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Get Your Business Found on Google Search and Maps

February 20 | Bristol Public Library


Thanks to the Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) Grant, which is provided through the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Jones Creativity Center will be offering free workshops on Google My Business during National Entrepreneurship Week. Google My Business is a free tool for local businesses looking to connect with customers through Google Search and Google Maps. During this workshop, attendees will gain hands-on practice with Google My Business and receive instruction on how to create or update business listings online.

Our first workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library on 701 Goode Street in Bristol, Virginia. A repeat session will be held on Thursday, February 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Avoca Branch Library at 1550 Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, Tennessee. All workshops are free to attend, but registration is required.

For more information about “Google My Business,” please contact the Bristol Public Library by phone at 276-821-6147 or by email at ajohnson@bristol-library.org, or sign up online at community.gybo.com/s/event/a0r1E00000B6s6R. Interested participants can also reach out to the Avoca Branch Library regarding their upcoming workshop at 423-968-9663, or register online at community.gybo.com/s/event/a0r1E00000B6s6g.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Logan Fritz

February 20 | Bristol Hotel


Come out to our rooftop bar, Lumac, for some great live music and drinks! Before the show, be sure to stop by Vivian's Table for some amazing food!

Financial Tips for Your Small Business with Regions

February 21 | Bristol Public Library


During February, the Bristol Public Library will be partnering with our local Regions Bank to provide a free seminar on “Financial Tips for Your Small Business.” Starting at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, a representative from Regions will be present to offer tips on how to start a healthy small business and answer questions about bookkeeping, budgeting, small business loans, financial tools, and more.

This seminar is completely free to attend, but registration is encouraged. For more information on our upcoming class or to find out how to sign up, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

BPL Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

February 21 | Bristol Public Library


The BPL Book Club will be taking a field trip in February to the Bristol Skateway! Join us on Thursday, February 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bristol Skateway on 210 Skateway Drive (formerly K-Mart Drive). We'll find a table to meet and discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and then we'll spend some time skating!

We'll have snacks and skates for all book club attendees, and attendees are also welcome to bring their children. (This event falls in conjunction with our BPL Children's Library Family Winter Reading Program, so please feel free to bring the family.)

Any reader is welcome to join at any time, and 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!

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

Marissa and Mitch

February 21 | Blackbird Bakery


Marissa and Mitch are an acoustic duo which enjoy singing, songwriting, playing the guitar, banjo, and ukulele. Marissa and Mitch will entertain you with a variety of county music while you enjoy a piece of dream cake.

The Honey Badgers

February 22 | State Line Bar & Grill


(Bluegrass) Comprised of a rotating group of notable Tri-Cities-based musicians, this band’s just crazy – about traditional bluegrass! Throw in a little newgrass, they don’t care! Artistically speaking, they take what they want! Stomp your feet, clap your hands, cut a rug!

Kevin Lorenz

February 22 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for the music of Kevin Lorenz from 8 — 10 pm.

Justin Crider

February 22 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Justin Crider is an award winning country music singer/songwriter and multi-musician. Playing music since he was 9 years old, it is his passion & 1st love.

House Cat Album Release! w/ The Pythia and Hurl Brickbat

February 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


House Cat releases their debut 7 track album Year of the Cat on Feb 22nd with The Pythia and Hurl Brickbat

8:30 music / $5 cover / all ages

Everyone who comes to the show gets the CD for only $5

Year of the Cat was recorded at Rich Tone Recordings in Bristol and produced by Dan Fehr & The Wizard Productions. Album art by Thong Fungus.

Water Bath Canning 101

February 23 | Bristol Public Library


This is your opportunity to learn the basics of water bath canning. This class will ensure you know the food items that are safe to can at home using the water bath method, teach safe canning procedures and give each attendee hands-on canning experience. The registration fee, ($20) includes instructional handouts, canning recipe resources, and each attendee will take home a jar of what we can in class.

*Preregistration is required — call 276-223-6040 or email sandyst@vt.edu

Bristol Marathon Jam for Fisher House at Fort Bragg

February 23 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Join Grant Maloy Smith and other artists in Bristol, Tennessee for the 7th Annual Bristol Marathon Jam for the Fort Bragg Fisher House, from noon till midnight (Grant will perform from 3:00-3:45).

Organized by longtime Bristol musician Jim Graybeal, the Marathon Jam will feature 12 hours of nonstop music, prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Fisher House at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, part of the nationwide Fisher House organization that provides free housing for military and veterans’ families while they loved ones at bases and in VA hospitals. The Marathon Jam will take place at Bloom Cafe and Listening Room, 606 State Street, Bristol, TN. Other performers will include Mick Kyte Music, Chris Long, Julie Williams, Reagan Boggs, Black Hat Missions, The Notorious Nomadz Band, Lightnin’ Charlie and Beth, Charlie Allen and more TBA.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for Fisher House.

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.

Brielle Rathbun

February 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube


We are extremely excited to host Brielle Nichole here at Quaker Steak in Bristol, VA. Brielle is a super talented up and coming artist who lives in Atlanta but is originally from the Johnson City area. Join us for a night of great food, drinks, and amazing music!

The Swing Band

February 23 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a swinging good time with The Swing Band from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

Yoga Nidra and Herbal Medicine

February 24 | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Join herbalist Lesley Setchim to discuss medicinal herbal remedies. Cassidy Hutchinson will then guide you through a meditative yoga Nidra practice to bring you deep rest.

