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Willow Creek Invitational, annually hosted by Willow Creek Golf Course in Farragut, is Saturday-Sunday, July 2-3. Saturday tee-off times begin at 11:30 a.m., with Sunday tee-offs starting at 9 am.. For more information, call WCGC at 865-675-0100.

Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings: Friday-Monday, July 1-4, backpack, Dolly Sods Wilderness, W. Va. Leaving Knoxville late Friday afternoon, returning on Monday. Rated moderate. For more information, contact Will Skelton at 865-523-2272, 865-742-7327 or whshome@bellsouth.net. Saturday, July 9, canoe/kayak float, French Broad River, stating at Seven Islands. No boats provided. For more information, contact Ron Shrieves at 865-922-3518 or ronaldshrieves@comcast.net (e-mail preferred). Saturday, July 16, Take-a-Hike, Jakes Creek to Cucumber Gap to Little River Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Driving distance about 45 miles. For more information, Shrieves.


27th Annual Pilot Fireball Moonlite Classic 5K Run/Walk will be held starting at 9 p.m., Sunday, July 3, at The University of Tennessee Veterinarian School at the corner of Neyland Drive and Joe Johnson. Race start is 9 p.m. for all 5K participants. Kids' 200-yard Dash will take place beginning at 8:15 p.m. Participants can register online at www.raceit.com or by downloading a form from www.ktc.org. For more information about Pilot Fireball Moonlite Classic 5K, contact John LeCroy, race director, at 423-312-0140 or Kristy Altman, managing director of Knoxville Track Club, at 865-805-2008.

Legacy Parks Foundation is hosting a series of guided hikes on local trails this summer. Program is free of charge and appropriate for families who want to get outdoors and get active. Each hike is approximately 2-5 miles in length, starting at 9 a.m., Wednesday mornings through June and July. More information is available at covenanthealth.com/missykane or by calling 865-541-4500.

Baseball tryouts for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders zoned for Hardin Valley Academy will begin at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 21, at Hardin Valley Academy's baseball field. For more information, contact Kent Matthews at thundball@aol.com or call at 865-603-5368.

 

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