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August

Wed, Aug 20 Newcomers/New Friends Club meeting Newcomers/New Friends Club will hold its meeting at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Bearden Banquet Hall. For more information, call Margaret Holmes, 865-898-5859.
Wed, Aug 20 Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding needs volunteers Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding needs volunteers to assist special needs children and adults with therapeutic horseback riding lesions for Junior Vol Training from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Lesson Vol Training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23. Experience is not necessary. For more information, call Melissa, 865-988-4711 or visit rideatstar.org/
Thu, Aug 21 YWCA Knoxville’s signature Tribute to Women event YWCA Knoxville’s signature Tribute to Women event will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at Knoxville Convention Center. Tickets are $85 and include a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar; one complimentary drink ticket with admission. For more information, call 865-523-6126 or visit ywcaknox.com/
Thu, Aug 21 South College Academic Achievers list South College has named the following students to the Spring Quarter 2014 Academic Achievers list: Tonya L. Buchanan and Julie Jackson.
Thu, Aug 21 Pellissippi State new “cohort” options Pellissippi State Community College is adding several new “cohort” options to its degree and certificate offerings this fall, with courses scheduled to be convenient for working adults. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit, pstcc.edu/cohorts/
Thu, Aug 21 Pellissippi State community arts series Pellissippi State Community College launches the third season of its community arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State, in August. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/arts
Thu, Aug 21 Farragut Folklife Museum online survey Farragut Folklife Museum asks Farragut community members to complete a brief online survey at townoffarragut.org/museum/
Thu, Aug 21 Turkey Creek Medical Center looking for volunteers Turkey Creek Medical Center is looking for some early risers to volunteer to greet surgery patients and their families, escort them to pre-op, keep in contact with their family members and loved ones as they progress through surgery and into recovery. Customer service skills, a willingness to help, and a love of early mornings are qualities for this volunteer position. For more information, call Barb Wright, 865-218-7071.
Thu, Aug 21 American Rosie the Riveter Association American Rosie the Riveter Association is looking for women who worked on the homefront during World War II to acknowledge with a certificate and have their stories placed in its archives. For more information, call 888-557-6743 or e-mail americanrosietheriveter2@yahoo.com/
Thu, Aug 21 New trail Volunteer Programs Knox County, City of Knoxville, town of Farragut, Ijams Nature Center, Outdoor Knoxville and Visit Knoxville now are offering new trail Volunteer Programs to Farragut citizens. The program requires volunteers to be at least 18 years of age, to own a cell phone, to pass a national background check and to attend a training session. For more information, call 865-215-6600 or visit, knoxcounty.org/parks/
Thu, Aug 21 Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards The Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize Tennesseans who go beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment. For more information, visit http://www.tn.gov/environment/gov-awards.shtml/
Thu, Aug 21 ORNL Federal Credit Union accepting scholarship applications ORNL Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for the B.A. Candler/ORNL FCU scholarship to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville for the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarship provides $1,000 toward the cost of tuition, books and other school-related expenses. To be eligible to compete for this scholarship, applicants must be a member of ORNL FCU or have a family member that is a member, and must be enrolled or planning to enroll at UTK, to pursue a four-year degree. For more information, visit www.ornlfcu.com/ 
Thu, Aug 21 Knox County students eligible for scholarships Knox County students are eligible for the B&W Y-12 Scholarship, the Harold W. Canfield Memorial Scholarship, the Gordon W. and Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship, the James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship, the Michael David Greene Memorial Scholarship, the Knox Central High Class of ’50 Alumni Association Scholarship, the Knox Central High Class of ’50 Alumni Association-Strader Scholarship, the Knoxville Business Association Scholarship, the Brandy Maples Memorial Scholarship, the Hugh B. Martin Memorial Scholarship and the Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship. For more information, call 865-524-1223 or visit www.easttennesseefoundation.org/
