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Thursday, June 21st, 2018

  • Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9366
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - For over thirty years Jackson Gillman has performed throughout the country, with a repertoire of stories that sparkle with energy, wit and warm-hearted honesty about his perceptions of life. He’s been dubbed the “stand-up chameleon” for his quick-change characterizations, physical comedy, and treasure trove of voices.
    Gillman’s performances are seasoned with song, dance, mime, and sign language, and infused with an underlying foundation of hope and spirit.

    “Gillman is a masterly storyteller. Everything about him – his body, his voice, his choice of movements – has a breathtaking economy that lets the simplicity of the story speak for itself. ” –Christian Science Monitor


    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cost: Adults - $10.00, Ages 7 - 17 years - $3.00, 6 and under free
    Max participants: 16

    Registration required:
    click for details
    Choose "Upcoming Events" in left hand menu

    Do you enjoy experiencing history as it would have been? Listen to melodies with roots in Europe and Appalachia ring through the halls of one of Tennessee's finest examples of Federal architecture. Meet Ranger Corbin Hayslett at Sabine Hill to learn about the musical melting-pot that was frontier Tennessee and how people from around the world shared culture through song. Please plan accordingly as there are currently no restroom facilities at Sabine Hill.

    Meet at the Sabine Hill: 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643
    Sabine Hill State Historic Site
    2328 W. G. St. Elizabethton TN
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Come join the David Crockett Birthplace Rangers as they work to repair old tools as well as create new tools to be used around the homestead. Replacements of old handles as well as creating new mauls are the tools to tackle during this demonstration.

    Meet at:
    Crockett Homestead
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    1245 Davy Crockett Park Road Limestone TN
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park 423.257.2167
  • | 4:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Join us for Dog Days of Summer! Enjoy half-price plain hot dogs and half-price admission after 4 PM every Thursday in June and July! Visit our website for more information! (Chili, cheese and other toppings at additional cost.)
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Let's get crazy... FOR CRAZY 8'S!!!!!!!

    Interested running Kingsport's famous CRAZY 8's?! Want to beat your time? Just finished our No Boundaries program? Or just looking for a great, fun, family event?
    Now is the time!!! Come join us, and LET'S GET CRAZY 8 training!!!!

    Fleet Feet Kingsport and Johnson City have the training plan for you! Be ready in just 8 short weeks - 8 weeks to an 8K. What's the best part??? The cost is only $80 a person this year!! Family cost is $20 for each additional person (children under 18 FREE). Included is 2 weekly coached runs, track workouts, hill training, core work, and a guaranteed great time with the family! Join us as we train for the World's Best 8k!! Sign-up forms available on-line and in store.

    8K Training starts on May 21 at both locations!

    Training days and times will be Monday's and Thursday's at 6:00pm.

    Pick your store location, and meet us there!!

    Kids/strollers and dogs on leashes welcome.

    To sign up for 8K training at Fleet Feet Kingsport:click for details

    To sign up for 8K training at Fleet Feet Johnson City: click for details

    In order to have the best and most beneficial training experience, we ask that you can comfortably run 2 miles consistently.
    Feet Feet Johnson City or Fleet Feet Kingsport
           
    Fleet Feet of Kingsport 423.230.0002
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - his is a FREE timed run presented by We Run Events. All we ask is that you bring a bag of pet food as your "entry fee," which we will deliver to local animal shelters. It's the Summer Solstice so let's make the year's longest day something to remember!

    This is a very unique 10K run starting and finishing at the top of South Holston Dam. Take on breathtaking views of S. Holston Lake as we run from S. Holston Dam to Weir Dam, around the beautiful Osceola Island Trail, and back to top of S. Holston Dam. Save something for the challenging final 1-mile climb! We are putting a time limit of 1h 30m on the 10K, however feel free to start early if you think it will take longer.

    6pm-early start
    6:30pm-10k official start

    Please bring a bag of pet food which we will deliver to local animal shelters. Post-run pizza and refreshments.

    Pets are welcome!
    South Holston Dam
    918 Holston View Dam Road Bristol TN
    We Run Events 423.963.1045
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Hunter Wright Stadium
    800 Granby Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Mets 423.224.2626
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Heritage Alliance is proud to present the second season History Happy Hour at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum! This monthly program will feature a wide range of topics, including 19th century optical illusions, Sabine Hill, the Annals of Tennessee History, and much more! The region is full of history, and people who know about history, and History Happy Hour is a chance for them to share their exciting knowledge with the wider public. The program is a collaborative effort between local organizations, so audiences will have the chance to interact with multiple groups.

    History Happy Hour will be held at the Chester Inn Museum on the third Thursday of the month. Admission is free, and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. The goal of the program is to offer insightful history to the public, foster a collaborative relationship with various individuals and organizations, and increase the role of the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum as a community meeting place.

    To stay up to date on our program schedule, follow the Chester Inn Museum and the Heritage Alliance on Facebook.The schedule is set for 2018!.

    The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. You can contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org. Additional information can also be found online at click for details
    Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum
    116 E. Main St. Jonesborough TN
    Heritage Alliance 423.753.9580 Info@heritageall.org
  • | 7:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Available at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings from May through August, these tours depart from the Chester Inn Museum. Costumed guides will discuss the history of the town, its people, and the lives they built. Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the Chester Inn Museum. Come and tour Historic Jonesborough, enjoy a good meal, some shopping, and a tale or two in the Storytelling Capital of the World.

    For more information on the tours, please contact the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580, or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. To schedule a tour for a larger group, or another day, please contact the Heritage Alliance directly.
    Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum
    116 E. Main St. Jonesborough TN
    Heritage Alliance 423.753.9580 Info@heritageall.org
  • | 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 Ballad Health, 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 right.
    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 423.343.9834
  • | 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
  • Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • - Faith based camp for children and youth grades 1 - 12; day camp and residential camp available
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A comedy by Matthew Fowler

    Garret Miller is having a midlife crisis. When he gets fired from the only job he’s ever had, he decides to set up a lemonade stand on the street in front of his upscale suburban house. All the while, his wife is probably cheating on him, his brother is a pariah, and the college girl next door wants to be his lemonade-stand intern. In this dramatic comedy, Garret sets out to prove “the American Dream,” “an American Dream,” or at least his American Dream still exists.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A heavenly surprise, filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this feel-good comedy smash will have you jumping to your feet with excitement and joy! A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Make a joyful noise and join us for this musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. “’Take Me to Heaven’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ bloom into full-throttle disco epics, the latter building up to an ecstatic finale.” –NY Post
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A heart-warming portrait of friendship and love is the basis for this much-loved show. There isn’t a bond quite like the one between southern women in a beauty shop. In a small southern town, six women gather in Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets, but they end up sharing so much more. Humor and heartbreak shine through this performance as the women experience some of the most significant days of their lives together. The true power of friendship shows through the women's underlying strength, which makes these characters genuinely touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in the good times and bad.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction and Best Male and Female Lead to name a few, it's "Hairspray!" The year's '62 and Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad is going to do whatever it takes to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a big girl with big dreams--and even bigger hair--turn the whole town around and still have time to win the boy she loves? Don't miss this dancing, romancing musical-comedy treat based on John Waters' 1988 film classic, with a book by Mark O'Donnell and two-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and a brand-new score by five-time Oscar-nominee Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
    Johnson City Community Theatre
    600 E Maple St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Community Theatre 423.926.2542
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - It’s l’amour, y’all! Country music meets opera in the most unlikely, unbelievable and undoubtedly the most popular play to ever come through Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. A struggling opera singer has a dream: to sing the lead in Carmen. Her agent thinks she’s found the answer! But she finds herself singing at a state fair with a country music band called the Car Men —agents clash, people panic, and the singers erupt at the worst of possible moments in one of the funniest musicals you will ever experience.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - One of the most beloved princess tales of all time is coming to Barter Stage II this summer. The beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her home when the wicked queen’s jealously threatens her life. Snow White soon makes friends with seven dwarves who take her into their home. When the queen learns that Snow White is still alive, it takes the love of a handsome hero and the courage of her newfound friends to save the day.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Brickyard Park
    2017 Brickyard Park Driv Kingsport TN
  • - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 9:50am
    Tuesday and Thursday 7:40pm to 8:30pm

    Back by popular demand! The Lazy River class is a great opportunity to work on your body and your tan! This class will take place outside in the Lazy River. Participants will perform exercises while moving against or with the current of the river. Modifications will be provided by the instructor when necessary.

    We have night classes available!! All water aerobics classes are $5 for KAC/YMCA members, $4 for seniors and $7 for non members!
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • - Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:30 AM


    Meet a Union soldier stationed in Carter County in 1864 and hear about how the Civil War affected this area. Also see what a typical Civil War soldier would have in his haversack in order to withstand army life. Meet inside Fort Watauga.

    For additional information, call Sycamore Shoals at 423-543-5808.

    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - The McKinney Center in partnership with the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia and Jonesborough’s Washington County Public Library announce the opening of Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature at the McKinney Center. The exhibit is open to the public, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and runs through July 7, 2018.

    This groundbreaking exhibition of Appalachian children’s literature explores books published since the late 1800s. Organized by the Knox County Public Library and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee, and based on research by Jamie Osborn, Manager of the Halls Branch, Knox County Public Library, Reading Appalachia aims to show a more complete picture of the region’s literary heritage and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    The Heritage Alliance will be hosting story times with Mother Goose; Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 from 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and Wednesday, June 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Join Mother Goose and her friend Canada the goose as they share nursery rhymes and stories. The show is appropriate for guests of all ages, whether you’re three or ninety-three! Marjorie Shaefer, a member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, has been performing as Mother Goose for over 30 years.

    The Washington County Library will be hosting two story times; Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Jaden at Children’s Storytime for the opportunity for children and their parents to come together for stories, songs, crafts and more!

