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Seafood Friday at KP!

Don't forget that Friday's are for the Seafood lovers at KP! Seafood Fridays include fresh Oysters and peel and eat Shrimp along with Salmon and house made Crab Cakes! Yum. For more information please call 423-764-3889 or visit 520 State Street,Bristol TN.

4 Beginning Drawing Lessons: Saturdays in November (Bristol, TN)

Less than two weeks to sign up for Virginia's basic drawing course! Share with anyone you think might be interested in learning the basics of drawing with pencils in this 4-lesson class taught by Virginia Hiss, an art educator with a B.F.A from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master's in Art Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Students will learn the basics of drawing with pencils in this 4-lesson class taught by Virginia Hiss, an art educator with a B.F.A from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master's in Art Education from the University of Pittsburgh.These four lessons will cover: 1) basic 3-D shapes, shading and shadowing, 2) curvilinear perspective and folds, 3) 1-point and 2-point linear perspective, 4) combination of techniques to create a house portrait with landscaping.

The class limit is 10 persons, ages 12 & up. Reserve your spot by calling the gallery at 423-797-0089 or by emailing before the deadline of October 18, 2014.

YWCA Hosting Poverty Simulation

Allow yourself the adventure of this powerful and helpful experience of role-playing what it is like to live on the margins. You WILL be touched! The Poverty Simulation is a 3-hour experience during which participants role-play being part of families living on food stamps, dealing with public transportation, losing jobs—living on the edge. Unless-until-we walk in the shoes of another, we simply cannot understand what personal poverty is like. The Poverty Simulation is a safe place to have this eye-opening experience.


The event will be held at the YWCA Bristol 106 State Street, on Thursday, October 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. It is designed to help participants understand what it is like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from week to week. It is a simulation, not a game. The goal is for participants to experience life in poverty. In the simulation participants assume the roles of families facing poverty. Some families are newly unemployed, some are recently deserted by the “breadwinner,” some are homeless, and others are recipients of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Still others are senior citizens receiving Disability or Retirement or grandparents raising their grandchildren. The task of the “families” is to provide for basic necessities and shelter during the course of four 15-minute “weeks.” This model simulation is used in communities across the nation. Participation is important for anyone who cares about their community.

Pretty Girl Station Now has a Blog!

We now have a blog and our website will be up soon. We don't have many posts, but we don't have anyone to post to! Come follow us on our blog at if you have one too. If not, be sure to watch out for our new website. Soon, you will be able to visit our blog and keep up with us in ONE click. Also, we hope to have it available to you as soon as possible to ORDER ONLINE. Pretty Girl Station loves our customers, and we want to help YOU keep up with our styles and grab what you want before it's gone. Thank you for your business and love! Can't wait to hear from you.

We are the World Free concert in Cumberland Square Park Hosted by the Crisis Center

The Crisis Center is pleased to announce a fall event sure to please all ages –We Are The World– a free concert in Cumberland Square Park on Saturday, October 18 from 11 am to 5 pm. We Are The World will feature local artists Annie Robinette,Wyldehart, and Jana and the Ukuladies, to name a few. Two Nashville recording artists Paul E. Zokowski (P-E-Z) and Edgar White are coming in to town to help raise awareness of the work The Crisis Center does. In addition to lots of music, there will be food, drink and children’s activities for your pleasure. Active military and veterans are invited to eat free. We ask that veterans please bring VA or current ID.

P-E-Z is a singer songwriter, publisher and actor who is formally from Hartford CT and has played on the same bill with HankJr/Lynard Skynard, Gretchen Wilson and Sugarland. PEZ was nominated for song of the Year and was a finalist songwriter of the year at Nashville Universe in 2014. Currently, he is number 8 on the Reverbnation global country charts. He worked on 4 episodes of ABC TV show Nashville. He currently resides in Nashville, TN.

Edgar White is a singer songwriter, actor and comedian that hails from Sarasota Springs NY. His band Tear was signed to a major record label. He was rhythm guitar in Billy Joel's road band. He currently resides in Nashville TN. “The Crisis Center has been a part of our community since 1973 and we just want to say ‘Thanks’ to all of the folks who have supported us over the years” says Bob Frank, Executive Director. “Hopefully, folks who haven’t heard of us will learn more too. As a non-profit serving the under served, we always look for opportunities to spread the word about the work we do and gain new supporters.”

