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Updated: 4/23/14 • 8:32 am
Discover our "What to do!" page
This webpage lists places to go and things to see in the greater Tri-Cities area. Included are links to our area parks!
BULLETIN BOARD
Autism Spectrum Support Group, free for any family affected by ASD. Meets the first Tuesday of every month 6:00 - 7:30 pm, inside the V.O. Dobbins Center, 301 Louis Street, Kingsport. For information, call 863.6473.
56th Annual Roan Mountain Spring Naturalists Rally April 25-27, sponsored by the Friends of Roan Mountain. For information, go to friendsofroanmtn.org
Rabies Clinics coming up on May 8 in Sullivan County. The list is here.
The Stickleyville School Community Center Association will host a Spring Bazaar May 3. They are seeking vendors for unique items. For information, call 276.594.2864.
The 11th annual Kid Power is seeking exhibitors for its May 31 event at the Appalachian Fairgrounds. For information, email anewton@frontierhealth.org
The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts is now accepting applications for the 35th Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair in November. Deadline for applications is June 1. For information, call 392.8415 or email bethestep@kingsporttn.gov
 
Wednesday, April 23 1985 – Oops! Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in fewer than 3 months.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
9:00 am - noon: Pine Oaks Apartments, Johnson City
1:00 - 6:00 pm: Richlands Masonic Lodge
1:30 - 5:00 pm: Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City

Red Cross

8:00 am - 1:00 pm: 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City
Blood Assurance
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon
3:00 - 7:00 pm: Cherokee United Methodist Church, Johnson City
7:00 pm
"No Ordinary Man", an Easter musical of the passion, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/adults, $5/students. For information, call 343.1766 or go to lamplighttheatre.com
8:00 pm
"An Evening with Chad Elliott", Renaissance Center, Kingsport. For information and tickets, go to engagekingsport.com
Thursday, April 24 1990 – STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
noon - 4:00 pm: Business Expo, Holiday Inn, Johnson City
noon - 7:30 pm: Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport
1:00 - 6:00 pm: Food City, Pennington Gap

Red Cross

none scheduled
Blood Assurance
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm: MSHA Information Systems, Johnson City
11:00 am - 5:00 pm: Smyth County Hospital, Marion
8:00 am
Tri-State Antique Power Association's 21st Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show, Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray. Demonstrations, rare and unusual tractors, vendors, and more. $5/general admission. 12 and under admitted free. For information, call 348.1396
7:00 pm
"No Ordinary Man", an Easter musical of the passion, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/adults, $5/students. For information, call 343.1766 or go to lamplighttheatre.com
Friday, April 25 1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
7:30 am - 1:30 pm: Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport
8:00 am - 3:00 pm: Elizabethton High School

Red Cross

none scheduled
Blood Assurance
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
noon - 5:00 pm: Walmart, Elizabethton
12:30 - 5:30 pm: Lowe's, Abingdon
8:00 am
Tri-State Antique Power Association's 21st Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show, Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray. Demonstrations, rare and unusual tractors, vendors, and more. $5/general admission. 12 and under admitted free. For information, call 348.1396
2:00 pm
Book Club meeting, Gray Library. The book for discussion this month is "Charles and Emma: the Darwins' Leap of Faith". For information, call 477-1550.
7:00 pm
Friends of the Washington County TN Archives, 2nd symposium. Featured speaker is J. Mark Lowe. For information, go to washingtoncountytnarchives.wordpress.com/events/
7:00 pm
"No Ordinary Man", an Easter musical of the passion, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/adults, $5/students. For information, call 343.1766 or go to lamplighttheatre.com
Saturday, April 26 1965 – A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Preston Hills Presbyterian Church, Kingsport

