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VOL. 42 | NO. 41 | Friday, October 12, 2018

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Denim, Drinks & Dinner. The event will be held in support of the L5 Foundation, which provides temporary support and a safety net for cancer patients and raises and distributes funds to organizations focused on basic patient care. The event features appetizers, a barbecue dinner by Bridgewater Place’s Chef Kent Graham and drinks from Old Forge Distillery. Each ticket holder also will get a one-on-one custom fitting for a pair of Marc Nelson Denim jeans. Thursday, 5-9:30 p.m. $225. Marc Nelson Denim, 700 E. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information


Love Grows Here

A family dinner to benefit the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking. The event includes drinks, program and dinner. Attire is business casual to dressy. 5:30-8 p.m. $100 per person; $1,000, table of 10. Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Ave., Knoxville. Information

OCT. 18-21, 25-28

Boo at the Zoo

Knoxville’s largest Halloween event features several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition for 32 years, the family event features trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo. Each night of BOO! at the Zoo will have a variety of entertainment. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $9 per person Thursday, Friday and Sunday, $10 per person Saturday. Children under 4 admitted free. 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville. Information


Legacy Luncheon for the Parks

The event will feature Pete McBride, acclaimed National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. He will serve as guest speaker and share stories of adventure and outdoors and his passion for river conservation. The annual luncheon is the major fundraiser for the Legacy Parks Foundation. Single tickets are available as are table sponsorships and opportunities to ride to and from the event on the Three Rivers Rambler. Attire: Business casual/casual. 11:30 a.m. $125 per ticket; sponsorships, $1,250-$10,000. University of Tennessee Holston River Farm, 3400 Riverside Drive, Knoxville. Information

Equal Opportunity Awards Gala

The event is the Knoxville Area Urban League’s most significant fundraising event of the year, and a celebration of the Volunteer of the Year, Minority Business, Corporate Leadership and Whitney M. Young Jr. Lifetime Achievement award winners. The evening is a celebration with food, fellowship and top-flight music. The 2018 event also will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Knoxville Area Urban League. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., Knoxville. Information


UT football

Vols vs. Alabama. Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way. Information


Restoring Hope

The annual luncheon is a cornerstone event for The Restoration House and leads to building new relationships and ensuring sustainable funding for the organization to impact single mothers and their children throughout Knoxville and beyond. The event is open to the public with reservations requested. Guests will both see and hear about The Restoration House, but no guest is required or pressured to give. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information


East Tennessee Community Design Center

The Center will hold its annual gala in support of the organization. The Bruce McCarty Community Impact Award, which is a tribute to the legacy of architect Bruce McCarty and the contributions he made to the region as one of the founders of ETCDC, will be presented to Pat and Joe Johnson, president emeritus of the University of Tennessee. The Annette Anderson Director’s Award also will be presented, which is granted to a nonprofit client of the East Tennessee Community Design Center that has demonstrated a commitment to making East Tennessee a better place. The 2018 recipient is The Beck Cultural Exchange Center for the Delaney House restoration project. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $150 per ticket; $1,250, table of 10. Information

Concerts on Cumberland

Artists from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will play original compositions by Jason Overall, a local composer and the music director of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, including his piano quintet, suite for solo cello and oboe quartet. These expressive pieces take the listener through a full range of emotions from melancholy to exuberance. The performance is part of Chords for the Community presented by St. John’s Cathedral Arts. 7:30 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville. Information


Race for the Cure

The annual Susan G. Komen event to fight breast cancer begins with 5K at 8:30 a.m., Family Fun Run and Walk at 9 a.m. World’s Fair Park, 963 World’s Fair Park Dr., Knoxville. Adults $30, Students $20 Kids 3-12 $20. Information

JDRF Dream Gala

The evening features a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and seated dinner with a 2018 theme of “Unmask a Cure.” The gala is a primary fundraiser in support of JDRF’s mission to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. 6 p.m. $250 per ticket. Hotel Knoxville, 501 Hill Ave. SE, Knoxville. Information

Halloween Bash

James White’s Fort will be transformed for one night to celebrate Halloween. Must be 21 and over to attend. $20 (includes one drink). Cash bar, food, costume contest. 7-11 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Fort. Information