Local Events 2020

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 Limestone Ruritan will be resuming their Friday Fish Fry on February 19th 4:30-7:00 pm.   They will have a drive-thru as well as limited seating inside. A special “welcome back” price of $10 per person. Call 257-6580 or 257-5995 for more information.

Below are just a few events taking place during Black History Month!


Events Hosted by Eastman Chemical  

February 18 

Nikki Giovanni, poet, educator, and best-selling author 

6–7 p.m. EST (5–6 p.m. CST) 

“Black Heritage: ‘What if?’ and Imagining a World Where …” (lecture) 

Introduced by Georgia Floyd 


February 22 

Kingsport BHM Oratorical Contest 

6–7 p.m. EST (5–6 p.m. CST) 

Facilitator: Tanya Foreman 


February 25 

“Aspiration of an African American Child Who Dreamed What If?”

6–7 p.m. EST (5–6 p.m. CST)  

Christopher Young, 2021 Ford Bronco designer (interview)

Interview with Mark Cox


**All events will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/EastmanChemicalCo



ETSU Black History Month Interview Series

To watch the interviews, visit the Multicultural Center’s website (//etsu.edu/mcc) or Facebook page (facebook.com/etsumc1), or follow @etsumcc on Twitter and Instagram.


February 5 – Herb Greenlee

February 12 – Adam Dickson

February 19 – Johnny Russaw

February 26 – Lottie Ryans

March 5 – Tybre Faw


Langston Centre Activities

Tuesdays Throughout the Month

“Langston Legacy Series” – Recognizing Langston High School Alumni and recording their stories about their alma mater

View the Langston Centre’s Facebook Page for new interviews. 


Friday, February 19, 2021

“Black Friday” Virtual Broadcast 

3 pm 

Topic: Reconstruction – America’s First Attempt to Address Systemic Racism 


Reconstruction was the period in U.S. history from 1865–1877 that followed the American Civil War. During this time attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy. Dr. Beth Vanlandingham of Carson-Newman University and Dr. Daryl Carter of ETSU will provide insight into this dynamic time in American life.

Click on the link to register:

ETSU Department of Appalachian Studies accepting applications for 2021 Governor’s School


JOHNSON CITY – The Governor’s School for the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, offered by the East Tennessee State University Center of Excellence for Appalachian Studies and Services, is now accepting applications for summer 2021. The School will run from May 30-June 25.


Students live on the ETSU campus and earn three hours of college credit. Rising juniors and seniors in Tennessee high schools or home schools are eligible to apply, but applications must be submitted through the school counselor. Interested students should see their school counselor. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021. More information is available at the School website, www.etsu.edu/cas/cass/governors/, or by calling the Appalachian Studies office at 423-439-7995.


Students interested in participating in Governor’s School should contact a high school administrator, school counselor or other faculty member. The Department of Appalachian Studies welcomes applications from all interested and qualified students. More information is available at the Tennessee Governor’s Schools website (www.tn.gov/education/instruction/tdoe-governors-schools.html).