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• Upcoming outings of Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club: Oct. 25-26. Backpack, Oconaluftee section, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Begins on Mingus Creek Trail for six miles to site No. 52 on Newton Bald for a total of six miles the first day. Sunday will follow the Thomas Divide Trail to Deeplow Gap to Mingus Creek for total of 10.9 miles the second day.

Rated difficult. Pre-register with Steve Harvey: or phone 865-271-7227. Nov. 1, day hike, Andrews Bald, GSMNP, pre-register with Ron Shrieves, 865-922-3518,; Nov. 5, day hike, Citico Creek Wilderness (near Tellico Plains), pre-register with Ron Shrieves, 865-922-3518;; Nov. 8-9 (rescheduled from Oct. 4-5), Gourmet Backpack, Cherokee National Forest, along North Fork of Citico Creek (near Tellico Plains), pre-register with Beverly Smith,, 865-531-8480; Nov. 22-23, backpack, Little River Trail in the Elkmont section, GSMNP, pre-register with Will Skelton at 865-523-2272, cell 865-742-7327 or

• Town of Farragut 2009 Volleyball season will begin in spring with registration starting in mid-February. For more information, visit or contact Ben Darnell at 865-966-7057 or

• Baseball tryout for Spring 2009 12U Knoxville Fire competitive baseball team begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park ball fields off Watt Road. For more information, call 865-621-5330.

• Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s 15th annual BUDDY’S Race Against Cancer, Sunday, Nov. 16, at World’s Fair Park features a 5K Walk ‘n Run and one-mile “Walk in the Park.” Race day registration begins at 1 p.m. Activities and live entertainment by Second Opinion until 2:15 p.m. at which time a tribute to cancer survivors will begin. The 5K Walk ‘n Run and one-mile “Walk in the Park” will start at 3 p.m. Awards will be given. Proceeds benefit Thompson’s Cancer Outreach Services program. Entry fees are $30 for adults (age 19 and over), $15 for youth (age 18 and under). Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 24. Individual participants may register until Friday, Oct. 31. Those interested in pre-registering for the event may register online at or call 865-541-1227 for more information.

• Fort Loudoun Lake Association Quarterly Members Meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, at Concord Marina Clubhouse, 10903 Northshore Drive Knoxville, TN 37922. Open to anyone concerned with water quality, this meeting is a chance to learn more about the FLLA, ask questions and share ideas. Call 865-523-3800 to reserve your seat.

• American Heart Association’s Greater Knoxville Start! Heart Walk Saturday, Nov. 15, at Krutch Park near Market Square. Non-competitive walk around downtown Knoxville begins with festivities at 9 a.m. and Start! Heart Walk at 10:30 a.m. Participants may choose either the three-mile or one-mile course. Teams are still forming for the event, proceeds of which going to fight heart disease and stroke. To register visit or call 865-212-6500.


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