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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 12:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Workforce Solutions at Northeast State Community College offers a class on Walking, Working Surfaces. A leading cause of worker-related injury & death comes from slipping, tripping, or falling from work surfaces such as floors, platforms, portable & fixed ladders, stairs, & ramps. This course will review the changes to subparts D & I of 29 CFR 1910 that contains occupational safety standards for general industry.
    Northeast State Community College
    2425 Highway 75 Blountville TN
    Diana Harrison 423.354.5520 dharrison@northeaststate.edu
  • | 8:30am - 10:30am | Meeting
    Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union
    5034 Bobby Hicks Hwy. Gray TN 37615
    Ernie Rumsby 954.687.6943 erumsby@outlook.com
  • Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@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
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Each Wednesday in Studio Room 313 from 9:00am - Noon.
    COME PAINT WITH US! Show up with your art supplies and ready to jump in.
    Kingsport Art Guild
    Corner of Broad St. and Center next door to Art in the Heart Gallery Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Art Guild 423.246.1227 art@kingsportartguild.com
  • | 9:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - In honor of World Prematurity Awareness Day , Friday, November 17, 2017 the March of Dimes joins with parent groups, companies and families in countires around the world to raise awareness about prematurie birth and how it can be prevented.

    T-shirts will be sold during the month of September and delivered in mid-October. If your company, school, family or church would like to sell please contact the March of Dimes officer at (423) 707-9446

    Design is below in the comment section

    Short Sleeve Tie Dye-
    Small - XL- $15.00
    2XL & 3XL - $17.00

    Long Sleeve Plain Purple-
    Small - XL- $16.00
    2XL & 3XL -$18.00

    Any questions please call the March of Dimes office at (423) 707-9446 or email lgates@marchofdimes.com

    PROCEEDS benefit the March of Dimes!
     
           
    March of Dimes 423.707.9446 lgates@marchofdimes.com
  • | 10:15am - | Arts and Entertainment
    First Presbyterian Church
    100 W. Church Circle Kingsport TN 37660
    Marjorie Sink 423.956.5888
  • Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | 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
  • - You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils. Identifying them is a different story. Bring any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral to Fossil & Artifact ID Night, and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an archaeologist, paleontologist, and geologist on site. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to exhibits.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Kids
    Lynn View Senior Center
    257 Walker St. Kinsport TN
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Special Interest
    - Kingsport Model Train Club: Be a part of Northeast Tennessee’s only public display of Lionel and American Flyer model train layouts – the classic toy trains of the 1950s! Other exhibits also include N, HO and On30 gauges. The Kingsport Model Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in on the fun of constructing model train layouts. For more information, contact Dave Stevens at 967-1173 or dstevens@kptware.com
    Innovation Forge
    1100 Franklin Square Kingsport TN
    Dave Stevens 423.967.1173
  • | 7:00pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Guild conducts Tuesday night concerts at 7 p.m. year-round at the International Storytelling Center, with the exception of the weeks between Christmas and the New Year. In case of inclement weather, check the Washington Co., Tenn. online calendar for school closings, as the Guild closes when the schools do. Attend our weekly concerts for a donation of $5 adults and $3 for students. Children 12 and under are free.
    International Storytelling Center
    116 W. Main St. Jonesborough TN 37659
    Jonesborough Storytellers Guild info@storytellersguild.org
  • | 7:00pm - | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - Tri-Cities Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group is a support group for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. This will be our first meeting. We will continue to meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Kari’s Heart Foundation.
    Kari's Heart Foundation
    701 N. State of Franklin Rd. #8 Johnson City TN 37604
    Donna Gordon 423.737.5097
  • | 7:00pm - | Special Interest
    - Birding Kingsport is a club formed in 2015 to serve the needs of Kingsport Tennessee area birders and interested individuals and groups. Meetings are the 4th Tuesday at 7:00 at the Downtown Kingsport Association, 229 Broad Street, Kingsport Tn. 37660. Club Mailing Address: Birding Kingsport P.O Box 7477 Kingsport, TN 37664
    Downtown Kingsport Association
    229 Broad St. Kingsport TN
    Birding Kingsport birdingkingsport@gmail.com
  • | 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
  • - In September, KATS will offer “Centennial September for Seniors” offering them ticket books for half price this month. All Dial-A-Ride ticket books will be $12.00 in the month of September! Drivers do not carry cash. Ticket books do not expire. Anyone 100 or over can ride the KATS bus or ADA van for free in the month of September.
     
