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Downtown Planting! How Fun!

May 12, 2010
YOU ARE INVITED TO ASSIST WITH PLANTING FLOWERS IN THE CONTAINERS IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRISTOL. VOLUNTEERS WILL MEET AT THE DOWNTOWN CENTER AT NOON on FRIDAY THE 14th!

If you have any questions, please contact Keep Bristol Beautiful at (423) 989-4850 or email gyates@bristolchamber.org.


Cha-Cha Lessons at the Bristol Ballet

May 12, 2010
The Bristol Ballet will be offering Cha-Cha lessons at their studios on 628 Cumberland Street on May 14. Instructor Ashby Dickerson will guide the class through the basic steps of theCha-Chafrom 7:30 to 8:30 with social and dancingimmediately following the class. Thecost is $10 per person and refreshments will be provided.

JLB's 2nd Annual Caterpillar Carnival!


K.C. the Caterpillar & The Smith's
May 12, 2010
Junior League of Bristol to Hold Caterpillar Crawl Carnival on May 15

In keeping with its commitment to reading and literacy, the Junior League of Bristol will hold the 2nd Annual Caterpillar Crawl Carnival on Saturday, May 15, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in downtown Bristol. The family friendly event celebrates a downtown scavenger hunt inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the classic children’s book by Eric Carle.

Scavengers are provided a list of clues and a map as they search along State Street for ten bronze caterpillar statues created by local artist Val Lyle. The statues depict the caterpillar in different situations as seen in The Very Hungry Caterpillar book.

The Caterpillar Crawl begins at the State Street Farmer’s Market and will culminate with a Caterpillar Crawl Carnival at the Bristol Public Library, located at 701 Goode St. in Bristol, Va. The carnival will feature games, balloons, snacks, a butterfly exhibit, a visit by KC the Caterpillar, and a book reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There will also be a clay table, where Lyle will help children sculpt their very own statues to take home with them. All of the activities are open to the public and free of charge.

“We’re so excited to celebrate the second anniversary of the Caterpillar Crawl in downtown Bristol,” said Katy Sikorski, president of the Junior League of Bristol. “The community’s response to it has been overwhelming and we’d love to have each and every family in our area to come out and celebrate with us.”

The Caterpillar Crawl is one of the Junior League of Bristol’s latest signature projects and provides multiple benefits to the community, said Sikorski. “The Junior League is proud to support a project that not only promotes reading and literacy but also draws families to downtown Bristol. It’s also a zero cost activity, and that’s something that families can really appreciate, especially in this challenging economy.”

Since the Caterpillar Crawl is a permanent fixture in downtown Bristol, families who are not able to join the fun on May 15 can still “do the Crawl” at any time. Would-be scavengers can simply visit www.jlbristol.org/caterpillar to download the clue brochure before heading downtown to start their search.

The Caterpillar Crawl is sponsored by the Junior League of Bristol, the City of Bristol, Tennessee, the City of Bristol Virginia, and Believe in Bristol. For more information on the Junior League of Bristol or the Caterpillar Crawl, please visit www.jlbristol.org/caterpillar.


Downtown Bristol Blog

Burger Bar is REOPEN!


By Andre Teague/Bristol Herald Courier
May 12, 2010
By Mac McLean | Reporter / Bristol Herald Courier Published: May 8, 2010
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White Dog Papery is OPEN!

May 12, 2010
Love paper? WE DO! We offer a wide selection of Chic invitations, announcements, notecards, stationary & gift wrap! Stop by and check out the latest designs!
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AiPP — Outdoor Sculpture Competition 2010


Debaris Tumpkin — Located in the Downtown Center
May 12, 2010
The cities of Bristol, TN/VA, are accepting submissions from sculptors for our fifth Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Up to ten works will be selected for a one-year exhibition in downtown Bristol, TN/VA. A $1000 stipend will be awarded to each of the artists chosen.
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10 REASONS TO BUY YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES AT YOUR LOCAL FARMER'S MARKET

May 12, 2010
1. Buying Locally
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Upcoming Events

One of a Kind Art Classes — Amazing Soft Pastel

April 27 - May 25, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Drawing for Youth

April 27 - May 25, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Tuesday Pottery

April 27 - May 25, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Wednesday Daytime Fabric Design and Batik

April 28 - May 26, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Wednesday Daytime Pottery

April 28 - May 26, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Experience Fabric Design and Batik

April 29 - May 27, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Thursday Pottery

April 29 - May 27, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Pottery for Youth

April 29 - May 27, 2010

"Artists of Bristol Library's Atelier" Exhibition

May 01 - 31, 2010

Wine Down Wednesdays

May 12, 2010

Warner on Your Corner

May 12, 2010

Artisan Trail Press Conference and Unveiling

May 12, 2010

Hot Southern Nights at The Downtown Center

May 13, 2010

Painting Class at Blowfish Emporium

May 13, 2010

Levon at Machiavelli's

May 13, 2010

Old Fat and Sloe at Machiavelli's

May 14, 2010

Cha-Cha Lessons at the Bristol Ballet

May 14, 2010

Mountain Youth Drama will perform at Theatre Bristol's ARTspace

May 14, 2010

Downtown Planting

May 14, 2010

Downtown Celebrate Bristol Car Cruise-in at Tri Summit Bank

May 14, 2010

State Street Farmer's Market

May 15, 2010

Folk Soul Revival at Machiavelli's

May 15, 2010

Caterpillar Crawl Carnival

May 15, 2010

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

May 15, 2010

BALLET ARTS ACADEMY presents THE MOTHER GOOSE SUITE

May 16, 2010

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