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Saturday, November 18th, 2017

  • | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts 423.392.8414 Stephanos@KingsportTN.gov
  • | 8:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Run with hundreds of women at the 37th Annual YWCA Turkey Trot and Gobbler's Gait 5k on November 18! Run as a Mother/Daughter, Grandmother/Granddaughter, or Best Friends team! Enjoy the USATF certified course through beautiful downtown Bristol and finish with a breakfast and awards ceremony at the YW! Women of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate. We are on a mission to empower women to be healthy and active! Proceeds from the event support the women and families of our region by providing sliding scale childcare, TechGYRLS free afterschool program for at-risk middle school girls, Moms R Us Teen Pregnancy education program and much more. Event management by We Run Events.
    YWCA Bristol
    106 State St. Bristol TN 37620
    YWCA 423.968.9444
  • | 8:30am - 10:30am | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Breakfast with Santa's Helper - fun, food, crafts, face painting music...for all ages..for a worthy cause -> INH of Greater Kpt, a Family Promise program
    First Presbyterian Church
    100 W. Church Circle Kingsport TN
    423.246.6500
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. This group is open to anyone ages 13 and up. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary: just come with a willingness to learn. Meet our volunteer coordinator John Large at the Sycamore Shoals Visitors Center. Lessons are free of charge, just call us and let us know you're coming.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Kids
    - Kids Canvas Class "Scarecrown"
    Saturday, Nov 18th 10am-Noon
    $20 per child, Ages 5 and up
    Includes instruction, supplies, 12x12 Canvas and snack
    Pre-registration is required 423-926-2529
    Into the Fire
    525 W. Oakland Ave. Suite 4 Johnson City TN 37604
    Into the Fire 423.926.2529 intothefirejc@yahoo.com
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Now hosted by the First Judicial District Recovery Court.
    Addiction is a great equalizer; it is not prejudiced. A considerable portion of our region and its people are struggling with this disease. Moreover, the effects of addiction trickle down into families and the community, often leaving people broken and alone.


    There is a better way.


    There is a better way to live, a better way to love, and a better way to generate life where once there was only existence.

    Help us support those within our community who are attempting to recover and rebuild their lives. Help us support them as they break free.
    James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center
    2203 McKinley Road Johnson City TN
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    Redeemables
    1014 E. Watauga Ave. Johnson City TN
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Kids
    Masterpiece Mixers
    101 E. Unaka Ave. Johnson City TN
    Masterpiece Mixers 423.833.6028
  • - Join us for this special Storytime in celebration of Thanksgiving. When Bear decides to throw a feast to thank his friends, they show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There's just one problem: Bear's cupboards are bare! What is he to do? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.
    Barnes and Noble
    3030 Franklin Terrace Johnson City TN
    Barnes and Noble, Johnson City 423.952.5577
  • - Come out and support the Food Truck Junction! They'll be located in the Sears Auto Parking lot! This will be in conjunction with our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! Stay tuned for details!

    Come kick off the Holiday season with the second annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting. Food trucks will be on property beginning at noon in the Sears Auto Parking Lot.

    Inflatables, entertainment, and train rides will begin at 4 pm with the actual Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 pm.
    The Mall at Johnson City
    2011 No Roan St. Johnson City TN
    The Mall at Johnson City 423.282.2830
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids
    - This event features kids activities, hot cocoa, face-painting and great photo opportunities with holiday backdrops. Children will have the opportunity to write letters for Santa to take back to the North Pole and a giving tree to help those in need.

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

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • - Come kick off the Holiday season with the second annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting. Food trucks will be on property beginning at noon in the Sears Auto Parking Lot.
    Inflatables, entertainment, and train rides will begin at 4 pm with the actual Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 pm.
    The Mall at Johnson City
    2011 No Roan St. Johnson City TN
    The Mall at Johnson City 423.282.2830
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    MeadowView Marriott
    Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Speedway 423.288.5992
  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Masterpiece Mixers
    101 E. Unaka Ave. Johnson City TN
    Masterpiece Mixers 423.833.6028
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Top selling “The American Band” of the 70’s, is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN.” Grand Funk Railroad laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape forty years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits “We’re An American Band,” “I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home,” “Locomotion,” and “Some Kind Of Wonderful” still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio.
    Niswonger Performing Arts Center
    212 Tusculum Blvd Greenville TN 37745
    NPAC Box Office 423.638.1679 boxoffice@npacgreeneville.com
  • | 7:30pm - 10:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Location:
    Jonesborough Visitors Center
    Caller:
    Jacob LeGrone
    Band:
    Unbalanced
    Beginners Lesson at 7:00pm
    Jonesborough Visitors Center
    117 Boone St. Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Dance Society 423.534.8879 david@historicjonesboroughdancesociety.com
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, rock music, concert
    - Top selling “The American Band” of the 70’s, is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN.” Grand Funk Railroad laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape forty years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits “We’re An American Band,” “I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home,” “Locomotion,” and “Some Kind Of Wonderful” still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio.

    Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and South America. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, eight Top 40 hits and two #1 singles. The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with sales in excess of 25 million copies worldwide.
    Niswonger Performing Arts Center
    212 Tusculum Boulevard Greeneville TN 37745
    Box Office 423.638.1679 boxoffice@npacgreeneville.com
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Sleepy Owl Brewery
    151 E. Main St. Kingsport TN
    Sleepy Owl Brewery 423.390.8476
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    CJ's Sports Bar
    516 Morelock St. Kingsport TN
    CJ's Sports Bar 423.390.1361
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Willow Tree Coffeehouse
    16 E. Main Johnson City TN
    Willow Tree Coffee House teri@thewillowtreejc.com
  • | 10:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Capones
    227 E. Main St. Johnson City TN
    Capones 423.928.2295
  • | Celebration
    Downtown Kingsport
           
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Mountain States Health Alliance, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

    Community Lectures are designed to educate you about the latest treatment options available at our facilities, and to introduce you to the many skilled doctors practicing here. Please check often for new events and updated schedules. Check out our monthly calendar at the "website" link to the left.
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • - For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • - Build, saw, glue, fold...In this DIY space guests of all ages will get to use a large assortment of everyday materials and are encouraged to create something that represents their imagination or ideas. Every few weeks the materials and theme of the space will change offering new challenges and experiences. You even get to take your invention, contraption, or piece of art home with you!
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - StarWatch is an hour-long program that allows the public to enjoy the splendor of the night sky at the Bays Mountain observatories. Attendees can typically see star clusters, nebulous gas clouds, colorful multiple star systems and distant galaxies.

    The program is hosted by the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club, which is part of the Bays Mountain Park Association. The club operates the Park’s telescopes, as well as their own, to offer an exciting tour of the night sky. The instruments at Bays Mountain reveal thousands of craters, mountains and lava plains.

    The observing sessions are held each Saturday night in October and November. Viewing starts at 7:30 p.m. on October 7 and 14, 7:00 p.m. on October 21, 28 and November 4, and 6:00 p.m. on November 11, 18 and 25. These programs are free to the public. If there is inclement weather, a free alternate live tour of the night sky in the planetarium theater will be available.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • - See click for details for drop off locations.
     
           
    Samaritan's Purse 828.262.1980
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments! First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick, but without the fine china! Then, try a rainbow milk experiment and learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - Did you know that Hands On! has a Guinness World Record Holding Musical Bi-Polar Tesla Coil?!?! Today only, in honor of Guinness World Record Day, Tesla Experience tickets are $1 for everyone (with paid Museum admission) or $3 for the Tesla Experience show only (no Museum admission.) Shows at the top of each hour beginning at 10am. As always, children under 3 are free. In addition, try out some fun and silly record setting challenges to see how you compare to the record setters.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - This year’s productions brings a heart-warming message of family and home.
    Two children run away from a broken home in search of peace and comfort. When they happen to
    stumble into a magical theatre, the master of ceremonies takes them on a journey where they find the
    true meaning of Christmas. “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” brings the wonder of Christmas alive. This musical revue weaves a story of hope and goodwill that is sure to jump-start your holiday season and promises to delight the hearts of all ages. Enjoy the antics of the comedy players as well as singing along with many familiar Christmas classics. This variety show with its heartfelt storyline highlights music, dance and comedy from a talented cast of performers. Yuletide: “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” is a holiday production that offers something for everyone!
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • - Gain a new understanding of sound and its effects on our physical, emotional and energetic levels. Learn about the power of vibration, resonance and entrainment, as we explore ancient wisdom and modern science of how sound impacts our body/mind/spirit. Experience giving and receiving an individual sound session. Learn protocols for clearing energy and relieving muscular pain and discomfort.

    Join Pati Pellerito, LMT CST for a hands-on approach to sound energy wellness.

