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Local filmmaker Josh Mancuso will be hosting a screening of his documentary, Coming Home, on November 2nd at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN.
The film follows Northeast Tennessee native Jeremiah Caleb’s journey to India as he explores his late father’s heritage. With intentions to find inspiration for a book about his father, Jeremiah found a calling to create the Caleb Hope Foundation, an organization working with orphans in the slums of India.
For more than a decade the Caleb Hope Foundation has been providing food, education, and medical resources to the orphans of the lowest class in India. The foundation strives to empower and equip those rejected and persecuted in the slums to become leaders within their community.
The screening is a part of the Caleb Hope Foundation’s annual Hope Gala. All proceeds will go to meeting the needs of children in the slums and caring for them through orphanages and schools. For more information, please click here.
There will be an “all-you-can-eat” Fish Fry on Friday, October 19th , beginning at 4:30 – 7:30. at the Limestone Ruritan Club, located on 121 Limestone Ruritan Rd. in Limestone, TN. The meal is $12 per person. Church groups are welcome. For large groups please call 257-5995 or 257-6580 and let us know how many will be coming.
UPPER EAST TENNESSEE SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2018 Bowling Competitions
Our annual bowling competitions for 2018 are being hosted this October and November in East Tennessee. Athletes with special needs from Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington Counties will be competing at these events, and we invite you to join us during this exciting time. Any publicity that you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Teachers, coaches and volunteers from the community will be in attendance to support this exciting and memorable occasion.
Special Olympics will be hosting three separate events in order to accommodate all participating athletes. The first competition will be held on October 26, 2018 for all athletes from our local adult agencies, including Dawn of Hope, Envision, Enhanced, Brother’s Keeper, Comcare and Friends. The second competition will be held on November 2, 2018 for all athletes from our local high schools. The last competition will be held on November 9, 2018 for all local elementary, intermediate, and middle schools athletes. Holiday Lanes, located at 117 Broyles Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601, graciously hosts our bowling events every year. Opening ceremonies for each competition will begin at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, please contact the Special Olympics office at 1-888-915-7227 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer, email email@example.com. You can also follow or message us on our Facebook page, Area 3 Special Olympics, or our Twitter feed @Area3SpclOlympc. We sincerely invite all family, friends, and the public to come out and support these athletes on such an uplifting and exciting day for athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers alike. The continual support of the community and fans is and always will be appreciated.
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.
YWCA Turkey Trot 5k November 17th @ 8am
The annual YWCA Turkey Trot 5k will be held on November 17th. The Turkey Trot is an event hosted by the YWCA Women’s Fitness Center that encourages women to achieve their fitness goals. It is the longest running women’s 5K in the Tri-Cities that features joggers and walkers of all skill levels. Every year, the YW cheers on first-time participants and veteran runners to achieve a new personal best. The race route is certified by USA Track and Field.
All proceeds from the race benefit the health and wellness programs of the YWCA’s Women’s Fitness Center.
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.
King University will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Prospective students and their family members are invited to attend and discover the extensive academic, cultural, and social opportunities available to traditional undergraduates at King.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend a class based on their area of interest, visit with advisors and representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Business Office, meet with current faculty and students, and take a guided tour of the campus.
Students and families may register online at www.king.edu/admissions/visit, or contact the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Erwin has a new story to tell. One that is colorful and full of redemption. Today, standing watch over this historic downtown, are eight baby elephant statues. They are cheerfully painted with vibrant hues and themes that would melt even the coldest heart. Smiles can be seen on every corner of the street, from the elephants and thousands of visitors alike.
Born in 2016, a series of fundraisers and public awareness events known as the “Erwin Elephant Revival” was created as atonement for the tragic death of a circus elephant named Big Mary. This gentle creature was forced to perform in Spark’s Circus in nearby Kingsport ,Tennessee. On September 16, 1916, Mary had a very bad day. During a downtown parade she was pushed beyond her limits, and accidentally killed her inexperienced trainer. Crowd hysteria and mob mentality prevailed, and poor Mary was sentenced to die. Without adequate firepower to complete the task, the circus owner hung his star attraction in the Clinchfield rail yard in Erwin the next day. For the last 100 years, locals have wished they could bury this undeserved stigma along with Marys bones, under the old roundhouse. Songs have been sung, books have been written, and playwrights have enacted this sad story over and over again. A new generation of Erwin locals decided that they had lived with “the elephant in the room” long enough. They could not save Mary, but they can make a difference in the lives of modern day elephants.
Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, over $15,000 has been donated for the care of ten elderly captive elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee in the last two years. This 2,700 acre natural habit provides space, comfort, and 24 hour veterinary care for suffering elephants who have spent most of their lives on public display in zoos or circuses. Mary would have been happy there.
The 2018 Erwin herd will be auctioned off on October 20, at 12:00 pm in the Gathering Place Park in Downtown Erwin. 100% of the proceeds of this public art project benefit local non-profits as well as two elephant charities. For those unable to attend the live auction, a proxy bid form can be found at erwintn.org. Please contact Jamie Rice 423-220-7624 for any further questions. #erwinelephantrevival, #showyourtrunk.
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 email@example.com 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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