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Who Art You? Find Yourself at Art Camp

May 18, 2011
Our art camp is designed to expose campers to the vast array of arts experiences there are to be had in Downtown Bristol. During their week at Who Art You? camp, children ages 8-12 will participate in a plethora of creative endeavors including culinary arts (at Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College), creative movement (at Bristol Ballet), music (with Canjoe John), creative writing (with Outside the Box), healing arts (yoga at The Healing Arts Center), painting (at blowfish emporium and One of a Kind), theater performance (at Theatre Bristol), martial arts (At Japan Karate Do Organization), pottery (at Kil’n Time), and more. In addition daily walking tours, including the Caterpillar Crawl and the Promise Walk will educate campers about the heart of their community. Session 1: June 27 – July 1 Session 2: July 25 – 29

For questions, more information or to register, please contact Katherine Bowman at Believe in Bristol (423)573-2200 or kbowman@believeinbristol.org.

Who Art You? Find Yourself at Art Camp sponsored by the Arts and Entertainment District of Downtown Bristol, Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and Birthplace of Country Music Alliance.

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Internationally known fly-fishing experts, Lefty Kreh, and Flip Pallot will be back in Bristol for the Bristol Public Library's 2011 Discovery Series.


Professional fisherman Lefty Kreh
May 21, 2011
Professional fisherman Lefty Kreh, is the author of 26 books on fly-fishing. He has taught fly-casting to presidents, kings and queens. He has literally fished around the globe and has also fished local rivers in the Bristol area.
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Music on State Street

May 20, 2011
Bristol's Border Bash is back on State Street with a spectacular music line-up and kids activities every first and third Friday from May to August. Believe in Bristol, The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion have pulled out all the stops this season with a host of phenomenal artists like Jill Andrews and buzzworthy up-and-comers like Spirit Family Reunion. This Friday, May 20th, Border Bash hosts Girls, Guns & Glory and Annabelle's Curse.
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Girls, Guns & Glory and Annabelle's Curse featured at Border Bash...Because it's Great on State Summer Concert Series!


Girls, Guns and Glory
May 20, 2011
Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance are proud to continue Bristol’s’ Twelfth Annual Border Bash Summer Concert Series!!! The second summer concert of the year will begin on Friday, May 20, 2011. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6:00 PM, LIVE music begins at 7:00 PM with Girls, Guns and Glory, followed by Annabelle’s Curse starting at approximately 8:30PM. Remember that Border Bash is free to the public! We look forward to seeing you on State Street!!!
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Downtown planting set for May 19th!

May 19, 2011
Would you like to help makeour community more beautiful? If so we have just the job for you...downtown flower planting! We will start at the Downtown Center at 10 am on May 19, and everything you need is provided. Please call 423.989.4872, or emailklowdermilk@bristolchamber.org for more information! Thanks for helping to make Historic Downtown Bristol even more BEAUTIFUL!

Tito Puente, Jr. and his Orchestra to perform at the Paramount Center May 19th!

May 19, 2011
The comparison is inevitable. How could it be otherwise? Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him — imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It's in his looks, his joy, his music. No doubt, every time Tito Jr. walks on stage — he walks in his father's footsteps. He dances in celebration, throws his head back in pure joy and lights up the room with that oh-so-familiar smile. Tito Jr. is on a passionate mission. The younger Puente is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father. He refuses to let it become a distant memory; "He was just too vibrant, too exciting. There was magic in the music my father made. It made people happy, all over the world. My goal is to keep it alive, and in doing so, expose it to a whole new generation."
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BRRR 2011 Line-Up TO BE ANNOUNCED!

May 19, 2011
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion will host a Press Conference on Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 11am inside Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street. The public and media are invited to attend this momentous event, as BRRR reveals the line-up for BRRR 2011, unveils its 11th Annual Poster, divulges information about special events, and discusses logistical changes to this year's festival.
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Golf for a good cause!

