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• American Red Cross blood drive is in Farragut Community Center Assembly Hall (239 Jamestowne Blvd.) from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 11. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code “Farragut21.”

• Now that groups are planning events, Farragut businesses can become preferred vendors for Farragut Community Center. Currently, this opportunity only is available to businesses located within Town limits. If the business has multiple locations, billing must be through the Farragut location to qualify. Other requirements include having an active Farragut business license and relevancy to event rentals. There is no charge to be listed as a vendor. Preferred vendors will be recommended to current and prospective renters. Their required paperwork and permits will remain on file, making the process easier for the vendor, renter and community center staff. For more information, or to be added to the preferred vendor list, contact Arleen Higginbotham,, or Sue Stuhl, Both can be reached at 865-218-3376. Community Center offers four rental spaces: Assembly Hall, a middle-school-sized gymnasium and medium and large classrooms. All can accommodate an array of events. For more information, visit

• Fathers and daughters can enjoy a spring picnic at Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, 11409 Kingston Pike, at Farragut’s historic Campbell Station Inn at the corner of North Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike. May Day Picnic is from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 1. Other family members welcome. Snacks, to-go goodies, crafts, a photo area, music and dancing are offered. Bring chairs and/or picnic blankets, along with a dinner. Parking is offered at the Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.); no on-site parking available. Tickets are $20 per couple and $30 per family and must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at, in person at community center or call 865-218-3376 by noon Thursday, April 29. Event is weather-dependent; visit Farragut Parks & Recreation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for updates.