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• Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency presents the annual Free Fishing Day at The Cove at Concord Park from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, June 6. Participants are allowed to fish without a license for the day. The pond at The Cove will be stocked with catfish, bait will be provided and borrow and return fishing rods will be supplied for those who don’t have one. TWRA officers and volunteers will be on site to help first-time anglers, and prizes will be given out. For more information, contact TWRA Web site at www.state.tn.us/twra or Knox County Parks & Recreation at 865-215-6600.

• Hope Resource Center will host its annual golf tournament Friday, June 12, at Avalon Landmark Golf Club at Avalon, off state Highway 70 at 1299 Oak Chase Blvd. in Lenoir City. It begins with a 7 a.m. breakfast and 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Board members of Hope Resource Center will challenge other teams in support of the ministry. Contact Tamara Ownby at tamara@hoperc.org or 865-544-7776 to reserve your team or for more information.

• The 2009 Knoxville Open Presented by Food City, part of PGA’s Nationwide Tour, is making its annual visit to Fox Den Country Club June 11-14. Festivities also include post-golf concerts in the FDCC parking lot adjacent to the course Friday and Saturday evening, June 12-13. Food City Youth Clinic beginning at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 9. For more information on tickets and clinic prices, plus other Open events, call tournament director Matt Wright at 865-824-1308.

• CBFO Volleyball is now accepting registrations for fall season for boys and girls, rising third- thru 12th-graders. Registrations and schedules may be picked up at UPS store, 11130 Kingston Pike, Suite No. 1 or e-mail cbfovolleyball@charter.net to receive a form by e-mail. Deadline is Aug. 21 and spots filled first-come, first-served.

• The Fast 40 Dash will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 11, on Interstate I-40 in the section that has been closed. Event will include a one-mile competitive race and one-mile Fun Walk. Pre-registration is open and cost is $15 for all ages competing in the one-mile race and $5 for ages 11 and up for the Fun Walk through June 5. Registration for children 10 and under is free for the Fun Walk only. Late registration cost will be $20 for all ages competing in the one-mile race and $10 for ages 11 and up in the Fun Walk. All participants must register including children 10 and under. Registration forms can be found online at www.ktc.org. All participants must pick-up race packets at Civic Auditorium and Coliseum garage between 5 and 6:30 p.m. on race day.

• Hardin Valley Academy Basketball Camp runs from 8 a.m. to noon, June 15-17, for ages 6-14. Cost is $50 per player. Make checks payable to Keith Galloway – HVA Head Boys’ Basketball Coach, 11345 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Payment must be made to reserve spot. For more info, e-mail Galloway at gallowayk2@k12tn.net

• Knoxville Warriors Lacrosse boys middle school team is sponsoring a summer league starting in June. This is a game-only league that will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays thru Aug. 4, at the lacrosse field behind Farragut Middle School. Players must have full gear, one season of playing experience and a current U.S. Lacrosse Membership. Visit www.knoxvillelacrosse.com for more information or e-mail tswil@aol.com.

• Area girls in grades four through 12 can participate in any or all of several lacrosse clinics this fall. No prior lacrosse experience is required and team welcomes all athletes. More info can be found at team’s Web site: www.knoxlacrosse.com or call coach Kurt Sichelstiel at 865-539-0432.

• Knoxville Track Club is hosting its annual summer track and field program for local East Tennessee youth through June 27. Program is open to all girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 18. Practices held Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at more than 20 schools in Knox and surrounding counties. Program also offers consecutive Saturday track meets June 6, 13, 20, and 27, at UT’s Tom Black Track. Register online, by mail, or on site at any practice location. For more info, call 865-406-4128, or www.ktcyouthathletics.org.

• Tour de Cure is a one-day cycling event June 6 to raise funds for American Diabetes Association. Ride will start in Lenoir City and go through Loudon and Roane counties. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/tour or locally at knoxvilletourdecure.com For more info, call Janis Stone at 865-524-7868. Four routes: a 12-mile family rides for novices, along with 25-, 62- and 100-mile.

• U.S. Kids Golf Foundation upcoming Knox-area tourneys include Centennial Golf Course June 10 and Three Ridges Golf Course June 17. For more info, call Nicole Noe at 865-406-1661, e-mail: nicolenoe@bellsouth.net or visit www.uskidsgolf.com

• Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department’s first-ever Spring Kickball Tournament begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 7, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. For more info, including a registration form, visit www.townoffarragut.org or call 865-966-7057 or e-mail sue.stuhl@townoffarragut.org. Return entry forms and payment in person or by mail to Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934 or by fax to 865-675-2096.

• Angela Floyd School for the Dancer offers a free exercise program for ages 55 and up Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. For more info: 865-675-9894.

• CBFO football sign-ups are underway for ages 7 to 14. For more info, call Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111.

• Town of Farragut accepting summer and fall sand volleyball league registrations at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. Registration forms at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, or www.townof-farragut.org or call 865-966-7057.

 

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