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• Farragut High School’s advanced acting class announces the movie trailer for its upcoming movie premier is available for download at www.farraguths.knoxschools.org.

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

• Knoxville Opera will present a free dress rehearsal of Leoncavallo’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 oaksr@k12tn.net

• 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.

• Lincoln Memorial University announces the Southern Association 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.

• 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 gosleeb@roanestate.edu. 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 an-nounces 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 presidenthvaptsa@gmail.com

• Lincoln Memorial University announces its proposed School of Law will be named for Tennessee Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. The formal name of the school will be Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law.

• Pellissippi State Community College will hold a “Festival of Cultures” celebration from 4 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the Goins Building College Center on its Hardin Valley Campus. Event is free and open to public. Celebration will include Vietnamese dragon dancers, jazz and bluegrass ensembles, Mexican tamales, Asian pork, colorful and informative exhibitor booths and much more. For additional information, contact Gayle Wood, director of Access and Diversity, 865-539-7160 or gwood@pstcc.edu.

• Roane State Community College announces tickets are now available for “Appalachian Dreams” with Bill Landry. Performances are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, May 16, in the theater on RSTCC’s Roane County campus. Tickets cost $15. For ticket information, call 865-403-2988. Proceeds benefit the planned renovation of Harriman's historic Princess Theater.

• Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, Dr. Jim McIntyre, will host a public forum beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25, in the Fulton High School auditorium to discuss the supports needed by and provided to urban schools, and how they should align to meet the overall goals of the Knox County Schools.

• Tates School of Discovery will hold an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet teachers, staff and current Tate's School parents. Campus is located on N. Cedar Bluff Road. Call 865-693-3021 or visit www.tatesschool.com for more information.

 

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