    Sporting life-size characters from some of the books, the exhibit is designed to create the sensation of walking through the pages of a storybook. Children can stand eye-to-eye with characters from Journey Cake Ho, A Mountain Rose, When Otter Tricked the Rabbit, When I Was Young, and others. The exhibit includes hands on activities that bring the subject to life for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to try on masks of storybook characters and find themselves in a story. They are also invited to create their own story of childhood set in Appalachia.

    Attendees can view original films and hear the voice of old time storyteller Ray Hicks along with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Each panel includes an interpretation of the text from a child’s perspective.

    An exhibit of Appalachian children’s literature at this scale has never been produced; this exhibition is designed to travel to other libraries and locations in and around Appalachia. Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature is made possible through the generous support of Clayton Homes, the Jane L. Pettway Foundation, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Children and Young Adult Literature.

    Perhaps more than any other region, Appalachia has captured the nation’s imagination. It is a land where the blue smoke of the mountains, the self-sufficiency of life in a holler, and the singsong of an enthralling storyteller come together in a near mythic culture. Few things capture our hearts and senses more vividly than children’s books. They ignite imagination and help bring structure and understanding to developing minds. Their stories linger and guide us into adulthood; they help define us.

    Appalachia is a land about which stories are told. By examining seminal titles published over the decades since the late 1800s, we hope to show the fuller picture of our region’s literary heritage, and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    All the programs will be held at the McKinney Center, located at 103 Franklin Ave, Jonesborough, TN 37659. For more information contact the McKinney Center at 423-753-0562.
    McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School
    103 Franklin Ave. Jonesborough TN
    McKinney Center 423.753.0562
  • - American Public Transportation Association (APTA) first started national ‘Dump the Pump Day’ in June 2006 when gas prices had reached $3 per gallon, causing the demand for public transportation to grow.



    According to the January 2018 APTA Transit Savings Report, on the average, an individual in a two-person household can save $9,700 a year when he or she downsizes by one car and takes public transit instead. National ‘Dump the Pump Day’ highlights the many benefits that public transportation brings to individuals and communities. Besides individual financial savings, public transportation spurs economic growth for towns and cities, and also improves the environment and reduces our nation’s energy consumption.

    Make sure you take advantage of this special promotion, and tell your friends and family members! To learn more about KATS, visit click for details.
     
           
    Chris Campbell 423.224.2613
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the summer season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest north. This day is known as the Summer Solstice.
     
           

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

  • | 7:30am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Please join Your Kingsport Chamber for a Fourth Friday Breakfast sponsored by Food City to celebrate 100 years!
    MeadowView Marriott
    Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce 423.392.8800
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Kids
    - Seven Weeks of Crafts for Kids ages 3 and up!
    Michaels Johnson City
    3211 People St. Johnson City TN
    Michaels Johnson City 423.915.1176
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - For over thirty years Jackson Gillman has performed throughout the country, with a repertoire of stories that sparkle with energy, wit and warm-hearted honesty about his perceptions of life. He’s been dubbed the “stand-up chameleon” for his quick-change characterizations, physical comedy, and treasure trove of voices.
    Gillman’s performances are seasoned with song, dance, mime, and sign language, and infused with an underlying foundation of hope and spirit.

    “Gillman is a masterly storyteller. Everything about him – his body, his voice, his choice of movements – has a breathtaking economy that lets the simplicity of the story speak for itself. ” –Christian Science Monitor


    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - If you were unable to make it to our National Trails Day event you are in luck! We will be hosting another wonderful opportunity to identify animal tracks on the park. Join a David Crockett Birthplace Ranger at the homestead to talk about a few of the local animal friends of David Crockett Birthplace. After the fur presentation the plan is to fan out along the banks of the mighty Nolichucky and see if any tracks can be identified. Please bring drinking water and shoes that you do not mind to get wet.

    Meet at:
    Crockett Homestead
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    1245 Davy Crockett Park Road Limestone TN
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park 423.257.2167
  • - Meet inside Fort Watauga and witness how soldiers in the 1600s fought ans what weapons they used on battlefields in Europe

    For additional information, call Sycamore Shoals at 423-543-5808.

    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 4:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Sleepy Owl Brewery
    151 E. Main St. Kingsport TN
    Sleepy Owl Brewery 423.390.8476
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - ENDUROCROSS at the TENNESSEE PRO NATIONAL - FREE to signup. Come enjoy the fun!
    Muddy Creek Raceway
    540 Ridgeway Dr. Blountville TN 37617
    Muddy Creek Raceway 423.323.5497
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Downhill Barbie Race durning the TENNESSEE PRO NATIONAL - FREE to signup. Come enjoy the fun!
    Muddy Creek Raceway
    540 Ridgeway Dr. Blountville TN 37617
    Muddy Creek Raceway 423.323.5497
  • | 5:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - At Relay For Life events, no one faces cancer alone. We come together every year at more than 3,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers.

    Each Relay has special events and activities (many throughout the year) just for survivors and their caregivers, so they can connect with others and know there is a strong support system available to them.
    Founder's Park
    204 W. Main St. Johnson City TN
    American Cancer Society 423.975.0635
  • | 6:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Founders After 5 is our summer/fall free music series. Come bring your friends and have a great evening in the amphitheater at Founders Park. Bring a picnic or pick up a to-go order from one of our great downtown restaurants. Area non-profits sell beer and soft drinks each night and we promise you will love the musical guests that are on the schedule. No outside alcohol is allowed on city property.
    Make sure your dogs are on a leash and your kids keep their soccer balls away from the band. Dancing is not only allowed, but encouraged!
    Founder's Park
    204 W. Main St. Johnson City TN
    Downtown Johnson City 423.202.3510
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Held each Friday evening, May through September, Main Street is blocked off to through traffic and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the concerts that begin around 7pm. Event tickets are only needed during the Winter Series, but we do “pass the hat” during the regular season. Come have dinner in one of our unique restaurants and indulge in some ice cream at the General Store. Most shops stay open late, so pay them a visit to get the whole “Jonesborough Experience”.
    Jonesborough Square
           
    Jonesborough Visitors Center 423.753.1010
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Sleepy Owl Brewery
    151 E. Main St. Kingsport TN
    Sleepy Owl Brewery 423.390.8476
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Twilight Alive Concert Series is a music series throughout the Summer in Downtown Kingsport.

    How much does it cost? Twilight Alive is absolutely FREE.

    Where is it? Concerts are in the 100 block of Broad Street unless noted otherwise.

    When does it start? Music starts at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

    What should I bring? Bring your own lawn chair.

    What should I NOT bring? No coolers and we appreciate you leaving your pets at home.
    Broad Street
           
  • | 7:30pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Location: APPALACHIAN FAIRGROUNDS
    Contact: | RICHARD MITCHELL | 423-538-0801 | randjmitchell@btes.tv
    jerichoshrine.com/rodeo
    Rodeo Admission - $15
    Appalachian Fair Grounds
           
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Gypsy Circus Cider Company
    2645 Fort Henry Dr. Kingsport TN
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Gypsy Circus Cider Company
    2645 Fort Henry Dr. Kingsport TN
  • | 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 Ballad Health, 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 right.
    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 423.343.9834
  • | 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
  • - Faith based camp for children and youth grades 1 - 12; day camp and residential camp available
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A heart-warming portrait of friendship and love is the basis for this much-loved show. There isn’t a bond quite like the one between southern women in a beauty shop. In a small southern town, six women gather in Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets, but they end up sharing so much more. Humor and heartbreak shine through this performance as the women experience some of the most significant days of their lives together. The true power of friendship shows through the women's underlying strength, which makes these characters genuinely touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in the good times and bad.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Sports and Recreation
    TVA Credit Union Ballpark
    Legion St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Cardinals 423.461.4866
  • - Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction and Best Male and Female Lead to name a few, it's "Hairspray!" The year's '62 and Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad is going to do whatever it takes to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a big girl with big dreams--and even bigger hair--turn the whole town around and still have time to win the boy she loves? Don't miss this dancing, romancing musical-comedy treat based on John Waters' 1988 film classic, with a book by Mark O'Donnell and two-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and a brand-new score by five-time Oscar-nominee Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
    Johnson City Community Theatre
    600 E Maple St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Community Theatre 423.926.2542
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Race-Chevy Street Car Night Parade Lap
    Kingsport Speedway
    2961 N. John B. Dennis Hwy Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Speedway 423.288.5992
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - It’s l’amour, y’all! Country music meets opera in the most unlikely, unbelievable and undoubtedly the most popular play to ever come through Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. A struggling opera singer has a dream: to sing the lead in Carmen. Her agent thinks she’s found the answer! But she finds herself singing at a state fair with a country music band called the Car Men —agents clash, people panic, and the singers erupt at the worst of possible moments in one of the funniest musicals you will ever experience.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - One of the most beloved princess tales of all time is coming to Barter Stage II this summer. The beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her home when the wicked queen’s jealously threatens her life. Snow White soon makes friends with seven dwarves who take her into their home. When the queen learns that Snow White is still alive, it takes the love of a handsome hero and the courage of her newfound friends to save the day.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Brickyard Park
    2017 Brickyard Park Driv Kingsport TN
  • - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 9:50am
    Tuesday and Thursday 7:40pm to 8:30pm

    Back by popular demand! The Lazy River class is a great opportunity to work on your body and your tan! This class will take place outside in the Lazy River. Participants will perform exercises while moving against or with the current of the river. Modifications will be provided by the instructor when necessary.

    We have night classes available!! All water aerobics classes are $5 for KAC/YMCA members, $4 for seniors and $7 for non members!
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • - Meet inside Fort Watauga and discover the wonders of the mammals that inhabit the Eastern Tennessee environment.

    For additional information, call Sycamore Shoals at 423-543-5808.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 12:00 Noon
    Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
    Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 8:30 AM


    Meet inside Fort Watauga to discover the daily occupations of settlers taking refuge in Fort Watauga during the 1770's.

    For additional information, call Sycamore Shoals at 423-543-5808.

    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - The McKinney Center in partnership with the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia and Jonesborough’s Washington County Public Library announce the opening of Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature at the McKinney Center. The exhibit is open to the public, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and runs through July 7, 2018.

