Category Archives: Events

Sertoma Center honors Jenny and Randy Boyd with ‘Lifetime of Love Award’ — and a fun party!

The folks at the Sertoma Center of Knoxville, which provides opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve their fullest potential, didn’t let a little global pandemic dampen their fundraising party plans! They moved their annual Friendship Dinner, which this year … Continue reading

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Knoxville Botanical Garden supporters cocktail with leprechauns and fairies at Ancient Lore Village

Looking for a creative way to salute their major donors, the leaders of Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum decided to take them to Inner Earth! That is the fictional realm that is the theme of Ancient Lore Village, the new … Continue reading

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Event planners had year to forget but remain thankful

Nobody likes events more than The Blue Streak! That’s why we are thankful for the wonderful event planners in our community. Moxley Carmichael’s writer/editor Maria Cornelius handles the EventCheck Knox calendar for us and writes a blog there called “In … Continue reading

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Dr. Frank Gray: surgeon, music lover, friend

I just can’t believe that Dr. Frank Gray is gone. The retired orthopedic surgeon, music lover and fixture on Knoxville’s social scene has been a regular on the Blue Streak since its inception. That’s because he was passionate about so … Continue reading

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Expert has advice for local non-profits: Carefully reschedule events and consider joining forces

Jerry Askew, president of the Alliance for Better Nonprofits, says organizations should recognize that the current pandemic has forced everyone to try to cram a year’s worth of events into the last half of this year. This will put stress … Continue reading

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Warm memories of last dinner at Blackberry Farm

When news came yesterday that Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain will reopen on May 14, it made me wistful for the last dinner we had there. It was for the sponsors of the Knoxville Museum of Art’s annual L’Amour du … Continue reading

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Remember eating, drinking and dancing together?

Greetings! Hope everyone is holding up during these stressful times of social distancing. I decided to haul out a not-so-long-ago memory of the Symphony Ball when we all gathered to eat, drink and even dance together. It makes me smile … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is worst party crasher ever

This is a guest post by Maria Cornelius, a writer/editor at Moxley Carmichael who is in charge of the events calendar called EventCheckKnox. Her blog on that site is called, “In Any Event.” I thought readers of the Blue Streak … Continue reading

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Girl Scout cookies: an important excuse for a party. (And you still can nab some!)

The sale of Girl Scout cookies provides 70 percent of the entire budget of the local Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians every year. So, you can imagine what a blow it was when the coronavirus forced the organization to … Continue reading

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L’Amour du Vin 2020: Back when we could have fun!

It hasn’t been that long — it actually was just earlier this month — but it seems like an eternity ago. The Knoxville Museum of Art hosted what was one of the last big social occasions many Knoxvillians would attend: … Continue reading

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