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Updated: 7/25/14 • 5:29 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
The Crumley House Polynesian Beach Party fundraiser will be held on August 9 at Crumley House, 300 Urbana Road, Limestone. Music, Polynesian food, live and silent auctions. For information or to obtain your tickets, go to facebook.com/crumleyhouse?ref=hl
The Johnson City Police Department is now accepting applications for the 43rd session of the Citizen's Police Academy. The first session is September 9. For all information and an application, go to 601 East Main Street, Johnson City. You may also access an application at johnsoncitytn.org
 
Friday, July 25 1984 – Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
7:30 am - 1:30 pm: Holston Valley Medical Center, ER Annex
11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Cardiovascular Associates, Abingdon
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Robinette Company, Piney Flats
Red Cross
none scheduled
Blood Assurance
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Valley Health Care, Chilhowie
noon - 5:00 pm: Lowe's, Elizabethton
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
STEP, Inc. 5th Annual Community Awareness Yard and Bake Sale, 712 Professional Plaza, Greeneville. Proceeds to improve education for children and youth with disabilities.
6:30 pm
STEP, Inc. 1st Annual Motorcycle Ride to celebrate 25 years of helping children with disabilities. $10/rider, plus $5 for hot dog meal upon return. Departs from STEP headquarters, 712 Professional Plaza, Greeneville.
7:00 pm
Music on the Square, downtown Jonesborough. Tonight: The Steel Wheels. Free.
8:00 pm
Xtreme Roan Adventures, a "get more kids outdoors" event, Roan Mountain State Park. For information or to register, go to xtremeroanadventures.org or call 538.3419.
Saturday, July 26 1990 – The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George Bush.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
11:30 am - 3:30 pm: Anderson Street Park, Bristol
7:30 - 10:30 am
Marvin's Chapel United Methodist Church Men's Club, 1882 Old Boones Creek Road, Johnson City, presents a country breakfast. $6/adults, $3/children. For information, call 753.8821.
7:30 - 10:00 am
Limestone Ruritan Club full Country Breakfast Buffet. All-you-can-eat. $8/person. Carry-outs available. 121 Limestone Ruritan Road.
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
STEP, Inc. 5th Annual Community Awareness Yard and Bake Sale, 712 Professional Plaza, Greeneville. Proceeds to improve education for children and youth with disabilities.
9:00 am
Xtreme Roan Adventures, a "get more kids outdoors" event, Roan Mountain State Park. For information or to register, go to xtremeroanadventures.org or call 538.3419.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
ETSU's George L. Carter Railroad Museum holds the July Heritage Day with a special exhibit "Big Power and Black Diamonds of Appalachia". Free.
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10th Annual Sonshine Kidfest back to school block party, Anderson Park, Bristol. Free food, haircuts, Bible stories, games, inflatables and more. First 400 kids K-5 to register receive a free backpack and will be entered to win prizes. Sponsored by Grace Point Church, First Christian Church, Harvest Worship Center and Higher Ground Fellowship.
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rock-n-Ride benefit, Rogersville City Park. $10 donation per rider. Kick stands up at noon. Live music, free food for all riders, games and more. Proceeds got to Just Kidz Foundation Noah Fund.
2:00 pm
"Young Frankenstein" screening, Johnson City Public Library. Movie is rated PG-13. Free. No registration Required. For information, call 434.4458.
6:00 pm
Fashion X Posed, a runway show presented by Umoja, The Charles, Johnson City. $20/18 and older, $10/17 and under, $10/with ETSU ID. Hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, music. For information, call 926.9304.
8:30 pm
Movies on Main, downtown Jonesborough. Tonight: "Up". Free.
Sunday, July 27 1999 – Tony Hawk lands the first 900 on a skateboard (2 and a half complete revolutions) at the fifth annual X Games in San Francisco, California.
6:00 pm
Dogwood Park Concert, Greeneville. Music from Remember the Alamo and The Spirit of Soul Dance Band. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Monday, July 28 2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Medical Care of Johnson City
Red Cross
none scheduled
Blood Assurance
noon - 5:00 pm: Ingle's, Jonesborough
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
6:00 pm
Self-defense Clinic sponsored by Rebel Wrestling and presented by Steve Hammonds, Kingsport Police Department. For males and females ages 12 - 18. Rebel Wrestling building, Sullivan South campus. Free. Limited space. Sign up by emailing lew4you@aol.com
6:30 pm
Board Game Night, Jonesborough Library. Open to all teens grades 6-12, but space is limited. Register by calling 753.1800. Tech-free board games and snacks provided.
7:00 pm
Jonesborough's original storytelling radio hour, International Storytelling Center. Theme is "Fun Things to Do while You're Waiting". Seating is limited. $5/adults, $3/children. Call 753.1010 or go to jonesboroughtheatre.com for tickets.
Tuesday, July 29 1987 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
8:30 - 11:30 am: Bristol Metals
11:30 am - 4:00 pm: Council High School, Council VA
6:00 - 9:30 pm: Bristol Pirates
Red Cross
2:30 - 7:00 pm: 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City
Blood Assurance
9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Marion Correctional Treatment Center
4:00 - 8:00 pm: Bristol Pirates
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
2:00 pm
Corinne Stavish continues 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
3:00 - 6:00 pm
5th Annual Back to School Expo, Kingsport Town Center, Ft. Henry Drive. Free.
6:00 pm
Self-defense Clinic sponsored by Rebel Wrestling and presented by Steve Hammonds, Kingsport Police Department. For teachers and employees of the Sullivan County School System. Rebel Wrestling building, Sullivan South campus. Free. Limited space. Sign up by emailing lew4you@aol.com
7:00 pm
Full Moon Jam, downtown Bristol. Tonight: Duty Free. Free.
   

 


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