Happenings in your community

Hannah Swayze • Nov 26, 2018 at 10:17 AM

Table trick science: Bring some fun and flair to holiday meals with fun table top tricks exhibit at at Hands On! Discovery Center. Try your hand, risk-free, at the classic tablecloth trick and try out a rainbow milk experiment, learn to make magnetic cereal “swim” and play music with water glasses. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day Nov. 13-Dec. 2. For more information, call 423-434-4263. The Hands On! Discovery Center is located at 1212 Suncrest Dr. in Gray.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: The Alzheimer’s Tennessee Caregiver Support Group will meet the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (Men’s Only Group) at The Courtyards Senior Living, 2109 E Lakeview Dr. in Johnson City. The meeting alternates locations. Contact D. Simerly at 423-967-4431 for more information. 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.

MPCC presenter to offer tips to save money on winter power bill: Patrick Phipps with BrightRidge, a local public utility, will be at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. Phipps will speak to attendees about ways to save money on their winter power bills. He will also offer tips and answer questions related to winter emergencies. The free presentation is open to those 18 and older. Please register in person at MPCC. There is no registration deadline. For more information, call 423-434-6237.

MPCC offers one-day-only Daddy-Daughter Dance flash sale: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will sell tickets for the 2019 Daddy-Daughter Dance at a discounted price on Friday, Dec. 7. Tickets may be purchased in person at MPCC from 12:30-8 p.m. and at myjcparks.org from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Discounted, one-day-only tickets are $15 for two tickets and $5 for each additional ticket. On Jan. 7, tickets will go on sale at the regular price of $10 per ticket. The Daddy-Daughter Dance is Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m. Fathers, grandfathers and guardians are invited to dress up and dance the night away with their daughters. The event features a live DJ, a special guest appearance and refreshments. Children 3 and under are free. More details will be forthcoming. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Gun permit school: On December 15th Rocky Top Gun Permit School will offer a gun permit class on Dec. 15 at 135 Keenburg Rd. in Elizabethton starting at 8:30 a.m. Ken Potter, a veteran law enforcement officer, is the instructor for the class. Cost of the class is $55. You will need to bring your weapon and 50 rounds of ammo. Loaner guns will be available for those who have yet to purchase one. You may call Ken at 423-341-1709, 423-543-6048 or email him at kpotter641@yahoo.com.

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