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Casting Call for Believe: A Christmas Movie

Pre-production for the upcoming film Believe: A Christmas Movie is in full swing, and will be filming in the Bristol TN/VA area February 28th through April 4th, 2016. The producers are seeking all ages, ethnicities, and types to fill background and featured background roles.

TO SUBMIT: Please visit and complete the form in full. Then send one email with a clear photograph or headshot labeled with your full name to Both steps are required for submission.

Downtown Bristol Events

Calligraphy Class — Session One

March 5 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts

The Two-Session Class in Calligraphy by Virginia Hiss will teach the Bookhand alphabet, including the rounded, arched, straight, diagonal, individual, and mirrored letters. You will learn a fundamental lettering style for creating signs, invitations, name tags, price tags — and anything that should be neatly lettered.

This class is 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. The class will consist of two sessions held at the local artist cooperative, A Work of Art Gallery and Gifts in Downtown Bristol on Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12 from 10 am — 12pm.

Cost is $45 per person and includes both sessions. Class is limited to 9 persons, ages 12 & up. All supplies are included. To reserve your spot, visit the gallery (seven days a week), call 423.797.0089, or email Deadline for registration is February 29, 2016.

Bristol CSA Fair: Meet Your Farmer!

March 5 | Slater Community Center

The Appalachian RC&D Council is hosting the region’s first CSA Fair to promote local farms and healthy eating in 2016. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is a subscription for a healthy, convenient, affordable weekly box of fresh fruits and vegetables that lets you directly support a local farmer. The CSA Fair will feature local farms offering CSA options for fresh produce, meats, baked goods and even flowers. This is a family friendly event, with a photo booth and creative kid's activities (sprouting seeds; arts and crafts; pollinator science and more). Parents, bring your children and they can have fun while you shop CSA options! The fair will be held on Saturday March 5th from 1-4 pm at the Slater Center 325 McDowell St in Bristol. For more information call 423-979-2581 or visit

Theatre Bristol Stage Management Workshop

March 6 | Theatre Bristol

Individuals interested in learning about stage management are invited to a free Theatre Bristol Stage Management Workshop on Sunday, March 6, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Please register online here. Resources and refreshments will be provided.

Veteran Stage Manager Emily Barnes will be leading the Stage Management Workshop and assisted by David Hyde. Barnes will provide detailed instruction, as well as share resources and tips from her experiences. Guidance on how to get involved with Theatre Bristol productions will also be presented, however the workshop is open to those interested in stage management for other organizations, including ballet, churches, drama departments, etc.

Theatre Bristol offers ongoing volunteer opportunities. Please visit to use the Volunteer Form and sign up.

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee and now celebrating its 51st season. Its Main Stage season consists of up to five productions. Performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120 and the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is entirely volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.

For more information, visit the Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email

Beaver Creek Storytellers

March 6 | Bristol Public Library

Join Beaver Creek Storytellers Sunday, March 6th at Bristol Public Library (use rear entrance) for a fun afternoon of entertaining stories. Admission is $5.

A Night at the Museum: A Murder Mystery Themed Party

March 24 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

You're invited to Believe in Bristol's 7th Annual Downtown Showcase: A Night at the Museum – a murder mystery themed party!

Your presence is requested at the A-list party hosted by Believe in Bristol on Thursday, March 24th from 6-9 pm at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. While socializing and schmoozing with country music legends, careers will be made, secrets will be revealed, scandals will be broken and a homicide will happen.

With a V.I.P. victim and all legends suspect, you will be called upon to find the criminal by cracking this tragic event.

Will it be a super-fan, overly excited to meet their favorite star? A livid lover who has been pushed too far? Or possibly a legend who is jealous of the fame of another?

As the night unfolds, so will a web of lies and scandals intricately woven to point you to a killer. It is up to you to uncover the clues or the culprit will remain concealed!

Come walk the line for A Night at the Museum full of mystery, celebrities & scandal.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! $55 individual | $100 per couple | Visit the Believe in Bristol Office at 36 Moore Street Bristol, VA to purchase tickets.

Call 276-644-9700 or email for more information.

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Community Notice Board

City invites development community to March meetings

March 3 & 8

The City of Bristol, Tennessee will be hosting its first semi-annual meeting where developers, contractors, homeowners, and other members of the community are invited for a conversation with City Officials, Planning and Codes Enforcement staff.

The city will provide two opportunities to meet, the first being Tuesday, March 3, 2016, for breakfast from 7:00 to 9:00 AM. The second opportunity is scheduled for Thursday, March 8 for lunch from 11:00 to 1:00 PM. Both meetings will take place in the Ewell Easley Annex located at 104 8th Street. The new Community Development Director, Brian Rose, will be on hand to listen to any comments or concerns the development community may wish to share.

The city will also be introducing a new evaluation tool. A Community Development Customer Satisfaction Survey has been posted on the department’s web pages ( The survey was designed in an effort to assess customer service satisfaction within the department. “We are asking all our customers to complete the short 5-minute survey,” said Bill Sorah, City Manager. “Our customers’ responses will help us identify what we are doing right and where the business community feels we could make improvements.”

Customers can share their comments with the city by completing the on-line survey. The data collected will be viewed not only by the Community Development and communications staff, but by senior city staff as well. The evaluation document allows staff to see real-time analytics of collected data.

For more information contact Brian Rose, Director of Community Development at 989-5500 Ext. 2129 or email

Polo Ralph Lauren Made to Measure

Visit our downtown store | Wm. King Clothiers

For nearly five decades, Polo Ralph Lauren has set the standard as the finest in men's clothing, reflecting a youthful spirit that is both timeless and contemporary.

Polo Tailored Clothing is cute from the finest cloths from Italy and the UK using time-honored tailoring traditions and innovative construction methods. Fabrics of exceptional quality and authentic character — in a selection of exclusive patterns and colors — create garments of true distinction.

The Polo Ralph Lauren Made to Measure Program at Wm. King Clothiers offers impeccably crafted suits, trousers and sport coats that are custom tailored according to personal fit and preferred style. An extensive selection of fabrics, silhouettes, and precise finishing touches express the creative sophistication and refined style of the Polo gentleman.

Bristol Office Supply Weekly Specials

Through March 4

Click here to view weekly specials.

March Madness at Shelbee's!

Through March | Shelbee's Vintage Cafe

March Madness is here! For the month of March all domestic, import and craft beers are only $1.75 at Shelbee's Vintage Cafe.