EVENTS

TOWN OF GLADE SPRING: Glade Spring, Va. Dunn Field. July 6, noon-10 p.m.: Fourth of July Celebration, food, children’s activities, displays by government agencies, craft vendors, music by Tomcats and Railway Express and fireworks display; everyone welcome.

FUNDRAISERS

CLEVELAND LIFESAVING CREW: Cleveland, Va. 5158 Cleveland Road. June 22, 9:30 a.m.: 9th annual Motorcycle Benefits Ride. Ride begins at 10:30 a.m. Registration $10, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, lunch provided after ride, 276-889-3631.

COMMUNITY CENTER OF ABINGDON: Abingdon, Va. 300 Senior Drive. Every Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Fundraiser Hot Dog Sale benefits Meals on Wheels 276-628-3911.

COOKBOOK FUNDRAISER: The Bristol Historical Association’s “Past and Repast – a Fine Collection of Recipes” encompasses recipes, historic images of Bristol, facts and trivia. $25 available at Boxwood, H. Johnson Pharmacy, Bristol Café and Market and Willow Creek. BHACookBook@aol.com and www.bristolhistoricalassociation.com.

COOKBOOK FUNDRAISER: Meadowview Civic Club will be selling cookbooks until gone. Order as many as needed. Cost $15 per cookbook plus $5 for postage per order. Send check or money order to 873 Edgemont N. St., Abingdon, VA 24210 or 276-628-6310.

COMMEMORATIVE ORNAMENT: Bristol Kiwanis Club is offering the Old YMCA Building as part of its Landmark series. $10, 423-764-5972.

HOLLY HELP SPAY-NEUTER FUND: Bristol, Tenn. 14 6th St. Fundraiser: “Catch a Dream” Holly Help Dream Catchers $3 funds go to help spay/neuter dogs and cats.

TURKEY SHOOT: Bristol Goodson Lions Club, Saturdays, 6-8 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.; proceeds help those in need within the community; Mick Arnold, 276-669-3417.

REUNIONS

PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969: Abingdon, Va. Oct. 5: “Save the Date” for 50th Reunion at Food City Headquarters 276-492-3091.

BLAIR FAMILY REUNION: Appalachian, Va. Andover Community Center. June 15, noon: Reunion for all relatives and friends of the late ancestors of John H & Mary Pullen-Blair, William James & Annie Doty Strong-Blair, William Preston, Sr. & Susie Blair, Jacob & Sarah Aldridge-Blair, Doyle H. & Elizabeth Guntner-Blair, Peggy Thomas Blair Castle and John William & Callie Williams-Lane-Blair .Cover dish/ pot-luck meal beginning at 1p.m. 276-565-0222.

ARRINGTON FAMILY REUNION: Lebanon, Va. Russell County Conference Center. July 6, 11 a.m.: Reunion, bring covered dish 276-466-9111.

COUNTS FAMILY REUNION: Breaks, Va. 627 Commission Circle. Breaks Interstate Park Shelter 8. Aug. 3, 10 a.m.: All descendants of John Counts, William B. Sutherland and George Dye. Bring covered dish, barbecue provided, visit www.countsfamilyreunion.org or gmarney@yahoo.com.

SUPPORT GROUPS

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUPS: Bristol, Va., 100 Oakview Ave. Bristol Crisis Center every Thursday 12:15 p.m.: sexual assault survivors ages 17 and up. Box lunch will be provided. No fee to participate. Participants agree to keep safe setting, 276-466-2218.

TRI-CITIES PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: Johnson City, Tenn., 701 North State of Franklin Kari’s Heart Foundation. Meets every fourth Tuesday: Support group for families who have suffered a tragic loss of a pregnancy or infant, 423-737-5097.

ALANON: Bristol, Va., 301 Euclid Ave., Central Presbyterian Church. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 8 p.m.: Support group for family, friends of alcoholics, 423-764-0874, 423-989-3953, or 423-323-9886.

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP: Abingdon, Va. 15089 Harmony Hills Lane. Second Tuesday of each month 6 p.m.; everyone welcome 423-330-4532.

ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA CAREGIVER’S MEETING: Abingdon, Va., View United Methodist Church, 18416 Lee Highway. For more, call Sissy Frye or Brenda Jones at 276-783-8157 or 1-800-541-0933.

ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meadowview, Va., 29221 Ryan Road. Meets every second Tuesday 10-11 a.m. Everyone welcome 276-608-5059 or 276-944-3144.

ALZHEIMER’S TENNESSEE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Bristol, Va. 401 Gordon Ave. Meets every fourth Monday of each month at 2 p.m.; veryone welcome 423-330-4532.

BRISTOL BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Bristol, Va. 201 Crockett St. Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30-8 p.m.

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME: Kingsport, Tenn. 1200 E. Center St. Call for phone support and future meeting, 423-390-1187.

