Obed Wild and Scenic River will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 19 by authorizing one night of free backcountry camping permits.
Other fee-free days during 2015 are also planned.
They include Feb. 14-16 to commemorate Presidents Day weekend, April 18-19 to celebrate the opening weekend of National Park Week, Aug. 25 to celebrate the National Park Service birthday, Sept. 26 to observe National Public Lands Day, and Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
Covenant Health affiliates Methodist Medical Center and Roane Medical Center are teaming up with Anderson and Roane County Parks and Recreation Departments to create a Friday Fit Club.
The club will meet for monthly hikes.
Those who enjoy hiking and are interested in participating in the Friday Fit Club are encouraged to attend a planning meeting from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Jan. 9 in the Ridge Conference Room of Methodist Medical Center at 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.
Light refreshments will be served, and registration is required.
The Roane County Rx Task Force will have a “Taking Back Roane County” town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the student lounge area of Roane State Community College’s main campus.
A panel of physicians, pharmacists and law-enforcement officers will discuss their concerns and challenges around prescription drug abuse and provide information about how county residents can protect themselves and loved ones.
An addiction video with personal testimony will run prior to the meeting.
Mary Beth and Jamie Pennington at 502 Trenton St., Harriman, are the recipients of Harriman Garden Club’s December Beautification Award.
“There were many beautifully decorated lawns in the area,” said Pat Ramsey of the Harriman Garden Club,” and we appreciate all their time and effort in creating a fantasy wonderland in lights for all the public to enjoy.”