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October

Fri, Oct 31 Farragut Lions Club and Concord United Methodist Church will hold line dancing Farragut Lions Club and Concord United Methodist Church will hold line dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at CUMC. Cost is $5 and snacks are provided. For more information, call Gerri, 865-789-6392.
Fri, Oct 31 “Halloween Spooktacular” Maryville College Orchestra will present “Halloween Spooktacular,” beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in Clayton Center for the Arts. Tickets are $5. Admission is free to those dressed in Halloween costumes. For more information, call Chloe Kennedy, 865-981-8209.
Fri, Oct 31 Ijams Nature Center will host a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt Ijams Nature Center will host a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt for families, and every child that stops by in costume can get a goody bag at the front desk. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-577-4717.

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/
Sat, Nov 1 Waggin’ Tails 5k Fun Run Humane Society of Tennessee Valley will host Waggin’ Tails 5k Fun Run beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at Tommy Schumpert Park. Pre-registration is $25. For more information, visit humanesocietytennessee.com/
Sat, Nov 1 “Gluten-Free Holiday Baking” Knox County Public Library Farragut Branch will host “Gluten-Free Holiday Baking,” beginning at 10:30, Saturday, Nov. 1. For more information, call Shelia Pennycuff, 865-777-1750.
Sat, Nov 1 Young Creative Writer Workshop Pellissippi State Community College will host a daylong Young Creative Writer Workshop beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at Strawberry Plains Campus. For more information, call 865-225-2340.
Sat, Nov 1 Properly dispose of old or unwanted medications Knoxville Police Department, Knox County, City of Knoxville Solid Waste Offices, and Knox County Health Department along with members of East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will properly dispose of old or unwanted prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the 600 block of Market St. For more information, call Jennifer Linginfelter, 865-215-4579.
Sat, Nov 1 Go! Contemporary Dance Works, will open its 12th season with Continuum Go! Contemporary Dance Works, will open its 12th season with Continuum, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at Clar-ence Brown Theatre. Advanced tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $20 and $15 at the door. For more information, call 865-539-2475.
Sat, Nov 1 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s deadline The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s deadline for incoming freshmen to be considered for competitive scholarships and Chancellor’s Honors Program is Nov. 1. Regular application deadline is Dec.1 for students to be considered for institutional scholarships, including the new Volunteer Scholarship. For more information, visit vip.utk.edu/default.asp/ or commonapp.org/login/
Sat, Nov 1 Harvey Broome Group will day hike Graysville Mountain Harvey Broome Group will day hike Graysville Mountain and Roaring Creek Cumberland Trail Saturday, Nov. 1. For more information, call Warren or Carol Devine, 865-483-7894.
Sun, Nov 2 Ninth Annual East Tennessee Chili Cook-Off Second Harvest Food Bank, Bush Brothers & Company and Kroger will partner for the Ninth Annual East Tennessee Chili Cook-Off beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at World’s Fair Park Fest-ival Lawn. For more information, call Blaire Hall, 865-243-8212.
Sun, Nov 2 Ghoulishly Goodwill Costume Goodwill Industries is hosting their annual Ghoulishly Goodwill Costume Contest Sunday, Nov. 2. For more information, visit gwiktn.org/events/
Mon, Nov 3 Knoxville Watercolor Society is currently accepting membership applications Knoxville Watercolor Society is currently accepting membership applications for artists who work in watercolor and other water mediums. Paintings should be dropped from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 3, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Kate McCullough, 865-604-1406.
Mon, Nov 3 Ossoli Circle will hold its meeting Ossoli Circle will hold its meeting at 9:45 a.m., Monday, Nov. 3. For more information, call Charlotte Miller, 865-207-5170.
Mon, Nov 3 Stan Brock, founder and president of Remote Area Medical, will speak Stan Brock, founder and president of Remote Area Medical, will speak beginning at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at Maryville College in Clayton Center for the Arts. For more information, call 865-981-8209.
Mon, Nov 3 “Tailgate for Men’s health” University Bariatric Center will present “Tailgate for Men’s health,” featuring former UT Vol and seven-year NFL veteran Antone Davis beginning at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at UT Medical Center’s Heart Hospital Conference Room. For more information, call Susan Wyatt, 865-305-6845.
Mon, Nov 3 American Indian Heritage Month Pellissippi State Community College will recognize American Indian Heritage Month with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in the Goins Building College Center. For more information, call 865-694-6400.
Tue, Nov 4 Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Alcoa First United Methodist Church. For more information, call Marie Hickson, 865-457-0960.
Thu, Nov 6 Farragut Beautification Committee will sponsor a free holiday decorating class Farragut Beautification Committee will sponsor a free holiday decorating class beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at Farragut Town Hall. The event is free. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
Thu, Nov 6 King University will host an open house King University will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at The Village at Hardin Valley. For more information, call 800-362-0014.
Thu, Nov 6 Knox County Health Department School-located Influenza Vaccination Clinics Knox County Health Department will start the second phase of its School-located Influenza Vaccination Clinics Thursday, Nov. 6, to provide the recommended second dose to vaccine nave students. Children 8 years old or younger who have not had at least two influenza vaccinations since July 2010 are considered vaccine nave and should have two doses separated by at least 28 days. Phase two vaccination clinics will take place in Knox County elementary schools and some Head Starts, private elementary schools and child care centers. For more information, visit knoxcounty.org/health/flumist/
Thu, Nov 6 Pellissippi State Community College will host its Instrumental Concert Pellissippi State Community College will host its Instrumental Concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Clayton Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/arts/
Fri, Nov 7 “By Golly its Holly!” Knox County Master Gardener will host “By Golly its Holly!” from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, at Humana Guidance Center. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-329-8892.
Sat, Nov 8 Italian Fest Holy Cross Anglican Church will host an Italian Fest from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and up. You may bring your own wine. For more information, call 865-675-6406.
Sun, Nov 9 Harvey Broome Group will take a day hike through Greenbrier Gap Harvey Broome Group will take a day hike through Greenbrier Gap and Laurel Falls Trails, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Sunday, Nov. 9. For more information, call Will Skelton, 865-523-2272.
Mon, Nov 10 Maryville College will host an informational public event Maryville College will host an informational public event about upcoming opportunities and changes to Affordable Care Act and TennCare beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in College’s Lawson Auditorium. For more information, call 865-981-8298.
Tue, Nov 11 UT Arboretum Society will hold its annual dinner UT Arboretum Society will hold its annual dinner at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Elks Club. Cost is $25 per person and is open to the public. For more information, call Lynda Haynes, 865-483-0525.
Thu, Nov 13 “Macbeth is the new black” Maryville College Theatre Department will present “Macbeth is the new black,” beginning at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, in Clayton Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors. For more information, call 865-981-8590.
Fri, Nov 14 AARP will host a Smart Driving Program AARP will host a Smart Driving Program for participants 55 years of age or older to complete a 8-hour class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in the community room at Farragut Town Hall. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call 888-687-2277.
Sat, Nov 15 Harvey Broome Group will backpack Middle Prong Wilderness Harvey Broome Group will backpack Middle Prong Wilderness, Pisgah National Forest, N.C., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16. For more information, call Rob Davis, 865-202-6661.

