Events

If you would like your local event listed here, please send it to psa@wtfm.com

Or add it yourself to our Community Calendar



It’s time for Bingo at the Bristol Public Library!

We have loved having you join us for BPL Book Bingo, so we’ve decided to take our game to the next level by adding a Bingo Night to our schedule. Join us on Tuesday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. for Bingo at the BPL!

No registration is necessary. Just drop in to the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room for an entire evening of free bingo games and family-friendly fun. We’ll have some snacks available and small prizes for our bingo winners!


Nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to a birding event at Hungry Mother State Park on Saturday, February 17th. Free breakfast starts at 8 am. The birding program begins at 9 am.

Park interpreters will explain how to identify birds and help you get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Kids will learn about birding and even make a bird feeder to take home. Come dressed for a short hike as you’ll be heading to the woods to count birds!

There is no charge. Call Hungry Mother State Park for details: 276-781-7413.


Are you looking for a unique volunteer opportunity for 2018? Join the Literacy Council of Kingsport in building a stronger community through the power of literacy by tutoring adults who need to improve their literacy skills in order to achieve their individual goals. Volunteers can tutor during the day or evening for as little as one hour a week.

A free training for new adult tutors will be held on Saturday, February 3 at the Kingsport Public Library with a required tutor orientation and self-paced study to be completed prior to the training. The deadline for registration is Monday, January 29. The required one-hour tutor orientation will be held at various times from January 17 to January 29.

For more information, please call the Literacy Council of Kingsport at (423) 392-4643 or email lckingsport@gmail.com. Visit literacycouncilofkingsport.org.


Have you ever wondered where the next generation of engineers, technicians and researchers are being inspired and prepared? The disciplines of math and science require years of study and the rewards can seem far away. The Golden Raiders Winter Classic robotics tournament will he held at Sullivan North High School on Saturday, January 27. Twenty six teams of Middle School and High School student will demonstrate their skills in designing, building and programming a robot to complete a simple task. The excitement created by their creativity give them the inspiration to use the math and science in building their robot.

The event starts at 9 AM, but the competition for Tournament Champion should run from 1 to 4PM.  For additional information please contact  lucas.carr@sullivank12.net 

https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/RE-VRC-17-4625.html


Join Friends of Roan Mountain on Saturday, February 17th at Roan Mountain State Park for a winter celebration of the Roan Highlands! For 11 years the Winter Naturalists’ Rally has drawn hardy nature enthusiasts from far & wide to Roan Mountain on the Saturday closest to Valentine’s Day. Top naturalists volunteer their time and energy to make the event both enjoyable and educational for people of all ages.

SATURDAY MORNING PROGRAM (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

Roan Mountain State Park, Conference Center

http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/roan-mountain

FOR REGISTRATION FORM: http://www.friendsofroanmtn.org/2018%20Winter%20Rally%20Brochure.pdf
ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://formsmarts.com/form/1xi5?mode=h5

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: Richard Broadwell, Winter Rally Program Director, (828) 989-8010; rbroadwell@gmail.com


Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park  

Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps

Saturdays                     10:00 am – 12 pm

The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades.  This group is open to anyone ages 13 & up.  Musical experience is welcome but not necessary; just come with a willingness to learn.  Lessons are free of charge, just call and let us know you’re coming!

The Liberty Spinners

Happy New Year!  Join us again in April 2018!

This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November).

 

Workshop:  How to make a Regency Bonnet and Hat Box

Instructors:  Donna Horowitz and Scott Pruitt

Saturday, January 27       10 am – 3 pm

Bonnet – $15.00 includes supplies

Hat Box – $10.00 includes supplies

Create a faux Regency bonnet and hat box in this fun class! You can choose to make both or just one of the two.  These hat boxes are great for men’s hats also.  Bring a lunch.

 Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang

Sunday, January 28     1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month.  Old time musicians of all levels are welcome.  Don’t play and instrument?  Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!

Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps

Saturdays                                                                                            10:00 am – 12 pm

The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades.  This group is open to anyone ages 13 & up.  Musical experience is welcome but not necessary; just come with a willingness to learn.  Lessons are free of charge, just call and let us know you’re coming!

Raised Bed Gardening                                                         

Instructor: Ben Hunter

Saturday, February 3                                                        9 am – Noon

Cost:    No Charge – Registration is NOT necessary for this session

It’s not too early to be planning & building your spring garden. Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams!  Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners

An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society

Sunday, February 4                      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome!  The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.  Coffee & hot cocoa provided.

The Liberty Spinners

Join us again in April 2018!

This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November).

Workshop: Watermedia Painting Class

Instructor: Barbara Jernigan

Saturday, February 10                  9:00 am – Noon

Cost:  $12 (student brings supplies) or $20 (supplies provided)

Come and paint with watercolors and acrylics on paper! The possibilities are endless.  It may be a snowy landscape, spring flowers, a mountain vista, or maybe even a selfie.  Photo references or tracings will be provided.  Paint your own composition or follow along with the instructor. Students with supplies may use watercolors, acrylics or fluid acrylics on paper. 

Watauga Valley Art League Meeting and Program

Sunday, February 11                        1:30 pm

This monthly meeting is open to all!  Each month a unique program is planned that ranges from talks, to demos, to hands on projects.  

An Early 19th Century Formal Sweetheart Tea!

Sunday, February 18             2:00 – 4:00 pm

Cost: Adults: $12.00 per person or $20.00 per couple

6 to 12 years: $8.00 per person

February is a month for sweethearts, so the Sabine Hill Social Society has planned a fun afternoon of refreshments and entertainment.  Our historically inspired event will have an early 19th century flavor in keeping with the history of recently opened Sabine Hill.  Our featured entertainment will be professional harpist, Frieda Winter. Menu includes coffee, tea, finger foods, appetizers, and pastries served by interpreters in period attire. Space is limited so please call 423-543-5808 to pre-register.

Audition for Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals!

Sunday, February 25, 2018                       2:00 pm

Passionate about our heritage?  Interested in performing in Tennessee’s official outdoor drama? Audition for this fun and unique interpretation of the American Revolution as told by the Overmountain Men: colonists who defied British law and settled on Cherokee lands. This performance takes place here at Sycamore Shoals, the last three weekends of July.  

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang

Sunday, February 25                    1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month.  Old time musicians of all levels are welcome.  Don’t play and instrument?  Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!

Traditional Arts Workshops

To join one or more classes, you must register in advance by

calling 423-543-5808 and pre-pay. 

If you would like to receive updated information throughout the year, please send your email address to jennifer.bauer@tn.gov 

 


If you would like your local event listed here, please send it to psa@wtfm.com

Or add it yourself to our Community Calendar