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Thursday, Sep 28th West Knox County Vietnam Veterans West Knox County Vietnam Veterans are set to meet beginning at 1:30 p.m. (until 3:30 p.m.) Thursday, Sept. 28, in West Knox Senior Center, 239 Jamestown Blvd. Suite 101, in Farragut.
Saturday, Sep 30th Drive-thru flu shot clinic BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is partnering with Cokesbury Church North Campus, 9919 Kingston Pike, for a drive-thru flu shot clinic Saturday, Sept. 30. Various flu strains, respiratory illnesses and the virus that causes COVID-19 likely will be spreading in the fall and winter, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s why it’s especially important for people to get a flu vaccine. Walgreens Pharmacy representatives will administer flu vaccines to ages 8 and older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church parking lot. BlueCross members or others with health insurance must bring their insurance card to receive the flu vaccine as part of their coverage. Vaccines are available for $41 for those without insurance.
Saturday, Sep 30th West Knox Preschool & Activities Fair The community is invited to attend 10th Annual West Knox Preschool & Activities Fair organized by the Knoxville-Northshore chapter of MOMS Club.  The Fair is free and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday Sept. 30, in St. John Neumann Catholic School gym (625 St. John Ct., Farragut). Come and meet representatives from more than 20 preschools and activity programs.


Sunday, Oct 1st Blessing of the Animals The Church of The Ascension, 800 S. Northshore Drive, invites everyone to its annual Blessing of the Animals beginning at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1. Dogs, cats, fish, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits and every animal imaginable — and their owners — are invited free of charge. However, a donation of cat food, dog food or monetary contribution is suggested for the Pet Pantry at FISH Hospitality Pantry, a community-wide food bank.
Tuesday, Oct 3rd Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Alcoa First United Methodist Church. How to knit mitered corners by knitting coasters will be taught. For more information, contact Marie Hickson at 865-457‑0960.
Thursday, Oct 5th Authors Guild of Tennessee Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, in Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. in Farragut. 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. Serious authors only. In the event of inclement weather, check the AGT Website for updates and information: authorsguildoftn.org.
Saturday, Oct 7th Boots & Beauties Daddy-Daughter Dance Farragut High School dance team presents its 2nd Annual Boots & Beauties Daddy-Daughter Dance, from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, in FHS Commons, 11237 Kingston Pike. Cost is $50 for father/daughter plus $10 for each additional daughter. Also featured are a deejay, photo booth and food trucks.
Sunday, Oct 8th PJ Parkinson’s upcoming annual 5k run PJ Parkinson’s upcoming annual 5k run begins at The Renaissance Farragut, 12744 Kingston Pike in Farragut beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday Oct. 8. Cost is $35 for 5K run (also at 5 p.m.), and $25 each for Movement Program (at 1 and 3 p.m.) and Vitual Run/5K Walk and . Registration deadline is midnight, Saturday, Oct. 7. To sign up for the race, visit the race website: runsignup.com/Race/TN/Farragut/ParkinsnsAwarenessKnox
Friday, Oct 20th Pellissippi State Community College Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus will host a solo exhibit of prints and collages by artist Aaron Coleman from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through Friday, Oct. 20, in Bagwell Center for Media and Arts Gallery. The Arts at Pellissippi State series includes music and theatre productions as well as visual arts exhibits. To request accommodations for any campus event, call 865-694-6411 or e-mail accommodations@pstcc.edu. 
Saturday, Oct 21st 2023 Car Cruise-In Farragut Lions Club announces the upcoming 2023 Car Cruise-In, “a thrilling community event that will rev up the excitement in Farragut” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, in the parking lot of JCPenney, 11543 Parkside Drive, a club press release stated. For event updates and further details, visit tnlions.org
Wednesday, Oct 25th Girl Scouts and Young-Williams Animal Center are teaming up Girl Scouts and Young-Williams Animal Center are teaming up to sell Mini BarkBoxes for shelter dogs. Buyers can choose to donate their purchase to a shelter dog at Young-Williams. It includes a Pose and Play Beret dog toy, which doubles as a wearable hat. Boxes are available for a limited time through Wednesday, Oct. 25, at GirlScoutBarkBox.org.


Saturday, Dec 16th Wreaths Across America National nonprofit Wreaths Across America announces the kickoff to its annual campaign. Not only will every sponsorship honor our nation’s service members with the placement of a veteran’s wreath on National Wreaths Across America Day Saturday, Dec. 16, but local nonprofits, civic groups and organizations will receive $5 back from each sponsorship made for their program or other efforts throughout the year. For more information or to sponsor a wreath, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

On the move

The Levensons, a family of real estate professionals at RE/MAX, moved to a new company, Realty Executives, 124 N. Winston Road, Tuesday, Sept. 12. “Rich, Patti and I have all moved over,” said their son, Ryan Levenson. “Rich and I are technically ‘principal brokers,’ but we will just be acting as broker/consultants, as is Patti.” Rich and Patti have been in Real Estate for more than 40 years while Ryan has been in the business for 16 years. “Rich and Patti started RE/MAX in Knoxville in 1987,” Ryan said. “They were with Powers Real Estate first, then Century 21, then Volunteer Realty before they started the first RE/MAX franchise(s) in Knoxville in 1987. “I have been with RE/MAX since 2007, when I started, but grew up with RE/MAX in my blood,” he added, However, the family moved on. “The change of companies stemmed from our sale of RE/MAX, which occurred in October 2020,” Ryan said. “At that time, I owned the company, which I purchased from my dad about seven or eight years prior. “Once I sold the company, we remained with RE/MAX for two years to assist in the transition,” he added. After that transition period, “we decided to change it up and join REA,” Ryan said. “We needed a change and wanted to associate with one of the best brands in town, Realty Executives.

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Building girls’ love of hockey as children

The relatively new girls youth hockey program in Farragut and Knox County, through Cool Sports Home of the Icearium, is beginning to get traction on the ice. With most of the elementary school-aged girls from 7 to 10 forming the 10-U Smoky Mountain Lady Wilde, “This is technically our second year in existence,” starting in the summer of 2022 “with 11, 12 girls,” said Jeff Monckton, girls program coordinator, who works alongside coach Samantha Haase. One year later, “We’ve absolutely exploded,” he said. “So we are now up to about 21 girls now.” Although they had “barely just had enough for a team” last season, “we ended up taking them all to Nashville for a tournament, and it just really exploded from there,” Monckton said. Playing in Nashville in January as the Junior Ice Bars, the team had to scramble for a similar look without official uniforms. That has changed. “Now we have our own uniform; we just ordered them,” Monckton said. “We got help with sponsors … got team T-shirts. So we’re excited.”

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