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May 2021

Map Reading & Compass 1

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$90

Wilderness navigation skills will greatly enrich your experience by giving you the confidence to successfully head into the backcountry and return home safely. Join former Army Infantry officer Scott Fisher learning the increasingly rare art of how to read a topo map and use a compass to successfully navigate in the wild. Location: NOLI Outpost at USA Raft, Erwin, TN – Directions can be found here

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Map Reading & Compass 2

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$90

If you've already taken our Map & Compass 1 course and want to further develop your wilderness navigation skills this is the class for you. Wilderness navigation takes practice and with this class you will not only learn additional skills in the classroom but will get to apply them more broadly in the field. Location: NOLI Outpost at USA Raft, Erwin, TN – Directions can be found here

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Misunderstood Animals: Awesome Opossum

May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside of an opossum's mind? Can an Opossum hang on a tree upside down by the tail? Come find out with intern Lauren Thompson and learn about how awesome the Opossum can be. From eating ticks that may carry Lyme disease, to being mother nature’s clean-up crew. The opossum has history and tall tales to share with everyone.    Meet at the Picnic Area Information Kiosk Please no pets Registration required - www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals

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Misunderstood Animals: The Corn Snake

May 6 @ 2:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Come join intern Lauren Thompson for a friendly discussion on one of the most misunderstood animals, the corn snake. Snakes have been portrayed as a villain in history for as long as anyone can remember. In this program visitors will have the opportunity to learn about native snake species and how they benefit the ecosystem. Gain a basic understanding of the difference between venomous, non-venomous, and poisonous reptiles. Even if you don’t like snakes this is an excellent opportunity to…

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Kingsport Speedway Race

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 10, 2021

Kingsport Speedway, 2961 North John B. Dennis Hwy
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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Speedway officials released the track’s 2021 schedule Thursday with the first race slated for Friday, March 26. It’s the same weekend as the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and the hopes are some Cup Series fans will come check out the NASCAR Advance Auto Weekly Series action at Kingsport’s 3/8-mile oval. That event comes after three weeks of testing starting on March 6. The Kingsport Speedway schedule runs through Sept. 10 with ticket prices the same as…

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ACA Basic Swiftwater Rescue

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 9, 2021 at 8:00 am

USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$175

The intensive 2-day ACA Level 4 Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course covers a wide range of topics that will help both recreational users and professional rescuers learn the skills necessary to conduct and lead a rescue on moving water. Topics include accident prevention, non-technical and technical rescues, scene management and a variety of other practical techniques and applications that will help keep you and others safe. Location: USA Raft & Lower Nolichucky River (class I-II), Erwin, TN – Directions can be found here

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Bird Walk with the Lee & Lois Herndon TOS Chapter

May 8 @ 8:00 am
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Meet other birders and naturalists at Sycamore Shoals for a morning of birding during the migratory season.

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2021 FIRST ANNUAL MUSIC & MILES HALF MARATHON

May 8 @ 8:30 am
Downtown Elizabethton TN 37643 United States + Google Map

We have been greeted with open arms into Elizabethton to bring you this first year annual event, which will showcase the uniquely beautiful scenery of Elizabethton/Carter County. Graciously, we have jumped at the opportunity to partner with this fast growing community. Not only will the Music & Miles Half Marathon and Relays be happening Saturday morning but Elizabethton will host their very first First Friday in Downtown Elizabethton brought to you by Main Street Elizabethton. First Friday Details (Friday, May 7,…

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ACA Basic Swiftwater Rescue

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 9, 2021 at 8:00 am

USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$175

The intensive 2-day ACA Level 4 Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course covers a wide range of topics that will help both recreational users and professional rescuers learn the skills necessary to conduct and lead a rescue on moving water. Topics include accident prevention, non-technical and technical rescues, scene management and a variety of other practical techniques and applications that will help keep you and others safe. Location: USA Raft & Lower Nolichucky River (class I-II), Erwin, TN – Directions can be found here

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Kingsport Chamber 29th Annual Golf Scramble

May 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
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One event on May 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Ridgefields Country Club, 2320 Pendragon Rd
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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  Click here to email Bob Feagins to enter or for more information.

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