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.
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.
Memorial Day Pro-Am Putt Putt Tournament
at Kingsport Putt Putt 10:00pm. May 28th
JC Community Drum Circle
The Johnson City Community Drum Circle meets every Wednesday evening (April – October), 7pm – 8:30pm, inside the Farmers’ Market Pavilion next to Founders Park. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Come drum, hoop/holler, dance, or just relax and take in the scene, no experience or “talent” necessary. There are shared instruments and of course you can bring your own drums or percussion. It’s all improvised, so there are no mistakes. We just smile and keep playing. Bring your own seating!
Gray Library Hosts Walk-In CPR Class
The Washington County EMS will offer a walk- in CPR class from 12 to 2 p.m., May 31, at the Gray Branch Library. Library patrons are encouraged to come in and have a free hands-on demonstration of the proper CPR technique. This is open to all ages. The class will also be offered on June 21 from 12 to 2 p.m.., at the Jonesborough Library. Call the library at 477-1550 for more information.
Computer Classes @ the Jonesborough Library
The Jonesborough Library will offer computer classes on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. in May:
May 23 – E-Readers (CJ)
May 30 – TEL Adult Learning Center: Internet Safety (Kayla)
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 are 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 the Jonesborough Library at 753-1800.
4th Friday Dance
Limited Edition will be playing our favorite fun dance music on the 4th Friday, May 26th, at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. This is one of the top bands in the area so if you have never visited this dance this is the one you won’t want to miss!
While the event is billed as a Ballroom Dance, a variety of music is played from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s that provides enjoyable dance opportunities for everyone…can you still do the Twist? Also, line dance lessons are offered at 6:30 and during the break, with the dance running from 7:00-10:00. Cost is only $6.00. For additional information call 423-952-0772. If you would like to receive a monthly email listing of local dances simply send an email request to email@example.com.
On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8:15 and 9:15, members of Birding Kingsport will lead bird walks in celebration of International Bird Migration Day. Both walks will start at Exchange Place, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport.
When birds migrate, they stop at resource-rich and strategically located sites. These sites are known as stop-over sites. Come learn about a stop-over site near your home and how you can help birds along the way.
Walk participants should wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking in grass and on uneven ground. The less than one mile walks will last about fifty minutes and are free and suitable for all ages.
Birding Kingsport, Fred J. Alsop Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 at the Downtown Kingsport Association, 229 Broad Street, Kingsport.
Memorial Day Rummage Sale
The Democrat Resource Center is sponsoring and hosting a multi-organization Memorial Day Weekend Rummage Sale/Information event in the Colonial Center Parking lot in front of the DRC at 2250 N. Roan Street on Saturday, May 27, from 8-2.
Local organizations and businesses will be fundraising and/or providing information about their particular focuses as well as getting to know each other. There will be food for sale and music provided by Jim Benelisha owner of the Acoustic Coffeehouse. The public is invited to meet and support groups doing interesting and important work in the Tri-Cities. Participating organizations and businesses are Shady Oaks Garden Club, the fair-trade-certified Artisans’ Village, Women’s Action Group, Carter County Democrat Women, PFLAG of the Tri-Cities, Moms Demand Action, Indivisible Tri-Cities, Project Lorax, Shakti in the Mountains, Tri-Cities Transgender, Workers’ Alliance of Northeast TN, The Pride Center of the Tri-Cities, Northeast Tenn. People’s Movement, and the Democrat Resource Center. Individual vendors will also be setup. The Salvation Army will pay a visit from 2 PM -3 PM for donations pickup at the end of the event.
Memorial Day Rummage Sale
Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a free Senior Fitness Day from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, May 25 for ages 50 and older.Please pre-register at MPCC. For more information, call (423) 434-6237.