Saint Paul’s Christmas Dinner
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kingsport will host its annual Christmas Day dinner for anyone in the community wanting to enjoy a festive meal with others. Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings are provided by Holston Valley Medical Center, with home-baked desserts made by Saint Paul’s parishioners. The meal is served from 3 – 5 pm on Dec. 25 in the church parish hall on the corner of Watauga St. and Ravine Rd. There is no charge to attend, and all are welcome.
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The “Limited Edition” band will be playing our favorite fun dance music on the 4th Friday of this month, December 23rd, at the Jonesborough Visitors Center located at 117 Boone St. If you have never visited this dance, this is the one you won’t want to miss! While it is billed as a Ballroom Dance, a variety of music is played from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s that provides enjoyable dance opportunities for everyone…can you still do the Twist? Also, Line Dance Sessions are offered at 6:30 and during the break. The dance goes from 7:00-10:00 pm and cost is only $6.00. For additional information call 423-943-4190. If you would like to receive a monthly email listing of local dances simply send an email request to email@example.com.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church 36th Annual Christmas Dinner
Emmanuel Episcopal Church will once again open its doors to the community for the Annual Christmas Dinner. Emmanuel has welcomed the community to this event for 35 years. This year the Christmas celebration will be Sunday, December 25 from 4:00-6:00 pm, 700 Cumberland Street, Bristol, Virginia, and will include all the traditional holiday dinner trimmings.
Reservations are not necessary and there is no fee for the dinner. Just bring your family and friends and some holiday spirit to share. We welcome everyone to partake in the joy of Christmas as we share a wonderful meal and a fun-filled evening of fellowship, entertainment, and caroling.
For additional information please contact Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 276-669-9488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching on The Crooked Road Course Offered at WCC
The rich history and musical traditions of Southwest Virginia will be examined in a Wytheville Community College course designed to provide K-12 teachers with the materials and methods they need to incorporate “The Crooked Road” into their lesson plans. This will be a hybrid course involving both in-class and online instruction.
Teaching on the Crooked Road will be taught by David Winship, a retired public school teacher and former curator/education Director for Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music (BCM). Winship developed the Living Legacies program of the BCM for the Library of Congress Folklife Collection and has provided the Smithsonian Institution with traditional music materials.
The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail supports tourism and economic development in Southwest Virginia by celebrating and preserving this Appalachian region’s unique musical and cultural heritage. The Trail itself covers 330 miles and connects Rocky Mount in Franklin County to Breaks Interstate Park in Dickenson County.
The class will meet for on the third Saturday of the beginning months of 2017 (January through May) from 1 – 9 p.m. at Wytheville Community College and will include attendance at WCC’s Old Time and Bluegrass Jamboree from 7 –9 p.m. There will be one Saturday field trip to the two country music museums in Bristol and the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA. The cost is $225.00.
Music instruction is not a core element of the course and it is not necessary to play an instrument to participate. This course is offered through Wytheville Community College – Workforce Development. For further information, contact Perry Hughes, Director, Workforce Development, at email@example.com or 276-223-4757.
Gray Fossil Site & Museum January Calendar of Events
Now – Sunday, January 15th
Celebrate Miner’s Day by learning about the link between coal and fossils. Get an up close and personal look by examining coal specimens and core samples. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
Tuesday, January 17th – Sunday, February 19th
Our love of fossils will never go extinct, and we hope yours won’t either! Join us and discover why we love the fossil specimens found right here in our “backyard” and why they have a special place in our hearts. Programs announced periodically throughout each day. 1212 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN 37615. 423-439-3659.
MPCC to offer Finding Mindfulness Through Meditation class
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a free course on Finding Mindfulness Through Meditation for ages 12 and older on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 10. From 3:30-5 p.m., participants will have a safe, comfortable space to meditate.
Please register in person at Memorial Park Community Center, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please call 423-434-5749.