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Monday, July 24th, 2017

  • Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 8:30am - 5:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - The first time ever that a Smithsonian Museum On Main Street exhibit is being hosted by a State Park!
    Come dive into water! “Water | Ways” helps us to consider how we use water and what water symbolizes to us; how water unites and divides communities and how people resolve conflicts over this resource; how water affects the way we live, work, create, play and worship; and how we care for our water and protect it for future generations.
    This exhibition covers many themes, including:
    ≈ A Water Planet
    ≈ Where is Our Water?
    ≈ What's a Watershed?
    ≈ Water and Humanity
    ≈ Availability of Water
    ≈ Water as a Critical Resource
    ≈ Harnessing the Power of Water
    ≈ Climate and Water
    Warriars Path Park
    490 Hemlock Road Kingsport TN 37663
    Warriors' Path State Park 423.239.8531
  • | 7:00pm - | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - We are an open to the public club of Toastmasters International that works to improve our speaking, listening, and leadership skills. We are a very diverse group that can help any experience level from terrified to professional. We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 pm in room 221 at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center on South Wilcox Drive in Kingsport Tennessee.

    Twilight Toasters is on Facebook, and more information can be found at click for details. Contact James with any questions at 276-298-4207 or J.Louden4@yahoo.com
    Toy F. Reid Employee Center
    400 South Wilcox Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    James 276.298.4207 J.Louden4@yahoo.com
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - Do you have hundreds (or thousands) of emails in your inbox and no plan to get them under control? Do you constantly forget your passwords? Do you constantly run out of room for more digital photos? Do you need help organizing your documents? This is the class for you!

    This practical class will be held in a small group home setting. Cost is $20 for class, dinner, and drinks. Hosted by Susan Jeansonne at 3966 Bloomingdale Rd. Fees due by July 17th. RSVP to susan@chenerouge.us or 423-863-5173. Refundable if 3 days notice given. Bring your laptop!

    3966 Bloomingdale Road Kingsport TN
    ShipShape Solutions 423.567.4273
  • | 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
  • | Special Interest
    Kingsport Ballet Studio
    201 Cherokee St. Kingsport TN
    Kingsport Ballet/Bertina Dew 423.863.1280 kingsportballet@gmail.com
  • - Bays Mountain is proud to announce their latest planetarium show creation, “Totality,” running now through August 20, 2017. “Totality” is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses.

    An eclipse is described as when one celestial object blocks another from view. The staff of the planetarium and exhibits departments at Bays Mountain produced this program. It examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and what wonderful sights they create. The program also looks back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.

    The show is followed with an update on the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse and a brief tour of the current night sky.

    The production includes a variety of wonderful styles – from spectacular space environments to humorous pop-up books. A very special part of the show relates, in a very human way, what happens when you are caught in the shadow of the Moon and the Sun is plunged into a total solar eclipse.

    The show runs about 35 minutes in length. During May, the show will be offered at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. During the months of June-August, the show will be offered at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at 1:00, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    To see a trailer and learn more about the show, please visit here.

    At Bays Mountain, understand that the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, will be of major importance to the US and generate a lot of excitement worldwide. A total solar eclipse means the moon will fully cover the sun for up to 2 min. 40 sec. if you are on the exact path of the moon. Those in the path, if clear weather, will witness the corona being revealed as well as the brighter stars and planets. This eclipse stretches across the contiguous United States. The United States is the only country that will be in the exact path. The last major eclipse like this was in 1918!

    For East Tennessee, the best viewing spot for the August 21 eclipse will be about a four-hour drive to the south. East Tennessee is at about 96% obscuration. We will enjoy partial phases up to 96% of the sun’s surface being blocked by the moon. We won’t see the corona here, but the temperature will drop and daylight will become an eerie, silvery tone.

    To see any of the partial phases of the eclipse, you must be safe and take care of your eyes. The easiest way to ensure your eye’s safety is to project the image from a pinhole or to use safe, solar glasses. Those glasses are available at the Bays Mountain gift shop. Never look at the sun, even at 96% obscuration. The sun is incredibly bright and can damage your vision.
    Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
    853 Bays Mountain Park Road Kingsport TN 37660
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium 423.229.9447
  • - You might be caught rubbernecking when you see the fun and mystifying experiments we try out with polymers. Write and stretch a secret message on a polymer chain and even make your own silly putty to take home! Programs in the Eastman Discovery Lab will be announced periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • - For more information go online to click for details or visit the Kingsport Carousel at 308 Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, or call the Carousel directly at (423) 343-9834.


