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November

Friday, Nov 22nd “Black Stone Cherry” “Black Stone Cherry” will return with another riotous, rip-roaring tribute to its blues heroes on “Black To Blues Volume 2,” beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Cotton Eyed Joe, 11220 Outlet Drive. If you are interested in its upcoming performances, contact Jay Wilson at Jay@mascotlabelgroup.com.
Saturday, Nov 23rd Civil War Living History Day To commemorate the 156th anniversary of the Siege of Knoxville and Battle of Fort Sanders, Mabry-Hazen House will host Civil War Living History Day on Mabry’s Hill from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23. A “talk on Women during the Civil War” begins at 11 a.m., and infantry demonstrations from noon to 2 p.m. The historic house museum will be open for self-guided tours. Admission is a suggested $5 donation per adult. Members are free.
Saturday, Nov 23rd Mobile Pantry All active military and veterans in need of food are invited to join Second Harvest Food Bank from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Blount County Veterans Affairs for a Mobile Pantry, 305 Court St., Maryville. Food distribution will take place in the parking lot. Second Harvest will require all veterans and active military to bring a military/veteran identification card in order to receive food that day. For more information about distribution, or if you would like to volunteer, contact Rhea Kenney at 865-243-8205.
Monday, Nov 25th Light the Park More than 60,000 thousand twinkling, multi-colored Christmas lights will illuminate Founders Park at Campbell Station. Annual Light the Park festivities begin at 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25.  

December

Monday, Dec 2nd Holiday Festival of Lights Knox County’s 21st Annual Holiday Festival of Lights at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Drive, kicks off Monday, Dec. 2, with Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs hosting a meet and greet and passing out free candy “Kanes.” The family-friendly event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting. The festival, which is free and open to the public, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 31, excluding Christmas day.
Tuesday, Dec 3rd Making Social Security Easier Town of Farragut will host a free class on Making Social Security Easier from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 29. Register at townoffarragut.org/register, in person at Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, or by phone at 865-218-3375.
Thursday, Dec 5th Authors Guild of Tennessee Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its regular monthly meeting beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, at Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. in Farragut. Theme for December will be “Random Thoughts, Christmas or Otherwise.” Light refreshments will be served. Visit info:authorsguildoftn.org. 
Sunday, Dec 8th 12th Annual Christmas Community Day First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, will host its 12th Annual Christmas Community Day from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, with a meal, photos with Santa and free shopping for children’s gifts, books and gently used clothing and coats. It serves about 150 families per year. Each family receives bags with groceries and household necessities. For more information, contact Jill Wolverton at marketing@ffumc.org or 865-405-6347.

Veterans honored by HV Church of Christ

Hardin Valley Church of Christ honored its veterans Friday, Nov. 8, with its Fourth Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Dinner. Several dozen veterans, their spouses and guests attended the event, which was coordinated and founded by church member and retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Adrian Marsh, U.S. Navy Operations Specialist, and his wife, Lisa Marsh. “I love veterans. I think all churches should do this,” Marsh said. “I believe it is Biblical and honorable to honor them, and kids need to be reminded as much as the adults do, who our veterans are and what being a veteran means.” The South-Doyle Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard “Presented the Colors” and demonstrated the 13 folds of the American flag for the audience.

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Thankful to be alive

Manuel Garcia was thankful that on Wednesday, Nov. 13, his El Mezcal co-worker had been running late. It probably saved his life. “I was on break for lunch, and was a little late, because my co-worker was late because of traffic,” Garcia said the day after a truck — reportedly driven by a drunk driver — had plowed into the living room of his Roane Drive home. “That might have saved my life,” he said. “After I eat, I usually go to the sofa and take a nap, and when the truck hit it came in right where the sofa was. “Things happen for a reason — it must have been a miracle or something like it.” “He must have a guardian angel looking over him,” said Garcia’s nephew, Arturo Leon Jr., who was on the scene of the accident later in the day and went on to cover his uncle’s shift at the family-owned restaurant.

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News

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Presstalk

presstalk  Read More

Opinion

through the lens  Read More

School

FHS to be alive with ‘Sound of Music’ Dec. 12-15  Read More

Business

Get ready, get set: Network  Read More

‘Motherhood’ raises $ for ET C-Hospital  Read More

Rather & Kittrell brings new tenant to Farragut  Read More

business briefs  Read More

Community

Veterans honored by HV Church of Christ  Read More

Seventh Annual Lights Up  Read More

Project Giving Tree  Read More

Landscaping, trails, designs all part of making Farragut unique  Read More

Rotary Club of Farragut Dining on the Dock  Read More

Sports

A not-so-close Ads photo finish  Read More

Bulldogs scare KDB, set records  Read More

Irish rally falls short at MUS  Read More

It’s that time of the year: 11 sign at HVA  Read More

FMS hoops teams sweep Northwest  Read More

FMS hoops teams sweep Northwest  Read More