Today is July 26, 2017
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

  • | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts 423.392.8414 Stephanos@KingsportTN.gov
  • Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 8:30am - 5:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Kids
    - Sign up online or just drop in.
    Michaels Johnson City
    3211 People St. Johnson City TN
    Michaels Johnson City 423.915.1176
  • - As part of the Smithsonian Water|Ways exhibit. we'll be offering kid-friendly water play and learning activities every Wedesday. We might go to explore in a creek, try some water conservation games, toss a few water balloons, or just play in the sprinklers. Join us for some cool wet fun with a Water|Ways theme!
    Warriars Path Park
    490 Hemlock Road Kingsport TN 37663
    Warriors' Path State Park 423.239.8531
  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - The first time ever that a Smithsonian Museum On Main Street exhibit is being hosted by a State Park!
    Come dive into water! “Water | Ways” helps us to consider how we use water and what water symbolizes to us; how water unites and divides communities and how people resolve conflicts over this resource; how water affects the way we live, work, create, play and worship; and how we care for our water and protect it for future generations.
    This exhibition covers many themes, including:
    ≈ A Water Planet
    ≈ Where is Our Water?
    ≈ What's a Watershed?
    ≈ Water and Humanity
    ≈ Availability of Water
    ≈ Water as a Critical Resource
    ≈ Harnessing the Power of Water
    ≈ Climate and Water
    Warriars Path Park
    490 Hemlock Road Kingsport TN 37663
    Warriors' Path State Park 423.239.8531
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling
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    Judith Black has been a creator and teller of tales for over thirty years. Retellings of history from new perspectives, tickling familial dysfunction, ironic explorations of aging, and stories that address our warming world are all fodder for her tales. Black has been featured on stages around the world, including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Museum of Cape Town and NPR. She is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

    “Black has culled the minefields of childhood and elevated them through her storytelling to a level of universal experience that is not only painful and poignant, but gut-wrenchingly hilarious.” – The Boston Globe

    Matinee Performances Tuesday- Saturday at 2pm.
    For reservations or more information call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    Founder's Park
    204 W. Main St. Johnson City TN
    Downtown Yoga Center 423.232.9642
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    JRH Brewing
    458 W. Walnut St. Johnson City TN
    JRH Brewing 423.722.3410
  • | 6:30pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Join us for a fun 2-3 mile run through the Tree Streets. All skill levels welcome and runners get 1/2 off their 1st pint!
    JRH Brewing
    458 W. Walnut St. Johnson City TN
    JRH Brewing 423.722.3410
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Free, family-friendly community event for everyone. Come make a joyful noise, move to the rhythms, or just relax and take in the scene. Bring your own seating!
    Founder's Park
    204 W. Main St. Johnson City TN
  • | 7:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Howard Johnson Field at Cardinal Park
    510 Bert St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Cardinals 423.461.4866
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Jonesborough Yarn Exchange provides Jonesborough with a monthly live radio performance at the International Storytelling Center in Downtown Jonesborough, and provides the Tri-Cities region with a monthly broadcast of these shows on the local NPR station 89.5 FM. These productions celebrate the culture and stories of the people of Jonesborough and the Southern Appalachian Region. Now in its third season, “A Night with the Yarn Exchange” is a monthly, scripted production, based on local stories and regional music, and performed by an inter-generational, multi-cultural cast of local actors, storytellers, and musicians, to create an audio patchwork quilt of what it means to be home in the mountains.

    The Jonesborough Yarn Exchange is a community building group and open to anyone who would like to participate. Everyone is welcome, from all ages and backgrounds, regardless of experience. If you live here, you belong! If you have a story to tell, this is the place! In addition to the live performances and the local broadcasts, the production is also streamed online by the local NPR affiliate WETS FM 89.5 on their HD channel 1, so the world can listen to and be inspired by the stories of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and the people of Appalachia. The radio performances are aired the last Wednesday of the month on HD Channel 1 HERE

    For tickets to the live production, held the fourth Monday of every month at the International Storytelling Center, call 423-753-1010 or purchase at the door.
    International Storytelling Center
    116 W. Main St. Jonesborough TN 37659
  • | 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
  • | Special Interest
    Kingsport Ballet Studio
    201 Cherokee St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Ballet/Bertina Dew 423.863.1280 kingsportballet@gmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30am to 6:15am, Saturdays 7am to 8am

