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• Adult/Junior Team Championship at Concord Park Golf Course is Saturday, Oct. 13. Tee times begin at 3 p.m. Entry Fee is $40 per team and includes food after the round. Format is one adult, one junior for a 9-hole scramble. Divisions are Juniors 7-and-under, Boys 8-10, Boys 11-15 and Girls 8 -14. Entry Deadline is Oct. 9. To sign up, call 865-966-9103.

• Fall Break Golf Camp is a three-day golf camp at Concord Park Golf Course beginning Monday, Oct. 22, through Wednesday, Oct. 24 for ages 8-14. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Cost is $115 per child. To register, call 865-966-9103.

• The first trail on the Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement is open, and the public is invited to attend a guided hike on the trail beginning at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, to celebrate the opening of the Dyllis Orchard Road Hiking Trail and parking area, signifying the first opportunity for the public to access the Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement. The Dyllis Orchard Road Hiking Trail provides access to approximately eight miles of trail on gravel roads, which are considered moderately difficult. Trail is open daily from daylight to dusk, and is limited to hikers and bicyclists. No motorized vehicles or animals are permitted, with the exception of motorized wheelchairs and service animals. The Oct. 5 guided hike is expected to cover approximately two miles of the eight-mile trail. Anyone interested in taking part in the hike should meet at 1 p.m. at the trailhead parking lot located on Blair Road at the Department of Energy’s Dyllis Orchard Road, just north of Oak Ridge Turnpike and East Tennessee Technology Park. Participants are encouraged to bring water and wear appropriate shoes for hiking.

• Tennessee Middle School Golf Association Adult/Junior Two Man Scramble begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Three Ridges Golf Course. One adult and one junior (age 16-and-under) make up the teams. Age divisions are 14-and-under and 15-16. Format is two closest to the pin for juniors and two closest to the pin for adults. Long drive for adults juniors (mulligans-throws-reds). Flight depends on number of entries. Ten teams per flight. Entry fee is $150 per team. For more information, call David Sherrod at 865-851-7775 or 865-621-3262, or Three Ridges Golf Course at 865-687-4797. E-mail Sherrod at dsherrod@tmsga.org Entry deadline is Oct. 8.

• Knoxville Rowing Association presents the 32nd “Head of the Tennessee,” to be held on a three-mile stretch of Fort Loudoun Lake beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. “Head of the Tennessee” is the oldest fall rowing event of its kind in the South and third oldest in the United States, drawing about 2,000 rowers and as many spectators from across the country. “Head of the Tennessee” features a winding 5,000-meter course that begins at the “Buck” Karnes (Alcoa Highway) bridge and finishes at the western end of Sequoyah Park. Racing entry fees apply, but admission is free for spectators. Races are grouped by skill level, age group, and classification of boats, known as shells. For more information about “The Head of the Tennessee” or the KRA, call hotline at 865-633-9214 or visit Web site at www.knoxrowing.com.

• The 4th Annual tennis event “Serve One Another” is a mixed doubles tournament and pre-play party at Cedar Bluff Racquet Club, 701 Racquet Club Way in West Knoxville, beginning at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Exhibition play and evening social, 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, for anyone who enjoys a great party – tennis not required. Tournament registration forms and pre-play party admission tickets available by calling 865-254-4028. Tournament and pre-play party is $50 per person. Pre-play party only is $35 per adult, $10 for ages 12-and-under.

• Paideia Academy will host its second annual “Run for the Classics” 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pellissippi Community Trails, across from J. Goins Building on the main Pellissippi campus. Participants will enjoy autumn leaves and crisp air in this beautiful setting surrounded by woods and a lake with fountains.The 5K race will begin at 9 a.m., with the 1-mile fun walk kicking off at 9:05. Race-day registration will open at 8 a.m. Pre-registration fees are $25 per person or $85 per team ($20 per additional teammate). Registration forms are available at The Runner’s Market, New Balance, YMCA Farragut and West Side branches, or the school office. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top overall runner, as well as the first-place male and first-place female. If you would like to become one of the event partners, contact the school office. All proceeds go to Paideia Academy’s scholarship fund. For more information, call the school office at 865-670-0440 or visit the Web site at PaideiaKnoxville.org.

• Fellowship of Christian Athletes Presents The 2007 TeamFCA Fall Fund-raising Banquet beginning at 7 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Featured speaker will be Tom Osborne, legendary former Nebraska head football coach with three national titles. Osborne is former a Nebraska representative in the US House of Representatives. Anyone interested in being a table host or corporate sponsor, call 865-524-6076 for more information.

• October TTA hikes are set for Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. Hike the Frozen Head Oct. 6, Cumberland Trail, Frozen Head Segment. Group will explore Frozen Head State Park/Natural Area Trails, including the route the Cumberland Trail takes through the park along Bird Mountain Trail. There are several options for loops in the park; group will cover about 10 miles. Meet at 9 a.m. at Cracker Barrel at the Campbell Station Road exit off I-40 in Farragut. From there, groups will carpool for about an hour drive. Anyone wanting to eat breakfast should meet at 8 a.m. For more info and to register, contact Russ Manning at 865-257-0427 (cell) or, e-mail: russmanning@charter.net Oct. 20 features Mount Cammerer lookout via Low Gap and the AT in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hike begins with a 2.9-mile 2,000 foot climb on the Low Gap Trail out of Cosby to the intersection with the AT. From there they’ll head east on the AT for 2.1 miles and an additional climb of 700 feet. A short walk of .6 mile on Mount Cammerer brings you to the tower. After lunch they’ll retrace their steps back to the trailhead. The hike is 11.2 miles round-trip and rated difficult. Bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water for the trip. Group will meet in the hikers’ parking lot just below the Cosby campground at 8:30 a.m. Contact Bob Uhren at 865-748-9227 or snowcap34@hotmail.com for more info.

• Swimming for Smiles, a golf tournament to raise money for Ronald McDonald House and Locks of Love charities, will be held at Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start is 10 a.m. Format is 4-player scramble. Cost is $600 per team (includes breakfast, lunch, greens fees, golf cart and prize entry). For more information, call 865-591-8801 to become a sponsor. Part Two of the event involves free haircuts and styles for anyone wishing to donate 10 inches or more of hair to Locks of Love charities. Donations will be taken at Salon Christopher in the shopping center next to Gettysvue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22. For more information, contact the salon directly at 865-691-7912 to schedule an appointment, specifying it is for the Locks of Love event.

• 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.

 

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