           
  • | 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
    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
  • - 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
  • - The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s exhibit Things Come Apart from July 15 to October 8, 2017. Through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, this exhibit reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Images of dozens of objects explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time. For example, the individual components of a record player, a Walkman, and iPod illustrate the technical changes in sound reproduction over the years. As a visual investigation of design and engineering, Things Come Apart also celebrates classic examples of industrial design like the sewing machine, the mechanical pencil, and the telescope. Additionally, the exhibit explores ideas about reuse, repair, and recycling.

    The exhibit embraces key STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts and provides an ideal environment for hands-on experimentation, tinkering, and creative makerspaces. Through support from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, Things Come Apart includes three hands-on Activity Kits Created by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s SparkLab. Schools are invited to contact the Birthplace of Country Music at education@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org or 423-573-1927 to find out more about booking school visits to the exhibit.

    The museum will also be hosting several educational and engaging programs to go along with the Things Come Apart exhibit—keep an eye on the events calendar on our website click for details for details on these programs.

    Things Come Apart is an exhibition organized by Todd McLellan and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
    Birthplace of Country Music
    520 Birthplace of Country Music Way Bristol VA 24201
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum 423.573.1927 info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Test & Tune: September 22 Race #19 & #20: September 23-24
    Bristol Dragway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN
    Bristol Dragway 423.989.6933
  • - Big money bracket racing returns to Bristol Dragway with a NEW Fall date, September 26- October 1 during the Sparco Fall Fling presented by Optima Batteries.
    Bristol Dragway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN
    Bristol Dragway 423.989.6933
  • - “A Barter Theatre original world premiere murder mystery thriller.”
    By Catherine Bush

    Ian and Liz Crowell purchased several acres of remote woodlands, where they plan to build their dream house. They take best friends, Bruce and Claire Hollingsworth, on a tour followed by celebratory beers around a campfire. Ian reveals the woods are supposedly haunted by a pitchfork-wielding ghost bent on revenge. When a childhood game leads to the discovery of a grisly murder, the couples investigate. Is the ghost responsible – or are other forces at work? Relationships shatter as friends try to solve the mystery before it’s too late.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Calling all Red Panda Rangers! Join us to learn more Red Pandas of the past and today, as well as their significance at the Gray Fossil Site and try out some Red Panda activities and crafts. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Arrg mateys! It’s a pirate’s life for you as you discover the swashbuckling science of being a pirate in honor of Talk like a Pirate Day. Learn at ye own risk as you test out an eye patch perception experiment, dare to walk the plank, sail ho with our pirate ship challenge, and even learn what a scallywag might say! The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Rise Together Kingsport is a project by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, and artist Charlie Brouwer. The project provides an opportunity for everyone and every part of the community to participate in creating a sculpture about the combined hopes and dreams that depend on each other to be Kingsport. Individuals, families, organizations, schools, churches, and businesses will all be invited to lend ladders (symbols of their hopes and dreams) to be connected together in a monumental sculpture towering in front of the Renaissance Center and spilling across its lawn to Center St.

    The ladders can be real extension and stepladders, or any form or size of ladder – including handmade ladders from any material. The ladders can be as creative or expressive, or as plain as the owners want them to be. The process of gathering the ladders beginning on Sept. 25 and building the sculpture (completion on Oct. 14) will be a grand celebration of community! It will remain on exhibit until November 13 when it will be dismantled and all ladders returned.
     
           
    Bonnie Macdonald 423.392.8414

Wednesday, September 27th, 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
  • 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
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Each Wednesday in Studio Room 313 from 9:00am - Noon.
    COME PAINT WITH US! Show up with your art supplies and ready to jump in.
    Kingsport Art Guild
    Corner of Broad St. and Center next door to Art in the Heart Gallery Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Art Guild 423.246.1227 art@kingsportartguild.com
  • | 9:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - In honor of World Prematurity Awareness Day , Friday, November 17, 2017 the March of Dimes joins with parent groups, companies and families in countires around the world to raise awareness about prematurie birth and how it can be prevented.

