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VOL. 44 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 23, 2020

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Drive-thru Halloween. The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will host a drive-thru Children’s Halloween Party Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be a drive-thru beginning at the Oak Ridge Civic Center west side parking area and ending at the Oak Ridge Library east side parking area. Event participants will be able to enjoy Halloween scenes, pick up preordered T-shirts, and children 4 years old to fourth grade will receive treats. Employees and volunteers will sanitize frequently and be required to wear masks or face coverings when approaching a car and when within 6 feet of another person. Any participants wishing to come in to view the spooky scenes and receive treats will also be required to wear masks or face coverings. To assure a smooth event, there will be lane closures and traffic shifts along Oak Ridge Turnpike. The Turnpike will have the right eastbound lane closed to through traffic; the right lane will turn right into the Civic Center Parking area to join in on the children’s party. The westbound left turning lane will be closed and there will be no left turns into the Civic Center. The left eastbound lane on Oak Ridge Turnpike heading toward Clinton will be open to through traffic; westbound travel lanes heading away from Clinton will be open. Free event. Register at Eventbrite.com. Information

OCT. 29-31

Victorian Séance Experience

Mabry-Hazen House will host the event inside the parlors of the 1858 historic house. The kickoff event is Oct. 29 with two additional experiences, also from 6-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31. Relying on primary sources from the 19th century and the guidance of a Victorian medium, Mabry-Hazen House will reenact a Victorian séance and give “investigators” an immersive experience filled with “mysterious and startling wonders.” Séances will occur every 20 minutes starting at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Guests must select a specific date and time to reserve their seat. They should arrive 15 minutes before their table reservation. Each session is limited to eight guests, tickets must be purchased in advance and all attendees must be 16 or older. $20. Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville. Information

FRIDAY, OCT. 30

Drive-in movie

Get ready for Halloween with a screening of the popular movie, “Hocus Pocus,’’ presented at Chilhowee Park this year in lieu of the long-running “Movies on Market Square” series. Each vehicle may bring in the number of passengers for which it is rated (number of seatbelts). Vehicles will also have an adjacent parking space for blankets or lawn chairs. Attendees must have an FM radio to hear the movie. Admission is free, but all moviegoers must register to gain entrance at www.knoxlib.org/movies. All movies are PG13 or less, but parents are encouraged to check the parental guides for their families. Everyone must adhere to the Five Core Actions set forth by the Board of Health. Information

Spooktacular Extravaganza

The Foothills Mall in Maryville is hosting drive-thru trick or treating 5-8 p.m. Free. Attendees can compete in an online costume contest, decorated car contest or even a Howl-O-Ween costume contest for dogs at Pet Supplies Plus. Information

THURSDAY, NOV. 5

Emerald Youth Foundation Legacy Dinner

The organization honors a community leader who is making a difference in the lives of children. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Sharon J. Pryse, CEO and founder of The Trust Company is the honoree. The Emerald Youth Foundation holds its annual dinner, now in its 12th year, to honor a of Tennessee, will be the 2020 honoree. Emerald Youth serves center-city youths through a holistic approach focused on faith, learning and health. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Knoxville. Information

FRIDAY, NOV. 6

Les Trois Chefs Virtual 2020

The signature food-and-wine-pairing event is an annual benefit for Childhelp Tennessee. The event raises funds to support the programs and services of Childhelp Children’s Center of East Tennessee, which provides forensic services, medical exams and mental health counseling for victims of child abuse. Contact Eddie Smith at 865-637-1753 or jsmith@childhelp.org. Information

SATURDAY, NOV. 7

Drive-in concert

BigWheel Events and Wilderness at the Smokies present The Bijou Theatre Benefit Drive-In Concert, taking place at Soaky Mountain Waterpark Saturday, Nov. 7 featuring Atlanta, Georgia’s Yacht Rock Revue.The Bijou Theatre is one of the many crown jewels for Knoxville, and we want to do whatever we can to assist in keeping their doors open. We hope others will join us in the endeavor!,” said Parker Frost, CEO of BigWheel. Prices start at $175, which includes up to 6 people per car. Food and beverages will be available for sale on-site. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Information

TUESDAY, NOV. 10

East Tennessean of the Year Award

Established in 2011 by the East Tennessee Historical Society board of directors, the award periodically recognizes and honors an East Tennessee history maker who is an ambassador for the region and represents integrity, dignity, leadership and the volunteer spirit. The award recognizes a recent accomplishment or compilation of accomplishments in any field that improves the lives of others. The 2020 recipient will be announced at a later date. 6:30-10 p.m. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

THURSDAY, NOV. 12

Virtual Impact Awards

The Young Professionals of Knoxville will host a condensed version of the Impact Awards virtually, 6-7:30 p.m. Two Outstanding Young Professionals, YPK Member of the Year, and Leadership Certificate graduates will be presented. The Impact Award winner will be our keynote speaker. Free and open to members and nonmembers. Information

NOV 14

UT Football

Vols vs. Texas A&M, Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way. Time: TBA. Information

SUNDAY, NOV. 15

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon – Virtual Event

The 16th annual event will move to a virtual format Nov. 7-15 to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19 and allow runners to safely participate while achieving their personal goals in 2020. The virtual event will include the Covenant Kids Run, 5K, half-marathon, marathon and relay events, and participants will be able to upload their results via the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon website. In early November, the start line, mile markers and finish line for all courses will be painted. Registrants can use the markers to run the actual route during the nine-day virtual race period or complete their run or walk at their preferred location, such as in a neighborhood, on a greenway trail or on a treadmill. Information

Arrowmont’s Virtual Dinner and Auction

“Meet the Artists,” an annual event held by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts that features the work of the artists, will be a virtual one in 2020. The online auction will start Nov. 1 and end Nov. 14 at noon with winners announced Nov. 15 at the virtual event. A four-course, Italian-themed dinner will be delivered, ready to serve, in the afternoon of Nov. 15. The menu includes: charcuterie board, Caprese salad, chicken diavolo, osso buco, bread and herbed olive oil, tiramisu and panacotta, a choice of red or white wine or both. Attendees also may pick up the meal at one of two designated locations in Knoxville and Sevierville. The online reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Information

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