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July

Fri, Jul 3 Arts & Culture Alliance Arts & Culture Alliance will present a grout exhibition by Artist of 17th Street Studios titled “Amalgam Volume 3,” beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, July 3, and running through July 31, at Redeemer Church of Knoxville. For more information, call 865-523-7543 or visit knoxalliance.com/
Fri, Jul 3 Red, White & Blues Pre-Independence Day Picnic Farragut Business Alliance will host Red, White & Blues Pre-Independence Day Picnic from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Friday, July 3, on the lawn at Renaissance. Casey Abrams will perform. Cost is $8 per person in advance, $10 at the door. Volunteers are needed for this event. For more information, visit farragutbusiness.com/events or signupgenius.com/go/
Sat, Jul 4 Independence Day concert Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform the 31st Annual Pilot Flying J Independence Day concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 4, at World's Fair Park. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rachel Dellinger, 865-521-2317.
Sat, Jul 4 28th Annual Independence Day Parade The 28th Annual Independence Day Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 4. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Sat, Jul 4 The fireworks display sponsored by the City of Oak Ridge The fireworks display sponsored by the City of Oak Ridge will begin at 10 p.m., Saturday, July 4, at A.K. Bissell Park. For more information, call Candice Brogan, 865-425-3546.
Sat, Jul 4 Independence Day at the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth Independence Day at the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth at World’s Fair Park begins at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 4 rain or shine. No alcohol, tents or pets are allowed in the park for the Festival. Free parking is available in the 11th Street, Locust Street, Walnut Street, State Street and Market Street garages, as well as the City’s Blackstock lots on Grand Avenue. ADA parking is available at Fort Kid parking lot. For more information, visit knoxvilletn.gov/4th/
Sun, Jul 5 Tai Chi classes Town of Farragut will host beginning Tai Chi classes from 9 to 11 a.m., Sundays, July 5 through Aug. 30, in the community room. For more information, call 865-482-7761.
Sun, Jul 5 Tai Chi classes Town of Farragut will host continuing Tai Chi classes from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sundays, July 5 through Aug. 30, in the community room. For more information, call 865-482-7761.
Mon, Jul 6 Baruch Maoz International speaker and author Israeli Jewish Christian Baruch Maoz will speak at 7 p.m., Monday, July 6, at Christ Covenant Church. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Teresa Pratt, 865-671-1885 or visit themaozweb.com/
Tue, Jul 7 Drum-making workshop East Tennessee Technology Access Center will host a one day drum-making workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, at ETTAC’s Knoxville office, 116 Childress St. Cost is $5 donation or decorative Duck tape. For more information, call Lorrie or Shaynie 865-219-0130.
Tue, Jul 7 East Tennessee Technology Access Center will host a one day drum-making workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, at ETTAC’s Knoxville office, 116 Childress St. Cost is $5 donation or decorative Duck tape. For more information, call Lorrie or Shaynie, 865-219-0130.
Tue, Jul 7 Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, at Alcoa First United Methodist Church. The program will be making a child’s 1-hour-plus sweater. For more information, call Marie Hickson, 865-457-0960.
Tue, Jul 7 Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services will hold its meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 7, at Concord United Methodist Church. For more information, e-mail cades-@concordumc.com.
Thu, Jul 9 "Social Media 4 Seniors," Town of Farragut will host four technology classes for seniors offered by local company "Social Media 4 Seniors," from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, July 9, for Pintrest, Instagram and Twitter. Cost is $30. How to use Facebook will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 17. Cost is $30. How to use iPad and iPhone basics will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday and Tuesday, July 20-21. Cost is $45. Samsung Galaxy phone/ tablet basics will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday and Friday, July 30-31. Cost is $45. All classes will be held in the community room at Farragut Town Hall. Participants must be 55 years of age or older to attend. For more information, call 865-218-3375 or visittownoffarragut.org/register/
Thu, Jul 9 Zumba Kids Town of Farragut will host Zumba Kids from 9 to 10 a.m., Thursdays, July 9 through 30, in the community room. Cost is $3 per class. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Thu, Jul 9 Knox County Veterans Services Office Knox County Veterans Services Office will provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 9, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Thu, Jul 9 Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, July 9, on Tremont’s campus. Lunch will be served in the dining hall to allow volunteers to meet faculty and staff. For more information, call Heather Davis 865-448-6709 or e-mail heather@gsmit.org.
Fri, Jul 10 Smoky Mountain Rumble Smoky Mountain Rumble rolls into Knoxville July 10 through 12 featuring Molly Hatchett, Black Stone Cherry and Brad Puckett Band in Knoxville’s Historic Old City. For more information, visit smokymountainrumble.com or carleoentertainment.com/
Sat, Jul 11 Second Saturday Concerts at the Cove Second Saturday Concerts at the Cove will continue from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturdays, July 11, Aug. 8, and Sept. 12, at The Cove at Concord Park. For more information, call Jennifer Linginfelter, 865-215-4579, or Michael Grider, 865-215-4750.
Sat, Jul 11 CONTACT Care Line CONTACT Care Line will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, July 11, at Applebee’s Restaurant in Oak Ridge. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call Patti Atkinson, 865-312-7450.
Sat, Jul 11 Knoxville Children’s Theatre Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “Bambi, Life In the Woods,” at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, July 10 through 24; 1 to 5 p.m., Saturdays, July 11 through 25; and 3 p.m., Sundays, July 12 through 26. Tickets are $12, any adult and child entering together are $10. For more information, call 865-208-3677.
