Stephen F. Krempasky, right, FBA executive director, displays a Shop Farragut/FBA prototype brochure alongside alliance members Ben Youree, center, and Nadim Jubran. read more
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March

Thu, Mar 30The Lantern at Morning Pointe auction• The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City residents and families have created colorful canvases for a cause for auction March 30 to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Tennessee walk in Knoxville. For more information, call Tinea Payne, 423-238-5330.
Thu, Mar 30• Jubilee Community Arts will present “The Dismembered Tennesseans” at 8 p.m., Friday, April 7, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 800-838-3006.
Thu, Mar 30• High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 1. Hosted by Maryville College’s Admissions staff, the “Meet Maryville” preview day event is designed to help people become more familiar with the nationally recognized liberal arts college. For more information, call 865-981-8092 or visit maryvillecollege.edu/admissions/events/
Thu, Mar 30• Bookwalter United Methodist Church Spring Children's Consignment Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, March 31, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday April 1. Items include gently used clothes, toys and more for newborns up to teenagers. Location is 4218 Central Ave. Pike. Knoxville. For more information, call 865-689-3349 or text event director, Cheryl Mills, at 865-455-8353.
Thu, Mar 30• Third Annual Spring Barn Sale at RiverView Family Farm, 12130 Prater Lane, runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, March 31, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 1. Free admission to shop. Antiques, art, furniture, jewelry, home decor and more featured. For more information, call 865-603-9347 or go online, www.riverviewfamilyfarm.com or e-mail: rachel@riverviewfamilyfarm.com
Thu, Mar 30• Pellissippi State Community College invites area home-schooled students to an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at Hardin Valley Campus. Learn more about transfer degree programs and dual enrollment, which allows students to earn high school and college-level credit at the same time. Students who attend the open house can enter to win a $250 scholarship provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation. To reserve your space, visit pstcc.edu/admissions/hsrsvp/
Thu, Mar 30• Residents and families at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City, have created colorful canvases for auction March 30 to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk in Knoxville. For more information, call Tinea Payne, 423-238-5330.
Thu, Mar 30• Pellissippi State Community College will host National Poetry Month at a reading and book signing by author Marilyn Kallet from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, in room 2540, Strawberry Plains Campus. For more information, call 865-225-2300.
Thu, Mar 30• Sponsored by the Farragut Arts Council and the Knox County Library Farragut Branch, the 10th annual “Farragut Book Fest for Children” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. For more information, call 865-966-2420.
Thu, Mar 30• Helen Ross McNabb Center will host a free community prevention walk during Child Abuse Prevention Month at 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 7, at Market Square. For more information, call Houston Smelcer or visit mcnabbcenter.org/
Thu, Mar 30• Pellissippi State Community College will host Tatevik Gharibyan, a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 6. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/
Thu, Mar 30• Knoxville Power Squadron has an ABC3, Public Boating Course that will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 2 through May 11, in Caney Creek RV Park. Cost of the 230 page, color, illustrated text book with CD and testing for the full ABC3 course is $37 per person or $47 if couple shares one book. For more information, call 865-765-3407.
Thu, Mar 30• Eighth Farragut Food & Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, at Renaissance | farragut, 12700 Kingston Pike, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ticket cost is $30 if purchased in advance, or $35 at the door. For children under age 12, cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children under age 5 are admitted free. Very Important Bites tickets, which include special dining under a tent with beer lounge, are $75 each. Tickets available online at www.knoxvilletickets.com/, Goin’ Postal, 11519 Kingston Pike and CH Interiors and Gifts, 12556 Kingston Pike. For more information, call 865-307-2486 or e-mail info@farragutbusiness.com/
Thu, Mar 30• West Knox Lions Club meets every first and third Monday at Shoney’s, 100 Walker Springs Road. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7.  Guests are welcome. For more information, call Ron Welch at 865-690-6317 or visit facebook.com/westknoxlionsclub/
Thu, Mar 30• Jubilee Community Arts will host Jay Clark and Greg Horne at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, call Toby Koosman, 865-522-5851.
Thu, Mar 30• Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “The Miracle Worker,” at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, March 31, April 6, 7, 13, and 14; 1 and 5 p.m., Saturdays, April 1, 8, and 15; and 3 p.m., Sundays, April 2, 9, and 16. Tickets are $12. For any adult and child entering together, $10. For more information, call 865-208-3677 or visit knoxvillechhildrenstheatre.com/
Thu, Mar 30• Recent works by painter Harriet Howell and mixed-media artist Marilyn Avery Turner will be on display at 5:30 p.m., April 4 through April 30, at the Art Market Gallery during downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, with complimentary refreshments, and music performed by Matt Tilley. For more information, call 865-525-5265 or visit artmarketgallery.net/
Thu, Mar 30• East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit is looking for its next recipient of the Lizzie Crozier French Award. This honor is to recognize women who work consistently to support the advancement of all women through outspoken leadership, unwavering courage in the face of difficulty, supporting and empowering women around her. The deadline to enter is March 31. Three finalists will be announced May 7. French’s birthday. The winner will be announced at the Summit which will be held June 9, at Airport Hilton. For more information visit, easttnwomensls.com/
Thu, Mar 30• Earth Day at Knoxville’s 18th annual Earthfest will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum. For more information, visit knox-earthfest.org/
