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VOL. 41 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 08, 2017

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Taste of Blount. A collection of savory food favorites from restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers, returns for its 16th year at the Theater in the Park in Maryville (across from the Blount County Courthouse) 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Blount County Chamber members, $30 for the public and $15 for students 17 and under or those with a college or student ID. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the event on a cash-only basis. Vendors on hand at press time include Full Service BBQ, Lambert’s Southern Pie & Bake Shop, Lemon Grass, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise, Roland’s Bistro, Sullivan’s, The Soup Kitchen, Vienna Coffee House, Gracie’s, Shrimp Dock of Alcoa, Artistic Pop and Jamaerican Jerk Centre. Ticket holders can try savory favorites and vote for their favorite appetizer, beverage, sandwich, main course, dessert, presentation and overall winner. Information: www.blountchamber.com


Music in Dandridge

From bluegrass to gospel to hits from the 60s through today, Music on the Town in Historic Dandridge will be offering entertainment and delicious food. The event will take place behind the historic Town Hall in Dandridge. Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier performs at 7 p.m. with food offerings starting at 6:30 p.m. 131 East Main Street, Dandridge Town Hall, new performance pavilion. Information: www.musiconthetown.com. Later this month:

-- Sept. 14: The Tams. Beach, Soul and R&B, mixed with an exhilarating stage.

-- Sept. 21: Flat Lonesome. 2014 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year.

-- Sept. 28: Wild Blue Yonder. Since the band’s inception in 2001, Wild Blue Yonder has broken new ground in the newgrass realm with a roadkill anthem, two top-selling CD releases and airplay on more than 60 stations in the U. S. and abroad.

Comedy for a Cause

This awareness event, organized by founding sponsor Baker Donelson and featuring comedian Leanne Morgan, supports The Cancer Institute at the University of Tennessee Medical Center for education and research funding for gynecologic cancers. A reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails begins at 5 p.m., with the program at 6:30 p.m. and comedy show at 7 p.m. Sponsorships also are available. $40. Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.bakerdonelson.com/

Cash for Kids’ Sake

The fifth annual Cash for Kids’ Sake event serves as a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee with a reverse raffle and silent auction. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. A $250 ticket admits two guests with one entry into the raffle. A $1,000 table admits 10 guests and five entries into the raffle. Dinner and drinks are included. The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Ave., Knoxville. Information: www.tennesseebig.org/cash-for-kids-sake/

YWCA Tribute to Women

For the 33rd year, the YWCA will honor outstanding women in the community through its Tribute to Women celebration. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the First Tennessee Plaza at 800 Gay St. The formal presentation and awards ceremony begin at 7 p.m. across the street at the Bijou Theatre. $85. Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information: www.ywcaknox.com

Game On Gala

An evening to benefit The Camp Koinonia Foundation, features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, live auction announced by WBIR’s Abby Ham, testimonials about the impact of the foundation’s services and live music from The Wes Bailey Trio of Moon Taxi. Attire is dressy/cocktail. Sponsorships at various levels are available. The Camp Koinonia Foundation serves individuals with disabilities by providing high-quality programs that improve overall well-being and foster independence while providing respite care for families. The foundation offers a week-long residential camp, two weekend camps and local Knoxville programs for youth and adults with disabilities. 6-10 p.m. $75 per ticket; $1,250, table of 10. Cherokee Country Club 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information: www.kftn.org/

FRIDAY, Sept. 15

Endeavor Summit

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, which is held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be held at three venues along Depot Avenue, including The Mill & Mine. The event also includes a networking Happy Hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. $125 Group Rate (8+ Tickets) $90. The one-day experience is produced by the Knoxville Chamber and empowers the region’s emerging leaders to evolve their personal brand and elevate the community through collective development opportunities. The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information: www.knoxvillechamber.com/

Sevier Soiree

Marble Springs State Historic Site will host its fifth annual event to celebrate the history and scenic beauty of the 35-acre site. The event features music, dinner and silent auction. Email Anna Chappelle at director@marblesprings.net for sponsorship and additional ticket information. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50 per ticket. Marble Springs Historic Site, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville. Information: www.marblesprings.net/sevier-soiree

Truman Day Dinner

The Knox County Democratic Party will hold its annual event. The evening will feature declared Democratic candidates for 2018 races. 6:30-9 p.m. $65-$70 per person; $650, table of 10. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville.Information: www.knoxvilledemocrats.org/annual-truman-day-dinner


HoLa Festival

The event is a two-day celebration of diversity and a cultural salute to the East Tennessee community as part of the local celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The festival, which kicks off in the evening, features music, food, arts, crafts and more. This year marks the 18th edition of the HoLa Festival, which is free to attend. Food, drinks and crafts will be for sale. Market Square, Knoxville. Information: www.holahoralatina.org/coming-events/


American Marketing Association

The Knoxville association will hold “Soaring with Eagles” to commemorate the milestone of exceeding $100,000 in scholarships benefiting University of Tennessee marketing students and recognizing the generosity of donors to the AMA Knoxville Eagle Endowment scholarship fund. 5-6:30 p.m. James A. Haslam II Business Building, 1000 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville. Information: www.amaknoxville.com


Vintage Fashion Show

The annual event is Goodwill Industries-Knoxville’s flagship event. The evening of fun and fashion features hundreds of vintage and vintage-inspired modern outfits, all found at local Goodwill stores. The event includes a full-course dinner, entry to the fashion show and access to great deals at the Vintage Boutique immediately following the show. Attire is dressy or cocktail. The funds support Goodwill Industries-Knoxville’s mission to provide vocational services and employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment in East Tennessee. 6-9 p.m. $40 per person, $375 for table of 10. Holiday Inn Downtown World’s Fair Park, 525 Henley St., Knoxville. Information: www.gwiktn.org/

CAC Mobile Meals Power of the Purse Fundraiser

The fundraiser, now in its third year, is 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, starting at $10, 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, spa packages and much more. $40. 6-8 p.m., Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information: www.knoxseniors.org/

Blue jeans and Ballet

A casual evening of dinner and dance for 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 Recital Hall of Clayton Center for the Arts. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Call (865) 981-8590 for additional information. $55 per ticket. Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Information: www.appalachianballet.com/

OCT. 13-14

Clinch River Fall Antique Festival

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce hosts 17th annual event in Historic Downtown Clinton. Friday evening, Oct. 13th from 6-9 p.m., will feature live musical entertainment by the “Tenos,” food vendors in the Hoskins/Lane Park, a car show in the municipal parking lot along with the antique shops, specialty shops and eateries open late. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., over 100 antique dealers and artisans will line Market and Cullom in the historic district for an old-time street festival. Dealers from throughout the southeast will provide shoppers and visitors a great selection of antiques and collectibles. Saturday will also feature Antique Appraiser Joe Rosson, to appraise your treasures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Clinton Antique Mall, an antique care display on Main Street, food in two food courts, kids area, live entertainment New this year, a blacksmith will demonstrate his craft and sell his creations. History will again come to life through a re-enactment of the 1804 pistol duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. The re-enactment is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Information: www.clinchriverfallfestival.com.