Local organizations and congregations are offering opportunities for residents of Oak Ridge and surrounding areas to get to know each other and build community, a press release said.
The Community Unity Celebration kicked off with the Human Rights Rally on Saturday, January 18, and it will end with the World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6.
“Please join us as you can!” the press release said.
Here is a calendar of events:
Express Yourself Talent Show—registration deadline extended to February 15. Please contact Rose Weaver at [email protected] for more information.
February 6—Community Unity Music Celebration, 7 p.m. at the Historic Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge. If interested in participating, email Rebecca Bowman at [email protected].
February 7—Church Women United, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Columbus Hall, St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 327 Vermont Avenue in Oak Ridge. Public presentation about YWCA programs in Oak Ridge. All are welcome.
February 8- Oak Valley Baptist Church and Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, Men’s Black History Month Program. The program begins at 1 p.m. at the Scarboro Community Center at 148 Carver Avenue in Oak Ridge. The theme of the two-part BHM Program is Education and Musical Firsts.
February 9—Soul Food Sunday will raise funds to benefit the development of the African American Museum in Oliver Springs. Join us to dine-in or order to-go from noon-3 p.m. at the DAV Lodge at 530 Kingston Avenue in Oliver Springs. For more information, please contact Rose Weaver at [email protected].
February 11—Interfaith Bake-Off and Fundraiser, 6-8 p.m., First Baptist Church at 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge. Bring your favorite dessert to share with your neighbors in fellowship. The fundraiser is to support Eric Dozier’s program, “Musical Journeys Through American Race Relations,” ericdozier.com, that will be held at the Grove Theater on February 29.
February 15—Chili Lunch, 11:30 am.-1 p.m., Scarboro Community Center at 148 Carver Avenue in Oak Ridge.
February 15—Jackie Robinson Play, 4-5 p.m., Oak Valley Baptist Church at 194 Hampton Road in Oak Ridge.
February 16—War and Peace People’s Supper, 6-8 p.m., Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike. For more information, visit https://ormaoakridge.com/peoples-supper-oak-ridge.
February 18—A Fireside Promoting Interfaith Harmony-A Baha’i Perspective, 7-9 p.m., ORUUC Hearth Room at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.
February 20—The Five Love Languages, presentation by JulieAnn Krogel, 7 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 140 South Jefferson Circle in Oak Ridge. Everyone is invited. (Light refreshments will be served.)
February 21—Friday Evening Service and Potluck by the Sisterhood, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jewish Community of Oak Ridge at 101 West Madison Lane in Oak Ridge. Vegetarian potluck.
February 22—Express Yourself Youth Talent Show, youth (18 years and under) sharing their talents, 3-5 p.m. at the Historic Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge. Dress rehearsal is Saturday, February 15, from 1-5 p.m.
February 23—NAACP Essay Contest Awards, 6-7 p.m., Scarboro Community Center at 148 Carver Avenue in Oak Ridge.
February 29—Eric Dozier “Musical Journey Through Race Relations,” 4-6 p.m. at the Grove Theater. Fellowship and Q&A to follow. Please contact John Spratling at [email protected] or (865) 363-9759.
March 6—World Day of Prayer Service, 7-8:15 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 212 North Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge. Interdenominational prayer service written by women of Zimbabwe, “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk.”
Online calendar available at https://ormaoakridge.com/unity-month.
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