Events

Events

Winter Farmers Market in Oak Ridge add to itinerary

From hand-roasted coffee to hydroponically raised tilapia, the new Winter Farmers Market, by Grow Oak Ridge LLC, will offer a brand new experience in Oak Ridge. The market opens Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, bringing more than 40 local food and artisan vendors indoors for the first time ever in the Secret City. The market will be located in the gym at St. Mary's School gym, 323 Vermont Avenue, Oak Ridge, and is open every Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., December through February (closed Dec. 24 and 31).

February Classes at Appalachian Arts Craft Center add to itinerary

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be offering multiple classes throughout the month of February. "Handbuilding with Clay" and "One Bag/One Day" are a couple of the classes that will be offered. For information on these classes and more, call 865-494-9854 or visit www.appalachianarts.net.

"Atomically Integrated," a Photography Exhibit add to itinerary

In honor of Black History Month, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will be hosting "Atomically Integrated," a photography exhibit focusing on African-American life during the Manhattan Project. The exhibit will open on Thursday, February 23 with a reception starting at 4:30 pm.

March classes at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center add to itinerary

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be offering multiple craft classes throughout the month of March. A couple of the classes are “Dichoric Pendant Workshop” and “Basket Workshops.” For more information on these classes and more, call 865-494-9854 or visit www.appalachianarts.net

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.

Pro Gravity Tour Windrock Bike Race add to itinerary

The 2017 Pro Gravity Tour will consist of 7 rounds with the season kicking off at the newly opened Windrock Bike Park on March 10-12. Windrock is the first mountain bike race in North America to offer UCI points for 2017, giving riders a chance to push their limits early in the season.

Cardinal Invitational Regatta on Melton Hill Lake add to itinerary

Come to Melton Lake and watch the rowers as they participate in the Cardinal Invitational Regatta. The Regatta will take place on Saturday the 11th beginning at 9:00 am and Sunday the 12th beginning at 12:00 pm.

5th Annual Luck of the Irish Stroll and Sale in Downtown Clinton add to itinerary

Enjoy great sales in the antique district downtown Clinton on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th. Sponsored by the Historic Downtown Clinton Merchants Association. For more information, call 865-264-4258.

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. Volunteers from Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger and Union counties are needed. It will be on Saturday, March 25 this year from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

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.