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Updated: 12/20/14 • 5:35 am -- Webmaster/updater: bob.lawrence@cumulus.com
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This webpage lists places to go and things to see in the greater Tri-Cities area. Included are links to our area parks.
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Free flu shot vouchers from FamilyWize Community Service Partnership and United Way for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured or otherwise unable to afford a flu shot. Go to familywize.org for a voucher.
The annual Roger Forbes Family Laser Light Christmas Show, 708 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton will be on display from 6:00 - 10:00 pm through Christmas. Free, but a collection is being taken of money or non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank and Food for the Multitude.
 
Saturday, December 20 1946 – The popular Christmas film "It's a Wonderful Life" is first released in New York, New York.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
none scheduled
Red Cross
8:30 am - 1:00 pm: 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City
Blood Assurance
none scheduled
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
10:00 am - noon
Santa visits the Flying Pig Gallery & Studios. Hot cider and refreshments. Flying Pig Galley & Studios is managed by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Paws, with pet photos, microchipping, bake sale and more, Tractor Supply, Elizabethton. Sponsored by East Tennessee Spay and Neuter.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
ETSU's Carter Railroad Museum holds its December Heritage Day. The "Dixie Rail Extravaganza" showcases equipment from servral eras. Free, but donations accepted. For information, call 439.6838.
2:00 & 7:00 pm
"The Indescribable Gift", LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/general admission, $5/students. Children 6 and under admitted free. For information, call 343.1766.
2:00 & 7:30 pm
Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents "A Christmas Story". $15/general admission, $13/students-seniors. For tickets or information, call 791.4440 or go to jonesboroughtheatre.com
Sunday, December 21 1620 – Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
2:00 pm
Kingsport Idol All Stars Holiday Concert Extravaganza, Renaissance Center. Features former Kingsport Idol entrants. Seating is limited. $8/advance, $10/day of show. For information or to reserve tickets, call 230.6357. For more information on Kingsport Idol, go to kingsportidol.com
3:00 pm
"The Indescribable Gift", LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/general admission, $5/students. Children 6 and under admitted free. For information, call 343.1766.
Monday, December 22 1989 – Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
9:00 - 11:00 am: Signature Health Care, Rogersville
noon - 3:00 pm: Wellmont, Rogersville
Red Cross
1:00 - 5:30 pm: 600 Estern Star Road, Kingsport
1:15 - 5:45 pm: First Christian church, Greeneville
Blood Assurance
10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Advance America, Bristol
noon - 5:00 pm: Walmart, Johnson City
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
6:30 pm
Harp Strings performs Christmas Music, Johnson City Public Library. Free.
Tuesday, December 23 1968 – The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
1:00 - 6:00 pm: Food City, Pennington Gap
Red Cross
2:30 - 7:00 pm: 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City
Blood Assurance
10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Heartwood, Abingdon
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
Wednesday, December 24 1968 – Apollo program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
none scheduled
Red Cross
8:00 am - 1:00 pm: 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City
Blood Assurance
9:00 am - 1:00 pm: K-Mart, Abingdon
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
Wednesday, December 25 Merry Christmas from all of us at Cumulus Tri-Cities!
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Christmas Dinner, Cassidy United Methodist Church, 5801 Memorial Boulevard (Indian Springs). Free. Invite those in need of a meal and/or fellowship. For information, call 612.5320.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Community Christmas Dinner, Virginia Ballroom, 300 Senior Drive, Abingdon. Free for everyone.
4:00 - 7:00 pm
33rd Annual Christmas Dinner, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bristol.
  
  

 

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