DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT: CASPER - OCTOBER 17
Click here to purchase tickets - limited number of tickets available! 
Must purchase in advance.
CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON PUBLIC PARKING LOTS IN DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT
COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS TODAY!
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYER RECOVERY PROGRAM WEBINAR
**PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED**

On October 7th, 2020, Governor Bill Lee announced the creation of the Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant (SERG) program, a small business relief program designed to reimburse eligible business owners for direct expenses or business interruption costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application window is now open & will remain open until December 29, 2020, or until all funds are depleted. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

This webinar will provide up-to-date information on SERG as well as answer questions presented in the chat.

Presented by:
  • Ken Rea, Deputy Director of Economic & Community Development, First Tennessee Development District
  • Mark Bays, Director, TSBDC at ETSU - Johnson City Center
  • Aundrea Wilcox, Senior Business Counselor, TSBDC at ETSU Affiliate - Kingsport Center

This webinar is FREE however, registration is required - click here to register.


Zoom Webinar - 4 PM
HIGH VOLTAGE & KING'S SPORT AXE HOUSE
BEER AND BUNCO night at High Voltage. Rolling for 1's at 7:30pm! AND The Krazy Gringo will be serving dinner for the first time! Come out and show them some love.

Book a lane and have a safe and fun weekend. Axes will fly, under the latest guidelines, from 5pm-10pm. Be sure to book your lanes ahead of time at KingsSportAxeHouse.com - make sure you receive a confirmation email - or call (423) 200-3313! 


101 Cherokee St., Ste 20 & 30 - 5 PM 
MODEL CITY TAP HOUSE: LIVE MUSIC FROM DONNIE & THE DRY HEAVERS
This October, join Model City Tap House in welcoming back the 4-piece Indie-Rock/Jam band Donnie and the Dry Heavers! 

On both the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of October, Thursday Jams kick off at 7pm - weather permitting - on the patio.

 Mask up, boogie down, and enjoy a couple of Thursday evenings this October with Donnie and the Dry Heavers!


151 E. Main St., Ste 1 - 7 PM 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
HIGH VOLTAGE & KING'S SPORT AXE HOUSE
BiTE! food truck is back at High Voltage. Live music by J.R. and the Big Guns at 8pm!

Book a lane and have a safe and fun weekend with King's Sport Axe House! Axes will fly, under the latest guidelines, from 5pm-10pm. Be sure to book your lanes ahead of time at KingsSportAxeHouse.com - make sure you receive a confirmation email - or call (423) 200-3313! 


101 Cherokee St., Ste 20 & 30 - 5 PM 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH
KINGSPORT FARMERS MARKET
The Kingsport Farmers Market 2020 season is underway. But to be able to open and continue to operate this season, this won't be the market as usual. At the direction of the Sullivan County Regional Health Department, they are implementing new protocols for guests and vendors alike.

Please click here to learn about these new procedures and prepare for your market visit!



308 Clinchfield St. - 7 AM 

HOMETOWN COTTAGE 1771: FALL CANVAS ART CLASS WITH MEDIA MIX
**PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE**

This class will produce a beautiful fall 12 x 12 wall hanging! All supplies are included.

Limited to 8 people - cost: $35; tickets or reservations may be made at Hometown Cottage or call (606) 671-1093.


336 Broad St. - 11 AM
IMPRESSIONS FINE ART: "MAKE AND TAKE" ART PROJECT
Impressions Fine Art is hosting a Halloween "Make and Take" art project for kids ages 5 and up!

Stop by the gallery and make a spooky haunted house (with opening doors & shutters) and decorate with spooky monster stickers. 

Cost: $10 for one child, $5 for each additional child
When: Saturdays, Oct. 17th and 24th,  12pm-4pm.

For more info, email email@impressionsfineart.org



246 Broad St. - 12 PM
HIGH VOLTAGE & KING'S SPORT AXE HOUSE
Opie's Pizza Wagon will be serving up their awesome pizzas! AND come enjoy the groovy tunes from Donnie and the Dry Heavers at 7:30pm. 

Axes will fly, under the latest guidelines, from 3pm-11pm (family discount hours from 3pm-6pm). Be sure to book your lanes ahead of time at KingsSportAxeHouse.com - make sure you receive a confirmation email - or call (423) 200-3313


101 Cherokee St., Ste 20 & 30 - 3 PM
WITZEND: HOUSE NIGHTS
Five Star Productions is back at Witzend with their regular programming:

Johnny Red & Michael Beck will be on the decks all night!

18+ to enter

21+ to drink





113 E. Market St. - 9 PM

ONGOING & COMING UP
CINDY SAADEH FINE ART: OCTOBER EXHIBIT & SPECIALS
Here's what's going on for October:
  • October Exhibiting Artist: Local Photographer Jennifer Fletcher Meade - featuring over 20 beautiful images from our surrounding Mountains! Exhibition runs October 1-31 (No First Thursday event for October).
  • 25% OFF of Cindy Saadeh original oil paintings! (Oil & Cold Wax paintings excluded)
  • 30% OFF French Oil paintings by Richard Palomino! (Cindy's mentor from France)
  • 30% OFF Red Wine Nooks!
  • 40% OFF table with lots of great art still available!
  • Mark Roberts Photography SALE Event! 25-30% OFF any of Mark's images - framed & matted, hand-stretched canvas or matted prints!
     
