Auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at JRT
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast on Sunday and Monday, February 12 and 13, at 7:00pm for ages 14 and up. There will be a 5:00 audition on Sunday for the role of Chip for ages 8-13. The audition will consist of a cold reading, and a group sing and dance. If you want to be considered for a primary role, please have a 1-minute solo prepared. Auditions will be at the theatre at 125½ E. Main Street in Jonesborough. For more information, visit jonesboroughtheatre.com or contact Pam Johnson at email@example.com.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Looking for Volunteers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities (BBBSGTC) is looking for community volunteers to make a difference in a child’s life. Spending 2 to 4 hours a month with an at-risk youth can help them improve in school, their behavior and their self-esteem.
“We have a need in our community, and are looking for caring adults to be mentors,” said Kathy Lowdermilk, Regional Director of BBBSGTC. “If you have a few hours a month and the desire to make a difference, we want to talk with you about our program.”
Our local Big Brothers Big Sisters office, which serves the Greater Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City area, is part of one of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organizations in the United States. It’s a system that has been proven to work and transforms the lives of children who might not otherwise ever get the support they need to grow and successfully meet life’s challenges.
“We currently have over 40 children on the waiting list,” says Lowdermilk, “and we need volunteers for these great kids.”
Child-volunteer matches are made based on in-depth and comprehensive interviewing with parents, children and potential volunteers. Stringent safeguards are in place to assure that all parties are safe. Volunteer and parent engagement and training also play a big role.
Anyone wanting to find out more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities should contact the office by calling 423-247-3240, or visiting TennesseeBig.org.
MECC Offers Old Time Dance Class
Mountain Empire Community College will offer PED 195 Old Time Dance on Monday’s from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This course will cover basic styles of traditional dance from the central and southern Appalachian region. Classes will provide an overview of solo and group dancing history, accompanied by instruction and performance of each dance. The instructor is Tyler Hughes. To enroll, call 276-523-2400 ext. 372 or register online at www.mecc.edu.
MPCC to offer Functional Interval Training
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Functional Interval Training (F.I.T.) for ages 50 and older from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Fridays in February.
Participants will experience a high-energy class that combines aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises. F.I.T. workouts offer the ability to reach fitness goals in a challenging yet fun way.
Cost is $2 per class. Pre-registration is not required.
For more information, please call 423-434-5749.
Hands On Museum: February Events
Tuesday, January 31st – Sunday, February 19th / For the Love of Science
We may not have a special formula for the science of relationships, but we do have the formula for some fun experiments to help celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Eastman Discovery Lab. You won’t believe your eyes with our optical illusion heart, learn about solubility while creating a Sharpie tie dye valentine, and enjoy a show of dancing, bobbing conversation heart candies.
Tuesday, February 21st – Sunday, March 12th / Can You Hear Me Now?
Discover some of the smallest bones in our bodies – the ones in our ear! Celebrate Alexander Graham Bell’s birthday by learning about sound and how Mr. Bell used sound in many of his inventions. Play a song on our palm pipes, listen to our singing crystal water glasses, and even try out our Boomwhackers! The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each dayIf you have any questions on these or other programs, please call 423-434-HAND.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday February 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Empire Buffet, 2614 N. Roan Street, Johnson City. The speaker will be Dr. Jay Franklin, ETSU Anthropology. He will be discussing his effort to locate and survey as many locations of Native American villages in the upper East Tennessee area. For additional information contact Wayne Robertson at 423-741-0612.
JCPD hiring new officers
The Johnson City Police Department is currently accepting registrations for the Police Officer Examination. The exam is the first step in the department’s hiring process.
“We are looking for exceptional people to start an exceptionally rewarding career with the Johnson City Police Department,” said Chief Mark Sirois. “The path to becoming a police officer is challenging because those who are ultimately selected must prove to be worthy of the social obligation the badge carries.”
New officers receive eight weeks of training at the Police Academy, followed by four phases of on-the-job training under the guidance of experienced field training officers. Patrol officers work 12-hour shifts and enjoy a seven-day break each month.
Johnson City Police officers are provided with uniforms, equipment and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). The department operates a tactical training facility, and officers have opportunities to serve on numerous specialty units.
The City of Johnson City offers compensation for military leave, group health insurance, paid group life insurance, 10 paid holidays are year, and tuition reimbursement among other benefits.
Exam registration will be open through Friday, Feb. 10.
Requirements for registering: 21 years of age by Feb. 23, 2017, high school diploma or GED, and not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude other than a minor traffic violation. The Police Department has a tattoo policy. For more information regarding the tattoo policy, inquire with Human Resources. For more information, call (423) 434-6020.