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VOL. 41 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 11, 2017

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Gilded Age. The McClung Museum will host a “Gilded Age Cocktail Party” with period-themed cocktails, appetizers and mini-tours of the special exhibition, “Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age.” Thursday, 6-8 p.m., McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville. McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/events/gilded-age-cocktail-party


Susan G. Komen Dinner

East Tennessee’s Komen chapter will hold its eighth annual barbecue fundraiser. One of the organization’s signature events, “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. 6-9 p.m. $100, $900 for table of 10. Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.komeneasttennessee.org/boobbque/


Sertoma Center Auction and Dinner

Now in its 19th year, the annual charity auction and dinner is one of the Sertoma Center’s top fundraisers. The “Taste of the Tropics” evening features a silent auction and cocktails followed by dinner, live auction and dancing. Boys’ Night Out will provide live entertainment. Attire: Festive Hawaiian. $150 per person. Sponsorships available. Email Lisa Skinner at lisa@sertoma.com for additional information. Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information: www.sertoma.com/auction/

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, downtown Knoxville, businesses and organizations join together to make history come alive. Walk the East Tennessee Timeline, with re-enactors interpreting time periods from early settlement to the Vietnam War. Participate in hands-on activities that keep cherished crafts alive. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring your canine companion dressed to impress in historic costumes for celebrity judges. Other events associated with the fair are: an antiques fair, activities for children, historic home tours on the Big Love Bus, regional music, museum and walking tours, vintage films, food including barbeque, book sale, historic crafts with demonstrations, and Davy Crockett’s birthday with storytelling. Free admission to the Museum of East Tennessee History for the day. An “Old Fashioned Tennessee Checkers Skirmish” is sponsored by Mast General Store. There are tours of Underground Gay Street and a “Spies, Spooks, and Scoundrels” walking tour. Information: www.easttnhistory.org/eastTNhistoryfair


Women’s Leadership Kick-off Breakfast

The United Way of Greater Knoxville will hold its annual breakfast with special guest Leanne Morgan. 8-9 a.m. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information: www.uwgk.org/


Food + Spirit

Join US Foods, Bud Light, Knoxville-area restaurants and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee for the East Tennessee Food + Spirit Festival and an Evening with Mac McAnally on in World’s Fair Park starting at 6 p.m. Sample food and take a walk down Spirit Alley to sample the tastings. After the sampling, cheer on your favorite local chef in the US Foods Chef Competition and later enjoy hits from the 80’s with local favorite, Smooth Sailor. For $45 you will get: food sampling from Knoxville-area restaurants, spirit sampling in Spirit Alley, a lively chef competition and two concerts. Information: www.savannah@secondharvestetn.org

Dragon Boat Race

The Tennessee Clean Water Network will hold its annual Dragon Boat Race as a fundraiser. Registration includes a 90-minute practice, dragon boat, life vest, paddle and professional steerer. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free to spectators. Volunteer Landing. Neyland Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.tcwn.org/knoxville-dragon-boat.

AUG. 26-27

LEGO Fan Convention

The Knoxville Convention Center is hosting an event for LEGO fans at Knoxville Convention Center. The event is building on LEGO’s popularity and ingenuity with attractions of everybody’s favorite plastic building blocks. Professional LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes will showcase over 30 of his select LEGO displays including an 8-foot high LEGO Model of New York City’s Woolworth Building. Additionally, Chicago-based LEGO artist Rocco Buttliere will be bringing over 50 massive LEGO models of famous landmarks from around the world. The Fan Zone at BrickUniverse features fan-built LEGO creations built by some of the world’s best LEGO Fan builders, including some locally from Knoxville. These fan models include massive and detailed LEGO cities, towns, trains, castles, and more. Information: www.brickuniverse.com/knoxville.