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February

Sat, Feb 13 FHS Technology Gala • Russell Biven, Leanne Morgan and Farragut High School will host a night to remember at the first annual FHS Technology Gala at Rothchild Event Center Saturday, Feb 13. For more information, contact mary.lin@knoxschools.org/
Sat, Feb 13 • Knoxville Track Club • Knoxville Track Club will hold its annual Dirty South Half and Dirty Double Trail Marathon all day, Saturday, Feb. 13, at Ijams. For more information, call 865-577-4717.
Sun, Feb 14 • Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association • Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association will perform the Winter Concert and Concerto Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, and 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, at Tennessee Theatre. For more information, visit knoxvillesymphony.com/
Tue, Feb 16 • Pellissippi State Community College will hold a “Painted Paper Baskets” • Pellissippi State Community College will hold a “Painted Paper Baskets” exhibit from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, Feb. 16-March 4 in the lobby of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art. The exhibit will showcase baskets crafted from painted paper that were created by students in a non-credit basket making course. For more information, visit pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
Tue, Feb 16 • Tennova Healthcare invites the community • Tennova Healthcare invites the community to attend a free lunch-and-learn seminar entitled “Put A Little Love in Your Heart” from, 11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. for a complimentary expo featuring heart experts, health screenings and take-home materials. The event will be held at The Foundry. For more information, call 855-836-6682.
Tue, Feb 16 • Farragut Presbyterian Church • Farragut Presbyterian Church is offering Life Care Series during “Feast, Faith and Fellowship,” beginning at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 16 and running through March 16. For more information, call 865-776-3132.
Wed, Feb 17 • Knox County Public Library invites • Knox County Public Library invites you to join Renée Hoyos, executive director of Tennessee Clean Water Network, for a discussion of “Cool It! The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming” by Bjørn Lomborg at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 17, in East Tennessee History Center auditorium. For more information, call Mary Pom Claiborne, 865-215-8767.
Wed, Feb 17 • Newcomers club will hold its meeting • Newcomers club will hold its meeting at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Bearden Banquet Hall. For more information, call 865-985-0521.
Thu, Feb 18 • Appalachian photographer Rob Amberg • Appalachian photographer Rob Amberg will be at Pellissippi State Community College at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, for a lecture and exhibit of selected works covering five decades chronicling Appalachia in the Goins Building Auditorium. The lecture is free and the community is invited. The exhibit of Amberg’s art will be in the Educational Resources Center’s new first floor exhibition space through Feb. 29. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays. For more information, visit pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
Thu, Feb 18 • The Humane Society of Tennessee Valley • The Humane Society of Tennessee Valley will hold a three-day spay and neuter event Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-20. The organization will partner with The Love Kitchen on Feb. 18 and Feb. 20 by providing transport from the Love Kitchen to the Bearden Hill facility for $25 spays and neuters. For more information, call Amber Mullins, 865-573-9675.
Sat, Feb 20 • Alumni of King University • Alumni of King University are invited to gather together for an evening dinner cruise aboard the Volunteer Princess luxury yacht on the Tennessee River, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20. Boarding will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per-person and $10 for children 10 and under. For more information, call Dawn McMurray, 800-621-5464.
Sat, Feb 20 • Master Gardener Jan Gangwer • Master Gardener Jan Gangwer will present the factors to consider when planning for drip irrigation for vegetable raised beds and container gardens from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at Knox County Cedar Bluff Branch Public Library; and from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, at Davis Family YMCA. The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-470-7033 or 865-777-9622.
Sat, Feb 20 • UT Arboretum Society to Hold Father-Daughter Hike • UT Arboretum Society to Hold Father-Daughter Hike Saturday, Feb. 20. The hike will be led by forester Jeff Holt. Hikers should report at 9 a.m., to the UT Arboretum parking lot, 901 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge. Refreshments will be served before the hike. This is a free event and we welcome donations to help support the UT Arboretum Society and its programs. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org/ For more information on the program, call 865-483-3571.
Sun, Feb 21 • The Beach Boys will headline “Stars on Stage,” the annual fundraising gala and performance to benefit the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21. VIP tickets are $250 and include the pre-show reception, silent auction and premium seating at the performance. Other reserved seating tickets to The Beach Boys performance are $54.50, $69.50 and $84.50 plus service fees and are available. For more information, call 865-684-1200 or visit tennesseetheatre.com/
Sun, Feb 21 • Blue Ridge Yoga • Blue Ridge Yoga will present an evening of self-care to benefit local non-profit Cancer Support community East Tennessee from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, and 5 to 7:30 p.m., reception with wine and hors d’ oeuvres, makeovers, massages, essentials and more. Donations of $50 are welcomed. For more information, call 865-546-4661 or visit cancersupportet.org/
Fri, Feb 26 • IRS-certified volunteers • IRS-certified volunteers will help you file your federal and state tax returns for free beginning the first week of February. Volunteers will be at Westside UU Church, 616 Fretz Road, off Grigsby Chapel from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. For the first three Fridays of February, volunteers will be at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. From Feb. 26 through April 15, volunteers will be at Farragut Town Hall on Fridays. Please bring photo ID, Social Security cards for veryone named on your return, your checkbook (if you want direct deposit) and all W-2s, 1099s and other tax documents.
Fri, Feb 26 • VITA, an IRS-sponsored service, is available • VITA, an IRS-sponsored service, is available to help residents prepare and file federal and Tennessee tax returns. VITA will be at the Westside UU Church, 616 Fretz Road, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays. Beginning Feb. 26, VITA will be at Farragut Town Hall on Fridays. Please bring photo ID, Social Security card(s), and all tax documents, when you come.
Fri, Feb 26 • “The Anxious Landscape Artist: Jeffery Morton” • “The Anxious Landscape Artist: Jeffery Morton” exhibit will be held at Pellissippi State Community College through Feb. 26 in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. This free exhibit, by self-described East Tennessee transplant Jeffrey Morton, focuses on the importance of place in shaping and molding human life through depictions of East Tennessee’s geography and that other well-known transplant, kudzu. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/
Sun, Feb 28 • East Tennessee Foundation has granted funding for Clarence Brown Theater to provide open captioning at performances throughout the year “Titus Andronicus” will be performed at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. “A Lesson Before Dying,” will be performed at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 13. “The Open Hand” will be performed at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17 at the Clarence Brown Theatre. For more information, call Taylor Hathorn, 865-982-6626.

