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• Bearden High School will host its Spring Open House Thursday, January 20. Informational tables involving the PTSO, Foundation, sports and club activities will be set up in the West Mall starting at 5:30. Also, at 5:40, there will be a Parents of Sophomores Meeting in the Auditorium and Parents of Freshmen meeting in the Cafeteria. At 6:20 parents will meet in their student’s first- period class for announcements. Parents will then follow their student’s class schedule.

• Students who wish to apply for admission to the fall 2011 Nursing program at Pellissippi State Community College have two key deadlines to meet before the end of January. New applicants must register for the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam by Jan. 29 and take the exam no later than Jan. 31. There are only 12 examination spots available on Jan. 31. Nursing applications also must be submitted by the deadline of Jan. 31. Admission to Pellissippi State is required before applying to the Nursing program. Applications for the Nursing program, as well as additional information, can be found at Questions about the Nursing program may be made by e-mailing or calling 865-539-7362. For admission to Pellissippi State, or call 865-694-6400.

• High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29. The open house event at Maryville College is designed to help people become more familiar with the nationally recognized liberal arts college. For more information, call 865-981-8092 or visit



• Knox County law office after school program, 4 to 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 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 which aids in teaching children the importance of good handwashing habits. To schedule a class, contact Jennifer Ussery at 865-584-2999 or

• Students at The University of Tennessee 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,

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


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