What do mentos and diet soda have in common? Well when combined they can create quite an explosion. Learn how you can do this experiment in our Hands On! Regional Museum segment.

Winnie-the-Pooh loves stealing honey from the beehive, drinking condensed milk and hanging out with his friends Eyeore, Piglet and Rabbit. Now he's about to embark on a whole new adventure in a new show at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va. The show runds June 24th through July 19th. For a complete list of times and dates, visit the Barter Theatre.

Have a cup of tea and help some local students in the process. Black's Fort Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting its annual "Sentimental Tea". The event is Wednesday, July 9th at the Abingdon Senior Center. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 276-628-7853.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The 24th annual Volunteer State Auto Show is this Saturday, June 28th from 10am until 4pm at Hardin Park in Greeneville, TN. The registration fee is $15 per car. The show will be open to all rods, classic, custom and muscle cars. Visit them on facebook.

The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents its annual 1940's USO show June 27th through July 13th.  For show times and ticket prices visit the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre.

The Jack Russell Rescue is in need of good homes for its pets. If you are interested in adoption, call 276-676-6210.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Don't miss, Liberty Celebration 2014. It's at the Toy F. Reid Employee Center Friday, June 27th at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 28th at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. This is the 11th patriotic concert. Details here. 

 The 2014 Jonesborough Days Festival will begin Thursday, July 3rd at noon and continue throughout the weekend, ending at 10 p.m. on Saturday July 5th with the much anticipated fireworks show that can be seen from downtown.

The annual parade will take place on Friday, July 4 at 10 a.m.  Festival hours include Thursday, July 3rd from noon to 10 p.m., Friday, July 4th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 5th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Visit Jonesborough Days for information.

The Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, features entertainment legend Dolly Parton, Steve Marin and Vince Gill. The recording project includes 16 of the original songs from the Bristol Sessions. It is set to be released in October. Learn more at the Birthplace of Country Music.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Abingdon Garden Club will host the 16th annual garden tour this Saturday, June 21st from 10am until 5pm at homes and gardens in the region. Tickets are available at the Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau on Cummings Street from 9am until 2pm. Tickets will also be available for purchase at any of the gardens.Tickets cost $10. Learn more by clicking here. 

Song of the Mountains fundraiser concert is a 2pm matinee on Saturday, June 21st. This year's matinee concert will feature more than a dozen groups presenting a fun blend of bluegrass and Americana music, comedy, and more. Read more about the Song of the Mountains.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The 68th annual Rhododendron Festival is this weekend. The festival is held at Roan Mountain State Park Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd from 10am until 5pm. Click here for exact times.

The Richlands Freedom Festival is Friday, June 27th from 6pm until 10pm and Saturday, June 28th from 9am until the fireworks around 10pm. For details about events and the times, visit the Richlands Freedom Festival.

Dr. Greg Griffith has set up a new no-scalpel, no-needle, painless vasectomy clinic in Bristol, TN.   This is a first in this area.  The process of vasectomy is advancing and Dr. Griffith has developed what he hopes can be a "starting point" for additional clinics to be developed throughout the country. Learn more here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Ride for the Shelter Pets Poker Run is this Saturday, June 21st from Blountville to Johnson City. Registration is at 9am and Kickstands up at 11am. For more informationc all 423-647-6488. Proceeds benefit the SBK animal center. Learn more about SBK.

The Wayne C. Henderson Musical Festival is Saturday, June 21st at the Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Va. Visit Wayne C. Henderson for times of the shows.

The Motocross Championshiop is Saturday, June 28th at 1pm in Blountville, TN. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for kids 6-11 years old. For more information click here.

The Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness is designed to educate Tennesseeans on how to lead healthier lifestyles. Visit the "Healthier Tennessee" website for more information.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The season of the Trail of the Lonesome Pine kicks off this Friday, June 20th at the June Tolliver Plahhouse in Big Stone Gap, Va.