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Updated: 10/21/14 • 6:33 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!
The Literacy Council of Kingsport seeks volunteers to work with adults who need to improve their reading skills. For information, call 392.4643. Tutor registration and an orientation are required to be completed by October 31.
Bays Mountain Park announces extended hours during October. During this month, the Park will close daily at 8:00 pm; however, facilities will still close at 5:00 pm weekdays.
Small Miracles 2014 Holiday Nut and Candy Sale is now on! For information or to order, call 384.0894.
Agent Orange/Dioxin Town Hall Meeting, October 25, noon - 6:00 pm, A-B Tech/Enka Campus, 1459 Sand Hill Road, Candler NC. For information, go to
King University is now collecting children's winter coats for the 15th annual "Coats for Kids Day" on October 25. For information on where to drop off coats, call 423.652.6310 or email
The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport present the 2015 Carousel Fine Craft Show on March 20-22, 2015. Artists, craftspersons, photographers and printmakers are invited to download the exhibitor application at This is a juried show. Applications must be postmarked by December 2.
Tuesday, October 21 1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
10:00 am - 7:00 pm: US Solutions, Bristol
1:00 - 6:00 pm: Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Clintwood

Red Cross
2:30 - 7:00 pm: Johnson City Blood Donation Center, 818 Sunset Dr.
Blood Assurance
5:00 am - noon: Nuclear Fuels, Erwin
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
10:00 - 11:30 am
Free Halloween Health Fair for persons aged 50 and over, Virginia Ballroom, 300 Senior Drive, Abingdon. For information, call 628.3911.
2:00 pm
Jennifer Munro takes over in 13th season of Storytelling Live! at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough. Performances each day at 2:00 pm. $12/adults, $11/students-seniors-those under age 18. For information, call 913.1276 or go to
5:30 pm
Taste of the Town Tour, Abingdon. Five stops for this tour. Limited to 25 participants. $38/person. Call 276.274.5483.
7:30 pm
The National Acrobats of The People's Republic of China perform at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville. For tickets and information, go to or call 638.1679.
Wednesday, October 22 1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
8:00 am - 2:00 pm: Hampton High School

Red Cross
8:00 am - 1:00 pm: Johnson City Blood Donation Center, 818 Sunset Dr.
Blood Assurance
noon - 6:00 pm: Nuclear Fuels, Erwin
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
noon - 1:30 pm
"Introduction to Setting up Your Computer", Johnson City Public Library. Free. For information, call 434.4454.
Thursday, October 23 1973 – The Watergate scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
1:00 - 6:00 pm: Food City, Pennington Gap

Red Cross
none scheduled
Blood Assurance
8:30 am - 11:30 pm: MSHA MT-ITC, Johnson City
1:15 - 3:45 pm: MSHA Accounting, Johnson City
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
6:00 pm
First Tennessee Human Resources Agency and the Safe Passage Advisory Board hold the annual Denim & Diamonds Reverse Raffle and auction, Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City. Tickets are $100 each. You must be 18 or older to enter. For information, call 232.8920.
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents holds a Special Education Basic Rights Workshop, Northeast State Community College, Library Room 226. Free, but registration is required. Call 863.6473. Child care will not be provided.
7:00 pm
Jim Donovan and his Rhythm Team perform at Northeast State Community College. Free.
7:30 pm
Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents the musical "Pippin". For tickets, call 753.1010 or go to
8:00 pm
Appalachian State University's Performing Arts Series presents Los Lobos, Shaefer Center, Boone. $20/adults, $10/students. Call 800.841.2787 or go to



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