Thu, Aug 21 “Zinio for Libraries” Knox County Public Library has announced a service that allows library cardholders to download current magazines to a variety of electronic devices. “Zinio for Libraries” provides digital access to 75 full color interactive magazines from art, photography, science and technology. For more information, visit www.knoxlib.org/
Thu, Aug 21 Medic Regional Blood Centers in need of all blood types Medic Regional Blood Centers are in need of all blood types, especially the negative types. For more information, call 865-524-3074.
Thu, Aug 21 YWCA Knoxville’s signature Tribute to Women YWCA Knoxville’s signature Tribute to Women event will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at Knoxville Convention Center. Tickets are $85 and include a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar; one complimentary drink ticket with admission. For more information, call 865-523-6126 or visit ywcaknox.com/
Fri, Aug 22 Pellissippi State Community College orientation Pellissippi State Community College orientation has been set for the Fall 2014 semester for students from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at Hardin Valley Campus. Aug. 8 orientations include a session for veterans. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/orientation/
Fri, Aug 22 Concord United Methodist Church and Farragut Lions Club will host line dancing Concord United Methodist Church and Farragut Lions Club will host line dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, in the CUMC gym. Cost is $5 for dance and snacks. For more information, call Gerri, 865-789-6392.
Sat, Aug 23 Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival The Fourth Annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at Ijams Nature Center. Admission is $5. For more information, visit tnbirds.org/ktos/
Sat, Aug 23 Marble Springs State Historic Site will host a hands-on-soap making workshop Marble Springs State Historic Site will host a hands-on-soap making workshop with Jim Buckenmyer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 865-573-5508 or e-mail director@marblesprings.net.
Sat, Aug 23 Paddle for Clean Water Paddle for Clean Water will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, from Ned McWherter Park to Sequoyah Park. Cost is $35 per person with your own boat or $55 without. For more information, visit fllake.org/
Sat, Aug 23 Seventh Annual Man run for Prostate Cancer Awareness The University of Tennessee Medical Center will host the Seventh Annual Man run for Prostate Cancer Awareness beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at UT Medical Center’s campus. For more information, visit manrun.org/
Sat, Aug 23 Histories and Mysteries Men’s Book Group Histories and Mysteries Men’s Book Group will kick off at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at Knox County Farragut Branch Library. For more information, call Shelia, 865-777-1750.
Sat, Aug 23 Clarence Brown Theatre open auditions Clarence Brown Theatre will hold open auditions for “4000 Miles" and “A Christmas Carol,” Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24. For more information, visit clarencebrowntheatre.com/
Sat, Aug 23 Grace Lutheran Church grief seminar Grace Lutheran Church will host a grief seminar with licensed grief counselor Stephen Herbes, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Saturday Aug. 23. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, call Sharon Boudreaux, 865-385-3556.
Mon, Aug 25 West Knox Civitan Club meeting West Knox Civitan Club will hold its meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, at Shoney’s at Walker Springs. Karen Milligan, director of Covenant Health Quest and Body Works, will give a presentation on Covenant’s exercise programs. The meeting is free and open the public. For more information, e-mail bonmys@aol.com.
Tue, Aug 26 Town of Farragut is offering yoga Town of Farragut is offering yoga from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesdays, through Sept. 2, in Farragut Town Hall. Cost is $40. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Tue, Aug 26 Town of Farragut is offering Pilates Town of Farragut is offering Pilates from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, through Sept. 2, in Farragut Town Hall. Cost is $40. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Thu, Aug 28 Knoxville Choral Society auditions Knoxville Choral Society will hold auditions for all voice parts from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28. For more information, visit knoxvillechoralsociety.org/
Sat, Aug 30 Nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show Knoxville will host the Nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show at approximately 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, over the Tennessee River. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit boomsday.org/

