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Thursday, Jun 1st Authors Guild of Tennessee meeting Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 1, in Faith Lutheran Church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. Social time and book exchange begins at 10:30 a.m. Published authors are invited to attend. AGT is now accepting applications for associate membership from authors who have written a book but are not yet published. For updates and information: authorsguildoftn.org.
Thursday, Jun 1st “Custom Made” The Koinonia Foundation presents “Custom Made,” a charity fashion show featuring models with disabilities, from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 1, in Broadway Event Center, 4683 Old Broadway, Knoxville. All funds raised at Custom Made will benefit individuals with disabilities throughout Knoxville and surrounding areas. To learn more, visit kftn.org
Saturday, Jun 3rd Picnic for Veterans A free picnic for veterans and guests, hosted by Captain Bill Robinson Chapter 1078, Vietnam Veterans of America, in Chilhowee Park, 3301 East Magnolia Ave. in Knoxville, begins with opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 3, with chow line open from noon to 2 p.m. Lawn chairs are welcome. Veterans, active duty military personnel and guests are invited. To RSVP: VVA1078@gmail.com
Sunday, Jun 4th Blood donation competition A blood donation competition between MEDIC, represented by the Tennessee Smokies Class AA Minor League Baseball organization, is challenging Blood Assurance, representing Smokies rival Chattanooga Lookouts, is under way and runs through Sunday, June 4, at any MEDIC location site, including 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut, or mobile sites. All donors receive a free admission ticket to any 2023 Smokies home game (while supplies last). For more information, visit www.medicblood.org
Tuesday, Jun 6th Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club’s next monthly meeting starts at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, in Alcoa First United Methodist Church. Visitors are welcome. Each person will knit about 8 inches of a scarf, then pass it on to the next person, who will knit another 8 inches until the scarf is completed. For more information, call Marie Hickson 865‑457‑0960.
Thursday, Jun 8th Hayden Coffman Country music artist Hayden Coffman will perform from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at Pinnacle at Turkey Creek, 11251 Parkside Drive, as part of Pinnacle’s Summer Nights series. Tickets are from $10 to $30. For ticket information, contact Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com
Monday, Jun 12th Staged Reading of The Explorers Club The WordPlayers present a Staged Reading of The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, June 12, in the Square Room, 4 Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary. For more information, call 865-539-2490.
Saturday, Jun 17th Free concert and cookout The community is invited to a free concert and cookout beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 17, featuring the teen-led xPerience band — 15 youth and five adults — performing at Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. This youth-led touring concert group is from Christ Lutheran Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Monday, Jun 26th Camp Invention Camp Invention, a nationally recognized nonprofit summer enrichment program, is coming to the following locations: A.L. Lotts Elementary School the week of June 26-30 (Monday through Friday); Blue Grass Elementary the week of June 5-9; Sequoyah Elementary School the week of June 12-16; Sacred Heart Cathedral School the week of June 5-9; and Grace Christian Academy June 19-23.

Farragut-area teens top KCHS Class of 2023

Knoxville Catholic High School recently selected its two brightest students, Paul Liulevicius of Farragut and Kate Pettinger of the Choto Road area, who earned the Honor of Sedes Sapientiae prior to KCHS graduation Friday, May 12. This award, conferred to high school seniors, is the highest school honor a graduating senior can receive, said Pam Rhoades, KCHS director of marketing and communication. She said it is voted on by faculty and administration then presented to two seniors who best epitomize scholarship, loyalty, service and leadership. “I was stunned and pleased to have received the Sedes Sapientiae award, but realized that I (had) to write a speech for graduation and speak in front of hundreds,” Liulevicius said. “I am honored and humbled … those who win the award, in the estimation of the faculty, have contributed great good to the school and have performed charitable actions. “Every day, I always try to be friendly and kind to those around me,” the Class of 2023 senior added. “At the same time, I also want to show Christ to others and to be a light in the world.” The son of Vejas and Kathleen Liulevicius with a sister, Helen, the new graduate is involved in piano, taekwondo, Junior Cotillion and band.

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506 say ‘goodbye’ to FHS

Hearts and stands were full Sunday, May 21, when 506 seniors from Farragut High School’s Class of 2023 graduated in Eddie Courtney Stadium/Bill Clabo Field. Seniors Melody Dalili, who was Knoxville’s first youth poet laureate, and Ella Pinchok, one of four drum majors for the FHS Marching Admirals band, delivered commencement addresses, while class co-valedictorians, Eyrin Kim and Justin Li, and salutatorian Ridhima Singh were singled out. FHS’s Advanced Mixed Choir sang both the National Anthem and “Irish Blessing.” Senior class officers — president Will Duncan, vice president Cathlene “Cathy” Horwege, secretary Natalie Osorio and treasurer Amzie Beeler — opened the ceremony while Student Government Association officers Kathleen “Kate” Ford, Emily Day and Mathew Ferrari oversaw the traditional “Tolling of the Bell,” commemorating Admirals who could not attend or who had passed away. Class principal was Steve Killian. FHS principal Dr. John Bartlett noted the class had eight National Merit Finalists, 27 National Merit Commended scholars; three national African American Recognition Awards and one national Hispanic Recognition Award.

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