Volunteers Wanted: Make a BIG Impact
You can make a difference in a child’s life. Big Brothers Big Sisters believe that all children should have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential. Some kids need someone to help them along that path. Spend a few hours a month as a mentor to a child and you can make a BIG impact in that child’s life. It’s rewarding and fun! Call 423-247-3240 or visit www.tennesseebig.org to find out more about volunteering to become a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Steele Creek Park clean-up day
It is estimated that over 100,000 people visit Steele Creek Park each year, enjoying its natural beauty and the many other amenities the park has to offer. In celebration of Earth Day, Steele Creek Park will enjoy a little TLC with volunteers from throughout the community performing clean-up duties. On Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9am until noon individuals who wish to participate will gather at the Nature Center to pick up supplies and instructions. Keep Bristol Beautiful is providing gloves and bags. Also, Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park will provide beverages and snacks to all volunteers.
Steele Creek Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the State of Tennessee with over 2,200 acres, a 52 acre lake, a 9-hole golf course, and a disc golf course. There are playgrounds for the kids, a newly expanded Nature Center, miniature train rides, and paddle boats.
For more information on the park clean-up contact Jeremy Stout at 423-989-5616 or email@example.com.
30TH Anniversary Dawn of Hope Golf Classic
Presented by Cantech Industries, the 30th Anniversary Dawn of Hope Golf Classic will be held May 22, 2017 at the Johnson City Country Club. Proceeds raised by the event will provide crucial funds for life enhancing community integrated services provided by Dawn of Hope to adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
The tournament will be a 2-person team, select shot event with both 8:30 am and 1:30pm tee times. Coed teams are welcomed. The registration fee for each player is $150, which includes cart & green fees, a moisture wicking commemorative polo, breakfast & lunch which will be provided by Chik-fil-A of Elizabethton, Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Johnson City and Gardner Paint’s Honey Hot Dogs. There will be prizes for putting, long drive, closest to the pin, and closest to the line contest winners. All participants receive a bag of goodies, and entrance into the door prize drawing. Silent Auction items up for bid at both tee times.
For more information on the golf tournament or to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of Dawn of Hope Service Recipients, visit www.dawnofhope.com, call 423-722-1689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the area locations. Visit http://tinyurl.com/n4aujx9 to find a location near you.
In addition to scheduled blood drives, donors are welcome at Marsh Regional’s collection centers: 111 W. Stone Drive, Suite 300, Kingsport, 2428 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City and 1996 W. State St., Bristol.
For more information about scheduling a blood drive at a local business, church, school or community organization, please call 423-408-7500, 423-652-0014 or 276-679-4669 or visit www.marshblood.com.
Water aerobics instructor needed
Johnson City Parks and Recreation is seeking a water aerobics instructor who is certified by the Aquatics Exercise Association or an equivalent agency. Additional certifications in aquatic arthritis therapy and Silver Sneakers® Splash are preferred. The instructor will lead several well established water aerobics programs already in place at Memorial Park Community Center, Monday through Friday each week.
For more information, please call 423-283-5820.
Pen and Ink Figure Drawing Class
The Kingsport Art Guild presents a new series of figure drawing classes using pen and ink media. Drawing from a live model, the instructor will focus on capturing movement and expression in a few loose strokes. The students will learn to use ink washes to create a light effect and sense of dimension. Course will also cover basic anatomy, movement and balance in the figure.
Classes will be held May 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Renaissance Center, room 313, 1200 E Center St., Kingsport, TN. Individual classes are $45 or $120 for all three sessions. To register online go to: www.kingsportartguild.com or contact instructor Allison Parker at email@example.com.
Senior Services seeking Zumba instructor
Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is seeking a Zumba instructor to teach classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15-10:15 a.m., May 16 through Aug. 10.
Instructors are required to have current certifications in Zumba or Zumba Gold and CPR and must carry liability insurance. Please contact Lauren Fowler at (423)461-4852 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sew Crazy meeting
The next meeting for Sew Crazy will be Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. The group will be starting a new project, simple tote bags for the Johnson City public library’s Friendly Visitor program, benefiting the home bound readers in our area. There is no cost to attend this meeting. For more information, please contact Donna Horowitz at 423-434-0424 or email@example.com.
Join Nick for the LEGO Club on Thursday, May 18 @ 5:00 pm at the Jonesborough Library. Our theme this month is ‘Marvel Superheroes’. Please bring your own bricks to build with!
LEGO Club is an opportunity for library patrons of all ages to come together once a month and participate in building challenges.
This program is free of charge; healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. If you have any questions, please call the Jonesborough Library at 753-1800. We are currently taking donations of LEGO bricks for the Jonesborough Library LEGO Club. We thank you for your support!