March

Tue, Mar 1 • Sundress Academy for the Arts announces they are now accepting applications • Sundress Academy for the Arts announces they are now accepting applications for short-term artists’ residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more. Each residency includes a room of one’s own, access to a communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable. The length of a residency can run from one week to two months. SAFTA is currently accepting applications for our summer residency period, which runs from May 30 to August 28. The deadline for summer residency applications is March 1. For more information, visit sundressacademyforthearts.com/
Sat, Mar 5 • Town of Farragut is offering four-week Pilates • Town of Farragut is offering four-week Pilates from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturdays, March 5-26, cost is $40. Pilates/Yoga fusion classes will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 8-29, cost is $40. For more information, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/
Sun, Mar 6 • Bearden HS will be hosting the Run with The BullDawgs 5k • Bearden HS will be hosting the Run with The BullDawgs 5k on March 6. Run will benefit the Bearden Track Program. There will even be an alumni division. Details and registration on runsignup.com. Register by March 2. No race day registration.
Mon, Mar 7 • NAMI will host a free course • NAMI will host a free course on mental illness “With Hope in Mind,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, beginning March 7, at first Farragut United Methodist Church. For more information, call Cookie spillers, 865-671-0703.
Tue, Mar 8 • Early-onset Alzheimer’s Support Group • Early-onset Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet for an orientation at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m., beginning April 5 on the first Tuesdays of each month, at Farragut Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Sharon Koch, 865-310-6675, Beth Martin, 865-776-3132, or Joanie Scheuer, 865-705-1571.
Thu, Mar 10 • The Knox County Veterans Services Office • The Knox County Veterans Services Office will be at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 10, to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Tue, Mar 22 • Friends of the Knox County Public Library • Friends of the Knox County Public Library, the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Knox County Public Library, Union Ave. Books, and Keurig Green Mountain will host Erik Larson at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, at Bijou Theatre to discuss his latest book “Dead Wake.” Reserved-seat tickets for the event are $21. For more information, call 865-684-1200 or visit knoxvijou.com/
Sat, Mar 26 • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is offering a spring holiday workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 26. For more information, call 865-436-5860 or visit Arrowmont.org/
Thu, Mar 31 • Tennova Healthcare will be kicking off American Heart Month • Tennova Healthcare will be kicking off American Heart Month in February with free heart-health screenings at 14 locations in East Tennessee including at Turkey Creek Medical Center will be Thursday, March 31. “Knox Your Numbers,” screening involves one prick of the finger. Participants will receive cholesterol panel and glucose reading in less than 10 minutes. Appointments are required. For more information, call 855-836-6682.

