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Popular Taste of Jonesborough Event Returns May 12 to Downtown


The Jonesborough Area Merchants & Services Association will host the fifth annual “Taste of Jonesborough” sampling and showcase event at The International Storytelling Center on Tuesday, May 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 Guests will be able to sample cuisine from local restaurants and bakeries, beer and wine, along with an insider’s look at new merchandise and product offerings from a variety of shops and other establishments located throughout Jonesborough, Tenn.

 Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the evening of the event as a percentage of proceeds will be designated to benefit local charities.

 More than 40 local businesses will be represented including many snack and dining establishments.  A silent auction will also take place throughout the evening showcasing a variety of popular items and activities throughout the area. 

 To purchase tickets, visit jonesboroughnt.org or contact the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010. 


2015 Tri-Cities Go Red For Women Luncheon

Local men and women, decked out in red, will learn more about their Number 1 Killer at this year’s Tri-Cities Go Red for Women Luncheon on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. The American Heart Association’s annual fundraising luncheon brings light to heart disease which will claim the lives of 1 in 3 women.

The luncheon is part of the national Go Red for Women movement that encourages women to take charge of their heart health so they can live stronger, longer lives. The goal for the Go Red for Women Luncheon is to create awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of women, and also encourage individuals to take preventative actions and ultimately save more lives. In 2010, the American Heart Association set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20% while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020. This event also strives to educate women on heart facts that concern them specifically.  More women than men are affected by heart disease. Sadly, most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease and stroke until it is too late.  Join the Go Red For Women movement to help raise awareness and save more lives.

The 2015 Tri-Cities Go Red for Women Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, April 28th, at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport.  Registration begins at 9:00 am, with Breakout Sessions starting at 9:30 am followed by lunch from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm.  WJHL NewsChannel 11’s Anna Zook will serve as the emcee for the luncheon. Attendees will enjoy interactive and educational breakout sessions presented by Signature Sponsor, Mountain States Health Alliance and Breakout Sponsor, Food City.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a photo in the “Picture and a Promise” booth hosted by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and hear an inspiring story of survival during lunch. For more information on attending the Go Red for Women Luncheon, please contact Joette Street at 423-416-7740 or Joette.Street@heart.org.

Go Red for Women is locally sponsored by Mountain States Health Alliance and Food City. 

Music on the Lawn is now in its third year. The series was created by Abingdon Music Experience, which presents music throughout the year, from the January Jams at Barter Theatre, to the summer Thursday Jams series, held at the Market Pavilion in Abingdon. 

 The 2015 line-up features a mix of swing, bluegrass, jazz and old-time music from the TriCities and Roanoke. The lineup includes The Jazz Doctors, Le Hotclub de BigLick, Rootstone Jug Band, Rose Sisters, and the ETSU String Band.   For a full listing of dates, visit www.abingdonmusicexperience.com

 The Martha Washington Inn & Spa is a four-star historic inn located at 150 West Main Street in downtown Abingdon.  

Music on the Lawn concerts will take place every Sunday afternoon, rain or shine, through May 17th. All performances are free and open to the public. In case of rain, concerts will be held inside The Martha Washington Inn & Spa.  Free parking is available at The Martha. For more information visit www.abingdonmusicexperience.com.


McKinney Center Now Offers Kiln Rental for Local Potters

The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is now offering the opportunity for local potters to kiln fire their mid-range ceramic pieces through a kiln rental process. 

The kiln will have the ability to fire mid-range green ware to cone 04 and mid-range glazed ware at cone 5.  Skilled potters and ceramicists with a working knowledge of clay bodies and glaze applications may call Pam Daniels at 423-753-5097 to schedule a meeting and obtain a copy of Kiln Policies, Pricing, Firing Schedule and Rental Agreement.
Scheduled firing dates include:

July 17 – Bisque Firing

July 31 – Glaze Firing

August 7 – Bisque Firing

August 21 – Glaze Firing



 On Thursday, April 30th, the Acoustic Coffeehouse will host three remarkable local bands playing solely for donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TN. The ‘JV Squad,’ ‘Kryss Dula & Friends,’ and ‘A Great Disaster’ will play at 8:00, 10:00, and 12:00, respectively. There is no charge for admission, but everyone is encouraged to bring non-perishable items in whatever quantity they can comfortably spare to place in the barrel at the front door. Everyone is welcome to attend free, regardless of whether they can donate food. The Acoustic Coffeehouse is located at 415 W. Walnut St. and you can call 434-9872 for more information.

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