Ballet

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.

Birding

Birding Kingsport, the Fred J. Alsop III Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, will meet Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Eastman Recreation Area Shelter 9, 404 Bays Mountain Park Road. The program, “Mysterious Moths,” will be presented by Larry McDaniel. Birding Kingsport welcomes guests and new members. For more information email birdingkingsport@gmail.com

Carousel

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.

Concerts

The Pro-Art Association welcomes the Jeff Little Trio for performances Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lee Theatre in Pennington Gap, Virginia, and Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Park Avenue Theater in Norton, Virginia. General admission tickets are $10 at the door for both performances, and all students are free to attend. Pro-Art season tickets will be honored for these performances. Season tickets can be purchased at www.proartva.org, in person at any show, or by calling 276-376-4520. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, please wear a mask for the duration of the performance.

Symphony of the Mountains’ official chorus, the Voices of the Mountains, will perform at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. This concert is part of the symphony’s 75th anniversary season. Tickets are on sale at the symphony office or website. Admission is $20 for adults. Children and students are admitted free of admission. Attendees are encouraged to be masked and parties seated at least 6 feet apart. Visit www.symphonyofthemountains.org or call 423-392-8423.

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.

Halloween

October is full of haunted happenings at the Kingsport Public Library. Throughout the month, there will be a variety of virtual programs, competitions and activities. Events include 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. 27, 28 and 31 and Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. throughout 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.

Carters Valley Volunteer Fire Department will host a Haunted Forest at Station 1, 5740 Carters Valley Road, from 8 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 29 and 30.

LampLight Theatre’s will present “Boo Who?” at The Emporium Oct. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. Hear the history of downtown Kingsport and learn of strange happenings that still occur today. Guests will also enjoy a full barbecue dinner and try to solve a mystery with clues that they gather throughout the show. A historical tour of downtown

Kingsport will occur after dinner. Once the walking tour has concluded, guests will return to LampLight’s Emporium for seasonal desserts and hot beverages and to see who has solved the mystery. Tickets are $30. For reservations call 423-343-1766 or visit www.lamplighttheatre.com.

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.

Norton’s Halloween Spooktacular Table Trick-or-Treat event will take place on a closed section of Park Avenue (between 7th and 8th streets) on Oct. 30 starting at 6 p.m. There will be music, a costume contest, kids activities, food, beer and wine garden and candy for the kids. Similar to a trunk-or-treat but with tables instead of vehicles, kids can go around decorated tables and receive candy.

Exchange Place will host a virtual Witches Wynd through Oct. 31. Log on to witcheswynd.com and experience tales of the macabre, the paranormal and the unexplained, all from the comfort of your home. Exchange Place is suggesting a donation of $10, which can be paid at the time of viewing with any major credit card. For more information call 423-288-6071.

Heritage

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.

Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton will host Living History Weekends at Fort Watauga on Nov. 6, 7, 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 2-4 p.m. Stop in for an afternoon visit at Fort Watauga and join a member of the interpretive staff as they demonstrate a particular aspect of colonial frontier life.

Local living history group Walk in Their Boots is hosting its 10th annual All Era Military Timeline Nov. 6 and 7 at Tipton Haynes Historic Site in Johnson City. The event honors the service and sacrifice of American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. This living history event features military impressions, encampments, military vehicles, battle re-creations and weapons demos. It is a free event open to the public and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. To ensure the well-being of all participants, the wearing of masks and maintaining social distance when possible is encouraged. For more information go to www.militarywalk.us

Library fun

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 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.

The Kingsport Public Library has updated its StoryWalk in Glen Bruce Park for Haunted Happenings month. The new StoryWalk book is “Creepy Carrots” by Aaron Reynolds. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots and eats them all the time until the carrots start following him. Help Jasper figure out if the carrots are really following him as you walk around Glen Bruce Park. For more information call 423-229-9489.

The Kingsport Public Library invites adults to join an outdoor meeting of the After Hours Book Club on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in Glen Bruce Park. October’s book selection is Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Locus Award-

winning novel “Mexican Gothic.” Bring a picnic blanket and some takeout to enjoy dinner while discussing this New York Times bestseller. In the event of poor weather, this event will be held online via Google Meet. Call 423-224-2539.

Nature

An Owl Prowl Hike will be held at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City on Oct. 27. Meet at the park’s Robert Young Cabin, 4137 Bristol Highway, as the sun sets for a short talk about owls then a leisurely walk along the park’s wooded trails. Using specific owl calls, park naturalists hope to locate some of the owls that live in the park. This free event will be held from 6:15-7:45 p.m. All ages are welcome, and registration is not required. Flashlights are recommended. For more information call 423-283-5821.

Theater

“Disney’s Descendants: The Musical” is being performed on the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre stage. Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, “Disney’s Descendants: The Musical” is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films. Shows run Thursday through Sunday through Oct. 31. Tickets are $17 general admission and $15 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets call 423-753-1010 or visit jonesboroughtheatre.com. The theater is located at 125.5 W. Main St., Jonesborough. Masks are requested for all patrons attending performances.

LampLight Theatre will present “Charnel House’’ through Oct. 31. Due to its true-to-life situations and scary images, this show is rated PG-13. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. General admission seating is $12. No reservations are necessary, but they are recommended to guarantee times and seating. For reservations contact the LampLight box office at 423-343-1766 or visit www.lamplighttheatre.com.

Trains

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.

For more information call

423-502-5359.

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