Events happening today in our area

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Here's a look at what's going on in our area throughout this Monday.

The University of Tennessee's John C. Hodges Library becomes a relaxation center all week to help students with final exam week stress. An ice cream social will be today from noon to 2 p.m.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox Co. Mayor Tim Burchett are announcing dates for the Tour de Fleur wildflower walking series and other walking programs at an event in the Ijams Nature Center at 10 a.m.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch are presenting awards for the 2011 Officer of the Year, Civilian Employee of the Year, Reserve Officer of the Year and Explorer of the Year in a luncheon at The Foundry in World's Fair Park at 11:30 a.m.

Carol Smith will be named a Home Federal Bank Hometown Hero in a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the Home Federal Bank on Chapman Hwy in Knoxville.

Morristown West High School is celebrating raising enough money to build a school for a Kenyan village in an assembly at 2 p.m.

Dr. Barry Dew will be named a Home Federal Bank Hometown Hero in a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in the Home Federal Bank on the Parkway in Sevierville.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero is annoucing a desigation being given to Knoxville for its efforts fighting childhood obesity in the City County Building at 3:30 p.m.

The Knox Co. Board of Education is conducting a work session to prepare for Wednesday's monthly meeting at the Andrew Johnson Building on Gay Street at 5 p.m.

The University of Tennessee is celebrating work fixing up two historical cemetaries with the City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Re-Animation at ribbon cutting at the intersection of S. Kyle St. and Kenner Ave. in East Knoxville at 5 p.m.

Local 8 News Sports Reporter Daryl Hobby is speaking in the Heritage High School Annual Leadership Banquet from at 6 pm in the Airport Hilton.

The P-16 Council of Loudon County is bringing David Monsouri from the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) to talk about challenges faced by schools in Tennessee and particularly Loudon County in an event at the First Baptist Church at 6 p.m.

The University of Tennessee is holding a free screening of the documentary American Teacher at 7 p.m. in the Clarence Brown Theatre. A panel discussion will follow the film to talk about challenges facing public education.

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