    This groundbreaking exhibition of Appalachian children’s literature explores books published since the late 1800s. Organized by the Knox County Public Library and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee, and based on research by Jamie Osborn, Manager of the Halls Branch, Knox County Public Library, Reading Appalachia aims to show a more complete picture of the region’s literary heritage and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    The Heritage Alliance will be hosting story times with Mother Goose; Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 from 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and Wednesday, June 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Join Mother Goose and her friend Canada the goose as they share nursery rhymes and stories. The show is appropriate for guests of all ages, whether you’re three or ninety-three! Marjorie Shaefer, a member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, has been performing as Mother Goose for over 30 years.

    The Washington County Library will be hosting two story times; Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Jaden at Children’s Storytime for the opportunity for children and their parents to come together for stories, songs, crafts and more!

    Sporting life-size characters from some of the books, the exhibit is designed to create the sensation of walking through the pages of a storybook. Children can stand eye-to-eye with characters from Journey Cake Ho, A Mountain Rose, When Otter Tricked the Rabbit, When I Was Young, and others. The exhibit includes hands on activities that bring the subject to life for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to try on masks of storybook characters and find themselves in a story. They are also invited to create their own story of childhood set in Appalachia.

    Attendees can view original films and hear the voice of old time storyteller Ray Hicks along with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Each panel includes an interpretation of the text from a child’s perspective.

    An exhibit of Appalachian children’s literature at this scale has never been produced; this exhibition is designed to travel to other libraries and locations in and around Appalachia. Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature is made possible through the generous support of Clayton Homes, the Jane L. Pettway Foundation, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Children and Young Adult Literature.

    Perhaps more than any other region, Appalachia has captured the nation’s imagination. It is a land where the blue smoke of the mountains, the self-sufficiency of life in a holler, and the singsong of an enthralling storyteller come together in a near mythic culture. Few things capture our hearts and senses more vividly than children’s books. They ignite imagination and help bring structure and understanding to developing minds. Their stories linger and guide us into adulthood; they help define us.

    Appalachia is a land about which stories are told. By examining seminal titles published over the decades since the late 1800s, we hope to show the fuller picture of our region’s literary heritage, and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    All the programs will be held at the McKinney Center, located at 103 Franklin Ave, Jonesborough, TN 37659. For more information contact the McKinney Center at 423-753-0562.
    McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School
    103 Franklin Ave. Jonesborough TN
    McKinney Center 423.753.0562
  • | 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.
     
           

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

  • | 6:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events
    - The 6th 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, a top destination for motocross enthusiasts since the 1970s. This is the only time the AMA PRO racing comes to the Southeast. There is amateur racing on Friday and Sunday. Lots of vending, concessions, Friday evening activities, and bleachers spread around the facility. click for details
    Muddy Creek Raceway
    450 Ridgeway Dr Blountville, TN 37617
    Victory Sports 423.323.5497 officeadmin@victory-sports.com
  • | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Shopping
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    City of Kingsport/Alex Hayes 423.343.9779 alexhayes@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 7:00am - 2:00pm | Shopping
    Johnson City Farmers Market
    100 E. Market St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Farmers Market 423.926.7648
  • | 7:30am - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Early Registration (before June 16):
    Deadlift: $15 | Bench Press: $15 | Deadlift + Bench Press: $25 (Prices Include Competition Shirt)


    Registration after June 16:
    Deadlift: $20 | Bench Press: $20 | Deadlift + Bench Press: $30 (Prices Include Competition Shirt)

    Test your limits by participating in our inaugural Weight Lifting Competition. Competitors can participate in deadlift, bench press or both exercises. Participants will be divided by age and weight class for each exercise. This competition is open to men and women. *Competitors must be 15 yrs. or older to compete.

    Below is a description of the events:

    Bench Press. The bench press lift will be an attempt to lift the maximum weight for one repetition. Each competitor will get three opportunities to perform the maximum amount of weight. Guidelines for executing the bench press will go by the USPA (United States Powerlifting Association).
    Deadlift. The deadlift will be an attempt to lift the maximum weight for one repetition. Each competitor will get three opportunities to perform the maximum amount of weight. Guidelines for executing the bench press will go by the USPA (United States Powerlifting Association).
    UTV Row. The UTX Row will be a timed event. Competitors will be in a seated position and pull a rope which will be attached to the UTV.
    UTV Run. The UTV Run will be a timed event. Competitors will wear a harness and pull a rope which will be attached to the UTV.
    We will use he Wilks Formula which will provide an overall score based around the competitors weight and the weight they can lift. Because of this formula, there will be no weight classes for the lifts.
    YMCA of Great Kingsport
    1840 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37664
    YMCA Kingsport 423.247.9622
  • | 8:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    Sugar Hollow Park
    21361 Sugar Hollow Dr. Bristol VA
    We Run Events 423.963.1045
  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Muddy Creek Raceway is home to the 6th Annual Tennessee National – Round 5 of the prestigious Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Nestled within the scenic Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, the Tennessee National is the best way to get outside and enjoy the sun, friends and family while watching the athletes of the most physically demanding professional action sport go bar to bar in intense, dirt-slinging action, that is only found on 12 of the best motocross tracks across the country.

    For more information visit click for details #ThisIsMoto
    Muddy Creek Raceway
    540 Ridgeway Dr. Blountville TN 37617
    Muddy Creek Raceway 423.323.5497
  • | 9:00am - | Sports and Recreation
    Larry's Cycle Shop
    718 E. Center St. Kingsport TN
    Larry's Cycle Shop 423.247.2751
  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | 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.



    Our guest leaders will be:

    - Larry Everett, an Aquatic Biologist with the TDEC, and an expert on the “baby stage” of dragonflies.

    - Richard Connors, State Biologist emeritus, and an expert on observing, identifying, and photographing adult dragonflies.



    We will meet at the park’s Recreation Building for a short indoor talk on dragonfly observation and identification, but will spend most of the day “out in the field” in the park’s rich wetland habitats.



    Plan to spend a warm summer day outdoors in a variety of natural places, getting “up close and personal” with native dragonflies. You should bring a sack lunch, and dress for outdoor, wet field conditions. You should also bring close-focusing binoculars and a camera if you have them. You can also bring a few of your dragonfly photos to share and to have identified (time permitting).



    This is a free event, but you must pre-register if you plan to attend.

    Meet at:
    Warriors' Path State Park Recreation Building
    Warrior's Path Park
    490 Hemlock Road Kingsport TN 37663
    Warriors' Path State Park 423.239.8531
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Join us as we assist Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee in packing food packs for school backpacks and food pantry supplies!

    Please complete the volunteer release (click for details and wear closed toe shoes to the event. The warehouse is often chilly, so bringing a jacket is encouraged.

    Volunteers are asked to refrain from bringing food or drink in the warehouse and using cell phones or ear buds while working in the warehouse. Children 10 and over are allowed in the warehouse if they are accompanied by adequate supervision.
    Second Harvest Food Bank
    1020 Jericho Dr. Kingsport TN 37663
    Peak - Kingsport Young Professionals 423.246.6550 info@ypkingsport.com
  • | 9:00am - 10:00am | Special Interest
    - Discover how to take advantage of those peak season produce items with creative tips and recipes from our local chefs!

    Saturdays with the Chef is a free cooking demo series showcasing Kingsport chefs and their recipes using produce available at the Kingsport Farmers Market. Copies of each chef’s recipe will be available at the demo and online.

    FREE SAMPLES are available at each demo!

    The series takes place every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in June and July at the Kingsport Farmers Market.
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Farmers Market 423.224.2821
  • - The Nolichucky Settlement, birthplace to Tennessee's favorite son David Crockett, once contained vast cane brakes. In Congress, Crockett was referred to as the Gentleman from the Cane. Join the staff of David Crockett Birthplace for a day of volunteer work reclaiming native cane from invasive plant species. Meet at the Visitor Center equipped with gloves, comfortable shoes, and a water bottle.

    Meet at:
    Visitor Center
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    1245 Davy Crockett Park Road Limestone TN
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park 423.257.2167
  • | 9:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - We are SO excited for Johnson City's FIRST annual CLIMB out of the Darkness event on June 23rd at 9am a Winged Deer Park! We are partnering alongside of Postpartum Support International and Appalachian Perinatal Mental Health Alliance to make this event happen! Proceeds will benefit both of these amazing nonprofit organizations that exist for the same goals and purpose - moms! Please join us and share this event with others!

    Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and OCD, postpartum post-traumatic stress, postpartum psychosis, perinatal bipolar mood disorders, and pregnancy depression and anxiety.

    Climb Out of the Darkness® is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. This year most climbs will be on Saturday June 23rd.

    The event features mothers, fathers, and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of perinatal mental health crises and into the light of hope and recovery.
    Winged Deer Park
    437 Bristol Highway Johnson City TN
  • | 9:30am - 3:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Students, join Roan Mountain State Park staff for 4 hours of volunteering toward fulfilling your Tennessee Promise. Meet at the Park Conference Center at 9:30 AM to check in and plan to work from 10 AM until noon, break for lunch until 1 PM, then get back to work until 3 PM.

    Volunteers will be removing litter and invasive plant species from along the banks of the Doe River through the park. Please wear clothing you don't mind getting wet and dirty, shoes you can wear INTO the water, and your own snacks and drinking water. Boots, tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with ankle straps are acceptable-- NO bare feet or flip-flops allowed. You may also want to bring sunscreen, a hat, a towel and a dry set of clothes and shoes to change into afterward. Lunch is not provided-- please pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park, or be prepared to purchase from local restaraunts.

    Pre-registration is required. Please click on the "Register For Event" button at the top right to register before June 20, 2018.

