January 26, 2015

The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese

The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese 1 non-credited course from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 26-March 2, in International House at UT. Cost is $120 for the course, $60 with a valid UT ID. For more information, call 865-974-5753.

January 26, 2015

First Farragut United Methodist Church will host an eight-week course “With Hope in Mind”

First Farragut United Methodist Church will host an eight-week course “With Hope in Mind,” for those who need help coping with a loved one with mental illness, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, through March 9. National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer the class. For more information, call Cookie Spillers, 865-671-0703.

January 26, 2015

Occoli Circle

Occoli Circle will hold its regular meeting at 9:45 a.m., Monday, Jan. 26, at 2511 Kingston Pike. Becky Massey will speak on “Why non-criminals pay the price for Meth user.” For more information, call Charlotte Miller, 865-207-5170.

January 28, 2015

The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese

The Confucius Institute at The University of Tennessee will offer Basic Chinese 1 non-credited course from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 28-March 4, in International House at UT. Cost is $120 for the course, $60 with a valid UT ID. For more information, call 865-974-5753.

January 29, 2015

Dr. David Northington solo recital

Dr. David Northington, Professor of piano at The University of Tennessee School of Music, will perform his only solo recital in Knoxville this year at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in Sandra Powell Recital Hall in Natalie l. Haslam Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit music.utk.edu/

January 30, 2015

Westside Unitarian Universalist Church will host a two-day seminar “Compassionate Communication"

Westside Unitarian Universalist Church will host a two-day seminar “Compassionate Communication,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31. Cost is $20 for materials, Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. For more information, visit westsideuuc.org/

January 30, 2015

Farragut Arts Council invites local artists to participate in Farragut Artist Directory

Farragut Arts Council invites local artists to participate in Farragut Artist Directory by submitting their information to town of Farragut. For more information, call 865-966-7057 or visit townoffarragut.org/artsandculture

January 30, 2015

Knoxville Museum of Art announces two new exhibitions

Knoxville Museum of Art announces two new exhibitions, LIFT: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension and Contemporary focus 2015. Both will run Jan. 30-April 19. For more information, call 865-934-2034.

January 31, 2015

Harvey Broome Group will winter backpack

Harvey Broome Group will winter backpack Abrams Falls in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1. Cost is $4 per person. The roundtrip hike is 11.6 miles. For more information, call Ron Shrieves, 865-922-3518, or e-mail ronaldshrieves@comcast.net.

January 31, 2015

Enso String Quartet will perform

Enso String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at Clayton Center for the Arts in Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. For more information, call Cheri Compton, 865-981-8263.

January 31, 2015

Chololatefest Knoxville

Chololatefest Knoxville will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at Knoxville Expo Center. Tickets are $15 for a tasting pass or $30 for a VIP pass. Proceeds will benefit Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House. For more information, visit chocolatefestknoxville.com/

February 1, 2015

‘Say It Loud: Knoxville During the Civil Rights Era”

Knox County Public Library will present ‘Say It Loud: Knoxville During the Civil Rights Era,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1 at Lawson McGhee Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mary Pom Claiborne, 865-215-8767.

February 3, 2015

The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails”

The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Vejas Liulevicius, Lindsay Young Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of War and Society: "Eastern Europe's Dangers," from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.

February 4, 2015

Clayton Center will host the United States Air Force Mid America Band

Clayton Center will host the United States Air Force Mid America Band at 7 p.m., Wednes-day, Feb. 4, in Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The concert is free to the public. For more information, call Cheri Compton, 865-981-8263.

February 6, 2015

Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance

Cokesbury United Methodist Church North Campus will hold its Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6. Cost is $8 in advanced and $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Cokesbury Mission Ministries. For more information, call 865-693-0353.

February 6, 2015

Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance

Cokesbury United Methodist Church North Campus will hold its Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6. Cost is $8 in advanced and $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Cokesbury Mission Ministries. For more information, call 865-693-0353.

February 12, 2015

Knox County Veterans Services Office

Knox County Veterans Services Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb 12, to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.

February 13, 2015

Farragut’s Folklife Museum’s “Quilt Show 2015: The Love of Quilts”

Farragut’s Folklife Museum’s “Quilt Show 2015: The Love of Quilts,” is slated for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/quiltshow/

March 3, 2015

The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails”

The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Ernest Freeberg, head of the Department of History: "Inventing Light," from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.

March 5, 2015

Knox County Veterans Services Office

Knox County Veterans Services Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 5 to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.

March 7, 2015

“Shamrock Ball-A Father-Daughter Dance”

Town of Farragut’s annual “Shamrock Ball-A Father-Daughter Dance,” will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Farragut High School Commons. Tickets are $15 for a couple and $5 for each additional person in advance and $20 per couple and $8 for each additional person at the door. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/register/

March 8, 2015

“Arts in the Airport Exhibition”

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority have announced a call for entries for “Arts in the Airport Exhibition.” Deadline for entries for entries is Sunday, March 8. For more information, call Suzanne Cada, 865-523-7543.

March 19, 2015

Foothills Community Players “The Miss Firecracker

Foothills Community Players “The Miss Firecracker” will be March 19, 2015, at Clayton Center for the Arts. For more information, call 865-712-6428.

April 7, 2015

The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails”

The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Aleydis Van de Moortel, Lindsay Young Associate Professor in Classics and archaeologist: "Conversations with Ancients,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.

April 11, 2015

Color Me Rad 5k

Color Me Rad 5k will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 11, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Race registration is open for $35 per person. Use code CHILDREN 5K to save 5 percent and have 15 percent go to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. For more information, call 865-541-8244 or visit colormerad.com/

May 5, 2015

The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails"

The University of Tennessee Humanities Center launches “Conversations and Cocktails,” Katherine Hodges-Kluck, doctoral student in history: "Lionheart's Crusade," from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at The Orangery. The discussions are free, dinner reservations are recommended. For more information, call Whitney Heins, 865-974-5460.

July 12, 2015

New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College

New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College now is accepting applications for its second program to be held July 12 through Aug. 1, 2015, on Maryville College campus. For more information, visit maryvillecollege.edu/nosw/