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Apr 28, 2016

PAC to offer Pallet Art Project

Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave., invites artisans ages 15 and older to participate in a Pallet Art Project. Entry fee is $10 per pallet. Participants will have two weeks to complete their project, which will be on display at PAC through July. Schedule is as follows:
• June 6-10: Wooden pallets may be picked between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• June 27-July 1: Pallets must be returned to Princeton Arts Center.
• July 8: Artisan reception and unveiling of Pallet Art Projects from 6-8 p.m.
• Aug. 1: Pallets may be picked up from PAC.
For more information, please call (423)283-5800.

CONTACT:
Mary Lee Baker, center supervisor
Princeton Arts Center 
(423)283-5800


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Apr 28, 2016

PAC to offer Summer Art Mini Camps

Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave., will offer Summer Art Mini Camps for ages 6-12. Each camp costs $40 and will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
• Movin’ HeARTS: June 22-23; registration deadline June 15. Participants will move their bodies and paint brushes to create movement art with all their heart.
• Project Blank Space: July 13-14; registration deadline July 6. Transform nothing into something by using offbeat objects to create unique pieces of artwork.
• My Studio: July 27-28; registration deadline July 19. Participants will show their stories through their art.
For more information and to register, call (423)283-5800.

CONTACT:
Mary Lee Baker, center supervisor
Princeton Arts Center 
(423)283-5800

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Apr 28, 2016

Volunteers needed for Health and Education Facilities Board

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will be considering three appointments to the Health and Education Facilities Board. This board meets on an as-needed basis and aids medical and educational facilities in obtaining tax-free loans as allowed by a combination federal and state statutes. Each term is three years.

Applicants should be interested in community affairs and must be city residents. Applications are available at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St., and can be faxed or mailed by calling (423)434-6021. To complete an application online, please visit www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards. Applications will be accepted through May 20.

For additional information regarding the Health and Education Facilities Board, please contact Sheri Keenan at (423)434-6009.

CONTACT:
Sheri Keenan, administrative coordinator
Administration
(423)434-6009


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Apr 28, 2016

Registration under way for women’s fast-pitch league

Registration is now open for the Johnson City Parks and Recreation women’s fast-pitch softball league. Practice will begin the week of May 23; games begin the week of June 7 at Metro-Kiwanis and Carnegie parks. Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 6:30 p.m. Teams will play a 10-game schedule with a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season. This is the only women’s fast-pitch league in the Tri-Cities and Western North Carolina region.
League is open to adult women; 16- and 17-year-olds may play with guardian’s permission. Cost is $300 per team plus a $5 fee for non-residents. Please register in person at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office, 4137 Bristol Highway, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Entry fees, roster and photo IDs must be submitted with registration.
For more information, please call (423)283-5822.

CONTACT:
David Carmichel, athletics manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)283-5822


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Apr 26, 2016

MPCC to host Princess Ball

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites girls of all ages to wear their prettiest princess dresses and attend the Princess Ball from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Participants will enjoy the movie “Brave,” crafts and light refreshments. Special guests will include Merida (2-3 p.m.) and the newly crowned Miss Tennessee (1-3 p.m.). Princesses can also have their hair and makeup done at the event. This event is a great way for mothers, grandmothers, or guardians to enjoy a day with the special girls in their lives.
Cost is $5 for children and $2 for adults; children 3 and younger are free. Tickets are available at MPCC and must be purchased in advance. There will be no ticket sales the day of the event.
For more information, call (423)434-5749.

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

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Apr 26, 2016

MPCC to offer INSANITY LIVE and P90X Live fitness classes

Beginning the first week of May, Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will add new, challenging workouts to its schedule of group fitness classes. Classes are open to ages 18 and older and cost $5 per session. Pre-registration is not required.
• INSANITY LIVE: Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
This class is includes easy-to-follow but challenging group-focused athletic training, cardio conditioning, and total body strength designed for adults.
• P90X Live: Mondays, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
P90X features workouts with a rich variety of routines from cardio to resistance training, strength training, plyometric, and ab work. Using the science of “Muscle Confusion,” P90X constantly switches things up to help class members bust through their plateaus. Modifications are added for participants of all fitness levels.
For more information, please call (423)434-5749.

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

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Apr 25, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of April 25

Public Works projects:
• Antioch Road (Beechwood Drive to Bank Saylor Road) – trail installation. Road closed to thru traffic. Detours in place.
• Towne Acres and Camelot Subdivision – resurfacing preparations. Motorists advised to use caution in this area.
• University Parkway (at Southwest Avenue) – installation of handicap ramps and sidewalks. One lane closed periodically. Motorists advised use caution in this area.
• Watauga Avenue at Wilson Avenue – sidewalk repairs. Lane closures possible. Motorists advised to use caution in this area.
• West Walnut Street (between Buffalo Street and University Parkway) – resurfacing. Expect lane closures. Motorists advised to use caution in this area.
• King Street (between Roan Street and Boone Street) – conduit installation. Road will be closed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Detours will be in place.

Water/Sewer projects:
• SR 75 (between Cash Avenue and Muddy Creek Road) – water line replacement
• Roan Street (between Market and Water streets) – water/sewer line replacement; road closed
• Rovan, Cimarron and Linkwood drives – water line maintenance; lane closures
• 515 Dean Archer Road – water line replacement; lane closures
• 1909 Sinking Creek Road – water line replacement; lane closures
• Glass Road at Lake Meadows – water line replacement; lane closures
• North Hills subdivision – water line replacement; lane closures
• Boone Avenue, Brightridge Drive, Roseview Drive – water line replacement; lane closures

TDOT projects:
• SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the project. These closures should not last more than a few minutes. Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove. Transitions for these lane shifts are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels. Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road. Orchard Avenue is closed. Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

Other events:

• Rise Up! will host Run For Your Mom 5K road race on Saturday, April 30. Various streets near Rotary Park will be closed from 8-11 a.m.
All work is weather permitting.

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Apr 25, 2016

MPCC to host Mother’s Day Tea

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host a Mother’s Day Tea for all ages from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. Participants will enjoy sweet treats, a craft and tea.
Cost is $5 per person, and tickets must be purchased in advance (by May 6) at MPCC. There will be no tickets sold the day of the event.
For more information, call (423)434-5749.

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

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Apr 22, 2016

BOC to hold budget work sessions

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will hold the following budget work sessions in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.:
• Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m.;
• Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.;
• Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m.;
• Monday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m.; and
• Thursday, May 12 at 3 p.m.

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

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Apr 21, 2016

MPCC offering cardio, conditioning class

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is offering a Cardio and Strength Conditioning class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Fridays in May.
Pre-registration is not required – just stop by the Senior Services desk sign up and pay prior to the first class. Cost is $2 a class. Please wear appropriate shoes and comfortable clothing.
For more information, please call (423)434-6237.

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


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