Friday, April 17, 2015
Author, Chuck Walsh, has a new book. It is "Shadow on Iron Mountain." Walsh has family roots on Iron Mountain. He's signing his book Saturday from 11am-1pm at the Johnson County Library in Mountain City.
On our Healthy Living Segment, we talked about osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation has additional information about what you can do to improve our bone health. Food City also has a library filled with important data.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wellmont Hospice is hosting the annual Camp Caterpillar. It is Saturday, April 25th from 9am until 4pm at Stickley Farm. The camp offers hope and healing for people who have lost a loved one. Anyone interested in participating in Camp Caterpillar or volunteering should call Wellmont Hospice at 423-844-5252. The event is free, but preregistration is preferred. Learn more about Camp Caterpillar.
Derby Day is Saturday, May 2nd from 5:30pm-9pm at the Olde Farm in Bristol, Va. The event is almost sold out. It's $150 per person. For reservations call 423-467-2087. The event benefits the Spine Health Founation. SHF is the only non-profit organization in the nation directly impacting lives by providing disadvantaged people access to specialized spine care. Learn more about Derby Day.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
To support Abingdon Earth Day’s 2015 theme of soil and land conservation, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) will display its compost cube featuring compost lasagna. Abingdon Earth Day is Saturday, April 18th from 9am until 1pm at the Fields-Penn House. It is Free.
Emily Lachniet, ASD’s agroforestry program coordinator will discuss ways to enhance your yard or farm with traditional Appalachian fruits. The Spring Garden Fair is Saturday, April 25th from 11am until 2pm. It's $3 for adults and children under 12 are free.
The 5th annual "Farm to Fork Gala" is June 6th at the Meadowview Marriott in Kingsport, TN. For information call 276-623-1121 or email Sylvia Crum at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about ASD.
The town of Marion has several events coming up. For a complete list, click here.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Our Pet of the Week came to us from the Animal Defense League of Washington County. You can help the organization out by eating at the Harvest Table Restaurant in Meadowview, Va, Thursday from 5pm-9pm. Learn more about the Animal Defense League of Washington County.
The Health Wagon will be hosting a FREE health fair. Services that will be offered include: physical exams, cholesterol checks, PSAs, mammogram registration, blood sugar checks, pap smears, vision testing, hearing exams, bone density screening, prostate exams, chiropractor services, ankle brachial tests, pulmonology consults, lung function testing, cardiovascular risk screenings, diabetic foot clinic with nail care and much more. A variety of educational booths will be offered. Register for door prizes and give-a-ways.
Health Fairs will be held on:
Wednesday, April 15 at the Health Wagon in Wise, VA, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16 at Valley View Freewill Baptist Church in Clintwood, VA, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more information, contact the Health Wagon at 276-328-8850.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Soup beans and cornbread, over-the-mountain legends and ballads, Jack tales and fiddle playing. All are part of our Southern Appalachian culture and will be celebrated by the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild during the Appalachian Roots Tribute at the McKinney Arts Center in Jonesborough on April 18.
Registration for the Appalachian Roots Tribute begins at 8:30 a.m. at the McKinney Center, followed by breakout sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Advance ticket purchases are encouraged. Full day tickets to the event and concert are $35 with admission to only the evening concert featuring Linda Goodman for $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010.
Bowl for Kids' Sake is about having fun to help kids. It is our largest annual fundraising event. Funds raised go directly toward matching children with caring Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers.
Thursday, April 16th: Belmont Lanes in Bristol, TN
Friday, April 17th: Holiday Lanes in Johnson City, TN
Saturday, April 18th: Warpath Lanes in Kingsport, TN
Or Wii Bowl at your office! Contact Katie at kcarrico@TennesseeBig.org for more information about Wii Bowling.
If you would like to bowl in or near Knoxville please visit Bowl for Kids' Sake.