East Tennessee Preservation Awards. The 2018 awards, held in conjunction with the Knox Heritage annual meeting, recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and projects contributing to historic preservation efforts. The reception begins Thursday at 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. awards celebration, followed by the annual meeting. RSVP by Oct. 26 to Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008, ext. 3 or hcook@knoxheritage.org. East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information


Harbours Gate (reservations needed)

One Community Serving hosts its All Fall luncheon featuring Vallie Collins, a survivor of “Miracle on the Hudson,” during which US Airways Flight 1549 had to land on the Hudson River in New York after engine failure. The luncheon is free to attend, and donations will be sought at the event. The non- profit agency offers recovery and wellness programs to those in need and assists underprivileged youth, among other services. 11:30 a.m. Hilton Knoxville Airport, 2001 Alcoa Hwy., Alcoa. Information

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

The 29th annual celebration recognizes East Tennessee’s most outstanding philanthropists and fundraisers. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and the awards luncheon starts at noon. $40 per person, $450, table of eight. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

The Koinonia Foundation Gala

The event will feature cocktails, live music by The Wes Bailey Trio, keynote speech by Phillip Fulmer, director of athletics for the University of Tennessee, and a program led by WVLT’s Amanda Hara with testimonies about the impact of the foundation’s services. The Foundation serves individuals with disabilities by providing programs that improve overall well-being and foster independence while providing respite care for families. The Foundation also offers a week-long residential camp, two weekend camps and local Knoxville programs for youth and adults. 6 p.m. $75 per person, $600 table. Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville. Information

Best of Blount

Blount Partnership hosts its annual awards featuring Peyton Manning, former Tennessee and NFL football player, as the guest speaker. 6:30 p.m. $70 per ticket. A limited number of “Peyton Passes” are available for $125 and include a reception with light hors d’oeuvres at the DENSO Art Gallery located in the main Clayton Arts Center building, two drink tickets, access to front row seating and a professionally printed photo with Manning available at the conclusion of the event. The Best of Blount Awards focus on the Blount County community and celebrate individuals and businesses that give their time and resources to the area. Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville. Information

James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour

The event benefits the James Beard Foundation and L5 Foundation. The official Beard House on Tour travels to towns around the country to showcase the famous Beard experience to guests, media and fans. The format of the Celebrity Chef Tour is consistent with dinners at the Beard House in New York’s Greenwich Village, including a one-hour reception followed by a five-to-seven course dinner paired with wine. The event is co-hosted by and benefiting Young-Williams Animal Center. 6:30 p.m. $175 per person. Jewelry TV, 9600 Parkside Drive, Knoxville. Information

NOV. 3-4, 7

90 Days for 90 Years

Tennessee Theatre continues its 90th anniversary celebration. Home to movies, concerts, plays and special events since 1928, the theatre is commemorating its 90-year milestone over a period of 90 days. The public is invited to attend and engage with the theatre through special events, including:

• Saturday, Nov. 3; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Homecoming Open House – This free event coincides with the University of Tennessee’s homecoming football game. Guests may explore the theatre with self-guided tours of the dressing room suite and stage; participate in a scavenger hunt; and have a chance to win special giveaways. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

• Sunday, Nov. 4; 3 p.m.: “The Cameraman” Silent Film – House organist Freddie Brabson will play the Mighty Wurlitzer organ to provide music and sound effects to accompany Buster Keaton’s 1928 silent comedy film. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over.

• Wednesday, Nov. 7; 7 p.m.: History Talk with Jack Neely – Author, historian and Knoxville History Project Executive Director Jack Neely will present a free lecture about the Tennessee Theatre’s fascinating history. Neely has researched and compiled facts, details and little-known secrets about the Tennessee Theatre and also wrote the text for the book, “The Tennessee Theatre: A Grand Entertainment Palace,” which was released in 2015. Full list of 90th anniversary events