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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.

• Greenway School invites interested families to tour and meet the faculty at an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 2. For more information, visit or call 865-777-0197.

• 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, at 865-981-8167 or, or Kathi Wilson at 865-981-8211 or

• Taryn Marashi received The S. Leonard Doerpinghaus Award for Summer Study in Biology for the 2009-2010 academic year. Taryn is the daughter of Melinda Marashi. The Doerpinghaus award is given to assist with summer study and established in memory of Professor Doerpinghaus who taught in the Agnes Scott College Department of Biology from 1958-1968.

• Cedar Bluff PTSA will hold its annual May Fest at the school from 4 - 9 p.m., Friday, May 7. May Fest will again feature a silent auction, food, inflatables, games and prizes. For more information, contact Tracy Griffin at 865-693-6260.

• Cedar Bluff PTSA will also hold the second annual Almost 5K Run at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 8. Registration fee is $25. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit

• Lipscomb University announces a doctorate of education degree beginning in fall 2010. The Doctorate of Education in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change is focused on preparing leaders for both academic settings and public and private organizations. This is the first doctorate offered by Lipscomb’s College of Education.

• 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

• The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 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.

• Ijams Nature Pre-School: Life on the River from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 22 and Saturday, April 24. Part of its new habitat series. Join Sarah Brobst and learn all about life in the river. What kind of animals live there and what do they need to survive. The class includes a short hike to the Tennessee River. Free to members and $15 for non-members. The event is open to 4- and 5-year-olds with an adult partner. Call Sheila at 865-577-4717 ext. 10 to register.

• Ijams Spring Plant Sale: from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April. 24.The Plant sale will have native plants from many local nurseries - trees, shrubs, herbs and flowers. There will be hard to find plants and plenty of “green thumbs” on hand to answer gardening questions. There will be free wildflower walks.


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