    For more info email: healingbowls@gmail.com

    ✦Explore the healing power of sound
    ✦Learn fundamentals of Singing Bowls
    ✦Hands on play, learn effective techniques
    ✦Incorporate into existing massage practice or a stand alone sound therapy session
    ✦How sound impacts consciousness

    Cost:Early bird $425 - Reserve your space with $200 Deposit. Register before Oct. 21st for early bird price. Register after October 22 thru November 11 - $475


    When: November 16th -10am-6pm
    Nov. 17th - 9am - 5pm
    Nov. 18th - 9am - 5pm
    Samadhi Healing Arts Center
    423 W. Walnut St. Johnson City TN
    Samadhi Healing Arts Center 423.926.2020
  • - Breaking the Rock tells the mostly true story of two affable brothers, JW and Clarence Anglin who will eventually pull off the Great Escape from Alcatraz. Starting from their humble sharecropper beginnings, we come to feel a fondness for these men who were really just out to make enough money to buy shoes. As they progress along the outlaw's path, they meet Bumpy and Pete who have a higher interest in the outcome of the brother's fate as the age-old story of good vs. evil plays out.
    Johnson City Community Theatre
    600 E Maple St. Johnson City TN
    Johnson City Community Theatre 423.926.2542
  • - $10 - Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.
    Taylored Venue & Events
    115 Shelby St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Theatre Guild 423.392.8427 Kingsporttheatreguild@gmail.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences!

    Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    East Tennessee State University Campus
    1276 Gilbreath Dr. Johnson City TN
    ETSU Theatre and Dance 423.439.6511
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 6:42 AM, EST.
     
           

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Masterpiece Mixers
    101 E. Unaka Ave. Johnson City TN
    Masterpiece Mixers 423.833.6028
  • | 1:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    ETSU Women's Basketball/Brooks Gym
    ETSU Campus Johnson City TN
    ETSU Athletic Tickets 423.439.3878
  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Willow Tree Coffeehouse
    16 E. Main Johnson City TN
    Willow Tree Coffee House teri@thewillowtreejc.com
  • | 2:00pm - 4:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Everybody loves Mason Jars especially when they are painted and filled with berries! Grab your BFF, a bottle of wine and come in and for a fun even
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • Samadhi Healing Arts Center
    423 W. Walnut St. Johnson City TN
    Samadhi Healing Arts Center 423.926.2020
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 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
  • - 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
  • - Build, saw, glue, fold...In this DIY space guests of all ages will get to use a large assortment of everyday materials and are encouraged to create something that represents their imagination or ideas. Every few weeks the materials and theme of the space will change offering new challenges and experiences. You even get to take your invention, contraption, or piece of art home with you!
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | 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
  • - See click for details for drop off locations.
     
           
    Samaritan's Purse 828.262.1980
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments! First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick, but without the fine china! Then, try a rainbow milk experiment and learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - This year’s productions brings a heart-warming message of family and home.
    Two children run away from a broken home in search of peace and comfort. When they happen to
    stumble into a magical theatre, the master of ceremonies takes them on a journey where they find the
    true meaning of Christmas. “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” brings the wonder of Christmas alive. This musical revue weaves a story of hope and goodwill that is sure to jump-start your holiday season and promises to delight the hearts of all ages. Enjoy the antics of the comedy players as well as singing along with many familiar Christmas classics. This variety show with its heartfelt storyline highlights music, dance and comedy from a talented cast of performers. Yuletide: “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” is a holiday production that offers something for everyone!
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences!

    Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    East Tennessee State University Campus
    1276 Gilbreath Dr. Johnson City TN
    ETSU Theatre and Dance 423.439.6511
  • - On this date in 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address that Lincoln delivered in less than 2 minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To celebrate the inclusive spirt of American families and applaud the commitment of those family members who encourage us to reach new heights. Annually, the week that includes Thanksgiving Day.
     
           

Monday, November 20th, 2017

  • | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Military
    - You are invited to attend The Medal of Honor Luncheon hosted by
    Your Kingsport Chamber and Leadership Kingsport. Presented by
    Raymond James & BAE Systems. Honoring "The Real Forrest Gump" Sammy L. Davis (U.S. Army, Ret.) Recipient of The Medal of Honor, Vietnam War. $30 per person
    Food City Press Room
    300 Clinchfield St. Kngsport TN
  • | 1:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Dressed in uniform, Bill Jamerson shares stories about the Civilian Conservation Corps, reads excerpts from his book, shows a short video from his PBS film, and sings original songs with his guitar. Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the CCC at the Kingsport Senior Center on Monday, November 20th, at 1:00 p.m.

    It's a nostalgic program with songs, much laughter and many heartfelt stories. He has performed at CCC reunions around the country and at dozens of CCC-built national and state parks in over twenty states.

    The program is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It's about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of strength, wit and charm. Jamerson recently received the “2017 National Educator of the Year” award from CCC Legacy, a Virginia based organization dedicated to preserving the history the corps.

