Acting Workshop

This week 16 elementary school students from inner city neighborhoods will form a theatrical company at Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Central Street. On the afternoon of June 21, they will perform a play they write and produce themselves.

Secret City Festival

The 11th Annual Secret City Festival, June 21-22, in historic Oak Ridge.

June 22: "Salute to Soldiers" program featuring WWII living history activities and demonstrations at AK Bissell Park.
Period camps open at 9 a.m., with demonstrations running from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m

The American Museum of Science and Energy will once again be hosting the Manhattan Project bus tours from their parking lot. The tours include the ORNL Graphite Reactor along with the DOE Facilities Bus Tour and give visitors an opportunity to see original Manhattan Project facilities that are no longer open to the public on a regular basis. Must be 10 or older and proof of U.S. citizenship is required. Visit for more information and to find out exact departure times. Tour registration begins at 9 a.m. Visitors to AMSE will receive a special admission price of $1 during the festival.

The Secret City Scenic Excursion Train on Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and a 6 p.m. dinner train.
For tickets and additional information, call 865-241-2140.

The New Hope Center at Y-12 will be open on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for visitors to tour the history center and learn about the contributions of Y-12 to the community.


Friday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.-The Dirty Guv'nahs (Featuring Soul Candy and The Traffic Jam).

Saturday June 22 at 7:00 p.m. =Pop-Rock music icon, Rick Springfield, (Casey Abrams from American Idol will serve as the opening act).

Buffalo Mountain Grille

Buffalo Mountain Grille is located at 205 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge, (865) 481-0515 or visit

Helping Hands Benefit

Mike Singletary, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Chicago Bears Linebacker, will be the special guest speaker for First Baptist Concord's Helping Hands Benefit on Saturday, June 22 at 7 PM at First Baptist Concord. All proceeds from this night go to help these men and women with special needs attend camp. Tickets for the benefit event are $10. There will also be a BBQ Dinner before the event that begins at 5:30 PM and it is $5 per plate.

For more information about the ministries and programs at FBC visit

2013 Duck Race

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley Duck Race will take place at 2:02 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the World's Fair Park, for more information visit

Ijams Nature Center
(Information provided by Stephen Lyn Bales)

Friday, June 21, 3 p.m.
Ijams Summer Solstice Celebration
(All Ages) Visit Ijams Nature Center to celebrate the longest day of the year with hands-on activities powered by the sun! We'll have our own midsummer festival of fun, so bring out the whole family and enjoy some solar-powered entertainment. Feel free to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy dinner on the lawn. The fee for this program is $3 per person for members and $6 per person for non-members. Children two and under are free. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.

Saturday, June 22, 8 a.m.
Ijams Morning Canoe Cruise
(Ages 5 and up) Enjoy the delightful morning air on a slow paddle around the Mead's Quarry Lake with naturalist, Stephen Lyn Bales. Intertwined with the sounds of today's wildlife are the distant echoes of industry past. Although human activity resulted in formation of the lake, there is abundant wildlife that makes this water their home today. The fee for this program is $15 per person for members and $17.50 per person for non-members. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 119 to register.

Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m.
Ijams Pea Pickin' in the Park
(Recommended for Adults) It's pea picking time in Tennesse! Join Ijams resident green thumb, Peg Beute, as she shares tips and tricks to growing and harvesting peas. You'll be sure to have a great time in Peg's Pea Patch! This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register. \

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