General Education

Winter 2019

All fall classes, workshops and events will be held at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Register at townoffarragut.org/register, in person at Town Hall or by phone (218-3375). Payment is due at the time of registration. All credit card payments will incur a transaction fee. Cash and check payments are also accepted when registering in person. No refunds are given. The Town of Farragut is not responsible for costs associated with the purchase of supplies when a class is canceled.

Making Medicare Easier

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6-7 p.m. (register by Monday, Jan. 21)

Tuesday, March 19, 6-7 p.m. (register by Monday, March 18)

Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Cost: free, preregistration is appreciated but not required. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.

Make & Take: Wellness for the Whole Family

Wednesday, Jan.  23, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Registration deadline: Monday, Jan. 21. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Learn about 11 different essential oils that can benefit the wellness of the entire family. Choose your favorite oils to create a personal wellness salve to take home.

Lunch & Learn: Dementia vs. Normal Aging

Monday, Jan. 28, 12:30-2 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 23. Melanie Cahill of Choices in Senior Care will discuss normal changes that occur with aging, compared to changes associated with dementia. Components of successful aging will also be discussed. A light lunch will be provided for those who preregister.

Stop the Bleed Training and Certification

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 23. Instructor: Debi Tuggle and staff from UT Medical Center.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Fridays, Feb. 1 – April 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Farragut Town Hall Board Room. No appointment necessary – assistance is free. Volunteers will complete and e-file IRS tax returns for lower income and senior taxpayers. Taxpayers should bring wage and earnings statements (form W-2 from employers and form 1099-MISC from clients); interest, dividend, capital gains, pension, IRA and social security statements; a list of items that might be considered for itemized deductions, support for other income and credits and a copy of last year’s tax return. Please bring social security cards for all persons listed on the return. Sponsored by the Town of Farragut and the Internal Revenue Service. Please note: In addition to the Farragut site, VITA will also be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 31 through April 11 at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 616 Fretz Road. Saturday appointment are also available at the Love Kitchen, 2418 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 748-0151 for more info.

Tax Reform: Updates to 2019

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1-2:30 p.m. Cost: Free, but you must register by Friday, Feb. 8. Robert Tardio, Master Tax Advisor of H&R Block, will discuss important changes to tax reform that affect virtually all taxpayers, with extra attention to changes occurring in 2019.

Essential Oils for Littles

Wednesday, Feb.  20, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: free, but you must preregister by Monday, Feb. 18. Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme will talk about safe ways to use oils on your children. This includes dilution ratios, roller bottles and tips for one of your most important roles – Dr. Parent.

Ijams Live Animals: Reptiles

Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $5 for individuals, $10 for families (up to two adults and any children under 18 years old). Registration and payment deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 20. Location: Town Hall community room. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Learn amazing facts and debunk myths while meeting some of the scaly creatures that call East Tennessee home – a snake and a turtle. Ijams enforces a strict no-touching policy with all live animals. Register by calling 577-4717 ext. 110 or visit Ijams.org.

Magnificent Tennesseans – 200 Years of Stories and Songs

Monday, March 4, 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration is appreciated but not required.

Frank Galbraith, retired Farragut Middle School history teacher, shares stories about the Alamo, Sergeant York, Thunder Road, Davy Crockett, Dolly Parton, Pat Summitt and more! Events are accompanied by historically correct music.

Introduction to Colored Pencils

Thursday, March 7, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $38. Registration deadline: Thursday, Feb. 21. Instructor: Barbara Enser. Learn general information and techniques, including basics of applying colors, strokes, pressure, etc. Learn to draw a clay pot on paper. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Make & Take – Bandana Basket

Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $50. Registration deadline: Friday, March 1. Instructor: Sheri Burns with the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. This class features a market basket and fancy bandana liner. Dyed reed and matching bandanas (red, black, blue or pink) are available to personalize. This class is appropriate for all skill levels. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.

Natural Living with Plant-Based Resources

Wednesday, March 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: free, but you must preregister by Monday, March 11. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Come learn the basics to living with and using essential oils. 

Colored Pencils: The Next Steps

Thursday, March 14, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $41 for those who participated in introductory class; $42.50 for new students. Registration deadline: Thursday, Feb. 28. Instructor: Barbara Enser. Attendance at Introduction to Colored Pencils or previous experience is required. Students will complete the project “bird nest with eggs,” which is suitable for framing. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Ijams Live Animals: Fuzzy Friends

Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $5 for individuals, $10 for families (up to two adults and any children under 18 years old). Registration and payment deadline: Wednesday, March 13. Location: Town Hall community room. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet a Virginia opossum and tarantula; learn amazing facts and debunk myths. Ijams enforces a strict no-touching policy with all live animals. Register by calling 577-4717 ext. 110 or visit Ijams.org.

Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. Learn to make a charming Christmas woven basket suitable for many purposes. This class is appropriate for beginning weavers. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.

TWRA Boating Safety Education

Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Town Hall community room

No 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 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.