Plumb Alley Day is Saturday, May 23rd from 9am-3:30pm. The Alley will be filled with vendors and much more. Click here for more information.

Flower lovers from across the region will venture to Jonesborough for the 19th Annual Garden Gala on Sat., May 23. This year’s theme and seminars include The Art of Bonsai and Fairy Gardens & Terrariums.

This day-long charity event is hosted and supported by volunteers from the Tuesday Garden Club, Schubert Club, Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners and the Southern Appalachian Plant Society.  Click here for more information.

Tickets to the seminars will only be available at the door on the day of the event.  Tickets are $10 for one seminar and $15 for both seminars.

 

Popular Garden Gala vendors will be located on the International Storytelling Center Plaza. For those not attending the morning seminar, the Garden Marketplace is free and open to the public beginning at 9 a.m.

 

The self-guided walking tours begin at 12:30 p.m. featuring ten gardens. Artists and garden experts will also be at each location to answer questions.  The tea will begin at 2 p.m. at a select location. Tours will conclude at 5 p.m. Shuttles will be available to transport guests as needed.

Tickets for the garden tours and tea only are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Garden tour and tea tickets may be purchased online at jonesboroughtn.org, at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center by calling 423-753-1010 or from a Schubert Club or Garden Club member.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Nickelsville Days Festival is Saturday, May 23rd. The festival's main events are heald at the Keith Memorial Park. The events this year include a 3K Fun Run, a Children's Bike Rodeo, parade and concerts. Call 276-479-3257 for more information or click here.

Appalachian Sustainable Development is celebrating 20 years. Since 1995, ASD has been working with local farmers and food producers, forest landowners and families.  This year's Farm to Fork Gala is Saturday, June 6th at Meadowview Marriott in Kingsport, TN. Get tickets and learn more about ASD.

Tuesday, May  19, 2015

Our Pet of the Week comes to us from For Pete's Sake Animal Rescue. If you would like to adopt an animal call 276-494-6718 or click here.

Do you have tickets to the Art Ball? William King Museum of Art celebrates an artist or philanthropist tha thas made a significant impact on the region. For the 2015 event, the Museum will honor award winning fantasy artist and illustrator Charles Vess! The event is Saturday, June 6th at 6pm at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Va. Click here for more information.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Pickin' Porch comes alive tonight. The Pickin' Porch Show is a weekly two-hour Bluegrass and Old-time music show hosted by "Your Bluegrass Buddy", Tim White.
Tonight's performance features the music of SHERMAN LEE DILLON and DENNIS CASH. The mission of the Pickin' Porch is to honor the region's deep musical roots and to promote Bluegrass and Old-Time music here and around the world.
We invite you to join us Monday night May 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
All Pickin' Porch shows are performed live at Foundation Event Facility, 620 State Street in Bristol, TN. Learn more about the Pickin' Porch and Dennis Cash.

Friday, May 15, 2015

One-in-5 Americans suffer from allergies. Learn the signs and symptoms of allergies and what you can do to mitigate the impacts. Click here.

Bristol's Border Bash kicks off tonight. 

Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates 16 years with live music, children's activities, art, crafts, and food vendors on State Street, the place where country music was born.

The first Border Bash of the season kicks off with performances by two amazing acts, C2 and the Brothers Reed and Los Colognes, who will also perform at this year's Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival.

A complete lineup can be found on the Believe in Bristol website.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Marion, Virginia is known as one of the nation's most patiotic small town communities. We try and thank our veterans and military in every way we can, and hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade & VFW Community Feed is just one simple way to show our appreciation. Locals and visitors are encouaged to line the sidewalks of downtown Marion and watch the annual parade at 10am. Then, everyone is invited to stop by the VFW Post 4667 for an appreciation lunch for veterans, active service members and the community. Click here for more details.