Tennessee State Parks is offering free state parks day to all Tennessee veterans, offering one free night of camping and/or a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
“On Veterans Day, we honor the many brave men and women who have served our country,” Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said.
Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Nov. 7, 2012.
There are some interesting legends among various Indian tribes concerning the origins of some of our most popular vegetables.
One widely held superstitious belief insists that a naked squaw strolling through her garden on a moonlit night dragging her garment behind her would ensure a good crop and would prevent cutworms from destroying the planted vegetables, especially corn.
There are still some openings available in the AARP driver safety course to be taught in Roane County next month.
The eight-hour class, from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 4-5, offers area senior citizens a refresher course on driving and an update on rules of the road.
The class will be in Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave.
Course participants will be taught to adjust to age-related physical changes; reduce incidents of violations and accidents; and update driving skills and rules of the road in a stress-free environment.
Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance will have the Alexander Inn Gala Preservation Celebration in Oak Ridge on Nov. 7.
Those attending will be among the first to experience the newly restored and renovated historic Guest House/Alexander Inn and celebrate this significant preservation achievement for East Tennessee and the nation.
A 1950s-era cocktail party will take place while those attending revisit the onn’s storied past and discover its new place as part of the future of Oak Ridge.
• Rockwood First Christian Church will have its annual pumpkin patch through Oct. 31. Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with pumpkins and gourds of all sizes and varieties available. Groups are welcome, and plenty of photo opportunities are available. The church is at 328 W. Rockwood St.; visit www.rockwoodfcc.org or call 354-1753 for details.