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.
If you’re interested in teaching a public class at the community center, please fill out and submit the Educational Program Request form.
The Town of Farragut offers co-ed volleyball open gym as well as competitive, recreational and intermediate level sand volleyball leagues. The leagues play a spring (April-June) and summer (July-September) session. Teams consist of four to six players with at least two members being female. Play consists of seven regular season games and an end of season tournament. All league games are played at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road. For more information, see the volleyball page.
Co-Ed pickleball open gym takes place on Tuesdays starting March 3, 8:30-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. in the community center gym. Participants must be aged 15+. Cost: $2 per person, per session. During open gym hours, the gym is on the challenge court system. Games are played to 11 points, winning by 2. Equipment is available for checkout; nets provided.
PICKLEBALL OPEN GYM
The Farragut Community Center currently offers four different opportunities for basketball fun. The schedule includes co-ed challenge court basketball for youth and adults, as well co-ed lunch break basketball and family time basketball. Each opportunity costs $2 per person. For more information, see the basketball page.
TODDLER OPEN GYM
Thursdays starting Feb. 27, 9-11 a.m. in the community center gym. Participating children must be walking to 5 years old. Cost: $2 per child per session. Join us for this parent-supervised indoor playtime and let your child explore our bright, colorful, age-appropriate equipment!
winter 2020 classes and special events
Unless otherwise noted, register for classes and special events online here, in person at the Farragut Community Center or by phone (865-218-3375). Payment is due at the time of registration. Credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard and Discover) will incur a transaction fee. Cash and check payments are also accepted.
Arts and Culture
Barbara West Portrait Group Show
Monday, Jan. 6-Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Town Hall during regular hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
Town of Farragut Primary Schools Art Show
Monday, Jan. 20-Friday, Jan. 24, at Town Hall during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). A reception to honor participating private-school artists will be 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21. A reception honoring the participating public-school artists will be 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Inaugural Town of Farragut Photography Show
Friday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the community center. See page 1 for more information.
Classes and Programs
Winter Tree ID with Ijams Nature Center (ages 10 and up)
Saturday, Jan. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $5 for individuals, $12 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the covered picnic table by the playground at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Bundle up and come learn there is more to a tree than the shape of its leaves. Twigs, bark, growth shape, habitat and even smell will be used to recognize different trees in the dead of winter. To register, visit Ijams.org or call 865-577-4717 ext. 127.
Winter Wildlife Walkabout with Ijams Nature Center (ages 6 and up)
Saturday, Feb. 15, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $5 for individuals, $12 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the Burnside Pavilion (gazebo) at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Join us on a walkabout in search of wildlife. With the end of winter right around the corner, our native animals are getting ready for spring. Learn how they survived winter, and what they are doing now that the season is changing. We will search for birds, mammals, insects and reptiles. To register, visit Ijams.org or call 865-577-4717 ext. 127.
Taxpayer Identity Theft Prevention
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center medium classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Friday, Feb. 21. Instructor: Robert Tardio, Master Tax Advisor of H&R Block. Learn when and why you should be concerned about identity theft, how to avoid being a victim and what to do if you become a victim.
Essential Oils: Girls’ Night Out
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center medium classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Monday, Feb. 24. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Let’s get together for a girls’ night out! We’ll talk all things girly from fashion and beauty to skin care and emotions. You will also get to make free support rollers.
Stop the Bleed Training and Certification
Thursday, Feb. 27, 1-2:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom Cost: free. Registration deadline: Monday, Feb. 24. Instructor: Debi Tuggle and staff from UT Medical Center. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.
Tax Planning After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
Thursday, March 12, 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free, but you must register by Monday, March 9. Instructor: Robert Tardio, Master Tax Advisor of H&R Block, will discuss important changes for 2020, tax planning basics and other deductions and methods for filing your taxes.
Lunch & Learn: Dementia vs. Normal Aging
Monday, March 16, 12:30-2 p.m. in the community center medium classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 11. Melanie Cahill of Care Around the Block will discuss normal changes that occur with aging, compared to changes associated with dementia. Components of successful aging will also be discussed. A light lunch will be provided.
