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Jan 23, 2015

Ticket prices for daddy-daughter dance go up Jan. 31 – get yours now!

There is still time to purchase discounted tickets for the My Little Valentine daddy-daughter dance that will be held at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets will be $10 per person through Jan. 30. Tickets purchased Jan. 31-Feb. 6 will be $20 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Light refreshments will be served at the event, and dress is semi-formal. Commemorative photo packages are available for $15.

Tickets and photo vouchers may be purchased at www.myjcparks.org/parksrec or at Memorial Park Community Center. For more information, please contact Memorial Park Community Center at (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:

Sarah Jennings, program coordinator

Memorial Park Community Center

(423)434-5749


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Jan 23, 2015

MPCC opening at 10 a.m. tomorrow

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will open at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 24). Youth basketball games set for tomorrow at MPCC only will begin one hour later than scheduled. All other programming will be on normal schedule after 10 a.m.

For more information, please contact Memorial Park Community Center at (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:

Sarah Jennings, program coordinator

Memorial Park Community Center

(423)434-5749


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Jan 22, 2015

Bricks 4 Kidz® Amusement Park Mania coming to PAC

Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave., will offer the LEGO® Bricks 4 Kidz® afterschool program on Tuesdays in February. Bricks 4 Kidz® encourages children ages 5-12 to use curiosity and creativity in building models designed by engineers and architects. The theme of February’s session is Amusement Park Mania. Participants will make models that spin, roll, turn and rock, learning about the engineering behind each ride.

Bricks 4 Kidz® will be held from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Fee is $50.

For more information about the program, visit www.bricks4kidz.com. To register, call 283-5800 or email mlbaker@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:

Mary Lee Baker, center supervisor

Princeton Arts Center

(423)283-5800



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Jan 22, 2015

HZC meeting canceled

This month’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Johnson City Historic Zoning Commission (set for Tuesday, Jan. 27) has been canceled. The next meeting is set for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

CONTACT:

Matthew Young, planner

Development Services

(423)434-6073


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Jan 21, 2015

Zumba Gold classes coming to MPCC

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is now accepting participants for Zumba Gold classes. Classes are held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 3. Fee is $2 per person, per class.

The fun class is perfect for beginners of all ages and active older adults.

For more information, contact Jillian Boreing at 434-6237.

CONTACT:

Jillian Boreing, fitness coordinator

Memorial Park Community Center

(423)434-6237


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Jan 21, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Jan. 19

Water/Sewer projects:

• Judson Road – waterline replacement; lane closures

• Elizabethton Highway (Chinquapin) – water lateral replacement; lane closures

• Food City at Sunset Drive and State of Franklin Road – sewer line extension

• Alan and Dyer streets – waterline extension; lane closures



TDOT projects:

• State Route 36 (Kingsport Highway) – sewer and water line replacement; motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns and lane shifts; temporary lane closures; motorists are asked to use extreme caution in this area and expect potential delays. (Summers-Taylor)



Public Works projects:

• State of Franklin Road (from Knob Creek Road to Med-Tech Parkway) – roadway improvements. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

• Skyline Drive (from Knob Creek Road to State of Franklin Road) – road improvements. Periodic closures from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Detours will be in place. Expect delays. Motorists are asked to avoid this area when possible.

• State of Franklin (from Buffalo Street to Roan Street) – crosswalk/median installation. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

• East Main Street (from Broadway Street to Topeka Street) – drainage improvements. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

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Jan 20, 2015

Today’s BBC meeting canceled

The Johnson City Board of Building Codes special called meeting scheduled for this afternoon has been canceled.

CONTACT:

Teresa Johnson, secretary

Development Services – Codes Enforcement

(423)434-6048
 

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Jan 20, 2015

Senior Services announces upcoming programs

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer the following programs, which are open to ages 50 and older unless otherwise noted.

• Diabetes and Your Diet – Jan. 21, 1-2 p.m. Can you control your diabetes with diet? How do foods you eat affect your blood sugar? Are there foods that are better than others to eat? What has research shown to be beneficial for diet and diabetes? Dr. Andy Clark will be available for questions and discussion. This is a free program.

• Aging without Fear: Jan. 22, 5-6 p.m. Join this free discussion group to gain support in helping you face life changes with confidence. Refreshments will be provided.

• Hearing Problems – Jan. 27, 1:30-4 p.m. Dr. Krisztina Johnson, audiologist, will talk about hearing problems and ways to keep or enhance hearing. ETSU students will conduct free hearing tests.

• Fast Food For Healthy Life – Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m. Open to all ages. Fee is $8 per person. Come hungry and ready to learn and have fun. Learn to stretch your food dollars into three or more chicken-based meals. Menus will include pounded chicken, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, cornbread salad, spinach wraps, taco salads, and more.

• Friday Night Ballroom Dances: 7-10 p.m. Participants should bring a snack to share. Drinks are provided. Admission is $5.

o Jan. 16 – Jerry Pierce

o Feb. 6 – Limited Edition (Valentine Dance)

o Feb. 20 – Nostalgia Trio

o March 6 – Jerry Pierce

o March 20 – Kids Our Age

o April 3 – Patti Quarles Trio



For more information call Senior Services at (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233




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Jan 20, 2015

PAC offering Needle Felting 101

Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave., is offering a Needle Felting 101 workshop on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. until noon. Workshop fee is $20. Pre-registration is required. No sewing skills are necessary. Participants will learn the basics of wool applique and sculptural needle felting. The workshop is excellent for beginners and experienced needle felt artists. All supplies are provided.

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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Jan 12, 2015

Solid waste collection on regular schedule MLK Jr. Day

Johnson City solid waste service will not be affected by the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. City offices will be closed but all garbage/recycling collection will be on regular schedule. As a reminder, the only two days of the year that garbage/recycling are not collected are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

For more information, please call Solid Waste Services at (423)975-2792.

CONTACT:

Kathy Harsh, manager

Public Works – Solid Waste Services

(423)975-2792


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