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Jan 16, 2019

Spring youth soccer registration opens Jan. 28

Johnson City Parks and Recreation youth soccer registration will be open from Monday, Jan. 28 through Thursday, Feb. 28.

Cost is $25 for Johnson City residents, $30 for non-residents. A $20 late fee will apply beginning March 1. Practices start March 16; games begin April 6.

Age groups are 3-5 (coed), 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15. Children are placed according to Johnson City school districts. An average of two games will be played each week (per team) during a 10-week season. Games played at Civitan Park and Winged Deer Park.

Register online at www.myjcparks.org or at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office, 4137 Bristol Highway., Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Early registration is encouraged as team placement is not guaranteed.

Age cutoff date is Aug. 15, 2018.

For more information, call 423-283-5822.

CONTACT:    Amanda Hollifield, athletics manager

                      Parks and Recreation

                      423-434-5825



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Jan 14, 2019

City Commission sets work session to discuss West Walnut Street Plan

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold a work session to discuss the West Walnut Street Plan at 3 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 17) in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. 

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Jan 11, 2019

Block of East Myrtle closed Monday

The 200 block of East Myrtle Avenue – between Welbourne and Elm streets – will be closed Monday (Jan. 14) between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for sewer line and manhole maintenance. This work will be weather permitting. 

CONTACT: Mike Carver, supervisor
Water and Sewer Services
423-975-2687


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Jan 11, 2019

My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance tickets now on sale

The very popular My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance is coming to Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m., and tickets are now on sale for those who want to get dressed up and dance the night away.

Tickets are $10 per person through Jan. 24, and $20 per person from Jan. 25-Feb. 8. Children under 3 get in free. Tickets can be purchased online at myjcparks.org, or in person at MPCC. Tickets purchased online must be picked up before the day of the dance.

The Daddy Daughter Dance is open to dads, grandads, guardians and daughters of all ages who will enjoy an evening of DJ music, refreshments, special guests and door prizes. Photo packages can be purchased for $15 online, or in person the day of the dance. The package includes four to five digital images that will be emailed to you for personal use. 

No tickets will be sold the day of the dance.

For more information, call 423-434-5749.

CONTACT:    Rachel Bowers, program coordinator

                      Memorial Park Community Center

                      423-434-6224


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Jan 11, 2019

MPCC offers interactive Fitness Expo

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will showcase new classes at a free Fitness Expo. Visitors are welcome to bring their tennis shoes and workout gear and join in.

Tours of the facility will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 24, from 10-11:30 a.m. and again from 5-7 p.m. Some of the classes featured will include: pool aerobics, R.I.P.P.E.D., Pound, WERQ, Bells and Barre, yoga, Zumba and SilverSneakers®.

All ages are welcome. No registration required. Door prizes will be awarded, and light refreshments will be served from 5-7 p.m.

For more information, call 423-434-5749.

CONTACT:    Kelly Finney, center supervisor

Memorial Park Community Center

423-434-5758


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Jan 09, 2019

MPCC hosts Glow Stick Swim

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host special swimming event. The pool will be filled with glow sticks, the lights will be turned down and the music turned up for an evening of fun from 7-8:45 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 11). 

Cost is $2 for age 12 and under; $3 for age 13 and over. All ages are welcome. Parents or guardians must accompany children under 6. No registration is required.

For more information, call 423-434-5754.

