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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 2:45 pm


TENNESSEE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 40TH REUNION: Oct. 18-19. Go to for information and events, email or call 910-264-5129.

TENNESSEE HIGH SCHOOL 50th CLASS REUNION: Bristol, Tenn., Oct. 18. THS football at Stone Castle; Oct. 19, picnic at Steele Creek Park Pavilion, 4-9 p.m. Contact Angie (Dodi) Lowry, 276-669-8837.


COMMEMORATIVE ORNAMENT: Bristol Kiwanis Club is offering the Old YMCA Building as part of its Landmark series. $10. Anna Horne, 423-878-5946 or Virginia Rutherford 423-764-5972.

TRICITIES DIAPER MINISTRY: Bristol, Va. Donations of unopened or opened packs of diapers and incontinence supplies can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays at Bristol Faith in Action, 1534 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va., 24201. The agency is always in need of diapers sizes, 4, 5 and 6. Monetary donations are also accepted. Make all checks out to Tricities Diaper Ministry or call 423-742-5639.

COOKBOOK SALE: Ann Carter Lee United Daughters of the Confederacy has for sale the cookbook “Dixie Delight”, which contains authentic war recipes and present day recipes. Money raised will go toward restoring our confederate soldier in Bristol, $12. (add $3 for mailing). Joyce Kistner, 276-669-2448 to order.

HIGHLANDS EDUCATIONAL LITERACY PROGRAM: Meadowview, Va., 13168 Meadowview Square. Lucinda pins and a variety of gift baskets are available to benefit the literacy program. 276-944-5144.

TURKEY SHOOT: Bristol Goodson Lions Club, Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; proceeds help those in need within the community; Mick Arnold, 276-669-3417.


BE A HERO: Abingdon, Damascus, Glade Spring and Hayters Gap libraries are collecting donations for military working dogs and their trainers. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 16. The donations will be sent to military handlers and their dogs during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. For list of requested items, visit 276-676-6222.

ABINGDON HEALTH AND REHAB: Abingdon, Va., 15051 Harmony Hills Lane. Volunteers needed to help assist with activities for residents/patients in skilled, long term and memory care facility. Contact Joy Anderson, 276-451-2590 or

ABUSE ALTERNATIVES: Volunteers needed to aid in helping those who are victims of domestic violence. This organization provides domestic violence intervention services to residents of the City of Bristol Tenn., Bristol, Va., Sullivan County, Tenn., Washington County, Va., and Bluff City, Tenn., 423-652-9093.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Bristol, Va., 509 State St., Studio 6 Apparel. Through October donate a new or used bra for the cause. Studio 6 will donate $1 for every bra donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE: Change a life, be a mentor. For information on volunteer opportunities or to request an application, 423-247-3240 or

CAMBRIDGE HOUSE: Bristol, Tenn., 250 Bellebrook Road, Volunteers needed to help with crafts, parties, bingo and special events and visit with residents for Bible reading and more, 423-968-4123.

CAMELOT CARE CENTERS: Kingsport, Tenn., 2991 Ft. Henry Drive, Provides therapeutic foster care, adoption for area children, 24-hour support for families, reimbursement for caring for these children. Free training in Tri-Cities. Kelly Whitaker, 877-607-7749.

CARIS HEALTHCARE HOSPICE: Hospice volunteers are needed in the Bristol area, 276-494-0465 or, and Kingsport area. 423-929-2044 or

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER: Blountville, Tenn. Need donations of items to distribute to children who receive services at the center including cookies, crackers, cakes, raisins, juice boxes. Must be individually packaged, commercially produced. Homemade items not accepted. Also journals and pens for their therapy program and gift cards in $10 increments from WalMart, Target for children’s birthday gift. 423- 279-1222.

COOKBOOK SALE: Mountain Empire Shag Society will sell cookbook, Food for Our Souls, to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. $18, Monday nights between 7-9 p.m. in Reflections Lounge & Restaurant at Holiday Inn, Johnson City where MESS members dance. Also on-line, 423-895-1492 or

CRAB ORCHARD MUSEUM: Tazewell, Va., looking for volunteers to give educational tours for visiting school children. Joan Yates 276-988-6755 or

CRISIS CENTER INC.: Bristol, Va., recruiting volunteers to staff life-saving crisis hot line. Training course is free. For information contact Della McGuire at 276-466-2218; fax: 276-466-5481.

ETSU’S MARTIN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Johnson City, The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts needs volunteers as ushers, in the box office helping with administrative and marketing tasks. Training sessions available. Individuals 16 and older, 423-439-8587 or email

FOOD PROGRAM: Dawn of Hope Development Center will sponsor the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals will be provided at no charge to eligible mentally challenged adults served at Dawn of Hope Stratton, 500 East Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601.

