December historic site events: David Crockett Birthplace State Park will host two events this week. Learn about the “Longhunters” and their place on the frontier during Furs of the Frontier on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. The discussion will take place in the Longhunters Camp across from the horse corral at the site. This event will be outside so attendees will need to dress accordingly and will last about 30 minutes. Join the homestead staff as they do their weekly chores with the animals during Homestead Chores on Dec. 16 at 2-3:30 p.m. Bedding need to be replaced for chickens and pigs and horses need to be brushed. Dress warm as the chores are done outside.
Senior Services offers fitness classes, fitness-planning event: The Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a new fitness class in Dec. called Carol of the Kettlebells. The class will be held Fridays in Dec. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per class. Register in person at MPCC the morning of each class. Open to individuals 50 and older. For more information, call 423-434-6237.
Senior Services health-related programs: Senior Services in Johnson City will provide two health-related discussions this week for ages 18 and older at the Memorial Park Community Center at 510 Bert St. Live To 100 will be Monday Dec. 10 at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tim Dunne, a chiropractor will talk about how to get and stay healthy. Healthy Eating and Beyond will take place Tuesday Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. Dietician Crystal Woods will talk about maintaing a healthy diet throughout the holiday season. She will share fresh ideas and tasty recipes. Pre-register for programs or find out more information by calling 423-434-6237.
Hand’s On! Activities: Pop on down to the Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Dr. in Gray, for the “Gingerbread” Houses and Polymer Show on Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to test your engineering skills. Build your own graham cracker and candy “gingerbread” house and make polymer snow to take home. Children must be supervised at all times and the activity may contain small parts and allergens. Cost is $3 per person for materials for Discovery Center Members and $5 for non-members while supplies last.
Holiday Open House for the Town of Unicoi: The Town of Unicoi will host an Christmas open house for the Town of Unicoi at the Tourist Information Center, 106 Unicoi Village Place on Dec. 14, noon-2 p.m., Get to know the Town staff and administration and hors-d’oeuvres. The Tanasi Heritage Arts Gallery will be open during the event. RSVP by calling 735-0517 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the Town of Unicoi Facebook page.
Breakfast with Santa: Have breakfast with Santa at the Chuckey Depot Museum in Jonesborough Saturday Dec. 10. The special breakfast will be themed after the children’s book, “The Polar Express” and children are invited to wear their favorite pajamas and enjoy breakfast from Chick-fil-A as Santa Read excerpts from the book. Tickets are $15 per person and include breakfast of chicken-minis, fruit and chocolate milk. Included is a commemorative Chuckey Depot Museum ornament. Tickets can be purchased from the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center by calling 423-753-1010 or by going to jonesborough.com/tickets.
MPCC offers Stretch and Sculpt Yoga: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites those 18 and older to participate in a fitness class that employs floor exercises and encourages those who are suffering the effects of the winter cold to join this gentle, flowing form of yoga. The class is now underway and held from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $5 per class/$35 per month. Register in person at MPCC. For more information, call 423-434-5749.
Alzheimer’s caregivers support: Alzheimer’s Tennessee Caregiver Support Group will meet the second Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Dominion Senior Living, 2412 Knob Creek Rd., Johnson City. The confidential group provides education, hope and encouragement to caregivers and family members of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or any related dementia. Participants can learn about community resources, share coping techniques and gain insight and feedback from others who understand. For information, call Tracey Kendall Wilson at 423-330-4532 or email email@example.com.
Grief support group meeting: The JOSHUA Tree, a nonprofit grief support group for those who have lost loved ones due to substance abuse, will hold a special candlelight memorial service Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 5:45 pm to commemorate loved ones prior to the holiday season. All attendees will receive a small gift in remembrance of those they have lost. The 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. For more information, call 423-747-3484 or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/joshtree/.
Garden club Christmas lunch: The Garden Thyme Herb Society Christmas lunch will be Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Timeless Elegance Tea Room at 156 W. Main St. in Morristown, Tennessee.
JCWC meeting: The Johnson City Woman’s Club will hold their December/Christmas Lunch meeting Friday Dec. 14. Meet and greet begins at 10:15 a.m. business meeting will follow with the program beginning at 11:15 with lunch after. The group will meet at the Blackthorn Club, 1501 Ridges Club Dr. in Jonesborough. The Jonesborough Novelty Band will perform. All are welcome. Tickets are $15 each payable at the door by cash or check. To make a reservation, email Marie Toma at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
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