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. 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, email@example.com, or 423-753-1800.
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.
Essential Oils Program at Gray Library
Interested in finding out the benefits of essential oils? Come to our program on Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m.
Kelli Bray, with Young Living Essential Oils, will explain what essential oils are, how they have been used, and how to apply them.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended, but not required. Call the front desk for more information at 423-477-1550.
Abingdon Contra Dance
The Community Center of Abingdon hosts contra dances twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday. Times will alternate between afternoon dances from 3-6pm and evening dances from 6-9pm to accommodate all schedules. A live caller and band will be on hand for added fun. All ages and levels are welcome.
March dances will be held on Saturday, March 11th from 3-6pm with Caller Warren Doyle and March 25th from 6-9pm with caller Terry Doyle. Admission is $7 and full-time students are $5. Family rate is $20.
Add to the fun with lessons and country dance waltzing an hour before each dance with Ashby Dickerson. A lesson for beginner contra dancers will be held in the first 30 minutes of each event. Snacks will be available for purchase. Come as you are; wear soft flexible shoes for dancing. All dances are taught. This dance is smoke and alcohol free.
For further information call The Community Center of Abingdon at 276-628-3911 or visit thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com.
Drop-in’ events set for March
East Tennessee State University’s Office of Adult, Commuter and Transfer Services will host two “drop-in” events for those interested in starting or completing a college degree at ETSU.
The events will take place Friday, March 10, from 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the ETSU Alumni House, 914 W. Maple St. Individuals can drop-in at any time during the events. Parking is available directly behind the Alumni House.
Those planning to attend can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-439-5641. For more information, contact Carla Warner at email@example.com or Jennifer Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.