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Johnson City celebrating Parks and Recreation Month throughout July

Summer is here, which means it’s time to Get Your Play On. This July, discover the power of play with Johnson City Parks and Recreation and celebrate Parks and Recreation Month.

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Parks and Recreation Month. A program of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks, recreation and conservation have on communities across the United States.

A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities including:

July 4 – Swim Party, Legion Street Pool, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., $3 for ages 13 and older; $2 for 12 and younger. Cool off with the Parks and Recreation crew with a fun filled day of games, activities, and water fun!
July 6 – Hip Hikers, Memorial Park Community Center, 7:30 a.m., adults, free. Meet at MPCC and carpool to Sam’s Gap for a challenging hike.
July 6 – Proclamation Reading, Municipal and Safety Building, 6 p.m. Mayoral proclamation will name July Parks and Recreation Month in Johnson City.
July 6 – Lakeside Concert, Winged Deer Park Goulding Amphitheatre, 7-9 p.m., free. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and the whole family to enjoy classic rock from Model City Wrecking Crew.
July 7 – Friday Night Dance, Memorial Park Community Center, 7-10 p.m., $5. The Shooter Band will provide the evening’s entertainment.
July 10-14 – Basketball Camp, Memorial Park Community Center, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 6-12, $40. Learn the fundamentals of the game and join in on some challenges.
July 10-14 – Under the Paint Brush Camp, Princeton Arts Center, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 6-11, $75. Campers will work with different mediums – paint, pencils, oils, pastels, watercolor, and much more, creating their own unique works of art.
July 13 – Lakeside Concert, Winged Deer Park Goulding Amphitheatre, 7-9 p.m., free. Grab a partner and dance the night away with Jerry Pierce and the Nightlife Band.
July 15 – Get Your Play On Saturday in the Park, Memorial Park Community Center, 3 p.m., free. This celebration of Parks and Recreation Month will kick off with challenging basketball contests and will continue throughout the evening with old-fashioned games, entertainment, and water fun. The event will conclude with free popcorn and an outdoor movie. Concessions will be available for purchase.
July 17-21 – Teen Adventure Camp, Winged Deer Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 13-17, $60. Enjoy an unforgettable experience while caving, hiking, and river rafting.
July 17-21 – Teen Volunteer Camp, Memorial Park Community Center, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., ages 14-17, $35. Campers will travel around the city lending a helping hand to make our community a better place.
July 20 – Lakeside Concert, Winged Deer Park Goulding Amphitheater, 7-9 p.m., free. Lawn chairs allowed but may not be needed when Asylum Suite rocks the lakefront.
July 21 – Friday Night Dance, Memorial Park Community Center, 7-10 p.m., $5. Kids Our Age will perform at this special dance, which will allow free admission for those with a military ID.
July 24-28 – Arts at Parks Camp, Princeton Arts Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 6-11, $50. This art adventure will take campers into the parks to explore the world of drawing.
July 27 – Hip Hikers, Memorial Park Community Center, 7:30 a.m., adults, free. Meet at MPCC and carpool to Lower Higgins Creek Falls in Unicoi County for a challenging hike.

Visit www.nrpa.org/July for more information on how to Get Your Play On. For more information on our own JC Parks & Recreation activities, please visit our JC Parks Summer Fun Guide at www.myjcparks.org. NRPA encourages everyone who supports parks and recreation to share why play is important to them on social media using #PlayOnJuly and #JCPARKSREC.



Lakeside Concert Series

Winged Deer Park @ Goulding Amphitheatre - 7pm

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket, and your dancing shoes. Johnson City Parks and Recreation department presents their free Lakeside Concert Series taking place at Winged Deer Park’s Goulding Amphitheatre off Carroll Creek Road. Enjoy free shows from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through July 6th (with a special Symphony performance Sept. 10th from 6-8 p.m.).

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

• Thursday, July 20, 7-9 p.m. – Asylum Suite
• Sunday, Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m. – Johnson City Symphony

For more information, call (423)283-5815, email jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org or visit www.facebook.com/jcparkstn.



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:

August 15, 2017 – Supplements/Herbs with Seth McLaughlin

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



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