Event Calendar

March

Mon, Mar 27Fragile Fifteen List• Knox Heritage is seeking nominations to its 2017 Fragile Fifteen List of Endangered Historic Places, Knoxville’s and Knox County’s most threatened places or structures. Deadline for nominations is 4 p.m., Monday, March 27. Nomination forms can be obtained at knoxheritage.org/
Tue, Mar 28Knox County Public Library discussion • Knox County Public Library invites the public to participate in a guided discussion of “Kindred by Octavia Butler,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in East Tennessee History Center auditorium. For more information, call Mary Pom Claiborne, 865-215-8767.
Wed, Mar 29Tennova Healthcare orthopedics seminar • Tennova Healthcare will host a free orthopedics seminar entitled “Joint Pain, Don’t Let It Slow You Down” from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Turkey Creek Medical Center. For more information, call 855-836-6682.
Wed, Mar 29Innovative Symposium• East Tennessee Community Design and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization are hosting an innovative symposium to find new and better ways to connect people and places, with a focus on what makes a happier, healthier and smarter region from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday March 29, at East Tennessee History Center, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at the Square Room. The events are free and open to the public. For more information visit knoxtrans.org/ or communitydc.org/
Wed, Mar 29Vietnam Veterans Day commemoration• Vietnam Veterans of America Capt. Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 will conduct a Vietnam Veterans Day commemoration at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, at East Tennessee Veterans Memorial, World’s Fair Park. Music will be provided by Mike Bautz, a retired U.S. Army musician. He will be joined by vocalist Johnny Goshen. For more information, call 865-699-4096.
Thu, Mar 30The Lantern at Morning Pointe auction• The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City residents and families have created colorful canvases for a cause for auction March 30 to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Tennessee walk in Knoxville. For more information, call Tinea Payne, 423-238-5330.
Thu, Mar 30Town of Farragut will be accepting applicationsTown of Farragut will be accepting applications for community grants for FY2018. Deadline for acceptance for grant applications will be March 31. For more information, call 865-675-2096 or e-mail jhatmaker@townoffarragut.org.
Fri, Mar 31Stormwater Matters Program• The Town of Farragut Stormwater Matters Program will give away tree and shrub seedlings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at Farragut Town Hall. For more information, call 865-966-7057 or visit americorp2@townoffarragut.org/
Fri, Mar 31“The Miracle Worker”• Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “The Miracle Worker,” at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, March 31, April 6, 7, 13, and 14; 1 and 5 p.m., Saturdays, April 1, 8, and 15; and 3 p.m., Sundays, April 2, 9, and 16. Tickets are $12. For any adult and child entering together, $10. For more information, call 865-208-3677 or visit knoxvillechhildrenstheatre.com/
Fri, Mar 31Lizzie Crozier French Award• The East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit is looking for its next recipient of the Lizzie Crozier French Award. This honor is to recognize women who work consistently to support the advancement of all women through outspoken leadership, unwavering courage in the face of difficulty, supporting and empowering women around her. The deadline to enter is March 31. Three finalists will be announced on May 7, Ms. French’s birthday. The winner will be announced at the Summit which will be held June 9, at Airport Hilton. For more information visit, easttnwomensls.com/

