12 Days of Christmas Programs
Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Twelve Days of Christmas programs for ages 50+. All programs are free. For every program attended, participants will be entered in a chance to win gift cards.
- Dec. 12 – Herbs for Arthritis, 11 a.m.
- Dec. 13 – Dig Into History, 11 a.m.
- Dec. 14 – Coloring Class, 1 p.m.
- Dec. 15 – Heart Healthy Bingo, 11 a.m.
- Dec. 16 – Pickleball, 8-11:30 a.m.
Please call (423) 434-6237 for more information.
Saint Paul’s Christmas Dinner
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kingsport will host its annual Christmas Day dinner for anyone in the community wanting to enjoy a festive meal with others. Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings are provided by Holston Valley Medical Center, with home-baked desserts made by Saint Paul’s parishioners. The meal is served from 3 – 5 pm on Dec. 25 in the church parish hall on the corner of Watauga St. and Ravine Rd. There is no charge to attend, and all are welcome.
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The “Limited Edition” band will be playing our favorite fun dance music on the 4th Friday of this month, December 23rd, at the Jonesborough Visitors Center located at 117 Boone St. If you have never visited this dance, this is the one you won’t want to miss! While it is billed as a Ballroom Dance, a variety of music is played from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s that provides enjoyable dance opportunities for everyone…can you still do the Twist? Also, Line Dance Sessions are offered at 6:30 and during the break. The dance goes from 7:00-10:00 pm and cost is only $6.00. For additional information call 423-943-4190. If you would like to receive a monthly email listing of local dances simply send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church 36th Annual Christmas Dinner
Emmanuel Episcopal Church will once again open its doors to the community for the Annual Christmas Dinner. Emmanuel has welcomed the community to this event for 35 years. This year the Christmas celebration will be Sunday, December 25 from 4:00-6:00 pm, 700 Cumberland Street, Bristol, Virginia, and will include all the traditional holiday dinner trimmings.
Reservations are not necessary and there is no fee for the dinner. Just bring your family and friends and some holiday spirit to share. We welcome everyone to partake in the joy of Christmas as we share a wonderful meal and a fun-filled evening of fellowship, entertainment, and caroling.
For additional information please contact Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 276-669-9488 or email@example.com.
Gray Fossil Site Events
Tues, Dec 6th – Sat, Jan 1st: Curious Coal
Celebrate Miner’s Day by learning about the link between coal and fossils. Get an up close and personal look by examining coal specimens and core samples.
If you have any questions on these or other programs, please call (423) 439-3662.
Johnson City Public Library host Music Programs
The Johnson City Public Library will host several opportunities for holiday music enjoyment during the month of December.
The Towne Acres Children’s Choir will perform Wednesday, December 14 at 11:30 a.m. following our regular Preschool Storytime for three to five year olds at 11:00 a.m.
The final performance will conclude with hammered dulcimer music played by Ann Francis Freeman Monday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. Ms. Freeman will entertain patrons with traditional holiday music steeped in the Appalachian Mountains. All music will be presented around the Christmas tree on the second floor in the Buffalo Mountain Room and is open to the public.
For more information about these free programs call 423-434-4458.
MPCC to offer Finding Mindfulness Through Meditation class
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a free course on Finding Mindfulness Through Meditation for ages 12 and older on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 10. From 3:30-5 p.m., participants will have a safe, comfortable space to meditate.
Please register in person at Memorial Park Community Center, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please call (423)434-5749.