Courier Calendar

April

Fri, Apr 28Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
Friday, April 28, 10 am – 3 pm. Celebrate with us at an event that is especially for young children! This event, which recognizes the important of early learning, includes easy crafts, a fire safety skit from the Oak Ridge Fire Department plus a chance to see their fire truck, information about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, storytelling from Sammy the Skunk author Adele Roberts (and a chance to buy her books), Stranger Danger awareness from the Oak Ridge Police Department, information from Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, and more! This event is free with admission and registration is not required. The Celebration is held in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child, which runs from April 24-28.
Fri, Apr 28Big Ed’s Memorial Golf Tournament
The 16th Annual Big Ed’s Memorial Golf Tournament will be on Friday, April 28, at the Oak Ridge Country Club. The registration deadline is Monday, April 24 ($125/player; $500/team). Please call the CMS Office at (865) 463-6888 for registration information.
Fri, Apr 28Emory Valley Center 4th Annual Spring Fundraiser
SAVE THE DATE! Friday evening, April 28, 2017 Special Keynote Speaker, Dr. Timothy Shriver - Chairman, Special Olympics Dr. Shriver will be sharing: His personal journey and work with people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities About Special Olympics Insights from his recent book "Fully Alive - Discovering What Matters Most” New Hope Center 602 Scarboro Rd. Oak Ridge, TN 37830 April 28, 2017 VIP Reception - 5:30 - 7:30 PM General Event - 7:00 - 9:30 PM Janet Wood, VP of Community Engagement at Emory Valley Center 813-0576
Fri, Apr 28High school softball
Clinton softball at Sweetwater 6 p.m.
Fri, Apr 28High school baseball
Anderson County baseball vs. Aloca in the Loudon Classic 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Apr 28High school baseball
Clinton baseball at Claiborne 6:30 p.m.
Fri, Apr 28High school track
Anderson County track at William Blount Invitational 5 p.m.
Fri, Apr 28RUMMAGE SALE TO BENEFIT RELAY FOR LIFE
St. Mark United Methodist Church will be holding a rummage sale at the church on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The church is located at 252 N. Main Street. All proceeds to of the sale with go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event to support cancer research, community service programs and advocacy efforts. For information call, 457-9320
Fri, Apr 28Cage the Elephant
Friday - 04/28 @ 8:00 PM U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
Fri, Apr 28MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
We first meet the girl group “The Marvelous Wonderettes” as they take the stage at their 1958 senior prom. Through classic hits of the 50’s we learn about their lives and loves, discovering that their dreams are as big as their crinolines! A decade later, the “Wonderettes” reunite at their 10-year reunion, eventually discovering that no matter what life has thrown their way or what the future may bring, they can conquer it together. A must-take musical trip down memory lane! 8PM 4/28 - 5/14
Sat, Apr 29Coal Miners Reunion
The Coal Creek Miners Museum will be hosting a Coal Miners Reunion on April 29, 2017 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Lake City Middle School in Rocky Top, TN to honor the miners that worked in the Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia coal mines. “The museum’s purpose is to honor the miners and the impact that they had on our communities and now we want to host an event to bring the miners together to reconnect to each other and honor them for their years of hard work,” said Tim Isbel, Chairperson of the Coal Creek Miners Museum. There will be chili and soups, live music, door prizes, t-shirts for sale and script vendors will be on hand to sale and trade script. At 5 p.m. there will be a program to honor the hard working men and women who mined coal. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the Coal Creek Miners Museum, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., online at www.coalcreekminersmuseum.com or at the door at the event. However, because of a generous donation, admission is free for anyone that has worked in a mine. In addition, the Coal Creek Miners Museum will be hosting guided tours of the historical sites in Coal Creek and historians will be on hand at the Coal Creek Miners Museum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to welcome visitors and talk about the historical events that made coal mining in Coal Creek unique. The guided tours to historical sites include stops at Militia Hill where the militia was stationed during the Coal Creek War, Briceville Community Church and Leach Cemetery where Fraterville Miners’ Circle is located. The guided tours of the historical sites and admission to the museum are free but you will need to make a reservation for the tour by calling 865-340-3269. All proceeds from this event will go to fund the remodel of the second floor and installation of an elevator to access the second floor of the Coal Creek Miners Museum’s building. For more information, call 865-340-3269 or visit www.coalcreekminersmuseum.com.
Sat, Apr 29High school baseball
Anderson County baseball vs. Loudon in Loudon Classic 4 p.m.
Sat, Apr 29Historical Society luncheon
The women of the Oliver Springs Historical Society will hold a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Oliver Springs Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) Building. Cost of the luncheon is $10. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Oliver Springs Museum and Archives Building. Guest speakers will be Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and WBIR Meteorologist Rebecca Sweet.
Sun, Apr 30Burger baskets at Hoskins for Relay
Hoskins Drug Store in downtown Clinton is joining forces with the American Cancer Society to support Relay For Life. This is one way they are giving back to our community during their anniversary month of April. So treat yourself every Friday in April to a delicious Burger Basket for only $5.50. A portion of the proceeds from these sales will be donated to Relay For Life to support the May 5th event at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge.
Sun, Apr 30Bridal Open House
Ladies grab your friends and family to come out and enjoy a Sunday of bridal fun! Whether you are looking for that perfect wedding venue or booking an event we'd love to see you! There will be over 32 of the area's top bridal vendors from florists, photographers, caterers, decor ,wedding dresses and so much more!! One lucky bride will win $500.00 off any wedding package offered by The Barn at Williams Manor and lots of other door prizes to be given away. The Barn at Williams Manor 468 Mahoney Road Oliver Springs, Tennessee 37840 Sunday, April 30 at 1 PM - 4 PM

