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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

  • - Cooperative learning workshop is for education professionals to learn about an instructional method in which students work in small groups of two or three to accomplish a common learning goal under a teacher’s guidance.
    Northeast State Community College
    Wayne Basler Library L106 Blountville TN
    Rebecca Moody 423.354.5353
  • | 8:00am - 12:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Northeast State Community College. Adapt quickly to achieve desired results - especially when you don’t have immediate authority and need cooperation. Learn a process to influence others using personal power, persuasion, and negotiation. Cultivate relationships that result in increased credibility, respect, and authentic trust.
    Northeast State Community College
    Wayne Basler Library Blountville TN
    Diane Harrison 423.354.5520
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, VBS, bible stories, songs, fun
    - Join us at First Broad Street UMC June 19-23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon each day for pre-K through fifth grade students. Registration will be available at click for details in June.
     
           
    Katie Blalock 423.224.1515 kblalock@fbsumc.org
  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Kingsport Spring Spectacular Photography Contest
    - A regional and beyond photography contest. Open to everyone from the young to young at heart. Three levels of competition: Youth, Amateur, and Proficient.
    There are three categories of competition: Nature, Pictorial and the Carrie Penley Special Theme category. This year's special theme is the color "BLUE." Subjects in this category needs to be blue, for example: Blue jay, Blue flower, Blue Man Group, etc. There is one award, the Jerry Penley "I Love the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Region." This goes to the photo that is the best representation of the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Region.
    Entry dates are Monday-Friday, May 1-12th from 10a.m. till 5p.m. and Saturdays May 6th and 13th from 10a.m. till 3p.m. Deadline is May 13th.
    Judging is Saturday May 20th from 10a.m till finished and is opened to the public. The Awards Reception will be Sunday June 4th 2-4p.m. The exhibition will open from June 4-28 during regular business hours. People's Choice Award voting deadline is June 18th 3p.m.
    Entries may be delivered to Rainbow's End Floral and Gift Shop, 214 E. Center St Kingsport, TN. or shipped to Ann Fortney 154 W. Wanola Ave Kingsport, TN, but must be shipped to arrive by the deadline. The judging, awards reception, and exhibition will be conducted at the Main Art and Atrium Galleries at the Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St Kingsport, TN. Entry forms and rules can be found at photo labs, matting/framing stores, hobby/craft stores, etc throughout the region and beyond. For more info contact Ann Fortney at 423-914-5453, email : anniepenjacc2@aol.com, Facebook at Kingsport Spring Spectacular Photography Contest, or website: click for details.
    Kingsport Renaissance Center
    1200 E. Center St Kingsport TN 37660
    Ann Fortney 423.914.5453 anniepenjacc2@aol.com
  • Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Simplify discussions down to get results. Conduct conversations to promote “tough on results and soft on people.” See It, Own It, Do It. Stay under control in the face of attacks and accusations. Practice responding to the attitudes and excuses.
    Northeast State Community College
    Wayne Basler Library Blountville TN
    Diane Harrison 423.354.5520
  • | 1:15pm - 2:30pm | Kids
    - Every Thursday this Spring, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten Leader, Shannon Ryals, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. The program progresses to meet each child’s need season after season.
    Warriars Path Park
    490 Hemlock Road Kingsport TN 37663
    Tinkergarten 413.397.2800
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling
    - Bill Harley is a songwriter, storyteller, author, performing and recording artist. Recipient of two Grammy® awards, Harley uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of American life. With over thirty-five award-winning recordings and numerous books to his credit, his work honors the universal joys and hardships that all share. Harley has been awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

    “In slice of life vignettes that exude warmth, wit and wisdom, Harley uses a consummate storyteller’s toolbox of tone, voice, delivery, and pace, creating something palpable between himself and his listeners. Like in the old days of radio shows, where people sat around their consoles, you can see that he’s captured their imaginations.” – PARENTS Magazine

    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
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling
    - Bill Harley is a songwriter, storyteller, author, performing and recording artist. Recipient of two Grammy® awards, Harley uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of American life. With over thirty-five award-winning recordings and numerous books to his credit, his work honors the universal joys and hardships that all share. Harley has been awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

    “In slice of life vignettes that exude warmth, wit and wisdom, Harley uses a consummate storyteller’s toolbox of tone, voice, delivery, and pace, creating something palpable between himself and his listeners. Like in the old days of radio shows, where people sat around their consoles, you can see that he’s captured their imaginations.” – PARENTS Magazine

    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
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Beautiful Writing! enjoy a 4 week session with Michael Hale. Thursday evenings beginning June 15, 6 - 7:30 PM. $45 and all supplies are included.
    Art in the Heart Gallery
    Corner of Broad and Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Art in the Heart Gallery 423.392.8417
  • | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - We can't promise instant Zen, but we do know this would make a fun painting for the summer.
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Model City Tap House
    324 E. Market St. Kingsport TN
    Model City Tap House 423.765.0875
  • | 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
  • - Join us for a high-paced workshop intensive, all levels, half and full days. We welcome professional master teachers from around the country providing instruction in ballet, pointe and variations, partnering, modern and contemporary, jazz, yoga, nutrition and much more!
    Kingsport Ballet Studio
    201 Cherokee St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Ballet/Bertina Dew 423.863.1280 kingsportballet@gmail.com
  • - In order to recognize Nation Dump the Pump Day, KATS will be hosting their “Dump the Pump” promotion in the month of June, offering 25 cent bus rides for the entire month of June as well as “Dial-A-Ride Dollar Off Days” for the van service passengers. Bus passengers will be able to pay the fare of 25 cents per trip all month long in June. Dial-A-Ride van passengers will get $1.00 off the original price of the fare. (a $2.00 trip will cost $1.00 and a $3.00 trip will cost $2.00).
     