    The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal works program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression. During its nine-year run, over 76,000 men served in Tennessee. The men were 17-25 years of age and the camps were run by the army with an average of 45 camps in operation for each year. Over 110 million dollars was spent in Tennessee operating the camps over their nine-year existence. The enrollees were paid $1 a day with $25 sent home to their families each month. The money provided relief for their families who were desperate for food and necessities. Sergeant Alvin York was a captain of a CCC camp.
    Kingsport Senior Center
    1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Senior Center 423.392.8400
  • | 3:00pm - 3:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Please join Your Kingsport Chamber for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Berry’s Pharmacy!
    Berry's Pharmacy
    460 West Center St. Kingsport TN
    KATS, Candace Sherer 423.343.9711
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Health Seminars and Screenings
    Holston Valley Medical Center, Oncology Library
    Wilcox Hall Kingsport TN
    Lora Johnson, LCSW 423.844.5258
  • VO Dobyns Senior Complex
    301 Louis St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 7:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Freedom Hall
    1320 Pactalas Road Johnson City TN 37604
    ETSU Athletic Tickets 423.439.3878
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Mountain States Health Alliance, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

    Community Lectures are designed to educate you about the latest treatment options available at our facilities, and to introduce you to the many skilled doctors practicing here. Please check often for new events and updated schedules. Check out our monthly calendar at the "website" link to the left.
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • - For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | 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
  • - See click for details for drop off locations.
     
           
    Samaritan's Purse 828.262.1980
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

  • | 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
  • | 10:15am - | Arts and Entertainment
    First Presbyterian Church
    100 W. Church Circle Kingsport TN 37660
    Marjorie Sink 423.956.5888
  • | 11:30am - | Seniors, Retirement
    - Thanksgiving Luncheon 11:30am Kingsport Senior Center
    Kingsport Senior Center
    1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Senior Center/Amber Quillen 423.392.8402 amberquillen@kingsporttn.gov
  • - Thank you for your interest in our children's art classes this fall at the Root Studio
    School. We offer drawing and painting for children ages 5 and up. We help each
    student think of creative projects based on their interests and introduce a variety of
    media and techniques.
    Beginning in September we will have a Tuesday after-school Program as follows:
    Ages 6-13: Kid's After-School Drawing and Painting
    3:45 to 4:45 pm- $25
    3:30 to 5pm- $30
    $20 monthly materials fee
    Ages 14 and up: Teen Portfolio (Drawing and Painting)
    $35 for up to 3 hours of studio instruction. The studio will be open Tuesdays from 3:30 to
    8pm. Students will be provided with a materials list to purchase his/her own supplies.
    Root Studio School/Jonesborough Location
    139 1/2 E. Main St. Jonesborough TN
    Root Studio School 423.753.8398 rootstudioschool@gmail.com
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Health Seminars and Screenings
    Wellmont Hospice House
    280 Steeles Road Bristol TN
    Mitzi Lovins, MS 423.844.5258
  • - Price: Y Member: $20
    Registration: Sunday, Oct. 1 - Wednesday, Nov. 1

    Starting Tuesday, Nov. 7 | 5:30p - 6:30p*
    *Rehearsals are every Tuesday in Nov. and Dec.

    Children aged 6-12 can register to attend our drama club. We will have auditions for parts, learn lines and practice a Christmas play each Tuesday with a performance on December 19 and reception following. Price will cover cost of
    costumes and props.
    YMCA of Great Kingsport
    1840 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37664
    YMCA Kingsport 423.247.9622
  • | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Just in time for the holidays. Hang on your door or wall for that festive touch.
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 6:15pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - All levels welcome! Beginners to advanced, every exercise can be modified. Our focus will be to strengthen our back, abdominal muscles, and those areas/muscles that make up our core. A certified trainer will be teaching the free class!
    Founder's Park
    204 W. Main St. Johnson City TN
  • | 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
  • Willow Tree Coffeehouse
    16 E. Main Johnson City TN
    Willow Tree Coffee House teri@thewillowtreejc.com
  • Sleepy Owl Brewery
    151 E. Main St. Kingsport TN
    Sleepy Owl Brewery 423.390.8476
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Mountain States Health Alliance, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

    Community Lectures are designed to educate you about the latest treatment options available at our facilities, and to introduce you to the many skilled doctors practicing here. Please check often for new events and updated schedules. Check out our monthly calendar at the "website" link to the left.
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • - For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | 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
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments! First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick, but without the fine china! Then, try a rainbow milk experiment and learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences!

    Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Radio station OKKK personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, focusing on the annual big event, which is the Christmas lawn display competition. The entire Christmas activities are in jeopardy because the Christmas Phantom is on the loose! Audiences will delight in the fact that all 22 characters are played by two quick-changing actors and Barter Theatre favorites, Michael Poisson and Mary Lucy Bivins.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

  • | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts 423.392.8414 Stephanos@KingsportTN.gov
  • | 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
  • - Thanksgiving Break Kids Canvas
    Wednesday, Nov 22nd 10am-Noon
    $20 per child, Ages 5 and up
    Includes instruction, supplies, 12x12 Canvas and snack
    Pre-registration is required
    423-926-2529
    Into the Fire
    525 W. Oakland Ave. Suite 4 Johnson City TN 37604
    Into the Fire 423.926.2529 intothefirejc@yahoo.com
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 7:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Freedom Hall
    1320 Pactalas Road Johnson City TN 37604
    ETSU Athletic Tickets 423.439.3878
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Sleepy Owl Brewery
    151 E. Main St. Kingsport TN
    Sleepy Owl Brewery 423.390.8476
  • | Schools and Education
    - KCS No School Thanksgiving k12k.com
     
           
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Mountain States Health Alliance, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

    Community Lectures are designed to educate you about the latest treatment options available at our facilities, and to introduce you to the many skilled doctors practicing here. Please check often for new events and updated schedules. Check out our monthly calendar at the "website" link to the left.
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • - For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | 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
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments! First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick, but without the fine china! Then, try a rainbow milk experiment and learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences!

    Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Radio station OKKK personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, focusing on the annual big event, which is the Christmas lawn display competition. The entire Christmas activities are in jeopardy because the Christmas Phantom is on the loose! Audiences will delight in the fact that all 22 characters are played by two quick-changing actors and Barter Theatre favorites, Michael Poisson and Mary Lucy Bivins.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - On this date in 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain by a sniper while riding in an open automobile in Dallas, TX. Accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody awaiting trial.
     
           

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

  • | 6:30am - 8:30am | Sports and Recreation
    - Price:
    Y Members: $10
    Friends of the Y: $20

    Registration opens Monday, October 30

    Jumpstart that metabolism on Thanksgiving morning with Turkey Day Detox! The YMCA will be closed on Thanksgiving, but we will be opening up the doors and sweating it out with a special two hour, multi-instructor Group Ex class that you can’t miss.
    YMCA of Great Kingsport
    1840 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37664
    YMCA Kingsport 423.247.9622
  • | 8:30am - | Sports and Recreation
    - Start: Legion Street Parks & Recreation Area (Runners – starting line on State of Franklin Rd; Walkers on Legion Street.)
    Finish: Cardinal Park
    Legion Street Parks & Recreation Area
           
    423.946.0519
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | Schools and Education
    - KCS No School Thanksgiving k12k.com
     
           
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Mountain States Health Alliance, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

    Community Lectures are designed to educate you about the latest treatment options available at our facilities, and to introduce you to the many skilled doctors practicing here. Please check often for new events and updated schedules. Check out our monthly calendar at the "website" link to the left.
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • - For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - Level - Beginners to Advanced Classes are designed for adults, but serious teen students are
    welcome. Schedule is subject to change due to instructor schedules.
    Students will draw and paint from still-life set ups, starting with initial lessons in learning
    to “see” and represent forms in space and progressing on to making artful paintings.
    The instructor will demonstrate and discuss the techniques, materials and history of oil
    painting. This is an ongoing class where new students mix with more experienced
    painters. Students may also choose to work on their own projects and receive
    individual critiques. (This class is being offered twice this term: Thursday mornings and Thursday
    afternoons)
    Thursday Morning Class (Johnson City Studio) begins September 28, 2017.
    9:00-12:00 (3 hour) Thursday Mornings - $300 (drop-ins $35 per class--call to see if there
    is space available.)
    Thursday Afternoon Class (Johnson City Studio) begins September 28, 2017.
    1:30-4:30 (3 hour) Thursday Afternoons - $300 (drop-ins $35 per class--call to see if
    there is space available.)
    Root Studio School/Johnson City Location
    316 E. Main St. (Miller Artz Building) Johnson City TN
    Root Studio School 423.753.8398 rootstudioschool@gmail.com
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade gets bigger and better every year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and famous people. The three-hour Macy's event is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Legal public holiday. Observed in all states. Originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
     
           

