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Today is December 11, 2016

Elizabethton, TN 37643

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - Letters to Santa can be mailed in a special mailbox Dec. 1-20 M-F from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 pm. in the lobby at Memorial Park Community Center without any postage! Santa’s helpers pick up the letters daily to make sure they get to the North Pole before Christmas. Make sure to include a return address so Santa can answer your letter!
    CONTACT: (423)434-6237



     
           
  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Celebration
    - The Visitors Center will offer an exhibition of unique live trees donated and decorated by area organizations and businesses. For more information call 423.753.1010.
    Jonesborough Visitors Center
    117 Boone St. Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Visitors Center 423.753.1010
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Celebration
    - Visit this fully restored late-Victorian house on the National Register of Historic Places for a glimpse of the architecture and life-style of this era. See antique furnishings including a fainting couch, working foot-pump organ, working Edison phonograph, wood-burning heat stove and (electrified) wood-burning cook stove and others.

    No admission fee but we very gratefully accept donations!!!
    · Second time Hammond House has been open to the public for Christmas
    · House will be festooned with greenery, garlands, and other garden amusements.
    · Refreshments in keeping with the era will be served (sweet breads, cakes, Devonshire cream)
    · John and Joy Mullen will provide Christmas carols with antique victorian pump organ.
    · Lamplight Theatre actors in period costume will provide entertainment as well.
    · Several Girl Scout troops will craft Victorian Christmas decorations for two trees.
    · Educational material about Victorian Christmas customs will be available.
    Hammond House
    121 Shirley St. Kingsport TN
    Hammond House 423.245.5523
  • | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - A unique opportunity for the Tri-Cities region to partake in a Christmas celebration - brass band style.Our ensemble is comprised of professional musicians, many who are area faculty members within our higher education systems. This is a great event for all ages, especially 6-12. If your church or youth group would like a free event, come listen to our music! We also have partnered with the United States Marine Corps and their Toys for Tot's drive.
    Where: 1200 Wateree StreetKingsport, TN
    When: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: Free
    John Sevier Middle School Auditorium
    1200 Wateree St. Kingsport TN
  • | 4:00pm - | Celebration
    - The living Christmas Tree is a 9-level, 25-foot tree filled with 65 singers, accompanied by a 24-piece orchestra, with drama, soloists and video clips as part of the production. The music ranges from a sing-a-long with Christmas carols to spirituals; classic to contemporary. The Living Christmas Tree has been presented in our community for over 40 years, and in 2014 for the first time at Carver Recreation Center. Cost is free but tickets are required and can be picked up at Carver or Central Baptist Church in advance.
    Carter Recreation Center
    322 W. Watauga Ave. Johnson City TN
    Herb Greenlee 423.461.8830 hgreenlee@johnsoncitytn.org
  • - This award-winning tour takes you through town with elegantly decorated surprises as you enjoy a festive tea with tastes of the season. Admission is $15 with a limited number of tickets. For tickets visit jonesboroughtn.org or call 423.753.1010.
    Jonesborough Visitors Center
    117 Boone St. Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Visitors Center 423.753.1010
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    - – After visiting the Holy Land and being inspired by Christ’s birthplace,

    Saint Francis of Assisi created the first “living” Nativity in 1223. Since then, it has become quite a tradition

    throughout Europe and the United States. In keeping with the sacred tradition, Grace Point Fellowship in

    cooperation with LampLight Theatre and Creation Kingdom Zoo will present “Road to Bethlehem” (a living

    Nativity) at 130 VFW Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

    Before embarking on the “walk through” spectacular, guests will meet in the Christmas Gathering Place. Here

    you can enjoy seasonal refreshments including baked goodies, hot chocolate, and holiday cider. Should you

    have special assistance, our staff will try their best to meet those needs.

    Once leaving the Christmas Gathering Place, patrons will step back in time to the city of Bethlehem to the

    events leading up to the Birth of Christ. The “Road to Bethlehem” living nativity will begin with “The

    Annunciation” as the angel appeared to Mary. Scenes will also include “Mary and Joseph’s Journey,

    “Shepherds and their Flocks”, “The Magi”, “Tax Collecting”, and “The Crowded Inn”. Roman Guards will

    patrol the streets as beggars, merchants, and townspeople greet visitors. The “walk-through” will culminate at

    the Nativity with the Birth of Christ. Live animals including horses, donkeys, and camels will be seen

    throughout the “walk-through” attraction.

    Don’t miss this miraculous and inspiring evening as you celebrate this special Christmas with your family and

    friends. This three-day event will take place December 9-11 (Friday through Sunday) from 6PM to 9PM at

    the Grace Point Fellowship property at 130 VFW Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. The event is FREE, but

    donations are accepted.

    For more information, contact Grace Point Fellowship at 423-406- 1685. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to

    5 p.m. or by email: kmartin@gracepointfellowshiptn.org
    Grace Point Fellowship
    130 VFW Road Kingport TN
    423.406.1685
  • - Fritz Schindler and his very talented friends are bringing The Folk ‘n’ Roll Christmas Tour to The Paramount Bristol! The concert features Christmas songs and non-holiday music performed by Fritz, his incredible band and special guest. Their folk ‘n’ roll musical style has been described as an energetic and dynamic blend of Americana, Folk, Roots, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Rock.

