Local Events 2020

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

Most City of Bristol Tennessee offices closed for MLK Jr. Day


In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, most City of Bristol, Tennessee offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18. All City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

  • There will be no change in emergency services provided by the City’s police and fire departments. Residents should call 9-1-1 in emergencies or (423) 989-5600 to reach a police dispatcher in non-emergency situations.
  • Trash that is normally collected on Monday will be picked up on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
  • The City’s Transit and Paratransit buses will not run on Monday, Jan. 18, but will resume normal services on Tuesday, Jan. 19. There will be no change is Job Access bus service.


Those who have requests for City services while offices are closed are encouraged to complete an online service request by visiting the City’s website at www.bristoltn.org and clicking on the Request Tracker icon at the top of the page. All requests for City services will be addressed the next business day.

For more information about the City’s holiday schedule, please contact the Department of Community Relations at (423) 764-4171.

Kingsport Carousel to Close Temporarily

Starting December 23, the Kingsport Carousel will be closed for the holidays.

The carousel is usually closed for certain days in the holiday season, but this year it will be closed for the week of Christmas and New Year’s out of an abundance of caution for both patrons and staff. City staff will reevaluate opening the facilities after January 3, taking into consideration the current viral spread in the Kingsport community.

Thank you for your understanding as we do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

For updates about the Kingsport Carousel, please visit arts.kingsporttn.gov/ or follow the Kingsport Carousel Facebook page.

ETSU Professional Development offering Pharmacy Technician Certification course


JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development will offer its three-month Pharmacy Technician Certification Training Course starting Feb. 2.


The class, which is limited to 13 in-person students and also offers a remote option, will train participants to assist pharmacists in handling medications and serving patients. Those who pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination become nationally certified.


The course instructor is Cheryl Ollry, a pharmacy technician at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Ollry has over 15 years of experience in retail and hospital pharmacy.


Registration for the class is $400 and includes the textbook. The PTCB exam requires a separate fee of $129. 


Class sessions will be held from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from Feb. 2-April 29 on the ETSU main campus or online.  The course is non-credit and open to the general public. 


To enroll, call 800-222-3878 or visit http://etsuaw.etsu.edu and click on “Program” and then “Health Care.”  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

ETSU Department of Appalachian Studies accepting applications for 2021 Governor’s School


JOHNSON CITY – The Governor’s School for the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, offered by the East Tennessee State University Center of Excellence for Appalachian Studies and Services, is now accepting applications for summer 2021. The School will run from May 30-June 25.


Students live on the ETSU campus and earn three hours of college credit. Rising juniors and seniors in Tennessee high schools or home schools are eligible to apply, but applications must be submitted through the school counselor. Interested students should see their school counselor. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021. More information is available at the School website, www.etsu.edu/cas/cass/governors/, or by calling the Appalachian Studies office at 423-439-7995.


Students interested in participating in Governor’s School should contact a high school administrator, school counselor or other faculty member. The Department of Appalachian Studies welcomes applications from all interested and qualified students. More information is available at the Tennessee Governor’s Schools website (www.tn.gov/education/instruction/tdoe-governors-schools.html).