CONTACT:     Rachel Evans, aquatics supervisor

                        Parks and Recreation

                        423-434-5755

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Jan 08, 2019

Carver’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration to include Van Brocklin tribute

The Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 225 Princeton Road. Former state representative Johnnie Turner will serve as guest speaker. This event will include a special tribute to Ralph Van Brocklin. The Rev. Vincent Dial of Bethel Christian Church and his wife, Mary Dial, will be recognized. Donnie Hamilton and Terry Phillips, who are retiring from Johnson City Transit, will also be recognized. Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church; Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave.; and Money Services, 1111 N. Roan St. Proceeds will benefit the Carver Youth Historical Committee. Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the event.     
                                                      

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, the following events will be held at Carver Recreation Center: Martin Luther King Jr. Story Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Youth will learn about Martin Luther King Jr. through stories, crafts and music. Lunch will be provided. The program is free and open to all ages. The program is provided in partnership with ETSU Office of Multicultural Affairs. NAACP Blood Drive: noon-6 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner: 6-8 p.m. A celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with musical entertainment and food. The Rev. Ernest Widby, New Zion Faith Center, will be the guest speaker. In addition, Bill Adams will be inducted into the Carver Wall of Fame for his community service. Retired bus driver Carolyn Brady and retired schoolteachers Thelma Norris and Peggy Crumwell also will be recognized. The program is free and open to all ages. 

For more information, call 423-461-8830. 

CONTACT:    Herb Greenlee, supervisor 

                      Carver Recreation Center

                      423-461-8830 


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Jan 04, 2019

Human Trafficking 101 and Community Night Event

Johnson City, Tenn. —The Johnson City / Washington County Family Justice Center (FJC) is partnering with the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT) for the first ever “Human Trafficking 101 and Community Night” event on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 5-7 p.m.

Natalie Ivey of CCAHT, will present “Human Trafficking 101”—an in-depth look into human trafficking in the Northeast Tennessee area. The presentation covers the prevalence of human trafficking across the region, as well as how to identify and report suspected cases.

“I’m excited to educate the community at large on this very serious crime, and to help dispel the many common misconceptions the general public holds to be true about human trafficking,” Ivey said.

Kelsey Fish, of the FJC, will discuss the Family Justice Center, the role it serves in the community, and how individuals can get involved. After the presentations, attendees will enjoy refreshments, have the opportunity to ask questions, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility, and network with other community members and partners.

The FJC is located at 196 Montgomery St. in Johnson City. Please RSVP by calling 423-722-3720.
About CCAHT
The Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking was founded in 2009 after a severe need for resources and help for human trafficking victims was identified in East Tennessee. The organization serves to build awareness, conduct trainings, engage in successful intervention, and provide adequate aftercare for the victims. CCAHT prides themselves on being client focused, collaborative, and passionate about their cause. For more information, visit ccaht.org.

About FJC
The Johnson City/Washington County Family Justice Center was founded in 2016 and seeks to provide services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The FJC works with multiple partner agencies throughout the community, and can provide services such as: advocacy, safety planning, orders of protection, civil-legal support, shelter, and counseling. The Family Justice Center prides itself on being a safe location for individuals to ask questions and seek help for themselves or others. For more information, visit the FJC Facebook page or call 423-722-3720.

Contact: Kelsey Fish, Family Justice Center
Phone: 423-722-3720
Email: kfish@johnsoncitytn.org

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Jan 04, 2019

Senior Services sets trip to ETSU basketball game

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites those 50 and older to cheer on the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers basketball team. The Bucs will host the UNC Greensboro Spartans on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Tickets to the game are $6 per person and include round-trip transportation from MPCC. The bus will leave at 3 p.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. The game starts at 4 p.m. Register and purchase tickets at either MPCC desk by Jan. 12.

For more information, call 423-434-6237.

CONTACT:   Lauren Qualls, program coordinator

                      Senior Services

                      423-461-4852

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Jan 04, 2019

Jerry Pierce and the Nightlife Band to headline January Friday Night Dance

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will feature Jerry Pierce and the Nightlife Band from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18.

The dance, for individuals 50 and older, will be held at the MPCC gymnasium/dining room. This is the only scheduled dance for the month of January. Cost is $5 per person. SilverSneakers® members can attend for $3. No registration is necessary.

For more information, call 423-434-6237.

CONTACT:    Lauren Qualls, program coordinator

                        Senior Services

                        423-461-4852

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