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.

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 Program/Event Proposal form.

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fall 2021 programs, classes and special events

  • Unless otherwise noted, register for classes and special events at townoffarragut.org/register, in person at the Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.) or by phone (865-218-3376). 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 events are held at the Farragut Community Center unless otherwise noted and all league sports are held at Mayor Bob Leonard Park unless otherwise noted.

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

  • For examples of artwork that will be produced in art classes, please contact Special Event and Program Coordinator Brittany Spencer at bspencer@townoffarragut.org.

  • 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.

Fall Open Gym opportunities


Pick Your Own (basketball, pickleball, kickball, dodgeball, badminton, Imagination Playground or lap walking)

Mondays from 12-5 p.m., Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m., Wednesdays from 12-5 p.m., most Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m., and select Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $2 per person per hour for a half court. When reserving your spot, please choose one of the following: basketball, pickleball, kickball, dodgeball, badminton, Imagination Playground or lap walking. You must call at least one hour before the start time to reserve a spot (865-218-3376). 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 or late cancellations, you will no longer be able to register.


Toddler Takeover
Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. Cost: $2 per child; adults are free. Participating children must be walking to 5 years old. Join us for this parent-supervised indoor playtime and let your child explore our bright, colorful, age-appropriate equipment! Pre-registration is not required.

 
Pickleball Open GymFridays from 12-2 p.m. Cost: $2 per person per hour. No need to pre-register – just bring yourself and your paddle and get ready to play. During this time, the gym is on the challenge court system. Games are played to 11 points, winning by 2. Limited equipment is available for checkout and nets are provided. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in and get your free community center membership.

Basketball Open Gym

Mondays from 6-9 p.m. and Fridays from 2-5 p.m. Cost: $2 per person per hour. No need to pre-register – just bring a ball and get ready to play. During open gym hours, the gym is on the challenge court system. Games are played to 15 baskets, winning by two baskets; games can’t be won on a 3-point shot. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in and get your free community center membership.

Volleyball Open Gym

Multiple times: Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 9, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. Saturdays from 12-4 p.m. on Oct. 23, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. Participants must be aged 15+. Cost: $4 per person for the session. Grab your friends and come bump, set and spike. During open gym hours, the gym is on the challenge court system. Games are played to 15 points using rally scoring. Bring your own ball; nets provided.

Cornhole Open Gym

Multiple dates: Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 9 and 16. Cost: $4. Drop-in play. All skill levels welcome. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in and get your free community center membership.

 
Athletic Programs

Volleyball Leagues

Fitness

 

Family Yoga

Mondays from 5-5:30 p.m. 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.

 

Total Fitness Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Cost: $4, or two punches on a punch card, per session. Pre-registration required; spaces are limited. 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.

 

Sunrise Stretch

Fridays from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Cost: Free. Pre-registration deadline: 5 p.m. on the Thursday before class. Start your day right with a sunrise yoga session! This 60-minute class is the perfect way to start the day for beginning to advanced yogis with registered yoga teacher Jenny Trussell. The class includes gentle and slow flow yoga sequencing, breathwork, and a brief meditation set to relaxing music. Bring a mat (blanket and props are optional) and a smile for each participant. The instructor is glad to provide an introductory class for anyone brand new to yoga.

Pilates/Yoga Fusion

Six-week session: Tuesdays, Oct. 19 through Nov. 23, from 6-7 p.m. Registration deadline: Monday, Oct. 18. Cost: $60. Join 500-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. Please bring your own mat.

Education

 

Afternoon Fall Zentangle Workshop

Tuesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 9 from 1-3 p.m. Cost: $160 which includes instruction and all materials. Instructor: Cindy Sugg, CZT. Registration deadline: Monday, Oct. 4. The zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Anyone can use zentangle to increase focus and creativity and to decrease stress. Zentangle is used all over the world, across a wide range of interests, skills and age. This class will explore the basics of zentangle, its history, and introduce method and associated vocabulary and tools. Students will be immersed in creating tiles and will develop a clear understanding that “anything is possible one stroke at a time.”

 

Evening Fall Zentangle Workshop

Thursdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Cost: $160 which includes instruction and all materials. Instructor: Cindy Sugg, CZT. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 6. The zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Anyone can use zentangle to increase focus and creativity and to decrease stress. Zentangle is used all over the world, across a wide range of interests, skills and age. This class will explore the basics of zentangle, its history, and introduce method and associated vocabulary and tools. Students will be immersed in creating tiles and will develop a clear understanding that “anything is possible one stroke at a time.”

 

“Autumn Blue” Painting Class

Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $35. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 6. Join instructor Abhikhya in a step-by-step painting class where you will create a fall-themed canvas of white pumpkins with a blue fence background. No experience required and all materials provided by the instructor to create this 16x20” canvas painting.

 

Our Place Art: Van Gogh Sunflower Mosaics

Saturday, Oct. 9, 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Instructor: staff from 501c3 nonprofit Our Place Art, whose mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities through the arts. Join Our Place Art for a creative class inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.” All materials provided by the instructor. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com.

 

“City Cat” Painting Class

Saturday, Oct. 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 13. Join instructor Abhikhya to create a cute 16x20” canvas with a cat and moon in a fall-themed cityscape. No experience required and all materials provided by the instructor.

