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Johnson City Press • Jan 22, 2019 at 2:06 PM

MPCC offers interactive Fitness Expo: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will showcase new classes at a free Fitness Expo. Visitors are welcome to bring their tennis shoes and workout gear and join in. Tours of the facility will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 24, from 10-11:30 a.m. and again from 5-7 p.m. Some of the classes featured will include pool aerobics, R.I.P.P.E.D., Pound, WERQ, Bells and Barre, yoga, Zumba and SilverSneakers®. All ages are welcome. No registration required. Door prizes will be awarded, and light refreshments will be served from 5-7 p.m. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance tickets now on sale: The very popular My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance is coming to Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m., and tickets are now on sale for those who want to get dressed up and dance the night away. Tickets are $10 per person through Jan. 24, and $20 per person from Jan. 25-Feb. 8. Children under 3 get in free. Tickets can be purchased online at myjcparks.org, or in person at MPCC. Tickets purchased online must be picked up before the day of the dance. The Daddy Daughter Dance is open to dads, granddads, guardians, and daughters of all ages who will enjoy an evening of DJ music, refreshments, special guests and door prizes. Photo packages can be purchased for $15 online, or in person the day of the dance. The package includes four to five digital images that will be emailed to you for personal use. No tickets will be sold the day of the dance. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Democratic women meeting: The Carter County Democratic Women will meet Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Dino’s Restaurant, Elk Ave. in Elizabethton. The social/dinner hour will begin at 5 p.m. and the business meeting will start at 6 p.m. The group will be planning for the coming year and reaching out to candidates who want to run in 2020. All Democrats are invited. The group welcomes all ages, men and women. Jessica Bitner will give a presentation about the One World Where Everybody Eats movement and plans for opening an OWEE cafe in Elizabethon. Everyone is served and anyone without cash or a meal can “pay” with volunteer labor. A vote will be taken on the name of the cafe. For more information, call Janet Hyder at 423-342-7440.

Poetry meeting: The Poetry Society of Tennessee the Northeast branch will meet Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Perkins Restaurant, 2608 N. Roan St. in Johnson City. Janie Hornburg present on the haiku form of poetry. For information or directions, visit pstne.weebly.com or call 423-262-8724.

Gardening Society to meet: The Garden Thyme Herb Society will hold its regular mooting Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rose Center at 442 West Second St. in Morristown. The topic is pests in the garden.

A logo contest: Keeping the Valley Beautiful, an environmental protection group in Unicoi County, is searching for a new logo. The logo must relate to sustainability, nature, the mountain and river or the Appalachian outdoor region. Send the design in a JPEG to keepingthevalleybeautiful@yahoo.com by Feb. 18. The winner will have their name associated with the logo and will receive a $25 gift card. For more information, visit the organizations' Facebook at facebook.com/keepthevalleybeautiful or email keepingthevalleybeautiful@yahoo.com.

Spring youth soccer registration opens Jan. 28: Johnson City Parks and Recreation youth soccer registration will be open from Monday, Jan. 28 through Thursday, Feb. 28. Cost is $25 for Johnson City residents, $30 for non-residents. A $20 late fee will apply beginning March 1. Practices start March 16; games begin April 6. Age groups are 3-5 (coed), 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15. Children are placed according to Johnson City school districts. An average of two games will be played each week (per team) during a 10-week season. Games played at Civitan Park and Winged Deer Park. Register online at www.myjcparks.org or at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office, 4137 Bristol Highway., Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Early registration is encouraged as team placement is not guaranteed. Age cutoff date is Aug. 15, 2018. For more information, call 423-283-5822.

MPCC seeks certified instructors for yoga, tumbling, and dance classes: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is looking for certified instructors to lead its Mommy and Me yoga, tumbling and dance classes. Classes will be held Monday-Friday. Times will vary according to schedule. For more information, please call 423-434-5758.

City Commission sets work session with BrightRidge: The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold a work session with BrightRidge and discuss other City business at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

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, e-mail Mending12@gmail.com. All who are broken or have emotional trauma are welcome.

Seniors 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 Senior Center. All others welcome. Call (423) 943-5559 for further information.

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