April

Mon, Apr 4 • Registration for the town of Farragut’s adult spring softball and volleyball leagues • Registration for the town of Farragut’s adult spring softball and volleyball leagues is now open. Played at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, softball leagues begin the week of April 4 and volleyball leagues begin the week of April 11. All leagues are for participants age 18 and older. Cost is $325 per-team. The sand volleyball leagues include coed intermediate and recreational leagues; cost is $165 per team. Each team must play with at least two women on the court at all times. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/athletics/
Tue, Apr 5 • Open enrollment for Tax Relief and Tax Freeze continues now through April 5, 2016. Income limits increased this year, and we can include more homeowners. Eligible categories are those age 65 and up, total and permanent disabled, and disabled veterans and their widows(ers). Applications are available at any Knox County Trustee location. Documentation including proof of age, income and/or disability are required. With the two programs taxes can be frozen and Relief amounts range between $129 and $559. City Relief is available as well. Tax Freeze 2014 income limit is $38,550. Tax Relief 2014 income limit is $28,690. Income limit applies to all owners of the property and includes Social Security income, after the medicare deduction. Call the Knox County Trustees Office to see if you qualify 865-215-8554 or visit the County website at knoxcounty.org/trustee/taxrelief.php
Sat, Apr 9 “Farragut Book Fest for Children” • The Farragut Arts Council, in conjunction with the town of Farragut and the Knox County Library Farragut Branch, will host the ninth annual “Farragut Book Fest for Children” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. The Arts Council is seeking local authors of children’s books to participate at the event. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or lcox@townoffarragut.org/
Thu, Apr 14 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) • The Internal Revenue Service and the town of Farragut will sponsor Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at the Farragut Town Hall. At no charge, volunteers will complete and e-file IRS tax returns during this assistance program for lower income and senior taxpayers. Taxpayers should bring federal tax packets received; wage and earnings statements (Form W-2 from employers and form 1099-MISC from clients); interest, dividend, capital gains, pension, IRA and social security statements (Form 1099); list of items that might be considered for itemized deductions; support for other income and credits; and a copy of last year’s tax return. Taxpayers also should bring social security numbers and correct birth dates for all taxpayers and dependents to be listed on the return. In addition to the Farragut site, VITA also will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 2 - April 14 at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Thu, Apr 14 • Students at the University of Tennessee College of Law • Students at the University of Tennessee College of Law can help worried taxpayers breathe a little easier. As part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the students will offer free tax preparation help to members of the community. The VITA program offers free tax help and electronic filing to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. The UT students who provide assistance are certified by the IRS following a training program and a review of IRS forms and procedures. The program, which runs through Thursday, April 14, will be provided from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Suite 157 of the College of Law. Participants should arrive as close to 5 p.m. as possible and no later than 6:30 p.m. to receive assistance in a timely fashion, as space is limited each night. Appointments are not necessary, but services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Tax advice will not be shared over the telephone. Public parking is available in the Volunteer Hall. For more information, call Morgan at 865-974-2492 or rmorgan2@utk.edu.

May

Wed, May 25 • Destination Imagination • Destination Imagination, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and arts challenges, will host Global Finals 2016 from May 25-28 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. For more information, visit destinationimagination.org/
Thu, May 26 • Arrowmont’s 6th Annual Art & Wine Auction • Arrowmont’s 6th Annual Art & Wine Auction will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner and live auction. For more information, call 865-436-5860 or visit arrowmont.org/

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/

Horne receives DAR award for flag at farragutpress

Farragut resident and businessman Doug Horne has received recognition from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Gen. William Lenoir Chapter for the way he displays the flag at farragutpress. DAR chapter representatives presented Horne, president of Horne Properties Inc. and owner of Republic Newspapers Inc., parent company of farragutpress, ...Read More...

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Farragut High School inducted the Class of 2016 into its sports Hall of Fame Saturday night at a banquet in the FHS Commons. The class included Tonya Ambler (a three-sport athlete who lettered in volleyball, softball and basketball. She graduated in 1992); Pam Cioffi Ritchie (a tennis player, who graduated in 1989); Christina Elliott Campbell (a 1994 graduate who Read More...

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