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This Weekend: 5th Annual “Braves Days”

This Weekend: 5th Annual “Braves Days”

 

DeBusk School of the Greene County School System will host the 5th Annual “Braves Days,” on Friday, May 3rd from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 4th from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at DeBusk School.  Admission is FREE!

Dogwood Park Concert Series 2013 Preparations Underway!

Dogwood Park Concert Series 2013 Preparations Underway!

 

THE 2013 DOGWOOD PARK CONCERT SERIES BEGINS MAY 26th.  The kick off line up is The Dugger Band, The Willi and Madison Metcalf.  Three great, young groups and artist who will give DOGWOOD PARK CONCERT SERIES a great start. 

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

It’s Secret City Festival time again in Oak Ridge! The bands have been selected, the schedule is filling up, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale Monday, May 6.  Tickets are priced at an early bird rate of $17. After June 7, ticket prices go up to $20.  
            

Canned Food Castle Contest to benefit Daily Bread

Canned Food Castle Contest to benefit Daily Bread

 

Morristown Parks and Recreation will be hosting a “Canned Food Castle Contest” at Talley Ward Recreation Center on May 4th at 1:00pm in the gymnasium.

All canned and boxed food items and other kitchen items collected through this charity event will be donated to the Daily Bread. A detailed rules sheet is available at the main office located at 415 West Louise Avenue.

This event is open and free to all groups wishing to participate. For more information on this and other recreational programs, please contact Jason at 586-0280.

Order your WBIR Retro Newscast T-Shirt

Order your WBIR Retro Newscast T-Shirt

You asked.  We listened!

Get your WBIR Retro Newscast t-shirt on the WBIR General Store for just $10, celebrating 30 years Straight From the Heart! 

Here's a link to the WBIR General Store:  http://www.shgstores.com/wbir/site/index.cfm

The Sweltering Ballerina

As hard as it is to believe, it's almost Christmas time.  Forget the fact that the weather (as a warm 70 degrees) doesn't reflect this very well.  Many of us Moms (and Dads) have spent the last 4+ months preparing for Christmas ballet performances.  Having weathered (pun intended) auditions, rehearsals, fund-raisers and costume fittings, we are now almost ready for opening night of the Downtown Dance Theater's annual production of The Nutcracker on December 20-22 at Walters State Community College.  The only problem is, it doesn't FEEL like Christmas.  The calendar tells us clearly that December 25 is drawing ever closer.  Our Elf on the Shelf Farley has taken his place daily to keep an eye on the kiddos.  What's left of the Christmas tree is trimmed (thank you new puppy) and the decorations are ready to make their debut in our yard.  All of this screams Christmas, but we are playing outside in shorts.  I write this for two reasons.  After much preparation our dancers are eager to showcase their talents and hard work and I am extremely proud and impressed with the calibur of their performance so please follow us facebook www.facebook.com/downtowndancetheater or go to www.DowntownDanceTheater,org and come to Walters State for a fabulous show.  Secondly, remember that even though it doesn't feel like Christmas just yet, many groups have prepared special Christmas performances and they would love to have support-even if you wear shorts!

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

An East Tennessee cancer survivor is on a mission to help fellow cancer patients feel sassy when they cover up their head with a hat or scarf.

Samantha Garcia has endured two rounds of breast cancer.

She says she hated the feeling of being stared at when she wore a scarf to cover up her head during cancer treatments.

Garcia wants to do away with that stigma, make scarves sassy, and just support other cancer patients.

So, she and her friend started a Facebook page and received more than three hundred scarves and hats from across the county.