PROGRAMS & EVENTS

The Farragut Parks & Recreation Department endeavors to provide quality programming for all ages and abilities in our new community center as well as sports and outdoor activities at the Town's four parks. Farragut also hosts eight annual community events, which are free and open to the public; please see a schedule of this year's events at the bottom of this page.

A community center gym calendar is available here, and a list of upcoming classes is listed below. Registration for classes and special events is here.

If you’re interested in teaching a public class at the community center, please fill out and submit the Educational Program Request form.

PROGRAMS

BASKETBALL RENTAL (FOR FAMILIES/ASSOCIATED GROUPS)

Family - Grandparents, Parents, Guardians, Children (in the same household)

Associated Group - Extended family or a group of individuals who do not live together and have been spending time together outside of the home.

Mondays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the community center gym. Cost: $2 per person (associated groups) or $5 per family for a one-hour block per half court. There can be no more than six people in your family or associated group. Please bring your own basketball. See registration info below.

Family - Grandparents, Parents, Guardians, Children (in the same household)

Associated Group - Extended family or a group of individuals who do not live together and have been spending time together outside of the home.

Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center gym. Cost: $2 per person (associated group) or $5 per family for a one-hour block per court. Each rental is limited to four participants. Nets are provided, but you must bring your own pickleball and paddle. See registration info below.

PICKLEBALL RENTAL (FOR FAMILIES/ASSOCIATED GROUPS)

Associated Group - Extended family or a group of individuals who do not live together and have been spending time together outside of the home.

Thursdays from 2-8 p.m. Cost: $2 per person. No more than 10 people per group, with two players per team and two subs. Please bring your own ball. See registration info below.

VOLLEYBALL RENTAL (FOR ASSOCIATED GROUPS)

 

Call 218-3376 at least one hour before the start time to reserve a spot. Pay over the phone or at the front desk when you arrive. If you can't attend the session, please call to cancel at least 15 minutes before the session starts. After two no-show registrations, you will no longer be allowed to register. Program participants must have a community center membership to use the gym. Membership is free and can be obtained on first visit. Participants must wear a mask until play begins.

GYM LAP WALKING

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-10 a.m. Cost: $1 per person per hour. Space is limited to 12 walkers. You can preregister by calling the parks & rec office at 218-3376. Please bring your own water - water fountains are closed.

2020 classes and special events

  • Register for classes and events at townoffarragut.org/register, in person at the Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.) or by phone (218-3376). All classes held at the community center require a free membership. Farragut residency is NOT required for membership. Please stop by the community center during regular hours or arrive early for class to register!

  • Payment is due at the time of registration. Credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard and Discover) – whether online, in person or by phone – will incur a 2% transaction fee. Cash and check payments are also accepted.

  • The Town of Farragut is not responsible for costs associated with the purchase of supplies when a class is canceled.

  • All classes are held at the Farragut Community Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Some events may be canceled or postponed in the event of inclement weather. Please see Town of Farragut social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for updated information.

  • Punch cards for community center gym programs may be purchased at the recreation office. Twenty visits are just $30, and punch cards may be shared by family or friends.

  • No refunds are given for programs and classes.

Many classes and events planned for 2020 have been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. This list will be updated as the situation changes.

Classes

Making Social Security Easier

Thursday, July 2, from 6-7 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 30. Class is limited to 13 non-related participants to ensure social distancing. Instructor: Garrett Crawford of Providence Advisors Group. Learn the basics of social security so you can make informed decisions about when to file.

 

TWRA Boating Safety Education

Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the community center Assembly Hall.

July 11 and 18, August 1 and 22, and September 5 and 19.

Preregistration required at tn.gov/twra. Each session limited to 24 people. Due to social distancing, no walk-ins. Any Tennessee resident born after Jan. 1, 1989, must show the TWRA-issued wallet Boating Safety Education Certificate as proof of successful completion of the TWRA Boating Safety exam. No other certificate will be accepted as meeting the requirements of the law. Please bring Type 600 boating safety exam permit, awriting utensil, and something to write on to class. The permit is available from any business (license agent) that sells hunting and fishing licenses (Walmart, sporting goods stores, bait stores, marinas, etc.).

