Community Events

If your non-profit group is having an event that is open to the public, send the information to us and we’ll get it posted on this web page free of charge. The information also goes to our on-air announcers for possible use on our stations. 
Send your PSA (Public Service Announcement) information (event name, date(s) of event, location, times, contact number) to areaeventslist@gmail.com

HEADS UP!


Going on now: The Virginia Department of Forestry partners with six other state forestry agencies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey to launch the Smokey Bear 75th Anniversary GeoTour.  Special rewards are available for finding at least six geocaches in any state and an additional very collectible reward for finding at least 25 caches along the trail, while supplies last.  For information, go to geocaching.com/play/geotours/smokey-bear


July 27: Celebrate 40 years of the Dukes of Hazzard in Rogersville during Hazzard Fest 2019 Details at hazzardfest.com


July 27: HORSE Basketball Tournament for all ages, fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport.  Pre-registration is required.  No walk-ups can enter tournament.  Register now at kbgc.org or call 230.4160 x232.


August 1: The annual Putt Putt Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will take place at Putt Putt on West Stone Drive in Kingsport beginning at 6:00 pm.  $25/person.  For information, call 423.360.8180.


August 3: The 2019 Carson-Newman Eagle Club VIP Golf Classic at Cattails in Kingsport.  For information, call 865.471.3396 (slaux@cn.edu).


The World Long Drive Association returns to Cattails at MeadowView in Kingsport on August 10 – 12.  For information, go to tennesseebigshots.com


 EVENTS BY WEEKDAY 


Tuesday, July 23


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
7:30 am – 3:00 pm: Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport
8:00 am – 6:00 pm: AT&T Call Center, Johnson City
1:00 – 5:00 pm: Bland Correctional Center
1:00 – 6:00 pm: Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Clintwood


10:00 am: Canoe Ride and Aquatic Discovery, Warriors’  Path Sate Park, Kingsport.  A quiet canoe ride in the bright waters.  You must sign up in advance at the camp store.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and anyone under 18 must have an adult sign a release form.  Meet at the Marina.  Free.  For information, call 239.8531.


2:00 pm: Oba William King is this week’s Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough.  Performances at 2:00 pm each day.  For information, go to storytellingcenter.net or call 913.1276


7:00 pm: Bert Street Music Series, Memorial Park Community Center Amphitheater, 510 Bert Street, Johnson City.  Tonight: Southern Rebellion.  Free.  For information, call 283.5827.


Wednesday, July 24


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
8:00 am – 6:00 pm: AT&T Call Center, Johnson City
8:30 – 11:30 am : Samuels Pressure Vessel Group, Lebanon
9:00 am – noon: Office Depot (OfficeMax), Bristol
9:00 am – 2:15 pm: Ballad Health Central Billing Office, Johnson City
11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Crown Cypress, Kingsport
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Russel County Hospital, Lebanon
2:00 – 6:30 pm: St. Anne Catholic Church, Bristol


2:00 pm: Look Out!  Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Elizabethton.  Ian presents an educational program on what things to look out for in nature, such as venomous snakes and poisonous plants.  Meet at the Visitor Center.  Free.  For information, call 543.5808.


2:00 pm: A Nutty Fruity Hike, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Meet at the main bath house to search for some ripe discoveries.  Free.  For information, call 239.8531.


Thursday, July 25


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
7:30 am – 7:30 pm: Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport
8:00 am – noon: General Dynamics Plant 1, Marion
8:30 – 11:30 am: Department of Social Services, Wise
11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Jacobs Creek Job Corps, Bristol
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Mountain View Regional Hospital, Norton
1:30 – 4:00 pm: Marion Mold & Tool


9:00 am: Hike the Boneyard, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Explore a remote corner of the park, full of geologic discovery.  Challenging 2 – 3 mile hike.  Wear comfortable clothes, good hiking shoes and bring along drinking water.  Meet at the camp store and carpool to the trail head.  For information, call 239.8531.


1:00 pm: Tomahawk Throwing, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Elizabethton.  Learn to throw a tomahawk as a Cherokee Indian would.  Ian Anderson leads the interactive program.  Free.  For information, call 543.5808.


7:00 pm: Winged Deer Lakeside free concert, Winged Deer Park, Johnson City.  Tonight: Jay Marie Project.  Free.


7:00 pm: Sounds of Summer free concert, Downtown Center, State Street, Bristol.  Tonight: Retroville.  Bring your own seating.


7:30 pm: Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Elizabethton.  The Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee.  $14/adults, $11/seniors 55 and up, $6/students 6-17.  $7/veterans, First Responders.  For information, call 543.5808.


Friday, July 26


Marsh Regional Blood Drives:
8:00 am – noon: Honda Kingsport
8:30 – 11:30 am: Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority, Duffield
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Don Hill, Kingsport


2:00 pm: Picture Bingo Scavenger Hunt, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Elizabethton. Join Ian to explore the park with a bingo scavenger hunt activity.  Meet at the Visitors Center and bring a digital picture-taking device.  Free.  For information, call 543.5808.


2:00 pm: Radio Bristol Session featuring the McLain Family Band, Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol.  For information, go to listenradiobristol.org


7:00 pm: Music on the Square, downtown Jonesborough.  Tonight: Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers.  Free.  Bring your own seating.


7:30 pm: Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Elizabethton.  The Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee.  $14/adults, $11/seniors 55 and up, $6/students 6-17.  $7/veterans, First Responders.  For information, call 543.5808


9:00 pm: Long-Lost Species, Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport.  Discover the bittersweet story of extinction in our region with a slide-illustrated talk on some “ghosts from the past”.  Meet at the Open Air Chapel or the pool entrance, if it’s raining.  For information, call 239.8531.