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• Prospective students and their families are invited to attend an open house on Nov. 4 at Pellissippi State Community College. “Pellissippi Preview” is 6-8 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, on the Pellissippi Campus. Students can obtain college information and meet face to face with faculty at the event. High school seniors who participate have the opportunity to enter a drawing for two $250 scholarships to be awarded by the Pellissippi State Foundation. The free event is designed to bring students and their parents to campus to learn more about Pellissippi State and its programs. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or www.pstc.edu/admissions/prsvp.html.

 • The West Valley Middle School Dance Team will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov 6, at Chili’s Pellissippi Parkway! Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at Chili’s the morning of Nov 6.

• Webb School of Knoxville’s Upper School drama students will transport audience members back to a time when the champagne flowed, the caviar chilled and all the world was a party in the upcoming musical-comedy “the drowsy chaperone.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Nov 6, 7 and 8 in the Bishop Center auditorium on the Webb campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

• Registration for spring 2011 classes at Pellissippi State begins Nov. 8. For additional information about the Chinese language or culture classes, call Enrollment Services at 865-694-6400 or visit www.pstcc.edu/admissions. For information on study abroad opportunities at Pellissippi State, visit www.tncis.org or contact the TnCIS program coordinator, Theresa Castillo, at 865-539-7280 or tcastillo@pstcc.edu.

• HVA chili supper- 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11 at Hardin Valley academy, to support the boy’s basketball team. For a $100 donation, guests will receive chili supper for a whold family, a chance to meet the players and coaches and entry for door prizes.

• Test anxiety preparation program- Richard Driscoll, Ph.D., of the American Test Anxiety Association, will teach how to conduct in-school programs to reduce test anxiety and improve test scores, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, for school counselors, administrators and professionals who work with anxious students, at Bearden Banquet Hall. To register, e-mail drD2westsidego.com. More info: 800-769-0962, ext 106.

• Knox County law office after school program- 4-5:30 p.m., every Tuesday at the Knox County Community Law Office, for kids grades 1-5. Each week a different guest artist or project will be provided.

• New Exhibit at the McClung Museum, UT, “Meet the Maya”- now through Dec., featuring original artifacts and ancient artworks. Reservations for guided programs are being accepted now at woodield@utk.edu or by phone to 865-974-2144. No fee. See website mcclungmuseum.utk.edu for more information.

• The American Red Cross offers programs appropriate for primary, elementary, middle and high school students to aid in preventing infectious diseases- The American Red Cross offers Scrubby Bear®, a hand washing program which aids in teaching children the importance of good hand washing habits. To schedule a class, contact Jennifer Ussery at 865-584-2999 or jussery@knoxarc.org.

 

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