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Living Nativity in Kingsport

After visiting the Holy Land and being inspired by Christ’s birthplace, Saint Francis of Assisi created the first “living” Nativity in 1223. Since then, it has become quite a tradition throughout Europe and the United States. In keeping with the sacred tradition, Grace Point Fellowship in cooperation with LampLight Theatre and Creation Kingdom Zoo will present “Road to Bethlehem” (a living Nativity) at 130 VFW Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Before embarking on the “walk through” spectacular, guests will meet in the Christmas Gathering Place. Here you can enjoy seasonal refreshments including baked goodies, hot chocolate, and holiday cider. Should you have special assistance, our staff will try their best to meet those needs. Once leaving the Christmas Gathering Place, patrons will step back in time to the city of Bethlehem to the events leading up to the Birth of Christ. The “Road to Bethlehem” living nativity will begin with “The Annunciation” as the angel appeared to Mary. Scenes will also include “Mary and Joseph’s Journey, “Shepherds and their Flocks”, “The Magi”, “Tax Collecting”, and “The Crowded Inn”. Roman Guards will patrol the streets as beggars, merchants, and townspeople greet visitors. The “walk-through” will culminate at the Nativity with the Birth of Christ. Live animals including horses, donkeys, and camels will be seen throughout the “walk-through” attraction.

Don’t miss this miraculous and inspiring evening as you celebrate this special Christmas with your family and friends. This three-day event will take place December 9-11 (Friday through Sunday) from 6PM to 9PM at the Grace Point Fellowship property at 130 VFW Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. The event is FREE, but donations are accepted.

For more information, contact Grace Point Fellowship at 423-406- 1685. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by email:

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United Way Crisis Response to Sevier County Fires

As you may be aware, Sevier County is currently experiencing a number of fires. This is an active and evolving disaster, and we do not yet know the full extent of the effect.

Many of you have asked how you can help. The American Red Cross is organizing disaster relief efforts across the region. As they are very experienced in addressing these types of situations, our United Way and others are asking people to contribute to the Red Cross. Donors can make a $10 donation by texting REDCROSS to 90999. You can also write a check to your area Red Cross (Kingsport Red Cross address: 660 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663) with “Sevier County/Gatlinburg Fires” in the memo line. Lastly, you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation.

The Red Cross currently is unable to establish one location to receive donations of supplies, as the situation continues to develop. They ask that you make a monetary donation to benefit all affected.

Thank you to all who have reached out asking how they can help. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who may benefit from it.


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First Thursday Sip & Stroll – Jingle & Mingle

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Kingsport! Get your holiday shopping started at the wide range of stores located downtown! Join us for live music, refreshments, and special sales from 5pm – 8pm!

Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery:

Featuring… Small Works by a variety of our artists
Enjoy live Music by Beth Snapp and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Bellafina Chocolate and Little Cake
SPECIAL PROMO: $50 Gift Card for $40–limit 2 per person

Turquoise Boutique:

Don’t miss Turquoise Boutique‘s always lively atmosphere & their signature band, Model City Groove School! Drop in for a glass of their signature Turquoise Champagne, yummy snacks, and shop their new arrivals!

For the Love of Suds:

Enjoy snacks and drinks, as well as specials throughout the store!

Gazebo Party & Gift Shop:

Enjoy Hot Aspen Cider, Wind & Willow dips, Captain Rodney’s Cheesebake, & peppermint bark samples while you shop! Grab your candy making supplies & check out Sarah Jones amazing LuLaRoe inventory!

Art in the Heart:

Jeffrey Stoner will be at Art in the Heart Gallery on Thursday evening December 1st and available to sign his newly released book – Natural History. Natural History: Interpretations of Flora and Fauna is a simple book with extraordinary revelations. By combining the poetry of longtime literary artist K. S. Hardy with the photography of accomplished visual artist Jeffrey Stoner, Shanti Arts Publishing created a stunning and inspiring book.


