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 2022 special events
Magnificent Tennesseans - 200 Years of Stories and Song
6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, at Farragut Town Hall. Cost: free. Museum open from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Frank Galbraith, retired Farragut Middle School history teachers, shares stories about the Alamo, Sergeant York, Thunder Road, Davy Crockett, Dolly Parton, Pat Summitt and more! Discussion of historical events is accompanied by historically correct music.
Movies at McGill
7 p.m. on Saturdays April 9, May 21 and June 18, at Ralph McGill Plaza. Enjoy a movie under the stars hosted by Send Senior Citizens Love. Admission is free and concessions are available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Send Senior Citizens Love.
Bob Watt 38th Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo
Choose between two sessions: 8-9 a.m. or 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Anchor Park. Learn more here.
McFee Park Phase 3 Ribbon Cutting & Fun Day
10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at McFee Park. The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of McFee Park Phase 3. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting, games, music, snacks, a basketball tournament and a pickleball clinic. Registration for the clinic and tournament will open in early May.
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 Merritt Piper 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.
Spring Open Gym opportunities
Pickleball Open Gym
12-2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $2 per person per hour. No need to pre-register – just bring a paddle and a ball 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, April 15, and Monday, May 30.
Basketball Open Gym
2-9 p.m. on Mondays, 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays through May 25, 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays and 2-5 pm on Fridays. 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, April 15, and Monday, May 30.
Family Basketball Open Gym
4-6 p.m. on Thursdays starting April 7. Cost: $2 per person per hour. All ages. Cost: $2 per person, per session. Children 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. This schedule allows parents to play basketball with their child(ren). Bring your own ball; limited balls available for checkout. Parental supervision is required.
10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost: $2 per child; adults are free. Participating children must be walking to 5 years old. Join us for this guardian-supervised indoor playtime and let your child explore our bright, colorful, age-appropriate equipment! Pre-registration is not required.
2:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays starting June 1. Cost: $4 per tween; no charge for required guardians. Participating tweens must be ages 8-13. Join us for this guardian-supervised playtime including four-square, games, and more!
Total Fitness Classes
8:30-9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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.
8:15-9:15 a.m. on Wednesdays. 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
8:15-9:15 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Cost: $4, or two punches on a punch card, per session. Registration deadline: 5 p.m. on the day before class. Rise and Shine! Start your day off right with a morning yoga class led by registered yoga teacher, Jenny Trussell or Mindy Wise! Bring a yoga mat, water, and a positive attitude! No yoga activities on Friday, April 15, and Monday, May 30.
Running Over 50
6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning April 13. Cost: free. Registration deadline: April 12. Join this 8-week series designed to help individuals over 50 to increase their fitness. The goal of the program is to be able to run a 5K together at the end of the program. Class meets at the Farragut Community Center. Please wear running shoes and attire and bring your own water.
Painting with Ella
Learn to paint a beautiful piece of art for your home. All materials are provided by the instructor. No previous painting experience is required. All are welcome! Join one session, a few or all.
1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, $20
1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, $20
1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, $25
1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, $25
1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, $25
Painting with Durga
Learn to paint in this step-by-step class with instructor Durga. All materials provided by the instructor. No previous painting experience is required. Participants will get the chance to paint a different seasonal painting each session. Join one session, a few or all.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 – Bunny, $35
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 – Spring Bike, $35
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 – Love Blooms, $35
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 – Spring Cactus, $35
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 – Funky Flamingo, $35
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 – Viva Margarita, $35
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 – Be Kind, $45
Abhi's Free Art Classes
Join us for a week of art classes Monday, June 13 through Saturday, June 18. Cost: free. Learn new art techniques from Abhikhya. All materials provided by the instructor. No previous experience required. Spaces are limited.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Ages 5-10
12-2 p.m. - Ages 11-15
Dogwood Arts Wildflower Hikes - Canceled
Choose from two sessions: 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Cost: free, but preregistration required. Join an Ijams Nature Center Certified Naturalist on a wildflower walk. Explore the beauty of the park and view spring blooms on a guided tour. Register at townoffarragut.org/register by Friday, April 1.
How Early Presidents Handled Diversity
10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, in the large classroom. Cost: free. Join Timothy Holder, former Walters State history professor and author, to learn about how early presidents handled the adversity they experienced. This talk is open to all.
How to Get Your Book Written
6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Assembly Hall. Cost: free. Join Timothy Holder, former Walters State history professor and author, to learn about how to take a book idea and turn it into a completed book. This program is limited to participants 18 and older.
Making Medicare Easier
6-7 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, April 29. Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.
TWRA Boating Safety Education
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on select Saturdays: April 30, May 21, June 18 and 25. 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.
Open Jam Session
1-3 p.m. on April 22. Cost: free. Join local musicians for a jam session. Musicians and music lovers of all ages are welcome to bring an instrument and join the group or sit in the audience and enjoy some tunes.