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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Sullivan County Baccalaureate Service will be Sunday, April 27th at 6pm at the Celebration Church in Blountville, TN. The keynote speaker is Adrian Despre who is the chaplain for the University of South Carolina football team.

The Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund will host a golf tournament on May 2nd at Clear Creek Golf Course. For more information call 276-466-5375 or click here.

Dale Jett & Hello Stranger will perform Friday, April 25th at 5pm at Mendota Community Center in Mendota, VA. For more information click here.
To learn more about the quilt email mendotaquilt@gmail .com.

April is Autism Awareness Month. The National Autistic Society has information about living with Autism.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The BVU, Champion4Children 5K and Children's Fun Run is set for Saturday, April 26 at Sugar Hollow Park.  The event benefits the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol/Washington County, VA.  The registarattion fee is $22.50.  You can register online at by clicking here.

Emeritus Senior Living  is delivering 10,000 meals to seniors in 60 days and visiting with them to ensure they are able to get the nutrition they need every day.  For more information call 423-239-8803 / or 423-288-8600.  To learn more about Emeritus Senior Living click here.

You are invited to the 5th Annual Corazón Latino Festival. Come with your friends and family to celebrate the rich and vibrant Latino culture by participating in a day jam packed with family fun activities, delicious food, awesome door prizes, free dancing lessons and live entertainment including Brazilian Fire Dancers, Mock Running of the Bulls with Little City Roller Girls, the Latino Pride Parade and so much more in downtown Jonesborough!  It's coming up Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. until noon..

The Opportunity Summit will be held on May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Technology Development Center in Lebanon. Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners will gain access to existing opportunities and strengths, and uncover possible new ventures in the counties of Tazewell, Russell, Buchanan, Dickenson, Wise, Lee, Scott and the City of Norton.  Entrepreneurs and investors will learn of local initiatives in the area that will provide budding grounds for future business growth, including the Spearhead Trails, and Clinch River Valley Initiative supported by the Blueprint for Entrepreneurial Growth and Economic Prosperity in Southwest Virginia. Entrepreneurs seeking assistance with business plans, financial resources, community support and educational resources should plan to attend the summit.  Registration is online at vastartup.org.  Registration is online. For more information, call 276-889-8188.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce is honoring the best of the best. The TN/VA Scholars Program will graduate its 20th class this year. Learn more about the Scholars Program.

The Great American Clean Up is Saturday, April 26th and volunteers are needed to help. Registration is at 9am on Euclid avenue in the Old Goody's parking lot. To learn more click here.

Jonesborough's Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts has several summer camps planned for this summer. To learn more, click here.

The 11th annual Celebration of Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic and Country music is this Saturday, April 19th at 7pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol. The show features artists from ETSU bands. Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Emory & Henry is launching a new program for junior and senior high school students. The Emory & Henry Outdoor Adventure School will be a 12-day experience in the middle of June. During that time high school students will hike the Channels State Park, backpack and boulder in the Grayson Highlands State Park, navigate rivers on stand-up paddle boats, bike the Creeper Trail, raft the Noli Gorge, and hike to the summit of Mount Mitchell. In the evenings they will make camp in the back country or at area campsites.
Learn more about the Summer Adventure Program.

Just in time for Easter, Hands On! Museum in Johnson City has some fun egg demonstrations for you to do with your children. Visit Hands On! to learn how you can doing these demos at home.

Get your running shoes on. The Laughlin Memorial Hospital is sponsoring the 3rd annual cross country 5K. The event is held Saturday, May 3rd at the 4H camp in southern Greene County, Tn.

Appalachian Sustainable Development is looking for community partners for its "Grow Your Own" program. ASD needs tilling equipment as well as people to help teach residents how to farm. For more information  276-623-1121 or visit ASD.

Earth Day is April 22nd. Below is a list of events sponsored by Appalachian Sustainable Development:

Abingdon Earth Day, April 26:  Water Starts planting; Learning Landscapes and The Panicello Memorial Trail   Activity underwritten by Blue Ridge Beverage Company

When:  9am to 1pm
Where:  Fields-Penn House, Abingdon, VA

This event is designed to coordinate with this year’s ‘water’ theme at Abingdon’s Earth Day celebration.  ASD staff and volunteers will teach participants a variety of things including how to propagate new plants by placing them in water.  They will also have a selection of plants to choose from that encourage native pollinators such as hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to visit home gardens.  Instructions will be provided to help care for new plants while the roots are forming and what to do when it’s time to move the young plants into the home garden or container.  This activity is offered as part of ASD’s Learning Landscapes and Panicello Memorial Trail program.  Slated to open later in 2014, the Panicello Memorial Trail is an outdoor educational trail that features stations of learning and connects two schools, the recreation center and Abingdon town sidewalks.  Learning Landscapes is an outdoor garden classroom program designed to teach people about where food comes from and provide them with fresh, healthy food.