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Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

• Kingston’s annual Smokin’ the Water Fourth of July celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Kingston City Park. Activities include a parade, the Miss Firecracker pageant, food and craft vendors in a festival atmosphere and music; a fireworks show will end the day. Call Debbie Russell at 376-1356 or visit the Kingston city website at www.kingstonparks.com.

• Oak Ridge’s annual fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. The display will be shot from A.K. Bissell Park; the best view will be from the east end of Bissell Park. The Community Band will perform its annual Fourth of July concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the park’s pavilion. Public parking will be on a first-come, first-served, basis; parking will not be allowed on the shoulders of South Illinois Avenue or Oak Ridge Turnpike, both of which will remain open throughout the event. Badger Avenue will close beginning at 9:30 p.m. and will not reopen until the conclusion of the fireworks display.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 6

• Harriman VFW Post 6598 will have karaoke. Free food will be available; donations are requested.

 

Saturday, July 7

• Rockwood Cruise-In for July will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in downtown Rockwood. Hot rods, classic cars, music and vendors are among the attractions; there is no entry fee. Call 617-1548 for details.

• Harriman Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon (or sell out) each Saturday through mid-September at Harriman Riverfront Park.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 8

• The 13th annual Half-Moon Music Festival, a free Sunday afternoon concert, will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. in Blue Springs Cove of Watts Bar Lake, Ten Mile. Headlining performers the East Tennessee Concert Band will be joined by regional favorites the Lone Mountain Band, Nancy Brennan Strange and the Mount Le Conte Jug Band and The Possum Hunters. Though the concert festival is free, donations will be accepted. Free parking is available at 118 Christy Lane, Ten Mile, and boaters may attend the concert from Cane Creek, across from mile marker 547 on Watts Bar Lake, across from Blue Springs Marina; enter the cove at no-wake speed. Visit the festival’s website at www.halfmoonfest.com or on Facebook for details.

 

MONDAY, JULY 9

• Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

• Harriman Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. (or sell out) each Wednesday through mid-September at Harriman Riverfront Park.

 

Thursday, July 12

• Harriman Public Library’s 2012 Teen Summer Reading Program, “Own the Night,” will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the library at 601 Walden St.Call 882-3195 for other age groups, dates and details.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 13

• Harriman VFW Post 6598 will have karaoke. Free food will be available; donations are requested.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 14

• The fourth Harriman Cruisin’ of the season will be from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Roane Street in downtown Harriman. Attractions of the free event include a car show, inflatables, food, music and games. Call Doc Mullins at 717-2818 for details.

• Harriman Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon (or sell out) each Saturday through mid-September at Harriman Riverfront Park.

• Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachian Council will conclude its online Early Bird registration at www.girlscoutcsa.org. Early Bird registration can earn extra money for area troops and a free special patch for girls who register. Membership is open to girls in grades K-12. 

 

MONDAY, JULY 16

• Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

• Harriman Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. (or sell out) each Wednesday through mid-September at Harriman Riverfront Park.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20

• Harriman VFW Post 6598 will have karaoke. Free food will be available; donations are requested.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21

• The 2012 Roane Writers Gala will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at the home of Margaret Brogdon, 124 Loch Haven Drive, Rockwood. Cost is $25 per person and includes food, beverages, wine tasting, silent auction and entertainment that includes music, East Tennessee historian Bill Landry, storyteller Elizabeth Rose and “teller of tall tales” Ray Collett.RSVP by July 20 by calling Brogdon at 354-0700 or BJ Gillum at 354-8658.

• Harriman Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon (or sell out) each Saturday through mid-September at Harriman Riverfront Park.

 

MONDAY, JULY 23

• Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

• Harriman Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. (or sell out) each Wednesday through mid-September at Harriman Riverfront Park.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 27

• Harriman VFW Post 6598 will have karaoke. Free food will be available; donations are requested.

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 28

• Harriman Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon (or sell out) each Saturday through mid-September at Harriman Riverfront Park.

 

MONDAY, JULY 30

• Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 4

• Rockwood Cruise-In for August will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in downtown Rockwood. Hot rods, classic cars, music and vendors are among the attractions; there is no entry fee. Call 617-1548 for details.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 11

• The final Harriman Cruisin’ of the season will be from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Roane Street in downtown Harriman. Attractions of the free event include a car show, inflatables, food, music and games. Call Doc Mullins at 717-2818 for details.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 26

• Babahatchie Community Band will have a free outdoor concert at 3 p.m. at Harriman Riverfront Park.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1

• Rockwood Cruise-In for September will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in downtown Rockwood. Hot rods, classic cars, music and vendors are among the attractions; there is no entry fee. Call 617-1548 for details.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

• The annual Rockwood Fall Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Rockwood. Music, entertainment, pageants and other festivities are planned. Vendor information and other details are available at www.rockwoodfallfestival.com. Call 617-1548 for details.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 7

• Babahatchie Community Band will have a free outdoor concert at 3 p.m. at Harriman Riverfront Park.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

• Rockwood’s annual Thunder Road Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Rockwood. Music, entertainment, a car show and other activities are planned. Vendor information and other details are available at rockwoodthunderroadfestival.com. Call 617-1548 for details.