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April

Thursday, Apr 19th Farragut Museum is seeking volunteers Farragut Museum is seeking volunteers to serve as docents and work in the gift shop. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about volunteering for Town of Farragut, visit townoffarragut.org/volunteer. To volunteer, e-mail Historic Resources coordinator Julia Barham at Museum@townoffarragut.org
Friday, Apr 20th Sergeant York: The Play Sergeant York: The Play, will premiere at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 20- May 28, at West Park’s CedarBrook Outreach, 8833 Middlebrook Pike. An additional performance will take place at 7:30, Monday, May 28, Tickets are free. For more information, visit westparkbaptist.org/sergeantyork/
Saturday, Apr 21st Open house and craft fair Intertwined, multi-cultural sewing cooperative will host an open house and craft fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 21, at Farragut Christian Church.
Saturday, Apr 21st Breakthrough Run for Autism The 12th annual Breakthrough Run for Autism will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K Run/Wal and 1-Mile Fun Run, Saturday, April 21, at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for students, and individuals may pre-register online or by mail through April 13. For more information, visit breakthroughknoxville.org/
Saturday, Apr 21st “Posies for the Pantry,” Farragut Presbyterian Church is hosting a flower sale, “Posies for the Pantry,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21, in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Proceeds benefit Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry, housed at Faith Lutheran Church.
Saturday, Apr 21st Lawnmower clinic for fifth- through 12th-graders A free clinic for fifth- through 12th-graders to learn how to care for and properly use a lawn mower, while also learning how to start a lawn mowing business, is set to run from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 21, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, Watt Road (look for a tent). An adult must attend the clinic with the youth participant. Instruction includes basic mower maintenance, mower and trimmer safety and obtaining a mowing job. A drawing for a free gas-powered trimmer will be held. Each participant receives free safety gear. Lunch provided by the Optimist Club of Knoxville. An adult must attend with the participant. Onsite registration, the day of the clinic, starts at 9 a.m., Saturday. For more information, contact Knox County 4-H office at 865-215-2340.
Sunday, Apr 22nd 2018 International Food Gala The Rotary Club of Farragut will hold its 2018 International Food Gala Sunday evening, April 22, at Kitchen 919, formerly The Orangery, in Bearden. The event begins with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. International Food Gala is a major RCF fundraiser. The goal is to raise a minimum of $8,000 to support club projects and charities. Tickets are $85 each (one table sponsorship for $1,000). To purchase tickets, call 865-771-0780.
Saturday, Apr 28th Jay Clark and Greg Horne will perform Jay Clark and Greg Horne will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 800-838-3006, ext. 1.
Saturday, Apr 28th Feeding God’s Children Chicken and Rib Roast The 13th annual Feeding God’s Children Chicken and Rib Roast will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, across from Farragut High School Baseball Field. For more information, call Susanne Huff, 865-2078-4055 or visit feedinggodschildren.org/
Saturday, Apr 28th A Church-wide Mission Day A Church-wide Mission Day event 
is set for Ebenezer United Methodist Church’s women, men and youth groups at the church, 1001 Ebenezer Road. They will come together from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28, to raise funds for missions: EUMC Women’s Rummage Sale; Men’s Club Barbeque and “Roots” Youth Ministry Bake Sale will be open for shoppers. For more information, or to order barbeque before Monday, April 23, call 865-691-8330 or go to www.eumcknox.org
Saturday, Apr 28th Captain W. Y. C. Hannum The Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter No. 1881, UDC will meet beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 28. Visitors are welcome to attend. For more information, call Donna at 865-977-8328.

