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Easter Buffet at Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College

April 08, 2012
Please join the culinary school for their Easter Buffet. This dining experience will be prepared by Chef Richard, Chef Jassen and Chef Norman along with the Culinary Arts Students. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. The Easter Buffet will be held from 11 am to 2 pm on Easter Sunday and will include gourmet salad bar, omelet station, carved roast beef and baked ham, honey pecan chicken, vegetables and breads, a dessert buffet, tea and coffee. Adults are $16.95 and children 5-12 years old are $6.95 plus tax. For more information please call (276) 591-5699.

Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Parade in Cumberland Square Park

April 07, 2012
The annual city-wide Easter Egg Hunt is slated for Saturday, April 7 at Cumberland Square Park starting at 9:30 am. Bristol Parks and Recreation Department along with the Easter Bunny invites all children ages 2-9 to bring a basket and come out in search for eggs and valuable prizes hidden within the park. Believe in Bristol will also be sponsoring an Easter Bonnet Parade with prizes given for top prizes given for the top creations worn in the parade. Other festivities include Easter arcade games and numerous Department and Organization mascots.

BCMA/BRRR Blood Drive in Historic Downtown Bristol

April 06, 2012
The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is rolling up their sleeves-and hoping you will, too!-for Marsh Regional Blood Center. The Blood Mobile will be parked at 416 State Street, Bristol, TN on Friday, April 6th, 2012 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Each donor receives an in-stock t-shirt of choice, $5 off a 2012 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Weekend Pass and a chance to win a pair of Weekend Passes to BRRR 2012. All donations stay in Bristol, you could help save a neighbor's life! To sign up call (423) 652-0255 or (423) 573-4898. Walk-ins welcome!

Beaver Creek Storytellers to perform at 606 State Street Gallery

April 05, 2012
606 State Street Gallery presents:The Beaver Creek Storytellers with music by The Java J Jammers. Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 606 State Street, Bristol TN-VA Admission: $5.00, Refreshments at intermission. The Beaver Creek Storytellers is a non-profit association of storytelling enthusiasts formed in 1997 to support the art of story.
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BCMA Cultural Heritage Center Recommended for $500k ARC Grant!

April 04, 2012
The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development informs that the Birthplace of Country Music Cultural Heritage Center has been recommended for a $500,000 grant from Virginia's Appalachian Regional Commission program.
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Bristol's annual Border Bash concerts set to get underway!

April 04, 2012
Check out this article By: Roger Brown | Bristol Herald Courier Published: March 30, 2012 The 13th annual Border Bash concert series will feature an impressive array of artists performing on State Street this spring and summer, organizers said Thursday.
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Fresh from the ocean to our table — Troutdale Bistro

April 04, 2012
Join Troutdale Bistro on Wednesday, April 4th from 5pm to 9pm to enjoy the first of the season, Soft Shell Crabs prepared by Executive Chef Chris Walsh. Also, on the menu that evening, Chilled Cucumber Soup. Come and enjoy the beginning of Spring and Summer local foods to entice your appetite. Call for reservations today. 423-989-3663 — 724 State Street, Bristol, TN.

Parking study cites need for more spaces in downtown Bristol...


ANDRE TEAGUE/BRISTOL HERALD COURIER — A study commissioned by the city of Bristol, Va., suggests additional parking is needed in the downtown area. The municipal parking lot across from the Bristol Train Station is one of the possible sites under consideration.
April 03, 2012
If you missed this story, check it out now — By: David Mcgee | Bristol Herald Courier Published: March 25, 2012 BRISTOL, Va. — The city should consider a downtown parking garage to meet long-term needs while also doing a better job managing its existing spaces, according to a new study.
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City Begins Community Photo Contest

April 03, 2012
Paper Windows: A Photographic Vision of Bristol, a community photo contest kicked-off on Friday, March 30, 2012 as Bristol begins a year-long call for photo entries in twelve different sessions during the next 12 months as a means of collecting and sharing images of our community.
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Upcoming Events

Virginia Hiss and Jacob Edwards: 606 State Street Gallery Featured Artists

April 03 - 30, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

April 03, 2012

Beaver Creek Storytellers to perform at 606 State Street Gallery

April 05, 2012

Live music and storytelling at 606 State Street Gallery

April 05, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

April 07, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

April 07, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Parade

April 07, 2012

Easter Buffet at Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College

April 08, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

April 10, 2012

Bristol Public Library Foundation's Third Annual Spring Gala

April 13, 2012

Ballroom lessons at Bristol Ballet

April 13, 2012

Bristol Public Library Hosts Annual Spring Gala with special guest Popular Author, Adriana Trigiani

April 13, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

April 14, 2012

2nd Annual Clothesline Project

April 14, 2012

Watercolor Painting Class by Claudia Rutherford at 606 State Street Gallery

April 14, 2012

Bristol Community Cleanup

April 21, 2012

The History Mobile comes to Bristol

April 21, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

April 21, 2012

Bristol Mayors Awards of Distinction

April 22, 2012

Princess and Pirate Tea Party

April 22, 2012

Princess and Pirate Art Exhibit at Bristol Train Station

April 22, 2012

From the Top Down Loft Tour

April 28, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

April 28, 2012

The 606 State Street Gallery will present The Beaver Creek Storytellers

May 03, 2012

Record Setting Event in Downtown

May 05, 2012

Experience the Derby like you have never experienced it before

May 05, 2012

Mothers Day lunch at Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College

May 13, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

June 08, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

July 13, 2012

Art D'Vine — a Gallery Hop on State Street

August 10, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

October 26, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

December 07, 2012

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