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September

Monday, Sep 28th Tee It Up Fore Suede Knox Area Rescue Ministries Golf Tournament Tee It Up Fore Suede Knox Area Rescue Ministries Golf Tournament is set for Avalon Golf & Country Club, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 28. You can participate as an individual, as a member of a team and/or as a sponsor. A sign-up-now-and-pay-later option also is included. This tournament also will serve to honor the memory of Kristoffer Suede’s “life and his love of the game of golf, all while providing important funding for KARM,” a KARM press release stated. For more information, or to register, call 865-230-3398.
Wednesday, Sep 30th MEDIC Regional Blood Center MEDIC Regional Blood Center is now at the critical level for O Positive, O Negative and A Negative blood types.  Donate at 1601 Ailor Ave. in downtown Knoxville or at 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Location hours, directions and mobile blood drive list at medicblood.org/. MEDIC is requiring all donors to wear a mask or face covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC will provide one. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link. Appointments also can be made by calling 865-524-3074.
Wednesday, Sep 30th Smoky Mountain Service Dogs Non-profit Smoky Mountain Service Dogs has a goal of pre-selling 1,000 specialty plates, the proceeds of which will fund SMSD training of mobility assistance service dogs for veterans with service-connected physical and psychological disabilities. To purchase, visit www.smokymountainservicedogs.org/.
Wednesday, Sep 30th COVID-19 Information Line Knox County Health Department COVID-19 Information Line is 865-215-5555, or call toll-free, 888-288-6022, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Wednesday, Sep 30th Volunteer Assisted Transportation program Knox County Community Action Committee is seeking volunteer drivers for its Volunteer Assisted Transportation program. Volunteers will utilize agency-owned sedans while accompanying seniors or persons with disabilities to appointments, shopping and other errands. Training provided. Contact Nancy Welch: 865-673-5001 or nancy.welch@cactrans.org
Wednesday, Sep 30th MEDIC Regional Blood Center MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to screen all donors for COVID-19 Antibodies, through Wednesday, Sept. 30, an effort to identify COVID Convalescent Plasma donors to increase inventories to meet the demand of regional hospitals. MEDIC continues to screen donors at all of its regional locations, including 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. MEDIC is not performing COVID-19 virus testing for people with COVID-19 symptoms. Donors must have a successful blood or blood-related product donation to receive the antibody test. Visit www.medicblood.org for locations and screening times.

October

Thursday, Oct 1st “Stars on Stage Virtual Concert: A Streaming Fundraising Event” Tennessee Theatre will hold its first semi-public event since the pandemic closed the venue six months ago with the screening of a concert by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors to celebrate the theatre’s 92nd birthday with “Stars on Stage Virtual Concert: A Streaming Fundraising Event,” which begins at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, the same day as the theatre’s birthday. For more information about “Stars on Stage,” visit tennesseetheatre.com/starsonstage.
Thursday, Oct 1st Bluegrass Jam Bluegrass Jam (new event from Mamajam), originally scheduled for May, will now be in October (date still tentative according to Town of Farragut officials) and may move to Campbell Station Plaza.
Sunday, Oct 4th Farragut Fall Festival From 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, “Shop Farragut will assemble vendors from all across the Farragut Business Community for the first Farragut Fall Festival,” said Stephen Krempasky, Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance executive director. “The Festival will feature three dozen retail and promotional booths including food and beverage vendors. They will showcase their products and services in the former Kroger Parking lot, 11240 Kingston Pike.” With admission free to the public, “Participating businesses include a wide variety of retailers,” Krempasky said. “Patrons can get food and drink from The Admiral Pub, Water Into Wine bistro & lounge, The Farragut Table, Kiki’s Hawaiian Shave Ice, Mucho Gusto, Cruisin Cuisine, Sof-Tee Serve Ice Cream and Berrylicious Bouquets.” Also available will be “information, discounts or merchandise from the Farragut area businesses,” he added, listing the following: Great Clips; Jessica Phillips, CPA; 865LIFE Wearables; Premiere Martial Arts; Amazing Nails with Kellie; Kat’s Lash Lounge & Wax Studio; Sir Goony’s; Simply Physio; Snooty Patootie; STAR Riding Academy; Knoxville Academy of Music; Staybridge Suites - Knoxville West; Faith Promise Church | Farragut; Villages of Farragut; 865 Candle Company; Young Living Essential Oil; Root Journey; Blush & Bashful; Cool Sports Home of the Icearium; Exodus Chiropractic and First Watch Café. Parking can be found on the “north or east sides of the old Kroger parking lot, at Farragut High School (including along Lendon Welch Way) and at West End Center,” Krempasky said.

