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Today is October 28, 2016

Church Hill, TN 37642

Friday, October 28th, 2016

  • | 8:15am - 1:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - YW Emerge -- the dynamic and empowering professional development series for women will host the second live event October 28 at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. Dynamic local and regional speakers will offer professional development training specifically for women, along with opportunities to grow your professional network. For questions contact Tammy Henkel at

    Kingsport Center for High Education
    300 W. Market St. Kingsport
  • | 8:30am - 11:00am | Kids
    - Healthy child development starts early. Our staff will welcome your child in a safe, caring, and fun environment. Building on our Child Watch philosophy, Preschool Club will encourage your child's creativity, self-esteem and independence. This specialty club for preschoolers will help your children learn essential social, physical and intellectual building blocks.

    YMCA Preschool Club provides children the opportunity to develop confidence and express their individuality through physically challenging, artistically enriching and intellectually stimulating activities. Children will participate in themed games, crafts, and snacks, as well as active hands-on learning, gross motor play in the gym, and sensory learning activities.

    Ages: 3 (potty trained) - 5

    Y Kids: $15
    Friend of the Y: $18
    (Price per session)

    Maximum: 16, Minimum: 8
    YMCA of Great Kingsport
    1840 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37664
    YMCA Kingsport 423.247.9622
  • | 8:30am - 5:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Are you looking for a fun way to stay active and also meet people? Kingsport Parks and Recreation is now registering teams in four different divisions for its adult basketball leagues.

    “Hang out with old friends, make new ones, or just come for the exercise,” said Program Administrator Matthew Elkins. “This is a great social activity for co-workers and building teamwork.”

    Divisions offered are Men’s Open, Industrial, Church and Women’s 3-on-3. All church and industrial teams must abide by the eligibility requirements mandated in the 2016-2017 rules. The rules can be picked up at the Kingsport Parks and Recreation office in the Civic Auditorium.

    The entry fee is $350.00 per team with a $10.00 non-resident fee (max of $50) for all players who live outside Kingsport city limits. The women’s 3-on-3 league will be $75 per team.

    Deadline for registration is Friday, October 28th at 5:30 p.m.

    Each team must register Monday through Friday at the athletic office in the Civic Auditorium. All registration takes place Monday through Friday at the Civic Auditorium, located at 1550 Fort Henry Drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registrations are accepted for teams only. Players looking to pick up with a team may call the athletic office to be placed on the free agent list, which is made available to all teams.

    For more information, please stop by the Civic Auditorium or contact Matthew Elkins at 423-229-9458 or

    Registration for leagues listed below will take place at the Civic Auditorium in the Athletic Office from now until Friday, October 7th.

    Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec, Matthew Elkins 423.229.9458
  • - he Kingsport Chamber Leadership Kingsport program announced today the 2nd annual golf tournament named in honor of former Kingsport
    Mayor Dennis Phillips.

    The tournament tees off Friday, October 28, 2016, at Cattails at MeadowView.

    Registration is 9 a.m. with tee time at 10 a.m.

    The event is sponsored by RICOH.

    Proceeds from the event benefit Leadership Kingsport.

    “Mayor Phillips has been an exemplary leader and has done so much for this community,” Kingsport Chamber President and CEO Miles Burdine said. “We created this golf tournament last year as another way to raise funds for this vital program. We know it will be another fun event and, though while not a golfer, Dennis will have a great time supporting a program that’s always been very important to him and this city.”

    Media sponsors include the Kingsport Times-News, My 19 WKPT/MeTV Tri-Cities WAPK and AM 640 WXSM Xtreme Sports Monster.

    The format for the tournament will be a modified scramble. Each team will hit four tee shots. The best drive will be selected and players will then hit their second shots. Each player will then play his or her own ball for the remainder of the hole. The lowest individual score on the hole will then be recorded as the team score. To keep the pace of play going, each player is asked to pick up once he or she has reached a bogey count on the hole.

