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August

Fri, Aug 1 “Succession Planting, keep growing all year” Knox County Master Gardeners will host “Succession Planting, keep growing all year,” from 3:15 to 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at Humana Guidance Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-329-8892.
Fri, Aug 1 Theatre Festival Clayton Center for the Arts will host its Fourth Annual Theatre Festival with multiple shows beginning Friday and running through Sunday, Aug. 1-3. Cost is $40 for adults and $25 for children, which will cover the entire weekend. For more information, visit claytonartscenter.com/
Fri, Aug 1 World Breastfeeding Week East Tennessee Breastfeeding Coalition will host the fourth annual World Breastfeeding Week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at Ijams Nature Center. For more information, call Robin Ferguson 865-215-5060.
Sat, Aug 2 University of Tennessee Gardens annual symposium The University of Tennessee Gardens will host its annual symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2. Cost is $30 for adults and $15 per college student. For more information, call Derrick Stowell, 865-974-7151.
Sat, Aug 2 Mac Post’s Biodiversity Tour series Harvey Broome Center group will take-a hike as part of Mac Post’s Biodiversity Tour series Saturday, Aug. 2. For more information, call Mac Post, 865-805-0980.
Sat, Aug 2 The University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice garage sale and fundraiser The University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice will host a garage sale and fundraiser benefiting Hospice Promise Foundation from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at Asbury United Methodist Church. For more information, visit, lhcgroup.com/foundation/
Sat, Aug 2 Kids Jamboree Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County will host Kids Jamboree from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 2, at Knoxville Zoo. Cost is regular admission to the zoo. For more information, call 865-215-8764.
Sun, Aug 3 Taoist Tai Chi Society beginning class Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA will hold a new beginning class from 9 to 11 a.m., Sundays, Aug. 3, in Farragut town hall. For more information, call 865-482-7761 or visit taoist.org/
Tue, Aug 5 Pellissippi State Community College orientation Pellissippi State Community College orientation has been set for the fall 2014 semester for students from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at Hardin Valley Campus. Aug. 8 orientations include a session for veterans. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/orientation/
Tue, Aug 5 “Beat the Heat with Summer Splash Pad Fun!” The Town of Farragut is partnering with Knoxville Moms Blog to bring “Beat the Heat with Summer Splash Pad Fun!” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, at McFee Park. For more information, visit citymomsblog.com/ Knoxville/
Tue, Aug 5 Knoxville Day Aglow Lighthouse Outreach meeting Knoxville Day Aglow Lighthouse will host its Outreach meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, at New Covenant Fellowship Church. Robin Hardin, will be speaking. For more information, call Diane Shelby, 865-687-3687.
Tue, Aug 5 Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services meeting Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services will hold its meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Concord United Methodist Church. For more information, call Diane Wright 865-675-2835.
Tue, Aug 5 Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club workshop Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold a workshop to knit scarves from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, at First United Methodist Church in Alcoa. For more information, call Marie Hickson, 865-457-0960.
Tue, Aug 5 Introduction to Geocaching Workshop for kids The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will host an Introduction to Geocaching Workshop for kids from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at the UT Arboretum. Cost is $150 for rising fifth- through eighth-graders. For more information, visit utarboretumsociety.org/
Fri, Aug 8 Knox Count Schools student orientations Knox Count Schools will hold student orientations for rising sixth- and ninth-graders to help transition students into middle and high school from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Aug. 8. For more information, call Melissa Ogden, 865-594-1905 or Amanda Johnson, 865-594-2972.
Fri, Aug 8 Pellissippi State Community College orientation Pellissippi State Community College orientation has been set for the Fall 2014 semester for students from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at Hardin Valley Campus. Aug. 8 orientations include a session for veterans. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/orientation/
Sat, Aug 9 Harvey Broome Center group backpack Harvey Broome Center group will back to one of the three original wilderness areas in the Eastern U.S. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10. For more information, call Will Skelton, 865-523-2272.
Sat, Aug 9 First Annual Net Proceeds Gym Sale Knoxville Catholic Lady Irish volleyball team will host its First Annual Net Proceeds Gym Sale Fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, in the KCHS gym. For more information, call Andrew Garland 865-789-5407.
Sat, Aug 9 “Garden History of East Tennessee ... Seeds and Their Stories” Knox County Public Library will host “Garden History of East Tennessee ... Seeds and Their Stories” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Farragut branch. For more information, call 865-777-1750.
Tue, Aug 12 Town of Farragut is offering yoga Town of Farragut is offering yoga from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12 – Sept. 2, in Farragut town hall. Cost is $40. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Tue, Aug 12 Town of Farragut is offering Pilates Town of Farragut is offering Pilates from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12 – Sept. 2, in Farragut town hall. Cost is $40. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Thu, Aug 14 Assistance to Veterans Knox County Veterans Service Office will provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 14, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Fri, Aug 15 “Dreams of Beautiful Bulbs” Knox County Master Gardeners will host “Dreams of Beautiful Bulbs,” from 3:15 to 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15, at Humana Guidance Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-329-8892.
Sat, Aug 16 Biodiversity Tour Harvey Broome Center group will take-a-hike as part of the Biodiversity Tour by Mac Post along theAppalachian Trail Saturday, Aug. 16. For more information, call Mac Post, 865-806-0980.
Sat, Aug 16 13th Annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet Town of Farragut will host the 13th Annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. For more information, call, 865-966-7057.
Sat, Aug 16 Tea and Fashion Show Holy Cross Anglican churchwomen will present a summer Tea and Fashion Show beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16. Fashions will be provided by Chicos and modeled by members of the church. Tickets are $15 and reservations are required. For more information, call Ann Pope at 865-966-5812.
Sun, Aug 17 Concord United Methodist Church block party Concord United Methodist Church will hold its block party from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17. Hamburger supper will be served and a hands-on mission project to pack meals for Stop Hunger Now will take place. For more information, call 865-966-6728
Mon, Aug 18 Town of Farragut is offering Zumba Town of Farragut is offering Zumba fitness classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18 – Sept. 29, in Farragut town hall. Cost is $45. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Mon, Aug 18 Knox County Master Gardeners will host Composting: Hot or Cold; Fast or Easy Knox County Master Gardeners will host Composting: Hot or Cold; Fast or Easy from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, at Davis Family YMCA. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-777-9622.
Fri, Aug 22 Pellissippi State Community College orientation Pellissippi State Community College orientation has been set for the Fall 2014 semester for students from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at Hardin Valley Campus. Aug. 8 orientations include a session for veterans. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/orientation/
Sat, Aug 23 Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival The Fourth Annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at Ijams Nature Center. Admission is $5. For more information, visit tnbirds.org/ktos/
Thu, Aug 28 Knoxville Choral Society auditions Knoxville Choral Society will hold auditions for all voice parts from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28. For more information, visit knoxvillechoralsociety.org/
Sat, Aug 30 Nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show Knoxville will host the Nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show at approximately 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, over the Tennessee River. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit boomsday.org/

