Operation Rx Disposal

Saturday, April 26th - 10am-2pm

On Saturday (April 26th), the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD), ETSU College of Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Citizens are invited to dispose of pills at the JCPD, 601 E. Main St., from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons of prescription drugs at 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous events, the DEA and its partners have taken in more than 3.4 million pounds of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines — flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information on safely disposing of your unwanted medications, call the JCPD Community Policing Unit at (423) 434-6143.

MPCC presents Music in the Park

Saturday, April 26th - 3-6pm

Pack a picnic and head to the amphitheater for the kickoff of Music at Memorial Park, Saturday, April 26th from 3-6 p.m. at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Rain date will be May 3rd. This free concert, presented by DOTHERT Recording Studios and the Recreation and Senior Services divisions of Parks and Recreation, will feature winners from JC’s Got Talent and Kingsport Idol in addition to other area talent. The series will continue through the summer and will feature jazz, gospel, swing, and bluegrass. For more information, please call (423)283-5820.

Great American Cleanup Event

Saturday, May 3rd - 8am-2pm (Fairmont Elementary School & Woodland Elementary School)

As citizens conduct their spring cleaning in the coming months, they are encouraged to take advantage of drop-off services that will be provided as a part of the Great American Cleanup. The first drop-off event will be held Saturday (April 5th) at Towne Acres Elementary and at the corner of Legion Street and State of Franklin Road.

GAC drop-offs will be available every other Saturday through May 17th. Each event will take place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine. For a complete updated list of events, please click here.

MPCC to Host Princess Ball

Saturday, May 3rd - 1-3pm

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host a Princess Ball on Saturday, May 3rd from 1-3 p.m. Put on your prettiest princess dress and enjoy a day where fairy tales come to life! Watch one of the most popular princess movies of the year, "FROZEN", and enjoy light refreshments. Special guests will be on hand to do makeup and hair on all our fairy princesses.

This special event is for mothers, grandmothers, or guardians of all ages to enjoy a day with their princesses! Tickets are $3 per person (3 years and under are free) and can be purchased at Memorial Park Community Center. For more information, please contact MPCC at (423) 434-5749.


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