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• Pellissippi State Technical Community College hosts its fourth annual open house for home-schooled students and parents from 5:30 to 7 p.m., March 13, in the Goins Auditorium on the Pellissippi Campus off Hardin Valley Road. To make reservations, contact Priscilla Gitschlag, 865-539-7258 or

• The Knox County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at Ramsey’s Cafeteria, located at the Days Inn Conference Center, 5335 Central Avenue Pike, just off Merchants Drive at I-75, at 11:15 a.m., Thursday,

March 15.

• Tate’s School of Discovery seeks entrants for its seventh annual elementary regional science fair, Sunday, May 6, through Tuesday, May 8. For details, call Shelley Pratt at 865-690-4255 or visit

• Farragut High School’s National Art Honor Society chapter will host its annual “Empty Bowls” soup and bread dinner at 6 p.m., Friday, March 30, in the FHS library as a benefit for homeless people fed at The Love Kitchen in Knoxville. Tickets are $15 at the FHS’s art department. For details, call 865-966-9775 or Kyle Tharp at 865-776-6116

 • Farragut High School announced nine finalists in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Awards competition: Sarah B. Brand, Edward A. Buehler, Serena S. Dai, Thomas D. Gilmartin, Matthew D. Kothe, Vera Ann F. Minot, Adam W. Pharr, Umang J. Shukla and Zhong J. Zhong.

• Farragut High School students, families and supporters will gather from 5 to 9 p.m., Mondays, March12, at Calhoun’s restaurant in Turkey Creek for a fund-raiser in support of FHS students’ academic success. For details, call 865-671-7126.


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