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Mary Kay Andrews to speak at Bristol Public Library!

November 05, 2011
Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author, will be speaking to the Bristol community as part of the Bristol Public Library’s 2011 Discovery Series on Saturday, November 5th at 1:30 p.m. Ms. Andrews is a former journalist who spent 10 years as a feature writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition to being a writer, she is a lifelong, self-proclaimed “junker” who knows the location of every promising thrift store, flea market, and junk pile in the Southeastern United States, plus many parts of Ohio. Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Fixer Upper, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas, as well as Deep Dish, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, Savannah Blues and Summer Rental. She has also written the Callahan Mystery Series, under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. “Mary Kay Andrews is a combination of my children’s names—Mary Kay for my daughter Mary Kathleen, and Andrew, for my son, Andy,” says Andrews of her pseudonym used to write her books.
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Serendipity Celebrates Fourth year Anniversary!

November 05, 2011
Come celebrate with Sarah Jane as she marks Serendipity's 4 year anniversary at Serendipity. This Saturday all Serendipity customers will be treated to 20 % off their entire purchase just in time to update their fall wardrobe or get started on their Christmas list! Customers will can also register for door prizes and will be treated to refreshments and free giveaways. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to shop and save! 705 State Street, Bristol, VA 24201 -276.644.9695, Mon — Sat 11am-6pm.

Silent Auction to Benefit "For Pete's Sake' Animal Rescue

November 05, 2011
November 05 — 26, 2011 — While fluffy kittens and loving puppies have long inspired artists to create, the artists of the 606 State Street Gallery in Bristol are hoping their works of art will inspire others to support the "For Pete's Sake" Animal Rescue serving Sullivan County, Bristol, TN and the region. The nearly three dozen artists of the 606 Gallery have donated animal-related pieces and original works for a silent auction to raise funds for the animal rescue group. The silent auction will run from November 5-26 at the Gallery located in Historic Downtown Bristol. On November 5, the event will kick-off with an Adopt-A-Pet showcase from Noon to 3 p.m.
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Radford University presents SOUNDS OF STORIES at The Paramount

November 03, 2011
With collage as the guiding metaphor, this multi-genre dance/theatre piece layers Appalachian oral histories that have been transformed into mediums of original dance, music, and painting to examine love of place, outmigration as a result of economic necessity, and what "progress" can mean. Admission is by donation, and all donations are gratefully accepted. Program begins at 7:30 pm. Please call the Paramount Center for more information — (423) 274-8920.

The Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street Gallery.

November 03, 2011
Beaver Creek Storytellers: 606 State Street Gallery presents The Beaver Creek Storytellers, Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 606 State Street, Bristol, Tennessee. Free refreshments at Intermission — Admission $5.00. Formed in 1997, The Beaver Creek Storytellers is a non-profit association of storytelling enthusiasts who gather to support the Art of Story. Join us for stories and entertainment the first Thursday each month at 606 State Street in Bristol TN-VA. Located on the Internet at http://bristolstorytellers.weebly.com/

The Grape Easel... Helping Joe Blow Create Van Gogh!

November 03, 2011
The featured painting this Thursday eveining is calledPumkins. 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!
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The Bristol Public Library & the American Red Cross work together for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program

November 02, 2011
The Bristol Public Library is working with the American Red Cross on the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. The Main and Avoca Branches of the Bristol Public Library will serve as drop off points for the holiday cards. Card Guidelines from the American Red Cross: • Please ensure all cards are signed • Please send all cards with short appreciation comments. Do not send letters. • Please do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as this program do not foster pen pal relationships • Please do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process • We also ask that cards do not include glitter because some cards may end up at the bedside of a wounded service member and glitter can aggravate existing health issues. • If you are mailing a large quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes. Each card does not need its own envelope, as all cards will be removed from envelopes before distribution.
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From teaching to writing — King College professor authors mystery detective novels full of regional culture, businesses and landmarks!


Chuck Thompson
November 02, 2011
For C.S. “Chuck” Thompson, Bristol, TN is more than just a place he calls home. It’s the place that became the setting for his detective novels, The Natasha McMorales Mysteries. Thompson, Director of Counseling at King College, was born in Greenville, Texas. His family encouraged and embraced individual creativity. Early in life, he gained an appreciation for the arts, as him and his family frequently listened to jazz, visited art museums and attended musicals. “By the time I was a junior in high school, I took an adult class in existential philosophy at a nearby college with my father,” said Thompson. After his family moved from Texas, Thompson attended high school in New Jersey and went on to Ohio University before moving to Naperville, IL. where he then met his wife, Barbara. His pursuit of a degree in Psychology was initiated in 1987 after several adolescents in his town attempted and one committed suicide. He returned to North Central College to finish his psychology degree and received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School.
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DAILEY AND VINCENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

November 02, 2011
Dailey and Vincent are coming to the Paramount Center for the Arts January 7, 2012 at 8:00pm Tickets are $24 Adult, $22 Senior/Student. Call the Paramount Box Office (423) 274-8920 or online at www.etix.com.

Upcoming Events

Beaver Creek Storytellers to perform at 606 State Street Gallery

November 03, 2011

Radford University presents SOUNDS OF STORIES at The Paramount

November 03, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

November 03, 2011

Jay Starling to perform at Machiavelli's

November 04, 2011

Silent Auction to Benefit "For Pete's Sake' Animal Rescue

November 05 - 26, 2011

Shane Pruitt Band to perform at Machiavelli's

November 05, 2011

Mary Kay Andrews to speak at Bristol Public Library

November 05, 2011

Serendipity Celebrates Fourth year Anniversary

November 05, 2011

Warner On Your Corner

November 09, 2011

Painting Class at blowfish emporium

November 10, 2011

Soup and Cider Reception at blowfish emporium

November 11, 2011

Ballroom lessons at Bristol Ballet

November 11, 2011

Highlands Ballet presents ROBIN HOOD

November 11, 2011

Highlands Ballet presents ROBIN HOOD

November 12, 2011

31st annual Turkey Trot/ Gobbler's Gait

November 12, 2011

2nd Annual Wine Tasting Event with Junior League of Bristol and SJ Strategic Investments

November 12, 2011

Flannagan to Speak on the Remarkable life of Judge John Alexander Kelly

November 14, 2011

Guy Penrod to perform at The Paramount Center

November 17, 2011

Christmas Down Home

November 19, 2011

Crooked Road General Store presents Gene Watson

November 20, 2011

Downtown Christmas Open House

November 21, 2011

Humorist Jeanne Robertson to appear at The Paramount Center

November 21, 2011

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 28, 2011

Christmas with the Cake Boss

December 01, 2011

The Bristol Public Library Invites Local Artists to Showcase Artwork in December

December 01, 2011

30th Annual Bristol Christmas Parade

December 01, 2011

Bristol Ballet presents Christmas Illuminations at The Paramount Center

December 02, 2011

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver to perform at The Paramount Center

December 03, 2011

Bristol Ballet presents Christmas Illuminations at The Paramount

December 04, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

December 08, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 09, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 10, 2011

Breakfast with Santa at KP Duty

December 10, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 11, 2011

Warner On Your Corner

December 14, 2011

Ronnie Milsap to perform at The Paramount Center

December 16, 2011

EDDIE MILES — An Elvis Christmas at The Paramount

December 17, 2011

DAILEY AND VINCENT to perform at The Paramount

January 07, 2012

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at The Paramount

February 04, 2012

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE

March 10, 2012

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