The Kingsport Senior Center announces upcoming activities


Kingsport Senior Center Activities

May 11, 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!

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 by May 12th.

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

SHIP Volunteer Recruitment Session on Thursday, May 15 at 12:30pm in the card room. Many volunteer opportunities will be discussed. Sign up in the senior center office now!

Join us for a game day and play ticket to ride on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 12:30pm -1:30pm in the card room. Facilitated by volunteer, Billy Munsey. We hope from this meeting to schedule a monthly or weekly board game day. Please sign up in the senior center office by May 15th.

Bob Ross Style Painting class on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10:00am – 2:00pm in room 303. Cost: $50.00 paid to

Instructor: Jay Holdway. See example in display

case, billiards room hallway. Bring your lunch. All supplies provided.

Please sign up by May 19th.

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!

Basic Beginning Painting will meet on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 1:00pm-4:00pm in room 303, cost: $20.00 paid to instructor day of class. Instructor is Anne Thwaites. This class will focus on a floral portrait. There is a limit of 10 people. Supply list available at sign up. Please be signed up by May 21st.

Would you like to build your own Dulcimer? Johnny Clark, Blue

Ribbon Dulcimer Maker will be teaching a Dulcimer class in the Wood Shop starting on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, classes will be on Tuesday & Thursday for 6 weeks. Cost is $200.00, which covers all your materials; with half due on the first day of class paid to the instructor and the final payment on the last day. Sign up now! We will need a minimum of four for class to be held, with a maximum of six.

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.

Come join us for a table tennis tournament on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Gym. This tournament will be doubles playing the best of three games, with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only. Cost is $2.00 per person due day of tournament. We will need at least 10 to sign up for tournament to be played. Deadline for sign-up is Monday, June 9, 2014.

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 Sign up begins May 13th, so mark your calendar! 47 spots available.