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• Bearden High School Girls Softball fundraising rummage sale from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 20, at BHS. All proceeds go to support team expenses such as equipment and field maintenance.

• Registration for Knoxville’s largest adult recreational tennis league is now in progress. Players are grouped into different ability levels, from beginner to advanced. Go to www.usta.com and read definitions for each level. Knoxville’s local league consists of team matches with the outcome based on team scoring. Team matches consist of two singles and three doubles courts. Senior matches, players 50 years of age or older, play three courts of doubles. For more information, call Cheryl Thompson at 865-607-4070 or visit Greater Knoxville Tennis Associations Web site: www.gkta.org

• Town of Farragut now accepting registrations for Coed and Men’s recreational softball teams to participate in spring leagues, which begin the week of April 12 at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. All area churches, businesses and other organizations are invited to participate. Coed Recreational League will play Thursday evenings and the Men’s Recreational League will play Monday evenings through early June. All leagues are ASA sanctioned, for participants 18 and older, and include seven regular season games and a single elimination post-season tournament. Deadline to register and pay is 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 23. Registration forms available at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, on the Town’s Web site at www.townoffarragut.org, or by contacting Jay Smelser, athletic and park coordinator, at jay.smelser@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.


• Business and Community Services at Pellissippi State Community College is offering Introduction to Golf. The course is perfect for new players and those who want a better understanding of the basic mechanics, history and methodology of the game. Golf pro Tom Keefe will teach the class from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, March 16-April 1. Classes at Target Golf off Beaver Creek Drive. Equipment will be provided or students may bring their own. Cost is $65, plus a $10 facility fee. To register, call BCS at 865-694-6663.

• Town of Farragut is accepting registrations for spring sand volleyball leagues (April 12-May 27) at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road, to include a Competitive Coed League, Recreational Coed League and Intermediate Coed League, with teams consisting of four to six players. In addition, registration is open for summer Open Competitive Two-Person League. Intermediate Coed League is for players who have limited beach experience and are developing their competitive game. Open Two-Person Competitive League (June 9-Sept. 15) is open to any combination of gender per team. All leagues include six regular season matches and a post-season tournament. Spring deadline to register and pay is 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 23. Registration forms available at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, on the Town’s Web site at www.townoffarragut.org, or by contacting Jay Smelser, athletic and park coordinator, at jay.smelser@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.

• “Throwback Night” for Farragut Admirals’ baseball team is Thursday, April 29, at FHS’s John Heatherly Field as the Admirals host Oak Ridge beginning at 7:30 p.m. Bearden versus Karns begins the festivities at 5 p.m. Teams wear old-style uniforms, there is no admission charge and food is sold at greatly-reduced prices according to FHS head coach Matt Buckner. Proceeds go to National Parkinson Foundation.

• Introduction to Scuba Diving, offered through Pellissippi State Community College’s Business and Community Services, provides a firsthand diving experience with the opportunity to continue on to become an expert scuba diver. Classes at Ski/Scuba Center off Sutherland Avenue. For those a little hesitant, the center offers a $25 “get your feet wet” session. Students will be provided with necessary equipment during pool sessions. Three different Saturday-Sunday sessions, all from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: March 6-7, April 10-11 and May 15-16. Students have a break for lunch both days. To register or get more information, call 865-539-7167, or visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs

• CYF tackle football now is registering young players for 7-, 8-, and 11-year-old teams. Roster openings are limited. All practices are held at Christian Academy of Knoxville. Players will receive brand-name uniforms. For more information, call Jeff Taylor at 865-765-2119.

• Knoxiecross Cyclocross Race Series begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21, at McFee Park on McFee Road. Visit www.knoxiecross.com for details, including registration information.

• Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, upcoming outings are set: Feb. 20, day hike, Ten Mile Greenway, Knoxville; Pre-register with Linda Smithyman at 865-335-3559 or lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com. Feb. 20-21, backpack, Frozen Head State Park. Pre-register with Ron Shrieves: phone 865-922-3518; e-mail ronaldshrieves@comcast.net.

• Cedar Bluff-Farragut Optimist Girls Softball recreation league sign-ups, ages 4-19, are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Saturday through Feb. 20, at program’s complex, 11609 Northshore Drive, Farragut. No travel. All games and practices at this location. For more information, call 865-966-0907 or 865-805-2813. Limited openings.

• Girls 12-and-under from Farragut Middle School being sought for local travel team. Those turning 13 after 1/1/2010 allowed. For more information: 865-919-8504.

• Knoxville Track & Field Club has set up a Post Collegiate Scholarship Fund for local athletes striving to compete on a competitive level. Ten scholarships will be given per year for $500 each. Two yearly deadlines for applications: March 1 and Sept. 1. Scholarships will be announced April 1 and Oct. 1. Athletes may only apply for scholarships once per year. To receive a scholarship, athletes must be a U.S. citizen and a Knoxville resident. Applications will be judged on merit based on an essay and application. All athletes receiving scholarship funding will be required to volunteer for at least one Knoxville Track Club event. To receive an application, visit KTC Web site at www.ktc.org. For more information on KTC, contact Kristy Altman, managing director, at 865-805-2008 or via e-mail at kaltmanruns@gmail.com.

• 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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