July

Monday, Jul 23rd “Intro to Photography: Camera Controls" Do you own a camera that you don’t know how to use? If so, the Town of Farragut is hosting “Intro to Photography: Camera Controls,” a two-class series held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 23 and Monday, July 30. Instructor Thomas Morgan will show students how to use the buttons and dials on their cameras and discuss recommended gear, camera cleaning, shutter release modes, menu functions, focusing and more. Class is $60. Register by noon, Friday, July 20, at townoffarragut.org/register.
Saturday, Jul 28th Mobile Pantry food giveaway Central United Methodist Church (Lenoir City) and First Farragut United Methodist Church will partner to host a Mobile Pantry food giveaway Saturday, July 28. The event will take place at Central UMC, 310 Hickory Creek Road (junction of state Highway 321 and state Highway 70 in Lenoir City). A semi-tractor trailer load of food will be distributed beginning at 8:30 a.m., July 28, until all food has been handed out. School supplies, gently used children’s clothing and coats in all sizes also will be given away. Families and residents in need of help can pick-up reservation cards from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27, at Central UMC. Cards also will be available Saturday, morning, July 28. A shared ministry of First Farragut UMC and Central UMC, Mobile Pantry distributes food purchased from the Second Harvest Food Bank. Church and community volunteers and local Boy and Girl Scout troops will be on hand to help distribute and load groceries. In July 2017, the previous Mobile Pantry, 250 families and 360 children were served.

August

Thursday, Aug 2nd Class on identity theft Town of Farragut will host a free, two-part class on identity theft in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Instructors are Angeline Anderson and Jason Bowers of LegalShield and Pixelized Designs. Part I, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, is a general overview of identity theft and a broad review of options for protecting yourself online and offline. Registration deadline is Monday, July 30. Monday, July 30. Part II, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, includes a more focused explanation of how to protect yourself against identity theft. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 31. Attendance at both sessions is recommended but not required. Register at townoffarragut.org/register, in person at Town Hall or by phone at 865-218-3375.
Friday, Aug 3rd Arts & Culture Alliance presents Arts & Culture Alliance presents five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from Friday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 31. A reception will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition:

Works by Sergio Martinez Avila and Iván Soto Hernández in the Main gallery; Specimens of Steam: Artifacts and Images of Another Reality in the Balcony gallery; Confluence: Raku Pottery by Rex Redd in the display case; Sculptures from Nature by Marty McConnaughey on the North Wall; and Recent Works by Anthony M. Donaldson in the Atrium. For more information, contact Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit their website at www.knoxalliance.com.
Saturday, Aug 4th Summer Tea and Fashion Show Holy Cross Anglican Church is hosting its 5th Annual Summer Tea and Fashion Show beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4. It will be held at the church at 515 Herron Road. There will be a silent auction,a fashion show featuring little girl fashions, a Storyteller, and of course the Tea. For more info and for tickets ,contact Mary at 865-366-7880 Bring your daughters and granddaughters.
Saturday, Aug 11th Second Saturday Concert Series Knox County Parks & Recreation department again is hosting Second Saturday Concert Series this summer at The Cove in Concord Park, featuring live entertainment – free of charge — for the whole family. Held Aug. 11, entertainment runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. No alcohol is allowed. Aug. 11 features the band, Freequency. A food truck will be on site both Saturdays.
Friday, Aug 17th DOG DAZE II DOG DAZE II @ Village Green presented by TDS Telecom will be a three-day festival of fun, food, shopping and competition. Shop Farragut and Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs (http://www.smokymountaindockdogs.com/) & Ricki’s Pet Depot (http://rickispetdepot.com/) to once again bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition of Dock Dogs International (http://dockdogs.com/).Festivities will take place in Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Stein Mart and the new Planet Fitness, Friday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 19. “We had over 45 dogs of every breed imaginable totaling 258 entries into each of the various competitions last year. These pets represented entries from six different states,” Shop Farragut organizer Steve Krempasky said. This competition will attract dog owners from across the Southeast. Last year there were more than 30 competitors and more than 2,500 visitors at the first-time Farragut event. Registrants will be able to gain qualifying points towards attendance at the World Championships, which coincidently will be held once again in Knoxville Civic Center Oct. 13-19. Festivities will run from 4 to 7 p.m., with a local dog “Pooch Plunge.” Local dog owners who will have the opportunity to have their ‘puppy’ try a Dock-Dive. K9 Pet Services of East Tennessee has underwritten The Plunge activity, which will allow non-competitors to try DockDog experience free of charge. Members of the Smoky Mountain DockDogs Club will assist area pet lovers with their introduction to the sport. “Last year, our Club helped 33 local pet owners try a DOCK DIVE. I believe that is a new benchmark for this type of event,” Smoky Mountain Dockdogs president Trent Steele said. Anyone interested in entering their dog (all breeds accepted) in the actual competition, they can e-mail ddadmin@dockdogs.com, call the office at 330-241-4975 or go online at https://dockdogs.com/eventscal/dog-daze-at-village-green/#. Actual competitions will commence at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18. Final rounds of competition and award presentations will take place Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19.

September

Friday, Sep 21st “The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra” Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College campus, announces its 2018-2019 Season line up, beginning with “The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra,” Friday, Sept. 21. Season tickets are on sale with individual tickets for each show on sale at a later date. Subscribers may choose a partial season of four to seven shows or a full season of eight to 10 shows. For ticket prices, visit the website at claytonartscenter.com or call the box office at 865-981-8590.

October

Saturday, Oct 13th Crafts & Ale, The Faris A. Ashkar Memorial Craft Event Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce is taking applications from vendors to participate in its first Crafts & Ale, The Faris A. Ashkar Memorial Craft Event, slated to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at West End Shopping Center in Farragut. Ashkar, who passed away in 2017, was a long-time Chamber member and wood-carving artist. Event is free of charge and open to the public. It will feature fine crafts, a beer garden and food from local restaurants. For vendor forms, visit www.craftsandale.com