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February

Sat, Feb 6 • Knoxvillian Jim Harb, long-time promoter of peace in the Middle East, will speak • Knoxvillian Jim Harb, long-time promoter of peace in the Middle East, will speak on “The Crisis in Religion in Our Time: The Historic Transformation of the Three Great Monotheistic Religions,” at the Seekers of Silence meeting Feb. 6 at the Church of the Savior. All are welcome. SOS is an ecumenical and interfaith group seeking closer communion with God through silent prayer. The meetings are free and all are invited. For more information, visit sosknoxville.org/
Sat, Feb 6 • Peg’s Kitchen at Ijams • Peg’s Kitchen at Ijams will feature chef Peg Beute from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and $10 for all-you-can-eat. Also, creature Features will be there at 10 a.m., 2 and 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6. For more information, call 865-577-4717.
Sun, Feb 7 • Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans, • Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will have it’s monthly business meeting at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, at Crescent Bend. Before the meeting, Ron Jones will present a program on his new book “Eight Years a Soldier”. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Randy Tindell, randy.tindell@summitviewhm.com.
Sun, Feb 7 • Ijams will feature Creature Features • Ijams will feature Creature Features at 1 p.m. and Owlology 101 at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb 7, Owl-ology’s fee is $5 for Ijams members and $8 for non-members. For more information, call 577-4717.
Mon, Feb 8 • The Farragut Museum Committee and Farragut Arts Council • The Farragut Museum Committee and Farragut Arts Council will host two free events in honor of Black History Month this February at Farragut town hall. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Honoring Service and Talent.” An art show featuring the work of Gwendolyn Campbell-Johnson, will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, through Friday, Feb. 8-19. On Sunday, Feb. 21, a reception will take place at 2 p.m. to honor Campbell-Johnson as well as Bill Valentine, who will give a presentation following the reception at 3 p.m. A Vietnam veteran dedicated to teaching about soldiers from a past era, Valentine will present an entertaining and informative one-man act entitled “The Buffalo Soldier.” Buffalo Soldier is the name synonymous with the all African-American regiments in the U.S. Army established by Congress in 1866. Valentine has presented this lecture at no charge to bring history alive in local schools, churches, colleges and civic organizations. For more information, call 865-966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/museum/
Tue, Feb 9 • Realty 360 Properties, along with Mortgage Investors Group and Foothills Title Services Inc. • Realty 360 Properties, along with Mortgage Investors Group and Foothills Title Services Inc., will be hosting an event for veterans to come learn more about the advantages open to them when it comes to buying or selling a home from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, at The Casual Pint of Farragut. For more information, call Frank DiPatri, 865-688-8519.
Tue, Feb 9 • The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s 2015-16 concert season • The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s 2015-16 concert season continues at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, with “Jazz is for Lovers with vocalist René Marie”. The program will be held at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $33.50 for adult and $15 for students. For more information, call 865-684-1200 or visit knoxjazz.org/
Wed, Feb 10 • Dr. TRC Hutton will discuss his book • Dr. TRC Hutton will discuss his book “Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South,” at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, at East Tennessee History Center. Admissions is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, call 865-215-8824 or visit easttnhistory.org/
Thu, Feb 11 • Darrell Keathley of Coffe will speak • Darrell Keathley of Coffe will speak on how to maximize your social security at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, at Knox County Public Library Farragut Branch. For more information, call 865-777-1750.
Fri, Feb 12 A Standard Flower Show • District JV of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs with Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show will present A Standard Flower Show from 1 to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12; 10 a.m., to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb 13; and 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, at Knoxville Convention Center.
Sat, Feb 13 FHS Technology Gala • Russell Biven, Leanne Morgan and Farragut High School will host a night to remember at the first annual FHS Technology Gala at Rothchild Event Center Saturday, Feb 13. For more information, contact mary.lin@knoxschools.org/
