Monday, Jul 4th Town of Farragut’s 34th Annual Independence Day Parade Town of Farragut’s 34th Annual Independence Day Parade will start at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 4, on Kingston Pike at Lendon Welch Way (Farragut High School entrance) and go westward to Boring Road. Grand Marshals are Amy Burritt and Cheri Intveld, owners of Euphoric Cheese Shop. Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville will host Farragut Freedom Run 1 Mile & 2 Mile starting at 9 a.m. prior to the start of the parade. Register at runsignup.com/farragutfreedomrun. Kingston Pike will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to about noon from Concord Road to Boring Road. South Campbell Station Road from Kingston Pike to Brooklawn Boulevard and Municipal Center Drive will be closed from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Parade vehicular detours: north side - Campbell Station Road to Grigsby Chapel Road to Smith Road to Kingston Pike (going west) or Campbell Station Road to Parkside Drive to Lovell Road (going east). South side – Concord Road to Turkey Creek Road to Virtue Road to Kingston Pike. The portion of Kingston Pike from Concord Road/West End Avenue to Campbell Station Road will be re-opened about 15 minutes after the final parade participant has passed through the Campbell Station Road/Kingston Pike intersection. Kingston Pike will be fully re-opened once all participants are safely off the road. For more information, call Farragut Parks & Recreation Department at 865-218-3376 or go to farragutparksandrec.org/parade.
Tuesday, Jul 5th Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its next monthly meeting beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, in Alcoa First United Methodist Church. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Marie Hickson at 865‑457‑0960.
Saturday, Jul 16th KARM Pickleball Tournament Knox Area Rescue Ministries presents its 2nd Annual KARM Pickleball Tournament Saturday, July 16, at the Pavilion of Pickleball, 685 Racquet Club Way in Knoxville. KARM’s tournament format will be round-robin play for doubles. Registration is $50 for your first division. If eligible, you may add on any other division for only $20. There are 12 divisions. with each first- and second-place winners taking home a cash prize. Sponsorships with team options are available. For more information and/or to register, contact Mark Roberts: 865-230-3398 or mroberts@karm.org.  
Saturday, Jul 23rd Mobile Pantry food giveaway First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, will host a Mobile Pantry food giveaway from 8 a.m. until all food is given out Saturday, July 23. A semi-tractor trailer load of food will be distributed. School supplies also will be given away. Pick up reservation cards at FFUMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, July 21, and Friday, July 22. Cards also available Saturday morning, July 23.