Thursday, Jun 27th
Volunteer Assisted Transportation program
CAC is seeking volunteer drivers for its Volunteer Assisted Transportation program. Volunteers will utilize agency-owned hybrid sedans while accompanying seniors or persons with disabilities to appointments, shopping and other errands. Training is provided. To volunteer, contact Nancy Welch at 865-673-5001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org/.
Thursday, Jun 27th
Volunteer with University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice
To volunteer with University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice, which serves patients and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, join an ongoing orientation session for adults (18 and older). No medical experience is required and all training is provided. For more information, contact Penny Sparks, volunteer coordinator, by calling 865-544-6279 or by e-mail at Penny.Sparks@lhcgroup.com/.
Thursday, Jun 27th
University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice offers ongoing grief support
University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice offers ongoing grief support for any adult who is suffering the loss of a loved one or friend. For more information, contact Brenda Fletcher, Bereavement coordinator, by calling 865-544-6208 or e-mailing Brenda.Fletcher@lhcgroup.com.
Thursday, Jun 27th
USA Cycling National Pro Road, Crit, Time Trial and Para-Cycling Championships
USA Cycling National Pro Road, Crit, Time Trial and Para-Cycling Championships will be held in Knoxville and Oak Ridge Thursday through Sunday, June 27-30. For questions or information, including traffic alterations, call 865-342-9292 or e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday, Jun 29th
Miss Tennessee 2020
Miss Tennessee 2020 will be crowned at the climax of a pageant beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at the University of Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Arena. Tickets can be purchased online at https://misstn.org/alltickets
Sunday, Jun 30th
Smoky Mountain Blues Society Blues Cruise
Smoky Mountain Blues Society Blues Cruise No. 3 features Bridget Kelly Band aboard the Star of Knoxville Sunday, June 30. Cruise on the beautiful Tennessee River (Fort Loudoun Lake) and enjoy listening to live Blues music. Boarding at 3 p.m. Cruising from 4 to 7 p.m. Full bar and limited food service available. Cruise tickets are $16 for members (call Riverboat office and ask for discount price), $20 for non-members and $25 the day of show. Call 865-525-7827 for tickets and exact boarding location.
Tuesday, Jul 2nd
Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club
Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its next monthly meeting beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, in Alcoa First United Methodist Church. Visitors are welcome. Program will be on pooling colors in variegated yarn. For more information, contact Marie Hickson at 865-457 0960.
Thursday, Jul 4th
Mabry-Hazen House is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Thursday, July 4. Gather with friends, family and museum staff to celebrate Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence and community. Enjoy great views, good food and beer, live music and tours of the 1858 house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located atop Mabry’s Hill overlooking downtown Knoxville to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains to south. This location provides a spectacular view of the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth fireworks. Tickets include two adult beverages. Activities for children include sack races, seed spitting contests, three-legged races, bocce, croquet, corn hole and cake walk. Tours of the historic home will begin at 6 p.m. and fireworks start at 9:35 p.m. Tickets and more information are available at www.mabryhazen.com/fourth-of-july.
Thursday, Jul 4th
Authors Guild of Tennessee
Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 4, in Faith Lutheran Church of Farragut. John Dalvy will speak about social marketing and breaking into the public eye. Published authors are invited to attend. For more information, visit authorsguildoftn.org/.
Thursday, Jul 4th
Fourth Annual Farragut Freedom Run
Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club is preparing to present Fourth Annual Farragut Freedom Run, featuring a 1- and 2-mile race, beginning at 9 a.m. on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4. Race will be held in conjunction with 32nd Annual Town of Farragut Independence Day Parade. Both 1- and 2-mile course will start at 103 Campbell Station Road, continue down Kingston Pike and finish in the Ingles parking lot, running in front of all those waiting for the parade to begin. Like in previous years, the Freedom Run will support local charity Smoky Mountain Service Dogs. For more information, visit the race website at www.fleetfeetknoxville.com/races/farragut-freedom-run/.
Thursday, Jul 11th
FWKCC Focus, Unite, Engage, Lead
Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce has updated the time for its second installment of FWKCC Focus, Unite, Engage, Lead. It will begin at 5 p.m. and run until 7 p.m., Thursday, July 11, in Calhoun’s-Turkey Creek, 625 Turkey Cove Lane. FWKCC F.U.E.L. is the Chamber’s new networking series/program intended specifically to help up-and-coming young professionals make connections to succeed.
Friday, Jul 12th
Town of Farragut and Shop Farragut announce the new MUSICFEST at West End presented by SouthEast Bank for two days in mid-July. Farragut merchants and local vendors will move outside to showcase their products and services to crowds, who will enjoy the performances of more than two dozen musicians playing Country and Blues music. Replacing Red, White & Blues Jam, which was a one-day event, MUSICFEST at West End is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, July 12 (featuring Country music), and from 3 to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 13, (featuring Blues), in West End shopping center parking lot just south of Farragut High School. Special discounts, attractions and giveaways will highlight the days as patrons shop, dine or just enjoy the live music under the large festival tent.
Event entry is free to the public and family-friendly, with children activities provided by One Life Church. Many local and regional bands will highlight both days: A Friday Night in the Country features Roscoe & Bethany Morgan, 6 p.m.; Southbound, 7 p.m, http://bit.ly/2VXtowE/; Will Shepard Band, 8 p.m.; and Danielle Johnson Band, 9 p.m, http://www.daniellejohnsonsinger.com/. The Saturday Blues features Barry Faust and Ben Kreider, 3 p.m.; Rey Pineda and Natalie Rogers, 4 p.m., https://www.facebook.com/rey.pineda1/; Mighty Blue, 5 p.m., https://www.mightyblue.net/; Mystic Rhythm Tribe, 6:15 p.m., https://www.facebook.com/mysticrythym/; and Jonny Monster Band, 8 p.m.; https://www.jonnymonster.com/; MUSICFEST Jam Finale is 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Stephen F. Krempasky, executive director of Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance, at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.farragutbusiness.com/.
Saturday, Jul 13th
Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic
Knoxville Bar Association announces a Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 13, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. This is a general advice and referral clinic with volunteers prepared to advise on a wide variety of legal issues including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support and personal injury — among other issues.
Wednesday, Aug 21st
2019 Introduction to Farragut program
Applications are now being accepted for 2019 Introduction to Farragut program. Itroduction to Farragut is a unique way to connect participants with the Town, providing information on its history, government structure and operations, public safety, education and volunteer opportunities, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about Farragut. Residency is not required. Program begins with a reception and program kickoff in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from Farragut Branch Post Office, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21. Class dates are the following Wednesdays Sept. 4, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16 and Oct. 30. Classes begin at 6 p.m. in Town Hall and will last about two hours depending on class participation and questions. After completing the requirements, there will be a graduation ceremony at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6. All participants are invited to attend. In addition to these dates, the class will have the opportunity to tour Farragut with Town Administrator David Smoak from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26.
Program requirements include attending the kickoff reception, at least four of the five classes, one Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting (second and fourth Thursdays of each month), one Municipal Planning Commission meeting (third Thursday of each month) and participating in a class project by completing volunteer hours with a nonprofit of the Town’s choosing. Up to 20 participants will be selected; accepted applicants will be notified within 10 days of the application deadline, which is 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2. Register at townoffarragut.org/introtofarragut, in person in Town Hall or by e-mail to Jennifer Hatmaker at email@example.com. For general application information, e-mail Hatmaker or call 865-966-7057.