Book and Coffee Series will be held June 21, 10 a.m., at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch library. The Friends of the Library Association will present author Janie Dempsey-Watts at 10 a.m. She will discuss her novel, “Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge.” This novel is part romance, part adventure and part intrigue with local Cherokee history. FOLA invites all to this event and provides the coffee.
Kidz Zone Creative Arts Class for kids ages 5-12 meets every Thursday at The Salvation Army, 437 Inman St. A meal is provided at 6 p.m. and class begins at 6:45 p.m. Club 316 begins June 10 and meets each Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army. A meal will be served. Club 316 is a Bible-based character building program. For more information, call Gina Ballinger at 308-3467. These activities will go through December.
A class in Japanese is offered this summer at the library, beginning Wednesday and continuing each Monday and Wednesday through June and July. There will be two classes offered, at 10 or 11 a.m. The classes will be taught by Yumi Nomura, who was born in China but has been a Japanese citizen since she was 16. To register for this class, call the library at 472-2163, ext. 126. The classes will be limited in size and minimum age will be 16.
An AARP Driver Safety Class will be given on June 26 and 27 by McMinn Senior Center for adults over 55 years. The class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. This classroom program helps ensure older drivers remain safe behind the wheel. Refreshing the rules of the road in an informal setting among your peers keeps skills sharp. The Instructor is professionally qualified to present the program which could lead to a discount from your insurance company. Class fee for the eight-hour course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To pre-register, call McMinn Senior Center at 423-745-6830.
Summer is almost here and for many kids that means it’s time for camp. The Salvation Army is preparing for its annual summer camp which benefits children from disadvantaged circumstances. Children ages 7-12 are eligible to go to The Salvation Army’s Division Camp located on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. The fun-filled week will offer crafts, fishing, swimming, sports, songfests and campfires with a focus on learning about God’s love. Certified camp instructors supervise all swimming and waterfront activities and there is a nurse on duty at all times. For more information, call Gina Ballinger at 308-3467.
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