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 atmos- phere 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!
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.
Putt Putt FunFest Tournament
July 18 at Kingsport Putt Putt. 9 divisions from kids to seniors. No cost to play.
Crumley House to Host Polynesian Fund-raiser
The Crumley House, located in Limestone, Tennessee is hosting its Annual Polynesian Beach Party on Saturday, August 5, at 6PM. The party will feature steel drums as well as music by DJ Robbie Britton.
A silent, super silent, and live auction will be conducted. Gates will open at 5:30PM for early auction viewing and tours of the new Crumley House resident cottages.
A Polynesian-style dinner will be served at 6:30PM. The menu will include tropical foods in addition to local favorites and desserts. Dancing will end the evening’s festivities.
All proceeds will benefit brain injury survivors served by the Crumley House, the region’s only brain injury rehabilitation center. To purchase tickets, make a donation, or become a sponsor, contact Michelle Ferguson at 423-257-3644, extension 7.
Reading with AGAPE at the JC Public Library
Families with children ages five to eighteen years old are invited to read with the residents of Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 26 at 4:00 p.m. Participants will meet at the Youth Services desk of the Johnson City Public Library and walk together to Agape at 4:00 p.m. No registration is required for this free program.
This program is part of the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program which will continue through July 20th. Children are encouraged to register at the library or online to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Support materials for the Summer Reading Program are provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. For more information and to register for this free program or other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458.
Off The Couch Tri-Cities Ladies Only Social Activities Group
For bi, lesbian or straight ladies. The goal of this group is to get you off the couch and out of the house so you can have fun going to various activities, meet new people and make friends. Activities include live music, open mic night, drum circle, storytelling, social/coffee hour, comedy, bingo, billiards, sporting events, theatre and karaoke. Locations for activities can take place in different areas throughout the tri cities.
Johnson City- The Willow Tree Coffeehouse, The Down Home, Founders Park, JC Community Theatre, Acoustic Coffeehouse, Yee-Haw Brewing Company, 50fifty Sports Tavern
Bristol- Border Bash, Quaker Steak and Lube, Studio Brew, Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Kingsport- Rush Street Neighborhood Grill, Gypsy Circus Cider Company, Sleepy Owl Brewery
Possible singers/groups: Wise Old River, Yarn, Amythyst Kiah, Annabelle’s Curse, If Birds Could Fly, Beth Snapp, The Black Lillies, The SteelDrivers, Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band, Bill and the Belles, Sang Sarah, Indighost, The Steel Wheels, The Dustbowl Revival, The Get Right Band, The Ragbirds, Underhill Rose, Dangermuffin, Folk Soul Revival, The Jake Quillen Band, The Whiskey Gentry, and The Way Down Wanderers.
Gray Library Adult Book Group
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley will be discussed at this month’s Adult Book Group at Gray Library. The group meets at 2 p.m., the fourth Thursday of each month. New members are always welcome! For more information call the library at 477-1550.