Photo: Kingsport Sculpture Walk artwork shines on Broad Street at dusk © Richard Siggins
Today is August 21, 2018
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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Each Wednesday in Studio Room 313 from 9:00am - Noon.
    COME PAINT WITH US! Show up with your art supplies and ready to jump in.
    Kingsport Art Guild
    Corner of Broad St. and Center next door to Art in the Heart Gallery Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Art Guild 423.246.1227 art@kingsportartguild.com
  • | 10:00am - | Special Interest
    First Presbyterian Church
    100 W. Church Circle Kingsport TN
    Bays Mountain Embroiderer's Guild tnsink@charter.net
  • | 10:30am - | Kids
    - Discover how to turn natural items into great crafts while learning about nature during our Nature Crafts program. This program is open to all ages, and tickets are $3 per person and can be purchased at Nature Center Gift Shop day of activity.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Kids
    - Starting August 7th, toddlers and their parents can enjoy the outdoor toddler play area all to themselves!

    Toddler Time is a great way to spend time with your toddler and introduce them to playing in the water! Toddler Time will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 7th to September 20th. From 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the outdoor water park will be closed off to the public, and the toddler play area will be opened up to toddlers and their parents. Toddler Time is designed for children ages 2 – 5 yrs. old.

    Toddler Time is $3 per person for non-members, free for toddlers ages 2 and younger and free for KAC and YMCA members.
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • | 11:30am - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Street Outlaws from Discovery Channel are coming to Bristol Dragway on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Be here, in person, to see Farm Truck, AZN, Big Chief and More.

    PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE FILMING OF THE HIT DISCOVERY SHOW STREET OUTLAWS. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS THE TAPING OF A FUTURE EPISODE OF STREET OUTLAWS AND SCHEDULES CAN VARY OR BE DELAYED DUE TO TV PRODUCTION NEEDS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT BRISTOL DRAGWAY.

    How much is a parking pass?
    General and ADA Parking is $20. Preferred Lots are $35 and a very limited number of Pitside VIP parking is available for $50.

    Can I just pay for it at the gate the night of the event?
    We anticipate selling out in advance.

    Can I just park on the street or at Earhart and walk in?
    Due to the capacity of the venue, the only way to attend this event is to purchase a parking pass from BMS. The only entrances open will be for vehicle traffic that have a BMS parking pass. All other access (pedestrian or otherwise) to Bristol Dragway will be restricted.

    I thought this was a free event? Why do I have to pay to park?
    Admission to the event is free for each person in a vehicle with a BMS-issued Parking Pass. As background, last year we sold parking the night of the event. We reached our capacity limit and had to turn guests away. By purchasing your parking pass in advance; you have no risk of being turned away at the gate.

    Can I bring a cooler?
    There will be no coolers allowed for this event. Concessions will be available for purchase. Guests may bring a small bag (no larger than 14” x 14” x 14”). All guests and bags are subject to search.

    What time does the event start?
    Gates will open at 11:30am with filming beginning at 1:30pm.
    Bristol Dragway
    151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol TN
    Bristol Dragway 423.989.6933
  • | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - It may be the single most valuable skill they didn’t teach you in business school. Join Kaplan CFO Solutions for a crash course in the vanishing art of negotiating, presented by The Weekend Millionaire®, Mike Summey.
    Carnegie Hotel
    1216 W. State of Franklin Johnson City TN
    Kaplan CFO Solutions 828.778.6907
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons.

    In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, and performed with Doc Watson for fourteen years, which he calls a highlight of his career. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient.

    “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue



    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • - Wildlife Explorers:
    Every Tuesday beginning August 21st. 4pm-5pm
    Cost $20
    Registration Available at VO Dobbins Community Center
    VO Dobbins Senior Complex
    301 Louis St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Library Events, virtual reality, author talk,
    - As a Christian homeschool mom, Sonya is an unlikely virtual reality enthusiast. She was looking forward to quilting and gardening when her children left home. Instead, she’s wearing a headset, playing on a VR esports team, and telling others about the amazing things we can do with virtual reality.

    Sonya will share her story (including how she lost nearly 50 pounds playing VR), discuss the pros and cons of social VR, and show how VR is already changing the world in areas such as education, health and communication.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to try an Oculus Go.

    2myvirtualjourney.wordpress.com
    Washington County Library in Gray
    5026 Bobby Hicks Hwy Gray TN 37615
    Phyllis Hooper 423.477.1550
  • | 7:00pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Guild conducts Tuesday night concerts at 7 p.m. year-round at the International Storytelling Center, with the exception of the weeks between Christmas and the New Year. In case of inclement weather, check the Washington Co., Tenn. online calendar for school closings, as the Guild closes when the schools do. Attend our weekly concerts for a donation of $5 adults and $3 for students. Children 12 and under are free.
    International Storytelling Center
    116 W. Main St. Jonesborough TN 37659
    Jonesborough Storytellers Guild info@storytellersguild.org
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Ballad Health, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

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


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Hunter Wright Stadium
    800 Granby Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Mets 423.224.2626
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - An educational and entertaining family event for the past 92 years! Competitive exhibits for Youth, Livestock and Farm and Home! Main Stage Country Entertainers each night, automotive sports in the Appalachian Arena, and local pageants and talent competitions on the Museum Stage. Midway provided by the number one midway in America - The Drew Exposition. Over 100 commercial exhibitors! Barnyard Nursery, Tennessee Wildlife Building, Antique Farm and Home Museum, and much more! Fun for the entire family! Admission - $8 for adults; 6-11 - $3;5 and under free, Parking $3 per car.
    Appalachian Fair Grounds
           
    Appalachian Fair 423.477.3211 appfair@embarqmail.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week. Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and assist in a miniature volcanic eruption. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263
  • - This FREE Dance Camp is July 24-26th from 6:30-8:30pm with the recital being held on July 27th at 7pm. It is open to girls and boys ages 5-10 years old. Come and learn dance techniques, hear bible stories, enjoy nightly snacks, games, and crafts. To register, simply text NRCCGRAY to 345-345. For more information, email buddynrcc@gmail.com
    North Ridge Community Church
    1109 Old Gray Station Road Johnson City TN
    Blain Gosey 423.773.9727 buddynrcc@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Shopping
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    City of Kingsport/Alex Hayes 423.343.9779 alexhayes@kingsporttn.gov
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    Kingsport Senior Center 423.392.8400
  • | 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
  • - Get admission to a kid-friendly movie and a KidsPack for just $4+tax, every Wednesday at 10:00 am all summer long! Tickets available soon at box office only.

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

    Excludes July 4.
    AMC Classic Theater
    1805 N. Roan St. Johnson City TN
    423.929.7155
  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Did you know that on average, an estimated 1.3 million business trips occur each day in the United States? In fact, The Global Business Travel Association pegs the number of business trips taken annually in the U.S. at 488 million. It’s true. A staggering number of people hit the roads and fly the friendly skies for business purposes each year, but one of every seven travelers has missed a flight in the past 12 months.

    Why? Long airport security lines and delays relating to lack of preparedness on the part of travelers who say they missed their flight, or were unable to board and were left behind.

    What does this mean for small business owners? A missed flight is not just lost money, it can also mean lost time, lost opportunity, lost business, not making it to a client meeting, missing an important convention and, among other things, needless stress.

