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Johnson City Press • Aug 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Call for crafters: The Town of Jonesborough is now accepting vendor applications for Made Around Here Market. Now in its 37th year, Made Around Here Market has grown to be a tradition for many in creating a unique shopping experience. Made Around Here Market is looking to accept local and regional artisans and crafters, as well as residents from surrounding states. All items must be handmade, some examples include, pottery, paintings and varied mediums, photographs, screen-printed items, seasonal décor, holiday gifts, leather items, woodcarvings, and others. Made Around Here Market will be held on November 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. inside the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center, as well as an additional marketplace located outside in the main parking lot area. For more information and to receive an application call (423) 753-1010 or email [email protected]

Reunion: There will be a Huffins, Scoot, France, Francis, Price and Slagle family reunion Saturday September 1 at 10 p.m. at the Boones Creek Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Particiapnts are asekd to bring food, their family, photos, memories and stories. Boones Creek Christian church si located at 305 Christian Church Rd. in Gray, Tennessee. For more information, contact Elaine Scott Cantrell at (423)257-2264. 

Senior Services offers Trail Mix and Mingle: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites those 50 and older to celebrate National Trail Mix Day on Friday, Aug. 31 by creating their own snacks at a trail mix bar. Participants will then head to the Tweetsie Trail for a moderately paced walk. Beginning at 1 p.m., staff will lead three separate walking groups. Participants can choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-mile distance. Cost is $2 per person or free for SilverSneakers-eligible participants. Preregister before Thursday, Aug. 30. For more information, please call 423-434-6237. 

Genealogist meeting: The Watauga Association of Genealogists will meet in the Jones Meeting Room, Johnson City Public Library, 100 West Millard Street, on Tuesday, Sep 4th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The September meeting is a presentation, “Orphan Trains” by Lois Wetzel, a WAGS member. Author Stephen O’Connor tells the story of Charles Loring Brace, a young minister, who in 1854, created a solution to the problem of orphans in New York. He created the Children’s Aid Society to provide for homeless children with shelter, education and for many a new family. Lois will also share some of the true stories of children from the book, Orphan Train Rider, by Andrea Warren. For additional information, please contact Kate Morgan, 423 743-3907.

Class reunion: The Science Hill High School graduating class of 1978 is having their 40th class reunion September 14-15 in Johnson City. For pre-registration and event information, contact reunion chairman Becky Goode Jones on Facebook or at 423-306-4764.

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