Tue, Feb 16 • Pellissippi State Community College will hold a “Painted Paper Baskets” • Pellissippi State Community College will hold a “Painted Paper Baskets” exhibit from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, Feb. 16-March 4 in the lobby of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art. The exhibit will showcase baskets crafted from painted paper that were created by students in a non-credit basket making course. For more information, visit pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
Tue, Feb 16 • Tennova Healthcare invites the community • Tennova Healthcare invites the community to attend a free lunch-and-learn seminar entitled “Put A Little Love in Your Heart” from, 11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. for a complimentary expo featuring heart experts, health screenings and take-home materials. The event will be held at The Foundry. For more information, call 855-836-6682.
Wed, Feb 17 • Knox County Public Library invites • Knox County Public Library invites you to join Renée Hoyos, executive director of Tennessee Clean Water Network, for a discussion of “Cool It! The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming” by Bjørn Lomborg at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 17, in East Tennessee History Center auditorium. For more information, call Mary Pom Claiborne, 865-215-8767.
Thu, Feb 18 • Appalachian photographer Rob Amberg • Appalachian photographer Rob Amberg will be at Pellissippi State Community College at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, for a lecture and exhibit of selected works covering five decades chronicling Appalachia in the Goins Building Auditorium. The lecture is free and the community is invited. The exhibit of Amberg’s art will be in the Educational Resources Center’s new first floor exhibition space through Feb. 29. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays. For more information, visit pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
Sat, Feb 20 • Alumni of King University • Alumni of King University are invited to gather together for an evening dinner cruise aboard the Volunteer Princess luxury yacht on the Tennessee River, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20. Boarding will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per-person and $10 for children 10 and under. For more information, call Dawn McMurray, 800-621-5464.
Sat, Feb 20 • Master Gardener Jan Gangwer • Master Gardener Jan Gangwer will present the factors to consider when planning for drip irrigation for vegetable raised beds and container gardens from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at Knox County Cedar Bluff Branch Public Library; and from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, at Davis Family YMCA. The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-470-7033 or 865-777-9622.
Sat, Feb 20 • UT Arboretum Society to Hold Father-Daughter Hike • UT Arboretum Society to Hold Father-Daughter Hike Saturday, Feb. 20. The hike will be led by forester Jeff Holt. Hikers should report at 9 a.m., to the UT Arboretum parking lot, 901 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge. Refreshments will be served before the hike. This is a free event and we welcome donations to help support the UT Arboretum Society and its programs. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org/ For more information on the program, call 865-483-3571.
Sun, Feb 21 • The Beach Boys will headline “Stars on Stage,” the annual fundraising gala and performance to benefit the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21. VIP tickets are $250 and include the pre-show reception, silent auction and premium seating at the performance. Other reserved seating tickets to The Beach Boys performance are $54.50, $69.50 and $84.50 plus service fees and are available. For more information, call 865-684-1200 or visit tennesseetheatre.com/
Fri, Feb 26 • IRS-certified volunteers • IRS-certified volunteers will help you file your federal and state tax returns for free beginning the first week of February. Volunteers will be at Westside UU Church, 616 Fretz Road, off Grigsby Chapel from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. For the first three Fridays of February, volunteers will be at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. From Feb. 26 through April 15, volunteers will be at Farragut Town Hall on Fridays. Please bring photo ID, Social Security cards for veryone named on your return, your checkbook (if you want direct deposit) and all W-2s, 1099s and other tax documents.
Fri, Feb 26 • VITA, an IRS-sponsored service, is available • VITA, an IRS-sponsored service, is available to help residents prepare and file federal and Tennessee tax returns. VITA will be at the Westside UU Church, 616 Fretz Road, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays. Beginning Feb. 26, VITA will be at Farragut Town Hall on Fridays. Please bring photo ID, Social Security card(s), and all tax documents, when you come.
Sun, Feb 28 • East Tennessee Foundation has granted funding for Clarence Brown Theater to provide open captioning at performances throughout the year “Titus Andronicus” will be performed at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. “A Lesson Before Dying,” will be performed at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 13. “The Open Hand” will be performed at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17 at the Clarence Brown Theatre. For more information, call Taylor Hathorn, 865-982-6626.

