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Saturday, Apr 13th Tate’s School and Tate’s Camp Open House Tate’s School and Tate’s Camp in Cedar Bluff will host their 15th Annual Open House from from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13. “This is the first time the public has been on campus since the tornado (in) August,” a Tate’s press release stated. (Use the entrance to Tate’s School along North Cedar Bluff Road next to Verizon). “Families can enjoy a hayride tour of the beautiful, tranquil 54-acre campus featuring three saltwater pools, zip lines, an archery range, an axe throwing range, climbing walls, a rappelling tower, a boating pond and the unique rustic classrooms that define the campus,” the release stated. “Kids can enjoy a scavenger hunt for some great prizes, taste homemade snacks from the chef and try the 200-foot hillside slide. The event is free and open to the public.
Monday, Apr 15th “Black and Gifted: A Cultural Expression” “Black and Gifted: A Cultural Expression,” curated by LaKesha Lee, will be on display in the Dogwood Gallery, 123 W. Jackson Ave., Knoxville, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through April 15. Explore galleries, studios, and artist collectives; roam through shops hosting open houses and local artist exhibits; enjoy performance art and live music at a variety of venues; drop in restaurants along the way and treat yourself to drinks and great food,” a Dogwood Arts press release stated. Participating artists include: Francis Akosha, Jonathan Adams, Mene Manresa Bodipo, KaReena Goodwin, Jackie Holloway, LaKesha Lee, Jeremy Myles, Layla Moore, Nyasha Madamombe and Gary White.
Monday, Apr 15th Send Senior Citizens Love Send Senior Citizens Love, a respected non-profit organization dedicated to combating isolation among senior citizens, announces a special partnership with Island Fin Poke-Farragut from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, April 15. Community members are invited to partake in a unique dining experience that not only tantalizes the taste buds, but also serves a noble cause Island Fin Poke- Farragut will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from each meal purchased during the event directly to Send Senior Citizens Love. This collaboration aims to raise significant funds and awareness for the ongoing battle against senior isolation. For more information about the event and how you can contribute to Send Senior Citizens Love, visit
Monday, Apr 15th M. Todd Cramer Memorial Golf Tournament Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking is hosting the M. Todd Cramer Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by Johnstone Supply, Monday, April 15, at Cherokee Country Club. Participants will start the day with lunch provided by Cherokee Country Club and then proceed to a shotgun-start on the 18-hole course. “The afternoon will be full of exciting challenges and friendly competition with prizes being awarded to winning teams and a chance to ‘Beat the Pro,’” a CCC press release stated. Sign up to participate or support this fundraiser at:
Wednesday, Apr 17th Newcomers Club Ladies who are new to the area, or who just want to make new friends, Newcomers Club come invites you to lunch and a program Wednesday, April 17, in Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Program speaker will be Michael McMeel with Inner City Slickers. Also a Craft & Bake Sale. For reservations, start times and more, call 865-705-0309 by Wednesday April 10.
Saturday, Apr 20th 23rd Annual Bearden Golf Classic Bearden High School Foundation presents its 23rd Annual Bearden Golf Classic Hosted by Bert Bertelkamp (BHS Class of 1976 and former Bulldogs basketball star) at Willow Creek Golf Club, 12003 Kingston Pike in Farragut The day begins with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by tee times starting at 9 a.m. A Hole-In-One contest, sponsored by Phil Guthe, will be held on hole No. 11, with a cash prize of $10,000. A Mulligan package, $20 per player, has one Red Tee and one Mulligan. Event officials stated play “will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. In the event of lightning, we will suspend play until it is safe to resume. Sponsorship for a four-person team is $1,000 (Top Dog) or $500 (Bulldog).” Entry for an individual golfer is $150; that golfer will be placed on a team. Registration deadline is Saturday, April 20. To register, or for more information including sponsorship levels and perks, contact Janene Nordin at 561-866-8377 or visit /.
Tuesday, Apr 30th Citywide Autism Acceptance Breakfast Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville’s upcoming event, Citywide Autism Acceptance Breakfast, is slated to be held from 7 to 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, at Rothchild Catering & Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville’s website on the “Citywide Autism Acceptance Breakfast” page under “Events,” or use the following link:  For more information about the Breakfast or Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville, contact Dylan Slemp at or call 865-393-0255.

Despite cloudy, rainy McFee Eclipse, 200-plus have fun

Rain and a blanket of clouds Monday afternoon, April 8, didn’t keep more than 200 people — young and old — from McFee Park’s Great Lawn to witness a partial eclipse at a Town of Farragut-promoted event. They simply gathered around and in the pavilion to wait for the peak of darkness, which came at 3:07 p.m. “I think it’s really nice that the city’s doing it,” Farragut resident Greg Phelps said about the (Almost) Total Eclipse. “That’s one of the things I like about Farragut is all the many activities, concerts and the Christmas lights.” Despite the rain and clouds, “we’re optimistic and hope for the best,” he said. “We came here (to see the total eclipse) in 2017, when (her twins, Rorie and Tenley) were little,” recalled Carla Roberts of Lenoir City. “We enjoyed it.”

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Boston Marathon for Arthur

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. We’ve all heard the age-old adage, but in the age of social media, where we tend to share every aspect of our lives, failure is a daunting prospect. But failure is not the end; it’s the opportunity to learn from our mistakes and try again. In a conversation with Farragut resident Bobby Arthur, he chronicled his journey through the ups and downs of running marathons, from getting started to his upcoming participation in the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15. For the uninitiated, a full marathon requires 26.2 miles of pure stamina and determination, and getting there is no easy feat. For Arthur, that route started about four years ago. “I kind of took a late route,” he said. “I’m 47, and I really started getting serious during the pandemic in 2020.” He said he got serious about running then, after it became clear that the pandemic “wouldn’t be the nice three-week vacation that we were all led to believe it would be.”

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