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 email@example.com for more information.
The Casual Word Adult Creative Writing Class
Join us for a free, fun, engaging, and different look into writing. In this class, we will not focus on structure, form, or rules, but on the freedom of writing. It is the goal of this class to open the mind to its full creative potential by allowing participants to write what they want, how they want to write it. Sessions will be student lead; we will engage in topics and subjects that are of interest to the students. The atmosphere is casual and jovial. This class is designed for all those 18 and up who wish to try their hand at creative writing.
Thursdays @ 6:00 p.m. Jones Creativity Center. Bristol Public Library.
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!
Billy Jonas Performs At Library
The Johnson City Public Library is pleased to host Billy Jonas as part of the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program special event on Thursday, June 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. Billy’s upbeat, engaging presence encourages active audience participation. He will be performing songs from his four albums. Billy’s music mixes conventional instruments with homemade creations. This program is designed for rising kindergarten through fifth graders and their parents or caregivers, but everyone is welcome to attend.
Support materials are provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The Children’s Summer Reading Program will continue through July 20. Children are encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Club and to register at the library or online at www.jcpl.net. For more information about this free program or other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458.
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.
Instructor Needed for Fit and Toned, Love Handles classes
Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is seeking an instructor to teach Fit and Toned and Love Handles classes for ages 18 and older. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, May 31-June 28, from 8:30-10 a.m.
Fit and Toned is an hourlong class (8:30-9:30 a.m.) consisting of cardio intervals and strength training. Love Handles is a 30-minute class (9:30-10 a.m.) focusing on training core muscles.
Instructors are required to have current aerobics and CPR certifications and must carry liability insurance. Rate of pay is $15 for 1.5 hours of teaching.
Interested applicants should contact Lauren Fowler at (423)461-4852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBBS Continues 100 Mentors in 100 Days Campaign
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities and East TN continues its campaign to recruit “100 Mentors in 100 Days”. The campaign began May 1st and will go through mid-August. During the 100 days, BBBS strives to raise awareness of the need for more volunteers to step up and become “Bigs” and decrease the wait time for children on the waiting list to be matched with a caring and safe mentor.
During the campaign, there are several ways YOU can help make the 100 Mentors in 100 Days recruitment campaign a success. First, you can become a Big Brother or Big Sister; it only takes a little time to make a huge impact on a child’s life. Second, spread the word by following BBBS on social media. Third, Invite the BBBS agency to your organization or company’s site for an informational Lunch and Learn. BBBS of the Greater Tri-Cities, serves the Greater Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City area, including Carter, Hawkins, Sullivan, and Washington County, Tenn. and Washington County, Va. For more information on how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister, visit www.tennesseebig.org or call 423-247-3240.