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March

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.
Thu, Mar 5 “Oliver and Hopes’s Superhero Saturday” UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation unveiled “Oliver and Hopes’s Superhero Saturday,” for families in need. Cost is $13.95. Proceeds from the book will fund grants, which will help families pay for children's medical expenses no covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial heal insurance plans. For more information, visit uhccf.org/shop/
Fri, Mar 6 Big Orange Evening Concord Christian School will present Big Orange Evening beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, at Thompson-Boling Arena. For more information, e-mail Stephanie Mason, smason@fbconcord.org/
Fri, Mar 6 Knox County Schools has extended the transfer window Knox County Schools has extended the transfer window to Friday, March 6. For more information, e-mail Amanda Johnson: Amanda.johnson@ knoxschools.org/
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/
Sat, Mar 7 Junior League of Knoxville will host “Bag-A-Bargain” Junior League of Knoxville will host “Bag-A-Bargain,” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Chilhowee Park’s Jacob Building. Cost is $5; bring a non-perishable food item for Mission of Hope to receive $1 off admission. For more information, call 865-584-4124 or visit jlknoxville.org/
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.
Sun, Mar 8 Pellissippi State Community College will offer two early-spring non-credit classes on the history of Appalachia Pellissippi State Community College will offer two early-spring non-credit classes on the history of Appalachia from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, March 3 through April 14 and 6 to 8 p.m., Mondays, march 2 through April 13. Cost of each class is $89 plus $15 material fee. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/bcs.
Sun, Mar 8 Caregiver Support Group Caregiver Support Group will hold its meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 3, at Concord United Methodist Church. For more information, call Diane Wright, 865-675-2835.
Sun, Mar 8 “Preventing Home Impro-vement Pitfalls-A General Code Overview for Homeowners and Builders” Town of Farragut Community Development Department will host “Preventing Home Impro-vement Pitfalls-A General Code Overview for Homeowners and Builders,” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 3. For more information, call 865-675-2384
Sun, Mar 8 Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its meeting Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its meeting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, at Alcoa First United Methodist Church. For more information, call Marie Hickson, 865-457-0960.
Sun, Mar 8 “SK8 To Elimin8 Cancer” Cool Sports Home of the Icearium will host “SK8 To Elimin8 Cancer,” from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 8. For more information, e-mail info@scot tcares.org/
Sun, Mar 8 Aquila Theatre will perform “The Tempest” Aquila Theatre will perform “The Tempest” beginning at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 8, at Clayton Center for the Arts. Tickets are $19 to $36. For more information, call 865-981-8590.
Mon, Mar 9 Ossoli will hold its meeting Ossoli will hold its meeting starting at 9:45 a.m., Monday, March 9, at 2511 Kingston Pike. For more information, call Charlotte Miller, 865-207-5170.
Mon, Mar 9 Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will host 10 constituent meetings Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will host 10 constituent meetings during March to give citizens the opportunity to meet one-on-one and speak individually with him about issues that are important to them. The first meeting will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, at Cedar Bluff Branch Library. These meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Michael Grider, 865-215-4750, or Jennifer Linginfelter, 865-215-4579.
Tue, Mar 10 Harvey Broome Group of Sierra Club will hold its meeting Harvey Broome Group of Sierra Club will hold its meeting concerning 2015 outings program at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 10. For more information, call Mac Post, 865-806-0980 or e-mail mpost31-16@aol.com.
Thu, Mar 12 Hope Resource Center will host its spring Fundraising Gala Hope Resource Center will host its spring Fundraising Gala, A Night Among the Stars, beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 12. For more information, visit investinghope.com/getinvolved/events/
Thu, Mar 12 “Emerald O’ccasion” Annual Dinner “Emerald O’ccasion” Annual Dinner will benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at Knoxville Marriott. For more information, call 865-691-1005 or visit ccetn.org/
Fri, Mar 13 Annie Moses Band will perform Annie Moses Band will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, March 13, in Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. For more information, call Cheri Compton, 865-981-8263.
Sat, Mar 14 Knox County Master Gardener Knox County Master Gardener will present how to build raised beds from 10:30 to noon, Saturday, March 14, at All Saints Catholic Church. For more information, call UT Extension, 865-215-2340.
Sat, Mar 14 “Lucky Kidney Run” Volunteers are needed for “Lucky Kidney Run” Saturday, March 14. For more information, visit volunteerknoxville.org/
Mon, Mar 16 City of Oak Ridge Department of Recreation & Parks registration City of Oak Ridge Department of Recreation & Parks registration for men, women and co-ed softball season is open now through March 16. Cost is $300. For more information, call 865-425-3546.
Wed, Mar 18 Newcomers/New Friends club will hold its meeting Newcomers/New Friends club will hold its meeting at noon, Wednesday, March 18, at Bearden Banquet Hall. For more information, call 865-985-0521.
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.
Thu, Mar 19 American Red Cross Lifeguard course Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department is offering the American Red Cross Lifeguard course form 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 19 through 22. Cost is $170 per person. For more information, call 865-425-3450 or visit orrecparks.org/
Thu, Mar 19 UT Arboretum will host a lecture UT Arboretum will host a lecture by Dennis Horn on Tennessee wildflowers at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, at Roane State Community College in the City Room. For more information, call 865-483-3571.
Sat, Mar 21 Smoky Mt. Storytellers Association will present a fundraiser Smoky Mt. Storytellers Association will present a fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at Sweet Fanny Adams. Suggested donation, $7 at the door, $5 for seniors, students, and groups. For mo-re information, call 865-429-1783.
Wed, Mar 25 Carry the Torch Knoxville 2015 event The Volunteer Ministry Center’s Carry the Torch Knoxville 2015 event will begin at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, March 25. For more information, call Mary Beth Ramey, 865-524-3926.
Fri, Mar 27 Town of Farragut is now accepting applications Town of Farragut is now accepting applications for its Fiscal Year 2016 Community Grants Program. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Friday, March 27. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Sat, Mar 28 Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville will host a pre-race pasta dinner from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information, e-mail Kelly Eldridge, Kelly.eldridge@girlsontherun.org/

