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There will be an American Red Cross Blood drive at Wallace Imports of Bristol, 320 Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, Tennessee, Wednesday August 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A pint of blood from you could be a gift of life for someone in need.
Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to learn more and make an appointment.


There will be an “all-you-can-eat” Fish Fry on Friday, August 18, 2017, beginning at 4:30 – 7:30. at the Limestone Ruritan Club, located on 121 Limestone Ruritan Rd. in Limestone, TN. Menu includes: Fried fish, popcorn shrimp, and chicken tenders, French fries, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert and drinks. All of this for $10 per person. Church groups are welcome. For large groups please call 257-5995 or 257-6580 and let us know how many will be coming.


Abingon’s popular festival Main Street Busker Fest returns Saturday September 2, 2017 with a lineup of brand new acts, including sword swallowers, yo-yo artists, psychics and musicians. The free street festival aims to bring totally unique performers to downtown Abingdon, for a weird and wonderful experience for all ages. After the daytime festival, select acts will return for Buskers After Dark, a 21+ event to benefit Abingdon Main Street.
“Busking” is an age-old tradition in which artists perform on street corners and play publicly for tips. Musicians, jugglers, aerialists, acrobats, and more – street artists add character and fun to their communities.

Schedule: The fun starts at 11a.m. for the youth and the young at heart with the Imagination Station on the Barter green, sponsored by Paper Moon Studio. From noon until 5 p.m., entertainment can be found all along Main Street. When the sun goes down, adults 21+ are invited to the Abingdon Market Pavilion for Buskers After Dark at 8p.m., a fundraiser featuring roving performances from the best of the buskers (photo ID required to enter, no exceptions). In keeping with the traditions of the festival, attendees are encouraged to bring a “tip” for Abingdon Main Street, aka a donation at the door.
The 2017 festival features performers like Imagine Circus Aerialists, A Great Distraction (sidewalk chalk art), Nerdy Noah (comedy variety show), Justin Weber Yo-Yo, Jonathan Austin (juggling and magic show) and Rob and Miss Jane (comedy variety show), in addition to musicians, jugglers, clowns, circus performers and psychics. Busker Fest will also feature fantastic local musicians including JP Parsons, Ian Feathers, Pointer Brothers and even students from the high school marching band.
Three anchor stages will offer space for larger acts, with additional performers located along Main Street in downtown Abingdon. Food trucks will be available, and Abingdon’s downtown restaurants will be open for lunch and dinner. Downtown merchants are participating in the festival with sidewalk sales and giveaways, turning all of downtown Abingdon into a carnival atmosphere for the day.
The festival is free, but visitors should plan to bring change so they can show appreciation to their favorite artists with a tip. Volunteers will be available to help make change, and several ATMs are located on Main Street.
Festival maps will be provided at the event; for a sneak peek at some of the artists performing, visit www.mainstreetbuskerfest.com.


The Civic Chorale, the region’s leading independent auditioned choir, will hold auditions for new members beginning at 7:30 PM on Thursday, August 17 in the choir room of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, at the corner of Roan and Market Streets in Johnson City, where the group rehearses. The choir rehearses Thursday nights from 7:30-9:30 PM, and the first rehearsal for the fall season is Thursday, August 24.

Ideal candidates are singers with good sight reading skills who love choral music. Interested singers should contact the conductor, Rod Caldwell, via email at caldwell@ptd.net to schedule an audition. Auditions are private and short (about 10-15 minutes), and involve singing a familiar piece and musical skill assessment. Specific auditions requirements are available on the chorale’s website www.thecivicchorale.org under the “join us” tab.


The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park continues its 2017 Artisan Series of programs with the August theme of “Corn Shuck Dolls,” taught by Brittony Beason. The “Corn Shuck Doll” workshop will be held on Monday, August 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Museum’s Victorian Parlor.

The August workshop instructor, Brittony Beason, has been an interpretive ranger at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park for six years Brittony and her entire family are talented artisans, with father Joey an accomplished story teller and toy maker, and mother Tammie producing beautiful textiles. The Beasons enjoy sharing their skills and knowledge with others to keep the traditions of Appalachia alive.
The fee for the “Corn Shuck Doll” workshop is $15 per person. All supplies and materials are included. Spaces are limited, so register early by calling (276) 523-1322.

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park’s Artisan Series will offer a craft project on the third Monday of every month from March through December, providing visitors with opportunities to create handmade crafts with regional artisans.

For more information about upcoming workshops, please contact the park at (276) 523-1322.


The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park’s Artisan Series will offer a craft project on the third Monday of every month from March through December, providing visitors with opportunities to create handmade crafts with regional artisans.

For more information about upcoming workshops, please contact the park at (276) 523-1322.

The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.


The Adventures in History: “Forts of the Clinch” Bus Tour, offered by the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, brings to life the history of Southwest Virginia.

Regional historian and author Dr. Lawrence Fleenor will lead a day-long bus tour through the Clinch Valley on Saturday, August 19 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. On this journey, participants will travel by bus to Fort Blackmore, Moore’s Fort, Castle’s Wood and other historic sites, following the path of the region’s early pioneers and discovering the alternate route to the Wilderness Road.

Seating for the bus tour is limited, so be sure to call early to reserve your spot. The price for the tour is $25 per person. Participants may purchase their own lunch at Romano’s, or bring their own lunch.

For more information about Adventures in History: “Forts of the Clinch” Bus Tour, or to register, please call the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park at 276-523-1322.


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