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For Your Information

Free senior stretching class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Summer Food Service Program
Students in Johnson County have been offered breakfast and lunch at no cost through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Now that school will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

Recycling Center new hours
Due to our partnership with First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Johnson County Recycling Center is now open six days a week from 8:30-12:30

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts may be of any size or condition. Selected quilts may be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners may show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877

Pond Mtn. Trout Rodeo- May 11
The Pond Mountain Fire & Rescue Trout Rodeo will take place on Saturday, May 11. Breakfast starts at 7 am. Fishing starts at 8 am and ends at 3 pm. 12 and older $10 to fish. 6-11 years old $8 to fish. Children under 6 fish for free with a paying adult. Lots of prizes, food and fun! Come on out and enjoy a great day with your family! For more information, visit Pond Mountain Volunteer Fire – Rescue on Facebook or call Chief Lee Denny at 336-385-9118.

JCCT Open Auditions- May 11
Saturday May 11 from 11 am to 1 pm at Heritage Hall we will hold open auditions for our July production, “Mom’s Gift”. Performance dates are 7/19- 7/27. There are 3 female and 2 male roles. Enter at handicap entrance. Call 727-6234 for more information.

Blood Work Day- May 23
It’s our annual Spring Health Fair at the Johnson County Senior Center on Thursday, May 23 beginning at 8 AM. Ballad Health will be conducting full panel blood draws from 8 -10 AM. The cost is $10 for blood work for all senior citizens. The cost will be $16 for under the age of 60. Results are back within 6 business days. Lots of vendors will be available with great resources and information until 12 noon. Many door prizes will be given away. Also, a country breakfast will be served until 9 AM for a $3.00 donation and lunch will be served at 11:30 AM for a $1. You can call the Senior Center at (423) 727-8883 for more information.


Fundraisers

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 orwww.mountaincitytn.org.

Latham Singing Benefit- May 11
Benefit singing May 11 from 5-8 pm at the Creston Fire Department for Travis Latham. There will be refreshments available along with a cake walk. For questions or directions please contact Pastor Anthony Roark at 336-977-6663.

Shriners’ Paper Sale- May 17 & 18
The Johnson County Shriners’ annual paper sale will be May 17 & 18. Shriners will be at several locations in Mountain City. Proceeds benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital.

Levi Retirees Breakfast- May 18
The Levi Retirees Breakfast will be at the Crewette Buildinig on May 18 from 6 AM – 10 AM. Breakfast includes homemade biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, potatoes, grits, jam, coffee and orange juice. Adults: $6 Children: $3. Carry-outs available.


Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

Jo. Co Democrats Meeting- May 9
The Johnson County Democrats will hold their next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Jo. Co Beekeepers Meeting- May 14
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet Tuesday, May 14 at 7 PM in basement of Farm Bureau building. For more information email johnsoncountybeekeepers@outlook.com

County Commission Meeting- May 16
The Johnson County Commission will meet
Thursday, May 16 At 7P.M. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The Budget Committee will meet at 6 in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting.

American Legion Meeting- May 16
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, May 16 at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. Supper begins at 6 PM with a business meeting to follow. All member/perspective members bring a covered dish/dessert. Elections for 2019-2020 officers will be held. Call 727-5935 or 727-6372 for more information.

Quilt Guild Meeting- May 18
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., May 18 at 10AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a program on mitered borders so bring your projects and supplies. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild Facebook page to see what we are doing.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9am – Noon at Ralph Stout Park

Johnson County Hikers- May 11
Join Johnson County Hikers on the trail from the Watauga Dam to Snook Branch beach on Hwy 67 on Friday, May 11. This is about a 5 mile hike that is mostly downhill. We will meet in the Food Lion parking lot at 8:45 AM and leave at 9 AM sharp. The Johnson County Hikers is open to everyone. Unexpected weather or events may necessitate a destination substitution for something more fitting to the conditions. If you have questions call Carol at 727-5947.

Crafters Supply Sale- May 11
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will host a Crafters Supply Sale 11 May – 9am – 1pm at the Johnson County Library. Supplies of all types to include fabric, books, patterns, wood crafts, trims, children’s crafts, needle work, decorating and lots more will be available. We will also have handmade items to sell for Mother’s Day.

Annual Turtle Derby- May 24
The sixteenth annual Turtle Derby is set for Friday, May 24 at 6 PM at Ralph Stout Park. Sponsored by the Johnson County Lions Club, the Turtle Derby has become a favorite event for the families of Johnson County, so reserve the date now for more exciting turtle races. There is no admission charge, but there will be lots of fun for everyone and great door prizes including two brand new bicycles. Proceeds from this event will support the work of the Lions Club in providing eye care and glasses for Johnson County people in need of assistance. Call 727-8817 or 727-4119 for more information.

Art in the Garden- June 29
Spend the day touring 7 gardens around Johnson County. At each stop, local musicians and artists will be entertaining and demonstrating their talents. Lunch at Silver Keys is included with the purchase of a $20 ticket. Advanced tickets available at the JOHNSON COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS now! Proceeds go to purchasing the building. Redeem your ticket on the day of the event for your map and official Garden Tour Pass.