Rockwood Rotary Club is looking for individuals to become club members and join in the civic work the organization does in the community.
Potential members must be at least 21 years old. The organization is open to both men and women.
Civic work that Rockwood Rotary Club is part of includes Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Boys State, PolioPlus, the annual Roane County Band Festival, a dictionary project in which all third-graders are given a new dictionary, and Rockwood High School’s football awards night.
Planned Pethood, Roane County’s low-cost spay-neuter clinic, will be offering pet vaccinations, including rabies shots Saturday at Tractor Supply’s Pet Appreciation Week event.
A pet adoption drive also will take place featuring Roane County Humane Society, Roane County Animal Shelter, Boston Terrier Rescue, East Tennessee Pekingnese Rescue, Tennessee Alaskan Malamute Rescue and Southern Roots Rescue.
Music, pet washes and other events are planned.
The event will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rockwood store at 1494 N. Gateway Ave.
Roane County Master Gardeners will have an Aug. 24 workshop on Preservation of the Harvest and Cool Season Gardening.
This is the third workshop in the Sustainable and Edible Landscapes series.
Sessions topics will include food preservation principles and techniques, preventing insects from overwintering in the garden and other key cool-season gardening topics, followed by hands on demonstration of food preservation techniques.
All participants will receive reference materials and preserved items made during the workshop.
Pauline Steelman celebrated her 92nd birthday Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Pauline and Linda Durham are close friends, and Linda took her out for a special lunch.
Pauline gives thanks to Linda, and she really did enjoy her delicious lunch.
We say happy birthday to you, Pauline, from all your friends.
Three members of St. Mary’s Baptist Church celebrated their birthdays in August. They are Lucille Gordon, Pearl Gallaher and Darius Gallaher.
We sang the birthday song, and the pastor prayed and each one received a gift from the church.
Summer months are difficult for blood centers across the U.S. and it is no exception for East Tennessee’s provider, Medic Regional Blood Center.
“We are currently on emergency appeal for all blood types, especially the negative types,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic’s spokeswoman. “This is a time when being negative can be a good thing. Negative blood types are more rare than positive types, and often Medic finds themselves in a critical shortage of these types.”
The Half Moon Music Festival has a new date that organizers hope will be cooler for faithful music aficionados making the annual trek by land and lake to Ten Mile.
The festival will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 8.
“For the past several years, it has been so hot that many senior citizens had to leave,” said festival founder Wayne Tipps of the event that’s traditionally been on the Sunday following the Fourth-of-July weekend.
The Roane County United Way is now accepting applications for funding in 2014.
The deadline is at 4 p.m. Sept. 6.
Applications will be accepted from organizations that align with their mission of mobilizing the caring power of our community to create long-lasting change that improves people’s lives and provide for the basic human needs of those needing assistance.
The United Way has been serving the needs of Roane County since 1954 by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, health, and financial stability.