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Story published: 04-17-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Myriad of events scheduled this week in region

SPECIAL DAY FOR SPECIAL KIDS

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City, will offer a special day for special children on Saturday, April 13, from 12-3 p.m.

This free event is designed for families of individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. The entire family is invited to enjoy angel fish swimming, sports, and arts and crafts.

HALL TO READ CHILDREN’S BOOK

On Wednesday, April 17, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., the Jonesborough Library will welcome Lisa Hall, author of the Cutie Pie Chronicles series.

She will read her new children’s book, Burton the Sneezing Cow. Hall will also sell and sign copies of her book at the event.

This program is free and open to the public. Parents will need to stay with their children. For more information, call the Jonesborough Library at 753-1800.

TEEN MURDER MYSTERY

Teens are invited to solve a mystery at the Jonesborough Library on Saturday, April 20.

Join fellow detectives in solving the mystery In the Shadow of the Vampyre from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Teens will have to investigate the crime scenes and carefully and examine the evidence in order to solve the case.

Pizza and other refreshments will be provided before the program. This program is free and open to tweens and teens grades 6-12. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the Jonesborough Library at 753-1800.

MANNING TO TALK PAINTING MATERIALS

The Watauga Valley Art League will meet Saturday, April 20, at the Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. An informal art critique begins at 10:30 a.m. for those interested.

The speaker for the April WVAL meeting will be Scott Manning. Manning is General Manager of Jerry’s Artarama in Knoxville. As an artist himself, working with pencil, watercolor, acrylic, ink and recently encaustics, he will be able to talk artist to artist.

During the event, he will talk about new materials that are currently available in the painting world. He will describe how to work with certain products and the good and bad of materials. For more information, call 743-7799.

EARTH DAY HIKE AT SYCAMORE SHOALS

Celebrate Earth Day at Sycamore Shoals State Park as retired forester Martin Miller offers a special guided tour of Sycamore Shoals’ new arboretum on Saturday, April 20.

Discover a variety of native trees and fun facts about their unique qualities, historical uses, and contributions to local culture.

Dress appropriately for the weather. Tour will begin at 3 p.m. and will last about an hour. Tour is by reservation only, and space is limited. For more information or to make reservations, call 543-5808.