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• Free lacrosse clinic for boys in grades 3-8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday., Nov. 7, at Farragut Middle School lacrosse field (behind FMS). Players and coaches from Farragut High School will provide demonstrations and instruction. Lacrosse sticks provided. No additional equipment required. To reserve a spot, contact Caren Hughes at carenhughes@hotmail. For more information, visit www.knoxvilllelacrosse.com

• East Tennessee’s top anglers are invited to test their fishing skills and compete for serious prize money next month. Top catch will win a $2,000 grand prize in the Breath of Life Support Foundation’s 2nd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament at Tellico Canal Saturday, Oct, 17.  The 1 Limit Bait Shop in Farragut will handle pre-registrations from 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 16. Anglers also can register the day of the event beginning at 5 a.m. for $125 per boat.  All fees tax deductible. Blast off is at first light and weigh-ins start at 3 p.m. along with a cookout. Breath of Life Support Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) exempt non-profit organization.  Registration forms and extra information available by contacting Randy White at goldstripetriton@comcast.net, calling 865-548-3006 or visiting www.breathoflifesupport.org.

• 2009 Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series is a nationwide tour to bring stories of six top The North Face Athlete Team members to life. Part of a 24-city tour, North Face Team member and ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers will share her journey of climbing and skiing the highest peak of each continent – the 7 Summits – and the life lessons of adventure, love and survival at Bijou Theatre beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12.

• Harvey Broome Group of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club upcoming outings include: Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 10-11, Gourmet Backpack, Hidden Passage Trail in Pickett Sate Park. Pre-register with Ron Shrieves at 865-922-3518; email ronaldshrieves@comcast.net. Saturday, Oct. 17, day-hike, Indian Camp Branch (Off-trail), Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pre-register with Shrieves by above-listed phone or e-mail (email preferred). Sunday, Oct. 25, day-hike, Rocky Fork/Bald Mountain Ridge Scenic Area (Cherokee National Forest), near Greenville. Pre-register with Will Skelton at 865-523-2272 or whshome@bellsouth.net.

• Third annual City of Knoxville CrossKnox 15K and 5K Walk begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, again traveling across Knoxville east to west. The 9.3-mile point-to-point race, run completely on greenways, begins at Alex Haley Statue in Morningside Park in East Knoxville and ends at Bearden Elementary School in West Knoxville. Registration is $25. To register online or for more information: www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/crossknox.asp

• Fourth Annual ESK 5-K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, in Cove subdivision in Turkey Creek. Divisions for male and female runners are: 11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over. Cost of running is $30 for registration the day of the race. Proceeds go to The Episcopal School Parents’ Association. For more info, e-mail eskrun@gmail.com or visit www.esknoxville.org/es5k

• Bearden High School Baseball Fund-Raising Golf Tournament is Saturday, Oct. 24, at Willow Creek Golf Club. Registration will be at 8 a.m. Cost is $125 per player or $450 for a team of four. Breakfast will be provided. Hole-in-One event included. To play or to sponsor a hole, call head coach Jack Tate at 865-924-8001 or Mark Keen 865-803-3919.

• Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department Fall Kickball Tournament begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Open to participants 21 and older; consists of coed teams with eight to 12 players each. Each team guaranteed four games. Tournament limited to first eight teams registered. Registration ends Friday, Oct. 2, or until the first eight teams are registered. For more information, visit www.townoffarragut.org. Entry forms and payment may be returned in person or by mail to the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934 or by fax to 865-675-2096.

• In memory of Jerry Hatmaker, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. & Allied Toyotalift will host the Annual Goodwill Golf Classic from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, at Holston Hills County Club. Format is four-person scramble. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 12. On the day of the tourney, players need to arrive at 10 a.m. to check-in. To register or for more information, visit www.gwiktn.org and check the home page or call 865-588-8567.

• A Farragut girls fastpitch softball team that would represent the Farragut Middle School area, grades 6-8, is holding tryouts for fall and spring seasons, 2009-2010. For more info: 865-919-8504 or 865-223-2310.

• Third Annual St. Mary’s Golf Tournament begins at noon, Oct. 8-10, at Centennial Golf Club with a 4-person scramble format. Individuals will be placed on a team. Registration will begin at 11:30, Lunch at noon, and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Women can compete in “Putt Putt - Bling Bling” Tournament at 1 p.m. For more info, call Tony Wright at 865-384-3753 or Nancy Howard at 965-966-7042.

• Fourth Annual Bruce Pearl Golf Classic begins with a 10:30 a.m. registration and silent auction Monday, Oct. 12, at Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club. A 1 p.m. shotgun start follows an 11:30 a.m. lunch. For more info: Stephanie Moyers, 865-694-6003.

• 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 information, call 865-675-9894.

 

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