Monday, April 13, 2015
Soup beans and cornbread, over-the-mountain legends and ballads, Jack tales and fiddle playing. All are part of our Southern Appalachian culture and will be celebrated by the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild during the Appalachian Roots Tribute at the McKinney Arts Center in Jonesborough on April 18.
Registration for the Appalachian Roots Tribute begins at 8:30 a.m. at the McKinney Center, followed by breakout sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Advance ticket purchases are encouraged. Full day tickets to the event and concert are $35 with admission to only the evening concert featuring Linda Goodman for $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010.
Bowl for Kids' Sake is about having fun to help kids. It is our largest annual fundraising event. Funds raised go directly toward matching children with caring Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers.
Thursday, April 16th: Belmont Lanes in Bristol, TN
Friday, April 17th: Holiday Lanes in Johnson City, TN
Saturday, April 18th: Warpath Lanes in Kingsport, TN
Or Wii Bowl at your office! Contact Katie at kcarrico@TennesseeBig.org for more information about Wii Bowling.
If you would like to bowl in or near Knoxville please visit Bowl for Kids' Sake.
Tax time is here. The deadline is April 15th. Visit the IRS for some tips to protect your money.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Our pet of the week came to us from the SBK Animal Center. For information about our furry friend call (423) 247-1671 or visit SBK.
Symphony of the Mountains has a show coming up. Click here for more information.
Friday, March 27, 2015
The Tricities Upscale Affordable Consignment sale is today from 9-4pm and Saturday from 9-2pm.
Cash credit and debit are accepted.
The Dollar Dash is Saturday night from 7-9 pm. Most items are marked $1. Higher ticket items will be marked $5 or $10. All proceeds from the Dollar Dash benefit Friends and Neighbors. Entry fee is $1. This is a cash only event. Visit TUAC for more.
In our Healthy Living Segment, we talked about eating healthy and exericsing. Click here for additional information.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Bristol Virginia Historic Preservation Award Program recognizes property owners and developers who engage in high-quality preservation projects within the historic districts. You can nominate someone by clicking here or by calling 276-466-9541.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Symphony of the Mountains has a strong and proud heritage. The orchestra began when a small group of musicians dreamed of having a civic orchestra in 1946. There are several upcoming events. For a list as well as prices, visit Symphony of the Mountains.
Greene LEAF, Local Educational Advancement Foundation, for Greene County Schools needs your help. If you would like to donate to the effort , you can call 423-430-3429 or send donations to:
P.O. Box 22
Afton, TN 37616
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Our Pet of the Week came to us from the C. C. Porter Animal Shelter in Abingdon, Va. call 276-676-6210 or visit the shelter.
The Overmountain Weavers Guild is a group comprised of weavers, spinners, felters, knitters, and folks who love working with all kinds of fibers.
Their annual show at Sycamore Shoals involves a building full of education demonstrations and vendors selling handmade items related to this theme. When guests enter the lobby they will be greeted by a fleece to shawl demo with several folks carding fleece, while others spin it into thread, and then one weaver will take it all and weave a shawl. All in just a few hours. Additionally there will be full size floor looms in use, spinning wheels, fiber animals, natural plant dyeing, native plant fibers, and much more. The Overmountain Weavers Guild Fibers Show and Sale is Saturday, March 28th from 10am-4pm at Sycamore Shoals.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Come dressed in your 1920's outfit for a night of fun! Enjoy a four course dinner from the award winning Josh Young as The Emory & Henry Theatre department performs "Mountain of Crime." Can you figure out whodunnit? Dinner and show tickets are $75. Guests are encouraged to "dress the part" in vintage 1920's attire. Tickets are limited and will go on sale until March 25 or sold out. Tickets may be purchased by calling the General Francis Marion Hotel at 276-783-4800 or visiting the hotel online.