(Almost) Total Eclipse in McFee Park set

“It won’t happen again for 20 years, so Farragut Parks & Recreation plans to celebrate the coming solar eclipse, even though East Tennessee will only experience 90 percent of the total eclipse,” a Town of Farragut press release stated. The (Almost) Total Eclipse in the Park party runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 8, at the McFee Park Great Lawn.

The free event is open to all ages.

A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available for viewing the peak of the eclipse at 3:07 p.m.

“Remember, it’s not safe to view the eclipse with the naked eye or by looking through unfiltered optical devices, such as binoculars or telescopes,”the release stated.

For tips on watching the eclipse, visit exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how-to-view-eclipse.

“In addition to the natural wonder of the eclipse, the event will feature craft and yard games,” the release stated.

“In terms of refreshments, Happy Dog Creamery will be onsite with homemade ice cream for purchase.”

For more information, contact Recreation and Event manager Rachel Malone at rmalone@townoffarragut.org.