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Friday, Jun 12th Shopping center scavenger hunt Families are invited to complete a drive-able shopping center scavenger hunt at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek shopping center, 11251 Parkside Dr. Choose either an easy or challenging hunt, and drive or walk the center to find the mystery items. All listed items can be spotted from the parking lot, enabling participants to complete the hunt from inside their vehicle. Lists are available at https://pinnacleatturkeycreek.com/events.html and will remain available through Friday, June 12.
Saturday, Jun 13th Farragut Health & Wellness Expo Farragut Health & Wellness Expo, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, remains overflowing with 32 signed-up participants — and about a dozen others still seeking to participate according to Steve Krempasky, Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance executive director — while rescheduled for Saturday, June 13, in the Town’s Community Center. MEDIC bloodmobile is scheduled in the parking lot.
Saturday, Jun 13th Independence Day Parade decision Status of annual Independence Day Parade is unknown, a Town of Farragut press release stated, “We are still taking registrations, although we have had some that have dropped out (one is the Farragut High School Marching Admirals band.),” the release stated.   “... We will continue to monitor this and will have to make a decision by (Monday) June 13.”


Friday, Jul 3rd Summer Members Show The Arts & Culture Alliance will present a special Summer Members Show featuring new works by local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber and more from artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at www.knoxalliance.com/join-renew. Most of the works in the 2020 Members Show are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. A reception is tentatively scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 3, to which the public is invited to attend at 100 people at a time. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and other recommendations given by the Knox County Health Department, the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Summer Members Show will be on display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St., in downtown Knoxville from Friday, June 5 to Friday, July 31. Gallery hours currently from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Emporium will be closed Monday, July 6, for the holiday. For more information, contact Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.
Saturday, Jul 4th Upcoming Town events Highlighting annual upcoming Town events still on their original schedule as of deadline Tuesday afternoon, March 31, are Independence Day Parade, Sunday, July 4; MusicFest, Friday and Saturday, July 10-11; and Dog Days, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 14-16.
Saturday, Jul 25th Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo along the banks of Anchor Park in Fort Loudoun Lake (originally in May) is tentative set for Saturday, July 25 “dependent on Tennessee Wildlife Rescoures Agency and their ability to get us fish and, of course, COVID-19 restrictions,” a Town of Farragut press released stated. “The format for this event will be different — the event will be available by pre-registration only and we will mark spots around the Anchor Park pond where each family group can fish from.  We will probably have two sessions for one hour each and announce winners via social media.”


Saturday, Aug 8th Health & Wellness Fair Health & Wellness Fair moved from March to Aug. 8 in Farragut Community Center, 254 Jamestowne Boulevard.
Saturday, Aug 15th Fun with Farragut’s Fleet Fun with Farragut’s Fleet, still on calendar for Aug. 15, “May end up being cancelled this year due to concerns over sterilizing the equipment,” the release stated.


Saturday, Sep 19th Lawn Chair Series’ June concert Lawn Chair Series’ June concert has been moved to Sept 19; concerts running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18 and Aug. 15 remain in place, but alternative formats are planned.


Thursday, Oct 1st Bluegrass Jam Bluegrass Jam (new event from Mamajam), originally scheduled for May, will now be in October (date still tentative according to Town of Farragut officials) and may move to Campbell Station Plaza.
Sunday, Oct 4th Annual Taste of Farragut Annual Taste of Farragut, originally scheduled for Friday, May 1, has been moved to the fall: from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, at a yet-to-be-determined location.


Thursday, Nov 12th Hobie Bass Open Series Tournament of Champions Farragut Community Center will be hosting the Hobie Bass Open Series Tournament of Champions in November. This is a national kayak fishing tournament series that provides a platform for anglers to compete in an elite two-day event in one of several locations across the nation targeting bass. Anglers fish for large cash payouts, sponsored prizes, Hobie Fishing Worlds spots and angler of the year points, which all culminate at the Tournament of Champions at the end of the season when 50 anglers battle it out for large cash payouts. Event is open to any angler age 16 years or older, and all brands of kayaks are welcome. Event officials will be using the assembly hall pre-function area as their headquarters and for their nightly gatherings. Officials will be here starting Thursday, Nov. 12, and the competition will take place Sunday, Nov. 15.   The tournament starts Friday, Nov. 13, with an open call for anglers to fill the last spot in the championship – their could be 100 for that day’s event (plus their families). The championship is the top 50 from the series, and they will fish on Saturday and Sunday.  Some of the anglers will stay at hotels in Farragut, but some in houses or RVs.
Saturday, Nov 14th Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, originally planned for the weekend of March 28-29 before postponement due to COVID-19, has been re-scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15. Kids Run is scheduled for Saturday evening, and the marathon, half marathon, relay events and 5k will take place Sunday morning. The weekend also is set to include the Health & Fitness Expo and a post-race celebration for all runners, volunteers and spectators.


Saturday, May 15th Southern Skies Music Festival Due to COVID-19, Dogwood Arts has moved inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival to May 15, 2021.

Half-century of teaching

Concord Christian School fifth-grade teacher Jim Akins directed car-line traffic throughout the 17 years he spent at the school, so it was only fitting that a “Final Car-Line Salute” honored him as he retired last week following 50 years in the profession he described as “a calling.” “Every single day he came to the lot and directed the traffic through,” said Stephanie Mason, marketing director for CCS. “This just seemed like the perfect way to say goodbye.” Akins wholeheartedly agreed. “I loved it,” he said. “I always directed traffic, and because of COVID-19, we couldn’t have all gotten together.

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Big view of Town Center

Farragut’s Municipal Planning Commission was treated to several new drawings during its regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 21 — its second held electronically — as plans for the old Kroger development Town Center continue to unfold. The renderings — proposed building elevations, streetscapes and even a concept master plan — were just the latest offered by Budd Cullom of CHM Development. Along with his design team, Cullom plans to create a bustling Town Center on the 40-plus acre property, complete with retail, restaurants, multi-family housing, office space and parks. “As they are doing more research, they are trying to get as much feedback as possible from the FMPC as early as possible,” Town Community Development director Mark Shipley said. “There is a lot of green space, and certainly it has a lot of good elements here.” The property, with a street address of 11238 Kingston Pike, is located directly across the street from Farragut High School’s Lendon Welch Way main entrance, which would align with the development’s Main Street.

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