Circuit training offered for seniors: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites those 50 and up to join FAST (Functional, Agility, Strength Training), a circuit training program that utilizes body weight exercises and cardio interval circuits to improve core stabilization, body alignment, and functional movement. Beginning Jan. 5, two classes will be held on Fridays, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Class size is limited to 12 participants and preregistration is encouraged to reserve a space. A $2 fee will be required at the time of registration.For more information, call 423-434-6237.
Weight loss program available locally: TOPS, or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, is a national weight loss method with local chapters available. The cost is $32 per year, which includes a magazine subscription to TOPS News and weekly weigh-ins. Also included are meetings with support and encouragement. For more information, call Debby at 423-833-4783 or 800-932-8677, email [email protected] or visit www.tops. org.
String band class held at VHCC: The Virginia Highlands Old Time String Band class will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, in the MEC building, Room 114 at VHCC. The class will meet once a week for an hour and 45 minutes on Monday afternoons during the spring semester. The class is currently a non-credit course taught for enjoyment only and offered through the Workforce Development office at VHCC each spring. Members in the past have ranged in age from 15-81 and included various skill levels. To join or to donate an instrument, contact Mary Munsey at 276-739-2454 or at [email protected]
New monthly lunch series for seniors: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., announces Dining 2 Know, a new monthly luncheon featuring a side of knowledge. Join Dr. Brian Mason for a presentation on aneurysms at the first lunch on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 11:30-12:30 p.m. in the MPCC Dining Room. Following sessions will take place at the same time and location on the second Thursday of each month. Each lunch is $1 per person. Call 423-434-6237 to reserve your seat at the first lunch before Tuesday, Jan. 9.
Call for art: The upcoming 33rd Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition, held Feb. 19-March 23 at the Slocumb Galleries is accepting entries. This year’s juror is Margaret Winslow, curator at the Delaware Museum of Art. The awarding reception is on Thursday, March 15 or 22, from 5-7 p.m. The deadline for submission is Jan. 25. For information, call 423-483-3179.
Early ticket sales for James Gregory: Tickets are already on sale for James Gregory, the “funniest man on earth,” playing at the Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol on Friday, May 4. Prices run $37-$22 and may be purchased by calling 423-274-8920 or visiting www.paramountbristol.org.
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