Happenings in your community

Sheri Walker • Dec 22, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Senior Services announces Turtle Triathlon. An eight-week long Turtle Triathlon featuring a cumulative 0.93-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike ride and 6.2-mile run/walk offered for all ages at Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. between Monday, Jan. 8 and Sunday, March 4. Complete the events in any order.  Fitness room and open-lap swim fees will be waived throughout the duration of this event for in-person registration by the Jan. 8 deadline and for those who submit their weekly results in a provided training log. Those completing the triathlon will receive a commemorative T-shirt and invitation to a celebration on Monday, March 5. For information, call 423-434-6237.

BYOB for seniors on Mondays. Seniors BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bible) at an Open Bible Study on Mondays at 2 p.m. at the Johnson City Senior Center. All others welcome. For information, call 423-943-5559.

UT 2018 home garden calendar available. The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar has been developed by the UT Extension Fruit and Vegetable Workgroup to help users create a comprehensive plan for home vegetable gardens. The free calendar includes tips for scheduling planting, harvest and general management; is formatted like a regular calendar; and the final pages include management templates for crops, climate, pests and diseases. It is available for download at extension.tennessee.edu/publications. Type “2018 calendar” into the search bar.

Master Horse programs scheduled for 2018. University of Tennessee Extension and the UT Animal Science Department announce Tennessee Master Horse programs to be held across the state in the months of January, February and March. The TMHP is an educational program designed to provide science-based equine nutrition, management and health information applicable to all horse owners and those interested in equine well-being. Locally, programs will be held in Elizabethton from 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 and 26; and March 1. Information: UTHorse.com, jzivey@utk.edu, 865-974-3157.

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