Farragut museum looking for new volunteers; training Oct 14Farragut Museum will be holding a training session for new volunteers at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Farragut Town Hall.
"We have a large number of volunteers here at the museum," Farragut Museum coordinator Julia Barham said, "but recently we have been needing some more to work in the museum and in the gift shop."
The two shifts are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, which Barham said, also comes with training.
"We do train," Barham said. "We will give them lots of training before they start by themselves so everyone will feel comfortable by the time they're working. They don't have to have a prior knowledge about anything we have in the museum. All of the training that we do will cover that so we're hoping that we get a few more people to join our volunteer group.
The training session will be led by Malcolm Shell, a longtime
volunteer at Farragut Museum and local historian, who was asked by Barham if he'd be willing to take on the role. read more
Bearden High School Band CampBearden High School Band students “pursue happiness” as they start their band program.
The students took part in band camp from Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17, for percussion and color guard members then from Monday July 20, through Friday, July 24, for all band members.
For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.
Murder Mystery cruise Oct. 15The Farragut community can solve a mystery while supporting Farragut Lions Club by attending its annual Murder Mystery Cruise.
is slated for Thursday, Oct. 15, on the Star of Knoxville on
the Tennessee River. The ship will leave at 6 p.m. from Volunteer Landing at Neyland Drive, Knoxville.
“The cruise is open to anyone who wants to come,” Farragut Lions Club member David Crawford said. “In fact, we love to meet new people at our events.
Tickets are $50, and each ticket sold is worth about two pairs
of eyeglasses for the needy, Crawford said.
“You can have fun while you help,” he added. read more
3 benefits of being disorganizedHave you ever stopped to think that there are benefits to being disorganized? You’ve probably spent a lot of time berating yourself for being disorganized, but there are actual benefits to your disorder!
1. The disorganized get more exercise.
All I ever wanted to be was a wife and mom, so I majored in Home Eco-nomics in college. One of the courses was in cooking wh-ich I’ve alw-ays loved to do. Part of the curriculum included a time and motion study to track our steps while baking a cake. read more
Brock McGuire Band headline special PSCC performance Oct. 7Named the “Instrumental Band of the Decade” by Irish American News, the Brock McGuire Band headlines a special musical performance at Pellissippi State Community College Wednesday, Oct. 7.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The performance is free and the community is invited. The event is co-presented by The Arts at Pellissippi State and the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies.
The Brock McGuire Band is fronted by Paul Brock and Manus McGuire, joined by Garry O’Meara and Denis Carey. The group’s repertoire includes mostly Irish music, but sprinkles
in arrangements of old-time American, bluegrass, French-Canadian and other Celtic musical traditions. read more