Happenings in your community

Johnson City Press • Jan 7, 2019 at 1:27 PM

Support Group: MENDED, "A Path to Recovery for a Broken Heart" meets weekly in Johnson City. For more information on meeting times or to be added to the weekly Webinar, e-mail [email protected] All who are broken or have emotional trauma are welcome.

BYOB: Seniors BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bible) and come share your wisdom at a fun-filled Open Bible Study discussion on Mondays at 2 p.m. at the Johnson City Senior Center. All others welcome. Call (423) 943-5559 for further information.

RLS support group: There will be a Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), and other sleep deprivation ailments support group meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 12:30 p.m. in the Card Room of the Renaissance Center in Kingsport located at 1200 E. Center St. RLS is a progressive disease involving the nervous system. Other nervous system diseases will be discussed as well. Meeting and brochures are free. New discoveries to help these afflictions will be discussed. Call Mary at 423-390-1187 with any questions.

UAW Retirees meeting: The Johnson City UAW Retirees (Chrysler, Ford, GM) will meet on Tuesday, January 8 at the Maple Grove Resturant in Erwin at 10 a.m. Take I-26, to exit 32 at end of the ramp, turn left, go about 2 tenths mile. Maple Grove is on the right. Spouses and friends welcome. For more information, call 423-727-7393.

Federated Republican women meeting: Washington County TN Federated Republican Women’s January meeting will be Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W. State of Franklin Rd. Fellowship will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will start promptly at noon. Lunch is available and is optional for $15 including tax and tip, reservation not required. The meeting is open to the public. Guest speaker for the meeting will be Greenville attorney Jeffery Cobble, whose remarks will be on “The Rules of Impeachment,” the Constitutional parameters of the impeachment process. For more information, contact Sharon Boreing, club President, at (423) 741-6968 or [email protected]

Open house for Keystone Community Center Teen Game Room: The Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department will host an open house for Keystone Community Center’s new Teen Game Room from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10. The center is located at 601 Bert St. across from Memorial Park Community Center. Area teens are invited to the newly renovated Teen Game Room where they can test their skills on the latest gaming systems (Xbox One and PS4 Pro). Teens can also play a game of pool, ping-pong or foosball and enjoy the comfortable lounge area. Parents and family are welcome. The first 30 teens arriving at the open house will receive a T-shirt. Snacks and drinks will be available. The open house is free and registration is not required. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Applications being accepted for Golf Advisory Board: The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will consider one appointment to the Johnson City Golf Advisory Board. This board meets on a quarterly basis, as needed, and is charged with recommending procedures regarding the promotion and development of Pine Oaks Golf Course to the city manager. The duties of the board are advisory rather than policy-making. Each term is three years. Potential appointees should be interested in community affairs and be a resident of the city. Interested citizens may submit an application online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards; may pick up an application at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.; or may call 423-434-6009 for an application to be mailed or faxed. The deadline for submitting an application is Jan. 25. Applications are only kept on file for the current year. For more information about Pine Oaks Golf Course or the advisory board, please contact Jim Hughes at 423-483-5838.

Citizens Climate Lobby meeting: The public is invited to the January meeting of the Northeast Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), a nonpartisan national organization focused on building political will for a livable world, Jan. 12, at 12:45 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 603 Sunset Drive in Johnson City. The meeting room is in the library at the rear of the building, through the courtyard entrance. The January speaker will be Amanda Ripley, a journalist and author who specializes in “solutions journalism”—going beyond oversimplified narratives to focus on deeper truths about people and society. In doing so, she has developed tools to address conflict around difficult issues such as the planetary climate crisis. To learn more about CCL and the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, visit citzensclimatelobby.org.

Grief support group meeting: The JOSHUA Tree, a nonprofit grief support group for those who have lost loved ones due to substance abuse, will have a special meeting Tuesday, January 8 at 5:45 p.m. Dr. Myra Qualls Elder, clinical psychologist at Mountain Home, will be holding a discussion about depression. The meetings are held in the fellowship hall of Our Saviour Lutheran Church located at 212 Sunset Dr. in Johnson City. Go to the rear of the building to park. For more information, call 423-747-3484 or visit the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/joshtree/.

Sew Crazy Meeting: The next Sew Crazy meeting will be held on Saturday, January 19, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. The group will be meeting at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. The group will be starting the year making dog coats for the Washington County Humane Society. There is no cost to attend this meeting. Sewing materials and notions are provided. Contact Susan Kubenka at 423-467-9662 or email [email protected] for more information.

Handgun carry permit school: Rocky Top Gun Permit School will offer a handgun carry permit class Jan. 19 at 135 Keenburg Rd. in Elizabethton. Ken Potter a veteran law enforcement officer is the instructor for the class. Rocky Top is one of the first schools to offer permit training. They have been teaching the program since 1997. Cost of the class is $55. You will need to bring your weapon and 50 rounds of ammo. Potter says for those who haven’t purchased a gun yet there are loaner guns available. You may call Ken at 423-341-1709, 423-543-6048 or email [email protected]

Senior Services offers new chess club: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites players of all ages and skill levels to participate in its new chess club. Join others who enjoy the practice of strategy and persistence in a casual atmosphere each Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. No fee or registration is required. For more information, call 423-434-6237.

Senior Services sets trip to ETSU basketball game: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites those 50 and older to cheer on the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers basketball team. The Bucs will host the UNC Greensboro Spartans on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Freedom Hall Civic Center. Tickets to the game are $6 per person and include round-trip transportation from MPCC. The bus will leave at 3 p.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. The game starts at 4 p.m. Register and purchase tickets at either MPCC desk by Jan. 12. For more information, call 423-434-6237.