during the day, evening, or Sat. morning. #letsknitwithfriends
during the day, evening, or Sat. morning. #letsknitwithfriends
After visiting the Holy Land and being inspired by Christ’s birthplace, Saint Francis of Assisi created the first “living” Nativity in 1223. Since then, it has become quite a tradition throughout Europe and the United States. In keeping with the sacred tradition, Grace Point Fellowship in cooperation with LampLight Theatre and Creation Kingdom Zoo will present “Road to Bethlehem” (a living Nativity) at 130 VFW Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Before embarking on the “walk through” spectacular, guests will meet in the Christmas Gathering Place. Here you can enjoy seasonal refreshments including baked goodies, hot chocolate, and holiday cider. Should you have special assistance, our staff will try their best to meet those needs. Once leaving the Christmas Gathering Place, patrons will step back in time to the city of Bethlehem to the events leading up to the Birth of Christ. The “Road to Bethlehem” living nativity will begin with “The Annunciation” as the angel appeared to Mary. Scenes will also include “Mary and Joseph’s Journey, “Shepherds and their Flocks”, “The Magi”, “Tax Collecting”, and “The Crowded Inn”. Roman Guards will patrol the streets as beggars, merchants, and townspeople greet visitors. The “walk-through” will culminate at the Nativity with the Birth of Christ. Live animals including horses, donkeys, and camels will be seen throughout the “walk-through” attraction.
Don’t miss this miraculous and inspiring evening as you celebrate this special Christmas with your family and friends. This three-day event will take place December 9-11 (Friday through Sunday) from 6PM to 9PM at the Grace Point Fellowship property at 130 VFW Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. The event is FREE, but donations are accepted.
For more information, contact Grace Point Fellowship at 423-406- 1685. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by email: email@example.com
As you may be aware, Sevier County is currently experiencing a number of fires. This is an active and evolving disaster, and we do not yet know the full extent of the effect.
Many of you have asked how you can help. The American Red Cross is organizing disaster relief efforts across the region. As they are very experienced in addressing these types of situations, our United Way and others are asking people to contribute to the Red Cross. Donors can make a $10 donation by texting REDCROSS to 90999. You can also write a check to your area Red Cross (Kingsport Red Cross address: 660 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663) with “Sevier County/Gatlinburg Fires” in the memo line. Lastly, you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation.
The Red Cross currently is unable to establish one location to receive donations of supplies, as the situation continues to develop. They ask that you make a monetary donation to benefit all affected.
Thank you to all who have reached out asking how they can help. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who may benefit from it.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Kingsport! Get your holiday shopping started at the wide range of stores located downtown! Join us for live music, refreshments, and special sales from 5pm – 8pm!
Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery:
Don’t miss Turquoise Boutique‘s always lively atmosphere & their signature band, Model City Groove School! Drop in for a glass of their signature Turquoise Champagne, yummy snacks, and shop their new arrivals!
For the Love of Suds:
Enjoy snacks and drinks, as well as specials throughout the store!
Gazebo Party & Gift Shop:
Enjoy Hot Aspen Cider, Wind & Willow dips, Captain Rodney’s Cheesebake, & peppermint bark samples while you shop! Grab your candy making supplies & check out Sarah Jones amazing LuLaRoe inventory!
Art in the Heart:
Jeffrey Stoner will be at Art in the Heart Gallery on Thursday evening December 1st and available to sign his newly released book – Natural History. Natural History: Interpretations of Flora and Fauna is a simple book with extraordinary revelations. By combining the poetry of longtime literary artist K. S. Hardy with the photography of accomplished visual artist Jeffrey Stoner, Shanti Arts Publishing created a stunning and inspiring book.
Department of Social Work
Information Session for the
Kingsport Two-Year Part-Time
Advanced Standing MSW Program
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10 a.m. – noon
ETSU at Kingsport Downtown
300 Clinchfield St., Suite 460 (inside the Food City complex)
East Tennessee State University Department of Social Work offers a Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW program on the ETSU at Kingsport Downtown campus for individuals with a BSW degree. Students will attend evening classes over a two-year period to complete the MSW degree requirements.
