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blowfish emporium's Tuesday Night Painting Party — Ghost Tree

October 15, 2013
Come out to blowfish emporium's Tuesday Night Painting pARTy on Tuesday, October 15, 6 – 8:30PM! Cost is $32 per person. This event is open to whomever signs up... join us for a fun night and bring a friend or 2! We provide it all, just show up and get ready to have some fun. You may BYOB (supply your own drinking/eating materials). MUST PREREGISTER . Event may be cancelled due to no sign ups. For more information, contact blowfish emporium on 276-644-1428.

Pottery class at One of a Kind Gallery

October 15, 2013
One of a Kind Gallery is offering a hands-on pottery class — Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16, 11am to 1pm. You will learn to transform clay into a beautiful work of art on the electric potter's wheel. The clay will be formed into a bowl, then fired and glazed during your class. Your instructor is Ed Lockett, and cost of the class is $60. For more information, contact One of a Kind Gallery on 423-652-2648.

Citizen's Municipal Academy Deadline Fast Approaching — get your application in now!

October 14, 2013
The deadline for Bristol’s Citizen’s Municipal Academy is only a few days away — Monday, October 14, 2013. There is a limit to the number of citizens that can be accommodated, so please get your application in as soon as possible. The academy begins on October 17, 2013 and will run through December 3, with a graduation ceremony taking place during the city council meeting. Each week the class will meet on Thursday evenings for two hours at different locations throughout the city. During the class participants will have the opportunity to meet most all administrative staff including the City Manager, Fire Chief, Police Chief and other department heads. “One of the nice things is there are no tests,” laughed Terrie Talbert, Community Relations Director. “The academy is very laid back. There are no dress codes so come as you are. A light dinner will be served due to the hours of the classes. There is plenty of one-on-one time with the different speakers and they are always happy to address any questions one might have.” To apply for the academy, go to the city website at www.bristoltn.org/cma.cfm and complete the application electronically or stop by the Bristol Public Library or City Hall (City Manager’s Office) and pick up the application. For more information, please contact Terrie Talbert at 423-764-4171 or email tsmith-talbert@bristoltn.org .

Bristol Public Library to Host Bristol Premiere of Documentary about Local Ghost Legends

October 13, 2013
On Sunday, October 13 at 2:30 PM in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room of the Bristol Public Library the Bristol premiere of the documentary film This Place is Haunted will be shown. The film is the work of Southwest Virginia native Jerry Sword whose belief that more films should be made within our local community to preserve the history and the legacy of our region led him to make, This Place is Haunted. Jerry Sword considers himself first and foremost a story teller. He is also a skilled song writer, director, independent film producer, and a newly published author. In 2006 two years after his graduation from King University in Bristol, Sword read the script for the motion picture Grizzly Park and composed what become the film’s theme song, “Dead Man’s Hands”. His song was chosen from more than 250 artists’ submissions. This achievement landed him a position working with Emmy-winning editor Neil Mandelberg, and he moved to Los Angeles in early 2007.Using the Civil War in this region as a backdrop and weaving in many historical facts, Sword blends little known ghost legends into a unique offering that should please both the historian and those who just like a good ghost story. The film features well-known local historian V. N. “Bud” Phillips as well as Abingdon’s own Donnamarie Emmert. After the film Sword will be available to answer questions from the audience. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Bristol Public Library on 276-645-8780.

Oktoberfest Saturday Nights at KP Duty!

October 12, 2013
Join KP Duty for their 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Saturday Nights! On October 12 and 26, you can enjoy wonderful Oktoberfest food, including Wienerschnitzel, sauerbraten, jager schnitzel, brats and veal sausage, spaetzli, and applestrudel. For more information and for reservations, call 423-764-3889.

St. Anne's Catholic School Oktoberfest 2013 at Machiavelli's!

October 12, 2013
St. Anne's Catholic School Oktoberfest 2013 will be at Machiavelli's on Saturday, October 12, at 7 pm. Advance Tickets are $20 and tickets at the door are $25. Dinner will be served, and there will be beer tasting, entertainment featuring Annie Robinette, and a silent auction (cash or credit, you must be present when the auction is over). Tickets can be purchased at: * Machiavelli’s; *Online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/465093; *Call Brandy Schrenker at 423-863-6823 or bschrenker@gmail.com.

2014 Miss Food City Pageant at the Paramount Center for the Arts

October 12, 2013
The 2014 Miss Food City Pageant will be presented at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 12, 7pm. The winner will represent Food City at the 2014 Food City 500 NASCAR Race, plus other race nights, grand openings, and many other special events. For more information, please contact the Paramount at 423-274-8920.

ArtSmart classes at the Bristol Public Library

October 12, 2013
Come join in the ArtSmart classes at the Bristol Public Library on Saturday, October 12, 10-11:30am! Offered on the second Saturday of each month, ArtSmart will be taught in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. Cost is $5 per child which covers the purchase of art supplies. Designed for grades 2-5, ArtSmart coordinates the Bristol classes with the William King Museum exhibits. Taught by Joyce Kistner, a long-time art teacher in the Bristol Virginia City Schools and acclaimed local artist, the classes give children a bit of history and art background along with hands-on fun and creativity with art activities. Class size is limited to 25 children so parents should register their child as soon as possible. Registration can be done over the phone by calling 276-645-8781.