    T-shirts will be sold during the month of September and delivered in mid-October. If your company, school, family or church would like to sell please contact the March of Dimes officer at (423) 707-9446

    Design is below in the comment section

    Short Sleeve Tie Dye-
    Small - XL- $15.00
    2XL & 3XL - $17.00

    Long Sleeve Plain Purple-
    Small - XL- $16.00
    2XL & 3XL -$18.00

    Any questions please call the March of Dimes office at (423) 707-9446 or email lgates@marchofdimes.com

    PROCEEDS benefit the March of Dimes!
     
           
    March of Dimes 423.707.9446 lgates@marchofdimes.com
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - This advanced Facebook workshop for Business Page Admins will cover how to create three campaigns. A “like” campaign to potentially increase “likes” to your Business Page. A "Engagement Post” to potentially amplify the reach of your posts on Facebook and on Instagram. Finally another ad that could help increase “traffic” to their website using a Call-to-Action button. These ads require a commitment to spend $5/day minimum for each ad from Facebook to go live. We will “walk through” each of the campaigns up until purchase. Attendees will decide if they wish to promote the ads created in the workshop. It’s important to have visuals and content ready to use if creating the ad within the workshop.

    This workshop is strictly for Facebook users with Business Pages.
    TSBDC (Tennessee Small Business Development Center at ETSU)
    2109 W. Market St. Johnson City TN
    TSBDC 423.439.8505
  • | 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 - | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Less than 1/3 of the world’s businesses are owned by women.There is a tidal wave of female entrepreneurship rising, but women face incredible inequality accessing loans and capital. More than 60% of new US businesses launched since 2002 are owned by women, yet less than 3% of venture capital was invested in female founded companies, during that same period. [Sources:State of Women Owned Businesses Report, 2013; Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital, 2014]

    WOW is about supporting female entrepreneurs and business owners and aspiring women business owners. KOSBE has created an environment for women to get together regularly, to connect with mentors and mentees, share resources and best practices, continue to learn, be creative and have fun.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    There is a $10/person donation requested for this event, with proceeds benefiting the KOSBE Women of Worth project.

    Bring your BFF!!

    We welcome women business owners and female entrepreneurs from across the Tri-Cities (including the region comprising the cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol and the surrounding smaller towns and communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia).

    If you have questions, email abhave@kingsportchamber.org.

    KOSBE has established a Facebook support group for participants:WOW Women of Worth Tri-Cities Tennessee. A related online directory of women-owned businesses is in motion.
    Olive Oil Divine
    2517 N. Roan St. Johnson City TN
    Kosbe/Katie Prendergast 423.392.8811
  • | 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
  • - In September, KATS will offer “Centennial September for Seniors” offering them ticket books for half price this month. All Dial-A-Ride ticket books will be $12.00 in the month of September! Drivers do not carry cash. Ticket books do not expire. Anyone 100 or over can ride the KATS bus or ADA van for free in the month of September.
     
           
  • | 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
    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
  • - 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
  • - The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s exhibit Things Come Apart from July 15 to October 8, 2017. Through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, this exhibit reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Images of dozens of objects explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time. For example, the individual components of a record player, a Walkman, and iPod illustrate the technical changes in sound reproduction over the years. As a visual investigation of design and engineering, Things Come Apart also celebrates classic examples of industrial design like the sewing machine, the mechanical pencil, and the telescope. Additionally, the exhibit explores ideas about reuse, repair, and recycling.

    The exhibit embraces key STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts and provides an ideal environment for hands-on experimentation, tinkering, and creative makerspaces. Through support from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, Things Come Apart includes three hands-on Activity Kits Created by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s SparkLab. Schools are invited to contact the Birthplace of Country Music at education@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org or 423-573-1927 to find out more about booking school visits to the exhibit.

    The museum will also be hosting several educational and engaging programs to go along with the Things Come Apart exhibit—keep an eye on the events calendar on our website click for details for details on these programs.

