There’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, so this month we will be exploring rainbow science! The Hands On! Regional Museum has this experiment on their website. Click here for details.

The Johnson City Symphony has two more concerts this season. The concerts are Saturday, March 7th and Saturday, March 21st. Click here for more information and tickets.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The YWCA Junior Board of Directors is gearing up for its 7th annual Prom Dress Sale February 26-28, which will feature hundreds of gently used prom dresses, shoes and accessories. A community service project of the YWCA, the Prom Dress Sale features all dresses for just $25; high school girls can also obtain vouchers from their guidance counselor. 

The sale will take place in the gymnasium at YWCA Bristol, 106 State Street in Bristol, Tenn., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 26-27 for students only. The sale will be open to the public Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. “We will have several volunteers on hand to assist with selecting dresses of all styles, lengths and sizes and to help each girl feel special in the gown she selects,” said Crystal Allison, chair of the Prom Dress Sale. Dressing areas will also be available.

The 2014 sale featured over 800 new and gently used dresses. The project served approximately 350 students from 5 states and 48 schools.

The YWCA accepts prom gown donations year around. For more information, please call YWCA Bristol at 423.968.9444 or email t_henkel@ywcabristol.org.

The new YWCA New Wellness Program, Spring into Shape, is open to the public, and women 13 and older are encouraged to participate. For $10 a week, participants receive unlimited access to the gym and wet area, which includes a whirlpool, sauna, and steam room. Program classes will be held Monday through Thursday at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. Saturdays at 9 a.m. the trainers will lead free runs open to the public.

 

For more information or to register, call 423-968-9444 or visit the YWCA front desk at 106 State Street.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Our pet of the week today came from the Blackjack Animal Rescue. For more information call 423-340-2138 or click here.

The Krüger Brothers with Symphony of the Mountains- Award-winning Bluegrass trio The Krüger Brothers will join Symphony of the Mountains to perform "Music from the Spring." Opening act will be the ETSU Bluegrass Band. The show is Saturday, February 28th at 7:30pm at the Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport. Get tickets to Symphony of the Mountains.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Marathon Jam is this Saturday, February 28th from Noon-Midnight at 16th Street Bristol, TN at the Merrimac Room at the VFW.  The event benefits The Fisher House at Fort Bragg. Call 423-645-8353 for more information.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Drone Jamboree Flight Competition 2015! On, Saturday February 21st, 2015 at 9:00am there will be a quad copter competition at the UVa-Wise Convocation Center in Wise, Virginia for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Competitors will be split up according to age groups and will be representing their troops. The competition will be an obstacle course where competitors will race against the clock as they go through a variety of obstacles. The event will be hosted by Sky-tech Aerospace and Rocketry team. Find out about the Drone Competition.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Age of Elegance and Sensibility

Fri. February 20th    7:30pmFirst Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, TN
Sat.  February 21st  7:30pmThe Paramount Center For The Arts, Bristol, TN
Sun. February 22nd  3:00pmSinking Spring Presbyterian, Abingdon, VA
 The Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert

 

  • Clarinet Quartet in E flat, op. 2 No.1 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell

  • Songs of Cello and Piano by Gabriel Faure

  • Piano Quartet in A major, op. 26 by Johannes Brahms

 

Every musical age has a cultural milieu that focuses the composers of that generation. In this concert, TPCP celebrates an age of elegance and sensibility, a time frame roughly spanning 1750-1850, when composers were interested in conveying emotional range in a graceful and sophisticated manner.  We present three great works to illustrate this sentiment: a rarely heard classical clarinet quartet by Bernhard Crusell, three Faure songs set by the composer for cello and piano and one of the most beautiful and lyrical pieces for piano and strings, thePiano Quartet in A Major op. 26 by Johannes Brahms. Appearing in this program: Craig W. Combs, piano; Eugene Jones, clarinet; Luis Casal, viola, Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello; and guest artist Tessa Lark, violin.