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Apr 27, 2017

City hosting free mulch giveaway May 6

The Johnson City Public Works Department invites the public to a free mulch giveaway Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cash Hollow Convenience Center, 191 Cash Hollow Road. Staff will be available to assist with loading; there is no limit on amount.
This mulch has been ground with a grinder from brush that the City has collected. It is not compost and may contain weed material.
For more information, please call the Public Works Street Division at 975-2700.

CONTACT:
Phil Pindzola, director
Public Works
(423)434-6080


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Apr 27, 2017

HZC called meeting to be held Wednesday

The Johnson City Historic Zoning Commission will hold a called meeting to discuss changes to the Downtown Design Guidelines at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 3). This meeting will take place in the Commission Chambers of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

CONTACT:
Matthew Young, planner
Development Services
(423)434-6073


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Apr 26, 2017

Friday Night Dance to feature Lightnin’ Charlie

Citizens are invited to dance the night away with Lightnin’ Charlie from 7-10 p.m. on May 5. This performance is part of Senior Services’ Friday Night Dance series, which takes place the first and third Friday each month at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.
Cost is $5; discount available for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants. Please pre-register and pay at the MPCC Senior Services desk.
For more information, call (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:
Debbie Fogle, manager
Senior Services 
(423)434-6231

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Apr 26, 2017

JC Parks to offer teen camps

Johnson City Parks and Recreation will offer the following teen camps this summer:
• Teen Adventure Quest Camp (ages 13-17): July 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Winged Deer Park’s Robert Young Cabin. Camp fee is $60 (additional minor usage fees may apply). Campers will gain a sense of pride and accomplishment with the unforgettable experience of Adventure Quest Camp. Participants will tour a rock quarry and fish hatchery, build survival shelters, explore a cave, hike, swim, go river rafting, and more. Daily field trips and two meals are included in camp fee. Camp is sponsored by Mountain River Guides, powered by USA Raft.
• Teen Volunteer Camp (ages 14-17): July 17-21, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Campers will depart from Memorial Park Community Center at 8:30 a.m. to various sites. Camp fee is $35. Participants will earn 40 hours of volunteer experience while making a difference in the community. Campers should pack a lunch.

Registration is available online at www.myjcparks.org and in person at Carver Recreation Center, Memorial Park Community Center, and Winged Deer Park. Walk-in registrants must bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate.
For more information, call (423)283-5820.

CONTACT:
Sam Miller, recreation services manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)283-5820


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Apr 24, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of April 24

Public Works projects:
• University Parkway (from Southwest Avenue to Magnolia Avenue Extension) – conduit installation in median. Lane closures possible. Motorists are urged to use caution in this area.
• Knob Creek Road and Market Street – installation of handicap ramps at all corners of intersection. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are urged to use caution in this area.
• Downtown Square Parking Lot – resurfacing. Closed in sections. Cars parked in closed section will be subject to towing.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Circle Drive (Chinquapin) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Old Stage Road (between Old Gray Station Road and Interstate 26 overpass) – clean up; lane closures
• Orleans Street (300-400 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• 374 Delmer Salts Road (Gray) – sewer extension

All work is weather permitting.

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Apr 24, 2017

MPCC to offer dance fitness dance

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Works for Me, a physically and mentally uplifting 60-minute, total body dance fitness program for ages 16 and older. Classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting May 2.
Fee is $3 per class. For more information, please call (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:
Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)434-5758


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Apr 24, 2017

MPCC to offer Senior Hatha Yoga

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Senior Hatha Yoga for ages 50 and older from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning May 3. Participants, from beginner to intermediate, will learn basic flow and hold yoga moves taught by Instructor Carrie Maggard.
Participants should bring a mat and water bottle. Fee is $5 per class.
For more information, please call (423)434-5749.

CONTACT: 
Lauren Fowler, program coordinator
Senior Services
(423)434-4852

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Apr 24, 2017

Senior Services to offer Double Trouble circuit workout

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Double Trouble circuit workout classes from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Fridays, May 5-June 30.
Participants will use free weights, resistance bands, and body weight to strengthen and improve flexibility, balance and core strength. This class is open to citizens age 50 and older of all fitness levels. Cost is $2 per class.
For more information, please call (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:
Lauren Fowler, program coordinator
Senior Services
(423)434-4852

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Apr 21, 2017

Golf Advisory Board to meet May 3

The Johnson City Golf Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 at the Pine Oaks Golf Course Maintenance Facility, 1709 Buffalo Road. Please contact Jim Hughes at (423)483-5838 for further information.

CONTACT:
Jim Hughes, Golf director
(423)483-5838


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Apr 21, 2017

Parks and Rec Advisory Board to tour facilities

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday (April 27) will be a tour of several parks and facilities. The board will meet at 4 p.m. at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., to call the meeting to order then board the bus.
For additional information, please contact Missy Hollifield at (423)283-5815 or mhollifield@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:
Missy Hollifield, office manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)283-5815

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