Community Calendar for 8/21/15

Published 9:46 am Friday, August 21, 2015

Race for Wandell
10 a.m. Sept. 19
East Side Elementary School, 800 Siam Road
The third annual 3k run/walk will raise money for the family of Josh Wandell, the former East Side principal who was diagnosed with ALS in 2013.



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Grief Share
2-4 p.m. Sundays
through Nov. 8
Sycamore Shoals Hospital
Grace Baptist Church’s grief recovery seminar and support group will meet weekly in Classroom B at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Grief Share video sessions feature nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Living With Grief,” “The Journey of Grief,” “The Effects of Grief,” “Why?” and “Stuck in Grief.” Grief Share is co-sponsored by Sycamore Shoals Hospital Spiritual Care Department. The sessions are led by Grace Baptist Pastor Travis Tyler.

Covered Bridge Jams
7-9 p.m. Saturdays
Covered Bridge Park,
Downtown Elizabethton
t ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, Aug. 29

Lakeside Concert Series
6-8 p.m. Sept. 13
Winged Deer Park,
Johnson City
t Johnson City Symphony, Sept. 13

Old Time Music Jam
Aug. 23
Sycamore Shoals
State Park,
1651 W Elk Ave.
Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old-time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes! Led by Art Lang. Cost: FREE.

Christopher Paul Stelling
8 p.m. Sept. 4
Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room, 216 E. Main St., Johnson City
Singer-songwriter and virtuosic finger-picker Christopher Paul Stelling perform at the Willow Tree in support of his new album, “Labor Against Waste.” Stelling made his national television debut on “CBS Saturday Morning” June 13. Additionally, he made a spirited appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series playing four songs from “Labor Against Waste.”

Johnson City Symphony
Orchestra Auditions
Sept. 10
Milligan College,
Seeger Chapel, Room 200
The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra has opened auditions for the following positions:
t Principal viola;
t Section viola;
t Section violin;
t Asst principal French horn/utility horn; and
t Second oboe/English horn.

14th Annual Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival
Friday – Sunday, September 11, 12 and 13
Friday Night Torchlight Ceremony 6:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday Night Concert 6:30 pm
Celebrate Appalachia’s Celtic heritage! Opening with a torchlight ceremony Friday night, Clans and Family Societies will be on hand to help with family history; dance, music, food, vendors, demonstrations, reenactments of 18th & 19th Century heritage, lectures. There will be a special musical concert on Saturday evening. Admission Charge.

“Gathering at Sycamore Shoals”
Saturday, September 19 10 a.m.
On Saturday the 19th of September 2015, The Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution will celebrate the 235th “Gathering at Sycamore Shoals”. This is a celebration of the Overmountain Men coming together to march to King’s Mountain and defeat Loyalist forces under Col. Patrick Ferguson. We will have a Memorial Service and a wreath laying service. The public is invited to attend and to participate in the wreath laying. For more information please contact Ronnie Lail at 423-914-8677 .

Overmountain Victory Trail March
Friday, September 25 2 p.m. (approximate time)
Members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association have recreated the historic march to King’s Mountain since 1975. On September 25, marchers will cross the Watauga River at Sycamore Shoals, just as the Overmountain militia crossed 235 years ago.

Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration
Saturday, September 26 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, September 27 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join us for an encampment by the Overmountain militia before the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1780. Live some of the most crucial days of the American Revolution!

Walking in Frontier
Saturday, September 26 1:00 pm
Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Sycamore Shoals! Join Historic Interpreter Chad Bogart on a special guided walk through the grounds of Sycamore Shoals and along portions of the walking path. Discover the vital role Sycamore Shoals played in the early frontier community, and how its significance would impact our nation’s history. Dress appropriately for the weather as we will be taking a casual stroll on the walking path and through the park grounds. Meet at Fort Watauga, located behind the park Visitor Center. Please no pets. Hike is subject to cancellation due to significantly inclement weather.

Carter Mansion Tours
2 p.m. today, Saturday
and Sunday
Carter Mansion, 1013 Broad St.
Meet Gillian at the oldest frame house in Tennessee for a look inside this beautiful frontier home and hear the stories of the family that built it. Cost: FREE.

Newell Hendershot Exhibit
through Aug. 28
Sycamore Shoals
State Park,
1651 W Elk Ave.
Exhibit focuses on watermedia and displays works by several local and regional artists. Cost: FREE.

Watauga Valley
Fife & Drum Corps
10 a.m.-noon Saturdays
Sycamore Shoals
State Park,
1651 W Elk Ave.
The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications and parades. It is open to anyone 13 or older. Musical experience welcome but not required. Lessons are free. Just call and let them know you’re coming.

The Liberty Spinners
Tuesday, September 8 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning. Join us at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November).

Eggers Family
Noon Aug. 22
Unaka Baptist Church
Gary Eggers, 423-474-3241
The descendants of Jobe and Bertha Eggers will meet in the fellowship hall.

Brewer-Birchfield Family
1 p.m. Aug. 23
Roan Mountain State Park
The Brewer-Birchfield families will meet at the large picnic shelter at the park. Bring enough food and drinks to share with others.

Hampton High School
Class of 1955
6 p.m. Aug. 28
Lone Star Steakhouse
RSVP to Betty Deloach.

White Family Reunion
3-7 p.m. Aug. 29
Lynn Valley Baptist Church, 1367 Broad St.
Linda at 423-737-7673
or Mack at 423-676-5555
Family of David and Ethel Smith White will hold a reunion in the church life center. RSVP by Thursday with the number of family members attending. Bring a vegetable or casserole and salad or dessert and drink. Bring old photos of family members no longer with us.

Steed College 2015 Reunion
4 p.m. Aug. 29
Ole Barn Restaurant, 440 Okolona Road, Johnson City
Alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to attend. Dinner will be served at 6. Dress is casual. RSVP by today. Cost: $20 per person. Make checks payable to Rose Gregg Neese, Treasurer, 805 Morningside Drive, Johnson City TN 37604.

Wilson Family Reunion Saturday, September 5, Roan Mountain State Park Shelter #1.
Covered dish lunch around noon. Jack and Lucy Wilson had 10 children and we invite all the descendants and friends to join. Fellowship, fun, food, games, bring any instrument, sing, entertain, celebrate.
There’s a creek across from the shelter and often deer show up before we leave.
Clarence Wilson Jr., 423-513-2754

Hampton High School
Class of 1975
3 p.m. Oct. 17
Meredith Valley Farm, Meredith Valley Lane
Bring a covered dish. RSVP to 865-254-2792 or Cost: $15.

Tour of Historic
Washington County
Sept. 26
The Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host a tour of Washington County. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $35 for guild members, $40 for nonmembers. More information pending.

Annual Cranberry Festival
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 10
Shady Valley
Elementary School
Parade, quilt show, crafts, exhibits, music, demonstrations and food. Book signing by Darrell Brinkley, Mr. Shady Valley. Admission: FREE.