Friday, November 24th, 2017

  • - No, you won't be fighting crowds at the mall to save a few bucks on a new television or waiting in line in the early hours of the morning to snag some "doorbuster" special...
    This Black Friday, set your alarm to get out of bed early and join a Park Ranger to enjoy sunrise over Roan Mountain. No stress, no crowds, no over-hyped commercialization of your holiday weekend in an effort to make you spend more money. Just the peace and tranquility provided by observing a quiet moment of beauty in nature.
    Meet a Park Ranger at the Miller Farmstead Entrance Gate just off Hwy 143 in Roan Mountain State Park at 6:30 AM to caravan to the Farmstead Overlook for sunrise viewing.
    Please dress in WARM layers. You may bring a camp chair and/or blankets if you choose.
    This program will be canceled in case of bad weather.
    Meet at:
    Farmstead Gate
    Roan Mountain
    1015 Highway 143 Roan Mountain TN 37687
    Roan Mountain Park Office 423.772.0190
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Level - Intermediate to advanced. Professionals welcome!
    Friday mornings 9:00-12:00 Begins September 29, 2017
    Ten Weeks $300. Model fee - $70. Space is limited – register soon!
    Students will paint and draw the portrait from the live model. The instructor will
    demonstrate and discuss aspects of the portrait, including achieving a likeness,
    posing, lighting, design, and various historic painting methods -- all in the context of
    understanding the portrait's history and future potential as fine art. Basic drawing and
    painting skills will also be taught.
    Root Studio School/Johnson City Location
    316 E. Main St. (Miller Artz Building) Johnson City TN
    Root Studio School 423.753.8398 rootstudioschool@gmail.com
  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - If you've been wondering how you can attract more customers, keep them engaged and interacting with your business, and keep them after you worked so hard to connect with them, then you don't want to miss our next Lunch & Learn!

    During this seminar, you'll learn proven strategies for obtaining new customers and bringing them back more often to increase revenue, including:

    - How to set up a text club
    - How to send money-making texts
    - How to get your text service for free
    - Why a text can have people in the door within a few minutes

    Simply click "GOING" to RSVP for this free event today (and be sure to invite your friends)!!
    Accel Now
    227 E. Sullivan St. Kingsport TN
    AccelNow 423.392.8837 mike@accelnow.com
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • - Join Ranger Davis for a special guided interpretive walk through the grounds of Sycamore Shoals and along portions of the walking path. Discover the historical events that took place surrounding Sycamore Shoals and their significance to the formation of our State and Country. Dress appropriately for the weather as we will be taking a casual stroll on the walking path and through the park grounds. Reservations only.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • Masterpiece Mixers
    101 E. Unaka Ave. Johnson City TN
    Masterpiece Mixers 423.833.6028
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    CJ's Sports Bar
    516 Morelock St. Kingsport TN
    CJ's Sports Bar 423.390.1361
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Sleepy Owl Brewery
    151 E. Main St. Kingsport TN
    Sleepy Owl Brewery 423.390.8476
  • | 10:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Capones
    227 E. Main St. Johnson City TN
    Capones 423.928.2295
  • | Schools and Education
    - KCS No School Thanksgiving k12k.com
     
           
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Mountain States Health Alliance, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

    Community Lectures are designed to educate you about the latest treatment options available at our facilities, and to introduce you to the many skilled doctors practicing here. Please check often for new events and updated schedules. Check out our monthly calendar at the "website" link to the left.
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • - For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | 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
  • MeadowView Marriott
    Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37660
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments! First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick, but without the fine china! Then, try a rainbow milk experiment and learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - This year’s productions brings a heart-warming message of family and home.
    Two children run away from a broken home in search of peace and comfort. When they happen to
    stumble into a magical theatre, the master of ceremonies takes them on a journey where they find the
    true meaning of Christmas. “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” brings the wonder of Christmas alive. This musical revue weaves a story of hope and goodwill that is sure to jump-start your holiday season and promises to delight the hearts of all ages. Enjoy the antics of the comedy players as well as singing along with many familiar Christmas classics. This variety show with its heartfelt storyline highlights music, dance and comedy from a talented cast of performers. Yuletide: “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” is a holiday production that offers something for everyone!
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences!

    Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Radio station OKKK personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, focusing on the annual big event, which is the Christmas lawn display competition. The entire Christmas activities are in jeopardy because the Christmas Phantom is on the loose! Audiences will delight in the fact that all 22 characters are played by two quick-changing actors and Barter Theatre favorites, Michael Poisson and Mary Lucy Bivins.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional start of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of year.
     
           

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

  • | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts 423.392.8414 Stephanos@KingsportTN.gov
  • | 9:00am - 8:00pm | Shopping
    - We are teaming up with tons of businesses, restaurants, and bars in Downtown Johnson City to offer you the best deals and discounts you'll find this holiday season!

    Businesses downtown will be holding extended shopping hours from 9 AM until 8 PM! Stay downtown for discounts from Holy Taco and Cantina, Sabores JC, Dos Gatos Coffee Bar, The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room, JRH Brewing, Energy Fitness, Johnson City Brewing Company, Fizz Soda Bar, White Duck Taco Shop, Atlantic Ale House, Barley Waters, and Shamrock Beverage and Tobacco Shop for customers with receipts from downtown businesses! Discounts on activities downtown from Downtown Yoga Center Johnson City, Quantum Leap Trampoline Sports Arena, Faces by Ren, Energy Fitness, and The Art of Escape!