    Fritz sings and plays a wide variety of instruments such as mandolin, guitars, hammered dulcimer and banjo and his band features tight vocal harmonies, cello, fiddle, ukulele, drums and bass. The concert will be a “pay what you can” event, a wonderful way for everyone in our community to kick off this special season. Invite your friends and family to come and experience The Folk ‘n’ Roll Christmas Tour, a holly, jolly, fun way to celebrate the holidays!
    Paramount Center for the Arts
    518 State Street Bristol TN 37620
    Paramount Center for the Arts 14232748920
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - No shows Mon or Tues. / Wed - Sat at 7 PM, Sat at 2 PM, Sun at 3 PM
    Step back in time to Victorian England and celebrate Christmas at LampLight Theatre. A Midwinter’s Carol is a Christmas musical presented in traditional Victorian fashion. The story is inspired by Little Peter: A Christmas Morality for Children of Any Age which was published in 1888. As the Narrator, Malak, says in this production…“There are tales and legends about Christmas that have been handed down through ages past, but this one bears a message that could change the hardest of hearts.”

    A Midwinter’s Carol follows the measures of the Barkley family from Shropshire England. Capturing the era of Victorian England, this musical will warm the cockles of all hearts who attend. The production is filled with the sounds and images of Christmases of yore. Carols and original songs herald the message of hope as they fill the streets of Shropshire, England and spill into the hearts of the audience.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Netherland Inn
    2144 Netherland Inn Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Netherland Inn 423.765.0937
  • | 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
  • - 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
  • - Kingsport Carousel opened to 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday. 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 stephanos@KingsportTN.gov
  • - Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments! First, try your hand at the good ol’ tablecloth trick, but without the fine china! Play a tune with singing water glasses, watch in amazement with the soda can shake up, and more! 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
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A traditional adaptation by Richard Rose from the Charles Dickens Classic

    The joy of the holiday season returns with this sparkling production, and a beloved and highly requested favorite of Barter patrons. Come and relive the sheer exhilaration of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghost-guided look into his past, present and future. Witness his release from his small and selfish life to a life of giving, brotherhood and love. A spirited gift to treasure with family and friends, it guarantees you will leave wrapped in the warmth of the holiday spirit.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Nick Cristano is a single, 29-year-old and has just been offered his dream job, but not in the same town as his grandparents. His grandparents, whom he has had Sunday dinner with every week of his life, did not take the news so well. After all, family is the center and the heart of life they say. With his parents and older sister having already moved away, the grandparents get creative to keep Nick in town. Outrageous plans are hatched, hilarious games are played, a blind-date is arranged, and stories are told; resulting in a hilarious situation taken to an extreme that can be shared and cherished by any family. This show is guaranteed to make you love your family all over again this Christmas season.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Lively Lucy Lespree is overjoyed when she is assigned the “whistle solo” in her school’s upcoming Christmas pageant. Then tragedy strikes! Two weeks before the show, Lucy loses her two front teeth! Although she is unable to whistle a note, Lucy is determined not to lose her solo to arch-rival Anna Lori Pringle. Come join this exuberant seven-year-old and her friends as they embark on a Christmas adventure that will fill the whole family with holiday cheer!

    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Call for dates and times. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
    125 1/2 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre 423.753.1010
  • - Monday - Saturday: 1 PM - 8 PM
    Sunday: 1 PM - 6 PM
    Christmas Eve: 1 PM - 6 PM
    Kingsport Town Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
  • | Celebration
    - Presented by Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights Powered By TVA is the largest holiday light show in the South. Speedway in Lights benefits programs and organizations supporting the needs of children in the Tri-Cities region by producing one of the largest holiday light shows in the country. A route of approximately four miles and two millions lights provides entertainment for thousands and raises money for children charities.
    Bristol Motor Speedway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN 37620
    Speedway Children's Charity 423.989.6975
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Renaissance Arts Center
    1200 East Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Theatre Guild 423.392.8427 Kingsporttheatreguild@gmail.com
  • - Celebrate Miner’s Day by learning about the link between coal and fossils. Get an up close and personal look by examining coal specimens and core samples.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659

Monday, December 12th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - Letters to Santa can be mailed in a special mailbox Dec. 1-20 M-F from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 pm. in the lobby at Memorial Park Community Center without any postage! Santa’s helpers pick up the letters daily to make sure they get to the North Pole before Christmas. Make sure to include a return address so Santa can answer your letter!
    CONTACT: (423)434-6237



     
           
  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Celebration
    - The Visitors Center will offer an exhibition of unique live trees donated and decorated by area organizations and businesses. For more information call 423.753.1010.
    Jonesborough Visitors Center
    117 Boone St. Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Visitors Center 423.753.1010
  • | 8:30am - 10:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Lean Coffee is an opportunity for lean professionals to discuss ideas, experiences, issues and/or improvements in lean. These informal networking events are structured but agenda-less meetings focused on topics that are important to the group. It is also an opportunity to share and learn from your peers and experts from around the region.

    Who should join?
    Lean professionals
    Quality and safety professionals
    Leadership in companies and health systems utilizing lean
    Employees involved with lean in their company or health system
    Anyone interested in Lean
    What to bring?
    Please brainstorm ahead of time and bring at least two topics to discuss during the meeting.
    A willingness to share your experiences so we can learn from each other and improve.
    Business cards
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
    400 Clinchfield Street Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce/Vanessa Bennett 423.392.8813
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