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Mar 20, 2017

Planning Commission meeting rescheduled for Tuesday

The Johnson City Regional Planning Commission meeting set for March 14 has been rescheduled for Tuesday (March 21). The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a work session preceding at 5 p.m.

CONTACT:
Angie Carrier, director
Development Services
(423)434-5955


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Mar 20, 2017

MPCC to host Glamping Sleepover

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites youth ages 4-14 and an accompanying adult to a Glamping Sleepover starting at 7 p.m. March 31. Participants will enjoy glamorous-style camping with mud masks, manicures and pedicures in addition to dinner, a DIY dessert, a craft and a “chick flick” inside MPCC’s gymnasium. Participants should bring their own sleeping bag/air mattress, blankets, etc. The event will conclude at 7 a.m. April 1.
Cost is $15 per person with a $10 multiple child discount. Participants should pre-register at Memorial Park Community Center by March 29. Space is limited to 50.
For more information, call (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:
Rachel Bowers, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)434-6224


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Mar 20, 2017

MPCC to offer You Got Game Skills and Drills

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer You Got Game Skills and Drills, a free event on Tuesday, April 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. Participants ages 13 and older will show off their ball-handling and 3-point skills.
Please register in person at MPCC by Monday, April 3. The event is limited to 30 participants.
For more information, please call (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:
Matt Williams, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)434-5722

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Mar 20, 2017

Start Smart Soccer registration open

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Start Smart Soccer, a National Alliance for Youth Sports program, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, March 30-May 4. The program, instructed by Parks and Recreation staff, will teach children ages 3-5 the basic skills necessary to play soccer. Parents and guardians are required to be involved one-on-one with their child during instruction.
Registration is open online at https://.apm.activecommunities.com/jcparks and is limited to 20 participants. Program fee is $25 for City residents and $30 for non-City residents. Each child will receive a Start Smart T-shirt. Participants should wear appropriate athletic clothing/shoes and bring a water bottle.
Please call 461-4850 for more information.

CONTACT:
Matt Williams, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center
(423)434-5722

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Mar 20, 2017

MPCC to offer Tai Chi, QiGong classes

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer two fitness classes for ages 18 and older on Mondays and Wednesdays, April 3-May 24:
• Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention: 18 sessions from 11-11:50 a.m. This is a low-impact class modified for seniors and is recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and Harvard Medical School for fall prevention.
• QiGong for Beginners: 18 sessions from noon-1 p.m. QiGong is an ancient Chinese system of self-healing exercises using proper body alignment with slow, controlled movement.
Both classes will be taught by Medical QiGong Practitioner Tonya Van Hook. Cost is $72 for 18 sessions or $5 per class, with a Silver Sneakers® discount available for eligible participants. Wheelchair users are welcome.
For more information, please call (423)434-6237.

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


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Mar 20, 2017

Walkers and Talkers group to resume in April

The Senior Services Walkers and Talkers group will meet on Tuesday, April 4 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to walk part of the Tweetsie Trail and learn about its history. The group will begin at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.
This free program allows participants to exercise and enjoy nature. Participants should wear appropriate shoes/clothing and sunscreen.
Please register at MPCC or call (423)434-6237 for more information.

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


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Mar 20, 2017

Senior Services offering Johnson City Senior Chorale

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is offering adults 50 and older the opportunity to sing and/or play an instrument with the Johnson City Senior Chorale. The chorale is under the direction of Cherry Smith, accompanied by Gail Morris.
Practices are held on Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. The group has concerts at local venues, senior centers, and events throughout the year.
For more information, please call Chyrl McLaughlin at (423)434-6226.

CONTACT:
Chyrl McLaughlin, program coordinator
Senior Services
(423)434-6226

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Mar 20, 2017

Freedom Hall Pool to offer lifeguard training classes

Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, will offer two sessions of American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes for ages 15 and older on Fridays from 6-10 a.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:
• First session: March 31, April 1, 2, 8 and 9
• Second session: April 21, 22, 23, 29 and 30
Course fee is $200 per person, which includes book, face mask, and all certifications. Upon completion of the course, the participant will be certified in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials for the professional rescuer. Certification is valid for two years after completion.
For more information and to register, please call (423)434-5754.

CONTACT:
Chelsey Weddle, aquatics supervisor
Parks and Recreation
(423)434-5754


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Mar 20, 2017

South Roan, Buffalo/Water intersection to be closed starting Wednesday

The intersection of South Roan Street and Buffalo/Water streets will be closed for approximately two weeks starting Wednesday (March 22) for paving and installation of new crosswalks. The intersection will be completely blocked to all traffic. Detours will be posted; drivers are urged to use alternate routes.

CONTACT:
Mike Arsenault, assistant director 
Public Works 
(423)975-2707


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Mar 13, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of March 13

Public Works projects:
• Sunset Drive (between Ferguson Road and West Mountcastle Drive) – sidewalk installation. One lane closed periodically. Please use caution in this area.
• University Parkway (from Southwest Avenue to Magnolia Avenue Extension) – conduit installation in median. Lane closures possible. Please use caution in this area.
• East Holston Avenue (at Center Street) – traffic circle installation. Road closed at times. Detours in place. Please use caution in this area.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Mountain View Road at Browns Mill Road – sewer line maintenance; lane closures
• Circle Drive (Chinquapin) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Old Stage Road (between Old Gray Station Road and Interstate 26 overpass) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Orleans Street (300-400 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• 2224 Muddy Creek Road – sewer tap installation

All work is weather permitting.

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