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• The last bike ride in the Knoxville By Cycle series is Sept. 15, the Magic and Mystery of George Barber. Participants should meet at Market Square at 9 a.m. for a bicycle version of Knox Heritage’s trolley tour of Barber houses in historic neighborhoods. Pre-ride bike safety checks are available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. These bicycle rides are for all ages and skill levels. More information is available at www.knoxtrans.org. Helmets are required on the rides. Participants have to follow the rules of the road when on streets.

• Farragut High School Baseball Benefit Golf Tournament is Friday, Sept. 21, at Willow Creek Golf Course. Registration and range ball availability from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Tournament is four player scramble. Cost is $100 per player. Lunch, awards and door prizes following the round. For more information, contact Peter Bigarel at 865-805-2077 or pbigarel@chartertn.net

• Volley for the Cure, a professional-amateur mixed doubles tennis tournament benefiting the Knoxville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Sept. 15, at Fox Den Country Club. Ten male professional tennis players will be paired with 10 female amateur tennis players in a round-robin tournament. The professional players will include such well-known names as Ben Rodgers and Bobby Cameron, former No. 1 players at The University of Tennessee. Other local pros include Steve Annacone and John Gibson. In addition, 10 sponsors will be supporting the efforts of each of the women in the event with the proceeds going to the Komen Knoxville Affiliate. An awards luncheon will follow in the Fox Den banquet room for the players, sponsors, Fox Den committee members and VIPs. For more information on Volley for the Cure, contact Rob Cameron at 865-966-2644 or rcame59433@aol.com. This event is free and spectators are welcome, according to Cameron.

• With summer winding down, it’s time to start planning for the Annual Farragut Fall 5K Run and Pet Walk, organized by Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce. The race will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Pre-registration by mail closes Friday, Sept. 14. Cost is $15. Visit for www.farragutchamber.com or call 865-675-7057 to obtain an entry form. Day of race registration is from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Fee is $20. The 5K run is limited to runners and joggers only. This event, sanctioned by USATF, will be managed by Knoxville Track Club. Plaques will be awarded to the top male and female in Open, Second Open and Third Open (ages up to 39), top Master (40-49) and top Grand Masters (50-plus). The first overall m male and female will receive a cash prize. For more information, call Jonathan Patrick, 5K chairman, at 865-356-9902, or the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce at 865-675-7057.

• Town of Farragut and Putt-Putt Golf & Games of Farragut will offer a dose of free fun at the 16th annual Free Day of Putt-Putt Monday, Sept. 17. Players can enjoy putt-putt at no charge from noon to 9 p.m. Putt-Putt Golf & Games is located in the West End Center in Farragut. For more information, call Anne LaGrow at 966-7057.

• Knoxville Lacrosse Fall Registration begins at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, behind Farragut Middle School for boys in grades 4 through 8. Cost is $50 per player for the season, which runs Sept. 17 to Oct. 31. Practices are held at Anchor Park. Signed waiver and U.S. Lacrosse membership required. Contact Lynda at 865-386-8396 for more information.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host its Second Annual ES “5” K Run and Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 13. The 5K run and one-mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cove Subdivision directly behind Pinnacle 18 Regal Cinemas in Turkey Creek. Registrations are now being accepted for the run, which costs $20 in advance. To register, pick up forms at either location of the Runner’s Market or New Balance athletic stores or at the school. Or, you can register online at www.active.com. Registration on race day begins at 7:45 a.m. at the starting point, and costs $25. Prizes will be awarded to an overall winner, first-place male and first-place female. For more information, call the school at 865-777-9032 or visit the Web site at www.esknoxville.org.

• Join Farragut Family YMCA Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road for the Third Annual YMCA “Can You Dig It?” Volleyball Tournament. It is 6-on-6 coed play that requires two females on the court at all times. All participants must be 16 years old to participate. Space is limited to the first 16 teams that register. Teams may participate either in the recreation or competitive division. Teams that register prior to Sept. 17 contribute $150; otherwise it will be $200 per team. Register at the Farragut Family YMCA at 10709 Kingston Pike. For more information, call 865-777-9622.

• Tee it up for the 19th Annual Town of Farragut Golf Tournament, Friday, Oct. 2, at The Landmark at Avalon Golf Club, Lenoir City, two miles west of Farragut off Highway 70 West. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Registration cost is $65 per player, which includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and entry in prize drawings. Bring a foursome or pair, or be paired with others. Deadline to register and pay is Friday, Sept. 28. For more information, call Anne LaGrow at 865-966-7057.

• Maryville College Women’s Basketball head coach Jeff Pardue invites the public to its inaugural golf tournament hosted by Royal Oaks Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 29. Coach Pardue, his staff, and his team are raising funds for their trip to Seattle, Wash. and Portland, Ore. this winter. The tournament will be a three-person team, scramble format. A complimentary lunch and registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. To register your team and support the Lady Scots, call Pardue at 865-981-8291.

 

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