    The Kingsport Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners. The dream became a reality and on July 10, 2015 the completed Kingsport Carousel opened to the public.
    Kingsport Carousel
    308 Clinchfield St. Kingsport
    Kingsport Carousel 423.392.8414 stephanos@KingsportTN.gov
  • - Scholarships available! Contact the theatre for more information. Have you ever wanted to develop and enhance your gifts and talents in the arts? Come join us for the A.I.M. conference at LampLight Theatre. A.I.M. is designed to help educate and encourage Christian artists to use their God-given talents to glorify Christ. This week-long conference prepares artists (teens and adults) for ministry. We want to see Christian artists that minister with the highest level of integrity and character. Attendees will be given a great wealth of information to help guide their individual ministries in the direction the Lord leads. Younger children should bring snacks.
    Lamplight Theatre
    140 Broad St. Kingsport TN 37660
    Lamplight Theatre 423.343.1766
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - This thrilling tale begins with Bastian, a lonely boy who discovers a curious book—The Neverending Story. As he begins to read, a huge adventure surges to life, full of fascinating creatures, heroes, dragons, danger and excitement. As Bastian is drawn in deeper and deeper, he realizes that only he can save his new friends in the book, and in doing so, he finds his destiny.
    Barter Theatre
    127 West Main St. Abingdon VA 24210
    Barter Theatre 276.628.3991
  • - Did you know that you have 14 pounds of air pressure pushing on every inch of your body? Join us as we learn about the properties of air and air pressure through fun interactive demonstrations. Watch marshmallows grow in a vacuum sealer, send fruit and veggie pieces with our potato launcher, and witness a grown-up get vacuum sealed! The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
    Hands On! Regional Museum
    315 E. MainSt. Johnson City TN 37601
    Hands On! Regional Museum 423.928.6509
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate, honor and appreciate our cousins.
     
           

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - “If it rolls, it shows!” That’s the theme of the 3rd Annual APPI Open Car Show to be held in downtown Historic Blountville from 8 AM to 2 PM on Sat., July 25, 2015. The show will include cars, trucks, bikes, tractors and literally anything with wheels! Registration is $20 per entry and runs from 8 AM to Noon. The Power Wheels Kids Car Show is $10 per entry. Awards will be announced at 2 PM. Dash plaques will be given for the first 150 cars registered. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide support services to men and women serving in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, along with local veterans programs. For additional information, please contact Tim Duncan at (423) 330-8480 or Allen Houser at (423) 383-4403.
    Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
    3425 Highway 126 Blountville TN
    Tom Duncan 423.330.8480
  • Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 8:30am - 5:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    Kingsport Civic Auditorium
    1550 Ft. Henry Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Parks and Rec 423.224.2489 kptreccenters@kingsporttn.gov
  • | 8:30am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - TCMAC Monthly Meeting
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
    400 Clinchfield Street Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660
    Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council tricitiesmac@gmail.com
  • | 10:15am - | Arts and Entertainment
    First Presbyterian Church
    100 W. Church Circle Kingsport TN 37660
    Marjorie Sink 423.956.5888
  • Kingsport Public Library
    400 Broad Street Kingsport TN 37660
    Kingsport Public Library 423.229.9489
  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - The first time ever that a Smithsonian Museum On Main Street exhibit is being hosted by a State Park!
    Come dive into water! “Water | Ways” helps us to consider how we use water and what water symbolizes to us; how water unites and divides communities and how people resolve conflicts over this resource; how water affects the way we live, work, create, play and worship; and how we care for our water and protect it for future generations.
    This exhibition covers many themes, including:
    ≈ A Water Planet
    ≈ Where is Our Water?
    ≈ What's a Watershed?
    ≈ Water and Humanity
    ≈ Availability of Water
    ≈ Water as a Critical Resource
    ≈ Harnessing the Power of Water
    ≈ Climate and Water
    Warriars Path Park
    490 Hemlock Road Kingsport TN 37663
    Warriors' Path State Park 423.239.8531
  • - You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils. Identifying them is a different story. Bring any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral to Fossil & Artifact ID Night, and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an archarologist, paleontologist, and geologist on site. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to exhibits.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Special Interest
    - Kingsport Model Train Club: Be a part of Northeast Tennessee’s only public display of Lionel and American Flyer model train layouts – the classic toy trains of the 1950s! Other exhibits also include N, HO and On30 gauges. The Kingsport Model Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in on the fun of constructing model train layouts. For more information, contact Dave Stevens at 967-1173 or dstevens@kptware.com
    Innovation Forge
    1100 Franklin Square Kingsport TN
    Dave Stevens 423.967.1173
  • - Cool down from the summer heat with a movie straight out of the Ice Age. Watch your favorite eclectic herd save the planet from a cosmic threat caused by yet another failed acorn pursuit. (Rated PG) The Museum gift shop will be open and stocked with snacks, drinks, and other various merchandise available for purchase (Outside food and drink not permitted). Cost: Movie viewing is FREE in the ECU Classroom with limited seating available. Themed activities will be available at intermission for $2 per person ages 3+. (Our Museum exhibition space will be closed. Adult supervision required at all times.) Doors open at 6:30, movie begins at 6:45, with an intermission at the movie’s midpoint.
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum
    1212 Suncrest Dr. Gray TN 37615
    Gray Fossil Site/Natural History Museum 423.439.3659
  • | 7:00pm - | 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

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