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 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.
Food for Fines & Pet Food for Fines
The Washington County Library is again accepting donations of food for area food banks during the month of November in lieu of collecting fines for overdue materials. The Jonesborough Library will be donating their collections to the Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association’s Food Pantry (JAMA). The Gray Library is collecting for the Gray Community Chest Food Pantry. The foods needed are assorted canned food items (fruit, vegetables, meat, etc.), dried beans, cereal, peanut butter, rice and pasta, cereals, boxed dinners. Also included are baby formula and baby food. Remember, we cannot accept glass containers, perishable food, or out-of-date items.
Both libraries are also doing a Pet Food for Fines drive. Donations will go to Good Samaritan Ministries Pet Food Pantry. We can accept canned cat/dog food, cat litter, bagged food (small bags preferred), treats, and potty- pads. No open packages please!
For each qualified item donated, $1.00 in fines will be forgiven. Payment for lost or damaged library materials and processing fees are not included in the program.
Even if you do not have fines, please donate! There are many in our communities that depend on these services.
Turkey Shoot ‘fowl’ shot
Do you have what it takes to win a holiday turkey? The Turkey Shoot “fowl” shot competition will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. The winners in two age groups (11-14 and 15 and older) will take home a bird for the family feast. This is a free event. Please register in person at MPCC. For more information, call 423-434-5758.
Made Around Here Market
Jonesborough will Host the Made Around Here Market Autumn Craft show on November 10 and 11. Come out and take a stroll through nearly 40 various vendors’ booths and explore hundreds of skillfully handcrafted items. The Made Around Here Market is nearing its 40th anniversary and will feature local and regional artisans and crafters, as well as residents from surrounding states. Items include handmade pottery, carefully crafted jewelry, seasonal décor, sea glass jewelry, handbags, woodcarvings, quilted items, aprons, and clothing, among other eclectic items. Experience the Made Around Here Market on November 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. inside the Visitors Center, as well as an additional marketplace located outside in the main parking lot area. Admission is free but donations will be accepted for Jonesborough’s free children’s event in December. For more information about the Made Around Here Market visit Historic Jonesborough on Facebook or call 423-753-1010.
Android Tech Class
Does your Android smart phone make you feel less than smart? Will you be purchasing one for someone on your Christmas list? If so, come to the next tech class at Gray Library, at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 16. This class will focus on the basics of Android smart phones, plus some extra features that you might not know about. Questions are welcome from participants. Bring your own phone to the class, if you have one. All ages are welcome. Call the library at 423-477-1550 for more information or to register.
Get ready for holiday season with Carved
Join Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., for Carved, an hour-long body-weight workout designed to boost metabolism for ages 50 and older. Classes will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 and 17. Cost is $2 per person. Sign in at MPCC prior to each class.
For more information, call 423-434-6237.
Pints and Prose
November 10th. 6pm – 10pm
at Elderbrew, 24 6th St.Bristol, TN
Holiday Expo & Craft Bazaar
November 17 & 18, D. P. Culp Center, 3rd Level 9:00 – 5:00.
Open to Public, Students, Staff & Faculty. Vendors selling handmade items, Christmas items, independent consultants, etc. Door Prizes and Silent Auction.
Admission is a donation requested – either monetary or a personal hygiene item that will be donated to our on-campus pantry – Bucky’s Pantry (helps our needy students)All proceeds from booth fees and admission will benefit our Student Veterans. ETSU has more than 500 student veterans attending school on Military benefits. For more information, please contact Debbie Bays 423-439-6848 or 423-416-4820, Rachel Fogg 423-439-7161