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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.