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May

Fri, May 26Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will host an open house Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will host an open house to kick off bird banding season from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 26. The event is free. For more information, visit gsmit.org/citizen-science/
Fri, May 26Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will host an open house to kick off bird banding season from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 26. The event is free. For more information, visit gsmit.org/citizen-science/
Sat, May 27Knoxville Civic Coliseum will host WWE SuperstarsKnoxville Civic Coliseum will host WWE Superstars at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 27. Matches include: WWE Championship Triple Threat Main Event Luke Harper vs. “The Phenomenal One;” AJ Styles vs. WWE Champion Bray Wyatt; Baron Corbin vs. Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose; Becky Lynch vs. Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss; Rhyno & Heath Slater vs. Tag Team Champions the Usos; Apollo Crews vs. Dolph Ziggler; and Nikki Bella & Tamina vs. Natalya & Mickie James. For more information, call 800-745-3000 or visit knoxvillecoliseum.com/
Sat, May 27Knoxville Civic Coliseum will host WWE Superstars at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 27. Matches include: WWE Championship Triple Threat Main Event Luke Harper vs. “The Phenomenal One;” AJ Styles vs. WWE Champion Bray Wyatt; Baron Corbin vs. Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose; Becky Lynch vs. Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss; Rhyno & Heath Slater vs. Tag Team Champions the Usos; Apollo Crews vs. Dolph Ziggler, and Nikki Bella & Tamina vs. Natalya & Mickie James. For more information, call 800-745-3000 or visit knoxvillecoliseum.com/
Mon, May 29Cancer Support Community East Tennessee weekly support groups • Cancer Support Community East Tennessee weekly support groups for people with cancer and for caregivers, Monday and Tuesday evenings. All Cancer Support Community programs are offered at no cost to individuals affected by cancer.
Tue, May 30Farragut Presbyterian Church will offerZumba Fitness classes at 9 a.m., Monday-Friday beginning May 30 and 3:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All Tuesday and Thursday classes offer free childcare. Closed June 5-8 for Vacation Bible School. For more information, email shakeyourrumba@gmail.com.
Tue, May 30Farragut Presbyterian Church will offer Zumba Fitness classes at 9 a.m., Monday-Friday beginning May 30 and 3:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All Tuesday and Thursday classes offer free childcare. Closed June 5-8 for Vacation Bible School. For more information, email shakeyourrumba@gmail.com.

