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Creative & Crafty: Winter Critters Canvas

January 16 | Bristol Public Library


On Wednesday, January 16, at 5:30 p.m., the Bristol Public Library will be offering a new canvas class called Creative & Crafty: Winter Critter Canvas! During our canvas class, registered participants will have the chance to design and paint a winter “critter,” choosing between either a polar bear, a fox, or a penguin. This class will cost $5 per person, but all paint and necessary supplies will be provided.

Registration is required. To sign up for this class, please contact the library by phone at 276-821-6147 or by email at ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Annie Robinette

January 16 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Award-winning singer-songwriter Annie Robinette has enjoyed a diverse artistic career. Portrait artist, illustrator, actress, dancer, lead singer in rock, blues, and alternative bands... But her work as a singer-songwriter is her first love. Robinette writes songs fueled not only by her own experiences, but largely by her empathic observations of other people’s lives. Her lyrics are direct, visual, relevant. And her sultry, powerful voice will really hit you where you live, delivering stories within which you might even find a piece of yourself you never knew was there.

BPL Book Club: The Mountain Between Us

January 17 | Bristol Public Library


The BPL Book Club will meet on Thursday, January 17, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library. For January, our book club pick is The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. We will have copies of the next BPL Book Club selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, available for interested readers.

Any reader is welcome to join at any time; no registration is required. BPL Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted on our calendar, to read and discuss a wide variety of books. Make sure to join us for good company, good books, and sweet treats from Blackbird Bakery!

For more information, please contact Ambrea at the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Anthony Mangrum

January 17 | Blackbird Bakery


Bingo

January 18 | Bristol Public Library


The Bristol Public Library is excited to announce that “Bingo at the BPL!” will continue through the New Year. Starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18, the library will be hosting free bingo games in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room upstairs and offering free water, snacks, and prizes for winners. No registration is necessary; all games are completely free.

For more information, please contact the library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Jordan Allen & The Bellweathers

January 18 | State Line Bar & Grill


Jordan Allen & The Bellweathers with Adam Bolt and Bill Edwards.

Music at 8pm $5

Noah Spencer

January 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Noah Spencer is a musician who enjoys singing and playing guitar, drums, piano and the ukulele. He enjoys learning and performing all types of music!

Dirty Grass Players

January 18 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Bloom Cafe and Listening Room showcases some of Baltimore's best hard-drivin' bluegrass with The Dirty Grass Players!

Self-Defense and Personal Safety Workshop

January 19 | Bristol Public Library


The Bristol Public Library is pleased to announce that Chris Massie from Stryker Martial Arts Academy will be returning for another workshop on “Self-Defense and Personal Safety.” Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, Chris Massie will provide participants with tips on self-protection and personal safety in everyday life.

This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, please contact the library by phone at 276-821-6147 or by email at ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Tri-State Battle

January 19 | Borderline Billiards


$200 Team Entry
25 HC Rule
***Must have a 2 or 3 HC on team roster that MUST play if match goes to 5 games***
Played on 9’ Tables
7’ HCs reviewed..you will only drop one SL if you are below .4 of the 7’ HC.

Community Jam Sessions

January 19 – December 21 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will begin hosting a monthly gathering of local musicians for a full-on community jam session on the third Saturday of every month. The community jams are open to all ages and all skill levels.

The jam events have been organized to provide a space for local musicians to gather and pick, collaborate, share their experiences, and—most importantly—to have fun!

Jams will be scheduled for the third Saturday of each month from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., serving as a great warm-up for Saturday night gigs! Musicians are asked to bring their own instruments.

The sessions will be held in the Learning Center at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

For more information call 423-573-1927.

Square Dance

January 19 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Back by popular demand: Square Dance at the Museum! Join us for an evening of old-fashioned squaredancingand fun! Caller Tyler Hughes will lead the evening and we’ll have lively music to get your feet moving. No partner or experience necessary – just a desire to have a great night out!

Thisdanceis free and open to the public, though donations will be greatly appreciated!

Get your dancingshoes on and spread the word! For more information, emailinfo@birthplaceofcountrymusic.orgor call 423-573-1927.