Cha cha and mambo lesson at Bristol Ballet — put your dancing shoes on!

October 11, 2013
On Friday, October 11 there will be a Cha Cha and Mambo lesson at the Bristol Ballet studio, 519 State Street. Lesson from 7:30-8:30pm followed by dancing until 10pm. $5 per person with all proceeds going to support the Bristol Ballet, a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Refreshments provided, but a snack to share is welcome!

Announcement from BCM!

October 11, 2013
Birthplace of Country Music® invites the media and public to a press conference Friday, October 11, 2013 at Noon. The event will be held outside the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum, corner of Cumberland and Moore Streets, in Bristol, VA. Much will be revealed during this historic occasion!

blowfish emporium's Thursday Night Painting Party — Fall Fun

October 10, 2013
Come out to blowfish emporium's Thursday Night Painting pARTy on Thursday, October 10, 6 – 8:30PM! Cost is $32 per person. This event is open to whomever signs up... join us for a fun night and bring a friend or 2! We provide it all, just show up and get ready to have some fun. You may BYOB (supply your own drinking/eating materials). MUST PREREGISTER . Event may be cancelled due to no sign ups. For more information, contact blowfish emporium on 276-644-1428.

Bristol Public Library Health Education Series Event: Stroke

October 10, 2013
The continuing Health Education Series at the Bristol Public Library on the second Thursday of each month will feature a presentation on Stroke on Thursday, October 10, 7 pm in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Library. The presenter will be Dr. Earl Wilson, a Board certified neurologist, or one of the other physicians from the Bristol Regional Medical Center Primary Stroke Center. It is estimated by the Center for Disease Control that 130,000 Americans die each year from stroke. That is one in every nineteen deaths and one death from stroke every four minutes. Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. One in four is a recurrent stroke. Stroke costs the United States an estimated $38.6 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and missed days of work. Stroke is also the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. The region with the highest percentage of stroke is the southeastern area with particularly high percentages in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. For more information, contactDoris Stickley on 276-821-6148.
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Upcoming Events

Bristol Tennessee Police accepting applications to Citizens' Police Academy

September 09 - November 11, 2013

YWCA offering women's 5K walk / run conditioning program before the Turkey Trot / Gobbler's Gait 5K

September 23 - November 14, 2013

"Fall Bead Out Sale" at The Purple Loon — Additional 10% off on beads, findings and strands with children's clothing donation!

September 30 - October 31, 2013

Karate lessons at Japan Karate Organization

October 01 - November 05, 2013

Featured Artists in October at 606 State Street Gallery: Tom Burnheimer and Pat Bussard

October 01 - 31, 2013

Get your great Pointer Brand gear for 17% off with this code!

October 11 - 17, 2013

Serendipity's Columbus Day weekend sale!

October 11 - 14, 2013

The Broadcast at 620 State

October 11, 2013

Cha cha and mambo lesson at Bristol Ballet — put your dancing shoes on!

October 11, 2013

Dan Deel at Stateline Bar and Grill

October 11, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

October 11, 2013

Twang Bangers at O'Mainnin's

October 11, 2013

Swaptober Fest Art Swap at Farmers' Market!

October 12, 2013

ArtSmart classes at the Bristol Public Library

October 12, 2013

Wine tasting at Inari Wines

October 12, 2013

2014 Miss Food City Pageant at the Paramount Center for the Arts

October 12, 2013

St. Anne's Catholic School Oktoberfest 2013 at Machiavelli's!

October 12, 2013

Dirk Quinn Band at O'Mainnin's

October 12, 2013

Oktoberfest Saturday Nights at KP Duty!

October 12, 2013

Bristol Public Library to Host Bristol Premiere of Documentary about Local Ghost Legends

October 13, 2013

George "Lukeman" Barnes, Bryan Chapman, Teddy Helton, and Tim White & Friends playing at the Pickin' Porch at the Foundation Event Facility

October 14, 2013

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

October 14, 2013

Pottery class at One of a Kind Gallery

October 15 - 16, 2013

blowfish emporium's Tuesday Night Painting Party — Ghost Tree

October 15, 2013

Hickey Freeman Trunk Show at Wm. King Clothiers

October 17, 2013

blowfish emporium's Thursday Night Painting Party — Black Cat & Moon

October 17, 2013

Scythian Back in Bristol at the Paramount!

October 18, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

October 18, 2013

Beth Snapp at 620 State

October 18, 2013

Cancer Outreach Foundation's 1st Annual Music for Hope Concert at the Bristol Train Station

October 19, 2013

Tattoo Bruise at O'Mainnin's

October 19, 2013

Wine tasting at Inari Wines

October 19, 2013

Artist reception for Pat Brussard at 606 State Street Gallery

October 19, 2013

Bluegrass Kinsmen and New Covenant playing at the Pickin' Porch at the Foundation Event Facility

October 21, 2013

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

October 21, 2013

blowfish emporium's Tuesday Night Painting Party — Red Robin

October 22, 2013

Super Supervisors II training at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce

October 23, 2013

blowfish emporium's Thursday Night Painting Party — Owl in Tree

October 24, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

October 25, 2013

AACA car show at TriSummit Bank Parking Lot

October 25, 2013

Brass Transit — The Music of the Legendary Chicago at the Paramount

October 25, 2013

Oktoberfest Saturday Nights at KP Duty!

October 26, 2013

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