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January

Fri, Jan 19“Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?”• Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Gannett Newspapers, will present “Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?” It’s an original comic mashup of many Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The play will be performed Jan. 19 through Feb. 4: starting at 7 p.m., Thursday and Fridays; at 1 and 5 p.m., Saturdays, and 3 p.m., Sundays. For more information, call 865-208-3677.
Fri, Jan 19Town of Farragut will host a free Lunch and Learn starting at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22. Instructor Melanie Cahill of Choices in Senior Care will address the latest research and solutions regarding senior living arrangements. A light lunch will be provided for all who register by Friday, Jan. 19. To register, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/.
Fri, Jan 19RB Morris with Hector Qirko will perform starting at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19. at Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, visit concerts@jubileearts.org/.
Sat, Jan 20Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 87• Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 87 will host the annual Lee Jackson dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Foundry. For more information, call Earl Smith, 865-687-2732, or John Hitt, 865-689-4592.
Sat, Jan 20SCORE will host a workshop• SCORE will host a workshop designed to start your own business from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 20, at Roane State Community College Knoxville Campus. Cost is $20. For more information, call 865-692-0716 or visit workshops@scoreknox.org/
Sat, Jan 20Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 87 will host the annual Lee Jackson dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Foundry. For more information, call Earl Smith, 865-687-2732, or John Hitt, 865-689-4592.
Sat, Jan 20The Freight Hoppers old-time string band will preform starting at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, visit concerts@jubileearts.org/.
Sun, Jan 21Peter Karp will perform• Peter Karp will perform at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, at The Open Chord. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 865-281-5874 or visit peter-karp.eventbrite.com/
Sun, Jan 21Wallace Memorial Baptist Church will host Bill Gaither• Wallace Memorial Baptist Church will host Bill Gaither for and evening of music, laughter and encouragement at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21. For more information, visit gaither.com or premierproduction.com/
Sun, Jan 21Wallace Memorial Baptist Church will host Bill Gaither for an evening of music, laughter and encouragement starting at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21. For more information, visit gaither.com or premierproduction.com/.
Mon, Jan 22Town of Farragut will host a free Lunch and Learn• Town of Farragut will host a free Lunch and Learn starting at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22. Instructor Melanie Cahill of Choices in Senior Care will address the latest research and solutions regarding senior living arrangements. A light lunch will be provided for all who register by Friday, Jan. 19. To register, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/.
Tue, Jan 23Social Media 4 Seniors• Town of Farragut will host Social Media 4 Seniors in January. Classes are as follows: . Apple-iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors, from 10 a.m to noon, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 24-25. Cost $45, registration and payment deadline, Tuesday, Jan. 23. Android-Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet Basics for Seniors, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 24-25. Cost $45, registration and payment deadline, Tuesday, Jan. 23. Intro to Pinterest, from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 31. Cost $30, registration and payment deadline, Jan. 30. To register, visit townoffarragut.org/register or call 865-218-3375.
Fri, Jan 26In collaboration with Knox County schools and out-of-county schools, Knoxville Opera will perform “Turandot,” Puccini’s tale of riddles and romance now through Jan. 26. To get performance times, visit knoxvilleopera.com/in-school-performances-2
Wed, Jan 31Town of Farragut will host Social Media 4 Seniors in January. Classes are as follows: Intro to Facebook for Seniors, from 10 a.m to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 9. Cost $30, deadline for registration and payment is Monday, Jan. 8. Apple-iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors, from 10 a.m to noon, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 24-25. Cost $45, registration and payment deadline, Tuesday, Jan. 23. Android-Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet Basics for Seniors, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 24-25. Cost $45, registration and payment deadline, Tuesday, Jan. 23. Intro to Pinterest, from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 31. Cost $30, registration and payment deadline, Jan. 30. To register, visit townoffarragut.org/register or call 865-218-3375.
Wed, Jan 31Knox County Health Department is providing free flu vaccinations while supplies last at all three of its locations. Clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 865-215-5070.

February

Thu, Feb 1Farragut Primary Schools Art Show will be on display from Monday, Jan. 22, through Thursday, Feb. 1, in Farragut Town Hall. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/.
Sun, Feb 4Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Gannett Newspapers, will present “Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?” It’s an original comic mashup of many Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The play will be performed Jan. 19 through Feb. 4: starting at 7 p.m., Thursday and Fridays; at 1 and 5 p.m., Saturdays, and 3 p.m., Sundays. For more information, call 865-208-3677.

March

Sat, Mar 17California Guitar Trio will appear at The Open Chord beginning at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17. Tickets are $18. For more information. visit openchordmusic.com/
Sat, Mar 24Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon• Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events take place March 24-25, but now is the time to register and start training. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.knoxvillemarathon.com/.
Sun, Mar 25Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events take place March 24-25, but now is the time to register and start training. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.knoxvillemarathon.com/.

Local residents ready for March for Life

This Sunday, Jan. 21, hundreds of pro-life supporters will gather at World’s Fair Park at 2 p.m. to participate in the annual March for Life, including several from Farragut. Former Farragut Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche plans to be there, just has she has ever since she and her husband, Lou, moved to Farragut 23 years ago. “I have been a pro-life person all my life,” she said, crediting her Catholic faith and personal convictions for her position. “I believe abortion is wrong; it is taking the life of another human being — it is murder. “The only time taking a life is permissible is in the time or war or [in] self-defense.

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Ex-Flying Ace now hits ‘aces’

David Catlett was just killing time when he first picked up a tennis racket on Midway Island. The 22-year-old U.S Navy lieutenant was stationed there from 1967 into 1968 — and just for fun started hitting tennis balls using a wall as a backstop. “There was not much to do,” he said. His rudimentary gamesmanship caused more than a ripple of interest on base — specifically from his captain. “He asked me to have lunch and then play tennis,” he recalled. “Then he asked me to be his partner.” Catlett said he only had been playing a few days at that point, but “I was young and fast.” From that initial meeting, Catlett said he and the captain played well on the island. “I think no one wanted to beat the captain,” he said with a grin.

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