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Monday, Jun 21st Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will offer a limited-time extended membership just in time for summer camp registration. “Sign up to be a Girl Scout today to get in on summer camp and enjoy an extended annual membership through Sept. 30, 2022,” A GSSA press release stated. Girl Scouts will host camps from late June to late July for girls of all ages at Camp Tanasi, a 461-acre wooded and waterfront property along Norris Lake near Andersonville. Register for camp at Membership registration open year-round at
Monday, Jun 21st MEDIC Regional Blood Center MEDIC Regional Blood Center has an immediate, critical need for O Negative blood type. As of a few days ago, there were only 20 units available for distribution – less than a day’s supply. As a comparison, recently one patient needed 20 units alone. Donations can be made locally at the Farragut location, 11000 Kingston Pike, or in Downtown Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Ave. For location hours, directions and Mobile Blood Drive List, visit Masks are now voluntary at MEDIC donor centers and on mobile buses. Appointments are preferred and can be made online at
Wednesday, Jun 23rd Flying Anvil Theatre Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road in West Knoxville, will present performances of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” beginning at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, through Saturday, June 26, and beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 27. This highly acclaimed play was written by Nora and Delia Ephron and based on the book by Ilene Beckerman and features monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memories. It will be the Flying Anvil Theatre’s first in-person event of 2021, and tickets will be limited to allow for social distancing. Tickets are available now at General admission tickets are $50, and “Bridge the Gap” philanthropy tickets, which include an additional donation, are available for $75. Additionally, tickets for a VIP cocktail hour before the Saturday evening show are $100. All proceeds benefit Choice Health Network and the Flying Anvil Theatre. The theatre will use enhanced cleaning procedures, and masks are required when not eating or drinking.


Saturday, Jul 10th Second Saturday Concert Series Knox County again is hosting its Second Saturday Concert Series this summer as the Parks & Recreation Department will oversee live music at The Cove in Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Drive, which “is the county’s most visited park,” a Knox County Parks & Recreation press release stated. These free concerts, held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month, kicked off June 12 and continue in July and August. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and food. No alcohol is allowed. Cove dates and musical entertainment are listed as follows: July 10, Wild Blue Yonder; and Aug. 14, Leftfoot Dave and the Magic Hats. Any cancellation because of weather will be posted to the Parks and Rec Facebook page and the Park’s Twitter page. The Cove also features “several summertime amenities, including a beach, playground, sand volleyball court, walking trail and fishing areas,” the Parks & Rec press release stated. “River Sports also rents canoes and kayaks.”

Hello ‘Dolly’

American Medical Response-Rural/Metro has added a new VIP to its crew. Recently welcomed was Dolly, a 17-month-old Goldendoodle certified by Global Medical Response as the fire station’s regional training and therapy dog to assist emergency workers. The announcement came at a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce networking, hosted by AMR-Rural Metro Fire at Farragut Community Center. “These guys have dealt with more stress than probably any (other) people in the community,” said Mike Arms, a senior partner of Tennessee Strategies and lobbying supporter for AMR-Rural Metro Fire. “She was named after Dolly Parton,” Fire Chief Jerry Harnish said, adding she also is trained and certified through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will be available for FEMA. The pup is in the care of co-handlers Darek Shetterly, administrative supervisor, and Daryl Warren, operations manager.

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Some of Souza’s many ‘students’

Lincoln and Laura De Souza of Farragut are bringing the training of world renowned “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan to their dog psychology center, Balanced Paws K9 Training, which opened last week at 11135 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Lincoln, a canine behaviorist, has been training dogs for four years. He started the business in his home, but with the business’ growth he said they decided to open up the center to accommodate more dogs. “It’s not a day care, it’s a boot camp,” he said, adding, “It’s not just training, it’s focusing on the dog’s needs. Every dog that comes here, whether it comes from a puppy stage or adult dog, has some type of behavior issues. “The reason why we do it is because their needs aren’t being met the way they should be met.” Lincoln is a student of Millan and volunteers with Millan’s team, teaching students from around the world. “We bring a different aspect into what we do here, and what we teach owners is the way the dog sees the world,” he said. “As Cesar would say, ‘It’s all about exercise, discipline, then affection last.’ “The way I like to say it is ‘mind, body and soul.’

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