Teaching on The Crooked Road Course Offered at WCC
The rich history and musical traditions of Southwest Virginia will be examined in a Wytheville Community College course designed to provide K-12 teachers with the materials and methods they need to incorporate “The Crooked Road” into their lesson plans. This will be a hybrid course involving both in-class and online instruction.
Teaching on the Crooked Road will be taught by David Winship, a retired public school teacher and former curator/education Director for Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music (BCM). Winship developed the Living Legacies program of the BCM for the Library of Congress Folklife Collection and has provided the Smithsonian Institution with traditional music materials.
The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail supports tourism and economic development in Southwest Virginia by celebrating and preserving this Appalachian region’s unique musical and cultural heritage. The Trail itself covers 330 miles and connects Rocky Mount in Franklin County to Breaks Interstate Park in Dickenson County.
The class will meet for on the third Saturday of the beginning months of 2017 (January through May) from 1 – 9 p.m. at Wytheville Community College and will include attendance at WCC’s Old Time and Bluegrass Jamboree from 7 –9 p.m. There will be one Saturday field trip to the two country music museums in Bristol and the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA. The cost is $225.00.
Music instruction is not a core element of the course and it is not necessary to play an instrument to participate. This course is offered through Wytheville Community College – Workforce Development. For further information, contact Perry Hughes, Director, Workforce Development, at email@example.com or 276-223-4757.
Gray Fossil Site & Museum
January Calendar of Events
Now – Sunday, January 15th:
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. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
Tuesday, January 17th – Sunday, February 19th:
Our love of fossils will never go extinct, and we hope yours won’t either! Join us and discover why we love the fossil specimens found right here in our “backyard” and why they have a special place in our hearts. Programs announced periodically throughout each day. 1212 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN 37615. 423-439-3659.
Solid Waste Services reminds customers of holiday procedures
With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays upon us, Johnson City Solid Waste customers are reminded that garbage and recycling collection will be on regular schedule this year.
Additionally, citizens are asked to please recycle their gift boxes, cardboard packaging and paper. The City does not accept foil paper or most plastic packaging. Plastic marked with a 1 or 2 is acceptable. For added convenience, the City offers five drop-off sites for recyclables. Please visit http://www.johnsoncitytn.org/publicworks/solidwaste/recycling/ for more information and locations.
After Christmas, customers may leave live Christmas trees at the curb to be picked up on regular brush collection routes. Trees must be cleared of all decorations. Trees may also be taken to the Cash Hollow Convenience Center, 193 Cash Hollow Road. Please visit http://www.washingtoncountytn.org/departments/solid_waste/locations for more information.
Please call Solid Waste Services at (423)975-2792 with any questions.
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.
Volunteer needed to serve on Energy Authority
The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will consider an appointment to the Johnson City Energy Authority (formerly the Johnson City Power Board). The Authority works to ensure customers are provided with reliable electric service at the lowest reasonable rates consistent with good business practices by approving policies, regulations, rate structures, and annual budgets. Appointees serve four-year terms.
Potential appointees must be Johnson City property owners and must be residents of the City for no less than one year. Any citizen who is interested in serving may apply online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards; may pick up an application at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.; or may call 434-6009 for an application to be mailed or faxed. Deadline for submitting an application is Jan. 20. Applications are kept on file for current year only.
Senior Services to host Invigorating Wellness series
Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a quarterly series on Invigorating Wellness starting this month. Invigorating Wellness will highlight several complementary health approaches identified by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine.
Each session costs $5 and will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The schedule is as follows:
- February 21, 2017 – Massage Therapy with Janet Rice, MT
- May 16, 2017 – Chiropractic with Dr. Timothy Dunne
- August 15, 2017 – Supplements/Herbs with Seth McLaughlin
For more information and to pre-register, please call (423)434-6237.
Introduction to Buddha and Buddhism
Curious about Buddha?
Have questions about Buddhist beliefs? Come learn the basics of Buddhism! Free!
January 14, 2017, 1-5pm
Appalachian Dharma and Meditation Center / 108 W. 10th Street, Johnson City