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• In recognition of April as Parkinson's Awareness Month Farragut High School Baseball and The Society of Friendly Fellows are combining forces for 2nd Annual National Parkinson Foundation Turn Back the Clock evening fundraiser doubleheader at FHS's John Heatherly Field Thursday, April 28. First game is Oak Ridge versus Gibbs starting at 5 p.m., followed by Karns versus FHS at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations can be sent to The Society of Friendly Fellows 342 Mapletree Drive, Knoxville Tennessee 37934. Write check to National Parkinson Foundation or go to www.friendlyfellows.com and make your donation on-line.

• Green Mile Race at Oak Ridge High School, for children ages 8 through 18, will race one mile around the track between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 29. Adults 18 and older will participate in one mile runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Racers will be organized based on age, gender and seed time. Registration at Earth Day Festival website www.orearthday.org . Deadline for registering online is Saturday, April 19.


• Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings to include: Saturday, April 2, Take-a-Hike, Porters Creek Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park; contact Mac Post at 865-938-3116 or mpost3116@aol.com. Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, Cumberland Trail Backpack, LaFollette to Cove Lake State Park; contact Will Skelton at 865-523-2272, 865-742-7327 or whshome@bellsouth.net. Saturday, April 16, Take-a-Hike, Cove Hardwood Self-guiding Nature Trail, GSMNP; contact Post. Saturday, April 23, day-hike, Rich Mountain Loop, GSMNP, contact Priscilla Watts at sigmtngirl@earthlink.net or call 865-966-4142. Saturday-Sunday, April 30-May 1, backpack, Piney River segment of Cumberland Trail; contact B.J. and Bob Perlack: perlack@aol.com or 865-675-7668. Saturday, April 30, Take-a-Hike, Appalachian Trail Indian Gap to Newfound Gap, GSMNP, contact Post.

• Twentieth Annual Knox Area Rescue Ministries Golf Classic, at beautiful Avalon Landmark Golf Club, begins with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28. For more information, contact Sue Renfro, KARM Marketing Manager, at Knox Area Rescue Ministries, P.O. Box 3310, Knoxville, TN 37927. Call 865-633-7626 or 865-456-5001. Fax: 865-673-6556, or go to website at www.karm.org

• 18th Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, on Fort Loudoun Lake. All proceeds benefit Helen Ross McNabb Center and are 100 percent tax-deductible.  Grand prize is $10,000 based on 150 paid boats. Event will begin at the Tellico Canal Ramp and the ease off is at safe light. Pre-event registration will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 1, at C&C Outdoors (1122 Concord Road). For more information contact Nicole Randall at 865-329-9030 or Nicole.Randall@mcnabb.org.

• Thirteenth Annual Bearden Baseball Alumni Game, pitting odd year graduates versus even year grads, begins at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at BHS’s Phil Garner Field. All former Bulldog baseballers are welcome and encouraged to attend this BHS Baseball fundraiser. Call Buddy Heins, 865-300-4100, for more info.

• Tennessee Izaak Walton League, assisted by Girl Scout Troop 20130, is hosting an Outdoor Explorers guided walk on TVA's Hickory Bend land, located near Watt Road, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 3. Meet group at Knox County's Hickory Creek Park, 2120 Everett Road, about two miles north of I-40 and Watt Road. Rain will cancel the event. For more info, e-mail tnizaakwaltonleague@gmail.com or call 865-671-6876 to register.

• Knox Area Rescue Ministries 2011 Golf Classic is Thursday, April 28, at Avalon Landmark Golf Club. Choice of two tee times: 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. For more info: Danita Lea, dlea@karm.org or 865-633-7625.

• Second annual Forget Me Not 5K walk/run to fight Alzheimer's disease will be held beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 9, at Lenoir City High School. Pre registration and other info at forgetmenot5k.com.

• Fifth Annual University of Tennessee Police Department Memorial Golf Tournament will be held beginning at 1 p.m., Friday, May 20, at Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville. For more information, visit http://web.utk.edu/~utpolice/Memorial_Scholarship_Fund.html or contact Capt. Jeff Severs at 865-974-3111 or by e-mail at jsevers@utk.edu.

 

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