May

Thursday, May 3rd City People Downtown home tour The 2018 City People Downtown home tour will be held May 3- 5 giving attendees the opportunity to see what downtown living is like. Tour-goers can enjoy a full weekend as the dates coincide with First Friday and the first Market Square Farmer’s Market of the season. For more information, visit hometour@citypeople.org/
Friday, May 4th 9th Annual Farragut Food & Wine Festival Shop Farragut is accepting applications to fill 30 vendor spaces for 9th Annual Farragut Food & Wine Festival, scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, at 11240 Kingston Pike (former Kroger parking lot across from Farragut High School). To volunteer or learn more, e-mail info@farragutbusiness.com.
Friday, May 4th Farragut Food & Wine Festival The 9th annual Farragut Food & Wine Festival is fast approaching, and Shop Farragut is accepting applications to fill 30 spaces. The event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, May 4. To volunteer or learn more, email info@farragutbusiness.com.
Friday, May 4th Shop Farragut is accepting applications to fill 30 vendor spaces for 9th Annual Farragut Food & Wine Festival, scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, at 11240 Kingston Pike (former Kroger parking lot across from Farragut High School). To volunteer or learn more, e-mail info@farragutbusiness.com.
Friday, May 4th “Light Up the Night for Parkinson’s” Second annual fundraising gala “Light Up the Night for Parkinson’s” will benefit PJ Parkinson’s Support Group of Blount County. Event will be held Friday, May 4, at Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville. Gala will be in memory of Dr. David Millhorn, University of Tennessee senior vice president emeritus and national laboratory relations advisor, who passed away Dec. 18, 2017, due to Parkinson’s disease. He oversaw multiple unprecedented achievements for UT’s research enterprise. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more information, visit the website: https://www.pjparkinsons.com/
Saturday, May 5th Hydrangea: When to Prune those Bloomin’ Bushes Master Gardener Carolyn Kiser will host a class on Hydrangea: When to Prune those Bloomin’ Bushes from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Knox County Public Library Bearden Branch. For more information, call 865-588-8813.
Saturday, May 5th FHS Alumni Grand Reunion The Alumni of the Original Campus of Farragut High School, which was established in 1904 with the last classes at the Concord Road-Kingston Pike campus during the 1975-76 school year, are invited to the annual FHS Alumni Grand Reunion. It will run from 8 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 5, in Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 725 Virtue Road. Alumni from classes dating back to 1940s through the Class of 1976 are invited to enjoy coffee and doughnuts while visiting with friends and classmates and looking over class yearbooks and other memorabilia. Registration fee is $5 at the door. This invitation also is extended to those attending FHS during these years but did not graduate.
Thursday, May 10th Veterans Assistance Knox County Veterans Services Office representatives will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road, Knoxville, from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 10, to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members regarding VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645 or email the Veterans Services Office at veterans@knoxcounty.org.
Saturday, May 12th Farragut Museum expanded hours This spring and summer, Farragut Museum (located in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive) will expand its regular weekday hours and open on the following weekend dates and times free of charge: from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., (In conjunction with the Embroiderers’ Guild exhibit) Saturday, May 12; from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 20, and from 4 to 7:30 p.m. (In conjunction with the Pleasant Forest Living History event), Sunday, June 10. Museum is always free and open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Monday, May 14th Tate’s School and Tate’s Day Camp Open House Tate’s School and Tate’s Day Camp will host their 9th Annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 14. Event is free and open to the public. Enter through the main entrance, which is located on North Cedar Bluff Road next to Verizon. Families can enjoy a hayride tour of the 54-acre campus featuring three saltwater pools, zip lines, an archery range, climbing walls, a rappelling tower, a boating pond and the unique rustic log classrooms defining the campus. Tate’s teachers will be in each classroom and will host child-centered activities across campus. Children can explore the Teaching Garden and learn more about the wonder of plant life and gardening. Families are invited to enjoy lunch (provided free) with Tate’s Day Camp Counselors in the picnic area by the boating and fishing pond and play on the playgrounds around campus. New to the tour this year will be Eighth Grade Math Building, which opened in January.

June

Friday, Jun 8th The Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit Denso will sponsor The Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit Friday, June 8. Tickets are $227. For more information, visit ignitesucceed.com/
Saturday, Jun 23rd KARM Dragon Boat Festival The annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival, the Race with a Mission, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at the Cove, Concord Park. Early bird discount is available through March 16. Teams can register online at karm.org/dragonboats/

FUD earns rare Triple-A from Standard & Poor’s

Recently earning the rare “AAA” rating for both its water and sewer operations serving Farragut and West Knox County, the industry’s highest level, First Utility District of Knox County is one of only four of the state’s 17 largest water and sewer utilities to have earned AAA status. “Less than 1 percent of the systems in the United States have that,” said Bruce Giles, FUD general manager since November 2010. Moreover, among the four AAA-rated state utilities listed, FUD — which serves the entire Town of Farragut — was one of only two to earn AAA distinction in two service areas (water, serving 36,000 customers, and sewer, serving 33,000). “It’s very rare. It’s the highest that you can get,” said Kena Hyers, FUD chief financial officer who has been at the utility for 19 years. “We had been at AA-plus since 2009.” “It’s almost impossible to get there,” Giles said. “… To have a sewer system as large and be AAA is just unheard of.”

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HVA musical theater’s ‘West Side Story’ April 27-29

Hardin Valley Academy’s musical theater students are rumbling to bring “West Side Story” to the community. The class will perform the musical, which is open to the public, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28; and 3 p.m., Sunday, April 29, in the school auditorium, 11345 Hardin Valley Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and are available at the door. About 100 students are involved in the production — from the orchestra to backstage and tech crews to the performers — said Teresa Scoggins, HVA choir director. “[There are] around 60 on stage alone,” she added. Of those cast members, sophomore Cameron Roberts and senior Chloe Freeman have the lead roles as Tony and Maria. They are joined by junior Cole Lawrence, playing Bernardo; junior Grace Warnock as Anita; senior Max Fleischhaker as Riff; and junior Triston Saidak as Action.

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