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November

Wednesday, Nov 21st Newcomer’s Club Female visitors are invited to Newcomer’s Club for lunch, which begins at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Bake sale and bingo also featured. To make reservations, call 865-985-0521 before Friday, Nov 16.
Thursday, Nov 22nd Mission of Hope 23rd Annual Christmas Drive continues through Tuesday, Dec. 4. Big Blue Barrel Collection barrels can be found throughout the Farragut and Knox County area at Chick-fil-A, Food City, K-Mart, Home Federal, TVA Employees Credit Union, Fisher Tire and Barnes & Noble. To make donations, become a volunteer or for more information, contact the Mission of Hope office at 865-584-7571; e-mail to info@missionofhope.org; visit the website at www.missionofhope.org; or mail to Mission of Hope, P. O Box 51824, Knoxville, TN 37950.
Thursday, Nov 22nd Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is under way. When hunters harvest a deer, they can donate it — in part or whole — to Broken Wing Meat Processing. Contact information and a full list of processors is available at tnwf.org/processors. Hunters will be entered in a drawing for each whole deer they donate to win one of four made-in-Tennessee muzzleloaders by Knight Rifles. More information, including alternate ways to enter, can be found at tnwf.org/HuntersForTheHungry/. For more information about Hunters for the Hungry or to purchase a Deer Coin, visit tnwf.org/HuntersForTheHungry.
Friday, Nov 23rd Farragut Museum will offer special incentives for friends joining from Friday, Nov. 23 through Monday, Dec. 31. Each Friend will receive a voucher valued at 10 percent of their donation, which can be used in the museum gift shop. Those interested in becoming a Friend can visit townoffarragut.org/register or Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. To register online: chose “programs,” then “register” on the right side of Friends of the Farragut Museum listing. For help, call Arleen Higginbotham at 865-218-3375. Donation is tax deductible and valid for one year if not Lifetime level.
Friday, Nov 23rd Farragut High School Class of 2008 Reunion begins at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, at Schulz Bräu Brewing Company, 126 Bernard Ave, Knoxville, 37917
Friday, Nov 23rd Farragut Museum offers special incentives Farragut Museum will offer special incentives for friends joining from Friday, Nov. 23 through Monday, Dec. 31. Each Friend will receive a voucher valued at 10 percent of their donation, which can be used in the museum gift shop. These are the voucher values for each level of support: Contributor $25 - $2.50 voucher; Sustainer $50 - $5 voucher; Patron $100 - $10 voucher; Grand Patron $250 - $25 voucher and Lifetime $1,000 - $100 voucher. Vouchers can be used on any item in the gift shop. They cannot be redeemed for cash and no credit will be given for amounts not spent. Those interested in becoming a Friend can visit townoffarragut.org/register or Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. To register online: chose “programs,” then “register” on the right side of Friends of the Farragut Museum listing. For assistance, call Arleen Higginbotham at 865-218-3375. Your donation is tax deductible and is valid for one year with exception of Lifetime level.
Monday, Nov 26th Countdown to Light the Park Shop Farragut and Town of Farragut will usher in the holiday season with 8th Annual Countdown to Light the Park presented by TDS from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at Founder’s Park at Campbell Station along North Campbell Station Road. Farragut Mayor Ron Williams and Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen, along with other Town officials, will welcome a very special guest dressed in a red suit known as Santa Claus. He will be asked to throw the switch around 6:30 p.m. to light up more than 50 trees, garland pole wraps and other lighted decorations, which feature more than 60,000 glistening bulbs throughout the park. Entertainment will be provided by Farragut High School Madrigal Singers, Concord Brass Quintet plus soloists from Farragut’s Angela Floyd Schools and the Akima Club Singers. Mrs. Claus and her elves will help post letters to the North Pole. Parking will be available across the street from the park, courtesy of Westgate Christian Fellowship, and south of the park at the new Farragut Town Community Center, (formerly Faith Lutheran Church). Freshly-baked cookies will be provided by Costco and other area businesses. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided by First Watch. Event will be held rain or shine. For more information, e-mail Steve@farragutbusiness.com or call 865-307-2486
Monday, Nov 26th Shop Farragut and Town of Farragut will host 8th Annual Countdown to Light the Park presented by TDS from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at Founder’s Park at Campbell Station. Santa Claus will be asked to throw the switch around 6:30 p.m. to light up more than 50 trees, garland pole wraps and other lighted decorations. Entertainment will be provided by Farragut High School Madrigal Singers, Concord Brass Quintet plus soloists from Farragut’s Angela Floyd Schools and Akima Club Singers. Event will be held rain or shine. For more information, e-mail Steve@farragutbusiness.com or call 865-307-2486.
Tuesday, Nov 27th Town of Farragut needs elves Town of Farragut is looking for a few good elves. St. Nick needs help responding to letters left in the giant Santa’s mailbox at Founders Park at Campbell Station. “Elves” will work at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, beginning at 10 a.m. each Tuesday and Friday, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 20. Each shift should last an hour or less. To volunteer, contact Brittany Spencer at bspencer@townoffarragut.org or call 865-218-3378.
Tuesday, Nov 27th Town of Farragut is looking for a few good elves to help respond to letters left in the giant Santa’s mailbox at Founders Park at Campbell Station. “Elves” will work at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, beginning at 10 a.m. each Tuesday and Friday, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 20. Each shift should last an hour or less. To volunteer, contact Brittany Spencer at bspencer@townoffarragut.org or call 865-218-3378.