    Is there a way to make business travel hassle-free, cut losses and make it safely to your destination with energy and a positive outlook? Absolutely, there is!

    Kristi Haulsee, Director of Marketing and Air Service Development at Tri-Cities Airport Authority will help you save money, time and effort on your next business trip. Haulsee will discuss the ins and outs of:

    √ Before booking the flight
    √ Preparing for flight
    √ Flying through security
    √ Air travel safety tips

    A light and healthy lunch will be served.

    There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.

    Speaker(s): Kristi Haulsee - Director of Marketing and Air Service Development, Tri-Cities Airport Authority

    Co-Sponsor(s): The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), The Kingsport Chamber

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

    Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Aditi Bhave — 423.392.8825; abhave@tsbdc.org; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
    400 Clinchfield Street Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660
    TSBDC 423.439.8505
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons.

    In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, and performed with Doc Watson for fourteen years, which he calls a highlight of his career. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient.

    “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue



    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Gypsy Circus Cider Company
    2645 Fort Henry Dr. Kingsport TN
  • | 7:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Spend an evening on the lake being serenaded by the park’s creatures of the twilight while enjoying the beautiful, summer
    lakeside scenery. Twilight barge rides start at 7:00 p.m. For reservations call 229-9447. Beginning July 1, non-member
    fee is $5.00 per person.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Ballad Health, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

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


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Hunter Wright Stadium
    800 Granby Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Mets 423.224.2626
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - An educational and entertaining family event for the past 92 years! Competitive exhibits for Youth, Livestock and Farm and Home! Main Stage Country Entertainers each night, automotive sports in the Appalachian Arena, and local pageants and talent competitions on the Museum Stage. Midway provided by the number one midway in America - The Drew Exposition. Over 100 commercial exhibitors! Barnyard Nursery, Tennessee Wildlife Building, Antique Farm and Home Museum, and much more! Fun for the entire family! Admission - $8 for adults; 6-11 - $3;5 and under free, Parking $3 per car.
    Appalachian Fair Grounds
           
    Appalachian Fair 423.477.3211 appfair@embarqmail.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week. Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and assist in a miniature volcanic eruption. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263
  • - This FREE Dance Camp is July 24-26th from 6:30-8:30pm with the recital being held on July 27th at 7pm. It is open to girls and boys ages 5-10 years old. Come and learn dance techniques, hear bible stories, enjoy nightly snacks, games, and crafts. To register, simply text NRCCGRAY to 345-345. For more information, email buddynrcc@gmail.com
    North Ridge Community Church
    1109 Old Gray Station Road Johnson City TN
    Blain Gosey 423.773.9727 buddynrcc@gmail.com

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

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

    This workshop is strictly for Facebook users with Business Pages.
    TSBDC (Tennessee Small Business Development Center at ETSU)
    2109 W. Market St. Johnson City TN
    TSBDC 423.439.8505
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Kids
    - Starting August 7th, toddlers and their parents can enjoy the outdoor toddler play area all to themselves!

    Toddler Time is a great way to spend time with your toddler and introduce them to playing in the water! Toddler Time will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 7th to September 20th. From 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the outdoor water park will be closed off to the public, and the toddler play area will be opened up to toddlers and their parents. Toddler Time is designed for children ages 2 – 5 yrs. old.

    Toddler Time is $3 per person for non-members, free for toddlers ages 2 and younger and free for KAC and YMCA members.
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • VO Dobbins Senior Complex
    301 Louis St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Parks and Rec, Renee Ensor 423.224.2489 ReneeEnsor@Kingsporttn.gov
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons.

    In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, and performed with Doc Watson for fourteen years, which he calls a highlight of his career. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient.

    “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue



    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • Lynn View Community Center
    257 Walker St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 5:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Vendors, Beer, Food, Live Music - All Local. Every Other Thursday 5-8pm, 101 Boone Street, Jonesborough.
    Boone Street Market
    101 Boone St. Jonesborough TN
  • | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Please join Your Kingsport Chamber for an After Hours & Ribbon Cutting sponsored by The Villas at River Bend! The After Hours will begin at 5:30, and the Ribbon Cutting will take place at 6. We hope you can join us!
    The Villas at River Bend
    1210 Riverbend Dr. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce 423.392.8800
  • | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    Tipton-Haynes Historic Site
    2620 S. Roan St. Johnson City TN
    Tipton-Haynes Historic Site 423.926.3631
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Library Events
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Half Marathon Training is back!!!


    Are you wanting to train for your first ever half marathon?! Looking to improve your last half marathon time?! Just looking for some awesome people to keep you company as you run the distance?!


    Whatever gets you running.. come and train with us!


    Half Marathon Training starts July 23rd at Fleet Feet Kingsport.


    Train with us for 10 weeks and get ready for the BLUEGRASS HALF MARATHON or the HAUNTED HALF MARATHON!


    Training days and times are as follows:


    Fleet Feet Kingsport
    -Mondays 6:00pm (group run)
    -Thursdays 6:00pm (speed work)
    -Saturdays 7:00am (long run)


    Interested in signing up?!
    Follow the link below to register online or come see us in store at Fleet Feet Kingsport.


    Register for Kingsport Half Marathon Training Here:
    click for details
    Fleet Feet
    1880 N. Eastman Road Kingsport TN
    Fleet Feet 423.230.0002
  • | 6:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Jessie is going to teach you how to paint this little church with ease and fun. Bring your favorite snacks and beverage for a fun filled event. All supplies including glazing and firing are included.
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 7:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Available at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings from May through August, these tours depart from the Chester Inn Museum. Costumed guides will discuss the history of the town, its people, and the lives they built. Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the Chester Inn Museum. Come and tour Historic Jonesborough, enjoy a good meal, some shopping, and a tale or two in the Storytelling Capital of the World.

    For more information on the tours, please contact the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580, or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. To schedule a tour for a larger group, or another day, please contact the Heritage Alliance directly.
    Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum
    116 E. Main St. Jonesborough TN
    Heritage Alliance 423.753.9580 Info@heritageall.org
  • - Join us every week to play old classics and discover new favorites. Plus, save 10% on our featured games and enjoy exclusive offers from our Café.
    Barnes and Noble
    3030 Franklin Terrace Johnson City TN
    Barnes and Noble, Johnson City 423.952.5577
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies “newsies” from across the city to strike against
    the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

    Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills
    and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
    125 1/2 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre 423.753.1010
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Ballad Health, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

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


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - 8/2 - Vic Henley
    8/9 Folk Soul Revival
    8/16 Kyle Cook
    8/23 Beth Snapp
    Allandale Mansion
    4444 West Stone Drive Kingsport TN
    Allandale Mansion 423.229.9422
  • 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
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Hunter Wright Stadium
    800 Granby Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Mets 423.224.2626
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - An educational and entertaining family event for the past 92 years! Competitive exhibits for Youth, Livestock and Farm and Home! Main Stage Country Entertainers each night, automotive sports in the Appalachian Arena, and local pageants and talent competitions on the Museum Stage. Midway provided by the number one midway in America - The Drew Exposition. Over 100 commercial exhibitors! Barnyard Nursery, Tennessee Wildlife Building, Antique Farm and Home Museum, and much more! Fun for the entire family! Admission - $8 for adults; 6-11 - $3;5 and under free, Parking $3 per car.
    Appalachian Fair Grounds
           