* Thesquaredancewill be held in the museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery, and we ask participants to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes (no heels please!) to protect the wooden floor.

RESERVATIONS

Jon King & Ryan Asbury

January 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube


“Big” Jon King (Piney Flats, TN) & “Captain” Ryan Asbury (Abingdon, VA) are an interstate duo performing Southern Rock, Classic Rock, & Country music.

Junior Jam

January 20 | Studio Brew


Open to young musicians under the age of 20 who want to share their talent with friends and family. This is not a competition. It's a jam for young people to get together and have some fun. To join in please contact us at info@studiobrew.beer or call 423-360-3258.

MLK Parade

January 21 | Bristol Train Station


The Bristol Train Station Board, YWCA NETN and SWVA and APEC will host a community observance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The commemoration event will be held on the national King holiday. Our theme, “The Legacy Lives” reminds us that the work Dr. King began is still important and unfinished. The celebration will bring greater awareness to Dr. King’s work and mission, promote unity and diverse participation within our community, educate, encourage and inspire deeper community dialogue, and help us to learn from the past.

Marchers will meet at 1:30 p.m. at two locations: First Christian Church on MLK Blvd in Bristol, VA and the YMCA on MLK Blvd in Bristol, TN. The march will begin at 2:00 p.m. The program at Bristol Train Station will begin at 2:45 p.m. and conclude around 3:45 p.m. The program will feature special readings and music.

Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting

January 21 | Bristol Public Library


The Friends of the Bristol Public Library are hosting their very first meeting of the new year on January 21, 2019. Although the library itself will be closed for the holiday, the Friends will be meeting in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room upstairs at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the direction of our new Friends group, as well as brain storm project ideas, select new officers, and much more.

All interested members and participants are encouraged to use the meeting room entrance on the upper floor. For more information about the Friends of the Bristol Public Library, please contact the library at 276-821-6147 or by email at FriendsoftheBristolLibrary@gmail.com.

State Street String Band Bluegrass

January 21 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass December 17th at 7pm.

Genealogy: Researching Historical Photos

January 22 | Bristol Public Library


Join the Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m. for a special genealogy workshop on “Researching Historical Photos.” Presented by Jessica McNeely from the Holston River Regional Library, “Researching Historical Photos” is an hour-long workshop on how to look for and uncover forgotten family photographs by using both online and paper resources. Jessica will also answer questions regarding genealogy research and common pitfalls researchers encounter in recovering old photographs.

This workshop is free to attend and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom

February 23 | Foundation Event Facility


You asked and we listened, Adult Prom is back! Believe in Bristol is gearing up for our spring fundraiser, Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom! Join us Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Foundation Event Facility and party with a purpose!

This event includes all your favorite prom staples from balloon arches and cheesy prom photos to finger foods and a DJ with the added bonus of games and a bar! Nominate your friends and vote for King and Queen, dance the night away with our DJ, and create fun memories along the way — all while supporting a local nonprofit organization! This event is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 21. Relive your high school glory days: dust off that old dress, tux, or suit, or use the night as an excuse to look good and have fun!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Individual and couple tickets will be available for sale both at the Believe in Bristol office and online (BIBadultprom2.brownpapertickets.com) for $25 and $40 respectively. Tables will be available for purchase through the Believe in Bristol office only at $185 for 8 seats (table quantity limited). Tickets include entry, food, one drink, and dancing 'til you drop. King and Queen nominations and votes, extra drinks, games, and official prom photos will be cash only.

Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom is a fundraiser for Believe in Bristol; all proceeds will benefit the Main Street Program and downtown revitalization efforts. For more information, please contact the Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2201 or info@believeinbristol.org. As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day – more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life. Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501 ( c ) 3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit and economy.

