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• Tryouts for a 12-year-old baseball travel team (limited travel), is from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at Farragut Baseball, Inc. Field 4. Participants must be born after April 30, 1995. For more information, call 865-556-5013.

• Bearden’s AquaDogs began defense of its two-time Knox-area Interscholastic Swim League “City Meet” championship with a resounding 219-98 victory against West Sunday, Oct. 7, in The University of Tennessee Student Aquatic Center. The following BHS swimmers were double winners: Kennedy Higdon, 200-yard intermediate medley and 100-butterfly; Tara Fentress, 50-freestyle and 100-free, and Chad Vaughn, 100-free and 100-backstroke. There was no diving competition at the meet.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• An October TTA hike is set for Oct. 20 at the 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 information.

• 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.

 

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