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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.
The Literacy Council of Kingsport is searching for 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 August 3.
The Farmer & The Chef fundraiser for Northeast Tennessee Food Bank will be held August 6 at The Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough. In addition to great food, there will be silent and live auctions and a 50/50 raffle. $75/person. Raffle tickets available now. For information, call 423.279.0430, ext. 201.
Gold Wing Road Riders Association's 6th Annual Putt-Putt Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 346 West Stone Drive, Kingsport, Thursday, August 6. $25/person, $100 per team. Registration begins at 5:00 pm, tournament at 6:00 pm. Entertainment by Benny Wilson and Ivy Road. For information, call 239.3406 or 323.2239.
Appalachian District Fair August 24 - 29
Russell County Fair and Horse Show September 4 - 12
Saturday, August 1
Blood Drive
Marsh Regional:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm: Julia Davis Collection Center, Kingsport
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Back-to-school bargains and more benefit sale for East Tennessee Spay Neuter, Tractor Supply, Elizabethton.
9:00 am
13th Annual Elizabethton Butterfly Count, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. Day-long event across the town. Sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association and the Historic Area. For information, call 543.5808.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Piney Flats Days, sponsored by Piney Flats Ruritan, Mary Hughes School, 240 AustinSprings Road. Free parking and admission. Live music, food, crafts, car show, corn hole tournament and more. For information, call 571.7963
8:30 pm
Night Hike, Natural Tunnel State Park. Park guides take you on a hise through the park. Free. No flip-flops, crocs or sandals. Bring a flashligh! No pets allowed.
Sunday, August 2
2:00 pm
"My Story, My Song, My Voice: Riding route 23/75", Anndrena Belcher's one-woman show for children, Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol. Free. For information, call 573.1927 or go to birthplaceofcountrymusic.org
3:00 pm
"Wolf!", a program on the life history of gray wolves, Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport. There is a parking fee of $4/vehicle and $2/person for the program. For information, call 229.9449
Monday, August 3
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Rogersville City Schools
Blood Assurance:
9:00 am - noon: Grace Health Care, Abingdon
11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Center on Aging and Health, Erwin
3:00 pm
"Snakes Alive!" program, Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport. Meet at the Herpetarium and learn about some of the 23 different species of snakes in our area. You may get to touch a real snake! $4/vehicle parking fee. $2/person for the program.
9:00 pm
"Bears Around the World", a slide show, Warriors' Path State Park, Kingsport. Free. Meet at the Open Air Chapel, or pool entrance if raining.
Tuesday, August 4
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional:
7:30 - 10:30 am: Universal Fibers, Bristol
1:00 - 3:00 pm: Greystone Healthcare, Blountville
Blood Assurance:
11:00 am - 3:30 pm: Johnson County Community Hospital
1:00 - 6:00 pm: Rural Retreat Fire Department
2:00 pm
Angela Lloyd is this week's Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough. Performances at 2:00 pm each day. $12/adults, $11/students-seniors-children under 18. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 913.1276.
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Computer class on Windows 8, Kingsport Public Library. Free, but registration is required. Call 224.2539 or go to kingsportlibrary.org and check computer classes under the Events tab.
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Bristol TN Police Department hosts a community event as part of the National Night Out annual campaign to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement. Event is for students attending Bristol TN schools. Pizza, popcorn and drinks provided. For information, call 989.5600 or email wbrown@bristoltn.org
6:30 pm
The Watauga Association of Genealogists meets at the Johnson City Public Library. Topic is resource sharing. Open to the public. For information, call 610.7109 or visit wagsnetn.org
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Computer class on Windows 10, Johnson City Public Library. Free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Call 434.4454.
Wednesday, August 5
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional:
8:00 am - 12:45 pm: CenturyLink, Bristol TN
8:30 am - noon: Cherokee High School (teachers)
9:00 - 11:30 am: Wellmont Physician Services, Big Stone Gap
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Heritage Hall Healthcare, Big Stone Gap
Blood Assurance:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Washington County Public Library, Abingdon
1:00 - 6:00 pm: Johnson City Medical Center
9:00 am
Hike the "Darwin's Revenge" Trail, Warriors' Path State Park, Kingsport. Free. Meet at the camper check-in station and carpool to the trail head. Wear good walking shoes and comfortable clothes. Bring water.
noon - 1:30 pm
Computer class on Windows 10, Johnson City Public Library. Free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Call 434.4454.
3:00 pm
"Basic Outdoor Survival" program, Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport. A PowerPoint presentation and discussion of the four skills that will help you survive almost any unforseen event. $4/vehicle parking fee. $2/person for the program.



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