Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, Wellmont Health System leaders, elected officials and area small business owners will formally launch CoverTN, the governor's initiative to provide basic health care coverage to uninsured employees of small businesses, at 9:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room, fourth floor of the Regional Heart Center, Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.
Kiwanis Club of Kingsport will meet at noon at the Americourt Hotel, off Stone Drive, Kingsport. Jeanne Zavada will speak on the Gray Fossil Site.
Ross N. Robinson Middle School band and orchestra will hold their instrument placement session for all rising Robinson-bound fifth-graders from 9 a.m. to noon at Robinson Middle School. Call Charlie Herron at 378-2212.
Scott County Humane Society will meet at 10 a.m. at Lynn Garden Restaurant, Kingsport, to discuss its tax-exempt status and fund-raising activities. A "starving artist" jewelry sale will follow with proceeds benefiting the society. Call Lura Sheppard at (276)386-2479 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 979 will meet at 2 p.m. at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium, Fort Henry Drive.
Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver's license roadside safety checkpoints on U.S. Highway 421, State Route 75, State Route 347 at Walkers Fork Church, and State Route 93 in Sullivan County through March 17.
Hawkins County Schools not in session.
Hancock County Schools spring break through March 16.
The city of Kingsport will play host to a meeting to gather public input on the King's Port on the Holston redevelopment project. Call Chris McCartt at 224-2704.
Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Lunch Bunch, open to alumni, teachers and friends, will meet at 11 a.m. at the Americourt Hotel, off Stone Drive, Kingsport.
Washington County, Tenn., Commission water task force committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the conference room at the Washington County Office Building, Jonesborough.
Sullivan County Commission animal shelter committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Sullivan County Courthouse.
Surgoinsville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. at Surgoinsville City Hall.