    Meet at:
    Park Conference Center
    Roan Mountain
    1015 Highway 143 Roan Mountain TN 37687
    Roan Mountain Park Office 423.772.0190
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Instructor: Donna Horowitz

    Cost: $40.00
    Min: 2 Max: 8

    Instructor provides: Pattern, fabric, sewing tools, iron and board. Please bring a sewing machine - if you do not have one, a limited number of sewing machines available for $5.00 rental, 1st come, 1st served. You will learn the techniques needed to make 2 separate styles of lined reticules in this hands-on workshop. Course covers self-made piping, double ruffles and basic sewing. Hand stitching or sewing machine welcome.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Instructor: Bob Estep and Friends

    Cost: $110.00 (includes flint knapping kit, 2 days of instructions, and stone - yours to keep)
    Min: 4 Max: 12

    Make stone tools such as the arrow point using only traditional techniques 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
  • Renaissance Arts Center
    1200 East Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Allision Parker aparkerart@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Vendors, Crafts, silent auction, photo booth, music and more !

    Help us raise funds for Seasons of Hope and honor breast cancer survivors.

    To be a sponsor or vendor please email us at Seasonsofhopetn@gmail.com

    How:
    Just show up

    To be a sponsor or vendor please email us at Seasonsofhopetn@gmail.com.



    More Info:
    For more information call Seasons of Hope at (423) 724-7398.
    Holiday Inn
    101 W. Springbrook Dr. Johnson City TN
    Seasons of Hope 423.724.7398
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Explore the ancient Japanese art of Sashiko. Sashiko is a type of Japanese embroidery similar to a running stitch. Sashiko can be used as an embellishment on quilts, bags or garments. It can also be used for quilt blocks. You will learn the 6 basics to create just about any pattern, modern or traditional.

    Our Instructor: John Plutchak is from Kingsport, Tennessee. He has been quilting for more 20 years, prefers machine quilting but excels at doing Sashiko by hand and adding it to his quilts. He teaches at regional quilt guilds, quilt shops, and the Kingsport Senior Center. John has been a participant in five consecutive biennial juried men’s exhibits at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado. John is a certified Eleanor Burns “Quilt in a Day” instructor.

    Supplies to Bring: Thread Scissors (thread, needles, needle threader, fabric for a practice piece, fabric with a design to work will be provided. You will have some choice of colors and designs.)

    Class Fee: $20 (we can only accept cash at this time)
    Sync.Space
    227 E. Sullivan St. Kingsport TN
    Inventor Center info@inventor-center.net
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | 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.

    Meet at:
    Meet in the Visitor Center lobby
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Arts and Entertainment
    - Join us for Market Jams at the Kingsport Farmers Market. Enjoy bluegrass pickin’ presented by the Pickin’ Porch on the first Saturday of the month (May-October).

    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Farmers Market 423.224.2821
  • - Introduce little ones to the world of Jurassic Park. This action-packed (and age-appropriate) title is great for dinosaur lovers, both new and old. Activities to follow.
    Barnes and Noble
    3030 Franklin Terrace Johnson City TN
    Barnes and Noble, Johnson City 423.952.5577
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Special Interest
    - Local potter Barbara Cara will be demonstrating her craft at the Christopher Taylor House. Stop by to watch, share a chat, or purchase a beautiful piece of pottery.
    Christopher Taylor House
    124 W. Main St. Jonesborough TN
    Heritage Alliance 423.753.9580 Info@heritageall.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Available at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday, these tours depart from the Chester Inn Museum. Costumed guides will discuss the history of the town, its people, and the lives they built. Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the Chester Inn Museum. Come and tour Historic Jonesborough, enjoy a good meal, some shopping, and a tale or two in the Storytelling Capital of the World.

    For more information on the tours, please contact the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580, or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. To schedule a tour for a larger group, or another day, please contact the Heritage Alliance directly.
    Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum
    116 E. Main St. Jonesborough TN
    Heritage Alliance 423.753.9580 Info@heritageall.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Escape the summer heat and join Park Ranger Phil Hylen for a fee-based snorkeling excursion on the Doe River! This event will begin at 1:00PM starting at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor Center. From there, participants will motorcade to the Peg Leg section of the Doe River. Participation costs $8.00 a person and is limited to 10 individuals. Children must at least be 8 years of age or older to participate. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Roan Mountain
    1015 Highway 143 Roan Mountain TN 37687
    Roan Mountain Park Office 423.772.0190
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - For over thirty years Jackson Gillman has performed throughout the country, with a repertoire of stories that sparkle with energy, wit and warm-hearted honesty about his perceptions of life. He’s been dubbed the “stand-up chameleon” for his quick-change characterizations, physical comedy, and treasure trove of voices.
    Gillman’s performances are seasoned with song, dance, mime, and sign language, and infused with an underlying foundation of hope and spirit.

    “Gillman is a masterly storyteller. Everything about him – his body, his voice, his choice of movements – has a breathtaking economy that lets the simplicity of the story speak for itself. ” –Christian Science Monitor


    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Come immerse yourself in all of the trails that David Crockett Birthplace has to offer. This Ranger led hike will highlight the five trails on park and more specifically focus on the diverse flora and fauna the park has to offer. This will be approximately 4 miles of hiking, so bring plenty of drinking water and comfortable hiking shoes. The cost will be $5.00 per person. Rain date will be set for June 25th at 2:00-4:00. Please meet at the Crockett Landing Boat Launch.

    Meet at:
    Crockett Landing Boat Launch
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    1245 Davy Crockett Park Road Limestone TN
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park 423.257.2167
  • | 2:30pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - The Railroad Tour will be available the fourth Saturday of the month at 2:30 p.m.! This new tour will lead guests behind Main Street and take them from the Chester Inn Museum to the Chuckey Depot Museum. Along the way, the costumed guide will talk about the importance of the railroad not only to Jonesborough, but to the region as a whole.
    Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum
    116 E. Main St. Jonesborough TN
    Heritage Alliance 423.753.9580 Info@heritageall.org
  • | 3:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - During SunWatch, participants can view the Sun using special telescopes at the Bays Mountain dam. SunWatch observations are held on clear Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., March through October.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 4:00pm - 6:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Join Troublesome Hollow for an evening of great bluegrass and Americana music at The Pickin' Porch Show at the Mountain Music Museum in downtown Kingsport, Tennessee! Tim White, Garry Ollis and Donald Ollis will swap stories, tell a few jokes and and play songs from their new album "Old School." See why music critic Keith Lawrence of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer wrote If you’re looking for hard-core bluegrass...look no farther than Troublesome Hollow’s 'Old School.'”
    Mountain Music Museum
    316 Broad St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts 423.392.8414 macdonald@kingsporttn.com
  • | 7:30pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Location: APPALACHIAN FAIRGROUNDS
    Contact: | RICHARD MITCHELL | 423-538-0801 | randjmitchell@btes.tv
    jerichoshrine.com/rodeo
    Rodeo Admission - $15
    Appalachian Fair Grounds
           
  • | 8:15pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Register at the YMCA Front Desk or online
    Y Members: $75
    Friends of the Y: $80
    We are excited to collaborate with USA Raft to bring you an adventure of a lifetime! Trek the upper section of the Nolichucky River, which has over 25 named class II – IV rapids along nine miles of pristine wilderness, while witnessing the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi River. This full day (5-6 hour) experience includes a riverside picnic lunch and extra fun! Ages 10+. This trip is valued at $90.

    Questions?
    Contact Dustin Sims at 423.765.9722
    or dsims@ymcakpt.org
    YMCA of Great Kingsport
    1840 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37664
    YMCA Kingsport 423.247.9622
  • | 9:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    CJ's Sports Bar
    516 Morelock St. Kingsport TN
    CJ's Sports Bar 423.390.1361
  • | 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 Ballad Health, 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 right.
    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 423.343.9834
  • | 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
  • - Senior Corps @ 10:00 AM - Noon
    Junior Corps @ Noon - 1:00 PM

    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
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A comedy by Matthew Fowler

    Garret Miller is having a midlife crisis. When he gets fired from the only job he’s ever had, he decides to set up a lemonade stand on the street in front of his upscale suburban house. All the while, his wife is probably cheating on him, his brother is a pariah, and the college girl next door wants to be his lemonade-stand intern. In this dramatic comedy, Garret sets out to prove “the American Dream,” “an American Dream,” or at least his American Dream still exists.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A heavenly surprise, filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this feel-good comedy smash will have you jumping to your feet with excitement and joy! A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Make a joyful noise and join us for this musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. “’Take Me to Heaven’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ bloom into full-throttle disco epics, the latter building up to an ecstatic finale.” –NY Post
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A heart-warming portrait of friendship and love is the basis for this much-loved show. There isn’t a bond quite like the one between southern women in a beauty shop. In a small southern town, six women gather in Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets, but they end up sharing so much more. Humor and heartbreak shine through this performance as the women experience some of the most significant days of their lives together. The true power of friendship shows through the women's underlying strength, which makes these characters genuinely touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in the good times and bad.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Sports and Recreation
    TVA Credit Union Ballpark
    Legion St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Cardinals 423.461.4866
  • - ave you always wanted to learn how to grow your own herbs or create your own raised bed? Then join us for Homegrown! Homegrown is a free gardening series at the Kingsport Farmers Market presented by Keep Kingsport Beautiful.

    The Homegrown series will teach participants the skills needed to help their gardens flourish. No experience in gardening is required to participate in the series. All classes will be taught at the Kingsport Farmers Market, 308 Clinchfield St.



    Homegrown dates and times:

    · May 12 – Gardening 101: 9:00 a.m.

    · May 16 – Container & Straw Bale Gardening: 12:00 p.m.

    · June 9 – Container & Raised Bed Gardening: 10:30 a.m.

    · July 21 – Herb Gardening: 10:30 a.m.

    · August 11 – Winter Gardening: 9:00 a.m.

    · September 15th – Composting 9:00 a.m.



