Tuesday, March 11, 2014
There are thousands of dogs and cats that need good homes in our region. For Pete's Sake Animal Shelter is doing its part find forever homes for these furry friends. For more information, check out the website For Pete's Sake Animal Shelter.
The Lions Club International is the world's largest service club organization. The local Chilhowie, VA chapter has several events coming up that help support the community efforts. They are the dances that are held each Friday night from 7pm-10pm at the Lions Club building in Chilhowie. The cost is $6. The Club is also sponsoring a golf tournament on May 25th at the Greenway Creek Golf Course. Learn more about the Lions Club.
The 2nd annual Bristol Half & Half Marathon will be April 12th. The race starts at Virginia High and finishes inside Tennessee High’s Stone Castle. To register click here.
The Mission of Appalachian Sustainable Development is to create, promote and expand opportunites for communities and ecosystems. To learn more click here.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a group of conditions a newborn can have if his/her mother is addicted to drugs during pregnancy. To learn more click here.
Each year,the cities of Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA call for nominations for the Mayors' Award for Distinction. This is the seventh year for the event which recognizes people and organizations for their efforts to better our communities. To learn more or to nominate someone click here.
Eighty-percent of what children learn, happens before the age of five. Unfortunately, very little money is used to educate our children. Find out what is being done to counter that and learn more about the upcoming Early Childhood Summit on March 22nd by clicking here.
Friday, March 7, 2014
In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. Eating disorders are complex illnesses that can be life-threatening. Learn more by calling the Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. or visit the National Eating Disorders Association.
Travis Howze is a Marine Corps veteran and a former police officer and firefighter. Tragedy forced him to change his career and now he's making people laugh. He's performing at the Comedy Zone in Johnson City tonight and tomorrow night. Learn more about the Funny Under Fire Comedy Tour.
If you have cabin fever, Sycamore Shoals is the place to go. The park has several events coming up including:
Spinning: Beyond the Basics
Sunday, March 16, 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Cost: $40 includes fleece (1st time students in this class)
$15 for returning students
Beginning Chair Bottoming
Saturday, March 29, 9am - 4pm
Cost: $30 plus cost of materials - reed & string
For more information visit Sycamore Shoals.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra has been wowing audiences for more than 40 years. This Saturday there is another show with featured guest, Chu-Fang Huang on piano. To learn about this concert or the other events planned for the season visit JCSO.
Dollywood opens the new season of fun on Saturday, March 22nd. To learn more about the schedules as well as upcoming events and ticket prices visit Dollywood.
Hop aboard for the next Tastes of Town Tour in Abingdon, Va. The next tour is March 18th and features tastings and drink pairings at these locations: Glenrochie Country Club, Wildflour, JJ's, Wolf Hills Brewery, Bellas' Pizza and Anthony's Desserts. For more information on this tour or an upcoming one, call 276-274-5483 or click here.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Now you can do science experiments at home thanks to the Hands On! museum in Johnson City, TN. Learn more by visiting the museum's website.
Darin and Brook Aldridge's fifth album Flying is available now. This dynamic couple has been wowing audiences around the country with their bluegrass/acoustic sounds. Click here to learn more about Darin and Brooke.