Sat, Jul 11 Farragut High School Band will hold Farragut High School Band will hold its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 11, in the commons at FHS. All proceeds will benefit FHS Band. If you would like to donate your items call by July 8 for a scheduled pick-up time. For more information, call Jennifer Lackey, 865-696-2524 or e-mail farragutband@gmail.com.
Sat, Jul 11 “Evening for Champions” The Pat Summitt Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will celebrate an “Evening for Champions,” at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 11, at Historic Tennessee Theatre. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Pat Summitt Foun-dation’s fight against Alzheimer’s disease and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets are $50. For more information, visit ticketmas-ter.com/event/
Sun, Jul 12 New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College now is accepting applications for its second program to be held July 12 through Aug. 1, 2015, on Maryville College campus. For more information, visit maryvillecollege.edu/nosw/
Mon, Jul 13 Town of Farragut Parks & Leisure Services Department Town of Farragut Parks & Leisure Services Department will offer two field days from 9 to 10 a.m., Mondays, July 13 and 20, at Anchor Park. Ages are for grades 3-5. Cost is $3 per child. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or e-mail Lauren.cox@ townoffarragut.org.
Mon, Jul 13 Pellissippi State Community College Pellissippi State Community College will offer Double Play summer camp for rising fourth through eight grades from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 13-17, at Hardin Valley Campus. Cost is $219. For more information, call 865-539-7167 or visit pstcc.edu/bcs/
Mon, Jul 13 Double Play summer camp Pellissippi State Community College will offer Double Play summer camp for rising fourth through eight grades from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 13-17, at Hardin Valley Campus. Cost is $219. For more information, call 865-539-7167 or visit pstcc.edu/bcs/
Tue, Jul 14 Yoga Town of Farragut will host Yoga from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesdays, July 14 through Aug. 18, in the community room. Cost is $60. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Tue, Jul 14 Pilates Town of Farragut will host Pilates from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, July 14 through Aug. 25, in the community room. Cost is $60. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Tue, Jul 14 Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87 Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, at Confederate Memorial Hall. For more information, e-mail Randy Tindell, trtindell@outlook.com.
Thu, Jul 16 Farragut Presbyterian Church will host Farragut Presbyterian Church will host a farewell concert by The University of Tennessee Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Angela Batey at 8 p.m., Thursday, July 16, in the sanctuary. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Mikie Lancaster, mikielancaster@gmail.com/
Thu, Jul 16 King University will hold its open house King University will hold its open house from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 16, at the University’s Knoxville campus located at The Village at Hardin Valley. For more information, call Laura Boggan, 423-534-9789 or visit king.edu/
Sat, Jul 18 Marble Springs State Historic Site will host Marble Springs State Historic Site will host a hands-on spinning workshop with Fran Brown for 10 individuals Saturday, July 18. Cost is $25 per-person. For more information, call 865-573-5508 or e-mail info@marblesprings.net.
Sat, Jul 18 The Dirty Guv’nahs The Dirty Guv’nahs will begin its farewell tour at Castleton Farms’ A Sip of summer concert series at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 18, in Loudon. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $5 will be donated to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. For more information, call Castleton Farms, 865-376-9040 or visit asipofsummer.com/
Sat, Jul 18 “Get free plants…making more of your favorite plants” Extension Master Gardener Lisa Churnetski will host “Get free plants…making more of your favorite plants,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 18, at Knox County Public Library Cedar Bluff Branch. For more information, call 865-470-7033 or visit knoxlib.org/
Mon, Jul 20 Appalachian dulcimer mini-lessons Pellissippi Community State Community will host Appalachian dulcimer mini-lessons and demos from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 20, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 8 or 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17. Cost is $29 for each session. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/bcs/
Sat, Jul 25 Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host a workshop Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host a workshop with speaker Katherine R. Wilson at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 25, Washington County-Jonesborough Library. Cost is $25 for JGS members and $30 for the public. For more information, visit jgstn.files.wordpress.com/
Sat, Jul 25 Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host a workshop with speaker Katherine R. Wilson at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 25, at Washington County-Jonesborough Library. Cost is $25 for JGS members and $30 for the public. For more information, visit jgstn.files.wordpress.com/
Tue, Jul 28 Pellissippi State Community college Pellissippi State Community college will host a New Student Orientation session from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, July 28; from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fridays, July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, and from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 4 and 11, at Hardin Valley Campus. For more information, 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/orientation/
Thu, Jul 30 Farragut Concert Series in the Park Farragut Concert Series in the Park will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. For more information, visit facebook.com/mamajamproductions or e-mail mamajam34@gmail.com.
Thu, Jul 30 Lawn Chair Concert Series Lawn Chair Concert Series in the Park will from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. For more information, call 423-593-0293 or visit, facebook.com-/mamajamproductions/
Thu, Jul 30 “Kale in December and Carrots in January…no problem!” Extension Master Gardener Marsha Lehman will host “Kale in December and Carrots in January…no problem!,” from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at Humana Guidance Center. For more information, call 865-329-8892.

