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• The Emmy-award winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, will be shown at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, at Farragut High School’s Main Auditorium. Contact FHS drama office at 671-7167 for more information.

• The Art and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville will sponsor “Perceptions,” an exhibition of the work of Knox County art educators showcasing the talents of art specialists in Knox County Schools. The exhibition is slated to run Nov. 8-28 at the Emporium located at the corner of Gay Street and Jackson Avenue. The exhibit will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

• The Knox County School System’s adult education program has received a $1,000 grant from Target Stores to provide assistance to students who do not have the financial ability to pay the $55 fee required to take the GED test. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and test scores on the Official GED Practice Test which is now required by the State of Tennessee. Target Stores, along with parent company Target Corporation, has a strong tradition of giving back to the communities where it does business. This year that giving will amount to more than $2 million a week. That commitment is reflected in Target Stores’ grant program, which supports projects that promote education, the arts, and family violence prevention.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College was presented with two Medallion Awards for its marketing efforts during a recent National Council for Marketing & Public Relations District 2 conference in Covington, Ky. The college received a silver award for its photograph of an art student creating prints and a bronze award for its viewbook, a publication the college uses for student recruitment. NCMPR represents marketing and public relations professionals at community, technical and junior colleges. An affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR has more than 1,550 members from more than 600 colleges across the United States, Canada and the Bahamas. For more information, call Pellissippi State Community College at 865-694-6405.

• Registration continues for Pellissippi State’s fall Open House. The event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, gives prospective students and their parents an opportunity to learn more about college life. The Open House begins at 9 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road. Participants will have a chance to meet Pellissippi State faculty and staff, as well as talk with current students. A free lunch is also on the agenda. The Open House is free, but reservations are requested. Please call 865-539-7155, or e-mail dbrock@pstcc.edu for reservations and information. For more information on Pellissippi State, visit our Web site at www.pstcc.edu.

• Roane State Community College is slated to expand its nursing program in Knox County beginning fall 2005 through a newly established agreement with Pellissippi State Technical Community College. The agreement allows for Roane State to begin offering its nursing program at Pellissippi State’s Magnolia Avenue Campus, forming the TBR (Tennessee Board of Regents) Magnolia Avenue Nursing Center. The purpose of the agreement is to make it possible for additional students to have the opportunity to become nurses, easing the critical nursing shortage in this area. Currently, predictions are that by 2020 there will be more than 808,000 openings for R.N.s nationwide. Thirty students will be served through the TBR Magnolia Avenue Nursing Center next fall due to this cooperative agreement. The application deadline for this program is Jan. 21, 2005. For more information, contact the Roane State Admissions Office at (865) 882-4523 or the Pellissippi State Admissions Office at (865) 694-6568 or Pellissippi State’s pre-nursing coordinator at (865) 539-7050.

•Webb School of Knoxville’s Lower School Polar Express Pajama Party will begin at 7:50 a.m., Friday, Nov. 12, at Webb’s Lower School. Where are we heading? Why, to the North Pole, of course. Dressed as head conductors, Webb School president, Scott Hutchinson, and Webb Upper School Head, Steve Balak, will be on hand to greet and open car doors at the student drop-off in front of the Lower School, which will be decorated to resemble a train station, complete with ticket booth. Webb Lower School students, clad in their pajamas, will head to the Lower School Commons to listen to a reading of The Polar Express by Webb Middle School Head, David Youngblood, and to sing a few holiday songs. During lunch (11:30 a.m.), Webb Lower School students will enjoy a special holiday cake and crafts in the Lower School Commons.

• The Farragut High School Lady Admirals Booster Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s, located at 261 North Peters Road, from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. The Lady Ads softball team will be serving the customers their breakfast. The money raised from the fund-raiser will be used to make improvements to the softball field and for the future construction of a locker room and concession stand. For more information, call John Morris at 675-7121.

• 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.

• Farragut High School Marching Admirals is hosting its annual citrus fruit sale Oct. 21 through 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 at 671-7135.

• Maryville College’s Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will host the 2nd Annual Invitational Choral Festival at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Fine Arts Center Music Hall on the college campus. The concert will be used to build a sense of community for area choirs and directors. The festival will include performances by area choral ensembles. For more information, call Wilner at 865-981-8151.

 

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