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VOL. 43 | NO. 14 | Friday, April 5, 2019

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Appalachian Spring Fundraiser. The University of Tennessee’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management will hold its annual fundraiser. All of the food is prepared by RHTM students. Friday, 6-10 p.m. $165 per ticket, $1,000 table of eight. Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville. Information

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Hats in Bloom Luncheon

The annual event, now in its seventh year, is a fundraiser for the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum and features the new spring collection of designer hats by milliner Patricia Frankum, Champagne reception and seated luncheon. Top Hat tickets ($100 per person) include a private showing and sale of Frankum’s hats and bloody mary’s at 10:30 a.m. Regular tickets ($75 person) include the 11:30 a.m. Champagne reception and noon luncheon; tables of 10 ($750-$1,000) also are available. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dressy/business/business casual attire; garden chic with hats encouraged. Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave. Information

Elite Awards

The fifth annual Girls Inc. awards will honor members of the community who strive to meet the Girls Inc. motto of “strong, smart and bold.” Proceeds from the event fund the group’s efforts to provide girls in the Knoxville area with successful role models and intentional programming targeted to their specific needs. 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. | $75 per person; $750, table of 10. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville, Information

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Rossini Festival

This annual event serves as a celebration of the performing arts. The public can enjoy 11 consecutive hours of live entertainment on several outdoor stages (opera, jazz, ethnic music, gospel, modern and ethnic dance, ballet, vocal and instrumental ensembles) and the YMCA FunZone, while shopping at exhibits of over 100 prominent artisans and enjoying cuisine from dozens of food vendors. This unique event transforms downtown Knoxville into a European-style pedestrian street mall appropriate for the entire family. The Street Fair is offered free to the community. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Information

Orange & White Game

The annual event is under the lights this year with kickoff at 6 p.m. The game marks the culmination of spring practice. Admission is free. The family-friendly pregame tailgate at Vol Village will open at 3 p.m. in Lot 9 (directly west of Neyland Stadium) and will feature music, face painting, photo opportunities with Smokey and the Spirit Squad, food vendors, inflatables, giveaways, interactive areas, autographs with former Vols and other activities. Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville. Information

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

Sertoma Center Dinner

The Sertoma Center’s annual Friendship event is an evening of fellowship and fun. Hallerin Hilton Hill will serve as master of ceremonies, while Rick Barnes, the men’s basketball coach for UT, will be the featured speaker. The 2019 Lifetime of Love recipient will be radio broadcaster and journalist Jimmy Hyams for 20 years of service to the Sertoma Center. 7-9 p.m. $150 per ticket. Hilton Knoxville, 501 W. Church Ave., Knoxville. Information

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Goodwill Awards

A celebration of the accomplishments of program participants, community partners and staff at the 48th breakfast & annual meeting. The organization provides job training and employment services to individuals with barriers to employment. Individual tickets for $15. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsorships also are available from $50-$1,000. 8 a.m. Attire is business or business casual. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Easter Egg Roll

Marble Springs State Historic Site will host the event, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests can color eggs with natural dyes and participate in both an Easter egg roll and an Easter egg hunt. Governor John Sevier and his wife, Catherine “Bonny Kate” Sevier, will host the day’s event, and there will be plenty of photo opportunities with the couple. Cabins will be open for touring. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds and period fiddle music. Admission to the event is free, but guests are asked to consider a donation of $3 per person. All money raised goes directly to Marble Springs educational programs. 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville. Information

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

Books at Lunch

Dr. Maria Campa, UT Bredesen Center, will discuss “Saudi America: The Truth about Fracking and How It’s Changing the World” by Bethany McLean as part of the Friends of the Knox County Public Library Books Sandwiched In Series. East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville; programs are one hour beginning at noon. Additional date:

• May 22: Julie Gautreau, Attorney at Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, discussing “American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment” by Shane Bauer. Information

PARC meeting

Members of the Police Advisory and Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. at Regal Cinemas Headquarters, 101 E. Blount Ave. The meeting is open to the general public and citizens with concerns about crime and safety in the City of Knoxville. Representatives from the Knoxville Police Department will be in attendance. The meeting’s agenda will cover committee business, speakers who have requested to address the committee, and an open forum (limited to three minutes per speaker).

The committee encourages the public to bring concerns and questions regarding the Knoxville Police Department to the attention of the committee. The primary objective is the continuation of securing relationships between the KPD and the general public it serves. Information

April 26-28

2019 Dogwood Arts Festival

The 58th annual event will be held in the heart of downtown Knoxville. This free spring celebration features a fine art market, live music, artist demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids and adults. The Festival is located on bustling Market Square and adjoining Krutch Park set against a canvas of blossoming trees and outdoor sculptures. This long-standing tradition is supported by strong corporate, municipal, and media partners that ensure an estimated attendance of 40,000 to 50,000 people over the three-day weekend each year. Friday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information

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