Rocky Mount to Host Vintage “Base Ball” Game on April 1
Rocky Mount is proud to partner again with the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball to offer a family fun event this April. On April 1st, no foolin’, Rocky Mount will be hosting the Knoxville Holstons and the Emmett Machinists of Knoxville as they play a vintage (circa 1864 rules) “base ball” game. This event is a great way to see how one of America’s favorite pastimes began and how it has changed into the game we see now.
The gate will open at 11 a.m. and admission for the event is free. There will be pennants available for purchase so you can rout for your favorite team. The game will be played in the large field in front of the pond. For seating you will need to bring a blanket or lawn chair. You might also consider an umbrella as there is no shade in the field. The historic home will be open for tours as well.
During the game feel free to throw out some expressions from the 1860s like hurrah and huzzah or give three cheers and a tiger. Bring your peanuts and crackerjacks and join us for a day of family fun! The game will go on rain or shine, but will be canceled if there is any lightning.
For more information, call us at 423-538-7396 or toll free at 888-538-1791 or feel free to email us at email@example.com.
BunnyHop 5K set for April 15
State of Franklin Healthcare Associates and LIFEWTR will host the BunnyHop 5K on Saturday, April 15, at Founders Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is powered by the Blue Plum Organization and will be followed by a Community Easter Egg Hunt, also at Founders Park, sponsored by Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.
The 5K event includes the run, a kids’ dash immediately following the race as well as health and wellness activities.
The entry fee for the 5K is $20 per person in advance and $25 on the day of the race. Kids 12 and under can participate in all events at no cost, and the first 50 kids at the race will receive bunny ears. Participants who are 13 years and older and pre-register will receive a T-shirt.
Awards will be given for the top overall winners (male and female), top masters (over 40) male and female, and top three male and female in the following age brackets: 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70 and over.
The Easter egg hunt is free and open to the community and will also occur at Founders Park beginning at the amphitheatre at 10:30 a.m. Children 12 and under are invited to bring their baskets to use to collect eggs. The egg hunt will be divided into age groups.
Online 5K registration, which closes April 13, can be completed at www.athlinks.com/event/bunny-hop-5k-kids-dash-196147. A course map is also available at this link. Public parking is available in the Pavillion lot and at Munsey Church.
Founders Park is located at 226 Commerce St. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardening opportunities at Sycamore Shoals State Park!
Do you love to work outdoors and enjoy the beauty that results from your efforts in your gardens? If you do, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park would like to invite you to join the Sycamore Shoals Gardeners!
The Sycamore Shoals Gardeners is a group of dedicated folks who enjoy gardening and especially love to create and nurture natural places of beauty for others to enjoy. Currently the group takes care of a North American Butterfly Association certified garden and Monarch Waystation near our trail by the Watauga River in addition to the herb gardens at the Carter Mansion.
We are planning a spring orientation and gathering and would like to know if you would like to learn more about these volunteer opportunities at Sycamore Shoals! For additional information, please contact Jennifer Bauer by calling 423-543-5808 or email, email@example.com.
2nd Annual Craft Bazaar, Bake Sale and Silent Auction
The Jonesborough United Methodist Church Sisters of Faith Groups are hosting their 2nd annual Craft Bazaar, Bake Sale and Silent Auction on Saturday April 2, 2017 from 10 am till 5pm. Over 25 local artists will be there handmade items such as jewelry, dog treats, crocheted items, hair bows, kitchen accessories, candles, pottery, paper quilling, soap, wood turned items, repurposed crafts, American Doll clothes, and much more.
Items in the silent auction include a stay at a bed and breakfast,, jewelry items, quilts, new and vintage, pottery and much more.
There is no admission to the Bazaar, but we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association (JAMA) Food Bank.
Questions…please contact Jeri Jones at 423-646-3756 or Tami Moore at 423-753-0044.
Easter Craft Class at Gray Library
Adults (16 and over) are welcome to come and make an Easter cross ornament at the Gray Library on Friday, March 31, at 2 p.m. Painting, antiquing, and dry-brushing will be used on this craft. Instruction and all materials will be provided. The class is free, but registration is required. Limited to 8 participants. Call the library at 423-477-1550 to register.
ETSU at Kingsport Allandale to hold Spring Yard Sale
East Tennessee State University at Kingsport Allandale will hold its Spring Yard Sale on Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the parking lot at 1501 University Blvd., near Allandale Mansion.
ETSU at Kingsport Student Service organization sponsors this event and invites members of the community to participate. Spaces are available for a $10 fee to accommodate individuals who wish to sell items or for commercial representatives who wish to promote businesses. Those who wish to reserve space must do so by Thursday, March 30, by contacting Debbie Marsh, whose information is listed below.
Spaces include one table and one parking space. Spaces with rental tables are $10 each.
Donations of money, used books and miscellaneous items are welcome and can be dropped off at the ETSU at Kingsport Allandale main office Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the sale go to the Megan Smith Scholarship Fund and to date have assisted seven students. A resident of Church Hill, Smith was a 2008 graduate of Volunteer High School and had just completed her freshman year at ETSU at Kingsport Allandale at the time of her death in 2009.
For further information, contact Marsh at 423-392-8004 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MPCC to offer You Got Game Skills and Drills
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer You Got Game Skills and Drills, a free event on Tuesday, April 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. Participants ages 13 and older will show off their ball-handling and 3-point skills.
Please register in person at MPCC by Monday, April 3. The event is limited to 30 participants.
For more information, please call 423-434-5749.