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September

Thu, Sep 18 Beginning Appalachian Dulcimer course Pellissippi State Community College will offer a nine-week Beginning Appalachian Dulcimer course from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, starting Sept. 18. Cost is $95 and $37 for materials. For more information, call 865-539-7167.
Thu, Sep 18 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present Brahms; Piano Concerto No. 1 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present Brahms; Piano Concerto No. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18-19 as part of Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series. Tickets start at $15. For more information, call 865-291-3310.
Thu, Sep 18 “Accessing Our Future” Eleventh Annual Knox County Council PTA Education Forum “Accessing Our Future” will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, on the first floor boardroom, Andrew Johnson Building. Boxed lunches will be served and RSVP is required. For more information, e-mail Lisa Wilkerson, l.o.wilkerson@hotmail.com.
Thu, Sep 18 Mark Bowden to speak Mark Bowden, author of “Black Hawk Down,” will speak at Pellissippi State Community College at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in Clayton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/tickets/
Thu, Sep 18 Buchanan Fellowship Victoria Leigh Crawford, a graduate of Farragut High School, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s Buchanan Fellowship. The Buchanan Fellowship program is the highest academic award given to an entering freshman at MTSU.
Thu, Sep 18 Volunteers for the Farragut Food Festival Farragut Business Alliance and town of Farragut are looking for 50-60 volunteers for the Farragut Food Festival which will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, on the lawn at Renaissance. Volunteers receive free general admission and a t-shirt. For more information, call 865-307-2486 or visit, farragutbusinessalliance.com/
Thu, Sep 18 East Tennessee Technology Access Center needs new, battery-operated toys East Tennessee Technology Access Center needs new, battery-operated toys to give to more than 100 children with disabilities in 24 counties who cannot use their hands to play with typical toys. These toys will be distributed before the holiday party Monday, Dec. 8. Toys can be dropped off at 116 Childress St. from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 865-219-0130.
Thu, Sep 18 Clarence Brown Theatre 40th Anniversary Season Clarence Brown Theatre 40th Anniversary Season opener now through Sept. 28. For more information, call 865-974-5161.
Thu, Sep 18 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. For more information, visit spirit.prudential.com/ or nassp.org/spirit
Thu, Sep 18 10 week technician license class Meters, INC. Ham Radio service will offer a free 10 week technician license class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 20 through Nov. 20, at TCAT-Knoxville. For more information, call John, 865-719-5231 or visit, metersinc.org/
Fri, Sep 19 “Are There Fairies in Our Garden? Can You Find Them?” Knox County Council of Garden Clubs will host a Petite Standard Flower Show, “Are There Fairies in Our Garden? Can You Find Them?” from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Historic Ivan Racheff House and Gardens. For more information, call Linda Wimbrow, 865-966-2421.
Fri, Sep 19 “Magnifico!” Pellissippi State Community College will host Knoxville Opera Company “Magnifico!” at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in Clayton Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit, pstcc.edu/arts/
Fri, Sep 19 Fourth Annual Storytelling Festival Alcoa Rotary Club will host the Fourth Annual Storytelling Festival starting at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. Tickets are $5 per person; GSMHC members and children 5 and under are free. For more information, call 865-448-0044.
Sat, Sep 20 West High School Fiftieth Reunion West High School will host its Fiftieth Reunion from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Club LeConte. Friday and Saturday activities are available as well. Cost is $55, cash bar will be provided. For more information, call Alyce Bledsoe Hemphill, 865-386-7000 or Cissy Mayo, 865-603-0906.
Sat, Sep 20 Backpack Big South Fork Harvey Broome Group will backpack Big South fork National River and Recreation Area Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21. For more information, call Will Skelton, 865-523-2271.
Sat, Sep 20 Marble Springs State Historic Site will host Living History Marble springs State Historic Site will host Living History in the life and times of governor of Tennessee, John Sevier, in commemoration of his 269th birthday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 and from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child. For more information, call Anna Chappelle, 865-573-5508.
Sat, Sep 20 Pellissippi State Community College Scholarship Days Pellissippi State Community College Scholarship Days will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hardin Valley Campus. Tennessee Promise is a “last-dollar” scholarship that will cover tuition and fees for community college students once other assistance has been applied. Deadline to apply for Tennessee Promise is Nov. 1. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/promise/
Sat, Sep 20 Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class Pellissippi State community College will offer its Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class for a two-for-one price Saturday, Sept. 20. Cost is $75 for any two students who register at the same time. For more information, call 865-539-7167 or visit pstcc.edu/bcs/
Sun, Sep 21 Farragut Presbyterian Church children’s variety show Farragut Presbyterian Church will host a children’s variety show with music, dance and artistic expression at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. A love offering will be taken with 100% of collection going to FISH Hospitality Pantries. For more information, e-mail, mjlanc@tds.net.
Mon, Sep 22 West Knox Civitan Club meeting West Knox Civitan Club will hold its meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, at Shoney’s. For more information, e-mail bonmys@aol.com.
Mon, Sep 22 Ossoli meeting Ossoli will hold its meeting at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, at Ossoli Circle Club House. For more information, call Charlotte Miller, 865-207-5170.
Wed, Sep 24 Webinars on topics of college savings Tennessee Treasury Department will host a series of webinars on topics of college savings beginning at 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8. For more information, visit tnstars.com/
Fri, Sep 26 35th Annual Greekfest The 35th Annual Greekfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27, and from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Admission is $2 for adults and children 12-under are free. For more information, visit greekfesttn.com/
Fri, Sep 26 Taste of Farragut Sixth Annual Taste of Farragut hosted by Farragut Business Alliance and town of Farragut will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, on the lawn in front of Renaissance. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the gate. Children under 10 are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. For more information, call 865-307-2486 or visit, farragutbusinessalliance.com/
Sat, Sep 27 United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter 1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at RJ’s courtyard. For more information, call Debra, 865-856-9300 or Shirley, 865-531-1467.
Sat, Sep 27 Knox County TENNderCARE 2014 health conference Knox County TENNderCARE 2014 health conference for middle and high school students has a new name: TBH100, which stands for “talkin’ ‘bout health and keeping it 100 percent real.” The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at Bearden High School. For more information, visit knoxcounty.org/health/
Sat, Sep 27 Farragut High School Drama Class “Princess Brunch” Farragut High School Drama Class will host its fundraiser “Princess Brunch” for children ages 2 through 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, in FHS main auditorium. Cost is $20 for one adult and one child, $10 for each additional child. For more information, call Lea McMahan, 865-671-7167.
Tue, Sep 30 Dr. Bill Bass will return to the Chamber’s Breakfast Dr. Bill Bass will return to the Chamber’s Breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Fox Den Country Club. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members; tables of 10 are $275. For more information, visit farragutchamber.com/

