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• The Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State Technical Community College is offering a free specialized program to help adults earn their GED by Christmas. This program will cover the basic skills needed to pass the GED test and includes a free official practice test. The program uses a variety of teaching strategies including small group work, one-on-one tutoring, computer tutorials, videotapes and written materials to meet the learning styles and academic needs of most adults. The program also allows students to work at their own pace. The program is offered at several locations: the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road, the Heart of Knoxville Career and Resource Center at the Magnolia Avenue Campus and the University Career Center on University Avenue. Day and evening hours are available to accommodate the working needs of adult students. The program is free, but the cost of taking the GED test is $55. If the adult resides in the Empowerment Zone, funding for the test may be provided. Call the Adult Education Program at 865-539-7109 to schedule an appointment, or Pellissippi State at 865-694-6405.

•An area student has been chosen as a member of Lipscomb’s University Singers. Anna Reeve, a Farragut area student, is one of the 40-plus member chorus. Reeve is an English major at Lipscomb. The University Singers, directed by Dr. Larry Griffith, are devoted to a broad range of music with special emphasis on Americana, from colonial singing-school tunes to African-American spirituals, contemporary praise and devotional music and popular jazz styles. The University Singers perform in combined choral/band Christmas concert, in full-length spring concert and in numerous appearances hosted by various congregations in the mid-South area.

• The 10th annual Lincoln Memorial University Veterinary Technology Club Fun Dog Show will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at the old Claiborne County High School gymnasium in Tazwell. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Obedience class begins at noon and the dog show begins at 1 p.m. For more information, call Mary Hatfield at 423-869-6278.

• College-bound high school students can take the ACT Assessment on Saturday, Dec. 11, the next national test date. The deadline for postmark registration is Friday, Nov. 5. The late registration deadline is Thursday, Nov. 18. An additional $15 fee is required for late registration. Students can get registration materials from their guidance counselor or register at www.actstudent.org. The test fee is $28. Free sample tests are available from high school counselors and sample questions can be found on the ACT’s Web site.

• Greenway School, 544 Canton Hollow Road, is having a visitor’s open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7. Interested families are invited to tour the classrooms, meet the teachers and ask questions about Greenway’s advanced curriculum for grades 6-8. No reservation is necessary. To reach Greenway School from I-40, exit Lovell Road and proceed south across Kingston Pike. The school is approximately one mile further on the left. For more information, call 777-0197 or visit www.greenwayschool.edu.

• Farragut High School Marching Admirals will host its annual citrus fruit sale between Oct. 21 and Nov. 19. Saturday, Nov. 13, is BLITZ day, as band members will go door-to-door in Farragut communities taking orders. Fruit will be delivered between Dec. 11 and Dec. 16. Please place your orders with a band member. You may call the band room for further information at 671-7135.

• A.L. Lotts PTA will host a Scholastic book fair and a Fall Family Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Area crafters will be selling merchandise as well. Crafters are needed to provide additional merchandise to sell. For more information, call Jodie Schwatzentraub at 671-2710.

• The Farragut Primary School PTA will host its 12th annual Fall Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The theme for the celebration will be "Bushels of Fun." Friday will be a night of all-out bidding, as they will have a silent auction and gift basket auction. Saturday will be the family fun day with crafts, games and food.

• The Farragut High School Admirals Performing Arts Company presents its first production of the 2004-05 school year as a “Night” of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s comedic one-act plays. Come enjoy a night under the stars in the FHS Ferguson Theatre and four hilarious one-act plays by one of the leading playwrights of all time. See “The Proposal,” “The Wedding Reception,” “The Bear,” and “The Festivities,” all in a single night. Performance dates are Oct. 28, 29 and 30 and the following weekend, Nov. 5, 6 and 7. All evening shows begin at 8 p.m., while the Sunday, Nov. 7, matinee begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door the day of the show. All performances will take place in the Lovada P. Ferguson Theatre on the FHS campus. For more information, call Lea McMahan at 671-7167.

 

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