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• A dedication ceremony for the port side anchor from de-commissioned U.S. Navy destroyer USS Farragut DLG6/DDG37 — located at Farragut High School’s Bill Clabo Field inside the east entrance gate since fall 2006 — will be held there beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, May 4. The public is invited. Various dignitaries and local officials are expected to attend.

• The Town of Farragut invites sand volleyball enthusiasts to participate in the “Break the Chill.” A Sand Volleyball Tournament will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. The tournament will feature two divisions of play — co-ed recreational and co-ed competitive — and consist of 4 to 6 players with at least two females. Registration and payment deadline is at 5 p.m., Friday, March 23. Early bird registration runs through Friday, March 9, at $80 per team. Registration fee from March 10-23 will be $95 per team. The fee includes lunch and a long sleeved T-shirt for each player. Registration will be limited to the first 16 teams. Entry forms and payment may be returned in person or by mail to the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. For more information, contact Jason Wright at 865-966-7057 or jason.wright@townoffarragut.org.

• Concord Park Golf Course will be offering a Spring Break Golf Camp, a three-day golf camp, Monday March 19 to Wednesday, March 21, ages 8-14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Cost is $115, includes drinks and snacks. It is suggested you pack a lunch for the day. To register for camp, call Concord Park Golf Course at 865-966-9103. Golf sessions and golf camp will be led by PGA Professional Keith McElroy.

• Avalon Golf Course in Lenoir City is the site of the Fifth Annual Episcopal School of Knoxville Golf Tournament Tuesday, April 10. The school is now accepting registrations. Avalon received a rating of four stars by Golf Digest’s Places to Play. Schedule for the day starts with registration and warm-up on the driving range at 11:30 a.m.; a lunch at Avalon clubhouse at noon; shotgun start at 1 p.m., and an awards ceremony immediately following the tournament. Space is limited to 32 four-player teams featuring a four-player scramble format. March 27 is registration deadline. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis and individual golfers will be grouped into teams prior to the tournament. Entry fee is $150 per player and $500 per team. Registration forms may be picked up at The Episcopal School of Knoxville, or e-mail Harrison Stuart at stuart@esknoxville.org to reserve a spot in the tournament. Proceeds go entirely to the Episcopal School Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Harrison Stuart, tournament director, at 865-218-4497 or stuart@esknoxville.org.

• College freshman Michael Bryant, a former Farragut swimmer, set two individual school records this season and was part of a school record 200-yard medley relay for Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, during the recent NAIA Swimming Championships in San Antonio, Texas. Bryant and the Morningside foursome finished seventh in the nation with a school-record 1:40.31. He broke a school record in the 100-breaststroke (1:04.10) during prelims, and finished ninth (1:04.42) in the finals. Bryant also broke a school record in the 200-breaststroke (2:21.40) during a February meet, then finished 12th nationally in the 200-breast (2:28.16).

• The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering America’s Boating Course at First Baptist Church of Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Building C, Room 202, beginning April 3. Course includes nine hours of instruction presented over three days — April 3, 5 and 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $35 per person (couples/family sharing course materials may attend at no additional cost). Fee will be collected at the first class.

 

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