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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!
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Holiday Event
November 28, noon: Christmas in the Park, Lighting of the Town, Blowing Rock
November 29, 10:30 am: Erwin/Unicoi County Christmas Parade
November 29, 11:00 am: Surgoinsville Christmas Parade
November 29, 2:00 pm: Town of Unicoi Christmas Parade
November 29, 2:00 pm: Blowing Rock Christmas Parade
December 2, 6:30 pm: Gray Christmas Tree Lighting/Dairy Queen
December 4, 6:00 pm: Big Stone Gap Christmas Parade
December 4, 7:00 pm: Morristown Christmas Parade
December 4, 7:00 pm: Bristol Christmas Parade
December 5, 6:00 pm: Coeburn Christmas Parade
December 5, 6:30 pm: Appalachia Christmas Parade
December 5 - 7: Bristol Ballet "The Nutcracker", Paramount Center
December 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Christmas in the Country, Exchange Place, Kingsport
December 6, 11:00 am: Church Hill Christmas Parade
December 6, 1:00 pm: Mt. Carmel Christmas Parade
December 6, 1:00 pm: Gray Christmas Parade
December 6, 2:00 pm: St. Paul Christmas Parade
December 6, 2:00 pm: Wise Christmas Parade
December 6, 3:00 pm: Johnson City Christmas Parade
December 6, 4:00 pm: Rogersville Christmas Parade (tree lighting after parade)
December 6, 5:30 pm: Mountain City Christmas Parade
December 6, 6:00 pm: Abingdon Christmas Parade
December 6, 6:00 pm: Elizabethton Christmas Parade
December 6, 6:30 pm: Kingsport Christmas Tree Lighting, Church Circle
December 6, 7:00 pm: Gate City Christmas Parade
December 7, 2:00 pm: Bulls Gap Christmas Parade
December 7, 2:00 pm: Pound Christmas Parade
December 7, 6:00 pm: Norton Christmas Parade
December 12 - 14: Highlands Ballet "The Nutcracker", Paramount Center
December 13, 10:00 am: Bloomingdale Christmas Parade
December 13, 2:00 pm: Blountville Christmas Parade
December 13, 4:00 - 8:00 pm: Old Fashioned Christmas, Bogart-Bowman Cabin, Unicoi
December 13, 6:00 pm: Jonesborough Christmas Parade
December 19, 1:00 - 4:00 pm: Town of Unicoi's Christmas Open House, Tourist Information Center. Free refreshments
December 19 - 21: Kingsport Ballet "The Nutcracker", Northeast State
The Carter County Health Department offers a new program for pregnant and post-partum smokers who are trying to quit. For information, call 543.2521, ext. 362.
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 engagekingsport.com. This is a juried show. Applications must be postmarked by December 2.
Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department's first-ever Christmas Tree Fundraiser begins on November 22. Open for sales at 3017 North John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport Monday - Saturday noon to 10:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 - 8:00 pm. Support your local volunteer fire department!
 
Wednesday, November 26 2003 – Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Walgreens, South Roan, Johnson City
1:00 - 5:00 pm: Walgreens, Broad Street, Elizabethton
Red Cross
none scheduled
Blood Assurance
9:00 am - 5:00 pm: ACT Call Center, Boones Creek Road, Johnson City
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
Thursday, November 27 1971 – The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.
From all of us
Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 28 1925 – "The Grand Ole Opry" begins broadcasting in Nashville as the "WSM Barn Dance".
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
32nd Annual Country Christmas Craft Show, Viking Hall, Bristol. $5/person.
7:30 pm
"Home for the Holidays", a new musical, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/adults, $5/students, children under 5 admitted free. for informtion, call 343.1766
Saturday, November 29 1972 – Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Small Business Saturday, downtown Jonesborough. Stores offering samples and holiday treats. Free gift wrapping at the International Storytelling Center, walking tours, Christmas Tree lighting at 6:00 pm.
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
32nd Annual Country Christmas Craft Show, Viking Hall, Bristol. $5/person.
2:00 & 7:00 pm
The Barter Theatre Players present "Frosty", Paramount Center, Bristol. $17.50/adults, $15.25/students-seniors. For the evening performance, you may bring non-perishable food items equivalent to the ticket price for donation to the local food bank. For tickets and information, call 274.8920.
2:00 & 7:30 pm
"Home for the Holidays", a new musical, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/adults, $5/students, children under 5 admitted free. for informtion, call 343.1766
Sunday, November 30 2004 – Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah, finally loses, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television's biggest game show winnings.
noon - 5:00 pm
32nd Annual Country Christmas Craft Show, Viking Hall, Bristol. $5/person.
3:00 pm
"Home for the Holidays", a new musical, LampLight Theatre, downtown Kingsport. $10/adults, $5/students, children under 5 admitted free. for informtion, call 343.1766
2:00 pm
The Barter Theatre Players present "Frosty", Paramount Center, Bristol. $17.50/adults, $15.25/students-seniors. For tickets and information, call 274.8920.
Monday, December 1 1990 – Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 120 feet beneath the seabed.
Blood Drives
Marsh Regional
noon - 4:00 pm: Indian Path Hospital, Kingsport
noon - 4:30 pm: Wexford House, Kingsport
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Chiltern, Bristol
Red Cross
none scheduled
Blood Assurance
none scheduled
(Johnson City office now open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm)
  

 

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