Calendar returning

The News-Herald will be resuming the weekly community calendar in April.

Groups or persons wanting an event posted can submit items to news@news-herald.net.

Submissions should include the time and place, contact information and any additional details readers might need. Items may be edited for length and content.

Blood drive

Bethany Baptist Church, 3586 Highway 72 N., Loudon, will hold a blood drive 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday. Donors must wear a face mask.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment, call 865-524-3074.

LCES registering students

Lenoir City Elementary School will hold preschool applications and screening and kindergarten student registration for new students only.

Preschool application day will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 16, at 200 East Broadway, Lenoir City.

Kindergarten registration is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 23. Families should enter the central office building on the flag pole/post office side.

Preschool application is for children who are 4 years old before Aug. 15 and eligible for enrollment in Lenoir City Schools.

Parents should bring their child to be registered, proof of residency, proof of employment/income, and the child’s official birth certificate, Social Security card and shot/physical record with a physician’s signature.

Kindergarten registration is for students who are 5 years old before Aug. 15 and eligible for enrollment in Lenoir City Schools.

Parents should bring their child to be registered, proof of residency, and the child’s official birth certificate, Social Security card and shot/physical record with physician’s signature.

FAST PASS — Kindergarten registration packets will be available for new students only through Friday, April 9, at the Family Resource Center. Proof of residency will be required to pick up a packet.

Child Find screenings are available for 3-year-olds.

Free screenings include developmental, speech and hearing. COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

For more information, contact the FRC from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 865-986-0518 or 865-988-7256 (Spanish).