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Sat, Dec 10 • Ramsey House and Julia Shiflett will host a natural green wreath-making class • Ramsey House and Julia Shiflett will host a natural green wreath-making class at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10. Cost is #35. To register call, 865-546-0745.
Sat, Dec 10 • Marble Springs State Historic Site will host Christmas Candlelight Tours • Marble Springs State Historic Site will host Christmas Candlelight Tours from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10. A $2 donation is suggested but not expected. For more information, call 865-573-5508 or visit marblesprings.net/
Sat, Dec 10 • Ijams Nature Center will hold Birding and Feeding • Ijams Nature Center will hold Birding and Feeding at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. The event is for all ages. Join Ijams naturalist and author Stephen Lyn Bales for this lighthearted look at creating a bird-friendly backyard. He’ll discuss roosting boxes, heated birdbaths, bark butter and other foods to help your birds get through the cold winter ahead. A light brunch will be provided. The fee for this program is $5 for Ijams members and $8 for non-members. Call 865-577-4717, ext. 110, to register.
Sat, Dec 10 • First Farragut United Methodist Church will host Breakfast with Santa • First Farragut United Methodist Church will host Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10. Cost is $10 per family and proceeds go towards FFUMC Children’s Ministry Program. Reservations are required. For more information, visit ffumc.org or call 865-966-8430.
Sat, Dec 10 • Mabry-Hazen House will host its annual Christmas Tour • Mabry-Hazen House will host its annual Christmas Tour from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, and 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11. The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 865-522-8661 or visit mabryhazen.com/
Sun, Dec 11 • Historic Ramsey House is opening its doors • Historic Ramsey House is opening its doors to the public at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, for its annual Candlelight Tour. The tour is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-546-0745.
Sun, Dec 11 • Knoxville Jewish Alliance will host its holiday Winter Festival • Knoxville Jewish Alliance will host its holiday Winter Festival & Hanukkah Fun event from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec.11, at Arnstein Jewish Community Center. For more information, call 865-690-6343 or e-mail office@jewishknoxville.org/
Sun, Dec 11 • A Community Candlelight Memorial Service sponsored by Click Funeral Home • A Community Candlelight Memorial Service sponsored by Click Funeral Home will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike. During this service, each person/family will have the opportunity to place a candle in memory of their loved one, if you wish. You may come to the service for a time of reflection and enjoy the beautiful music. This light reminds us the treasured thoughts and memories of our loved ones live on. A reception will follow at Milestones Event Center located next door to the funeral home. This Candlelight Service is free and open to the community.
Mon, Dec 12 • Farragut Gun Club will hold its meet, greet & eat • Farragut Gun Club will hold its meet, greet & eat at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, at Rosarito’s Mexican Cantina. For more information, call Liston Matthews, 865-316-6486.
Tue, Dec 13 • Ijams Nature Center will hold an Ugly Sweater Workshop • Ijams Nature Center will hold an Ugly Sweater Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. Join Ijams and Goodwill Industries-Knoxville as they provide tips and tricks to create one’s own ugly Christmas sweater using recycled sweaters and swag. Goodwill is providing all of the supplies needed to bedazzle and bedeck your festive wear, Christmas music, hot cocoa and cookies. Adult beverages will be available for purchase. Registration is $15 per person. For more details, go online to ijams.org/events
Fri, Dec 16 • Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, LLC • Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, LLC, invites children ages 2 to 5 to Winter Wonderland Party from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, at the school, 10845 Kingston Pike. Participants can dance with the “Sugar Plum Fairy” during an exciting ballet class using music from the “Nutcracker” and enjoy the Winter Wonderland Party. Dancers will do a ballet warm-up, learn a combination and make a craft. Cost is $19. For more information, call 865-675-9894.
Fri, Dec 16 • Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music will hold a ballet class • Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music will hold a ballet class using music from the “Nutcracker,” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, for ages 2-5. Cost is $19. For more information, visit angelafloydschools.com/
Sat, Dec 17 • Ijams Nature Center will hold an Explore with Ijams Hiking Club • Ijams Nature Center will hold an Explore with Ijams Hiking Club at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. If you are feeling stressed by the holiday season, join the hiking club as it explores the South Loop of the Knoxville Urban Wilderness. This hike will be a couple of hours so wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Leaders are Ijams hiking enthusiasts Amy Oakey and Eric Johnson. The program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Call 865-577-4717, ext. 110, to register.
Sun, Dec 18 • “White Christmas” • “White Christmas” will begin at 2 and 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, at Tennessee Theatre. Tickets are $9 adult, $7 children under 12 and seniors 65 and over. For more information, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com
Sun, Dec 18 • Ijams Nature Center will hold Owl-ology 101 • Ijams Nature Center will hold Owl-ology 101 from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. There are six owl species that can be found in East Tennessee. Join Ijams senior naturalist and author, Stephen Lyn Bales, for a look at the secret world of owls, dissect an owl pellet and meet an owl or two. Ijams also will provide some owl-themed snacks. The fee for this program is $5 for Ijams members and $8 for non-members. To register, call 865-577-4717, ext. 110.
Mon, Dec 19 • Town of Farragut is hosting a free educational session • Town of Farragut is hosting a free educational session at Farragut Town Hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, on the importance of medication adherence. The class is free. For more information, call 865-218-3377.
Wed, Dec 21 • Newcomers club will hold its meeting • Newcomers club will hold its meeting at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Bearden Banquet Hall. Farragut High School Madrigal Singers will perform. For reservations, call 865-985-0521.
Thu, Dec 22 • Captain WYC Hannum Chapter 1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy • Captain WYC Hannum Chapter 1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold its meeting at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at Old Gray Cemetery. For more information, call 865-856-9300.

January

Fri, Jan 20 • Farragut Arts Council and the Town of Farragut is looking for artists • Farragut Arts Council and the Town of Farragut is looking for artists to submit work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, for the juried 2017 Open Fine Arts Show to be held from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 15-18 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19. Entry fees are $40 for up to three entries. For more information, call Lauren cox, 865-218-3372 or e-mail lcox@townoffarragut.org/

Farragut, Hardin Valley, Northshore schools collect for Gatlinburg

Students and teachers in 20 Knox County Schools have reached out to help victims of the wildfires in Gatlinburg. Farragut Middle and Farragut High schools, Hardin Valley Academy and Northshore Elementary School were among those Knox County Schools that have organized collections of cash and in-kind donations to help the victims. After tragedy struck residents of ...Read More...

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Hundreds of attendees loaded up on Christmas cookies when Faith Lutheran Church held its 13th Annual Cookie Walk and Craft Fair. The event raised $3,905 for Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry at Faith Lutheran Church, Lynda Primka, event co-chairwoman with Hartley Savitz. Shepherd Hope Food Pantry, provides food to underprivileged families in the community, Jane Darnell, Read More...

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