The rollicking operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan are full of songs that often come to mind. One that is especially timely right now begins, “Oh, the flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la.”
This is a busy month. There are all kinds of occasions and events that make it memorable. And all kinds of images come to mind, like lions and lambs, the bridge between seasons, the voice of the turtledove and, of course, the wearing of the green for St. Patrick’s Day.
The public is welcome to help celebrate the 65th anniversary of the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge beginning at 2 p.m. March 19 in the museum lobby.
The museum, originally named the American Museum of Atomic Energy, shares its anniversry opening date — March 19, 1949 — with the gate opening of the 1940s Secret City of Oak Ridge and the birth of twin girls, Madeleine Leigh and Amanda Anne, to Bill and Audrey Tewes.
Jim Henry, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, and his wife, Pat, travel the state championing the cause of children and families at risk.
The Kingston couple meet with Children’s Services employees and service providers, sharing their experiences as parents of a child with disabilities.
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Social Work will honor the Henrys for their work and advocacy March 25 with the 2014 Sen. Douglas Henry Award for Service to Children and Families at Risk.