    Things Come Apart is an exhibition organized by Todd McLellan and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
    Birthplace of Country Music
    520 Birthplace of Country Music Way Bristol VA 24201
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum 423.573.1927 info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Test & Tune: September 22 Race #19 & #20: September 23-24
    Bristol Dragway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN
    Bristol Dragway 423.989.6933
  • - Big money bracket racing returns to Bristol Dragway with a NEW Fall date, September 26- October 1 during the Sparco Fall Fling presented by Optima Batteries.
    Bristol Dragway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN
    Bristol Dragway 423.989.6933
  • - Calling all Red Panda Rangers! Join us to learn more Red Pandas of the past and today, as well as their significance at the Gray Fossil Site and try out some Red Panda activities and crafts. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Arrg mateys! It’s a pirate’s life for you as you discover the swashbuckling science of being a pirate in honor of Talk like a Pirate Day. Learn at ye own risk as you test out an eye patch perception experiment, dare to walk the plank, sail ho with our pirate ship challenge, and even learn what a scallywag might say! The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Rise Together Kingsport is a project by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, and artist Charlie Brouwer. The project provides an opportunity for everyone and every part of the community to participate in creating a sculpture about the combined hopes and dreams that depend on each other to be Kingsport. Individuals, families, organizations, schools, churches, and businesses will all be invited to lend ladders (symbols of their hopes and dreams) to be connected together in a monumental sculpture towering in front of the Renaissance Center and spilling across its lawn to Center St.

    The ladders can be real extension and stepladders, or any form or size of ladder – including handmade ladders from any material. The ladders can be as creative or expressive, or as plain as the owners want them to be. The process of gathering the ladders beginning on Sept. 25 and building the sculpture (completion on Oct. 14) will be a grand celebration of community! It will remain on exhibit until November 13 when it will be dismantled and all ladders returned.
     
           
    Bonnie Macdonald 423.392.8414
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters 1st quarter phase at 10:53 PM, EDT
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Organized by the Health InformationResource Center. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

  • Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@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
  • | 9:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - In honor of World Prematurity Awareness Day , Friday, November 17, 2017 the March of Dimes joins with parent groups, companies and families in countires around the world to raise awareness about prematurie birth and how it can be prevented.

    T-shirts will be sold during the month of September and delivered in mid-October. If your company, school, family or church would like to sell please contact the March of Dimes officer at (423) 707-9446

    Design is below in the comment section

    Short Sleeve Tie Dye-
    Small - XL- $15.00
    2XL & 3XL - $17.00

    Long Sleeve Plain Purple-
    Small - XL- $16.00
    2XL & 3XL -$18.00

    Any questions please call the March of Dimes office at (423) 707-9446 or email lgates@marchofdimes.com

    PROCEEDS benefit the March of Dimes!
     
           
    March of Dimes 423.707.9446 lgates@marchofdimes.com
  • Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | 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
  • Lynn View Senior Center
    257 Walker St. Kinsport TN
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - Learn from Veterans how PTSD Treatmaent can turn your life around!
    Kingsport Higher Education Center
    300 W. Market St. Kingsport TN
    Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council tricitiesmac@gmail.com
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Beautiful Writing with Michael Hale! Enjoy 5 classes each Thursday beginning September 14th at Art in the Heart Gallery. Classes will be 6:00-7:30p.m. The fee is $45 for all of the classes. Experience or beginning calligraphy requested.
    Materials required, contact gallery for information.
    Art in the Heart Gallery
    Corner of Broad and Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Art in the Heart Gallery 423.392.8417
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Special Interest
    - Chef James Allen from the Blackthorn Club will demonstrate the “how-to's” for cooking Ribs, Filet of Beef Au Poivre, Chicken Breast and multiple side items. There will be demonstrations on Marinades, Rubs, Searing, Oven-Finishing, Side Items and the hottest cooking trend Sous Vide while using Olive Oil Divine products.

