Category Archives: Events

Tim Hill’s Council race creates a pretty fun little party!

With the Knoxville political season in full swing, almost every party these days centers around a candidate. Alan and I were happy to host a meet-and-greet in our downtown condo last night for our friend Tim Hill, who is running … Continue reading

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The happiest party of the year!

Question: Do hats make people happy? Or do happy people wear hats? The answer really doesn’t matter. The upshot is that Hats in Bloom, an annual fundraiser and hat sale benefiting the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, is the happiest … Continue reading

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Mardi Growl ’23: You can’t stop smiling!

There are few happier places to be in Knoxville than at the annual Mardi Growl parade and festival benefiting Young-Williams Animal Center. This year’s event was held last Saturday at World’s Fair Park, after a parade from the Old City. … Continue reading

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It was a souper good time!

One of the tastiest and most laid-back fundraisers in Knoxville has to be CAC Beardsley Community Garden’s annual “Snow Day” soup competition. I’ve been going to it for years and, I swear, the soups keep getting better and better! This … Continue reading

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Bijou Jubilee: the most fun outside New Orleans!

We felt as if we had gone to New Orleans last Saturday — and we never even left downtown Knoxville. Here’s why. The historic Bijou Theatre had a Mardi Gras theme for its annual Jubilee, the non-profit’s largest fundraiser of … Continue reading

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Artsclamation! ’22 rocked it!

Artsclamation! is the primary fundraiser for Peninsula, a non-profit mental health facility operated by Covenant Health. It provides in-patient and out-patient services to children, adolescents and adults. Held the first weekend in December, Artsclamation! also is a good landmark for … Continue reading

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Lynne Fugate kicks off City Council re-election race with politically diverse support — and fun!

If you stepped into the bright and noisy rooftop lounge at the downtown Hyatt Place hotel last night, you might have known you were at a political event — if only by the number of politicians present. But you would … Continue reading

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Eating, drinking, dancing and saving animal lives!

Talk about a successful — and fun! — charity event. Cause for Paws, the signature fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center, had it all: a beautiful venue, creative decorations, great food and drink, music, dancing, a SHORT auction — and animals! … Continue reading

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East Tennesseans of the Year: Jenny and Randy Boyd

It was a beautiful evening at Cherokee Country Club for the recent induction of Jenny and Randy Boyd as East Tennesseans of the Year by the East Tennessee Historical Society. The annual event, honoring notable individuals from East Tennessee, has … Continue reading

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Phyllis Nichols retires on top of her game

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Phyllis Y. Nichols, the longtime president and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League. Nichols, who announced last June that she would retire in the fall, has been the longest-serving CEO of … Continue reading

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