December

Sunday, Dec 2nd The Jewish observance of Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” The Jewish observance of Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” will be celebrated at “Lights & L’Chaim” — a community-wide event — beginning at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, in Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike (in Sequoyah Hills). Doors open at 3 p.m. Light buffet of holiday foods follows the concert around 5:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $15 for children and youth under 18; $45 for adults. For more information or to purchase tickets: https://heskaamuna.ticketspice.com/lights-lchaim/.
Sunday, Dec 2nd “Lights & L’Chaim” The Jewish observance of Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” will be celebrated at “Lights & L’Chaim” — a community-wide event to usher in the spirit of holiday lights and warmth beginning at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, in Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike (in Sequoyah Hills). Doors open at 3 p.m. Light buffet of holiday foods follows the concert around 5:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $15 for children and youth under 18; $45 for adults. L’chaim is a traditional Jewish toast that simply means “To Life!” and offers a way to celebrate the season with our neighbors and community friends to share our culture and raise a toast to life with everyone. It will feature Jewish Klezmer music with a unique flavoring of jazz and soul, a dazzling array of delicious Hanukkah-themed foods and an opportunity to share in the joy of the season. This year’s program offers a special treat: combining the energizing and ecstatic musical experience of local Knoxville klezmer band Dor L’Dor with the outstanding jazz and soul sounds of vocalist (and ukulele player extraordinaire) Kelle Jolly and her multi-woodwind instrumentalist husband Will Boyd, two of the leading figures in Knoxville’s jazz scene. Event benefits the Heska Amuna Synagogue religious school, community and cultural event programs. For more information or to purchase tickets: https://heskaamuna.ticketspice.com/lights-lchaim/. Heska Amuna Synagogue is grateful for the support of Visit Knoxville, Regal Cinemas and Prestige Cleaners/Prestige Tuxedo for this community cultural event.
Monday, Dec 3rd Annual “Day of Infamy” presentation about the events leading up to World War II begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, in Farragut Town Hall. A reception for veterans, who can enjoy light refreshments and tour of Farragut Museum, begins at 6 p.m. Frank Galbraith will discuss the end of World War I, the roaring ‘20s, organized crime, the Great Depression, Hitler coming to power and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Presentation is free and no registration is required. For more information, call 865-218-3378.
Tuesday, Dec 4th Robert Tardio, H&R Block Master Tax Advisor, will explain upcoming changes that will affect virtually all taxpayers at a free class from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Farragut Town Hall. To reserve a spot, register at townoffarragut.org/register by Friday, Nov. 30.
Thursday, Dec 6th Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its monthly meeting starting at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in Faith Lutheran Church of Farragut, Jamestowne Boulevard. Speaker will be Nadine Richmond, a Christian author who will speak about the impact of Christianity in her life. For more information, visit authorsguildoftn.org.
Thursday, Dec 6th Driver Safety Classes Upcoming Driver Safety Classes in the Greater Knoxville area includes Frank Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6-7. For more information, call 865-670-6693 or go to www.aarp.org/drive
Friday, Dec 7th Town of Farragut is offering an eight-hour AARP Smart Driving program, and participants (age 55 and older) are eligible for a discount of up to 10 percent on their auto insurance. Course is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at Farragut Town Hall, and the cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Coffee and snacks are provided. Participants should bring a lunch. AARP members must bring their membership card or membership number to the class to receive the $5 discount. Membership numbers can be obtained by calling 1-888-687-2277. Register by Monday, Dec. 4, at townoffarragut.recdesk.com, 865-218-3375 or in person at Farragut Town, 11408 Municipal Center Drive.
Saturday, Dec 8th “Breakfast with Santa” Families are welcome for annual “Breakfast with Santa” at First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, visit the Elf Shop and craft area and get a photo taken with Santa. Cost is $10 per family and proceeds go towards FFUMC Children’s Ministry Program. Ticket reservations at www.ffumc.org under “event registration.” Walk-ins also welcome. For more information, contact Paige Morgan, director of Children and Family Ministries, by calling 865-966-8430 or e-mailing pmorgan@ffumc.org

March

Saturday, Mar 30th Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Registration is open for Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events taking place March 30-31, 2019. For the upcoming 15th annual race event, participants are encouraged to register online at www.knoxvillemarathon.com. Participants will enjoy a new finish-line experience in World’s Fair Park. Due to scheduled renovations at Neyland Stadium, the finish line will be moved for both the 2019 and 2020 race weekends. For more information and to register, visit www.knoxvillemarathon.com.

En‘Gage’ing cancer, as a child, smiling

As quarterback for his Farragut Youth Football 10-U team, 11-year-old Gage Kirby leads and guides his fellow players, encouraging them in every way. Now, Gage, a fifth-grader at Hardin Valley Elementary School, finds himself on the receiving end of that role, as he battles a rare form of brain cancer. An active boy, and football player since age 4, Gage had few health issues, except for a history of migraines and allergies, when he started suffering severe headaches about three months ago. Gage’s grandfather, Joe Kirby, who along with his wife, Jackie, has raised Gage and his sister, Riley, since early childhood, at first believed it was just a continuation of the family’s history of migraines.

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CCS helping hand

Diane Knudsen has long had a love for members of the special needs community, which certainly shows as she leads First Baptist Concord’s Helping Hands adult day program. While she had long hoped for some connectivity with the students next door at Concord Christian School regarding that program, she did not realize CCS Middle school principal Amanda Lane had a similar thought. “I had an idea in August to see how students could be helpful, and learn to serve in the community,” said Lane, who involved her rising eighth-grade students in the collaboration process. “We started talking about service, and what God wants from us.” One of the students suggested reaching out to the Helping Hands ministry — serving special needs adults — as several had worked with it as fourth-graders in what has become an annual local mission focus for that grade group, which raises funds for Helping Hands participants to attend summer camp.

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Sports

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