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• The next Farragut High School newcomers meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, at Pimento’s Café.

• Maryville College invites Stud-ents who are looking to transfer from two- or four-year colleges and universities to an Open House scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2, in Fayerweather Hall, Room 205. For more information or to register for this event, call Melanie McCammon at 865-981-8030 or e-mail

• Knoxville Opera will present a free dress rehearsal of Leon-cavallo’s world-famous opera, “I Pagliaccii” (Clowns), from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at Tennessee Theatre exclusively for area students and youth groups. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations or tickets are required to attend. For more information, contact Knoxville Opera at 865-524-0795

• Knox County Board of Educa-tion work session and monthly meeting previously scheduled for Monday, April 6, and Wednesday, April 8, respectively, have been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15. Work session Tuesday, April 15, will begin at 5 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay St. The monthly meeting Wednesday, April 15, will begin at 5 p.m., in the main assembly room of the City County Building. For more information, call Russ Oaks at 865-594-1905 or e-mail

• Roane State Community Col-lege sophomore music majors will present vocal and instrumental recitals beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 4, in the theater on the Roane County campus. Performance is free and public is invited to attend. There will be a small reception following the recital. For more information, call Brenda Luggie at 865-354-3000, ext. 4236 or e-mail

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s Support Staff Council will host a fundraising sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, in the Goins Building on its Hardin Valley campus, to raise money for its Support Staff Dollars for Scholars program. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to donate items. For more information, call 865-539-7037.

• Kim Shook recently was nominated for the Joyce Maienschein Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. Kim will be honored at the Girl Scout Gala at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

• Lincoln Memorial University announces the Southern Associa-tion of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has allowed it a Substantive Change to allow it to accept applicants into its doctor of education degree program in executive leadership. The Substantive Change will allow LMU to start EdD classes in June. For more information about the program, call 423-869-6389.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College announces graphic design student Cordelia Norris was awarded the prestigious American Advertising Federation award during Knoxville’s annual ADDY Awards ceremony in February. Norris won the award for her work on a Neiman Marcus brochure.

• Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will host the ninth annual “Love Your Library” used book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 8. Sale will include paperback and hardback books, audiocassettes, videotapes and magazines. Proceeds support the campus’s Coffey Library. Items will be on sale in the atrium in front of the library. Community members who would like to donate items for the sale need to bring items to the Coffey Library by April 6. The campus is located at 701 Briarcliff Ave. in Oak Ridge. For more information, contact Ollie Nolan at 865-481-2000, ext. 2265 or

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College will host an Adjunct Faculty Job Fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in the Goins Administration Building on its Hardin Valley Campus to recruit part-time faculty for fall semester. Faculty are needed for more than 30 content areas, ranging from art and history to management and sociology. For specific requirements, call 865-694-6607.

• Roane State Community College Music Department and Roane State Foundation will present the annual Louis Hughes Memorial Organ Scholarship Recital at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge. A reception will follow the recital. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the Hughes fund. Recitalists are Roane State organ students Mikeong Kim, winner of the Louis Hughes Memorial Organ Scholarship; Frederick Pogue, organist at First Christian Church in Rockwood and Cathy Whitten, organist at Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge. For more information about the event, contact Brenda Goslee at 865-521-7910 or For more information about the Louis Hughes Memorial Organ Scholarship, including how to donate, contact Roane State Foundation at 865- 882-4507.

• Farragut High School announces senior Rachel Natzke has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country and was presented by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. 

• Hardin Valley Academy PTSA is in the process of planning “My Amazing Life,” a life-size version of the board game LIFE. Program is an interactive, real-life way for students to experience life on a budget and the financial constraints of life in the real world. For a nominal fee community business are invited to join. PTSA also is looking for parent volunteers. For more information, e-mail


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