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VOL. 45 | NO. 15 | Friday, April 9, 2021

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Green & Gold Gala. The event, hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs, is the premier fundraising event at Knoxville Catholic High School. The gala features cocktails, silent and live auctions, dining, dancing and music and will take place at the Blaine Stadium football field on the campus of Knoxville Catholic. The 2021 honoree will be “Irish Legend” Tim Irwin for his many years of support and service to Catholic High. In the event of inclement weather, the gala will be held Saturday, April 17. Friday, 6-11 p.m. $100 per person. Knoxville Catholic High School, 9245 Fox Lonas Road NW. Information

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

Pellissippi Strong

Pellissippi State Community College hosts a virtual celebration to support students and alumni. The event will feature a live Q&A session with Knoxville’s Allison Page, president of Magnolia Network, the media joint venture between Discovery, Inc., and Chip & Joanna Gaines’ home and lifestyle brand Magnolia. Guests will enjoy a celebration of Pellissippi State’s annual alumni awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award and Peggy Wilson Volunteer Alumni Award, hosted by WATE-TV’s Tearsa Smith, as well as door prizes and networking opportunities via Lunchpool virtual tables. 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Information

SUNDAY, APRIL 18

A Night with the Arts in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 2021 MLK Commemorative Commission of Greater Knoxville celebration, in collaboration with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and The Carpetbag Theatre, will present the event and will feature the MLK Holiday Choir and Knoxville area singers, dancers, actors and poets for an inspiring and uplifting MLK tribute. Location to be announced. 5-7 p.m. Information

MC musical performance

The Maryville College Concert Choir and small ensembles Off Kilter, Lads and Lassies will present “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” at the Tennessee Amphitheater at World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville April 18 at 6 p.m.

The performance is open to the public with limited seating due to social distancing measures. Tickets are required, are available for $15 and must be purchased in sets of two due to COVID spacing requirements. The event also will be live-streamed. Tickets for livestreaming access are $10. The concert will feature selections that have proven inspiring to the students during the pandemic. Masks will be required for attendees, as well as for performers. Information: hannah.white@maryvillecollege.edu, Stacey.wilner@maryvillecollege.edu or claytonartscenter.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

49th Annual Goodwill Awards Breakfast

Goodwill will honor individuals who have overcome adversity in order to obtain competitive employment, community employers, organizations and individuals whose support of and contributions allow the organization to provide employment opportunities for in people enrolled in Goodwill Industries-Knoxville employment training and rehabilitation programs. Tickets are $15 per person. Sponsorships are available. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. 8-10 a.m. $15 per ticket. Information

SATURDAY, APRIL 24

Orange & White Game

The UT football spring game marks the culmination of spring practice. Additional details and COVID-19 protocols to come. 4-6 p.m. Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way. Information

KMA Artists on Location

A reception for Artists on Location, A Plein Air Painting Event, will be held by the Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art. Artwork will be on display and available for sale to attendees. A cash bar and light “bites” will be available. The event is free and open to the public. 5-8:30 p.m. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

JDRF Promise Gala

JDRF East Tennessee’s annual event will be part of a statewide virtual event called the JDRF Promise Gala in support of JDRF’s mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Registration. Information

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame

The gala, now in its 17th year, is a virtual benefit for Friends of Literacy. The virtual event will honor outstanding local writers for their work and celebrates the richness and diversity of the written word in East Tennessee. The event also will include readings and performances by area writers. 7-8:30 p.m. $25 per person. Information

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

UT Gardens Virtual Gala

The virtual event will hold its eighth annual fundraiser with honorary host Bill and Crissy Haslam, former governor and first lady of Tennessee, to benefit the academic and educational programs of UT Gardens in a virtual format. The 2021 event will honor Dr. Susan Hamilton, the director emerita of UT Gardens who retired after more than 35 years of service to the people and plants of Tennessee. With the theme of “Grow Big Orange,” the evening will be a fun one with a social happy half-hour, live program and silent auction. Additional details to come. Information

SATURDAY, MAY 1

Make-A-Wish Grandstand Classic

The event is a fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and revolves around all things Kentucky Derby. The event includes live and silent auctions, music, cocktails and food with a live feed of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Attire is cocktail, with Derby attire and hats encouraged. Make-A-Wish helps to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in the East Tennessee region. 5-9 p.m. Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive. Information

Les Trois Chefs

An annual benefit for Childhelp Tennessee that includes a four-course meal complete with wine pairings and silent and live auctions. Les Trois Chefs begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner and live auction from 8-10 p.m. Attire is business to cocktail. The event raises funds to support the programs and services of Childhelp in East Tennessee, which provides forensic services, medical exams and mental health counseling for victims of child abuse. COVID-19 protocols in place. 6:30-10 p.m. $275 per tickets; tables of six and 12 available. Lakeshore Park, 6410 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville. Information

TUESDAY, MAY 4

Sertoma Center’s Annual Friendship Dinner

The dinner honors the 2021 Lifetime of Love recipients, Jenny and Randy Boyd, for their support of Sertoma and highlight their Scottish heritage with music, a Scottish menu and signature Scottish cocktail. The Sports Animal’s Jimmy Hyams and Phillip Fulmer, former University of Tennessee athletics director and head football coach, also will be in attendance at the socially distanced and outdoor event. 6-8:30 p.m. $75 per ticket; sponsorships available. The Amphitheater at World’s Fair Park, 954 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

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