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  • ‘Clogging Around the Trees’ set

    More than 50 area dancers will perform during this weekend’s “Clogging Around the Trees” in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    The doors will open at 5 p.m.

    Admission is $5.

    Dancers with the South Eastern Clogging Co. and Bowers Elementary will perform during the holiday event.

  • Babahatchie striking up for free Christmas concert

    Babahatchie Community Band will have its free Christmas concert on Dec. 16 in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    The concert starts at 8 p.m., after the city’s Christmas parade.

    “I think this is the most music we have prepared for a concert, plus we will have two special guests with us on stage this year,” said Babahatchie member Alison Westrich.

    Sandy Wells will lend her vocal talents to “Grown-up Christmas List,” “The Christmas Song” and “White Christmas.”

  • The Garden Gate: Eggplant, cucumbers link us to ancient history

    It has been said that picking up a fork to eat a Middle Eastern dish of eggplants is as much a historical act as picking up a shovel on an archeological dig.

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  • Open art show Dec. 14-15

    The 2013 Roane Open Art Show in the downtown Harriman building known as The Annex at 431 N. Roane St. will feature dozens of area professional, accomplished amateur and student artists displaying paintings, pottery, photography, textiles and various mixed-media works.

    Virtually all of the pieces on exhibit will be for sale. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 15.

  • Harriman Happenings: Dec. 9

    Members of Harriman American Legion Post 232 were visitors at St. Mary’s Baptist Church the fourth Sunday in November.

    Those who attended this service were Bronce Cleveland, 1st Vice Cmdr. Edward Buttram, Post Cmdr. Greg Love, Sergeant at Arms Walter Love and Charles Ewing.

    They enjoyed the service and will be back again soon.

    Other visitors were Derrick Gilbert, his wife Dr. Donna Gilbert and their son Dominique Williams from Oak Ridge.

  • Commodity foods distributed this week

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will distribute USDA commodity foods for Kingston and Harriman residents in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Distribution for Harriman and Kingston residents will be Dec. 12; Oliver Springs and Rockwood residents will pick up their foods on Dec. 13.

    Distribution times for both days will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Call 354-0450 for more information.

  • Health-care reform info offered at OR open house

    Oak Ridge’s Grace Lutheran Church an open house this weekend to provide information about getting insurance via the Affordable Care Act.

    The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 in the church at 131 W. Gettysburg Ave.

    Although the deadline for individuals to sign up has been extended to Dec. 23, time is getting short for those who wish to have insurance that takes effect as of Jan. 1.

  • Ride the rails with Santa the next two weekends

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum has scheduled several weekend one-hour Secret City excursion rides for all to enjoy the Christmas season this month.

    The narrated one-hour excursion trips will depart at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14.

    It will also depart at 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15.

    Ticket prices are $19 for adults and $15 for ages 3-12. Children younger than 3 may sit on their parents’ lap and ride for free.

    Popcorn, refreshments and railroad souvenirs will be available.

  • Fort Southwest Point sets Christmas candlelight tour

    Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point will host a Christmas candlelight tour and reception next weekend.

    The tour and reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14.

    The public is welcome to visit and experience the sights, sounds and flavors common to the people of the 18th century.

    Guests will be greeted at the visitors center for the candlelight tour of the fort.

    Beeswax candles will light the walkway, and bagpipe music will set the tone.

    Special attention will be given to recreate an atmosphere of the past during the event.