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VOL. 44 | NO. 44 | Friday, October 30, 2020

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Emerald Youth Foundation Legacy Dinner. The organization honors a community leader who is making a difference in the lives of children. The reception begins Thursday at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Sharon J. Pryse, CEO and founder of The Trust Company is the honoree. The Emerald Youth Foundation holds its annual dinner, now in its 12th year, to honor a of Tennessee, will be the 2020 honoree. Emerald Youth serves center-city youths through a holistic approach focused on faith, learning and health. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Knoxville. Information

THROUGH Nov. 30

Virtual Artsclamation!

The annual fine art sale supports behavioral health care services at Peninsula, and this year it is going virtual. Traditionally held as an in-person, two-day event in late October, Artsclamation! 2020 will host a secure, online store at Artsclamation.bigcommerce.com Oct. 23-Nov. 30 where shoppers can view and purchase art from the convenience of their smartphone, tablet or computer. More than 2,000 original works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, as well as jewelry, glasswork and sculpture are available from 46 professional artists and Peninsula client artists Other items for sale include calendars, posters and prints featuring participating artists’ work. Event staff will coordinate pickup of artwork from the event’s climate-controlled warehouse and delivery to patrons, ensuring the artwork arrives in pristine condition. No-contact delivery options also are available. Information

FRIDAY, NOV. 6

Les Trois Chefs Virtual 2020

The signature food-and-wine-pairing event is an annual benefit for Childhelp Tennessee. The event raises funds to support the programs and services of Childhelp Children’s Center of East Tennessee, which provides forensic services, medical exams and mental health counseling for victims of child abuse. Contact Eddie Smith at 865-637-1753 or jsmith@childhelp.org. Information

SATURDAY, NOV. 7

Drive-in concert

BigWheel Events and Wilderness at the Smokies present The Bijou Theatre Benefit Drive-In Concert, taking place at Soaky Mountain Waterpark Saturday, Nov. 7, featuring Atlanta, Georgia’s Yacht Rock Revue. The Bijou Theatre is one of the many crown jewels for Knoxville, and we want to do whatever we can to assist in keeping their doors open. We hope others will join us in the endeavor!,” said Parker Frost, CEO of BigWheel. Prices start at $175, which includes up to 6 people per car. Food and beverages will be available for sale on-site. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Information

TUESDAY, NOV. 10

East Tennessean of the Year Award

Established in 2011 by the East Tennessee Historical Society board of directors, the award periodically recognizes and honors an East Tennessee history maker who is an ambassador for the region and represents integrity, dignity, leadership and the volunteer spirit. The award recognizes a recent accomplishment or compilation of accomplishments in any field that improves the lives of others. The 2020 recipient will be announced at a later date. 6:30-10 p.m. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

THURSDAY, NOV. 12

Virtual Impact Awards

The Young Professionals of Knoxville will host a condensed version of the Impact Awards virtually, 6-7:30 p.m. Two Outstanding Young Professionals, YPK Member of the Year, and Leadership Certificate graduates will be presented. The Impact Award winner will be our keynote speaker. Free and open to members and nonmembers. Information

NOV 14

UT football

Vols vs. Texas A&M, Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way. Time: TBA. Information

Katerpillar Kids Virtual Edition

The first-ever virtual Kids Camp for children kindergarten through second grade (with parents or guardians). All campers will receive a box in the mail with all the supplies necessary to participate in our fun, interactive programming. A free, interactive virtual grief camp that teaches children how to cope with the loss of a loved one. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-5 p.m. Zoom. Once registered, participants will receive the link with login instructions. Information

SUNDAY, NOV. 15

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon – Virtual Event

The 16th annual event will move to a virtual format Nov. 7-15 to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19 and allow runners to safely participate while achieving their personal goals in 2020. The virtual event will include the Covenant Kids Run, 5K, half-marathon, marathon and relay events, and participants will be able to upload their results via the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon website. In early November, the start line, mile markers and finish line for all courses will be painted. Registrants can use the markers to run the actual route during the nine-day virtual race period or complete their run or walk at their preferred location, such as in a neighborhood, on a greenway trail or on a treadmill. Information

Arrowmont’s Virtual Dinner and Auction

“Meet the Artists,” an annual event held by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts that features the work of the artists, will be a virtual one in 2020. The online auction will start Nov. 1 and end Nov. 14 at noon with winners announced Nov. 15 at the virtual event. A four-course, Italian-themed dinner will be delivered, ready to serve, in the afternoon of Nov. 15. The menu includes: charcuterie board, Caprese salad, chicken diavolo, osso buco, bread and herbed olive oil, tiramisu and panacotta, a choice of red or white wine or both. Attendees also may pick up the meal at one of two designated locations in Knoxville and Sevierville. The online reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Information

TUESDAY, DEC. 1

Virtual ‘Bear Necessities’

The annual event is the signature fundraiser for Appalachian Bear Rescue. The 2020 event, “From Our Den to Yours,” will be held on Giving Tuesday in a special virtual version. Enjoy Boogertown Gap’s “Mountain Music” and a cub slide show created by Delia and Matt Hills of M&D Hills Photography. Ring in the holiday season and celebrate your favorite Appalachian Bear Rescue cubs and yearlings. For those unable to join Dec. 1, a second broadcast will air Saturday, Dec. 5, at noon. For questions, email Lisa at appbearevents@gmail.com. Sponsorship opportunities are available and include access code to the virtual event, sponsor gift and advertisement in the slideshow. 8-9 p.m. $50 per household. Information

FRIDAY, DEC. 4

Knoxville Award Luncheon Virtual

The event recognizes and honors a deserving person who demonstrates his/her care for the community and its citizens. The 2020 luncheon will be held as a virtual event, and the honoree will be former Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. Guests can pick up their meal from the Knoxville Convention Center from 11 a.m.-noon on the day of the event. At 12:15 p.m., each guest will have access to a link to view a video that showcases the life and career of Rogero with featured guests. Attendees can interact through a chat feature during the presentation. All proceeds benefit Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, a nonprofit, Knoxville-based organization providing homemaker and personal care services for seniors and people with disabilities of all ages in the community. $150 per person. Information

SATURDAY, DEC. 5

UT football

Vols vs. Florida. Time: TBA. Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way. Information

FRIDAY, DEC. 11

Billy Dean concert

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will host an acoustic concert by Grammy Award-winning artist Billy Dean as part of its “Townsend Christmas in the Village” events. A VIP meet-and-greet reception with Dean is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, and the performance will begin at 7 p.m. The show is sponsored by Blount Partnership, Duke 95.7 FM, and Ole Smoky Moonshine. The reception will be held inside the Heritage Center’s Transportation Gallery, and the performance will take place in the Heritage Center Amphitheater at 123 Cromwell Drive in Townsend. The Amphitheater is a partially open-air facility, so dress warmly and bring a blanket to enjoy this intimate, holiday performance! Social distancing will be enforced, and seating is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. General admission tickets are $50 per person. Ticket holders may “add-on” the VIP reception for an additional $25 person, which provides entrance to the meet-and-greet and preferred seating. All ticket holders will receive access to the candlelight tours of the Heritage Center’s historic Appalachian Village before the show. Information

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