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Attention Downtown Merchants and Property Owners

April 13, 2011
Believe in Bristol is hosting a quarterly Downtown Informational Meeting

When: Wednesday, April, 13, 2011
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Bristol Public Library
701 Goode Street
Bristol, VA

Questions: Contact Christina Blevins, Executive Director for Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2200

Agenda to include information on:

I. Welcome — Sarah Hull — President, Believe in Bristol Board of Directors

II. Downtown Gift Card Program — Marjorie Tester and Travis Merrell
a. Survey

III. Google "Claim Your Business" Campaign — Ben Collins, The Bliss Agency

IV. Downtown Arts and Entertainment District Update — Jerry Goodpasture — Chair, A&ED
a. Inaugural Event
b. Gallery Hop
c. Art Camp

V. Downtown Update — Christina Blevins and Katherine Bowman
a. Downtown Loft Tour
b. Street Lights on VA side
c. Border Bash
d. Website Calendar
e. Informational Quarterly Merchant Meetings

VP, Director of the HarperCollins Speakers at Bureau, Jamie Brickhouse, to attend Discovery Series lecture

April 13, 2011
The Bristol Public Library is proud to announce Jamie Brickhouse, Vice President, Director of the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau (HCSB), will be visiting the Bristol community to observe and participate in the Bristol Public Library’s 2011 Discovery Series.

HCSB is the premiere speaker’s bureau for authors, and a division of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. Headquartered in New York, the company is a subsidiary of News Corporation; a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, and mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement, HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand, and generate additional business opportunities

Mr. Brickhouse has been involved with HarperCollins for five years. During his time, he has taken notice of the authors, news journalists, and other great speakers that the Discovery Series has brought into the Bristol area. During his stay, Brickhouse will be attending the 2nd Annual Spring Gala on Friday, April 15th, as well as the presentation by Dorothea Benton Frank at the Bristol Public Library on Saturday, April 16th. Brickhouse will see firsthand how library programs are promoted to the communities of Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia. He will meet several of our community members who put tremendous time and effort into sustaining our public library.

“It has been my pleasure to work with the Bristol Public Library and Foundation Director, Anita Machado, to bring a diverse range of renowned authors to this community,” said Brickhouse. “As a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, I am extremely impressed with Bristol Library’s Discovery Series and will be using it as an example for libraries around the country to promote literacy.”
By observing the Discovery Series, Brickhouse will be able to see how it is used to promote a culture of literacy and lifelong learning in Bristol by increasing the use of and appreciation of library services.

Downtown Bristol Blog

Clothesline Project

April 23, 2011
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Crisis Center has organized The Clothesline Project to honor women and men who have been affected by sexual and domestic violence. The Clothesline Project works to create awareness about these issues; it celebrates those who have survived, and remembers those who lost their lives due to such violence. Join us and enjoy local music, food vendors and make t-shirts that reflect your experience or... the experience of a loved-one. The event is free of charge. Donations are appreciated and will go to the sexual assault program at the Crisis Center.
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Bristol Youth Council Candidate Forum

April 19, 2011
Bristol Youth Council is holding a candidate forum for Bristol TN City School Board candidates on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 to 8 pm at the YWCA. This event will be led by the high school students who are Youth Council members. All are welcome to attend to hear what candidates for Bristol TN City School Board think about education and school issues.

"IN THE PINK" fundraiser at Troutdale Dinning Room

April 16, 2011
Please join us on April 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm at The Troutdale Dining Room for the "In the Pink" fund-raiser benefitting Bristol Ballet. Heavy appetizers, beer and wine will be served. "Themed dinners" will be auctioned at 7 pm. $60 single ticket/ $100 per couple. Limited availability. For reservations, please call The Troutdale 423.217.1201, ext 4

City of Bristol Virginia to Reveal Economic Development Forecast

April 15, 2011
The City of Bristol, Virginia will host a media conference on Friday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers, located at City Hall, 300 Lee Street.
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Virginia Intermont College Alumni Weekend

