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February

Tuesday, Feb 25th Join master gardeners Marsha Lehman and Jan Gangwer to learn which trees and shrubs can be pruned now, as well as the tools and best practices in pruning.  This free public event is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at West Knox County Senior Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd, Suite 101, in Farragut. For more information, call 865-288-7805.
Tuesday, Feb 25th Identity theft class Learn when and why to be concerned about identity theft, and what to do if you become a victim, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the medium classroom at Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.) Class is free. Register by Friday, Feb. 21, at townoffarragut.org/register, at the community center or by phone at 865-218-3375.
Wednesday, Feb 26th “Essential Oil: Girls’ Night Out” Join instructor Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme for the ultimate “Essential Oil: Girls’ Night Out” from 6 to 7:30 p.m, Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the medium classroom at Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.). All things girly from fashion and beauty to skin care and emotions will be the topics of discussion. Participants will make support rollers. This is a free class; however, registration is required. Register by Monday, Feb. 24, at townoffarragut.org/register, in person at the community center or by phone at 865-218-3375.
Thursday, Feb 27th Stop the Bleed training and certification Stop the Bleed training and certification is from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the large classroom at Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.). This class is part of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma’s effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. Class and certification are free; however, registration is required. Register by Monday, Feb. 24, at townoffarragut.org/register, in person at the community center or by phone at 865-218-3375.

March

Thursday, Mar 12th Introduction to Colored Pencils Town of Farragut will host a two-part Introduction to Colored Pencils class from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 12, and Thursday, March 19, in the medium classroom of Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.). All materials will be provided. Cost for is $50 plus a supply fee. Register by Thursday, Feb. 20, at townoffarragut.org/register, at the community center or call 865-218-3375.
Saturday, Mar 28th Farragut Heath & Wellness Expo Farragut Heath & Wellness Expo, presented by Turkey Creek Medical Center, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28, in Farragut Community Center gym, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. Free of charge, this Expo will include all aspects of health and wellness, from health organizations and fitness businesses to financial experts — “and even a jewelry store, which has crystals and healing beads,” said Stephen Krempasky, executive director of Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance. “It’s a tabletop health trade show. … It’s all about living well.”

World Cultures Night set at FHS

Marking World Cultures Night at Farragut High School has been a dream of FIS Spanish teacher Allison Maldonado. “It has been my dream for 10 years to get all the students, the community and teachers together,” she said. To kick off that dream, she and her students have organized the second FHS World Language Department-sponsored World Cultures Night, free for all Knox County Schools students and their parents, starting at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the Commons of Farragut High School, 11237 Kingston Pike. “We have a diverse population of students who are from all over the world, either first generation or they were born in another country,” Maldonado said, adding in one of her classes alone she has students from China, Pakistan and Brazil. Since a World Cultures Night, held in 2017, was such a success, “we want to make it an annual event or a semi-annual event,” she said. “The last time we had 350 people attend. We expect even bigger numbers this time.”

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Booker’s Black History talk Feb. 23

The Town of Farragut is helping commemorate Black History Month by hosting renowned Knoxville historian, author and speaker Robert “Bob” Booker, who will discuss a unique chapter on Civil Rights beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Town Hall. The event is sponsored by the Farragut Museum Committee and will kick off with a reception and museum tours at 1 p.m. “The Farragut Museum is excited to welcome back Mr. Robert Booker as our speaker this year,” said Julia Barham, Town Historic Resources coordinator. “Mr. Booker spoke previously at the museum, in 2014, and everyone in attendance enjoyed the program. We are looking forward to another great lecture at this year’s event.” This will be Booker’s fourth time speaking in Farragut, he said. “I always enjoy it,” he said.

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News

Briggs, Zachary, Town seek law to nix towers  Read More

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Opinion

letters to the editor  Read More

School

Outstanding work cited for Bartlett’s Regional Principal of Year honor  Read More

World Cultures Night set at FHS  Read More

James, Sophia top two SJNCS spellers at Bee  Read More

Distinguished Finalist honors at state go to Chen, FHS senior  Read More

College honors for Farragut students told  Read More

‘Funtastic Field Day’ at FPS featuring K-12 youth March 1  Read More

Business

Turning SafeSplash into gold is Tarwater’s task  Read More

Central Veterinary to fill Choto need  Read More

Community

Where there is ‘Smoak’, there is the growth  Read More

4th-graders to aid Helping Hands at FBC  Read More

St. John Neumann Catholic School hosts 7th Annual West Knox Preschool & Activities Fair  Read More

Concerts Competition winners from HVA perform with KSYO  Read More

Songwriters Showcase at Community Center February 29  Read More

After 24 years, Dodd steps down as RCF Sgt-at-Arms  Read More

Sports

Four region champs, 17 wrestlers to state  Read More

Securing No. 1 seed, BHS girls 25-2  Read More

Strong final quarter pushes Dawgs to season sweep of FHS  Read More

Sr. Night done right: Lady Hawks triumph behind Grice, Laugherty  Read More

Edwards a Mr. Hoops state finalist  Read More

3rd in state for WVMS  Read More

Long-range lasers sting HVA boys versus Clinton despite balanced scoring  Read More