Thrill The World Practice at Johnson City Public Library
Thrill the World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller for world records. Thousands of people in cities around the world will learn the Thriller dance and perform it precisely at the same time. All ages may participate in dance practice to learn Thriller at The Johnson City Public Library in the Jones Meeting Room on Wednesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. Sign-ups will take place at the practices and are a commitment to participate in the Thrill the World event on October 28.
For more information about these and other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458.
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 information, 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.
Virginia Highlands Songwriters Group
Virginia Highlands Songwriter’s group we would like to invite folks to join. We meet once a month, play assignments for each other, give positive feedback and will be playing at Heartwood once a month on Saturdays 1-3 free for the public. We’ll be having our 1st In-The-Round performance at Heartwood in Abingdon next Saturday September 16th from 1-3. The events are FREE to the public.
Everyone interested in songwriting is welcome to join. We meet at VHCC in Abingdon in the MEC building room 114 next Thursday September 14th at 6:30. Interested folks may email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cindy K. Sproles featured in Author Talk at Gray Library
Cindy K. Sproles, local Christian fiction author and speaker, will be featured at this month’s Author Talk at Gray Library. Sproles will speak at 6:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 19.
Her mission is to “Speak and Write from the Heart,” according to her website, cindysproles.com.
Cindy has just released “Liar’s Winter,” which is the second book in her series, “An Appalachian Novel.” Co-founder of Christian Devotions Ministries, Sproles writes devotions and articles for Christian newspapers, as well as online devotions and blogposts. She teaches writing at Christian Writers Conferences and is a certified life coach and mentor and eldercare specialist.
Cheer, karate instructors needed
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is seeking the following instructors. Class days/times are to be determined:
Cheerleading coach for ages 6-12
Karate instructor for elementary age students. Instruction will be up to black belt level. Anyone interested is asked to call 423-434-5758.