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!
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 infomation, call 423-239-7044.
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.
Bristol Tennessee Police to host National Night Out event
The Bristol TN Police Department will be hosting a community event as part of the National Night Out annual campaign. The event will be held on August 1 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at The Boys and Girls Club, 2000 West State Street in Bristol, TN. For more information on the event contact Lt. Walter Brown at 423-989-5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.