2014 ETCA Fall Picnic Party
Time: 2:30pm to dark on October 25th, 2014
Place: Clark Center Park, Oak Ridge (7620 Bull Bluff Road, Oak Ridge 37830)

2014 ETCA Spring Picnic Party

Time: 3pm to dark on May 10th, 2014
Place: Clark Center Park, Oak Ridge (7620 Bull Bluff Road, Oak Ridge 37830)

As usual, this will be a potluck gathering; every family please brings a dish to share.  ETCA will provide meals ordered from Chinese restaurant, pizza and drinks.  Activities to be organized include cooking contest, UT/Knoxville vs. ORNL/Oak Ridge volleyball tournament, youths vs. parents basketball game, tug-war, jumping rope, and badminton.    

2013 ETCA Fall Picnic Party
Clark Center Park, Oak Ridge
October 5, 2013
We will have fall picnic party in Clark Center Park on October 5 (Saturday) afternoon (3:00 - dark).  Dinner will start around 6 pm. Park address "7620 Bull Bluff Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830".

For this party, each family will bring a dish to share.  In addition to various activities available (e.g. beach volleyball, soccer, Tug-War...), this year we also will have The Best Dish Contest (prize available).  We are planning this dish contest for several categories including Main Dish (e.g. noodle, fried rice), Cold Dish, Hot Dish, and Dissert.  We will organize a 5-person judging team.  For those who are interested in serving as a judge, please contact Hong-Ping at

2013 Summer whitewater Rafting
ETCA will organize a whitewater rafting trip on July 21st (Sunday) at Sunbust Adventure, (  The rafting time is 1:45 pm.  For each person to raft it will be $27 ($24.00 plus $3.00 for TVA/taxes). ETCA will provide lunch, drink etc. For reservation, please contact Jun Lin at 865-675-3071.
The Confucius Institute will open on April 12th, 2013 at UTK
A Confucius Institute will soon open on April 12th, 2013 at UTK campus, expanding opportunities for UT students and others to learn Chinese, experience Chinese culture, and travel abroad.  An evening show will be held at 7:00 pm in UT Cox Auditorium following the opening ceremony and reception on April 12th, 2013.   The evening show is free to everyone.  For more information, please contact
2013 Early Spring/Easter Party
ETCA and East Tennessee Chinese School (ETCS) will co-sponsor the Early Spring/Easter Party on March 31, 2013, from 3 pm to 8 pm in McFee Park.  The McFee park is located in Farragut area.  Please click this link for specific information about this park
This will be a potluck gathering; please bring your favorite dish to share.  We will provide BBQ grill, the meals ordered from Chinese restaurant, snacks and drinks for the party.  In addition, we also will organize some games for the kids, which include but are not limited to the following activities:

- Egg hunting

- Traditional Easter egg decorating

- Competition for picking up Easter Egg Chocolates with chopstick (prize available)

- Jump rope competition (prize available)

- The traditional ETCA Tug-war (Ba2 He2)

2012 ETCA Fall Picnic Party


2012 Spring Picnic Party
Clark Center Park, Oak Ridge

May 6, 2012

2012 Chinese New Year Festival - UT Cox Auditorium
visit: for details.

February 5, 2012

2011 ETCA Fall Mid-Autumn Picnic Party
Stay tuned for the update on the party place...
September 17, 2011
2011 ETCA Spring Picnic Party
Clark Center Park, Oak Ridge
May 21, 2011
McFee Park, Farragut
April 23, 2011

9/25 (Sat.) 10am-5pm in Cades Cove Picnic Area

Update (9/20/2010): Take a sharp left to the Picnic Area (the Star on the Map), click the map to see a larger version.

Anthony Creek Trail Head (at the back of the picnic area):

A Bear in Cades Cove

Cades Cove

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming ETCA fall picnic/hiking in the Smoky Mountains on September 25 (Saturday). This event will run from 10am to 5pm, based at the Cades Cove picnic area. Planned activities include organized hiking of different trails, self-guided car tour of Cades Cove, picnic (ETCA will grill hot dogs and provide drinks and pizza), and of course, siguo, poker and other games.


Stay tuned for more details as the event draws close.