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 several community events each year; see the bottom of the list for upcoming events.
If you’re interested in teaching a public class at the community center, please fill out and submit the Program/Event Proposal form.
spring 2021 programs, classes and special events
Register for programs, 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 2021 have been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. This list will be updated as the situation changes.
Spring Adult Volleyball Leagues
Registration for sand volleyball leagues has begun and has an absolute deadline of Thursday, April 1. The volleyball leagues are coed and for participants 18 and older. The cost is $165 per team; payment must be received at the time of registration. This session will consist of seven regular season matches plus a post-season double elimination tournament for all levels of play. All leagues are played in the evenings at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road.
Spring Recreational League (six players) – Each team must play with at least two women on the court at all times.
Games will be played on Monday evenings beginning April 5.
Spring Competitive League (six players) – Each team must always play with at least two women on the court.
Games will be played on Tuesday evenings beginning April 6.
Spring Intermediate League (six players) – This league is for players that are developing their competitive sand volleyball game. Players may have indoor experience and general knowledge of sand volleyball rules and plays. Each team must play with at least two women on the court at all times.
Games will be played on Thursday evenings beginning April 8.
Knoxville Youth Athletics Summer Track and Field Program
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m. from June 1-June 26 at Farragut, CAK, Hardin Valley and Bearden sites. Cost: $45 per participant (discounts available for multiple children). Cost includes four weeks of practice, four Saturday meets and a program T-shirt. Open to youth ages 5-18 who are interested in track and field, running and athletics. The program exposes kids to the fundamentals of track and field with an emphasis on fun and fitness. Meets are 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit knoxvilleyouthathletics.org or call 865-414-3724 for more information and to register. Co-sponsored by the Town of Farragut.
Knoxville Youth Athletics Summer Cross Country Program
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 14-July 30 (middle and high school) and July 12-30 (grades 3-5), 7:30-9 a.m. in the Founders Park at Campbell Station parking lot. Cost: $125 (middle and high school) or $75 (grades 3-5). The Summer Cross Country Program offers kids in grades 3-12 the opportunity to lay a solid foundation of summer training for the upcoming fall cross country season. Visit knoxvilleyouthathletics.org or call 865-643-2840 for more information and to register. Co-sponsored by the Town of Farragut.
Classes and Programs
Pick Your Own Open Gym
Days and times of Open Gym are subject to change. Please call the Parks & Rec office at 218-3376 to schedule an open gym time.
Mondays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in the community center gym. Cost: $2 per person for a half court. There can be no more than six people per half court in your family or associated group. When reserving your spot, please choose one of the following: basketball, pickleball, 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.
Mondays from 5-5:30 p.m. in the community center. Cost: free. Registration deadline: 5 p.m. on the Friday before the session. Instructor: Jenny Trussell, registered Children’s Yoga Teacher. Get the entire crew moving with a delightful family yoga class! This 30-minute class, perfect for all ages, will get you and your family moving with love and laughter. This class will introduce basic yoga poses, breathwork and stretches, along with stress-reduction techniques. Adults and older children will enjoy the gentle fitness routine, while younger children often watch and/or mimic the moves, learning through play and imagery. Even babies in infant carriers are often fascinated by watching the class activity while their parents enjoy some self-care time. The instructor will gladly work with each family to customize a routine that can be enjoyed outside class. Bring a mat for each participant, a willingness to move, and a big smile! Register all participants of this class individually. Social distancing measures will be in place; class size is limited to 20 participants.
Total Fitness Classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the community center. Cost: $4 per session. Pre-registration required: spaces are limited. 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.
Arts and Crafts for Littles
Wednesdays from 11-11:45 a.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: $7 per child/guardian pair. Instructor: Natalie Gwin and son Wilder. Join us every week for a fun arts and crafts class for littles! Geared for children age 3-5, each class will feature a different spring-themed craft with a focus on numbers, letters, shapes and colors. Fun for both kids and adults! All materials provided by the instructor. Please register parents/guardians and children individually as there is a 12-person limit per class.
Is “Stinking Thinking” Monopolizing Your Day?
Tuesdays, April 6-27, 10-11:30 a.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Monday, April 5. Instructor: Ina Painter, author of “Finding Hope” and holder of B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology and counseling. Attend this four-part workshop for a discussion of “stinking thinking” that one often carries for years without realizing it. Identifying painful problems, forgiving and letting go, avoiding the pit of self-pity, accepting criticism, recognizing the power to change and more steps to promote healing reset and personal happiness will be discussed.
Beginning Running for Women Over 50
Wednesdays, April 7-May 12, 6:30-8 p.m. at the community center. Cost: free. Join this six-week series designed to help women over 50 who have some or no experience running to increase their fitness in a supportive group. Each week starts with a 30-minute speaker followed by a 3-mile workout, with the goal of running 3 miles by the end of the program. Check with your physician before starting an exercise program. The running route is from the community center to Founders Park at Campbell Station. Please wear running shoes and attire and bring your own water.
