Tree giveaway, Arbor Day observance scheduled for April 1st

Citizens are invited to a tree giveaway on Saturday, April 1 at Metro-Kiwanis Park, 817 Guaranda Drive, from 9 a.m. until the supply of 2,500 seedlings run out. Seedlings will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and will include Dogwood, Red Maple, Sweetgum, Bald Cypress and Swamp White Oak varieties. A limited number of seedlings will be available per person.

Since 2010, the City has celebrated Arbor Day by distributing a total of 20,450 trees to the public. This Arbor Day marks the 17th consecutive year that Johnson City has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. To maintain the Tree City USA designation, the City must have an Arbor Day observance, a tree ordinance, a tree board, and meet the minimum funding requirements for tree maintenance and planting.

“By participating in the Tree City USA program, Johnson City is able to highlight its commitment to green infrastructure for the benefit of citizens and visitors alike,” said City Forester Patrick Walding. “The annual recognition helps draw attention to the fact that trees and other plants are an important part of our community.” For more information, please Contact Patrick Walding at (423) 975-2681.

The Beach Boys LIVE at Freedom Hall

Don't miss The Beach Boys on their 50 Years of Good Vibrations Tour playing hit after memorable hit at Freedom Hall on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm. TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, FEB. 17th @, 10am at Freedom Hall Box Office, online here or charge by phone at 423-461-4884.

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America's musical history. The group has become synonymous with the California lifestyle and has become an American icon to fans around the world.

Since lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys first hit, “Surfin’ ” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA”, “Surfer Girl”, “Fun, Fun, Fun”, “I Get Around”, “California Girls”, “Help Me Rhonda”, “Barbara Ann”, “Good Vibrations”, “Wouldn't It Be Nice”, “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo”.

The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, they have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.

Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, achieved triple-platinum success selling more than three million copies in the U.S. along with it’s companion The Warmth of the Sun, The Beach Boys renewed interest has again rocked the world. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, ranging from sundrenched summer festivals to gala New Year’s celebrations and special events worldwide. In 1974 Mike Love’s concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and stirred a tempest that rocked the music world.

Even more than the Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth—and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn’t just a place where the surf comes to play—it’s where life is renewed and made whole again!

Senior Services to host Invigorating Wellness series

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a quarterly series on Invigorating Wellness starting this month. Invigorating Wellness will highlight several complementary health approaches identified by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Each session costs $5 and will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The schedule is as follows:

February 21, 2017 – Massage Therapy with Janet Rice, MT
May 16, 2017 – Chiropractic with Dr. Timothy Dunne
August 15, 2017 – Supplements/Herbs with Seth McLaughlin

For more information and to pre-register, please call (423)434-6237.


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