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Best Bets for weekend entertainment

April 4th, 2014 8:40 am by Entertainment Staff

Best Bets for weekend entertainment

Take a look at some of the local entertainment options coming up this weekend. 

* The King University Bands will present a joint concert of the 250 Jazz Ensemble and the King University Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m., Friday at the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol. Admission is $5 for the general public and free to students and faculty presenting a King ID.

* The 28th Annual Spring Doll Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. The show will feature Barbies, estate collections, appraisals and a book signing by Gene Foote. Call Debbie Merritt at 677-3501.

* Natural Tunnel State Park in Duffield, Va., will host "Wildflower Hike and Photography" beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday in the Visitor Center parking lot. Bring a camera, wildflower ID book and water. No flip-flops, crocs, sandals or backless shoes are permitted. Call (276) 940-1643.

* Volunteers are needed for the 2014 field season at East Tennessee State University's Gray Fossil Site, and an orientation for anyone interested in volunteering will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at the museum. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist with excavations at the Gray Fossil Site. Participants will be required to complete a training program in the preparation lab at the museum before being permitted to dig to ensure consistency in methods. Call (866) 202-6223 or visit

* The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra will end its 2013-2014 season at 7:30 p.m., Saturday with its Mary B. Martin Memorial Concert. This year, John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, joins Music Director and Conductor Robert J. Seebacher and the orchestra at this annual tribute, sponsored by James Martin. The concert will be held in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Milligan College's Seeger Chapel. Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors (65+) and $10 for students. For more information, visit or call 926-8742.

* Warriors' Path State Park will host its 35th annual Spring Nature Festival this weekend. The event will feature seminars taught by professionals, and walks guided by trained naturalists. Each will highlight a different area of natural history and a different part of the park. The event will begin at 7 p.m., Friday and conclude on Sunday morning. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call Marty Silver at 239-8531 or 239-6786, or send email to

* Greyscale, East Tennessee State University's new jazz-pop fusion vocal ensemble, will present its major concert of the spring, "Shades of Grey," on Saturday and Sunday in the D.P. Culp University Center's Martha Street Culp Auditorium. They will be joined by Spectrum. The BucsWorth Men's Choir and the ETSU Women's Choir will make guest appearances on the program. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with valid ID and children under 12, and may be purchased in advance at or at the door. Call 439-4276.

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