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January

Fri, Jan 19“Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?”• Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Gannett Newspapers, will present “Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?” It’s an original comic mashup of many Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The play will be performed Jan. 19 through Feb. 4: starting at 7 p.m., Thursday and Fridays; at 1 and 5 p.m., Saturdays, and 3 p.m., Sundays. For more information, call 865-208-3677.
Fri, Jan 19Town of Farragut will host a free Lunch and Learn starting at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22. Instructor Melanie Cahill of Choices in Senior Care will address the latest research and solutions regarding senior living arrangements. A light lunch will be provided for all who register by Friday, Jan. 19. To register, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/.
Fri, Jan 19RB Morris with Hector Qirko will perform starting at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19. at Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, visit concerts@jubileearts.org/.
Sat, Jan 20Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 87• Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 87 will host the annual Lee Jackson dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Foundry. For more information, call Earl Smith, 865-687-2732, or John Hitt, 865-689-4592.
Sat, Jan 20SCORE will host a workshop• SCORE will host a workshop designed to start your own business from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 20, at Roane State Community College Knoxville Campus. Cost is $20. For more information, call 865-692-0716 or visit workshops@scoreknox.org/
Sat, Jan 20Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 87 will host the annual Lee Jackson dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Foundry. For more information, call Earl Smith, 865-687-2732, or John Hitt, 865-689-4592.
Sat, Jan 20The Freight Hoppers old-time string band will preform starting at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, visit concerts@jubileearts.org/.
Sun, Jan 21Peter Karp will perform• Peter Karp will perform at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, at The Open Chord. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 865-281-5874 or visit peter-karp.eventbrite.com/
Sun, Jan 21Wallace Memorial Baptist Church will host Bill Gaither• Wallace Memorial Baptist Church will host Bill Gaither for and evening of music, laughter and encouragement at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21. For more information, visit gaither.com or premierproduction.com/
Sun, Jan 21Wallace Memorial Baptist Church will host Bill Gaither for an evening of music, laughter and encouragement starting at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21. For more information, visit gaither.com or premierproduction.com/.
Mon, Jan 22Town of Farragut will host a free Lunch and Learn• Town of Farragut will host a free Lunch and Learn starting at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22. Instructor Melanie Cahill of Choices in Senior Care will address the latest research and solutions regarding senior living arrangements. A light lunch will be provided for all who register by Friday, Jan. 19. To register, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/.
Tue, Jan 23Social Media 4 Seniors• Town of Farragut will host Social Media 4 Seniors in January. Classes are as follows: . Apple-iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors, from 10 a.m to noon, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 24-25. Cost $45, registration and payment deadline, Tuesday, Jan. 23. Android-Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet Basics for Seniors, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 24-25. Cost $45, registration and payment deadline, Tuesday, Jan. 23. Intro to Pinterest, from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 31. Cost $30, registration and payment deadline, Jan. 30. To register, visit townoffarragut.org/register or call 865-218-3375.
Fri, Jan 26In collaboration with Knox County schools and out-of-county schools, Knoxville Opera will perform “Turandot,” Puccini’s tale of riddles and romance now through Jan. 26. To get performance times, visit knoxvilleopera.com/in-school-performances-2
Wed, Jan 31Town of Farragut will host Social Media 4 Seniors in January. Classes are as follows: Intro to Facebook for Seniors, from 10 a.m to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 9. Cost $30, deadline for registration and payment is Monday, Jan. 8. Apple-iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors, from 10 a.m to noon, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 24-25. Cost $45, registration and payment deadline, Tuesday, Jan. 23. Android-Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet Basics for Seniors, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 24-25. Cost $45, registration and payment deadline, Tuesday, Jan. 23. Intro to Pinterest, from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 31. Cost $30, registration and payment deadline, Jan. 30. To register, visit townoffarragut.org/register or call 865-218-3375.
Wed, Jan 31Knox County Health Department is providing free flu vaccinations while supplies last at all three of its locations. Clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 865-215-5070.

February

Thu, Feb 1Farragut Primary Schools Art Show will be on display from Monday, Jan. 22, through Thursday, Feb. 1, in Farragut Town Hall. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/.
Sun, Feb 4Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Gannett Newspapers, will present “Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?” It’s an original comic mashup of many Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The play will be performed Jan. 19 through Feb. 4: starting at 7 p.m., Thursday and Fridays; at 1 and 5 p.m., Saturdays, and 3 p.m., Sundays. For more information, call 865-208-3677.

March

Sat, Mar 17California Guitar Trio will appear at The Open Chord beginning at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17. Tickets are $18. For more information. visit openchordmusic.com/
Sat, Mar 24Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon• Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events take place March 24-25, but now is the time to register and start training. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.knoxvillemarathon.com/.
Sun, Mar 25Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events take place March 24-25, but now is the time to register and start training. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.knoxvillemarathon.com/.

One ‘Cool’ Olympian

Sue Jackson Wagner will be eagerly watching late-night broadcasts when the 2018 Olympic Games kick off in February, and no doubt remembering her own time in the international spotlight. The Farragut resident, who is now an ice skating coach at Cool Sports Home of the Icearium, competed in the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, [then known as] Yugoslavia, as Great Britain’s lone female figure skating representative. She placed 17th among the elite few who included the sport’s gold-medal winner, Katarina Witt, from what was then East Germany. “It is everything you have worked toward – it’s every kid’s dream, then you go out and do the best job you can,” she said. “Children will ask me if I won any medals,” she added with a smile. “They don’t realize what an honor and achievement it is just to make it to that level.”

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Lange success marked by love

A lifetime of love and commitment has led Lange Animal Hospital to a successful 40-year business in West Knox County, while also serving Farragut. The practice, begun by twin brothers Rick and Randy Lange, first opened Dec. 26, 1977. Rick has since passed away, and the business relocated from a site that was condemned to make way for Pellissippi Parkway. But the heart of the business has remained. Randy Lange said the key to its longevity is simple: relationships. “The customer service side is the most important thing — making sure your customers know how much you care,” he said. He sets aside time daily to check on his patients, and their owners, even going so far as to follow up after helping pet owners who have to have their pets put to sleep.

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