2014 Turkey Trot 5K Road Race & Family Fun Run

Thursday, November 27th - 8:30am

It’s turkey time!!! This year's Turkey Trot 5K Road Race and Family Fun Run will have a famous, fitness-minded grand marshal when it begins at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27th). Jennifer Messer, a top five finalist on season 15 of The Biggest Loser, will lead thousands in the family-friendly Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.

Participants can register online at www.jcturkeytrot.org. Online registrations will close at midnight Nov. 23rd. There will be no registrations the day of the event. Early registration by midnight Nov. 21st is $20 for adults; $15 for students (18 and under). Late registration (Nov. 22nd-26th) is $25 for adults; $20 for students. A special family discount is available for early registrants: families with five or more members living in the same household will receive a $20 discount if registered by midnight Nov. 21st. A registration form must be completed for each family member. Online registration will automatically give discount at checkout. State of Franklin Track Club members will receive a $2 discount if registered by Nov. 21st. The Turkey Trot will begin and end on Legion Street in Johnson City, near Memorial Park Community Center. An awards ceremony will be held at the Memorial Park amphitheater immediately following the race. Additionally, a cash prize will be awarded to the school with the most race participants. For more information about the Johnson City Turkey Trot, visit www.jcturkeytrot.org.

Johnson City Public Library to Host Music Programs

Monday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m. - Listen to the cheerful voices of the East Tennessee Children’s Choir.
Monday, December 8th at 6:30 p.m. - The joyful sound of holiday medleys provided by the Harrington Music Studio will fill the library with beautiful violin music.
Thursday, December 18th at 11:30 a.m. - The Towne Acres Children’s Choir will perform following the library’s regular Preschool Storytime for three to five year olds at 11:00 a.m.
Monday, December 22nd at 6:30 p.m. - The final performance will conclude with music by Harp Strings.

The Johnson City Public Library will host several opportunities for holiday music enjoyment during the month of December. The library invites you to stop by for a visit, check out some seasonal books and music to take home, and enjoy the following performances:

All music will be presented around the Christmas tree on the second floor in the Buffalo Mountain Room and is open to the public. For more information about these free programs, call 423-434-4458 or visit us online at www.jcpl.net.

Sesame Street Live - Make a New Friend

Tuesday, December 2nd - 10:30 am & 6:30 pm @ Freedom Hall Civic Center

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats! The Sunny Seats package features premium show seating, pre-show photo opportunities, music, play, and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo! Sunny Seat orders will include a separate Meet & Greet ticket, which you'll receive with the rest of your show tickets. Each adult & child (age 1 & up) must have a Sunny Seat show ticket and Meet & Greet ticket. Don't forget your camera!

Tickets are on sale now at the Freedom Hall Ticket Office or online here. For additional information, please call the Box Office at (423) 461-4884.

Johnson City Christmas Parade & ETSU Winter Celebration

Saturday, December 6th - 3pm

The first Saturday in December is the official date for Johnson City’s Christmas Parade and East Tennessee State University’s Winter Celebration. This special event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6th, with the parade winding through downtown Johnson City to the ETSU campus, bringing friends and family home and the community together to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. In years past, the Christmas Parade has featured over 80 entries, including festive floats, bands, decorated vehicles, dance troupes, and equestrian and community groups.

The 2014 Grand Marshals are Johnson City Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin, Vice Mayor Clayton Stout and Commissioners Jeff Banyas, Jenny Brock and David Tomita. The most anticipated guests are at the end of the parade, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, riding in the Firehouse Restaurant’s vintage 1925 fire truck.

The parade will begin at 3 p.m. (note: this is an earlier time than originally published), along the same route as last year. Staging begins at 1pm on E. State of Franklin and will include turns onto Colonial Way, to East Main, Buffalo and West Walnut streets before ending at the ETSU Foundation Carillon and Alumni Plaza at 1276 Gilbreath Drive. ETSU will host free music, pictures with Santa, cookies, hot chocolate and holiday stories.

Local organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate and compete for the Christmas Parade Star Award given to the Top 3 best parade entries. Participant information and application forms are online at
http://downtownjc.org, deadline to enter is December 3rd. Paper applications are available at the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, Johnson City Public Library, Hands On Museum and at Nelson’s Fine Art Gallery.

For more information on the Christmas Parade, email Deanna Hays of Friends of Olde Downtowne at blueplumdirector@gmail.com. For information on the ETSU Winter Celebration, email info@etsu.edu.

2014 Acoustic Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 16th - 7pm @ Freedom Hall Civic Center

Electric 94.9's Acoustic Christmas is the Tri-Cities annual holiday concert for all ages. The show features national pop and rock recording artists playing both plugged in and un-plugged shows. Artists scheduled to appear are The Script, Cobra Starship, Rixton, Echosmith, Mary Lambert and Jake Miller. *(Artists subject to change without notice).

Tickets are on sale now at the Freedom Hall Ticket Office or online here. For additional information, please call the Box Office at (423) 461-4884.

ETSU Basketball at Freedom Hall

The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that individual game and family plan ticket packages are now on sale for the 2014-15 men’s basketball season. Individual game tickets for the Buccaneers season in Freedom Hall are now on sale to the public, with reserved seats available. Ticket prices start at $7.50 each and can be purchased by calling the ETSU Athletic Ticket office at 423.439.4878, or by ordering on-line here.

For more on ETSU men’s basketball throughout the 2014-15 season, visit ETSUBucs.com, or click here to view this season's schedule.


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