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 Jonesborough Senior Center to Host May 30 Country Breakfast

 The Jonesborough Senior Center Advisory Board will host its annual Country Breakfast open to the community on Saturday, May 30 beginning at 7 a.m.

 The breakfast is by donation and will consist of southern biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, eggs, grits and fruit.  Meals are available by eating at the Senior Center or carry out. A bake sale will also take place during the breakfast.

 The Country Breakfast will take place on Saturday, May 30 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Jonesborough Senior Center located at 1521 Persimmon Ridge Road.

 The Jonesborough Senior Center Advisory Board will host its annual Country Breakfast open to the community on Saturday, May 30 beginning at 7 a.m.

 The breakfast is by donation and will consist of southern biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, eggs and fruit.  Meals are available by eating at the Senior Center or carry out. A bake sale will also take place during the breakfast.

 The Country Breakfast will take place on Saturday, May 30 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Jonesborough Senior Center located at 1521 Persimmon Ridge Road.

 For additional information on the Jonesborough Senior Center Annual Country Breakfast contact Mary Sanger at 423-753-4781 or marys@jonesboroughtn.org.


The Junior League of Bristol is set to host the second annual Caterpillar Crawl 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on May 9, 2015 at 8:00 am. The race begins at Cumberland Square Park and leads participants on a beautiful route showcasing Bristol, Virginia. The event will also include door prizes and family-friendly activities to round out the day. 
Participants can register until race day using the online entry form found at https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=12522 or a paper form can be picked up at Muncy Family Chiropractic.
All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a goody bag with coupons, samples and more, including an event t-shirt. Runners and walkers can pick up their packets at Believe in Bristol from 5-7pm on May 8. Late registrants can submit their entries on May 8, 2015 at Believe in Bristol from 5-7pm or at the stage in Cumberland Square Park the morning of May 9, 2015 starting at 6:30am.
The Junior League would like to thank the title sponsor, Muncy Family Chiropractic & Sports Health Center, as well as additional sponsors and contributors MedExpress Urgent Care, Anderson Compounding Pharmacy, Food City and Chickfila for their support of this event.
All participants are encouraged to bring a book, new or gently used, for the Junior League of Bristol’s Little Free Library community project launched in March of 2015. The libraries utilize the “Give a Book, Take a Book” philosophy at all six locations including Wellmont Hospice in Bristol TN, Girls Inc. in Bristol VA, Healing Hands in Bristol TN, Slater Center in Bristol TN, YMCA in Bristol TN, and Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol VA.

  A BARBEQUE DINNER will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at Boones Creek United Methodist Church.

Dinner will be served from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm and includes pulled pork BBQ with choice of sauce, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drink.

The cost is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12 years of age.

Take-out is available.

This dinner is sponsored by the Boones Creek United Methodist Men and the funds raised will be us for outreach programs.

Come and enjoy great fellowship and great food while you are helping to touch the lives of those in our community.

Boones Creek UMC is located at the corner of Mary Street and Highway 36 in the Boones Creek Community. (1.5 miles past Zaks)

For more information call the church office at 423-477-4394 or 423-341-1626.

 
 
 

19th Annual Garden Gala Set for May 23

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.  The Annual Garden Gala is considered the official welcoming of Spring and Summer in Tennessee’s Oldest Town.

 Featured seminar lecturers include bonsai expert Warren Hill and fun with fairy gardens and terrariums with Shawn Barr. The seminars will take place at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

 Warren Hill will conduct a lecture on bonsai arrangements and maintenance.  Hill was first introduced to bonsai in 1960 while living in Los Angeles.  After his first exposure to the unique plant, Hill went on to study the rich Japanese culture that spawned this unique art form. His formal bonsai studies and training has been with a wide variety of Japanese teachers, including such notables as John Yoshio Naka and Saburo Kato.  Warren Hill’s School of Bonsai is located in Greeneville, Tenn. and thought out the nation.

 Shawn Barr will conduct a lecture entitled “Always Leave Room for Fairies to Dance: The Complementary Fun of Fairy Gardens and Terrariums.” Barr has been fascinated with the creation of terrariums and fairy gardens since he tried to figure out how to get Maidenhair Fern to thrive inside his house.  As the Greenhouse Perennial Manager at Evergreen Nursery in Johnson City, Barr has utilized his talents to creatively assemble magical indoor gardens by offering seminars across the region for seven years.  He has received his Master Gardener certification from Virginia Tech and holds a degree in horticulture from Surry Community College.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own appropriate container as Barr guides the process of creating a fairy garden. 

 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.

 Tickets for the garden tours and tea only are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event.

Garden tour and tea tickets may be purchased online at jonesboroughtn.org, at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center by calling 423-753-1010 or from a Schubert Club or Garden Club member.

 

For additional information about the 19th Annual Garden Gala, visit jonesboroughtngardenclub.com.

 




Popular Taste of Jonesborough Event Returns May 12 to Downtown
 

The Jonesborough Area Merchants & Services Association will host the fifth annual “Taste of Jonesborough” sampling and showcase event at The International Storytelling Center on Tuesday, May 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 Guests will be able to sample cuisine from local restaurants and bakeries, beer and wine, along with an insider’s look at new merchandise and product offerings from a variety of shops and other establishments located throughout Jonesborough, Tenn.

 Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the evening of the event as a percentage of proceeds will be designated to benefit local charities.

 More than 40 local businesses will be represented including many snack and dining establishments.  A silent auction will also take place throughout the evening showcasing a variety of popular items and activities throughout the area. 

 To purchase tickets, visit jonesboroughnt.org or contact the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010. 


 
Music on the Lawn is now in its third year. The series was created by Abingdon Music Experience, which presents music throughout the year, from the January Jams at Barter Theatre, to the summer Thursday Jams series, held at the Market Pavilion in Abingdon. 

 The 2015 line-up features a mix of swing, bluegrass, jazz and old-time music from the TriCities and Roanoke. The lineup includes The Jazz Doctors, Le Hotclub de BigLick, Rootstone Jug Band, Rose Sisters, and the ETSU String Band.   For a full listing of dates, visit www.abingdonmusicexperience.com

 The Martha Washington Inn & Spa is a four-star historic inn located at 150 West Main Street in downtown Abingdon.  

Music on the Lawn concerts will take place every Sunday afternoon, rain or shine, through May 17th. All performances are free and open to the public. In case of rain, concerts will be held inside The Martha Washington Inn & Spa.  Free parking is available at The Martha. For more information visit www.abingdonmusicexperience.com.

  

 
McKinney Center Now Offers Kiln Rental for Local Potters
 

The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is now offering the opportunity for local potters to kiln fire their mid-range ceramic pieces through a kiln rental process. 

The kiln will have the ability to fire mid-range green ware to cone 04 and mid-range glazed ware at cone 5.  Skilled potters and ceramicists with a working knowledge of clay bodies and glaze applications may call Pam Daniels at 423-753-5097 to schedule a meeting and obtain a copy of Kiln Policies, Pricing, Firing Schedule and Rental Agreement.
Scheduled firing dates include:

July 17 – Bisque Firing

July 31 – Glaze Firing

August 7 – Bisque Firing

August 21 – Glaze Firing

 

   
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