Events

Events

DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour add to itinerary

This tour is free with paid admission to the American Museum of Science and Energy and runs Mondays and Fridays throughout the month of March. Explore the original Manhattan Project sites around Oak Ridge and learn the history behind the development of the world’s first atomic weapon which helped to end WWII. Bus participants must be US citizens, at least 10 years old and have photo id. For more information, contact AMSE at 865-576-3200.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center Annual Spring Porch Sale add to itinerary

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will hold its Annual Spring Porch Sale starting on Thursday, March 16th and running for about two weeks. The Porch Sale, held each spring features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Center. It’s an excellent time to get great deals. For more information, call 865-494-9854.

5-County Norris Lake Clean-Up add to itinerary

Norris Lake is one of East Tennessee’s most loved recreation destinations, but the garbage that is constantly dumped in the lake is causing an eye sore. Therefore the five counties that contain Norris Lake have banned together to clean up the problem. There will be two clean-up days this year. Anderson, Claiborne, Grainger and Union counties will clean-up on March 25th and Campbell county will hold their clean-up on April 1st. Visit www.norrislakeproject.com for information on where to meet.

Spring Wildflower Hike add to itinerary

Join Norris Dam State Park and TVA staff for guided hikes along the cool Clinch River, one of the most diverse pathways of wildflower concentrations in the region. Hikes will begin at 10am and 1pm at the River Bluff trailhead and 2pm at the Lower Creek trailhead, located at the Rice’s Gristmill. Registration is not required and there is no charge for the hikes. For more information, contact the park office 865-426-7461.

Bike with a Ranger add to itinerary

Join a park ranger at 10:00 am on October 25th at the Elza Gate Park. Enjoy a 4 mile bike ride down Melton Lake Greenway with several stops pointing out the rich history of the Oak Ridge area. For more information, call 865-576-6767.

Atomic City Turn & Burn add to itinerary

The Oak Ridge Rowing Association is excited to announce the 1st Annual Atomic City Turn and Burn to be held on Saturday, March 25th 2017 at Melton Lake. This is a unique invitational regatta which will combine both a 5k time trial in the morning and a 2k sprint in the afternoon. Crews from the morning trials will be seeded into afternoon flights and medals will be awarded to the lowest combined 5k and 2k time in each event. This first year regatta will be open to Juniors only, with the hope of expanding in future years. This is an invite only regatta with a flat rate fee and teams will be able to enter as many boats as they would like. For any questions, please contact Sarah McAuliffe at smcauliffe@orra.org.

Downhill Southeastern Race at Windrock Bike Park add to itinerary

Professional biker, Neko Mulally, has been using the off-season to work with his friends and bring back a second season of the Downhill Southeast. This year the annual race is going to take place at the new Windrock Bike Park on April 1-2. This event is open to anyone. To register, visit https://www.bikereg.com/downhillsoutheastwindrock.

Spring Wildflower Hike add to itinerary

Join Norris Dam State Park and TVA staff for guided hikes along the cool Clinch River, one of the most diverse pathways of wildflower concentrations in the region. Hikes will begin at 10am and 1pm at the River Bluff trailhead and 2pm at the Lower Creek trailhead, located at the Rice’s Gristmill. Registration is not required and there is no charge for the hikes. For more information, contact the park office 865-426-7461.

Butterflies for Hope Bike Ride add to itinerary

Enjoy the beautiful scenery and winding roads leading to picturesque Norris Lake while supporting the search for a cure for lupus! The ride leaves Hot Bagel Co. in Oak Ridge at 10:00 am on April 1st. If you haven’t previously taken this ride to start the cycling season, you need to come join Dr. Thom Mason (ORNL), Ken Rueter (UCOR) and Morgan Smith (CNS), and other Special Guests. Ride at your own pace and enjoy the fully-supported 23, 33, 50 and 62-mile ride options! After a hard day of riding, delicious food and free beer will be waiting. This is going to be the best ride ever with stops, music and treats along the way. Pick up packets and cycling socks on Friday, March 31st at the kiosk in Building 5700 at ORNL from 7:00 am – 11:00 pm, and at the Hot Bagel Co from 3:30 pm to 7:00pm. Register in person at the Hot Bagel Company or online at www.racedayevents.com.

April classes at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center add to itinerary

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be offering multiple classes throughout the month of April. “Recycled Windchime/Suncatcher”, “Intro to Twig Furniture” and “Tree of Life Sculpture” are just a few that will be offered. For more information on these classes and more, call 865-494-9854.

DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour add to itinerary

This tour is free with paid admission to the American Museum of Science and Energy and runs Mondays and Fridays throughout the month of April. Explore the original Manhattan Project sites around Oak Ridge and learn the history behind the development of the world’s first atomic weapon which helped to end WWII. Bus participants must be US citizens, at least 10 years old and have photo id. For more information, contact AMSE at 865-576-3200.

4-Wheeling for a Cure add to itinerary

Help raise money for St. Jude Children’s research hospital while riding the trails at Windrock Park on April 8-9. For more information, call 865-435-3492.