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VOL. 42 | NO. 27 | Friday, July 6, 2018

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Shakespeare on the Square. Two of the magnificent plays of Williams Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, are rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square through mid-August. $15 per person for VIP seating. No admission charge for general seating, but donations are appreciated. 2018 Schedule: Cymbeline, 7 p.m. July 12, 14, 20, 22, 26, 28, and August 3, 5, 9, & 11. Special performance at Blount County Library in Maryville on July 30, Henry IV, Part One, 7 p.m. July 13, 15, 19, 21, 27, 29, and August 2, 4, 10, & 12. Indoor matinee performances: July 22: Cymbeline; August 5: Henry IV, Part One. Scruffy City Hall at 32 Market Square. Both shows begin at 2 p.m., and admission is $15 at the door. Information


Wine & Shine

The seventh annual Don Sproles Memorial event, a benefit for the Volunteer Ministry Center, will feature wine and moonshine tastings, along with heavy appetizers, music and silent and live auctions. 6:30 p.m. $60 per ticket. Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive. Information


Adult Field Day

Girls Inc., will hold its second annual afternoon of adult games and a fundraiser for the organization, which teach girls how to advocate for themselves and their communities while building self-confidence and expanding their horizons. The event includes live music and games. Hexagon Beer Company and food trucks will be on-site. 4-7 p.m. World’s Fair Park, 1600 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

Renaissance Terrace Ball

The gala will honor assisted living residents and their families and friends and celebrates the supporters of Renaissance Terrace and Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service. The evening includes music, dancing, catered food, cash bar and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Renaissance Terrace Bridge the Gap Fund, which assists residents in need. Attire is semi-formal. 6-10 p.m. $75 per person. Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Ave., Knoxville. Information


The Blind Pig

Junior Achievement of Knoxville will hold its fifth annual beer, bacon and barbecue classic, a summer fundraiser for the organization. The event is for ages 21 and up and features food, beverages, moonshine tasting and live music. 5:30 p.m. $25, general admission; $60, VIP. The Mill & Mine, 228 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information


Evening of Self-Care

The third annual event benefits the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee. The event features an outdoor yoga class, health and wellness fair, meditation, massages, silent auction, henna tattoos, food and wine. Blue Ridge Yoga, 623 N. Campbell Station Road, Knoxville. Information


“Summer Swing”

The Ladies of Charity’s annual fundraiser event features live music by Gwen & the Kats, swing dance lessons, silent auction and dinner. The primary mission of Ladies of Charity is service to the poor. Areas of special focus include emergency assistance, requests for food, clothing, housing and medical needs, as well as an emphasis on the care of infants. Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville. Information

Nourish Knoxville Tomato Jam

Nourish Knoxville will hold its second annual drink competition featuring some of Knoxville’s best bartenders and East Tennessee’s finest tomatoes. The event also includes coffee, brunch bites, live music and games. A VIP ticket includes full brunch, wait staff, carafe of each cocktail and special treats. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Noon-4:00 p.m. $45 per person; $75, VIP. The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information



2018 Knox County general election and federal/state primaries, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Information


Summer Wines Party

The annual event, benefiting CASA of East Tennessee, will feature summer food, a variety of wines and live music by the Old City Buskers. Sponsorships are available starting for $100. Door prize tickets can be purchased at the event for $20 each; must be present to win. The event will be held outdoors/indoors, and there will be fans. Attire is summer chic casual. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $75; $125 per couple. Crescent Bend House & Gardens, 2728 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information


Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

The event, established in 1982, celebrates sports and serves as a significant fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Ten individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for achievements in athletics, media, coaching, sports administration and officiating. R.A. Dickey, a former Tennessee baseball player and Cy Young Award winner will be the guest speaker. 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. 5:30-9 p.m. $150 per ticket; $1,500, table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Information: www.bgctnv.org


Girl Scouts Luncheon

The third annual Trefoil Society event will honor community leader Sandra “Sandy” T. Martin, an adjunct instructor at the University of Tennessee and owner of Sandra T. Martin Designs. The Trefoil Society is a group of individuals who support the Girl Scouts with financial gifts. Donations are optional and welcome at the event. Attire is business or business casual. 11:30 a.m. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information


Chef’s Dinner

The benefit is the L5 Foundation’s signature fundraising event and features a farm-to-table theme with local chefs. L5, which provides temporary support and a safety net for cancer patients, raises and distributes funds to organizations focused on basic patient care. 6:30-9 p.m. RiverView Family Farm, 12130 Prater Lane, Knoxville. Information

Feast with the Beasts

Now in its 24th year, the signature event for Zoo Knoxville with food, libations and live entertainment. Ticket price includes all food, drink and entertainment. Open only to guests 21 and older; photo ID is required. 7-11 p.m. $89 in advance; $99, day of event. Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. Information

A Little Night Music Gala

The fundraising event by the Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus, now in its fourth year, includes drinks, music, silent and live auctions and dinner. Lori Tucker, Dino Cartwright and Kim Hansard will serve as emcees for the event. 7-10 p.m. $75 per person, $100 VIP ticket. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Information


History and Antique Fair

The East Tennessee Historical Society will hold its annual event, along with the East Tennessee Antique Fair. Participants representing the people, places and events that shaped East Tennessee’s past will “spill out of the East Tennessee History Center and fill downtown Knoxville, making history truly come alive.” East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information