The Weekly Plan-It: Thursday, Aug. 23-Monday, Aug. 27

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Aug. 23

31st Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

6:30 p.m. (dinner), 7:30 p.m. (program), Knoxville Convention Center. $150.

This annual fund-raiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley honors 10 area athletes. Plus: five-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award-winner Phil Niekro is the keynote speaker!

Friday, Aug. 24

Outdoor KnoxFest

5-9 p.m., Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center (900 Volunteer Landing Ln.)

The weekend-long outdoors festival kicks off with a reception for registered participants and guests. Read our cover story in this issue! Or, visit

Saturday, Aug. 25

Knoxville Paddles for Clean Water

8:30 a.m., Ned McWherter Park to Sequoyah Park. $30.

Raise money for the Fort Loudoun Lake Association and help promote clean water with this "leisurely" 5-mile paddle, with food, music and gifts at the finish. Boat is included with the fee! Register at either Blue Ridge Mountain Sports locations or online at

Candidate Forum Training

10 a.m.-noon, West High School, library. Free.

Always wanted to conduct a political candidate forum, but didn't know how? Well, now's your chance to learn! The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will be hosting this training session. Please RSVP to or 865-408-VOTE.

Monday, Aug. 27

Knox County Commission

1:45 p.m., City County Building, main assembly room.

Which religion will have its own prayer at this meeting?