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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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.

Summer Open Gym opportunities


Basketball, pickleball, kickball, dodgeball, badminton or lap walking
Reserve a time to play your favorite sport in the community center gym!
Open Gym hours are Mondays from 12-5 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m., Wednesdays from 12-5 p.m., and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. Cost: $2 per person for a half court. Days and times of Open Gym are subject to change. Please call the Parks & Rec office at 218-3376 to schedule gym time.

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, badminton or lap walking. You must call at least one hour before the start time to reserve a spot. For more information or to make a reservation, call 865-218-3376. 
 
Toddler Takeover (starts Tuesday, June 1)
Toddler Takeover, formerly known as Toddler Open Gym, is coming back! Join us on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the community center gym. Participating children must be walking to 5 years old. Cost: $2 per child per session; adults are free. Join us for this parent-supervised indoor playtime and let your child explore our bright, colorful, age-appropriate equipment!
 
Pickleball Open Gym (starts Friday, June 4)
Every Friday from 12-5 p.m. starting June 4, the gym is reserved just for pickleball. Court time is $2 per person per hour and no reservation is necessary: just bring your game face and your pickleball gear and get ready to play with the community! Every skill level is accepted and limited paddles are available for use.

 
Athletic Programs

Volleyball Leagues

Fitness

 

Knoxville Youth Athletics Summer Cross Country Program

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.

 

Family Yoga

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.

 

Total Fitness Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the community center gym. Cost: $4 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, starting July 16, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the community center. Cost: Free. Pre-registration required. Start your day right with a sunrise yoga class this summer! 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.

 

Youthful Yogis in the Park

Saturday, July 10, from 8:30-9 a.m. by the stage in the grassy area at Founders Park. Cost: Free. Please pre-register. Get your child moving with a delightful outdoor 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 will be taught through play and imagery with song, games, and imaginative lessons.  Parents/supervising adults can participate or simply observe, but must be present during the class. Bring a mat for each participant, and plenty of smiles and silliness!

 

Family Yoga in the Park

Saturday, Aug. 14, from 8:30-9 a.m. by the stage in the grassy area at Founders Park. Cost: Free. Please pre-register. Get moving this summer 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. The class introduces basic yoga poses, breathwork and stress-management techniques for all ages. At least one adult should accompany participating children. Bring a mat and a smile for each participant.

 

Pilates/Yoga Fusion

Six-week session: Tuesdays, Aug. 17 through Sept. 21, from 6-7 p.m. in the community center. Registration deadline: Friday, Aug. 13. 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. Please bring your own mat.

Education

 

July Summer Watercolor Workshop for Kids

Tuesdays, July 6-20 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: Friday, July 2. This is an introductory watercolor class geared for children ages 8-13; there is no need for prior knowledge of painting. The small class size allows for individual instruction and a more conversational classroom. The goal of this class is for kids to have fun while learning some basic art techniques. Each student will have completed paintings at the end of the course. All materials are provided by the instructor. See instructor Sierra Traister’s work on Instagram at @Bluestoneartistry.

 

Riding Out Market Volatility

Tuesday, July 13, 7-8:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: Free. Instructor: Cynthia Barreira. Learn with Cynthia about how to make market volatility work for you. In this informational seminar, you will discover ways to keep volatility in perspective, understand how volatility can lead to opportunity and learn strategies for maintaining a long-term approach to investing. Register by emailing nqiu@ft.newyorklife.com or call 865-686-8305

 

Our Place Art – Creativity and Art Expression

Two dates: Wednesday, July 14, or Thursday, September 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center large classroom. 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 an art expression class where participants create vibrant paintings. All materials provided by the instructor. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com.

 

Our Place Art – Social Skills & Board Games

Thursday, July 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center large classroom. 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 summer-themed social skills activity to make new friends! Participants will build friendships and social skills through playing social board games. Participants have an opportunity to create their own personalized board game. All materials are provided. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com​.

 

How to Talk with Your Physician

Thursday, July 15, 12:30-1 p.m. in the community center medium classroom. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Wednesday, July 14. Instructor: Debi Tuggle and staff from UT Medical Center. Join this free seminar to discuss how the conversations you have with your doctor can provide a full understanding of your situation and needs. This valuable class can help you remain independent and prevent falls. Treat issues before it is too late!

 

Dot Mandala Workshop for Beginners

Thursday, July 15, 6-8:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: $42. Registration deadline: Tuesday, July 13. Join artist Marianne Gansley of Piece of Sunshine Dotting for a fun new workshop! You will learn the basics of dot art and create a dot mandala painting through this relaxing and fun process. The class fee includes all tools and materials.

 

TWRA Boating Safety Education

Saturday, July 17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 24, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 14, 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 tn.gov/twra.

 

Make & Take: Ladybug Basket

Tuesday, July 20, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $30. Registration deadline: Friday, July 16. Instructor: Sheri Burns with the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. This class features a small round basket with a wooden base and ladybug embellishments, perfect for holding items or just for display, with multiple color options. This class is appropriate for all skill levels. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.

 

Making Medicare Easier

Two dates: Tuesday, July 20, or Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, July 16, and Friday, Sept. 17. Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.

 

Our Place Art – Rainbow Science

Wednesday, July 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center large classroom. 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 two rainbow-themed science experiments including rainbow paper color science and traveling colors. All materials are provided by the instructor. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com​.

 

Our Place Art – Garden Kits

Wednesday, July 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center large classroom. 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 fun-filled activity to explore nature, science and art! Participants will decorate their own terracotta pots and pick flower or vegetable seeds to grow at home. All materials are provided by the instructor. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com​.

