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 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 email@example.com.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites children ages 3-12 to a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 13. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with games and photos with the Easter Bunny followed by the hunt at 8 p.m. A separate hunt will take place for ages 5 and younger.
Participants are asked to bring their own flashlights. This special event is free and sponsored by the Knoxville TVA Credit Union.
For more information, please call 423-434-5749.
City hosting free mulch giveaway
The Johnson City Public Works Department invites the public to a free mulch giveaway Saturday, April 15 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cash Hollow Convenience Center, 191 Cash Hollow Road. Staff will be available to assist with loading; there is no limit on amount.
This mulch has been ground with a grinder from brush that the City has collected. It is not compost and may contain weed material.
For more information, please call the Public Works Street Division at 423-975-2700.
Senior Center Storytelling Initiative
If you were “poor but didn’t know it”, if you served in the military, if you farmed, if you taught school- or taught a family of youngsters, if you’ve traveled the world, if you helped raise your brothers and sisters, we want your wisdom, and your stories. Please be part of the Jonesborough Storytelling Initiative.
Everyone has a story to share and the Jonesborough Storytelling Initiative wants to help do just that. Be part of preserving the stories of our lives. Do you have a story you’d like to share about yourself, your parents, or you grandparents? Or would you like to be a story catcher, to gather these important stories- full of wisdom from a bygone time?
The Jonesborough Storytelling Initiative is dedicated to bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds to strengthen our community and enrich the lives of those who live here through the power of our stories.
The Jonesborough Senior Storytellers Program is the first milestone and is dedicated to collecting, sharing, and preserving those cherished stories about a way of life that made us the strong generation we are today. The program leaders will guide individuals through one-on-one sessions and story circles. The collecting, sharing, and preserving of these stories with the Jonesborough Senior Storytellers Program will lead up to a published book and storytelling performance in the fall.
These stories will be collected on audio and video to be used in future publications. The purpose is to share our collected wisdom and to help future generations know what it is like to work hard, to serve our community or country, and raise the kind of families that put people before things.
The story circle will be held at the Jonesborough Senior Center every Thursday in April as well as May 4 and 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Please call (423) 753-4781 to schedule a day to share your story. The Jonesborough Senior Center is located at 307 E Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659. For more information call 423-753-4781.
Local author Scott Pratt to speak at Gray Library
Scott Pratt, local author and ETSU graduate, will be speaking at the Gray Library Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. Pratt, a former criminal defense attorney, is well- known for his Joe Dillard series of legal thrillers. He will be sharing about his writing career, as well as his journey in the field of self-publishing. Admission is free and individuals are welcome to come and bring their books to be signed by Pratt that evening.
Garlic Mustard Pull on Earth Day at Roan Mountain
On Saturday, April 22, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) ispartnering with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, US Forest Service, and Roan Mountain State Park to remove invasive garlic mustard from the park and heavily trafficked highways around Carvers Gap and SAHC conservation properties in the Highlands of Roan. The volunteer workday begins at 9:30 am. Plucking out the pesky invaders when they are young and tender is not hard work, but it does take a lot of hands.
Volunteers can sign up online at Appalachian.org, or for questions or more info contact Marquette Crockett at Marquette@appalachian.org or 828-253-0095 ext 210.
Senior Services to offer Silver Sneakers® Game Day
Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a Silver Sneakers® Game Day for ages 50 and older from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12. Various games such as shuffleboard, pickleball, table tennis and more will be set up in the gym.Cost is $3 or free for Silver Sneakers® eligible members. For more information, call 423-434-6237.