Category Archives: Events

Martinis at the Mansion: Cheers to William Blount!

I love a martini. Especially if it’s for a good cause! So “Martinis at the Mansion” was the perfect place for us last Thursday. It was a fundraiser for Blount Mansion — “the birthplace of Tennessee” — and it was … Continue reading

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Museum supporters celebrate vibrant upcoming year

Members of the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Collectors Circle gathered last week for an evening of art and conversation to kick off the group’s new year of activities. Held at the lovely Lyons View Pike home of Dorothy and Caesar … Continue reading

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A progressive dinner for history

A group of downtown friends has been hosting progressive dinners for more than 10 years now. It started as a way to enjoy each others’ condos and invite guests to come see what downtown living was like. We usually had … Continue reading

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Tremont party raises $325,000 for new “living” campus

Talk about a successful event! Between sponsorships, ticket sales and a live auction, the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont raised $325,000 on a beautiful Saturday night at Marblegate Farm in Friendsville. The evening was designed to launch Tremont’s “Keystone … Continue reading

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Design Center honors Mayor Ashe and Veterans Park

It was hot as blazes Wednesday night at Ijams Nature Center. But that didn’t stop 400 folks from showing up to celebrate the East Tennessee Community Design Center as it bestowed awards on a deserving community leader and a deserving … Continue reading

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Wine, moonshine and help for our neighbors

Volunteer Ministry Center, a non-profit organization founded more than 35 years ago to prevent and end homelessness, has found a way to combine fun and fundraising — and honor a longtime benefactor in the process. The group recently hosted the … Continue reading

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Summer Swing ’23: a thankfully cool experience

After a three-year hiatus, Choice Health Network and Positively Living have brought back their popular hot-weather event, Summer Swing. Only this year, they made arrangements for some shade — and air conditioning! That turned out to be a very good … Continue reading

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Friends gather downtown to support Lynne Fugate

When you look up “community service” in the dictionary, there should be a photograph of Lynne Fugate. The incumbent City Council member, seeking re-election to her second term in At-Large Seat A, already had served two terms on the Knox … Continue reading

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Just a Thursday: Theater announces season; company celebrates 20th! Knoxville loves reasons to party!

If I hear anyone say again that there’s nothing to do in Knoxville, I swear I will slap them. The problem is that there’s TOO MUCH to do! Take last night, for instance. We went to two fun things — … Continue reading

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Strong Stock Farm: An idyllic evening for a good cause

“Scenic views at Strong Stock Farm,” the invitation said. I knew from experience they were not kidding! The event this past weekend was one of the “Summer Suppers” to benefit the preservation group Knox Heritage. And Strong Stock Farm is … Continue reading

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