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Sunday, Jun 4th Blood donation competition A blood donation competition between MEDIC, represented by the Tennessee Smokies Class AA Minor League Baseball organization, is challenging Blood Assurance, representing Smokies rival Chattanooga Lookouts, is under way and runs through Sunday, June 4, at any MEDIC location site, including 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut, or mobile sites. All donors receive a free admission ticket to any 2023 Smokies home game (while supplies last). For more information, visit www.medicblood.org
Tuesday, Jun 6th Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club’s next monthly meeting starts at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, in Alcoa First United Methodist Church. Visitors are welcome. Each person will knit about 8 inches of a scarf, then pass it on to the next person, who will knit another 8 inches until the scarf is completed. For more information, call Marie Hickson 865‑457‑0960.
Thursday, Jun 8th Hayden Coffman Country music artist Hayden Coffman will perform from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at Pinnacle at Turkey Creek, 11251 Parkside Drive, as part of Pinnacle’s Summer Nights series. Tickets are from $10 to $30. For ticket information, contact Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com
Monday, Jun 12th Staged Reading of The Explorers Club The WordPlayers present a Staged Reading of The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, June 12, in the Square Room, 4 Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary. For more information, call 865-539-2490.
Saturday, Jun 17th Free concert and cookout The community is invited to a free concert and cookout beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 17, featuring the teen-led xPerience band — 15 youth and five adults — performing at Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. This youth-led touring concert group is from Christ Lutheran Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Monday, Jun 26th Camp Invention Camp Invention, a nationally recognized nonprofit summer enrichment program, is coming to the following locations: A.L. Lotts Elementary School the week of June 26-30 (Monday through Friday); Blue Grass Elementary the week of June 5-9; Sequoyah Elementary School the week of June 12-16; Sacred Heart Cathedral School the week of June 5-9; and Grace Christian Academy June 19-23.

100th LeConte climb, at 75, this fall

Bob Turney, 75, is “not slowing down soon.” The retired local optometrist is planning his 100th climb up Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in October, taking the Alum Trail, “when the colors are in and it’s beautiful, if everything goes well. “I’m at 95 (climbs) now, and I try to do one a month,” Turney added. Mount LeConte is the third highest mountain in the Smokies at 6,593-foot elevation, while Clingman’s Dome is the highest at 6,643 feet and Mount Guyot is the second highest at 6,621. “I’ve always loved the mountains,” Turney said. “I just love the beauty … fresh air. I love the people that I meet along the trail from all over the world. “I’ve been a nature lover for years,” he added. “I grew up a Boy Scout, so it’s been an outdoor adventure for me. “We couldn’t live in a better part of the country and have a more beautiful national park than what Smoky Mountains National Park is.”

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Back-to-Back: FHS baseball state champs

MURFREESBORO — A sophomore pitcher with just 20 innings of work in 2023 — and no starts — took the mound for Farragut to begin its Division 1-4A state title game against rival Hardin Valley Academy. Though admitting his “whole body was shaking just because of nerves,” Cole Draper pitched a shutout gem against a potent Hawks offense, allowing just three hits — only one through six innings — one hit batter and one walk while striking out four. Big defensive plays and timely hitting — including a three-run first inning — allowed the Ads (36-8) to repeat as state champs, winning a state record 12th in program history with a 6-0 victory at MTSU’s Reese Smith Jr. Field Friday night, May 26. “But you get out there and realize it’s just another game. You take a deep breath and pray to God, ask Him for help, just put it in His hands,” said Draper, who finished 2023 with a record of 3-1 with four saves and a 1.04 earned-run average. “Obviously he was fantastic, a sophomore with a bright future,” said Admirals skipper

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