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VOL. 42 | NO. 20 | Friday, May 18, 2018

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Preservation Power Luncheon. Knox Heritage will hold its second annual event to celebrate National Preservation Month, share updates on preservation progress in Knoxville, hear from a national expert on how to truly transform historic neighborhoods and announce the 2018 Fragile and Fading list of local historic places in peril. Attire is business casual/casual. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. $15 per ticket; $100, table of eight. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information: www.knoxheritage.org

THURSDAY, MAY 24

Concerts on the Square

Knoxville’s live music series on Market Square includes jazz on Tuesdays. Variety Thursdays will feature the following acts every Thursday, from 7-9 p.m.:

-- May 24: The Ville Band

-- May 31: Frontier Band

-- June 7: Ensemble Swing Time

-- June 14: Square on the Square

-- June 21: Josh Cottrell

-- June 28: Bary Jolly’s Jimmy Buffett Tribute

All Concerts on the Square events are free, including parking for motorists entering city-owned garages after 6 p.m. No alcohol or food will be sold on Market Square proper, although 14 restaurants – many with patios – are located on the Square. Information: www.knoxvilletn.gov/concerts.

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Sports Awards

The second annual Knox News awards will honor area high school athletes at a red carpet gala. Randall Cobb, a Maryville native who plays for the Green Bay Packers, will be the guest speaker at the event. The red carpet opens at 6 p.m.; awards show begins promptly at 7 p.m. No food will be served at the event; soft drinks and water will be sold on-site. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Information: www.knoxnews.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Tremont event

The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will hold a “Discover” benefit luncheon at River Terrace at Lakeshore Park in Knoxville. The guest speaker will be Milton Chen, Ph.D., who on his 50th birthday was named a Jedi Master by George Lucas. He is senior fellow and executive director emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation, a nonprofit that develops innovative K-12 learning. Chen also was director of research at Sesame Workshop in New York, helping develop Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and 3-2-1 Contact. The Tremont Institute offers education programs and experiences for children and adults. Lakeshore Park, 5930 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information: www.gsmit.org

Community School of the Arts

The school hosts its annual reception and silent auction for its Side/By/Side student exhibit with mentor artists at Bennett Galleries in support of the organization. The auction, which serves as a fundraiser for the organization, begins at 5 p.m. and ends promptly at 8 p.m. Bennett Galleries 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information: www.csaknox.org

Arrowmont’s Starry Night

Formerly called Shine, Wine & Dine, the event features an evening of fun, live music, fine arts and crafts, live and silent auctions and food and wine. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. auction and 7:30 p.m. dinner and dancing. The event is held at Arrowmont under a clear tent and stars. Festive spring attire is encouraged. 5:30 p.m., $175 per ticket; $1,500 per table. Information: www.arrowmont.org

Statehood Day

A celebration at Blount Mansion will feature a cocktail supper, silent auction and live music. 6:30 p.m. $125 per person. Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave., Knoxville. Information: www.blountmansion.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Zoofari

Zoo Knoxville will hold its annual event with the theme of “Jungle Boogie” in celebration of the Silvered Leaf Langurs. Cocktails, silent auction and entertainment begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a seated dinner at 8 p.m. A live auction starts at 9 p.m. with after-party and live music at 10 p.m. $500 per person, $5,000 table of 10. Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. Information: www.zooknoxville.org