    Chef's menue will be:
    Sous Vide and Grilled Pork Ribs
    Filet of Beef Au Poivre featuring a classic and easy to make pan sauce
    Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast showcasing the technique of oven finishing
    Olive Oil and Sea Salt Brined Corn on the Cob
    Olive Oil Infused Whipped Potatoes
    Potato Fondant – The Forgotten King of Potato Side Dishes

    Executive Chef James Allen graduated top of his class from Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis, MN and continued his training at a Top 100 restaurant in Cashel, Ireland. While in Ireland he learned the importance of supporting local products and the impact it has on his menu. While he was the Sous Chef at Restaurant G in Birmingham, AL; Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley and L.L. Cool J requested James cook for them on a regular basis. After serving as the Executive Chef of Tupelo Country Club, he moved to Johnson City to become the Executive Chef of Blackthorn Club at The Ridges. Since that time, Chef James has achieved the designation of Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation making him the only C.E.C. in the Tri-Cities area.

    Sample any or all of Olive Oil Divine's gourmet products during this private event and make it a fun night out!

    Brown bagging is allowed. No corking fee. Filtered ice water will be provided.

    Reserved, assigned seating is $35.00/per person.

    PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable nor transferable to another event unless this event cannot be held as advertised or we have an active waiting list.
    Olive Oil Divine
    2517 N. Roan St. Johnson City TN
    Olive Oil Divine 423.707.7087
  • | 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
  • - In September, KATS will offer “Centennial September for Seniors” offering them ticket books for half price this month. All Dial-A-Ride ticket books will be $12.00 in the month of September! Drivers do not carry cash. Ticket books do not expire. Anyone 100 or over can ride the KATS bus or ADA van for free in the month of September.
     
           
  • | 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
    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
  • - 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
  • - The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s exhibit Things Come Apart from July 15 to October 8, 2017. Through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, this exhibit reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Images of dozens of objects explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time. For example, the individual components of a record player, a Walkman, and iPod illustrate the technical changes in sound reproduction over the years. As a visual investigation of design and engineering, Things Come Apart also celebrates classic examples of industrial design like the sewing machine, the mechanical pencil, and the telescope. Additionally, the exhibit explores ideas about reuse, repair, and recycling.

    The exhibit embraces key STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts and provides an ideal environment for hands-on experimentation, tinkering, and creative makerspaces. Through support from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, Things Come Apart includes three hands-on Activity Kits Created by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s SparkLab. Schools are invited to contact the Birthplace of Country Music at education@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org or 423-573-1927 to find out more about booking school visits to the exhibit.

    The museum will also be hosting several educational and engaging programs to go along with the Things Come Apart exhibit—keep an eye on the events calendar on our website click for details for details on these programs.

    Things Come Apart is an exhibition organized by Todd McLellan and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
    Birthplace of Country Music
    520 Birthplace of Country Music Way Bristol VA 24201
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum 423.573.1927 info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Test & Tune: September 22 Race #19 & #20: September 23-24
    Bristol Dragway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN
    Bristol Dragway 423.989.6933
  • - Big money bracket racing returns to Bristol Dragway with a NEW Fall date, September 26- October 1 during the Sparco Fall Fling presented by Optima Batteries.
    Bristol Dragway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN
    Bristol Dragway 423.989.6933
  • - “A Barter Theatre original world premiere murder mystery thriller.”
    By Catherine Bush

    Ian and Liz Crowell purchased several acres of remote woodlands, where they plan to build their dream house. They take best friends, Bruce and Claire Hollingsworth, on a tour followed by celebratory beers around a campfire. Ian reveals the woods are supposedly haunted by a pitchfork-wielding ghost bent on revenge. When a childhood game leads to the discovery of a grisly murder, the couples investigate. Is the ghost responsible – or are other forces at work? Relationships shatter as friends try to solve the mystery before it’s too late.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Sherlock Holmes is back on the Barter Theatre stage with a new adventure. It’s Queen Victoria’s 50th year on the British Throne and Annie Oakley is the toast of London with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Extravaganza. Join the chase full of mystery, suspense, deceit and brilliant deductions as Victorian England is smashed together with the Wild West in a case that only Sherlock Holmes can unravel.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Calling all Red Panda Rangers! Join us to learn more Red Pandas of the past and today, as well as their significance at the Gray Fossil Site and try out some Red Panda activities and crafts. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Arrg mateys! It’s a pirate’s life for you as you discover the swashbuckling science of being a pirate in honor of Talk like a Pirate Day. Learn at ye own risk as you test out an eye patch perception experiment, dare to walk the plank, sail ho with our pirate ship challenge, and even learn what a scallywag might say! The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - The program is designed by the American Lung Association and it helps guide you through the quitting process.