September

Tue, Sep 2 “Plant a Tree Program” The town of Farragut is offering “Plant a Tree Program:” a way to honor loved ones, by purchasing a tree to be planted in one of Farragut’s parks or along a Farragut greenway. Costs to donate are between $200-$250 and choose fro more than a dozen tree varieties. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Sat, Sep 6 2014 Summer Suppers Knox Heritage will host 2014 Summer Suppers beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Market Square. For more information, visit knoxheritage.org/suppers/
Sat, Sep 13 11th Annual Marine Mud Run Marine Corps League Detachment will host its 11th Annual Marine Mud Run beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Melton Hill Park. Cost is $40 per individual. For more information, visit knoxmud.org/
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.
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/

Thompson appointed interim FHS principal

A former business teacher at Farragut High School during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years returns to lead FHS as its new principal for the 2014-15 school year. Stephanie Thompson, with three years administrative experience as freshman principal at Austin-East Magnet High School, was appointed as new FHS principal — on an interim basis for the upcoming school year ...Read More...

Microchipped dogs still a rare breed

Fireworks, cool weather, bunny rabbits or the neighbors on a walk — whatever the distraction or stress factor is for your dog, it sometimes causes them to escape from the house, especially during the summer months. When panic starts after the pooch takes off down the street, is he or she microchipped? Farragut area veterinarians see all lengths of the Read More...

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