May

Mon, May 1High school softball
Clinton softball at Pigeon Forge 6 p.m.
Tue, May 2High school soccer
Harriman at Anderson County soccer 6 p.m.
Tue, May 2High school track
Clinton track at Lenoir Ciity Time TBA
Tue, May 2Riverdance - 20th Anniversary Tour
Tuesday - 05/02 @ 7:30 PM Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN
Wed, May 3High school soccer
Anderson County soccer at Clinton 4 p.m.
Wed, May 3High school soccer
Anderson County soccer at Clinton 4 p.m.
Wed, May 3High school soccer
Anderson County soccer at Clinton 4 p.m.
Thu, May 4High school soccer
Anderson County soccer at Loudon 6 p.m.
Fri, May 53rd Annual Ride for Hope
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month! Come join the celebration as Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services hosts a celebration of mental health on their climbing tower lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 5. The event is open to the public - come enjoy twenty vendors, the climbing tower, music, and a free hot dog and drink, while quantities last. The public will help welcome and celebrate the arrival of bicyclists around 12:00 p.m. Ridgeview joins with the East Region Department of Children's Services, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, and other mental health advocates to ride bicycles 15 miles on Hwy 61 from DCS offices in Clinton to Ridgeview in Oak Ridge to promote the mental health needs of children and their families. Join us as we stamp out the stigma associated with mental health treatment and promote the use of early mental health screenings for children & adults! Bicyclists depart from Department of Children's Services (182 Frank L Diggs Dr., Clinton, TN 37716) around 10:00 a.m. on May 5. Arrive at Ridgeview Climbing Tower Lawn (240 W. Tyrone Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830) around Noon, with a stop at Anderson County Courthouse and elementary school along the way. Friday, May 5, 2017 from 11:30 - 1:30
Fri, May 5Museum of Appalachia - Barn Dance - Dinner & Auction
Barn Dance Dinner & Auction Benefiting The Museum of Appalachia Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Fri, May 5High school softball
Kingston at Anderson County softball 5:30
Fri, May 5High school track
Anderson County track at Wildcat Relays at Oak Ridge 5 p.m.
Fri, May 5High school soccer
Clinton soccer at Kingston 6 p.m.
Fri, May 5Roane State graduation
Roane State Community College will hold commencement ceremonies on May 5-6. The ceremonies, to be held in the gym on the Roane County campus in Harriman, will be equal in presentation. Friday, May 5 at 2 p.m. (EDT) for recipients of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in nursing and for recipients of the A.A.S. in surgical technology. Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. (EDT) for recipients of A.A.S. degrees in allied health sciences, and for recipients of certificates in allied health sciences. Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. (EDT) for recipients of Associate of Arts degrees and Associate of Science degrees (including Middle College students), recipients of the Associate of Science in Teaching, and recipients of A.A.S. degrees or certificates in all other fields.
Fri, May 5Ribbon Cutting- Clinton City Hall
Come see the newly remolded Clinton City Hall at a Ribbon Cutting hosted by The City of Clinton. May 5, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Fri, May 5Martina McBride
Friday - 05/05 @ 8:00 PM Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN
Sat, May 6The Clinch River Spring Antique Fair
The Clinch River Spring Antique Fair is held annually on the First Saturday in May. The 13th Annual Spring Antique Fair will be held on May 6, 2017. Over 100 Antique Dealers come to Clinton’s Historic Downtown to present a fantastic Antiques and Collectibles Show. Representing more than 5 States, the antique dealers line Market Street and its side streets and alleys. The Fair is held from 9 am – 5 pm, rain or shine and is one of the best one-day antique shows in East Tennessee. An antique car show is also featured during Saturday’s Fair. On Friday evening May 5, 2017, there will be a kick-off party from 6 pm – 9 pm with food and live entertainment.
Sat, May 6High school track
Clinton track at Bobcat Invitational at Knox Central Time TBA
Sat, May 6Historic David Hall Cabin Open House
Come visit and take a step back in time at one of the earliest homes and businesses in Anderson County. David Hall was a Revolutionary War soldier who ran a tavern and inn here. He and his family are buried in the cemetery located a few hundred yards beside the cabins. Admission is FREE. Events include: Blacksmithing Butter Churning Demonstrations Flintlock Rifle shooting and hatchet throwing Smokey Mountain Hammer Dulcimer player, Tim Simek May 6th & 7th 10 am - 6 pm 830 Old Edgemoor Ln. Clinton, TN 37716
