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Friday, Sep 21st National Falls Prevention Awareness Day Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and the Knoxville-Knox County Senior Safety Task Force will celebrate National Falls Prevention Awareness Day with a free, educational event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, in John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive balance, vision and bone health screenings, as well as an opportunity to talk to a pharmacist about their medications. More information is available by contacting KCHD Public Health Educator Rachel Frazier at 865-215-5175.
Friday, Sep 21st “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids” Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Clayton Foundation, will present 16 live performances of “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids,” a new adaptation of the classic Disney film for children and families. Play contains all the songs from the comedy film. The live stage musical will be performed Friday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 7, at 109 E. Churchwell Ave., Knoxville. Times are 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21; 1 and 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22; 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23; 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28; 1 and 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29; 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30; 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4; 5 and 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5; 1 and 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6; and 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7. For more information, call 865-208-3677.
Friday, Sep 21st Social Media 4 Seniors Town of Farragut will host classes taught by local company Social Media 4 Seniors. Participants must be 55 years or older to attend and bring their own device. Classes are limited to five participants, so register early. iPhone/iPad Basics for Seniors Part II (Part I attendance is not required) from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 26; registration and payment deadline is Friday, Sept. 21. Cost: $45. Android Phone/Tablet for Seniors Part I (Part I attendance is not required) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 26; registration and payment deadline is Friday, Sept. 21. Cost is $45. Classes are held in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Register at, in person at Town Hall or by phone at 865-218-3375. Payment is due at the time of registration. All credit card payments will incur a transaction fee. Cash and check payments also are accepted when registering in person. No refunds are given. Town of Farragut is not responsible for costs associated with the purchase of supplies when a class is canceled.
Friday, Sep 21st “The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra” Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College campus, announces its 2018-2019 Season line up, beginning with “The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra,” Friday, Sept. 21. Season tickets are on sale with individual tickets for each show on sale at a later date. Subscribers may choose a partial season of four to seven shows or a full season of eight to 10 shows. For ticket prices, visit the website at or call the box office at 865-981-8590.
Saturday, Sep 22nd Mabry-Hazen House Museum Day Mabry-Hazen House, located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville, will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. Tickets are available for download at Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues Sept. 22. One ticket is permitted per e-mail address. For more information, visit
Saturday, Sep 22nd The Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter 1881 meeting The Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter 1881, UDC, will meet beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22. Visitors are welcome to attend. For more information, call Rebecca at 865-382-1979.
Sunday, Sep 23rd Maker City Summit 2018 Maker City Summit 2018 will bring together a host of experts to offer support, advice and resources to local artists, craftspeople and small entrepreneurs. The Summit will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave, Knoxville. Attending makers will hear from panelists and keynote speakers, and also can spend one-on-one time with photographers, Etsy entrepreneurs and e-commerce experts. Tickets are available at and include breakfast, lunch and evening cocktails. Participants also may sign up in advance for free consultations. For more information, visit or call 865-705-7867.
Sunday, Sep 23rd “Taste of Scandinavia” Smorgasbord Local Sons of Norway Lodge “Vikings of the Smokies” is hosting a “Taste of Scandinavia” Smorgasbord event to celebrate its 10th anniversary beginning at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 6100 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Tickets are $12 for adults. Children under age 8 are free. Reservations are required and tickets must be purchased in advance by mailing payment to Sons of Norway c/o Trygve Myhre, 804 Shannondale Way, No. 417, Maryville, TN 37803. Visit for more information.
Sunday, Sep 30th Saint John Neumann Catholic School Saint John Neumann Catholic School will hold an open house to introduce its preschool from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, at 625 St. John Court in Farragut. Families can schedule a private tour by contacting Janet Harrigan at 865-777-0077.


Saturday, Oct 13th Crafts & Ale, The Faris A. Ashkar Memorial Craft Event Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce is taking applications from vendors to participate in its first Crafts & Ale, The Faris A. Ashkar Memorial Craft Event, slated to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at West End Shopping Center in Farragut. Ashkar, who passed away in 2017, was a long-time Chamber member and wood-carving artist. Event is free of charge and open to the public. It will feature fine crafts, a beer garden and food from local restaurants. For vendor forms, visit

From 9 to 90 in the hunt

All six candidates for Town of Farragut’s vacant Alderman South Ward II seat are unique in their own way — but one in particular is quite a standout. Farragut Intermediate School fourth-grader Leilani Johns, 9, has applied for the post and is confirmed by Town officials to be the youngest applicant ever for public office since Farragut was incorporated in 1980. Even though, based on state law, she cannot be sworn in or actually hold office, Leilani said she is excited about the opportunity of going through the application process, which also will include one-on-one interviews with current aldermen and Mayor Ron Williams. Leilani turned in her application Thursday, Sept. 6, and in it stated she would “bring a youthful perspective to the town, will be a great representative to Farragut schools, and know exactly what kids want for our parks.

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Burnette, Carasso, Hill, Richards, Russ apply for Town’s open alderman post

Six candidates, whose ages range from 9 to 90, have applied to fill the Farragut South Ward II alderman seat left vacant when Ron Williams was sworn in as mayor Aug. 23. Since the search was announced Aug. 23, Drew Burnette, Tony Carasso, Robin “Bob” Hill (age 90), Leilani Johns (age 9, see related story beginning on this page), Joanna Richards and Scott Russ have applied for that post. The South Ward II term will expire in August 2020, when the seat will be placed on the general election ballot, stated a press release from Town of Farragut. Current Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen will conduct interviews of each applicant before the Board meeting Thursday, Sept. 27, when candidates will have an opportunity to make a final statement to the Board. During that meeting, it will select a new alderman.

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