    F3 plants and grows small workout men's workout groups to reinvigorate male community leadership. All workouts are free, open to men of all fitness levels, held outdoors (rain or shine), and are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion. While men are certainly pushed to get better physically, most guys keep coming back because of the friendships and comradely built by getting up early and putting in the work. F3 is open to men of all faiths and no faith, and the closing shout-out is generally the only faith-specific component of a workout.
    Founder's Park
    204 W. Main St. Johnson City TN
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Johnson City Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, geology and maker space. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to our website.
    Johnson City Public Library
    100 W. Main St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Public Library 423.434.4450
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Mountain States Health Alliance, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

    Daily blood pressure checks
    Health screenings
    Assistance with becoming smoke-free
    Personal nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian
    Diabetes self-management classes
    Support groups
    Health seminars
    Physician lectures
    Healthy cooking classes
    Health library – books and brochures
    Referral information

    Community Lectures are designed to educate you about the latest treatment options available at our facilities, and to introduce you to the many skilled doctors practicing here. Please check often for new events and updated schedules. Check out our monthly calendar at the "website" link to the left.
    Health Resources Center Johnson City
    The Mall at Johnson City Johnson City TN
    Health Resources Center Johnson City 423.857.7981
  • - From the authors of "The Dixie Swim Club" and "The Red Velvet Cake War"
    By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

    A laugh-a-minute comedy about four Southern women, all needing to escape their day-to-day routines, drawn together by fate—and an impromptu happy hour. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic; Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise; earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal; and new to town, Jinx, a spunky fireball, offers her services as a life coach for these women. Hilarious misadventures and the occasional liquid refreshment lead the ladies to discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - One of the most explosive movie musicals to burst onto the stage in recent memory! The soundtrack reached #1 on the Billboard charts with top 40 rock score, it is a story of rebellious teens and the families who learn to listen to and guide them with warm and loving hearts. Based on a true story; features the hit songs: “Footloose,” “Somebody’s Eyes,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” and “Almost Paradise.”
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Bays Mountain is proud to announce their latest planetarium show creation, “Totality,” running now through August 20, 2017. “Totality” is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses.

    An eclipse is described as when one celestial object blocks another from view. The staff of the planetarium and exhibits departments at Bays Mountain produced this program. It examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and what wonderful sights they create. The program also looks back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.

    The show is followed with an update on the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse and a brief tour of the current night sky.

    The production includes a variety of wonderful styles – from spectacular space environments to humorous pop-up books. A very special part of the show relates, in a very human way, what happens when you are caught in the shadow of the Moon and the Sun is plunged into a total solar eclipse.

    The show runs about 35 minutes in length. During May, the show will be offered at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. During the months of June-August, the show will be offered at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at 1:00, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    To see a trailer and learn more about the show, please visit here.

    At Bays Mountain, understand that the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, will be of major importance to the US and generate a lot of excitement worldwide. A total solar eclipse means the moon will fully cover the sun for up to 2 min. 40 sec. if you are on the exact path of the moon. Those in the path, if clear weather, will witness the corona being revealed as well as the brighter stars and planets. This eclipse stretches across the contiguous United States. The United States is the only country that will be in the exact path. The last major eclipse like this was in 1918!

    For East Tennessee, the best viewing spot for the August 21 eclipse will be about a four-hour drive to the south. East Tennessee is at about 96% obscuration. We will enjoy partial phases up to 96% of the sun’s surface being blocked by the moon. We won’t see the corona here, but the temperature will drop and daylight will become an eerie, silvery tone.

    To see any of the partial phases of the eclipse, you must be safe and take care of your eyes. The easiest way to ensure your eye’s safety is to project the image from a pinhole or to use safe, solar glasses. Those glasses are available at the Bays Mountain gift shop. Never look at the sun, even at 96% obscuration. The sun is incredibly bright and can damage your vision.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • - Join us for something out of this world in honor of Asteroid Day! Explore Earth and space with a variety of experiments changing throughout the day, each day including making clouds, investigating gravity, exploring icy worlds, and much, much more! Programs announced periodically throughout each day.

    The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) is a national community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). For more information about NISE Net please visit click for details.

    This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The true meanings of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels in this potentially (not quite) murderous romantic comedy.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - 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
  • - Scholarships available! Contact the theatre for more information. Have you ever wanted to develop and enhance your gifts and talents in the arts? Come join us for the A.I.M. conference at LampLight Theatre. A.I.M. is designed to help educate and encourage Christian artists to use their God-given talents to glorify Christ. This week-long conference prepares artists (teens and adults) for ministry. We want to see Christian artists that minister with the highest level of integrity and character. Attendees will be given a great wealth of information to help guide their individual ministries in the direction the Lord leads. Younger children should bring snacks.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766

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