July 29, 2016

• 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/

July 29, 2016

• 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/

July 29, 2016

• Tennessee’s Sale Tax holiday

• Tennessee’s Sale Tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier. 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 are Friday, July 29, through Sunday, July 31. For more information, visit tntaxholiday.com/

July 30, 2016

• 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/

July 30, 2016

• 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/

July 30, 2016

• 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.

July 30, 2016

• 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/

July 30, 2016

• Ijams will hold its first scout overnight workshop

• Ijams will hold its first scout overnight workshop, which is open to both Boy and Girl Scouts, all day Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31. Participants will have a chance to do rock climbing, canoeing, nature hikes, camp set-ups and team building. The program is recommended for ages 8 to 12. Cost is $99 per scout. Scout leaders and chaperones pay $25. Cost includes all food, equipment and instruction. For more information and to register, call 865-577-4717, ext. 116.

July 30, 2016

• Ijams will hold a gourd birdhouse workshop

• Ijams will hold a gourd birdhouse workshop 1 p.m., Saturday, July 30. The program is for ages 10 and older. Attendees can make a birdhouse from a gourd. The class will cover how to grow, dry and clean gourds. The fee is $22, which includes all materials. Ijams recommends wearing old clothing that can get dirty. Call 865-577-4717, ext. 110 to register.

July 30, 2016

• Ijams will hold Bug Night

• Ijams will hold Bug Night at Ijams from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Sat-urday, July 30. Children can catch bugs with some of the nature center’s own bug enthusiasts for a Bug Beauty and Less-than-Beauty contests. Bring a plastic container with a lid for each bug. The fee for the program is $5 for Ijams members and $8 for non-members. Call 865-577-4717, ext. 110 to register.

July 30, 2016

• The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s Butterfly Festival

• The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s Butterfly Festival is Saturday, July 30, at UT Arboretum’s new auditorium. It will feature speakers, artisan demonstrations and children’s activities with the highlights of the day being the release of 100 butterflies at 2 p.m. and UT Insect Zoo. For festival inquiries, contact Janet Bigelow, UT Arboretum president, 865-300-5580 or janet_bigelow@tds.net.

July 30, 2016

•  Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove

•  Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove will run from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturdays now through Sept. 10. If a concert needs to be canceled due to inclement weather a notification will be posted to facebook.-com/pages/knox-county-parks-rec/ or knoxcounty.org/ For more information, call Jennifer Linginfelter, 865-215-4579.

July 31, 2016

• 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.

July 31, 2016

• Ijams will hold Music in the Park

• Ijams will hold Music in the Park from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, July 31, at Ijams Nature Center. The event will feature live music from Tim Lee 3. Bring blankets and lawn chairs but no coolers or pets. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Dancers and hoopers are welcome. The fee is $5 and children age 5 and younger are free. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m.

July 31, 2016

• 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 1, 2016

• 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/

August 1, 2016

• 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/

August 2, 2016

• 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.

August 2, 2016

• There will be a delinquent tax sale

• There will be a delinquent tax sale at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building in Knoxville. During the sale, about 150 delinquent tax properties will be sold. For more information, call Robin Benton, Trustee’s office, 865-215-2276 or e-mail her at robin.benton@knoxcounty.org.

August 2, 2016

• Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services Caregiver Support Group

• Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services Caregiver Support Group will hold a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Room E224 of Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. Attendees are asked to use the front-covered entrance (East 1). Call 865-675-2835 for more information.

August 2, 2016

• An Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

• An Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd., Farragut. This group meets the first Tuesday of each month and works in partnership with Alzheimer’sTN. For more information, contact Sharon, 865-310-6675; Beth, 865-766-3132; or Joanie, 865-705-1571.

August 2, 2016

• Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club

• Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold a workshop to knit scarves from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Alcoa First United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Marie Hickson, 865-457--0960.

August 2, 2016

• Pellissippi State Community College

• Pellissippi State Community College will hold non-credit financial planning and retirement classes, Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 2 – Aug. 23, at its Blount County Campus and from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, Aug. 4 – Aug. 25, at its Hardin Valley Campus. Cost is $79 and includes one person and a spouse or guest at no extra charge.

August 2, 2016

• Town of Farragut

• 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.

August 3, 2016

• AARP will hold Driver Safety Smart Driver Courses

• AARP will hold Driver Safety Smart Driver Courses from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, and Thursday, Aug. 4, at Oak Ridge Senior Center, 728 Emory Road, Oak Ridge; from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12, at Karns Senior Center, 8032 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville; from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16 and Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail, Knoxville. To register, call Carolyn Rambo, 865-382-5822.

August 5, 2016

• Knox County Schools

• Knox County Schools will hold student orientations for rising sixth and ninth graders from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Aug. 5, at all middle and high schools where the students are based. The orientations are designed to help transition those students into middle and high school. During orientation, transitioning students will have an opportunity to become acclimated to their new school environment, meet friends and review schedules. Students officially return to Knox County Schools Monday, Aug. 8, which is a half-day session for students.

August 6, 2016

• 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/

August 6, 2016

• Harvey Broome Group members

• Harvey Broome Group members have an opportunity to participate in an overnight canoe/kayak float Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7, at Calderwood Lake. The float is rated easy.

August 6, 2016

• Beth Harris, founding member

• Beth Harris, founding member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension’s Labyrinth Guild and Labyrinth Gardeners, will speak on “Entering into the Mystery: Walking the Labyrinth in Prayer and Meditation,” at a Seekers of Silence meeting from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 6, at Church of the Savior, 934 N. Weisgarber Road, Knoxville. SOS is an inter-faith, ecumenical group whose meetings are open to all.

August 9, 2016

• Harvey Broome Group

• Harvey Broome Group will hold its annual picnic from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug 9, at Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Road, Knoxville. All Sierra Club members, families and friends are invited to this event. For more information, visit outdoorknoxville.com/places/parks/north/victor-ashe-park.

August 11, 2016

• 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/

August 13, 2016

• 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.

August 15, 2016

•  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/

August 15, 2016

• 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.

August 15, 2016

• Tickets are on sale for The University of Tennessee’s Astronaut Scott Kelly

• Tickets are on sale for The University of Tennessee’s Astronaut Scott Kelly event 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15, in Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville. The event features Kelley, the U.S. astronaut who recently returned from a record-breaking year in space. A limited number of the tickets, which are free, will be available for the campus community and the general public. Individuals are limited to four tickets. Contact Stella Bridgeman-Prince, First-Year studies, 865-974-3523 or jbridgm@utk.edu or Amy Blakely, 865-974-5034 or 985-333-8128 or ablakely@utk.edu.

August 15, 2016

•  Town of Farragut is offering six-week

•  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/

August 17, 2016

• 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/

August 17, 2016

• 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/

August 17, 2016

• 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/

August 20, 2016

•  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.

August 21, 2016

•  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 2, 2016

• 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/