    Allow them to help you jump start into a tobacco free life!
    Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library
    201 N. Sycamore St. Elizabethton TN
    Kelli Humphreys 4235432525X312 kelli.humphreys@tn.gov
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Rise Together Kingsport is a project by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, and artist Charlie Brouwer. The project provides an opportunity for everyone and every part of the community to participate in creating a sculpture about the combined hopes and dreams that depend on each other to be Kingsport. Individuals, families, organizations, schools, churches, and businesses will all be invited to lend ladders (symbols of their hopes and dreams) to be connected together in a monumental sculpture towering in front of the Renaissance Center and spilling across its lawn to Center St.

    The ladders can be real extension and stepladders, or any form or size of ladder – including handmade ladders from any material. The ladders can be as creative or expressive, or as plain as the owners want them to be. The process of gathering the ladders beginning on Sept. 25 and building the sculpture (completion on Oct. 14) will be a grand celebration of community! It will remain on exhibit until November 13 when it will be dismantled and all ladders returned.
     
           
    Bonnie Macdonald 423.392.8414

Friday, September 29th, 2017

  • Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@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
  • | 9:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - In honor of World Prematurity Awareness Day , Friday, November 17, 2017 the March of Dimes joins with parent groups, companies and families in countires around the world to raise awareness about prematurie birth and how it can be prevented.

    T-shirts will be sold during the month of September and delivered in mid-October. If your company, school, family or church would like to sell please contact the March of Dimes officer at (423) 707-9446

    Design is below in the comment section

    Short Sleeve Tie Dye-
    Small - XL- $15.00
    2XL & 3XL - $17.00

    Long Sleeve Plain Purple-
    Small - XL- $16.00
    2XL & 3XL -$18.00

    Any questions please call the March of Dimes office at (423) 707-9446 or email lgates@marchofdimes.com

    PROCEEDS benefit the March of Dimes!
     
           
    March of Dimes 423.707.9446 lgates@marchofdimes.com
  • | 11:30am - | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Fumble, when someone asks you about your business? Struggle for the best words to describe what your business does?

    At the Perfect Your Elevator Pitch seminar, we will discuss:

    Why your business needs an elevator pitch
    The components of a powerful elevator pitch
    How to tweak your elevator pitch to accommodate a variety of situations and audience
    Participants will also:

    Work on elevator pitch for their respective business
    Practice pitching their business to the audience
    Pre-registration required.

    Fee: FREE

    Speaker(s): Aundrea Wilcox — KOSBE Executive Director |GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor™

    Co-Sponsor(s): KOSBE, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce,SBDC at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office

    The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee.

    Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Aditi Bhave— 423.392.8811; abhave@tsbdc.org; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
    400 Clinchfield Street Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660
    Kosbe/Katie Prendergast 423.392.8811
  • | 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 with Michael Hale! Enjoy 4 classes each Friday beginning September 15th at Art in the Heart Gallery. Classes will be 6:00-7:30p.m. The fee is $45 for all of the classes 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
    - You will love getting ready for fall with this pumpkin board art. It measures 45″ tall and 11″ wide and includes a string of lights.

    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - You will love getting ready for fall with this pumpkin board art. It measures 45″ tall and 11″ wide and includes a string of lights.

    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • - “Block” out some time for a movie full of building blocks, superheroes, jokers, vigilantes, crime fighting, and more! Can our hero drop the act, work with others, and learn to lighten up to save his city form a hostile takeover? (Rated PG) The Museum gift shop will be open and stocked with snacks, drinks, and other various merchandise available for purchase (Outside food and drink not permitted). Cost: Movie viewing is FREE in the ECU Classroom with limited seating available. Themed activities will be available at intermission for $2 per person ages 3+. (Our Museum exhibition space will be closed. Adult supervision required at all times.) Doors open at 6:30, movie begins at 6:45, with an intermission at the movie’s midpoint.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Direct from it’s success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon and Garfunkel Story embarks on its first US tour!

