May 5, 2016

• Home Federal Bank will present

• Home Federal Bank will present Symphony on the Square by Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Scott Bird, 865-544-0088.

May 6, 2016

• Knoxville Museum of Art announces two new exhibitions

• Knoxville Museum of Art announces two new exhibitions “Full Stop: Tom Burckhardt” and “Contemporary Focus 2016: John Douglas Powers,” running May 6 through Aug. 7. For more information, call Angela Thomas, 865-934-2034 or visit knoxart.org/

May 7, 2016

• The 4th Annual Mudder’s Day

• The 4th Annual Mudder’s Day Madness 5K is set for 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7, at Montvale. Cost is $35. For more information, visit harmonyfamilycenter.org/

May 7, 2016

• Seekers of Silence Contemplative Saturday Morning meeting

• Seekers of Silence Contemplative Saturday Morning meeting annual Bookshare and Roundtable Discussion will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, May 7, at Church of the Savior. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit sosknoxville.org/

May 7, 2016

• Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

• Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will host saxophonist Kenny G as part of Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Civic Auditorium. Tickets range from $35-$89. For more information, call 865-291-3310.

May 9, 2016

• Marble Springs will host “The Transit of Mercury,”

• Marble Springs will host “The Transit of Mercury,” stargazing workshop, conducted by Gary Noland, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 9. The event is free but donations are welcomed. Proper eye protection is essential for watching the transit of Mercury, else you risk blindness or eye damage. For more information, call 865-573-5508 or visit marblesprings.net/

May 11, 2016

• Purple Cities Alliance will hold Purple Cities Day

• Purple Cities Alliance will hold Purple Cities Day with a live performance by O’Connor Senior Center Band at 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, on Market Square to raise dementia awareness. For more information, visit purplecities.org/

May 11, 2016

• Purple Cities Alliance

• Purple Cities Alliance will hold Purple Cities Day with a live performance by O’Connor Senior Center Band at 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, on Market Square to raise dementia awareness. For more information, visit purplecities.org/

May 12, 2016

• 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, May 12, to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, call 865-215-5645.

May 12, 2016

• Authors Guild of Tennessee

• Authors Guild of Tennessee will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Knox County Public Library Farragut Branch. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call President Bobbi Wolverton at 865-657-9560 or visit authorsguildoftn.org/

May 14, 2016

• East Tennessee Spring 2016 Plant Swap

• East Tennessee Spring 2016 Plant Swap will begin at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at New Harvest Park, with potluck lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, e-mail sunspherebook@aol.com.

May 15, 2016

• Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance

• Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at the Open Streets Knoxville event Saturday, May 15 down Central Street, connecting Happy Holler to Emory Place and the Old City, will be closed to all motorized traffic, allowing revelers a day of shopping, playing, exercising and socializing all on foot or two wheels. For more information, call 865-388-0368.

May 15, 2016

• Vikings of Smokies Lodge of Sons of Norway

• Vikings of Smokies Lodge of Sons of Norway will hold its annual Taste of Scandinavia Smorgasbord with Syttende Mai Celebration from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at Faith Lutheran Church. Cost is $15 per person. Children under 12 are free. Reservations are required as seating is limited. For more information, call Bonnie Pederson, 865-748-8044, e-mail bonniepederson@comcast.net or visit info@tnvikings.org/

May 15, 2016

• Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans

• Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at Mabry Hazen House. The presentation is free and open to the public.

May 16, 2016

• Master Gardener Amy Haun

• Master Gardener Amy Haun will host a class on organic herbs and vegetables in containers from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, May 16, at Davis Family YMCA. The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-777-9622.

May 19, 2016

• Marble Springs State Historic Site

• Marble Springs State Historic Site presents its 6th season from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursdays, May 19 through Sept. 22. For more information, call 865-573-5508.

May 20, 2016

• Clarence Brown Theatre

• Clarence Brown Theatre will hold a Gala honoring Paula Pell from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, May 20, at the Jackson Terminal. Tickets are $200 per person. For more information, visit clarencebrowntheatre.com/gala/

May 21, 2016

• The University of Tennessee

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Health Information Center will host Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine, an exhibit developed and produced by National Library of Medicine from now through May 21. For more information, call Susan Wyatt, 865-305-6083.

May 22, 2016

• Historic Ramsey House

• Historic Ramsey House will host its 2nd annual Jane Austen Tea at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 22, at 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Advance reservations are $45. For more information, visit ramseyhouse.org/

May 25, 2016

• Destination Imagination

• Destination Imagination, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and arts challenges, will host Global Finals 2016 from May 25-28 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. For more information, visit destinationimagination.org/

May 26, 2016

• Arrowmont’s 6th Annual Art & Wine Auction

• Arrowmont’s 6th Annual Art & Wine Auction will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner and live auction. For more information, call 865-436-5860 or visit arrowmont.org/

May 26, 2016

• Broadway Studios and Gallery

• Broadway Studios and Gallery will present an open call to artists to submit to “The Word,” an art competition that asks artist to look into the meaning and use of words throughout history and in our daily lives. Entries will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28. Cost is $5 per entry limited to 3 entries. For more information, call Jessica Gregory, 865-556-8676 or e-mail broadwaystudiosandgallery@gmail.com.

May 28, 2016

• Marble Springs State Historic Site

• Marble Springs State Historic Site will host a free site tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 28, as part of Tennessee’s 220th admission as the 16th state in the year 1796. For more information, call 865-573-5508.

June 13, 2016

• First Farragut United Methodist Vacation Bible School

• First Farragut United Methodist Vacation Bible School will host “Cave Quest Adventure,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 13-16. Families who pre-register will get a free VBS CD. For more information, call Paige Morgan, 865-966-8430.

June 20, 2016

• Oak Ridge Police Department

• Oak Ridge Police Department will hold its Junior Police Academy in three phases for 5th through 12th grade students from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday June 20-24, June 27-July 1, and July 18-22, at Roane State Community College Oak Ridge Branch, Goff building, room 215. Classes are limited to 15 students. For more information, visit oakridgetn.gov/

July 4, 2016

• Online registration form for the 29th Annual town of Farragut Independence Day Parade

• Online registration form for the 29th Annual town of Farragut Independence Day Parade to be held Monday, July 4, along Kingston Pike from Farragut High School to Federal boulevard is available at townoffarragut.org/register/ In addition to the parade this year is “Farragut Freedom Run.” A one or two-mile fun run, prior to the start of the parade. For more information, visit fleetfeetknoxville.com/

August 1, 2016

• The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery

• The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery is planning exhibitions for Aug. 2016 through July 2017. Artists living within 250 miles of Knoxville are encouraged to submit proposals by Feb. 23. Postmark deadline is Friday, Feb. 19, submissions should be in the TVUUC building by 11 a.m Tuesday, Feb. 23. For more information, visit tvuuc.org/