Next cohort starts Summer 2017
Registration for the information session is not required, but preferred.
Contact Mary Mullins, PhD, MSW Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light refreshments to be served.
Meet the Artist
Pat Buckley Moss
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19th
2:00pm – 7:00pm
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20th
9:00am – 12:00 pm
Join us for the release of Pat’s new print
Pat will be available to sign and personalize your Moss artwork (all show pieces and two additional)
Bring a friend and start your holiday shopping with us!
Up Against the Wall Gallery
316 East Market Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Excuse our mess while we create a world-class children’s area – which includes a room for our reading dogs!
*Juvenile fiction and non-fiction will be on fourth floor – in stacks
* Picture books will be in circulation near magazines
*Youth programs will continue as scheduled
*Construction begins late Jan./early Feb.
*Completion late April
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Dec. 1 from 5:00-8:00
@ Reclaimed Roots on 108 E. Market St.
(note: this will NOT be in the library)
Author: Kingsport City archivist,
Book: On This Day in Kingsport History
Copies available for purchase $21.99.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Archives. All proceeds go to the FOA.
CLOSED: December 23, 24, 25 & 26
open regular hours Dec. 27
Also early closing at 6:30 PM
Dec. 19-22 and Dec. 27-30.
The halls are decked with boughs of holly and merriment at Meadowview Convention Center, as LampLight Theatre hopes to spread a little Christmas cheer – and raise money for a good cause at the same time. LampLight hosted the Open House for Kingsport’s fourth annual “Festival of Trees” this past Sunday. The event is a silent auction fundraiser from which all of the proceeds will benefit the H.A.L.O. “Hope and Love Outreach” Program for local “at-risk” and underprivileged students. Businesses and individuals throughout the area have donated fully decorated items such as Christmas trees, wreaths, swags, centerpieces, Christmas villages, and topiaries that are on exhibit and up for bid at Meadowview Convention Center. The proceeds from LampLight’s tree displays will benefit a program for local “at-risk” and underprivileged students called H.A.L.O. “Hope and Love Outreach”.
This program provides completely free services throughout the year for nearly 200 local students including Christmas gifts for the students and their siblings, along with a Christmas dinner box for their family, a week of summer camp in the Smoky Mountains, and backpacks and school supplies for back-to-school. The “Festival of Trees” fundraiser has successfully funded the Comfort and Joy Christmas Party that is hosted for these students for the past two years! The “Festival of Trees” will be on display from November 13 through 26 at the Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport. The general public is invited to attend and bid on the trees through a planned silent auction. Viewing and bidding can be done in person at the convention center as well as online at www.LampLightTheatre.com. Come visit the magical wonderland to begin your holiday season and help a worthy organization provide these students a Christmas to remember!
Two of our downtown businesses are extending their hours this holiday season to accommodate your busy schedule! See below for Cindy Saadeh Fine Art and Turquoise Boutique’s holiday hours!
Tuesday – Thursday 10 – 7
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve 10-3
CLOSED Christmas Day
NORMAL HOURS December 26th-30th
New Year’s Eve 10-4
CLOSED January 3rd-7th
Gazebo Party & Gift Shop will help you make the perfect Christmas present and prepare for any party this holiday season. Gazebo has all the ingredients to make homemade Christmas candy that everyone will be happy to receive. They have over 325 candy molds and quality ingredients. Gazebo also has all the supplies you need for your holiday party! Gift packaging, dips, soups, and drink mixers are just a few popular items that Gazebo has to offer.
Learn how to make home made Christmas candy with Gazebo for a sweet holiday treat! The first two classes sold out so don’t miss this candy making class! Begins Sat Nov 12th at 3pm, lasts approx 2-3 hrs. $25 cash. All supplies included! You’ll take home your chocolate covered cherries, turtles made with fresh pecans and caramel, peanut butter peanuts, peppermint patties, and other bon bon type filled candies! Even if you have taken a class before you’re welcome to come back. It is so much fun and it gets you in spirit of making holiday candy! Space is limited, 1st paid are confirmed! Also 10% off all candy supplies including chocolate, purchased after class (cash sales only!)
For more information, call the shop at 423-245-0771 or email email@example.com