Features https://www.roanecounty.com/features/todaysfeatures en Mid-East pancake brunch set for March for Meals celebration event https://www.roanecounty.com/content/mid-east-pancake-brunch-set-march-meals-celebration-event <p> Mid-East Community Action Agency has been participating in the 17th annual March for Meals &ndash; a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and our senior neighbors who rely on the vital service to remain healthy and independent at home.</p> <p> A culminating community-wide pancake brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Kingston Community Center.</p> <p> This will be a time to meet with Meals on Wheels staff, learn more about the program and enjoy a good meal.</p> Babahatchie Community Band’s to perform March 31 concert https://www.roanecounty.com/content/babahatchie-community-band%E2%80%99s-perform-march-31-concert <p> The Babahatchie Community Band will kick off its 2019 season with an indoor concert.</p> <p> The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Harriman High School&rsquo;s auditorium.</p> <p> There is no charge for admission, but donations are accepted.</p> <p> Each piece being played in this concert was donated by longtime member Luther True.</p> <p> While there were many pieces to choose from, it was felt that the pieces we are playing for this concert give a true compendium of the pieces Luther has purchased for Babahatchie Community Band.</p> The Knights of Pythias mark a major milestone https://www.roanecounty.com/content/knights-pythias-mark-major-milestone <p> The Knights of Pythias celebrates its 155 year anniversary this year.</p> <p> The Knights of Pythias is a charitable fraternal organization started Feb. 19, 1864, in Washington D.C. by Justus H. Rathbone.</p> <p> Founded on the principals of friendship, charity and benevolence, the Knights of Pythias was the first fraternal organization chartered by the U.S. Congress upon the recommendation of President Abraham Lincoln.</p> <p> The Oak Leaf Lodge No. 49 Knights of Pythias in Rockwood was instituted in 1888 and is celebrating 131 years of service this year.</p> Calfee honoree for the Ageless Hall of Fame https://www.roanecounty.com/content/calfee-honoree-ageless-hall-fame <img src="https://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/marilyncalfee.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Marilyn Calfee has been nominated and chosen by the Ageless Hall of Fame committee to be one of the 16 honorees at this year&rsquo;s event. &nbsp;</p> <p> The Ageless Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor 16 individuals, age 60 or older, who demonstrates their care for their community and its citizens. &nbsp;</p> <p> Communities nominate the individuals selected to the hall of fame. All nominations were then reviewed and selected by a committee made up of each of the counties&rsquo; leaders and human service agencies that serve East Tennessee.</p> On vacation ... with the Roane County News to the Super Bowl https://www.roanecounty.com/content/vacation-roane-county-news-super-bowl <img src="https://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vacation.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Obed Wild & Scenic River holds river-based cleanup https://www.roanecounty.com/content/obed-wild-scenic-river-holds-river-based-cleanup <img src="https://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/obedrafting_0.jpg" alt="OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" title="OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> On Saturday, March 30, the Obed Wild and Scenic River and Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning are working together to host a river-based cleanup of the section of the Obed River between the Devil&rsquo;s Breakfast Table and Nemo. &nbsp;</p> <p> This 11-mile section of stream is one of the most dramatic in the entire park, featuring towering cliffs and a sense of remoteness rarely found in today&rsquo;s world. &nbsp;</p> Veterans resource/job fair March 16 https://www.roanecounty.com/content/veterans-resourcejob-fair-march-16 <p> A Loudon County veterans resources and job fair program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the War Building, 103 B St., Lenoir City.</p> <p> This event is open to any area veterans, not just those residing in Loudon County.</p> <p> Available services will include a job fair, clothing vouchers, general medical screenings/consultation, general legal assistance and lunch.</p> <p> The Loudon County Veterans Service Officer will be in attendance.</p> <p> Transportation will be available by calling 630-673-6400.</p> Master Gardeners hold gardening program March 9 https://www.roanecounty.com/content/master-gardeners-hold-gardening-program-march-9 <p> The Master Gardeners of Roane County will present a program called &ldquo;Successful Home Gardening and Rain Barrel Creation and Use&rdquo; at the UT Extension Office in Harriman from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9.</p> <p> This workshop will provide the basic elements as well as the latest trends to make a home garden the talk of the neighborhood. Dr. Sue Hamilton, professor and director of the University of Tennessee Gardens, will teach the basics of gardening success, garden design and the use of color, the latest gardening trends, and the newest plants on the market.</p>