Kingsport Senior Center announces May activities

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Kingsport Senior Center Activities

April 27, 2014

By Michelle Tolbert

The senior center is offering FREE Trail membership during the months of May and June. Come by the office and sign-up!


Basic sewing on a sewing machine classes on Mondays beginning

May 5, 2014 and ending June 9, 2014, 5 week class

From 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. in room 303, Cost: $40.00 for

Members, $50.00 non-members payable day of class. Maximum

6 people, minimum of 3. Instructor is John Plutchak. Participants must bring a sewing machine.

Participants will learn the basic of sewing on your sewing machine and

how to read a pattern and how to determine fabric

and notion requirements. We will complete some projects

that may include a tote bag, apron and or pajama pants.

Requirements for first class, must have sewing machine, bobbins thread, thread scissors, and fabric scraps. Call the senior center office and sign up by May 2nd.


Please join us for an afternoon tea party on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12:30pm in the cafeteria. Wear your best hat and bring a tea pot. The tea pots will be judged in three categories, including most colorful design, most unusual and oldest. Light refreshments will be served and are sponsored by Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice, Inc. Please sign up by May 2nd.


Make a scratch board art flower portrait on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 10:00am – 2:00pm in room 303. Cost is $45.00, includes all supplies, paid the day of class to instructor Michele Howe. Please sign up by May 7th.


Out -to-lunch-bunch travels to The Grovewood Cafĩ, Asheville, NC. *Adjacent to historic Grove Park Inn* Friday, May 9, 2014. Cost is $8.00 for transportation at sign up, plus money day of trip for lunch and shopping. We will leave the senior center at 9:30am and return by 6:00pm. Choose menu at sign up. Lunch is a limited menu; each item is $13.00 plus $2.00 for soda plus 20% gratuity and tax. After lunch there will be time to explore Grovewood Gallery which includes the Homespun Museum, Antique car museum and Art exhibition The In Crowd. There are over 9,000 square feet of crafts for sale by more than 500 artists. Check out the website for more information, www.grovewood.com. Sign up today!


Starting May 12, 2014 senior swim at the Kingsport Aquatic Center will be from 8:00am – 11am, Monday – Friday


Manicures provided by DB Cosmetology, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 11:30am – 1:30pm, 1 hour appointments. Cost is $2.00 paid to manicurist. Call the senior center office 392-8400 to schedule your appointment today!


Crochet Classes will be offered beginning Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Lynn View Community Center. Beginners class will meet at 11:00am and Intermediate class will meet at 11:30am. Cost is $20.00 paid to instructor. Supplies are under $5.00, call for list. Must be right handed. Call the Lynn View Community Center to sign up, 765-9047.


Bristol Motor Speedway Tour

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bristol, TN

8:30am – 4:30pm

Cost: $9.00 plus lunch on your own

Lunch at Shoneys.

47 spots available

Tour starts at 10:00a.m.Lunch will follow after. Call the senior center office, 392-8400 for availability.


Join us for a Zumba Toning Class Demo on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm in the gym with instructor Linn Branchfield. We need a minimum of 5 for the class to go and if enough interest, we will schedule a six week class. Please sign up by May 5th.


Learn how to make chicken salad doves on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in the lounge from 10:00am – noon. Cost is $2.00 paid day of class to instructor Jeanette Meador. Please sign up by May 12th.


Moses H Cone Memorial Park and

Parkway Craft Center

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Blowing Rock, N.C.

8:30am – 5:30pm

Cost: $18.00 includes transportation and

picnic lunch.

This trip will be for everyone with walking

trails, scenic views, beautiful Georgian Revival

architecture, southern highlands craft shop,

ect. Please look up parkway craft center at the

Moses Cone Manor on the internet. Sign up now!


Picnic in the Park at Warriors Path State Park on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:30am at Shelter number 5. Cost is $2.00, plus bring a side dish to go with hamburgers that will be provided by the senior center. John Pafford band will entertain us so come out and enjoy the sunshine with us! Sign up today!


SHIP Volunteer Recruitment Session on Thursday, May 15 at 12:30pm in the card room. Many volunteer opportunities will be discussed. Sign up began May 1st.


Old Smoky Moonshine Distillery Tour with lunch at Mellow Mushroom, Gatlinburg, TN. Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Cost is $8.00, transportation fee due at sign up, plus lunch is on your own day of trip. Lunch will be at 11:00am, you will order off the menu at Mellow Mushroom and gratuity will be included. Tour of distillery begins at 1:00pm, lasts one hour, free tasting available. No fee for tour.  Sign up begins May 6th.


Out-to-lunch-bunch goes to Hungry Mother State Park Lakeview Dining Room on Friday, June 13, 2014. We will leave the senior center at 9:45am and return around 3:30pm. Cost is $24.95 payable at sign up that begins May 6th. Menu is roast beef, chicken parmesan, whole green beans with almonds, whipped potatoes, garden salad and fruit cobbler. Max 33 participants.


Roan Mountain Hobo Pack Picnic on Friday, June 20, 2014. We will leave the senior center at 9:30am, return around 4:30pm. Cost is $14.00 for transportation and lunch. This should be peak season with the rhododendron festival on the following two days. We will picnic and then drive to the top to see the rhododendrons in bloom. Please bring a side to go with the hobo packs that include meat and veggies, water and soft drink included. All participants are asked to wear tennis shoes or closed toe shoes, some walking involved. Sign up begins May 6th. Check out the rhododendron festival online.


Folkmoot/Artfest Festival with dinner at the Moose Cafĩ, Waynesville, NC. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. We will leave the senior center at 8:00am and return around 9:00pm. Cost is $8.00 for transportation. Lunch is on your own. This is a street festival with international dancers, bard and crafts. The moose cafĩ has been featured in Southern living magazine; see more information about the cafĩ at www.eatthemoosecafe.com. Sign up begins May 13th, so mark your calendar! 47 spots available.