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.
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!
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
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 information, call 423-239-7044.
Piney Flats Days
Piney Flats Days sponsored by the Piney Flats Ruritan will be held on August 5 from 9:00-4:00 at Mary Hughes School! There will will be craft vendors, music, food, car show, and more! For more information or info on being a vendor contact email@example.com or call 571-7693.
4th Friday Dance
Limited Edition will be playing our favorite fun dance music on the 4th Friday, June 23rd, 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 offered at 6:30, with the dance from 7:00-10:00. Cost $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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Club @ Gray Library
“Hidden Figures” to be discussed at Gray Adult Book Group June 22. Individuals are invited to come June 22 at 2 p.m., to participate. For information call the library at 477-1550.