September

Tue, Sep 2 “Plant a Tree Program” The town of Farragut is offering “Plant a Tree Program:” a way to honor loved ones, by purchasing a tree to be planted in one of Farragut’s parks or along a Farragut greenway. Costs to donate are between $200-$250 and choose fro more than a dozen tree varieties. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Thu, Sep 4 30th Annual Vintage Fashion Show and Sale Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. will host its 30th Annual Vintage Fashion Show and Sale at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Downtown Knoxville Hilton. Pre-sale for the event will begin at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Tickets for the Goodwill Vintage Fashion Show and Sale are $40 per-person or $375 for a table of ten and include a full-course dinner. For more information, call 865-588-8567.
Sat, Sep 6 2014 Summer Suppers Knox Heritage will host 2014 Summer Suppers beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Market Square. For more information, visit knoxheritage.org/suppers/
Tue, Sep 9 Town of Farragut is offering yoga Town of Farragut is offering yoga classes from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 9-30 in the community room, at Farragut Town Hall. Cost is $40 for 4 weeks. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Thu, Sep 11 Turf and Ornamental Field Day The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host a Turf and Ornamental Field Day beginning at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. For more information, visit tennesseeturfgrassweeds.org/
Sat, Sep 13 11th Annual Marine Mud Run Marine Corps League Detachment will host its 11th Annual Marine Mud Run beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Melton Hill Park. Cost is $40 per individual. For more information, visit knoxmud.org/
Sat, Sep 13 50th Annual Country Market fundraiser Historic Ramsey House will hold its 50th Annual Country Market fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. Admission is $5 per person; children undr 10 are free; house tours are $5. For more information, call 865-546-0745 or e-mail, judy@ramsehouse.org or Kathy@ramseyhouse.org/
Fri, Sep 19 “Are There Fairies in Our Garden? Can You Find Them?” Knox County Council of Garden Clubs will host a Petite Standard Flower Show, “Are There Fairies in Our Garden? Can You Find Them?” from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Historic Ivan Racheff House and Gardens. For more information, call Linda Wimbrow, 865-966-2421.
Sat, Sep 20 West High School Fiftieth Reunion West High School will host its Fiftieth Reunion from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Club LeConte. Friday and Saturday activities are available as well. Cost is $55, cash bar will be provided. For more information, call Alyce Bledsoe Hemphill, 865-386-7000 or Cissy Mayo, 865-603-0906.
Fri, Sep 26 35th Annual Greekfest The 35th Annual Greekfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27, and from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Admission is $2 for adults and children 12-under are free. For more information, visit greekfesttn.com/
Sat, Sep 27 United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter 1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at RJ’s courtyard. For more information, call Debra, 865-856-9300 or Shirley, 865-531-1467.
Tue, Sep 30 Dr. Bill Bass will return to the Chamber’s Breakfast Dr. Bill Bass will return to the Chamber’s Breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Fox Den Country Club. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members; tables of 10 are $275. For more information, visit farragutchamber.com/

November

Sat, Nov 1 First Farragut 13.1, 5K and Kids run Knoxville Track Club will host the First Farragut 13.1, 5K and Kids run on Nov. 1, beginning at Farragut High School. Cost for half marathon is $60 through Aug. 31 and then $65 through Oct. 28. Last minute registration price is $75. Cost for the 5K is $30 through Aug. 31 and then increases to $35 until Oct. 28. Last minute registration price is $40. Kids’ run pricing is $8 through Aug. 31 then $10 through Oct. 28. Last minute pricing is $15. For more information, visit ktc.org/

Whirlpool Corporate help for baby Culbreths’ heart surgery

The latest in a series of surgeries for a tiny baby girl less than 1 year old, open heart surgery, is scheduled in September at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Attempting to lighting the mounting financial and emotional burdens on parents Bradley and Megan Culbreth of Farragut, Whirlpool Corporation’s West Knoxville ...Read More...

Farragut election final

With a significantly bigger turnout versus the Town’s last election in 2009, Farragut voters chose a 65-year-old political rookie among its three positions up for grabs on Election Day, Thursday, Aug. 7. Ron Pinchok, 65, credits family and volunteers for a strong campaign push toward being elected as Farragut’s new South Ward Alderman (2), beating Ronald Edward Read More...

News

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Opinion

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Business

business briefs Read More
Archer’s BBQ comes to Lovell Heights Read More

Community

FHS Baseball Championship Celebration Read More
Wheeler 5K fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 23 Read More
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Champs again Read More
Farragut Youth Football Read More
First day of school Read More

Sports

Experienced Lady Ads have high hopes in ’14 Read More
25th Lindsey Nelson golf tourney at Willow Creek draws dozens Read More
2014 Kickoff Classic at Central, BHS Aug. 14-15 Read More