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January

Sat, Jan 31 Harvey Broome Group will winter backpack Harvey Broome Group will winter backpack Abrams Falls in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1. Cost is $4 per person. The roundtrip hike is 11.6 miles. For more information, call Ron Shrieves, 865-922-3518, or e-mail ronaldshrieves@comcast.net.
Sat, Jan 31 Enso String Quartet will perform Enso String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at Clayton Center for the Arts in Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. For more information, call Cheri Compton, 865-981-8263.
Sat, Jan 31 Chololatefest Knoxville Chololatefest Knoxville will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at Knoxville Expo Center. Tickets are $15 for a tasting pass or $30 for a VIP pass. Proceeds will benefit Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House. For more information, visit chocolatefestknoxville.com/
Sat, Jan 31 Ijams will hold its Seed Sway Ijams will hold its Seed Sway to promote sharing of vegetables, flower and other seeds among gardeners from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31. For more information, e-mail Stephen Lyn Bales, stephenlynbales@gmail.com.
Sat, Jan 31 Ijams will serve breakfast from Peg’s Kitchen Ijams will serve breakfast from Peg’s Kitchen from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children, $10 all you can eat. For more information, e-mail Stephen Lyn Bales, stephenlynbales@gmail.com.
Sat, Jan 31 Covenant Kids Run kickoff event Covenant Kids Run kickoff event will be held at Knoxville Zoo at noon, Saturday, Jan. 31. Cost is $15 and covers the one-mile fun run at the zoo and the Covenant Kids Run on March 28. For more information, call Lauren Miller, 865-599-4050.

February

Sun, Feb 1 ‘Say It Loud: Knoxville During the Civil Rights Era” Knox County Public Library will present ‘Say It Loud: Knoxville During the Civil Rights Era,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1 at Lawson McGhee Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mary Pom Claiborne, 865-215-8767.
Sun, Feb 1 Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend will offer free admission in February The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit gsmheritagecenter.org/
Mon, Feb 2 “With Hope in Mind” First Farragut United Methodist Church will host an eight-week course “With Hope in Mind,” for those who need help coping with a loved one with mental illness, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, through March 9. National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer the class. For more information, call Cookie Spillers, 865-671-0703.
Mon, Feb 2 The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese 1 non-credited course from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, now through March 2, in International House at UT. Cost is $120 for the course, $60 with a valid UT ID. For more information, call 865-974-5753.
Mon, Feb 2 Ossoli Circle Ossoli Circle will hold its meeting at 9:45 a.m., Monday, Feb. 2, at 2511 Kingston Pike. For more information, call Charlotte Miller, 865-207-5170.
Tue, Feb 3 The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails” The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Vejas Liulevicius, Lindsay Young Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of War and Society: "Eastern Europe's Dangers," from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.
Tue, Feb 3 The town of Farragut is offering Pilates The town of Farragut is offering Pilates fitness classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, now through Feb. 24. Cost is $50. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Tue, Feb 3 Caregiver Support Group Caregiver Support Group will hold its meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Concord United Methodist Church. For more information, call Diane Wright, 865-675-2835.
Wed, Feb 4 Clayton Center will host the United States Air Force Mid America Band Clayton Center will host the United States Air Force Mid America Band at 7 p.m., Wednes-day, Feb. 4, in Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The concert is free to the public. For more information, call Cheri Compton, 865-981-8263.
Wed, Feb 4 The Confucius Institute The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese 1 non-credited course from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, now through March 4, in International House at UT. Cost is $120 for the course, $60 with a valid UT ID. For more information, call 865-974-5753.
Wed, Feb 4 Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its meeting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Alcoa First United Methodist Church. For more information, call Marie Hickson, 865-457-0960.
Thu, Feb 5 Knox County Health Department will host a five-part Diabetes Management Series Knox County Health Department will host a five-part Diabetes Management Series beginning at noon, Thursdays, Feb. 12, 19 and March 5, in the KCHD auditorium. For more information, call 865-215-5170.
Fri, Feb 6 Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance Cokesbury United Methodist Church North Campus will hold its Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6. Cost is $8 in advanced and $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Cokesbury Mission Ministries. For more information, call 865-693-0353.
Fri, Feb 6 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Internal Revenue Service and the town of Farragut will sponsor Volunteer Income Tax Assistance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays, Feb. 6 through April 10, at Farragut Town Hall. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Fri, Feb 6 Inky Johnson will speak at “Man Up” Inky Johnson, Motivational Speaker and “Vol For Life, will speak at “Man Up,” from at 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, and from 9 to 11:15 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at Concord United Methodist Church. Cost is $10. For more information, visit concordumc.com/events/
Sat, Feb 7 Knoxville Museum of Art will host a free Family Fun Day Knoxville Museum of Art will host a free Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Clayton Building. For more information, call Angela Thomas, 865-934-2034.
Sat, Feb 7 Knoxville Guitar society will host a concert Knoxville Guitar society will host a concert by Hanser-McClellan Duo at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan. Tickets are $20 for adults/$15 for members and $5 for students 12-18 years of age. For more information, e-mail Michael K. Smith, michaelks@aol.com.
Sat, Feb 7 Go! Contemporary Dance Works will present Go! Contemporary Dance Works will present “Tata Ajache-The Story of and Amazon Warrior,” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for students. For more information, call 865-539-2475 or visit gocontemporarydance.com/.
Thu, Feb 12 Knox County Veterans Services Office Knox County Veterans Services Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb 12, to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Fri, Feb 13 Farragut’s Folklife Museum’s “Quilt Show 2015: The Love of Quilts” Farragut’s Folklife Museum’s “Quilt Show 2015: The Love of Quilts,” is slated for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/quiltshow/
Mon, Feb 16 Random Acts of Flowers Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville announces four floral workshops, “Ladies Night Out,” by all Occasions Party Rentals at 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 17, May 5, Sept. 15, and Nov. 17. Each workshop costs $50. For more information, call 865-633-9082.
Mon, Feb 23 The town of Farragut is offering Zumba The town of Farragut is offering Zumba fitness classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 23 through March 30. Cost is $45. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Tue, Feb 24 The town of Farragut is offering Yoga The town of Farragut is offering Yoga fitness classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 24 through March 31. Cost is $60. For more information, call 865-218-3375.
Sat, Feb 28 East Tennessee’s fanciest cake competition East Tennessee’s fanciest cake competition is slated from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Tennessee Terrace at UT’s Neyland Stadium. The Sixth Annual Great Cake Bake will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Cost is $15 for each entry. For more information, visit knoxlib.org/cakebake/