HANDS ON MUSEUM: Johnson City, Tenn., needs community’s help with support for the museum during annual giving campaign. Emily Goepel at 423-434-4263 ext. 106 or email

HILLMAN SCHOOL: Wise, County, Va., Old Indian Creek Road. The Lonesome Pine Office on Youth along with the School Heritage Center is still in the process of collecting old photographs of the 1 and 2 room schools that once housed the teachers and children of Wise County. These photographs are to be used in an upcoming book about these 1 and 2 room schools. If you have or know someone who may have any photographs of these schools call 276-523-5064 ext. 10 to make arrangements to scan your photograph. If you like you may mail your photograph to P.O. Box 568, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219. You may send your photographs via email to Include any information you may have about the photograph you submit

HOPE HOUSE OF SCOTT COUNTY: Gate City, Va. Volunteers needed. Training provided for hot line calls, direct services to clients, clerical assistance and shelter coverage, etc. 276-386-1313. Volunteers at Dan Paul Closet Thrift Store for general operational duties must be 18 years of age and able to lift 25 lbs. 276-386-7143.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER: Kingsport, Tenn., and surrounding area for ages 16 and up. Provide comfort to hospice patients through regular visits at local facilities. Support patients and families through companionship or providing breaks for the caregivers. Companion hospice families who have lost a loved one by becoming a hospice bereavement volunteer. Weekly phone calls to families to provide emotional and/or spiritual support takes about 2-4 hours per week. Free training and certification. Volunteer coordinator, 423-288-9777.

PEOPLE PLACE: 400 Shelby St., No. 100, Bristol, TN 37620. Arc of Sullivan County seeking funds to continue various programs serving people with developmental disabilities. Contributions welcome.

SEEKING USHERS: Marion, Va., Lincoln Theatre, needs volunteer ushers to support the theater’s many events. Free tickets to ushers who work a set number of shows. 276-783-6092.

SMALL MIRACLES THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING CENTER: Kingsport, Tenn. Looking for businesses to discount or donate equine-related services or products, plumbing, electrical, hardware, legal, accounting, etc. Email

STREAM CLEANUP AT MUSTER GROUNDS: Abingdon, Va., 702 Colonial Road, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers needed to help clean up along Wolf Creek. First 100 volunteers at the event will receive stream cleanup T-shirts and a pizza lunch will be provided for all workers. Cleanup supplies will be provided. 276-628-1600.

SULLIVAN COUNTY IMAGINATION LIBRARY: Give a gift to the library and provide books for an entire year to children. The library is a local affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and in conjunction with the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation provides one age-appropriate, quality book each month, delivered to the homes of children ages 0-5 who are registered for the program. Visit to find out how to contribute.

VHCC COLLECTING STRING INSTRUMENTS: Community members who have unwanted instruments are encouraged to donate them to Virginia Highlands Community College to support new programs offered through the VHCC Music Department. To take this three-credit course register for MUS-150. Also Band Ensemble course will be offered. Register for MUS-249 for this one-credit course. Instruments may be dropped off Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 1114 of the Mechanical Education Building on the VHCC campus. Contact Alma Rowland, at 276-739-2438 or Mary Munsey, at 276-739-2454.

WELLMONT HOSPICE: Needs volunteers in the Bristol, Abingdon and surrounding areas to work in various capacities including assisting in the office/reception area at the Hospice House, providing companionship to patients, sitting with home patients to provide relief to family caregivers, and assisting wth bereavement follow-up services. Free hospice training and certification provided. 423-844-5257.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE: Program looking for volunteer families to host high school students from around the world. Visit or contact Louise, regional director, at 540-286-2529 or

AMERICAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE: Host families needed for foreign exchange students. Local coordinator, Della Taylor, 423-928-6831 or national office, 800- 661-2237.

ASSE INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: Accepting applications from host families. Students are pre-screened, insured, speak English and have own spending money. They arrive shortly before school begins and return at end of school year. 800-677-2773 or

NORTH WEST PEACE INTERNATIONAL: Program looking for families to host students ages 15-18 from various countries. All are pre-screened, speak English, have medical insurance, own expense money and are locally supervised. 423-764-3957 or 866- 846-3977.

WORLD HERITAGE: Seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries around the world. 800-888-9040 or

PACIFIC INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE: Looking for host families for international high school students. All speak English, have medical insurance and own spending money. 866-546-1402.


Submission deadline is Monday noon for events scheduled during the upcoming week. Notices running without a date must be updated monthly to continue in the listing. To submit calendar entries, email or fax to 276-669-3696. For more information, call Mary Dutton, 276-645-2556 or Jan Patrick, 276-645-2515.

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