Rocky Top General Store is known for its rustic and nostalgic pieces, and comments from customers about the Harriman business’ canning products has inspired a class on the classic Southern method of preserving food.
“We just had so many people coming in that wanted to learn how to can and don’t know how,” said Debbie Mee of Rocky Top General Store.
Mee said the free class will be June 8.
A University of Tennessee Extension agent will be providing the class, which will be informational.
The Tennessee Arts Commission has reinstated its popular Arts Build Communities grant program.
The ABC grant category is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, and enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural experiences.
The Mayme Carmichael School organization Inc. will have the inaugural reunion for Oliver Springs Colored School from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in Oliver Springs Disabled American Veterans Building at 530 Kingston Ave.
Alfred Larry Boulware will be the master of ceremonies.
Several former students will reflect on their school days in Oliver Springs.
CASA’s annual Run for the Child will be May 18 on the main campus of Roane State Community College in Roane County.
Entry forms may be downloaded from www.casaninth.org, or runners may register on the morning of the race.
Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., and the race begins at 8.
This 5k run and walk raises money to train and support Court-Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers appointed by the juvenile court to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Through the efforts of Niki Smith, the Beta Alpha Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently hosted a Salvation Army national disaster services training program at Roane State Community College.
The class was led by Ray Dalrymple, the Salvation Army service extension director for the Kentucky and Tennessee Division.
Participants included Bob Lepsig, Gary Evans, Mary Carmen Van Horn, Duncan Van Horn and Niki Smith of Roane County.
Participants from Morgan County were Joe Currier, Shelly Melhorn and Norma Patterson.
The East Tennessee Wanderers walking club is planning a 3-mile fun walk May 4 along the Betty Brown Memorial Walking Trail by Watts Bar Lake in Kingston.
Area residents are welcome to participate.
Walkers will sign in at 10 a.m. at the 58 Landing parking lot on Hwy. 58. Lunch at an area restaurant will follow the walk.
The Wanderers is a volkswalking club that promotes fun, fitness and friendship by providing people of average athletic ability opportunities for leisurely, non-competitive walks in scenic and historic areas.