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Saturday, Apr 20th Dogwood Arts Spring Featured Gardens Dogwood Arts Spring Featured Gardens self-guided walking tours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry 4 p.m.), Saturday, April 20, and from noon to 4 p.m. (last entry 3 p.m.), Sunday, April 21. Featured are “God’s Answer To Our Prayers” in East Knoxville, Anderson Estate in South Knoxville and the Hopkins Cottage Garden in West Knoxville. “Each garden is unique in design and offers a variety of plant material and special features, from an enchanting cottage garden to a 20-plus-acre property complete with water features, outdoor sculptures and the largest collection of conifers in the Southeast,” a Dogwood Arts press release stated. Although tours are self-guided, master gardeners and Dogwood Arts staff will be on-site to answer questions. “A $5 donation per garden is suggested (cash/card/Venmo accepted),” the release stated. “These gardens require walking on uneven paths and are not handicap accessible; comfortable or hiking shoes are recommended. Since these are private residences, there is limited on-site parking; guests admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. No pets allowed.”
Saturday, Apr 20th 23rd Annual Bearden Golf Classic Bearden High School Foundation presents its 23rd Annual Bearden Golf Classic Hosted by Bert Bertelkamp (BHS Class of 1976 and former Bulldogs basketball star) at Willow Creek Golf Club, 12003 Kingston Pike in Farragut The day begins with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by tee times starting at 9 a.m. A Hole-In-One contest, sponsored by Phil Guthe, will be held on hole No. 11, with a cash prize of $10,000. A Mulligan package, $20 per player, has one Red Tee and one Mulligan. Event officials stated play “will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. In the event of lightning, we will suspend play until it is safe to resume. Sponsorship for a four-person team is $1,000 (Top Dog) or $500 (Bulldog).” Entry for an individual golfer is $150; that golfer will be placed on a team. Registration deadline is Saturday, April 20. To register, or for more information including sponsorship levels and perks, contact Janene Nordin at 561-866-8377 or visit janenordin25@gmail.com /.
Sunday, Apr 28th April Gift of the Month for Farragut Compassion Closet St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood Drive in Farragut, has announced its April Gift of the Month for Farragut Compassion Closet, where the public is asked to donate in drive-by fashion during a one-hour early afternoon span on the last Sunday of each month. The April Drive-By Drop Off is from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 28, in the church parking lot. This month’s collection focus is: kids underwear, socks and pajamas (new only), any size; pull ups, all sizes; baby wipes; and kids’ hygiene items, including shampoo, body wash and toothpaste.
Tuesday, Apr 30th Citywide Autism Acceptance Breakfast Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville’s upcoming event, Citywide Autism Acceptance Breakfast, is slated to be held from 7 to 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, at Rothchild Catering & Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville’s website on the “Citywide Autism Acceptance Breakfast” page under “Events,” or use the following link: breakthroughknoxville.org/autism-acceptance-breakfast.  For more information about the Breakfast or Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville, contact Dylan Slemp at dslemp@breakthroughknoxville.org or call 865-393-0255.


Saturday, May 4th Annual Farragut High School “Old Timers” Reunion Annual Farragut High School “Old Timers” Reunion, which traditionally welcomes alumni who graduated from, or at least went to school at, the former FHS location near the corner of Concord Road and Kingston Pike, begins at 8 a.m. and runs until noon, Saturday, May 4, in the Fellowship Hall of Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 725 Virtue Road. Cost is $5 at the door. All attendees must be FHS graduates or be identified with a given class, along with their immediate family members. Although the event focuses on those having attended at the Concord Road location, also welcome are members from the Class of 1980 forward who never attended at the former location. Event organizers especially welcome FHS graduates whose mother and/or father, or grandmother and/or grandfather, attended at the Concord Road location. With coffee and donuts expected as refreshments, lots of memorabilia — namely old FHS annuals and photos — will be located on tables. Professional photographer Phil Kirby, himself an FHS graduate, will be on hand to capture lots of special moments.
Saturday, May 4th A Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic A Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic for those pre-screened, hosted by Knoxville Bar Association and United States Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Tennessee, with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, begins at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, May 4, in Public Defender’s Community Law Office (1101 Liberty St., Knoxville). Clinic available to those qualified in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier counties. “Attorneys will volunteer to conduct initial meetings with clients to discuss their situations and options,” a KBA press release stated. “Qualification for the free services will be income-based. ...” Sign up by contacting LAET at 865-637-0484. Registration cut-off is Friday, April 26.

Tree City USA honor official in Farragut

Town of Farragut staff’s efforts to care for and preserve its trees were recognized when it was named a 2023 Tree City USA municipality by national Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management. The honor was made official Thursday, April 11, during a Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting “We waited a long time for this,” Town Community Development director Mark Shipley said. “We worked hard and finally in February, a couple months ago, the Town of Farragut was awarded Tree City designation by the Arbor Day Foundation.” He added the Town is one of 3,600 nationwide to receive that designation. As part of ADF’s Arbor Day observance, Mayor Ron Williams accepted a plaque from Tennessee Urban & Community Forestry Program coordinator Ashley Kite-Rowland of Nashville during the meeting after reading a proclamation declaring April 11 as “Arbor Day in the Town of Farragut.” “On behalf of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Division of Forestry, it is extremely an honor to be with you today to celebrate your first Arbor Day,” Kite-Rowland said.

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ 3-day run at FHS begins tonight

Intended to be a truly new experience for students, Admirals Performing Arts Company at Farragut High School presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in FHS’s Vickie B. Wells Auditorium for three shows beginning tonight, Wednesday, April 17. Estimated to run about 100 minutes, shows begin each evening at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) and also run Thursday and Friday, April 18-19. Cost at the door is $5 for all attendees. “Everyone’s character is meant to be out of their comfort zone, so they really have to do a deep dive in their character ... to try something totally different from what they’ve done before,” said student director Maggie Raines, a senior. “And student directing ... has been a new challenge for myself, and the other directors have stepped into an entirely different role of theater.”

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