Thu, Mar 30• Downtown Broadway Lenoir City will host Spring Fling from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 22.
Thu, Mar 30• Kansas is coming to Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets on sale, 10 a.m., Friday, March 31. Visit ticketmaster or knoxvillecoliseum.com/
Thu, Mar 30• AARP will offer Driver Safety Smart Driver Courses, from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday, May 17-17, at O’Conner Senior Center. For information, call 865-368-8294.
Thu, Mar 30• Town of Farragut will host Caregiver Self Care, 1 p.m., Monday, April 10. Registration deadline, Friday, April 7. To register, 865-218-3375 or townoffarragut.org/register/
Thu, Mar 30• Town of Farragut will host “Social Media 4 Seniors,” from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 5. Cost $30. Basic Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet for Seniors, 10 a.m.-noon, Monday-Tuesday, April 10-11. Cost $45, bring your own device. iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors, 12:30-2:30, Monday-Tuesday, April 10-11. Cost $45, bring your own device. Awesome Apps for Seniors; 12:30-2:30, Wednesday, April 12. Cost $30. Bring your own device. Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone/Tablet Camera for Seniors, 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, April 12. Cost $30, bring your own device. To register, 865-218-3375 or townoffarragut.org/register/
Thu, Mar 30• Town of Farragut Community Development department will host a workshop, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6, regarding residential and commercial construction. For more information, 865-218-3393 or aprice@townoffarragut.org.
Thu, Mar 30• Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sessions scheduled for Friday, March 31, and Friday, April 7, at Farragut Town Hall and Tuesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 6, at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church have been cancelled due to an unexpected event for the coordinator. Sessions scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 13, at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 616 Fretz Road, will still be offered.
Thu, Mar 30• Volunteers needed for Ijams River Rescue, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 1 for 30-40 locations along Tennessee River and associated creek tributaries. Visit ijams.org or call 865-577-4717.word
Thu, Mar 30• Volunteer Ministry Center will host the 9th Annual Carry the Torch Knoxville event at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, April 12, Knoxville Convention Center. For more information, call 865-524-3926 or visit carrythetorchknoxville.com/
Thu, Mar 30• Six choirs, with members from three states, will perform in the third and last Service of Psalms for Lenten season at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 2, First United Methodist Church, 1530 Oak Ridge Turnpike. For information, e-mail Carolyn Krause, chkrause23@gmail.com.
Thu, Mar 30• Eleventh Annual Run for Autism 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 8, at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for students. To register, visit runnerreg.us/breakthroughautismrunwalk/
Thu, Mar 30• Knox County Veterans Services will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center, from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 13 to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For information, call 865-215-5645 or veterans@knoxcounty.org/
Thu, Mar 30• Knox County Schools has scheduled a public meeting to gather feedback from parents, teachers and community members on preliminary middle school rezoning proposal, 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, at Hardin Valley Academy. For more information, go to www.knoxschools.org/rezoning/. Additional comments may be sent to rezoning@knoxschools.org/.
Thu, Mar 30• Virginia College in Knoxville will host a Summer Camp Fair for the community from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 29. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 205-503-5955.
Thu, Mar 30• Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will have its 27th birthday celebration and installation of officers at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, in First United Methodist Church, Alcoa. For more information, call Marie Hickson, 865-457-0960.
Thu, Mar 30• Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform Celtic fiddling sensation Natalie MacMaster at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 8, at Civic Auditorium. Tickets range from $35-$89. For more information, visit knoxvillesymphony.com/
Thu, Mar 30• Knoxville 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 knoxvillesympyony.com/
Thu, Mar 30• Pellissippi State Community College announces “Last-dollar Scholarship,” for adult students beginning fall 2017. A special open house for adult students is from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 1, at the Hardin Valley Campus. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/reconnect/
Thu, Mar 30Town of Farragut will be accepting applicationsTown of Farragut will be accepting applications for community grants for FY2018. Deadline for acceptance for grant applications will be March 31. For more information, call 865-675-2096 or e-mail jhatmaker@townoffarragut.org.
Fri, Mar 31Stormwater Matters Program• The Town of Farragut Stormwater Matters Program will give away tree and shrub seedlings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at Farragut Town Hall. For more information, call 865-966-7057 or visit americorp2@townoffarragut.org/
Fri, Mar 31“The Miracle Worker”• Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “The Miracle Worker,” at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, March 31, April 6, 7, 13, and 14; 1 and 5 p.m., Saturdays, April 1, 8, and 15; and 3 p.m., Sundays, April 2, 9, and 16. Tickets are $12. For any adult and child entering together, $10. For more information, call 865-208-3677 or visit knoxvillechhildrenstheatre.com/
Fri, Mar 31Lizzie Crozier French Award• The East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit is looking for its next recipient of the Lizzie Crozier French Award. This honor is to recognize women who work consistently to support the advancement of all women through outspoken leadership, unwavering courage in the face of difficulty, supporting and empowering women around her. The deadline to enter is March 31. Three finalists will be announced on May 7, Ms. French’s birthday. The winner will be announced at the Summit which will be held June 9, at Airport Hilton. For more information visit, easttnwomensls.com/

April

Sat, Apr 1Annual Used Book Sale• Friends of the Knox County Public Library Annual Used Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 1, for members only at the Jacob Building, Chilhowee Park. Memberships can be purchased or renewed at the door. Also, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 2, sale opens to the public and Monday, April 3, is half-price day ($5 bag sale for teachers and librarians from 4 to 6 p.m.). Bag Sale Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 4. For more information, visit knoxfriends.org/
Sat, Apr 1Farragut summer community swim teams• Farragut has four summer community swim teams, for ages 5 through 18, that are a part of Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swimming Association. Those teams are Concord Hills Piranhas, Fox Den Red Foxes, Sugarwood Stingrays and Village Green Gators. Concord Hills will have registration days in April and May. Dates will be posted on the team website concordhills.swim-team.us in the next few weeks. The best way to contact the team is to send an e-mail to the team account swimconcordhills@gmail.com. Fox Den registration begins at an open house at Fox Den Country Club (12284 North Fox Den Drive) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 2. Online registration will be open on their website (foxden.swim-team.us) after April 2. Contact information also can be found on the website. Sugarwood will have registration in early April. Dates will be posted on the team website sugarwoodstingrays.swim-team.us. Contacts also can be found on the website. Village Green will open registration up in early April. For more information, go to their website at Villagegreengators.com. You may contact them via e-mail at president@villagegreengators. com or vicepresident@villagegreengators.com.
Sat, Apr 1Park Day• Mabry-Hazen House will participate in Park Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 1. Volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, call 865-522-8661 or visit mabryhazen.com/
Sat, Apr 1“Meet Maryville”• High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 1. Hosted by Maryville College’s Admissions staff, the “Meet Maryville” preview day event is designed to help people become more familiar with the nationally recognized liberal arts college. For more information, call 865-981-8092 or visit maryvillecollege.edu/admissions/events/
Mon, Apr 3West Knox Lions Club• West Knox Lions Club meets every first and third Monday at Shoney’s, 100 Walker Springs Road.  Dinner starts at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00.  Guests are very welcome.  For more information, call Ron Welch at 865-690-6317 or visit facebook.com/westknoxlionsclub/
Tue, Apr 4First Friday Art Walk• Recent works by painter Harriet Howell and mixed-media artist Marilyn Avery Turner will be on display at 5:30 p.m., April 4 through April 30, at the Art Market Gallery during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, with complimentary refreshments, and music performed by Matt Tilley. For more information, call 865-525-5265 or visit artmarketgallery.net/
Wed, Apr 5National Poetry Month• Pellissippi State Community College will host National Poetry Month at a reading and book signing by author Marilyn Kallet from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, in room 2540 Strawberry Plains Campus. For more information, call 865-225-2300.
Thu, Apr 6Gift of Hope Fundraising Luncheon• The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley will host its annual Gift of Hope Fundraising Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at Knoxville Convention Center to honor community leader and entrepreneur Randy Boyd. For more information, call 865-232-1172 or visit bgctnv.org/giftofhope/
Thu, Apr 6Home-schooled students open house• Pellissippi State Community College invites area home-schooled students to an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at Hardin Valley Campus. Learn more about transfer degree programs and dual enrollment, which allows students to earn high school and college-level credit at the same time. Students who attend the open house can enter to win a $250 scholarship provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation. To reserve your space, visit pstcc.edu/admissions/hsrsvp/
Thu, Apr 6Tatevik Gharibyan• Pellissippi State Community College will host Tatevik Gharibyan, a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 6. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/
Fri, Apr 7Arts & Culture Alliance new exhibitions• Arts & Culture Alliance will present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 7. Exhibition hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, call 865-523-7543 or visit knoxalliance.com/
Fri, Apr 7“The Dismembered Tennesseans”• Jubilee Community Arts will present “The Dismembered Tennesseans” at 8 p.m., Friday, April 7, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 800-838-3006.
Fri, Apr 7Community prevention walk• Helen Ross McNabb Center will host a free community prevention walk during Child Abuse Prevention Month at 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 7, at Market Square. For more information, call Houston Smelcer or visit mcnabbcenter.org/
Sat, Apr 8“Farragut Book Fest for Children”• Sponsored by the Farragut Arts Council and the Knox County Library Farragut Branch, the 10th annual “Farragut Book Fest for Children” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. For more information, call 865-966-2420.
Sat, Apr 15“The Naughty Knots”• Jubilee Community Arts will present “The Naughty Knots,” at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, call Toby Koosman, 865-522-5851.
Sat, Apr 1518th annual Earthfest• Earth Day at Knoxville’s 18th annual Earthfest will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum. For more information, visit knox-earthfest.org/
Mon, Apr 17East Tennessee Historical Society seeking nominations • East Tennessee Historical Society is seeking nominations across East Tennessee for Awards of Excellence in the field of history in the following five categories: The Award of Distinction; Community History Award; History in the Media Award; Teaching Excellence Award, and Ramsey Award for Lifetime Achievement. Deadline for submission is April 17. For more information, call 865-215-8824 or visit easttnhistory.org/
Sat, Apr 22Downtown Broadway Lenoir City Spring Fling • Downtown Broadway Lenoir City will host Spring Fling from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 22. The event includes food, crafts and music.
Sat, Apr 22Jubilee Community Arts will host Jay Clark and Greg Horne• Jubilee Community Arts will host Jay Clark and Greg Horne at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, call Toby Koosman, 865-522-5851.
Sun, Apr 23RiverView Farm Farragut High Party Gathering• RiverView Farm will host Farragut High Party Gathering from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 23. Cost is $28 per person. RSVP by March 15 to Dan Herron, 919-602-5707 or dherron001@att.net.

