Happenings in your community

Sheri Walker • Updated Feb 6, 2018 at 5:49 PM

Snakes focus of nature program: Get to know snake species of Northeast Tennessee from a local herpetologist during an hour-long presentation at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. on Monday, Feb. 12. This free event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is appropriate for all ages. Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. Information, 423-434-5821.

Grief support group: The JOSHUA Tree, a nonprofit grief support group for those who have lost loved ones due to substance abuse, will hold its next monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive. Please park in the rear of the building. The topic series will be “The Five Stages of Grief + Three.” Meetings will be facilitated by Todd Adams. Information, 423-747-3484 or www.facebook.com/groups/joshtree.

Purity rally: LampLight Theatre, 140 Broad St., Kingsport, will host the 10th annual Areawide Purity Rally by Billy Wayne Ministries on Saturday, Feb. 10, from noon-4 p.m. The theme is “Pure Heart = Pure Life.” A love offering will be received. Purity rings and other accessories as well as concessions will be available for sale. Information, 423-245-1551, 423-343-1766, www.lamplighttheatre.com.

CCL to meet: Area residents concerned about the climate crisis are invited to the regular meeting of the Northeast Tennessee chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 12:45 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 603 Sunset Drive. The meeting room entrance is at the rear of the building. CCL is a national organization that builds bipartisan support for solutions to climate change. Each month, participants listen in on a national conference call with guest speakers. This month, Celia Paris of Loyola University will discuss her research into whether James Madison’s ideals for collaborative decision-making and civility in Congress are still valued by the American public. Information, citzensclimatelobby.org.

Ruritans to host breakfast: The Limestone Ruritan Club, 121 Limestone Ruritan Roa, Limestone, will host an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $8 per person.

“Dining 2 Know” for seniors: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will feature Dr. Raymond Merrick’s “Getting to Know Your Heart” presentation during the latest in the “Dining 2 Know” informational luncheon series on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $1. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Feb. 9; call 423-434-6237.

Film screening: “Liyana,” the animated film of a Swazi girl, will be screened at East Tennessee State University on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the D.P. Culp University Center’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium. The free public screening, sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, will be followed by a question-and-answer session and reception with filmmakers Amanda and Aaron Kopp. Information, 423-439-8587, www.etsu.edu/martin; disability accommodations, 423-439-8346.

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