    Appalachian Fair 423.477.3211 appfair@embarqmail.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week. Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and assist in a miniature volcanic eruption. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263
  • - This FREE Dance Camp is July 24-26th from 6:30-8:30pm with the recital being held on July 27th at 7pm. It is open to girls and boys ages 5-10 years old. Come and learn dance techniques, hear bible stories, enjoy nightly snacks, games, and crafts. To register, simply text NRCCGRAY to 345-345. For more information, email buddynrcc@gmail.com
    North Ridge Community Church
    1109 Old Gray Station Road Johnson City TN
    Blain Gosey 423.773.9727 buddynrcc@gmail.com

Friday, August 24th, 2018

  • | 7:30am - | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Please join Your Kingsport Chamber for a Fourth Friday Breakfast sponsored by Tusculum College! We hope you can join us!
    MeadowView Marriott
    Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce 423.392.8800
  • | 9:00am - | Sports and Recreation
    - Brushtrokes N More present Painting By the Lake at BMP. Enjoy the tranquil beauty of Bays Mountain Park as you put your creative talents on canvas. Join us for a relaxing day of painting in a beautiful, outdoor setting. The class is $35/person and is limited to 15 people. Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite.com. For more information please contact Mark Kilgore at 423-230-6357.

    1st Class: click for details
    2nd Class: click for details
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 9:00am - | Arts and Entertainment
    - We are going to paint a Fall backdrop at the Dam on a 16x20 canvas at Bays Mtn. You will get step-by-step instructions and have a memory to keep. Sign up and join us for a fun filled event.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 10:00am - | Kids
    - Repticon makes further headway into Tennessee with the exciting arrival of Repticon Johnson City! Hosted at Holiday Inn Johnson City, enthusiasts will enjoy this opportunity of another great reptile and exotic animal show with thousands of top quality animals not found anywhere else in the area. The complete experience includes socializing with fellow herpers in interactive live animal presentations, free raffles, and shopping among all the supplies, cages, merchandise and feeders to support new pets. Check back for the continuing excitement of Repticon Johnson City!
    Holiday Inn
    101 W. Springbrook Dr. Johnson City TN
  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - FREE SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR SEMINAR

    As an entrepreneur, one may well feel that you need to “get down on our knees and beg” when it comes to working with a bank. But banks live by lending money and they are constantly in competition with other banks to win new customers. So how can we prepare ourselves to go to the bank and get both the necessary line of credit and the best terms?

    Aundrea Wilcox, KOSBE Executive Director and TSBDC at ETSU Senior Business Counselor will discuss the contents of a bank binder with all the documentation that banks typically ask their clients for, including but not limited to:

     Business Plan
     Financial Projections
     Marketing Strategy
     Team Biography

    This will be followed by Q&A with a bank expert panel: Greg Perdue, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, First Tennessee; Larry Estepp, President, Citizens Bank; and Ted Fields, Senior Vice President Market Executive, Powell Valley National Bank.

    Don't miss this chance to understand a banker's perspective on the loan application process and get your burning questions answered!

    This is a free event; but pre-registration is required. We will provide a light healthy lunch for seminar attendees.

    Speaker(s): Aundrea Wilcox, KOSBE Executive Director and TSBDC at ETSU Senior Business Counselor; Greg Perdue, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, First Tennessee; Larry Estepp, President, Citizens Bank; and Ted Fields, Senior Vice President Market Executive, Powell Valley National Bank

    Co-Sponsor(s): The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) and The Kingsport Chamber

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

    Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Aditi Bhave— 423.392.8825; abhave@tsbdc.org; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
    400 Clinchfield Street Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660
    TSBDC/Aditi Bhave 423.392.8811 abhave@tsbdc.org
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons.

    In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, and performed with Doc Watson for fourteen years, which he calls a highlight of his career. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient.

    “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue



    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - On this Eco Exploration, we will be exploring the geology of Roan Mountain State Park. Meet Ranger Jesse at the Gristmill Visitor Center, from here we will begin a guided hike on the Peg Leg Mine Trail (half-mile, easy to moderate). As we explore the trail, we will take an up-close look at the old Peg Leg Mine and check out samples of the rocks and minerals found in the area. But the real fun comes when we get to discussing mineral formation and each visitor will have the opportunity to check out the inside of their very own geode! Preregistration and a fee of $4.00 per participant is required. Space is limited to 10 participants. Please select the Register for Event button to sign up.
    Roan Mountain
    1015 Highway 143 Roan Mountain TN 37687
    Roan Mountain Park Office 423.772.0190
  • | 6:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Girls Night Out, Birthdays, Date Night or just for fun. Join us to paint this couple on the bridge of Love. Adult beverages and snacks are welcome.
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 6:45pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Join us on August 24th, 2018 for the FIRST ever, MOUNTAIN MILE BEER CHALLENGE! Kick off Johnson City's new outdoor festival - Meet The Mountains with a run/taste of Downtown Johnson City.

    The Mountain Mile Beer Challenge is put on by Fleet Feet Johnson City in conjunction with Yee-Haw Brewing.

    Ever ran a Beer Mile?

    Here's how it works:

    4 laps in Founder's Park = 1 mile & 4 Yee-Haw Beers.

    Drink a beer, run a quarter mile.
    Drink a beer, run a quarter mile.
    Drink a beer, run a quarter mile.
    Drink a beer, run a quarter mile.

    Four beers, one mile.

    Bring your running legs and a prepared stomach, this race is going to be a blast.

    Cost is $25 for each participant.

    MUST BE 21 TO PARTICIPATE. ID'S WILL BE CHECKED.



    RULES AND REGULATIONS:
    1. Each competitor (men and women) drinks four cans of beer and runs four laps (start - beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap - finish).
    2. Beer must be consumed before the lap is begun, within the transition area.
    3. The race begins with the drinking of the first beer in the transition zone to ensure the competitors run a complete mile.
    4. Competitors must drink the entire canned beer and the cans should not be less than 355ml (the standard can volume) or 12oz (the imperial equivalent). Bottles may be substituted for cans as long as they are at least 12 oz (355 ml) in volume.
    5. No specialized cans or bottles may be used that give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate. ie "super mega mouth cans" or "wide mouth bottles" are prohibited.
    6. Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner, ie. no shotgunning or puncturing of the can except for opening the can by the tab at the top. The same applies with bottles - no straws or other aids are allowed in order to aid in the speed of pouring.
    7. Each beer can must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.
    8. Competitors who vomit before they finish the race must complete one penalty lap at the end of the race (immediately after the completion of their 4th lap). Note: Vomiting more than once during the race still requires only one penalty lap at the end.
    9. Participants are required to tip the empty beer can or bottle over your head at the end of a chug to verify an empty vessel.
    10. No complaining. Drink your beer and run! Have fun, smile and be safe!

