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Buechner Institute Lecture by Leonard Pitts

November 12, 2012
One of the more pressing concerns of our time is the relationship between faith and culture. The Buechner Institute at King was founded in 2008 to address this vital issue while also paying tribute to the American writer and Presbyterian minister, Frederick Buechner. Leonard Pitts has been a columnist for the Miami Herald since 1991. He won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004 and is the author of Before I Forgot, a novel, and Forward From This Moment, a collection of his columns, was released in 2009. Pitts wrote for all-news radio stations KFWB and KNX in Los Angeles and was the co-creator and editor of Radioscope, a black entertainment radio newsmagazine. His special radio events include: Blond Ambition: The Madonna Story, King: From Atlanta to the Mountaintop, Who We Are: The Life and Times of Black America, Roots, Rock & Rhythm, and Young Black Men: A Lost Generation? His 2008 series, I Am a Man, commemorated the 40th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King's assassination. Leonard Pitts will be speaking at the Bristol Public Library on November 12 at 7pm.

Annual Veterans Day Parade is this Saturday!

November 10, 2012
The Annual Veterans Day Parade will be held in Downtown Bristol on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Line-up on Bob Morrison Blvd at 8am; parade start time is 10am. If you are interested in participating in the Veterans Day Parade, please show up at 8am on Saturday or contact Richard Ball at 276-466-4009. Traditional Veterans Ceremony will be held after the parade at the Bristol War Memorial on Cumberland Street. Bobby Griffin will be the guest speaker.

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director, Chuck Todd, to Speak to Bristol Community!


Chuck Todd
November 10, 2012
Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director, will be speaking to the Bristol community as part of the Bristol Public Library’s 2012 Discovery Series on Saturday, November 10th at 1:30p.m. Join us for this interesting and engaging event on Saturday, November 10th at 1:30p.m. at Virginia Intermont College. Reserved Seating is $50 and General Admission is $20. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Bristol Public Library. For questions about this Discovery Series event or any other library programs, call 276.821.6148 or email marketing@bristol-library.org.
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Watercolor class with Claudia Rutherford at 606 State Street Gallery

November 10, 2012
Watercolor Class at 606 State Street Gallery, 606 State Street, Bristol TN. Instructor: Claudia Rutherford, November 10 — Portrait, 9:00 a.m. — Noon $35.00, For reservations call: 276-669-8609.

Junior League Follies: Ballroom Blitz

November 09, 2012
Get ready Bristol!!! After three years, the Junior League Follies are returning – bigger and better than ever! Scheduled for November 9th and 10th, 2012, this one of a kind event will feature an elaborate theatrical revue of music, dance, and skits performed by local celebrities and personalities. It promises to be an evening enjoyed by all! November 9th and 10th, 8pm, Paramount Center for the Arts. Proceeds from this year’s event, will benefit the Junior League of Bristol current programs, activities and operations. By supporting the 2012 Follies, you will allow the League to continue our legacy of service and commitment to this community through action and leadership. Your generous donation will ensure the success of this important fundraising event and provide much-needed funds for our not-for-profit organization. You may purchase tickets from any Junior League of Bristol member, at the door, or by e-mailing info@jlbristol.org. The JLB is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Serendipity is CELEBRATING!!!

November 09, 2012
Serendipity is celebrating their 5 year anniversary this Friday and Saturday, November 9th and 10th. Customers will receive 20% off their entire purchase, a free gift with purchase (while supplies last), and giveaways all day long! Stop by, say happy birthday, and show your support! Come celebrate Serendipity this weekend! 705 State Street, Bristol, VA — or visit http://www.experienceserendipity.com.

Silent Auction to Benefit For Petes Sake Animal Rescue


Jake — For Pete's Sake Rescue
November 07, 2012
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 Petes 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 3-24 at the Gallery located in historic downtown Bristol. On November 3, the event will kick-off with an Adopt-A-Pet showcase from 12:30 to 3 pm. Each piece of art in the auction will have a minimum bid posted along with a take it with you price. Bidding ends November 24 at 5:00 pm. The high bidder for each piece will be contacted within the following week. Monies raised will be split between the Animal Rescue to assist with rescue expenses, and the Gallery to further promote the arts in Bristol. All works may be viewed, and bids placed, at the 606 State Street Gallery. Located in historic downtown Bristol, 606 State Street Gallery Hours are Tuesday Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. For additional information, call (423) 573-2438, or visit online at 606statestreetgallery.com, and on facebook: facebook.com/606StateStreetGallery.To learn more about the For Petes Sake Animal Rescue, visit forpetessakerescue.com.
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Inari Wines is now the only shop in the Tri-Cities with a sommelier on staff!


Way to go Stan!
November 07, 2012
We told you a lot was happening at Inari Wines. Stan, Inari Wines Assistant manager is now a Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers, and a member of the Guild of Sommeliers. For information about Inari's weekly wine and beer tastings, please call (276) 821-WINE (9463) or check out https://inariwines.com

Upcoming Events

BPL's Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery to Feature Lillian Trettin in Exhibit in October & November

October 07 - November 24, 2012

Pottery Course at One of a Kind Gallery

October 16 - November 14, 2012

November Storytime and other children's events at the Bristol Public Library

November 01 - 30, 2012

City Mac Workshops Every Day!

November 01 - 30, 2012

606 State Street Gallery presents featured artist Jane Eller and student artist Logan Hibbitts

November 01 - 30, 2012

Silent Auction at 606 State Street Gallery to benefit For Pete's Sake Animal Rescue

November 03 - 24, 2012

Winter Sounds at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 07, 2012

Mark White at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 08, 2012

Come Celebrate Serendipity's 5th Anniversary in Downtown Bristol!

November 09 - 10, 2012

Junior League Follies: Ballroom Blitz

November 09 - 10, 2012

Acoustic Dinner Show with James Meadows at State Line Bar and Grille

November 09, 2012

Moose & Company at 620 State

November 09, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

November 09, 2012

3 Legged Dog at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 09, 2012

Roots of a Rebellion at 620 State

November 10, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

November 10, 2012

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director, Chuck Todd, to Speak to Bristol Community!

November 10, 2012

Annual Veterans Day Parade

November 10, 2012

F-Bomb at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 10, 2012

Watercolor class with Claudia Rutherford at 606 State Street Gallery

November 10, 2012

Buechner Institute Lecture by Leonard Pitts

November 12, 2012

Open Band Jam at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 12, 2012

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

November 12, 2012

Acoustic Open Mic Night at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 13, 2012

J P Parsons & Co at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 14, 2012

Ryan Ward at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 15, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

November 16, 2012

Monkey's Paw at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 16, 2012

Grass Monkey Band at 620 State

November 16, 2012

Miss Virginia Meet & Greet at Foundation Event Facility

November 16, 2012

Reggae Party with One Drop Rebellion at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 17, 2012

The Paramount Center for the Arts Presents Darrell Scott

November 17, 2012

32nd Annual YWCA Turkey Trot & Gobbler's Gait

November 17, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

November 17, 2012

The Merle Warren Dickert Memorial Concert at The Paramount Center for the Arts

November 18, 2012

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

November 19, 2012

Downtown Bristol TN/VA Christmas Open House

November 19, 2012

The Paramount presents Mark Twain — At Large

November 19, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

November 23, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

November 24, 2012

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

November 26, 2012

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 26, 2012

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