    For more information on the Kingsport Farmers Market, or to sign up for our monthly newsletter, please visit kingsportfarmersmarket.org.
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Farmers Market 423.224.2821
  • - Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction and Best Male and Female Lead to name a few, it's "Hairspray!" The year's '62 and Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad is going to do whatever it takes to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a big girl with big dreams--and even bigger hair--turn the whole town around and still have time to win the boy she loves? Don't miss this dancing, romancing musical-comedy treat based on John Waters' 1988 film classic, with a book by Mark O'Donnell and two-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and a brand-new score by five-time Oscar-nominee Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
    Johnson City Community Theatre
    600 E Maple St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Community Theatre 423.926.2542
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - It’s l’amour, y’all! Country music meets opera in the most unlikely, unbelievable and undoubtedly the most popular play to ever come through Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. A struggling opera singer has a dream: to sing the lead in Carmen. Her agent thinks she’s found the answer! But she finds herself singing at a state fair with a country music band called the Car Men —agents clash, people panic, and the singers erupt at the worst of possible moments in one of the funniest musicals you will ever experience.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - One of the most beloved princess tales of all time is coming to Barter Stage II this summer. The beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her home when the wicked queen’s jealously threatens her life. Snow White soon makes friends with seven dwarves who take her into their home. When the queen learns that Snow White is still alive, it takes the love of a handsome hero and the courage of her newfound friends to save the day.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - We can't believe it but it's true, Bike@Bays is officially 10 years old! Come celebrate this great event with us Sat June 23rd 9am -3pm. We're gonna have all the fun events we all know and love plus our local shops will be on hand with some sweet demo bikes for you to check out. Stay for lunch, provided by Texas Roadhouse of JC & cold beverages from YeeHaw Brewing. Mark your calendars and we'll see you there!
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - -Saturday Matinee: 1:00 p.m. Lunch & 2:00 p.m. Show - $22 per Adults and $13 per Students.
    -Saturday Evening: 6:00 p.m. Dinner & 7:00 p.m. Show - $30 per Adults and $17 per Students.
    -Sunday Matinee: 2:00 p.m. Tea/Dessert & 3:00 p.m. Show - $15 per Adults and $9 per Students.
    **Children FREE (3 & Under).


    Women of Faith, a brand-new production, gives us an intimate glimpse into the lives of a few of the Bible’s most notable women, such as Eve, who takes this opportunity to explain her side of a very well-known story. Mary and Martha show that two sisters can have very different points of views. The Woman with the Issue of Blood tells us of how she was looking for something or someone to change her life, and the Woman at the Well was simply trying to live life in the only way that she had ever known.
    These women were all from very different walks of life, but they have a common thread that binds them all together. Come see what these women have in common and, maybe, you’ll discover that you are connected to them as well. Women of Faith premieres in the Banquet Hall of the Emporium on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.

    DINNER THEATRE PACKAGES:
    -Saturday Matinee: 1:00 p.m. Dinner & 2:00 p.m. Show - $22 per Adults and $13 per Students.
    -Saturday Evening: 6:00 p.m. Dinner & 7:00 p.m. Show - $30 per Adults and $17 per Students.
    -Sunday Matinee: 2:00 p.m. Dessert Bar & 3:00 p.m. Show - $15 per Adults and $9 per Students. **Children FREE (3 & Under).

    Show Only: Limited Seating for Show ONLY. Admission is $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children 5 and under. Admission to The Emporium will be 30 minutes before the Show begins.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Brickyard Park
    2017 Brickyard Park Driv Kingsport TN
  • - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 9:50am
    Tuesday and Thursday 7:40pm to 8:30pm

    Back by popular demand! The Lazy River class is a great opportunity to work on your body and your tan! This class will take place outside in the Lazy River. Participants will perform exercises while moving against or with the current of the river. Modifications will be provided by the instructor when necessary.

    We have night classes available!! All water aerobics classes are $5 for KAC/YMCA members, $4 for seniors and $7 for non members!
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • - Come join Park Ranger David to help clean up the park. We will be picking up litter and clearing trails.

    Don't forget your water bottle and snacks. Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and a pair of gloves. All tools will be provided. Be prepared to work in all weather conditions.

    Meet at:
    Pool parking lot
    Warrior's Path Park
    490 Hemlock Road Kingsport TN 37663
    Warriors' Path State Park 423.239.8531
  • - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
    Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
    Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 9:00 AM


    Join the Seasonal Interpretive Rangers for an interactive hike covering the trail and surrounding areas of Sycamore Shoals. Meet at the bottom of the ramp behind the Visitor Center.


    For additional information, call Sycamore Shoals at 423-543-5808.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - Meet inside Fort Watauga and discover the wonders of the mammals that inhabit the Eastern Tennessee environment.

    For additional information, call Sycamore Shoals at 423-543-5808.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
    Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 12:00 Noon


    Meet at the wooded area next to the fort gates to discover how an 18th century long hunter would live in the Appalachian frontier.

    For additional information, call Sycamore Shoals at 423-543-5808.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - The McKinney Center in partnership with the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia and Jonesborough’s Washington County Public Library announce the opening of Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature at the McKinney Center. The exhibit is open to the public, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and runs through July 7, 2018.

    This groundbreaking exhibition of Appalachian children’s literature explores books published since the late 1800s. Organized by the Knox County Public Library and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee, and based on research by Jamie Osborn, Manager of the Halls Branch, Knox County Public Library, Reading Appalachia aims to show a more complete picture of the region’s literary heritage and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    The Heritage Alliance will be hosting story times with Mother Goose; Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 from 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and Wednesday, June 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Join Mother Goose and her friend Canada the goose as they share nursery rhymes and stories. The show is appropriate for guests of all ages, whether you’re three or ninety-three! Marjorie Shaefer, a member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, has been performing as Mother Goose for over 30 years.

    The Washington County Library will be hosting two story times; Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Jaden at Children’s Storytime for the opportunity for children and their parents to come together for stories, songs, crafts and more!

    Sporting life-size characters from some of the books, the exhibit is designed to create the sensation of walking through the pages of a storybook. Children can stand eye-to-eye with characters from Journey Cake Ho, A Mountain Rose, When Otter Tricked the Rabbit, When I Was Young, and others. The exhibit includes hands on activities that bring the subject to life for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to try on masks of storybook characters and find themselves in a story. They are also invited to create their own story of childhood set in Appalachia.

    Attendees can view original films and hear the voice of old time storyteller Ray Hicks along with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Each panel includes an interpretation of the text from a child’s perspective.

    An exhibit of Appalachian children’s literature at this scale has never been produced; this exhibition is designed to travel to other libraries and locations in and around Appalachia. Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature is made possible through the generous support of Clayton Homes, the Jane L. Pettway Foundation, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Children and Young Adult Literature.

    Perhaps more than any other region, Appalachia has captured the nation’s imagination. It is a land where the blue smoke of the mountains, the self-sufficiency of life in a holler, and the singsong of an enthralling storyteller come together in a near mythic culture. Few things capture our hearts and senses more vividly than children’s books. They ignite imagination and help bring structure and understanding to developing minds. Their stories linger and guide us into adulthood; they help define us.

    Appalachia is a land about which stories are told. By examining seminal titles published over the decades since the late 1800s, we hope to show the fuller picture of our region’s literary heritage, and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    All the programs will be held at the McKinney Center, located at 103 Franklin Ave, Jonesborough, TN 37659. For more information contact the McKinney Center at 423-753-0562.
    McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School
    103 Franklin Ave. Jonesborough TN
    McKinney Center 423.753.0562
  • | Special Interest
    - Join the First Annual Farm Fresh Tour

    The regional Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour is a partnership between Appalachian RC&D Council, Appalachian Sustainable Development and Boone Street Market. This year will be the first of what we hope is an annual event connecting our region to our local farms. Participating farms in Tennessee will be open June 23 and in Virginia on June 30, to welcome the public to experience the farm behind the scenes. Farms may provide guided and self-guided tours, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences, and goods for sale. You choose your schedule for the day and how many farms to visit. All farm experiences are family friendly for all ages.

    Here’s How it Works:

    Buy a car pass: Online or in person at two locations: Boone St. Market, Jonesborough,TN or Abingdon Visitors Center, Abingdon, VA(CASH ONLY) Only one pass is needed per carload.
    Cost: $15 for one day or $25 for both
    Map your route for farms you’d like to visit and plan your day.
    Bring a cooler, freezer bags, and some cash. Many farms offer on-farm sales on tour day – fresh produce, baked goods, plants, and other farm products.
    Dress for the weather (rain or shine!) and wear sturdy shoes. Skip the perfume and heavily-scented body sprays — or the bees and bugs will find you. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
    Arrange a dog sitter – No dogs are allowed on the tour as they can pose issues with farm animals.
    Most importantly, Have Fun!
    Buy Tickets
     
           
    Appalachian RC&D Council 423.979.2581 apprcd@gmail.com

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Instructor: Bob Estep and Friends

    Cost: $110.00 (includes flint knapping kit, 2 days of instructions, and stone - yours to keep)
    Min: 4 Max: 12

    Make stone tools such as the arrow point using only traditional techniques 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
  • | 1:00pm - 5:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Please help support a local teasure!
    Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park. They currently have over 40 prehistoric creatures with more coming soon as they grow. They are a donation based attraction, which means they don't currently charge any admission to get in. "We want children of all ages to able to afford to come here and experience life-sized creatures from our wonderful prehistoric past. All donations and gift shop purchases will aid in expanding and becoming a better attraction for our patrons." ~Owner : Chris Kastner

    For this event you will not only get to paint a canvas but will also receive a movie ticket to a Jurassic World or the movie of your choice. Painting open every hour until 5:00pm. The deal doesn't stop there.....a drink and popcorn is included as well for only $25! All profits will go directly to Chris Kastner to support Backyard Terrors in completing the work needed to continue.

    Painting for all ages, fingerpainting with vinyl stickers, drawn out T-Rex or Jurassic logo. Please advise which painting and which time slot you want 1,2,3,4, or 5pm for painting ( we don't want everyone showing up at the same time) after painting you can see the movie at any time.

    We will always activites for the kids, as well as prizes, photo booth with Dinos, and much more.

    Cash or credit the day of the event but you need to message us viva Facebook Paintingparitesinc or email paintingpartiesinc@gmail.com to reserve your spot and advise which time slot you would like as well as which dino you wish to paint by the 22nd.