    Find something for everyone on your shopping list and keep it local this year by shopping downtown!!!
    Downtown Johnson City
           
    Downtown Johnson City 423.202.3510
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. This group is open to anyone ages 13 and up. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary: just come with a willingness to learn. Meet our volunteer coordinator John Large at the Sycamore Shoals Visitors Center. Lessons are free of charge, just call us and let us know you're coming.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - The Willow Tree is very excited to host our fifth annual Shop Local Art and Craft Market. The market will include art and crafts made by local artists. We will also have a wonderful selection of books in our used bookstore, and of course Willow Tree gift certificates. So come shop, have some coffee, herb tea, beer, yummy food from the kitchen, hang out with us, and get all of your holiday shopping done.

    Info for artists and craftsmen: This event will be held in our music room. Space is limited to no more than a six foot table and the cost is $30 per artist. Spots will be reserved with a deposit and on a first come first serve basis. Depost can be delivered to The Willow Tree (please be sure your email address and name is included so we can send you the details, OR through paypal (email teri@thewillowtreejc.com so we can invoice you). We will open for set up at 9am.
    For more information contact teri@thewillowtreejc.co. (put artist market in the subject line).
    Willow Tree Coffeehouse
    16 E. Main Johnson City TN
    Willow Tree Coffee House teri@thewillowtreejc.com
  • - Why give turkeys all the attention this weekend when owls are such a hoot? Stop by anytime between 10:30-2:30 for the opportunity to dissect and take home a real owl pellet of your own. Dissection materials and charts provided. Children must be supervised at all times. Materials fee of $4 in advance or $6 at door per person, while supplies last. To reserve your owl pellet, email reservations@handsonmuseum.org by Wednesday, November 15th.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Stop by anytime between 10:30-2:30 to design, paint, and decorate your choice of a clear fillable ornament or a wooden picture frame. Children must be supervised at all times. Materials fee of $3 per person, while supplies last.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - Jimmy Fallon is back with a follow-up to his bestselling picture book Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA. His new book, Everything is Mama, is a lighthearted look at the world from a baby's point of view, as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to mama. Activities to follow.
    Barnes and Noble
    3030 Franklin Terrace Johnson City TN
    Barnes and Noble, Johnson City 423.952.5577
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Saturday, Nov 25th

    2:00-3:00 Yoga with Kittens Class
    3:00-4:00 Open Kitten Adoption
    $10 suggested donation for class
    Proceeds go to Unicoi County Animal Shelter

    Free Cup of Coffee at Dos Gatos Afterwards
    Downtown Yoga Center
    122 Spring St. Johnson City TN
    Downtown Yoga Center 423.232.9642
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 4:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Freedom Hall
    1320 Pactalas Road Johnson City TN 37604
    ETSU Athletic Tickets 423.439.3878
  • | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Time to party with a drink and friends while you paint this fun glass on canvas for the holidays. Bring the out of town guest in for a fun filled event while they are here.
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Masterpiece Mixers
    101 E. Unaka Ave. Johnson City TN
    Masterpiece Mixers 423.833.6028
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    CJ's Sports Bar
    516 Morelock St. Kingsport TN
    CJ's Sports Bar 423.390.1361
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Willow Tree Coffeehouse
    16 E. Main Johnson City TN
    Willow Tree Coffee House teri@thewillowtreejc.com
  • | 10:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    The Hideaway
    235 E. Main St. Johnson City TN
    The Hideaway 423.926.3896
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Mountain States Health Alliance, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

    Community Lectures are designed to educate you about the latest treatment options available at our facilities, and to introduce you to the many skilled doctors practicing here. Please check often for new events and updated schedules. Check out our monthly calendar at the "website" link to the left.
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • - For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • - Build, saw, glue, fold...In this DIY space guests of all ages will get to use a large assortment of everyday materials and are encouraged to create something that represents their imagination or ideas. Every few weeks the materials and theme of the space will change offering new challenges and experiences. You even get to take your invention, contraption, or piece of art home with you!
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - StarWatch is an hour-long program that allows the public to enjoy the splendor of the night sky at the Bays Mountain observatories. Attendees can typically see star clusters, nebulous gas clouds, colorful multiple star systems and distant galaxies.

    The program is hosted by the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club, which is part of the Bays Mountain Park Association. The club operates the Park’s telescopes, as well as their own, to offer an exciting tour of the night sky. The instruments at Bays Mountain reveal thousands of craters, mountains and lava plains.

