Mon, Aug 21Knox County Mayor’s Office is hosting a solar eclipse viewing event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at The Cove. For more information, visit, knoxcounty.org/parks/
Mon, Aug 21Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to enjoy a unique view of the total solar eclipse from the ground and from the stratosphere beginning at 1:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at Blount County Campus. The family-friendly “Tailgating in Totality” event begins at noon and lasts until 3 p.m. Food trucks will be on campus, but attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. Bring your own chairs, blankets, sunscreen and other supplies. Alcohol is not permitted on campus. Do not bring pets. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/
Thu, Aug 24AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Course• AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Course will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24-25, at Frank Strang Senior Center. For more information, call Paul Johnson, 865-670-6693.
Thu, Aug 24Knoxville Choral Society will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24. Schedule an audition at 865-312-2440.
Thu, Aug 24AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Course will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24-25, at Frank Strang Senior Center. For more information, call Paul Johnson, 865-670-6693.
Sat, Aug 26Tennessee Clean Water Network’s Dragon Boat Races at Volunteer Landing • Tennessee Clean Water Network’s Dragon Boat Races at Volunteer Landing will start at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26. In dragon boat racing, teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson race against the clock in authentic Hong Kong-style 46-foot-long dragon boats to qualify for the finals. In the finals, the best teams race against each other for the winner’s Gold Cup. All ages, skill levels and abilities can participate making it one of the ultimate team building sports. To register, visit tcwn.org/
Sat, Aug 26Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education Summit• The 6th Annual Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education Summit kicks off on from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Haslam Business Building on the campus of The University of Tennessee. Volunteers and community leaders will connect with area teens through an array of truthful discussions and extensive workshops on relevant issues currently affecting minority and impoverished communities. The summit will conclude with the 2nd Annual Scholarship Gala, 7 p.m. at the Relix Variety Theatre on North Central Street. For more information, visit tensesummit.org/
Fri, Sep 8Fall Organizing Fellowship Program• Tennessee Democratic Party is seeking individuals who can contribute 14 hours a week in our Fall Organizing Fellowship Program. Over the course of the 12 weeks program, Fellows will be responsible for building campus and neighborhood teams of volunteers who will serve as the backbone to the 2018 midterm election. Application is due by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, for training from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. For more information, email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon, Sep 11Safety Fest TN• Safety Fest TN, offers 90 free safety classes to residents and companies from September 11-15. This year’s training classes will be offered at Y-12’s New Hope Center, ORAU’s Pollard Technical Center, and other local venues. Registration and a complete list of classes can be found at www.safetyfesttn.org
Sat, Sep 16Jonathan and Drew Scott • Jonathan and Drew Scott from The Scott Brothers’ House Party and It Takes Two will be at the Civic Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. Tickets start at $44.75. For more information, visit knoxvillecoliseum.com/
Sat, Oct 7Tennessee Pirate Fest• Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, is setting sail for the second annual Tennessee Pirate Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. Tickets are $16 for ages 13 and up; $8 for ages 5 to 12. For more informing, visit tnpiratefest.com/
Mon, Nov 27U.S. Department of Energy’s public bus touris going on now through Nov. 27. The tour offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 70 years. Prices are $5 per adult, $4 per senior citizen (65 and older) and $3 for students (ages 10 to 17). For more information, visit amse.org/