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July

Tue, Jul 26 • Master Gardener Janie Bitner • Master Gardener Janie Bitner will host an event, “Learning the History of Ginseng,” from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 26, at Karns Senior Center. For more information, call 865-951-2653.
Tue, Jul 26 • A Brown Bag Lecture Examining Vikings • A Brown Bag Lecture Examining Vikings with Ron Jones will be held at noon, Tuesday, July 26, at East Tennessee History Center. The program is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, call 865-215-8824 or visit easttnhistory.org/
Tue, Jul 26 • Jackie Hardin will host “Joy of Pasta Making,” • Jackie Hardin will host “Joy of Pasta Making,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, at Ijams Nature Center. Cost is $22 per person. For more information, call 865-577-4717, ext. 110.
Wed, Jul 27 • Knox County Public Library will present Dr. Margaret Lazarus Dean • Knox County Public Library will present Dr. Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor at the University of Tennessee and author for a discussion of her book “Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight,” at noon, Wednesday, July 27, in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. The program is free and open to the public but ticket is required. For more information, call Mary Pom Claiborne, 865-215-8767.
Wed, Jul 27 • Ijams Nature Center will host a new program • Ijams Nature Center will host a new program “Kids in Nature,” at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, for children 3-6. Cost is $7 per child and includes a story, craft and outdoor activity. Space is limited. For more information, call 865-577-4717, ext. 110.
Fri, Jul 29 • Tennessee’s sales tax holiday • Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past. Starting in 2016, and continuing annually, the sales tax holiday will be held during the last Friday in July through the following Sunday. The dates for this year’s sales tax holiday are July 29 through July 31. For more information, visit tntaxholiday.com/
Fri, Jul 29 • EmiSunshine and the Rain • EmiSunshine and the Rain will perform at the summer concert series sponsored by Boyd’s Jig & Reel at 7 p.m., Friday, July, 29, at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Cost is $8 per person per concert. GSMHC members are free. For more information, call 865-448-0044 or visit gsmheritagecenter.org/
Sat, Jul 30 • The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society • The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will hold its Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at The UT Arboretum Auditorium. For more information, visit utarboretumsoiciety.org/
Sat, Jul 30 • The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society • The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will hold its Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at The UT Arboretum Auditorium. For more information, visit utarboretumsoiciety.org/
Sat, Jul 30 • Central United Methodist Church and First Farragut United Methodist Church • Central United Methodist Church and First Farragut United Methodist Church will partner to host Mobil Pantry food giveaway at 6 a.m., Saturday, July 30, at Central UMC. For more information, call Randee Schoenike, 865-966-8430.
Sat, Jul 30 • The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society • The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present a Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at 901 S. Illinois Ave. For more information, visit utarboretumsociety.org/
Sun, Jul 31 • Blue Ridge Yoga & Wellness Center • Blue Ridge Yoga & Wellness Center will collect package hygiene products and new/gently used sport/daily wear bras to donate to Support the Girls through Sunday, July 31. This national clearinghouse donates these items to homeless shelters for women who must often choose between personal health and other basic needs. For more information, call 865-288-3562.

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/
Mon, Aug 1 • Town of Farragut will host six technology classes for seniors • Town of Farragut will host six technology classes for seniors offered by local company Social Media 4 Seniors. Participants must be 55 years or older to attend. Register early as only five participants are accepted into each class. Specific class information is as follows: iPad/iPhone basics for Seniors will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 1-2. Cost is $45. Using your Smartphone/Tablet Camera for Seniors will be from 6 to 8, Wednesday, Aug. 3. Cost is $30. Advanced iPad/iPhone basics for Seniors will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 8. Cost is $45. How to use Facebook for Seniors will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10. Cost is $30. Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet basics for Seniors will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 15. Cost is $45. Pinterest/Instagram/Twitter for Seniors will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17. Cost is $30. All classes will be held at Farragut Town Hall. For more information, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragfut.org/register/
Tue, Aug 2 • Town of Farragut will host a program • Town of Farragut will host a program covering the four most common forms of dementia at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, featuring Rebekah Wilson with Choices in Senior Care. Visit townoffarragut.org to register by Monday, Aug. 1. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Sat, Aug 6 • Vietnam Veterans of America • Vietnam Veterans of America, Bill Robinson Chapter 1078, invite Gulf War Veterans (1990-2016) and their families to a Welcome Home BBQ & Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at The Cove at Concord Park. Free food and drink provided. For more information, call vval1078.org/
Thu, Aug 11 • Knox County Veterans Services office • Knox County Veterans Services office will provide information and assistance to veterans and family members concerning VA benefits from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 11, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center. For more information, call 865-215-5645 or visit veterans@knoxcounty.org/
Sat, Aug 13 • Town of Farragut will sponsor the 15th annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet • Town of Farragut will sponsor the 15th annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. For more information, call 865-218-3372 or e-mail, lcox@townoffarragut.org.
Mon, Aug 15 •  Town of Farragut is offering six-week Pilates and Zumba classes •  Town of Farragut is offering six-week Pilates and Zumba classes starting in Aug. Zumba fitness will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, Aug. 15 through Sept. 26. Cost is $45. Pilates will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 20. Cost is $60. For more information, call 865-218-3375 or townoffarragut.org/register/
Mon, Aug 15 • Master Gardener Marsha Lehman • Master Gardener Marsha Lehman will hold a class on “Cover Crops: Great Winter Blankets for Your Garden,” and as what to plant to enhance your garden soil during the winter months. The class is free and open to the public. from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15, at Davis Family YMCA. For more information, call Janice Gangwer, 865-456-1066.
Wed, Aug 17 • Town of Farragut is now accepting applications • Town of Farragut is now accepting applications for Introduction to Farragut program set to begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17. For more information, call 865-966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/introtofarragut/
Wed, Aug 17 • Town of Farragut now is accepting applications • Town of Farragut now is accepting applications for Introduction to Farragut program set to begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17. For more information, call 865-966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/ introtofarragut/
Sat, Aug 20 •  Bill Landry of “The Heartland Series” •  Bill Landry of “The Heartland Series” will host Personally-guided trips around Cades Cove at 9:30 a.m., Saturdays, Aug. 20, Sept. 3, Oct. 22, and at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22. Cost is $60 per person, limited to 17 guests per tour. For more information, call 865-448-8838.

September

Fri, Sep 2 • Farragut Arts Council invites local artists • Farragut Arts Council invites local artists to join Farragut Artist Directory by submitting their information to the town of Farragut. Deadline to be included is Friday, Sept. 2. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-218-3372, or visit townoffarragut.org/artsandculture/

Vehicle break-ins prompt ‘watch list’

A Knox County Sheriff’s officer said a string of recent vehicular break-ins occurred at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. KCSO Capt. Robbie Lawson said the break-ins occurred during a recent lacrosse camp. Lawson said the area was on a watch list, meaning when officers are not on call they patrol that particular area more often than others. “Most of the time, they’re ...Read More...

Concord Christian High could end up in Loudon County

Looking to keep up with a growing enrollment and build a high school separate from its current kindergarten-through-12-grade facilities, Concord Christian School may build it in Loudon County. The proposed site, about 17 acres, is near the corner of State Route 1 Highway 70 and Wilker-son Lane about four miles west of the CCS K-12 campus, which is along Kingston Pike Read More...

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