Washington County (TN) Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale: May 18-19
Book lovers of all ages are invited to come to the Washington County Friends of the Library (FOL) Book Sale scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19. The sale will be held at the Gray Community Chest Building, 113 Gray Ruritan Drive (next to the Gray Volunteer Fire Dept., below the Appalachian Fairgrounds).
Hours will be Friday from 9 to 6, and Saturday, from 9 to 2.
Items for sale will include adult and children’s books, audiobooks, DVDS, music CDs, textbooks, magazines, etc.
Proceeds from the sale will be used to provide funding for programs, services, and items outside the regular budget of the libraries at Gray and Jonesborough. For more information, call the Gray Library at (423) 477-1550.
Birding Kingsport, a club formed to connect area birders with all things birds, will meet Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 400 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, at 7:00 p.m. Belinda Bridwell, well-known area birder and photographer, will present the program ‘Florida is for the Birds!’, a delightful and informative program of interest to both birders and photographers. For more information see birdingkingsport.org
Chuckey Day to be Celebrated in Jonesborough
The Town of Jonesborough welcomes the residents of the Chuckey Community to Jonesborough for Chuckey Day on Saturday, May 19th at 11am at the Chuckey Depot at Jonesborough, located at 109 Second Avenue.
The Chuckey Depot’s original home was in Chuckey, TN, approximately 15 miles from its current location in Jonesborough. The depot was built in 1906 to replace the original depot that burned in 1905. It consisted of two public waiting rooms, a ticket office and warehouse.
For more information about this event, please contact Rachel Conger at 423.791.3869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JRT to present Welcome to Mitford
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is delighted to bring the Jan Karon fictional town of Mitford to their stage in Welcome to Mitford. The show runs May 24 through June 3 at the theatre located at 125½ West Main Street in Jonesborough.
Shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for students and seniors. There is also a special group rate for parties of 15 or more. To purchase tickets, call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or go online to www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.
Open call for athletes to “audition” for Olympic sport
Do you think you have what it takes to compete at the elite level in sports? The Olympic Training Site at East Tennessee State University wants to hear from you.
The ETSU Next Olympic Hopeful Tryout will be held Saturday, May 26, and is open to anyone ages 14 and up. The event will be held at Science Hill High School’s Kermit Tipton Stadium from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Check-in will begin at 10 a.m.
Tests to be performed at the event include a 30-meter sprint, vertical jump and maximum pull-ups. Optional tests are the one-mile run and three-repetition maximum back squat.There is no cost to participate but pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is Sunday, May 20. To register, or for more information, contact Emily Brockelman at email@example.com.
Jonesborough to Welcome Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis
The 2018 season of the Storytelling Live!, the International Storytelling Center’s popular performance series, is underway. The next person to take the stage will be Elizabeth Ellis, award-winning teller and daughter of Appalachia (though she now resides in Texas).
All ticketholders can present their ticket stubs for a 10 percent discount on same-day dining at JJ’s Eatery and Ice Cream; Main Street Café (lunch only); Medley Vegan Vegetarian; Olde Towne Pancake House; and The Corner Cup. Boone Street Market is offering 10 percent off prepared meals and 5 percent off any other purchase.
Information about all performers, as well as a detailed schedule for 2018, is available at www.storytellingcenter.net. The premier sponsor of Storytelling Live! is Ballad Health. Additional program funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Niswonger Foundation, Eastman Credit Union, and Food City. Media sponsors include News 5-WCYB, FOX Tri-Cities, Tri-Cities CW, Johnson City Press, Kingsport Times-News, Herald & Tribune, and Cumulus Media.
The International Storytelling Center is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information about Storytelling Live! or to make a group reservation, call (800) 952-8392 ext. 222 or (423) 913-1276.
Johnson City Community Drum Circle
The Johnson City Community Drum Circle meets every Wednesday evenings through October 24, 7pm – 8:30pm, inside the Farmers’ Market Pavilion next to Founders Park. Everyone is welcome and any body can play. 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. Shine or rain, the pavilion has us covered. Bring your own seating!
Tech Class: Digital Cameras
Digital Cameras will be the topic of a free class offered at Gray Library on May 17 at 4:30 p.m.
The class will cover basics, and there there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. Bring your camera to the class, if you have one.
Everyone is welcome. Call the library at (423) 477-1550 for more information or to register.