Community Happenings for May 6-12

Becky Campbell • May 6, 2019 at 8:06 AM

Elizabethton Choral Club Spring Concert will be held tonight at 7:30 at  First Baptist Church, 212 East F Street, Elizabethton. The concert is free, and the community and public is sinvited.

Tipton Haynes Historic Site and the East Tennessee Historical Society will host a day of learning more about Tennessee’s historical moments featured in social studies standards on May 14, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants will explore these stories using a wide range of primary and secondary sources and share hands-on, literacy-rich strategies for using the sources in classroom instruction. Participants will also receive a tour of the Tipton Haynes Historic Site and learn about their educational resources and programs. To register or for questions, email Lisa Oakley, ETHS Curator of Education, at oakley@eastTNhistory.org or call 865-215-8828.

Jonesborough’s Dulcimer Days is coming up May 13-19. Try your hand at the dulcimer during a workshop or sit back and enjoy the many mountain dulcimer concerts dotted throughout Jonesborough. The event is providing the opportunity for the public to create art in more ways than just musically. The week is jam-packed with hands-on arts in public places by local artists and makers. These hands-on opportunities are free and sponsored by the Jonesborough Dulcimer Friends and Music on the Square. Call Don Burger for more information at 828-553-7543.

Telford Ruritan Club will host a Barbecue Supper on Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. at the corner of Telford School Road and Telford-New Victory Road. The menu will be barbecue sandwich, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw,  assorted desserts and assorted drinks. Meals may be purchased for a donation and will be available for carryout. The funds received will be used to support community needs and additional repairs on the club’s building.

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City:

 Afterschool program for children 6-12 years old: The program includes homework helpers and snacks. Children will also be able to utilize the gymnasium and pool as well as participate in arts and crafts. The program is available now to May 24, and will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost is $20 per child per month.

• Hula hoop dance class: The class is offered at 2-3 p.m. every Saturday. Cost is $5 per class or a monthly pass may be purchased for $15. Hoops are provided. The class is open to all ages, and no prior experience is required. Register in person at MPCC.

• MPCC Sport Training: MPCC invites youth 12-17 interested in training for a sport or getting in shape to attend a coached strength, agility and speed training class. The class is held from 3-4:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Cost is free. Register in person at MPCC. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Outshine Fitness: Fridays in May, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Outshine Fitness is a class that combines an outdoor walk/run with weighted exercises and is open to all fitness levels. As participants’ level of energy and strength increase, so will the difficulty; 18 & up. $2 per sessions, register in person at MPCC the morning of each class. For more information, call 423-434-6237.

“Candyland Carnival”: Parks and Recreation will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on Saturday, May 18, at the Memorial Park Community Center with a “Candyland Carnival.” From noon to 2 p.m., Parks and Rec will host a free spring carnival for all ages. There will be old-fashioned games, face painting, a candy station, birthday cupcakes, a magician, a balloon artist, entertainment and inflatables. Additional concessions will be sold. No pre-registration is required. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Pre-registration is open for these upcoming MPCC events:

Cupcakes and Pretty Pancakes: June 12, 13, 14. 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $50. Join the fashion-food world and create tasty cupcakes and pancakes. Decorate chocolate cupcakes with ice cream cones, icing, sprinkles and fun toppings. Make pancake sculptures topped with warm syrup. Enjoy arts and crafts and fun games.

Beach Boys Camp: June 19, 20, 21, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost $50. Venture under the deep blue sea and throw your towel on the gritty, moist sand. Create dodging 3D sea creatures, racing rainbow fish, high-five an octopus and prickle a spiny sea urchin using a wide selection of arts and crafts supplies. Snacks will be provided.

Playdate and Messy Mate: June 26, 27, 28, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $60. Play stations will be loaded with dress-up items, games, make-a-snack items, videos, reading materials, relaxing ideas and painting fun. Snacks will be provided.

Lemonade Camp: July 17, 18, 19. Cost: $40. Campers will design and build a lemonade stand with flair and appeal, make signs, choose their recipes and use their imaginations to come up with creative ways to draw customers. Proceeds from lemonade sales will be donated to the Jump Start Seed Swap and Pollination Day program, which educates the public about soil, seeds and plants we use in everyday life. Snacks will be provided.

MPCC expands yoga class offerings:

• Prenatal Yoga: Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. The class is open to all fitness levels and those 18 and older. Cost: $6 per class.

• Kids Yoga: Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. Children 3-5 will learn to practice yoga. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Cost: $6 per class.

• Mommy and Me Yoga: Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Cost: $6 per class. Children free. No yoga experience required.

MPCC Senior Services:

· Diabetes Self-Management: Tuesdays through May 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This six-session series will help you better understand diabetes and provide daily tips for improving your numbers and preventing complications. From meal ideas to medications, this series is for anyone with diabetes, as well as the recently diagnosed. All ages.

· BYOB!: (Bring Your Own Bible) and come share your wisdom at a fun-filled Open Bible Study discussion on Mondays at 2 p.m. at the Johnson City Seniors Center. All others welcome. Call 423-943-5559 for more information.


A free wedding workshop, "Weddings 101," is scheduled for Monday, May 6, from 6-7 p.m. at the Johnson City Holiday Inn, 101 West Springbrook Drive. Doors open 30 minutes before the workshop begins. Light refreshments will be served. Brides must RSVP to 423-631-0640.

Parks and Recreation Girl Squad program: Keystone Community Center will serve as Girl Squad headquarters for girl bosses ages 13-17. Participants will have fun making trendy creations, taking selfies with action shots and backgrounds and sharing common interests through journaling. The program will be held 3-5 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday, and is going on now. Program is free, but must register in person at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Parks and Recreation: is seeking citizen input about Pine Oaks Golf Course. Suggestions and opinions are welcomed via a brief online survey that can be accessed directly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/POGC2019. It is also available at www.pineoaksgolf.com, www.johnsoncitytn.org, and on Facebook and Twitter at @JCParksTN. A printed version can be picked up and dropped off at Pine Oaks Golf Course, 1709 Buffalo Road. For more information, call 423-434-6250.

Support Groups:

Alzheimer’s Tennessee Caregiver: will meet the second Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at Dominion Senior Living, 2412 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City. For information, call Tracey Kendall Wilson at 423-330-4532 or email tracey.kendallwilson@tnalz.org.

MENDED, "A Path to Recovery for a Broken Heart" meets weekly in Johnson City. For more information on meeting times or to be added to the weekly webinar, email Mending12@gmail.com. The group says that all who are broken or have emotional trauma are welcome.

Mended Hearts, a national support group for those who have had a major heart event — valve replacement, bypass, heart attack, pacemaker, defibrillator, stent, or A-Fib, will meet Tuesday at the Johnson City Medical Center in the 7th floor auditorium.  The speaker will be Tom Gambrell, one of the hospital pharmacists, and he will discuss the latest heart medications and how they relate to other heart medications.  Lunch is served at 11:30 and Gambrell will speak at noon. For more information, call 423-282-6058.

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