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.
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
Summer Food Service Program
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.
Butler Museum Opening- May 25 & 26
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Rd. in Butler. Many historical exhibits available for viewing. On the Museum grounds are other sites, including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler, the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. May 25-26 is the opening weekend with the hours being from 1:30-4:30.
Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buriedat Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025
BBQ Lunch Fundraiser- May 17
Rainbow Mennonite Church will have a BBQ Lunch Friday, May 17 from 11 to 1:00 to benefit God’s Outdoors Disciples’ Outing $8 adult plates; $5 ages 6 to 12; under 6 free Dine In or Carry Out Free delivery in Mountain City area. To place your order call the church Friday morning at 727-5882 To pre-order call 423-306-2022Lunch consists of fresh cooked pork barbecue, slaw, baked beans, roll and dessert.
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.
Trade BBQ & Cornhole Tourney- June 8
The Trade Community Center will hold a cornhole tournament on Saturday, June 8. Registration of $15 will be at 11 AM with games starting at noon. Food available at 11 AM with BBQ from 3 PM to 7 PM. Live music from 6 PM to 9 PM. For more info, call (423) 895-2213.
BBQ Cook off & Bluegrass – June 15
Forge creek community center is planning an evening of bluegrass And BBQ. On June 15. There will be a bbq cook off. The center is looking for grill masters to compete in a bbq competition. The meat will be provided by the community center. Prizes will be awarded call Josh at 423-213-3789 or Gary 306-2022 for more info.
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.
Quilt Guild Meeting- May 18
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., May 18 at 10 AM 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.
Historical Society Meeting- May 19
Johnson County Historical Society will meet on Sunday May 19 at 2PM in the lower level of the Johnson County Welcome Center. Everyone is invited to attend.
911 Board Meeting- May 28
Johnson County ECD-911 Board of Directors will be having a meeting on Tuesday: May 28, 2019. The meeting will be held at 216 Honeysuckle Street and will start at 5:30 P.M. The public is invited to the meeting. If you would like to be added to the agenda or have any questions call the office at 423-727-3094.
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.
Storytelling at Senior Center- May 20
Sherry Tester, an outstanding pianist, will be the guest storyteller at the Johnson County Senior Center on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Her story will be the “History of an Antique Piano”. The story is an original story that she wrote. It is told from the perspective of a piano which has witnessed several generations of adults, children, and families—the happy times and the sad times. Storytelling will be on the 3rd Monday this month because of Memorial Day and the Center being closed on the last Monday of May. If you would like to share a story with the Center, contact Minnie Miller at 727-6993. Miller says everyone has a story to tell; some are funny and entertaining, some are serious, and some are lessons of history.
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.
Heritage Hall- May 24 & 25
Friday & Saturday, May 24 & 25 • Time: 7:00 PM, JC Young Artists will present The Aristocats; $5 at door, general seating. “On sale” dates for online ticket purchases for each event will be announced online. Online tickets will go off sale at 2:00 PM on the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door for each event (CASH ONLY). For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org.
Memorial Day Ceremony- May 27
Come join us for a day of remembrance for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 27 at 11AM at Ralph Stout Park. The Former American Legion Department of TN Commander Robert Hensley will be the master of Ceremonies. Others scheduled to attend include State Representative Timothy Hill and Johnson County Mayor Mike Taylor. Nancy Davis, and the Johnson County Community Children’s Chorus under the direction of Marie-Jo Thum will provide patrioticmusical tributes. We will also remember those Johnson County veterans who have passed away in the past year with a wreath laying, rifle volley, and the playing of “Taps”.WMCT will provide live coverage for those unable to attend. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be at the Community Center.
Basketball Camp- May 27-30
A Boys and girls basketball camp for 1st- 8th graders will take place May 27-30 from 8 AM to 11:30 AM at Johnson County High School. The cost is $50 per player. There is a reduced deal for siblings. Two siblings for $80. Three siblings for $100. Camp fees include a camp t-shirt and awards. Concessions are available daily (pizza, drinks, & candy). For additional info call Austin Atwood at (423) 742-2870.
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.