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• Tennessee ToeOFF Trot and WalkAide Walk, a three-mile run and one-mile fun walk for all ages, is set for Saturday, Oct. 9, at The Cove at Concord Park in West Knoxville. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 9 a.m. The third annual event will benefit disabled Tennesseans in need of lightweight ankle foot orthotics known as ToeOFFs. ToeOFF is used for footdrop gait deficits and for medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. Wheelchair participation encouraged. After the race until 2 p.m., all involved are invited to make a small donation for use of canoes, kayaks and a climbing wall. For more information, contact Leslie King or Teresa Hamm at 865-482-3633 or 1-888-678-6548, extension 1224.

• All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for 2010 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge. The local competition begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, at St. John Neumann Catholic School soccer field. District competition will follow at 3 p.m. The school is located at 625 St. John Court in Farragut. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information, contact Peter McKenzie 865-671-0425.

• Hardin Valley Academy will host its first-ever football homecoming, as Halls visits HVA Friday, Oct. 9. Festivities include a tailgate featuring HVA Outdoor Marching Ensemble, Dance Team and Cheerleaders. A nominal fee will be charged; Tailgate begins at 4:30 p.m. Opening kickoff 7:30 p.m.

 • Farragut High School Varsity Dance Team will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, at Aubrey’s restaurant in Farragut.  Cost is $5 per person. To purchase tickets, contact a member of the dance team, call FHS at 865-966-9775 or contact Kathy Hartman at 865-964-3588. Tickets available at door.

• In memory of Jerry Hatmaker, 2nd Annual Goodwill Golf Classic will take place from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, at Holston Hills County Club. Tournament format is four-person scramble. Individual players will be grouped into teams based on handicaps. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 11. Players need to arrive at country club at 10 a.m. to check-in; lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. For more registration information, contact Goodwill’s Marketing Department by e-mail: marketingusers@gwiktn.org or by phone at 865-588-8567. 

• Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings: Sunday, Oct. 10, wildflower dayhike, Frozen Head State Natural area; register with Linda Smithyman at lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com or call 865-335-3559; Saturday, Oct. 23, dayhike, Lawson Mountain Section, Cumberland Trail; register with Warren or Carol Devine, 865-483-7894 or wdevine@bellsouth.net. 

• Hardin Valley Academy Athletic Association will sponsor a pancake breakfast at Aubrey's restaurant, at corner of Middlebrook Pike and Cedar Bluff Road, from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. See a member of the dance team, swimming team, softball team or wrestling team for advance tickets. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

• Annual Bearden High School Baseball Golf Tournament — to be played in memory of the late Mark Keen, president of Bulldog Baseball Dugout Club last season and a prominent, highly respected booster — is set for Willow Creek Golf Course Friday, Oct. 22. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the clubhouse. Tee time for the best ball format, 18-hole event is 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Marshall Wilkins at 865-919-4959.

• Free to Breathe 5K Run/1 Mile Walk unites people passionate about raising money to fight lung cancer. Event is Saturday, Oct. 16, in Village Green Subdivision, Jamestowne Boulevard, Farragut. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. on race day. One-Mile Walk begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by 5K Run at 8:30. For more info, or to register, donate, sponsor or volunteer, visit www.FreeToBreathe.org.

 

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