Happenings in your community

Hannah Swayze • Nov 12, 2018 at 11:15 AM

Fish fry: The Unicoi Ruritan Club will host a fish fry on Friday Nov. 6 from 5-7 p.m. at Unicoi Methodist Church, 115 Mountain View St. Both dine in and carry out are available. For a $10 donation, the dinner includes fried fish, baked potato, coleslaw, hush puppies, a drink and dessert.

Support group: There will be a support group for those who suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome and other sleep deprivation ailments Tuesday Nov. 13 at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St. in Kingsport. For more information, call Mary at 423-390-1187.

Country breakfast: The Limestones Ruritan, 121 Limestone Ruritan Rd., Limestone, will host a country breakfast buffet Nov. 10, 1-10 a.m. This is an all-you-can-eat meal for $10 per person.

UAW Retirees: The Johnson City UAW (Chrysler, Ford and GM) will meet Tuesday Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Pipe Fitters Training Center, 386 Highway 91, Stoney Creey Rd. Spouses and friends are welcome. Fore more information or directions, call 423-727-7393 or 423-772-4777.

Spaghetti fundraiser: The Leesburg Ruritan, 1429 Stagecoach Rd., Jonesborough, will have a spaghetti fundraiser dinner on Saturday Nov. 10, 4:30-7:30 p.m. THe dinner is by donation and will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls and desserts. There will not be a turkey shoot that day.

Golf fundraisers: Unicoi County High School golf team is having a Spirit Night Fundraiser Tuesday Nov. 13 at the Erwin Bojangles from 5-8 p.m. A portion of sales that evening will go toward the golf program. In addition the UCHS Golf program is conducting a fundraiser through Ultimate Shine Car Wash at all of their locations. Enter fundraiser code 249 before paying adn 30 percent of the sale will go to the UCHS golf team. The fundraiser runs through Dec. 31.

Open house: The UT Extension office in Greeneville, 204 N. Culter St., will hold a Master Gardener Open House Tuesday Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m. Learn about the Big Spring Master Gardeners.

Instructors needed: The Washington college Academy School of Arts is seeking instructors for the 2019 season to teach classes in Limestone. Classes taught will run from April-Oct. And positions are paid. To submit a proposal, send a resume, class description and list of required materials to info@washingtoncollegeacademy.org. Deadlines for proposals January 15th, 2019. Notification of acceptance January 21. Publication of dates and classes February 2.

MPCC hosts Cardboard Boat Race: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host a Cardboard Boat Race from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. Children 12 and older are invited to bring their families and friends to this event. Individual participants and/or groups will create vessels in hopes of sailing across the center’s lap pool. Creative ideas, names and costumes are encouraged but not required. Each boat must be constructed from cardboard and held together with adhesive materials. Boats can be made at home, but space will be provided at MPCC for construction prior to the race. Cost is $5 per entry. Please register in person at MPCC. For more information, call 423-434-5754.

Parks and Recreation presents Wildlife Detectives: Johnson City Parks and Recreation staff will host a family-friendly presentation about animal signs at Buffalo Mountain Park from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. This event will help participants identify the signs animals leave behind to signal their presence in an area. Participants will help draft a list of the different ways people can determine if animals have been present before heading down to Catbird Creek to catch and release “stream critters.” Participants should meet at Harris Pavilion located in Buffalo Mountain Park, 570 High Ridge Road. Cost is $2 per person. No registration is required. For more information, call 423-283-5821.

Turkey Shootout challenges roundballers in 3-point competition: Johnson City youth will have an opportunity to show off their shooting skills during the annual Turkey Shootout on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. The 3-point contest begins at 3 p.m. for ages 11-14 before teens over 15 get their chance at 3:30 p.m. The individuals in each of the two age groups who sink the most 3-point shots in one minute will receive a frozen turkey and a special prize.

Register in person the day of the event. No entry fee. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Civil War speaker: The Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table will bring as a guest speaker, Edwin Cole Bearss, chief historian emeritus of the National Parks Service and the director’s special assistant for military sites, to present, “Farthest Forward: Pickett and Pettigrew at Gettysburg.” The Program will be Monday Nov. 12 at the Eastman Employee Center, room 219 at 400 Wilcox Dr. in Kingsport. It begins at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. THere will also be a dinner at The Chop House in Kingsport prior to the event at 5 p.m. Contact Wayne Strong at 423-323-2306 or trustwrks@aol.com to make reservations for the dinner or for more information.

History happy hour: Sycamore Shoals State Park manager Jennifer Bauer will be the speaker at History Happy Hour on Thursday, November 15. Originally built by Mary Patton Taylor, Sabine Hill features a prominent federal style house that has been restored to its 1818 appearance by the Tennessee Historical Commission. The operation of Sabine Hill is managed by Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton. For more information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. You can also contact the organization via email atinfo@heritageall.org. Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online athttp://www.heritageall.org/

Grief support group: The JOSHUA Tree, a nonprofit grief support group for those who have lost loved ones due to substance abuse, will meet Tuesday November 13 at 5:45 p.m. Meetings are held in the fellowship hall of Our Saviour Lutheran Church located at 212 Sunset Drive in Johnson City. Go to the rear of the building to park. Meetings are open to all family and friends. There will be a free gift for those in attendance. Meetings are facilitated by Todd Adams. For more information, call 423-747-3484 or join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/joshtree/.

Caregiver support: Alzheimer’s Tennessee Caregiver Support Group will meet the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Brookdale, 2003 Water’s Edge Dr. in Johnson City. Participants can learn about community resources, share coping techniques and gain insight and feedback from others who understand. The confidential group provides education, hope and encouragement to caregivers and family members of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or any related dementia. For information, call Tracey Kendall Wilson at 423-330-4532 or email tracey.kendallwilson@tnalz.org.

Genealogy help night: The Watauga Association of Genealogists will host a genealogy help night in the Tennessee Room at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 West Millard St., Tuesday, Nov 13, at 6:30 p.m. WAGS members will be there to assist you in your search. For additional information, visit the organization’s web site at http://www.wagsnetn.org/.

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