Entries Now Being Accepted for Annual Jonesborough Days Parade
Jonesborough Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting entries for the Annual Jonesborough Days.
Parade to be held Saturday, June 30th at 10 a.m. The parade is part of the Jonesborough Days Festival held each year, and celebrates the community and its heritage. It is requested that entries be designed and decorated to focus on patriotism to tie in with the Fourth of July holiday and Jonesborough Days Festival. Also encouraged, is live music being played from floats during the parade. Entry fees are $50 for commercial and political entries and $25 for non-commercial entries. A mandatory safety meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 26 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 6 p.m. to review rules and line-ups of the parade. A refund of $10 will be given for attendance to the meeting. For a parade application and additional information, visit www.jonesboroughtn.org. Call Rachel Conger at 791-3869 with questions.
“Tail-Waggin’ Tutors” Program at Gray Library
Magpie, a female Goldendoodle, will be available to listen to young readers at the Gray Library on Wednesday afternoons this summer at the Gray Library. As part of the Therapy Dogs International Tail Waggin’ Tutors program, Magpie will encourage children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend that won’t criticize or laugh at them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word. This will help the child gain confidence over time as they practice their skills in a fun environment. Parents may call or come by the library to sign up their child for one of the 15-minute sessions. They will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on June 13 and 27. Bennett, the Setter, will also be available for sessions on June 8. For more information, call the library at (423) 477-1550.
Composition, Design and Lighting Class
Begins June 9 gain confidence and add impact to you artwork with this class in the foundational principles of art and design. This class will examine compositional strategies used in illustration, landscape painting, figure painting and abstract artwork. Students will keep a sketchbook with thumbnail examples of each strategy and will study how they can be see in existing works of art. This class is for all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor pencil, pen and ink, charcoal or any other preferred medium. Sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild. Class will be held at The Renaissance Center, room 313, Kingsport TN. Saturdays June 9 – 30 from 10am-1pm. For more information contact Alison Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Lego Day at the Johnson City Public Library
Families are invited to the Johnson City Public Library Jones Meeting Room on Saturday, June 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to build Lego creations together. Creations will be put on display in the library until the next Lego Day event. No registration is required for this free program.
This program is part of the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program which will continue through July 20th. Children are encouraged to register at the library or online to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Support materials for the Summer Reading Program are provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. For more information about this free program or other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458. Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on programs and services.
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!
“Let’s talk about that” Book Club at the Johnson City Public Library
Children ages eight to twelve are invited to the Johnson City Public Library Storytime Room on June 12 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood. In this story, Theo has a passion for playing the piano, but his new guardian doesn’t see the value in it. Theo must find a way to remain true to himself and his family, all while adjusting to a new town. Registration is required for this free program and can be completed by calling Youth Services at 434-4458 or by visiting the Event Calendar at www.jcpl.org. Copies of the book are available for the first ten participants to borrow.
This program is part of the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program which will continue through July 20th. Children are encouraged to register at the library or online to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Support materials for the Summer Reading Program are provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. For more information and to register for this free program or other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458. Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on programs and services.
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations:
– Monday, June 4, 8:30am-11:30am, Division of Mines, Big Stone Gap, VA
– Monday, June 4, 10:00am-2:00pm, Dial America, Johnson City, TN
– Monday, June 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, VA
– Tuesday, June 5, 7:30am-3:00pm, Eastman Building 359A, Kingsport, TN
– Tuesday, June 5, 8:00am-3:00pm, Domtar, Kingsport, TN
– Tuesday, June 5, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Bristol Metals, Bristol, TN
– Wednesday, June 6, 8:00am-12:00pm, Centurylink, Bristol, TN
– Wednesday, June 6, 10:00am-5:00pm, Tazewell Community Hospital, Tazewell, VA
– Wednesday, June 6, 11:00am-4:00pm, Tele Tech, Weber City, VA
– Wednesday, June 6, 1:30pm-4:00pm, Chiltern, Bristol, TN
– Thursday, June 7, 9:00am-1:00pm, Wellmont Corporate, Kingsport, TN
– Thursday, June 7, 1:00pm-6:00pm, Food City, Wise, VA
– Friday, June 8, 7:30am-4:00pm, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN
– Friday, June 8, 8:00am-12:00pm, Honda, Kingsport
– Friday, June 8, 10:00am-1:00pm, Rogersville City Hall, Rogersville, TN
– Friday, June 8, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Toyota of Kingsport, Kingsport, TN
– Friday, June 8, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Walmart, Rogersville, TN
– Saturday, June 9, 10:00am-2:00pm, Celebration Church, Blountville, TN