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AC Tourism touts events in March

Hike of the Month – March 5 at Norris Dam State Park

Beat the winter blues and hike along the lake bank feeling the spring breeze.  This month’s hike connects three of the oldest trails in the park. The hike is approximately 1.5 miles and will last about 1.5 hours. The trail is rated easy. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing. For more information, call the park office at 865-426-7461.

DOE Facilities Bus Tour- Mondays and Fridays in March leaving from AMSE

This tour is free with paid admission to the American Museum of Science and Energy and runs Mondays and Fridays throughout the month of March. Explore the original Manhattan Project sites around Oak Ridge and learn the history behind the development of the world’s first atomic weapon which helped to end WWII. Bus participants must be US citizens, at least 10 years old and have photo id. For more information, contact AMSE at 865-576-3200 or visit www.amse.org.

March Classes at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be offering multiple craft classes throughout the month of March. A couple of the classes are Nuno Felting for Weavers and Art Journaling. For more information on these classes and more, call 865-494-9854 or visit www.appalachianarts.net.

Luck of the Irish Stroll and Sale – March 18th-19th in Historic Downtown Clinton

Enjoy great sales in the antique district downtown Clinton on Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th. Sponsored by the Historic Downtown Clinton Merchants Association.

Wildflower Walk – March 26 at Norris Dam State Park

Join State Park and TVA staff for guided hikes along the cool Clinch River, one of the most diverse pathways of wildflower concentrations in the region. Hikes will begin at 10am and 1pm at the River Bluff trailhead and 2pm at the Lower Creek trailhead, located at the Rice’s Gristmill.  Registration is not required and there is no charge for the hikes.  For more information, contact the park office 865-426-7461.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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