Public Art Walking Tour
On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Johnson City Public Art Committee will host a walking tour through Founders Park and the surrounding area to view 14 new sculptures on display downtown. Bill Brown, guest juror of this year’s Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, will lead the tour, discuss the selection process and sculptures, and answer questions from participants.
The tour is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to meet at the Pavilion at Founders Park at 1:30 p.m. The tour is expected to take one hour.
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!
Fall Doll & Bear Show
Fall Doll & Bear Show has returned to Jonesborough and is to be held on Saturday, September 30th from 9:30am to 3:00pm. After a brief hiatus, the show, which had been held in Jonesborough, twice-a-year, for over 20 years, is back.
Featured at the show will be antique, vintage, modern and art dolls which will be available for purchase. The show will also include bears and other doll related items, such as clothing and accessories which will also be available to purchase.
Admission to the show is free, but voluntary donations will be accepted for St. Jude Research Hospital. Collectors and enthusiasts are welcome. Come talk to our many knowledgeable vendors or just take a walk down memory lane.
The show will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Jonesborough Visitors’ Center located at 117 Boones Street, Jonesborough, TN from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
For further information contact Ellen at 423-753-0022 or Mary at 423-247-1639
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 the following Wednesdays in October at 6:00 p.m.: October 4, 11 and 18. Sign-ups will take place at the practices and are a commitment to participate in the Thrill the World event on October 28.
The event on October 28 will begin at 4:30 p.m. and participants must have attended at least one practice and filled out a registration form to be eligible to dance. Dancers may arrive between 4:30 and 5:30 to sign in, review the dance moves, and have a snack. The dance will begin at 6:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to dress in zombie attire. For more information about these and other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458.
Movie Night at the Jonesborough Library
Join us at the Jonesborough Library on October 3rd at 5:30 p.m. for Tuesday Night @ the Movies! The featured movie for October is a spooky classic, just in time for Halloween!
Bela Lugosi plays the mysterious Count who travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon the Count begins to wreak havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. When he sets his sights on Mina (Helen Chandler), the daughter of a prominent doctor, vampire-hunter Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) is enlisted to put a stop to the count’s never-ending bloodlust.
Tuesday Night @ the Movies is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Washington County Library. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, please call the Jonesborough Library at 753-1800.
Making his annual rounds through the town of Jonesborough in the days leading up to the National Storytelling Festival, celebrity storyteller Donald Davis will offer a series of rare, intimate performances at the International Storytelling Center as the next guest in the organization’s Teller-in-Residence (TIR) program. Due to popular demand—Davis’s performances typically sell out—he will be performing up to three times a day during his residency. His live storytelling shows will run daily from October 2 – October 5, Monday through Thursday, on ISC’s campus in downtown Jonesborough. Performances begin on Monday at 2:00, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:00 and 2:00, and Thursday at 11:00, 2:00, and 4:00. A detailed schedule is available at www.storytellingcenter.net.