Amazing Animals of Ijams

Thursday, July 22, 3-4:30 p.m. in the community center Assembly Hall. Cost: $4 for an individual or $25 for a family (up to two adults and four children). Registration deadline: Noon on Thursday, July 22. Join an Ijams Naturalist to meet a variety of live animal ambassadors that call Ijams Nature Center home. All of these animals are native to East Tennessee and can be found in your backyard. Learn some amazing facts about these animals, and how you can best respond if you encounter them. Turtles, snakes, birds, and an opossum will be on display. Register here.

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, July 29, from 12-5 p.m. in the community center Assembly Hall. To schedule an appointment, log on to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “RememberingTheBadges” or search by zip code 37934.

 

August Summer Watercolor Workshop for Kids

Tuesdays, Aug. 3, 17 and 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: Friday, July 30. This is an introductory watercolor class geared for children ages 8-13; there is no need for prior knowledge of painting. The small class size allows for individual instruction and a more conversational classroom. The goal of this class is for kids to have fun while learning basic art techniques. Each student will have completed paintings at the end of the course. All materials are provided by the instructor. See instructor Sierra Traister’s work on Instagram at @Bluestoneartistry.

 

Mixed Media for Kids

Two four-week sessions. Fridays, Aug. 6-27 or Sept. 3-24, from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: $60 for one student and $50 for each additional student. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 4, or Wednesday, Aug. 31. This class, geared for children ages 5-10, will allow kids to explore different kinds of painting and drawing. The class is structured for students to finish one project a week. However, if more time is needed, the participants can finish the following week. The small class size allows for individual instruction and a more conversational classroom where kids can have fun learning basic art techniques. All materials provided by the instructor.

Our Place Art Goal Setting

Thursday, Aug. 12, 4-5:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: Free. Instructor: Staff from Our Place Art, 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities through the arts. Join Our Place Art for a fun-filled goal-setting activity. Participants will create vision boards for the new school year. Bring a picture of yourself to add to your collage vision board; all other materials are provided by the instructor. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com​.

Making Social Security Easier

Monday, Aug. 16, 6-7 p.m. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Friday, Aug. 13. Instructor: Garrett Crawford of Providence Advisors Group. Learn the basics of social security so you can make informed decisions about when to file.

 

Intro to Farragut

Learn more about Farragut’s history, government structure and operations, public safety, education and volunteer opportunities in this unique series of classes. The program begins with a reception and program kickoff at Farragut Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Learn more and register here.

Home Safety Checklist for Fall Prevention

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 12:30-1 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Monday, Aug. 23. Instructor: Debi Tuggle and staff from UT Medical Center. Falls in the home are one of the top causes of injuries among older adults. Many of these injuries are caused by hazards in the home that are often overlooked. By spotting these hazards and taking steps to fix them, you can prevent injuries.

 

Our Place Art – Health, Nutrition and Gardening Part 1

Thursday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center large classroom. 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 fun activity to start learning about health, nutrition and gardening. In Part 1, participants will learn about healthy eating and start an at-home vegetable garden. All materials are provided by the instructor. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com​.

Our Place Art – Health, Nutrition and Gardening Part 2

Thursday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center large classroom. 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 fun activity to start learning about health, nutrition and gardening. Participants will make a garden stepping stone, and continue to learn about healthy eating and gardening in Part 2. All materials are provided by the instructor. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com​.

 

September Summer Watercolor Workshop for Kids

Tuesdays, Sept. 7-21 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: Friday, Sept. 3. This introductory watercolor class is geared for children ages 8-13; there is no need for prior knowledge of painting. The small class size allows for individual instruction and a more conversational classroom. The goal of this class is for kids to have fun while learning basic art techniques. Each student will have completed paintings at the end of the course. All materials are provided by the instructor. See instructor Sierra Traister’s work on Instagram at @Bluestoneartistry.

 

Our Place Art – Social/Life Skills

Thursday, September 23, 4-5:30 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: Free. Instructor: Staff from Our Place Art, 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities through the arts. Join Our Place Art for a fun-filled social awareness/life-skills activity. Participants will make greeting cards to share with others. All materials provided by the instructor. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com​.

Our Place Art – Friendship and Social Skills

Thursday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the community center large classroom. Cost: Free. Instructor: Staff from Our Place Art, 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities through the arts. Join us for a social skills activity to build friendship and social skills through playing friendship bingo, a scavenger hunt and other teambuilding activities. All materials provided by the instructor. Pre-registration is required; email info@ourplaceart.com​.

Special Events

 

Freedom Run and 33rd Annual Independence Day Parade

Saturday, July 3. One- and two-mile race starts at 9 a.m. near Farragut Town Hall. Register here. Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on Kingston Pike in front of Farragut High School and ends at the former Ingles shopping center.

 

MusicFest at West End

Friday, July 9, and Saturday, July 10, at West End Shopping Center. Hosted by Shop Farragut. Cost: free. More info is available here.

 

The Lawn Chair Concert Series (MamaJam Productions)

Saturday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Bring your picnic basket and lawn chairs for two more family-friendly outdoor concerts! See Lawn Chair Concert Series on Facebook for more info.

 

Dog Daze V

Aug. 13-15 at Village Green Shopping Center. A free “pooch plunge” for local dogs is 4-7 p.m. on Friday, and the regional DockDogs competition is Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More info is available here.

 

19th Annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet

Saturday, Aug. 14, 9-11 a.m. at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Cost: free. Kids get up close and personal with big equipment used by the Town of Farragut and private companies like Rural/Metro and Smyrna Ready Mix.

 

ArtFest

Sunday, Sept. 12, from 1-3 p.m. at the Farragut Community Center. More information to come.

 

30th Annual Free Day of Putt-Putt

Monday, Sept. 20, 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.

 

Upcoming 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.

 

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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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