September

Sunday, Sep 24th September Gift of the Month is for Newborns in Need St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood Drive in Farragut, announces its September Gift of the Month is for Newborns in Need, which is housed in Farragut. A family garage stores items until notified by area hospitals that there is a need. Items needed are warm sleepers and diapers sizes newborn to 6 months, Ivory bar soap and baby wipes.  Drive-by and drop-off from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24.  The Gift of the Month assists local social service organizations and gives everyone the opportunity to help.
Sunday, Sep 24th The Seldom Scene will perform in Knoxville’s historic Bijou Theater, 803 S. Gay St. in downtown Knoxville, with showtime starting at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, which range from $35 to $55 each, can be purchased online at knoxbijou.org. Event is part of the Penny4Arts initiative, where every child in Knox and surrounding counties gets an opportunity to attend arts and culture events/activities at the maximum cost of one penny (or free) when accompanied by a paying adult.
Sunday, Sep 24th St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood Drive in Farragut, announces its September Gift of the Month is for Newborns in Need, which is housed in Farragut. A family garage stores items until notified by area hospitals that there is a need.  Items needed are warm sleepers and diapers sizes newborn to 6 months, Ivory bar soap and baby wipes.  Drive-by and drop-off from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24.  The Gift of the Month assists local social service organizations and gives everyone the opportunity to help. • Bridge Refugee Services is celebrating its Adding the Spice Gala from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, at Episcopal School of Knoxville, 950 Episcopal School Way.More information is available at https://bridgerefugees.org/events and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/832485584756798.
Wednesday, Sep 27th East Tennessee Chapter of American Red Cross East Tennessee Chapter of American Red Cross is conducting a local volunteer recruitment and training for those looking to make a lasting impact for others: From 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 or Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 6921 Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville. If you have questions about the need for volunteers or how the American Red Cross responds in your community, contact James Pesterfield, East TN Chapter Disaster Program specialist, at James.Pesterfield@redcross.org.
Saturday, Sep 30th Drive-thru flu shot clinic BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is partnering with Cokesbury Church North Campus, 9919 Kingston Pike, for a drive-thru flu shot clinic Saturday, Sept. 30. Various flu strains, respiratory illnesses and the virus that causes COVID-19 likely will be spreading in the fall and winter, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s why it’s especially important for people to get a flu vaccine. Walgreens Pharmacy representatives will administer flu vaccines to ages 8 and older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church parking lot. BlueCross members or others with health insurance must bring their insurance card to receive the flu vaccine as part of their coverage. Vaccines are available for $41 for those without insurance.
Saturday, Sep 30th West Knox Preschool & Activities Fair The community is invited to attend 10th Annual West Knox Preschool & Activities Fair organized by the Knoxville-Northshore chapter of MOMS Club.  The Fair is free and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday Sept. 30, in St. John Neumann Catholic School gym (625 St. John Ct., Farragut). Come and meet representatives from more than 20 preschools and activity programs.

October

Thursday, Oct 5th Authors Guild of Tennessee Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, in Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. in Farragut. Social time and book exchange begins at 10:30 a.m.. Published authors are invited to attend.  AGT is now accepting applications for associate membership from authors who have written a book but are not yet published. Serious authors only. In the event of inclement weather, check the AGT Website for updates and information: authorsguildoftn.org.

December

Saturday, Dec 16th Wreaths Across America National nonprofit Wreaths Across America announces the kickoff to its annual campaign. Not only will every sponsorship honor our nation’s service members with the placement of a veteran’s wreath on National Wreaths Across America Day Saturday, Dec. 16, but local nonprofits, civic groups and organizations will receive $5 back from each sponsorship made for their program or other efforts throughout the year. For more information or to sponsor a wreath, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.