March

Tue, Mar 1 • Sundress Academy for the Arts announces they are now accepting applications • Sundress Academy for the Arts announces they are now accepting applications for short-term artists’ residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more. Each residency includes a room of one’s own, access to a communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable. The length of a residency can run from one week to two months. SAFTA is currently accepting applications for our summer residency period, which runs from May 30 to August 28. The deadline for summer residency applications is March 1. For more information, visit sundressacademyforthearts.com/
Sun, Mar 6 • Bearden HS will be hosting the Run with The BullDawgs 5k • Bearden HS will be hosting the Run with The BullDawgs 5k on March 6. Run will benefit the Bearden Track Program. There will even be an alumni division. Details and registration on runsignup.com. Register by March 2. No race day registration.
Mon, Mar 7 • NAMI will host a free course • NAMI will host a free course on mental illness “With Hope in Mind,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, beginning March 7, at first Farragut United Methodist Church. For more information, call Cookie spillers, 865-671-0703.
Thu, Mar 10 • The Knox County Veterans Services Office • The Knox County Veterans Services Office will be at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 10, to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Thu, Mar 31 • Tennova Healthcare will be kicking off American Heart Month • Tennova Healthcare will be kicking off American Heart Month in February with free heart-health screenings at 14 locations in East Tennessee including at Turkey Creek Medical Center will be Thursday, March 31. “Knox Your Numbers,” screening involves one prick of the finger. Participants will receive cholesterol panel and glucose reading in less than 10 minutes. Appointments are required. For more information, call 855-836-6682.

April

Mon, Apr 4 • Registration for the town of Farragut’s adult spring softball and volleyball leagues • Registration for the town of Farragut’s adult spring softball and volleyball leagues is now open. Played at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, softball leagues begin the week of April 4 and volleyball leagues begin the week of April 11. All leagues are for participants age 18 and older. Cost is $325 per-team. The sand volleyball leagues include coed intermediate and recreational leagues; cost is $165 per team. Each team must play with at least two women on the court at all times. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/athletics/
Tue, Apr 5 • Open enrollment for Tax Relief and Tax Freeze continues now through April 5, 2016. Income limits increased this year, and we can include more homeowners. Eligible categories are those age 65 and up, total and permanent disabled, and disabled veterans and their widows(ers). Applications are available at any Knox County Trustee location. Documentation including proof of age, income and/or disability are required. With the two programs taxes can be frozen and Relief amounts range between $129 and $559. City Relief is available as well. Tax Freeze 2014 income limit is $38,550. Tax Relief 2014 income limit is $28,690. Income limit applies to all owners of the property and includes Social Security income, after the medicare deduction. Call the Knox County Trustees Office to see if you qualify 865-215-8554 or visit the County website at knoxcounty.org/trustee/taxrelief.php
Sat, Apr 9 “Farragut Book Fest for Children” • The Farragut Arts Council, in conjunction with the town of Farragut and the Knox County Library Farragut Branch, will host the ninth annual “Farragut Book Fest for Children” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. The Arts Council is seeking local authors of children’s books to participate at the event. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or lcox@townoffarragut.org/

May

Wed, May 25 • Destination Imagination • Destination Imagination, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and arts challenges, will host Global Finals 2016 from May 25-28 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. For more information, visit destinationimagination.org/
Thu, May 26 • Arrowmont’s 6th Annual Art & Wine Auction • Arrowmont’s 6th Annual Art & Wine Auction will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner and live auction. For more information, call 865-436-5860 or visit arrowmont.org/

August

Mon, Aug 1 • The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery • The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery is planning exhibitions for Aug. 2016 through July 2017. Artists living within 250 miles of Knoxville are encouraged to submit proposals by Feb. 23. Postmark deadline is Friday, Feb. 19, submissions should be in the TVUUC building by 11 a.m Tuesday, Feb. 23. For more information, visit tvuuc.org/

‘Hot’ sign off for good at Krispy Kreme

Doors to Farragut’s Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory were open for the last time Sunday, Jan. 31. Monday morning, the sign was removed and windows of the store at 11208 Kingston Pike were covered with brown paper. “It’s sad,” Kelly Morrow, Krispy Kreme team member, said. “We’ll miss the customers.” Morrow said the company is taking care of the employees ...Read More...

Farragut Town Hall features works of Clare Ansink

Decorative painting artist Clare Ansink, a Farragut Beautification Committee member, has been putting her talents to work for the past 25 years, as a hobby and a way to raise money for charity. “Decorative painting is a wonderful hobby, very relaxing,” she said. “It’s like therapy.” Farragut Arts Council presents Ansink as its featured artist of January and Read More...

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