New support group to meet: A new support group will begin meeting in February, offering a confidential setting of healing and support for women who have experienced domestic violence. The group will be formed with the support of the East Tennessee State University Department of Social Work, which provides individual and group counseling services through the Johnson City/Washington County Family Justice Center. All services at the Family Justice Center are free. Interested individuals can call 423-722-3720 or email [email protected]
Prep for adult softball league: Parks and Rec gets set for the 2108 Adult Spring Softball League. Divisions include Men’s open-church ($400/14-game schedule), Women’s open-church ($200/8-game schedule) and Co-ed open-church ($300/10-game schedule). A $5 non-resident fee applies. Entry fee, completed roster and photo IDs are required when registering. Participants may play on only one men’s, women’s or co-ed team. Ages 16-18 may play with signed consent form from guardian. Registration begins Feb. 5 at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office. The registration deadline is April 6. Practices begin March 19; games will begin April 23. Coaches meeting is April 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Winged Deer Park Athletic Office. All games played at Winged Deer Park. Information, call 423-434-5822.
ACLU to host event: American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee is holding Freedom Forum, a free event at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard St., on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6-7:15 p.m. ACLU-TN will inform supporters about what the organization has been involved in, particularly around criminal justice reform and voting rights, and discuss how supporters can take action for justice and equality. The event is open to the public.
Freedom Hall management: On Thursday, Feb. 1, the city of Johnson City will hear presentations from two firms that have submitted proposals to manage Freedom Hall Civic Center. These presentations are set for 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.\
Breakfast served: Bowmantown Ruritan Club, 1571 Barkley Road, will serve breakfast Saturday, Feb. 3, from 7-10 a.m. Menu is biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, pork loin, grits, cooked apples, stickies and coffee plus orange juice.
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