2017 Tri-Cities Go Red For Women Luncheon
Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. But we can change that because 80 percent of all cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.
Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life.
Let’s get started. Let’s unite. Together we are stronger and unstoppable. Join us at GoRedForWomen.org and at this year’s Go Red For Women Event at The MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center
1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport, TN 37660, Friday April 28th. For ticket information visit GoRedForWomen.org
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.
Spring Garden Fair
The Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair Saturday, April 29 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, April 30 from noon-5pm. $3 admission for adults and children under 12 are free. Thousands of plants, traditional music and food and children’s activities are available. The 2016 Master Gardener class is sponsoring a “Back Porch Sale” at the event. Many gardening tools and supplies will be available for purchase. Proceeds go to the East Tennessee Master Gardeners association for educational funds. An “Ask a Master Gardener” area will be available.
TWRA Boating Class Offered
Due to popular demand, the Johnson City Sail and Power Squadron announced today it will be offering TWRA’s Tennessee Safe Boating Course on Tuesday night April 18th and Thursday night April 20th at the Northeast State Community College Library, Room L226. This class will be taught over two nights from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The TWRA exam will be given at the conclusion of the class on Thursday. Individuals who pass the test will be issued TWRA’s Boating Safety Education Certificate which is required by the State of Tennessee of all boat and personal watercraft operators born after Jan 1, 1989.
The class is free to the public. However, in order to take the exam and get your TN Boat Operator Permit, you must purchase ahead of time, and bring with you, TWRA’s Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit. These can be purchased for $10 at any TWRA hunting/fishing license vendor.
The Tennessee Safe Boating Course covers: Your Boat, Getting Underway, Operating Your Boat Safely, Legal Requirements of Boating, Boating Emergencies – What To Do, Enjoying Water Sports With Your Boat. Contents are approved by TWRA, NASBLA and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. Test Review will precede administration of test. For More Info, Contact : Clarke Lucas at 423-538-4643
The Johnson City Sail & Power Squadron is the premier Tri-Cities boating organization promoting boating education and safety, community service, and fellowship. For further information, visit tricitiesboating.org.
“Stranger Danger” Class for Women
Women, ages 14 and up, are invited to attend a class to help them become aware of danger when out in public. Attendees will also learn tips and quick and easy hands-on techniques to protect themselves, if approached. The 45-minute class is free and is being taught by Ron Honeycutt, a 40-year police veteran, along with two other self-defense professionals. It will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the library. Call 477-1550 for more information or to register.
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations:
• Wednesday, April 19, 9:00am-4:00pm, SWV Community College, Richlands, VA
• Wednesday, April 19, 1:00pm-6:00pm, Richlands Masonic Lodge, Richlands, VA
• Thursday, April 20, 10:00am-1:00pm, Morgan McClure, Castlewood, VA
• Thursday, April 20, 10:00am-3:00pm, Wallens Ridge Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA
• Thursday, April 20, 12:00pm-6:00pm, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, TN
• Thursday, April 20, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Food City, St. Paul, VA
• Friday, April 21, 7:30am-2:00pm, Dobyns Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN
For more information, please call 423-408-7500, 423-652-0014 or 276-679-4669 or visit www.marshblood.com.
Marsh Regional’s collection centers: 111 W. Stone Drive, Suite 300, Kingsport, 2428 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City and 1996 W. State St., Bristol.