Education

Spring 2018

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.

TWRA Boating Safety Education


Saturday, March 31, 10:00AM – 4:30 PM – one-day class
Monday & Tuesday, April 2 – 3, 6 – 9 PM – two-day class
Saturday, May 5, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM – one-day class
Monday & Tuesday, May 14 – 15, 6 – 9 PM – two-day class
Saturday, May 26, 10:00AM – 4:30PM – one-day class
Monday & Tuesday, June 11 – 12, 6 – 9 PM – two-day class
Saturday, June 16, 10:00AM – 4:30PM – one-day class
Monday & Tuesday, June 25 – 26, 6 – 9 PM – two-day class
Saturday, June 30, 10:00AM – 4:30 PM – one-day class
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.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


Fridays through April 13, 10 AM – 3 PM. 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.


Optimist Club of West Knoxville 20th Annual Lawnmower Safety Clinic


Saturday, April 21, 8 AM – 12 PM at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. For 5th – 8th 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 8:30 AM, 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!

Stop the Bleed Training and Certification (two options)


Option 1: Monday, May 7, 2:30 PM in the community room. Cost: Free. Registration deadline is Friday, May 4.
Option 2: Tuesday, May 22, 6PM in the community room. Cost: Free. Registration deadline is Friday, May 18.
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.

Senior Education Classes


Intro to Instagram & Twitter


Wednesday, April 4, 10 AM – 12 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday, April 3.
Cost: $30. Must be 55 or older to attend and bring your own device to access Instagram and Twitter to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early!


Normal Aging vs. Dementia Lunch & Learn


Monday, April 16, 12:30 PM. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, April 13. Instructor: Melanie Cahill with Choices in Senior Care. This presentation discusses differences between normal cognitive changes and those that occur in dementia. The program will outline risk factors and the importance of early diagnosis. A light lunch will be provided for those who register.

iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors (two options)


Option 1: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 17 & 18, 10 AM – 12 PM in the Town Hall Community Room. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, April 16.
Option 2: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 5 & 6, 10 AM – 12 PM in the Town Hall Board Room. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, June 4.
Cost: $45. Must be 55 or older to attend. You must bring your iPad or iPhone to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early!

Basic Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet for Seniors (two options)


Option 1: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 17 & 18, 12:30 – 2:30 PM in the Town Hall Community Room. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, April 16.
Option 2: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 5 & 6, 12:30 – 2:30 PM in the Town Hall Board Room. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, June 4.
Cost: $45. Must be 55 or older to attend. You must bring your own Samsung device to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early!


Facebook for Seniors


Tuesday, May 1, 10 AM – 12 PM in Conference Room A. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, April 30.
Cost: $30. Must be 55 or older to attend. You must bring your own device to access Facebook during the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early!

Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone/Tablet Camera for Seniors


Tuesday, May 1, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM in Conference Room A. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, April 30.
Cost: $30. Must be 55 or older to attend and must bring your own device to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early!

Intro to Pinterest


Tuesday, May 8, 10 AM – 12 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, May 7.
Cost: $30. Must be 55 or older to attend and bring your own device to access Pinterest to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early!

Awesome Apps for Seniors


Tuesday, May 8, 12:30 – 2:30 PM in Conference Room A. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, May 7.
Cost: $30. Must be 55 or older to attend and bring your own device to access social media to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early!


AARP Smart Driving Program


Friday, May 18, 8:30 AM – 5 PM. Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-AARP members. Bring cash or check to the class. Registration deadline: Monday, May 14. 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%) on their auto insurance. The program, which is taught by trained AARP volunteers, is designed to cover such topics as age-related physical changes and declining perceptual skills and to 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.

Advanced Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet for Seniors


Tuesday & Wednesday, May 22 & 23, 10 AM – 12 PM in the Town Hall Board Room. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, May 21.
Cost: $45. Must be 55 or older to attend. You must bring your Android device to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early!

Advanced iPad/iPhone for Seniors


Tuesday & Wednesday, May 22 & 23, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM in the Town Hall Board Room. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, May 21.
Cost: $45. Must be 55 or older to attend. You must bring your iPad or iPhone to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early!