Area Events

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Send your PSA (Public Service Announcement) information (event name, date(s) of event, location, times, contact number) to areaeventslist@gmail.com

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If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, consider participating in a new Middle Tennessee research study. To qualify to participate, you must:  be between the ages of 55 and 85, have mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and have no history of stroke. To participate, call Clinical Research Associates at (615) 329-2222.


 Do you have a certified therapy dog with some time on his or her paws?  The Gray Library needs volunteers and their therapy dogs to work with the Tail Waggin’ Tutors program 1 – 2 times per month.  Find out how you can help.  Call Kayla Byrd at 753.1800.  Kids love to read to a Tail Waggin’ Tutor!


Drums of the Painted Mountain Pow Wow, Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, July 20 – 22.  Free admission, donations accepted.  Dancing, storytelling, arts.  For information, call 276-596-9281.


The Health Wagon will be providing a FREE massive health care outreach on July 20 – 22 at the Wise county Fair Grounds in Wise.  Some of the many services: complete eye exams, prescription glasses, dental fillings, extractions, cleanings, hearing exams, hearing aids, chest x-ray, ultrasounds, bone density, lab work, mammograms, and pap smears.  These services provided for uninsured, underinsured, unemployed and those who cannot afford to pay.  All services are free.  Registration begins at 6:00 am daily.  First come, first serve.  For information, call 276.328.8850 or go to their Facebook page.


There will be a free community event to provide coaches, parents, youth athletes, and any other interested community members with training and education about causes and prevention, warning signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of concussionsSaturday, July 21, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Memorial Park Community Center, Johnson City.  For information, go to facebook.com/concussionfreejc


The Friends of Roan Mountain sponsor the Xtreme Roan Adventures July 27 & 28.  This is the 10th annual “Get Kids Outdoors” event with over 20 adventures and activities for ages 3 to 15.  For information and registration, go to xtremeroanadventures.org.


2018 Folklife Festival, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport, July 28, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.  Lots of music and games. All events are free.  Find out more at  https://www.facebook.com/WarriorsPathTN/


9th Annual Back-to-School Expo, Tuesday, July 31, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Kingsport Farmers Market.  Kid-friendly organizations will have booths offering programs, lessons, athletics and more.  For information, go to k12k.com


The Johnson City Public Art Committee hosts a 5 x 5 Art Exhibition & Fundraising event August 3, featuring over 55 area artists with more than 100 artworks for sale, Tipton Gallery, 126 Spring Street.  The event begins at 5:55 pm and there is no admission charge.  For information, go to johnsoncitytn.com/art/Funds generated by this event benefit the Boys and Girls Club and Johnson City Public Art.


The Heritage Alliance will host its 2nd Homeschool Day on August 10 in Jonesborough.  History and heritage-based activities are planned from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm that day.  For information, call 753.9580 or go to heritageall.org


Family Fun Water Gun Run, August 18, Saltville Medical Center.  Bring your own – obviously TOY – water gun!  For information or to register, go to svchs.com

Thursday July 19, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives
7:00 am – noon: BAE Systems, Kingsport
8:00 – 11:30 am: United Southeast Federal Credit Union, Bristol
10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Morgan McClure, Castlewood
1:30 – 4:00 pm: Friendship Ford, Bristol
3:00 – 6:00 pm: Food City, St. Paul


9:30 – 11:30 am: Lifestyles of Cherokee Indians, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  Meet Stuart outside Fort Watauga and see how the Cherokees survived in the frontier wilderness.  Free. For information, call 543.5808.


11:30 am: Bike Hike to the Overlook, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Meet at the camp store. All riders must wear a bicycle helmet.  Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult..  For information, call 239.8531.


6:00 – 8:00 pm: The Johnson City Public Library hosts a Block Party for the community, King Commons Park.  Free.  Music, yard games, food trucks.  Bring the family!  For information, go to jcpl.org


7:00 pm: Thursday Jam, Abingdon Market Pavilion.  Free.  Tonight: Sweet Crude.  Food trucks and vendors on site.  No outside alcohol.  Bring  your own seating.  All shows family-friendly.


7:00 pm: Sounds of Summer, 818 State Street, Bristol.  Tonight: Billy Crawford Band,  Free.  Concessions.  Bring your own seating.  Band subject to change without notice.


7:00 pm: Winged Deer Lakeside Concert Series, Winged Deer Park, Johnson City.  Tonight: CrossRoads Band.  Free.


7:00 pm: Lyrics on the Lawn, Dickson-Williams Mansion, downtown Greeneville.  Tonight: The Whiskey Sticks with opener the Tusculum  Jazz Band.  Free.  Bring your own seating.


7:00 pm: Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Electro-Mechanical Corporation presents a free showing of the classic movie The Big Country, starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons and more, including Burl Ives, who won an Academy Award for his part in this movie, The Paramount Center. Bring canned goods for donation to the local food bank.


7:30 pm: Special evening storytelling concert by Andy Offutt Irwin, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough.  $15/person.  For information, call 753.2171.


