New York Times bestselling authors Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass will speak and sign books at a fundraising event at New Hope Center in Oak Ridge (602 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge, TN) on May 8 at 7:00 PM to launch the latest Body Farm novel, The Inquisitor's Key by Jefferson Bass. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at www.boneszones.com or by phone at (865) 556-BONE (2663). Tickets are also available at the door.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Priority General Admission tickets are available for $30.00 per person. Live Feed General Admission tickets are available for $15.00 per person. The latest Jefferson Bass novel, The Inquisitor's Key, as well as previous Body Farm novels will be available for purchase at the event. Books may be purchased with cash or credit card. You may also purchase an autographed copy of the book in advance when purchasing tickets online from www.bonezones.com.
For more information about Austin-East High School's Culinary Arts Program visit austineasths.knoxschools.org
Monster Dog Makeover
Searching for the worst behaved dog around, PetSafe® Village invites Knoxville and surrounding county pet parents to enter the first-ever Monster Dog Makeover Contest. Catch your dog on camera being a complete 'monster,' and you just might win!
Owners should share videos May 7th - May 31st of their dog's worst habits, such as barking or chewing, to demonstrate why their dog needs and deserves a complete behavior makeover. Videos must be under two minutes in length and can be uploaded at www.PetSafeVillage.com
The video with the most votes will receive a prize pack including the PetSafe® Village Unleashed Residency Program, which entails a complete behavior makeover at the training facility, four weeks of boarding, day camp, a spa treatment and a PetSafe® product prize pack at a total value of $3,000. In addition, two runner ups will receive three one-on-one training sessions with PetSafe® Village Trainer Mike Shafer. All winners will be announced Fri., June 15th.
Eaglets at American Eagle Foundation
To watch a live streaming of the eaglets just hatched at the American Eagle Foundation sanctuary at Dollywood click here.
Raid at Martin's Station
(Information provided by Billy Heck)
Wilderness Road State Park
More than 450 re-enactors, merchants, artists and artisans bring history to life during the "Raid at Martin's Station" May 11-13 at Wilderness Road State Park. Activities are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is also special program beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 6-12. Children under six years old are free.
Other activities include:
• On May 12 at10 a.m., the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will conduct a flag-raising ceremony followed by a wreath-laying at the Wilderness Road Monument.
• On May 12 at 7 p.m., the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park will raffle a handmade Virginia flintlock rifle. The Martin's Station rifle project has been a two-year endeavor to create a 'Virginia Rifle" made using 18th-century tools by three of the nation's most accomplished colonial gunsmiths.
• On May 13, Mother's Day activities will also take place.
The weekend of events is sponsored by the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park. Wilderness Road State Park is managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Wilderness Road State Park is in Ewing, Va., within two hours of Knoxville, Tenn., Bristol, Va., and Lexington, Ky. For more information contact Wilderness Road at 276-445-3065 or email WildernessRoad@dcr.virginia.gov. Visit the Friends of Wilderness Road at www.historicmartinsstation.com.
For more information Virginia's 35 award-winning state parks, call 800-933-PARK (7275) or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov