William King Museum of Art

will feature Summer Camps for Pre-K to late teens
during June and July
For dates, registration or to sponsor a camper contact
Lori Rouse at William King Museum of Art
276-628-5055
www.williamkingmuseum.org

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Special Events and Workshops
Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Group is open to ages 13 and up, musical experience is welcome but not necessary.
contact 423-543-5808 to sign up

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Many of our listeners have been asking what happened to our participation with RAM this year.  It is still on the calendar, just later than in the past years that we have been involved.  The dates for 2016 are October 14, 15 and 16.  We will be operating our Snack Tent for patients and volunteers for the thousands that will be attending this free medical assistance event and will need the help of volunteers and donations to accomplish this community outreach project.  More details will be posted in upcoming days, but your prayers are appreciate in these early days of development.

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RAM 2016 SNACK TENT

ITEMS NEEDED

Paper Products

  • 4,500 Styrofoam cups and lids
  • 2,500 Cutlery packets

Snack Items

  • 3,000 Peanut butter crackers
  • 2,500 Cheese crackers
  • 2,000 Granola bars
  • 2,000 Breakfast bars
  • 1,500 Unsweetened fruit cups
  • 1,500 Unsweetened apple sauce cups

Beverages & Condiments

  • 3,000 Unsweetened juice boxes
  • 2,000 Orange Juice boxes
  • 2,000 Sugar packets
  • 30 lbs. Coffee (regular)
  • 10 lbs. Coffee (decaf)
  • 2,500 Hot Cocoa packets
  • 2,500 Bottles of water

Perishable Items

  • 1,500 String cheese
  • 1,500 Yogurts
  • 600 lbs. Bananas
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ATTN: Janet Hill / Judy Clark
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Bristol, TN 37621-2061
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Summer Art Show at Sycamore Shoals

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Avenue,  Elizabethton, TN
June 26 – July 31, 2016
Multi-media exhibit is two art shows in one:
14th Annual Judged Show and the 22nd Annual Watauga Valley Art League Member show
for more information call 423-543-5808

Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals –
Our 38th Year
Tennessee’s official outdoor drama, presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga.
Sponsored by Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
Thursday – Saturday
July 28 – 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Fort Watauga Amphitheater
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN
for more information call 423-543-5808

  Good Samaritan Ministries
will be giving out food boxes through their
Summer Food Program on
This program benefits families who have school age children that receive reduced or free lunches and have applied for and/or referred to Good Samaritan through schools.
Distribution will take place at
100 North Roan Street, Johnson City, TN
The last Summer Food Program distribution is scheduled for July 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., followed by annual Back to School Picnic on July 31, 2016.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

History at Home – Ranger Program
651 W. Elk Avenue,  Elizabethton, TN
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
9:30 a.m. Colonial Era Music of East Tennessee
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Life in the Fort
2:00 p.m. Carter Mansion Tour
3:30 p.m. For the Old Union
for more information call 423-543-5808

National Livesay Historical Society’s Annual Meeting to be in Rogersville, TN

July 28 – 30, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Central gathering site will be at the Hale Springs Inn on Main Street in Rogersville, TN.  

The second floor will be the area for meeting relatives and finding genealogical information.

For more information contact 423-923-0864


Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

History at Home – Ranger Program
651 W. Elk Avenue,  Elizabethton, TN
Thursday, July 28, 2016
9:30 a.m. Evolution of the Firelock
11:30 a.m. Flint and Steel Fire-starting Demonstration
2:00 p.m. Carter Mansion Tour
3:30 p.m. Musket Firing Demonstration
for more information call 423-543-5808

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

History at Home – Ranger Program
651 W. Elk Avenue,  Elizabethton, TN
Friday, July 29, 2016
9:30 a.m. Tomahawk Demonstration
11:30 a.m. Civil War Era Music
2:00 p.m. Carter Mansion Tour
3:30 p.m. Rifle and Musket Comparison
for more information call 423-543-5808

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

History at Home – Ranger Program
651 W. Elk Avenue,  Elizabethton, TN
Saturday, July 30, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 18th Century Loyalist Encampment
2:00 p.m. Carter Mansion Tour
3:30 p.m. Colonial Era Music of East Tennessee
for more information call 423-543-5808

Cross Anchor Community will host

One Step Closer

in concert Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Cross Anchor is located at 421 Old Baileyton Road

Greeneville, TN


Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

History at Home – Ranger Program
651 W. Elk Avenue,  Elizabethton, TN
Sunday, July 31, 2016
2:00 p.m. Carter Mansion Tour
3:30 p.m. Rifle and Musket Comparison
for more information call 423-543-5808

StateLine Baptist Church

will host gospel soloist

Russell Bennett

Sunday, July 31, 2016  at 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Bennett will provide gospel music and worship for the church’s 6:00 p.m. concert service.

