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Today's Features

  • Gavin Lee Young will celebrate his first birthday on Feb. 23.

    He is the son of Ashley Giles and Jesse Young.

    Grandmother is Teresa Johnson.

  • Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon will perform in Oak Ridge’s Grove Theater this week in a special concert to benefit the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, will pay tribute to Selma Shapiro, the late long-time director of the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    McCutcheon is a folk musician known for his stories, songs, and his virtuosic skill with a variety of instruments.

  • “Separation of Church and State: Protecting Your Religious Freedom” will be the topic of Paul W. Sharkey’s talk during the next Lunch with the League.

    The Oak Ridge League of Women Voters event will start at noon Feb. 19 in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Sharkey is a retired professor of philosophy and religion and professor of community health.  

    There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not required.

  • Sincere sympathy to Sister Elfredia Williams and other relatives in the death of Elfredia’s brother.

    He passed away suddenly early Sunday morning in a hospital in Griffin, Ga.

    Our prayers are with this family.

    Our deep sympathy to Rex Harris and all family members and friends in the home going of his wife, Elizabeth Harris, who recently passed away.

    Sincere sympathy to the loved ones of Bertha Mae Perry, who recently passed away in her home.

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency is accepting applications to enroll children in Head Start.

    Head Start is a federal early childhood program that promotes school readiness from ages birth to 5 in low-income families by enhancing cognitive, social and emotional development.

    It provides a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language and literacy, cognition and general knowledge, physical development and health, social and emotional development and approaches to learning.

  • Vendor and exhibitor applications for Oak Ridge’s 11th annual Secret City Festival are now available online.

    Applications may be downloaded at www.SecretCityFestival.com.

    This year’s Secret City Festival will be June 21-22 at AK Bissell Park.

    Applications are available for arts and crafts, exhibitors and food vendors.

    Applications for Tennessee Creates, the juried arts show, will be available at a later date.

  • A 2013 rose seminar “Growing Beautiful Roses Made Easy,” will be on March 2 on the University of Tennessee’s Agricultural Campus.

    The seminar, sponsored by the Holston Rose Society and the Tennessee Rose Society., is designed for both novice and experienced rose growers.

    There will be multi-education sessions presented by speakers with many years of experience in growing roses.

    The seminar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost will be $15 with advanced registration, and $20 if paid at the door.

  • Harriman Music Club’s annual community Palm Sunday service will be at 2:30 p.m. March 24.

    A different church hosts the program each year.  This year’s service will be in Kingston United Methodist Church at 216 W. Church St., Kingston.

  • June Graves Hensley was recently honored by Kingston’s Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution for 30 years of DAR membership.

    Her Revolutionary War ancestor, Martin Miller, also fought in the War of 1812.

    Hensley became a member of the DAR on Dec. 9, 1982, when she joined the Simon Harris Chapter in Knoxville.

    In 1998, she and Mary Bell co-founded the Southwest Point Chapter in Kingston.

    She has served as chapter treasurer, and this year, has made 44 blankets for veterans and children.