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• A.L. Lotts Elementary School PTA will host a Fun Run for students, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, May 6. The fun run encourages physical fitness and fun for the children. They will be raising money for the PTA by completing laps around the track for donations. There will be prizes and fun for all.

• Roane State Community College Library will hold a book sale at the Roane County campus in Harriman April 12-16 in honor of National Library Week. All books will cost 25 cents. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday, April 12, through Thursday, April 15, and 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Friday, April 16. The sale may end earlier if all books are sold. Proceeds benefit the Roane State Library. Buyers are asked to pay in cash only.

• Maryville College’s Summer Institute schedule has been announced, and registration now is open to area high school students and college students wishing to get ahead or catch up on coursework, and to other adults who want to explore new fields of study. For more information, contact Dr. Mardi Craig, director of the Summer Institute, at 865-981-8167 or, or Maryville College Registrar Kathi Wilson at 865-981-8211 or

• Roane State Community College will exhibit its annual Student Art Show in the O’Brien Art Gallery on the Roane County campus in Harriman April 13-29. The reception and awards ceremony is at noon, Thursday, April 15, in the art gallery. The public is invited. For more information, contact Stacy Jacobs at, 865-354-3000, ext. 4311; or Bryan Wilkerson at, 865-354-3000, ext. 4649.

• The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, April 24. The free event will take place, rain or shine, on the UT agricultural campus, located off Neyland Drive. Children are encouraged to bring their “injured” stuffed animals to the Teddy Bear Clinic for veterinary students to bandage. Visit for more information.

• Students who are looking to transfer from two- or four-year colleges and universities are invited to learn more about Maryville College at Transfer Day, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 21. The event begins with a welcome session in Fayerweather Hall, Room 235. The day will include lunch with a panel of MC transfer students and administrators at noon, sitting in on a class at 1 p.m., a tour of the campus at 2 p.m., and an information and discussion session about financial aid, transcripts and the transfer process at 3 p.m. For more information or to register for this event, contact Gibbons at 865-981-8127 or penny.gibbons@maryvillecollege .edu. Registration is also available online at

• Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will serve as a pilot course format that allows students to complete one class in three weeks. The “Maymester” classes will be held in early summer. Courses offered will primarily be general education classes. For more information, visit or call the student enrollment and recruitment office at 865-882-4554.

• Pellissippi State Community College’s Adult Education Program, in conjunction with Mount Olive Baptist Church, will offer an ESOL orientation for people interested in taking free English classes. The English for Speakers of Other Languages orientation is open to all adults and scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 12, at Mount Olive Baptist Church South. The church is located at 2500 Maryville Pike in Knoxville. For more information, call Pellissippi State Adult Education at 865-539-7109.

• Drew Still will teach a new course: “Fly Fishing with Drew Still” to begin June 8 at The University of Tennessee. To register early or for additional information, contact Still at


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