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Updated: 9/19/14 • 6:35 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
As the founder of the Johnson City animal rescue organization "A Voice for Pets" battles cancer, help is needed to place the remaining dogs that are available for adoption. If you can help, please go to http://www.bwar.org/animal-rescuer-battling-cancer-needs-help-finding-homes-for-rescued-dogs/%20for information.
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 jarobers@king.edu.
3rd Annual Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest September 25 - 28. For information, call 1-800-435-3440 or click on the link.
September 26 is the deadline for submitting photographs in the Steele Creek Park Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest. For information, call 764.3336 or email mail@friendsofsteelecreek.org
Entries are now being accepted for the 6th Annual Fine Art in the Park at the International Storytelling Center October 18 - 19. For information and/or to apply as an artist go to jonesboroughtn.org or call 753.0562.
Entries are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off October 12 in Jonesborough. To register, email franklinhousebb@embarqmail.com or call 753.3819.
ETSU's Carter Railroad Museum and the local chapter of the National Railway Historical Society sponsor a fall excursion on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad on October 25. For information, call 368.717.2925 or email mailto:chardanmcleaod35@comcast.net
 
Friday, September 19 1985 – Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
8:00 am - 3:00 pm: Elizabethton High School
9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Flatwoods Job Corp, Coeburn

Red Cross
None scheduled
(Blood donations may be made every Tuesday from 2:30 - 7:00 pm and every Wednesday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City)

Blood Assurance
11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Lowe's, Bristol
noon - 5:00 pm: Lowe's, Elizabethton
(Johnson City office open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
noon - 1:00 pm
Dr. Sarah Melton, professor at ETSU's Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, leads a talk on prescription drug abuse, Room 116, Lamb Hall. Free.
7:00 pm
Milligan College presents "Buffalo Tales with the Guild", featuring members of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, McGlothlin-Street Theatre. $5/general admission, $3/children or students. For advance tickets, call 502.6076.
7:00 pm
Music on the Square, downtown Jonesborough. Tonight: Sol Driven Train. Free.
Saturday, September 20 1973 – Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
None scheduled

Red Cross
8:30 am - 1:00 pm: 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City
(Blood donations may be made every Tuesday from 2:30 - 7:00 pm and every Wednesday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City)

Blood Assurance
None scheduled
(Johnson City office open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
9:00 am - noon
STEP, Inc. presents a "BASIC Rights: A Parent's Introduction to Special Education" workshop, Erwin Town Hall. All materials are free to parents of children with disabilities. To register, call 426.2495 or email rebecca.campbell@tn.gov
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jonesborough's annual fall town-wide yard sale. For information, call 913.2663.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Smoky Mountain Jaguar Concours and British Car Show, Depot Street, downtown Greeneville. All porceeds go to American Cancer Society.
10:00 am
The Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration begins at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton. For information, call 543.5808 or go to sycamoreshoalstn.org
10:00 am - noon
Youth Tennis Play Day Tournament, Borden Park Tennis Courts, Kingsport. Youth 12 and under, no equipment needed, all skill levels welcome. Call 224.2489 to register.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Notre Dame Church Fall Festival of Nations, 212 Mount Bethel Road, Greeneville. Yard sale, international food sampling, live entertainment, games and more.
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Oktoberfest, Abingdon. Authentic German Dinner Buffet & Show featuring The Sauerkraut Band, Virginia Ballroom, 300 Senior Drive. For information or tickets, call 276.628.3911.
7:00 pm
Science Hill Showstoppers present "God's Favorite", a Neil Simon comedy, in the school auditorium. $7/adults, $5/students and seniors. Some material may not be suitable for all audience members.
Sunday, September 21 1981 – Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
10:00 am
The Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration continues at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton. For information, call 543.5808 or go to sycamoreshoalstn.org
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old Fashion Fall Festival, Konnarock Community Center. Crafts, food, music and more. For information, call 276.388.3102 or 276.388.3917.
2:00 pm
Science Hill Showstoppers present "God's Favorite", a Neil Simon comedy, in the school auditorium. $7/adults, $5/students and seniors. Some material may not be suitable for all audience members.
3:00 pm
Music in the Park, Veterans Park in front of Southside elementary School, Southside Avenue, Johnson City. Music by Greyscale, a jazz-pop fusion vocal ensemble. Free.
4:00 pm
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network's 9th Annual Memorial Walk, Shelter 5, Duck Island, Warriors' Path State Park, Kingsport. Free, but donations accepted. To register, to to 9thannualmemorialwalk.eventbrite.com
7:00 pm
Lantern Tour along the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Begins at the Abingdon Muster Grounds. Wear appropriate shoes and bring a flashlight. Free. For information, call 276.525.1050 or email lhunter@abingdon-va.gov
Monday, September 22 1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
7:00 am - noon: BAE Systems, Kingsport
8:30 - 11:30 am: Division of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Big Stone Gap
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap
1:00 - 5:00 pm: Sullivan County Health Department, Blountville

Red Cross
none scheduled
(Blood donations may be made every Tuesday from 2:30 - 7:00 pm and every Wednesday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City)

Blood Assurance
noon - 5:00 pm: Walmart, Unicoi
1:00 - 6:00 m: Coomes Center, Abingdon
(Johnson City office open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
6:30 pm
Auditions for "Scrooge! The Musical", Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street. For requirements, go to theatrebristol.org
6:30 pm
"Prehistoric Night" for local teens grades 6-12, Jonesborough Library. Costume contest, snacks, dinosaur trivia. Free, but registration is required. Call 753.1800
7:00 pm
The Yarn Exchange, Jonesborough's original storytelling radio hour, relates "The Last Hard Times", stories of deprssion-era Washington County, International Storytelling Center stage. $5/adults, $3/children.
7:00 pm
The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts presents a free showing of the film "My Toxic Backyard" about the effects of a superfund site in South Asheville, Martha Culp Auditorium. For information, call 439.8587.
Tuesday, September 23 2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
9:00 am - noon: Home Shopping Network, Piney Flats
9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Thomas Walker High School, Ewing
1:30 - 4:30 pm: Penn Stuart & Eskridge, Piney Flats

Red Cross
none scheduled
(Blood donations may be made every Tuesday from 2:30 - 7:00 pm and every Wednesday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City)

Blood Assurance
11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Johnson County Community Hospital
(Johnson City office open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
2:00 pm
Susan O'Halloran begins her week at the 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 storytellingcenter.net
6:30 pm
"Chocolate Night" for local teens grades 6-12, Jonesborough Library. Chocolate tasting, chocolate trivia game. Free, but registration is required. Call 477.1550
  

 

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