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July

Tue, Jul 29 Storytellers at Sherrill Hills Four of East Tennessee’s storytellers – Bill Landry, Sam Venable, Jim Claborn and Elizabeth Rose – will take stage from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, at Sherrill Hills. Donations of $5 at the door will benefit Mobile Meals. For more information, call Sara Hornbeck, 865-693-0551.
Thu, Jul 31 ORNL Federal Credit Union accepting scholarship applications ORNL Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for the B.A. Candler/ORNL FCU scholarship to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville for the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarship provides $1,000 toward the cost of tuition, books and other school-related expenses. To be eligible to compete for this scholarship, applicants must be a member of ORNL FCU or have a family member that is a member, and must be enrolled or planning to enroll at UTK, to pursue a four-year degree. For more information, visit www.ornlfcu.com/

August

Fri, Aug 1 “Succession Planting, keep growing all year” Knox County Master Gardeners will host “Succession Planting, keep growing all year,” from 3:15 to 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at Humana Guidance Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-329-8892.
Fri, Aug 1 Theatre Festival Clayton Center for the Arts will host its Fourth Annual Theatre Festival with multiple shows beginning Friday and running through Sunday, Aug. 1-3. Cost is $40 for adults and $25 for children, which will cover the entire weekend. For more information, visit claytonartscenter.com/
Sat, Aug 2 University of Tennessee Gardens annual symposium The University of Tennessee Gardens will host its annual symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2. Cost is $30 for adults and $15 per college student. For more information, call Derrick Stowell, 865-974-7151.
Sat, Aug 2 Mac Post’s Biodiversity Tour series Harvey Broome Center group will take-a hike as part of Mac Post’s Biodiversity Tour series Saturday, Aug. 2. For more information, call Mac Post, 865-805-0980.
Sat, Aug 2 The University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice garage sale and fundraiser The University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice will host a garage sale and fundraiser benefiting Hospice Promise Foundation from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at Asbury United Methodist Church. For more information, visit, lhcgroup.com/foundation/
Sun, Aug 3 Taoist Tai Chi Society beginning class Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA will hold a new beginning class from 9 to 11 a.m., Sundays, Aug. 3, in Farragut town hall. For more information, call 865-482-7761 or visit taoist.org/
Tue, Aug 5 Pellissippi State Community College orientation Pellissippi State Community College orientation has been set for the fall 2014 semester for students from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at Hardin Valley Campus. Aug. 8 orientations include a session for veterans. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/orientation/
Tue, Aug 5 “Beat the Heat with Summer Splash Pad Fun!” The Town of Farragut is partnering with Knoxville Moms Blog to bring “Beat the Heat with Summer Splash Pad Fun!” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, at McFee Park. For more information, visit citymomsblog.com/ Knoxville/
Tue, Aug 5 Knoxville Day Aglow Lighthouse Outreach meeting Knoxville Day Aglow Lighthouse will host its Outreach meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, at New Covenant Fellowship Church. Robin Hardin, will be speaking. For more information, call Diane Shelby, 865-687-3687.
Sat, Aug 9 Harvey Broome Center group backpack Harvey Broome Center group will back to one of the three original wilderness areas in the Eastern U.S. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10. For more information, call Will Skelton, 865-523-2272.
Tue, Aug 12 Town of Farragut is offering yoga Town of Farragut is offering yoga from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12 – Sept. 2, in Farragut town hall. Cost is $40. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Tue, Aug 12 Town of Farragut is offering Pilates Town of Farragut is offering Pilates from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12 – Sept. 2, in Farragut town hall. Cost is $40. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Thu, Aug 14 Assistance to Veterans Knox County Veterans Service Office will provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 14, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Fri, Aug 15 “Dreams of Beautiful Bulbs” Knox County Master Gardeners will host “Dreams of Beautiful Bulbs,” from 3:15 to 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15, at Humana Guidance Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-329-8892.
Sat, Aug 16 Biodiversity Tour Harvey Broome Center group will take-a-hike as part of the Biodiversity Tour by Mac Post along theAppalachian Trail Saturday, Aug. 16. For more information, call Mac Post, 865-806-0980.
Sat, Aug 16 13th Annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet Town of Farragut will host the 13th Annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. For more information, call, 865-966-7057.
Sat, Aug 16 Tea and Fashion Show Holy Cross Anglican churchwomen will present a summer Tea and Fashion Show beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16. Fashions will be provided by Chicos and modeled by members of the church. Tickets are $15 and reservations are required. For more information, call Ann Pope at 865-966-5812.
Mon, Aug 18 Town of Farragut is offering Zumba Town of Farragut is offering Zumba fitness classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18 – Sept. 29, in Farragut town hall. Cost is $45. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Sat, Aug 23 Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival The Fourth Annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at Ijams Nature Center. Admission is $5. For more information, visit tnbirds.org/ktos/
Sat, Aug 30 Nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show Knoxville will host the Nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show at approximately 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, over the Tennessee River. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit boomsday.org/

September

Tue, Sep 2 “Plant a Tree Program” The town of Farragut is offering “Plant a Tree Program:” a way to honor loved ones, by purchasing a tree to be planted in one of Farragut’s parks or along a Farragut greenway. Costs to donate are between $200-$250 and choose fro more than a dozen tree varieties. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Sat, Sep 6 2014 Summer Suppers Knox Heritage will host 2014 Summer Suppers beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Market Square. For more information, visit knoxheritage.org/suppers/
Sat, Sep 13 11th Annual Marine Mud Run Marine Corps League Detachment will host its 11th Annual Marine Mud Run beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Melton Hill Park. Cost is $35 for individual before July 31. For more information, visit knoxmud.org/
Tue, Sep 30 Dr. Bill Bass will return to the Chamber’s Breakfast Dr. Bill Bass will return to the Chamber’s Breakfast Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Fox Den Country Club. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members; tables of 10 are $275. For more information, visit farragutchamber.com/

Three seek District 7 state senate seat

Mike Alford said he’s more in tune with transportation growth for Knox County, which means long-time economic growth, versus District 7 State Sen. Stacey Campfield or challenger Dr. Richard Briggs. Yet among these three Republican candidates for District 7 state senate, Alford admitted he needs to learn more about the state’s mounting TennCare cost and coverage ...Read More...

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Farragut sisters Callie Rather, 21, and Sarah Rather, 18, took a second trip to Malawi, Africa, in June to visit the orphanage their family co-funds. The Harvest Home, as the Rather family likes to call it, is a product of several families’ desires to help orphaned children in Malawi. Callie and Sarah traveled with their parents last year for one week to help and Read More...

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