           
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | 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
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 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
  • - Girls Compulsory Divisions:
    Level 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

    Girls Optional Divisions:
    Level 6, 7, 8, Open Optional, Xcel Levels Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

    Ladies Division: (No Age Divisions)
    Levels, 6, 7, 8, Open Optional, Xcel Levels Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze
    MeadowView Marriott
    Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37660
    Amanda Steelman 407.934.7200
  • - 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
  • - You might be caught rubbernecking when you see the fun and mystifying experiments we try out with polymers. Write and stretch a secret message on a polymer chain and even make your own silly putty to take home! Programs in the Eastman Discovery Lab will be announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - 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
  • - Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel, Mary Anne, have been together for many years. But now newer, fancier shovels have taken all the work, leaving Mike and Mary Anne in the dust. Their only hope lies in the little town of Popperville, which needs a basement dug for its new City Hall. The story of hard work, determination and friendship comes to life in this charming musical adaptation, where we learn that the newest, biggest or most expensive isn’t necessarily the best.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The spark behind Leaving Iowa comes from being children of parents from the now dubbed “greatest generation.” The story is a toast to their idealism and character and a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don’s existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found him or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Calling all ARTISTS, ARTISANS, CREATIVES, AND CRAFTSPEOPLE of all trades! Applications are being taken for those wishing to exhibit in this 3-day event, which is by invitation only. All applications are reviewed by a selection committee, taking various factors into consideration in order to create a high quality, attractive show having a good mix of artistic creations. Application deadline is July 1, 2017. There is no cost to apply.

    The Christmas Connection, an event sponsored by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, is celebrating 38 years of artistic creations in 2017! A very well established cultural event in Kingsport, the event hosts the region’s best craftspeople, artisans, artists, and creatives. People from our region and beyond look forward to The Christmas Connection year after year.

    This year’s event will take place the first full weekend in November, Friday through Sunday, at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Free admission to the public!
    Online
           
    Adrienne Batara 423.343.9791 adriennebatara@kingsporttn.gov
  • - 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
  • - Read books, log your hours and win prizes! The Kingsport Public Library is offering its annual Summer Reading Program from June 5 through July 28. The theme this year is ‘Build a Better World.’ The goal of the Summer Reading Program is to encourage community members of all ages to read during the summer days and visit the library to participate in programs.

    In line with this year’s theme of building a better world, library staff encourages readers to make choices throughout the summer to help our city become a better place so that it can be here for another 100 years!

    People may register online at click for details starting today. Participants will track their reading for the summer and earn prizes as they go. The library will have programs for all ages throughout the summer.
    For more information, please call 423-229-9365. To view library events, visit click for details.

     
           
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • - The State Theatre Company presents the classic Shakespearean tale of disguises, love triangles, and pranks in an all new modern rendition of Twelfth Night [or What You Will].

    This comedy follows Viola, a young girl new to the unfamiliar city of Illyria, as she disguises herself as a young man in the service of Orsino, a famous rock star. She is sent to woo Orsino's love Olivia who in turn falls for Viola in her male disguise. Antics ensue as this tangled web eventually unravels before the audience with plenty of laughs along the way.

    Tickets $15
    Group rate (for groups 10+) $10 per ticket
    All tickets are general admission. The house will open 30 minutes before each performance.
    New Studio Space
    222 Commerce St. Kingsport TN
    State Theatre Company 423.276.3546
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park would like to introduce our Seasonal Interpretive Rangers for the 2017 summer season! They will be providing a wide variety of educational and entertaining interpretive programs for all ages, sharing the inspirational history of our park and region. You can find their offerings at click for details under “Monthly Interpretive Programs/History at Home.” Please make is a point to a join us for this summer series! The History at Home series is offered in addition to our already scheduled monthly programs which include workshops, music jams, the Liberty! outdoor drama, and so much more!

    Jessica Newell is currently a graduate student at East Tennessee State University working towards a degree in Archival Studies. She has been fascinated by history ever since a trip to Colonial Williamsburg with her family at the age of seven. Experiences such as dressing in period clothing and holding aloft the group’s candlelit lantern during a haunted tour of the Historic Area stayed with her for years to come. She began volunteering as a historical reenactor at Fort Loudoun State Historic Area in 2008 and enjoys sharing the past with visitors in the same immediate fashion that had so captivated her as a child. She received her undergraduate degree in History from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana in May of 2016. An internship working with county government records inspired her to pursue a career in historic archives. This summer, she looks forward to sharing her love of history with visitors as a Seasonal Interpreter at Sycamore Shoals.