    Now seen by over a 1/4 million people across the world, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection with original film footage, incredible lighting and a full live band performing all the hits, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a moving and powerful concert. This performance covers all the hits such as “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Boxer,” “The Sound Of Silence,” and many more.
    Niswonger Performing Arts Center
    212 Tusculum Blvd Greenville TN 37745
    NPAC Box Office 423.638.1679 boxoffice@npacgreeneville.com
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Multi-platinum country music group, the Eli Young Band, is coming to the Birthplace of Country Music.

    The Pinnacle in Bristol, TN will soon host an evening of country music on Friday, September 29.
    Opening, for the Eli Young Band, is up-and-coming country music artist Devin Dawson.



    The Eli Young Band is known for its hits like “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” “Drunk Last Night,” and their ACM Song of the Year, “Crazy Girl”.


    The concert will be in the parking lot across from Aubrey’s. The concert is an open-air event with no reserved seating — so organizers ask that you come early to get the best spots.

    Gate for the concert will open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29. Devin Dawson will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eli Young band will begin their performance at 8:30 p.m.

    Of course, area vendors will be on site serving food and refreshments.

    No tickets are necessary.

    The Pinnacle says the event is totally free thanks to its sponsors WXBX 24 Carrot Country and the Pinnacle.
    The Pinnacle
    Pinnacle Parkway Bristol TN
    The Pinnacle 276.466.2626
  • | 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
  • - In September, KATS will offer “Centennial September for Seniors” offering them ticket books for half price this month. All Dial-A-Ride ticket books will be $12.00 in the month of September! Drivers do not carry cash. Ticket books do not expire. Anyone 100 or over can ride the KATS bus or ADA van for free in the month of September.
     
           
  • | 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
    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
  • - 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
  • - The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s exhibit Things Come Apart from July 15 to October 8, 2017. Through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, this exhibit reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Images of dozens of objects explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time. For example, the individual components of a record player, a Walkman, and iPod illustrate the technical changes in sound reproduction over the years. As a visual investigation of design and engineering, Things Come Apart also celebrates classic examples of industrial design like the sewing machine, the mechanical pencil, and the telescope. Additionally, the exhibit explores ideas about reuse, repair, and recycling.

    The exhibit embraces key STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts and provides an ideal environment for hands-on experimentation, tinkering, and creative makerspaces. Through support from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, Things Come Apart includes three hands-on Activity Kits Created by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s SparkLab. Schools are invited to contact the Birthplace of Country Music at education@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org or 423-573-1927 to find out more about booking school visits to the exhibit.

    The museum will also be hosting several educational and engaging programs to go along with the Things Come Apart exhibit—keep an eye on the events calendar on our website click for details for details on these programs.

    Things Come Apart is an exhibition organized by Todd McLellan and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
    Birthplace of Country Music
    520 Birthplace of Country Music Way Bristol VA 24201
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum 423.573.1927 info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org
  • - The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Selections include “Be Our Guest,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Belle.”

    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
    125 1/2 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre 423.753.1010
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Test & Tune: September 22 Race #19 & #20: September 23-24
    Bristol Dragway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN
    Bristol Dragway 423.989.6933
  • - Big money bracket racing returns to Bristol Dragway with a NEW Fall date, September 26- October 1 during the Sparco Fall Fling presented by Optima Batteries.
    Bristol Dragway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN
    Bristol Dragway 423.989.6933
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - 2017 UMOJA - Unity in the Community for generations to come!
    Downtown Johnson City
           
    Umoja Johnson City 423.426.2851
  • - September 29-30, 2017
    10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. on Saturday - Fall for Downtown Folk Fest
    7:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday - Down Home Jamboree
    A Family Mountain Celebration and Down-Home Jamboree

    Fall season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than at LampLight Theatre and Downtown Kingsport Association's "Fall for Downtown Folk Fest." Come and usher in the fall season as we celebrate the mountain heritage of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia. On Saturday, September 30, revisit the old days and enjoy local traditions on Broad Street in Historic downtown Kingsport.

