October

Tuesday, Oct 23rd Diabetes Management Series Knox County Health Department’s next Diabetes Management Series is from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at KCHD, 140 Dameron Ave., Knoxville. KCHD offers the free, three-part series quarterly to help those affected by the disease. Persons with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes are encouraged to attend. Spouses and caregivers of those affected by the disease also are welcome. Parking is free. Call 865-215-5170 or visit surveymonkey.com/r/DMSOct18 to register.
Wednesday, Oct 24th Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Mark Littmann for a consideration of “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” by Michael Lewis starting at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay St. in downtown Knoxville. Flash Boys tells the story of a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts who realize the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together–some of them walking away from seven-figure salaries to investigate, expose and reform the insidious new ways that Wall Street generates profits. Littmann, a professor of journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee, holds the Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing and a Board of Visitors Professorship. His books about various aspects of astronomy have won four national prizes. Besides having taught astronomy and literature for many years, Littmann is a former director of the Hansen Planetarium and a writer/producer of 35 planetarium programs, some of which are still performed worldwide. Bring a sandwich or pick up something from a downtown restaurant. Drinks will be available for 50 cents.
Friday, Oct 26th Oktoberfest WindRiver Lakefront & Golf Community is celebrating its 3rd Annual German Oktoberfest from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at Lakeside Inn at WindRiver Lakefront & Golf Community, 2698 Oakum Court, Lenoir City. Ticket price is $35. A culinary team from Citico’s Restaurant & Club will be creating the German “Octoberfeast” experience buffet style. This outdoor festival will include corn hole, a bonfire and live music from Stephen Goff & The Royals. Traditional German attire is encouraged.
Friday, Oct 26th Can Drive for The Love Kitchen Farragut High School Student Government Association kicked off its annual Can Drive for The Love Kitchen this week. For parents and the general public wishing to donate, e-mail SGA president Rebecca Fisher at rebeccafishertn@aol.com/. Main necessities include canned vegetables, canned beans, rice and pasta (including ramen). Cash donations also are accepted. Donations will be accepted untilnoon. noon, Friday, Oct. 26.
Friday, Oct 26th Freaky Friday Fright Nite Town of Farragut’s 22nd annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Children ages 12 and under are invited to “trick or treat” on the walk trail while local businesses, community groups and Town volunteers hand out treats and provide games with prizes and cookie decorating. This is a free event, but participants are asked to bring items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. Suggested donations include paper towels, Lysol spray, individually wrapped snack items, to-go boxes, heavy-duty paper plates, heavy-duty plastic cutlery, gift cards for gas stations, discount stores, grocery stores and home improvement stores, postage stamps, copy paper, K-cups, coffee creamer, detergent, cans of air freshener, garbage bags (especially tall kitchen size), hand soap with a pump and hand sanitizer. Cash donations also will be accepted. Learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville at knoxrmhc.org. For more information about Freaky Friday, contact Brittany Spencer at bspencer@townoffarragut.org or call 865-218-3378. In the case of inclement weather, call 865-966-2420 after 3 p.m. the day of the event.
Saturday, Oct 27th Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N Broadway, Knoxville, presents the art exhibit titled “Beautiful and Delicious,” which runs through 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. “Beautiful and Delicious” displays the talent of artist Yvonne Bartholomew Thomas (Seymour). Donations are welcome. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of her work will be given to the American Cancer Society. For more information about the exhibit and BSG, contact Cynthia Tipton at 865-851-2824, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallry.com or e-mail BroadwayStudiosAndGallery@gmail.com
Saturday, Oct 27th Farragut 13.1/Relay/5K/Kids Run Farragut 13.1/Relay/5K/Kids Run, commonly known as Farragut Half Marathon, will take place Saturday morning, Oct. 27. The half marathon, 5k and 2-person relay all have a 7:30 a.m. start time, followed at 10 a.m. with the Kids’ Fun Run. This year the annual event will begin and end in the Planet Fitness parking lot in Village Green Shopping Center, 11433 Kingston Pike, Farragut. Race registrations are in-progress at http://farragut131.com/. Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive with its mobile unit on site between 8 a.m. and noon. Businesses interested in participating can contact Shop Farragut at 865-307-2486 or e-mail info@farragutbusiness.com.
Saturday, Oct 27th Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter 1881, UDC Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter 1881, UDC, will meet beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Visitors welcome. For more information: 865-382-1979.
Saturday, Oct 27th Farragut Primary School Fall Fest Farragut Primary School Fall Fest is from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, on school grounds along N. Campbell Station Road.
Saturday, Oct 27th Samuel Frazier Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Samuel Frazier Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. For information on location and membership, call Martha Kroll at 865-603-4655.
Sunday, Oct 28th Trunk or Treat First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, is hosting Trunk or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy an evening of family fun and games — with a little candy. Church youth will be selling food to raise funds for mission work. This is a peanut allergy friendly event. For more information, contact Paige Morgan, director of Children and Family Ministries, at 865-966-8430 or pmorgan@ffmuc.org
Sunday, Oct 28th Trunk or Treat Faith Lutheran and Farragut Presbyterian churches will hold a Trunk or Treat for children from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, in the parking lot of Farragut Presbyterian, 209 Jamestowne Blvd. Event is free and for the public.

November

Monday, Nov 12th Coats for the Cold Annual Knox Area Rescue Ministries Coats for the Cold drive to collect coats for those in need began this week and runs through Saturday, Nov. 10. Gently-used coats can be dropped off at all KARM Stores locations and at all Prestige Cleaners locations in the Knoxville/Knox County area. Only actual coats (not sweaters, sweatshirts or other apparel) will be accepted in the drive. Children’s coats for all ages and XXL adult-sized coats are especially needed. Once collected, donations will be marked and available for distribution in a special area of each of 18 KARM Stores from Monday, Nov. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 8. Coat vouchers will be distributed through area social services agencies, schools and churches. Those wishing to receive a coat will bring a voucher to any KARM Stores location and present it. To learn more, visit http://karm.org/get-involved/events/coats-for-the-cold/.
Monday, Nov 19th Friends of Knox County Public Library’s 2018 Children’s Holiday Book Drive is under way. Donation bins are in place at library branches throughout Knox County, including the Farragut branch along Kingston Pike adjacent to Founders Park at Campbell Station. Book drive extends through Nov. 19. The public is asked tocollect gift-quality books. For some children, their ESF gifts will be the only ones they receive. Drop off your book donations at any Knox County Public Library branch or at Union Ave Books. Help Friends expand its reach by organizing a book drive by a group in your community (e.g., Scouts, book club, church, neighborhood association). Make a donation online or by mail to Friends of the Knox County Public Library, 500 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902. This year’s greatest needs are board books for infants and toddlers and books for high schoolers. Spanish-language and bilingual books are also needed. Graphic novels are popular with all ages. If you are interested in organizing a group book drive, contact the Friends office at info@knoxfriends.org or call 865-215-8775. For more information about this year’s drive, visit knoxfriends.org/esf-book-drive/.

March

Saturday, Mar 30th Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Registration is open for Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events taking place March 30-31, 2019. For the upcoming 15th annual race event, participants are encouraged to register online at www.knoxvillemarathon.com. Participants will enjoy a new finish-line experience in World’s Fair Park. Due to scheduled renovations at Neyland Stadium, the finish line will be moved for both the 2019 and 2020 race weekends. For more information and to register, visit www.knoxvillemarathon.com.