November

Saturday, Nov 7th 16th Annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events Prioritizing community health and safety, the 16th Annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events are moving to a virtual format to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19 and allow runners to safely participate while achieving their personal goals in 2020. The virtual races will allow registrants to participate within a flexible time frame throughout the week from Nov 7 to Nov. 15. The virtual event will include the Covenant Kids Run, 5K, half marathon, marathon and relay events, and participants will be able to upload their results via the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon website. In early November, the start line, mile markers and finish line for all courses will be painted. Registrants can use the markers to run the actual route during the 9-day virtual race period, or they can complete their run or walk at their preferred location such as in a neighborhood, on a greenway trail or on a treadmill. Connect with Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on Facebook, @chknoxmarathon on Twitter and via @knoxvillemarathon on Instagram. As additional details of the event are confirmed, updates will be posted to the race website at www.knoxvillemarathon.com. New participants can register for the virtual event at knoxvillemarathon.com Health Knoxville Marathon may participate in 2020 virtual event, defer their registration to 2021 race (the date is not yet confirmed), receive a refund for the registration fee or donate the registration fee to the Knoxville Track Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For more information about the marathon, visit www.knoxvillemarathon.com or call 888-217-5635.
Thursday, Nov 12th Hobie Bass Open Series Tournament of Champions Farragut Community Center will be hosting the Hobie Bass Open Series Tournament of Champions in November. This is a national kayak fishing tournament series that provides a platform for anglers to compete in an elite two-day event in one of several locations across the nation targeting bass. Anglers fish for large cash payouts, sponsored prizes, Hobie Fishing Worlds spots and angler of the year points, which all culminate at the Tournament of Champions at the end of the season when 50 anglers battle it out for large cash payouts. Event is open to any angler age 16 years or older, and all brands of kayaks are welcome. Event officials will be using the assembly hall pre-function area as their headquarters and for their nightly gatherings. Officials will be here starting Thursday, Nov. 12, and the competition will take place Sunday, Nov. 15.   The tournament starts Friday, Nov. 13, with an open call for anglers to fill the last spot in the championship – their could be 100 for that day’s event (plus their families). The championship is the top 50 from the series, and they will fish on Saturday and Sunday.  Some of the anglers will stay at hotels in Farragut, but some in houses or RVs.
Saturday, Nov 14th Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, originally planned for the weekend of March 28-29 before postponement due to COVID-19, has been re-scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15. Kids Run is scheduled for Saturday evening, and the marathon, half marathon, relay events and 5k will take place Sunday morning. The weekend also is set to include the Health & Fitness Expo and a post-race celebration for all runners, volunteers and spectators.

May

Saturday, May 15th Southern Skies Music Festival Due to COVID-19, Dogwood Arts has moved inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival to May 15, 2021.

Heidi’s Gym seeks support to expand, survive COVID-19

Heidi’s Musical Gymnastics, also known as Heidi’s Gym at 159 West End Ave. — a gymnastics studio in operation for 25 years in Farragut — is seeking community support to help her students train in competitive gymnastics. Heidi De La Rocha, owner, curriculum director and teacher, recently started a Pay Pal on her website to receive donations that would help her purchase used uneven bars, so her students can do competitive gymnastics. While the gym has been non-competitive for 20 years, she started offering a competitive program last year. De La Rocha noted the students did well last year, but the season was cut short this year because of the pandemic.

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Notice to those in need: Farragut Christian Church pantry open each Thursday

Farragut Christian Church is showing how much it “CARES” for the community every Thursday evening, through its Christians Actively Reaching Everyone food pantry. The church, located at 138 Admiral Road, has been steadily providing the service since 2004, but has recently stepped up efforts to publicize its offerings. Linda Coombs, church member and food pantry director, along with her husband, Dick Coombs, have worked at the food pantry since it started. Dick put out an announcement on social media last week to help spread the word. “We never closed, even during COVID, when we held it outside” Linda said. “But our numbers have recently gotten really low, so we wanted to get the word out.” Linda said one issue has been “our regulars started hearing that so many children were going hungry during this time, and they were so unselfish and thought they had enough for themselves already, so they stopped coming.

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News

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Presstalk

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Opinion

letter to the editor  Read More

voting related tips  Read More

Business

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business briefs  Read More

Community

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Sports

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Farragut Youth Football  Read More

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‘Frustration speech’ helps Bearden hand FHS first soccer loss  Read More

A sweep of West improves 7th-grade Ads to 5-0; eighth-graders now 3-1  Read More