Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music is offering Arts for the Amazing program in August for special needs children and adults, giving them a chance to learn performing arts. read more
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July

Fri, Jul 28Works by artist Marjorie Horne and clay works created by 11 Art Market Gallery artists will be on display July 4 through July 28 at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the featured artists will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 7, during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, with complimentary refreshments, and music performed by Carl Gombert. For more information, call 865-525-5265, or visit artmarketgallery.net/
Sat, Jul 29Sewing cooperative open house/craft fair• A local sewing cooperative of women who have come to the United States as refugees would like to invite the community to an open house/craft fair. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 29, at Farragut Christian Church, 138 Admiral Road.

August

Tue, Aug 1Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced the 2017-2018 season of its Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series. Single tickets go on sale August 2017. All concerts take place at 8 p.m. at Knoxville Civic Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Visit knoxvillesymphony.com/
Tue, Aug 1Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra• Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will celebrate its 73rd season with performances by the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, with subscription tickets going on sale Tuesday, Aug. 1. For more information, call 865-483-5569.
Tue, Aug 1Legacy Builder Health Fair• Legacy Builder Health Fair will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, at First Baptist Concord Gathering Space area. The fair is free and open to the public. For more information, email klawrence@fbconcord.org/
Wed, Aug 2Senior Citizens’ Day at the City’s outdoor pool• Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting inaugural Senior Citizens’ Day at the City’s outdoor pool from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2. The pool will be reserved exclusively for seniors age 50 and older. For more information, call 865-425-3999 to reserve your spot.
Thu, Aug 3The Authors Guild of Tennessee• The Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, at Faith Lutheran Church. For more information, call 865-386-5831.
Thu, Aug 3“Summer Corn Goodness”• The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute will offer a summer community class from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, on “Summer Corn Goodness.” Cost is $50 and will be held at UT Visitors Center. For more information, e-mail Terri Geiser, tgeiser@utk.edu.
Mon, Aug 7Town of Farragut is hosting a free educational session• Town of Farragut is hosting a free educational session at Farragut Town Hall. This session will provide attendees with recommended immunizations based on their history and the latest age-recommended guidelines from the CDC. A light lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7. To register, visit townoffarragut.org/register/
Tue, Aug 8“Summer Pies”• The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute will offer a summer community class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, on “Summer Pies.” Cost is $50 and will be held at UT Visitors Center. For more information, e-mail Terri Geiser at tgeiser@utk.edu.
Sat, Aug 12“Eat Well to Prevent and Manage Diabetes”• The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Healthy Living Kitchen team will present a workshop on “Eat Well to Prevent and Manage Diabetes” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at the medical center. For more information, call Susan Wyatt, 865-305-6083.
Sat, Aug 12Knox County School Music Department will host a fundraiser • Knox County School Music Department will host a fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 12, at Farragut Farmers Market. The fundraiser consists of fun greeting cards, matted prints or posters. For more information, email Becky, rmchaffee1@comcast.net
Sat, Aug 12Butterfly Dash and Bash• East Tennessee Children’s Hospital introduces Butterfly Dash and Bash with a 10K race beginning at 8:15 a.m. followed by a 5K race at 9 a.m., and a fun walk kicking off after the start of 5K, Saturday, Aug. 12, at World’s Fair Park. Cost is $30-10K; $25-5K; $10-Burger Bash Adult admission; $7.50-Burger Bash Runner’s Discount; $5 Burger Bash child admission, ages 4-12. To register, visit etch.com/dashandbash/ or call 865-541-8668.
Sat, Aug 12“Yeast Breads”• The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute will offer a summer community class from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 12, on “Yeast Breads.” Cost is $50 and will be held at UT Visitors Center. For more information, e-mail Terri Geiser, tgeiser@utk.edu.
Mon, Aug 14Social Media 4 Seniors will offer classes• Social Media 4 Seniors will offer classes in Aug. as follows; Samsung Galaxy Android Phone/Tablet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 14-15. Cost is $45. iPad/iPhone Basics will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 14-15. Cost is $45. How to Use Facebook will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 23. Cost is $30. Pinterest/Instagram/Twitter will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23. Cost is $30. All held at Farragut Town Hall. To register, visit townoffarragut.org/register/
Thu, Aug 17Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding Volunteer Training for Summer Session• Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding will be conducting its Volunteer Training for Summer Session 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, for Junior Vol Training. Lesson Vol Training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. Horse experience is not necessary. For more information, call Brittany, 865-988-4711 or visit rideatstar.org/
Sat, Aug 19Summer Tea and Fashion Show• The women of Holy Cross Anglican Church will host its annual Summer Tea and Fashion Show at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. Seating is limited. For more information, call 865-988-3646.
Sat, Aug 19Forget Me Not 5k for Alzheimer’s • Eighth Annual Forget Me Not 5k for Alzheimer’s benefits The Pat Summitt Foundation and will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at University of Tennessee campus. For more information, visit forgetmenot5k.com/
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.

September

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 

November

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/

VG center to host Dock Dogs Sept. 15-17

With glowing reports about how West End Center businesses fared promotion-wise and financially following Red, White & Blues Jam July 8, something “unique” is targeted at Village Green shopping center looking to create the same positive effect. Dock Dogs, a national competition involving dogs jumping into a small pool of water, is scheduled to bring a regional event to Town from Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17, in the shopping center parking lot, located along Kingston Pike near its intersection with North Campbell Station Road. The event, dubbed “Dog Daze @ Village Green,” is being coordinated by Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance. “We felt like this Dock Dogs event would give us an opportunity to, in essence, collaborate on another shopping center event. To be able to tie in businesses where the center is located and the Town of Farragut while doing something unique in the area,” Herc Ligdis, SF/FBA president, said during the alliance’s monthly meeting Thursday, July 20, in Farragut Town Hall boardroom.

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About 50 residents get update on Canton Hollow Road

About 50 residents living near or along Canton Hollow Road turned out to a public meeting to hear more about the $7 million project to improve that road. Knox County Engineering and Public Works held the meeting Tuesday, July 18, in Farragut High School. “I was curious about some changes in the visibility on Canton Hollow Road,” said David Graham, a Lovell Hills subdivision resident. “I drive it every day and I’m anxious about what they have in store for us.” Cindy Pionke, Knox County director of Planning and Development, said the purpose of the meeting was to get more useful information from the public. “We did have a very good turnout, so I was very happy about that,” she said. “I’ve had pretty good comments, more positive than negative,” said Jim Snowden, Knox County Engineering and Public Works director. “There are two homes, which the road will get close to, that will be most affected. They could be moved but that would be a last resort. We don’t want to do that either.” The project’s design work should be completed by the end of 2017, Pionke said. Then, the county will acquire right-of-way easements in 2018 and start construction in spring 2019.

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