To RSVP call 276-623-1121 or email Appalachian Sustainable Development at

The Beginner Crochet Camp is Tuesday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 26th from 1pm-4pm at the "One of a Kind Gallery" in Bristol, TN. The cost of the camp is $75. You can register online at or call "One of Kind Gallery" at 423-652-2648.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's all about the kids. That's the focus of the upcoming Kidville race for March of Dimes. It's a 5K run/walk on Saturday, July 19th at 8:30am. The race takes you down the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, Va. To register, click here.

The C.C. Porter Animal Shelter in Abingdon, Va has dogs and cats available for adoption. To find out more call the Animal Shelter at 276-676-6210 or visit them online.

The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) offers rafting, paddling, zip lines and events that promote youth fitness this summer. To learn more at NOC to plan your next trip.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area will present the 36th season of "Liberty!" the official outdoor drama of the State of Tennessee. Veterans night is Thursday, July 17th when veterans and one guest are admitted for free. Saturday, July 19th, an interpreter for the hearing impaired will be signing the play as it is performed. Find out more at Sycamore Shoals.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Kidville Race for March of Dimes is a 5K run/walk and a one-mile run for kids. It is Saturday, July 19th at 8:30am on the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon. For more information click here.

The Remote Area Medical (RAM) will be offering free eye care, dental and medical care. The event is Friday, July 19th-Sunday, July 20th at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Wise, Va. Registration is at 6 o'clock each morning. Details can be found at the Health Wagon.

Come on out to Hungry Mother State Park for 3 days of epic music, delicious food, handmade arts & crafts and lots of family fun for all.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 from 10:00am -6:00pm
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 10:00am -5:00pm

Free Admission.
State Park Parking Fee: $6/day or $9/weekend
(shuttle from downtown Marion available all weekend)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jonesborough Storytellers Guild brings spooky Graveyard Tales from Appalachia to the Rocky Mount Historic Site on Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m.  Stories for this year’s theme, Tales from the Graveyard, are sure to bring a chill on a hot July evening.  This year’s special set design is by Hunter Graybeal and his committee of David Claunch, Jim Foote, and Jeff Stratton.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students.  Graveyard Tales is not recommended for children 12 and under.

Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC will host "A Grand Night for Singing." The Rodger & Hammerstein's musical is scheduled for July 16th-July 19th at 7pm and July 17th, July 19th and July 20th at 2pm. For tickets click on Summer Theatre.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Color X-treme 5K Fun Run is Saturday, August 16th at 10am. It winds through the Virginia Highlands Community College campus, leaving participants covered in a rainbow of colors.

The event is being sponsored by the VHCC SGA, and all proceeds will support a scholarship program for second-year students at VHCC who exhibit outstanding leadership abilities.

Registration is $20 in advance (before Aug. 1) and $25 after that. Teams of six may participate for $100. The registration fee includes a commemorative race t-shirt and a bag of color. For more information or to register click here.

The Laney Jones Band takes the stage tonight. The show is at O'Mainnin's Pub at 10pm on State Street in Bristol, TN. Learn more about Laney Jones.

The Laurel Marina & Yacht Club will host the South Holston Lake, Speedway Children's Charities On Water Poker Run. The event, which has grown steadily over the past eight years, has raised over $80,000 for the Bristol Motor Speedway based charity. Cost for participation is a suggested donation of $35, and a $1,000 cash purse will be awarded to the winning hand

The event is Saturday, July 12th at 3pm at the Laurel Marina. For more information call 423-878-3721.

On July 10th, Laurel Marina & Yacht Club, in conjunction with the YWCA of Bristol, will present Home Afloat, Houseboat Tours. The tours begin at 6pm at Laurel Marina & Yacht Club.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at Laurel Marina & Yacht Club, 191 Shady Ford Road, Bristol, TN. The cost of the tour is $50 per person or $75 per couple. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA of Bristol. To register, contact Laurel Marina at (423) 878-3721.

Do you remember playing with Silly Putty? It's a childhood favorite and now you can make it at home. Learn how from Hands On! Regional Museum.