START your holiday shopping NOW! Lots of NEW art and lots more arriving weekly!

Shop online at cindysaadeh.com for curbside pickup OR visit during their public hours on Thursdays and Fridays from 11am-5:30pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. MASK REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.


128 E. Market St. - see hours above
WINE NOOK - HOLIDAY DECOR CONTEST
Here's your chance to decorate & own your very own Wine Nook! A $20 entry fee gets you a Wine Nook from their "Seconds & Re-purposeable" stock and your chance to win one of three great prizes. 

Rules and procedure for entry:
  • Stop by the gallery during their Public Hours - Thursdays & Fridays from 11am-5:30pm, Saturdays from 10am-4pm, pay your $20 entry fee and pick up your Wine Nook. 
    • MASK REQUIRED FOR ENTRY PLEASE
    • There is a limited supply of Wine Nooks available for this special event!
  • GET CREATIVE! Paint/decorate/be-dazzle the Nook in a holiday (Christmas/New Year/Kwanza/etc.) theme! (NO POLITICAL THEMES WILL BE ACCEPTED)
  • Post a pic of your "Holiday Masterpiece" Nook on your Facebook & Instagram pages and tag @winenook.
  • Bring the example of your creative genius to the gallery by 5pm on Friday, October 30th. THE NOOK MUST BE COMPLETELY DRY & READY TO DISPLAY.
  • They will display your creations in the gallery and all entries will be judged by customers beginning on Thursday, Nov. 5th. Judging will continue throughout the month until Small Business Saturday on November 28th.
  • They will post the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners by Tuesday, December 1st! Contestants can then pick up their Nooks to use and enjoy for the holidays!

128 E. Market St. - see hours above
CITY OF KINGSPORT: FUTURE SKATEPARK FEEDBACK
The City of Kingsport is asking for community input from individuals who frequently use the current Scott Adams Memorial Skatepark for recreational activities such as skateboarding, BMX bike riding, or inline skating.

A new & improved skatepark is going to be built at Brickyard Park. If you would like to share your thoughts, opinions, give feedback, etc., please click here to complete the form (once on page, scroll to the bottom to see link).
DOWNTOWN PLANT BAR: OCTOBER CLASSES
Visit www.downtownplantbar.com to get your tickets today - classes will sell out!
IMPRESSIONS FINE ART: NED JOHNSON ART SHOW
WhatArt Show Opening

WhoNed Johnson - well known artist in Southwest Virginia, grew up in Wythe County and in 1975 received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Emory and Henry College. He credits much of his art education to his friend and mentor, the late George Chavatel, who was an art professor at the college. After teaching art in the public schools in Marion, Virginia for 30 years and painting at nights and on weekends, Ned retired in 2005 and now enjoys spending entire days producing art. He produces works in a variety of media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, woodburnings and pen and ink drawings.

WhereImpressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St., Kingsport

When: Opening Sat., Oct. 3rd, show runs through Oct.
 
Questions? Contact Patti Lawrence at  
email@impressionsfineart.org


246 Broad St.
LAMPLIGHT THEATRE PRESENTS THE FINAL SCOURGE: OCTOBER 2 - OCTOBER 31
"The Final Scourge" take place in a small American town. The natural disasters and famine that these town folk experiences are nothing compared to the zoonotic virus headed their way. This disease causes zombie-like symptoms, and wreaks mayhem on its victims and the audience. Experience a cataclysmic series of prophetic events preceded by the ominous arrival of each Horsemen. Due to its true-to-life situations and scary images, this show is rated PG-13

Performances will be weekends October 2nd through 31st. There will be two shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30PM & 9PM. Sunday night performances at 6:30PM. One special matinee performance on opening weekend on Sunday, October 4th at 3PM. 

The show's seating is general admission at $11. No reservations are necessary; however, they are recommended to guarantee times and seating. Concessions and gift shop will be available from 5:30PM-9PM.  
 
For reservations, group rates (10 or more), and information, please contact the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm or online at www.lamplighttheatre.com.



140 Broad St. - see dates/times above
THE KOSBES - APPLY TODAY!
The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship is now accepting nominations for their 2020 KOSBE Awards celebration!

Visit kosbe.org/kosbes for official rules, more details & to apply today! Nominations are $25 per application & are due by 11:59 PM on Oct. 31.

Tune in LIVE on Social Media to watch the ceremony - Broadcasting from the NEW Kingsport City Hall on Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at 6:30 PM EST
NORTHEAST STATE SHORT TERM TRAINING CARES FOUNDATION GRANT
Northeast State's Foundation has been awarded a TN Community CARES grant in the amount of $251,467. This grant will be used to provide workforce training for individuals who have lost jobs or income due to COVID-19.
 
Individuals can register now to get started with short-term training options at no cost. These options include, but are not limited to, Certified Production Technician (CPT), National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC), and Work Ready Certificates of Completion in areas such as maintenance, safety, and operator training. Basic workplace computer and project management courses are also on the menu.
 
Time is short, and funds are limited. Individuals can register NOW through November 11. The classes must be completed by Dec. 30. For more information and details on specific training options, please visit www.northeaststate.edu/shorttermtraining.