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ETSU at Kingsport Advanced Standing MSW Program


Department of Social Work

Information Session for the

Kingsport Two-Year Part-Time

Advanced Standing MSW Program

Saturday, December 3, 2016

10 a.m. – noon

ETSU at Kingsport Downtown

300 Clinchfield St., Suite 460 (inside the Food City complex)

East Tennessee State University Department of Social Work offers a Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW program on the ETSU at Kingsport Downtown campus for individuals with a BSW degree. Students will attend evening classes over a two-year period to complete the MSW degree requirements.

Next cohort starts Summer 2017

Registration for the information session is not required, but preferred.

Contact Mary Mullins, PhD, MSW Program Director, at

Light refreshments to be served.



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P. Buckley Moss Release of “Kingsport Centennial” print


Meet the Artist

Pat Buckley Moss


2:00pm – 7:00pm


9:00am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the release of Pat’s new print


Pat will be available to sign and personalize your Moss artwork (all show pieces and two additional)

Bring a friend and start your holiday shopping with us!





Up Against the Wall Gallery

316 East Market Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 246-7210

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Kingsport Public Library – Updates

dog under construction
Excuse our mess while we create a world-class children’s area – which includes a room for our reading dogs!

* Collection relocation begins Dec. 5
*Juvenile fiction and non-fiction will be on fourth floor – in stacks
* Picture books will be in circulation near magazines
*Youth programs will continue as scheduled
*Construction begins late Jan./early Feb.
*Completion late April

children after dogs

children books after 2



Nov. 28  6:00-7:45
library auditorium

An informational overview of Blender, a professional free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating:

animated films
visual effects
3D printed models
interactive 3D applications
video games
No technical knowledge required!  Presented by Byron Kendig.


Library User Survey.  Please take our brief survey to help us serve you better.

archives book cover

Dec. 1 from 5:00-8:00
@ Reclaimed Roots on 108 E. Market St.
(note: this will NOT be in the library)
refreshments available
Author:  Kingsport City archivist,
Brianne Wright!!!!
Book:  On This Day in Kingsport History

Copies available for purchase $21.99.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Archives.  All proceeds go to the FOA.

CLOSED: December 23, 24, 25 & 26
open regular hours Dec. 27
Also early closing at 6:30 PM
Dec. 19-22 and Dec. 27-30.

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“Festival of Trees” Silent Auction Fundraiser

The halls are decked with boughs of holly and merriment at Meadowview Convention Center, as LampLight Theatre hopes to spread a little Christmas cheer – and raise money for a good cause at the same time. LampLight hosted the Open House for Kingsport’s fourth annual “Festival of Trees” this past Sunday. The event is a silent auction fundraiser from which all of the proceeds will benefit the H.A.L.O. “Hope and Love Outreach” Program for local “at-risk” and underprivileged students. Businesses and individuals throughout the area have donated fully decorated items such as Christmas trees, wreaths, swags, centerpieces, Christmas villages, and topiaries that are on exhibit and up for bid at Meadowview Convention Center. The proceeds from LampLight’s tree displays will benefit a program for local “at-risk” and underprivileged students called H.A.L.O. “Hope and Love Outreach”.

This program provides completely free services throughout the year for nearly 200 local students including Christmas gifts for the students and their siblings, along with a Christmas dinner box for their family, a week of summer camp in the Smoky Mountains, and backpacks and school supplies for back-to-school. The “Festival of Trees” fundraiser has successfully funded the Comfort and Joy Christmas Party that is hosted for these students for the past two years! The “Festival of Trees” will be on display from November 13 through 26 at the Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport. The general public is invited to attend and bid on the trees through a planned silent auction. Viewing and bidding can be done in person at the convention center as well as online at Come visit the magical wonderland to begin your holiday season and help a worthy organization provide these students a Christmas to remember!

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**AVAILABLE** (Loft at 600 East Market Street)

Loft Address: 211 Wexler

  • 1200 Square Feet
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • Fully Furnished Kitchen
  • Hook up for Washer/Dryer
  • Covered/Screened-In Deck
  • 2 Car Carport
  • Water, Sewage, & Trash Provided
  • Cable/Satellite Ready
  • Rent: $1000 per Month

** 1,000 sq ft downstairs will be developed into a 2BR/2ba apartment in the next six months or could be presently used as commercial space**

For More Information, Please Contact:

Jody Millsap

 (423) 676-3035

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