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February

Thursday, Feb 21st Young-Williams Animal Shelter is partnering with Town of Farragut to offer spay and neuter services at Founders Park at Campbell Station from 8 a.m., until appointments are filled Thursday, Feb. 21. Cost is $75 per dog and $45 per cat. Appointments are required. Call 865-215-6677 or register online at Young-Williams.org (click on “spay/neuter” and scroll down to “schedule online”).
Thursday, Feb 21st In honor of Tennessee Songwriters Week, Visit Farragut will host two musical performances at The Casual Pint as part of inaugural Farragut Songwriters Showcase. A “Ladies’ Night” performance begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, and will feature three female artists: Hana Rothenberg, Kelsi Walker and Shayla McDaniel. A songwriters-in-the-round performance begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, and will feature four artists: Kevin Mahoney, Chris Long, Roger Alan Wade and Shea Redhorse. For more information, go to visitfarragut.org/events.
Thursday, Feb 21st Young-Williams Animal Shelter Young-Williams Animal Shelter is partnering with Town of Farragut to offer spay and neuter services at Founders Park at Campbell Station from 8 a.m., until appointments are filled Thursday, Feb. 21. Cost is $75 per dog and $45 per cat. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call 865-215-6677 or register online at Young-Williams.org (click on “spay/neuter” and scroll down to “schedule online”). Information about pre- and post-operative care and check-in will be given at the time of registration.
Friday, Feb 22nd Knoxville Opera will offer married couples the opportunity of a lifetime during this Valentine’s Day season. Couples who attend either the 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, or the 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24 performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor “will be able to renew their wedding vows on the stage of Tennessee Theatre, downtown Knoxville, prior to the start of the opera. Judge John R. Rosson, Jr. will preside over the ceremonies. Tickets can be purchased online at www.knoxvilleopera.com or by calling 865-524-0795 extension 1.
Saturday, Feb 23rd Join Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center in Farragut Town Hall Community Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,, Saturday, Feb. 23, to learn amazing facts, debunk myths and meet some scaly creatures (a snake and a turtle) that call East Tennessee home. Cost is $5 for individuals and $10 for families (up to two adults and any children under 18 years old). Registration and payment deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 20. Register at 865-577-4717 extension 110 or visit Ijams.org.
Saturday, Feb 23rd The Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter 1881, UDC, will meet beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. Visitors are welcome to attend. For more information, including location of the meeting, call Rebecca at 865-382-1979.
Saturday, Feb 23rd Join Nick Stahlman Join Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center in Farragut Town Hall Community Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, to learn amazing facts, debunk myths and meet some of the scaly creatures (a snake and a turtle) that call East Tennessee home. Cost is $5 for individuals and $10 for families (up to two adults and any children under 18 years old). Registration and payment deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 20. Register at 865-577-4717 extension 110 or visit Ijams.org.

March

Friday, Mar 15th Town of Farragut youth representative Town of Farragut always is looking for a fresh perspective. If you’re a civic-minded high school junior or senior who lives in the Farragut area, you may apply to participate on a Town committee as its youth representative. The following committees have openings beginning in July: Arts & Beautification, Farragut Museum, Farragut Education Relations, Farragut Tourism/Visitor Advisory, Municipal Planning Commission, Parks and Athletics Council, Stormwater Advisory Council and Visual Resources Review Board. To learn more about each committee and apply, visit townoffarragut.org/youth. A letter of recommendation from a principal, teacher or guidance counselor is required. Private and home-schooled students are welcome to apply. Application deadline is Friday, March 15. Candidates must have reliable transportation to and from the meetings and will be expected to attend all scheduled meetings. Youth representatives will take part in discussions and interact with the fellow committee members, but do not have a formal vote due to legal constraints. Selected candidates will serve from July 2019 through June 2020 in correspondence with the Town’s fiscal year. For more information, contact Jennifer Hatmaker at jhatmaker@townoffarragut.org or call 865-218-3363.
Saturday, Mar 30th Registration is open for Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events taking place March 30-31, 2019. For the upcoming 15th annual race event, participants are encouraged to register online at www.knoxvillemarathon.com. Participants will enjoy a new finish-line experience in World’s Fair Park. Due to scheduled renovations at Neyland Stadium, the finish line will be moved for both the 2019 and 2020 race weekends. For more information and to register, visit www.knoxvillemarathon.com.

Lasting love

For many couples, this week might be the high point of the year for romance, but for others it will be much more. Farragut residents Duane and Mary Lea Cumpston will commemorate Valentine’s Day as the 72nd anniversary of the day they became engaged. “I proposed and she accepted,” said Duane with a warm smile last week from their Autumn Care apartment.

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Nine GO!

Dubbed in a press release as “a one-of-a kind ballet,” which will “capture the intensity, conflict and resolve of this medieval teenager,” “Jehanne ... the Story of Joan of Arc” features several prominent roles performed by young dancers from Farragut. GO! Contemporary Dance Works, 1234 Rocky Hill Road in Knoxville, will conclude its 14th season with this full-length contemporary ballet, with Joan as “both maiden and warrior during a time of spiritual and political upheaval,” Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24, in Bijou Theatre along Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. While the lead role of Joan is performed by Harper Addison, a professional dancer, nine dancers from Farragut are highlighted by feature roles from Kara Good, a senior at Farragut High School, and Micah McKee, a senior at Paideia Academy.

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