The Childrenâ€™s Museum of Oak Ridge will celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service at its annual Gala Evening, a benefit for the museum on Friday, December 2.
â€œTribute to the National Parksâ€”A Centennial Celebrationâ€ will feature National Park trivia and prizes, National Park-inspired cuisine by Rosaâ€™s Catering, music from the Oak Ridge High School Choral Ensemble, an exhibition of childrenâ€™s photographs from the parks, and a surprise for Gala attendees.
The Gala will be an official National Park Service Centennial Event. In honor of that designation, the museum will offer free admission Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, inviting the public to view the â€œParks-in-Focusâ€ National Parks photography exhibit in the Imagination Gallery. Photos of area parks taken by girls from Girls Inc. of Oak Ridge will be shown in the exhibit.
Guests are invited to come dressed to represent a favorite National Park or in semi-formal attire to the Gala, to be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. December 2 at the museum, which is at 461 West Outer Drive in Oak Ridge. [Read more…]