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Johnson City Press • Nov 28, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Bowmantown Ruritan to host breakfast

Bowmantown Ruritan, 1572 Barkley Road, Telford will host a country breakfast beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Homemade biscuits and gravy, fried porkloin, sausage, bacon, hash browns, grits, stickies, chocolate gravy and more will be served.

ETSU bands to perform at Down Home

East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies will present the final set of all-bands performances of the fall semester on Saturday, Dec. 2, Monday, Dec. 4, Tuesday, Dec. 5, and Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Down Home, 300 W. Main St.

A selection of the program’s top bluegrass, old time, country, and Celtic student bands will perform a wide array of traditional music beginning at 7 each night.

Tickets for the concerts are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with a valid ETSU ID and can be purchased at the Down Home each evening.

The venue will be serving dinner prior to the show.

For more information, call 423-439-7072.

JCCCB to hold Christmas concert

The Johnson City Community Concert Band will perform a Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.

The concert will be held at First Christian Church in Johnson City.

MPCC celebrates 5th anniversary

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer five days of free events, festivities and presentations to commemorate five years of service to the community.

The celebration includes:

  • Dec. 4-8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: video presentation of MPCC accomplishments shown in Senior Services lobby, various classes will be highlighted, a “celebration cart” will travel throughout the building providing snacks and surprises.
  • Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m.: reception with refreshments and handbell concert.
  • Dec. 8, 5-7 p.m.: visit Santa, enjoy a pancake meal, inflatables, crafts and a movie.

For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Library to host Book Worms program

Children ages 5-8 years old are invited to the Johnson City Public Library Jones Meeting Room on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. to hear “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and make paper flowers.

In this story, Ferdinand the bull is calm and peace-loving, but a huge misunderstanding occurs when he accidentally sits on a bee.

Registration is required for this free program and can be completed by calling Youth Services at 434-4458 or visiting the event calendar at www.jcpl.net.

To learn more about this and other upcoming events, like the library’s Facebook page, or follow the library on Twitter or Instagram.

UETHDA distribution to begin in December

The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will begin a commodity distribution on Thursday, Dec. 14, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 225 Princeton Road.

Items will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to eligible households until all commodities are gone. All recipients must be residents of Tennessee and must have a white colored commodity ID card in order to pick up their commodities.

An ID card is obtained by completing an application prior to Dec. 14 to reduce wait time; however, staff will also be available during the distribution to help recipients obtain ID cards if they have not already done so.

The distribution will begin at 10:15 a.m. and will end at noon or earlier if food is no longer available. Fresh produce will be available as well. Volunteers may be available to help elderly and disabled persons carry their commodities.

For information, call 423-246-6180, ext. 3740, 423-246-5682 or visit www.uethda.org.

Church to host Christmas Bazaar

Hopwood Memorial Christian Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the church’s newly renovated fellowship hall.

The event is a combined craft sale and bake sale; hot homemade soups and breads will be available all day.

In addition, a large show of multi-cultural nativity scenes from around the world will be displayed in the new entrance hall and can be viewed at no cost; however, donations of any amount are welcomed. All proceeds from the bazaar and the nativity scenes go toward paying for the church’s new building addition.

For more information, visit www.hopwoodcc.org.

Area women’s group provides Christmas cheer

The Metro Republican Women have elected to provide Christmas assistance to the Northeast Community Help Center, at 591 Tenn. Highway 81, Jonesborough by donating toys, clothing and personal care items.

All donated items are new, and parents who have applied for Christmas assistance can select gifts their children need and enjoy.

Earlier this year, the Metro Republican Women also donated “Back to School” supplies to the center.

New members inducted to local DAR

Members of the John Sevier-Sarah Hawkins Chapter DAR welcomed two new junior members to their chapter at their most recent meeting. Rachel and Cassandra Marr were inducted into the chapter. Each woman received a white rose, DAR pin and a chapter yearbook.

As junior members, each woman is eligible to serve as a page at the Tennessee DAR State Conference, as well as the Continental Congress, which is held yearly in Washington.

Also during the meeting, a program on Cyber Safety was presented by Angie Jenkins of CITI.

One of the cheesecake flavors currently being pre-sold by the chapter was served to members. The chapter kickoff fundraiser will be held Dec. 9 from 1-4 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 3030 Franklin Terrace. Proceeds will be used for chapter projects which include flag programs in elementary schools, veterans’ projects and restoration of Revolutionary War markers placed by the chapter.

For more information visit jseviershawkins.tndar.org or Facebook: John Sevier-Sarah Hawkins Chapter DAR.

Dance flash sale offered at MPCC

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will sell tickets for the 2018 Daddy-Daughter Dance at a discounted price on Friday, Dec. 8.

Tickets can be purchased the entire day online at myjcparks.org and from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in person at MPCC.

The one-day discounted price is $15 for two tickets, $5 for each additional ticket. (Children 3 and younger free.) Full-price tickets ($10 each) go on sale Friday, Jan. 5. The Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 3. All ages are welcome.

For more information, call 423-434-5749. 

Next ‘Women on Wednesdays’ talk held Dec. 6

Marriage and family therapist Dr. Julia Bernard will address “The Practice and Research of Resilience” in East Tennessee State University’s “Women on Wednesdays” lecture on Dec. 6.

This fourth talk of the fall semester in the ongoing lecture series sponsored by ETSU’s Women’s Resource Center will begin at noon in the presentation room of the Multicultural Center, located on the second level of the D.P. Culp University Center. A light lunch will be provided during the free public event.

The “Women on Wednesdays” series is designed to raise awareness about the research, scholarship and community engagement that women at ETSU are doing; to provide a venue where women on campus and in the community can discuss and support each other’s work; and to give students an opportunity to meet faculty who could become mentors for their studies.

For more information, call Dr. Phyllis Thompson, director of ETSU Women’s Studies, at 423-439-4125. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

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