7:30 pm: Liberty: the Saga of Sycamore Shoals, Tennessee’s official outdoor drama, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  For tickets, go to thelibertydrama.com or call 543.5808.  Tonight: free admission for veterans and their escorts!

Friday July 20, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives
8:00 – 11:00 am: Walmart, West Stone Drive, Kingsport
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Maple Grove Rehabilitation, Lebanon
noon – 4:00 pm: Asbury Place Baysmont, Kingsport


9:30 am: Nature Photography Walk, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Meet at the camp store and carpool to the start of the walk. Bring your camera!  For information, call 239.8531.


9:30 am: Tomahawk Throwing, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  Join Jared in Fort Watauga to learn how the tomahawk was used by both Native Americans and early European settlers. Free.  For information, call 543.5808.


6:00 pm: Founders After 5 free concert, Founders Park, Johnson City.  Free.  Music from Empire Strikes Brass.  Bring your own seating.  Vendors on site.  Dancing encouraged.


7:00 pm: Border Bash, State Street, Bristol.  Music from Ancient Cities and Justin Fedor & Frank Bronson.  Free.  Vendors on site.  Bring your own seating.


7:00 pm: Music on the Square, downtown Jonesborough.  Tonight: Ed Snodderly Band.  Free. Bring your own seating.


7:30 pm: Liberty: the Saga of Sycamore Shoals, Tennessee’s official outdoor drama, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  For tickets, go to thelibertydrama.com or call 543.5808.

Saturday July 21, 2018


9:00 am: River Stomp, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  Explore one of the healthiest rivers in Tennessee, hunting macroinvertebrates and investigating the river (you may get wet). Join Jared in front of the Visitors Center.  Free.  For information, call 543.5808.


 

9:30 am: Sinking Waters Ridge Hike, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Explore succession – the changing face of nature – on the first loop of the Sinking Waters Trail. Drive to the camp store and carpool to the trail head.  For information, call 239.8531


10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Tanasi Beekeeping 101, Town of Unicoi Visitor Information Center.  Free.  Learn the art of beekeeping.  Register at tanasiarts.org/event-registration


10:00 am – 3:00 pm: 7th Annual Railroad Day, Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield.  It’s a rare opportunity to explore the tunnel itself with other activities all day.  Vendors, author Tony Scales, model railroaders, crafters and light refreshments available.  Parking fee is $5/car.  


10:0 am: Free Gardening Series, Kingsport Farmers Market. Today: Herb Gardening.  For information, go to kingsportfarmersmarket.org


7:00 pm: 2nd Incredible Farm Dinner, Main Street, Greeneville.  A locavore experience in front of the Capitol Theatre.  For tickets, go to ruralresources.net


7:30 pm: Liberty: the Saga of Sycamore Shoals, Tennessee’s official outdoor drama, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  For tickets, go to thelibertydrama.com or call 543.5808.

Sunday July 22, 2018


9:30 am: Lifestyles of Cherokee Indians, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  Meet Stuart outside Fort Watauga to see how the Cherokees survived in the frontier wildernes.  Free.  For information, call 543.5808.

 

Monday July 23, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
9:00 am – noon: Bill Gatton Chevrolet, Bristol
2:00 – 6:00 pm: NCI Manufacturing Group, Elizabethton


 

Tuesday July 24, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
7:30 am – 3:00 pm: Eastman Bldg. 147, Kingsport
9:00 am – noon: Healthsouth of Southwest Virginia, Bristol
10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Norton
1:30 – 4:00 pm: Toyota of Bristol


2:00 pm: Storytelling concert by this week’s teller-in-residence, Don White, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough.  $12/adults, $11/seniors-students-children under 18. For information, call 753.2171 or go to storytellingcenter.net


3:00 pm: Bee’s Knees, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Meet at the Open Air Chapel (main bath house, if raining) to learn why bees are so important and what they do for us.  Free.  For information, call 239-8531.


4:00 – 5:00 pm: Jackie, the black Lab, is today’s Tail Waggin’ Tutor at the Jonesborough Library.  Tail Waggin’ Tutors encourage children to read by providing non-judgmental listening.  Free 15-minute sessions are limited.  To register, call 753.1800.


7:00 pm: Sounds of Summer, 818 State Street, Bristol.  Tonight: Northfork.  Bring your own seating. Concessions available.  Band subject to change without notice.


Wednesday July 25, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
8:30 – 11:30 am: Signature Healthcare, Rogersville
9:00 – 11:30 am: Virginia Hybrid Energy, St. Paul
11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Cumberland Mtn. Comm. Services, Cedar Bluff
12:30 – 3:30 pm: Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, Rogersville
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Wise County Corrections Camp, Coeburn


10:00 am: Free Food Workshop, just for kids, Bristol Public Library.  Come learn about healthy choices and make your own colorful sandwich using fresh, healthy ingredients.  Free.  For information, call 276.645.8780.


11:30 am: Bike Ride to Shipley Cemetery, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Pedal down to the camp store.  All riders must wear a bicycle helmet and children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  For information, call 239.8531.


5:30 pm: Bingo at the Bristol Public Library.  Free bingo and snacks for all participants.  No registration necessary.  For information, call 276.821.6147.