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VOL. 42 | NO. 29 | Friday, July 20, 2018

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Shakespeare on the Square. Two of the magnificent plays of Williams Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, are rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square through mid-August. $15 per person for VIP seating. No admission charge for general seating, but donations are appreciated. Cymbeline, 7 p.m., July 26, 28, and August 3, 5, 9, & 11. Special performance at Blount County Library in Maryville on July 30. Henry IV, Part One, 7 p.m. July 27, 29 and August 2, 4, 10, 12. Indoor matinee performances, August 5: Henry IV, Part One, Scruffy City Hall at 32 Market Square. Both shows begin at 2 p.m. $15 at the door. Information

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

Election

2018 Knox County general election and federal/state primaries, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Information

SATURDAY, AUG. 4

Summer Wines Party

The annual event, benefiting CASA of East Tennessee, will feature summer food, a variety of wines and live music by the Old City Buskers. Sponsorships are available starting for $100. Door prize tickets can be purchased at the event for $20 each; must be present to win. The event will be held outdoors/indoors, and there will be fans. Attire is summer chic casual. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $75; $125 per couple. Crescent Bend House & Gardens, 2728 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information

TUESDAY, AUG. 7

Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

The event, established in 1982, celebrates sports and serves as a significant fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Ten individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for achievements in athletics, media, coaching, sports administration and officiating. R.A. Dickey, a former Tennessee baseball player and Cy Young Award winner will be the guest speaker. Other honorees include Knoxville’s Most Outstanding Male and Female High School Athletes of the Year, Chad Pennington Professional Athlete of the Year, Pat Summitt Ignite Greatness Award Special Recognition, Thanks for the Memories Award and the Will McKamey Spirit Award. 5:30-9 p.m. $150 per ticket; $1,500, table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Information

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8

Girl Scouts Luncheon

The third annual Trefoil Society event will honor community leader Sandra “Sandy” T. Martin, an adjunct instructor at the University of Tennessee and owner of Sandra T. Martin Designs. The Trefoil Society is a group of individuals who support the Girl Scouts with financial gifts. Donations are optional and welcome at the event. Attire is business or business casual. 11:30 a.m. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

SATURDAY AUG, 11

Chef’s Dinner

The benefit is the L5 Foundation’s signature fundraising event and features a farm-to-table theme with local chefs. L5, which provides temporary support and a safety net for cancer patients, raises and distributes funds to organizations focused on basic patient care. 6:30-9 p.m. RiverView Family Farm, 12130 Prater Lane, Knoxville. Information

Feast with the Beasts

Now in its 24th year, the signature event for Zoo Knoxville has with food, libations and live entertainment. Ticket price includes all food, drink and entertainment. Open only to guests 21 and older; photo ID is required. 7-11 p.m. $89 in advance; $99, day of event. Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. Information

A Little Night Music Gala

The fundraising event by the Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus, now in its fourth year, includes drinks, music, silent and live auctions and dinner. Lori Tucker, Dino Cartwright and Kim Hansard will serve as emcees for the event. 7-10 p.m. $75 per person, $100 VIP ticket. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Information

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

History and Antique Fair

The East Tennessee Historical Society will hold its annual event, along with the East Tennessee Antique Fair. Participants representing the people, places and events that shaped East Tennessee’s past will “spill out of the East Tennessee History Center and fill downtown Knoxville, making history truly come alive.” Attendees can walk the East Tennessee Timeline, replete with re-enactors interpreting time periods from early settlement to the Vietnam War. The fair also includes hands-on activities, a bus tour of Knoxville’s historic homes, “History Hound” dog costume contest, food, museum tours and live music. The event takes place at the East Tennessee History Center and downtown Knoxville locations. East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information

Summer Celebration

Foothills Land Conservancy will hold its annual summertime event to look to the future and raise awareness for its mission – preserve, protect and enhance the landscape of the Southern Appalachian region. The event is held at the 265-acre RiverView Family Farm located along Fort Loudoun Lake, 12130 Prater Lane. Attire is summer casual. Information

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