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VOL. 43 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 9, 2019

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CM SATURDAY AUG. 10: Girl Talk The organization’s signature event, now in its seventh year, is held every summer to create awareness of its mission and involve the community in a fun-filled evening benefit. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner, program, fashion show, live entertainment and dance party. Professional women and young members of Girl Talk will walk the runway with poise, confidence and elegance. Attire: Dressy or black tie. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $10 per person, $1,000 table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Information:

Feast with the Beasts

Now in its 25th year, the event supports Zoo Knoxville with food, libations and live entertainment. Ticket price includes food, drink and entertainment. Open only to guests 21 and older; photo ID is required. 7-10 p.m. Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. Information:

Chef’s Dinner

The L5 Foundation’s signature fundraising event will feature chef Michael Sullivan who will prepare dinner with the help of well-known chefs from Knoxville and surrounding states who will serve as sous chefs. The theme for the dinner will be “Wood and Wine,” and each course will be cooked over a different type of wood. L5, which provides temporary support and a safety net for cancer patients, raises and distributes funds to organizations focused on basic patient care. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $205 per person; $2,500, table of eight, Bridgewater Place 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville. Information:


Fort Cocktail Social

Celebrate summer with a free happy hour at James White’s Fort in a casual gathering with Daiquiris, Mint Juleps and Mojitos, plus wine, beer and snacks. 5-8 p.m. James White’s Fort 205 Hill Ave SE, Knoxville. Information:


Behind the Scenes Tour

Knox Heritage members will be able to take a tour of old South High School provided by Dover Signature Properties. RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 14, to or 865-523-8008, ext. 1. Old South High School, 953 E. Moody Ave. 5-7 p.m. Information:

Susan G. Komen Annual Barbecue

The ninth annual barbecue fundraiser “Boob-b-que” features food, beer and wine, carnival games, and silent and live auctions. The event raises funds to provide mammograms, patient assistance and education in Komen’s 24-county service area. Attire is business casual or casual. 6-10 p.m. $100 per person or $900 for table of 10. Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive, Knoxville. Information:


Sertoma Center Annual Auction and Dinner

Now in its 21st year, the annual charity auction and dinner is one of the Sertoma Center’s top fundraisers. Enjoy a fiesta of exotic cuisine, cocktails, auctions, entertainment and dancing. Attire: Latin casual. 5 p.m. The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information:

History Fair

The East Tennessee Historical Society will hold its 10th annual event, featuring a living history timeline, live music, historic crafts demonstrations, historical and genealogical groups from across the region, children’s crafts and activities, Davy Crockett’s birthday party, walking tours of downtown, trolley tours to Knoxville’s historic homes, tours of underground Gay Street, “History Hound” dog costume contest, free museum admission, vintage film festival at the Tennessee Theatre, checkers tournament, antiques fair, art exhibits, miniature battles, traditional foods, book sales, farmers’ market and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event takes place at the East Tennessee History Center and downtown Knoxville locations. East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information:

Second Bell Festival

The all-day festival celebrates the riverfront community of South Knoxville. Music, comedy, improv, food and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Suttree Landing Park, 901 Langford Ave., Knoxville. Information:


Suffrage Coalition Febb Burn Day

A fundraiser for the maintenance of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial and the Febb Burn Memorial will include a cash bar, silent auction and dinner, along with a “suffrage sampler” of authors, musicians, singers and groups of interest to celebrate next year’s centennial of suffrage. 5-8 p.m. $50 per person; $500, table of 10. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information:


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

The organization will hold its Knoxville kickoff event with “Eat, Drink and Party Pink” at Water Into Wine. The event features information about the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer programs and services, team and individual signups, store, heavy hors d’oeuvres and pink drink specials. Pink attire is encouraged. The event serves as the kickoff for the Oct. 13 walk at World’s Fair Park. 5-7 p.m. Water Into Wine, 607 N. Campbell Station Road, Knoxville. Information:


Cash For Kids’ Sake

The seventh annual ‘Reverse Raffle and Auction’ benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. By purchasing a reverse raffle ticket, individuals have a chance to win up to $15,000. Tickets are $150 and allow dinner for one guest and one entry into the raffle. The Mill and Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information:

