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BPL's — Discovery Series — Author David Baldacci

May 27, 2010
Author David Baldacci will be at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 27th at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2010 Discovery Series. Private Meet & Greet Tickets with reserved seating to the presentation available for $50 each. General admission free, if space available.

David Baldacci was born in Virginia, where he currently resides. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Baldacci practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., as both a trial and corporate attorney. He has published seventeen novels. His works have been in numerous worldwide magazines, newspapers, journals, and publications. Baldacci has authored seven original screenplays. His books have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries. All of his books have been national and international bestsellers. Over 90 million copies of Mr. Baldacci's books are in print worldwide. David Baldacci's books have been publicly discussed and/or read by everyone from Howard Stern and Don Imus to Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, from George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton to Charlie Rose and Larry King.

Wish You Well is strongly linked to Baldacci's maternal family history in Southwest Virginia. In researching for this book, he spent countless hours talking with his mother, who spent her first seventeen years on the "high rock" and learning its lifelong lessons. Baldacci’s philanthropy ‘The Wish You Well Foundation’ is named after the novel and supports family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

For more information, please call (276)821-6148 or visit www.bristol-library.org


Painting Class at Blowfish Emporium

May 27, 2010
Thursday night, May 27, 2010

The Grape Easel is an experience dedicated to combining fellowship and enjoyment with artistic creation and expression. When you attend a Grape Easel event, you, your friends and family will each be provided with a canvas, paints and brushes with which you will then create your very own masterpiece. Providing experienced art instructors, The Grape Easel highlights one painting per event which you and your comrades will be guided step-by-step how to recreate, while still allowing you to explore your own artistic expression.

Be advised that NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! The Grape Easel events are located in blowfish emporium in order to offer its apprentices a casual environment in which to create, as well as offer an inviting space for friends to mingle with one another while they delve into their own interpretations of the featured piece. We are sure you will walk away with not only a beautiful work of art, but a memorable experience! These events are open to even the most inexperienced novice painter. Whether you’re an accountant or a carpenter, a teacher or doctor- we will open up the artist within you.

The Grape Easel… Helping Joe Blow Create Van Gogh!

The feature painting for this class is "Play That Sax". Painting events start @ 6PM and are $30+tax per person (includes EVERYTHING- canvas, paint, tools & instruction- You just show up!) This is NOT a painting class. It is very relaxed & informal. The point is to have fun & allow yourself the option to get as creative as you want. NO SKILL IS REQUIRED, really!

*Pre-registration is suggested, 276-644-1428 or info@blowfishemporium.com. Minimum of 5 people or event is cancelled. If cancelled, notice will be posted on Facebook & Twitter. For more information, please visit our website at www.blowfishemporium.com


Downtown Bristol Blog

Bristol Named as Tree City USA Community

May 27, 2010
The Arbor Day Foundation recently congratulated Bristol on being named a Tree City USA community for 2009. This is the twenty-second year Bristol has earned this national designation.
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SUMMER ACTIVITIES HAVE ARRIVED ON TENNESSEE'S MAIN STREETS

May 27, 2010
Main Street Program Touts Special Events, Farmer’s Markets to Promote Historic Downtowns
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Upcoming Events

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

April 29 - May 27, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Pottery for Youth

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One of a Kind Art Classes — Thursday Pottery

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"Artists of Bristol Library's Atelier" Exhibition

May 01 - 31, 2010

Painting Class at Blowfish Emporium

May 27, 2010

David Baldacci, Contemporary Author

May 27, 2010

Hot Southern Nights at The Downtown Center

May 27, 2010

Levon at Machiavelli's

May 27, 2010

Swing into Spring at Bristol Ballet

May 28, 2010

Downtown Celebrate Bristol Car Cruies-In at Tri Summit Bank

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Oddly Well at Machiavelli's

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DJ Scotty at Machiavelli's

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State Street Farmer's Market

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Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

May 29, 2010

Bill Gatton Honda Memorial Freedom 5K Run

May 29, 2010

Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery to Feature "Roots & Sprouts" Watercolor Exhibit in June

June 01, 2010

Bluegrass Nights at the Downtown Center

June 01, 2010

Wine Down Wednesday

June 02, 2010

Hot Southern Nights at The Downtown Center

June 03, 2010

'Grease' Comes to Theatre Bristol Stage

June 04 - 20, 2010

Border Bash...Because It's Great on State

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JIMMY W. JOHNSON, "SPIRIT OF ELVIS"

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Downtown Celebrate Bristol Car Cruise-In at Tri Summit Bank

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Swing Lessons at Bristol Ballet

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"CASH REVISITED"

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