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Friday, Apr 26th Westside Unitarian Universalist Church Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, at the corner of Fretz and Grigsby Chapel roads, will offer free Electronics Recycling Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. For more info:
Saturday, Apr 27th Feeding God’s Children will hold its 14th Annual Chicken and Rib Roast from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, in the old Kroger parking, 11238 Kingston Pike, across from entrance to Farragut High School. This event helps to feed children in East Tennessee, other parts of Appalachia and Guatemala. There also will be live music provided by Knoxville’s Own beginning at noon Saturday. For more information, contact Susanne Huff, Feeding God’s Children executive director, at 865-771-1375 or visit
Monday, Apr 29th Town of Farragut will host a free lunch and learn, “Normal Aging verses Dementia,” from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Monday, April 29. A light lunch will be provided for those who pre-register by Friday, April 26, at, in person at Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center, or by phone at 865-218-3375.


Friday, May 3rd Annually drawing more than 1,000 food and fun lovers, the 10th Taste of Farragut runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, May 3, at 11240 Kingston Pike in the old Kroger parking lot across from entrance to Farragut High School. Formerly known as Farragut Food & Wine Fest, the event will feature live entertainment by ROUND 2, recreating sounds of the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond ( The exclusive “VIB” Tent will serve as home of the “Very Important Bites.” General admission tickets are $30 for adults (if purchased in advance) or $35 if purchased at the gate. Admission for children under 12 is $10 in advance or $15 at the gate, with children under 5 free. VIB is $75. Tickets available at all Knoxville Ticket locations, online at or by phoning 865-656-4444 or stopping by Knox Graphics, 10965 Kingston Pike; Goin’ Postal, 11519 Kingston Pike; Water Into Wine bistrio & lounge, 607 N. Campbell Station Road, or CH Interiors & Gifts, 12556 Kingston Pike. Tickets will be exchanged on-site for punch cards giving a record of samplings.
Saturday, May 4th Farragut High School Grand Reunion Farragut High School Grand Reunion, for alumni who graduated from the old school building (through the Class of 1976), returns to Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church fellowship hall (725 Virtue Road) from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 4. Admission is $5 at door.


Saturday, Jun 22nd KARM Dragon Boat Festival The 2019 KARM Dragon Boat Festival is Saturday, June 22, at The Cove at Concord Park. To sign up, visit or contact Yvonne Key at 865-660-9671 or e-mail

‘Gatsby Gala’ glitz, giving

Glitz, glamour and fun, 1920s style, was the theme for about 225 members and guests during West Knox Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd Annual “Diamonds and Pearls” — a Gatsby Gala,” in Rothchild Catering & Conference Center Friday, April 12. While this year’s theme encouraged guests to dress up as a character from the famed F. Scott Fitzgerald novel “The Great Gatsby,” it also was a time to give. Part of this year’s ticket sales benefited Emerald Youth Foundation, which received $1,500. At the same time, Chamber intern Paige Gleason, an FHS senior, received a $1,000 scholarship.

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Lace & Glam Bridals is ‘all about the bride’ with new Farragut location

Lace & Glam Bridals, a new wedding boutique in Farragut, is making finding that perfect wedding dress “all about the bride,” owner Sherry Hovan said. Hovan, a Farragut resident, opened her shop Monday, April 8, at 145 West End Ave., to provide brides custom wedding gowns. Additionally, the store carries formal shoes, jewelry, veils and all other accessories to complete the wedding ensemble. Hovan said the shop is open by appointment “to give our brides the very best possible experience. “You’re never going to find a more expensive or a more important dress, and it’s just an honor to get to do that,” she added.

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