Auditions for The Little Princess at JRT
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for the beloved classic The Little Princess on Sunday and Monday, February 19 and 20, at 7:00pm. There are roles for females ages 8 and up and males ages 13 and up. The audition will consist of a cold reading. Auditions will be at the theatre at 125½ E. Main Street in Jonesborough. For more information, visit jonesboroughtheatre.com, view our Facebook event page (Auditions for The Little Princess), 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.
Help Sevier County Wildfire Victims!!!
Country Breakfast to benefit Holston Conference Wildfire Recovery – Please join us and come hungry to Fairview United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 18th (3rd Saturday each month) from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. You will enjoy a great breakfast of bacon, fresh ground sausage, tenderloin, eggs, pancakes, gravy and biscuits, cinnamon apples and more! Cost is by donation. Located 5 miles from downtown Jonesborough going towards Fall Branch at 878 Highway 81 North. Great fellowship and food! All proceeds will go to the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church Wildfire Recovery program for Sevier County, clothing for victims (especially men’s) may be left anytime before Monday, 2/20, in the picnic shed.
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.
“Magical Evening” Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Boone’s Creek Christian Church
American Heritage Girls Troop TN5624 will host their ninth annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night evening on Friday, Feb. 17, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Boone’s Creek Christian Church. This event is open to the public.
The “date night” includes a buffet dinner and music/dancing with a deejay. Guests may have their photos taken at a photo booth or by a roving photographer.
“It’s a great community event that celebrates the special bond between dads and daughters,” said Julia Gardner, troop events coordinator. Tickets are $25 for the “dad”—who can be a father, grandfather, uncle, or mentor—and up to two girls as guests. If someone has three girls to bring, the ticket is $30. Tickets may be purchased in advance from members of Troop TN5624. Reservations may also be placed by contacting email address firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Boone’s Creek Christian Church office at 423-282-0248. Boone’s Creek Christian Church is located at 305 Christian Church Road in Johnson City at the corner of Boone’s Creek Road.
American Heritage Girls (AHG), is a Christ-centered organization for girls from 5 to 18, focusing on community service and teaching young women about integrity and faith. AHG Troop TN5624 meets every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Boone’s Creek Christian Church. For more information about AHG, go to www.ahgonline.org.
4th Friday Dance with Kids Our Age
One of the great dance bands in the area, Kids Our Age will be playing our favorite fun dance music on the 4th Friday of this month, February 24th, at the Jonesborough Visitors Center located at 117 Boone St.
While the event is billed as a Ballroom Dance, a variety of music is played from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
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 email@example.com.