April 15, 2011
Alumni from all classes and their families are invited to the campus of Virginia Intermont College for Alumni Weekend April 15-17. The celebration will include a welcome reception, a barbecue picnic and theatre and art events. There will also be opportunities for equine networking, alumni basketball, guided tours of historic downtown Bristol, a traditional Spring Ball at the Bristol Train Station and much more. A complete schedule of activities is available at www.vic.edu or, for more information, call (276) 466-7930.
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Second Annual Spring Gala for Bristol Public Library

April 15, 2011
The Bristol Public Library Foundation cordially invites you to its 2nd Annual Spring Gala "Low Country Summer Night" featuring author Dorothea Benton Frank on Friday April 15 at 6:30 pm at the Bristol Train Station. Ticket price is $75 per person and includes drinks, dinner and dancing. To purchase tickets, please call 276-821-6148.

King College presents PIPPIN at The Paramount

April 13, 2011
King College’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts will present the Broadway classic, Pippin with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. The production opens Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm in the Paramount Center for the Arts and runs Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 pm, Friday, April 15 at 8:00 pm, and Saturday, April 16 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10.00 for Adults, $7.50 for Senior Citizens, and $5.00 for Students and will be available at the Paramount Box Office. For more information contact Elizabeth Dollar at 423-652-4839.
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Griffith Announces Town Hall Meeting

April 13, 2011
GRIFFITH ANNOUNCES TOWN HALL MEETING WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced today that he will host a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, April 19th at 5:30 p.m. in Bristol. The Town Hall will be held jointly with Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) at the Paramount Theatre. During the event, Congressman Griffith will discuss many important issues facing our country and take questions from constituents. This Town Hall is open to the public.
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Upcoming Events

Virgie R. Fleenor April Art Exhibit

April 01 - 30, 2011

Music, Storytelling, Art at State Street Gallery

April 01 - 30, 2011

Wednesday Day Pottery Classes at One of a Kind Gallery

April 13, 2011

Bristol Public Library Anniversary Celebration

April 13, 2011

Hoop class at Theatre Bristol

April 13, 2011

King College presents PIPPIN at The Paramount Center

April 13, 2011

Make the most of your Virginia is for Lovers Marketing Power

April 13, 2011

Wednesday Day Pastel Drawing Class at One of a Kind Gallery

April 13, 2011

Warner on Your Corner

April 13, 2011

Teen Book Club at Bristol Public Library

April 13, 2011

Wine Down Wednesdays

April 13, 2011

King College presents PIPPIN at The Paramount

April 14, 2011

Pottery for Youth Class at One of a Kind Gallery

April 14, 2011

Meet the Candidate

April 14, 2011

Thursday Pottery Class at One of a Kind Gallery

April 14, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

April 14, 2011

Oil and Acrylic Painting Class at One of a Kind Gallery

April 14, 2011

Sunny Side Up Cafe Storytelling event

April 14, 2011

Brim Leal to perform at Machiavelli's

April 14, 2011

Virginia Intermont College Alumni Weekend

April 15 - 17, 2011

Half priced wine bottles at KP Duty

April 15, 2011

Wine Luck at 606 State Street Gallery

April 15, 2011

King College presents PIPPIN at The Paramount

April 15, 2011

Ribbon Cutting at Sessions 27

April 15, 2011

Johnson Swingtet to perform at Machiavelli's

April 15, 2011

Theatre Bristol holds open auditions for Bat Boy, the Musical

April 15, 2011

Second Annual Spring Gala for Bristol Public Library

April 15, 2011

Thursday Evenin' Porch Choir to perfrom at Theatre Bristol

April 16, 2011

King College presents PIPPIN

April 16, 2011

"IN THE PINK" fundraiser at Troutdale Dining Room

April 16, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

April 16, 2011

Dave Eggar to perform at Machiavelli's

April 16, 2011

Bristol Public Library Discovery Series presents bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank

April 16, 2011

Clothesline Project

April 16, 2011

Art and Wine

April 16, 2011

Theatre Bristol holds open auditions for

April 17, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

April 18, 2011

Griffith to Host Town Hall Meeting

April 19, 2011

Bristol Youth Council Candidate Forum

April 19, 2011

The Nevermore Book Club

April 19, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

April 19, 2011

Dave Eggar Dinner Show at Machiavelli's

April 19, 2011

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