Features http://www.roanecounty.com/features/todaysfeatures en Still openings in AARP Smart Driver class http://www.roanecounty.com/content/still-openings-aarp-smart-driver-class <p> There are still some openings available in the AARP driver safety course to be taught in Roane County next month.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> The class will be in Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave.</p> <p> 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.</p> Gala set in Oak Ridge http://www.roanecounty.com/content/gala-set-oak-ridge <p> Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance will have the Alexander Inn Gala Preservation Celebration in Oak Ridge on Nov. 7.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> A 1950s-era cocktail party will take place while those attending revisit the onn&rsquo;s storied past and discover its new place as part of the future of Oak Ridge.</p> Youngsters in the pink for breast cancer awareness http://www.roanecounty.com/content/youngsters-pink-breast-cancer-awareness <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/breast_cancer_awaness_copy.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Henry Center, a program of the Michael Dunn Center, chose Oct. 29 as a day of recognition for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.</p> <p> Youngsters donning their pink in observance of the month are Lukas Hanousek, Cadyn Newman, Walter Poland, Anaya Patel, Ally Freels, Bryson Brackins, Abbigail Welch, Mylaah Chatman, Isabella Whittenbarger, Zayden Vanover, Karissa Vanover, Opal Morris, Bella Williams, Zailyn Dyer, James Reid, Sam Segatto, Ta&rsquo;Naya Scandlyn, Jaxon Armes, Preston Pugh, Kelley Cleveland and Tom Evans.</p> Baines new Piney Grove pastor http://www.roanecounty.com/content/baines-new-piney-grove-pastor <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/baines.jpg" alt="The Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Baines" title="The Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Baines" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Piney Grove Baptist Church, Midtown, recently called Thomas Baines as its pastor.</p> <p> Baines, a native of Lebanon, is a 1965 graduate of Donelson High School.</p> <p> He graduated with an associate&rsquo;s degree in 1971 from Cumberland Junior College in Lebanon.</p> <p> He received a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in 1973 from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.</p> <p> He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68 and served in Vietnam in 1967.</p> <p> From 1973-80, Baines was a teacher and coach at Lebanon High School.</p> Grace Christian to take part in ‘I Stand Sunday’ http://www.roanecounty.com/content/grace-christian-take-part-%E2%80%98i-stand-sunday%E2%80%99 <p> Grace Community Church, Kingston, will stand with churches in Houston on Nov. 2 to protect religious liberty.</p> <p> &ldquo;We will be hosting a viewing of the live simulcast of the &lsquo;I Stand Sunday&rsquo; event,&rdquo; said Ralton Emory of the church.</p> <p> &ldquo;This 90-minute simulcast is open to all, and we invite all who stand for religious liberty to join us that evening.&rdquo;</p> <p> The simulcast will start at 7 p.m. in Grace Christian Church at 438 W. Race St.</p> Church Calendar: Oct. 31-Nov. 8 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/church-calendar-oct-31-nov-8 <p> <strong>FRIDAY, OCT. 31</strong><br /> &bull;&thinsp;Kingston Church of Christ has its Sewing 4 Souls from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Members make clothes for needy children around the world. The church is at 303 N. Kentucky St.; rear parking is available off Loveliss Street. Call Evelyn Landis at 423-334-1490 or 423-507-4683 for more information.</p> Fall Happenings 2014 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/fall-happenings-2014-0 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2014-10-23_at_3.24.53_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>Pumpkin Patches</strong><br /> &bull;&thinsp;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.</p> Headlocks on Hunger wrestling to help food pantry http://www.roanecounty.com/content/headlocks-hunger-wrestling-help-food-pantry <p> Mid-South Wrestling Association returns to Harriman next month, with part of its proceeds going to the M-14 Ministry, which serves the hungry in the Harriman area.</p> <p> Doors open for the Nov. 1 show at 6:30 p.m., with bell time at 7:45 p.m. in Harriman American Legion Hall at 624 Morgan St.</p> <p> In addition to a championship matchup, the Headlocks on Hunger event will feature a super junior heavyweight tournament.</p> <p> Tickets are $8. Children 4 and younger are admitted free.</p>