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June

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 nancy.welch@cactrans.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 cyclinginfo@oakridgevisitor.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.

July

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 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 MUSICFEST 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 steve@farragutbusiness.com 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.

August

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 jhatmaker@townoffarragut.org. For general application information, e-mail Hatmaker or call 865-966-7057.

You’re being dramatic

Episcopal School of Knoxville students and other community children took a week-long adventure Monday, June 3, through Thursday, June 6, exploring theater with ESK’s annual Drama Camp. The experience culminated in a performance Friday, June 7, of “High School Musical” and a luncheon in the school along Gilbert Drive. “This (student participation) is probably the largest we’ve had,” ESK Head of School Jack Talmadge said. The leading cast consisted of Sydney Derr as Gabriella Montez; Rylee Pehrson, Troy Bolton; Katie Ann Moon, Sharpay Evans; Stephanie Kaczmaerk, Ryan Evans; Claire Sexton, Mrs. Darbus; Savanah Landfather, an assistant; Savannah Bush, Chad; Aziz Gharavi, Zeke Baylor; Avery Hillon, Kelsi Nielsen; Emme Milam, Martha Cox; Nora James, Jack Scott; Sophia Timmerman-Pelensky, Jackie Scott; and Alex Kaye, Coach Bolton. “It’s a one-week camp,” said ESK music director Deb Sousa, who is going into her 18th year at ESK. “It’s almost impossible for me to believe how much we can get done.

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A friend’s Sacrificial love

Love shows itself in many ways, but rarely as sacrificially as the life-saving one Katherine Millikan Davis made last year. Following many prayers and considerations, the Farragut native donated a kidney to Marshall Jones, the husband of her long-time best friend, Christy Patterson Jones, last August. “I love Christy and Marshall and I consider them part of my family,” Davis said. “It was never a question of ‘Why?’ — but ‘why not?’ “Through prayer, I always felt that after all the testing, that if I ended up a match, that I was meant to donate to him. And now, there’s nothing better than to hear and see the difference it’s made in his life,” she added. Christy and Davis’ random first meeting was as Farragut High School sophomores in the fall of 1983, and they quickly fell into a tight friendship. After graduating in 1986, the two maintained a very close bond and stayed in each other’s lives, even as Christy moved away from the area, eventually settling in Texas after marrying Marshall in 2002. The move simply expanded their circle, as Davis, and by then, her husband, Guy Davis, grew to care for Marshall, too. So it was a shock when Marshall became gravely ill in 2004 with an MRSA staph infection, while also suffering from what was later confirmed as undiagnosed diabetes.

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News

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Presstalk

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Opinion

through the lens  Read More

Business

Sitel expecting to add nearly 500 jobs  Read More

Talking trash: local waste pickup company sold to Waste Management  Read More

business briefs  Read More

Community

You’re being dramatic  Read More

Brothers earn membership to national School of Rock All Stars  Read More

Pet Fair 2019  Read More

Sports

Surprise meeting of scholarship provider Sanders with Lady Vol recipient-golf shop employee  Read More

Getting off the road, Ott settles in as Fox Den general manager  Read More

Paper still seeking CBFO Softball, Farragut Baseball champion photos  Read More