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VOL. 41 | NO. 28 | Friday, July 14, 2017

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Second Harvest Food Bank dinner and celebration. Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Peter Cetera will appear at Habitat’s 35th annual dinner and concert. Thursday, 6-10 p.m. $150 per person, $1,500, table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., Knoxville. Information: www.secondharvestetn.org/35thcelebration


Shakespeare on the Square

The popular annual event features two plays of Williams Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Bring a blanket or a camp chair for free viewing. Reserved seating $15 per person, including a complimentary bottle of water and local merchant goodie bag. Donations are appreciated with a suggestion of $10 each. Cash or credit cards accepted at “front of house” table. 7 p.m. Information: www.tennesseestage.com/home/upcoming-productions-3/shakespeare-on-the-square-2. Schedule:

-- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: July 15, 21, 23, 27, 29, August 4, 6, 10, 12

-- Two Gentlemen of Verona: July 14, 16, 20, 22, 28, 30, August 3, 5, 11, 13. Special performance at Blount County Library in Maryville on July 31.


Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

More than 180 of the finest craftspeople from all over the United States demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. There’s even free live country and bluegrass music at the event at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily. Admission for adults is $7; children 12 and under are admitted free. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gatlinburg Convention Center. www.fairsandfestivals.net/events/details/2017-gatlinburg-craftsmens-fair

JULY 27-29


Boones Creek Christian Church, 305 Christian Church Rd., Johnson City, celebrates quilts and quiltmakers. The event features quilters from Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and from throughout the U.S. Classes will be held at the church. Information: www.tennesseequilts.com/cms-assets/documents/264748-684739.quiltfest2017pdf.pdf


Knox Heritage tour

A behind-the-scenes tour of the Old Knoxville High School. Free for Knox Heritage members. Membership required. 5-8 p.m. Old Knoxville High School, 101 E. Fifth Avenue, Knoxville. Information: www.knoxheritage.org


JA Summer Classic

Junior Achievement will hold its annual Beer, Bacon and Bbarbecue Fest, a summer fundraiser for the organization. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The event is for ages 21 and up and geared for young professionals. 6-9 p.m. $25 general, $60 VIP. Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information: 865 457-2461, www.jaeasttennessee.org


Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

Dinner and induction ceremony. The Hall of Fame, established in 1982, celebrates sports and serves as a significant fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Former Vol football player and motivational speaker Inky Johnson will be the featured speaker. Ten individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for achievements in athletics, media, coaching, sports administration and officiating. 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. 5-9 p.m. $150 per person. $14,000, table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., Knoxville. Information: www.bgctnv.org


CASA party

The annual event benefits CASA of East Tennessee and will feature summer food, chilled drinks and live music. Wine sponsorships are available for $100. Door prize tickets can be purchased at the event for $25 each. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $75 per ticket; $125 per couple. The Brabham Home, 621 Scenic Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.casofeasttn.org

An Evening at the Hazens

The Mabry-Hazen House will host a dinner in partnership with Heartfire Culinary to experience the tastes, ingredients and culinary history of Knoxville in the 1920s. Guests will enjoy a seven-course meal with appetizers, specialty cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and coffee prepared by local chefs, Chris Cantrell and Amber Lloyd of Heartfire Culinary. Food historian Patrick Hollis will outline the history of grocers, restaurateurs, eaters, ingredients, techniques, dishes, beliefs and practices. Seating is limited to 20 guests. Proceeds benefit the Hazen House Foundation. 6:30-9 p.m. $180 per plate. Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville. Information: www.mabryhazen.com/dinner-at-the-hazens/


History Fair

The East Tennessee Historical Society offers a one-of-a-kind celebration of the history of the region with participants representing the people, places, and events that shaped the past. The East Tennessee History Center and downtown Knoxville, making history truly come alive. Walk the East Tennessee Timeline, replete with re-enactors interpreting time periods from early settlement to the Vietnam War. Participate in hands-on activities that keep cherished crafts alive. Board a bus and tour Knoxville’s historic homes. Sit a spell in front of the Main Stage, listening to traditional music that has long been the soundtrack to our lives. Free. 9:30 a.m. Bring your canine companion dressed to impress celebrity judges! It’s easy, and the costume options are limitless. Imagine your precious pooch dressed as a Civil War soldier, coal miner, David Crockett, moonshiner, or pioneer. Downtown Knoxville and Krutch Park. Information: www.easttnhistory.org/historyfair