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.
PICK YOUR OWN OPEN GYM
(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 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost: $2 per person or $5 per family/associated group for a one-hour block per half court. There can be no more than six people in your family or associated group. When reserving your spot, please choose one of the following: basketball, pickleball, look-up volleyball, kickball, dodgeball or lap walking. Please bring your own basketball. You must call at least one hour before the start time to reserve a spot (218-3376). You can pay over the phone or at the front desk when you arrive. If you are not able to 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 able to register.
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.
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.
Total Fitness Classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the community center gym. Cost: $4 per session. Pre-registration is required; class is limited to 20 participants to ensure social distancing. Join Rachel Piotrowski, certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer, for a total body fitness class! This class is tailored to individuals of all fitness levels and focuses 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 do not have any, just bring yourself! Don't forget water and a mat.
TWRA Boating Safety Education
Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the community center assembly hall, Sept. 5 and 19.
Preregistration required at tn.gov/twra. Each session limited to 24 people. Due to social distancing, no walk-ins are permitted. 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, a writing utensil, and something to write on. 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.
Saturdays, Sept. 5 and 19, from 9:30-10 a.m. in the community center gym. Cost: free.
Get moving this summer with a delightful yoga class for youth! This 30-minute class, perfect for ages 7-12, will get your youthful yogis moving. This class introduces basic yoga poses, breathwork, and stress management techniques in a friendly style with music and a closing meditation. Appropriate distancing will be observed and parents/supervising adults will be given the option to participate or simply watch. Bring a mat for each participant. Please register all participants of this class individually!
Buddy & Me Yoga
Mondays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 26, 5-5:30 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. Get your child moving with a delightful children’s yoga class! This 30-minute class, perfect for ages 2-6, will get your little yogi moving with love and laughter. Children 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. Appropriate distancing will be observed and parents/supervising adults will be given the option to participate or simply watch. Bring a mat for each participant, and plenty of smiles and silliness! Please register all participants of this class individually. Limited to 30 participants.
Three-week session: Mondays (Sept. 14, 21 and 28) from 2-3 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: $37.50 for one child and $30 for each additional sibling. Registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 11. This class teaches watercolor fundamentals to help students gain confidence and skill with watercolors. If this is your first session, this three-week session will start with an overview of basic techniques and brush strokes, moving into paint fun and easy watercolor projects. If this is not your first session, you will progress to practicing, having fun and completing easy watercolor projects. This class is geared for children and teens age 8-13. All materials are provided by the instructor as part of the class fee.
Making Medicare Easier
Monday, Sept. 21 from 6-7 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 18. Cost: free. Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D, and supplements.
Six-week session: Mondays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 19, from 6-7 p.m. in the community center. Registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 11. Cost: $60. Join instructor Simon Bradbury for Pilates/Yoga Fusion! This class combines yoga poses with Pilates mat exercises that build core strength, enhance flexibility and balance in a low-impact approach to mind/body fitness. Think of it as taking a scheduled one-hour vacation, just for you, while enhancing your body and mind. Finish the class feeling relaxed, refreshed and energized. Limited to 20 people to ensure social distancing. Please bring your own mat and water.
Monday, Sept. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center medium classroom. Cost: free. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 18. Knowing what your body needs can be a confusing path to navigate. Kristi will discuss various avenues of healthy nutrition from foundational to cleansing to targeted. Let’s get healthy together!
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 served; last rounds to start at 8:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Town of Farragut and Putt Putt Golf & Games.
Make & Take: Lazy Susan Basket
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 18. Cost: $50. Instructor: Sheri Burns of the Appalachian Arts & Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. This class features a wooden base with a lazy Susan spinner and multiple color options. This class is appropriate for all skill levels. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor. Appropriate social distancing measures will be in place.
Saturdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 24 and 31, 9-9:30 a.m. in the community center. Registration deadline: the Friday before each session. Cost: free. Instructor: Jenny Trussell. Get moving with a family yoga class! This 30-minute class is perfect for ages 4 to adult and will get your family moving with love and laughter. This class introduces basic yoga poses, breath work, and stress management techniques for all ages. Appropriate distancing will be observed and parents/supervising adults will be given the option to participate or simply watch. Bring a mat and a smile for each participant! Please register each participant (children and adults) individually.
Making Medicare Easier
Monday, Oct. 12 from 6-7 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 9. Cost: free. 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
Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6-7 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 14. Cost: free. Instructor: Garrett Crawford of Providence Advisors Group. Confused about your Social Security filing options? Attend this class and learn how spousal benefits work, how Social Security is taxed and the implications of working while receiving Social Security.
Bring Your Own Lunch & Learn: Dementia vs. Normal Aging
Monday, Oct. 19 from 12:30-2 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 16. Cost: free. Instructor: Melanie Cahill of Care Around the Block. Join Melanie to discuss normal changes that occur with aging, compared to changes associated with dementia. Components of successful aging will also be discussed. Please bring your own lunch.
Fall and Injury Prevention
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1-3:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 16. Cost: free. Instructor: Debi Tuggle from 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!
Freaky Friday Drive-Thru Boo
Friday, Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m.on Jamestowne Boulevard from Campbell Station Road to Village Green Parkway. Children ages 12 and under and in costume are invited to “trick or treat” in their vehicles while local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers hand out treats and prizes. Pre-registration is required for this event. This event is now full. Freaky Friday is a free event, but participants/community members are asked to donate items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. Items may be dropped off at the Farragut Community Center throughout the month of October or at the event. For a list of suggested donations, visit the Facebook event page.
Light the Park
Every evening at dusk from Nov. 24 through Jan. 1, thousands of lights come on at Founders Park at Campbell Station for the annual Light the Park event. Park restrooms will be open until 10 p.m. during the light display, except on Dec. 25. A slate of socially-distant activities will be offered, including grab-and-go items and storybook trails. A calendar detailing events will be available closer to the event. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.