    Stuart Neely Shelton has a history of interpretive work. While living in Newport News, Virginia, he volunteered at the Virginia Living Museum as a trail and touch tank interpreter. When not volunteering at the Virginia Living Museum, Mr. Shelton participated in American Civil War reenactments and Living History events. After moving to Flag Pond, Tennessee during his junior year of High School, Mr. Shelton still volunteered whenever he could. During the summer, he volunteered at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City, Tennessee. There, he portrayed a Union soldier and showed what life was like for the average Civil War soldier. In addition, he took guests on tours around the Tipton-Haynes property. After graduating from East Tennessee State University in May 2017, Stuart Shelton is now working as a Seasonal Interpreter Ranger at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. Here, he intends to help make the history of Sycamore Shoals, the Carter Mansion, and Carter County come alive for guests of all ages and backgrounds.

    Below you will find their programs which begin Wednesday, June 7 – 24, 2017. For additional information, please contact the park at 423-543-5808.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - Summer is here! If your child is looking for a sport to participate in, check out the summer tennis sessions for kids of all ages. The 3-week sessions are held at V.O. Dobbins. Each session is $30 per child.

    Session 1: June 12 -June 30
    Monday/Wednesday classes
    9:00-10:00 a.m. (ages 8 & under)
    10:00-11:00 a.m. (ages 10 & under advanced)
    1:00-2:00 p.m. (Ages 11 & older)

    Tuesday/Thursday Classes
    9:00-10:00 a.m. (ages 10 & under beginner)
    10:00-11:00 a.m. (ages 8 & under)
    1:00-3:00 p.m. (ages 13-18 elite match play)

    Session 2: July 10 - July 28
    Monday/Wednesday classes
    9:00-10:00 a.m. (ages 8 & under)
    10:00-11:00 a.m. (ages 10 & under advanced)
    5:30-6:30 p.m. (Ages 11 & older)

    Tuesday/Thursday Classes
    9:00-10:00 a.m. (ages 10 & under beginner)
    10:00-11:00 a.m. (ages 8 & under)
    1:00-3:00 p.m. (ages 13-18 elite match play)

    Registration is by appointment only. There is no deadline to register. V.O. Dobbins is located at 301 Louis Street in Kingsport. If you have questions or want to register for summer tennis, please call 423-224-2489 or email reneeensor@kingsporttn.gov.
    VO Dobyns Senior Complex
    301 Louis St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Parks and Rec, Renee Ensor 423.224.2489 ReneeEnsor@Kingsporttn.gov

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

  • | 7:30am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Please join your Kingsport Chamber for a 4th Friday Breakfast sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee!

    RSVP NOW REQUIRED TO 423-392-8800
    MeadowView Marriott
    Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce/Lindsay Powers 423.392.8827
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, VBS, bible stories, songs, fun
    - Join us at First Broad Street UMC June 19-23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon each day for pre-K through fifth grade students. Registration will be available at click for details in June.
     
           
    Katie Blalock 423.224.1515 kblalock@fbsumc.org
  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Kingsport Spring Spectacular Photography Contest
    - A regional and beyond photography contest. Open to everyone from the young to young at heart. Three levels of competition: Youth, Amateur, and Proficient.
    There are three categories of competition: Nature, Pictorial and the Carrie Penley Special Theme category. This year's special theme is the color "BLUE." Subjects in this category needs to be blue, for example: Blue jay, Blue flower, Blue Man Group, etc. There is one award, the Jerry Penley "I Love the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Region." This goes to the photo that is the best representation of the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Region.
    Entry dates are Monday-Friday, May 1-12th from 10a.m. till 5p.m. and Saturdays May 6th and 13th from 10a.m. till 3p.m. Deadline is May 13th.
    Judging is Saturday May 20th from 10a.m till finished and is opened to the public. The Awards Reception will be Sunday June 4th 2-4p.m. The exhibition will open from June 4-28 during regular business hours. People's Choice Award voting deadline is June 18th 3p.m.
    Entries may be delivered to Rainbow's End Floral and Gift Shop, 214 E. Center St Kingsport, TN. or shipped to Ann Fortney 154 W. Wanola Ave Kingsport, TN, but must be shipped to arrive by the deadline. The judging, awards reception, and exhibition will be conducted at the Main Art and Atrium Galleries at the Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St Kingsport, TN. Entry forms and rules can be found at photo labs, matting/framing stores, hobby/craft stores, etc throughout the region and beyond. For more info contact Ann Fortney at 423-914-5453, email : anniepenjacc2@aol.com, Facebook at Kingsport Spring Spectacular Photography Contest, or website: click for details.
    Kingsport Renaissance Center
    1200 E. Center St Kingsport TN 37660
    Ann Fortney 423.914.5453 anniepenjacc2@aol.com
  • | 9:30am - 12:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - East Tennessee State University's Olympic Training Site is hosting their annual Olympic Day on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9:30am - 12pm at Kermit-Tipton Stadium.
    Kermit Tipton Stadium/Science Hill High School
    1509 John Exum Parkway Johnson City TN
    Emily Brockelman brockelman@etsu.edu
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Kids
    - Sign up online or just drop in.
    Michaels Kingsport
    2626 E. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Michaels Kingsport 423.230.0903
  • | 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
  • | 1:00pm - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Abuse Alternatives Inc. 5th Annual Golf Tournament
    - The Board of Directors of Abuse Alternatives, Inc. is constantly looking for funds to enhance our existing comprehensive services to domestic violence survivors and to increase funding for a new emergency crisis shelter. This agency will be hosting a golf tournament, at Clear Creek Golf Club in Bristol, VA on June 23, 2017. The Abuse Alternatives, Inc. 5th Annual Golf Tournament will begin at 2 P.M., with registration beginning at 1 P.M., and will conclude with dinner and the presentation of awards and prizes. $80.00 per person / $320.00 per foursome. You can register by contacting Abuse Alternatives, Inc. at 423-652-9093.

    Proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to support the program and services offered to domestic violence survivors in the Cities of Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia, Sullivan County, Tennessee, and Washington County, Virginia. Services provided by this agency include emergency shelter, 24 hour crisis hotline, victim support groups for women and children, information and referral, transportation, community and educational presentations, outreach services, and batterer’s intervention programming. All of the services provided by Abuse Alternatives, Inc., excluding the batterer’s intervention program, are free services. Abuse Alternatives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we appreciate your generosity and support. Consideration of this request is greatly appreciated.

    Violence against women and children affects all of us – every family, workplace and community. Each of us has a role to play in ending abuse and it is this Agencies hope that you will join our campaign to eliminate domestic violence and provide quality services to victims in our community. Ending domestic violence in our community is possible, but it requires a commitment from each and every one of us.
    Clear Creek Golf Club
    732 Harleywood Rd Bristol VA 24202
    Chase Stewart 423.652.9093 bip@abusealt.org
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling
    - Bill Harley is a songwriter, storyteller, author, performing and recording artist. Recipient of two Grammy® awards, Harley uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of American life. With over thirty-five award-winning recordings and numerous books to his credit, his work honors the universal joys and hardships that all share. Harley has been awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

    “In slice of life vignettes that exude warmth, wit and wisdom, Harley uses a consummate storyteller’s toolbox of tone, voice, delivery, and pace, creating something palpable between himself and his listeners. Like in the old days of radio shows, where people sat around their consoles, you can see that he’s captured their imaginations.” – PARENTS Magazine

    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
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling
    - Bill Harley is a songwriter, storyteller, author, performing and recording artist. Recipient of two Grammy® awards, Harley uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of American life. With over thirty-five award-winning recordings and numerous books to his credit, his work honors the universal joys and hardships that all share. Harley has been awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

    “In slice of life vignettes that exude warmth, wit and wisdom, Harley uses a consummate storyteller’s toolbox of tone, voice, delivery, and pace, creating something palpable between himself and his listeners. Like in the old days of radio shows, where people sat around their consoles, you can see that he’s captured their imaginations.” – PARENTS Magazine

    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
  • | 3:00pm - 11:00pm | Kids
    - Come out for Fun for All Friday at Persimmon Ridge Park and The Wetlands Water Park in Jonesborough on June 23!

    🏊🌊☀️ The Wetlands Water Park
    Extended Hours! Special Rate After 3pm!
    Regular Price 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    $5.00 each - 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm*

    *after 3pm June 23 only. Hours extended to 8:00 pm. Continue the fun at Movie in the Park at Persimmon Ridge Park at 8:45 pm!

    🎬⚾️🎞📽 FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE at Persimmon Ridge Park
    June 23, 8:45pm
    Join us on Field #2 of Persimmon Ridge Park for our first ever Movie in the Park
    We will be showing the summer classic The Sandlot
    Movie start time will be approximately 8:45 pm & is free to everyone! Concessions will be available for purchase.
    BRING YOUR BLANKET OR CHAIRS!!!!!

    This Event is Brought to you by; Wetlands Water Park, Jonesborough Parks and Recreation, Jonesborough Little League & Hilton Indoor/outdoor Cinema
    Wetlands Water Park
    1523 Persimmon Ridge Road Jonesborough TN
    Wetlands Water Park 423.753.1553
  • | 3:45pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Join Healthy Kingsport in practicing for the Crazy 8's! We will meet in the Dobyn's Bennett parking lot and run parts of the Crazy 8's course. Our run is open to everyone at all skill levels. We run at a slow pace, and our goal is to start and finish together. If you're a beginner, this is the perfect practice for you!
    Dobyns-Bennett High School
    1800 Legion Dr. Kingsport TN 37664
    Healthy Kingsport 423.392.8837
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 5:30pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Drop off the kids and we'll Paint Poppy on canvas, eat popcorn and watch the Troll Movie all in one evening!
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Twilight Alive Summer Concert Series, takes place each Summer from May to August. It is FREE and open to the public. Concerts take place on Broad Street at the corner of Market Street. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, but no coolers or pets please.
    Downtown Kingsport
           
    Kristie Leonard/City of Kingsport 423.224.2821 KristieLeonard@KingsportTN.gov
  • | 8:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Super Cup Stock Car Series, MS, P4, M4, PS
    (LMSC off)
    Kingsport Speedway
    2961 N. John B. Dennis Hwy Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Speedway 423.288.5992
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Sleepy Owl Brewery
    151 E. Main St. Kingsport TN
    Sleepy Owl Brewery 423.390.8476
  • | 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
  • | Sports and Recreation, motocross, race, dirt bikes
    - The 5th Annual TENNESSEE PRO MOTOCROSS NATIONAL at Muddy Creek Raceway.

