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Thursday, Jun 20th Bluegrass concert Visit Farragut is presenting a bluegrass concert, free of charge, on the summer solstice from 6 to 8 p. m., Thursday, June 20, at Founders Park at Campbell Station, 405 N. Campbell Station Road. Performers for the concert will be Brand New Box of Matches, who “deliver classic country-inspired acoustic-roots music with a modern twist,” a VF press release stated, along with Tim Decker and Tennessee River, whose mission “is to preserve bluegrass music.”  Food trucks will be onsite for the event, and yard games will be set up for an evening of family fun. 
Friday, Jun 21st Quilt Show & Competition Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee will present their 43rd Annual Quilt Show & Competition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 21, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 22, in Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway (at Merchant Drive) in Knoxville. Admission is $10; for a 2-day pass, $15, and free for children under age 12. The Expo Center has free parking and is accessible to the disabled. Attendees are encouraged to bring a quilt – whether historic or contemporary – to the show for documentation. For more information about the “Go Tell It!” projects, visit https://quiltalliance.org/projects/gotellit/. Many other special activities are planned for the show. Merikay Waldvogel, a nationally known quilt collector, researcher and writer, will present an antique quilt turning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 21. There also will be a scavenger hunt with prizes for the younger attendees. Certified appraiser Cindy Stuart will offer quilt appraisals by appointment. Contact her at 865-386-0940 to schedule an appraisal. For more information about the show and the guild, visit www.smokymtnquilters.com, e-mail info@smokymtnquilters.com or find them on Facebook and Instagram: Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee.
Monday, Jun 24th MEDIC special incentives for platelet donors MEDIC offers several special incentives specifically for platelet donors, including daily e-gift cards, MEDIC platelet punch card program and the daily MEDIC gift. Platelet donors must make an appointment by calling 865-521-2684. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org, via the MEDIC app or by calling 865-524-3074.
Monday, Jun 24th Free dental services for children Knox County Health Department’s School-Based Dental Program is offering free dental services for children and young adults throughout June. In partnership with Knox County Schools Welcome Center (535 Chickamauga Ave.), those ages 4 to 21 can receive several services, including education, screenings, sealants and fluoride varnish. “About 20 percent of children ages 5 to 11 have at least one untreated tooth decay,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Appointments are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates in June: 5-7, 10-14, 17-18, 20-21 and 24-28. Interpreters will be available. Call 865-215-5131 to make an appointment.
Sunday, Jun 30th MEDIC has a critical need MEDIC has a critical need for O Negative and O Positive blood types. There is less than a two-day supply of both. Donors will receive a beach towel through June for their donation.


Monday, Jul 8th 2024 CCS Golf Classic Concord Christian School athletic department announces details of its 2024 CCS Golf Classic. This golf tournament is the largest fundraiser for Concord Athletics and is open to all families, sponsors and Concord supporters. The tournament is a four-person scramble with morning and afternoon tee times available on Monday, July 8, at the private Tennessee National Golf Club outside of Loudon Proceeds support CCS’s ever-improving and growing athletic programs. To register: https://payit.nelnet.net/form/f1mvpjJm • Marble Springs State Historic Site, 11220 West Gov. John Sevier Highway in Knoxville, continues its 2024 programming season with the next installment in its educational series, “Beyond Petticoats: Courage and Conviction in 18th-Century Women.” This month’s event, “Unsung Heroines: The Extraordinary Everyday Women of the Revolutionary War Backcountry,” will take place beginning at noon, Saturday, June 22, featuring a lecture by Cari Welsh, an esteemed board member and integral part of Marble Springs’ educational initiatives and historical reenactments. For more information and to RSVP for this event, visit MSSHS’s Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/3WXWN65eH or visit the Zeffy event page: https://www.zeffy.com/ticketing/1d3fd322-509a-434c-9349-867505e786cf
Sunday, Jul 14th Christian volunteers needed There is an urgent need in the Farragut area this summer for Christian volunteers to serve families living with disability this summer. Joni and Friends, an international disability ministry with an office in Knoxville, is seeking volunteers for its summer Family Retreat, which will be offered during two sessions in July.  Volunteers can sign up for one or more Family Retreat sessions:  Tennessee Family Retreat 1 is July 14-18 at Fort Bluff Camp in Dayton (Rhea County) and TFR 2 is July 20-24, also at Fort Bluff. For more information, visit https://joniandfriends.org/knoxville.
Saturday, Jul 20th Mobile Pantry food giveaway Saturday, July 20, First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, will host a Mobile Pantry food giveaway. The church parking lot will be open at 8 a.m. Families and residents in need of help can pickup reservation cards at FFUMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, July 19. Cards also will be available Saturday morning. Alternatively, families can sign up online at http://www.ffumc.org/register A semi-tractor trailer load of food will be distributed from 8:30 a.m. until all food has been handed out. School supplies, gently used children’s clothing and coats also will be given away. Any area residents in need of help are encouraged to attend. The Mobile Pantry distributes food purchased from the Second Harvest Food Bank and donated by LDS Bishops Store house.


Sunday, Aug 4th Tools as Art: Work & Play Exhibition Knoxville Museum of Art announces Tools as Art: Work & Play Exhibition, on view through Aug. 4, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 10. This free event is open to the public with a cash bar. In addition, the museum will host its monthly Soundscapes concert series beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for KMA members and $25 for non-members. For more information about the Knoxville Museum of Art, visit www.knoxart.org.

‘Quest for Knowledge Summer Library Adventure’ in Town June 27

Knox County Public Library’s Farragut branch will host “Quest for Knowledge Summer Library Adventure,” with events including some scientific magic with retired chemistry teacher Dr. Al Hazari. He will present “Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry” for children in fifth through seventh grades starting at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, in the Farragut branch library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. The event is free and open to the public. “I’ve been going to the Knox County Public Libraries for the past 25 years, mostly in June but sometimes in July,” said Hazari, who taught for about 25 years and retired from the University of Tennessee nine years ago. “They asked me to visit at least half the libraries. There are 18 different branches for Knox County Public Libraries.

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8-court Pickleball plan for Mayor Bob Park

After months of waiting for a solution to its courts, Farragut and area pickleball players got some good news. Of the $17.6 million approved for in Capital Investment Program projects in its 2025 budget, Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved funding for a new, lighted pickleball facility at Mayor Bob Leonard Park during the Board’s meeting Thursday, June 13. Furthermore, they approved a $110,000 contract for professional services to design the courts and parking to Ross/Fowler, a Knoxville architectural firm. Last year, Brass Lantern subdivision residents sought a solution to the noise emitting from the pickleball courts at McFee Park. The Town responded by closing the four courts. Pickleball players reacted by showing up in force to a Board meeting to plead for the courts to re-open. After a Nov. 29 meeting between the subdivision residents and pickleball players, it was agreed the pickleball courts would remain closed with the provision there would be new pickleball courts at Mayor Bob Leonard Park.

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