    Disclosure: Mountain Mile Beer Challenge, Fleet Feet, and Yee-Haw is not encouraging irresponsible or dangerous behavior. You are held responsible for your own actions. This is not an official beer mile or certified course.
    Founder's Park
    204 W. Main St. Johnson City TN
    Fleet Feet of Kingsport 423.230.0002
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Held each Friday evening, May through September, Main Street is blocked off to through traffic and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the concerts that begin around 7pm. Event tickets are only needed during the Winter Series, but we do “pass the hat” during the regular season. Come have dinner in one of our unique restaurants and indulge in some ice cream at the General Store. Most shops stay open late, so pay them a visit to get the whole “Jonesborough Experience”.
    Jonesborough Square
           
    Jonesborough Visitors Center 423.753.1010
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Twilight Alive Concert Series is a music series throughout the Summer in Downtown Kingsport.

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

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

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

    What should I bring? Bring your own lawn chair.

    What should I NOT bring? No coolers and we appreciate you leaving your pets at home.
    Broad Street
           
  • - Come one come all for the show with the most on the coast and possibly ghosts ran by your weirdo freakshow darling hosts

    . As The stolen stitches's Danger Dave
    The Worlds Most Death defying Pianist (not penis)

    teams up once more with members of The Bizare bazaar for a night of clown assery, striptease, chainsaws, classic sideshow acts and Voice manipulation??


    Enjoy a nice cider and watch as our lovely clown babes entertain and delight the audience in a night of comedic mischivious mayham that only this group of backwoods weirdos could bring.




    The event is free and open to the publc

    tips are welcomed and encouraged (feel free to staple them bills to our bodys)
     
           
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies “newsies” from across the city to strike against
    the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

    Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills
    and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
    125 1/2 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre 423.753.1010
  • - Join a ranger on a unique hiking experience hiking by 18th century candle light. Wear appropriate shoes for a woods trail, and bring water. Lanterns will be provided. $5 per person.
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    1245 Davy Crockett Park Road Limestone TN
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park 423.257.2167
  • | 7:45pm - 9:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Roan Mountain State Park is taking part in this year's Meet the Mountain Festival running August 24 and 25. Join us for a Full Moon Balds Hike on top of beautiful Roan Mountain. The hike will take place at 7:45PM Eastern Time on Friday, August 24th. Participants will meet Ranger Phil Hylen at the park headquarters parking lot and motorcade as a group 8.5 miles to Carver's Gap. The hike will run 1.2 miles along the Appalachian Trail to the top of Round Bald and back (a climb and descent of ~300 feet). Hikers will enjoy night sky views of the full moon and stars while breathing in the evening mountain air.

    The hike is limited to 15 participants on a first-come-first serve basis. Registration for this program is available on Friday, August 24 from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. You may register by calling the Park Office at 423-772-0190 during this time. See the following recommendations and rules for the hike:

    Please wear sturdy shoes for hiking and long pants.
    Please bring a flashlight or headlamp.
    You may want a jacket/extra layer—nighttime can be chilly at 6000’.
    This hike will be canceled in case of rain or threat of bad weather.
    This program is only for hikers ages 12 and older.
    For more information about about the Meet the Mountain Festival, check out their website at click for details. Our event information will be posted on their website as well.
    Roan Mountain
    1015 Highway 143 Roan Mountain TN 37687
    Roan Mountain Park Office 423.772.0190
  • | 9:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    CJ's Sports Bar
    516 Morelock St. Kingsport TN
    CJ's Sports Bar 423.390.1361
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Ballad Health, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

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


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Treehouse Thief is sure to draw you into its charming tale and bring new meaning to stories you may have heard as a child! The inspirational faith of characters featured in this production will uplift those in the darkest times of life and bring hope that your faith can shine its brightest in the darkness.


    When Bible Club leader, Seth Myers, prays about how to attract more members, God gives the Club instructions to build a Treehouse. However, Ms. Byrd, the President of the Home Owner’s Association swoops in to complicate their plans. During a sale to benefit the Treehouse, Ms. Byrd is robbed, and she tweets that she believes Seth is the thief. As his reputation and the Treehouse tilt toward destruction, Seth’s faith is tested. Through Biblical icons of faith, including Noah, Job, Rahab, Joshua, and Thomas, Seth discovers how faith shines brightest in dark times. The story line branches out to encourage strong family roots and to reveal the danger of the flimsy limbs of hidden sin.

    Join us for Lamplight Theatre’s The Treehouse Thief. Performances will be held August 16, 18-19 & 23, 25-26. Show times are 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays with additional matinee performances on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to performances.



    Treat your date, family, or church group to Dinner before the performance! A delicious catered meal will be offered August 18th between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The meal will be served at The Emporium Banquet Hall (Next door to theatre). The cost is $30 per Adult / $17 per Student (ages 4-12) / Children FREE (3 & Under). Advanced reservations are required for dinner. (Prices include ticket to the show.)
    Show Only: Admission is a suggested donation of $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children 5 and under. Doors will open one hour prior. For reservations and more information, please contact the LampLight box office at 423-343-1766, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Hunter Wright Stadium
    800 Granby Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Mets 423.224.2626
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - An educational and entertaining family event for the past 92 years! Competitive exhibits for Youth, Livestock and Farm and Home! Main Stage Country Entertainers each night, automotive sports in the Appalachian Arena, and local pageants and talent competitions on the Museum Stage. Midway provided by the number one midway in America - The Drew Exposition. Over 100 commercial exhibitors! Barnyard Nursery, Tennessee Wildlife Building, Antique Farm and Home Museum, and much more! Fun for the entire family! Admission - $8 for adults; 6-11 - $3;5 and under free, Parking $3 per car.
    Appalachian Fair Grounds
           
    Appalachian Fair 423.477.3211 appfair@embarqmail.com
  • Kingsport Speedway
    2961 N. John B. Dennis Hwy Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Speedway 423.288.5992
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week. Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and assist in a miniature volcanic eruption. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263
  • - This FREE Dance Camp is July 24-26th from 6:30-8:30pm with the recital being held on July 27th at 7pm. It is open to girls and boys ages 5-10 years old. Come and learn dance techniques, hear bible stories, enjoy nightly snacks, games, and crafts. To register, simply text NRCCGRAY to 345-345. For more information, email buddynrcc@gmail.com
    North Ridge Community Church
    1109 Old Gray Station Road Johnson City TN
    Blain Gosey 423.773.9727 buddynrcc@gmail.com

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Shopping
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    City of Kingsport/Alex Hayes 423.343.9779 alexhayes@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 9:00am - | Sports and Recreation
    Larry's Cycle Shop
    718 E. Center St. Kingsport TN
    Larry's Cycle Shop 423.247.2751
  • | 9:30am - | Sports and Recreation
    - Instructor: Sara Bowers and members of the Shady Oaks Garden Club

    Cost: No Charge - All materials provided
    Max: 30

    Make jewelry with dried plant materials. We encourage participants to display their creations at the Shady Oaks Flower Show on Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8. Work will be labeled and returned to owners after the flower show. Ribbons will be awarded.

    To hold your place in the workshop, pre-registration.
    Please register early to ensure a spot in the class.




    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • - A new program at David Crockett Birthplace State Park combines a trail created for young hikers with the magical world of storybooks. The Storybook Trail Hike program marks the beginning of a partnership between the park and the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library to promote reading and the outdoors.

    “Combining stories with hiking gives children an interactive experience that sparks their imagination and sense of exploration, while fostering reading and a love for our public lands,” Program Coordinator Lorelei Goff said.

