Elena Corradino will teach a hands-on class about how to use the art medium of resin. Students will learn techniques to create their own abstract resin coasters. The cost of the class is $98 per person and includes all materials. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 at The Inventor Center, 118 Shelby St., Kingsport, with a 30-minute break for lunch. There will be an additional class on Nov. 13 at the same time and location. Register at www.engagekingsport.com or call 423-392-8414.
Kathy Millhorn Hawk is the new featured artist in the City Hall Gallery’s upcoming exhibit and sale. The gallery show, titled “God’s Canopy,” will showcase a collection of monotype prints and pastels featuring the outdoors, including landscapes and flowers. The “God’s Canopy” exhibition and sale will be on the first floor in the City Hall Gallery at 415 Broad St., Kingsport, through Nov. 29 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 423-392-8414.
Bristol’s Legacy Theatre presents a performance of “Spartacus” with Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet on Nov. 7 at 12:55 p.m. Tickets are $11 and $14. Call 276-446-1016.
The Kingsport Carousel is a totally renovated 1956 Allen Herschell carousel located inside the temperature-controlled “Pal’s Roundhouse” at 350 Clinchfield St. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. All rides are $1.
Jonesborough Toy and Doll Sale and Show will be held Oct. 23 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St., from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vinyl Collectors Show will be held Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Double Tree Hilton, 211 Mockingbird Lane, Johnson City. Admission is $2. Masks are required of all customers and vendors. Come shop for rare vinyl LPs and 45s, plus CDs, music DVDs, memorabilia and more.
The Birthplace of Country Music presents Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring The Steel Wheels, Willi Carlisle, and house band Bill and the Belles Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The show will also stream live on Radio Bristol’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Symphony of the Mountains has moved its “Two Fifths of Beethoven” concert to the Kings-port Farmers Market. Originally scheduled for Oct. 16, the concert will now take place Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. The concert will be presented free of charge, though donations are gratefully accepted. The 45-minute performance will take place rain or shine in the covered open-air market across from Food City at 308 Clinchfield St. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to sit socially distanced from other family groups. There will be a limited number of chairs available on site. For more information call 423-392-8423 or visit www.symphonyofthemountains.org.
The Pro-Art Association welcomes Amythyst Kiah for the W. Campbell Edmonds Concert Series. Kiah will perform Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of the Convocation Center at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are $15, and all students are free to attend. Pro-Art season tickets will be honored for this performance. Due to limited venue capacity, students and season ticket holders are encouraged to make ticket reservations ahead of the event. Interested patrons can purchase tickets and make reservations at proartva.org/amythyst-kiah. Pro-Art requests patrons wear a mask for the duration of the performance.
The next Gardening Seminar Series will be held Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton. Master gardeners Ben Hunter and Vonda Little will discuss fall gardens and winter prep, plus pruning blackberries, raspberries, fruit trees, blueberries and strawberries and late vegetables. The program is free to the public. For more information call 423-543-5808.
The Kingsport Public Library’s annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest is underway. All ages are welcome to show off their pumpkin decorating skills. Once you’ve finished your artistic pumpkin creation, simply take a photo, and send it to email@example.com. Submissions are open through Oct. 18. Voting will take place via Google Forms Oct. 25-29. Winners will be announced on Oct. 31. For more information call 423-229-9489.
October is full of haunted happenings at Kingsport Public Library. Throughout the month, there will be a variety of virtual programs, competitions and activities. Events include Haunted Tri-Cities Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m., Beetlejuice Trivia Oct. 19 at 6 p.m., Haunted Gingerbread Houses Oct. 21 at 4 p.m., and Outdoor STEM Club Spooky Slime Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.. All events can be found at www.kingsportlibrary.org in the Events tab.
The True and Chilling Tales Tour, a history town tour of eerie Jonesborough tales, will take place on Oct. 18, 20, 27, 28 and 31 and Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. through downtown Jonesborough. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at jonesborough.com/tickets. The tour will last an hour. Groups are limited to 16 people. The tours will depart from the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum, located at 116 W. Main St.
Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton will host Scary Stories at Fort Watauga on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. featuring an evening of family-friendly stories, songs and tales. For more information call 423-543-5808.
Main Street Jonesborough will host the sixth annual Brews and Boos in downtown Jonesborough on Oct. 30 from 8-10 p.m. Brews & Boos is set in Storytelling Park with a series of ghost stories featuring world-
renowned storytellers Sheila Arnold, Tim Lowry and Connie Regan-Blake. Gates will open at 7 p.m. with live music. Main Street Café & Catering will serve Depot Street Brewing’s Octoberfest and Loose Caboose as well as a seasonal cider. Concessions will be available. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets due to ground seating only. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at Jonesborough.com/boos or by calling 423-753-1010.
The Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table will host a program Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Renaissance Center Little Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport. Historian Gordon Rhea will speak on “J.E.B. Stuart’s mortal wounding at Yellow Tavern and the impact on the Army of Northern Virginia.” The program is free, and doors open at 6 p.m. Face masks are optional.
Exchange Place will host its first Heritage Autumn Sunday Oct. 17 from 2- 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, with children under 12 admitted free. All proceeds go toward the care of the farm’s resident animals and the continued restoration and preservation of the site, located at 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport. Three prominent craftspeople will be displaying their skills. And some of Exchange’s Place’s resident animals will be accessible for a “meet-and-greet” in the 1851 barn. For more information call 423-288-6071 or visit https://www.exchangeplace.info.
The Chester Inn Museum presents History Happy Hour at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. On Oct. 21, Roberta Pipitone will present “19th Century Mourning Jewelry and Customs.” For more information visit www.heritageall.org.
The Netherland Inn offers tours on Saturdays and Sundays through October at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for youth ages 7-17. Tours will begin at the visitors center off the parking lot behind the inn at 2144 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport. Weekday group tours may be arranged by calling 423-245-5549.
Join the Kingsport Public Library for a Tuesday morning walking group this fall. Participants will meet in the library’s parking lot and get moving with a walk downtown. Strollers, kids and friendly dogs welcome. Walks will be held Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. through October, weather permitting. For more information call 423-224-2539.
Adults are invited to pick up a Murder After Dark mystery pack from the Kingsport Public Library starting Oct. 18, while supplies last. No matter the town, your neighbors aren’t always what they seem. In this picturesque town, they seem to be turning on each other. Can you figure out which of your neighbors is a cold-blooded killer? These Mystery Packs will be available at the library’s Circulation desk.
Bristol’s Legacy Theatre presents a performance of Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” from the Metropolitan Opera on Oct. 23 at 12:55 p.m. Ticket prices are $22.05 and $24.15. Call 276-446-1016.
Hands On! Discovery Center is an all-ages science center that offers a guest experience that includes fun, interactive programs and immersive, STEM-based exhibits for the whole family as well as exhibits and information about the Gray Fossil Site, an active fossil dig site dating back 5 million years. Operating hours during October are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Paleo tours are offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 per person with general admission ($11). Tickets may be purchased at https://
“A Spot on the Hill,” the original, research-based play returns this October to the Old Jonesborough Cemetery. Performances will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 16, 22 and 23. There will be 2 p.m. matinee performances on Oct. 16 and 23. Tickets are $8. To purchase tickets, call 423-753-1010 or visit jonesborough.com/tickets. All performances will be outdoors. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the show will be canceled and audience members will be notified in advance. Audience members should arrive 15 minutes prior to show time. Parking is available at the First Baptist Church and downtown. A golf cart courtesy shuttle will be available for guests who need it. This program is not suggested for children less than 10 years of age.
The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will host an Autumn Leaf Rail Excursion through the scenic Hiwassee River Gorge of East Tennessee Oct. 16. Passengers will board the train in Delano, Tennessee, at 11:30 a.m. for a 12:01 p.m. departure. Tickets are $92 for adults and $82 for children 2-12. Tickets can be ordered online at www.wataugavalleynrhs.com.
The George L. Carter Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and East Tennessee State University’s George L. Carter Railroad Museum will sponsor a scenic train excursion and riverboat cruise to Knoxville on Oct. 30. Tickets must be purchased no later than Oct. 15. The cost is $95 for adults, $85 for children 3-12, and free for ages 2 and under. Fees include bus transportation to and from Knoxville, a 90-minute train ride and a luncheon cruise on the Tennessee paddlewheel riverboat The Star of Knoxville. Ticket order forms and liability waivers are available at memrr.org. For more information call 423-639-3966.
The Kingsport Model Trains Project and Engage Kingsport will present a representation of the Santa Train on the first and third Saturdays of each month at their new location at 1113 Lynn Garden Drive (the former hardware building). The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Represented are all the communities of the Santa Train like Elkhorn City, Dante, St. Paul, Clinchco and Kingsport. For more information visit Kingsportmodeltrainsproject on Facebook or call 423-502-5359.
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