August

Sat, Aug 15 Fun with Farragut’s Fleet The 14th Annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-218.3375.
Sat, Aug 22 Ijams Nature Center Ijams Nature Center will present the 5th Annual wonder of Hummingbirds Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22. Cost is $5, children under six are free. For more information, call Billie Cantwell, 865-567-4273.
Wed, Aug 26 Introduction to Farragut program Town of Farragut invites community members interested in learning more about Farragut to apply for its third Introduction to Farragut program slated to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 7, 21 and Nov. 4, at the Town Hall. For more information, call Jennifer Hatmaker, 865-966-7057 or e-mail Jennifer.hatmaker@townoffarragut.org.

September

Tue, Sep 1 Maryville College Maryville College will offer a criminal justice major beginning fall 2015 semester. The major in criminal justice requires a minimum of 48 credit hours, starting with CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice. Other required courses include CRJ 204: Criminal Law and Procedure, CRJ 226: Investigative Forensics and CRJ 337: Internship, as well as courses in sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy and mathematics.
Tue, Sep 8 Clayton Center for the Arts’ Clayton Center for the Arts’ 2015-2016 seasons will begin at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. For more information, call Cheri Compton, 865-981-8263 or visit, claytonartscenter.com/
Fri, Sep 11 Cheryl Strayed will speak at the annual Legacy Luncheon New York Times bestselling author of WILD, Cheryl Strayed will speak at the annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks Friday, Sept. 11, on Holston River Farm at the head of the Tennessee River. For more information, call Carol Evans, 865-525-2585.
Fri, Sep 11 New York Times bestselling author of “WILD,” Cheryl Strayed will speak at the annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks Friday, Sept. 11, on Holston River Farm at the head of the Tennessee River. For more information, call Carol Evans, 865-525-2585.
Mon, Sep 14 Free Day of Putt-Putt The 24th Annual Free Day of Putt-Putt will be from noon to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at Putt Putt Golf & Games of Farragut. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Sat, Sep 19 Arts In the Park Morristown Art Association Member artist and local visual artist will showcase, display, sell and demonstrate two-dimensional fine art, artistic photography and sculpture during its Arts In the Park Saturday, Sept. 19. For more information, call Peggy Brewer, 423-312-8325 or e-mail, pbrewer@charter.net.
Sat, Sep 19 Morristown Art Association member artist and local visual artist will showcase, display, sell and demonstrate two-dimensional fine art, artistic photography and sculpture during its Arts In the Park Saturday, Sept. 19. For more information, call Peggy Brewer, 423-312-8325 or e-mail, pbrewer@charter.net.
Fri, Sep 25 Farragut Food Festival Farragut Business Alliance will present Farragut Food Festival from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at Renaissance. Cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the gate; $10 in advance for children under 10 and $15 at the gate. For more information, call 865-307-2486 or visit facebook.com/tasteoffarragut/

October

Fri, Oct 30 Freaky Friday Fright Nite Freaky Friday Fright Nite in Farragut will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct 30, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. The event is free and open to the public but donations for the Ronald McDonald House will be accepted. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/
Sat, Oct 31 Farragut 13.1, 5K, and Kids Mile run Knoxville Track Club will host The 2nd Annual Farragut 13.1, 5K, and Kids Mile run slated for Oct. 31. For more information, e-mail Kristy Altman, knoxvilletrackclub@gmail.com or visit ktc.org/

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