Where: Ketron Elementary School, Kingsport, Tennessee
When: November 24, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
The School/Family/Community Fair links families to a wide range of organizations and agencies that provide resources and services for children and families. Families can access community resources including information about nutrition, health, housing, youth development, employment coaching, school supplies, clothing, educational enrichment opportunities, and more. These resources help ensure that children are healthy and are equipped to learn at school. This free event will be held in the small gym at Ketron Elementary School in KIngsport. Healthy refreshments will be provided. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Lighting at Natural Tunnel
Where:Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, Virginia
When: November 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Experience thousands of Christmas lights as you take a chairlift ride through the tunnel at Natural Tunnel State Park. View animated displays of Santa and his reindeer. Local church choirs and other performers will fill your heart with the Christmas spirit as you stand by a warm fire and sip hot chocolate or roast marshmallows. Children can whisper their Christmas wish list to Santa. Members of The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trial Association will be at Carter Cabin with period- dressed historians talking about the history of Carter Cabin and telling stories from the year 1775. The Lighting of the Tunnel celebration begins at 6 p.m. November 27. More information at dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info.shtml.
Night of Holiday Miracles
Where: MeadowView Conference Resort
and Convention Center, Kingsport, TN
When: December 4 at 6:30 p.m.
A festive new event will give area residents the opportunity to kick off the holiday season and improve the lives of children facing potentially life-threatening medical conditions. On Friday, Dec. 5, Wellmont Foundation will hold the inaugural Night of Holiday Miracles at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit pediatric departments, neonatal intensive care unit and emergency departments and funds community partnerships that advance children's health.
Night of Holiday Miracles will resemble a classic Christmas town square. Entertainment will be provided by the Symphony of the Mountains jazz trio, as well as a cappella groups and other local musicians. A full buffet will feature food and beverage pairings. Guests can also participate in a silent auction and bid on perfect Christmas presents ranging from gift baskets to vacation getaways. Tickets are on sale for $100 each or $85 for members of professional organizations. wellmontfoundation.org.
Bucky’s Jingle Bell 5K Race
Where: ETSU Campus, Johnson City, Tennessee
When: December 5 at 11:00 a.m.
The 4th Annual Bucky’s Jingle Bell 5K Run is a family friendly race/walk. Participants in this pet-friendly event are encouraged to dress in celebration of the holiday season. The race begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 5 at Summers-Taylor Stadium soccer complex. etsubucs.com/news/main/2015-16/12253/buckys-jingle-bell-5k-to-be-held-december-5/.
Sugar Grove Christmas Parade
Where: Sugar Grove, Virginia
When: December 6 at 3:00 p.m.
The Sugar Grove Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m. The parade route will begin at Maple Leaf Park at Sugar Grove School and end at Wharf Hill United Methodist Church. Participants for the parade must have their floats lined up on the ball field by 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome and children can visit with Santa at Wharf Hill UMC after the parade.