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Oct 31, 2014

Oak Grove water customers may experience temporary low water pressure

Johnson City water and sewer customers in the Oak Grove area of the SR-36 TDOT construction project may temporarily experience low water pressure or no water on Monday (Nov. 3) between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The contractor will be connecting a new water main to existing water lines on the side streets between Orchard Street and Ed Martin Road and making a repair at Gilliam Lane. Any disruption of service should last one to two hours. All work is weather permitting.
For more information, please contact the Water and Sewer Services Department at 461-1645.

CONTACT:
Benjamin Whitehead, civil engineer
Water and Sewer Services
(423)975-2669

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Oct 31, 2014

Senior Services announces ‘paw-parazzi’ photo contest

Senior Services, will host a Pet Paw-parazzi photo contest at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., beginning Monday (Nov. 3).
• Up to five photos (3x5 or 4x6) will be accepted.
• Place name, address, and phone number on the back of each photo submitted.
• Bring photos to MPCC Senior Services reception desk anytime through Friday (Nov. 7).
• Photos will be on display in the Senior Services lobby.
• Judging will take place by senior members and staff Monday, Nov.10 through Friday, Nov. 21.
• Prizes will be awarded Wednesday, Nov. 26 for Best Photo, Cutest Photo, and Funniest Photo.
For more information, please call 434-6237.

CONTACT:
Debbie Fogle, program coordinator
Senior Services
(423)434-6237
 

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Oct 31, 2014

Freedom Hall Pool closed Saturday-Friday

Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, will be closed for maintenance tomorrow (Sat., Nov. 1) through Friday (Nov. 7). Those interested in open and lap swim may contact Memorial Park Community Center at (423)461-4850.

CONTACT:
Sam Miller, aquatics supervisor
Parks and Recreation
(423)461-4872

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Oct 31, 2014

MPCC offering Homeschool Soccer Camp next week

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host a three-day Homeschool Soccer Camp on Nov. 5, 7 and 14. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day, participants ages 6-12 will learn the basics and fundamental of soccer.
Fee is $20 per child. Register online at myjcparks.org or in person at MPCC. For more information, call (423)461-4851 or email rensor@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:
Renee Ensor, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)461-4851

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Oct 31, 2014

PAC to feature Bob Ross workshops

Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave., will host two Make it and Take it Bob Ross workshops for children ages 8 and older. The theme for the first workshop, on Nov. 8, is winter snow. The second workshop, set for Nov. 22, will feature autumn.
Each workshop is $40 and will be held from 10 a.m. until noon.
For more information or to register, call PAC at 283-5800.

CONTACT:
Mary Lee Baker, center supervisor
Princeton Arts Center
(423)283-5800

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Oct 29, 2014

BOC to meet Monday; Thursday’s work session canceled

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will meet in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St., on Monday (Nov. 3) at 5:30 p.m. for presentation of the GIS Strategic Plan.
The joint work session of the BOC and Board of Education scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6 has been canceled.

CONTACT:
Beth Greene, executive assistant
Administration
(423)434-6002

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Oct 29, 2014

City public safety departments offer Halloween safety tips

The Johnson City Fire and Police departments offer the following safety tips to help ensure a happy Halloween for our community:
• Trick-or-treaters should always have adult supervision.
• Drivers should be extremely cautious of trick-or-treaters and others walking along roadways.
• Trick-or-treaters should not approach homes that aren’t well lit. Front porch lights are a universal sign that trick-or-treaters are welcome.
• When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. Make sure eye holes in masks are large enough so children can see clearly.
• Provide children with flashlights or glowsticks to carry.
• Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs, and heaters.
• It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candle in a jack-o-lantern. Be sure to place lit pumpkins far away from anything that can burn and out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.
• Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
• Tell children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. (Have them practice, stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their face with hands, and rolling over and over to put the flames out.)

CONTACT:
Jerome Palmer, assistant chief 
Johnson City Fire Department 
(423)483-5830
 

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Oct 29, 2014

Local artists to be featured at PAC next month

Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave., will showcase the art of Elizabethton’s Wayne Ritchie and artists from the Arc of Washington County throughout November. Ritchie’s featured works will be large-scale oils. The Arc display will include a variety of mixed media.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
For more information, contact PAC at 283-5800.

CONTACT:
Mary Lee Baker, center supervisor
Princeton Arts Center
(423)283-5800

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Oct 29, 2014

MPCC offering Fitness with Kalen

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is now offering Fitness with Kalen classes for teens, adults and seniors. Certified instructor Kalen Arnold is specifically licensed in Zumba and Piloxing.
• Piloxing: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $5 per class
• Booty Blast: Mondays, 6:30-7 p.m., $3 per class
• Zumba: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $3 per class
• All About the Arms: Tuesdays, 6:30-7 p.m., $3 per class
• Chiseled Abs: Wednesdays, 6:30-7 p.m., $3 per class
For more information, please call Memorial Park Community Center at (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:
Renee Ensor, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)461-4851 

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Oct 29, 2014

Crafts for Kids and Kids at Heart to be offered Monday

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Crafts for Kids and Kids at Heart from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 3). Instructor Sarah Dorr will teach participants crafts they can do with kids and/or grandkids. Open to adults; class fee is $3.
For more information, please call (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:
Debbie Fogle, program coordinator
Senior Services
(423)434-6237

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