Special Events


Mother/Son Date Knight
Location: Memorial Park Community Center
Date: May 6
Time: 6-8pm
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $5/person
Registration: April 11-May 3

Mothers need bonding time with their sons. In honor of all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and guardians, we are hosting this event to give that special time for sons to spend with their loved ones. The medieval theme will be so fun and come dressed the part if you would like! We will serve dinner, make a craft and watch a movie together! 

Carver’s Awards Banquet
Location: Carver Recreation Center
Date: Thursday, May 12
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Ages: Open to all
Cost: Free

The annual awards banquet honors volunteers, youth and others who have made outstanding contributions to the Carver Park and Recreation center during the year. Join us as we say thank you to these special supporters.

Ride ‘n Roll Spring Car Show
Location: Memorial Park Community Center
Call: 423-434-5749
Registration: April 11–May 12
Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Do you have a classic car you’d love to show off? Join us for our Ride ‘n Roll Spring Car Show at MPCC and enjoy door prizes, concessions, music, and fun! Donations will be taken for a worthy organization.

Thomas S. Wade Veterans program
Location: Carver Recreation Center
Date: May 26
Time: 5–7 p.m./5 p.m.–5:30 p.m. A Pole Dedication Held @ West Lawn Cemetery. 
Ages: Open to All
Cost: Free

The veterans’ ceremony is in honor of Thomas S. Wade (POW) veteran of the Carver Community. Also a Tribute to West lawn Veterans. Dinner will be served.

End of School Block Party with 4ThirTEEN
Location: Carver Recreation Center
Date: May 26
Time: TBA 
Ages: Open to All
Cost: Free

This event will be for kids to celebrate accomplishments during the school year with a little outdoor fun & food, with local entertainment, music and door prizes. Everyone will enjoy food & snacks.

MPCC Night at the TVA Credit Union ballfield (Doughboys)
Location: TVA Credit Union Ballfield
Call: 423-434-5749
Date: Wednesday, July 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $5/person, online only

Come out and cheer on your favorite local team! Johnson City Doughboys will be playing and we want you to join us on our night to show off our center and what we offer! We will be featuring many of our groups from the senior center and from Johnson City Parks and Recreation!

Teen Night! Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War
Location: Memorial Park Community Center
Call: 423-434-5749
Date: Friday, Aug. 19
Time: 6-8 P.M
Ages: 13-17 years old
Cost: Free
Registration: July 29- Aug. 10

Gear up for MPCC’s first Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War! Join us with your closest friends as we battle the night away in your brightest colors. All participants must come prepared with their own Nerf guns that must be approved by staff before use. Nerf darts will be provided at the time of the event.

Tot Triathlon
Location: Memorial Park Community Center
Phone: 423-434-5749
Date: Saturday, Aug. 13
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Ages: 2-6 years
Cost: $10/participant (early registration by August 5), $15/participant (late registration Aug. 5-12)

It’s never too early to start thinking about a healthy lifestyle for the little ones! This event will be so fun for the entire family. The plan is to have the preschooler’s ride the designated distance on their big wheel, tricycle, or bike (with training wheels) and then hop off to run around the green space and there may be a few obstacles for them to enjoy and finish with running through water! Please bring swim suit, towels, helmets and bikes. They will get wet! Enjoy some snacks at the finish line and cheer on your small athlete!

Dog Swim
Date and Time: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $5 per dog, limit 2 dogs per handler
Location: Legion Street Pool

Come bring your furry children to Legion Street Pool for a day of fun in the pool. Dogs must be up to date on vaccines (records will be required upon entry) and must be spayed or neutered. Handlers are not allowed in the swimming pool with their dogs.