    The program features a guided hike with a new story every other Saturday at 10 a.m., beginning March 24. Children will hear a story read to them as they walk through a short trail marked out with fully illustrated storybook pages. The trail can be enjoyed as a self-guided hike throughout the week. Games and activities will follow the hike at picnic shelter No. 2.

    Meet at:
    Picnic Shelter Number 2
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    1245 Davy Crockett Park Road Limestone TN
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park 423.257.2167
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Renaissance Arts Center
    1200 East Center Street Kingsport TN 37660
  • | 10:00am - | Kids
    - Repticon makes further headway into Tennessee with the exciting arrival of Repticon Johnson City! Hosted at Holiday Inn Johnson City, enthusiasts will enjoy this opportunity of another great reptile and exotic animal show with thousands of top quality animals not found anywhere else in the area. The complete experience includes socializing with fellow herpers in interactive live animal presentations, free raffles, and shopping among all the supplies, cages, merchandise and feeders to support new pets. Check back for the continuing excitement of Repticon Johnson City!
    Holiday Inn
    101 W. Springbrook Dr. Johnson City TN
  • | 10:00am - 12:30pm | Kids
    - They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
    Michaels, Johnson City and Kingsport
           
    Michaels Johnson City and Kingsport
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Arts and Entertainment
    - Join us for Market Jams at the Kingsport Farmers Market. Enjoy bluegrass pickin’ presented by the Pickin’ Porch on the first Saturday of the month (May-October).

    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Farmers Market 423.224.2821
  • | 10:30am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    Indian Motorcycles
    2033 W. State Street Bristol
    Friendship Motors 276.644.4700
  • | 11:00am - | Sports and Recreation
    - Join a Ranger on a trail walk where you will have the opportunity to throw a tomahawk at several different targets of all sizes. This program will last one hour so bring drinking water with you and please wear sturdy shoes and pants. Cost per person is 10.00. We will meet at the black powder range in front of the Visitor Center.
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    1245 Davy Crockett Park Road Limestone TN
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park 423.257.2167
  • - It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so delicious. That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine. Join us and get a coupon from our Cafe for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!
    Barnes and Noble
    3030 Franklin Terrace Johnson City TN
    Barnes and Noble, Johnson City 423.952.5577
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Available at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday, these tours depart from the Chester Inn Museum. Costumed guides will discuss the history of the town, its people, and the lives they built. Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the Chester Inn Museum. Come and tour Historic Jonesborough, enjoy a good meal, some shopping, and a tale or two in the Storytelling Capital of the World.

    For more information on the tours, please contact the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580, or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. To schedule a tour for a larger group, or another day, please contact the Heritage Alliance directly.
    Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum
    116 E. Main St. Jonesborough TN
    Heritage Alliance 423.753.9580 Info@heritageall.org
  • - Cost: Buy the canvas, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
    Use adhesive foam stencils and layers of paint to reveal brightly colored leaves. Buy the canvas, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
    Michaels, Johnson City and Kingsport
           
    Michaels Johnson City and Kingsport
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons.

    In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, and performed with Doc Watson for fourteen years, which he calls a highlight of his career. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient.

    “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue



    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • - Bring the kids in for some art fun this week and bring let them bring a friend for FREE. recommended for 6 yrs +.
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 2:30pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - The Railroad Tour will be available the fourth Saturday of the month at 2:30 p.m.! This new tour will lead guests behind Main Street and take them from the Chester Inn Museum to the Chuckey Depot Museum. Along the way, the costumed guide will talk about the importance of the railroad not only to Jonesborough, but to the region as a whole.
    Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum
    116 E. Main St. Jonesborough TN
    Heritage Alliance 423.753.9580 Info@heritageall.org
  • | 3:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - During SunWatch, participants can view the Sun using special telescopes at the Bays Mountain dam. SunWatch observations are held on clear Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., March through October.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 5:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Labor Day means end of summer so we are going to finish it off painting the flag in celebration. Grab your BFF because this one is BOGO.
    Brushstrokes n More
    1001 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport TN
    Brushstrokes n More 423.765.0352
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Half Marathon Training is back!!!


    Are you wanting to train for your first ever half marathon?! Looking to improve your last half marathon time?! Just looking for some awesome people to keep you company as you run the distance?!


    Whatever gets you running.. come and train with us!


    Half Marathon Training starts July 23rd at Fleet Feet Kingsport.


    Train with us for 10 weeks and get ready for the BLUEGRASS HALF MARATHON or the HAUNTED HALF MARATHON!


    Training days and times are as follows:


    Fleet Feet Kingsport
    -Mondays 6:00pm (group run)
    -Thursdays 6:00pm (speed work)
    -Saturdays 7:00am (long run)


    Interested in signing up?!
    Follow the link below to register online or come see us in store at Fleet Feet Kingsport.


    Register for Kingsport Half Marathon Training Here:
    click for details
    Fleet Feet
    1880 N. Eastman Road Kingsport TN
    Fleet Feet 423.230.0002
  • | 7:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Tiffany Theme dining with HOPE Inc. Sat Aug 25, 2018 7 pm Taylored Venue& Events 115 Shelby St. Kpt TN. $50.00 Donation Pick up tickets at Kingsport Chamber, Shabby Allies Boutique Any HOPE Member.
    Taylored Venue & Events
    115 Shelby St. Kingsport TN
    HOPE Youth 423.276.6541 stella@hopetricities.com
  • - For 36 years now, Gary has toured with performances in nearly all 50 states and 18 foreign countries, yielding 48 recordings. These have included notable guests such as Bill Monroe, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Larry Sparks, Uncle Josh Graves, Art Stamper, Dave Evans and much More!

    Kingsport Center for High Education
    300 W. Market St. Kingsport
  • | 7:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    Taylored Venue & Events
    115 Shelby St. Kingsport TN
    HOPE Youth 423.276.6541 stella@hopetricities.com
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies “newsies” from across the city to strike against
    the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

    Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills
    and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
    125 1/2 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre 423.753.1010
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    CJ's Sports Bar
    516 Morelock St. Kingsport TN
    CJ's Sports Bar 423.390.1361
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Ballad Health, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

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


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Treehouse Thief is sure to draw you into its charming tale and bring new meaning to stories you may have heard as a child! The inspirational faith of characters featured in this production will uplift those in the darkest times of life and bring hope that your faith can shine its brightest in the darkness.


    When Bible Club leader, Seth Myers, prays about how to attract more members, God gives the Club instructions to build a Treehouse. However, Ms. Byrd, the President of the Home Owner’s Association swoops in to complicate their plans. During a sale to benefit the Treehouse, Ms. Byrd is robbed, and she tweets that she believes Seth is the thief. As his reputation and the Treehouse tilt toward destruction, Seth’s faith is tested. Through Biblical icons of faith, including Noah, Job, Rahab, Joshua, and Thomas, Seth discovers how faith shines brightest in dark times. The story line branches out to encourage strong family roots and to reveal the danger of the flimsy limbs of hidden sin.

    Join us for Lamplight Theatre’s The Treehouse Thief. Performances will be held August 16, 18-19 & 23, 25-26. Show times are 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays with additional matinee performances on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to performances.



