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VOL. 45 | NO. 18 | Friday, April 30, 2021

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Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. The JA event annually recognizes individuals for their contributions to the East Tennessee business community. The inductees will be Patricia Bible, president and CEO of KaTom Restaurant Supply, Joseph Landsman, president and CEO of University Health System, Inc., and Frank Rothermel, president and 50% stockholder of Denark Construction. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and awards program. Sponsorships are available. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

THURSDAY, MAY 6

YWCA Keys of Hope Virtual Luncheon

The 11th annual will be held virtually. The luncheon is YWCA’s signature fundraising event of the year. Additional details to come. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information

FRIDAY, MAY 7

Leadership Luncheon

Leadership Knoxville will hold its Mayors’ Leadership Luncheon, now in its 12th year, with Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and other area leaders. The 2021 keynote speaker will be Stephen Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, South Carolina. The luncheon also will feature the presentation of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2021 graduates and the 2021 distinguished Alumni Award. The event will be hybrid, offering in-person seating as well as an online viewing. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. World’s Fair Park, 1600 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

Go Red for Women Digital Experience

The annual event will be held virtually and hosted by WBIR’s Beth Haynes to shine a spotlight on the impact that the American Heart Association is making in Knoxville. The event will include an inspiring story of survival and a conversation around mental well-being. The purpose of Go Red for Women is to bring a voice to heart disease, a silent killer of women, to help save lives and encourage everyone to talk to doctors and spread the word to friends and the community about taking action. Noon-1 p.m. Information

MAY 7-8

Townsend Festival

The annual festival features bluegrass music, arts and crafts and Appalachian cooking and traditions. The event is free but parking is $10 per day with proceeds benefiting the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department. For convenience, a free shuttle service provides transportation to and from the different Townsend sites participating in the weekend’s festivities from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. The festival includes traditional and contemporary bluegrass and mountain music; along with clogging and square dancing; art and craft booths; numerous Appalachian demonstrations; old-fashioned children’s games; and Southern food, such as fried pies and kettle corn. Carolina Bluegrass will play the final show at 9:30 p.m. both nights. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Dr., is playing host to the Tennessee Pottery Festival May 8. 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend. Information

FRIDAY MAY 14

Greenbrier Barn Party

The event is an annual fundraiser for Friends of the Smokies. The event, now in its 20th year, raises money for education, preservation and wildlife management programs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event includes cocktails, silent and live auctions and dinner. Greenbrier Barn host site, 517 Emerts Cove Road, Pitttman. Information

THURSDAY, MAY 20

Spring Cirqtacular

The Rotary Foundation of Knoxville will host the annual event at Zoo Knoxville with an amazing mix of Cirque performances and zoo animals, along with food and drinks. Ticket prices, sponsorship levels and a website with additional information will be available soon. Attire is cocktail or dressy. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville. Information

FRIDAY, MAY 21

Arrowmont’s Starry Night

The school will host “Starry Night,” an evening of food, wine, art, conversation, live and silent auctions and fun. Guests will experience music and entertainment in a virtual format while dining on an exquisite meal delivered to their homes before the event. Sponsorships start at $1,500, including dinner, advertising and more. For sponsorship questions, email Fran Day. Additional details to come. Information

SUNDAY, MAY 30

Caribbean Jerk Festival

Knoxville’s inaugural festival will present food, fun and fellowship with eclectic Caribbean cuisine, musical acts, reggae artists and activities, including a children’s area. The festival will raise awareness of Caribbean culture and serve as a benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and Ladies of Charity. Noon-8 p.m. $20 per ticket, $150 VIP. World’s Fair Park, 1600 World’s Fair Park Drive. Information

TUESDAY, JUNE 1

Tennessee 225th Celebration

Blount Mansion, “the birthplace of Tennessee,” is partnering with the City of Knoxville, fellow members of the Historic Homes of Knoxville and Visit Knoxville for a celebration of the Volunteer State’s 225th birthday. The event will begin with a short procession led by Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps, students from South Knoxville Elementary School and interpreters in 18th century attire. The procession will begin at James White’s Fort and end at Blount Mansion where Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will share remarks. Guests will enjoy free MoonPies and other Tennessee-themed refreshments. The celebration is free and open to the public. Attire: Casual, business casual, business. 1:30-3 p.m. Information

June 2021-May 2022

Art in Public Places: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

This world-class exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures enlivens downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, Zoo Knoxville, The Muse Children’s Museum, ORNL Federal Credit Union branches, and Jackson Square in Oak Ridge. The 2020-2021 exhibition will be replaced in mid-June with an exciting new selection of public art.

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