    If you don't wish to paint but are accompanying someone who is painting then your cost would only be $6 for the movie with drink and a popcorn included as well. Please advise if you are coming so there will be enough theater staff to assist everyone.

    As always we will provide the canvas, paint, brushes, aprons, music, and for this event only we provide movie tickets, 1 drink, 1 small popcorn, and of course excellent instruction!
    Tri-Cities Cinema 7
    354 Shadowtown Road Ste 180 Blountville TN
    Backyard Terrors 423.391.7017
  • | 1:30pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 3:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - During SunWatch, participants can view the Sun using special telescopes at the Bays Mountain dam. SunWatch observations are held on clear Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., March through October.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 3:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - $7 includes Class and one free Pint.
    Please bring your own mats.
    All Ages
    Gypsy Circus Cider Company
    2645 Fort Henry Dr. Kingsport TN
  • | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Meet a ranger near the Visitor Center at the Peg-Leg Mine Trailhead. We will follow this shaded trail to explore the geological story of Roan Mountain State Park and the surrounding area.

    This is a free program with no registration.
    Roan Mountain
    1015 Highway 143 Roan Mountain TN 37687
    Roan Mountain Park Office 423.772.0190
  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Craft brews, live music and some good eats is all returning for the 4th season of Main Street Brews and Tunes in Downtown Jonesborough. Starting June 3rd, join us on the Plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center every Sunday afternoon through September. Food and beer will begin to be served at 4 pm with live music from 5-7 pm.

    A different brewery will be featured each week along with a rotating food truck which will offer a variety of foods including barbeque, pizza, tacos and more. The music line-up for this season also aims to please, featuring some local favorite groups and singer/songwriters. For a complete music schedule and brewery list, go to Main Street Brews and Tunes on Facebook or call the Visitors Center at 423.753.1010. This year’s event is sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, Main Street Café & Catering and The Jonesborough Group.
    Downtown Jonesborough
           
    Jonesborough Visitors Center 423.753.1010
  • | 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 Ballad Health, 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 right.
    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 423.343.9834
  • | 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
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A comedy by Matthew Fowler

    Garret Miller is having a midlife crisis. When he gets fired from the only job he’s ever had, he decides to set up a lemonade stand on the street in front of his upscale suburban house. All the while, his wife is probably cheating on him, his brother is a pariah, and the college girl next door wants to be his lemonade-stand intern. In this dramatic comedy, Garret sets out to prove “the American Dream,” “an American Dream,” or at least his American Dream still exists.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A heavenly surprise, filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this feel-good comedy smash will have you jumping to your feet with excitement and joy! A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Make a joyful noise and join us for this musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. “’Take Me to Heaven’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ bloom into full-throttle disco epics, the latter building up to an ecstatic finale.” –NY Post
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Sports and Recreation
    TVA Credit Union Ballpark
    Legion St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Cardinals 423.461.4866
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - We can't believe it but it's true, Bike@Bays is officially 10 years old! Come celebrate this great event with us Sat June 23rd 9am -3pm. We're gonna have all the fun events we all know and love plus our local shops will be on hand with some sweet demo bikes for you to check out. Stay for lunch, provided by Texas Roadhouse of JC & cold beverages from YeeHaw Brewing. Mark your calendars and we'll see you there!
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - -Saturday Matinee: 1:00 p.m. Lunch & 2:00 p.m. Show - $22 per Adults and $13 per Students.
    -Saturday Evening: 6:00 p.m. Dinner & 7:00 p.m. Show - $30 per Adults and $17 per Students.
    -Sunday Matinee: 2:00 p.m. Tea/Dessert & 3:00 p.m. Show - $15 per Adults and $9 per Students.
    **Children FREE (3 & Under).


    Women of Faith, a brand-new production, gives us an intimate glimpse into the lives of a few of the Bible’s most notable women, such as Eve, who takes this opportunity to explain her side of a very well-known story. Mary and Martha show that two sisters can have very different points of views. The Woman with the Issue of Blood tells us of how she was looking for something or someone to change her life, and the Woman at the Well was simply trying to live life in the only way that she had ever known.
    These women were all from very different walks of life, but they have a common thread that binds them all together. Come see what these women have in common and, maybe, you’ll discover that you are connected to them as well. Women of Faith premieres in the Banquet Hall of the Emporium on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.

    DINNER THEATRE PACKAGES:
    -Saturday Matinee: 1:00 p.m. Dinner & 2:00 p.m. Show - $22 per Adults and $13 per Students.
    -Saturday Evening: 6:00 p.m. Dinner & 7:00 p.m. Show - $30 per Adults and $17 per Students.
    -Sunday Matinee: 2:00 p.m. Dessert Bar & 3:00 p.m. Show - $15 per Adults and $9 per Students. **Children FREE (3 & Under).

    Show Only: Limited Seating for Show ONLY. Admission is $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children 5 and under. Admission to The Emporium will be 30 minutes before the Show begins.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Brickyard Park
    2017 Brickyard Park Driv Kingsport TN

Monday, June 25th, 2018

  • - Kingsport Theatre Guild presents the 2018 KTG Teen Camp taking place June 25-29, 2018. This one-week camp for middle- and high-school students offers a unique experience, during which they will learn all of the crucial skills required to produce their own visual works of art.

    Students will receive instruction in classes such as: Auditions/Monologues, Lighting, Stage Combat, Improv, Makeup, Sound, Stage Management, Directing, Costume, Scene Work, Set Design and will end the week with a presentation by the campers on Friday, June 29, at the Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation.


    Camp mentors and workshop presenters will be members of the Kingsport Theatre Guild, as well as theatre professionals from the Tri-Cities area.

    Camp will start Monday, June 25, 2018 and run through Friday, June 29, 2018. with an early drop off of 7:30 and a late pickup of 5:30. Campers will attend Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and need to pack a bagged lunch each day.

    Cost for the camp is $100 and registration is limited to 45 total students. The first siblings will receive a discounted rate of $75 for the week, second and subsequent siblings will receive a rate of $50 for the week.

    Campers can register online at KingsportTheatre.org, in person at KTG’s office (Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street, Suite 211, Kingsport) or via email at KingsportTheatreGuild@gmail.com.
    Kingsport Theatre Guild
    Renaissance Center 1200 E. Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Theatre Guild 423.392.8427 Kingsporttheatreguild@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Kids
    - Seven Weeks of Crafts for Kids ages 3 and up!
    Michaels Johnson City
    3211 People St. Johnson City TN
    Michaels Johnson City 423.915.1176
  • | 3:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - MONDAYs 3:30 - 5:00pm ROOM 313 Pastle, Pencil, Charcoal, oil, acrylic, mixed media. Students accepted throughout the year.

    ​Instructor, Steven Reeves click for details
    Beginners through Advanced - $11. per class. Contact Instructor prior to attending Text or call: 423-767-0858
    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
  • Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Let's get crazy... FOR CRAZY 8'S!!!!!!!

    Interested running Kingsport's famous CRAZY 8's?! Want to beat your time? Just finished our No Boundaries program? Or just looking for a great, fun, family event?
    Now is the time!!! Come join us, and LET'S GET CRAZY 8 training!!!!

    Fleet Feet Kingsport and Johnson City have the training plan for you! Be ready in just 8 short weeks - 8 weeks to an 8K. What's the best part??? The cost is only $80 a person this year!! Family cost is $20 for each additional person (children under 18 FREE). Included is 2 weekly coached runs, track workouts, hill training, core work, and a guaranteed great time with the family! Join us as we train for the World's Best 8k!! Sign-up forms available on-line and in store.

    8K Training starts on May 21 at both locations!

    Training days and times will be Monday's and Thursday's at 6:00pm.

    Pick your store location, and meet us there!!

    Kids/strollers and dogs on leashes welcome.

    To sign up for 8K training at Fleet Feet Kingsport:click for details

    To sign up for 8K training at Fleet Feet Johnson City: click for details

    In order to have the best and most beneficial training experience, we ask that you can comfortably run 2 miles consistently.
    Feet Feet Johnson City or Fleet Feet Kingsport
           
    Fleet Feet of Kingsport 423.230.0002
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Join us for our June PWN wine night!

    Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Please bring a snack to share.
    GAAM Wealth Advisors
    6 Sheridan Sq. #200 Kingsport TN
    Professional Women's Network easttnpwn@gmail.com
  • | 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
  • | 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 Ballad Health, 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 right.
    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 423.343.9834
  • | 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
  • | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - We are an open to the public club of Toastmasters International that works to improve our speaking, listening, and leadership skills. We are a very diverse group that can help any experience level from terrified to professional. We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 pm in room 221 at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center on South Wilcox Drive in Kingsport Tennessee.

    Twilight Toasters is on Facebook, and more information can be found at click for details. Contact James with any questions at 276-298-4207 or J.Louden4@yahoo.com
    Toy F. Reid Employee Center
    400 South Wilcox Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    James Louden 276.298.4207 J.Louden4@yahoo.com
  • - Faith based camp for children and youth grades 1 - 12; day camp and residential camp available
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 9:50am
    Tuesday and Thursday 7:40pm to 8:30pm

    Back by popular demand! The Lazy River class is a great opportunity to work on your body and your tan! This class will take place outside in the Lazy River. Participants will perform exercises while moving against or with the current of the river. Modifications will be provided by the instructor when necessary.

    We have night classes available!! All water aerobics classes are $5 for KAC/YMCA members, $4 for seniors and $7 for non members!
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • - The McKinney Center in partnership with the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia and Jonesborough’s Washington County Public Library announce the opening of Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature at the McKinney Center. The exhibit is open to the public, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and runs through July 7, 2018.

    This groundbreaking exhibition of Appalachian children’s literature explores books published since the late 1800s. Organized by the Knox County Public Library and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee, and based on research by Jamie Osborn, Manager of the Halls Branch, Knox County Public Library, Reading Appalachia aims to show a more complete picture of the region’s literary heritage and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    The Heritage Alliance will be hosting story times with Mother Goose; Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 from 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and Wednesday, June 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Join Mother Goose and her friend Canada the goose as they share nursery rhymes and stories. The show is appropriate for guests of all ages, whether you’re three or ninety-three! Marjorie Shaefer, a member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, has been performing as Mother Goose for over 30 years.

