Community Calendar for 08/28/2015

Published 10:28 am Friday, August 28, 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.

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.

English as a Second Language
6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14-Oct. 5
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 E. F St.
423-543-2711 (daytime) or 423-571-3736 (evening)
Registration is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Classes are free. Books are $30. Child care is provided.

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

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

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 will 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
September 11-13
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- and 19th-century heritage, lectures. There will be a special musical concert on Saturday evening. Admission charge. A Torchlight Ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday Night Concert 6:30 pm

Gathering at Sycamore Shoals
10 a.m. September 19
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
2 p.m. Sept. 25
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
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27 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 Footsteps
1 p.m. Sept. 26
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.

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.

School Open House
6-8 p.m. Tuesday
Cloudland High School
The high school will hold an open house for students’ parents.All parents are encouraged to attend.

The Liberty Spinners
9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 8 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).

Hopson-Arnett Family Reunion
1 p.m. Saturday
St. John Freewill Baptist Church, Roan Mountain
or 423-389-6689
The family of Charlie Hopson and Ellen Arnett will hold their annual family reunion Saturday in the St. John church fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and drinks. Ice and paper products will be furnished.

White Family Reunion
3-7 p.m. Saturday
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. Saturday
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.

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