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VOL. 42 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 14, 2018

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Power of the Purse Fundraiser. CAC Mobile Meals presents this fundraiser, now in its fourth year, as a benefit for Knoxville and Knox County’s Mobile Meals program. Prior to the event, volunteers receive donated purses and auction items from the community and local businesses. Attendees can purchase the purses at “Purse Madness.” A simultaneous silent auction will offer 15-18 groupings, all containing a high-end designer purse and the other donated items such as cosmetics, jewelry, coupons/gift cards, car washes, dry cleaning, floral arrangements, summer camps for children, vacations, sporting events, golf packages and spa packages. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. $40-$50 per person; $375-$450, table of 10. Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information


Bluejeans Ballet & the Blues

A casual evening of dinner and dance to benefit the Appalachian Ballet Company begins with dinner and drinks on the lawn of the Clayton Center Plaza at 6 p.m., followed by the 7:15 p.m. performance in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall at Clayton Center for the Arts. Seating is limited. $60. Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Information


Movies on Market Square

The weekly film event on Friday nights begins Sept. 14 with “Space Jam.’’ Based on a community-wide vote, this year’s lineup of Knox County Public Library’s Movies on Market Square features superheroes, Cali-girls, spirited ancestors, some befuddled monsters, and a magical board game gone wrong.

And the winners are:

• 9/21 - Clueless (PG-13, 1995)

• 9/28 - Monsters, Inc. (G, 2001)

• 10/5 - Jumaji (PG, 1995)

• 10/12 - Black Panther (PG-13, 2018)

• 10/19 - Coco (PG, 2017)

Movies begin at dusk, and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Moviegoers should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Information


Brew at the Zoo

The inaugural event features animals, live entertainment, local food trucks and more than 40 craft breweries on tap at this after-hours event. General admission and VIP tickets are available. The event is for ages 21 and up. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $50-$100 per ticket. Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. Information

Kitten Yoga & Wine Tour

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley will hold a fundraiser with kittens, yoga and wine. 7:30 p.m. $30. Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley. 6717 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information


UT football

The Vols host Florida. Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville. Time: TBA. Information


‘Bear Necessities’

The eighth annual Appalachian Bear Rescue’s event features dinner, artwork, expert update on bears in North America, a unique performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and a silent auction. 5-8 p.m. $125 per person. Gatlinburg Event Center, 2855 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg. Information

Roane State recital

Roane State’s music department hosts an afternoon of music and family friendly fun with eclectic mixture of classical and modern music. Free, donations accepted. 3 p.m. Princess Theatre. 421 North Roane Street, Harriman. Information


Young Life Banquet

The event is for the faith-based multicultural ministry that offers programs for children through adolescence. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. 6 p.m. Information


Jazz, Baby!

Friends of Tennessee’s Babies with Special Needs host the benefit which includes hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions and live music by Vance Thompson, founder of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra founder, who will lead an ensemble of local jazz musician friends. The nonprofit enhances the potential of infants and young children with disabilities by offering support to families and early intervention with professionals. 5:30 p.m. $75 per ticket, $600 for table of 10. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Information


Scruffy City Soiree

This annual event serves as a fundraiser for Knox Heritage and features entertainment; silent and live auctions of East Tennessee’s fine arts, handcrafted treasures and unique experiences; seated dinner; and beverages. 6:30 p.m. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information