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.
winter 2022 special events
Black History Heroes, Soldiers and Spies
The Farragut Museum will host a free Black History Month event from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6. There will be museum tours and a reception at 1 p.m. and a performance by Bright Star Touring Theatre at 2 p.m. The program is geared toward grades 3 and up. Click here for more information.
This Visit Farragut event, is at the Farragut Community Center from 6:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. Artists will be announced in January. Tickets are $10 each or $85 for a table of 10 and go on sale Friday, Jan. 21, Info about how to purchase tickets is coming soon.
Shamrock Ball – A Father-Daughter Dance
NEW THIS YEAR – TWO SESSIONS: Choose between 2-4 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! Ticket info is available here.
Bluegrass on the Plaza
This new Visit Farragut event is 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza. Performers from the East Tennessee Bluegrass Association will fill the spring air with music grounded in the roots of Tennessee. Families are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy this free event.
programs & classes
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Winter Open Gym opportunities
Pickleball Open Gym
12-2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting Jan. 3, with the addition of Fridays starting Jan. 14. 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. No Open Gym activities on Friday, March 4.
Basketball Open Gym
2-9 p.m. Mondays, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 3, with the addition of 2-5 p.m. Fridays starting Jan. 14. 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 points, winning by two points; 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. No Open Gym activities on Friday, March 4.
Volleyball Open Gym
Select Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Jan. 15 and 29; Feb. 5 and 19; March 12 and 26. 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
Thursdays from March 3 to March 31 from 6-9 p.m. Cost: $4 per person. Drop-in play. All skill levels welcome. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in and get your free community center membership.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.
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.
Wednesdays from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before class. Start your day off 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.
Rise and Shine Yoga
Fridays from 8:15-9:15 a.m. starting Jan. 14. Cost: $4, or two punches on a punch card, per session. Registration deadline: 5 p.m. on the Thursday before class. Rise and Shine! Start your Friday off right and end the week with this morning yoga class led by registered yoga teacher Mindy Wise! Bring a yoga mat, water, and a positive attitude!
Six-week session: Thursdays, Jan. 6 through Feb. 10, from 7-8 p.m. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 5. 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.
Introduction to Chair Yoga
Friday, Jan. 14, from 10-11 a.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Thursday, Jan. 13. This seated yoga session is especially good for those with mobility or balance issues. Join Jenny Trussell for an introduction to yoga in a welcoming and stress-free environment. It will provide an overview of basic yoga poses, breathwork, and stress-management techniques commonly taught in yoga classes. Jenny will also discuss the different types of yoga and the spectrum of yoga classes available in the Knoxville area so you can find the perfect fit.
Saturday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, Jan. 21. Introduce your child to yoga with a delightful yoga class for friends! This 60-minute class, perfect for ages 6-12, will get your little yogi moving with love and laughter. Young yogis learn basic yoga poses, breathwork, and stress-management techniques in a kid-friendly atmosphere. An origami meditation craft and partner poses will be part of the fun. Bring a friend, mat, smile, and a bit of silliness!
Introduction to Flow Yoga
Friday, Jan. 28, from 10-11 a.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Thursday, Jan. 27. This gentle, flowing yoga session lets participants experience yoga without the challenge of holding poses. Join Jenny Trussell for an introduction to yoga in a welcoming and stress-free environment. It will provide an overview of basic yoga poses, breathwork, and stress-management techniques commonly taught in yoga classes. Jenny will also discuss the different types of yoga and the spectrum of yoga classes available in the Knoxville area so you can find the perfect fit for you.
“Snow Much Joy” Painting Class
Saturday, Jan. 15, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Learn to paint in this step-by-step class with instructor Abhikhya! All materials provided by the instructor. No previous painting experience is required to produce this 16x20" painting on canvas. Participants will get the chance to paint two joyful snowmen!
“Snowman on Sled” Painting Class
Saturday, Jan. 29, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $45. Learn to paint in this step-by-step class with instructor Abhikhya! All materials provided by the instructor. No previous painting experience is required to produce this beautiful piece of winter-themed artwork on a wooden sled!
“Whimsical Winter” Painting Class
Saturday, Feb. 5, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Learn to paint in this step-by-step class with instructor Abhikhya! All materials provided by the instructor. No previous painting experience is required to produce this 16x20" painting on canvas. Participants will get to paint a “whimsical” take on a winter forest!
Making Medicare Easier
Monday, Feb. 7, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, Feb. 4. 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, March 7, 6-7 p.m. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Friday, March 4. Instructor: Garrett Crawford of Providence Advisors Group. Learn the basics of social security so you can make informed decisions about when to file.
“Winter Angel” Painting Class
Saturday, Feb. 19, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Learn to paint in this step-by-step class with instructor Abhikhya! All materials provided by the instructor. No previous painting experience is required to produce this 16x20" painting on canvas. Participants will get the opportunity to paint a winter angel!
Beginning to Bird: Wetland Birds
Saturday, March 12, 9-10:30 a.m. at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. Cost: $8 per person, age 11 and up. Registration deadline: Friday, March 11. Join Naturalist Jeremy Clothier from Ijams Nature Center as you take your first steps into the world of bird watching. Spend time exploring the birds of the wetland and journaling. Participants should bring good walking shoes, water, binoculars (Ijams can provide some if needed), a journal, something to write with, and a bird field guide, if you have one. Meet at the covered picnic table next to the playground. Register at www.ijams.org/event-details/beginning-to-bird-wetland-birds-adult-program or call 865-577-4717.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, March 15, from 12-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, log on to redcrossblood.org and search by zip code 37934.
Make & Take: Easter Basket
Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Cost: $30. Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 23. Instructor: Sheri Burns with the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. This class features a basket perfect for Easter with multiple reed options and colorful bandanas to line the inside. This class is appropriate for all skill levels. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.
TWRA Boating Safety Education
Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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 https://www.tn.gov/twra/boating/boating-education.html.