Happenings in the community

Johnson City Press • May 23, 2018 at 6:46 PM

Yard Sale: Greenwood Ruritans will hold their annual garage sale on Friday, May 26, at 118 Brockett Road, near the intersection of Limm Springs and Greenwood Drive, 6 a.m. to noon. For sale will be various general items, including Snapper riders and other equipment. Breakfast will be available and donations to the Ruritan will be accepted. Ruritan is a non-profit community service organization.

Kids’ Day at the Tusculum College ballpark: The best baseball teams in the National Junior College Athletic Association will be in Greeneville May 25-31 to play their Division III World Series at Tusculum College’s Pioneer Park. Before the collegians take the field, youngsters from across the county will be the first ones to meet and greet the players. Kids’ Day at the Park will be held May 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and all youngsters ages 14 and under are invited to Pioneer Field for free hot dogs and chips. There will also be a chance for the young folks to meet the players, collect autographs, watch batting practice and enjoy the World Series. For the kids, everything is free. The event is sponsored by Grand Rental Station and Nathan’s Concrete Pump Service. For more information about the World Series, contact any member of the Sports Council or email Kinser at tkinser@greenecop.com.

Cemetery decoration day: Patton Simmons Cemetery will host a decoration day service on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. The cemetery is located on Patton Simmons Road in Carter County.

Welcome to Mitford: Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will welcome the community to Mitford with weekend as their production of “Welcome to Mitford” opens Friday night. The play is based on a book series by author Jan Karon and revolves around Father Tim, a middle-aged rector of the Lord’s Chapel and how his life is turned upside down when he takes in an unruly boy, Dooney Barlow, and the vivacious Cynthia Coppersmith moves in next door. The show has comedic and dramatic elements to it. The show is directed by Pam Johnson and assisted by Joe Smith. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010 or visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.

College admissions essay course: High school juniors and seniors are invited to hone their writing skills for college admissions essays at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. The four-week, eight-session class will address successful essays, how to respond to essay questions, writing structure, and how to quickly and efficiently write online. Instructor Morgen Marshall will guide participants 15 and older through the course from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 4-27. A certificate of completion will be awarded. Cost is $40. Participation is limited; registration is required in person at MPCC by June 4. For more information, call 423-434-6229.

Ruritan breakfast: The Hales Community Ruritan Club will host a country breakfast on Saturday, May 26, 7-10 a.m. at the Ruritan building at 152 Hales Road off Boones Creek Road in Jonesborough. The club will be serving biscuits and gravy, eggs, fresh sausage and other country classics. Cost is $8 at the door and children 10 and under eat free. Carry-out meals are available. All proceeds of the country breakfast will be used for community service projects. For more information, contact Ted Lynch at 423-753-8681.

Free suicide prevention training: On June 9, Frontier Health will host a suicide prevention training course at its corporate office in Gray. The class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and the public is invited to attend. Seating will be limited to the first 50 individuals who register. The course entitled “Question, Persuade, and Refer” and will cover three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Individuals trained in QPR will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Anyone interested in attending must register by calling Frontier Health at 423-467-3701.

Concert fundraiser to benefit veterans: An all-day fundraiser and concert will be held June 2 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds to raise money for Honor Flight Northeast Tennessee. There will be covered wagon rides, horse rides, a flea market, bake sale and car show and plenty of live music. Money will go to the first Mission Trip for Vietnam Veterans on Oct. 11-14, organized by Honor Flight Northeast Tennessee. The cost of the trip is $17,000. Honor Flight will take a bus load of Vietnam veterans from Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina to Washington, D.C., at no cost to the veteran. Organizers are looking for vendors, volunteers and items for the bake sale. For more information, contact Kathy J. Matney at 423-914-0608, kmatney@gmail.com.

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