April

Sat, Apr 1Annual Used Book Sale• Friends of the Knox County Public Library Annual Used Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 1, for members only at the Jacob Building, Chilhowee Park. Memberships can be purchased or renewed at the door. Also, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 2, sale opens to the public and Monday, April 3, is half-price day ($5 bag sale for teachers and librarians from 4 to 6 p.m.). Bag Sale Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 4. For more information, visit knoxfriends.org/
Sat, Apr 1Farragut summer community swim teams• Farragut has four summer community swim teams, for ages 5 through 18, that are a part of Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swimming Association. Those teams are Concord Hills Piranhas, Fox Den Red Foxes, Sugarwood Stingrays and Village Green Gators. Concord Hills will have registration days in April and May. Dates will be posted on the team website concordhills.swim-team.us in the next few weeks. The best way to contact the team is to send an e-mail to the team account swimconcordhills@gmail.com. Fox Den registration begins at an open house at Fox Den Country Club (12284 North Fox Den Drive) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 2. Online registration will be open on their website (foxden.swim-team.us) after April 2. Contact information also can be found on the website. Sugarwood will have registration in early April. Dates will be posted on the team website sugarwoodstingrays.swim-team.us. Contacts also can be found on the website. Village Green will open registration up in early April. For more information, go to their website at Villagegreengators.com. You may contact them via e-mail at president@villagegreengators. com or vicepresident@villagegreengators.com.
Sat, Apr 1Park Day• Mabry-Hazen House will participate in Park Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 1. Volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, call 865-522-8661 or visit mabryhazen.com/
Sat, Apr 1“Meet Maryville”• High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 1. Hosted by Maryville College’s Admissions staff, the “Meet Maryville” preview day event is designed to help people become more familiar with the nationally recognized liberal arts college. For more information, call 865-981-8092 or visit maryvillecollege.edu/admissions/events/
Mon, Apr 3West Knox Lions Club• West Knox Lions Club meets every first and third Monday at Shoney’s, 100 Walker Springs Road.  Dinner starts at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00.  Guests are very welcome.  For more information, call Ron Welch at 865-690-6317 or visit facebook.com/westknoxlionsclub/
Tue, Apr 4First Friday Art Walk• Recent works by painter Harriet Howell and mixed-media artist Marilyn Avery Turner will be on display at 5:30 p.m., April 4 through April 30, at the Art Market Gallery during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, with complimentary refreshments, and music performed by Matt Tilley. For more information, call 865-525-5265 or visit artmarketgallery.net/
Wed, Apr 5National Poetry Month• Pellissippi State Community College will host National Poetry Month at a reading and book signing by author Marilyn Kallet from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, in room 2540 Strawberry Plains Campus. For more information, call 865-225-2300.
Thu, Apr 6Gift of Hope Fundraising Luncheon• The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley will host its annual Gift of Hope Fundraising Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at Knoxville Convention Center to honor community leader and entrepreneur Randy Boyd. For more information, call 865-232-1172 or visit bgctnv.org/giftofhope/
Thu, Apr 6Home-schooled students open house• Pellissippi State Community College invites area home-schooled students to an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at Hardin Valley Campus. Learn more about transfer degree programs and dual enrollment, which allows students to earn high school and college-level credit at the same time. Students who attend the open house can enter to win a $250 scholarship provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation. To reserve your space, visit pstcc.edu/admissions/hsrsvp/
Thu, Apr 6Tatevik Gharibyan• Pellissippi State Community College will host Tatevik Gharibyan, a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 6. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/
Fri, Apr 7Arts & Culture Alliance new exhibitions• Arts & Culture Alliance will present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 7. Exhibition hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, call 865-523-7543 or visit knoxalliance.com/
Fri, Apr 7“The Dismembered Tennesseans”• Jubilee Community Arts will present “The Dismembered Tennesseans” at 8 p.m., Friday, April 7, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 800-838-3006.
Fri, Apr 7Community prevention walk• Helen Ross McNabb Center will host a free community prevention walk during Child Abuse Prevention Month at 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 7, at Market Square. For more information, call Houston Smelcer or visit mcnabbcenter.org/
Sat, Apr 8“Farragut Book Fest for Children”• Sponsored by the Farragut Arts Council and the Knox County Library Farragut Branch, the 10th annual “Farragut Book Fest for Children” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. For more information, call 865-966-2420.
Sat, Apr 15“The Naughty Knots”• Jubilee Community Arts will present “The Naughty Knots,” at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, call Toby Koosman, 865-522-5851.
Sat, Apr 1518th annual Earthfest• Earth Day at Knoxville’s 18th annual Earthfest will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum. For more information, visit knox-earthfest.org/
Mon, Apr 17East Tennessee Historical Society seeking nominations • East Tennessee Historical Society is seeking nominations across East Tennessee for Awards of Excellence in the field of history in the following five categories: The Award of Distinction; Community History Award; History in the Media Award; Teaching Excellence Award, and Ramsey Award for Lifetime Achievement. Deadline for submission is April 17. For more information, call 865-215-8824 or visit easttnhistory.org/
Sat, Apr 22Downtown Broadway Lenoir City Spring Fling • Downtown Broadway Lenoir City will host Spring Fling from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 22. The event includes food, crafts and music.
Sat, Apr 22Jubilee Community Arts will host Jay Clark and Greg Horne• Jubilee Community Arts will host Jay Clark and Greg Horne at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, call Toby Koosman, 865-522-5851.
Sun, Apr 23RiverView Farm Farragut High Party Gathering• RiverView Farm will host Farragut High Party Gathering from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 23. Cost is $28 per person. RSVP by March 15 to Dan Herron, 919-602-5707 or dherron001@att.net.

May

Mon, May 1Seeking Artists• Knox County Storm Drain Style-Off committee is currently seeking artists to paint water quality murals on select Knox County Public Library storm drains. Applications are available online at http://bit.ly/stormdrainstyleoff and are due by May 1. For more information, call Amy Mann, 865-215-5283.
Tue, May 2Public Boating Course• Knoxville Power Squadron has an ABC3, Public Boating Course that will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 2 through May 11, in Caney Creek RV Park. Cost of the 230 page, color, illustrated text book with CD and testing for the full ABC’s course is $37 per person or $47 if couple shares one book. For more information, call 865-765-3407.
Fri, May 5 Farragut Food & Wine Festival• Eighth Farragut Food & Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, at Renaissance | farragut, 12700 Kingston Pike, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ticket cost is $30 if purchased in advance, or $35 at the door. For children under age 12, cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children under age 5 are admitted free. Very Important Bites tickets, which include special dining under a tent with beer lounge, are $75 each. Tickets available online at www.knoxvilletickets.com/, Goin Postal, 11519 Kingston Pike and CH Interiors and Gifts, 12556 Kingston Pike. For more information, call 865-307-2486 or e-mail info@farragutbusiness.com/

November

Mon, Nov 27U.S. Department of Energy’s public bus tour• The U.S. Department of Energy’s public bus tour is going on now through Nov. 27. The tour offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 70 years. Prices are $5 per adult, $4 per senior citizen (65 and older) and $3 for students (ages 10 to 17). For more information, visit amse.org/

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