 

Free Outdoor Yoga with Blue Ridge Yoga and the Town of Farragut

Saturday, July 11, from 8-9 a.m. at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Cost: free. Enjoy this free outdoor yoga event with Blue Ridge Yoga and the Town of Farragut! Bring your yoga mat and water to Founder's Park at Campbell Station near the stage for a free relaxing and strengthening hour of yoga. Spaces are limited - 50 participants maximum with social distancing. Appropriate for all skill levels for ages 12 and up. Class starts at 8 a.m. so please arrive a few minutes early to check in and get settled. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Register at https://bit.ly/2Yz9oyM or by calling Blue Ridge Yoga at (865)288-3562.

 

Youthful Yogis

Saturdays from 9:30-10 a.m. in the community center gym. Cost: free. July 11 and 18, Aug. 22, Sept. 5 and 19. Get moving this summer with a delightful yoga class for kids! This 30-minute class, perfect for ages 7 – 12, will get your youthful yogis moving. The class will introduce basic yoga poses, breathwork and stress-management techniques in a friendly style with music and a closing meditation. A parent or supervising adult must stay in the community center during class (but will be given the option to participate, observe, or remain in the center). Each participant must bring a mat. Please register all participants of this class individually! Social distancing measures will be in place.

 

Family Nighttime Insects with Ijams Nature Center FOR AGES 6 AND UP

Saturday, July 11, 9:30-11 p.m. at the Longstreet Pavilion at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Cost: $5 for individuals, $12 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: Thursday, July 9, at 5 p.m. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Moths, fireflies, and katydids, oh my! Come out and explore the amazing nighttime world of insects. You never know what will show up! Social distancing will be practiced. This class is intended for family groups. To register, visit ijams.org/calendar-of-events.

 

Buddy & Me Yoga

Mondays, July 13 through Sept. 28, 4:30-5 p.m. in the community center. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: the day before the session at 5 p.m. Instructor: Jenny Trussell, registered children’s yoga teacher. This 30-minute class, perfect for ages 2-6, will get your little yogi moving with love and laughter. Children will learn basic yoga poses, breathwork and stress-management techniques in a kid-friendly style. Yoga is taught through play and imagery with song, games, and imaginative lessons. A parent or supervising adult must stay in the designated room with the child, but will be given the option to participate or simply observe. Bring a mat for each participant, and plenty of smiles and silliness!  Please register all participants of this class individually. Social distancing measures will be in place.

 

Nighttime Insects with Ijams Nature Center FOR AGES 12 AND UP

Saturday, July 18, 9:30-11 p.m. at the Longstreet Pavilion at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Cost: $5 for individuals, $12 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: Thursday, July 16 at 5 p.m. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Explore the fascinatingly diverse world of insects at night. Learn how to closely examine insects and identify the major groups. The program will be practicing social distancing and is intended for adults or families with older kids. To register, visit ijams.org/calendar-of-events.

Natural Living with Plant-Based Products

Monday, July 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Friday, July 17. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Are you worried about the health and safety of the products you’re using in your home? Tired of needing so many cleaners to do your household chores? Learn affordable ways to ditch the chemicals and switch back to nature for your cleaning, personal care, make-up and scenting in your home.

Total Body Fitness

Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., July 20 through Aug. 27. (No class July 27.) Cost: $4 per class. Join Rachel Piotrowski, certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer, to focus on functional exercises to improve overall strength and balance. A variety of body weight and hand weight exercises will be utilized to build upper and lower body strength, improve balance and strengthen the core. Low impact aerobic conditioning and stretching are also incorporated. Please bring hand weights or other weighted objects for your workout. If you don't have any, just bring yourself! Don't forget your water: drinking fountains in the community center are currently closed. Please register all class participants individually!

 

Make & Take: Purse Basket

Tuesday, July 28, in the community center large classroom. Cost: $50. Registration deadline: Friday, July 24. Instructor: Sheri Burns with the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. Participants make a cute “purse basket” with leather handles and multiple color options. This class is appropriate for all skill levels. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.

 

Make & Take: Sending Healthy Kids Back to School

Monday, August 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center medium classroom. Cost: $5 per person to cover the cost of materials. Registration deadline: Friday, Aug. 14. Come learn with Kristi Hulsey to make a back to school natural survival mini kit for your kids.

