Events

Events

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.

Sheep Shearing Day add to itinerary

In pioneer Appalachia, farmers sheared their sheep each spring for wool to spin into yarn or fill quilts.  The Museum of Appalachia will renew this annual ritual on April 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., trimming the winter’s growth of heavy wool from its flock of sheep.  The wooly animals will be trimmed by Kentucky native John Cooper, who will explain the process to onlookers while using vintage hand-cranked shears operated by “student power.”  Spinning, weaving and quilting demonstrators will show how wool was used to make yarn and quilt batting in the days before ready-made clothing and superstores. For more information, call 865-494-7680.

Big Ed's Memorial Golf Tournament add to itinerary

Big Ed’s Memorial Golf Tournament is being held in support of Community Mediation Services of Anderson County. The tournament will be held at the Oak Ridge Country Club on Friday, April 28th. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served and there will be prizes and a silent auction. For more information and registration forms, call 865-463-6888.

Celebration of the Young Child add to itinerary

The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge will be presenting Celebration for the Young Child on Friday, April 28th from 10 am – 3 pm. Activities include “make and take” crafts, storytelling, Lego building and more! Museum exhibits, including TVA Waterworks, the Dollhouse, the Rainforest, and other favorites will all be open. For more information, call 865-482-1074.

Dogwood Junior Championship Regatta add to itinerary

The Dogwood Junior Championship Regatta is a juniors only regatta with approximately 2,000 athletes competing in two days filled with competitive racing. With heats and finals filling the weekend, spectators will have the opportunity to catch multiple races from the peninsula and enjoy a meal and shopping from our attending vendors.

DOE Facilities Bus Tours in May add to itinerary

This tour is free with paid admission to the American Museum of Science and Energy and runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the month of May. 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

May Classes at Appalachian Arts Craft Center add to itinerary

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be offering multiple classes throughout the month of May. “Beginning Writing Workshop,” “Dreamcatcher,” and “Underglazes: Resists, Transfers, & Layering” are a few that will be offered. For information on these classes and more, call 865-494-9854.

David Hall Cabin Open House add to itinerary

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. He and his family are buried in the cemetery located a few hundred yards beside the cabins. The historic David Hall Cabin will be open to the public for its annual spring open house, May 5-6 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. There will be demonstrations of blacksmithing, flintlock rifles, butter churning and more. Enjoy music, photos displays and more. There is no admission fee but donations are accepted. The historic David Hall Cabin is located at 830 Old Edgemoor Lane in Clinton. Call 865-945-3807 for more information.

Clinch River Spring Antique Fair add to itinerary

The antique fair starts with a kick-off party on Friday, May 5th from 6 to 9 p.m. with musical entertainment. The shops on Market and Cullom Street will be open late and food vendors will be set up in Hoskins-Lane Park. On Saturday, May 6th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., over 100 exhibitors from East Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio will offer a wide range of antiques and collectibles to suit every taste. A wide variety of foods from local vendors will be available all day. For more information, call 865-457-4547.

Barn Dance add to itinerary

The Museum of Appalachia will host its fifth annual Barn Dance on Friday, May 5th. The evening features a robust Southern dinner catered by Calhoun's Banquets and Copper Cellar Catering, horse drawn wagon rides, live and silent auctions, Ole Smoky Moonshine tastings, and old fashioned Appalachian square dancing, and more! Make plans to come and join us! For more information, call 865-494-7680 or visit www.museumofappalachia.org.

Big XII Conference Championship Regatta add to itinerary

The Big XII Conference Championship Regatta is a Division I Women’s Collegiate Championship event amongst some of the most competitive rowing programs in the country. With heats on Saturday and finals on Sunday, spectators will have the opportunity to listen to live announcements for the first 500 meters of the race and then view the last 1500 meters from the peninsula.