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.
Wed, Apr 8 UT Arboretum Society will host its Annual Garden Tour UT Arboretum Society will host its Annual Garden Tour Wednesday, April 8, in Florida. For more information, call Dennis Superczynski, 865-675-8502.
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/
Sat, Apr 11 “Farragut Book Fest for Children” Farragut Arts Council in conjunction with the Town of Farragut and Knox County Public Library, Farragut Branch will host the eight annual “Farragut Book Fest for Children,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11, at Founders Park. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/
Sat, Apr 18 Smoky Mountain Orchid Society will hold its show and sale Smoky Mountain Orchid Society will hold its show and sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, at Ijams Nature Center. Admission is free. For more information, visit smos-@frontier.com or smokymtnorchidsociety.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.
Sat, May 9 Town of Farragut is requesting donations for the 31st Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo Town of Farragut is requesting donations for the 31st Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo slated for Saturday, May 9. Donations can be dropped off at Farragut town hall. For more information, call Alden Rosner, 865-966-7057 or e-mail alden.rosner@townoffarragut.org/
Tue, May 26 “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income” Pellissippi State Community college will hold a non-credited course on “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, May 26 and 28. Cost is $59 for married couples. For more information, call 865-539-7167 or visit pstcc.edu/bcs/

June

Sun, Jun 7 CBT Artistic Excellence Award John Cullum, two-time Tony Award Winner, will be awarded the CBT Artistic Excellence Award from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Sunday, June 7, at RT Lodge. For more information, call Amanda Middleton, 865-974-5654 or e-mail, cbtsociiety@utk.edu.

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/

Empty Bowls benefit scheduled March 9

The Farragut community can enjoy their favorite soup in a handmade bowl while helping Farragut High School students help others in need. For the fourth year, FHS’ National Art Honor Society and Einstein Bros. Bagels in Farragut have teamed up to hold their Empty Bowls event, which is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, March 9, in Einstein Bros. Bagels, 11693 Parkside ...Read More...

FHS 2015 Class: five perfect ACT, one SAT

Five perfect ACT scores and one perfect SAT score from the Class of 2015, with dual perfect scores recorded by Jason Fu, has thrust Farragut High School into a new level of excellence. “This is the first time I’ve ever seen both,” Susan Bolinger, FHS director of school counseling and college counseling, said about Fu’s perfect score in both tests. “Only Read More...

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