    The fastest pro riders in America and from around the world battle on the highly regarded Muddy Creek Raceway. Muddy Creek Raceway is a top destination for motocross enthusiasts since the 1970s. This is the only time the AMA PRO racing comes to the Southeast. There will be amateur racing on Friday and Sunday. You will find lots of vending, concessions, activities on Friday Evening, and bleachers spread around the facility.
    Muddy Creek Raceway
    450 Ridgeway Dr Blountville, TN 37617
    Victory Sports 423.323.5497 officeadmin@victory-sports.com
  • - Join us for a high-paced workshop intensive, all levels, half and full days. We welcome professional master teachers from around the country providing instruction in ballet, pointe and variations, partnering, modern and contemporary, jazz, yoga, nutrition and much more!
    Kingsport Ballet Studio
    201 Cherokee St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Ballet/Bertina Dew 423.863.1280 kingsportballet@gmail.com
  • - In order to recognize Nation Dump the Pump Day, KATS will be hosting their “Dump the Pump” promotion in the month of June, offering 25 cent bus rides for the entire month of June as well as “Dial-A-Ride Dollar Off Days” for the van service passengers. Bus passengers will be able to pay the fare of 25 cents per trip all month long in June. Dial-A-Ride van passengers will get $1.00 off the original price of the fare. (a $2.00 trip will cost $1.00 and a $3.00 trip will cost $2.00).
     
           
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | 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
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • - 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
  • - You might be caught rubbernecking when you see the fun and mystifying experiments we try out with polymers. Write and stretch a secret message on a polymer chain and even make your own silly putty to take home! Programs in the Eastman Discovery Lab will be announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - 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
  • | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Plan too join us for a “squealin’ good time” at this barbeque dinner fundraiser. You will enjoy competing against your friends in “old-fashioned” carnival games to win amazing prizes! A small Silent and Over-The-Top Live Auction add to the fun.

    Tickets are $100 per person (fully tax deductible) or $900 for a table of 10 guests. You will receive dinner, drinks (beer, wine, iced tea, and water), and your first 2 tokens* to play the games. *Additional game tokens $2.00.
    Bilbee Farm
    1653 Bullock Hollow Road Bristol TN
    Susan B. Komen Tri-Cities 423.765.9313 info@komentricities.org
  • | 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
  • - Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel, Mary Anne, have been together for many years. But now newer, fancier shovels have taken all the work, leaving Mike and Mary Anne in the dust. Their only hope lies in the little town of Popperville, which needs a basement dug for its new City Hall. The story of hard work, determination and friendship comes to life in this charming musical adaptation, where we learn that the newest, biggest or most expensive isn’t necessarily the best.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The spark behind Leaving Iowa comes from being children of parents from the now dubbed “greatest generation.” The story is a toast to their idealism and character and a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don’s existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found him or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - It is 1943 and the United States Navy has established several bases in the Solomon Islands, in preparation for an invasion towards New Guinea and the Central Pacific. On one such island lives a French planter named Emile de Becque, whom the Navy wishes to employ as a scout to nearby Japanese held islands. To accomplish this task, de Becque is approached by a US Navy nurse named Nellie Forbush. Amidst an outstanding musical score that features hits such as “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair” and “There Is Nothing Like A Dame”. Add to that the breathtaking scenery, and the drama of South Pacific unfolds. This show is the perfect patriotic musical for the Fourth of July holiday!
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
    125 1/2 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre 423.753.1010
  • - Theatre Bristol presents the enchanted tale of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at the Paramount Center for the Arts, opening June 16 and running for two weekends with evening and matinee performances. Tickets are on sale now at click for details for this beloved story of acceptance and love, brought to life as part of Theatre Bristol’s 52nd season.

    Beauty_and_the_Beast_castTheatre Bristol is pleased to bring this Tony-nominated musical and Grammy award-winning soundtrack–now featured in a record-breaking live action film–with our area’s own talented actors, singers, dancers, designers, and musicians.

    “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” includes favorite songs with music composed by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, as well as songs by Menken and Tim Rice, with book by Linda Woolverton telling the “tale as old as time” of Belle and the Beast. The production is based on the Academy Award-winning animation and then originally directed by Robert Jess Roth and produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

    Belle sees past appearances and ends the Beast’s curse with blossoming love. The castle inhabitants show their hospitality, entertaining for their very humanity with humor and beautiful music. Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as part of its family-friendly 52nd season, including River’s Way, Peter Rabbit, Tom Sawyer, The Importance of Being Ernest, Annie, and Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells!
    Paramount Center for the Arts
    518 State Street Bristol TN 37620
    Paramount Center for the Arts 14232748920
  • - Calling all ARTISTS, ARTISANS, CREATIVES, AND CRAFTSPEOPLE of all trades! Applications are being taken for those wishing to exhibit in this 3-day event, which is by invitation only. All applications are reviewed by a selection committee, taking various factors into consideration in order to create a high quality, attractive show having a good mix of artistic creations. Application deadline is July 1, 2017. There is no cost to apply.

    The Christmas Connection, an event sponsored by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, is celebrating 38 years of artistic creations in 2017! A very well established cultural event in Kingsport, the event hosts the region’s best craftspeople, artisans, artists, and creatives. People from our region and beyond look forward to The Christmas Connection year after year.

