â€˜Egg Drop Contest' set for Saturday
â€˜Look Good â€¦ Feel Better' class offered
Workshop on online job search offered
Summer camp information sought
KINGSPORT - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers will hold an "Egg Drop Contest" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Fort Henry Mall, Belk Court. The contest is expected to last two hours. The Egg Drop Contest encourages students to put their math and science skills to work in a fun and challenging way as they design protective cases for eggs and then drop the eggs from 22 feet onto a target. Contestants earn points based on how many parts their cases comprise, how close to the target the egg lands (and whether the egg lands safely), and how much the case weighs. The top three winners in each category will receive cash prizes. The five competing categories are: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8), high school (9-12), adult and teams. The team category can include any age person, and any number of people can be on a team. Each entry will receive a T-shirt at the competition, and entries in the team category will receive up to four T-shirts with their entry fee. Additional T-shirts will be available for purchase. Sponsors include Eastman Chemical Co., BAE Systems, Day & Zimmermann, ASME, Mark Freeman and Associates, AIChE, ASQ, Eastman Credit Union, Weyerhaeuser, QK4 Engineering, TSPE, Food City and the Fort Henry Mall. For more information visit www.asme-eggdrop.org or call Mary Bailey at 967-5164.
JONESVILLE - The American Cancer Society will hold a "Look Good â€¦ Feel Better" volunteer training class for licensed beauty professionals from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Jonesville United Methodist Church. The three-hour class will train volunteers to teach beauty and skin care techniques, as well as tips for disguising hair loss, to women who are undergoing cancer treatment. There is no charge for this class. "Look Good â€¦ Feel Better" is a free, non-medical, salon- and product-neutral program offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society; the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer contact Donna Kolb at (276)346-3551 or the American Cancer Society at 1-877-429-2955.
KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Public Library will offer a free workshop, "How to Find Local Jobs Online," from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the library's Mead Auditorium. The workshop will be led by the Alliance for Business and Training. Participation is limited, so registration is required by calling 229-9465.
Area organizations offering summer camps or programs for children and youth may submit information on their summer activities to the Times-News at firstname.lastname@example.org. A listing of area summer camps and programs will publish on Wednesday, March 14. For more information call 392-1367.