General Education

Summer 2019

All summer 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

Monday, July 15, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, July 12.

Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.

Essential Oils: Succulent Garden Make & Take

Wednesday, July 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Registration deadline: Monday, July 15. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Create a fun, modern dish garden. Includes instruction, design assistance, one container, three succulents, gravel and essential oils. Add your favorite scent to diffuse within your home.

National Moth Week with Ijams Nature Center (ages 8 and up)

Saturday, July 20, 9-11:30 p.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, July 18. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the lower parking lot/restroom at McFee Park.  Moths are among the most diverse insects and are truly beautiful. This is a nighttime event where we will attract, collect and attempt to identify moths for a nationwide citizen science effort. To register, visit Ijams.org or call (865) 577-4717 ext. 127.

TWRA Boating Safety Education

Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – one-day class

Monday & Tuesday, Aug. 5-6, 6-9 p.m. – two-day class

Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – one-day class

Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – one-day class

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.

Lunch & Learn: Can We Talk? End of life issues conversation  

Monday, July 22, 12:30-2 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, July 19. Maureen Willis of Choices in Senior Care will discuss important end-of-life questions to examine and consider. A light lunch will be provided to those who preregister.  

Make & Take: Picnic Basket

Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $50. Registration deadline: Monday, July 29. Instructor: Sheri Burns with the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. Participants make a basket perfect for picnics with colored reed and coordinating handles. Appropriate for all skill levels. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.

Summer Insect Safari with Ijams Nature Center (ages 3 and up)

Saturday, Aug. 17, 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, Aug. 15. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the Saratoga Pavilion at Anchor Park. Fun for the whole family! This program will take you all over the park in search of everything the insect world has to offer. You never know what you will find. To register, visit Ijams.org or call (865) 577-4717 ext. 127.

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. Program kickoff is 6 p.m. at Farragut Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and classes are at 6 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Sept. 4 and 18, Oct. 2, 16 and 30. See article on page 2 for more information.

Essential Oils: Back to School Health

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Monday, Aug. 19. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. It’s that time of year: the kids are heading back to school and will bring home all kinds of new germs and challenges. Learn about Kristi’s top five back to school essential oils to help you navigate the upcoming school year.

Making Social Security Easier

Monday, Aug. 26, 6-7 p.m. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Friday, Aug. 23. Instructor: Garrett Crawford of Providence Advisors Group. Learn the basics of social security so you can make informed decisions about when to file.

d old jewelry parts, maybe an upcycled planter for all of those summer time herbs.

It is up to you- bring something to repurpose and we have the rest!!! Cost is $10 and we will have some refreshing and tasty treats for you.

Bring a friend, a neighbor or anyone who wants to get creative!!!
AARP Smart Driving Program

Friday, Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-AARP members. Bring cash or check to the class. Registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 9. Participants must bring their AARP membership card or their membership number to the class to receive the $5 discount. Membership numbers can be obtained by calling 1-888-687-2277. Participants must be 55 years of age or older and complete eight hours of class time to be eligible for a discount (up to 10 percent) on their auto insurance. The program, taught by trained AARP volunteers, is designed to cover such topics as age-related physical changes and declining perceptual skills and serve as a refresher course for the rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirements. Coffee and snacks are provided. Participants should bring a lunch.

Essential Oils: Balancing Healthy Emotions

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 16. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. We will have a light and fun discussion about emotions and some simple tools you can use to process them in real time. Also, learn some solid tools to make feeling and sharing emotions a little less scary.

Stop the Bleed Training and Certification

Thursday, Sept. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. in the community room. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 16. 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.

Fun Farragut Fungi with Ijams Nature Center (ages 10 and up)

Saturday, Sept. 21, 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, Sept. 19. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the Burnside Pavilion at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Toadstools, Dryad’s Saddles, Fairy Helmets, oh my!  This program will introduce you to the fascinating world of fungi and lichens. This hike may go off-trail: wear appropriate footwear. To register, visit Ijams.org or call (865) 577-4717 ext. 127.

Making Medicare Easier

Monday, Sept. 23, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 20.

Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.