Magnificent Tennesseans – 200 Years of Stories and Songs
Monday, March 2, 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Cost: free. Museum open from 6-7 p.m. Frank Galbraith, retired Farragut Middle School history teacher, shares stories about the Alamo, Sergeant York, Thunder Road, Davy Crockett, Dolly Parton, Pat Summitt and more! Events are accompanied by historically correct music.
Essential Oils Make & Take: Mason Jar Tissue Holder
Wednesday, March 11, 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center medium classroom. Cost: $8. Registration deadline: Friday, March 6. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Spring is coming and often it comes with the sniffles! Come learn about how to deal with springtime sniffles and allergies and make a cute tissue holder to brighten up your room.
Introduction to Colored Pencils
Two-part class: Thursday, March 12, and Thursday, March 19, 6-9 p.m. in the community center medium classroom. Cost: $50, plus supply fee of $3 or $24.50 (contact instructor for supply list and information). Registration deadline: Thursday, Feb. 20. Instructor: Barbara Enser (email@example.com). Learn general information and techniques, including basics of applying colors, strokes, pressure, etc. All materials will be provided by the instructor.
Make & Take – Spring Floral Basket
Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: $50. Registration deadline: Friday, March 13. Instructor: Sheri Burns with the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. This class features a cute spring basket with floral embellishments. This class is appropriate for all skill levels. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.
TWRA Boating Safety Education
Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom.
Preregistration required at tn.gov/twra. Each session limited to 50 people. 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 and a writing utensil 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.). For more information, visit tn.gov/twra.
Amphibian Expedition with Ijams Nature Center (ages 6 and up)
Saturday, March 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $5 for individuals, $12 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the Burnside Pavilion (gazebo) at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Put on your sturdy shoes – we have some amphibians to find. We will turn over logs for frogs, brush away leaf litter for salamanders, lift rocks for toads, and scour the creek for newts. We will even learn some frog calls! To register, visit Ijams.org or call 865-577-4717 ext. 127.
Free Adaptive Skating at Cool Sports
Sunday, Jan. 12, 11:05-11:50 a.m. at Cool Sports: Home of the Icearium, 110 S. Watt Road. Join Cool Sports for a free adaptive skating class for participants 3 years and older with physical and/or mental disabilities. Preregistration is required. For more information and to register, visit coolsportstn.com.
Celebrate National Skating Month
Monday, Jan. 20, at Cool Sports: Home of the Icearium, 110 S. Watt Road. Join Cool Sports, Learn to Skate USA and the Town of Farragut to celebrate National Skating Month. Enjoy a free 40-minute skating class from 10:45-11:25 a.m. Preregistration required. Skate rentals not included. Public skate special from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for $4, which includes skate rental. Discounted stick and puck rental from 1:10-2 p.m. For more information and to register, visit coolsportstn.com.
Farragut Museum Black History Month event
Former state representative and local historian Bob Booker will speak at a free event in honor of Black History Month at the Farragut Museum on Sunday, Feb. 23. A reception and museum tours begin at 1 p.m. and the presentation is at 2 p.m.
Second Annual Farragut Songwriter Showcase
Saturday, Feb. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at the community center. Dave Landeo will perform with his “just expect a good time” attitude, along with local favorites Jason Ellis and J. Luke. See VisitFarragut.org for ticket information.
Annual Tree and Shrub Giveaway
Saturday, March 7, 9-11 a.m. in the Town Hall community room. Please contact Stormwater Coordinator Lori Saal at 966-7057 or firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to reserve your trees and shrubs.
15th Annual Shamrock Ball – A Father-Daughter Dance
Saturday, March 7, 7-9 p.m. at the community center. Fathers and daughters of all ages, as well as other family members, are welcome and encouraged to attend as we welcome you to our new venue! Advance tickets can be purchased at townoffarragut.org/register, by phone at 218-3375 or in person on the second floor of Farragut Town Hall through Jan. 31 and at the Farragut Community Center Parks & Recreation office starting Feb. 3 during regular business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday). Advance ticket sales start Friday, Jan. 3, and close at noon on Friday, Feb. 28. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Teen Driving Rodeo, Kiwanis Fresh Air Camp and Farragut Community Center equipment.