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The Civic Chorale, under direction of its Music Director, Dr. Rodney Caldwell, will present its first concert of the 2018-19 season on Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 105 South Boone Street, Johnson City, Tennessee. The concert will feature works by Dan Forrest, Eric Whitacre, Kim André Arnesen, Stephen Chatman, Lydia Adams, and the Howard Hanson Song of Democracy. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.
The Civic Chorale, founded in 1973, is the region’s premiere auditioned volunteer adult chorus. Dr. Caldwell is also the director of choral studies at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina.
For additional information, visit the Chorale web site at www.thecivicchorale.org.
Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show, our semi-annual hobby show is September 3-October 20th in building 1 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds. Admission is $5, children 12 and under free. All proceeds will benefit The Washington County Johnson City Animal Shelter. Items that will be for sale include: comics, trading cards. vintage toys, action figures, Barbies and much more. The show’s Facebook page is Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show.
Students seeking information about King University’s traditional degree programs have the opportunity to visit with enrollment counselors during an information session offered Saturday, Sept. 22, on the main campus from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This is a great opportunity for prospective students to explore general information about King University and our application process, Our guests can receive information and ask questions in a one-on-one setting with an enrollment counselor, and also join in a guided campus tour.
Students and families can register online at www.king.edu/admissions/visit, or contact the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or email@example.com for more information. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located at 1350 King College Road in Bristol.
On October 6th, the Sullivan County Humane Society is hosting their featured event, The Great Catsby. Held at the Taylored Venue & Events space in downtown Kingsport, this is sure to be a night of throwback fun. Doors open at 6pm. All proceeds benefit spay and neuter surgeries for pets of low income families.
The Great Catsby will feature 1920’s style food and drink as well as live entertainment. There will be a silent auction with a variety of items including a stay at a luxury resort in Mexico. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, 2 drinks, and entertainment. Tickets are available through the Humane Society’s Facebook page and will be available at the door the night of the event. While not required, 1920’s attire is encouraged. No pets please.
The Sullivan County Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing the humane treatment of animals, primarily companion animals, through adoption promotion, spay/neuter services, and animal welfare education. As a 100% volunteer run organization, all monies raised go directly to the Spay Neuter Impact Program assisting local residents with the cost of sterilizing their pets.
Yodels and Yodels of Fun,
Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort!
Sugar Mountain Resort, North Carolina. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., October 13 & 14, Sugar Mountain Resort hosts its 28th annual Oktoberfest celebration.
Live Bavarian music performed by the 15-piece Harbour Towne Fest Band and traditional American music performed by the Valle Crucis Middle School Band highlights the two-day festival. German and American food is available. Plus, barrels and barrels of beverages flow lavishly. The children’s fun center includes hay rides, corn hole, pumpkin bowling, water balloon tossing, play time with Sugar and Sweetie Bear, and an array of bounce houses. Partake in a Bavarian costume contest. Local & regional art & craft and fun food vendors sprawl their wares on the back lawn. Glide from Sugar Mountain’s 4,100’ base to its 5,300’ peak through the forest and above the treetops aboard the Summit Express chairlift. Experience the thrill of cycling the rebuilt and expanded bike park. Shop for cold weather-wear at the Sugar Mountain Sports & Gift Shop or bring home a Bavarian memento from the Oktoberfest souvenir tent.
The celebration marches on wind or rain or shine or snow. Admission, parking, and shuttle service are free of charge. Lodging specials are available Oktoberfest weekend, and there’s always room for vendors and volunteers to join in the Oktoberfest presentation. Call 828-898-4521 or go online http://oktoberfest.skisugar.com for additional details.
Good Sports School Challenge Kicks-Off 25th Year of Rewarding Tennessee Schools for Environmental Programs
Schools Have Until October 5 to Enter for a Chance to Win Up to $1,500
In 1993, a new, sustainable tradition emerged from the recycle bins around Neyland Stadium and the Good Sports program was born. Since that time, the Good Sports program has expanded across campus, making an impact at the University of Tennessee, and through its School Challenge, with schools and students across the state.
“We’ve come a long way in the last 25 years. During last year’s football season alone, nearly 10.5 tons of waste was diverted from the landfill. We’re exceptionally proud of our program with Tennessee K-12 schools. Since we started the Good Sports Always Give Back program, we’ve awarded more than $160,000 to Tennessee K-12 schools through the school challenge,” said Hanneke Counts, vice president of global health, safety, environment and security at Eastman.
The Good Sports School Challenge was designed to recognize Tennessee schools for making an impact and teaching students about environmental responsibility. Ten schools across the state are recognized for their efforts each year. Tennessee schools with programs designed to actively manage environmental impact or educate students and communities about environmental stewardship are eligible and encouraged to enter the statewide competition.
The 2018 Good Sports School Challenge is officially launched, and eight schools will be awarded $1,000; one exemplary school will be awarded $1,500 for the GSAR Sustainability Steward Award; and one school will be awarded $1,500 for the Best New Program. Along with the financial award, the 10 winning schools will be recognized at a University of Tennessee football game, and the winners will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Vol Network studios, participate in a tailgate celebration and be recognized in an on-field presentation during the game.
