Event Calendar

August

Thu, Aug 17Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding Volunteer Training for Summer Session• Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding will be conducting its Volunteer Training for Summer Session 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, for Junior Vol Training. Lesson Vol Training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. Horse experience is not necessary. For more information, call Brittany, 865-988-4711 or visit rideatstar.org/
Thu, Aug 17Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding will be conducting its Volunteer Training for Summer Session 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, for Junior Vol Training. Lesson Vol Training will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. Horse experience is not necessary. For more information, call Brittany, 865-988-4711 or visit rideatstar.org/
Thu, Aug 17Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley will host its annual “Dirty Dogs Done Dirt Cheap” low-cost vaccine clinic and dog wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. During the event, pet owners can get their cats and dogs vaccinated for the year as well. For more information, call 865-409-2165.
Thu, Aug 17The women of Holy Cross Anglican Church will host its annual Summer Tea and Fashion Show at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, in the church’s main hall, 515 Herron Road in Farragut. Attendees must purchase a ticket in advance to participate, which cost $20 each. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 865-988-3646. Limited seating is anticipated. For more information, call 865-988-3646.
Thu, Aug 17Eighth Annual Forget Me Not 5k for Alzheimer’s benefitsfor Alzheimer’s benefits The Pat Summitt Foundation and will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at The University of Tennessee campus. For more information, visit forgetmenot5k.com
Thu, Aug 17Town of Farragut is hosting a free Farragut Solar Eclipse Party from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at McFee Park. The partial phase of the eclipse is expected to begin at 1:04 p.m., with totality beginning at 2:33 p.m. and lasting for one minute and 24 seconds. The first 450 participants will receive free eclipse glasses. Other activities will include children’s crafts, face painting and cookie decorating. Concessions will be provided by First Baptist Concord. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Thu, Aug 17Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to enjoy a unique view of the total solar eclipse from the ground and from the stratosphere beginning at 1:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at Blount County Campus.  The family-friendly “Tailgating in Totality” event begins at noon and lasts until 3 p.m. Food trucks will be on campus, but attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. Bring your own chairs, blankets, sunscreen and other supplies. Alcohol is not permitted on campus. Do not bring pets. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/
Thu, Aug 17Centro Hispano de East Tennessee is proud to announce the 5th Annual Latino Awards Gala, which will be held at The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26. The Latino Awards Gala highlights the achievements of the Hispanic community and recognizes community leaders who have provided extraordinary support for East Tennessee’s Hispanic population. Recipients of these awards are individuals whose substantial work and dedication make a positive impact in Knox County. This year’s celebration includes a gastronomic tour of Mexico featuring a carefully-curated menu from different regions of the country. The silent auction offers a varied selection of items for bidding, and the cocktail hour before the ceremony will provide a unique occasion for professional networking. Early bird tickets are on sale for $85 and can be purchased at www.centrohispanotn.org or by calling 865-522-0052. For more information, visit centrohispanotn.org or call 865-522-0052.
Thu, Aug 17American Idol will hold open auditions beginning at 7 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, at 68 Haywood St., Asheville, North Carolina. You must RSVP by 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24. For more info, e-mail gigi.stevens@fremantlemedia.com.
Thu, Aug 17Sixth Annual Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education Summit kicks off from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Haslam Business Building on the campus of The University of Tennessee. Volunteers and community leaders will connect with area teens through an array of truthful discussions and extensive workshops on relevant issues currently affecting minority and impoverished communities. The summit will conclude with the 2nd Annual Scholarship Gala, 7 p.m. at the Relix Variety Theatre on North Central Street. For more information, visit tensesummit.org/
Thu, Aug 17Tennessee Clean Water Network’s Dragon Boat Races at Volunteer Landing will start at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26. In dragon boat racing, teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson race against the clock in authentic Hong Kong-style 46-foot-long dragon boats to qualify for the finals.  In the finals, the best teams race against each other for the winner’s Gold Cup.  All ages, skill levels and abilities can participate, making it one of the ultimate team-building sports. To register, visit tcwn.org/
Fri, Aug 18Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church will host an art exhibit by Carra Artis and Zach Searcy from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18 that will run through Oct. 5. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sundays. For more information, call 865-584-5027.
Sat, Aug 19Summer Tea and Fashion Show• The women of Holy Cross Anglican Church will host its annual Summer Tea and Fashion Show at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. Seating is limited. For more information, call 865-988-3646.
