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.
Windows Movie Maker, a video editing program, will be the subject of a tech class at Gray Library on June 14. Basics of movie making to be discussed include how to import video footage, set title/credit and ending screens, and do special effects and sound. The class will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call the library for more information or to register at (423) 477-1550.
Library Online Resources
Library Online Resources will be the subject of a tech class at Gray Library on June 21. Participants can find out more about how to access some of the free resources which are offered to library patrons. The class begins at 4:30 p.m. Overdrive and RBDigital offer ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, etc., for checkout to individuals with library cards. GCFLearnFree is a site which offers extensive online learning in many subjects. These include technology (devices, digital skills, social media, photos, graphics, and using the Cloud), workplace skills and job hunting, money, reading, math, and everyday skills, to name just a few. Tumble Books offers ebooks and other games, puzzles, etc., for children. For more information or to register, call the library at (423) 477-1550.
Jonesborough to Welcome Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis
The 2018 season of the Storytelling Live!, the International Storytelling Center’s popular performance series, is underway. 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. (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.
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations:
•Tuesday, June 12, 7:00am-12:00pm, Universal Fibers, Bristol, VA
•Tuesday, June 12, 7:30am-3:00pm, Eastman Building 215, Kingsport, TN
•Tuesday, June 12, 12:00am-3:00pm, Mullican Flooring, Norton, VA
•Wednesday, June 13, 8:00am-12:00pm, Holliston Mills, Church Hill, TN
•Wednesday, June 13, 8:30am-11:30am, Federal Prison of Lee County, Jonesville, VA
•Wednesday, June 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Lee Health and Rehabilitation, Pennington Gap, VA
•Wednesday, June 13, 1:00pm-5:00pm, UPM Pharmaceuticals, Bristol, TN
•Thursday, June 14, 10:30am-6:00pm, World Blood Donor Day, Marsh, Kingsport, TN
•Thursday, June 14, 1:00pm-6:00pm, Food City, Big Stone Gap, VA
•Friday, June 15, 10:30am-1:00pm, Kingsport Water Department, Kingsport, TN
•Friday, June 15, 11:00am-3:00pm, Wallace Imports, Bristol, TN
•Friday, June 15, 11:30am-5:00pm, Bristol Virginia Sheriff’s Department, Bristol, VA
•Friday, June 15, 1:30pm-6:30pm, Serco, Clintwood, VA
•Saturday, June 16, Marsh Collection center, Kingsport, TN (Platelets Only)