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Johnson City Press • Nov 19, 2018 at 2:27 PM

Introduction to Level 1 Pilates: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is offering a four-week, eight-session program designed to teach participants the basics of Pilates. Its comprised of movements that enhance muscular strength and improve flexibility and overall health and wellness. All movements will be performed on exercise mats, and participants are encouraged to bring their own mats to each class. The sessions are from 9:45-10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 27-Dec. 20. Cost is $8 per participant for the entire series. This program is open to those 18 and older. Register in person at MPCC. Class size is limited. For more information, call 423-434-6237.

Bells and Barre class: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is offering a 50-minute class called Bells and Barre that combines two, 25-minute segments of today’s most popular and effective strategies. Kettlebell AMPD Express combines basic kettlebell and strength moves performed to music for a total body workout focused on arms, legs and core. It employs a low weight-high rep formula. Barre Above Express blends the best of Pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of strengthening exercises used by dancers to deliver a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic but that also will sculpt your body. Bells and Barre requires no dance experience and modifications are available for all fitness levels. Class is $6 per session and will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Register in person at MPCC. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Christmas parade in Unicoi: The town of Unicoi will host the annual Town Tradition Christmas Parade on Saturday Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. The parade will begin at the Unicoi Funeral Home and end at the Unicoi Elementary School. Parade attendees are invited to stay and shop at local businesses for Small Business Saturdays and some shops will have sales and giveaways. Find out more by visiting facebook.com/townofunicoitn, or by calling 423-735-0517.

WCFRW Fundraiser: The Washington County Federated Republican Women will host its annual fundraiser, the Fall Gala, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Carnegie Hotel’s Grand Soldiers Ballroom, 1216 W. State of Franklin Road. The event will feature dinner, music, a silent auction, cash bar and special guest speaker Mark Keith Robinson. Robinson is a conservative social and political commentator whose main venue is social media. Tickets to the event are $50 per person, $100 per couple or $500 per table. Tickets are available for purchase by contacting Sharon Boreing at 423-741-6968 or wcrwtn@gmail.com. More information can be found on the organization’s Facebook page: Washington County TN Republican Women. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to scholarships and education.

Support Group: Mended: "A Path to Recovery for a Broken Heart" meets weekly in Johnson City. For more info on meeting times or to be added to the weekly Webinar, email Mending12@gmail.com. All who are broken or have emotional trauma are welcome.

Seniors BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bible): 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.

Democrats meeting: The Sullivan County Democrats meet the third Thursday of each month at the Northeast State library at 7 p.m.

Carter Dems: The Carter County Democratic Women's Club and the Carter County Democratic Party will hold their annual Christmas Event on Friday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, F Street, across from T.A. Dugger Jr. High in Elizabethton. The party will furnish the meats and beverages with everyone requested to bring a dish to share. All Democrats are invited to enjoy the meal together in fun and fellowship.

Air Pollution and COPD: In conjunction with National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Month, Dr. Mildred Maisonet with East Tennessee State University’s College of Public Health will present an educational session on COPD and home air pollution from 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Maisonet will also provide information about a new study by ETSU and Johns Hopkins University on home air pollution and its effects on COPD mortality. The presentation is free and open to those 18 and older. Preregister by Nov. 27 by calling 423-434-6237.

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