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August

Thu, Aug 25 • Tennova Healthcare will host a free seminar “Keeping You In Motion” • Tennova Healthcare will host a free seminar “Keeping You In Motion,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, in the Johnson Conference Center at Turkey Creek Medical Center. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call 855-836-6682 or visit Tennova.com/
Fri, Aug 26 • Stanley’s Garden Center will hold its Butterfly Festival • Stanley’s Garden Center will hold its Butterfly Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Aug. 26-27, at 3029 Davenport Road. Free workshops start at 10:30 a.m. each day. A big Monarch butterfly release will be at noon on Saturday. For more information, call 573-9591 or visit stanleysgreenhouse.com/
Mon, Aug 29 • Auditions are open for Pellissippi State Community College’s upcoming production of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” • Auditions are open for Pellissippi State Community College’s upcoming production of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” and will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Aug. 30. In Clayton Performing Arts Center on the college’s Hardin Valley campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Auditions are open to the community and will be held for 13 roles, all within 20- to 30-year-old age range, all ethnicities and genders. Performance dates are Oct. 28 through Oct. 30 and Nov. 4 through Nov. 6. Rehearsals will be held in the evenings. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400.

September

Fri, Sep 2 • Farragut Arts Council invites local artists • Farragut Arts Council invites local artists to join Farragut Artist Directory by submitting their information to the town of Farragut. Deadline to be included is Friday, Sept. 2. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-218-3372, or visit townoffarragut.org/artsandculture/
Thu, Sep 8 • Sample the fare of the 15th annual Taste of Blount • Sample the fare of the 15th annual Taste of Blount from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept 8, at the Theater in the Park in Maryville. Tickets are $25 for Blount County Chamber members, $30 for the public and $15 for students 17 and under or those with a college or student ID. For more information, call 865-983-2241 or visit blountchamber.com.
Sat, Sep 10 • The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek will host the 4th Annual Taste of Turkey Creek & Tailgate • The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek will host the 4th Annual Taste of Turkey Creek & Tailgate, benefiting Pat Summitt Foundation and presented by The University of Tennessee Medical Center, from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, in Pinnacle Shopping Center in Turkey Creek. Attendees will sample cuisine from nearly two dozen Turkey Creek restaurants, which include Abuelo’s, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s, Cru Bistro & Wine Bar and Seasons Innovative Bar & Grill. There will be live stream of the Battle at Bristol college game. Tickets are available for purchase at pinnacleatturkeycreek.com/events.html.
Thu, Sep 15 • Gatlinburg is kicking off fall with the 19th Annual Taste of Autumn 2016 • Gatlinburg is kicking off fall with the 19th Annual Taste of Autumn 2016: A Night Full of Food and Comedy, which will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg. The event features food from area restaurants and stand-up comedy from Henry Cho, a Knoxville comedian. Tickets are $25 and proceeds from the event benefit United Way of Sevier County. Children under age 5 will be admitted free. A reserved table for party of 10 is available for $300, and a corporate VIP package for a party of 10 is available for $500. Tickets may be purchased at Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce office at 811 East Parkway, at either of the two Gatlinburg Welcome Centers or from United Way of Sevier County office or online at Gatlinburg.com/Events.
Fri, Sep 23 • Jet’s Pizza’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Outing benefiting The Dream Connection • Jet’s Pizza’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Outing benefiting The Dream Connection will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at Centennial Golf Course, 101 Centennial Blvd., Oak Ridge. The event features a $20,000 hole-in-one contest. To sign up and for more information, contact Angie Sanders, 865-755-4656.

November

Fri, Nov 18 • Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association • Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association will hold open auditions for dancers in Knox, Roane, Anderson Counties and surrounding areas to perform in its annual production of “The Nutcracker,” at 10 a.m., for girls ages 6-8, 11 a.m., girls ages 9-10, 2 p.m., girls ages 11 and up and boys not yet ready for partner work, and 3 p.m., for en pointe ballerinas and boys old enough for partner work, Saturday, Aug. 13. Males and en pointe dancers are encouraged to audition. Accepted dancers will perform Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20. For more information, e-mail christyrickman05@gmail.com or visit orcba.org/audition-information/

Dumas’ note cards benefit CADES program

The Farragut community has an opportunity to purchase note cards featuring designs by the late Jeannette Dumas, a local watercolor artist, and help Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services in Farragut. Jeannette, who died Dec. 28, 2008, was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, and owned and operated Woodland Gallery in Knoxville and served on Tennessee Artist’s ...Read More...

Monumental gift to Town

After a roughly five-year mystery concerning the disappearance of Admiral James David Glasgow Farragut Monument, the mystery officially was solved last Thursday. Town of Farragut officials expressed joy to be recipient of the stone monument from Lylan Fitzgerald, on whose property at Stony Point Farm along Fort Loudoun Lake near Northshore Drive — birthplace site of Read More...

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