Thursday, Jul 29th MEDIC is hosting a summer cookout to celebrate donors and thank them for their time and support for donating blood, platelets and plasma at Farragut Donor Center, 11000 Kingston Pike, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, July 29. All donors will receive a special edition tie-dye T-shirt, Texas Roadhouse coupon, automatic entry to win in the daily drawing for a $50 Food City gift card, automatic entry to win two zero gravity chairs and automatic entry in the July $1,000 E-Gift Card (redeemable at more than 100 major retail organizations) drawing as part of the “Save Our Summer” initiative. Appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org. Walk-in donors are allowed. • The need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types — especially type O and those giving platelets — are urged to make an appointment to give now. All who come to give through Saturday, July 31, will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card via e-mail, and also will receive automatic entry for a chance to win gas for a year (a $5,000 value). More information and details are available at rcblood.org/fuel. Also, all those who come to donate throughout the entire month of July will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for four to Cedar Point or Knott’s Berry Farm. To learn more, visit rcblood.org/CedarFair. Schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Locally, you can donate from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, July 29, in Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. or from 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, at Element Knoxville West, 400 N. Peters Road in West Knoxville.
Friday, Jul 30th Farragut High School Class of 1970 is hosting an Alumni Gathering from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, July 30, at the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff “for all Farragut High School alumni who would like to attend,” a Class of 1970 press release stated. There will be a cash bar, plus food availability from the hotel’s restaurant. Dress is casual.


Wednesday, Aug 18th Intro to Farragut begins with a reception and program kickoff in Farragut Town Hall at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18. Learn more about Farragut’s history, government structure and operations, public safety, education and volunteer opportunities in this unique series of classes. Learn more and register at townoffarragut.org/introtofarragut. Deadline to register is Friday, July 30.