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January 2021

24th Annual Pinnacle Speedway in Lights

January 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until January 2, 2021

Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd.
Bristol, TN 37620 United States
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The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights presented by TVA opens tonight for its 24th season of bringing cheer to Northeast Tennessee. The spectacular magical light show will dazzle visitors with more than 2 million lights illuminating more than 250 festive displays across a four-plus mile route on the Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway property. This year more than ever, the Pinnacle Speedway in Lights provides a fun, socially-distant activity for families to enjoy together and make the most of this holiday…

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Freedom Stories: Jim Crow of Appalachia

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Freedom Stories Jim Crow Appalachia: Slavery by Another Name "Juvenile Convicts at Work in the Fields". Copyright ca.1903, Detroit Photographic Co. Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress. The second year of ISC's Freedom Stories series kicks off on January 9th, 1:00-2:30pm EST with a discussion of Jim Crow Appalachia. At the end of the Civil War, the South emerged with destroyed transportation and shipping lines, a devastated economy, and no labor force. The North and South agreed slavery was an unacceptable…

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Contra Dances

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

TN United States

Presented by the Historic Jonesborough Dance Society, two dances are held every month with live bands at the Visitors Center. For more information visit historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org or call 423.913.3246

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Birthplace of Country Music: The Power of Food

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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FREE

Join Paula Johnson, Food History Curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and Rene Rodgers, Head Curator at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, on Tuesday, January 12, 7:00pm for a conversation about the power of food as a lens for exploring history. We’ll hear about the National Museum of American History's robust food history offerings, from Julia Child’s home kitchen to programs on food justice to live cooking demonstrations that feature chefs, home cooks, and recipes from regional cuisines across…

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Virtual Speaker Series – Food Matters: Exploring History Through Food

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Free

Join Paula Johnson, Food History Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and Rene Rodgers, Head Curator at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, on Tuesday, January 12, 7:00pm for a conversation about the power of food as a lens for exploring history. We’ll hear about the National Museum of American History’s robust food history offerings, from Julia Child’s home kitchen to programs on food justice to live cooking demonstrations that feature chefs, home cooks, and recipes from…

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McKinney Center Spring Open House

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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The McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts has announced their spring schedule of classes of experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults.  Registration is now underway for all upcoming classes.  All courses are led by experienced and supportive faculty in a safe and healthy environment. Art, music, writing, crafts, and dance will be offered this spring for students of all ages.  For children, the program offers instruction for young artists who are ready to…

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Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park: Headwaters Hike

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Seasonal Interpretive Ranger Ethan Sane will be guiding a hike up to the headwaters of Rocky Fork Creek. Rocky Fork up to Headwaters has a little bit of everything. We will experience stunning overlooks as well as time spent next to majestic streams. We will also spend the day discussing the park’s history, as well as the flora and fauna that exist in the region. This will be an out and back style hike that will total about 6 miles.…

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McKinney Center Open House

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Contact Information: Theresa Hammons theresah@jonesboroughtn.org 423-753-0562 Online Registration: mckinneycenter.com The McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts has announced their spring schedule of classes of experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults.  Registration is now underway for all upcoming classes. A Spring Open House will be held at the McKinney Center on January 16, from 10am – 2pm.  This will be an opportunity for the public to see what the spring classes have to offer.…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18
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McKinney Center: MLK Day Celebration

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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To celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr. this year, the McKinney Center invites the community to join them in a month-long service project and a Virtual Event on January 18th, 2:00 pm. Help us donate food to the JAMA Food Pantry then, join us for an online stream on the McKinney Center’s Facebook page to see live readings from MLK’s speech, local Black history, and singing. As we remember Dr. King, we remember his call to service, “Life’s most…

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