December

Mon, Dec 1 Debbie Van Cleve Memorial Scholarship The Debbie Van Cleve Memorial Scholarship, intended to benefit legally blind students pursuing higher education, will be available Dec. 1 for detailed descriptions and eligibility criteria for 2015. For more information, visit easttennesseefoundation.org/
Mon, Dec 8 East Tennessee Technology Access Center holiday party East Tennessee Technology Access Center will hold a holiday party from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8 for children who cannot use their hands. For more information, call Junior League of Knoxville, 865-219-0130.

Local churches offer trick-or-treat alternatives

Farragut churches are reaching out to the community to offer events that can be an alternative to trick-or-treating or an addition to Halloween festivities. One such church, First Baptist Concord at 11704 Kingston Pike, offers another take on Halloween and the holidays. “We just started a new campaign, Holidays on the Go, that gives ideas on just being intentional ...Read More...

BOMA kills ‘guns in parks’ proposal again 3-2

Four activists in Farragut Gun Club, all having their maximum five-minute speech during Citizen Forum before Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen, hoped to persuade BOMA into re-examining its ban on permitted handguns in Town parks and greenways. But while there were some expressions of hope in Town Hall rotunda from many of the estimated 12 citizens who came to Read More...

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Community

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Sports

No. 2 Lady Ads volleyball ‘4 points away’ Read More
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