Community Calendar for 09/11/2015

Published 11:04 am Friday, September 11, 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.

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Beginning Sign
Language classes
Memorial Park
Community Center
Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m.
beginning on Sept. 15
Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a six-week Beginning Sign Language class from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Sept. 15. Learning sign language is a useful communication skill that stimulates the brain. Instructor Carol Harmon is nationally certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
This class is open to all ages and is $30 for the six-week series. Please register in person at Memorial Park Community Center. For more information, call (423)434-6229.

The Watauga Valley
Art League
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19, at the Johnson City Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City,
An informal art critique begins at 10:30 for those interested.
Cher Cornett, of Create Appalachia, will present a talk on Create Appalachia and provide new information on The Castle.
For more information about the meeting or WVAL please contact Edward Puhr at 423-467-4285 or visit us on Facebook or the League’s website: Meetings are open to the public and free.

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

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.

The Watauga Branch of the National League of American Pen Women
1:30 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 12
Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library at 201 North Sycamore Street.
Members and women interested in writing, art, or music are encouraged to attend.


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.

Keenburg Freewill
Baptist Church
Anyone who was a member or attended Keenburg Freewill Baptist Church during the 1950s and or the 1960s interested in a reunion on October 3, 2015 please contact Peggy Shoun at 423-360-3910 or Barbara Taylor at 423-213-5174. OK, Saturday, October 3rd from 1-5 pm at the church fellowship hall. No cost, please bring a finger food.
If you plan to attend please bring any pictures you may have taken during this period.

Elizabethton High School’s Class of 1980
Elizabethton High School’s Class of 1980 will hold a reunion Oct. 16 and 17. Cost is $50 per person.
Classmates will attend the school’s homecoming game Oct. 16, followed by a meet and greet at Beef O’Brady’s, where there will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets for the game will be purchased in advance and be waiting for guests to pick up at the entrance to Citizens Bank Stadium.
On Oct. 17, the class will meet at Doubletree Hotel in Johnsoin City. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be served 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.
Hotel rooms are available at $79 per night. Please reference EHS Class of 1980 when making your reservation by calling 423-929-2000. The group rate is available until Sept. 25.
For more information, call or text 423-421-3336 or search EHS Class of 1980 Reunion on Facebook.

Former Gap Creek Students
A reunion of all former Gap Creek students will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Happy Valley High School.
Everyone who attended either Upper Gap Creek School or Gap Creek Elementary School is invited to attend.
Those attending are asked to bring finger foods and drinks.
This is the second year for the reunion.

Glover Family Reunion
The descendants of Peter and Martha Ann Davenport Glover will have a reunion Saturday at the Sims Hill Christian Church Fellowship Hall, beginning at 11 a.m.
Families will share stories, remembrances and family memorabilia.
Lunch will be served at noon. Each family is asked to bring enough food and drinks for their family and some to share with others. Plates, cups, utensils and napkins will be provided.
After the meal, there will be a couple of reunion games with prizes.
For more information, contact Jean Matherly at 542-2675, Rebecca Hardin Shipley at 423-723-9944 or Jane Hardin Browder at

The Happy Valley High School Class of 1970
The Happy Valley High School Class of 1970 will hold a reunion/get-together at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the home of Ray Loveless, 157 Loveless Road.
Those attending are asked to bring finger foods, desserts and drinks of your choice.
The picnic will be under the shelter behind his home, rain or shine.
If you keep in contact with any classmates, please give them a call and make sure they receive this information. If they didn’t please give them all the details.


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.

The Elizabethton Star will publish in its calendar any nonprofit event in Carter, Johnson or Washington County. To submit your event, send an email to You also may mail or drop off your notice at 300 N. Sycamore St., Elizabethton TN 37643.