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Thursday, May 28, 2015

There are 4.7 million jobs open right now in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many of which remain unfilled due to a lack of skilled applicants. CMT and country music star Dustin Lynch are teaming up with Southwest Virginia Community College to encourage area residents to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. With Lynch as the official spokesperson, the campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America. Learn more about Thunderclap.Here is a link to SWCC.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Patient Scrubs® are designed to alleviate most issues that the medical staff and care givers will encounter while caring for a patient. The easy accessibility with the use of their snaps will alleviate the need to cut gowns in an emergency and provide savings in cost. Click here to learn more about Patient Scrubs.

Abuse Alternatives, Inc. is committed to providing quality services through direct support and advocacy to the victims of domestic violence with the goal of eliminating the pattern of abusive behaviors from the lives of those individuals and their families. In an effort to continuing providing these services, Abuse Alternatives needs to raise money. There are several fundraising opportunities, including a golf tournament on August 14th at Clear Creek Golf Club. Click here for a list of events.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

St. Jude Children's Hospital helps save lives. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened in 1962. Jolene Watson's son, Cade, received treatment at St. Jude for a brain tumor. The Watson family has raised tens of thousands of dollars to benefit St. Jude. A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th at the Greeneville Food City. Registration for the Bike Ride is at noon and continues form 1pm-4pm. Contact John Laster at 423-327-0680. Learn more about St. Jude.

Here are other St. Jude Fundraisers:

Putt-Putt tournament at Park Place Drive-in and Mini Golf. Saturday, June 20th in Marion. Registration is at 9am. Call 276-782-2371.

Blizzard Night for St. Jude is August 8th at Dairy Queen. Locations include exits 7, 14, 19 off of Interstate-81 in Virginia. The fundraiser is from 4-7pm. Make any donation and receive a free small Blizzard.

Help Cade Watson help other children by clicking here.

Rev your engines! It's time for the 4th annual Wheels on Historic Main Street Car Show. The event is Saturday, May 30th at 4pm. It will be set up along Main Street in Abingdon, Va. Click here for more information.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Watauga Lake Winery is having a fundraiser for the Tennessee Fisher House this Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 23 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm. The event will be held on the winery grounds for lunch. Music by the “Grindstone” will perform. There will be silent auction items, 50/50 and so much more. Help us send our support to Tennessee military families.

The Tennessee Fisher House helps military families in need. Learn more about the Tennessee Fisher House.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Plumb Alley Day is Saturday, May 23rd from 9am-3:30pm. The Alley will be filled with vendors and much more. Click here for more information.

Flower lovers from across the region will venture to Jonesborough for the 19th Annual Garden Gala on Sat., May 23. This year’s theme and seminars include The Art of Bonsai and Fairy Gardens & Terrariums.

This day-long charity event is hosted and supported by volunteers from the Tuesday Garden Club, Schubert Club, Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners and the Southern Appalachian Plant Society.  Click here for more information.

Tickets to the seminars will only be available at the door on the day of the event.  Tickets are $10 for one seminar and $15 for both seminars.

 

Popular Garden Gala vendors will be located on the International Storytelling Center Plaza. For those not attending the morning seminar, the Garden Marketplace is free and open to the public beginning at 9 a.m.

 

The self-guided walking tours begin at 12:30 p.m. featuring ten gardens. Artists and garden experts will also be at each location to answer questions.  The tea will begin at 2 p.m. at a select location. Tours will conclude at 5 p.m. Shuttles will be available to transport guests as needed.