Category Archives: Events

Evening Under the Stars even better with fun addition

One of Knoxville’s best fundraisers — Evening Under the Stars benefiting the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra — has gotten even better this year. The annual dinner and dancing soiree, held in a huge tent at the beautiful lakeside home of Sherri … Continue reading

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Knox Heritage names Mike Hatcher and Tim Hill ‘Preservationists of the Year’ at packed soiree

Mike Hatcher and Tim Hill, who founded Hatcher-Hill Properties in 2004, were named Preservationists of the Year last month during the Scruffy City Soiree, a popular annual fundraiser sponsored by Knox Heritage. Over the years, Hatcher-Hill has been responsible for … Continue reading

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‘Drink Up the Moon’ — and feel free to snooze

If you go see artist Jane Cassidy’s two installations at the Knoxville Museum of Art — and you really should! — and you happen to fall asleep, she will consider her art to have been a success! Cassidy, from Galway, … Continue reading

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Carol Mayo Jenkins retires at UT; ‘We need more people like Carol,’ says friend and acting colleague

Carol Mayo Jenkins, who has been an artist in residence in the University of Tennessee’s Department of Theatre for 22 years, retired earlier this month but told those gathered to celebrate that she’d still be around, hopefully performing at the … Continue reading

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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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