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Downtown dinner group salutes friend

Four couples who all live downtown occasionally stage progressive dinners, where each couple hosts a dinner course and we walk from home to home enjoying the food, camaraderie and the ambiance of downtown. We’ve been doing this for over 10 … Continue reading

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Picnic lovers share fun to fund Lakeshore Park

Lord, this town loves a picnic. And I have to admit that I do, as well. One of the best picnics every year is the annual fundraiser held each June as a benefit for Lakeshore Park. The view from the … Continue reading

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A very Knoxville Fourth of July

You know us. We love a big event. Rarely skip them. But this year, it just felt more comfortable having a low-key Independence Day celebration with a close group of friends in the suburbs — followed by front row seats, … Continue reading

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Sweet solstice supper is gentle slide into summer

“Why go to Stonehenge when you can experience the Solstice amid the old stones at the Botanical Gardens?” the invitation queried. “Why, indeed?” we asked ourselves. One other instruction on the invite: As part of the fun, we encourage guests … Continue reading

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New Carousel Theatre to be ‘a jewel box’

COVID might have delayed progress on the new Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus, but it didn’t stop it! Supporters of the Clarence Brown Theatre gathered last week for a design update on the planned new version of … Continue reading

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New season of Broadway at the Tennessee excites!

The Tennessee Theatre announced its upcoming series of touring Broadway performances last week to an enthusiastic crowd that applauded and whooped when each of the six upcoming shows was named. Even though “Wicked” had been previously announced, it still received … 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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Symphony Ball ‘springs’ into success!

Through a combination of luck and nimbleness on the part of organizers, the Knoxville Symphony League just pulled off one of its most successful Symphony Balls ever. Set for March 25, the important fundraiser originally was scheduled to be held … Continue reading

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Grooving at the Maple Grove

There are few things more relaxing on an early Sunday evening than gathering with friends in a beautiful location, sipping wine, snacking on appetizers and listening to live jazz music. That’s why the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s “Jazz and Cocktails” fundraiser … Continue reading

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Cause for Paws: Animals make any event fun!

Despite a last-minute weather cancellation and a change of venue, spirits remained high — and so did the bids in the charity auction — during the annual “Cause for Paws,” a critical fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center. The threat of … Continue reading

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