    Treat your date, family, or church group to Dinner before the performance! A delicious catered meal will be offered August 18th between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The meal will be served at The Emporium Banquet Hall (Next door to theatre). The cost is $30 per Adult / $17 per Student (ages 4-12) / Children FREE (3 & Under). Advanced reservations are required for dinner. (Prices include ticket to the show.)
    Show Only: Admission is a suggested donation of $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children 5 and under. Doors will open one hour prior. For reservations and more information, please contact the LampLight box office at 423-343-1766, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • - Senior Corps @ 10:00 AM - Noon
    Junior Corps @ Noon - 1:00 PM

    The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. This group is open to anyone ages 13 and up. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary: just come with a willingness to learn. Meet our volunteer coordinator John Large at the Sycamore Shoals Visitors Center. Lessons are free of charge, just call us and let us know you're coming.
    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Hunter Wright Stadium
    800 Granby Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Mets 423.224.2626
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - An educational and entertaining family event for the past 92 years! Competitive exhibits for Youth, Livestock and Farm and Home! Main Stage Country Entertainers each night, automotive sports in the Appalachian Arena, and local pageants and talent competitions on the Museum Stage. Midway provided by the number one midway in America - The Drew Exposition. Over 100 commercial exhibitors! Barnyard Nursery, Tennessee Wildlife Building, Antique Farm and Home Museum, and much more! Fun for the entire family! Admission - $8 for adults; 6-11 - $3;5 and under free, Parking $3 per car.
    Appalachian Fair Grounds
           
    Appalachian Fair 423.477.3211 appfair@embarqmail.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - It’s December 20th, 1970, and Elvis Presley has disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, “The Colonel”, knows of his whereabouts. But the Colonel is all shook up because he has racked up a secret debt — and with the King himself missing, the only way to pay it off is to find an Elvis impersonator within 24 hours. Hijinks ensue as the Colonel takes desperate measures to replace a man who is irreplaceable, all while keeping the prying eyes of a nosy reporter at bay and figuring out what happened to the real Elvis.
    Blue Moon Theatre
    215 E. Main St. Johnson City TN
    Blue Moon Theatre 423.926.1044
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Where agility rafts whitewater, where strength challenges obstacles, and where endurance hikes mountains, The Triple Threat is the only event that begins on the churning whitewaters of the Nolichucky River and finishes with a battle against nature's terrain. The Triple Threat is a triathlon event designed to challenge the most enthusiastic competitor. While testing your skills and pushing you to the limit, this event will keep you screaming
    USA Raft
    2 Jones Branch Road Erwin TN
    423.743.3000
  • - Escape the summer heat and join Park Ranger Phil Hylen for a fee-based snorkeling excursion on the Doe River! This event will begin at 3:00PM starting at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor Center. From there, participants will motorcade to the Peg Leg section of the Doe River. Participation costs $8.00 a person and is limited to 10 individuals. Children must at least be 8 years of age or older to participate. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Closed-toed shoes are required to wear in the river.

    Enjoy a beginner snorkeling lesson followed by an underwater search for the many types of animals that call the Doe River home. Our discoveries will be recorded for local flora/fauna inventory and will help to determine how our local wildlife/fishery populations are doing!

    Meet at:
    Roan Mountain Visitors' Center
    Roan Mountain
    1015 Highway 143 Roan Mountain TN 37687
    Roan Mountain Park Office 423.772.0190
  • - Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week. Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and assist in a miniature volcanic eruption. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263
  • Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263
  • - Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, join us in store every Saturday and Sunday in August and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, shop online at bn.com on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th and save 25% on most orders
    Barnes and Noble
    3030 Franklin Terrace Johnson City TN
    Barnes and Noble, Johnson City 423.952.5577

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

  • - Beginners and seasonal dancers alike are all welcome. The afternoon will include English Country dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.




    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 1:30pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back and enjoy the tunes!

    Sycamore Shoals State Park
    1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton TN 37643
    Sycamore Shoals State Park 423.543.5808
  • | 3:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - During SunWatch, participants can view the Sun using special telescopes at the Bays Mountain dam. SunWatch observations are held on clear Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., March through October.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 3:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - $7 includes Class and one free Pint.
    Please bring your own mats.
    All Ages
    Gypsy Circus Cider Company
    2645 Fort Henry Dr. Kingsport TN
  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Craft brews, live music and some good eats is all returning for the 4th season of Main Street Brews and Tunes in Downtown Jonesborough. Starting June 3rd, join us on the Plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center every Sunday afternoon through September. Food and beer will begin to be served at 4 pm with live music from 5-7 pm.

    A different brewery will be featured each week along with a rotating food truck which will offer a variety of foods including barbeque, pizza, tacos and more. The music line-up for this season also aims to please, featuring some local favorite groups and singer/songwriters. For a complete music schedule and brewery list, go to Main Street Brews and Tunes on Facebook or call the Visitors Center at 423.753.1010. This year’s event is sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, Main Street Café & Catering and The Jonesborough Group.
    Downtown Jonesborough
           
    Jonesborough Visitors Center 423.753.1010
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies “newsies” from across the city to strike against
    the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

    Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills
    and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
    125 1/2 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN
    Jonesborough Repertory Theatre 423.753.1010
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Ballad Health, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

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


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Treehouse Thief is sure to draw you into its charming tale and bring new meaning to stories you may have heard as a child! The inspirational faith of characters featured in this production will uplift those in the darkest times of life and bring hope that your faith can shine its brightest in the darkness.


    When Bible Club leader, Seth Myers, prays about how to attract more members, God gives the Club instructions to build a Treehouse. However, Ms. Byrd, the President of the Home Owner’s Association swoops in to complicate their plans. During a sale to benefit the Treehouse, Ms. Byrd is robbed, and she tweets that she believes Seth is the thief. As his reputation and the Treehouse tilt toward destruction, Seth’s faith is tested. Through Biblical icons of faith, including Noah, Job, Rahab, Joshua, and Thomas, Seth discovers how faith shines brightest in dark times. The story line branches out to encourage strong family roots and to reveal the danger of the flimsy limbs of hidden sin.

    Join us for Lamplight Theatre’s The Treehouse Thief. Performances will be held August 16, 18-19 & 23, 25-26. Show times are 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays with additional matinee performances on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to performances.



    Treat your date, family, or church group to Dinner before the performance! A delicious catered meal will be offered August 18th between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The meal will be served at The Emporium Banquet Hall (Next door to theatre). The cost is $30 per Adult / $17 per Student (ages 4-12) / Children FREE (3 & Under). Advanced reservations are required for dinner. (Prices include ticket to the show.)
    Show Only: Admission is a suggested donation of $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children 5 and under. Doors will open one hour prior. For reservations and more information, please contact the LampLight box office at 423-343-1766, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Hunter Wright Stadium
    800 Granby Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Mets 423.224.2626
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week. Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and assist in a miniature volcanic eruption. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263
  • - Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, join us in store every Saturday and Sunday in August and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, shop online at bn.com on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th and save 25% on most orders
    Barnes and Noble
    3030 Franklin Terrace Johnson City TN
    Barnes and Noble, Johnson City 423.952.5577
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Known as the sturgeon moon by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 7:56 AM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate dogs for all they do in our lives, the joy they bring us while loving us unconditionally. For more information on celebrating our furry friends checkout the website click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the right for women vote throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law.
     