Register at www.breathebristol.com

AAME Speaker Series: An Artist’s Journey through Virginia

February 25 | Bristol Public Library


Born in Chicago and currently residing in Southwest Virginia, Suzanne Stryk has shown her nature-based paintings and assemblages in solo exhibits throughout the country, including the Morris Museum of Art (GA), the United States Botanic Garden (DC), and Gallery 180: The Illinois Institute of Art (Chicago). The artist’s images have appeared in numerous publications, including Art Papers and New American Paintings, with full portfolios in Shenandoah, The Kenyon Review, Orion and Ecotone. She is the recipient of a Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for her project “Notes on the State of Virginia,” for which she traveled throughout the state. Suzanne will share her adventures creating this project, taking you on a unique tour of Virginia from an artist’s and naturalist’s perspective.

Community Trivia

February 25 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


What is it exactly that separates man from animal? Divorce. And a Bloom Cafe $25 gift card! Join us at 8pm on Monday for Community Trivia!

Creative & Crafty: I

February 26 | Bristol Public Library


Creative & Crafty: I ♥ Totes is a brand new craft class available at the Bristol Public Library. Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, we’ll have totes available for painting. Interested participants can paint anything their imagination can create, or they’re welcome to use one of our pre-made stencils. The fee for this class is $6, which will cover all materials needed for class.

Registration is required. For more information or to sign up for our upcoming class, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Also Coming Up

The Casual Word Black History Month Typewriter Tour
February 2–23 | Bristol Public Library
Get Your Business Found on Google Search and Maps
February 20 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Logan Fritz
February 20 | Bristol Hotel
Financial Tips for Your Small Business with Regions
February 21 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
February 21 | Bristol Public Library
Marissa and Mitch
February 21 | Blackbird Bakery
The Honey Badgers
February 22 | State Line Bar & Grill
Kevin Lorenz
February 22 | Blackbird Bakery
Justin Crider
February 22 | Quaker Steak and Lube
House Cat Album Release! w/ The Pythia and Hurl Brickbat
February 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Water Bath Canning 101
February 23 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Marathon Jam for Fisher House at Fort Bragg
February 23 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom
February 23 | Foundation Event Facility
Brielle Rathbun
February 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Swing Band
February 23 | Blackbird Bakery
Yoga Nidra and Herbal Medicine
February 24 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
AAME Speaker Series: An Artist’s Journey through Virginia
February 25 | Bristol Public Library
Community Trivia
February 25 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Creative & Crafty: I
February 26 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Virginia West
February 27 | Bristol Hotel
Classic Movie Corner: Laura
February 28 | Bristol Public Library
The Diamonds
February 28 | Blackbird Bakery
The Chris Kelley Band
March 1 | State Line Bar & Grill
49 Winchester & Loose Leave
March 1 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
BPL Anime Theater: My Hero Academia
March 2 | Bristol Public Library
Vinyl Night
March 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Saturday Signs
March 2 | Mercantile on State
AAME Speaker Series: The Play's the Thing
March 4 | Bristol Public Library
Evelyn Pursley-Kopitzke's Magic Butterfly
March 5 | Paramount Bristol
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with JP Parsons
March 6 | Bristol Hotel
Women's Health & Essential Oils
March 7 | Bristol Public Library
Troy
March 8 | State Line Bar & Grill
Annie Robinette & Rising Violets
March 8 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Cinder Red Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarfs
March 9–10 | Theatre Bristol
Songs From the Road Band
March 9 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Auditions for The Wizard of Oz
March 11–17 | Theatre Bristol
AAME Speaker Series: Art in Advertising
March 14 | Bristol Public Library
Fortch
March 15 | State Line Bar & Grill
Jake Quillin + Donnie and The Dry Heavers
March 15 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Black Jacket Symphony: Queen's "A Night at the Opera"
March 15–22 | Paramount Bristol
Bristol CSA Fair: Meet Your Farmer!
March 16 | Bristol Public Library
The Honey Badgers
March 22 | State Line Bar & Grill
Tommy Yon, Kyle Corbett and Stephen Evans
March 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Mavericks
March 23 | Paramount Bristol
Ken Burns's "Country Music"
March 24 | Paramount Bristol
Wolf & Johnny
March 29 | State Line Bar & Grill
Guy Penrod
March 29 | Paramount Bristol
Clint Black
March 31 | Paramount Bristol
Genealogy: Researching Historical Photos
April 3 | Bristol Public Library
The Honey Badgers
April 5 | State Line Bar & Grill
Charm City
April 11 | Paramount Bristol
Thomas Willard
April 12 | State Line Bar & Grill
Cave Twins
April 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Del McCoury Band: With a Little Help From Our Friends
April 20 | Paramount Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
James Meadows
April 26 | State Line Bar & Grill
Julie Williams
May 3 | State Line Bar & Grill
Home Free
May 5 | Paramount Bristol
Rex Montgomery
May 17 | State Line Bar & Grill
Border Bash
May 17 | Downtown Bristol
Wrestle
May 23 | Paramount Bristol
Chris Long
May 31 | State Line Bar & Grill
Border Bash
June 7 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
June 21 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
July 19 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
August 2 | Downtown Bristol
Get the Led Out
August 9 | Paramount Bristol

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