Thursday, August 27, 2015
B’nai Sholom Congregation announces the arrival of Rabbi Arthur Rutberg after several years without a fulltime rabbi. Meet him at an End of Summer Open House on Sunday, August 30, at 11:30am. Rosh Hashanah starts the evening of Sunday, September 13. Click for B’nai Sholom’s website and Facebook page.
The Jonesbrough Genealogical Society is hosting the Katherine R. Willson Workshop.
Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be our guest speaker for a genealogical workshop held on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Wilson is a highly acclaimed and professionally trained national public speaker. This event will be held at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, Tennessee from 10 am to 4 pm. Registration is still open! If you’ve not register, seats still are open! Register today!
Registration will cost JGS members $25 and the public $30, if registered by Monday, July 20th. After July 20th, registration costs will be $30 for JGS members and $40 for the public. The Registration form is below and will be on our home page. Please follow all instructions and print and mail the form and payment to JGS, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Registration form.
Event Schedule as follows:
9am to 9:45am – Registration
9:50am to 9:55am – Welcome, Gene Hurdt, President
10am to 10:55am – Little-Known & Rarely-Used Google Resources & Search Tips
11am to 11:55am – Which Way Did She Go??? Finding Those Elusive Maiden Names
12pm to 1:25pm – Lunch on your own in Downtown Jonesborough
1:30pm to 2:25pm – Solving Genealogical Mysteries with Facebook’s 4,800+ Genealogy Groups & Pages
2:30pm to 3:25pm – Seeking Dead People: Getting the Most from Cemetery Research
3:35pm to 4pm – Answering general questions, wrap-Up
It's that time again! Marion Downtown is now accepting applications for the 29th Annual Marion Downtown Chili Cook-off, set for Friday night, July 17th.
In addition to the chili cook-off, Friday night will feature the annual "Show n' Shine" car, truck and motorcycle Cruise In on Main Street, sponsored by the Advanced Auto stores in Marion and Chilhowie. Participants vehicles are showcased up and down Main Street, and commemorative plaques are rewarded to the first 30 participants. Trophies for "People's Choice" and "Best in Show" will be awarded at 9:30pm. Entry fee is $25, where $5 will be donated to the Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club.
For a schedule of events, click here.
Take a farm tour! Appalachian Sustainable Development is hosting two farm tours in July. On July 19th from 4-6pm at the Baker Homestead and July 27th from 6-8pm at Kelly Ridge Farms. Call 276-623-1121 for more information. The tours are sponsored by Appalachian Sustainable Development.
Come support The Junior League of Bristol TN-VA during Border Bash by dunking community leaders in our dunk tank! The June event was a huge hit. Let's see how great your aim is as we dunk a new group of local celebrities! This event is a fundraiser for Follies and the Steele Creek Splash Pad. $1 a ball! Click here for more information.
The 11th Annual Mountain City Sunflower Festival is this Saturday, July 18th beginning at 9am. Click here for a schedule of events.
Our pet of the week came to us from Blackjack Animal Rescue. Blackjack Animal Rescue & Catahoula Connection is a 501c3 organization. The primary mission is to rescue catahoulas, catahoula mixes and other breed animals from kill shelters in the southeast. The facility is an all breed rescue currently utilizing foster homes and a physical facility in Kingston TN where they shelter up to 12 dogs at a time. Click here to learn more.
The 42nd Annual Hungry Mother Festival gets underway Friday, July 17th through Sunday, July 19th. The weekend is filled with entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. Click here for a schedule of events.
All aboard! The third annual Railroad Day is Saturday, July 18th from 10am until 3pm at Natural Tunnel State Park.
The chairlift that will take you down to the mouth of the naturally made tunnel. View the sheer limestone walls as you make your way to the tunnel. Check out a few engines on display from Norfolk Southern Railroad. Hike in the footsteps of early adventures as you make your way into the tunnel. In the afternoon, guests will be able to hear the roar of the train engine and feel the breeze from the train as it passes by. Listen to stories about trains of the past passing and their uses as they rolled through the tunnel. This event is open to everyone. Parking is $4 per vehicle; the cost for the chairlift ride is $3 per person and children six and younger ride free. For more information you can call (276) 940-2674.
The group The Whiskey Gentry will be playing at this event in downtown Wise, VA.