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.

One of the Tri-cities largest, single day festivals is back! We're talking about "Racks by the Tracks." It is Saturday, may 16th. The day is packed with concerts, food, a road race and much more. You can get tickets at any Food City store or online. Visit "Racks by the Tracks."

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The William King Museum in Abingdon is hosting several camps this summer. The dates and prices are different for each event. Click here to learn more and to register. The Museum will also be hosting the "Blank Canvas," which is a summer camp scholarship fundraiser. It runs May 2nd-June 5th. Call 276-628-5005, for more information.

Our pet of the week came to use from the Animal Defense league of Washington, Co., Va. Call  1-877-301-2290 for more information about our pet. There are several events planned to help support the League's mission and provide forever homes for dogs and cats in our region. Learn more about the League.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Abingdon Veterans Memorial Park 1st Annual 5K Race. This run is dedicated to all Washington County Veterans and honors all of Washington Count First Responders. Start and finish will be at the Abingdon's Farmers Market. Registration and Awards will b eheld at Veterans Memorial Park. There will be transportation from the Park to the Farmers Market. The Race is at 3pm on Sunday, May 24th. Click here for more information including the entry form.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport is hosting its LE Grand Tour Gala on Saturday, May 16th from 6pm-9:30pm at the Meadowview Convention Center. A raffle held that night will give away a 2015 Porsche Boxster. Tickets are $100, reserved tables are $1,000. To purchase a ticket on line visit KBGC or call 423-230-4160 ext. 231.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Clinch Mountain Gospel Concert is Saturday, May 9th on Clinch Mountain at the Mendota Community Center in Mendota, Va. Doors open at 6pm. Singing starts around 6:30pm. No admission fee.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Cystic Fibrosis Walk-A-Thon is Friday, May 8th. Opening ceremonies are at 9am. The walk will be from 9:30am-2pm.

A representative from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be our guest speaker.  Students from Bethany Holder's class will be singing.  Other children from our community with CF will be participating in the program as well.  Once again, this year 100% of proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research towards a cure. The walk started in honor of student, Bethany Holder, who lost her battle with CF last year. Hunter Elementary School in Carter County, TN.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The George L. Carter Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) and East Tennessee State University’s George L. Carter Railroad Museum will sponsor a scenic spring train excursion and steamboat ride on Saturday, June 13. Tickets must be purchased by May 30.

The price for the excursion is $95 for adults and $80 for children ages 3-12. Younger children may ride free. The fee includes bus transportation to and from Knoxville, a 90-minute steam train ride and a luncheon cruise on the Tennessee Riverboat The Star of Knoxville.

Ticket order forms and liability waivers are available at the Carter Railroad Museum on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or online at the Mountain Empire Model Railroaders website.

In our Hands On experiment this week we explored the different weather patterns by creating a tornado in a bottle and a cloud in a bottle! Clic here for materials and directions so you can do this experiment at home.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Join the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. There are several Relay for Life events planned across the Tri-Cities. The Washington County Relay for Life is Saturday, May 9th at 10am at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The 2015 Relay for Life of Smyth County is Saturday, May 16th at 3pm for the Survivor Reception and opening ceremonies at 4pm. It will be held at the Chilhowie High School Football field.  For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society. You can find a Relay for Life event happening in your community by visiting the website.

The Scott County Humane Society is rebuilding its shelter in the county. Fire destroyed it earlier this year. In an effort to raise funds for the ongoing mission to save animals and find forever homes, the Humane Society needs your help. On May 30th, there is a huge yard sale. The sale is at the Old Food City Building on Highway 23. For more information about the yard sale, call 276-452-7247.  You can also visit Humane Society for information about the mission.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Lamplight Theatre in Kingsport is hosting a Women's Conference. Glenda Smith from Atlanta, Ga will speak on "From The Mundane to The Insane: Is Life a Mission Impossible?" The event is May 2nd at 10am and 7pm. Tickets are $10 per person per event or $15 per person for both times. Visit Lamplight for more information.

The Lamplight Children's Theatre is putting on the production of "Lux Aduro" beginning on May1st-May 3rd and May 8th and 9th. Tickets and show times can be found here.