Sat, Aug 19Forget Me Not 5k for Alzheimer’s • Eighth Annual Forget Me Not 5k for Alzheimer’s benefits The Pat Summitt Foundation and will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at University of Tennessee campus. For more information, visit forgetmenot5k.com/
Sat, Aug 19Mayor Bob Leonard Park, Fun with Farragut’s FleetFarragut’s annual opportunity for children to get up close and personal with big equipment used by the Town and Knox County safety officials has a new location this year. Due to construction at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, Fun with Farragut’s Fleet will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at McFee Park. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-281-3372.
Sat, Aug 19Lydia’s Guild at Holy Cross Anglican Church is hosting its Fourth Annual Summer Tea and Fashion Show starting at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, in the church’s main hall, 515 Herron Road in Farragut. Attendees much purchase a ticket in advance to participate, which cost $20 each. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 865-988-3646. Limited seating is anticipated. 
Sat, Aug 19Eighth Annual Forget Me Not 5k for Alzheimer’s benefits The Pat Summitt Foundation and will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at The University of Tennessee campus. For more information, visit forgetmenot5k.com/
Sat, Aug 19The 2017 East Tennessee History Fair will celebrate the region’s history with re-enactments, activities, and tours will be presented by East Tennessee Historical Society, along with dozens of businesses, historical organizations, museums, musicians, and individuals from across the region. The event is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. For more information, call 865-215-8823. or go to www.easttnhistory.org/historyfair/.
Mon, Aug 21Knox County Mayor’s Office is hosting a solar eclipse viewing event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at The Cove. For more information, visit, knoxcounty.org/parks/
Mon, Aug 21Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to enjoy a unique view of the total solar eclipse from the ground and from the stratosphere beginning at 1:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at Blount County Campus.  The family-friendly “Tailgating in Totality” event begins at noon and lasts until 3 p.m. Food trucks will be on campus, but attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. Bring your own chairs, blankets, sunscreen and other supplies. Alcohol is not permitted on campus. Do not bring pets. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/
Thu, Aug 24AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Course• AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Course will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24-25, at Frank Strang Senior Center. For more information, call Paul Johnson, 865-670-6693.
Thu, Aug 24Knoxville Choral Society will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24. Schedule an audition at 865-312-2440.
Thu, Aug 24AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Course will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24-25, at Frank Strang Senior Center. For more information, call Paul Johnson, 865-670-6693.
Sat, Aug 26Tennessee Clean Water Network’s Dragon Boat Races at Volunteer Landing • Tennessee Clean Water Network’s Dragon Boat Races at Volunteer Landing will start at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26. In dragon boat racing, teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson race against the clock in authentic Hong Kong-style 46-foot-long dragon boats to qualify for the finals.  In the finals, the best teams race against each other for the winner’s Gold Cup.  All ages, skill levels and abilities can participate making it one of the ultimate team building sports. To register, visit tcwn.org/
Sat, Aug 26Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education Summit• The 6th Annual Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education Summit kicks off on from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Haslam Business Building on the campus of The University of Tennessee. Volunteers and community leaders will connect with area teens through an array of truthful discussions and extensive workshops on relevant issues currently affecting minority and impoverished communities. The summit will conclude with the 2nd Annual Scholarship Gala, 7 p.m. at the Relix Variety Theatre on North Central Street. For more information, visit tensesummit.org/

September

Fri, Sep 8Fall Organizing Fellowship Program• Tennessee Democratic Party is seeking individuals who can contribute 14 hours a week in our Fall Organizing Fellowship Program. Over the course of the 12 weeks program, Fellows will be responsible for building campus and neighborhood teams of volunteers who will serve as the backbone to the 2018 midterm election. Application is due by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, for training from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. For more information, email, prescott@tndp.org.
Mon, Sep 11Safety Fest TN• Safety Fest TN, offers 90 free safety classes to residents and companies from September 11-15. This year’s training classes will be offered at Y-12’s New Hope Center, ORAU’s Pollard Technical Center, and other local venues. Registration and a complete list of classes can be found at www.safetyfesttn.org 
Sat, Sep 16Jonathan and Drew Scott • Jonathan and Drew Scott from The Scott Brothers’ House Party and It Takes Two will be at the Civic Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. Tickets start at $44.75. For more information, visit knoxvillecoliseum.com/

October

Sat, Oct 7Tennessee Pirate Fest• Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, is setting sail for the second annual Tennessee Pirate Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. Tickets are $16 for ages 13 and up; $8 for ages 5 to 12. For more informing, visit tnpiratefest.com/

November

Mon, Nov 27U.S. Department of Energy’s public bus touris 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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