June

Wednesday, Jun 20th Newcomers Club meeting Newcomers Club allows women new to the area, or those just wanting to make new friends, to get to know club members. These ladies are invited to a lunch and program beginning at noon, Wednesday, June 20, in Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Horse Haven is scheduled program topic. For reservations, call 865-681-9989 before Friday, June 15.
Thursday, Jun 21st USA Cycling Professional Road, Individual Time Trial and Criterium National Championships USA Cycling Professional Road, Individual Time Trial and Criterium National Championships will be held in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area Thursday through Sunday, June 21-24. In partnership with Visit Knoxville, the City of Oak Ridge will host ITT National Championships on scenic Melton Lake Drive. Championships kick off in Oak Ridge June 21 with the ITT. The course is a 7-mile section of roadway that encompases a portion of Melton Lake Drive and Union Valley Road. Professional and elite women will complete two laps for a total distance of 14.1 miles. Professional and elite men will complete three laps for a total distance of 21.25 miles. The course is relatively flat, allowing spectators to see athletes pass multiple times from one viewing location. For more information, a full schedule of events and course maps: (https://legacy.usacycling.org/2018/ pro-road-crit-time-trial-nationals).
Thursday, Jun 21st Driver Safety Classes Upcoming Driver Safety Classes in the Greater Knoxville area include Frank Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, June 21-22. Instructor is Linda Lawson. For more information: www.aarp.org/drive.
Saturday, Jun 23rd KARM Dragon Boat Festival The annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival, the Race with a Mission, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at the Cove, Concord Park. Early bird discount is available through March 16. Teams can register online at karm.org/dragonboats/
Saturday, Jun 23rd Fifteenth Annual Knox Area Rescue Ministries Dragon Boat Festival, “the Race with a Mission,” is expected to attract thousands to the Cove at Concord Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 23, for high-intensity boat races, music, children’s activities and fantastic food. To learn more, visit www.karm.org.
Monday, Jun 25th “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus” Vacation Bible School Join First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, on an adventure with “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus” Vacation Bible School. VBS will be held nightly from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 25-28. Children ages 3 through fifth grade are invited. T-shirts will be given to each child, and they will be fed a snack each evening. Register at ffumcvbc.wordpress.com. For more information, contact Paige Morgan at 865-966-8430 or e-mail pmorgan@ffmuc.org/.

July

Saturday, Jul 14th Knox County Parks & Recreation department again is hosting Second Saturday Concert Series this summer at The Cove in Concord Park, featuring live entertainment – free of charge — for the whole family. Held July 14 and Aug. 11, entertainment runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. No alcohol is allowed. July 14 features The Jennings Street Band and Aug. 11, Freequency. A food truck will be on site each Saturday.