11 Color Me Rad 5k Color Me Rad 5k will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 11, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Race registration is open for $35 per person. Use code CHILDREN 5K to save 5 percent and have 15 percent go to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. For more information, call 865-541-8244 or visit colormerad.com/

May

Tue, May 5 The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails" The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Katherine Hodges-Kluck, doctoral student in history: "Lionheart's Crusade," from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.

July

Sun, Jul 12 New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College now is accepting applications for its second program to be held July 12 through Aug. 1, 2015, on Maryville College campus. For more information, visit maryvillecollege.edu/nosw/

Town leaders proclaim New Year’s resolutions

As town of Farragut faces a new calendar year, Mayor Ralph McGill said the Town’s best days are to come. “I believe that Farragut’s best days are still ahead of us, and I believe that we are on the right track to get to that status,” McGill said. During the first of the year, Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen will look at its goals and strategic plan. ...Read More...

Concord AME Zion Church 143-year-old bell missing

Concord AME Zion Church is missing its church bell and members are hoping it will be returned. “We would like to get this resolved before we go to the police,” the Rev. Sam B. Fulton Jr., pastor of the church located off 713 Loop Road, said. “I would like to see a response from the community. “I would just like to see the bell back, no questions, no Read More...

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