“The Crisis Center was originally founded out of the need for a local hotline – that hotline still exists. In addition, The Crisis Center takes calls from over 6 national hotlines including 2 national suicide hotlines. The hotline is answered by staff and volunteers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year” says Emily Anne Thompson, Community Educator. “We want people to know that there is something they can do to help – in addition to posting something to Facebook. They can contribute to the local organization that answers the hotline locally.”

Your support is greatly appreciated and we hope to see Cumberland Square Park hopping with We Are The World on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 11 am to 5 pm. The Crisis Center continues to serve our community with education, advocacy and intervention allowing individuals to find positive solutions for personal crises. Through support, hope and education we strive to restore emotional balance to both individuals and communities in which they live. For more questions, contact The Crisis Center, 276.466.2218.

James Gregory — The Funniest Man in America at The Paramount Center for the Arts

James creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a Southern accent and universal story-telling. The ridiculous, the common and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this master storyteller and world-class comedian.

Built in 1931 and restored to its original splendor in 1991, the Paramount continues to grow as the Mountain Empire's premier performing arts center. Here audiences share passion and drama, laughter and tears, majesty in motion, joy in music, pride in learning... and memories.

Downtown Bristol Blog

Bristol Community Information Meeting Announced for Mountains of Music Homecoming

Abingdon, VA: The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail in cooperation with Believe in Bristol and the Birthplace of Country Music will host a community meeting to share exciting plans and information for all those interested in the Mountains of Music Homecoming scheduled for June 2015. The meeting will be held on October 16th, at 5:30 p.m. at Believe in Bristol, 36 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia.

Event Planning is Easy with KP

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This One is for the Girls

At Wm. King we love a moto jacket and we’re particularly fond of sweaters, so it seemed a match made in style heaven to mash up the two to create this gorgeous moto sweater jacket. It’s the coziest way to look cool! Check out more of our offerings at

State Street Farmers Market

State Street Farmers Market was opened in 1999 with the support of 4 different governmental agencies: the City of Bristol Tennessee, the City of Bristol Virginia, Sullivan County Tennessee and Washington County Virginia. The market is open on 8am — 12pm Saturdays from May through October each year. Additionally, the market opens mid-week on Wednesdays July through September from 3pm — 7pm. The market is located at the Downtown Center, 810 State Street. The market's operations are overseen by the Parks and Recreation Department. There is a Market Supervisor on sight each time the market is open to answer any questions the public may have or to assist vendors participating in the market.

Upcoming Events

Last Call at O'Mainnin's Pub

October 15–16

Bristol Community Information Meeting Announced for Mountains of Music Homecoming

October 16

Full Moon Jam at the Downtown Center: Thomas Taylor

October 16

Laura Thurston at O'Mainnin's Pub

October 16–17

JV Squad at 620 State

October 17

Plan Z at O'Mainnin's Pub

October 17

Wyldeheart at O'Mainnin's Pub

October 18

We are the World Free concert in Cumberland Square Park Hosted by the Crisis Center

October 18

Chris Smith at Quaker Steak & Lube

October 18

James Gregory: The Funniest Man in America

October 18

Pickin Porch with ETSU at the Foundation Event Facility

October 20

YWCA to Host Poverty Simulation

October 23

Pumpkin Palooza at the Downtown Center

October 25

The Paramount Chamber Players Tenth Anniversary: An American Celebration

October 25

Believe in Bristol's Masquerade Progressive Loft Dinner

October 30

Machiavelli's 6th Annual Halloween Bash

October 31

Believe in Bristol's 10th Annual Downtown Loft Tour!

November 1

Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives

November 1

Gospel Christian Music Association presents Southern Gospel Music Revival with The Primitives Ivan Parker and Jordan's Bridge

November 7

Vetertans Day Parade & Traditional Memorial Service in Downtown Bristol!

November 8

YWCA Turkey Trot & Gobbler's Gait 5K

November 15

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Special Guest Tift Merritt

November 15

The Bristol Music Club will A Scholarship Benefit and Anniversary Gala at the Paramount Center for the Arts

November 22

Historic Downtown Bristol Christmas Open House

November 24

Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday!

November 29

Downtown Bristol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Bristol Virginia Utilities

December 1

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

December 6

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