           

Monday, August 27th, 2018

  • - Did you ever wonder how fire was made before the invention of matches and lighters? Meet at the Crockett Homestead outdoor kitchen to learn the technique of making flint and steel fire. Program takes place each Monday at 1:00pm through September 10, 2018
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
    1245 Davy Crockett Park Road Limestone TN
    Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park 423.257.2167
  • VO Dobbins Senior Complex
    301 Louis St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Parks and Rec, Renee Ensor 423.224.2489 ReneeEnsor@Kingsporttn.gov
  • | 3:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - MONDAYs 3:30 - 5:00pm ROOM 313 Pastle, Pencil, Charcoal, oil, acrylic, mixed media. Students accepted throughout the year.

    ​Instructor, Steven Reeves click for details
    Beginners through Advanced - $11. per class. Contact Instructor prior to attending Text or call: 423-767-0858
    Kingsport Art Guild
    Corner of Broad St. and Center next door to Art in the Heart Gallery Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Art Guild 423.246.1227 art@kingsportartguild.com
  • | 4:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Lynn View Community Center
    257 Walker St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Half Marathon Training is back!!!


    Are you wanting to train for your first ever half marathon?! Looking to improve your last half marathon time?! Just looking for some awesome people to keep you company as you run the distance?!


    Whatever gets you running.. come and train with us!


    Half Marathon Training starts July 23rd at Fleet Feet Kingsport.


    Train with us for 10 weeks and get ready for the BLUEGRASS HALF MARATHON or the HAUNTED HALF MARATHON!


    Training days and times are as follows:


    Fleet Feet Kingsport
    -Mondays 6:00pm (group run)
    -Thursdays 6:00pm (speed work)
    -Saturdays 7:00am (long run)


    Interested in signing up?!
    Follow the link below to register online or come see us in store at Fleet Feet Kingsport.


    Register for Kingsport Half Marathon Training Here:
    click for details
    Fleet Feet
    1880 N. Eastman Road Kingsport TN
    Fleet Feet 423.230.0002
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Professional Women's Network Wine Club offers a networking opportunity with a casual focus on wine tasting. A host and a theme is chosen for each wine club event. Our informal meetings take place six times per year, usually the last Monday of every other month, at GAAM Wealth Advisors. Members are asked to bring a snack to share.

    Example themes include: regional wines (local or global), a specific varietal wine made by various winemakers, wines that pair well with a particular food, art, or time of the year.

    Wine Club is $10 for all PWN members (cash or check). . Non-members are asked to pay $15. These fees help to cover costs.
    Gaam Wealth Advisors
    6 Sheridan Sq. #200 Kingsport TN
    Professional Women's Network easttnpwn@gmail.com
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Jonesborough Yarn Exchange provides Jonesborough with a monthly live radio performance at the International Storytelling Center in Downtown Jonesborough, and provides the Tri-Cities region with a monthly broadcast of these shows on the local NPR station 89.5 FM. These productions celebrate the culture and stories of the people of Jonesborough and the Southern Appalachian Region. Now in its third season, “A Night with the Yarn Exchange” is a monthly, scripted production, based on local stories and regional music, and performed by an inter-generational, multi-cultural cast of local actors, storytellers, and musicians, to create an audio patchwork quilt of what it means to be home in the mountains.

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

    For tickets to the live production, held the fourth Monday of every month at the International Storytelling Center, call 423-753-1010 or purchase at the door.
    International Storytelling Center
    116 W. Main St. Jonesborough TN 37659
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Ballad Health, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

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


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - We are an open to the public club of Toastmasters International that works to improve our speaking, listening, and leadership skills. We are a very diverse group that can help any experience level from terrified to professional. We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 pm in room 221 at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center on South Wilcox Drive in Kingsport Tennessee.

    Twilight Toasters is on Facebook, and more information can be found at click for details. Contact James with any questions at 276-298-4207 or J.Louden4@yahoo.com
    Toy F. Reid Employee Center
    400 South Wilcox Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    James Louden 276.298.4207 J.Louden4@yahoo.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week. Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and assist in a miniature volcanic eruption. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Flushing Meadows, NY. Part of the Grand Slam of tennis tournaments. Est attendance: 720,000.
     
           

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Each Wednesday in Studio Room 313 from 9:00am - Noon.
    COME PAINT WITH US! Show up with your art supplies and ready to jump in.
    Kingsport Art Guild
    Corner of Broad St. and Center next door to Art in the Heart Gallery Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Art Guild 423.246.1227 art@kingsportartguild.com
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Symply Data Centers is proud to present An Introduction to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies.
    We have heard about Bitcoin but many people don't understand Bitcoin ... especially the so called experts.
    Mr. Cannon has been interested in currencies for many years and had several questions about Bitcoin.

    How does someone use Bitcoin?
    Is it an investment, and what does that even mean?
    What is mining?
    Are there business opportunities?
    What does the future hold?

    When doing the research, Mr. Cannon found most of the financial experts start their analysis of Bitcoin with “I don’t understand Bitcoin, but …” and then proceed to tell you how bad it is. So he decided to do his own research.
    This presentation is intended for those who are new to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to help them understand the significance of this exciting new technology. This is not a sales pitch. Just come and learn, network with others, and help all of us learn about the Bitcoin opportunity.
    Feel free to share this invitation with others, but seating is limited, so be sure to register.

    Speaker: Mr. John Cannon, Author of BTC- 101 An Introduction to Bitcoin

    Pre-Registration Required: Please click the "Find Tickets" link or call 423-439-8505 to register.
    TSBDC (Tennessee Small Business Development Center at ETSU)
    2109 W. Market St. Johnson City TN
    TSBDC 423.439.8505
  • | 10:00am - | Special Interest
    First Presbyterian Church
    100 W. Church Circle Kingsport TN
    Bays Mountain Embroiderer's Guild tnsink@charter.net
  • | 10:30am - | Kids
    - Discover how to turn natural items into great crafts while learning about nature during our Nature Crafts program. This program is open to all ages, and tickets are $3 per person and can be purchased at Nature Center Gift Shop day of activity.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Kids
    - Starting August 7th, toddlers and their parents can enjoy the outdoor toddler play area all to themselves!

    Toddler Time is a great way to spend time with your toddler and introduce them to playing in the water! Toddler Time will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 7th to September 20th. From 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the outdoor water park will be closed off to the public, and the toddler play area will be opened up to toddlers and their parents. Toddler Time is designed for children ages 2 – 5 yrs. old.

    Toddler Time is $3 per person for non-members, free for toddlers ages 2 and younger and free for KAC and YMCA members.
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Storyteller and actress Dolores Hydock fills the stage with a swirl of characters in her funny, affectionate stories about family fireworks, true love, turnip greens, and other peculiarities of everyday life.

    In addition to her personal stories, her award-winning adaptations of medieval adventures, literary classics, and oral histories make literature and history come alive for 21st century story lovers. Hydock’s original, one-person plays have been featured at the Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham, and she is a frequent guest artist for the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

    “Dolores’ stories are funny and touching, smart and insightful, personal and universal.” – The Birmingham News


    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • - Wildlife Explorers:
    Every Tuesday beginning August 21st. 4pm-5pm
    Cost $20
    Registration Available at VO Dobbins Community Center
    VO Dobbins Senior Complex
    301 Louis St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - It's been a SizZlin' Hot summer (minus the rainy days)!
    What's the best way to celebrate summer with friends and family?
    WITH A GOOD OLE' FASHION BBQ PARTY!

