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!
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.
Beginner’s Hoop Dance Class
Memorial Park Community Center, Fridays 6-7pm. $5 a class, running until June 30.
Gray Library Computer Classes
Classes begin at 4:30 p.m. and last about an hour. Call the library for information or to register at 423-477-1550.
Thurs., June 15: Skype—how to make free phone calls using the internet
Thurs., June 29: Basic internet searching—how to find what you need online