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.
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.
Applications being accepted for Citizens Police Academy
The Johnson City Police Department is accepting applications for the 46th session of the Citizens Police Academy, which will begin Tuesday, April 18. The nine-week academy is designed to develop a better understanding of the police role in the community through a hands-on approach.
Participants must sign required waivers and agreements, have no criminal history, be at least 21 years old, and be physically able to meet training requirements. Participants are expected to attend three-hour weekly sessions and one eight-hour Saturday session, and to ride with a patrol officer for two eight-hour shifts. Applications may be obtained online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/police and at the Johnson City Police Department, 601 E. Main St. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 7.
For more information, please contact Glenda Aschenback at 432-434-6170.
POUND coming to MPCC
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer POUND, a fitness craze that invites participants to channel their inner rock star with a full-body cardio jam session of a workout inspired by drumming. Classes will be taught by certified instructor Jessica Bullock from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 28. Cost is $5 per class; open to ages 16 and older. Class can be done without drumsticks. Participants may purchase drumsticks at www.poundfit.com or inquire with the instructor about purchase.
For more information, call 423-434-5749.
Benefit Rummage Sale
The Bridge Home No Kill Shelter is having a benefit rummage sale on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 from 8am-1pm both days at the Americourt Hotel lobby 1900 American Way Kingsport. They will accept donations for the sale on Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9. This will raise badly needed funds for the animals.
The Kantorei of Concordia Theological Seminary | Fort Wayne, IN
Will be singing at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City on March 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Kantorei is a select men’s choir of fourteen students studying for the pastoral ministry at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN; directed by Kantor Kevin Hildebrand, accompanied by Kantor Matthew Machemer, organist. This approximately one hour Lenten worship service includes several Scripture lessons for the season with choral responses and congregational hymns and canticles. The public is cordially to attend. A reception will follow the performance. For more information, please call the church at 423-926-5261.
Computer Classes @ the Jonesborough Library
Tuesdays @ 2:00
The Jonesborough Library will offer a series of computer classes on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. in March:
March 7 – Photo Editing (Richard)
March 14 – Android Phone & Tablet (Amanda)
March 21 – Email Basics (Jaden)
March 28 – Organizing Files on your Computer (Kate)
Our classes will be taught by Jonesborough Library staff. These classes are free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call the Jonesborough Library at 753-1800. If you have a laptop or tablet, you’re welcome to bring it.
We are also looking for a computer savvy person who is interested in volunteering to teach computer classes! If you are interested, please contact Dorothy Linton at the Jonesborough Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 423-753-1800.
Parks and Recreation accepting applications for seasonal positions
The Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for tennis instructors, camp counselors, umpires/scorekeepers, maintenance/turf staff, lifeguards, and recreation workers for Carver Recreation Center, Memorial Park Community Center, and Princeton Arts Center.
Applications may be downloaded at www.johnsoncitytn.org/HR/ and are available in the Human Resources Office at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. All applications must be returned to Human Resources.
Hands On! Calendar of Events
Now thru 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 day.
Tuesday, March 14th – Sunday, April 2nd – Springtime Science:
Ring in spring with some fun and silly springtime science experiments. You won’t believe your eyes in our growing marshmallow Peeps experiment, test out an EGG-cellent floating egg experiment, and even try out some candy chromatography. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day. (***Please note this program may contain peanuts and small parts that may not suitable for children under 3 years of age.)
315 E. Main St., Johnson City | 423-434-HAND