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• Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department invites community members ages 13 and up to participate in its 3rd Annual Kickball Tournament scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 5, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Registration ends Tuesday, May 31 and is limited to the first eight teams registered. Entry forms and payment may be returned in person or by mail to Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934 or by fax to 865-675-2096. To register, or for more information, visit townoffarragut.org or contact Park & Athletic Coordinator Jay Smelser at 865-966-7057.

• The 27th Wellness Center Dogwood Classic 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 30, at the west end of Cherokee Boulevard in Sequoyah Hills. Race start is 8 a.m. for all 5K participants. Registration is open until April 22 for all 5K participants. Optional packet pick-up will be available Friday, April 29, at The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Race day registration and packet pick-up will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:45 a.m. in the race tent adjacent to the far west end parking lot of Cherokee Boulevard. For more information, contact Andrea’ Collins at 865-335-4292.

• American Cancer Society will host 2011 Relay For Life of West Knox at The Cove Park begins at 7 p.m., Friday, April 29, and continues throughout the evening and overnight until closing ceremonies at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30. This 12 hour overnight fundraiser celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost and provides the community with an opportunity to unite and fight back against this disease. For more information, contact event chair Tracy Trovillo at 865-617-7946 or visit www.RelayForLife.org/WestKnoxville.


• Brooke Culbreth Memorial Alumni Soccer Game, pitting Farragut High School boys soccer alumni odd year graduates versus even year grads, begins at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at Farragut Intermediate School field. A post-game supper will be held in FHS Commons immediately after the game. Proceeds go to help fund FIS field concession stand and bathrooms. For more information, e-mail dunderwood@hopbailey.com.

• Three Westside high school baseball teams will get a chance to play in a Minor League Baseball Class AA park later this month in a special doubleheader. Eighth Annual Fighting Irish Spring Baseball Classic is scheduled Tuesday, April 26, at Smokies Park in Kodak. Pregame activities begin at 5 p.m. The first of two games begins at 5:45 with Webb School of Knoxville, defending Division II-A state champs, versus Grace Christian Academy. Ken Sparks, legendary head coach of Carson-Newman College Football, will speak between games. Game two, featuring Knoxville Catholic versus Bearden, begins around 7:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Pregnancy and Adoption Services. For tickets, and more information, call 865-212-4942.

• Breakthrough 5k Run/Walk for Autism and 1-mile Fun Walk will be held at Turkey Creek Regal Cinema starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 16. To register, go to www.ktc.org or www.breakthroughknoxville.com. For more information, including those disabled who request assistance when walking, call Susan at 865-310-6916 or Mary at 865-384-5668.

• 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 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 organized based on age, gender and seed time. Registration at Earth Day Festival website www.orearthday.org. Deadline to register online is Saturday, April 19.

• Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings to include: Saturday, April 16, Take-a-Hike, Cove Hardwood Self-guiding Nature Trail, GSMNP; contact Mac Post at 865-938-3116 or mpost3116@aol.com. 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

• 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 information.

• 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 information: 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, contact Capt. Jeff Severs at 865-974-3111 or by e-mail at jsevers@utk.edu.

 

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