October

Thu, Oct 2 Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA three-month fall classes Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, three-month fall classes will be from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Oct. 2, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center. Classes have a nominal membership contribution. For more information, call 865-482-7761.
Sat, Oct 4 Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival Fifteenth Annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, on the sidewalks of Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community college. For more information, visit, rotaryor.org/streetpaintingfestival/
Sun, Oct 5 Poker Run and Celebration of Life party Holly Warlick, cofounder of “Champions for a Cause” Foundation will head up a Poker Run and Celebration of Life party beginning at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at Knoxville Harley-Davidson. For more information, call Janet, 865-719-0818.
Mon, Oct 6 Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA three-month fall classes Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, three-month fall classes will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, starting Oct. 6, at Peace Lutheran Church. Classes have a nominal membership contribution. For more information, call 865-482-7761.
Tue, Oct 7 Newborns In Need meeting Newborns In Need East Tennessee Chapter will hold its meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at JoAnn Fabrics. For more information, contact Gayle McKeethan, easttenn@newbornsinneed.org/
Wed, Oct 8 Free fire safety demonstrations Town of Farragut Fire Prevention Office, in conjunction with Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau, will provide free fire safety demonstrations for businesses and residents from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Farragut town hall. For more information, call 865-966-7052.
Thu, Oct 9 Assistance to Veterans Knox County Veterans Service Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 9 to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Thu, Oct 9 Veterans Assistance Knox County Veterans Service Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 9, to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Sat, Oct 11 “Fall: Time for the Garden’s Physical Exam” Knox County Master Gardeners will hold a demonstration on “Fall: Time for the Garden’s Physical Exam,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 11, at All Saints Catholic Church. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-215-2340.
Sat, Oct 11 “Fall: Time for the Garden’s Physical Exam” Knox County Master Gardeners will hold a demonstration on “Fall: Time for the Garden’s Physical Exam,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 11, at All Saints Catholic Church. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-215-2340.
Fri, Oct 17 “Late bloomers: Put Some Zing in Your Fall Flowers” Knox County Master Gardeners will hold a demonstration on “Late bloomers: Put Some Zing in Your Fall Flowers” from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at Humana; and from 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Fountain City Library. For more information, call 865-329-8892.
Fri, Oct 17 “Late Bloomers: Put Some Zing in Your Fall Flowers” Knox County Master Gardeners will hold a demonstration on “Late Bloomers: Put Some Zing in Your Fall Flowers” from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at Humana; and from 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Fountain City Library. For more information, call 865-329-8892.
Sun, Oct 26 Pellissippi State Community College Scholarship Days Pellissippi State Community College Scholarship Days will take place from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, at Hardin Valley Campus. Tennessee Promise is a “last-dollar” scholarship that will cover tuition and fees for community college students once other assistance has been applied. Deadline to apply for Tennessee Promise is Nov. 1. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/promise/

November

Sat, Nov 1 First Farragut 13.1, 5K and Kids run Knoxville Track Club will host the First Farragut 13.1, 5K and Kids run on Nov. 1, beginning at Farragut High School. Cost for half marathon is $60 through Aug. 31 and then $65 through Oct. 28. Last minute registration price is $75. Cost for the 5K is $30 through Aug. 31 and then increases to $35 until Oct. 28. Last minute registration price is $40. Kids’ run pricing is $8 through Aug. 31 then $10 through Oct. 28. Last minute pricing is $15. For more information, visit ktc.org/

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