 

“Witches Crazy” Painting Class

Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 15. Join instructor Abhikhya to create a fall-themed painting with witches and broomsticks. No experience required and all materials provided by the instructor to create this 16x20” canvas painting.

 

“Grateful” Painting Class

Saturday, Nov. 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 29. Join instructor Abhikhya to create a cute “grateful” pumpkin painting perfect for the holidays. No experience required and all materials provided by the instructor.

 

Making Medicare Easier

Monday, Nov. 8, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 5. 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

Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 12-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, log on to redcrossblood.org and search by zip code 37934.

 

“Thankful” Painting Class

Saturday, Nov. 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 12. Join instructor Abhikhya in a step-by-step class to paint a white “thankful” pumpkin with a fall-themed background. No experience required and all materials provided by the instructor to create this 16x20” canvas.

 

Our Place Art – Thanksgiving Crafts

Saturday, Nov. 20, 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Instructor: staff from 501c3 nonprofit Our Place Art, whose mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities through the arts. Join Our Place Art to create Thanksgiving centerpieces and other fall-themed crafts. All materials are provided. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com.

 

Zentangle Holiday Survival

Multiple times: Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m., Nov. 30-Dec. 14 in the community center medium classroom. Cost: $85. Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 26. Instructor: Cindy Sugg, CZT. The zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Anyone can use zentangle to increase focus and creativity and to decrease stress. Zentangle is used all over the world, across a wide range of interests, skills and age. This class will explore the basics of zentangle, its history, and introduce method and associated vocabulary and tools. Students will be immersed in creating tiles and will develop a clear understanding that “anything is possible one stroke at a time.”

 

“Snow-Much-Joy” Painting Class

Saturday, Dec. 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 26. Join instructor Abhikhya in a step-by-step class to create a cute snowman painting perfect for a gift or for decorating! No experience required and all materials provided by the instructor to create this 16x20” canvas.

 

Making Social Security Easier

Monday, Dec. 6, 6-7 p.m. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Friday, Dec. 3. Instructor: Garrett Crawford of Providence Advisors Group. Learn the basics of social security so you can make informed decisions about when to file.

 

“Red Truck Christmas Tree” Painting Class

Saturday, Dec. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Registration deadline: Friday, Dec. 10 Join instructor Abhikhya to paint a holiday-themed canvas with an antique red truck carrying a fir tree. No experience required and all materials provided by the instructor to create this 16x20” canvas.

Special Events

 

Lawn Chair Concert Series (MamaJam Productions)

Saturday, Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Bring your picnic basket and lawn chairs for the final show of the year! See Lawn Chair Concert Series on Facebook for more info.

Freaky Friday Fright Nite in Farragut

Friday, Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m. at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. One of Farragut’s most popular events! Kids 12 and under are invited to “trick or treat” at the park.

Veterans Salute 5K/10K/Fun Run

Saturday, Nov. 13, starting at 239 Jamestowne Blvd. For more information: fleetfeetknoxville.com.

 

Countdown to Light the Park (Shop Farragut)

Monday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Enjoy live entertainment and watch Santa flip the switch to turn on thousands of lights!. Lights continue nightly through Saturday, Jan. 1.

 

Hot to Trot 5K/10K/Fun Run

Thursday, Nov. 28, starting at 11619 Parkside Drive. For more information: fleetfeetknoxville.com.

 

Veteran’s Reception and “A Day of Infamy” Presentation

Monday, Dec. 6. Reception: 6 p.m.; presentation: 7 p.m. at Farragut Town Hall. Enjoy a presentation about the events leading up to World War II. Veterans are invited to a reception before the presentation for light refreshments and Farragut Museum tours.

Celebrate the Season

Thursday, Dec. 2 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Farragut Community Center. Kids can get photos taken with Santa and enjoy cookie decorating and face painting! A holiday movie is also part of this free evening of fun.

 

’Twas the Night With No Parents

Friday, Dec. 17. From 6-9 p.m. Cost: $10 per kid. Get your holiday shopping done or just relax when you send your children (kindergarten through 5th grade) to the community center for the evening! For just $10 your kids will enjoy an evening of pizza, games, a craft and a holiday-themed movie. Please be aware that not all food allergies can be accommodated.

 

New Year’s at Noon

Friday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $2 per child; adults are free. Join us for a New Year’s celebration at noon! Enjoy dancing, NYE snacks and child-friendly bubbly drinks and while celebrating the new year at an easier time of day. Pre-registration required.

 

Upcoming Events

Black History Month Program

Sunday, Feb. 6, at Farragut Town Hall

 

Songwriters Showcase

Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Farragut Community Center.

 

Shamrock Ball – A Father-Daughter Dance

NEW THIS YEAR – TWO SESSIONS: Choose between 1-3 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the Farragut Community Center. Fathers and daughters, along with other family members, are invited to enjoy dancing to music by a DJ, light refreshments, a craft and a photo! Advanced tickets go on sale in early January; more information will be available on Parks & Rec social media accounts and at farragutparksandrec.org.

 

Bluegrass on the Plaza

Saturday, March 26, at Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza

 

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For up-to-date information about each event, see Farragut Parks & Recreation Facebook events. Dates could change based on current health recommendations.

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