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.
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
The next meeting for Sew Crazy will be Saturday, June 17, 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, large Christmas stockings for December delivery to the attendees of the nonprofit organization Dawn Of Hope. For more information, please contact Donna Horowitz at 423-434-0424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steven James Performs @ The Library
The Johnson City Public Library is pleased to host nationally known author and storyteller Steven James on Thursday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. as a featured performer of the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program. Steven James has been sharing stories for over 20 years. Author of the adult award-winning Patrick Bowers series, Jevin Banks series, and the Blur Trilogy thrillers, Steven’s focus this evening will be on playful, engaging stories for children and their parents or caregivers.
This special event is sponsored by the Friends of the Johnson City Public Library. The Summer Reading Program will continue through July 20. Support materials are provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Children are encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program and 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.
Stress Clinic Community Acupuncture
Enjoy a de-stressing and pain relieving thirty minute seated acupuncture session in the Art Gallery of The Renaissance Center in Kingsport. Hosted by Acupuncture Associates, come and get your painless acupuncture and get your nervous system strengthened! $40 (plus get a $20 bonus voucher to apply toward your next visit). Join us EVERY THIRD THURSDAY 12-3pm. For infomations, call 423-239-7044.
Friday Night Dance, June 16
Friday Night Dance from 7-10 p.m. The Eddie Skelton Band. Cost is $5 with a Silver Sneakers® discount for eligible participants. Please pre-register and pay in person at the MPCC Senior Services desk. For more information, call (423) 434-6237. Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.