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• Designing, implementing and managing English programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing will be the focus of a live teleconference from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Goins Building Auditorium at Pellissippi State Technical Community College on Hardin Valley Road. The teleconference is intended to be an interactive session. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance by e-mail to or by fax to 651-221-1339. The moderator will be Dianne Falvo of Camden County College in New Jersey, who has 20 years’ experience working with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. For additional information or to register, contact Michele DeFelice, coordinator/interpreter with Pellissippi State’s services for students with disabilities, at 865-694-6434 or, or visit

• The annual “Traditional Old Harp Shape Note Sing” will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Center for Campus Ministry (the old Post Office) in the middle of campus at Maryville College. All are invited to participate. Songbooks are provided. Refreshments will be available following the event. Parking is available at Fayerweather Hall. For more information, contact people Tom and Nan Taylor at 865-984-8585.

• The Farragut Varsity Dance Team will host the second annual Dinner Dance Show at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in the Farragut High School Commons. Cost is $10. Food will be provided by Gondolier Italian Restaurant and Pizza. Proceeds benefit the dance team for the National Dance Competition in February 2006 in Orlando, Fla.

• The Magic of Chemistry featuring Al Hazari & Company will be from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in Buehler Hall at the University of Tennessee to celebrate 2005 National Chemistry Week. The theme is "The Joy of Toys!" Bring a toy to benefit East Tennessee area children. Admission is free and open to kids ages 5 and up. The event is sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Chemistry Department and the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Chemical Society. For more information, contact Dr. Al Hazari at 865-974-1065.

• A.L. Lotts will have a scholastic book fair from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 24-28. A family event will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27. The event will include a "Meeting with the Mayor," activities, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call 865-539-8611.

• The following Farragut Middle School students received "Good Citizenship" awards for the first six-weeks grading period for obeying the law, performing civic duties, volunteering, being environmentally conscious, respecting authority and cooperating with peers and classmates: Marcus Azevedo, Anna Baschnagel, Michael Belasco, Amalia Beltran, Amy Benefield, Evan Blackman, Kim Bradford, Shaelyn Brown, Spencer Burden, Brooke Butler, Christine Camp, Omar Cardenas, Daniel Cox, Spencer Cross, Alexa Cusick, Zach Darby, Brittany Dion, Patti Donovan, Scott Dresen, Josh Dutt, Chris Edwards, Tyrell Flemings, Natalie Fletcher, Rebecca Fowler, Carlos Garcia, Megan Ghetley, Nicole Greene, Josh Hensley, Matt Holt, Jordan Ingram, Jean Jamison, Nicole Johnson, Allison Jones, Ashley Lamson, Jessica LeGate, Irene Lim, Andrew Long, Morgan Lovelace, Ember Lundy, Tommy Mann, Caroline Martin, Logan McNeil, Sarah Medio, Shannon Menestrina, Preston Michael, Scott Miller, Wesley Monarch, Jordan Newby, Jemin Park, Kaity Patterson, Jocelyn Reddy, Zach Saunders, Amy Scheur, Adam Sims, Sydney Smith, Tanya Smith, Madeline Sommer, Laura Speaks, Hailey Stevens, Tyler Stridde, Nick Varrone, Alex Wang, Paige West, Erin Williams, Michael Wright, Laura Wyatt and Larry Zhang.

• Maryville College will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 28-30, where activities range from reunion class get-togethers to athletic contests to a fine arts alumni cabaret. The theme for the weekend is "Home to Howee." Registration is required for several events. Costs associated with meals, golf tournaments and banquets vary. For registration and price information, contact the Alumni Office at 865-981-8200 or log onto

• A panel of Maryville College alumni educators will offer advice to education majors about getting a teaching job after college at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in a forum sponsored by Maryville College’s Chi Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an academic society for education. The forum, "How to Get Your First Teaching Job," will be in Bartlett Hall, Room 103. The forum is free and open to the public.

• The Maryville College Library is hosting its annual Backdoor Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, during Homecoming weekend at the back entrance of the College’s Thaw Hall. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase new library books.

• A.L. Lotts will have Make a Difference Day Friday, Oct. 28. People are encouraged to adopt a tree at the school by contributing a bag of hardwood mulch to spread around the tree. Adoptable trees will have blue and pink ribbons. Remove the ribbon to select the tree and keep the ribbon as a keepsake. Mulching should be completed by the end of October. For more information, contact Gamble Oegema at 865-769-4374 or Debbie Durst at 865-386-6595.


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