The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at East Tennessee State University will offer two workshops for entrepreneurs in July at the ETSU Innovation Laboratory, 2109 W. Market St.
Small business owners will discover the latest tools for the daily management of Facebook during Secret Social Media Tools on Tuesday, July 17, from 10-11 a.m. The workshop will teach participants how to take their Facebook business page to the next level by creating a call-to-action button, selecting the right layout, setting a preferred page audience and custom away messages, as well as scheduling future updates. Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez, founder of Beyond Engagement – Social Media Solutions, will lead the workshop.
On Wednesday, July 25, TSBDC will host Quick Intro to QuickBooks from 9-10 a.m. Participants will tour QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Online and learn about the different accounting programs offered by Intuit QuickBooks. Speaker Carol Tartaglia with Madison Book Keeping and Tax Service will compare versions to determine which is the right fit for your small business.
Workshops are $25 each. To register, or for more information, contact Mark Bays of the TSBDC at 423-439-8505 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.
Teen Writing Group @ the Jonesborough Library
Want to write stories but have trouble finding motivation or ideas? Come share suggestions, get prompts, participate in writing games and challenges, and work on your own writing projects! We’ll provide snacks, drinks, and lots of writing resources.
Teen Writing Group is open to 6th through 12th graders. Registration is preferred, but not required. Friday, July 26 from 5:30pm-7pm. For more information or to register please call the Jonesborough Library at 423-753-1800.
MECC to Hold Information Session for Lee County Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will hold an upcoming information session to assist those interested in enrolling in the college’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Lee County. The cohort will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 18 through December 4 in Pennington Gap. An information session to enroll in this cohort will be held on Monday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Lee Health and Rehab Center, 208 Healthcare Drive, Pennington Gap. For more information on MECC’s Certified Nursing Assistant program or the upcoming Pennington Gap information session, call 276.523.7456.
Winged Deer Lakeside Concert Series
Free concert each week 7-9 p.m. Concession available on grounds.
July 19 – CrossRoads Band
July 26 – Kids Our Age
August 2 – Heavy Country
August 9 – Shellem Cline (Gospel)
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!
“Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program
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.
Rock and Roll: Geology of Southern Appalachia
Join the Bristol Public Library on July 11 at 5:30 p.m. for a special presentation on the geology of Southern Appalachia presented by Jeremy Stout, manager of the Steele Creek Park Nature Center. Jeremy will delve into geology and discuss common–and not so common–rocks found in the region, as well as answer questions about curious rock formations and rocks found at Steele Creek Park.
To learn more about our upcoming presentation with Jeremy, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780. To learn more about Steele Creek Park and Nature Center, check out the Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations:
-Monday, July 9, 8:00am-11:30am, Johnson City Community Health Center, Johnson City
-Monday, July 9, 9:00am-3:00pm, Virginia High School, Bristol
-Monday, July 9, 1:00pm-5:00pm, Tulsa Dental, Johnson City
-Tuesday, July 10, 7:00am-12:00pm, Bristol Compressors, Bristol
-Tuesday, July 10, 7:30am-3:00pm, Eastman Building 150, Kingsport
-Wednesday, July 11, 8:00am-4:30pm, Robinette Company, Bristol
-Wednesday, July 11, 1:30pm-6:30pm, Fellowship Chapel, Bristol
-Wednesday, July 11, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Ridgeview Baptist Church, Church Hill
-Thursday, July 12, 7:00am-11:00am, Holston Electric, Rogersville
-Thursday, July 12, 1:00pm-6:00pm, Food City, Big Stone Gap,
-Friday, July 13, 7:30am-4:00pm, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol