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

• New Exhibit at McClung Museum, UT, “Meet the Maya,” now through Dec., featuring original artifacts and ancient artworks. Reservations for guided programs are being accepted now at or by phone to 865-974-2144. No fee. See website 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 that aids in teaching children the importance of good hand washing habits. To schedule a class, contact Jennifer Ussery at 865-584-2999 or

• Law Firm establishes loan repayment assistance program at The University of Tennessee College of Law- Students at The UT College of Law will soon benefit from a loan repayment assistance program for law students or alumni pursuing legal careers in the public service sector. For more information, call Kristi Hintz, UT Media Relations, 865-974-3993, or Tanya Brown, College of Law Director of Communications, 865-974-6788,

• Hardin Valley Academy announces its fall Senior Portfolio Showcase night from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec 7, in the HVA atrium. This evening highlights the capstone experiences of Senior Portfolio students. Seniors from all four academies will present their internship, lab assistant and research experiences in an informal, open house style setting. All students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members are cordially invited to attend. 

• Pilot Club of Knoxville 2010 Special Education Teacher of the Year Award-  applications are available. If you are interested in suggesting a special education teacher in PreK-12, applicants must have a minimum of five years teaching experience in Special Education, be actively teaching special needs students, etc. This is not a nomination process, as applications must be filled out by the applicant. To receive an application and instructions, call Carolyn White at 865-924-0141 or E-mail her at to request one. Applications are to be mailed to: Carolyn White, 4521 Nicholas Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912-4024. Deadline for Pilot Club to receive the completed application is Dec. 10.

• American Museum of Science and Energy will host the East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl at the Oak Ridge Campus of Roane State Community College Feb. 5, 2011. More information and registration is available at


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