Red Cross

9:00 am - 1:30 pm: Purelife Chiropractic, Johnson City
7:00 - 10:00 am
Limestone Ruritan Club's full country breakfast buffet, 121 Limestone Ruritan Road. $8/person. Carryouts available.
8:00 am
Keep Jonesborough Beautiful sponsors e-waste collection and two clean-up projects. For information, call 913.6100 or 753.1006.
8:00 am
Tri-State Antique Power Association's 21st Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show, Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray. Demonstrations, rare and unusual tractors, vendors, and more. $5/general admission. 12 and under admitted free. For information, call 348.1396
9:00 - 11:00 am
Greenbelt Cleanup sponsored by Keep Kingsport Beautiful. Meet at the Greenbelt entrance next to PetSmart on Eastman Road.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration, Fields-Penn House, Abingdon. For information, go to facebook.com/sustainabingdon
9:30 am
Friends of the Washington County TN Archives, 2nd symposium. For the schedule and costs, go to washingtoncountytnarchives.wordpress.com/events/
10:00 am
Aerospace Days, Lonesome Pine Airport, Wise. Rocketry, r/c micro-jet, helicopter and propeller planes, food vendors, fireworks at 9:30 pm. Free.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bristol TN Police Department's 6th Prescription Drug Take-Back, Municipal Parking Lot, 801 Anderson Street. Bring your old, unwanted, unused or expored medications to disposal. No questions asked.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
ETSU's George L. Carter Railroad Museum April Heritage Day featuring displays devoted to "Norfolk & Western, Then and Now". For information, call 439.6838 or go here.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friends of the Johnson City Public Library Book Sale. $2/hardcovers, $1/paperbacks. For information, call 434.4450.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
30th Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport. Thousands of plants on sale, plus garden talks, children's activities, music and food. $3/person. For information, call 288.6071.
11:00 am
Carter Cares and Girls of Grace sponsor the 5th Annual Walkathon to benefit East Tennessee Spay Neuter and Paws of Hope Animal Wellness Center, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton. Dog walk, animal idol contest, and more. For information, email joyscalf@k12tn.net
11:00 am
Doggie Treat Seek, hosted by the Johnson City Dog Park, Winged Deer Park. Lots of events, vendors, pooch parade, photos. To register, contact jkirkby@johnsoncitydogpark.org.
1:00 pm
Textiles and Dyes, 18th Century Techniques, Abingdon Muster Grounds. Donna Price, manager of Holston Mountain Artisans, will demonstrate techniques used for various fabrics and textiles. Free. For information, call 276.525.1050.
2:00 & 7:00 pm
"No Ordinary Man", an Easter musical of the passion, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/adults, $5/students. For information, call 343.1766 or go to lamplighttheatre.com
5:00 pm
Bowmantown Ruritan BBQ Chicken supper, 1571 Barkley Road, Telford. Eat in or take out. $5.50/person. For information or to order take out, call 483.8802.
5:00 pm
Mezzo-soprano Laura Jordon will be in concert at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Kingsport. For information, call 245.8371.
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Teen Murder Mystery Night, Jonesborough Library. Tonight: "Death Gets a Red Card". Help solve the mystery! For grades 6-12. Free. Pizza and other refreshments provided. Registration required. Call 753.1800.
Sunday, April 27 1981 – Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
8:00 am
Tri-State Antique Power Association's 21st Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show, Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray. Demonstrations, rare and unusual tractors, vendors, and more. $5/general admission. 12 and under admitted free. For information, call 348.1396
noon - 5:00 pm
30th Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport. Thousands of plants on sale, plus garden talks, children's activities, music and food. $3/person. For information, call 288.6071.
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Music on the Lawn at the Martha, The Abingdon Music Experience, featuring Rootstone Jug Band. Free.
3:00 pm
"No Ordinary Man", an Easter musical of the passion, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/adults, $5/students. For information, call 343.1766 or go to lamplighttheatre.com
7:00 pm
ETSU's Student Government Association's Spring Concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show and Carolina Chocolate Drops, ETSU Minidome. $30/person. Tickets available at etsu.edu/concerts.
Monday, April 28 1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Rye Cove High School
9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Eastside High School, Coeburn

Blood Assurance
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Walmart, Unicoi
1:00 pm
The Second Harvest Annual Golf Classic, Blackthorn Club, Jonesborough. To register call 279.0430.
7:00 pm
The Yarn Exchange, an original storytelling radio hour, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough. Seating is limited. $5/adults, $3/children. For reservations, call 753.1010.
   

 


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