    Team awards will be given as well as awards for hole competitions for longest drive, most accurate drive and closest to the pin.

    Cost to enter is $400 per team, with four players per team.

    Hole sponsorships are available for $150.

    The Dennis Discount Package, which includes a team of four and a hole sponsorship, is $500.

    To enter the Dennis Phillips Leadership Kingsport Golf Tournament or to sponsor a hole, call the Kingsport Chamber at 392-8820 or send an e-mail to Melissa Gilliam at
    Cattails Golf Course
    Kingsport Chamber/Melissa Billiam 423.392.8820
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - Speaker: Tanya Fuccio, RN | Join us to learn asthma basics, the importance of an asthma action plan and common asthma terminology.
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - Speaker: Jennifer Banks, RD, UT Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent | One of the seasonal bounties of fall are root vegetables. Join Jennifer as she discusses these nutrient packed veggies and simple, healthful preparations. Enjoy a cooking demo, recipes and free samples!
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • Kingsport Senior Center
    1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Senior Center 423.392.8400
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - Sheila Kay Adams shares stories from the small mountain community in Western North Carolina where she was born, and passes on the rich musical heritage of her ancestors. An accomplished banjo player and seventh generation ballad singer, she is also an author of several books and recordings. Her many awards include North Carolina’s highest award for the arts, the North Carolina Heritage Award, and the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award. Adams has performed across the nation and abroad, including appearances at the National Book and Smithsonian Folklife Festivals. “A delightful raconteur of mountain life. Her artistry conveys a powerful sense of family and place.” – North Carolina Arts Council

    Tuesday-Saturday 2pm Matinee
    $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, Children

    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 18009528392
  • | 3:30pm - 5:00pm | Kids, Halloween, Kids, family, holiday
    - Join us for some Halloween fun! Bring the kids for trick or treating with our residents, games, and refreshments.

    Free and open to the public.

    For more information contact the Activity Department at: 423-975-0095 ext. 308 or email
    Lakebridge A Waters Community
    115 Woodlawn DR Johnson City TN 37604
    Activity Department 423.975.0095
  • - We are having our first annual Halloween in the Campground at Warriors Path State Park. Activities will include:
    Costume Contest
    Best Decorated Camper Contest
    Ghost Stories
    Warriars Path Park
    490 Hemlock Road Kingsport TN 37663
    Warriors' Path State Park 423.239.8531
  • | 5:00pm - | Kids
    - Appalachian Region Antique Automobile Club of America invites you to Trunk and Treat, Friday, October 28th from 5pm until dark at TriSummit Bank. This event will feature a 50/50 Raffle, candy, fellowship, costumes, and old cars & trucks. Children of all ages are welcome to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume!

    Please bring at least one canned food item per participant to be donated to Communities in Schools of Southwest Virginia.
    Trisummit Bank
    425 State St. Bristol VA
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Sponsored by South State Contractors

    ZZ Top lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact, consisting of Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. In 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s a remarkable achievement that they are still very much together after almost 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they have recorded. ZZ Top is the same but always changing.

    ZZ Top’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American in derivation. Iconic songs “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “Legs” remain as rock solid as the music ZZ Top continues to play. They have sold millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms and are true rock icons but, against all odds, they are really just doing what they have always done. They’re real and they’re surreal and they’re ZZ Top.

    A limited number of Meet & Greet and VIP Packages are available for purchase. There are no discounts on Meet & Greet or VIP Package purchases.