    This year’s event will take place the first full weekend in November, Friday through Sunday, at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Free admission to the public!
    Online
           
    Adrienne Batara 423.343.9791 adriennebatara@kingsporttn.gov
  • - 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
  • - Read books, log your hours and win prizes! The Kingsport Public Library is offering its annual Summer Reading Program from June 5 through July 28. The theme this year is ‘Build a Better World.’ The goal of the Summer Reading Program is to encourage community members of all ages to read during the summer days and visit the library to participate in programs.

    In line with this year’s theme of building a better world, library staff encourages readers to make choices throughout the summer to help our city become a better place so that it can be here for another 100 years!

    People may register online at click for details starting today. Participants will track their reading for the summer and earn prizes as they go. The library will have programs for all ages throughout the summer.
    For more information, please call 423-229-9365. To view library events, visit click for details.

     
           
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • - The State Theatre Company presents the classic Shakespearean tale of disguises, love triangles, and pranks in an all new modern rendition of Twelfth Night [or What You Will].

    This comedy follows Viola, a young girl new to the unfamiliar city of Illyria, as she disguises herself as a young man in the service of Orsino, a famous rock star. She is sent to woo Orsino's love Olivia who in turn falls for Viola in her male disguise. Antics ensue as this tangled web eventually unravels before the audience with plenty of laughs along the way.

    Tickets $15
    Group rate (for groups 10+) $10 per ticket
    All tickets are general admission. The house will open 30 minutes before each performance.
    New Studio Space
    222 Commerce St. Kingsport TN
    State Theatre Company 423.276.3546
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Appalachian Fair Grounds
           
    Richard Mitchell 423.538.0801 randjmitchell@btes.tv
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park would like to introduce our Seasonal Interpretive Rangers for the 2017 summer season! They will be providing a wide variety of educational and entertaining interpretive programs for all ages, sharing the inspirational history of our park and region. You can find their offerings at click for details under “Monthly Interpretive Programs/History at Home.” Please make is a point to a join us for this summer series! The History at Home series is offered in addition to our already scheduled monthly programs which include workshops, music jams, the Liberty! outdoor drama, and so much more!

    Jessica Newell is currently a graduate student at East Tennessee State University working towards a degree in Archival Studies. She has been fascinated by history ever since a trip to Colonial Williamsburg with her family at the age of seven. Experiences such as dressing in period clothing and holding aloft the group’s candlelit lantern during a haunted tour of the Historic Area stayed with her for years to come. She began volunteering as a historical reenactor at Fort Loudoun State Historic Area in 2008 and enjoys sharing the past with visitors in the same immediate fashion that had so captivated her as a child. She received her undergraduate degree in History from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana in May of 2016. An internship working with county government records inspired her to pursue a career in historic archives. This summer, she looks forward to sharing her love of history with visitors as a Seasonal Interpreter at Sycamore Shoals.

    Stuart Neely Shelton has a history of interpretive work. While living in Newport News, Virginia, he volunteered at the Virginia Living Museum as a trail and touch tank interpreter. When not volunteering at the Virginia Living Museum, Mr. Shelton participated in American Civil War reenactments and Living History events. After moving to Flag Pond, Tennessee during his junior year of High School, Mr. Shelton still volunteered whenever he could. During the summer, he volunteered at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City, Tennessee. There, he portrayed a Union soldier and showed what life was like for the average Civil War soldier. In addition, he took guests on tours around the Tipton-Haynes property. After graduating from East Tennessee State University in May 2017, Stuart Shelton is now working as a Seasonal Interpreter Ranger at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. Here, he intends to help make the history of Sycamore Shoals, the Carter Mansion, and Carter County come alive for guests of all ages and backgrounds.

    Below you will find their programs which begin Wednesday, June 7 – 24, 2017. For additional information, please contact the park at 423-543-5808.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate how great of a companion a dog is, as well as encouraging people to adopt from a shelter.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 10:31 PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, June 24th, 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
  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Please plan on shopping at our yard sale to benefit the Johnson City Police Department's Shop with a Cop Program. We will have lots of goodies! Clothing, shoes, accessories, baby items, toys, books, home decor, holiday decor, furniture, bake sale items and much, much more! 100% OF THE PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOCAL UNDERPRIVILIGED CHILDREN AT CHRISTMAS TIME!

