May 26, 2015

“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/

May 27, 2015

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/

May 29, 2015

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/

May 29, 2015

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

May 29, 2015

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.

May 29, 2015

“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.

May 30, 2015

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 1, 2015

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/

June 2, 2015

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/

June 5, 2015

‘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/

June 5, 2015

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.

June 7, 2015

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.

June 10, 2015

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.

June 13, 2015

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.

June 18, 2015

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/

June 20, 2015

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/

June 20, 2015

Pie baking contest

Knox County Public Library Farragut Branch will hold a pie baking contest Saturday, June 20. For more information, call865-777-1750.

June 21, 2015

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 12, 2015

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 11, 2015

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.