    $300 Meet and Greet Package Includes:
    • One premium, reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows of the stage
    • Exclusive meet & greet with ZZ Top
    • Personal photograph with ZZ Top
    • Q&A session with the band
    • ZZ Top tour merchandise item
    • Official meet & greet laminate
    • On-site VIP host

    $175 VIP Tour Package Includes:
    • One premium, reserved ticket located in the first 20 rows of the stage
    • ZZ Top tour merchandise item
    Niswonger Performing Arts Center
    212 Tusculum Blvd Greenville TN 37745
    NPAC Box Office 423.638.1679
  • - Kingsport Parks & Recreation is now accepting registration for youth basketball. Leagues will be offered for boys ages 5-17 and girls ages 5-15. Participants must live inside the Kingsport city limits, attend Kingsport City schools, and/or own property in the City of Kingsport. The registration fee is $20 per child (jersey fee not included).

    Registration for leagues listed below will take place at the Civic Auditorium in the Athletic Office from now until Friday, October 7th.

    Bantam (ages 5-6)

    Pee Wee Boys (ages 7-8)

    Pee Wee Girls (ages 7-9)

    Rookie Boys (ages 9-10)

    Junior Girls (ages 10-12)

    Junior Boys (ages 11-12)

    Registration for intermediate girls and boys and senior boys will take place at the Civic Auditorium in the Athletic Office from now until October 28th.

    Intermediate Boys (ages 13-14)

    Intermediate Girls (ages 13-15)

    Senior Boys (ages 15-17)

    Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec, Jason Wilburn 423.229.9459
  • | 9:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Sleepy Owl Brewery
    151 E. Main St. Kingsport TN
    Sleepy Owl Brewery 423.390.8476
  • - Kingsport Carousel opened to 7 pm Wednesday through Sunday.

    The Kingsport Carousel is now running on its summer schedule. Regular business hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm. All rides are $1.00. Private rentals and children’s birthday party packages are available.

    The Kingsport Carousel has an active volunteer roster and welcomes others to join in on the fun. Local residents (from High school kids all the way to Senior Citizens!) that have a passion to be in a happy place and share a joyful experience will love it.

    For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.

    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.392.8414
  • - Center Hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 2pm
    Lynn View Senior Center
    257 Walker St. Kinsport TN
    Lynn View Senior Center 423.229.8402
  • - Center Hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 2pm
    Lynn View Senior Center
    257 Walker St. Kinsport TN
    Lynn View Senior Center 423.229.8402
  • - As October ushers in the season of fright, LampLight

    Theatre will be debuting a new Mortality Room production. Prepare your heart for the scare of your

    life with “CarnEvil of Death.” This Halloween show plunges to the dark-side as an old beat up

    carnival rolls into a small town with a motley cast of sideshow oddities who cast a demonic curse on a

    group of teens. This chilling production is not for the weak at heart.

    As part of the City Youth League, high school students prepare for the town’s All Hallows Eve

    celebration. Little do they know that their traveling carnival troupe of demons will soon wreak havoc

    and terrorize the souls of the most unexpected victims. The “CarnEvil of Death” is hosted by a

    malevolent evil entity named Furia and assisted by the sinister Drudge Twins. They will introduce you

    to a legion of nefarious demons. These “fallen ones” summon Lucifer, who masquerades as Decessus,

    the Grande Marshal for this disturbing carnival.

    “CarnEvil of Death” exposes the dark realities of true life, which can be very disturbing. When you

    step inside the big tent, the Grande Marshal will introduce you to a world of disbelief. He uses his

    disguised sinister spirits to entice you to believe his lies. Evil necromancers, sorcerers, and conjurors

    are only a part of his haunting menagerie. When this legion of principalities is done with this band of

    teens, their mortal souls will hang in the balance of the “after life.” Perhaps yours will as well.

    LampLight Theatre’s cast and crew are ready to present their ultimate Halloween experience. This

    creepy production is staged under the big tent, complete with sideshow freaks and ominous carnies.

    Mesmerizing illusions and special effects add to this gruesome production. Things aren’t always as

    they seem at 140 Broad Street in Downtown Kingsport. Our fiendish ghouls are preparing to give

    you the scare of a lifetime, if you dare accept our invitation to the “CarnEvil of Death.”