    The observing sessions are held each Saturday night in October and November. Viewing starts at 7:30 p.m. on October 7 and 14, 7:00 p.m. on October 21, 28 and November 4, and 6:00 p.m. on November 11, 18 and 25. These programs are free to the public. If there is inclement weather, a free alternate live tour of the night sky in the planetarium theater will be available.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • MeadowView Marriott
    Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37660
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments! First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick, but without the fine china! Then, try a rainbow milk experiment and learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - This year’s productions brings a heart-warming message of family and home.
    Two children run away from a broken home in search of peace and comfort. When they happen to
    stumble into a magical theatre, the master of ceremonies takes them on a journey where they find the
    true meaning of Christmas. “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” brings the wonder of Christmas alive. This musical revue weaves a story of hope and goodwill that is sure to jump-start your holiday season and promises to delight the hearts of all ages. Enjoy the antics of the comedy players as well as singing along with many familiar Christmas classics. This variety show with its heartfelt storyline highlights music, dance and comedy from a talented cast of performers. Yuletide: “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” is a holiday production that offers something for everyone!
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences!

    Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Radio station OKKK personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, focusing on the annual big event, which is the Christmas lawn display competition. The entire Christmas activities are in jeopardy because the Christmas Phantom is on the loose! Audiences will delight in the fact that all 22 characters are played by two quick-changing actors and Barter Theatre favorites, Michael Poisson and Mary Lucy Bivins.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

  • | 1:30pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - 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 - | Arts and Entertainment
    Willow Tree Coffeehouse
    16 E. Main Johnson City TN
    Willow Tree Coffee House teri@thewillowtreejc.com
  • | 2:00pm - 4:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Every front door should have a cute red pick up with a Christmas Tree in the bed. Grab your BFF, a bottle of wine and join us for a fun filled event.
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 4:00pm - 12:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Holston Valley Medical Center wants you! We are looking for volunteers for various areas of the hospital and surrounding outpatient areas.
    Please contact Karen Fox at (423) 224-6041 or via email at Karen.fox@wellmont.org for more information.

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 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
  • - 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
  • - Build, saw, glue, fold...In this DIY space guests of all ages will get to use a large assortment of everyday materials and are encouraged to create something that represents their imagination or ideas. Every few weeks the materials and theme of the space will change offering new challenges and experiences. You even get to take your invention, contraption, or piece of art home with you!
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | 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
  • MeadowView Marriott
    Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37660
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • - Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments! First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick, but without the fine china! Then, try a rainbow milk experiment and learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - This year’s productions brings a heart-warming message of family and home.
    Two children run away from a broken home in search of peace and comfort. When they happen to
    stumble into a magical theatre, the master of ceremonies takes them on a journey where they find the
    true meaning of Christmas. “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” brings the wonder of Christmas alive. This musical revue weaves a story of hope and goodwill that is sure to jump-start your holiday season and promises to delight the hearts of all ages. Enjoy the antics of the comedy players as well as singing along with many familiar Christmas classics. This variety show with its heartfelt storyline highlights music, dance and comedy from a talented cast of performers. Yuletide: “Christmas Wishes…A Journey Home” is a holiday production that offers something for everyone!
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences!

    Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Radio station OKKK personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, focusing on the annual big event, which is the Christmas lawn display competition. The entire Christmas activities are in jeopardy because the Christmas Phantom is on the loose! Audiences will delight in the fact that all 22 characters are played by two quick-changing actors and Barter Theatre favorites, Michael Poisson and Mary Lucy Bivins.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 12:03 PM, EST.
     
           

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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

    Holston Valley Medical Center
    130 West Ravine Road Kingsport TN 37662
    Karen Fox 423.224.6041 karen.fox@wellmont.org
  • | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Health Seminars and Screenings
    Holston Valley Medical Center, Oncology Library
    Wilcox Hall Kingsport TN
    Lora Johnson, LCSW 423.844.5258
  • VO Dobyns Senior Complex
    301 Louis St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 7:00pm - | 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 276.298.4207 J.Louden4@yahoo.com
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Mountain States Health Alliance, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

    Community Lectures are designed to educate you about the latest treatment options available at our facilities, and to introduce you to the many skilled doctors practicing here. Please check often for new events and updated schedules. Check out our monthly calendar at the "website" link to the left.
    Health Resources Center
    2101 Fort Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37664
    Health Resources Center 423.857.7981
  • - For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | 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
  • - Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Geography Awareness Week! Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

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Fun things to do in Kingsport

Since 1986 the Town Planner Calendar has been keeping families across America up-to-date about events and other fun things to do right in their hometown.

Delivered free of charge every December to millions of homes across America, our full-sized, full-color calendar is a time-tested and beloved tool for helping families stay organized. The large date blocks are not only loaded with lots of nearby events and fun things to do, there's plenty of room for you to record your own family's important events like birthdays, anniversaries, parties -- anything you have planned -- so everybody in the house can see them whenever they go to the fridge, out the front door, or wherever you choose to display it.

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

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

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

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

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

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