LGBTQ SUPPORT GROUP: Bristol, Va. Crisis Center Inc. meets every Thursday 5:30 p.m. Everyone welcome 276-466-2218.

SURVIVE AND THRIVE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Kingsport, Tenn. 130 West Ravine Road, Holston Valley Medical Center Oncology Library. Meets every Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m.: Support and resources group for patients, families and friends; everyone welcome 423-224-5592.

TLC AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Bristol, Va., 300 West Valley Drive, State Street United Methodist Church. Meets every third Tuesday of each month 6 p.m. Everyone welcome 276-494-6954.

TRI-CITIES CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Johnson City, Tenn., 603 Sunset Drive, Covenant Presbyterian Church. 6-7 p.m. every Thursday.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Abingdon, Va., Community Center of Abingdon, 300 Senior Drive. Meets every first and third Wednesday 1 p.m., 276-628-3911.

COMMUNITY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Abingdon, Va. 19415 Lee Highway, Forest Hills Chapel. First Tuesday of every month 7 p.m.: Farris Funeral Service and Crematory will host, everyone welcome, 276-623-2700.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF TENNESSEE/VIRGINIA: Bristol, Va., Bristol Public Library, Goode St. Second Sunday of each month. 2 p.m.: Grief support for parents, siblings and grandparents who are experiencing the death of a child. Free. Peggy Kennedy, 276-628-9345 or peggykennedy@comcast.net.

WAYS TO HELP

ETSU’S MARTIN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Johnson City, Tenn. The school 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 ehleah@etsu.edu.

MCGLOTHLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Emory, Va., Emory & Henry College. Seeking alumni and community volunteers to help regularly with the operations of the facility. All volunteers will be appropriately trained and placed in positions that suit their comfort level. Dirk Moore, 276-944-6810 or dmoore@ehc.edu

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 janderson@abingdon-rehab.com.

COMMUNITY CENTER OF ABINGDON: Abingdon, Va., 300 Senior Drive NE. Drivers needed for Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to area homebound each Monday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Abingdon/Washington County, Va., area. 276-628-3911.

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.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF THE GREATER TRI-CITIES: Change a life, be a mentor. For information on volunteer opportunities or to request an application, 423-247-3240 or www.tennesseebig.org.

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 ahowell@carishealthcare.com.

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.

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

CRISIS CENTER INC.: Bristol, Va., Just Checking Program is a daily cheery phone visit to seniors and home bound residents of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. During these calls specially trained volunteers gently screen for elderly abuse, medication reminders and the recipients general welfare. If you know of someone who could benefit from this program or would like to learn more call The Crisis Center or simply drop by to learn more; recruiting volunteers to staff life-saving crisis hot line. Training course is free. For information contact Emily Phillips, at 276-466-2218; fax: 276-466-5481.

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 emily@handsonmuseum.org.

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 one- and two-room schools that once housed the teachers and children of Wise County. These photographs are to be used in an upcoming book about these 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 info@lpoy.org. Include any information you may have about the photograph you submit.

AMEDISYS HOSPICE: 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 companion-ship or providing breaks for the caregivers. Companion hospice families who have lost a loved one by becoming 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.

CHESTER INN MUSEUM: Jonesborough, Tenn. Museum is in need of volunteers to help out this summer with 2- to 3-hour shifts on Sundays and/or Monday. Volunteers would serve as docents and would help welcome guests, work at the front desk, answer questions, and lead visitors upstairs on tours of the inn’s original parlor and dining room. Call Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580 or email info@heritageall.org.

NHC VOLUNTEERS: Bristol, Va., 245 North St.. Volunteers needed to help patients to daily activities Monday thru Sunday. Volunteers can assist in group activities such as bingo, gardening, music, crafts, sing a-longs, games; exercise and food activities. Also needed are volunteers that can do one on one in room activities with the patients such as manicures, read to patients, sing or play music one on one. Call 276-669-4711 or come by and fill out a volunteer application.

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

PERDUE CEMETERY: Abingdon, Va. Hillandale Road 696. Seeking descendants of those buried to help with maintaining the grounds and restoring several grave markers, call 276-791-9281.

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.

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 www.scimaginationlibrary.org to find out how to contribute.

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES: The Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness received a grant to assist low income veterans in the area Tennessee counties served by ARCH: Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Hancock, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi. If you are a veteran or a family member facing a rental eviction, utility disconnect, homelessness or living on the streets, call ARCH at 423-928-2724 ext. 105, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. To quality veterans must have a copy of their DD214 before receiving services. To obtain a copy of your DD214 ARCH may be able to assist you.

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. 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 Mary Munsey, mmunsey@vhcc.edu 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 with bereavement follow-up services. Free hospice training and certification provided. 423-844-5257.

HOW TO SUBMIT INFORMATION

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