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The Limestone Ruritan Club will be hosting an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, August 8th beginning at 7:00 – 10:00 amThe breakfast bar will include but not limited to: scramble eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage, country ham, bacon, baked apples, grits, potato tots, pancakes w/hot syrup, and drinks.  This is an all-you-can-eat meal for $8.00 per person.  Come hungry and enjoy a hearty breakfast.
 BACK TO SCHOOL AT GOODWILL!
 Find all your school needs at your local Goodwill and keep your wallet full!
Goodwill Industries of Tenneva is the place to start and finish your back to school shopping for the upcoming school year! With low prices, weekly sales and a great selection of items, families are sure to find backpacks, school supplies and all the clothes the kids will need!
Not only can you find what you need for the school year, but it’s a great time to teach children the importance of giving back in local communities. By donating the clothes that don’t fit anymore, you’re helping to fund Goodwill’s employment service programs and giving those clothes a second home with another family that needs them.
“Trying to get children ready for school can be a busy, hectic time,” said Robert Miller, President and CEO. “Goodwill has tried to make those school shopping trips more enjoyable and convenient with everything you need in one place at great prices.”
Our 13 stores are open every day, with Monday through Saturday hours being 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Through the sale of donated goods in our retail stores, Goodwill is able to provide job-training and career services to help people individuals with a barrier to employment gain job skills, earn employment and advance their careers.

 

 


 Main Street Jonesborough is excited to continue its Main Street Brews and Tunes event this Sunday, August 2nd, with musical guest Motel Rodeo and beer selections from Yazoo Brewing Company starting at 3 p.m. The Noli Food Truck will also be serving up their delicious tacos and sandwiches from 1-5 p.m. and Tennessee Hills Distillery will be providing cornhole in the park behind the International Storytelling Center. All of this will be taking place on the Plaza outside of the International Storytelling Center in Downtown Jonesborough.

There will be a free growler and fill-up giveaway from our event sponsor Chuggernaut at RoadRunner Markets, and registration will take place at Brick Town Music in Downtown Jonesborough this Sunday from 1-5 p.m.. Musicians Motel Rodeo is a local band out of Johnson City, Tenn. whose preferred music genres are Country/Bluegrass/Old Time.

Last but certainly not least, we’ll be serving the Amarillo Pale Ale, Dos Perros and Hops Project IPA from Yazoo Brewing Company out of Nashville, Tenn. For more information on Main Street Brews and Tunes visit Main Street Jonesborough on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.   


  Set sail on the U.S.S. American with Jonesborough Repertory Theatre’s season opener, Anything Goes. Romance, hijinks, disguises, and of course singing and dancing come to the JRT stage August 21 through September 13.
 
The musical, directed by Jennifer Schmidt, features music and lyrics by Cole Porter and is home to such memorable songs as I Get a Kick Out of You, You’d Be So Easy to Love, De-Lovely, You’re the Top and the title song of Anything Goes.
 
The story follows Billy Crocker, a down-on-his-luck stockbroker, as he stows away on a luxury liner in hopes of wooing the debutante Hope Harcourt away from her rich fiancé Lord Evelyn Oakley.  Also aboard the ship are Reno Sweeney, an evangelist turned nightclub performer, and the not-so-famous gangster Moonface Martin.
 
Just like the previous 1940s USO Show and Singin’ in the Rain productions, tap dancing is back on stage at the JRT.  Choreographer Lindy Ley leads the cast in several dance numbers.  Two group numbers, Blow Gabriel Blow and Anything Goes, are both seven minute long song and dance numbers and highlights of the show.
 
The cast includes Jill Janaitis, Lucas Schmidt, Brittney Whitson, Tim Reynolds, Corey Tickles, Holly Marshall, Shawn Hale, Janette Gaines, Blake Yarbrough, Austin Bird, Heather Allen, Kate Anderson, Jen Fields, Jessica Shelton, Austin Wingate, Megan Knight, Stephen Howard, Don Squibb, Sharon Squibb, Karen Elb, Ryan Gray and Alex VanBuren.
 
Anything Goes runs August 21 through September 13. Show times are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m..
 
Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for students and seniors. Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more. To purchase tickets call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or visit jonesboroughtheatre.com


Jonesborough Storytellers Guild brings spooky Graveyard Tales from Appalachia to the Rocky Mount Historic Site on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.  Stories for this year's theme, Tales from the Graveyard, are sure to bring a chill on a hot August evening.

Creepy tales unfold from supernatural occurrences within the graveyard, from the grave, or beyond it. 

Graveyard Tales will take place on August 22 at 7 p.m. at Rocky Mount Historic Site located at 200 Hyder Hill Rd.  Piney Flats, Tenn.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students.  Graveyard Tales is not recommended for children 12 and under. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 423-753-1010 or visiting jonesboroughtn.org


 Civic Chorale to hold auditions for 2015-2016 season 

 The Civic Chorale, the region’s leading independent auditioned choir, will hold auditions for new members on Thursday, August 13, in the choir room of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, at the corner of Roan and Market Streets in Johnson City, where the group rehearses.

 The 2015-2016 season includes a fall program of centered around Hugo Distler’s Totentanz, a musical setting of a medieval morality play. Our performance on October 25 (in English) will include actors along with the singers of the Chorale. Other music on the program will include composers Samuel Barber, J. S. Bach, Heinrich Schütz, Frank Ticheli and others. On December 19, the Choral will present our traditional Christmas concert. In March, we join with the Milligan College Choir and Orchestra in singing the Stabat Mater by Cecilia MacDowall, a living composer from Great Britain. The season will conclude by joining with the Symphony of the Mountains and Voices of the Mountains for Randall Thompson’s Testament of Freedom and J. S. Bach’s Dona nobis pacem.

 The Chorale anticipates a few open positions in each voice part, with a special interest in tenors and basses. Ideal candidates are singers with good sight reading skills who love choral music. Interested singers should contact the conductor, David Hendricksen at (423) 638-0409 or by email at <conductordavid@embarqmail.com> in order to schedule an audition appointment time for August 13. Auditions are private and short (about 15 minutes), and involve singing a familiar piece, sight reading, and some simple vocal exercises to check pitch and dynamic range, control of vibrato and general vocal production.

 The Civic Chorale was founded in 1973 by Robert LaPella with a small group of invited singers and Jane LaPella as the gifted accompanist. Over the years, the group has grown to become the region’s premiere auditioned volunteer chorus. In addition to singing the standard choral repertoire from Gregorian chant to modern compositions, the Chorale has presented numerous world and regional premieres and frequently collaborated with other music organizations in the region, including the Symphony of the Mountains, the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, and the East Tennessee Children’s Choir.

 Since 1998, the Chorale has been led by conductor David Hendricksen. Accompanists are Lisa Runner, piano, and David Runner, organ. For additional information, visit the Chorale web site at www.thecivicchorale.org or contact the conductor by phone at 423-638-0409


KUFC, the Kingsport United Soccer Club is a new competitive soccer club in the Tri-Cities.  Registration for boys and girls ages 8-18 now open at www.kufcsoccer.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 31 – Glaze Firing

August 7 – Bisque Firing

August 21 – Glaze Firing  


   

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