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  • Kix Brooks to headline Saturday’s Secret City Festival entertainment

    Secret City Festival organizers are gearing up for the 12th annual community celebration June 13-14.

    Legendary country music artist Kix Brooks will bring his high energy, hit-filled show to the main stage at 7 p.m. June 14.

    Tickets are now on sale. Visit www.secretcityfestival.com for details.

    Country rock band Phoenix Drive will open for Brooks.

    Brooks enjoyed early career success as a songwriter before teaming up with Ronnie Dunn to form the highest-selling duo act in the history of country music.

  • Harriman summer reading program kicks off on June 18

    “Fizz, Boom, Read,” the 2014 summer reading at Harriman Public Library, kicks off June 18 with “Fizz Boom” chemistry with Al Hazari.

    Activities for all ages that day will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 in the library at 601 Walden St.

    With the exception of July 2, programs continue each Wednesday through July 30.

    Upcoming activities are:

  • Teen program to ‘Spark a Reaction’

    A number of activities are planned for “Spark a Reaction,” Harriman Public Library’s 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Activities get underway on July 10 with a “going viral” science mix program.

    All programs are from 3 to 4 p.m. each Thursday from July 10-31.

    The only exception is the final program, which will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

    Upcoming activities include:

    July 17 — Duct-tape art and snacks.

  • Harriman Happenings May 19

    Birthday greetings to friends and family born in May.

    They include the Rev. Clyde Jones, Ruth Coleman, Carolyn Baker, Roy Clemmons, Dale Fuqua, my grandson Marv Anderson, niece Sheila Williams and Ellen Jackson, formerly of Harriman, who now lives in Dayton, Ohio, and is celebrating 103 years. What a blessing.

    God’s blessings to all of you.

    Also, my son Marvin Anderson and Corliss Thompson are celebrating birthdays this month.

    Pat and Dan Taylor Childress from Nashville, Glenn and Virginia Hickman’s children from

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  • The Henry Center celebrates Earth Day

    The children of The Henry Center display their artwork as they celebrate a week’s worth of activities celebrating Earth Day. Those showing off their work are, front row from left, Tobi Pritchett, Keeley Cleveland, Ta’Naya Scandlyn, Addison Woody, Audrey Boles, Jessica Pugh, Jacob Dingus; and back row, Daylan Habib, Lucas Shore, Tom Evans, Brody Johnson, Landon Stafford, Ridley Scalf and Cadyn Newman.
     

  • The Garden Gate: Superstition may be creatures’ best protection

    An amazing book published in France by Charles Estienne in 1550 assures us that “some report a marvelous strange thing of Basil, as namely it grows higher and fairer if it be sown with curses and injuries offered to it, and watered with vinegar.”

    Well, you can try this, but it is very likely that modern basil is more civilized.

    If you plan on having an herb garden this summer, now is a good time to start serious planning. A sunny spot near your kitchen door is ideal, or perhaps a corner of your vegetable garden.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 14

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  • Land Bank to be League luncheon topic

    Charlie Jernigan, chairman of the Oak Ridge Land Bank Corp. board of directors, will be the guest speaker at Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ upcoming Lunch With the League.

    The meeting starts at noon May 20 in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    No reservations are necessary. Box lunches will be available for $8 on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 11:30 a.m., or those attending may bring their own meal. Coffee and tea are provided.

  • ‘My Water Path’ author to speak

    Roane County author Timothy Joseph will speak about his new book, “My Water Path,” and the art of writing during Kingston Public Library’s “Thursday Night at the Library.”

    The event begins at 6 p.m. May 22.

    Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served.

    Advance copies of “My Water Path,” scheduled for a June release, will be available for purchase along with copies of some of Joseph’s previous works.