    Head over to Fleet Feet Johnson City for a darn-tootin fun time at our Brooks BBQ Demo Run on August 28th at 6PM! Have you had your eye on the new Brooks Levitate 2??? Now is your chance to come try this brand new energized, cushioned and responsive running shoe. Brooks Levitate 2 is sweeping the running nation! Come see what all the "hype" is about!
    Hang out with us before and after the run and enjoy some Yee-Haw brews on us, play your opponents in the best BBQ game around...CORN HOLE, and take your chances at winning a NEW PAIR OF LEVITATE'S, and other awesome giveways!!
    It is going to be one heck of a time! Bring the family and tell all your friends!

    Hang out with us before and after the run and enjoy some Yee-Haw brews on us, play your opponents in the best BBQ game around...CORN HOLE, and take your chances at winning a NEW PAIR OF LEVITATE'S, and other awesome giveaways!!
    Fleet Feet Sports
    302 Buffalo St., Suite 100 Johnson City TN
    Fleet Feet Johnson City 423.461.0550
  • | 6:00pm - | Schools and Education
    - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator skills taught by emergency healthcare providers in a fun and nonthreatening environment. Preregistration is required, go to click for details.
    Prime Medical Training
    127 Bob Fitz Road Gray TN
    Doug Fabick 423.498.6333
  • | 7:00pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Guild conducts Tuesday night concerts at 7 p.m. year-round at the International Storytelling Center, with the exception of the weeks between Christmas and the New Year. In case of inclement weather, check the Washington Co., Tenn. online calendar for school closings, as the Guild closes when the schools do. Attend our weekly concerts for a donation of $5 adults and $3 for students. Children 12 and under are free.
    International Storytelling Center
    116 W. Main St. Jonesborough TN 37659
    Jonesborough Storytellers Guild info@storytellersguild.org
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Birding; Bees; Nature
    - Birding Kingsport, a club formed to connect area birders with all things birds, will meet Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 400 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, Room 221 at 7:00 p.m. Dan Chase will present ‘What You Don’t Know About Honey Bees Could Kill You Them’. Dan has been a bee-keeper for 41 years and his program is buzzing with information for both bee-keepers and non-beekeepers! Visitors always are welcome to attend the monthly meetings and membership in the club is available. For more information see birdingkingsport.org

    Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center
    200 Wilcox Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Birding Kingsport birdingkingsport@gmail.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 Ballad Health, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

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


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week. Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and assist in a miniature volcanic eruption. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Shopping
    Kingsport Farmer's Market
    West Center Street & Clinchfield Street Kingsport TN 37660
    City of Kingsport/Alex Hayes 423.343.9779 alexhayes@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 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
  • - Get admission to a kid-friendly movie and a KidsPack for just $4+tax, every Wednesday at 10:00 am all summer long! Tickets available soon at box office only.

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

    Excludes July 4.
    AMC Classic Theater
    1805 N. Roan St. Johnson City TN
    423.929.7155
  • | 11:30am - | Seniors, Retirement
     
           
    Kingsport Senior Center 423.392.8400
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Storyteller and actress Dolores Hydock fills the stage with a swirl of characters in her funny, affectionate stories about family fireworks, true love, turnip greens, and other peculiarities of everyday life.

    In addition to her personal stories, her award-winning adaptations of medieval adventures, literary classics, and oral histories make literature and history come alive for 21st century story lovers. Hydock’s original, one-person plays have been featured at the Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham, and she is a frequent guest artist for the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

    “Dolores’ stories are funny and touching, smart and insightful, personal and universal.” – The Birmingham News


    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Gypsy Circus Cider Company
    2645 Fort Henry Dr. Kingsport TN
  • | Library Events
    - There's something for everyone, from toddlers to adults, at Kingsport Public Library. We offer book clubs for all ages, story time for children, job labs and computer classes. We also offer special classes throughout the year. You're sure to find something of interest. Click the link to their website.
    Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - As an outreach service of Ballad Health, our Health Resources Centers are open to everyone. Each HRC location is staffed daily by a caring, experienced registered nurse and other health professionals, including a registered dietitian. We also offer the following services and programs, and most of them are FREE!

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

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


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.343.9834
  • | Kids
    - There's something happening every day at Bays Mountain, which is Tennessee's largest city-owned park. Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week. Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and assist in a miniature volcanic eruption. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.434.4263

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Kids
    - Starting August 7th, toddlers and their parents can enjoy the outdoor toddler play area all to themselves!

    Toddler Time is a great way to spend time with your toddler and introduce them to playing in the water! Toddler Time will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 7th to September 20th. From 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the outdoor water park will be closed off to the public, and the toddler play area will be opened up to toddlers and their parents. Toddler Time is designed for children ages 2 – 5 yrs. old.

    Toddler Time is $3 per person for non-members, free for toddlers ages 2 and younger and free for KAC and YMCA members.
    Kingsport Aquatic Center
    1820 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Aquatic Center 423.343.9758
  • VO Dobbins Senior Complex
    301 Louis St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Parks and Rec, Renee Ensor 423.224.2489 ReneeEnsor@Kingsporttn.gov
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, storytelling, spoken word, theater, jonesborough,
    - Storyteller and actress Dolores Hydock fills the stage with a swirl of characters in her funny, affectionate stories about family fireworks, true love, turnip greens, and other peculiarities of everyday life.

    In addition to her personal stories, her award-winning adaptations of medieval adventures, literary classics, and oral histories make literature and history come alive for 21st century story lovers. Hydock’s original, one-person plays have been featured at the Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham, and she is a frequent guest artist for the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

    “Dolores’ stories are funny and touching, smart and insightful, personal and universal.” – The Birmingham News


    Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Senior $11
    Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Daily Tuesday - Saturday
    International Storytelling Center
    100 W. Main Street Jonesborough TN 37659
    Customer Service 800.952.8392 custserv@storytellingcenter.net
  • Lynn View Community Center
    257 Walker St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • - Please join Your Local Chamber for a Regional After Hours hosted by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee! This will be their Kick-off to Hunger Action Month!
    Second Harvest Food Bank
    1020 Jericho Dr. Kingsport TN 37663
    Second Harvest Food Bank 423.279.0430
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Half Marathon Training is back!!!


    Are you wanting to train for your first ever half marathon?! Looking to improve your last half marathon time?! Just looking for some awesome people to keep you company as you run the distance?!


    Whatever gets you running.. come and train with us!


    Half Marathon Training starts July 23rd at Fleet Feet Kingsport.


    Train with us for 10 weeks and get ready for the BLUEGRASS HALF MARATHON or the HAUNTED HALF MARATHON!


    Training days and times are as follows:


    Fleet Feet Kingsport
    -Mondays 6:00pm (group run)
    -Thursdays 6:00pm (speed work)
    -Saturdays 7:00am (long run)


    Interested in signing up?!
    Follow the link below to register online or come see us in store at Fleet Feet Kingsport.


    Register for Kingsport Half Marathon Training Here:
    click for details
    Fleet Feet
    1880 N. Eastman Road Kingsport TN
    Fleet Feet 423.230.0002

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