    Please feel free to share this event!
    Wesley Memorial UMC
    225 Princeton Road Johnson City TN 37601
    JCPD Swag jcpdswag@gmail.com
  • | 8:30am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Our region is rich in many varieties of these amazing insects. Dragonflies are fun and challenging to observe. They are also excellent indicators of the health of our natural places. Come spend a day learning to study dragonflies “at home” in their habitats, and also how best to record your observations with photographs.
    Warriars Path Park
    490 Hemlock Road Kingsport TN 37663
    Warriors' Path State Park 423.239.8531
  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Kingsport Spring Spectacular Photography Contest
    - A regional and beyond photography contest. Open to everyone from the young to young at heart. Three levels of competition: Youth, Amateur, and Proficient.
    There are three categories of competition: Nature, Pictorial and the Carrie Penley Special Theme category. This year's special theme is the color "BLUE." Subjects in this category needs to be blue, for example: Blue jay, Blue flower, Blue Man Group, etc. There is one award, the Jerry Penley "I Love the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Region." This goes to the photo that is the best representation of the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Region.
    Entry dates are Monday-Friday, May 1-12th from 10a.m. till 5p.m. and Saturdays May 6th and 13th from 10a.m. till 3p.m. Deadline is May 13th.
    Judging is Saturday May 20th from 10a.m till finished and is opened to the public. The Awards Reception will be Sunday June 4th 2-4p.m. The exhibition will open from June 4-28 during regular business hours. People's Choice Award voting deadline is June 18th 3p.m.
    Entries may be delivered to Rainbow's End Floral and Gift Shop, 214 E. Center St Kingsport, TN. or shipped to Ann Fortney 154 W. Wanola Ave Kingsport, TN, but must be shipped to arrive by the deadline. The judging, awards reception, and exhibition will be conducted at the Main Art and Atrium Galleries at the Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St Kingsport, TN. Entry forms and rules can be found at photo labs, matting/framing stores, hobby/craft stores, etc throughout the region and beyond. For more info contact Ann Fortney at 423-914-5453, email : anniepenjacc2@aol.com, Facebook at Kingsport Spring Spectacular Photography Contest, or website: click for details.
    Kingsport Renaissance Center
    1200 E. Center St Kingsport TN 37660
    Ann Fortney 423.914.5453 anniepenjacc2@aol.com
  • | 9:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Calling all Motorcycle Riders: Come on out and take this ride with us! Here are some details from our friends at Smith Brothers Harley Davidson:

    Arrive at Smith Brothers Harley Davidson with a Full Tank of gas!
    This will start with registration at 9 am!
    Kickstands up at 10:00 am! Look for Jason Smith as he will be your Road Captin.
    The ride time is 3 hrs and 30 mins with 1 gas station marked about 140 mi

    The Price is $15 and $5 extra for passenger, Each person is responsible for paying for their own Food! CASH ONLY!
    Smith Brothers Harley Davidson
    3518 Bristol Hwy. Johnson City TN
    Kari's Heart Foundation 423.913.1171 jennifer@karisheartfoundation.org
  • | 9:00am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - This summer, discover how to take advantage of those peak season produce items with creative tips and new recipes from our chefs. The cooking series offers a free cooking demo showcasing some of our local chefs every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in June and July. Buying from our local farmer's market not only boosts the local economy but also is a great way to provide healthy and fresh food for you and your family!



    Every Saturday, live cooking demos by local chefs will happen at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market. Free samples, along with copies of the recipe, will be available. Come sample cooking from featured chefs from Food City and other local businesses!



    The series is sponsored by Food City, Healthy Kingsport, Visit Kingsport and the City of Kingsport.
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Farmer's Market 423.392.8414
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. This group is open to anyone ages 13 and up. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary: just come with a willingness to learn. Meet our volunteer coordinator John Large at the Sycamore Shoals Visitors Center. Lessons are free of charge, just call us and let us know you're coming.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 10:00am - 11:15am | Kids
    - Every Saturday this Summer, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten Leader, Shannon Ryals, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. The program progresses to meet each child’s need season after season.
    A Work of Art Gallery and Gifts
    606 State St. Bristol VA 37620
    Tinkergarten 413.397.2800
  • | 10:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - The Muster Grounds of Sycamore Shoals is where over 1,000 men gathered on September 25, 1780 to volunteer to protect the freedom of the people in what would later become the great State of Tennessee! Come and follow in that same volunteer spirit of our forefathers and help in a variety of chores including cleaning up Fort Watauga and the surrounding grounds, invasive plant removal, litter pick up, and other manual labor tasks. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Please wear close toed shoes, bring water, and gloves if you have them. We will provide gloves for those who do not have their own. Meet in the Visitor Center lobby at 10:00am, we will be done by noon.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Instructor: Bob Estep and Friends

    Cost: $80.00 (includes supplies)
    Min: 4 Max: 12

    Learn how primitive and native cultures made survival tools. Using primitive techniques, stone such as flint, and billets of antler, you will practice the fine art of transforming flint into arrowheads, spear points, and similar sharpened objects used for hunting and defense. You must register and pay one week in advance to hold your place. Adults only.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 10:00am - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - A celebration of the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). Come join us in honor of the sun with music, dancing, games, vendors, crafts, and plenty of food. Learn why the Celts held the solstice sacred, how they celebrated in the past and what traditions still hold today. With a fire lighting Ceremony. For more information visit click for details
    Tipton-Haynes Historic Site
    2620 S. Roan St. Johnson City TN
    Tipton-Haynes Historic Site 423.926.3631
  • | 10:00am - 8:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Free Live music on multiple stages featuring Folk Soul Revival, Rubiks Groove and many more bands


    Car Show and Auto Cross

    Rhyythms and Rides Festival will be hosting an autocross at Bristol Motor Speedway…8:00am – 2:00pm
    All racers receive entry and prime parking in Downtown Kingsport after the race! Lots of runs and lots of fun!! Rhythms and Rides AutoCross is the opportunity for registered participants at our show to put their Street Rod, Sports Car or Street Machine through the paces to test their driving skills and see how their car handles in a performance situation. The Rhythms and Rides AutoCross course is located at Bristol Motor Speedway and will have plenty of turns and curves to test even the best-tuned suspension among other things. All participants will be timed. At the end of the event, one winner from each of the Pro, Classic, Sports Car classes will take home an award. The prizes will be presented during the Saturday awards show in Downtown Kingsport. Seat belts and a valid driver’s license are required and you must be 18 years or older to drive the course. Just bring your registered/ street legal vehicle to the AutoCross tech area at the event to get inspected and you are ready to run.
    Downtown Kingsport
           
