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• Farragut Primary School PTA will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. Lunch will be available for $4, including drink, and is catered by Buddy’s BBQ. Activities include a bake sale, children’s games, arts and crafts, basket auction, children’s music program and inflatable bounce houses. Game and food tickets may be purchased at the event.

• Farragut High School Science Academy will present its first in a series of scientific lectures beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, in the FHS library. Dr. Ward Plummer, distinguished professor of physics at The University of Tennessee and member of the National Academy of Sciences, will present “Materials for the 21st Century: A Revolutionary-Not an Evolutionary-Approach.” A reception will immediately follow the presentation.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host a drop-in Open House for all grades from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7. Parents may bring children or come alone. No reservations are required. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet headmaster, Jay Secor, and admissions director, Peter Klekamp, tour the school, observe classes and hear from families with children now enrolled in the school. ESK is located at 950 Episcopal School Way just off Lovell Road in West Knoxville. For more information, call 865-777-9032, consult the school’s Web site at www.esknoxville.org or contact Peter Klekamp at klekamp@esknoxville.org.

• Sacred Heart Cathedral School will hold Information Night at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the SHCS library. For more information, call admissions director, Jere Doherty, at 865-558-4136 or visit www.shcschool.org.

• You may not be ready for prime time’s “Dancing With the Stars,” but two new dance courses offered by Pellissippi State Technical Community College could be a step in the right direction. Ballroom Dancing Level I, an introduction to ballroom and social dancing, is ideal if you’re just starting out or if you want to brush up on basic dance technique. Course provides step-by-step instruction to popular dances such as the fox trot, waltz, tango, rumba, cha-cha and swing. Classes are from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Dec. 4, at the college’s Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. Ballroom Dancing Level II is a continuation of the first session. Level II is for more experienced dancers and will introduce them to intermediate-level patterns, dances and technique. Course, also at the Magnolia Avenue Campus, is from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, through Dec. 13, except for Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving). Fees are $85 for individuals or $100 per couple for each course. To find out more or to enroll, call Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services at 865-539-7167.

• Members of the Farragut High School Red Cross Club made a global impact by raising money to benefit the Measles Initiative, an international program dedicated to reducing the number of measles deaths worldwide. The Red Cross club organized a bake sale at the high school at the beginning of October and raised about $500 by selling home-baked goods to their fellow students during school lunches. A child can be protected from measles by a simple vaccination that costs less than $1, and the club dedicated their first project of the school year to protecting children around the globe from this vaccine-preventable disease. Club members presented these funds to the Red Cross at their Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. For additional information, call the Red Cross in Knoxville at 865-584-2999

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College presents “Three Fables,” a play adapted from three “Aesop’s Fables,” from 10:45 to 11:40 a.m. and from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, in the Goins Auditorium at the Pellissippi Campus off Hardin Valley Road. Parents and teachers are invited to bring children to the performances by Knoxville’s InterAct Theatre Children’s Theatre for the Deaf. The theater company was invited by Gayle Wood of Pellissippi State’s Access and Diversity Office. Community is invited to attend the free performances. For additional information, contact Gayle Wood at 865-539-7160.

• Farragut High School Education Foundation will host a phone-a-thon Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, and is actively seeking volunteers to work two-hour shifts. Time slots are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and from 8 to 10 p.m. Money will go toward the purchase of equipment for the newly renovated Science Lab and the Visual and Performing Arts departments at the high school. For more information about volunteering for the phone-a-thon, call Ann Slagle at 865-966-9064.

 

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