ReadNPlay for a Bright Future
Upcoming Events 2016
Night at the Museum with Your Pediatrician: February 5, 2016, 5:30-7 pm, Hands On Museum, Johnson City
Email to register or for more information
Once Upon a Time Celebration: April 30, 2016, 9:30-11 am, Carver Park, Johnson City. To RSVP or for more information please visit our Facebook event page or email us:
Tea for Expectant and Nursing Mothers: May 2, 10 am-12 pm, Johnson City Community Health Center, Johnson City
Daddy Day Camp: April 16, TBA, TBA
Upcoming Support Groups 2016
Mommy & Me Support Group Schedule - Washington County, TN
10 am on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month Health Resources Center Annex, Mall at Johnson City. All events are free. Breastfeeding support and activities for children provided. For more information contact Chasta Hite, RNC, IBCLC at or 423-431-5432
-January 11 Breastfeeding topic: pumping
-January 25 Parenting apps and website
-February 8 Screen time
-February 22 Communicating in health care
-March 14 Child passenger safety
-March 28 Breastfeeding
-April 11 Toddler behavior & breastfeeding
-April 25 Child abuse prevention
-May 11 Mommy time
-May 25 Summer safety
-June 8 Dads & breastfeeding
-June 22 Sleep

Carter County Breastfeeding/Healthy Kids Support Group at Village Pediatrics  and Breastfeeding Medicine
Meets the first Thursday of every month at 4:30pm and the 3rd Thursday of every month at 11 am at Village Pediatrics in Elizabethton. Childcare provided. Please contact Jillian Reece, CLC at for more information.
Past Events 2015

July 23rd


Johnson City Public Library Summer Reading Finale: Super Hero Celebration




Johnson City


July 31st


Big Latch on & World Breastfeeding Week




Medical Care– Eliza-bethton


August 1st


Big Latch on & World Breastfeeding Week

Best for Baby Health Fair





The Village- Elizabethton

Johnson County Health Dept.

August 6th

World Breastfeeding Event


Washington County Health Department

November 7th


Scarecrow Skedaddle




ETSU Mini dome -Johnson City


Past Events 2015 Mommy and Me Support Groups: Health Resources Center Annex, Mall at Johnson City, 10-11:30 AM. Email for further details. Breastfeeding support and children's activities always provided.

July 27


Sharing Stories


August 10


Growing a Garden/ Eating locally


August 24


Development by age


September 14


Development by age


September 28


Starting Solids


Past Community Events


April 12, 2014

1st annual Prince and Princess Celebration. 9:30am-12pm @ Mountain Home VA Campus. This was a free and fun event for families with children up to age 12. Featured a themed Prince and Princess Parade, a physical activity Quest, and health and safety King's Court with around 150 children with their families in attendance.

March 28, 2014

Tea for Expectant and New Mothers and Grandmothers. 10am-2pm at Memorial Park Community Center. 

March 1, 2014

Infant/Toddler Free Family Event. 9am-11:15am @ Northeast State, Locke Humanities Building. Come spend the morning with your child an dpratcipate in hands-on experiences offered by local experts and organizations! Please register by Feb. 24. Click here for details and a registration form.

November 23, 2013

Daddy Day Camp: Educational event for expectant and new Calvary Baptist Church, 225 Holly Lane, Elizabethton, TN. This event included educational speakers geared towards new dads, as well as various educational displays presented by different community organizations.


November 15, 2013

11am-12pm: To-be Tea for Expectant Mothers and Grandmothers with BABE Breastfeeding Coalition and Carter County Health Department. Provided a variety of information for expectant or nursing mothers and grandmothers, including car seat safety, sleep safety, and nutrition.

November 8, 2013

Fuel to Play Infant Nutrition Forum entailed collaborative discussion of stakeholders from multiple professions involved in regional infant care. 

September 21, 2013
ReadNPlay cosponsored a Walk N' Roll, Kids Run, and Family Activity Day with Niswonger Children's Hospital on the ETSU Campus. For more information please go to

June 23, 2013

•Free 1-mile Walk n' Roll for families to walk/stroll together, Kids fun run, car seat safety checks, and health/safety fair with Baby Rest Stop
•Veteran's Administration Campus, Johnson City, TN (meet in parking lot between JCMC and Stanton Gerber)
Sunday, June 23, 2-4 pm

•Sponsored by ReadNPlay for a Bright Future, ETSU Department of Pediatrics, Niswonger Children's Hospital with support from: Earthfare, Hands On Museum, Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, students & staff from the ETSU College of Medicine & students from Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, & Psychology.

July 13, 2013

ReadNPlay hosted a family activity booth at the Jonesborough Farmer's Market from 8-12:

September 22, 2012

ReadNPlay cosponsored the Walk N' Roll in conjunction with the September 22, 2012 1.1 mile Niswonger Kids Run on the campus of ETSU. Faculty and residents from the ETSU Department of Pediatrics,Quillen medical students, and students from the ETSU Department of Psychology CLIFFS lab passed out ReadNPlay badges to 37 WalkNRollers (walking/stroller with their young children), distributed over 75 children's books and Chop Chop magazines, and had 35 families take our sugar quiz during Family Activity Day. Six faculty/nurses from ETSU Pediatrics ran the Blue Grass Half Marathon the following day!