    Positive Impacts 480.244.1118
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Vendor expo events
    - Emmanuel Productions is hosting Sweet Tea & Sunshine Summer Event promoting and showcasing local small owned businesses, services and merchandise. This will be Emmanuel Productions soft opening for new location on 213 E.Center St. (The Old Copeland office supply building.) Come by and check out our location and visit our vendor booths, check into birthday party room rentals & grab a snack.
    Emmanuel Productions Centre
    213 East Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Cindy Roberts 42339830054232889959 croberts@emmanuelproductions.org
  • - Michaels Johnson City and Kingsport. They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
    Michaels at Kingsport and Johnson City
           
    Michaels at Kingsport and Johnson City
  • - This modern classic is celebrating its 25th year in print! With eye-catching foil stamping glittering on every page, it offers instant child appeal. But it is the universal message at the heart of this story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting appeal. Activities to follow.
    Barnes and Noble
    3030 Franklin Terrace Johnson City TN
    Barnes and Noble, Johnson City 423.952.5577
  • | 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
  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Go ahead and get some pre-mix ready and tighten up the power bands! Special 2 Stroke All-Star Race during the TENNESSEE NATIONAL at Muddy Creek Raceway!

    This race will be held during intermission, after the morning pro practice, and before the afternoon opening ceremonies.

    Signup for this race will be on FRIDAY at the event. No C or D class riders, only B class and above. Signup will be $40.

    There will be a practice and a qualifier on Friday afternoon during Practice Day. A practice will be held at 12:05pm on Saturday, race day, then one moto that will be run at approximately 12:35pm.

    Smoke at the creek and the sound of a full gate of 2 stroke bikes.
    ALL in memory of CODY GRAGG, a great 2 stroke enthusiast, and racer who we lost in March.

    If you want to donate to this Cody Gragg Memorial 2 Stroke Race please call the office at 423-323-5497 or contact us on social media.

    Go Big or Go Home in honor of Chris and Cody! #gobigorgohome
    Muddy Creek Raceway
    540 Ridgeway Dr. Blountville TN 37617
    Muddy Creek Raceway 423.323.5497
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling
    - Bill Harley is a songwriter, storyteller, author, performing and recording artist. Recipient of two Grammy® awards, Harley uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of American life. With over thirty-five award-winning recordings and numerous books to his credit, his work honors the universal joys and hardships that all share. Harley has been awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

    “In slice of life vignettes that exude warmth, wit and wisdom, Harley uses a consummate storyteller’s toolbox of tone, voice, delivery, and pace, creating something palpable between himself and his listeners. Like in the old days of radio shows, where people sat around their consoles, you can see that he’s captured their imaginations.” – PARENTS Magazine

    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
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling
    - Bill Harley is a songwriter, storyteller, author, performing and recording artist. Recipient of two Grammy® awards, Harley uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of American life. With over thirty-five award-winning recordings and numerous books to his credit, his work honors the universal joys and hardships that all share. Harley has been awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

    “In slice of life vignettes that exude warmth, wit and wisdom, Harley uses a consummate storyteller’s toolbox of tone, voice, delivery, and pace, creating something palpable between himself and his listeners. Like in the old days of radio shows, where people sat around their consoles, you can see that he’s captured their imaginations.” – PARENTS Magazine

    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
  • | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events
    - Let a professional artist help you bring your ideas to life from start to finish. If you are interested in painting but don’t know where to start, or simply want to sharpen your creative process, then you will love this class!

    Bring your own personal photo, sketch, or concept and learn a step-by step process that promotes good craftsmanship and techniques. If you don’t have an idea, don’t worry! The Instructor can help you develop an idea. Students may work in any color media and are encouraged to bring their own supplies. Basic acrylic or watercolor materials can be provided for a one-time fee of $20.

    Allison Parker studied Painting and Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She worked in New York City as an illustrator for NYCTV painting historical scenes for Emmy-Award winning episodes of ‘Secrets of New York.’
    Art in the Heart Gallery
    Corner of Broad and Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Art in the Heart Gallery 423.392.8417
  • - Bring your Princess to see our Princesses. 2016 National Dance Champions who have performed at Disney World! After the performance you can meet and greet the princesses and parents can take photos.

    Who: All ages
    Cost: $5/$10

    Purchase tickets in advance for $5. Tickets at the door are $10 each. To reserve tickets call 423-765-5953.
    Northeast State Community College
    2425 Highway 75 Blountville TN
    423.765.5953
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - These shades are too cool for school! Join us as we celebrate summer sunsets and dreamy palm trees.
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Model City Tap House
    324 E. Market St. Kingsport TN
    Model City Tap House 423.765.0875
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    CJ's Sports Bar
    516 Morelock St. Kingsport TN
    CJ's Sports Bar 423.390.1361
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Sleepy Owl Brewery
    151 E. Main St. Kingsport TN
    Sleepy Owl Brewery 423.390.8476
  • | 9:15pm - 1:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    YMCA of Great Kingsport
    1840 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37664
    YMCA Kingsport 423.247.9622
  • | 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

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