    The Washington County Library will be hosting two story times; Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Jaden at Children’s Storytime for the opportunity for children and their parents to come together for stories, songs, crafts and more!

    Sporting life-size characters from some of the books, the exhibit is designed to create the sensation of walking through the pages of a storybook. Children can stand eye-to-eye with characters from Journey Cake Ho, A Mountain Rose, When Otter Tricked the Rabbit, When I Was Young, and others. The exhibit includes hands on activities that bring the subject to life for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to try on masks of storybook characters and find themselves in a story. They are also invited to create their own story of childhood set in Appalachia.

    Attendees can view original films and hear the voice of old time storyteller Ray Hicks along with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Each panel includes an interpretation of the text from a child’s perspective.

    An exhibit of Appalachian children’s literature at this scale has never been produced; this exhibition is designed to travel to other libraries and locations in and around Appalachia. Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature is made possible through the generous support of Clayton Homes, the Jane L. Pettway Foundation, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Children and Young Adult Literature.

    Perhaps more than any other region, Appalachia has captured the nation’s imagination. It is a land where the blue smoke of the mountains, the self-sufficiency of life in a holler, and the singsong of an enthralling storyteller come together in a near mythic culture. Few things capture our hearts and senses more vividly than children’s books. They ignite imagination and help bring structure and understanding to developing minds. Their stories linger and guide us into adulthood; they help define us.

    Appalachia is a land about which stories are told. By examining seminal titles published over the decades since the late 1800s, we hope to show the fuller picture of our region’s literary heritage, and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    All the programs will be held at the McKinney Center, located at 103 Franklin Ave, Jonesborough, TN 37659. For more information contact the McKinney Center at 423-753-0562.
    McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School
    103 Franklin Ave. Jonesborough TN
    McKinney Center 423.753.0562
  • | NATL - Historical
    - The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea.
    The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China, with assistance from the Soviet Union, came to the aid of North Korea. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterwards.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that a prayer read aloud in public schools violated the First Amendment's separation of Church and state.
     
           

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

  • - Kingsport Theatre Guild presents the 2018 KTG Teen Camp taking place June 25-29, 2018. This one-week camp for middle- and high-school students offers a unique experience, during which they will learn all of the crucial skills required to produce their own visual works of art.

    Students will receive instruction in classes such as: Auditions/Monologues, Lighting, Stage Combat, Improv, Makeup, Sound, Stage Management, Directing, Costume, Scene Work, Set Design and will end the week with a presentation by the campers on Friday, June 29, at the Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation.


    Camp mentors and workshop presenters will be members of the Kingsport Theatre Guild, as well as theatre professionals from the Tri-Cities area.

    Camp will start Monday, June 25, 2018 and run through Friday, June 29, 2018. with an early drop off of 7:30 and a late pickup of 5:30. Campers will attend Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and need to pack a bagged lunch each day.

    Cost for the camp is $100 and registration is limited to 45 total students. The first siblings will receive a discounted rate of $75 for the week, second and subsequent siblings will receive a rate of $50 for the week.

    Campers can register online at KingsportTheatre.org, in person at KTG’s office (Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street, Suite 211, Kingsport) or via email at KingsportTheatreGuild@gmail.com.
    Kingsport Theatre Guild
    Renaissance Center 1200 E. Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Theatre Guild 423.392.8427 Kingsporttheatreguild@gmail.com
  • | 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
  • | 10:00am - | Special Interest
    First Presbyterian Church
    100 W. Church Circle Kingsport TN
    Bays Mountain Embroiderer's Guild tnsink@charter.net
  • | 10:30am - | Kids
    - Discover how to turn natural items into great crafts while learning about nature during our Nature Crafts program. This program is open to all ages, and tickets are $3 per person and can be purchased at Nature Center Gift Shop day of activity.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Adam Booth’s original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His work, both humorous and touching, is influenced by the rhythms and gestures of generations of diverse West Virginia storytellers and often features familiar tales disguised in Appalachian clothing.
    His stories and recordings have been honored with a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor, Storytelling World Honors award, the National Storytelling Network’s J.J. Reneaux Mentorship grant, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. Booth teaches Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founder of the monthly Speak Story Series in Shepherdstown.

    “Better than Netflix.” – Leadership Jefferson

    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - One of the most exciting things to come along this century is the opportunity to have your DNA tested! But what can your results truly tell you? A lot as it turns out. The first question is, what do you wish to learn from taking this test? Is your main goal to learn where you came from? Are you looking for living relatives? Are you adopted
    and searching for birth parents? Did you know there are different types of tests that will give you different answers and better results?

    Sign up for this two part series to learn more about DNA testing! June 26 and July 24 from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. Limited to 20 participants. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at EventBrite.com. For more information please call 230-6357.

    Part 1: click for details
    Part 2: click for details
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 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
  • | 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 Ballad Health, 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 right.
    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 423.343.9834
  • | 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
  • - Faith based camp for children and youth grades 1 - 12; day camp and residential camp available
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - It’s l’amour, y’all! Country music meets opera in the most unlikely, unbelievable and undoubtedly the most popular play to ever come through Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. A struggling opera singer has a dream: to sing the lead in Carmen. Her agent thinks she’s found the answer! But she finds herself singing at a state fair with a country music band called the Car Men —agents clash, people panic, and the singers erupt at the worst of possible moments in one of the funniest musicals you will ever experience.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - One of the most beloved princess tales of all time is coming to Barter Stage II this summer. The beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her home when the wicked queen’s jealously threatens her life. Snow White soon makes friends with seven dwarves who take her into their home. When the queen learns that Snow White is still alive, it takes the love of a handsome hero and the courage of her newfound friends to save the day.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 9:50am
    Tuesday and Thursday 7:40pm to 8:30pm

    Back by popular demand! The Lazy River class is a great opportunity to work on your body and your tan! This class will take place outside in the Lazy River. Participants will perform exercises while moving against or with the current of the river. Modifications will be provided by the instructor when necessary.

    We have night classes available!! All water aerobics classes are $5 for KAC/YMCA members, $4 for seniors and $7 for non members!
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • - The McKinney Center in partnership with the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia and Jonesborough’s Washington County Public Library announce the opening of Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature at the McKinney Center. The exhibit is open to the public, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and runs through July 7, 2018.

    This groundbreaking exhibition of Appalachian children’s literature explores books published since the late 1800s. Organized by the Knox County Public Library and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee, and based on research by Jamie Osborn, Manager of the Halls Branch, Knox County Public Library, Reading Appalachia aims to show a more complete picture of the region’s literary heritage and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    The Heritage Alliance will be hosting story times with Mother Goose; Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 from 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and Wednesday, June 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Join Mother Goose and her friend Canada the goose as they share nursery rhymes and stories. The show is appropriate for guests of all ages, whether you’re three or ninety-three! Marjorie Shaefer, a member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, has been performing as Mother Goose for over 30 years.

    The Washington County Library will be hosting two story times; Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Jaden at Children’s Storytime for the opportunity for children and their parents to come together for stories, songs, crafts and more!

    Sporting life-size characters from some of the books, the exhibit is designed to create the sensation of walking through the pages of a storybook. Children can stand eye-to-eye with characters from Journey Cake Ho, A Mountain Rose, When Otter Tricked the Rabbit, When I Was Young, and others. The exhibit includes hands on activities that bring the subject to life for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to try on masks of storybook characters and find themselves in a story. They are also invited to create their own story of childhood set in Appalachia.

    Attendees can view original films and hear the voice of old time storyteller Ray Hicks along with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Each panel includes an interpretation of the text from a child’s perspective.

    An exhibit of Appalachian children’s literature at this scale has never been produced; this exhibition is designed to travel to other libraries and locations in and around Appalachia. Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature is made possible through the generous support of Clayton Homes, the Jane L. Pettway Foundation, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Children and Young Adult Literature.

    Perhaps more than any other region, Appalachia has captured the nation’s imagination. It is a land where the blue smoke of the mountains, the self-sufficiency of life in a holler, and the singsong of an enthralling storyteller come together in a near mythic culture. Few things capture our hearts and senses more vividly than children’s books. They ignite imagination and help bring structure and understanding to developing minds. Their stories linger and guide us into adulthood; they help define us.

    Appalachia is a land about which stories are told. By examining seminal titles published over the decades since the late 1800s, we hope to show the fuller picture of our region’s literary heritage, and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    All the programs will be held at the McKinney Center, located at 103 Franklin Ave, Jonesborough, TN 37659. For more information contact the McKinney Center at 423-753-0562.
    McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School
    103 Franklin Ave. Jonesborough TN
    McKinney Center 423.753.0562

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Shopping
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    City of Kingsport/Alex Hayes 423.343.9779 alexhayes@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 7:00am - 2:00pm | Shopping
    Johnson City Farmers Market
    100 E. Market St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Farmers Market 423.926.7648
  • - Kingsport Theatre Guild presents the 2018 KTG Teen Camp taking place June 25-29, 2018. This one-week camp for middle- and high-school students offers a unique experience, during which they will learn all of the crucial skills required to produce their own visual works of art.

    Students will receive instruction in classes such as: Auditions/Monologues, Lighting, Stage Combat, Improv, Makeup, Sound, Stage Management, Directing, Costume, Scene Work, Set Design and will end the week with a presentation by the campers on Friday, June 29, at the Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation.


    Camp mentors and workshop presenters will be members of the Kingsport Theatre Guild, as well as theatre professionals from the Tri-Cities area.

    Camp will start Monday, June 25, 2018 and run through Friday, June 29, 2018. with an early drop off of 7:30 and a late pickup of 5:30. Campers will attend Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and need to pack a bagged lunch each day.

    Cost for the camp is $100 and registration is limited to 45 total students. The first siblings will receive a discounted rate of $75 for the week, second and subsequent siblings will receive a rate of $50 for the week.

