March

Monday, Mar 25th An eight-hour AARP Smart Driving Program for ages 55 and up covers such topics as age-related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, and serves as a refresher course for the rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirements. Participants who complete the program are eligible for a discount of up to 10 percent on their auto insurance. The course runs from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m., Friday, March 29, in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Participants will need to bring a check to the class for payment. Payment will not be accepted at the time of registration. AARP members must bring their membership card or membership number to the class to receive the $5 discount. Membership numbers can be obtained by calling 1-888-687-2277. Coffee and snacks are provided. Participants should bring a lunch. Registration deadline is Monday, March 25. Register by phone at 865-218-3375, online at townoffarragut.org/register or in person in Farragut Town Hall,. For more information, contact Special Event and Program Coordinator Brittany Spencer at bspencer@townoffarragut.org
Wednesday, Mar 27th Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, in Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Ernest Lancaster, novelist and retired Memphis police captain, will speak about his new book, “The Jinx.” Visitors and guests are welcome. An all-inclusive lunch is $12. Reservations must be made by Monday, March 25, by calling 865-983-3740.
Wednesday, Mar 27th Knox County Public Library invites Dr. Kelsey Ellis, assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee, for a discussion of the booko “The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters” by Robert Muir-Wood, at noon, Wednesday, March 27, in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium (601 S. Gay St.). Bring a sandwich or pick up something at a downtown restaurant. Drinks will be available for 50 cents.
Saturday, Mar 30th Registration is open for Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events taking place March 30-31, 2019. For the upcoming 15th annual race event, participants are encouraged to register online at www.knoxvillemarathon.com. Participants will enjoy a new finish-line experience in World’s Fair Park. Due to scheduled renovations at Neyland Stadium, the finish line will be moved for both the 2019 and 2020 race weekends. For more information and to register, visit www.knoxvillemarathon.com.
Sunday, Mar 31st Dr. Tim Johnson will discuss the Mexican War (1846-1848), its causes, legacy, and the role of Tennesseans beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 31, in East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Johnson, who holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Alabama and his research interests are in the Mexican War and Civil War, has been named the Archibald Hanna, Jr. Research Fellow in American History by Yale University for 2005. He currently is in residence at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library on the Yale campus. For more information on the lecture, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.

April

Wednesday, Apr 10th Art by Kate and Roy McCullough, art exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, runs through Wednesday, April 10. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday. For more information, contact Cindy Robinson Moffett by e-mail at clsrbookworms2@gmail.com/, or call 865-584-5027.
Wednesday, Apr 10th Art by Kate and Roy McCullough Art by Kate and Roy McCullough, art exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, runs through Wednesday, April 10. Reception is from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. Artists talks at 6:30 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday. For more information, contact Cindy Robinson Moffett by e-mail at clsrbookworms2@gmail.com/, or call 865-584-5027.
Sunday, Apr 14th Tom Stoppard’s play “The Real Inspector Hound” will play in Clarence Brown Theater’s Lab Theatre Wednesday, March 27, through Sunday, April 14. A Pay What You Can Preview performance, where patrons can name their own price, will begin at 7:30 p.m., March 27. A talk back with the artists will take placefollowing the 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 7. The open captioned performance will be held beginning at 2 p.m., April 14. For tickets, call the Clarence Brown Theatre Box Office at 865-974-5161 or order online 24/7 at www.clarencebrowntheatre.com.