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Jan 19, 2018

MPCC Fitness Expo rescheduled

The Fitness Expo scheduled for Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. this evening has been rescheduled for Thursday (Jan. 25). The Expo will introduce to community members of all ages a free overview of the center’s fitness class offerings from 5-7 p.m.

This event will take place while classes like RIPPED, Zumba, yoga, and SilverSneakers are under way, and attendees should wear tennis shoes and athletic gear in the event they would like to participate. Light refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be awarded.

For more information, call 423-434-5749.

CONTACT: Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial park Community Center
423-434-5758

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Jan 19, 2018

Public invited to learn about new gaming systems at MPCC

The staff at Memorial Park Community Center (MPCC), 510 Bert St., invite citizens of all ages to attend eight free sessions of Open Game Room to learn about the new EyePlay and tWall interactive systems and Wii video game console.

Sessions will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February beginning Feb. 1. Please register in person at MPCC prior to each session.

For more information, call 423-434-6237.

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

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Jan 19, 2018

City UAV program under way

The City of Johnson City announced Friday that its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program is ready to take flight. Following a yearlong planning process and development of an internal policy, the City is now set to operate UAVs (commonly called “drones”) for a multitude of uses including project management, public safety, economic development, mapping, and surveying among others.
“The City’s UAV can capture visual images as well as non-visual data such as thermal or infrared so we will be able to tell, for instance, if a City building is losing heat or where a fire might be originating,” added Geospatial Project Manager Link Elmore, one of the City’s two Federal Aviation Administration-certified pilots.
The other pilot, Officer Steve Crow, will assist with the UAV program for the Police Department. Officers will be able to utilize drones in emergency situations such as searching for a missing person or a dangerous fleeing suspect.
“Essentially having another set of eyes in sky to assess places and situations we couldn’t before makes this a groundbreaking tool for us,” Elmore said. “Better data will lead to better decision-making for our citizens, and at the end of the day that’s really what it’s all about.”

CONTACT:
Link Elmore, geospatial project manager
Information Technology
423-434-5783

CONTACT: Link Elmore, geospatial project manager
Information Technology
423-434-5783
CONTACT: Link Elmore, geospatial project manager
Information Technology
423-434-5783

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Jan 18, 2018

Applications being accepted for Board of Dwelling Standards and Review

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will be considering three, three-year appointments to the Board of Dwelling Standards and Review. This board, which meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., determines action regarding substandard housing and/or commercial structures within the city limits. The board responds to complaints submitted by citizens, the Codes Enforcement staff, and/or a board member.

Potential appointees must live within the city limits of Johnson City. Applications are available online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards and at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. Please call 434-6009 for an application to be mailed or faxed. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 12.

For additional information regarding the Board of Dwelling Standards and Review, please contact the Codes Enforcement Division at 423-434-6048.

CONTACT: Sheri Keenan, Administrative Coordinator
Legal
423-434-6009

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Jan 17, 2018

My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance adds Sensory Sensitive Hour

Memorial Park Community Center (MPCC), 510 Bert St., will host the inaugural Sensory Sensitive Hour for families with special needs on Saturday, Feb. 3 prior to the 2018 My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance.

Sensory Sensitive Hour offers a subdued environment for dancing to low-volume music by a live DJ in a low-light setting from 5-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be available along with an opportunity to create a craft keepsake.

Afterward, the Daddy Daughter Dance (open to dads, grandfathers, guardians and daughters) will kick off with increased volume and light intensity between 6-8 p.m. 

Registration for both events is required and is $10 per person through Jan. 26; $20 per person Jan. 27-Feb. 2 (Children 3 and under free). Register online at myjcparks.org or in person at MPCC. Photos will be available and vouchers may be purchased for $15 online or at MPCC prior to the event. Tickets will not be available at the door for either event.
For more information, call 423-434-5749.

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

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Jan 17, 2018

Shades of Refinement headlines February Senior Services Friday Night Dance

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host Shades of Refinement at its Friday Night Dance from 7-10 p.m. on Feb. 16. Those 50 and older may register at either the Senior Services or Recreation Services desks by Jan. 31. Cost is $5 ($3 for SilverSneakers® members).

For more information, call 423-434-6237.

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


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Jan 16, 2018

Senior Services to offer Winter Softball Conditioning

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is offering those 50 and older an opportunity to stay in shape with physical training related to softball. The free class begins Feb. 1, and will take place in the MPCC gym each Tuesday and Thursday from 9-9:50 a.m. until temperatures raise enough to move outdoors.

Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 423-434-6237.

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

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Jan 12, 2018

BOC agenda review canceled; work session set for Thursday

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will not meet for an agenda review on Monday (Jan. 15).
The Commission will hold a work session at 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 18) to discuss athletic field development with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board as well as the Capital Improvements Program. This session will be held in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.
The Commission will meet as regularly scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Commission Chambers.

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


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

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Jan 11, 2018

MPCC offers Start Smart Soccer

Memorial Park Community Center (MPCC), 510 Bert St., invites parents to get the ball rolling with their 3-5 year olds in Start Smart Soccer. This program will cover basic rules and skills of soccer in a fun and safe environment during six sessions held each Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 24 through Feb. 28.


Participants should bring their own water bottle and shin guards and a parent or guardian must be present throughout each class. Cost is $25 for City residents and $30 for all others. Register by Jan. 22 at MPCC or online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/parksrec.

For more information, call 423-434-5749.

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

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Jan 11, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations set

At 9 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 13), Wesley United Methodist, 225 Princeton Road, will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast featuring the Rev. C.C. Mills from Friendship Baptist Church, Greeneville, Tenn. In addition, several community members will be honored: Becky Buchanan, Rev. C.H. Charlton, Faye Rutledge, Mark Sirois and Michele Treece. 

Tickets are available at Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., for $15 a person or $120 for a table of eight. Proceeds will benefit the Carver after-school program trip to Washington D.C. and the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. 

On MLK Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 15), the following free events will be held at Carver Rec:

• Martin Luther King Jr. Story Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., open to all ages. Youth will enjoy stories, arts and crafts, and music. Lunch will be provided. This program is provided in partnership with East Tennessee State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.

• NAACP American Red Cross Blood Drive: Noon until 5 p.m. Ages 18+.

• Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner: 6-8 p.m. Join the Carver staff in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. with food and musical entertainment.

In conjunction with the Carver events will be:

• United for Change Unity Walk and Program: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Unity walk will begin and end at Greater Love International Church, 130 Garden Drive, with program immediately to follow. Chili will be served at the conclusion of the event. Please call (423)434-2749 or email pastor@thegreaterlove.com for more information.

CONTACT:
Herb Greenlee, center supervisor
Carver Recreation Center
423-461-8830

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