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• The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organiz-tion would like to remind the public that bicycle safety courses are being offered. The next Street Skills class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 23, at Cansler YMCA. The class covers helmet and bike fitting, fixing flat tires, emergency maneuvers and confidently fitting into traffic. This class combines classroom learning with on-bike exercises and a practice ride in traffic. The $25 registration fee includes the League Guide to Safe and Enjoyable Cycling, created by the League of American Bicyclists. This class is for adults and young adults, and is taught by certified League cycling instructors. The registration form is available online at www.knoxtrans.org.

• The inaugural Brett LeSueur Vision Fore the Future Charity Golf Tournament will tee-off at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Centennial Golf Course in Oak Ridge. Cost is $75 per person, $300 per team. Sponsorship amounts run from $50 to $2,500, and cash donations are welcome. A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-483-2291 or 865-577-2126. Proceeds go to visually-impaired children and adults by providing equipment and services.

• Saving Little Hearts, whose mission is to assist children with congenital heart defects along with their families, is planning a miniature golf tournament Oct. 14 at Sir Goony’s Golf in Farragut. Corporate sponsorships are encouraged, and companies can be an event sponsor ($1,000) or simply sponsor a hole ($150 per hole). For more information about sponsorship or to compete, call 865-748-4605.

• The Knoxville Football Club is inviting boys soccer teams to register for the inaugural KFC Adidas Cup Boys Classic to be held Oct. 7-8 in Knoxville. The tournament is for competitive teams from the U-9 to U-19 age groups. Deadline for registration is Sept. 8. Games will be played at the US Cellular soccer complex off Lovell Road and at the Watt Road soccer complex. Details and application forms can be found at www.kfccrush.com.

• Knoxville’s Cheetahs Lacrosse for area girls will be having one-day-a-week open practice sessions Saturday mornings 8:30 to 11 a.m. this Fall at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road, Field 3, in Farragut. The goal is to provide an introductory opportunity to learn about lacrosse. The sessions are open to girls fifth- through 11th-grade (under age 17). Some kids will be brand new, while others will be “seasoned” players. Fall Ball Saturday practices are designed to teach the basics and let kids sample the sport. Open practices, which started in August, begin with free catch and coach-player instruction sessions from 8:30 to 9 a.m; fundamentals from 9 to 9:30 and scrimmages from 9:30 to 11. A clinic is set Oct. 7-8 in West Knoxville. Trainers/instructors will include Cheetah coaching staff and several players from UT’s Women’s Lacrosse Club team. Visit the Web site www.knoxlacrosse.com or call 865-539-0432 for schedule and more information about girls’ lacrosse in Knoxville. Loaner equipment will be available.

• The Knoxville Ski and Outing Club has announced its calendar of events for the remainder of September; Sept. 21, General Membership Meeting at Pelancho’s Mexican Restaurant at Downtown West (Social hour at 6:15 p.m. with meeting to follow). An October trip to the Chateau Morrisette in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Dan, Va., includes a tour of the winery, wine tasting and a Beach Music Concert featuring The Tams. Information on these activities can be found at www.knoxvilleskiclub.org Visitors and prospective members are welcome.

• The Town of Farragut will sponsor the 18th annual Farragut Golf Tournament Friday, Oct. 6, at The Landmark at Avalon Golf Club. Cost of the tournament is $65 per player and includes the green fee, golf cart, door prizes and lunch. Registration and a barbeque lunch will begin at the clubhouse at 11:30 a.m. The tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. Players can bring a foursome or pair or be paired with others. Prizes will be awarded to the first-place team, and for longest drive and closest to the pin. The Landmark at Avalon Golf Club is located two miles west of Farragut on Highway 70W in Lenoir City. Deadline for tournament registration and payment is Friday, Sept. 29. Entry forms are available at Farragut Town Hall. For more information or to have an entry form faxed, call Anne LaGrow at 865-966-7057.

 

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