AUG. 23-25

Bubba Fest

A fan celebration of American entertainment, sports and pop culture featuring Lee Majors, Steven Segal, Pamela Anderson, Chuck Norris, Dawn Wells and more. Meet celebrities, attend Q and A panels and photo ops. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Information:

AUG. 23-24

Teen driving

Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called TRACK (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). TRACK is a comprehensive, two-day defensive driving program. Students 16-19 years of age receive personal training from skilled, certified KPD defensive driving instructors both on the driving track and in the classroom. $125. Knoxville Police Department’s 18-acre driving track at the Phil Keith Training Facility located at 6388 Cement Plant Road. Upcoming session dates: Sept. 27-28, Nov. 8-9, Dec. 6-7. Information:


Songwriters in the Round

The benefit is for Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR) and features songwriters who have penned classics for some of the top names in music. Among the songwriters, Kyle Jacobs whose songs have been recorded by many artists including George Strait, Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw. 6 p.m. At STAR, 11800 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. Information:

Foothills Land Conservancy’s Summer Celebration

The event looks to the future and raises awareness for its mission – preserve, protect and enhance the landscape of the Southern Appalachian region. The event is held at the 265-acre RiverView Family Farm located along Fort Loudoun Lake. The event includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Attire is summer casual. 5-8:30 p.m., $100-$250. The farm is at 12130 Prater Lane, Knoxville. Information:

Summer Wines Party

CASA’s fundraiser will take place aboard the Volunteer Princess Cruise Yacht. The event features a variety of wines, summery foods and door prizes. Enjoy scenic views from two fully enclosed and climate-controlled decks. Boarding starts at 6 p.m. with boat launch at 6:30 p.m. Attire is summer chic casual. $75 per ticket. Volunteer Princess Cruises, 956 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville. Information:

Einstein Simplified 25th Anniversary

The comedy improv troupe will celebrate its 25th anniversary with two special shows at Scruffy City Hall at 7 and 9 p.m. City, county, state and federal officials are expected to commemorate Einstein Simplified’s 25th anniversary with proclamations to be presented on-stage. $5. Scruffy City Hall, 32 Market Square, Knoxville. Information:


Asian Festival

The sixth annual event features crafts, arts, and textiles of each participating Asian country, authentic Asian food, visual and performing arts, martial arts presentations and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. World’s Fair Park, 1600 World’s Fair Park Dr., Knoxville. Information:


UT Vols football

Season opener vs. Georgia State. 2:30 p.m. Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way

Knoxville. Information:


Endeavor Young Professionals

The 2019 summit is a celebration and gathering of the next generation of leaders in Knoxville, an initiative spearheaded by the Knoxville Chamber, to provide young professionals opportunities to engage, become empowered and get involved. The summit is held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes the Endeavor pre-party; breakfast, lunch, snacks and coffee; and happy hour access with two beer tickets, food, networking and entertainment. Attire is business casual or casual. The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information:


A Toast to the Arts: 2019

The gala is held by The Knoxville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and supports the citywide efforts to recognize Beauford and Joseph Delaney, world-renowned artists and Knoxville natives. Gala proceeds will fund the performance of “Beauford,” which will be presented in 2020 by Knoxville’s Marble Opera Company. The opera was commissioned by Gathering Light: The Delaney Project. Time: TBA. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Dr., Knoxville. Information:

MONDAY, Sept. 16

Golf tournament

Fox Den Country Club will host the Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation golf tournament with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The course is known for its perfect setup amid the backdrop of the stunning Smoky Mountains. Participants will enjoy lunch, a round of golf, a celebration reception and golfers will be treated to a player gift store voucher, prizes and much more. The Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation fundraiser will support the needs of organizations that focus on educational initiatives, health and wellness, and emerging community needs. Information:


Startup Day 2019

The event is part of Innov865 Week, presenting Knoxville’s most investable startups and featuring its signature pitch competition, where East Tennessee startups can compete for cash prizes of up to $10,000. Mill and Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information:

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