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May

Thursday, May 24th General Henry Knox Chapter, Daughters of 1812, will meet beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Olive Garden restaurant, 7206 Kingston Pike. Installation of 2018-2020 officers will be held. For more information, call 865-573-1116.
Thursday, May 24th Concord A.M.E. Zion Church, 713 Loop Road in Concord, is hosting its 146th Annual Church Homecoming, which includes Sunday school beginning at 10 a.m., followed by worship services starting at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., May 27. Pastor Sam B. Fulton Jr. will lead the 11 a.m. service, while the Rev. Richard Brown, pastor of Payne Ave. Baptist Church in Knoxville, will preach the 3 p.m. service. Payne Avenue Choir will sing at 3 p.m. service. For more information, call Donna Davis, 865-257-1495, or Helen Trent, 865-288-7719.

June

Saturday, Jun 2nd In conjunction with Historic Homes of Knoxville, Historic Ramsey House will be celebrating Statehood Day and the birthday of Francis A. Ramsey Saturday, June 2. Bring family and friends for a free guided tour of the House and enjoy birthday cake from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guided tours begin in the newly renovated Visitor Center. Event is free, but donations are accepted and go toward ongoing preservation and maintenance of the House.
Saturday, Jun 2nd Knox County Extension Master Gardeners class on “Bees Butterflies and Birds: How to Bring Them to Your Garden” is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 2, at Bearden Branch Library. Class is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-588-8813 or visit online knoxlib.org
Friday, Jun 8th Denso will sponsor Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit Friday, June 8. Tickets $227. For more info: ignitesucceed.com/
Friday, Jun 8th The Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit Denso will sponsor The Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit Friday, June 8. Tickets are $227. For more information, visit ignitesucceed.com/
Saturday, Jun 9th Knox County Extension Master Gardeners will hold a class on “Summer Time, ’tis the Season for Pruning!” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 9, at Cedar Bluff Branch Library. Class is free and open to the public. For more information call 865-470-7033.
Saturday, Jun 23rd KARM Dragon Boat Festival The annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival, the Race with a Mission, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at the Cove, Concord Park. Early bird discount is available through March 16. Teams can register online at karm.org/dragonboats/

‘Papa Jake’

Only one thing has been more reliable than the building itself at Farragut Primary School — Jake Kreis. Known affectionately as “Papa Jake” or just “Papa,” Kreis has been a near-permanent fixture at the school for the last four years. His face typically is one of the first children see in the mornings, as he is there every day, opening vehicle doors in the drop-off line. Almost 71, he began volunteering in the FPS cafeteria when his grandson, Aidan Kreis, began school there as a kindergartener.

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HVA celebrates Class of 2018

Hardin Valley Academy celebrated its Class of 2018 accomplishments with its Senior Celebration awards. Students, faculty and parents gathered in the school’s gymnasium Friday, May 4, to announce Hawk Award candidates and other top students in extracurricular activities and subject areas during the celebration, which was organized by librarian Suzanne Sherman. “The Class of 2018 has played an incredibly significant role in continuing the Hardin Valley Academy tradition,” HVA principal Sallee Reynolds said. “Hardin Valley Academy has held its own with all kinds of competitions — academic, athletic, extracurricular, vocational or otherwise.” For example, she said the Hawk Award is “the highest award voted on by Hardin Valley Academy faculty and is bestowed upon a graduating senior.”

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