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May

Sat, May 23 Free seminar on container gardening Stanley’s Greenhouse Garden Center and Plant Farm will host a free seminar on container gardening with Lisa Stanley at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 23. For more information, call 865-573-9591.
Sat, May 23 Fairy Birdhouse workshop Ijams will host Fairy Birdhouse workshop for ages 12 and up at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23. Jackie Hardin will show participants how to transform gourds into whimsical homes for fairy and gnomes. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call 865-577-4717.
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/
Wed, May 27 STAR Junior Volunteer Training Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding will conduct Junior Volunteer Training for ages 10-12 from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 27. Lesson Vol Training for ages 13 and up from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30. Horse experience is not necessary. For more information, call Melissa, 865-988-4711 or visit rideatstar.org/
Fri, May 29 Friends of Knox County Public Library Used Book Sale Friends of Knox County Public Library Used Book Sale will be held May 29 through June 1, at Bearden High School. For more information, visit knoxfriends.org/
Fri, May 29 Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will perform Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, may 29 and 30 at Thompson Boling Arena. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 24, 8-ticket limit. Cost is $74.98 per-ticket. For more information, call 844-442-7842 or visit knoxvilletickets.com/garth
Fri, May 29 Blount Mansion Statehood Day Celebration Blount Mansion Statehood Day Celebration is slated from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 29, in Blount Mansion Gardens. Reservations are suggested. For more information, call 865-525-2375 or e-mail, info@blountmansion.org.
Fri, May 29 “Hope Floats” sidewalk sale The Fresh Market will host the 21st annual “Hope Floats” sidewalk sale to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in effort to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 29. Each of The Fresh Market’s stores will offer picnic-style items including signature root beer floats (regular and sugar-free), each for a $2 donation which will be donated back to JDRF. For more information, call Carly Dennis, or Kellie Rehn, 404-233-3993.
Sat, May 30 Lynda Rizzardi Lynda Rizzardi, president of Knox County Beekeepers Association, will speak at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at Knox County Public Library Farragut Branch. For more information, call Shelia Pennycuff, 865-777-1750.

June

Mon, Jun 1 Hands-on 3D printing class Pellissippi State Community College is offering a hands-on 3D printing class for females exclusively from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, this summer, at Hardin Valley Campus. Cost is $450. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/bcs/
Tue, Jun 2 Friends of Knox County Public Library Friends of Knox County Public Library will host author Steve Inskeep to the Bijou for a free event at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 2. For more information, visit knoxfriends.org/
Fri, Jun 5 ‘Les Miserables' Tennessee Valley Players will present ‘Les Miserables,” at 7:30 p.m., Fridays, June 5,12 and 19; 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, June 6, 13 and 20 and 3 p.m., Sundays, June 7, 14 and 21, at The Carousel Theatre. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 865-201-5913 or visit tennesseevalleyplayers.org/
Fri, Jun 5 Discover Life in America will host events behind synchronous fireflies Discover Life in America will host events behind synchronous fireflies from 7:30 to 11 p.m., Friday, or Sunday, June 5 or 7, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cost is $100 per person, and participation supports biodiversity research in GSMNP. For more information, call 865-430-4757 or e-mail Todd, todd@dlia.org.
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.
Wed, Jun 10 Grocery shopping class on gluten-free dieting The University of Tennessee Medical Center will offer a grocery shopping class on gluten-free dieting at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, at Food City, 284 Morrell Road. For more information, call Susan Wyatt, 865-305-6083.
Sat, Jun 13 Rain Barrel Workshop Town of Farragut, in partnership with Water Quality Forum, will host a Rain Barrel Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 13, at Farragut Town Hall. Cost is $40 per barrel. For more information, call Kellie, 865-974-2151 or e-mail, kcaughor@utk.edu.
Thu, Jun 18 MakerPalooza Pellissippi State Community College will host MakerPalooza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at Hardin Valley Campus. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/emt/
Sat, Jun 20 KARM Dragon Boat Festival The 13th Annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival is slated for Saturday, June 20, at The Cove at Concord Park. Early team registration is through March 28. For more information, visit karm.org/ dragonboats/
Sat, Jun 20 Pie baking contest Knox County Public Library Farragut Branch will hold a pie baking contest Saturday, June 20. For more information, call865-777-1750.
Sun, Jun 21 Maryville College’s annual Horizons: Summer Youth Theology Experience Maryville College’s annual Horizons: Summer Youth Theology Experience is scheduled June 21-26 on Maryville College campus. Cost is $225 per student for the week and includes food and housing. For more information, call Kathleen Farnham, 865-981-8217 or e-mail kathleen.farnham@maryvillecollege.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/

September

Fri, Sep 11 Cheryl Strayed will speak at the annual Legacy Luncheon New York Times bestselling author of WILD, Cheryl Strayed will speak at the annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks Friday, Sept. 11, on Holston River Farm at the head of the Tennessee River. For more information, call Carol Evans, 865-525-2585.

Abrams to headline RWBs July 3

Farragut area residents will get to hear singer/songwriter Casey Abrams celebrate the Independence Day holiday when he performs at the Red, White & Blues Pre-Independence Day Picnic. “I’m stoked on it,” Abrams said about performing in Farragut. “It’s going to be pretty hot.” Co-hosted by town of Farra-gut and Farragut Business Alliance, the event is slated ...Read More...

HVA’s Feldman ready to shed light on climate change

Following an internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the summer of 2014, 18-year-old Sam Feldman not only has chosen his profession — he’s passionate about helping to reverse the effects of mad-made climate change. “That’s when I first found out about climate change research, and that got me interested,” Feldman, a Hardin Valley Academy 2015 graduate Read More...

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