General Education

Spring 2019

All spring 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.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Fridays through April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No appointment necessary. At no charge, volunteers will complete and e-file IRS tax returns for lower income and senior taxpayers. Sponsored by the Town of Farragut and the Internal Revenue Service.

TWRA Boating Safety Education

Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – one-day class
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – one-day class
Monday & Tuesday, May 20 – 21, 6-9 p.m. – two-day class
Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – one-day class
Pre-registration 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.

Optimist Club 20th Annual Lawnmower Safety Clinic

Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. For fifth- through eighth-graders, this free clinic covers basic mower maintenance, mower and trimmer safety, etc. An adult must attend the clinic with the participant. Lunch and safety gear provided. On-site registration starts at 8 a.m., but participants are encouraged to pre-register. Email Sharon Davis at sadavis@utk.edu to receive a registration form via email. Registration forms are also available at Farragut Town Hall and Farragut Lawn and Tractor and should be faxed to 215-2933 or mailed to the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, 400 Main St., Ste. 560, Knoxville, TN 37902. All participants will be entered to win a new gas-powered trimmer!

Beginner Drawing: Mandala

Tuesday, April 16, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $50 (includes all materials). Registration deadline: Monday, April 8. Instructor: Bailey Earith. Mandalas are beautiful circle designs found in cultures around the world. They are often used as a way to meditate and decrease stress. Class appropriate for all skill levels.

Essential Oils: Spring Cleaning 

Wednesday, April 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Monday, April 15. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Join this month to discuss natural ways to deep clean your house without using toxic chemicals. Learn creative ways to organize your home cleaning routine for the entire year.

Bird Egg Hunt with Ijams Nature Center (for ages 6 and up)

Saturday, April 20, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $5 for individuals, $10 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the Longstreet Pavilion at Founders Park. Fun for the whole family! This program will have you scouring various habitats searching for all the different places our native animals lay eggs. You never know what you will find. To register, visit Ijams.org or call (865) 577-4717 ext. 127.

Lunch & Learn: Dementia vs. Normal Aging 

Monday, April 29, 12:30-2 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, April 26. 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.

Five Events that Changed the Course of World War II

Monday, May 6, 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration is appreciated but not required. Frank Galbraith, retired Farragut Middle School history teacher, shares stories about some of the seemingly unexplainable events that shaped WWII.

Intro to Book Making: Envelope Book 

Tuesday, May 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $60 (includes all materials). Registration deadline: Monday, April 29. Instructor: Bailey Earith. Come create a cute art book from upcycled materials. The finished book is great for an art journal, diary, or scrapbook. Appropriate for all skill levels.

Essential Oils: Mother-Daughter Make & Take

Wednesday, May 8, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Registration deadline: Friday, May 3. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. A specific scent has the power to bring back wonderful memories. Bring your daughter or a friend and come create your own unique scent with oils to make a new memory together. Everyone will go home with a roller bottle of perfume and a jar of bath salts.

Making Medicare Easier

Tuesday, May 14, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, May 10. Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.

Dendrology 101 with Ijams Nature Center (for ages 10 and up)

Saturday, May 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $5 for individuals, $10 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the covered picnic table at the main entrance to Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road. Dive into the world of dendrology – the study of trees and other woody plants. This program will teach you what characteristics to pay attention to when trying to identify a tree. Learn to understand leaf shape, flower structure, seed types, and what type of habitats individual trees prefer. You will never look at a forest the same way again. To register, visit Ijams.org or call (865) 577-4717 ext. 127.

Stop the Bleed Training and Certification

Thursday, May 30, 6-7:30 p.m. in the community room. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, May 24. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information program targeted to civilians that will inform, educate and empower the citizens of the United States.


​Make & Take: Dream Catcher


Tuesday, June 4, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $60 (includes all materials). Registration deadline: Tuesday, May 28. Instructor: Bailey Earith. Dream catchers are a Native American craft designed to help hold your good dreams. Create a beautiful dream catcher that you will be proud to display in your home or give as a gift. Appropriate for all skill levels.  

Essential Oils: Skin Safe Summer  

Wednesday, June 5, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, May 31. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Summer brings fun outdoor activities! Whether you are camping, hiking, swimming, or working in the garden, you will want to protect your skin. Learn about was to remain hydrated and care for your skin.


Make & Take: Rectangle Basket

Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $50. Registration deadline: Monday, June 17. Instructor: Sheri Burns with the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. Participants make a rectangular over-two-under-two basket with leather handles. Appropriate for all skill levels. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.


Water Critters with Ijams Nature Center (for ages 3 and up)

Saturday, June 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $5 for individuals, $10 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the Burnside Pavilion at Founders Park. Have you ever wondered what lives in your ponds and creeks? This program will have you flipping stones and dipping nets in search of insects, salamanders, and snails. Plan to get wet and have fun doing it! To register, visit Ijams.org or call (865) 577-4717 ext. 127.