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• CBFO Basketball for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 will accept late registration until Christmas. For more information, call Phil Mason at 865-966-3251.

• Farragut High School Baseball team’s chili cookoff is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the FHS Commons, during the first-ever meeting between rivals Hardin Valley Academy and Farragut basketball teams in FHS’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. Cookoff judges include husband-wife principals Mike Reynolds of FHS and Sallee Reynolds of HVA. Proceeds benefit FHS Dugout Club field improvements and player needs. The baseball Admirals are reigning Class AAA state champions.  

• East TN Chapter of Tennessee Trails Association upcoming hikes: Nov. 15. Multi-Chapter event for Tennessee Trails Association at Edgar Evins State Park. We will be instructed on the latest techniques of trail building and trail maintenance. Leader will be Randy Hedgepath. Carpool from Knoxville. For more info and to register, contact Rosemary Marshall at 865-548-6171 or

• Mercy Health Partners is sponsoring the City of Knoxville’s 2008 CrossKnox 15k Road Race starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, and beginning at the Alex Haley Statue in Morningside Park. The 9.3-mile CrossKnox race is run completely on greenways, ending at Bearden Elementary School in West Knoxville. An addition to the run this year’s event will include a 5K walk to World’s Fair Park through the new Second Creek Greenway. Early registration fee is $20; after Nov. 10, $25. Registration fees include long-sleeved shirts. To register online, visit

• World’s Fair Park once again will host the 15th Anniversary BUDDY’S Race BUDDY’S Race Against Cancer! Sunday, Nov. 16. Race day registration begins at 1 p.m. Former Knoxville TV news anchor Bill Williams will lead a tribute to cancer survivors at 2:15 p.m., and 5K Walk ‘n Run and one-mile “Walk in the Park” will start at 3 p.m. Second Opinion will provide classic rock entertainment, while kids activities also are featured. Registered participants can enjoy barbecue after the race. For more information, contact Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation at 865-541-1227 or visit

• YWCA Knoxville will host its Annual Race Against Racism 5K Run /1 Mile Walk Saturday, Jan. 17, at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center in East Knoxville. Sign-in and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the race will kickoff at 1 p.m. Route runs along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and other historical markers. The day includes exhibitors, entertainment, speakers, food. Honorary Chair is Daedra Charles-Furlow, UT Lady Vols basketball assistant coach. To register, log onto or pick up registration forms at the YWCA. Registration is $15 per person on a team of five or more, $12 per child under 15 years of age, $20 per individual before Jan. 9, and $25 thereafter. Sponsorships and donations are still being accepted. Contact the YWCA at 865-523-6126. Race is presented by Mercy Health Partners.

• Upcoming outings of Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club: 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 spring season registration starts in mid-February. For more information, visit or contact Ben Darnell at 865-966-7057 or

• 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. A tribute to cancer survivors will begin at 2:15. The 5K Walk ‘n Run and one-mile walk 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). Individual participants may register until Friday, Oct. 31. 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 begins with festivities at 9 a.m. and Start! Heart Walk at 10:30. Participants may choose either the three-mile or one-mile course. Proceeds go to fight heart disease and stroke. To register visit or call 865-212-6500.

• With basketball season opening for men and women at The University of Tennessee this month, new regulations for smoking will be enforced inside Thompson-Boling Arena. The arena is now smoke-free for men’s and women’s basketball games. In the past, a smoking area was set up outside, but that no longer will be available. Fans who exit the arena to smoke will need a new ticket to re-enter. Tennessee is the seventh Southeastern Conference school to ban smoking, as  Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Vanderbilt already have similar policies.


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