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If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, consider participating in a new Middle Tennessee research study. To qualify to participate, you must: be between the ages of 55 and 85, have mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and have no history of stroke. To participate, call Clinical Research Associates at (615) 329-2222.
Do you have a certified therapy dog with some time on his or her paws? The Gray Library needs volunteers and their therapy dogs to work with the Tail Waggin’ Tutors program 1 – 2 times per month. Find out how you can help. Call Kayla Byrd at 753.1800. Kids love to read to a Tail Waggin’ Tutor!
Family Fun Water Gun Run, August 18, Saltville Medical Center. Bring your own – obviously TOY – water gun! For information or to register, go to svchs.com
The Virginia Highlands Community College Horticulture Club hosts a fall plant sale, Treadwell-Jones greenhouse on campus in Abingdon August 20 – 25. All plants for sale are grown by students and club members. For information, call 276.739.2441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 16th Annual Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival, September 2, Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield. Read the official release here.
It’s the 2018 Russell County Fair and Horse Show September 3 – 8 at the Fairgrounds in Castlewood. For information, go to russellcountyfair.com or call 276.762.2261.
The 2018 Aviation Celebration will be held at Tri-Cities Airport September 4 – 9. The B-25 bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be on display during the event. For information, go to triflight.com/aviationcelebration
Friday August 17, 2018
Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
8:00 am – noon: Strongwell, Bristol VA
9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Flatwoods Job Corps, Coeburn
11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Wise County Health Department, Wise
noon – 1:00 pm: Computer Class, Kingsport Public Library. Learn about good WiFi and internet practices, password creating and management and digital footprints. Free. For information, call 224.2539.
4:30 – 7:30 pm: All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry, Limestone Ruritan Club, 121 Limestone Ruritan Road. $12/person. Church groups welcome with advance notice. Call 257.5995.
6:00 pm: Sonya Haskins speaks on her recently discovered interest n gaming and virtual reality (VR) games, Gray Library. Q&A session follows her talk. Free. Call 477.1550 for information.
7:00 pm: Kingsport Theatre Guild presents Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, Renaissance Center. Tickets may be purchased at kingsporttheatre.org or by calling 392.8427
7:00 pm: Pelham Humphries heirs are invited to River Life Church, Piney Flats, to hear vital new information about the estate. Call 538.4999
.7:00 pm: Music on the Square, downtown Jonesborough. Tonight: Empty Bottle String Band. Free. Bring your own seating.
7:00 pm: Twilight Alive free concert, Broad Street, downtown Kingsport. Tonight: ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band. No pets/no coolers. Bring your own seating. (note: final concert in this venue. The next four concerts will be held at Pickin’ Porch on Broad Street)
7:30 pm: The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents Disney’s Newsies, 125.5 West Main Street, Jonesborough. To purchase tickets, call 753.1010 or go to jonesboroughtheatre.com
Saturday August 18, 2018
9:00 am: Footsteps with Foodies Final Summit Challenge, 106 Unicoi Village Place, Erwin. Hike up the Pinnacle Tower Trail. Prizes and more. For information, call 330.9650.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Free Computer Diagnostics, Jonesborough Library. Free for all library patrons. Certain requirements for particular machines. Call 753.1800 for information.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Johnson City Parks Mountain Games, Legion Street Pool. Looped mountain bike course and bikes available at the pool. Music and vendors. $5/person. For information, call 461.4850.
2:00 pm: Special Program presented by Rocky Fork State Park Ranger Gary Purchase, Johnson City Public LIbrary. Find out about the mammals that live in the park. Free. No registration required. For information, call 434.4458.
2:00 & 7:00 pm: Kingsport Theatre Guild presents Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, Renaissance Center. Tickets may be purchased at kingsporttheatre.org or by calling 392.8427
2:00 & 7:00 pm: LampLight Theatre presents The Treehouse Thief, 140 Broad Street, Kingsport. Suggested donation, $10/adults, $5/students, children 5 and under admitted free. For information, call 343.1766.
2:00 & 7:30 pm: The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents Disney’s Newsies, 125.5 West Main Street, Jonesborough. To purchase tickets, call 753.1010 or go to jonesboroughtheatre.com
6:30 pm: Fincastle Hayride, Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield. Pre-register by calling 276.940.2674.
Sunday August 19, 2018
3:00 pm: Beth Macy, author of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America, discusses her book at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, Abingdon. This free event is part of the Sunday with Friends Literary Series sponsored by Friends of the Washington County Public LIbrary.
2:00 pm: Kingsport Theatre Guild presents Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, Renaissance Center. Tickets may be purchased at kingsporttheatre.org or by calling 392.8427
2:00 pm: LampLight Theatre presents The Treehouse Thief, 140 Broad Street, Kingsport. Suggested donation, $10/adults, $5/students, children 5 and under admitted free. For information, call 343.1766.
2:00 pm: The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents Disney’s Newsies, 125.5 West Main Street, Jonesborough. To purchase tickets, call 753.1010 or go to jonesboroughtheatre.com
Monday August 20, 2018
Marsh Regional Blood Drive
8:00 am – 2:00 pm: Volunteer High School, Church Hill
Tuesday August 21, 2018
Marsh Regional Blood Drive
7:30 am – 3:00 pm: Eastman Bldg. 215, Kingsport
8:30 – 11:30 am: Wise County Christian School, Wise
noon – 6:00 pm: Takoma Regional Hospital, Greeneville
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Heritage Hall, Wise
2:00 pm: David Holt takes over as this week’s Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough. Performances at 2:00 pm daily. $12/adults, $11/seniors, students, children under 18. For information, call 753.2171.
4:00 pm: Seminar on Banking Basics for Students, Bristol Public Library. Open to all ages, no registration required. For information, call 276.821.6147.
6:00 pm: Adulting 101: Budgeting. A free class for anyone 15 and older. Covers basics of personal money management. Register by calling 434.4454.
7:00 pm: Free Sounds of Summer concert, State Street, downtown Bristol. Tonight: Beaver Creek. Concessions available. Bring your own seating.
Wednesday August 22, 2018
Marsh Regional Blood Drive
8:00 am – 2:00 pm: Cloudland High School
noon – 6:00 pm: Richlands Masonic Lodge
4:00 – 8:00 pm: Oak Grove Baptist Church, Mt. Carmel
10:00 am: Computer class for beginners, Kingsport Public Library. Learn how to turn your computer on, use a mouse and keyboard and how to identify some of the basic items on the screen. Free. For information, call 224.2539.
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Teen Tabletop and Board Game Club meeting, Jonesborough Library. For 6th – 12th graders. Registration preferred, but not required. Call 753.1800.
7:00 pm: Twilight Barge Ride, Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport. $5/person. To reserve your spot, please visit the Nature Center. For information, call 229.9447.