Community Calendar for 10/09/2015

Published 10:03 am Friday, October 9, 2015


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.

East Tennessee Spay Neuter HOWLoween Event
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17
Tractor Supply,
210 Cherokee Park Drive
Professional photographer Rebecca Marr will take pet photos for $5. There will be a pet costume contest, and a pet vacuum will be raffled.

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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.

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.

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.


“Our Town”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24
& 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25
Gregory Center
for the Liberal Arts,
Milligan College
A Homecoming theater production, “Our Town” will feature an all-star cast of Milligan students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic by Thornton Wilder is suitable for the entire family and will touch the hearts and minds of all who see it. Tickets on salel Oct. 1. Admission: $5. Oct. 1.

“Viva Italia!”
7:30 p.m. Nov. 7
Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Chapel, Milligan College
The Milligan Orchestra, under the direction of Professor of Music Dr. Kellie Brown, will highlight music of the Italian Baroque masters and a vast array of Italian-themed offerings in their fall concert, “Viva Italia!,” on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Chapel.
Presenting the fun-loving duet “Buffo Di Due Gatti” (“Humorous Duet for Two Cats”) by Rossini, music majors Laura Mixon, senior, and Riley Prickett, junior, are featured guest soloists with the orchestra. The second half of the concert features a large group of exceptional young violin students from the region performing music by Vivaldi.
This event is open and free to the public. For more information on Milligan arts events, visit

“Political Think Tank”
Oct. 24-Nov. 20
Milligan College Art
Derthick Hall
Art exhibition will feature the works of Milligan faculty members. Opening reception at 11 a.m. Oct. 24. Alice Anthony, Nick Blosser and Art Brown have a combined 80 years of experience creating art. Anthony’s photography will focus on Elvis fans at Graceland. Blosser will showcase paintings in watercolor and egg tempera. Brown will exhibit his printmaking work. 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.


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


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.

Medicare Open
Enrollment Event
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
9 a.m.-noon Nov. 3
Senior Services will host a Medicare open enrollment event Nov. 3. Medicare beneficiaries may join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand to assist. Appointments are recommended. Cost: FREE.

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