    Arts and Crafts booths will be set up by local artisans, crafters and churches. Candles, jewelry, wreaths, and seasonal handmade crafts will be for sale. There are still open spaces for individuals or groups wishing to sell their wares.

    All day long, good “vittles” will be on hand. Vendors will be selling home-cooked food including pinto beans, cornbread, corn on the cob, and fried apple pies. You can even take a turn at stirring homemade apple butter for our Apple Butter Stir-off. Make sure you bring a good appetite with you.

    Entertainment for all ages will be going on all day as well. Live bluegrass and folk music will be performed by local musicians on our Broad Street stage. To take a break from the heat, enjoy creative arts performances inside LampLight Theatre by Pocket Full of Seeds throughout the day. For animal lovers, there will be a “Mountain Critters” petting zoo and Pony Rides.

    A special area for children, "Kids Explosion", will be set up with Inflatables, a Kids Activity tent, Pony Rides, a Magician, Face Painting, Puppets, and Games. Adults may try their hand at Cornhole and Horseshoes.

    "Fall for Downtown Folk Fest” runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 30. The admission for the all-day festival is FREE.

    Both Friday and Saturday evening at 7:00 PM, there will be a performance in the theatre with the Down-Home Jamboree: “Old Time Gospel Sing” featuring Tattered Saints and Friends . This performance is done in true “Gaither Homecoming” sing-a-long fashion with old and new gospel favorites, southern gospel and shape note singing. Suggested donation for evening performance is $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children under 6. Tickets will also be available throughout the day at Folk Fest or can be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 6:00 PM promptly following the closing of the FolkFest events. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • - “A Barter Theatre original world premiere murder mystery thriller.”
    By Catherine Bush

    Ian and Liz Crowell purchased several acres of remote woodlands, where they plan to build their dream house. They take best friends, Bruce and Claire Hollingsworth, on a tour followed by celebratory beers around a campfire. Ian reveals the woods are supposedly haunted by a pitchfork-wielding ghost bent on revenge. When a childhood game leads to the discovery of a grisly murder, the couples investigate. Is the ghost responsible – or are other forces at work? Relationships shatter as friends try to solve the mystery before it’s too late.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Never seen before on Barter Theatre’sGilliam Stage, there is truly nothing more American than Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway musical, “The Music Man.”

    The fast-talking “Professor” Harold Hill convinces the parents of River City, Iowa, to buy band instruments and uniforms for their youngsters to save them from the corrupting influence of the local pool hall. In the process, he falls for the local librarian, Marian Paroo. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned, and the town is divided in their belief in this charismatic man. This story features some of musical theatre’s great characters including Mrs. Paroo, Winthrop, Hill’s sidekick Marcellus, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, and a host of others performed by Barter’s Resident Acting Company, who you know and love. Featuring songs from Willson’s timeless score including “Goodnight, My Someone,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” “(Ya Got) Trouble,” and “Till There Was You.”
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991

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But there's more! Every calendar is full of coupons from popular local merchants, so you can save money while supporting small businesses right in your hometown.

And don't miss our beautiful full-color photography! Every month you'll recognize a new photo from someplace close to home, submitted to us by a local photographer. If you'd like to have your own hometown photos included in our calendar, please contact your local publisher for more information.

We truly believe it's better to "keep it local". From coast to coast and border to border, our network of franchisees work with organizations and merchants right in their community to make sure you get the information and savings you care about. We prefer to feature family-friendly events that are a short walk or drive away, and coupons from local businesses so you can support your hometown economy.

If there's something happening close to home that folks in your neighborhood need to know about, why not submit it to us today? Please note that publication of your event is subject to approval by your local Town Planner publisher.

If there's no Town Planner calendar in your area, you could be looking at a great business opportunity! Town Planner franchisees set their own hours and can work out of their homes while providing a valuable service to both homeowners and local businesses in the area. To learn more about how to become a Town Planner franchise owner, please view our franchise information page.

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