Relax and Breathe
Wednesdays, April 7-May 12 from 7-7:45 p.m. Cost: free. Instructor: Jenny Trussell, 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Join Jenny for a free six-week “Relax and Breathe” series. This restful 45-minute class will introduce breathwork, meditation, and gentle stretches for adults. No prior experience is necessary and this class is perfect for all skill levels. Bring a mat and water and join us for a restful midweek break! All attendees will receive a free pass to Blue Ridge Yoga.
Essential Oils: Spring Cleaning
Tuesday, April 13, 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Join us this month as we walk through the what, why and how of creating a clean home the green way.
Bring Your Own Lunch and Learn: Healthy Aging
Monday, April 19, 12:30-2 p.m. in the community center Assembly Hall. Cost: free. Instructor: Melanie Cahill of Care Around the Block. Ever wonder what you can do to make your brain more resistant to cognitive decline? Is your forgetfulness normal? Learn some research-backed tips on ways to keep mentally fit as you age, as well as tips for wellness during Covid-19. Please bring a lunch.
Stop the Bleed Training and Certification
Thursday, April 22, 2-3:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Monday, April 19. Instructor: Debi Tuggle and staff from UT Medical Center.
TWRA Boating Safety Education
Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the community center; April 24, May 22 and June 19. Pre-registration required at tn.gov/twra. Due to social distancing, no walk-ins are allowed; pre-registration required. 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 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: tn.gov/twra.
Making Medicare Easier
Monday, May 10, from 6-7 p.m. in the community center Assembly Hall. Registration deadline: Friday, May 7. Cost: free. Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, May 11, from 12-5 p.m. in the community center Assembly Hall. To schedule an appointment, log on to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “Farragut21”.
Essential Oils: Balancing Difficulties and Emotions
Monday, May 10, 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Having a rough day? A hard season? A difficult year? You’re not alone. Come learn some new and natural ways to help with difficulties and emotions when you need a boost.
Make & Take: Wall Hanging Basket
Tuesday, May 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Registration deadline: Friday, May 14. Cost: $50. Instructor: Sheri Burns of the Appalachian Arts & Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. This class features a wall hanging basket with a row of hooks on the bottom to hang keys or other objects with multiple embellishment and color options. This class is appropriate for all skill levels. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.
Six-week session: Tuesdays, May 18 through June 22, from 6-7 p.m. in the community center. Registration deadline: Friday, May 14. Cost: $60. Join 200-hour registered yoga teacher 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. You will finish class feeling relaxed, refreshed and energized. Limited to 15 people to ensure social distancing. Please bring your own mat and water.
Making Social Security Easier
Monday, May 24, from 6-7 p.m. in the community center Assembly Hall. Registration deadline: Friday, May 21. 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.
Attitudes of Gratitude
Tuesday, June 15, 6-7:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: free. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions” – Zig Ziglar. Ever need an emotional boost in the midst of a hard day? Let’s get together and discover ways to improve your attitude and gratitude during trying times. This class includes a free giveaway.
Kids’ Summer Watercolor Workshop
Thursdays, June 10-24 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: $45 for one student and $37.50 for each additional student. Registration deadline: Thursday, June 3. This class will teach 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.
Farragut Dogwood Trail
Open April 1-30, the 7.9-mile-long Farragut Trail is part of more than 80 miles of trails in the Knoxville area. See dogwoodart.com for more info.
Dogwood Arts Wildflower Walk
Two sessions: Saturday, April 3 at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Founders Park at Campbell Station. The max number of participants per walk is 15 people. Walks are led by Jeremy Clothier, a naturalist at Ijams Nature Center. The walk is free, but preregistration is required.
Shop Farragut Bridal Fair
A Shop Farragut (Farragut Business Alliance) event. Sunday, April 18 from 1-5 p.m. at the Farragut Community Center. See farragutbusiness.com for more info.
May Day Picnic
Saturday, May 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza. Tickets will go on sale in April; more details to come.
37th Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, May 15. Two sessions of fishing: 8-9 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. Cost: free. Ages 12 and under are invited to Anchor Park for a morning of fishing and competing for prizes in various categories. Pre-registration required.
Juried Two-Dimensional Art Show
Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27 at the Farragut Community Center. Sponsored by the Arts & Beautification Committee. Check farragutparksandrec.org after April 15 for more information.
Save the Date
33rd Annual Independence Day Parade
Saturday, July 3, 9:30 a.m.
Farragut Parks & Rec Home Run Derby
Monday, July 19, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Women’s Division begins at 6:30 p.m. and Men’s Division begins at 8 p.m.
A Shop Farragut (Farragut Business Alliance) event. Aug. 13-15 at Village Green Shopping Center.
Fun with Farragut’s Fleet
Saturday, Aug. 14, 9-11 a.m. at Mayor Bob Leonard Park.