March

Tue, Mar 3 The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails” The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Ernest Freeberg, head of the Department of History: "Inventing Light," from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.
Thu, Mar 5 Knox County Veterans Services Office Knox County Veterans Services Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 5 to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Sat, Mar 7 “Shamrock Ball-A Father-Daughter Dance” Town of Farragut’s annual “Shamrock Ball-A Father-Daughter Dance,” will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Farragut High School Commons. Tickets are $15 for a couple and $5 for each additional person in advance and $20 per couple and $8 for each additional person at the door. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/register/
Sun, Mar 8 “Arts in the Airport Exhibition” The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority have announced a call for entries for “Arts in the Airport Exhibition.” Deadline for entries for entries is Sunday, March 8. For more information, call Suzanne Cada, 865-523-7543.
Thu, Mar 19 Foothills Community Players “The Miss Firecracker Foothills Community Players “The Miss Firecracker” will be March 19, 2015, at Clayton Center for the Arts. For more information, call 865-712-6428.

April

Tue, Apr 7 The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails” The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Aleydis Van de Moortel, Lindsay Young Associate Professor in Classics and archaeologist: "Conversations with Ancients,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.
Sat, Apr 11 Color Me Rad 5k Color Me Rad 5k will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 11, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Race registration is open for $35 per person. Use code CHILDREN 5K to save 5 percent and have 15 percent go to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. For more information, call 865-541-8244 or visit colormerad.com/
Sat, Apr 11 “Farragut Book Fest for Children” Farragut Arts Council in conjunction with the Town of Farragut and Knox County Public Library, Farragut Branch will host the eight annual “Farragut Book Fest for Children,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11, at Founders Park. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/

May

Tue, May 5 The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails" The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Katherine Hodges-Kluck, doctoral student in history: "Lionheart's Crusade," from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.

July

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/

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