The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts in Marion, Va. is committed to providing educational programs that assist in preserving and promoting southwest virginia's music, art, and crafts heritage. To sign up for classes click here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our pet of the week came to us from the Bridge Home No-Kill Shelter. The shelter is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to homeless animals and owner released pets whose owners can no longer keep them due to difficult circumstances. Learn more about the Bridge Home No-Kill Shelter. You can also email them for more information at

On the third Saturday of every June at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features some of the region’s best traditional musicians. The Wayne Henderson Festival is this Saturday. Click here for times and the schedule of events.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Hops & Howlers Craft Brew Festival is Saturday, June 20th. It begins at 4pm at the Market Pavilion in Abingdon. Click here for ticket information and additional event information.

Our musical guest was Steve Gilbert. Check him out.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Saturday, June 13th Lamplight Theatre in Kingsport will host a tribute to Elvis Presley. Hearing: From the King will benefit programs that support a hearing and spoken language outcome for deaf and hard of hearing children in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Reserved seats are $20.  Learn more here.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Learn more about upcoming events at the Mountain Music Museum and the Pickin' Porch.

Our pet of the week came to us from the Washington County C. C. Porter Animal Shelter. Call 276-676-0210 for more information or click here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

John S. Battle High School is celebrating a milestone.  The school is hosting a 50th reunion. It is Saturday, July 11th beginning at 3pm at the high school. If you graduated from John S. Battle 50 years ago and would like to attend the reunion, call 423-335-1555 or 276-791-0767.

Our Hands On! Regional Museum brought bubble magic. Learn how you can have some summer fun at home making science. Visit Hands On! Regional Museum for details about today's experiment.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A flag retirement ceremony will be held Sunday, June 14th at 2pm at the Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services in Johnson City. The funeral home i slocated at 3001 Peoples Street in Johnson City.  Boy Scout Troop 240 in Gray will conduct the ceremony.

Flags can also be turned into Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol.

Our pet of the week came to us from the SBK Animal Center. Call 423-279-2741 for information about the pet or to find out how you can help. Visit SBK.

The first annual Mardi Growl will be  Saturday, June 6th at the Holston River Brewing Company. Doors open at 5pm and the music begins at 7pm. $20 ticket includes entry for prizes, a commemorative t-shirt, Mardi Gras beads and one craft beer.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Woofstock is a day for dog lovers to show off their animal’s amazing abilities, view dogs demonstrating their talents, enjoy great food, and contribute to
the cause of eliminating pet over-population. Woofstock will also present a unique opportunity to educate the public of the importance of spay and neuter in the reduction of pet and shelter over-population, and to encourage a humane attitude towards animals.

Woofstock is Saturday, June 6th from 9am-2pm. Click here to register and to learn more.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Birthplace Country Music has a summer of fun! Every second Sunday through August 2015, music brings two of the region's premier museums together for one amazing concert series! The Second Sunday Concert Series, presented by Birthplace of Country Music and William King Museum of Art. Learn more here.