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Studio 6 partners with Girls Inc. for Women Empowerment Month fundraiser


Girls Inc. has partnered with Studio 6 Apparel to promote Women Empowerment Month. Studio 6 Apparel is selling 5 different empowerment shirts and sharing the proceeds with Girls Inc. for the month of March! To kick off the event, Girls Inc. took some of our girls down there to be models, which was so much fun.

Shop the shirts at shopstudio6.com.



Downtown Bristol Events

Certified CPR, AED & First Aid Training

March 6 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce


Having specific individuals in your office or company who are certified in CPR and First Aid training is crucial in today’s workplace. If you’ve been searching for a class for your employees, join instructor Robert Taylor who will teach you everything you need to know so that you feel better prepared should you ever be called upon to use these skills. Upon completion of this class, you will be CPR certified.

Cost
$50 — Bristol Chamber Members
$75 — Non-Members
$45 — Bristol Chamber Gold Club Members

Click here to register.

Beginning Genealogy

March 6 | Bristol Public Library


We’re excited to announce that we are offering Beginning Genealogy on Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Jones Creativity Center.

Designed to help new and experienced genealogists, Beginning Genealogy is an introductory class on both online research and book resources. Participants will be able to learn more about using Ancestry and Heritage Quest, library resources, and creating family trees. Kristin will be teaching this free educational program and offering tips on how to best navigate genealogy online, as well as printed sources.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Library computers will be available for patrons in the JCC, but participants may also bring their own laptops or electronic devices. For more information on Beginning Genealogy, please contact BPL at 276-645-8781 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Open Mic Night

March 6 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Bloom hosts an open mic every first Wednesday of the month. Come join us March 6th!

Wine & Unwind Wednesday with JP Parsons

March 6 | 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!

State Street String Band Bluegrass

March 6 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

Women's Health & Essential Oils

March 7 | Bristol Public Library


Join Bristol Public Library to discover essential oils to promote women's well-being. Topics include PMS, Hormones, Hot Flashes, Breast Health, Emotions, Fatigue and more.

Farm & Fun Time ft. Bruce Molsky & Mountain Drifter and Kaia Kater

March 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Radio Bristol presents the Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring special guests Bruce Molsky & Mountain Drifters, Kaia Kater.

Momma Molasses

March 7 | Blackbird Bakery


Momma Molasses performs Alt-Country, Americana, Indie Folk, and Blues. She is a songwriter, and she has her own way of fingerpicking a guitar. A lot of her inspiration is drawn from Appalachian Folk Music, Gospel, Old Country, Piedmont Blues, and Contemporary Roots Music. It's gonna be a great evening of fun!

Annie Robinette & Rising Violets

March 8 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Three incredible songstresses...one magical Friday night at Bloom Cafe & Listening Room! Come out for Annie’s unique mix of self-deprecating humor and jaw-dropping honest lyrics, for Marie’s ethereal and poetic soundscapes, and Jenn’s unabashedly powerful voice and artistry.

$5 cover charge...warm & fuzzy vibes FREE

Jon King & Ryan Asbury

March 8 | 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.

Doctor Ocular w/Cosmic Shift

March 8 | Studio Brew


Doctor Ocular
Cosmic Shift
PBJ Lightning

March 8th @ 8:00. Cover is $5

Cinder Red Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarfs

March 9–10 | Theatre Bristol


Theatre Bristol announces an encore collaboration with River's Way to present an original production "Cinder Red Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarfs" March 9 at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm and March 10 at 2:30 pm at the ARTspace, 506 State Street.

"Cinder Red Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarfs" is an original production that features favorite fairy tales adapted by Dottie Havlik. It was created especially for the River's Way youth and young adults with differing abilities and Theatre Bristol actors.

Directing this original piece will be Theatre Bristol veteran Dottie Havlik, most recently Theatre Bristol director ofJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, The Adventures of MadelineandCharlotte's Webat Theatre Bristol, and long-time actor in many shows includingSteel Magnoliasand The Music Man.

“We have 40 actors participating in the show, about half and half from Theatre Bristol and River’s Way,” said Havlik. “Since I’m the writer, I can include all the little wacky ad libs and suggestions that people throw in during rehearsals. That ability adds real personality to the show. We have such a good time that it hardly seems like work. But we adhere to real stage standards on production, so the young folks are all learning something as we go along. This is our third year, and I love these guys more each time!”

