Community Calendar for 09/18/2015

Published 9:36 am Friday, September 18, 2015

Race for Wandell
10 a.m. Saturday
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.

Food Drive
Through Nov. 13
Cash 1, 724 W. Elk Ave.
Cash 1 will collect items for the food bank and the animal shelters. Anyone dropping off a donation will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Walmart gift card.

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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Baking Basics
Mondays, Oct. 5-26
food lab, Hutchinson Hall, ETSU
East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development will offer Baking Basics with television chef Julie Voudrie of TLC’s “Next Great Baker.” The class is intended for novices through experienced bakers and will cover a broad range of baking classics. Register at Cost: $150, including supplies and materials.

Beginning Sign
Language classes
Memorial Park
Community Center
Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m.
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.

Faculty Oboe Recital
7:30 p.m. Saturday
Brown Hall auditorium, ETSU
Oboist Dr. Heather Baldwin Killmeyer will be the featured performer in “Boundless.” Killmeyer will perform jazz, funk and crossover music showcasing the limitless possibilities of the oboe. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Music in ETSU’s College of Arts and Sciences. She will be accompanied by fellow ETSU music faculty members Dr. Rande Sanderbeck on percussion, Fred Lemmons on clarinet and Ann Lavender on flute, along with Jessie Thoman on horn, Krista Jobson on flute and Douglas Owens Jr. on bassoon. Cost: FREE.

The Watauga Valley
Art League
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Elizabethton Book Club
2 p.m. Saturday
Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library
All members are requested to be present.

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.

Happy Valley High School Class of 1970
5 p.m. Saturday
157 Loveless Road
The Happy Valley High School Class of 1970 will hold a reunion/get-together at the home of Ray Loveless, 157 Loveless Road. Bring finger foods, desserts and drinks of your choice. If you keep in contact with any classmates, invite them.

Former Gap Creek Students
3 p.m. Sept. 26
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.

Keenburg Freewill
Baptist Church
1-5 p.m. Oct. 3
Anyone who was a member or attended Keenburg Freewill Baptist Church during the 1950s and or the 1960s interested in a reunion Oct. 3 should contact Peggy Shoun at 423-360-3910 or Barbara Taylor at 423-213-5174. Please bring a finger food and pictures you may have taken during this period.

Norris Family Reunion
10:30 a.m. Oct. 10
Cranberry High School, Elk Park, N.C.
Naomi Houston (828-765-7693) or Harvey Norris (423-542-5262)
The descendants of William Berry Norris and Martisha Ann Trivett Norris will gather at the old Cranberry High School located at the intersection of Hwy 194 and 19-E in Elk Park for their 10th annual reunion. A covered-dish meal will be shared around noon. Bring your favorite dish.

Grindstaff, Osborne & Griffey Family Reunion
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10
Stoney Creek Baptist Church, 1843 Highway 91
Paula Grindstaff-Carr (423-306-4798) or Wanda Grindstaff-Walden (423-367-8627)
Bring food and drink. Bring family pictures to share.

Elizabethton High School Class of 1980
Oct. 16-17
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. Cost: $50 per person.

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.

Buffalo Valley Music Festival
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday-Sept. 7
Farmhouse Gallery
& Gardens, 121 Covered Bridge Lane, Unicoi
The family-friendly festival will feature The Storytelling Stage, The Farmhouse Stage, The Blacksmith Stage, The Pavilion Stage and The Meadow Stage. Cost: $10 per day.

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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