StateLine Baptist Church is located at

310 W Carters Valley Road    Kingsport, TN


Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Special Events and Workshops
August Art Exhibit
Friday, August 5, 2016 – Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 7, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more information contact: 423-543-5808

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Special Events and Workshops
14th Annual Elizabethton Butterfly Count
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association
and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
(Rain Date to be announced)
For more information contact: 423-543-5808

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Special Events and Workshops
Fall Gardening
Saturday, August 6, 2016 
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter,
will be sharing his experiences & techniques for growing
the garden of your dreams!
For more information contact: 423-543-5808
Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Special Events and Workshops
Scottish Heavy Athletics Demonstration
and Workshop
Saturday, August 6, 2016 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
See a number of the athletic events planned by the Upper East TN Celtic Society for the October Celtic Festival.
For more information contact: 423-543-5808

 Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Special Events and Workshops
The Liberty Spinners
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.
For more information contact: 423-543-5808

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Special Events and Workshops
Learn to Play the Pennywhistle
Sunday, August 13, 2016 
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Popular in the Bristish Isles in the 1800’s, this class includes the fundamentals of holding and soundy your pennywhistle, learning first notes, and playing a song.
For more information contact: 423-543-5088

 Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Special Events and Workshops
Watauga Valley Art League
Meeting and Program
“Interactive Mini-Workshop” with Landon West
Sunday, August 14, 2016 
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 For more information contact: 423-543-5808

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Special Events and Workshops
Natural Dyeing
Saturday, August 20, 2016 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Make beautiful color with the bounty of nature.
Learn to dye thread as colonial settlers might have during the 18th century.
For more information contact: 423-543-5808

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Special Events and Workshops
19th Annual Fort Watauga Knap-In
Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, 2016 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
in celebration of Tennessee Archaeology Week
Knapping is the art of making stone tools.
There will be demonstrations of primitive tools
throughout the day.
For more information contact: 423-543-5808

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Special Events and Workshops
Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang
Sunday, August 28, 2016 
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more information contact: 423-543-5808


The Autism Society of East Tennessee is excited to announce the launch of a fully-featured autism directory through www.asdhub.org.
The new site has over 300 different autism-related listings for families and individuals to view, with more to be added over the coming months.
There are many ways to search the directory, making ASDhub a simple and accessible site to use not only for those families and individuals affected by autism,
but also for businesses who have an autism related service to provide.

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Remote Area Medical (RAM) Massive Health Care Outreaches
RAM is in need of volunteers, church and civic organizations, dentists, and donations to help make these events successful. To register as a volunteer please apply at www.ramvolunteers.org.

Trail Life USA
A new organization in the Tri-Cities seeking leaders and participants.

Most guys want exciting outdoor adventure with their friends. We’ve got that! Trips and travel? That, too. Camping. Check. Physical and mental challenge? Yep. And awards? Of course! Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character, and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.


International Student Exchange
Seeking caring families to host international high school students.
(844) 556-6688


CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates)
Seeking volunteers to work with abused and neglected children.
423-247-1161


The Oasis of Kingsport
The Oasis is a Christ-centered women’s day center where women are considered “guests.” Guests can do 2 loads of laundry (including the laundry products), get free haircuts,  take free hot showers with towels and toiletries provided, and utilize free WIFI and computer access for job searching and college applications. The Oasis is looking for volunteers. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Dianne Scott at (423) 392-1137.

Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
Holston Valley Medical Center has several volunteer opportunities: Main Lobby/Reception, CCU Waiting Area, Waterfall Lobby, Guest Services, Same Day Surgery, Outpatient Radiology, Beverage Cart, Mail/Magazine Delivery. Volunteers are also needed at Kingsport Hematology/Oncology and Johnson City Cancer Center. Hours vary. If interested, contact Karen Fox
at 423-224-6041 or email karen.fox@wellmont.org

Heavenly Homes (aka The Big Black Bus)
Heavenly Homes (aka The Big Black Bus) parks near Munsey Memorial Presbyterian in downtown Johnson City every Sunday morning at 8:30am. Bus Director, Tom Campbell, and volunteers provide a place to warm up, get a cup of hot coffee, a fresh doughnut, and other needed items such as winter wear, blankets and health and beauty aids. They also minister to the people one on one as well as have a time of worship and Bible study. If you know someone in need of hope or you would like to volunteer, please come or contact Tom Campbell, Assistant Pastor, The Vineyard 10campbellssing@gmail.com

Welcomes volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, care technicians, and maintenance help.
(423) 256-2408 visit the web site www.ofoneaccordministry.org

Welcomes volunteers to help with weekly food distributions, which take place at the church every Monday
from 8 – 11 a.m.,
and with monthly food deliveries, which are made every second Saturday and begin at 8:30 a.m. 
Canned food donations are also accepted.  For more information please visit www.chcckpt.org.

Lamp Light Theatre
Welcomes volunteers for parking attendants, ushers, and concession workers. Call (423) 348-7610

First Priority Blue Ridge
Welcomes volunteers for events such as concerts, Pledge 2 Purity and Campus Ministry Training.  If you wish to volunteer for these events, and/or want to be informed on what events are coming to our community, please email at haleywherry@firstpriority.org.

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Small Miracles needs leaders, sidewalkers, program support, and barn help. Volunteers needed for entire sessions or one a hour a month. Please contact Linda McBride at 423-349-1111 for more information.

You may mail your church and community news to us (two weeks in advance, if possible) to:
 WHCB 91.5 FM Church/Community News
PO Box 2061
Bristol, TN 37621-2061
or “Connect with WHCB”