Archives for February 2017

The William King Museum of Art!

One of the premier museums to visit in the area is the William King Museum of Art in Abington, Virginia. This visual arts facility offers outstanding fine world art, contemporary regional art andd cultural heritae exhigits that change frequently, making it a new experience each time visitors walk through the doors. Founded in 1992, and housed in an historic 1913 schoolhouse, this museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Southwest Virginia for over 20 years. It is Virginia’s only national accredited museum west of Roanoke. Located at 415 Academy Drive in Abington. Call 276-628-5005 for more info.

The Chasing Snakes 10k!

Some of you may be training for this race as we speak, it’s the “Chasing Snakes 10k and Fitness 4k Walk on March 18th in Johnson City. This 9th annual festive event, benefits Family Promise of Johnson City. This USATF certified course showcases downtown and Johnson City neighborhoods. By the way, the 4k Family walk is kid friendly. Awards made by local potter, and includes the Leaping Leprachaun for best St. Patrick’s Day costume. The 10k starts at 8:30am followed by the 4k Walk.

Jonesborough’s Storytellers Guild Concert…

For a night of fun and maybe some good old-fashioned lying, it’s the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild Concert, “You Cant Take It With You.” Each Tuesday, the International Storytelling Center features four of Jonesborough’s finest tellers at 7pm. Members are tellers of tales, singers of songs, workers of magic or just honest liears. For more information, visit storytellersguild.org or give them a call at 423-913-2166.

River’s Way for youth!

Now is your chance to join River’s Way and support the work of youth with disabilities in Bristol. Special education students from Tennessee High School and Virginia High School continue to refine their workforce ad culinary skills at Cafe Central. Cafe Central takes place at Central Christian Church 424 Melrose Stree in Bristol, Tennessee most Thursdays and Fridays during the school year. The menu this Thursday and Friday is sweet potato sausage soup and garden salad. To sign up, go to www.bit.ly/bristolcafe.

The Kingsport Theatre Guild presents Oklahoma!

The Kingsport Theatre Guild is gearing up for next month’s big production of the classic American musical comedy “Oklahoma!” that premieres on March 17. The musical is based on Lynn Rigg’s “Green Grow the Lilacs,” set in the Oklahoma territory in the early 1900s. Opening weekend includes the premiere at 7 p.m. on March 17 then shows at 2 and 7 p.m. on March 18, and 2 p.m., March 19, at the Renaissance Center Theatre in Kingsport. Additional performances will be heldthe weekend of March 24.

Tragic Disclosures: Proclaiming Quotes of Desperation

Multimedia works inspired by writings of LGBTQ youth who have had their lives taken or have suffered from discrimination due to their gender orientation is on display at East Tennessee State University. “Tragic Disclosures: Proclaiming Quotes of Desperation” by artist Dennis Greenwell will be at ETSU’s Slocumb Galleries through March 3. On Thursday a panel will be held in conjunction with the exhibit to discuss various issues affecting the LGBTQ community and resources available. The event begins at 5:15 p.m. in Ball Hall auditorium.

Believe in Bristol presents 8th Annual Downtown Showcase

Believe in Bristol presents it’s 8thAnnual Downtown Showcase: An Old Hollywood Murder Mystery Themed Party on Thursday, March 30th from 6-9 pm at Bristol Ballet. You can walk the blood red carpet for a night of secrets, celebrities & scandal as you help solve the mystery. Check out believeinbristol.org for more information .

The Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show

The Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show returns to Building 1 of the Appalachian Fairgrounds this Saturday, March 4th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. The annual event features the sale of toys, comic books, video games, sports cards and other collectibles. Proceeds from admissions, vendor table sales and refreshments sold at the event will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

Kenny Rogers Comes to Town

Kenny Rogers makes a stop in in Knoxville this Friday as he winds down the final tour of his career. Rogers will perform at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, March 3. Show time is 7:30 p.m. along with Grammy-winning vocalist Linda Davis. With more than 120 million in record sales, the 78-year-old Rogers is among the top-selling musicians of all time. You can still get tickets online at knoxvilletickets.com

The Russian National Ballet in Greeneville

The Russian National Ballet brings Swan Lake to Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Tuesday March 7th. Get all the details at npacgreeneville.com