Area Events

If your non-profit group is having an event that is open to the public, send the information to us and we’ll get it posted on this web page free of charge. The information also goes to our on-air announcers for possible use on our stations. 
Send your PSA (Public Service Announcement) information (event name, date(s) of event, location, times, contact number) to areaeventslist@gmail.com

GENERAL ITEMS


The 4th Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming’s schedule of Crooked Road concerts is here: mtnsofmusic.com


Abingdon celebrates Independence Day with a day of family fun on June 30!  For a full schedule of events and activities, go to abingdonmusicexperience.com/independence-day-extravaganza


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.


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


Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
8:30 – 11:30 am: MSHA, Wise
noon – 6:00 pm: Richlands Masonic Lodge
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Wise County Sheriff’s Office, Wise


9:30 am: Wake Up Walk, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport. Meet at the main bath house for a refreshing morning walk.


Thursday, June 21, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
7:00 – 10:00 am: VA Dept. of Transportation, Bristol
8:30 – 11:30 am: Southwest VA Regional Jail, Duffield
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Red Onion State Prison, Pound
11:30 am – 3:00 pm: Office Max, Bristol VA
noon – 6:00 pm: Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Komatsu Mining, Duffield


9:30 am: Devil’s Backbone Hike, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Hike the high places and get new views of our park land,  Meet at the camp store and carpool to the trail head. Free. For information, call 239.8531.


9:30 am: Musket DemonstrationSycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  Join Jared for a demonstration on how to load and fire the Brown Bess musket.  Free.  For information, call 543.5808.


5:00 pm: LEGO Club “Jurassic World”, Jonesborough Library.  A LEGO film will be shown during building time. Bring your own bricks to build with.  Open to all ages.  Free. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.  For information, call 753.1800.


6:30 pm: History Happy Hour, Chester Inn State Historic Site, Jonesborough.  Stephanie Steinhorst from the Andrew Johnson National Park in Greeneville discusses the 1868 treaty between the Navajo and the United States.  Free. Free refreshments.  For information, call 753.9580.


7:00 pm: Thursday Jam, Abingdon Market Pavilion.  Tonight: Heather Gillis Band.  Food vendors and beer garden on site.  No outside alcohol.  Bring your own seating.  Free.


7:00 pm: Sounds of Summer, 818 State Street, Bristol.  Tonight: From the Edge.  Bring your own seating or come early for limited seating on site.  Concessions available. Bands subject to change without notice.


7:00 pm: Winged Deer Lakeside Concert, Winged Deer Park, Johnson City.  Tonight: Ivy Road.  

Friday, June 22, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
8:00 am – noon: Strongwell, Bristol
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Imerys Fused Minerals, Greeneville
2:00 – 7:00 pm: Atlas Honda Yamaha, Bristol VA


9:30 am: Fall Creek Loop Trail, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Hike the park’s most scenic trail.  Meet at the camp store and carpool to the trail head. Free. For information, call 239.8531.


1:00 pm: Pelt ProgramSycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  Join Jared at Fort Watauga and discover the wonders of the mammals in our environment.  Free.  For information, call 543.5808.


6:00 pm: Founders After 5 concert, Founders Park, Johnson City.  Tonight: A Great Disaster. No outside alcohol.  All pets must be on leash.  Free.


7:00 pm: Music on the Square, downtown Jonesborough.  Tonight: Michael Reno Harrell. Free.


7:00 pm: Twilight Alive concert, Broad Street, downtown Kingsport.  Tonight: Departure: The Journey Tribute Band. No pets or coolers.  Bring your own seating. Free.


7:30 pm: Theatre Bristol opens Chitty Chitty Bang BangFor information and tickets, go to paramountbristol.org 

Saturday, June 23, 2018


9:30 am: Bird’s Eye View, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Take a hike to the Overlook and see the world from a different perspective.  Bring your camera!.  Meet at the camp store and carpool to the trail.  For information, call 239.8531.


10:00 am: Long Hunters, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  Meet Stuart at the wooded area next to the fort gates and learn how an 18th century long hunter would live on the Appalachian frontier.  Free.  For information, call 543.5808.


10:00 am: Free 3D printing demonstration and workshop, Bristol Public Library.  For information, call 276.645.8790.


1:00 pm: Women of Faith dinner and show, LampLight Theatre, Kingsport.  $22/adults, $13/students.  For reservations for dinner and show or show only, call 343.1766(9:00 am – 5:00 pm).


6:00 pm: Women of Faith dinner and show, LampLight Theatre, Kingsport.  $22/adults, $13/students.  For reservations for dinner and show or show only, call 343.1766 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm).


7:30 pm: Theatre Bristol presents Chitty Chitty Bang BangFor information and tickets, go to paramountbristol.org 

Sunday, June 24, 2018


11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour, 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton. Tennessee’s oldest frame home, built in 1780.  $7/adults, $3/7-17 years old, under 6 free.  Cash only.  For information, call 543.5808.


2:00 pm: Women of Faith dessert bar and show, LampLight Theatre, Kingsport.  $15/adults, $9/students.  For reservations for dessert bar and show or show only, go to lamplighttheatre.com


2:30 pm: Theatre Bristol presents Chitty Chitty Bang BangFor information and tickets, go to paramountbristol.org

Monday, June 25, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Southwest Virginia Community College, Cedar Bluff
10:00 am – 2:30 pm: River North Correctional Center, Independence VA


 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
11:00 am – 2:30 pm: Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon
11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Bell Helicopter, Piney Flats
4:00 – 7:30 pm: South Holston Ruritan Club, Bristol


11:30 am: The Literacy Council of Kingsport and Friends of Allandale present author and Kingsport native Kimberly Belle for a book signing and luncheon, Allandale Mansion.  $30/luncheon, $40/luncheon and book.  For information, call 392.4643 or go to literacycouncilofkingsport.org


7:00 pm: Guitarist Muriel Anderson performs in a Hot Nights, Cool Music summer concert, Northeast State Community College, near Tri-Cities Airport.  Free, open to the public. 


7:00 pm: Sounds of Summer, 818 State Street, Bristol. Tonight: Cedar Valley.  Free. Limited seating. Come early or bring your own seating.  Concessions available.  Bands subject to change without notice.


7:00 pm: Meet the Owl, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Come to the Open Air Chapel and see “whoo” is waiting for you.  If it’s raining, meet at the main bath house. For information, call 239.8531.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: UVA, Wise
noon – 6:00 pm: Lebanon Middle School


8:30 am: Breakfast with the Birds, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Meet at the main bath house to begin a stroll through bird country. First 12 people get a free doughnut and juice!  For information, call 239.8531.


9:00 am: Tomahawk Throwing, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton.  Find Jared at Fort Watauga and learn how the tomahawk was used in the lives of settler and Native Americans alike.  Free.  For information, call 543.5808.


4:00 – 5:00 pm: Bennett, the Setter and certified Tail Waggin’ Tutor, will listen as your reading-challenged child reads to him at the Gray Library. By reservation only for a 15-minute session.  Call 477.1550.


7:00 pm: Twilight Barge Ride, Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport.  $5/person.  To reserve  your spot for daily barge rides, visit the Nature Center before the scheduled ride.  For information, call 229.9447.