May

Mon, May 1Seeking Artists• Knox County Storm Drain Style-Off committee is currently seeking artists to paint water quality murals on select Knox County Public Library storm drains. Applications are available online at http://bit.ly/stormdrainstyleoff and are due by May 1. For more information, call Amy Mann, 865-215-5283.
Tue, May 2Public Boating Course• Knoxville Power Squadron has an ABC3, Public Boating Course that will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 2 through May 11, in Caney Creek RV Park. Cost of the 230 page, color, illustrated text book with CD and testing for the full ABC’s course is $37 per person or $47 if couple shares one book. For more information, call 865-765-3407.
Fri, May 5 Farragut Food & Wine Festival• Eighth Farragut Food & Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, at Renaissance | farragut, 12700 Kingston Pike, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ticket cost is $30 if purchased in advance, or $35 at the door. For children under age 12, cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children under age 5 are admitted free. Very Important Bites tickets, which include special dining under a tent with beer lounge, are $75 each. Tickets available online at www.knoxvilletickets.com/, Goin Postal, 11519 Kingston Pike and CH Interiors and Gifts, 12556 Kingston Pike. For more information, call 865-307-2486 or e-mail info@farragutbusiness.com/

November

Mon, Nov 27U.S. Department of Energy’s public bus tour• The U.S. Department of Energy’s public bus tour is 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/

RWB Jam goal: spark West End biz

Businesses along West End Avenue in Farragut are the initial targets for a new event, sponsored by Farragut Business Alliance, to boost their visability while inviting the public to enjoy a fun outing. Red, White & Blues Jam, formerly labeled The Mini Event, is targeted “around July 8 … a Saturday after the Fourth of July,” Stephen F. Krempasky, FBA executive director, said during the alliance’s monthly third Thursday morning meeting, March 16, in Town Hall boardroom.

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Family Fun ’17 at FIS

Hundreds of Farragut Intermediate School students and their parents joined FIS faculty at Family Fun Night 2017. Principal Reggie Mosley said the event — which took place Friday, March 3, in the school and was sponsored by FIS PTA — is the school’s biggest fundraiser. Mosley said the school’s goal is to have a ratio of two students per electronic learning device. “That comes with fundraising,” he said. “You’ve got to raise the funds to make that happen, so we have done that over the last three years. Every year, we always earmark ‘X’ number of dollars in big money. I think we have spent close to $500,000 just in a three-year window just to make sure we have those devices in our school.”

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