    Campers can register online at KingsportTheatre.org, in person at KTG’s office (Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street, Suite 211, Kingsport) or via email at KingsportTheatreGuild@gmail.com.
    Kingsport Theatre Guild
    Renaissance Center 1200 E. Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Theatre Guild 423.392.8427 Kingsporttheatreguild@gmail.com
  • | 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 - | Seniors, Retirement
     
           
    Kingsport Senior Center 423.392.8400
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Kids
    - Seven Weeks of Crafts for Kids ages 3 and up!
    Michaels Johnson City
    3211 People St. Johnson City TN
    Michaels Johnson City 423.915.1176
  • - Get admission to a kid-friendly movie and a KidsPack for just $4+tax, every Wednesday at 10:00 am all summer long! Tickets available soon at box office only.

    KidsPack Included! Every ticket comes with an AMC KidsPack with a popcorn, drink and FrootiTooti fruit snacks.

    Excludes July 4.
    AMC Classic Theater
    1805 N. Roan St. Johnson City TN
    423.929.7155
  • - The Kingsport Aquatic Center is partnering with Electric 94.9 to bring a free pop-up concert to the outdoor water park this month. The concert will feature popular British band, The Vamps.



    The electrifying event will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Vamps will perform a special acoustic set at noon, and a short Q&A will follow the performance. Free admission to the outdoor water park will be given during event times, and music and free prizes from 94.9 will be given out.



    The Vamps

    Called the hardest-working young band in Britain, The Vamps’ debut album, 2014’s Meet The Vamps, as well as their follow-up album, Wake Up, have been worldwide successes. The band has sold out London’s 20,000-capacity O2 four times, touts collaborations with singer Demi Lovato, and contributed voice talent to the movie Kung Fu Panda 3.
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Adam Booth’s original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His work, both humorous and touching, is influenced by the rhythms and gestures of generations of diverse West Virginia storytellers and often features familiar tales disguised in Appalachian clothing.
    His stories and recordings have been honored with a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor, Storytelling World Honors award, the National Storytelling Network’s J.J. Reneaux Mentorship grant, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. Booth teaches Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founder of the monthly Speak Story Series in Shepherdstown.

    “Better than Netflix.” – Leadership Jefferson

    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Gypsy Circus Cider Company
    2645 Fort Henry Dr. Kingsport TN
  • | 7:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Spend an evening on the lake being serenaded by the park’s creatures of the twilight while enjoying the beautiful, summer
    lakeside scenery. Twilight barge rides start at 7:00 p.m. For reservations call 229-9447. Beginning July 1, non-member
    fee is $5.00 per person.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 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 Ballad Health, 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 right.
    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 423.343.9834
  • | 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
  • - 11am and 2:30pm.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
  • - Faith based camp for children and youth grades 1 - 12; day camp and residential camp available
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A comedy by Matthew Fowler

    Garret Miller is having a midlife crisis. When he gets fired from the only job he’s ever had, he decides to set up a lemonade stand on the street in front of his upscale suburban house. All the while, his wife is probably cheating on him, his brother is a pariah, and the college girl next door wants to be his lemonade-stand intern. In this dramatic comedy, Garret sets out to prove “the American Dream,” “an American Dream,” or at least his American Dream still exists.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A heavenly surprise, filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this feel-good comedy smash will have you jumping to your feet with excitement and joy! A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Make a joyful noise and join us for this musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. “’Take Me to Heaven’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ bloom into full-throttle disco epics, the latter building up to an ecstatic finale.” –NY Post
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A heart-warming portrait of friendship and love is the basis for this much-loved show. There isn’t a bond quite like the one between southern women in a beauty shop. In a small southern town, six women gather in Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets, but they end up sharing so much more. Humor and heartbreak shine through this performance as the women experience some of the most significant days of their lives together. The true power of friendship shows through the women's underlying strength, which makes these characters genuinely touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in the good times and bad.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - One of the most beloved princess tales of all time is coming to Barter Stage II this summer. The beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her home when the wicked queen’s jealously threatens her life. Snow White soon makes friends with seven dwarves who take her into their home. When the queen learns that Snow White is still alive, it takes the love of a handsome hero and the courage of her newfound friends to save the day.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 9:50am
    Tuesday and Thursday 7:40pm to 8:30pm

    Back by popular demand! The Lazy River class is a great opportunity to work on your body and your tan! This class will take place outside in the Lazy River. Participants will perform exercises while moving against or with the current of the river. Modifications will be provided by the instructor when necessary.

    We have night classes available!! All water aerobics classes are $5 for KAC/YMCA members, $4 for seniors and $7 for non members!
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • - Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

    Meet at Sabine Hill to share how the Taylor Family's African-Americans lived and worked.

    Meet at the site: 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643



    Sabine Hill State Historic Site
    2328 W. G. St. Elizabethton TN
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 9:00 AM


    Meet in Fort Watauga and learn how the tomahawk was used in the lives of settlers and Native Americans alike.

    For additional information, call Sycamore Shoals at 423-543-5808.


    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - The McKinney Center in partnership with the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia and Jonesborough’s Washington County Public Library announce the opening of Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature at the McKinney Center. The exhibit is open to the public, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and runs through July 7, 2018.

    This groundbreaking exhibition of Appalachian children’s literature explores books published since the late 1800s. Organized by the Knox County Public Library and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee, and based on research by Jamie Osborn, Manager of the Halls Branch, Knox County Public Library, Reading Appalachia aims to show a more complete picture of the region’s literary heritage and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    The Heritage Alliance will be hosting story times with Mother Goose; Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 from 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and Wednesday, June 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Join Mother Goose and her friend Canada the goose as they share nursery rhymes and stories. The show is appropriate for guests of all ages, whether you’re three or ninety-three! Marjorie Shaefer, a member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, has been performing as Mother Goose for over 30 years.

    The Washington County Library will be hosting two story times; Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Jaden at Children’s Storytime for the opportunity for children and their parents to come together for stories, songs, crafts and more!

    Sporting life-size characters from some of the books, the exhibit is designed to create the sensation of walking through the pages of a storybook. Children can stand eye-to-eye with characters from Journey Cake Ho, A Mountain Rose, When Otter Tricked the Rabbit, When I Was Young, and others. The exhibit includes hands on activities that bring the subject to life for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to try on masks of storybook characters and find themselves in a story. They are also invited to create their own story of childhood set in Appalachia.

    Attendees can view original films and hear the voice of old time storyteller Ray Hicks along with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Each panel includes an interpretation of the text from a child’s perspective.

    An exhibit of Appalachian children’s literature at this scale has never been produced; this exhibition is designed to travel to other libraries and locations in and around Appalachia. Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature is made possible through the generous support of Clayton Homes, the Jane L. Pettway Foundation, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Children and Young Adult Literature.

    Perhaps more than any other region, Appalachia has captured the nation’s imagination. It is a land where the blue smoke of the mountains, the self-sufficiency of life in a holler, and the singsong of an enthralling storyteller come together in a near mythic culture. Few things capture our hearts and senses more vividly than children’s books. They ignite imagination and help bring structure and understanding to developing minds. Their stories linger and guide us into adulthood; they help define us.

    Appalachia is a land about which stories are told. By examining seminal titles published over the decades since the late 1800s, we hope to show the fuller picture of our region’s literary heritage, and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

    All the programs will be held at the McKinney Center, located at 103 Franklin Ave, Jonesborough, TN 37659. For more information contact the McKinney Center at 423-753-0562.
    McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School
    103 Franklin Ave. Jonesborough TN
    McKinney Center 423.753.0562
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Focusing attention on the joy of couples deciding to get married. Based on the poem 'Decide to be Married'.
     
           
  • - June 27, 1859. The melody of probably the most-often-sung song in the world, Happy Birthday to You," was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a schoolteacher born in Louisville, Kentucky, on this date. Her younger sister, Patty Smith Hill, was the author of the lyrics, which were first published in 1893 as "Good Morning to All," a classroom greeting published in the book of Song Stories for the Sunday School.
     
           

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

  • - Kingsport Theatre Guild presents the 2018 KTG Teen Camp taking place June 25-29, 2018. This one-week camp for middle- and high-school students offers a unique experience, during which they will learn all of the crucial skills required to produce their own visual works of art.

    Students will receive instruction in classes such as: Auditions/Monologues, Lighting, Stage Combat, Improv, Makeup, Sound, Stage Management, Directing, Costume, Scene Work, Set Design and will end the week with a presentation by the campers on Friday, June 29, at the Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation.


    Camp mentors and workshop presenters will be members of the Kingsport Theatre Guild, as well as theatre professionals from the Tri-Cities area.

    Camp will start Monday, June 25, 2018 and run through Friday, June 29, 2018. with an early drop off of 7:30 and a late pickup of 5:30. Campers will attend Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and need to pack a bagged lunch each day.

    Cost for the camp is $100 and registration is limited to 45 total students. The first siblings will receive a discounted rate of $75 for the week, second and subsequent siblings will receive a rate of $50 for the week.

    Campers can register online at KingsportTheatre.org, in person at KTG’s office (Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street, Suite 211, Kingsport) or via email at KingsportTheatreGuild@gmail.com.
    Kingsport Theatre Guild
    Renaissance Center 1200 E. Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Theatre Guild 423.392.8427 Kingsporttheatreguild@gmail.com
  • Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9366
  • | 12:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Meet at the Carter Mansion to learn about the life, travels, and equipment of Daniel Boone as he made his way through the frontier wilderness.

    The Carter Mansion is located at 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

    For additional information, call Sycamore Shoals at 423-543-5808.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Adam Booth’s original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His work, both humorous and touching, is influenced by the rhythms and gestures of generations of diverse West Virginia storytellers and often features familiar tales disguised in Appalachian clothing.
    His stories and recordings have been honored with a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor, Storytelling World Honors award, the National Storytelling Network’s J.J. Reneaux Mentorship grant, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. Booth teaches Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founder of the monthly Speak Story Series in Shepherdstown.

    “Better than Netflix.” – Leadership Jefferson

    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net

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