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February

Wednesday, Feb 8th “Wellness Wednesdays” Knox County Health Department has launched a new weekly segment on social media titled “Wellness Wednesdays.” Each week, the segment offers tips and expert resources, including easy recipes, practical exercises and stress-reducing techniques, all designed to improve the mind, body and overall health. “KCHD is filled with experts in a variety of public health fields,” a KCHD press release stated. “With nutritionists, nurses, dentists and environmental health specialists, they bring credibility and authenticity ...” Follow along on KCHD’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to receive weekly health tips from experts. Tune in Wednesdays to learn from Mikaela McIver, nutritionist at KCHD, about how to turn daily goals such as eating healthier or exercising more, into S.M.A.R.T. goals.
Thursday, Feb 9th Evening With Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson An Evening With Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Presented by Secret City and the Hardin Valley Academy baseball program, runs from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, in The Venue at Lenoir City, 7690 Creekwood Park Blvd. Autographs with the former Chicago Cubs and Montreal Expos Hall of Fame outfielder are only allowed with the purchase of a VIP ticket. The Meet & Greet with Dawson begins at 5:05 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/. “A one autograph per ticket rule will be strictly enforced,” an event press release stated. Each ticket will have an assigned seat. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., courtesy of Brown Bag. “Purchase a general admission ticket to ensure your party can sit together,” the event press release further stated. The Leadoff Dinner Ceremony runs from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Event also features a silent auction. No refunds will be given.
Thursday, Feb 9th An Evening With Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson An Evening With Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Presented by Secret City and the Hardin Valley Academy baseball program, is from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, in The Venue at Lenoir City, 7690 Creekwood Park Blvd. Autographs with the former Chicago Cubs and Montreal Expos Hall of Fame outfielder only are allowed with a VIP ticket purchase. The Meet & Greet with Dawson begins at 5:05 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/. “A one autograph per ticket rule will be strictly enforced,” an event press release stated. Each ticket will have an assigned seat. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., courtesy of Brown Bag. “Purchase a general admission ticket to ensure your party can sit together,” the event press release further stated. The Leadoff Dinner Ceremony runs from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Event also features a silent auction. No refunds given.
Saturday, Feb 11th Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic Knoxville Bar Association and the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, in partnership with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, will host a Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic for pre-screened individuals beginning at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Public Defender’s Community Law Office (1101 Liberty St., Knoxville). Advice clinic will be available to those qualified in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier counties. Volunteer attorneys will conduct initial meetings with clients to discuss their situations and options. Qualification for the free services will be income-based, with pre-screening by LAET. Clients also may be eligible for free bankruptcy services. Sign up by calling LAET at 865-637-0484. Registration cut-off is Friday, Feb. 3.
Thursday, Feb 16th Black-Owned Business Clinic and Legal Advice Clinic Knoxville Bar Association announces a Black-Owned Business Clinic and Legal Advice Clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at Knoxville Area Urban League, 1514 E. Fifth Ave. in Knoxville. As part of the clinic, business owners can bring their questions to be addressed by local attorneys experienced in business law. Those wishing to attend this session should plan to arrive by 4 p.m. to hear a presentation from Professor Eric Amarante of the UT College of Law.  The presentation will educate business owners and entrepreneurs about legal and business issues affecting business ventures, and provide other tips on how to protect and enforce their legal rights.  Appointments are first-come, first-served.  Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, including pre-registration, visit www.knoxbar.org
Sunday, Feb 26th Fine Arts Exhibit A fine arts exhibit is planned for St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church (110 Sugarwood Drive, Farragut) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Sunday morning from Feb. 26 through March 26. “We seek to provide a place where pieces of art may be displayed for the enlightenment, inspiration and enjoyment of the viewers,” a church press release stated. “We have a fine arts committee that will select artwork that would be appropriate for a church venue. Art will not be sold at the church; it is for exhibit only.” Individual exhibits will be on displays in Tharp Hall, the church’s parish hall. Featured artist is Karen Buck, an oil painter, long-time Farragut resident and a St. Elizabeth’s member. “We are very interested in displaying art from the community: painting, sculpture, quilting, textiles or photography,” the release stated.
Tuesday, Feb 28th Knoxville Writers’ Guild Knoxville Writers’ Guild is accepting submissions during February for a poetry contest. Submissions must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28. First prize is $300 and second prize is $100. The first-prize winner will read at the April 6 KWG meeting — “A Celebration of Poetry.” Guild members benefit from one free submission. For submission guidelines and to submit, follow this link: https://knoxvillewritersguild.org/contests/poetry-contest-2023/

Family united

Farragut resident Candace Viox’s quest to find the parents who gave birth to her has finally been accomplished. Last week, Jan. 21-28, she went to Monroe, Louisiana, to find the missing piece — her father — and met her siblings, uncles, aunts and cousins. With a broad smile. but a crack in her voice, she said, “They are amazing. “I don’t know how to explain the love,” Viox added. “They just accepted me immediately … they just acted like they knew me my entire life. “They’re just a good, hard-working, loving family.” Viox, who owns Water Into Wine bistro & lounge, said “the really cool part was meeting the uncles (Jeff and Damon). Uncle Jeff has the biggest heart you’ll ever meet. He’s 5-(foot)-7. He smiles big as sunshine, loves everybody. “Uncle Damon owns his own roofing business,” she added. Viox also has another uncle, Gary Hemphill, a car salesman who lives in Alabama, and had an aunt, Donna, who died in 2018. Most of the family still lives in the same area of Monroe, Louisiana.

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Faithful Heart

Sherry Wilfert received an unusual gift for the Christmas of 2022 – a new “interstate system” for her heart. On December 23, she had CABG. The acronym stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. In other words, she had a triple bypass open heart surgery. It was unexpected. Sherry, a 66-year old Farragut resident, had never experienced cardiac issues before. She’d been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes only a few months prior; it was a borderline case that did not even require daily blood sugar testing. Overall, she was in good health. She ate a healthy diet and was not overweight. She exercised most days and was very active, often getting over 15,000 steps each day. Sherry taught three- and four-year olds for over twenty years and now works as Curriculum Specialist at Concord Christian Preschool. Friends were shocked when she needed heart surgery, expressing that she was the healthiest among them.

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