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November 21st, 2013 12:50 pm by Entertainment Staff

Best Bets

• Dr. Daryl Carter, an assistant professor and graduate coordinator in the East Tennessee State University Department of History, will present “Jack Kennedy, the Assassination and America: A Lecture on President Kennedy, His Life, His Career and the Crime of the Century” at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard St. Call 434-4450.

• East Tennessee State University’s Storytelling Program, the Division of Theatre and Dance in the Department of Communication and Tale Tellers of ETSU will sponsor a Story Slam at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at The Battery, 601 Spring St., Johnson City. The Slam will allow storytellers in the audience to share tales of giving thanks for something. Stories should be mostly true, related to the theme of  “Thanks for the Memories” and last no longer than 10 minutes. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to $10. The event is not suitable for children. Call 439-7606.

• The Santa Train will roll into downtown Kingsport shortly after 3 p.m., Saturday, following a 110-mile journey that begins in eastern Kentucky and passes through Southwest Virginia before crossing the border into Tennessee. The train will arrive in time to bring up the rear of the Kingsport Christmas Parade. The annual AniMile & Human Race, a one-mile walk/race that serves as a fundraiser for the spay and neuter program of the Sullivan County Humane Society, will be held around 2:45 p.m. in the downtown area.

• Guy Penrod, formerly with Bill Gaither’s Vocal Band, will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol. Tickets range from $20 to $27. Call 274-8920 or 764-4171, or visit

• “Must The Winter Come So Soon,” a collection of opera scenes for the winter season, will be performed by the East Tennessee State University Opera workshop at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and 3 p.m., Sunday in 107 Mathes Hall at ETSU. Tickets are $10 and $5. Call 439-4276.

• Hunter Berry & Friends, featuring Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, will appear at the Carter Family Memorial Music Center, 3340 A.P. Carter Highway in Hiltons, Va., at 3 p.m., Sunday. Doors open at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older, $1 for children ages 7-11, $5 for ETSU students with college ID and free for children 6 and under. Tickets will be available at the door. This performance will be recorded to be released at a future date, so there will be no dancing allowed.

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