June

Thu, Jun 1Knit Your Way to Wellness• Cancer Support Community East Tennessee will host Knit Your Way to Wellness from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursdays, June 1, 15, and 29, at 2230 Sutherland Avenue. Supplies provided. For more information, call 865-546-4661.
Fri, Jun 2Holy Cross Anglican Church Fish Fry and Social Event• Annual Holy Cross Anglican Church Fish Fry and Social Event has been rescheduled for Friday, June 2, on church grounds, 515 Herron Road. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Toddlers eat free of charge.
Fri, Jun 223rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament• West Knox Lions Club is holding its 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at 1 p.m., Friday, June 2, at Lambert Acres Golf Club. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Entry fee is $80 per player. For more information, call Ron Welch, 865-690-6317 or visit facebook.com/smokymountainlionscharities/
Sat, Jun 3National Trails Day• Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 3. Events will include free, ranger-led hikes through areas with waterfalls and scenic vistas as well as hikes focused on local history and trail clean-ups. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved paths to rugged backcountry trails, there’s a hike for everyone. Several Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting offering free, guided hikes at Short Springs Natural Area, Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area and Big Cypress Tree State Natural Area. For more information, visit tnstateparks.com/
Sun, Jun 4Arnstein Jewish Community Center will host Knoshville Jewish Food Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, June 4, at Arnstein Jewish Community Center. Parking shuttles will be available. Admission is free with food available to purchase for dine in or take out. A minimum $10 food ticket purchase is required. For more information, call 865-690-6343.
Sun, Jun 4Knoshville Jewish Food Festival• Arnstein Jewish Community Center will host Knoshville Jewish Food Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, June 4, at Arnstein Jewish Community Center. Parking shuttles will be available. Admission is free with food available to purchase for dine in or take out. A minimum $10 food ticket purchase is required. For more information, call 865-690-6343.
Mon, Jun 5Farragut High School Lady Admirals volleyball team is having a volleyball skills camp for girls grades fourth through eighth from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, June 5-8, in FHS’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. Contact Rebecca Bower at rebeccabower67@gmail.com for more information or to register.
Mon, Jun 5Daoud Nassar talk• Daoud Nassar, whose 100-year-old family farm near Bethlehem is currently under confiscation orders from Israeli military authorities, will visit Knoxville at 7:30, Monday, June 5, at The University of Tennessee Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. He will describe his family’s struggle to hold on to their farm land, knows as Tent of Nations, which has been in family ownership for 101 years, beginning at the time of the Ottoman Empire.  His visit will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Six Day War of 1967.  His talk is free and open to the public. For more information, visit fotonna.org/
Mon, Jun 5Quick & Tasty Cooking: Recipes from the Garden• Cancer Support Community East Tennessee will host Quick & Tasty Cooking: Recipes from the Garden from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 5, at 2230 Sutherland Avenue. For more information, call 865-546-4661.
Mon, Jun 5Farragut High School Lady Admirals volleyball skills camp• Farragut High School Lady Admirals volleyball team is having a volleyball skills camp for girls grades fourth through eighth from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, June 5-8, in FHS’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. Contact Rebecca Bower at rebeccabower67@gmail.com for more information or to register.
Tue, Jun 6Caregiver Support Group meeting• The Caregiver Support Group will hold its meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 6, at Concord United Methodist Church, room E 224. For more information, call 865-675-2835.
Fri, Jun 9 6th Annual East Tennessee Women’s Leadership SummitThe 6th Annual East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit will take place from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Friday, June 9, at McGhee Tyson Airport Hilton. Registration before April 30 is $99 and after is $129. To register, visit easttnwomensls.com.
Fri, Jun 9The 6th Annual East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 9, at McGhee Tyson Airport Hilton. Registration before April 30 is $99 and after is $129. To register, visit easttnwomensls.com.
Sat, Jun 10Prostate Cancer Networker• Cancer Support Community East Tennessee will host Prostate Cancer Networker from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 10, at 2230 Sutherland Avenue. For more information, call 865-546-4661.
Mon, Jun 12Junior Admirals Dance Camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 12-14, at Farragut High School for children Pre-k through rising 8th grade. Cost is $60 and includes a t-shirt. For more information, email aleciaallen@mac.com, carol.elam@yahoo.co or valthayer@tds.net.
Mon, Jun 12Junior Admirals Dance Camp• Junior Admirals Dance Camp will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 12-14, at Farragut High School for children Pre-k through rising 8th grade. Cost is $60 and includes a t-shirt. For more information, email aleciaallen@mac.com, carol.elam@yahoo.co or valthayer@tds.net.
Fri, Jun 162017 Tennessee State Championships of Cornhole • The American Cornhole Organization’s 2017 Tennessee State Championships of Cornhole blind draw will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 16 and 9 a.m., Saturday, June 17, at Oak Ridge Civic Center. Entry fee is $10. The prize purse is $200 for first, $80 for second, and $20 for third. For more information, call Lisa Kendall, 865-482- 7821 or Steve Winfree, 865-4827821.
Sat, Jun 17 The American Cornhole Organization’s 2017 Tennessee State Championships of Cornhole blind draw will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 16 and 9 a.m., Saturday, June 17, at Oak Ridge Civic Center. Entry fee is $10. The prize purse is $200 for first, $80 for second, and $20 for third. For more information, call Lisa Kendall, 865-482- 7821 or Steve Winfree, 865-4827821.
Sat, Jun 17Family Game Night with the Bikers• Cancer Support Community East Tennessee will host Family Game Night with the Bikers from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, at 2230 Sutherland Avenue. For more information, call 865-546-4661.
Tue, Jun 20Independence Day Parade deadline• Town of Farragut announces approximately 37 spots remain for the 30th annual Independence Day Parade to be held starting at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 4. The deadline for registrations is Tuesday, June 20, or until the Town receives 95 entries, whichever comes first. Registration forms and more information are available at www.townoffarragut.org/register or at Farragut Town Hall.
Wed, Jun 21Calmer Body Calmer Mind• Cancer Support Community East Tennessee will host Calmer Body Calmer Mind from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at 1400 Dowell Springs Blvd. For more information, call 865-546-4661.
Sat, Jun 24Facing Cancer Together: Learn, Love, Laugh• Cancer Support Community East Tennessee will host Facing Cancer Together: Learn, Love, Laugh from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. For more information, call 865-546-4661.

July

Tue, Jul 4Farragut Freedom Run• Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club will hold its second annual Farragut Freedom Run at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 4. Cost is $25 for 1 mile/2mile; $15 for kids 10 and under. For more information, visit fleetfeetknoxville.com/
Tue, Jul 4Fourth of July Celebration• Mabry-Hazen House will host its Fourth of July Celebration with tours beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 4. Tickets are $60 per adult and children under 12 are free. For more information, call 865-522-8661 or visit mabryhazen.com/

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/

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/

Glow Golf bright at Concord course

Hayden Echols is an experienced golfer, but he’d never played night golf until last month. He and Jake Reel teamed up for Glow Golf at Concord Park’s nine-hole, par 3 golf course recently — won first place and netted gift certificates and a couple of T-shirts. “It was incredible,” Echols said. “It was so much fun. It’s unlike anything you can do anywhere else to have the flags lit up and the balls glowing, lighting up the sky. Any chance I get from now on to play night golf, I’m going to be there.” His secret to winning? “You just gotta get lucky,” he said. Echols said he’ll be back from 9 to 11 p.m., Friday, May 26, for another round of night golf. Lucas Forstrom, course and program manager for Concord Park Golf Course, said 15 people already are signed up for the May 26 event. The golf course plans to have Glow Golf at least once a month from May through August, with the following event starting at 9 p.m., Friday, June 30.

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Being Brett

With her long, dark hair and All-American good looks, Holan Hopkins could be a model. However, this 18-year-old Farragut High School Class of 2017 graduate has more on her mind than clothes and makeup: invoices, analytics and monthly sales reports, to be exact. Her jewelry business, “Being Brett,” started almost by accident two years ago at the end of her sophomore year. “My look is a lot of beads, stones and tassels,” she said. “Tassels are huge right now.” Being Brett has become very profitable, but making money isn’t the main goal. Hopkins wants women to use her jewelry as a conversation-starter. She wants the women who wear her jewelry to talk about their faith and things that really matter. Her foray into business started overnight when she was on a trip with her mother, Kristy Hopkins, at the market [AmericasMart] in Atlanta.

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