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VOL. 45 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 23, 2021

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Free Family Fun. The Knoxville Office of Special Events and Parks and Recreation continues its free Kid A’ Riffic Fun in the Park at World’s Fair Park. Families are invited to participate in crafts, games and other activities. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. No registration is required. Information

FRIDAY, JULY 30

Summer Movies

The summer movie series continues at the Tennessee Theatre with “The Big Lebowski.’’ Each movie in the series includes a Friday night showing at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Doors open one hour before the movie start time at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. Assistant Organist Matthew Fisher will be playing for “The Big Lebowski” showings. Information

Additional dates:

Aug. 6, 8: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Aug. 27, 29: The Goonies (1985)

SATURDAY, AUG. 7

Girl Talk Fashion Show Gala

This year will mark a special milestone for this signature event. The 10th anniversary event will feature a “Through the Decades” theme with looks from eras of fashion history both past and present. The 2021 gala will be in a hybrid format with the option to attend in-person or stream the show live. The gala features a silent auction, seated dinner, live band, dancing, awards presentation and, as always, a fashion show. Attire is black tie, black tie optional or cocktail. Additional information about tickets and streaming information will be updated on the event website. 6-10 p.m. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley Street, Knoxville. Information

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11

A Celebration at Lakeshore Park

East Tennessee Community Design Center will hold its annual fundraising event at Marble Hall in Lakeshore Park. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program at 7:30 p.m. East Tennessee Community Design Center’s vision of Better Communities by Design is showcased in Lakeshore Park, and the event will celebrate the park’s revitalization and the community members involved. The art auction will be displayed in Marble Hall, and the gardens will host ample opportunities for games and gathering for all ages. Attire is business casual or dressy. Lakeshore Park, 6410 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville. Information

THURSDAY, AUG. 12

McNabb Foundation Evening of Hope

The Foundation will host an Evening of Hope in honor of Don and Penney Rogers at The Country Club in Morristown. Don and Penney are longtime supporters and advocates of the McNabb Center. 6-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the McNabb Center’s Jail to Work program in Hamblen County, which promotes the recovery of women who have a substance use disorder and are involved in the criminal justice system. For sponsorship information or to purchase a table, contact Beth Farrow at beth.farrow@mcnabb.org. The Country Club, 1635 Doyal Drive, Morristown. Information

FRIDAY, AUG. 13

Knox County Democratic Party Truman Day Dinner

The Knox County Democratic Party will hold its annual dinner, which will feature former U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat from Alabama as the special guest and keynote speaker. Jones also is a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama who successfully prosecuted two Ku Klux Klan members in 2001 and 2002 for the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four African American girls. Additional details and ticket information to come. 6-9 p.m. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

Ijams Movies Under the Stars

Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema series continues with “Predator,” presented by Cherokee Distributing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Moviegoers are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Doors open at 7 p.m., and movies begin at dark. In the event of inclement weather, movies will be shown under a large tent at the Ijams Homesite, a short walk from the Visitor Center. Meals, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from food trucks and the Ijams beer garden. No coolers or outside alcohol is allowed. $10 per person or $36 for a family four-pack. Space is limited to 250 guests. Advance purchases recommended. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Guests will be asked to wear a mask at check-in and in all common areas, but may remove masks once seated on the lawn. 2915 Island Home Avenue. Information Additional dates:

Aug. 27: Mad Max Fury Road, Action/Adventure – R

Sept. 17: Wizard of Oz, Fantasy/Musical – G

Oct. 1: The Shining, Horror/Mystery – R

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