Country Steak Dinner
Please join us and bring your friends and neighbors to enjoy great fellowship at the best Friday evening dining experience in the area. Fairview United Methodist Church on Friday, October 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a great dinner of country fried steak, vegetables, bread, drink, and dessert! Cost is by donation (minimum $8 Adult & $3 Kids 12 & Under). Located 5 miles from downtown Jonesborough going towards Fall Branch at 878 Highway 81 North. Eat-In or Take-Out, No Preorders. Prepared and served by the Fairview Men’s Group to support 2017 ministries. Hope to see you there!.
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.
Creature From The Black Lagoon stalks The Capitol Theater!
One of the legendary monsters from Universal Studios comes to the historic Capitol Theater of Downtown Greeneville, Tennessee as they present the classic 1954 film “Creature From The Black Lagoon” on October 21st at 7:00 PM. Tickets for the film will be only $5.00, available at the door. The last of Universal’s famous monsters to debut on screen, “Creature From The Black Lagoon” was a smash hit upon release. Over the years the character has endured appearing everywhere from episodes of “The Munsters” to his very own pinball machine in the mid-1990s.
‘Harvest: New Ceramics’ to be presented at Tipton Gallery
“Harvest: New Ceramics” by artist Lindsay Rogers will be on display at East Tennessee State University’s Tipton Gallery through Oct. 27.
A public reception will be held Friday, Oct. 6, from 6-8 p.m. in conjunction with downtown Johnson City’s monthly First Friday celebration. In addition, a ceramic wheel throwing demonstration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 3-5 p.m. as part of American Craft and Tennessee Craft Week.
Rogers, an assistant professor of ceramics in the ETSU Department of Art and Design, uses her work as a ceramic artist to advocate for a more locally based, sustainable food system. She has participated in collaborations with other artists, chefs and farmers, and her pottery, writing and words can be found in a range of publications, from blogs to books to podcasts.
The “Harvest” exhibition features Rogers’ series of new, unfired seed collection “baskets” titled “American Monolith,” in collaboration with Sow True Seeds. It also includes her “Tablescape” of contemporary functional ware and select sculptural vessels from her graduate thesis series, “Close to Home.” Rogers received her master of fine arts degree from the University of Florida.
“Harvest: New Ceramics” is presented by ETSU’s Department of Art and Design and Slocumb Galleries in partnership with Highwater Clays of Asheville, North Carolina; Sow True Seeds; the First Tennessee Development District; the Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Build Communities Grant; and ETSU’s Women’s Studies Program.
The exhibit and associated activities are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, director of Slocumb Galleries, at 423-483-3179 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.
Bluegrass, BBQ & Bolivia
Bluegrass, BBQ, and Bolivia is set for Thursday, October 26 6-9 PM at The Camp at Buffalo Mountain. It will be a night of great music, fellowship and BBQ. Joe Mason Coffee Truck will also be onsite for all coffee lovers.
Your four-legged friends are also welcome but will need to remain on a leash. There will be limited seating so please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs.
The Pink Ball
Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host The Pink Ball to raise breast cancer awareness from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. This year’s theme will be “An Evening in Paris.” The Big Band Theory will provide live music, and refreshments will be served.Tickets are $5 (SilverSneakers® discount for those eligible). Please pre-register and pay at the Senior Services desk by Tuesday, Oct. 17. For more information, call 423-434-6237.
Civic Chorale’s 1st Concert
The Civic Chorale, under direction of Music Director, Dr. Rodney Caldwell, presents its first concert of this year’s season on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church (105 South Boone Street, Johnson City, Tennessee). The concert repertoire features a wide variety of works by Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen, Giuseppe Verdi, and others. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. The Civic Chorale, founded in 1973, is the region’s premiere auditioned volunteer adult chorus.
Dr. Caldwell is also the director of choral studies at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina.
For additional information, visit the Chorale web site at www.thecivicchorale.org.
Intro to Buddhism
Open to All. Discussion plus Guided and Silent Meditations. No specific postures required. No fee
Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center. 108 W. 10th Ave. Suite #3
Johnson City, TN