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• A volunteer income tax assistance site in Farragut, certified by the IRS, is offering tax preparation services free of charge to those who are financially challenged, and the elderly, among those needing special assistance. The service is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31, through Friday, April 15, at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 616 Fretz Road. Service is on a first-come, first-served basis. “Taxpayers must bring government-issued photo ID, Social Security cards for everyone named on their return, and all their tax documents,” a press release stated.
• Local author/poet Tom Catalano will be conducting a live-stream workshop, “POETRY: How and Why,” as part of the monthly meeting of The Inkwell Writer’s Group. This free-of-charge online meeting will be held beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, via Zoom with Catalano as guest speaker. Anyone interested in writing and learning more about how to become a poet are encouraged to attend. If you plan to attend, or for more information, contact Jennifer D. Diamond, Area 4 Representative, at Area4Rep@Pennwriters.org, or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Ladies who are new to the area, or who just want to make new friends, are invited to come and join Newcomers Club for lunch and a program at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Program will be about Senior Safety, presented by Knoxville Police Department . For reservations, call 865-985-0521 before Monday, Jan. 17.