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Downtown Bristol TN/VA Christmas Open House

November 19, 2012
State Street is alive with holiday spirit and you are invited to be a part of the celebration. Join us in Historic Downtown Bristol to celebrate the season with merriment and good cheer! Santa Claus and Carolers will be downtown for the entire family’s enjoyment. The Open House has traditionally been a customer appreciation night, merchants stay open late, have special discounts, and refreshments are served at participating locations.This event is free to the public and will be held from 5pm to 9pm. For more information, please visit believeinbristol.org or call (276) 644-9700.

The Paramount presents Mark Twain — At Large

November 19, 2012
November 19, 2012 at the Paramount Center for theArts:Mark Twain At Large! A one-man theatrical tour de force that seemingly channels the seventy-plus year old Clemens on e stormy night from his home called Stormfield in Connecticut. Racing in from thunderous rains, Clemens (aka Twain) invites the audience, his imaginary, captured guests, into his private study for an intimate face to face conversation filled with stories and anecdotes taken directly form the literary pages. Show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets: $24.00 Adult, $22.00 Senior, $15.50 Student, $20.50 Groups of 6 or more. For ticket information, call 423-274-8920.

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

November 18, 2012
Please join the Paramount Foundation Board of Directors and Staff as the life of Merle W. Dickert is celebrated from the stage that she loved the most: the Paramount. An array of music and entertainment from Merle’s list of favorites will be performed. Admission is by donation. Show starts at 3p.m.

Glowing Light Painting Workshop with Coffee or Tea at blowfish emporium

November 17, 2012
Sat. Nov 17th, 10am-12pm: A Lesson in Glowing Light with coffee & tea. Join blowfish emporium as they offerthis new workshop with new instructor Mary McKinley (a blowfish artist). Mary teaches specific techniques & skills in painting your own sky masterpiece. They will provide everything you need — just show up! Enjoy your cup of Joe or a hot tea while learning the skills needed for painting these beautiful sky paintings. Cost is $44 and includes everything! *You must register for this workshop in advance — call 276-644-1428.

The Paramount Center for the Arts Presents Darrell Scott


Darrell Scott
November 17, 2012
Darrell Scott is a Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist, a highly demanded multi-instrumentalist (he plays 13 instruments!), and an ASCAP songwriter of the year. Darrell delivers his soulful performances in solo, duo, trio, band, and string quintet configurations, all equally dynamic and powerful. Darrell will be touring in 2012 in support of his new CD “Long Ride Home.” Songwriting credits include the Grammy Award winning "Long Time Gone" and "Heartbreak Town.” When not on tour with his own shows, Darrell plays in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. Come see Darrell at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30pm. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For tickets or information, call 423-274-8920.

32nd Annual YWCA Turkey Trot & Gobbler's Gait

November 17, 2012
Where: YWCA Bristol, 106 State Street, Bristol, TN When: Saturday, November 17, 2012 Time: RUN starts at 8 AM; WALK starts at 8:05 AM Entry fee: $20 w/ pre-registration by Nov. 12th. $25 regular registration. Groups: RUN: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+ WALK: 19 & Under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & Over Call 423.968.9444 for more information.

The Beaver Creek Storytellers present Tellabration 2012: Liars Contest at 606 State Street Gallery

November 17, 2012
TELLABRATION 2012! is on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 7:00 — 9:00 p.m., at 606 State Street Gallery! Don't miss the Liars Contest! Admission is 5 items of non-perishable food, to be given to the local food pantry.

Miss Virginia Meet & Greet at Foundation Event Facility

November 16, 2012
On Friday, November 16, 7-10pm, come meet the 2013 contestants for the Miss Virginia Pageant, along with the current MISS VIRGINIA USA and MISS VIRGINIA TEEN USA. There will also be former state winners there, along with great music, food, dancing. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 and the event is open to the public.

Italian Still Life Workshop with Wine & Cheese at blowfish emporium

November 14, 2012
Wed. Nov 14th. 6-9pm: A Lesson in Dramatic Light with Italian wine and cheese. Join blowfish emporium as they offer a new workshop with new instructor Mary McKinley (a blowfish artist). Mary teaches specific techniques & skills in painting your own still-life masterpiece. They will provide everything you need — just show up! They will be providing wine & a variety of Cabot cheeses for your enjoyment as you learn how to paint still-life grapes. Cost is $49 and includes everything! *You must register for thisworkshop in advance — call 276-644-1428.

Retirement Sale at Rylands Jewelers

November 14, 2012
Since 1906, Ryland & Co. Jewelers has been known as one of the finest jewelry stores in the Tri-Cities. Now Frank Molteni is retiring and to facilitiate his retirement, theyare liquidating their entire inventory! Stop by and visit Frank and Mary at 531 State Street, Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm. Call 276-466-2162 for more information.

Bristol Virginia City Council: City Unveils New Website

November 14, 2012
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 11:56 pm, Bristol Herald Courier BRISTOL, Va. — The city is sprucing up its destination on the information superhighway. A group of city employees spent much of the past year developing a new city website, which is set to be unveiled during tonight’s City Council meeting. The new interface is designed to offer more information for both residents and anyone interested in the city, officials said.
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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

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

November 01 - 30, 2012

City Mac Workshops Every Day!

November 01 - 30, 2012

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

November 01 - 30, 2012

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

November 03 - 24, 2012

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

November 14, 2012

Italian Still Life Workshop with Wine & Cheese at blowfish emporium

November 14, 2012

Ryan Ward at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 15, 2012

Monkey's Paw at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 16, 2012

Miss Virginia Meet & Greet at Foundation Event Facility

November 16, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

November 16, 2012

Grass Monkey Band at 620 State

November 16, 2012

Annabelle's Curse with Megan Jean and the KFB at Machiavelli's

November 16, 2012

32nd Annual YWCA Turkey Trot & Gobbler's Gait

November 17, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

November 17, 2012

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

November 17, 2012

Glowing Light Painting Workshop with Coffee or Tea at blowfish emporium

November 17, 2012

The Beaver Creek Storytellers present Tellabration 2012: Liars Contest at 606 State Street Gallery

November 17, 2012

The Paramount Center for the Arts Presents Darrell Scott

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

The Paramount presents Mark Twain — At Large

November 19, 2012

Downtown Bristol TN/VA Christmas Open House

November 19, 2012

Open Band Jam at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 19, 2012

Acoustic Open Mic at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 20, 2012

That 80s Band at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 21, 2012

The Dirk Quinn Band at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 23, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

November 23, 2012

Grass Monkeys at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 24, 2012

The Twang Bangers at 620 State

November 24, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

November 24, 2012

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 26, 2012

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

November 26, 2012

Japalachian Bonsai Workshop for Beginners at blowfish emporium

November 28, 2012

The Highlands Ballet presents A Christmas Carol at the Paramount Center for the Arts

November 30, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

November 30, 2012

Pinterest Project Saturdays starting at blowfish emporium

December 01 - 31, 2012

Featured Artists at 606 State Street Gallery: Pat Lehmkuhl and Carl Jenkins

December 01 - 31, 2012

City Mac Workshops Every Day!

December 01 - 31, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

December 01, 2012

The Paramount Center for the Arts presents Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

December 01, 2012

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