 

Bring Your Own Lunch & Learn: Health Care Fraud 101

Wednesday, August 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 4. Instructor: Jenny Trussell, retired federal investigator. This session will provide a fascinating look at the growing problem of health care fraud, and how the schemes are detected and investigated. Cover common schemes impacting Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance programs on a national basis.  Significant cases, including the emerging trend of COVID-19 fraud will be discussed.  Specialty areas will also be highlighted—including criminal enterprises, medical identity theft, and patient harm. Information will be provided regarding ways that individuals can prevent, detect, and report health care fraud. 

 

Family Discoveries: Wonders of Pollinators with Ijams Nature Center FOR AGES 6 AND UP

Saturday, August 8, 10-11 a.m. at the Longstreet Pavilion at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Cost: $5 for individuals, $12 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: Thursday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Hummingbirds, bees, ants, and many more! Discover the importance of pollinators and use creativity to craft the tools that will show you how these important creatures get their job done. This program will be practicing social distancing and is intended for family groups. To register, visit https://www.ijams.org/calendar-of-events.

The Wonders of Pollinators with Ijams Nature Center FOR AGES 12 AND UP

Saturday, August 15, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Longstreet Pavilion at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Cost: $5 for individuals, $12 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Join an Ijams naturalist to uncover the extraordinary world of pollinators and develop a deeper understanding of their abilities through creative craft projects. The program will be practicing social distancing and is intended for adults or families with older kids. To register, visit ijams.org/calendar-of-events.

Watercolor Fundamentals

Session 1: 2-3 p.m. on Aug. 17, 24, and 31. Registration deadline: Aug. 14.

Session 2: 2-3 p.m. Sept. 14, 21, and 28. Registration deadline: Sept. 11.

Fee for each session (three classes) is $37.50. Additional siblings in the household are $30.

This class teaches watercolor fundamentals to help students gain confidence and skill with watercolors. Each three-week session starts with an overview of basic techniques and brush strokes, moving into paint fun and easy watercolor projects. If students sign up for subsequent sections, they will progress in their work. This class is geared for children and teens age 8-13. The maximum for any session is 10 students. All materials are provided by the instructor. See instructor Sierra Traister’s work on Instagram at Bluestoneartistry.

 

Fall and Injury Prevention

Thursday, Aug. 20, 1-3:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 19. Instructor: Debi Tuggle of UT Medical Center. This free program is designed to help adults of all ages who have sustained a fall in the past, who have concerns about falling, or who want to prevent a fall in the future. Learn to recognize your concerns about falling and hazards in your home and community that contribute to falls. Discuss topics such as home safety, safety in the community, talking with your physician, nutrition, the significance of exercise, vision and medications. This class is not age-restricted: anyone who has concerns about falling or concerns about a friend or family member falling is welcome!

 

Making Medicare Easier

Monday, Aug. 24, 6-7 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Friday, Aug. 21. Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.

 

Making Social Security Easier

Monday, Aug. 31, 6-7 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Friday, Aug. 28. Instructor: Garrett Crawford of Providence Advisors Group. Learn the basics of social security so you can make informed decisions about when to file.

 

Healthy Nutrition

Monday, Sept. 21, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 18. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. There are a lot of ideas out there about how to help your body maintain its health. Knowing what your body needs can be a confusing path to navigate. Join Kristi as we discuss various avenues of healthy nutrition from foundational to cleansing to targeted. Let’s get healthy together!


Events

 

Shop Farragut Health & Wellness Fair, originally scheduled for March 28

Rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. See farragutbusiness.com/healthwellness

Taste of Farragut, originally scheduled for May 1

Rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4. See farragutbusiness.com/events

 

Fishing Rodeo, originally scheduled for May 10

Rescheduled for Saturday, July 25. Two rounds of fishing from 8-9 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. Preregistration is required and there will be designated fishing spots along the shoreline. Register children individually at townoffarragut.org/register; each session can accommodate 50 children. Participants need to bring their own poles. Bait will be provided or participants can bring their own. Winners will be announced on social media after the event and prizes will be mailed to them. For more info: bspencer@townoffarragut.org.

29th Annual Free Day of Putt-Putt

Monday, Sept. 21, noon- 9 p.m. Enjoy a day of free mini golf at Putt-Putt Golf & Games of Farragut, located in the West End Center. First come, first serve: last rounds to start at 8:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Town of Farragut and Putt Putt Golf & Games.

 

Bluegrass Jam, originally scheduled for May 15

Rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 25. See facebook.com/lawnchairconcertseries

2020 annual events

 

For up-to-date info about each event, see Town of Farragut Facebook events

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