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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.
Public Art Kingsport invites all visual artists to submit proposals for exhibiting work in public art gallery space in the City of Kingsport. No entry fee required. For all information, go here.
2nd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #39, June 6, Tri-Cities Golf Club. For information, call 423.444.1902 or email jess88fan@yahoo.com
Carver Recreation Center, Johnson City, conducts a 100-Man Walk June 6. $3 entry fee. Water and snacks provided. For information, call 747.1425.
The 9th Annual Million Dollar Hole in One Shootout Tournament, benefitting Keystone Dental Care, June 8 at The Blackthorn Club, Johnson City. To register, call 426.6095
The Tri-Cities Corvette Club hosts the 12th annual Corvette Show June 6 from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at Champion Chevrolet in Johnson City. For information, go to tricitiescorvetteclub.com
Slide the City is coming to the Appalachian Fairgrounds on June 13 to benefit Ronald McDonald House in Johnson City! This giant slip-and-slide is 1,000 feet long! Want to participate? Go to slidethecity.com/events/johnson-city and enter the promo code slideforthekids, so that a portion of purchase goes to Ronald McDonald House!
The annual Covered Bridge 5K Run and 3K Walk benefitting Sycamore Shoals Hospital Foundation is June 13 at 8:00 am starting at the Elizabethton City Hall parking lot. For information or to sign up, go to werunevents.com
1st Annual Downtown Kingsport Wine Festival August 8. Sample wines from a dozen Tennessee wineries!
 
Thursday, May 28
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional:
noon - 7:30 pm: Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport
1:00 - 5:00 pm: Walgreen, 1429 West Stone Drive, Kingsport
2:00 - 7:00 pm: PIzza Pllus, Damascus
Blood Assurance:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm: Abingdon High School
9:00 am - 5:00 pm: ACT, Boone Creek
4:30 pm
STEP, Inc. presents "Creating a Brighter Future for Children and Youth with Disabilities", a free training for parents and family members, First Christian Church, Mountain City. May 26 is the deadline for being incuded in the provided dinner. For information or to register, call 828.808.7424 or email nancyannebailey5@gmail.com
6:00 pm
Tennessee State Conference NAACP Community Education Forum, Carver Recreation Center, Johnson City. Learn how to ensure that your child has a high-quality, equitable education. Free. Light refreshments provided. For information, call 426.2851.
7:00 pm
Thursday Jams, Abingdon Market Pavilion. Tonight: Dave Eggar & Deoro. Free. Food and beverages for sale. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. No coolers or outside alcohol allowed.
Friday, May 29
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional:
7:30 am - 1:30 pm: Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport
8:00 - 11:00 am: Honda, Kingsport
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Cardiovascular Associates, Abingdon
Blood Assurance:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Food City, Church Hill
10:00 am - noon
Computer Class on Windows Shortcuts: 6 Necessary Security Types. Jonesborough Public Library. Free. For information, call 753.1800.
5:45 & 7:20 pm
Founders After 5 Concert Series (final concert), Founders Park, downtown Johnson City. Tonight: The Reginals bluegrass band. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Beer, soft drinks and water available for sale at event.
7:00 pm
Springtime Jubilee, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. Soloists, trios and quartets sing your favorite Gospel classics. Suggested donation: $10/adults, $5/students. For information, call 343.1766 or go to lamplighttheatre.com
7:00 - 10:00 pm
West Virginia's premier Rhythm & Blues group "The Carpenter Ants" perform in a free community concert, Cumberland Square Park, downtown Bristol. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food vendor on site for concessions.
7:30 pm
Gaelic Storm performs at The Paramount in Bristol. For information, go to theparamountcenter.com
Saturday, May 30
7:00 am
Jonesborough Senior Center's annual Country Breakfast, 1521 Persimmon Ridge Road. Full breakfast, by donation. Take outs available. For information, call 753.4781.
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Scott County Humane Society's annual yard sale in the old Food City parking lot in Weber City.

8:30 am
Hope On Wheels motorcycle ride, providing assistance to cancer patients, 1106 West Market Street, Johnson City. Event t-shirts for donations of $20 or more. For information, call 431.7782. Benefits Mountain States Health Alliance.
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cherokee Canoe Trip, Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield. Float 5.5 miles down the Clinch River. Pre-registration required. Call 276.940.2674.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
12th Annual Kid Power event, Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray. Music, adventures and plenty of fun all day. Free.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
25th annual Sycamore Shoals Native American Festival, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton. Dancers, storytellers, artists and scholars gather to share knowledge and demonstrate skills. $5/adults, $1/children. For information, call 543.5808
4:00 - 9:00 pm
Cruisin' Classic Car Club's 4th Annual Car Show "Wheels on Historic Main Street", between Cummings and Wall Streets, Abingdon. Entry fee is $10, but free for spectators. For information, go to abingdonmainstreet.com
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fincastle Hayride, Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield. Pre-registration required. Call 276.940.2674.
7:00 pm
Springtime Jubilee, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. Soloists, trios and quartets sing your favorite Gospel classics. Suggested donation: $10/adults, $5/students. For information, call 343.1766 or go to lamplighttheatre.com
Sunday, May 31
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
25th annual Sycamore Shoals Native American Festival, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton. Dancers, storytellers, artists and scholars gather to share knowledge and demonstrate skills. $5/adults, $1/children. For information, call 543.5808
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Pickin' in the Park, Natural Tunnel State Park near Duffield. Today: Nickles Road. $4 parking fee.
Monday, June 1
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional:
8:00 am - 2:00 pm: Volunteer High School
10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Cheddars, Kingsport
2:00 - 4:00 pm
The Johnson City Public Library presents "How to Train Your Dragon" in the Storytime Room. For information, call 434.4458.
Tuesday, June 2
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional:
9:00 am - noon: Home Shopping Network, Piney Flats
2:00 pm
Through June 6, Pipp Gillette is this week's Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough. Matinees each day through Saturday at 2:00 pm. $12/adults, $11/seniors-students-children under 18. Reservations suggeted. Call 913.1276 or check the website.
5:30 pm
Tuesday Night at the Movies, Jonesborough Library. Tonight: a 1957 film starring the King of Rock and Roll. Free popcorn and drinks. Free admission. For information, call 753.1800.
6:30 pm
Watauga Association of Genealogists meeting, Johnson City Public Library. Speaker is Donna Cox Briggs on the Quarterly Court Minutes and the information that may be found in them. Free.
Wednesday, June 3
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional:
noon - 4:00 pm: Indian Path Hospital, Kingsport
1:00 - 5:00 pm: Walgreens, Bobby Hicks Highway, Gray
10:00 am - noon
Summer Health Quest for Kids, The Health Resources Center, Kingsport Town Center. Fun workshops and activities. Free. Registration not required. All ages welcome. For information, call 857.7981.
   

 

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