Local 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



The Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, 624 Anderson Street in Bristol, TN will open additional space for the homeless when air temperatures are below freezing (32 F, O C).

As a service to the community and means of communication to the homeless, a YELLOW
FLAG will be displayed when temperatures fall between 32-42 degrees Fahrenheit. When
temperatures drop below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit), a RED FLAG will be displayed
indicating that additional space is available.

Soups and *warm liquids will be prepared and available from 10am-2pm on the RED FLAG

*warm liquids may consist of soups or broth, tea, coffee, and hot cocoa.

As long as temperatures remain below freezing, shelter spaces will remain open. Those utlilizing
the shelter will be expected to maintain personal hygiene and cooperative behavior.


Sewer Extensions in Tri-Cities Crossing Area

The City of Kingsport will be performing sanitary sewer extensions in the Tri-Cities crossing area over the next several months. The focused area of this work will be on Snapps Ferry Road and Cox Hollow Road. The construction zones will be marked by signs and directed by flaggers – when required.  Drivers are asked to use caution in the area during this time. For more information, please visit www.kingsporttn.gov.

January 21st

Wild about Wildlife Home School Program


Natural Tunnel State Park has a variety of wildlife that can be seen and heard. During this four month long program, the importance of these animals will be covered. We will meet the first and third Tuesday of each month. 

January 21: Bears
February 4 and 21: Frogs & Toads
March 10 and 24: Bats
April 7 and 21: Snakes

Cost: $3 per person per program or $20 per person for the entire 2020 homeschool series.

Elementary-aged children are encouraged to come twice a month to discover the unique animals in our state park. To register, or for additional information contact Cheyenne Mullins at Cheyenne.Mullins@dcr.virginia.gov or 276-940-1643. Meet at the Cove Ridge Center.

thru February 14, 2020

We may not have a special formula for the science of relationships, but we do have the formula for some fun experiments to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.  You won’t believe your eyes with our optical illusion heart, learn about solubility while creating a Sharpie tie dye valentine, and enjoy a show of dancing, bobbing conversation heart candies.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day. If you have any questions on these or other programs, please call (423) 434-4263.  

January 25, 2020

One Acre Cafe will be offering a Southern breakfast fundraiser on Saturday January 25 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. Suggested donation $7 per plate. All donation will help fund One Acre programs such as the Kids Eat Free program and others. One Acre Cafe is located at 603 Walnut Street in Johnson City.

Rocky Mount State Historic Site is relaunching the “Music On The Mount” Concert Series with a live performance by the Sons Of Liberty on Saturday, January 25th at 1 pm in the Rocky Mount Visitor’s Center auditorium. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Members of the Historical Association and kids under 5 are admitted free.

January 27, 2020

The University of Tennessee will be offering a Master Beef Producer course beginning January 27 in Jonesborough for anyone in northeast Tennessee and the surrounding area. This course will be held on three consecutive Monday nights at 6:30 pm at the Washington County Farm Bureau Building at 1103 Boones Creek Road in Jonesborough, and an all-day session at the Appalachian Fairgrounds with lunch provided. Cost is $75. Anyone is eligible to participate, even if you don’t own cattle. Contact Anthony Shelton at 423-753-1680 for more information or download the registration form at washington.tennessee.edu.

January 29, 2020

Mellow Melodies

Washington County Jonesborough Library

Wednesday, January 29th @ 6:00pm

 Are you a music lover? Do you want to share your favorite bands and artists with other people?

We at the Jonesborough Library are happy to start a new monthly program for our music enthusiasts!

Mellow Melodies is for those of you who are always searching for new music, no matter the genre.

We welcome country lovers, rap fans, hip-hop enthusiasts, rockers, metalheads, popheads and everything in between (or not!)

Come join us for music discussions, themed games, jam sessions, karaoke, and more on

Wednesday, January 29th @ 6:00pm! This program is free for everyone 18+!

If you have any questions, please call the Jonesborough Library at (423) 753-1800.

January 31st, 2020

The Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City/Jonesborough/Washington County Chambers will host the 2020 Regional Legislative Breakfast on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, Grand Ballroom in Kingsport.

This event is sponsored by Appalachian Power, AT&T, Ballad Health, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Charter Communications, Creekside Behavioral Health, Domtar, Eastman, Eastman Credit Union, Horizon Credit Union and Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council.

The Regional Legislative Breakfast is an opportunity to hear local state legislators give a briefing on the upcoming legislative session. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input and gain insight concerning issues affecting local businesses.

Cost to attend is $30 per person; breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to Nora Davis at (423) 392-8827 or ndavis@kingsportchamber.org. To register for the event go to https://squareup.com/store/kingsportchamber/item/regional-leg-breakfast.

Payment must be made prior to event and individuals who RSVP but do not attend will be required to pay unless a two-day notice is given.

February 1st, 2020

Join us for a whodunit style Girl Scout badge workshop full of detective work and science!  Juniors will fulfill their Detective badge requirements and Cadettes will fulfill their Special Agent badge requirements.  Explore forensics, DNA, fingerprinting, and more.  Cost:  Early registration by Wednesday, January 22nd is $20 per scout for HODC members, and $25 per scout for non-members and includes all materials for activities and experiments as well as general admission to Hands On! Discovery Center’s exhibit spaces.  Late registration is $25 for HODC members and $30 for non-members.  An adult is required to attend and supervise each Girl Scout.  Adults and additional attendees not participating in the badge activities are $5 per person for HODC members and $10 per person for non-members.  Badges not included.  Space is limited.  For more information or to register, please visit https://visithandson.org/workshops/.

