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June

Sun, Jun 26 • Smoky Mountain Blues Society will present “The Stella Vees,” • Smoky Mountain Blues Society will present “The Stella Vees,” at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 26, aboard The Star of Knoxville. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, visit tnriverboat.com/blues-cruises-2/ or smokymountainblues.org/
Sun, Jun 26 • Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of confederate Veterans, • Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of confederate Veterans, will hold its meeting at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at East Tennessee Historical Society. Brandon Beck will present a program on Nathan Bedford Forrest. For more information, e-mail Randy Tindell, tindellrandy.tindell@summitviewhm.com.
Sun, Jun 26 • Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of confederate Veterans, • Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of confederate Veterans, will hold its meeting at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at East Tennessee Historical Society. Brandon Beck will present a program on Nathan Bedford Forrest. For more information, e-mail Randy Tindell, tindellrandy.tindell@summitviewhm.com.
Sun, Jun 26 • Ijams will host a creative gourd birdhouse • Ijams will host a creative gourd birdhouse workshop for children ages 10 and up, at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 26. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 865-577-4717, ext. 110 to register.
Sun, Jun 26 • Naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales will host Turtle-ology 101 • Naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales will host Turtle-ology 101 at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 26. For more information, call 865-577-4717, ext. 110 to register.
Thu, Jun 30 • New Harvest Park Farmers Market • New Harvest Park Farmers Market will host its 6th annual Blueberry Festival from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 30, at 4775 New Harvest Lane. For more information, call Jennifer Linginfelter, 865-215-4579.

July

Fri, Jul 1 • Knox County Schools summer transfer • Knox County Schools summer transfer windows will conclude at 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 1. For more information, visit knoxschools.org/
Mon, Jul 4 • Online registration form for the 29th Annual town of Farragut Independence Day Parade • Online registration form for the 29th Annual town of Farragut Independence Day Parade to be held Monday, July 4, along Kingston Pike from Farragut High School to Federal boulevard is available at townoffarragut.org/register/ In addition to the parade this year is “Farragut Freedom Run.” A one or two-mile fun run, prior to the start of the parade. For more information, visit fleetfeetknoxville.com/
Mon, Jul 4 • Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club • Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club will present the first annual Farragut Freedom Run featuring a 1 and 2-mile race on July 4 with the 2 mile run beginning at 9 a.m. and 1 mile run at 9:05 a.m., Monday, July 4, by Farragut Town Hall. The Freedom Run will support Smoky Mountain Service Dogs. For more information, visit fleetfreetknoxivlle.com/races/Farragut-freedom-run/
Mon, Jul 4 • Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club • Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club will present the first annual Farragut Freedom Run featuring a 1 and 2-mile race on July 4 with the 2 mile run beginning at 9 a.m. and 1 mile run at 9:05 a.m., Monday, July 4, by Farragut Town Hall. The Freedom Run will support Smoky Mountain Service Dogs. For more information, visit fleetfreetknoxivlle.com/races/Farragut-freedom-run/
Mon, Jul 4 • Mabry Hazen House will host its first Fourth of July Celebration • Mabry Hazen House will host its first Fourth of July Celebration with tours, dinner, music and fireworks at 6 p.m., Monday, July 4. Alcohol is BYOB. Cost is $60 per adult and children under 12 are free. For more information, call 865-522-8661 or visit mabryhazen.com/
Thu, Jul 7 • Southern Appalachian naturalist Holly Haworth • Southern Appalachian naturalist Holly Haworth will host a six-week nature writing course at Ijams Nature Center beginning June 7 through July 12. Cost is $250. For more information, call Holly, 865-801-0806.
Thu, Jul 7 • Town of Farragut is hosting five technology classes • Town of Farragut is hosting five technology classes for seniors offered by local company Social Media 4 Seniors in June at the Farragut Town Hall. Participants must be 55 years or older to attend. Register early as only five participants are accepted into each class. Specific class information is as follows: iPad/iPhone basics for seniors will from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday and Friday, July 7-8. Cost is $45. How to use Facebook for seniors will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 11. Cost is $30. Samsung Galaxy phone/tablet basics for seniors will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-20. Cost is $45. Pinterest/Instagram/Twitter for seniors will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 28. Cost is $30. For more information, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/
Sun, Jul 10 • First Farragut United Methodist Church will present “The Jar Tippers,” • First Farragut United Methodist Church will present “The Jar Tippers,” at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 10. The concert is free and refreshments will be available during the performance. For more information, call 865-966-8430.
Tue, Jul 12 • Town of Farragut will host a free presentation • Town of Farragut will host a free presentation for caregivers to discuss symptoms that occur as various areas of the brain are impacted by dementia at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, at Farragut Town Hall. Register by Monday, July 11. For more information, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/
Thu, Jul 14 • Knox County Veterans Services Office • Knox County Veterans Services Office will be at Frank R. Strang senior center to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members concerning VA benefits from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 14. For more information, call 865-215-5645 or e-mail veterans@knoxcounty.org.
Fri, Jul 15 • Music in the Round will host a fundraiser event • Music in the Round will host a fundraiser event to benefit the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center at 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, at The Barn Event Center of the Smokies in Townsend. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, call 865-448-0044.
Fri, Jul 15 • Music in the Round • Music in the Round will host a fundraiser event to benefit the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center at 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, at The Barn Event Center of the Smokies in Townsend. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, call 865-448-0044.
Fri, Jul 15 • Knox County Museum of Education will host a Sock Hop • Knox County Museum of Education will host a Sock Hop at 7 p.m., Friday, July 15, at Sarah Simpson Professional Development & Technology Center. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call 865-579-8264 or visit knoxschools.org/museum/
Fri, Jul 15 • Knox County Museum of Education will host a Museum of Education Sock Hop • Knox County Museum of Education will host a Museum of Education Sock Hop at 7 p.m., Friday, July 15, at Sarah Simpson Professional Development & Technology Center. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call 865-579-8264 or visit knoxschools.org/museum/
Fri, Jul 29 • Tennessee’s sales tax holiday • Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past. Starting in 2016, and continuing annually, the sales tax holiday will be held during the last Friday in July through the following Sunday. The dates for this year’s sales tax holiday are July 29 through July 31. For more information, visit tntaxholiday.com/

August

Mon, Aug 1 • The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery • The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery is planning exhibitions for Aug. 2016 through July 2017. Artists living within 250 miles of Knoxville are encouraged to submit proposals by Feb. 23. Postmark deadline is Friday, Feb. 19, submissions should be in the TVUUC building by 11 a.m Tuesday, Feb. 23. For more information, visit tvuuc.org/
Wed, Aug 17 • Town of Farragut is now accepting applications • Town of Farragut is now accepting applications for Introduction to Farragut program set to begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17. For more information, call 865-966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/introtofarragut/

Former teacher Siebe named Farragut High School principal

As an English teacher at Farragut High School from the 2001-02 school year to April 2007, Ryan Siebe left a favorable impression on one of the assistant principals soon to be under Siebe’s direction. “I get excited any time we get a person who is capable of doing the job,” Dwayne Simmons, an FHS assistant principal and veteran educator at the school, said about ...Read More...

Dragon Boat Race builds KARM dollars

About 3,350 attendees turned out to participate or watch the 14th Annual Dragon Boat Races benefiting Knox Area Rescue Min-istries. The races, which took place at The Cove at Concord Park Saturday, June 18, drew 40 teams from non-profit organizations, businesses and community groups. Besides competing on the water, teams vied for such honors as Best Drummer Costume and Read More...

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Sports

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