Sat, May 6Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives
Saturday - 05/06 @ 8:00 PM U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
Sun, May 7Suck It Up Buttercup 5k
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT - Road Kill Timing and United Way of Anderson County is proud to present the SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP KTM 5K in memory of Kerry Trammell. Kerry Trammell was an active member of the Oak Ridge and Anderson County community. He was involved in almost everything around town! He was passionate about senior services, emergency response and the beautiful greenways and parks. Funds raised will help United Way fund programs that Kerry cared about and dedicated his life to. United Way of Anderson County is a local nonprofit dedicated to advancing the common good by supporting programs and agencies that focus on Youth Development, Self-Sufficiency, and Senior & Health Services - the building blocks of a healthy community. 697 Melton Lake Dr. Oak Ridge, TN 37830 5k Run: $30 Virtual Runner: $25 Registration ends May 7, 2017
Sun, May 7Knoxville Food & Wine Yard Party
Join us for a full day celebration of Knoxville’s culinary scene on Sunday, May 7 at The Mill & Mine. At the Knoxville Food & Wine Yard Party fans will enjoy locally crafted libations, artfully prepared and hand-selected food, whole hog dinner with special guest chef Pat Martin from Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville, as well as wine tastings and beyond. This curated event series will have you breaking bread with Knoxville’s finest in culinary arts and discussing what’s coming next. Sunday - 05/07 @ 12:00 PM The Mill & Mine Knoxville, TN
Tue, May 9Fiesta!
Join us at the Alexander Guest House for Margaritas and a Taco bar. Mike Shannon of the River Sharks will be providing live music and we will have a photo booth to capture the evening's fun. After a hard day's work come and unwind with us. Call 294-5489 with questions or to R.S.V.P. 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT Alexander Guest House 83 Kentucky Ave. Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Fri, May 12Summer Kickoff Food Drive
Rocky Top Realty announced our big Summer Kickoff promotion on Friday. For a non perishable food donation, benefiting LOCAL Anderson County food pantries, tickets will be given away for a drawing to receive a Yeti Cooler full of items for a great summer. The drawing will be live on May 12th. We are seeking the paper's assistance to get the word out to fill these food pantry shelves. Many people donate during the holidays but hunger knows no season and with school ending soon a lot of kids won't be getting the meals the school provides so stocking these local food pantries is so important.
Sat, May 13High school track
TSSAA AAA Sectional Meet at Hardin Valley 10 a.m.
Tue, May 16Small Business Workshop
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), will host a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of the business planning process. The TSBDC advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in our area at no cost to them. This free seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce office, 245 N. Main St., Ste., 200, Clinton, with Jutta Bangs, Director of the TSBDC at Roane State Community College. The seminar discussion includes the fundamentals of writing a business plan, market research, and financial projections. The work-shop is also useful for existing businesses who are looking into obtaining financing. Business plans are required by lenders. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Reserve your space by contacting the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, 865-457-2559 or email: accc@andersoncountychamber.org. To learn more about the TSBDC, please visit www.tsbdc.org.
Thu, May 18Networking Coffee
Community Trust Bank Thursday, May 18 8AM - 9:30AM 2106 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. Clinton, TN
Sat, May 20Sundown Saturdays at Stardust Marina
“Sundown Saturdays!” Join us for live music and a thrilling time on Saturday evenings and some Fridays on holiday weekends. Beginning May 20, 2017.

July

Mon, Jul 17Anderson County Fair
July 17- 22. The Best Six Days Of Summer! 935 N Charles G Seivers Blvd Clinton, TN.

August

Tue, Aug 1Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced the 2017-2018 season of its Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series. Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2017. All concerts take place at 8 p.m. at Knoxville Civic Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Visit knoxvillesymphony.com/

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