Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Tennessee’s Oldest Town is transforming into Tennessee’s Sweetest Town on February 13 with a new event dedicated to confectionary bliss.
The inaugural Chocolate Fest event is sponsored by the Jonesborough Area Merchants & Services Association as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with savory sweets while encouraging folks to visit downtown. The event is centered towards the theme of “Forget Love…I’d Rather Fall in Chocolate.”
Chocolate Fest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with more than 20 businesses located throughout downtown Jonesborough offering special chocolate themed treats for guests ranging from chocolate covered strawberries and other fruit, to chocolate covered peanuts, rich chocolate clusters and other sweet delicacies. The event will also include a Mr. and Mrs. Chocolate Fest Contest and Candy Bingo at The Lollipop Shop. Golden tickets will also be placed in selected bags, as guests will have a chance at winning cash prizes or gift certificates to local businesses.
Folks will receive a chocolate map upon check-in at the International Storytelling Center, where they can redeem their tickets at designated locations for chocolate treats. The tastings will consist of one or two tickets, pending on the size of the chocolate. Tickets are available in denominations of $5 and will be available on Feb. 13 at the International Storytelling Center begining at 10 a.m.
For additional information about Chocolate Fest, call 423-753-3819.
Marion, Virginia buseinesses are putting together a special Valentine's Day event for couples. If you would like more information visit the town website.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
For more information about this week's Pet Of The Week contact the SBK Animal Center at 423-392-4755.
The Bristol Ballet's 7th annual Father Daughter Ball, themed "Bows & Bow Ties," invites dads, grandfathers, and male care-givers to create memories that will last a lifetime for the special child in his life.
Dads and daughters will receive a free commemorate photo file from the event, courtesy of King University Digital Media Art & Design volunteers, and a treasured keepsake to take home
Last year over 300 fathers and daughters made Bristol Ballet's Father Daughter Ball such a success the organization is taking it to a new level. There are many sponsorship opportunities available to help add sparkle to this amazing family tradition.
Dads should bring their little sweethearts to the Bristol Train Station on Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., for sweets, treats, and dancing. From Sinatra to Taylor Swift, DJ Express will spin a variety of appropriate hits both generations will enjoy. Reservations are $10 per person, call 276-669-6051 or visit the Bristol Ballet on line.
Monday, February 8, 2016
The United Way of Southwest Virginia has a fantastic opportunity that we are providing the community with called My Free Taxes. With this, folks that have a household income of $62,000 or less are eligible to file their taxes completely free. On February 11th, we will be hosting an all day tax filing day at Pleasant View UMC complete with a computer lab and internet access where the community can bring their tax documents and file their taxes completely free.
Appalachian Express Chorus returns with their popular Valentine's Day tradition. You can give a gift of love through song. For $40, your Sweetheart will get: a long-stemmed rose, a card, and a love song, a delivered by a quartet. Singing Valentines are available for delivery on Friday, February 12th, Saturday, February 13th, and Sunday, February 14th. To order, call 423-384-9992
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service hosted by B’nai Sholom Congregation, November 22, 2015
This service, hosted by Rabbi Arthur Rutberg and B’nai Sholom Congregation, includes clergy from different religions and combines prayers and psalms of Thanksgiving, sharing with those of limited resources, and celebrating common hopes and desires for peace and harmony. Click here for details.
Donations to benefit local food pantries and/or contributions of non-perishable food items are welcomed and encouraged.
The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will take place Sunday, November 22, at 7pm. B’nai Sholom Congregation is located at 2510 Highway 126, Blountville, TN.
The Carter Railroad Museum at ETSU is planning a rail excursion trip to ride the Big South Fork Scenic Railroad on Sunday, October 25.
Make check or money order payable to: George L. Carter Chapter, NRHS. Please mail the ticket request form along with the signed liability waiver form to: George L. Carter Chapter, NRHS, 519 Headtown Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. If you have questions – please contact Charlene McLeod at 386-717-2925.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
B’nai Sholom Congregation announces the arrival of Rabbi Arthur Rutberg after several years without a fulltime rabbi. Meet him at an End of Summer Open House on Sunday, August 30, at 11:30am. Rosh Hashanah starts the evening of Sunday, September 13. Click for B’nai Sholom’s website and Facebook page.