River's Way, lead by Executive Director Tom Hanlon, is an organization dedicated to the positive and productive involvement of young people with disabilities in our community.

"It is year three for our collaborative plays with Theatre Bristol," said Hanlon. "The River's Way actors know what to expect and the excitement is building. Dottie Havlik pulls out all the stops in creating amusing scripts and we are grateful to her and to Theatre Bristol for providing us with another opportunity to showcase our acting skills. Audiences will truly enjoy this play!"
Theatre Bristol and River's Way thank the community for its support of this production, people with differing abilities, and the arts. Working together to create live performance, we develop stories and memories that entertain and fosterconnections in our community among people of all abilities.

"Cinder Red Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarfs" will have two showings on Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm, and one showing on Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and reservations online (https://goo.gl/oAMWhC) are encouraged as performances historically sell out. Payment is made at the door and cash payment is preferred. The box office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is general admission and for any special accommodations, please call or email the Theatre. Show information is also available online atwww.TheatreBristol.orgor by calling the message line at423-212-3625.

Literarily Cool

March 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Join educator Christine Mitten at the museum on Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun and active literacy program! Children (ages 2 ½ to 6) and their grown-ups will experience the magic of Appalachian children’s literature. Through fun, hands-on activities, stories will be brought to life for the children and wonderful family memories will be made.

This event is free but donations are very much appreciated – your donation supports free and low-cost programming at the museum. Space is limited, so please RSVP!

Literarily Cool! is companion programming to our current special exhibit, Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, on display until June 30, 2019. We would like to extend a special thanks to the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation for their support of this exhibit and its programming.

Songs From the Road Band

March 9 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Songs From The Road Band is Charles Humphrey III (bass), Ryan Cavenaugh (banjo), Mark Schimick (mandolin), Sam Wharton (guitar), and James Schlender (fiddle). These veteran acoustic musicians have collectively received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. Once primarily an album recording band, Songs From The Road Band has emerged as one of the heaviest touring bands in the country since March 2018. They are currently touring in support of their number one Americana, Bluegrass, and Classic Country chart-topping album Road To Nowhere. They are proud to call both Asheville, NC and Nashville, TN home.

Blake & Jamie Collins

March 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube


We are happy to have Blake and Jamie come jam out here at the Lube! Join us!

Restorative Sound Bath

March 10 | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Restore with Cos through this amazing offering of an inclusive relaxing sound bath with live chiming, gentle drumming, and soft singing. Poses will be supported by props for deep surrender into the body. Space is limited, reserve your spot at www.breathebristol.com/schedule.

The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 with Robin Feierabend

March 11 | Bristol Public Library


The March 11th meeting of the Bristol Historical Association will feature a presentation by a local physician, Robin Feierabend, entitled, “Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918: Its Impact on Bristol and the Surrounding Region”. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm in the Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library, and is free to the public.

The influenza pandemic of 1918 was the most deadly disease outbreak in history, infecting more than a quarter of the world population at the time, and killing between 50 and 100 million people worldwide. Approximately 8% of Nashville’s population died between September 1918 and March 1919, one of the highest death rates in the country. Although not as severely affected as Nashville and some other areas of the country, Bristol (along with the Tri Cities and surrounding areas of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia) experienced the widespread outbreak of influenza, with its associated mortality and great disruption of daily life.

The presentation will focus on the regional impact of the pandemic, largely through the pages of the Bristol Herald Courier. In addition to a recounting of some of the personal and family tragedies wrought by the disease, the presentation will include an examination of some of the underlying factors, the timeline of the local epidemic, public responses to it, and lessons learned from it.

Dr. Robin Feierabend is a native of Southern Louisiana and graduated with a BA degree in Biology from Amherst College and his MD degree from Tulane University. Now fully retired, he practiced four years at Clinch River Health Services in Dungannon VA. He later became full time faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at the Quillen College of Medicine from 1982 through 2014, primarily based at ETSU Family Physicians of Bristol. He fully retired in 2018.

This informative program is free to the public and is in partnership with the Bristol Public Library’s mission of “Expanding Minds and Building Community”. Contact Tim Buchanan, program chairman, for details of this or other upcoming programs, buchanan03@bvu.net. Get more details on Facebook at BRISTOL HISTORY.

