The Weekly Plan-It: Thursday, June 14-Wednesday, June 20

Thursday, June 14

Metropolitan Planning Commission

1:30 p.m., City County Building, Main Assembly Room.

Yes, it's another meeting of that United Nations puppet, the MPC! Which most probably means there will be consideration of "Amendments to the Knoxville Zoning Ordinance regarding development standards for subdivisions within the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection areas."

Friday, June 15

Subway Auto Expo

10 a.m.-8 p.m., Chilhowee Park, Jacob Building. Free tickets at Subway.

Ah, it's summer at Chilhowee Park, and that means monster trucks and hot rods. Sam Memmolo of the East Tennessee-produced Shadetree Mechanic and Motorhead Garage will be in attendance at this weekend-long show. Plus: Burn-out contest!

Saturday, June 16

Southern Summer's Night Auction

7 p.m.-midnight, 4001 Middlebrook Pike. $100.

Since 1996, the Hope Center has addressed the unmet needs of patients infected with HIV in Knox and surrounding 20 counties. This silent and live auction event is its 10th annual fund-raiser, with dancing till midnight. More info:

Monday, June 18

Knox County School Board

5 p.m, Andrew Johnson Building, First Floor Board Room.

This mid-month work session will no doubt discuss the board's foiled plan to destroy Knox County with slightly higher property taxes to improve education. Curses!