December

Thursday, Dec 3rd Town of Farragut will celebrate the completion of the Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza at Campbell Station Inn from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3. The public is invited to enjoy music, cookies and holiday lights as part of the expansion of Light the Park and a visit from the Man in Red, a.k.a. Santa Claus, at this socially-distant event. Only ADA parking will be available onsite — other attendees are asked to park at Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Boulevard. The new lighted plaza, which features a restroom, park-like open areas, new landscaping, benches, interpretive signage and parking, is the third phase of improvements to the historic Campbell Station Inn property. Phase 1 was a master site plan and asbestos abatement, while Phase 2 was restoration and stabilization of the inn’s exterior. Phase 4 is scheduled to begin in next fiscal year when the determination is made regarding the inn’s future use. This phase features restoration of the interior. • MEDIC Regional Blood Center Has Immediate Critical Need for blood. Visiting MEDIC’s Farragut location, 11000 Kingston Pike, or downtown Knoxville location, 1601 Ailor Ave, there is a critical need for A Negative — there were no units on the shelf as of early November — A Positive, O Negative, O Positive and COVID Convalescent Plasma. MEDIC is requiring all donors to wear a mask or face covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC will provide one. MEDIC also is accepting walk-in donors. Additionally, MEDIC is offering a limited number of appointments. Those can be made online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link. Appointments also can be made by calling 865-524-3074. CCP donors will need to complete a pre-screening process and make an appointment. As a reminder, blood on the shelves now is what would be used in a trauma event, and it takes at least three days for donated blood to be processed and ready for distribution.

May

Saturday, May 15th Southern Skies Music Festival Due to COVID-19, Dogwood Arts has moved inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival to May 15, 2021.