Schools can fill out a short, 10-question nomination form at www.Eastman.com/GSAGB by October 5, 2018 to enter for a chance to win.
Exchange Place Living History Farm will welcome in the beautiful season of autumn when it hosts its annual Fall Folk Arts Festival. Always eagerly anticipated, this celebration of pioneer arts and crafts and the harvest season will be held on Saturday, September 29, from 10 am until 5 pm, and Sunday, September 30 from noon until 5 pm. Admission is $5, with those under the age of 12 admitted free. Proceeds go towards the care of the farm’s animals and the continued restoration and preservation of the site, located at 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport, Tennessee and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For the 47th consecutive year, artists from the region will gather to demonstrate 19th century crafts, as well as to sell a wide array of traditional folk arts and hand-crafted arts of today. Pumpkins and other autumn produce, dried flowers, and plants for fall planting, as well as a wide range of baked goods and goat milk cheeses, will be available.
Should Women Vote?: Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights with Stewart Harris
Stewart Harris, creator and host of “Your Weekly Constitutional,” will be speaking at the Bristol Public Library on September 18, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Harris, who currently works as an associate professor at Lincoln Memorial University, will be visiting during Constitution Week (September 17-23) for “Should Women Vote?: Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights.”
The Bristol Public Library, in partnership with the Fort Chiswell DAR, will be offering this program free of charge in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library on 701 Goode Street in Bristol, Virginia. All library patrons and community members are invited to attend. No registration is required, simply visit the library on September 18 at 6:00 p.m. to meet and speak with Stewart Harris.
For more information, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cantemus Women’s Choir will kick off its fifth anniversary season of performing outstanding, audience pleasing choral music in its fall concert: “Mozart and More,” to be held on Sunday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church, 1415 Waverly Road in Kingsport.
In addition to the September 30th concert at Waverly Road, Cantemus will also have performances this season at Biltmore Estate (Asheville) on November 24th, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Kingsport) on December 16th, St. John’s Episcopal Church (Johnson City) on May 4th, Waverly Road Presbyterian Church (Kingsport) on May 5, and at the 15th Annual Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece during the summer of 2019.
For more information about concerts or auditioning to become a member of the choir, contact Patricia Denmark at email@example.com
Follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cantemuswomenschoir or on the internet at https://www.cantemuswomenschoir.org/
Remote Area Medical- RAM® — a major non-profit provider of mobile medical clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals—is returning to Lee County, Virginia. Services available at the RAM clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women’s health exams, and general medical exams. All RAM services are FREE and no ID is required.
Patient parking for the Lee County RAM clinic will be located at Lee High School, 200 Generals Lane, Jonesville, VA 24263. The clinic parking lot will open no later than 12 a.m. midnight on Saturday, September 22. Ticket distribution begins at 3 a.m., and patients will be seen in chronological order according to their ticket number when clinic doors open at 6 a.m. This process will repeat on Sunday, September 23.
“RAM has long cared for the residents of Southwest Virginia. There continues to be a lack of access to affordable healthcare in the region and RAM will be there to ensure people aren’t suffering,” says Stan Brock, founder and president of Remote Area Medical. In 2017, RAM provided $162,330 worth of free dental, vision, and medical care to 394 people in Lee County.
RAM is still in need of additional vision and dental professionals to volunteer their time and skills in Lee County. Because of relaxed licensing laws in the state of Virginia, professional volunteers do not have to have an active license in Virginia, meaning practitioners from other states are welcome to provide care at the Lee County RAM clinic. For more information about volunteering at a RAM mobile medical clinic, please visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.
Notre Dame Church will be hosting the 11th Annual Fall Festival of Nations on September 22. It is free to attend and everyone is invited to enjoy FREE live entertainment, sample food from around the world, play games or enjoy inflatables with the whole family. You can also find a unique treasure at the international silent auction, or shop for local art, see a magnificent quilt display and so much more. For more information visit notredamechurchtn.org.
WALK IN OCTOBER WILL RAISE AWARENESS FOR CHILDREN WITH APRAXIA
Apraxia of Speech is a severe neurological speech disorder that affects roughly 1 in 1000 children. It affects the child’s ability to clearly and correctly produce syllables and words.
The 2018 Northeast Tennessee Walk for Apraxia event will be held on October 27, 2018 at the Faith Baptist Church to benefit children with Apraxia of speech. Registration begins at 1:00 PM with the Walk beginning at 2:00 PM.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder in children. This little known disorder makes it difficult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/or words despite having a good understanding of language. The Walk for Apraxia® is held across the country as a means to heighten awareness and funding in the hopes that all children with Apraxia may have access to the support they need to find their voices.
Raising awareness is one of the most tangible ways that communities at large can help children with apraxia thrive. Collective increased awareness means that children will be diagnosed faster, resulting in better, earlier intervention. Anyone interested in covering this event or the story of the Walk Coordinator can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event website at http://community.apraxia-kids.org/netennesseewalk. The Walk is open to all adults and children. All proceeds will benefit important apraxia programs and research of Apraxia Kids.
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