                                                February 7, 2020

Party on the Moon to headline the stage at Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner! “Nation’s Number One Party Band” returns for ninth appearance at “Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year!”

“The Number One Party Band in the Nation” will headline the stage for another great night of entertainment at the Kingsport Chamber 73rd Annual Dinner. “Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year” will take place Friday, February 7, 2020, at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport. The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.For more information, contact Bob Feagins at the Chamber at 423-392-8815 or bfeagins@kingsportchamber.org.

February 1, 2020

Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps, a component of the Washington County Militia, performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. If you would like to join the Corps, musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn how to interpret history through music. Please contact the park for further information.

Workshop: Quill Pens, Writing, & Letter Posting in the Early 19th Century

Hosted by the Sabine Hill Social Society

Instructor: Chad Bogart

Saturday, February 1            Morning Session 10:00 am, Afternoon Session 1:00 pm

Cost: $10.00                                                                                  Max: 10 per session

Handwritten letters are almost a thing of the past. Join Museum Curator Chad Bogart and learn more about this nearly forgotten art form. See how to fashion feathers into writing instruments, learn about the different types of ink and paper used in early America, and discover how posting a letter in the early 19th century was much different than today.

Register and pre-pay by calling the park at 423-543-5808.

*** Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult as we will be using sharp tools. The accompanying adult is not required to pay the class fee. Not recommended for children under 10 years of age ***


February 12, 2020

Kindergarten Registration for Washington County, TN Schools

WHO:      Children who will be 5 years old on or before August 15, 2020

WHAT:    Kindergarten registration for children entering Washington County, TN

                  Schools in the Fall of 2020

WHEN:   February 12 or March 3 between the hours of 4:00-7:00 pm 

 WHERE: All Washington County, TN elementary schools (These schools include

                  Boones Creek, Fall Branch, Grandview, Gray, Jonesborough Elem., Lamar,         Ridgeview, South Central, Sulphur Springs, West View)

BRING:   Child’s official birth certificate, Social Security card, Tennessee Immunization

       Certificate/Physical form, proof of residence address 

For more information call (423) 434-4923 or email teachercenter@wcde.org 

March 28, 2020

The Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show to benefit Rolling Thunder and Supplies for Soldiers is 9-3 on March 28th at the Farm and Home Building at the Appalachian Fairgrounds. Admission is $5 with children 12 and under admitted free. All proceeds will benefit both charities. There will be over 150 tables of various types of merchandise for sale including: comics, trading cards, record albums, vintage toys, action figures, Legos, miniatures, Hot Wheels and much more.



The region’s flu outbreak, coupled with recent major blood usage, has severely impacted Marsh Regional Blood Center’s blood supply – and the center is asking the public’s help to replenish it.

To restock the supply – especially for O-negative, A-negative and B-negative blood types – Marsh Regional is encouraging all eligible blood donors to visit its collection centers or area blood drives to give blood as soon as possible.  

“When people are seriously injured or ill, they need blood – and they need it to be immediately available,” said Don Campbell, director of Marsh Regional. “Our remarkable and committed blood donors have always made it possible for us to help and heal the people of this region, but now, with our supplies at such low levels, we also need new donors to come forward to start giving the gift of life.”

To give blood, donors must feel healthy and well. People with a cold, sore throat, fever, flu or fever blisters may not donate. Donors can give on the same day they receive their flu shots; however, anyone who has been on antibiotics must wait seven days after taking their last dose.

Donors can visit any of Marsh Regional’s collection centers: 111 W. Stone Drive, Suite 300, Kingsport; 2428 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City; and 1996 W. State St., Bristol. Additionally, blood drives will be held throughout the region:

  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Cherokee High School, Rogersville
  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lee High School, Jonesville, Virginia
  • Friday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Job Corps Center, Marion, Virginia
  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Julia Davis Collection Center, Kingsport (Platelet donors should call for an appointment.)
  • Sunday, Jan. 26, noon-4 p.m., Julia Davis Collection Center, Kingsport (Platelet donors should call for an appointment.)
  • Monday, Jan. 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Volunteer High School, Church Hill
  • Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport
  • Tuesday, Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Central High School, Norton, Virginia
  • Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, Virginia
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Appalachian Agency For Senior Citizens, Cedar Bluff, Virginia
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Twin Valley High School, Pilgrim Knob, Virginia
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Northeast State Community College, Blountville
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1-4 p.m., Cumberland Mountain Community Services, Cedar Bluff, Virginia
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Lebanon, Virginia
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jacobs Creek Job Corps, Bristol
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 1-4 p.m., Russell County Hospital, Lebanon, Virginia
  • Friday, Jan. 31, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport
  • Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Julia Davis Collection Center, Kingsport (Platelet donors should call for an appointment.)
  • Sunday, Feb. 2, noon-4 p.m., Julia Davis Collection Center, Kingsport (Platelet donors should call for an appointment.