The Laurel Marina & Yacht Club will host the South Holston Lake, Speedway Children's Charities On Water Poker Run. The event, which has grown steadily over the past eight years, has raised over $80,000 for the Bristol Motor Speedway based charity. Cost for participation is a suggested donation of $35, and a $1,000 cash purse will be awarded to the winning hand

The event is Saturday, July 12th at 3pm at the Laurel Marina. For more information call 423-878-3721.

On July 10th, Laurel Marina & Yacht Club, in conjunction with the YWCA of Bristol, will present Home Afloat, Houseboat Tours. The tours begin at 6pm at Laurel Marina & Yacht Club.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at Laurel Marina & Yacht Club, 191 Shady Ford Road, Bristol, TN. The cost of the tour is $50 per person or $75 per couple. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA of Bristol. To register, contact Laurel Marina at (423) 878-3721.

Do you remember playing with Silly Putty? It's a childhood favorite and now you can make it at home. Learn how from Hands On! Regional Museum.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area will present the 36th season of "Liberty!" the official outdoor drama of the State of Tennessee.

Sycamore Shoals will hold the outdoor drama at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through July 26 at the Fort Watauga Amphitheater. More details here.

The Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund is working with the Bristol Pirates Baseball Team to help animals in need. Learn more about our furry friend or how you can participate in upcoming fundraising events by clicking on Holly Help.

District Three Senior Services offer a variety of opportunities To learn more about available funding andg rants call 1-800-541-0933.

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Pickin' Porch is every Monday night at 7pm.  The VW Boys perform tonight at the Foundation Event Facility in Bristol, TN. Admission is free, but a donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. You can learn more about how you can participate in a cruise with musicians in November. Learn more about acoustic cruise.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area has several upcoming events. They are:

Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals - Our 36th Year!

Thursday – Saturday, July 10 - 12, 17 - 19 & 24 - 26      7:30 pm           

Tennessee’s official outdoor drama, presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga.   See the Revolution as told by the Overmountain Men: colonists who defied British law and settled on Cherokee lands.  These settlers formed an independent government, made treaties with the Cherokee, defended their homes, and fought a British army at the epic battle of King’s Mountain.  Bleacher seating is available in the Amphitheater.  Sponsored by Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.  Admission Charge.

 Summer Art Show                                                                                

Art show and sale runs through July 27th. This multi-media exhibit is two art shows in one:  “12th Annual Judged show” and the “20th Annual Watauga Valley Art League Member show”. Learn more here.

Border Bash starts with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6pm. Live music begins at 7:00pm with Adam Faucett, followed up by Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project  around 8:30pm. As always, Border Bash is free to the public! Click here for more information.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The town of Marion, Va will host a July 4th celebration. The 5K Freedom Run is at the Holston Hills Community Club on Friday, July 4th. Registration starts at 7am. Early bird registration is $20, and fee is $25 day of event, with proceeds benefitting Marion VFW Post 4667. For race registration or information, contact Olivia Hall, Executive Director of Marion Downtown at (276) 783-4190.

Without fireworks this year, the town will have a Blues Festiva. Admission is free. !” Bands kick off with Glen Body & The Blues Cruisers at 5, and include The Bloodkin Jam Band AND an “All-Star Blues Jam” at 10pm to wrap up the concert. Learn more about the Marion events here.

Zach Ross and his band, "A Great Disaster" perform  Saturday, July 5th from 8pm-10pm at the Down Home in Johnson City, TN. Learn more about this band by clicking here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014