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Inflatables, Bingo and so much more await you at the Saltville Elementary School Fall Festival. The event is Saturday from 4-6pm and then there's Bingo from 6-8pm. All proceeds benefit the school. For more information call 276-496-4751

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Sullivan Central High School Marching Band is hosting the 30th Appalachian Classic Band Festival. The event is Saturday, October 18, 2014. Several area high school bands will be participating. The proceeds go toward expenses for the band; sheet music, instruments, transportation to and from football games and competitions, etc. There will be good food and several area vendors will be there as well. The gates open at 1:00p.m. The first band takes the field at 3:00p.m. The cost of admission is $5.00 at the gate with children 5 and under are free. The direct of the SCHS band is Chris Smithson

Symphony of the Mountains has a new concert this weekend. This years Voices of the Mountains, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, will explore music from Johann Sebastian as well as some of the lesser known Bachs’. All of the music is tuneful and entertaining, yet unique in character to each composer. For show times and prices click here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The YWCA Bristol women’s Turkey Trot and Gobbler’s Gait 5K run/walk will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. The Turkey Trot is celebrating its 34th year and is one of the longest-running women’s 5K in the Tri-Cities.

The 2014 race features a certified route through the streets of Bristol, Tenn. Female participants are encouraged to register today for either the run or walk. The run will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk at 8:05. Participants will receive a goody bag and race shirt, and group winners will receive awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes. Door prizes and complimentary breakfast will be provided after the race.

Pre-registration by November 8th is just $20 and regular registration $25. For information or to register call 423-968-9444 or click here. 

The annual Camp Placid Fall Festival is Saturday, October 18th from 10am-5pm at Camp Placid in Blountville, TN. The festival is a benefit for the Camp Placid ministry. For a list of events click here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

You can participate in a Webathon Fundraiser. Help raise money to provide for student needs such as scholarships, grants, competition, testing fees, classroom supplies and special projects. The event is Thursday, October 16th from 5pm-9pm. Tune in live by clicking here.

Meet our pet of the week from the Animal Defense League of Washington County.  Call ADL at 276-245-6020.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The 37th annual Woolly Worm Festival is this weekend in Banner Elk, NC. The events are Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 6-12, under 5 years old, free. Find out more details on how you can race your Woolly Worm.

The Valle Country Fair is Saturday, October 18th from 9am-4pm. Free admission. There is a fee for parking. The event is located on NC 194 across from Holy Cross Church & The Valle Crucis Conference Center in Valle Crucis, NC. For more information call 823-963-4609.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Elderspirit will sponsor a benefit concert tonight, Friday, October 10th at 6pm. The concert will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Main Street.  The concert benefits the ElderSpirit community in Abingdon. ElderSpirit is a non-profit, mixed income intentional co-housing community for people over 55. For more information about the benefit concert, call Marianne Boyle at 276-525-1104.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The 16th Annual Wildlife Weekend is this weekend October 11th and 12th at Steele Creek Park. All programs are free and are located beside the Nature Center. Call the Nature Center at 423.989.5616 for more information.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Celebrate International Walk to School day. The event is Wednesday, October 8th. Learn more about walking to work or school.

Appalachian Sustainable Development is sponsoring a "Grow Your Own Workshop - Using cold frames, covers, prepping for winter." The event is Monday, October 27th from 5pm-6pm at the Eccumenical Faith in Action. For more information call 276-623-1121.

The 7th annual Appalachian Farmers Market Association Conference is November 15th at the Virginia Highlands Community College. You need to register by Friday, October 31st. You can do so by calling 276-623-1121 or emailing

Tuesday, October 7, 2014