May 18, 2011
REGISTRATION FORMS DUE BY MAY 26th. — The Community Hospitality Outreach Program (CHOP), in association with Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College, is hosting a golf tournament on Friday, June 3rd beginning at 2:00 p.m. The tournament will be at Clear Creek Golf Club, 732 Harleywood Road, Bristol, VA. 24202, and is open to golfers of all skills levels. Please arrive at the course at least 30 minutes prior to tournament start. Teams of 4 golfers will play best ball with prizes awarded for the top 3 scoring teams. 3rd place team members will each receive gift certificates for two to join Southeast Culinary & Hospitality for lunch or dinner. 2nd place team members will receive gift certificates to SECHC lunch or dinner, as well as a $25 gift certificate to a local business. 1st place team members will receive gift certificates for a meal at SECHC, as well as a $50 gift certificate to a local business. Registration is $200 per team.
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Princesses Pirates and Pals Brunch

May 18, 2011
Parents and Grandparents, bring your princesses, pirates and pals to brunch on Saturday, May 21 at 10 am in the Grand Ballroom of the Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College, located at 100 Piedmont Avenue, Bristol Virginia. Girls of all ages can dress in their ballgowns and finery. Boys small and large can throw on their eye patches, hats and swords. Come one and all to this delightful brunch featuring danishes, pancakes, scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, fresh fruit, juice coffee and milk. Tickets are $12 per person and costumes are optional. For more information, please call 276-591-5099.

TODAY — KBB to host workshop on Rain Gardens!

May 18, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 6 pm, Rain Gardens at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Presented byJoy Stewart -Learn the ins & outs of Rain Gardens. Why they are important. How they help the environment. What materials are needed. How you can make your own Rain Garden. For more information or to register for a workshop, call Keep Bristol Beautiful Coordinator Kathy Lowdermilk at 423.989.4872 or email klowdermilk@bristolchamber.org. A $5 donation is requested for workshops unless otherwise noted.

Wm. King Clothiers

May 18, 2011
We have some great new looks for this season. Visit our Bristol store to see them!
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Upcoming Events

Art, Storytelling, Wine, Music at 606 State Street Gallery

May 01 - 31, 2011

"Voices of Colors" exhibit on display at the Bristol Public Library's Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery during the month of May

May 01 - 31, 2011

Pottery class sponsored by Bristol Virginia Parks and Rec

May 17 - 18, 2011

Rain Gardens

May 18, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday

May 18, 2011

Hoop class at Theatre Bristol

May 18, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 19, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

May 19, 2011

Theatre Rock: AMERICA! Theatre Bristol's Summer Camp registration open

May 19, 2011

Who Art You? art camp registration open

May 19, 2011

Bristol R&RR 2011 Line-Up To Be Announced

May 19, 2011

TITO PUENTE, JR. & HIS ORCHESTRA at The Paramount

May 19, 2011

Wine Luck at 606 State Street Gallery

May 20, 2011

Girls, Guns & Glory and Annabelle's Curse featured at Border Bash...Because it's

May 20, 2011

Half priced wine bottles at KP Duty

May 20, 2011

Lefty Kreh & Flip Pallot to speak at Bristol Public Library

May 21, 2011

Highlands Ballet Recital, A Midsummer's Nights Dream

May 21, 2011

Princesses Pirates and Pals Brunch

May 21, 2011

Highland's Ballet Recital, A Midsummer's Nights Dream

May 22, 2011

How to convince your boss that an iPad is good for business

May 24, 2011

The Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Library of Virginia to host "Civil War Scanning"

May 24, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

May 24, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 24, 2011

The Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Library of Virginia will host "Civil War Scanning"

May 25, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday

May 25, 2011

Liquid Assets

May 26, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert series

May 26, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

May 26, 2011

Half priced wine bottles at KP Duty

May 27, 2011

Bill Gatton Honda's Memorial Freedom 5k

May 28, 2011

King's Grass to perform at 606 State Street

May 28, 2011

Branson on the Road at The Paramount Center

May 28, 2011

Registration Deadline for Summer Dance Camps at Bristol Ballet

May 31, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

May 31, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 31, 2011

Community Hospitality Outreach Program and Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College hosts golf tournament

June 03, 2011

BALLET ARTS ACADEMY SPRING SHOWCASE

June 04, 2011

Basic Digital Photography

June 04, 2011

Warner on Your Corner

June 08, 2011

Summer Dance Camps at Bristol Ballet

June 13 - 18, 2011

The Crooked Road General Store presents

June 19, 2011

Summer Dance Camps at Bristol Ballet

June 20 - 24, 2011

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