Community Notice Board

Breathe Bristol Yoga offers 24 classes weekly

Every week | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Mondays:
8:30 AM: Yoga Flow & Yin
10:00 AM: Barre
4:15 PM: Barre H.I.I.T
5:45 PM: Yoga Flow
7:00 PM: Beginners Yoga

Tuesdays:
6:00 AM: Rise & Shine Yoga
8:30 AM: Strength & Flow
10:00 AM: Chair & Self Care
5:45 PM: Yoga Flow
7:00 PM: Restorative Yin Yoga

Wednesdays:
6:00 AM: Rise & Shine Yoga
830 AM: Beginners Yoga
5:45 PM: Barre

Thursdays:
6:00 AM: Rise & Shine Yoga
8:30 AM: Strength & Flow
10:00 AM: Chair & Self Care
4:15 PM: Barre
5:45 PM: Flow & Restore

Fridays:
5:45 AM: Barre
8:30 AM: Yoga Flow & Yin
10:00 AM: Barre

Saturdays:
8:00 AM: Barre
9:00 AM: Buti Yoga & Yin

Sundays:
4:00 PM: $6 Yoga Sundays (all levels class)

24 classes each week and class cards and payment options to suit all budgets! Check us out online atbreathebristol.com

Community Jam Sessions

Third Saturday of each month | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will begin hosting a monthly gathering of local musicians for a full-on community jam session on the third Saturday of every month. The community jams are open to all ages and all skill levels.

The jam events have been organized to provide a space for local musicians to gather and pick, collaborate, share their experiences, and—most importantly—to have fun!

Jams will be scheduled for the third Saturday of each month from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., serving as a great warm-up for Saturday night gigs! Musicians are asked to bring their own instruments.

The sessions will be held in the Learning Center at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

For more information call 423-573-1927.

Also Coming Up

Creative & Crafty: Winter Critters Canvas
January 16 | Bristol Public Library
Annie Robinette
January 16 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
BPL Book Club: The Mountain Between Us
January 17 | Bristol Public Library
Anthony Mangrum
January 17 | Blackbird Bakery
Bingo
January 18 | Bristol Public Library
Jordan Allen & The Bellweathers
January 18 | State Line Bar & Grill
Noah Spencer
January 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Dirty Grass Players
January 18 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Self-Defense and Personal Safety Workshop
January 19 | Bristol Public Library
Tri-State Battle
January 19 | Borderline Billiards
Square Dance
January 19 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Jon King & Ryan Asbury
January 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Junior Jam
January 20 | Studio Brew
MLK Parade
January 21 | Bristol Train Station
Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting
January 21 | Bristol Public Library
State Street String Band Bluegrass
January 21 | Blackbird Bakery
Genealogy: Researching Historical Photos
January 22 | Bristol Public Library
PC Class: Check Out E-books
January 24 | Bristol Public Library
Building Your Financial Know-How
January 24 | Bristol Public Library
The Diamonds
January 24 | Blackbird Bakery
The Honey Badgers
January 25 | State Line Bar & Grill
An Evening with The Cleverlys
January 25 | Paramount Bristol
Tyler Williams
January 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Swing Band Trio
January 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Lauren Beeler and Gypsy & Me
January 26 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Rylee Peters
January 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Reggae Party with Demon Waffle
January 26 | Studio Brew
Classic Movie Corner: The King and I
January 31 | Bristol Public Library
Gerald Sheppard
January 31 | Blackbird Bakery
BPL Anime Theater: Trigun: Badlands Rumble
February 2 | Bristol Public Library
Symphony of the Mountains: Classical Masters
February 2 | Paramount Bristol
C2 & Brothers Reed w/ Indighost
February 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!
February 9 | Paramount Bristol
Vaden Landers & Xaris Waltman
February 15 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Parachute Brigade / The Dividends / Plowman & The Ruckus
February 16 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Water Bath Canning 101
February 23 | Bristol Public Library
Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom
February 23 | Foundation Event Facility
Brielle Rathbun
February 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
AAME Speaker Series: An Artist’s Journey through Virginia
February 25 | Bristol Public Library
AAME Speaker Series: The Play's the Thing
March 4 | Bristol Public Library
AAME Speaker Series: Art in Advertising
March 14 | Bristol Public Library
Tommy Yon, Kyle Corbett and Stephen Evans
March 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Clint Black
March 31 | Paramount Bristol
Cave Twins
April 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Triumphant Quartet
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
Home Free
May 5 | Paramount Bristol

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