Community Notice Board

Holly Help Quilt Fundraiser

Through March

The Holly Help Spay-Neuter Fund is having a lap quilt fundraiser throughout the month of March. Thirty beautiful quilts were assembled through the craftsmanship, care and love of the Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Quilting Club and donated to Holly Help as a spring fundraiser to help spay and neuter community pets.

A very affordable price of only $10 each will purchase a pet-themed lap quilt measuring approximately 30” x 30”. These flannel backed, machine washable quilts make wonderful gifts. Fabrics were procured both locally, from Georgia and also from Ecuador! The complete selection can be viewed in the Holly Help store-front office window at #14 Sixth Street in downtown Bristol, Tennessee.

To place your order while supplies last, please call Susan at 276-669-9159.

March Madness at Tri-Cities Escape Game

Through March


Grab the fam, call your friends — and come on down to Bristol's State Street for March Madness! Use the coupon code MARCHMADNESS and everyone plays for $18.95 — the price of a child!

NOTE: This offer may not be combined with ANY other coupons, including the BIRTHDAY discount.

Book your spot today online at tricitiesescapegame.com or call us at 423-573-2114!

Family Story Time

Thursdays March–June | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Join BCM in the museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for Story Time, where we will read books from the Reading Appalachia: Voices From Children’s Literatureexhibit, along with enjoying related storybooks and a fun coloring page. This event is free and open to the public; the books are most appropriate for ages 5 and under.

This event will be held for the duration of the Reading Appalachia exhibit.

Also Coming Up

Certified CPR, AED & First Aid Training
March 6 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Beginning Genealogy
March 6 | Bristol Public Library
Open Mic Night
March 6 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with JP Parsons
March 6 | Bristol Hotel
State Street String Band Bluegrass
March 6 | Blackbird Bakery
Women's Health & Essential Oils
March 7 | Bristol Public Library
Farm & Fun Time ft. Bruce Molsky & Mountain Drifter and Kaia Kater
March 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Momma Molasses
March 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Troy
March 8 | State Line Bar & Grill
Annie Robinette & Rising Violets
March 8 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Jon King & Ryan Asbury
March 8 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Doctor Ocular w/Cosmic Shift
March 8 | Studio Brew
Cinder Red Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarfs
March 9–10 | Theatre Bristol
Literarily Cool
March 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Songs From the Road Band
March 9 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Blake & Jamie Collins
March 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Restorative Sound Bath
March 10 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Auditions for The Wizard of Oz
March 11–17 | Theatre Bristol
The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 with Robin Feierabend
March 11 | Bristol Public Library
Poverty Simulation
March 14 | YWCA
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
March 14 | Paramount Bristol
AAME Speaker Series: Art in Advertising
March 14 | Bristol Public Library
EMERGE Women’s Professional Development Workshop
March 15 | Northeast State Community College
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
Evelyn Pursley-Kopitzke's Magic Butterfly
March 16 | Paramount Bristol
Musical Memories: Charles "Charlie" Lawson's 90th Birthday Concert
March 17 | Paramount Bristol
The Honey Badgers
March 22 | State Line Bar & Grill
Tommy Yon, Kyle Corbett and Stephen Evans
March 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Book of Mamaw
March 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Mavericks
March 23 | Paramount Bristol
Ken Burns's "Country Music"
March 24 | Paramount Bristol
Radio Bristol Sessions ft. Parker Millsap
March 27 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Wolf & Johnny
March 29 | State Line Bar & Grill
Guy Penrod
March 29 | Paramount Bristol
Elizabeth LaPrelle Workshop
March 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Elizabeth LaPrelle
March 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Clint Black
March 31 | Paramount Bristol
Genealogy: Researching Historical Photos
April 3 | Bristol Public Library
Teacher In-Service
April 5 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Honey Badgers
April 5 | State Line Bar & Grill
Charm City
April 11 | Paramount Bristol
Farm & Fun Time ft. Becky Buller Band, The Matchsellers, and Chatham Rabbits
April 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Thomas Willard
April 12 | State Line Bar & Grill
Cave Twins
April 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Wordloose: A teen poetry experience!
April 17 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
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
State St. Tattoo Fest 2019
May 24–26 | Foundation Event Facility
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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