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VOL. 43 | NO. 3 | Friday, January 18, 2019

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Green & Gold Gala. The event, hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs, is the premier fundraising event at Knoxville Catholic High School. Featuring cocktails, silent and live auctions, dining, dancing and music. Saturday, 6 p.m. $100 per person. Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Ave., Knoxville. Information

SATURDAY, JAN. 26

Evergreen Ball

A celebration of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its supporters with Friends of the Smokies. The event features cocktails; dinner; silent and live auctions; and live music. 6 p.m. $500 per person, table of 10, $5,000. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

JAN. 29-30

Veterans and Business

The two-day event includes a dinner with keynote speaker Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC retired, on Friday with entertainment by Lee Greenwood, at 6:30 p.m., and an Expo and Veteran Job Fair on Saturday, 10:30-3:30 p.m., providing the opportunity for the veteran business owner to connect with other veteran-owned companies, chambers of commerce, elected officials, government agencies, active duty and retired military personnel and veteran-focused nonprofits. Dinner $70 for members of the TN Veterans Business Association, $85 for non-members. The job fair is free to attend. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., Knoxville. Information

FRIDAY, FEB. 1

Regional Legislative Agenda Breakfast

The event held by the Knoxville Chamber, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Blount Partnership, outlines the legislative priorities of the region. Registration is with blountchamber.com. 7:30 a.m. $30 chamber members; $40 non-members. Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Information

Pellissippi fundraising

The college hosts its “Campaign for Pellissippi State Kick-Off Event” at two campus locations in Knox and Blount counties. The first kickoff will be held at 10:15 a.m. at 10915 Hardin Valley Road in Knoxville, with the second one at 10:45 a.m. at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Friendsville. The event is open to the public. Sign up online to reserve a spot at either campus. Information

Beat the Winter Blues

This event is a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House and offers wine, cheese, music and beautiful blooming flowers at Stanley’s Greenhouses and Plant Farm, 3029 Davenport Road, Knoxville. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $40 per person. Information

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

Legal workshop for families

Student attorneys from the University of Tennessee College of Law Homer A. Jones, Jr. Wills Clinic can help with preparing conservatorships, wills, and other documents for clients who meet eligibility guidelines. The students are supervised by an experienced estate planning attorney. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Children’s Hospital Rehab Center, 1025 Children’s Way, Knoxville. There is no charge for legal services for wills or conservatorships for those who qualify for TennCare or meet other income guidelines. Information

Snowflake Ball

The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee’s Office on Aging will hold the annual event, now in its 11th year, which is a significant fundraiser to benefit the Senior Companion Program. A Snowflake Ball King and Queen will be recognized. 6 p.m. $45 for early bird registration; $60 day of the event. Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave. Knoxville. Information

The Red Shoe Gala

CASA of East Tennessee’s annual event, now in its seventh year, features a Wizard of Oz theme of “There’s No Place Like Home” with signature cocktails, beer and wine, dinner, desserts, silent auction, dancing and live music by The Coveralls. Red shoes are encouraged. All proceeds benefit CASA of East Tennessee to improve the lives of abused and neglected children through trained volunteers who advocate for safe, permanent, loving homes. 7 p.m. $115/$200; $1,000, table of eight $200. The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Ave., Knoxville. Information: Information

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

State Legislators’ Hospitality & Tourism Lunch

A networking and luncheon event will be held, sponsored by the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association, Visit Knoxville and Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council, with the region’s state legislators. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Tim Ezzell, director of the University of Tennessee’s Community Partnership Center, who will discuss the “Appalachian Regional Commission Study on Economics of Tourism.” Attire is business/business casual. A special presentation, “9 Lake Excellence in Tourism Awards,” also is part of the luncheon. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. The Change Center, 203 Harriet Tubman St. Information

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

Golden Gala

The Knoxville Bar Association will hold an event “Golden Gala” to recognize attorneys who have been licensed to practice 50 years or more. The event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Holly’s Eventful dining, along with complimentary beer, wine and a signature cocktail. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, 9133 Hunter Valley Lane, Knoxville. Information

Lover’s Cabaret

The Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus will hold its cabaret show and bachelor auction with a cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus. 7-11 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville. Information

FEB. 14-16

Chocolate & Wine Opener

Marble City Opera’s event features singers Michael Rodgers, Maurice Hendricks, Dominick White, Breyon Ewing and Brandon Gibson (accompanied by pianist Brandon Coffer), who will serenade attendees with romantic selections from operatic, musical theater and standard repertoires. The event includes a selection of chocolate desserts, provided by Holly Hambright of Holly’s Eventful Dinning, expertly paired with a variety of wines. The three-evening event is held from Feb. 14-16. Holly’s Gourmet’s Market & Café, 5107 Kingston Pike. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $75 per ticket. Information

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

Martinis & Movies Gala

The benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Knoxville Chapter, includes red carpet runway; entertainment; dinner; bar, including signature martinis, beer and wine; silent and live auctions; and an award show recognizing the accomplishments of the “Rising Stars,” who have been chosen on the basis of leadership, volunteer roles and business excellence. 7-10 p.m., $100 per ticket, $1,250, table of 10. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

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