General Education

Fall 2019

All 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.

Fall into Wellness with Essential Oils

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6-7:30 PM. Cost: Free, but you must register by Monday, Oct. 14. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Fortify and support your immune, respiratory and digestive systems and guard yourself against the stress of the season. 

Spooktacular Night Hike with Ijams Nature Center (ages 10 and up)

Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-8 p.m. at the Burnside Pavilion at Founders Park at Campbell Station. Cost: $5 for individuals, $10 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Registration deadline: Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Join us on a spooky night hike in search of bats, raccoons and whatever else the night has to offer. Learn about the nocturnal animals of East Tennessee and how they are getting ready for winter. Costumes are encouraged! To register, visit Ijams.org or call (865)577-4717 ext. 127.

Lunch & Learn: Keeping Mentally Fit 

Monday, Oct. 28, 12:30-2 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 25. Instructor: Melanie Cahill of Care Around the Block. Ever wonder what you can do to make your brain more resistant to cognitive decline? Is your forgetfulness normal? Hear research-backed tips on ways to keep mentally fit as you age. A light lunch will be provided to those who preregister.  

Make & Take: Basket Weaving

Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $50. Registration deadline: Monday, Oct. 28. Instructor: Sheri Burns with the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center and Pellissippi State Community College. Make a cute basket with multiple color options. This class is appropriate for beginning weavers. All tools and supplies provided by the instructor.  

Making Medicare Easier

Monday, Nov. 4, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 1. Instructor: Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.

Essential Oils: Natural Living

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Monday, Nov. 4. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Learn how to live a more natural life. Join us as we discuss ways to remove chemicals and toxins from our everyday products.

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, Nov. 8, 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, Nov. 4. 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.

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

Saturday, Nov. 16, 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, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. Instructor: Nick Stahlman from Ijams Nature Center. Meet at the covered picnic table by the playground at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. This program opens your eyes to the hidden world of insects during the chilly months of fall and winter. Nets and insect collection devices will be provided. To register, visit Ijams.org or call (865) 577-4717 ext. 127.

Stop the Bleed Training and Certification

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1-2:30 p.m. in the community room. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Monday, Nov. 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.

Making Social Security Easier

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6-7 p.m. Cost: free. Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 29. Instructor: Garrett Crawford of Providence Advisors Group. Learn the basics of Social Security so you can make informed decisions about when to file.

Essential Oils: Holiday Make & Take

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $8. Registration deadline: Monday, Dec. 9. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Make beautiful oil-infused gifts for everyone on your list! Participants will make scented bath salts, festive room spray and a holiday roller.