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 $23-439-7161
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.
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.
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. 17. Cost is $2 per person. Sign in at MPCC prior to each class. For more information, call 423-434-6237.
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.
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.
Saint Paul’s Church in Kingsport will hold its 9th annual Christmas Bazaar Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring hand-made gift items and holiday décor, the bazaar supports community ministries including St. Paul’s Food Pantry and project “Laundry Love.” Come early for the biggest ever Jewelry Booth with gently used jewelry, and best-selling food items including baked goods, homemade frozen soups and pet treats. Lunch is available from 11:30-1:30 (Baked Ziti, salad, dessert and drink for $8 per plate).
Admission is free. For more information, call (423) 245-5187, or visitstpaulskingsport.org and Facebook @StPaulsBazaar.
Holiday Expo & Craft Bazaar
The Student Veterans of America (SVA) at ETSU is hosting a Holiday Expo and Craft Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the D.P. Culp University Center Ballroom (third floor). The event is open to the public and will feature about 40 vendors ranging from handmade gifts to popular clothing and beauty items, as well as kitchen tools, and food.
Admission is free for ETSU students and all others are encouraged to bring a personal hygiene item for Bucky’s Food Pantry or a monetary donation to benefit the SVA. On Friday, Nov. 17, parking for the public will be available in Lot 22 (behind Earth Fare) and Lot 9 (corner of State of Franklin and University Parkway). Visitors may take the red route Buc Shot bus to the Culp Center. On Saturday, Nov. 18, campus parking will be open to all visitors. For more information, contact Debbie Bays at firstname.lastname@example.org. For disability accommodations, call 423-439-8346.