    We do want to warn that Mortality Room’s “CarnEvil of Death” is NOT for everyone. Due to its

    true-to- life situations and scary images, this show is rated PG-13. Performances will run October 7-

    31, Fridays through Sundays and Halloween night. Performances nightly at 6:30 PM with

    additional performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:00 PM. The show’s seating is general

    Vision Productions Inc., is a non-profit organization devoted to sharing the gospel through music, seminars, and performing arts. Our mission is to see

    people come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and to see fellow Christians edified and challenged to a deeper walk of faith.

    admission with a suggested donation of $8. Reservations are recommended in order to guarantee times

    and seating. Concessions will be available from 5:30 until 9:00.

    For Reservations and information please contact the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday

    through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at click for details.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.

    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • - “Shades of Mark Twain with a touch of Stephen King, as if Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer had found themselves lost in a sinister fairground full of supernatural characters.”

    Step inside. The show is about to begin. The carnival rolls in to town sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. For Jim and Will, two almost 14-year-old boys, the lure of the carnival is irresistible. They soon discover that a sinister secret lies behind the smoke and mirrors; the carnival holds a dark desire to destroy the whole town. A spine-tingling battle between good and evil, in which only Jim, Will and Will’s mild-mannered father can save the day. This deliciously scary adventure is about friendship, innocence and perfectly captures the wondrous belief we all possess when we are 14-years-old. A tale for the whole family to enjoy together.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Starts at dark. Tickets sold until 10:00 pm. Ticket booth closes at 10:00 pm. Admission does not vary for age.
    Fenders Farm
    254 Highway 107 Jonesborough TN
    Fenders Farm 423.753.4469
  • - The Fulldome Film Society, together with Kiev Planetarium and Atmasfera360 Center, is proud to present the unique fulldome show dedicated to a breakthrough discovery and space mission to the core of the comet 67P.

    Join comet discoverer Klim Churyumov in the story about the origins of the Solar System and life on Earth. Meet the challenges of a 10-year-long mission with the “Rosetta” spacecraft and the “Philae” lander. Become the first one to find oneself on the comet surface!

    Launching in March 2004 and arriving at comet 67P on August 6, 2014, Rosetta is the first mission in history aimed at making a successful rendezvous with a comet, tag along as the comet orbits the sun, and then deploy a lander to the surface of the comet for further exploration and study.

    The show includes updates on this groundbreaking mission and what we have learned, plus an interactive activity designed to demonstrate the difficulty in landing craft onto the surface of the comet. “Rosetta” also includes a tour of the current night sky.

    “Rosetta” can be seen beginning Saturday, September 3, and will serve as the featured show through December 31. Show times are Tuesday thru Friday at 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the gift shop located in the Nature Center.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The world is about to change. In the small East Tennessee town of Niota in 1920, the Burn family is experiencing a lot of change all at once: Their first tractor, indoor plumbing, and a young girl who unexpectedly comes into their lives, while the country is abuzz over the controversial Constitutional Amendment that might give women the right to vote. This musical journey explores the personal relationships, the change in lives, and the stakes for the men and women in a time of deep conflict and controversy. How can one person’s action affect history? In the end, it comes down to a single state: Tennessee, and the Tennessee vote is to be decided by a single man, Harry Burn from Niota. A true story.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - In this wickedly funny adaptation of Washington Irving's classic tale of superstition and village rivalry, gawky schoolmaster Ichabod Crane fancies himself a dashing, worldly man of learning, capable of winning the heart of Katrina Van Tassel. Will this beautiful daughter of a wealthy local farmer return Ichabod's affections, or does she have other ideas? What will be the outcome when Ichabod confronts his desires, fears, and of course, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow?
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
    125 1/2 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre 423.753.1010
  • - We are shaking things up in the lab in recognition of Earthquake Awareness Week. Your mission is to engineer a miniature earth-quake proof structure. Test it out on our earthquake simulation platform made of gelatin, and see if it withstands the shake up. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
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