Downtown Bristol Events
March 6 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Having specific individuals in your office or company who are certified in CPR and First Aid training is crucial in today’s workplace. If you’ve been searching for a class for your employees, join instructor Robert Taylor who will teach you everything you need to know so that you feel better prepared should you ever be called upon to use these skills. Upon completion of this class, you will be CPR certified.
$50 — Bristol Chamber Members
$75 — Non-Members
$45 — Bristol Chamber Gold Club Members
Click here to register.
March 6 | Bristol Public Library
We’re excited to announce that we are offering Beginning Genealogy on Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Jones Creativity Center.
Designed to help new and experienced genealogists, Beginning Genealogy is an introductory class on both online research and book resources. Participants will be able to learn more about using Ancestry and Heritage Quest, library resources, and creating family trees. Kristin will be teaching this free educational program and offering tips on how to best navigate genealogy online, as well as printed sources.
Space is limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Library computers will be available for patrons in the JCC, but participants may also bring their own laptops or electronic devices. For more information on Beginning Genealogy, please contact BPL at 276-645-8781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 6 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Bloom hosts an open mic every first Wednesday of the month. Come join us March 6th!
March 6 | Bristol Hotel
Come out to our rooftop bar, Lumac, for some great live music and drinks! Before the show, be sure to stop by Vivian's Table for some amazing food!
March 6 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.
March 7 | Bristol Public Library
Join Bristol Public Library to discover essential oils to promote women's well-being. Topics include PMS, Hormones, Hot Flashes, Breast Health, Emotions, Fatigue and more.
March 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol presents the Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring special guests Bruce Molsky & Mountain Drifters, Kaia Kater.
March 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Momma Molasses performs Alt-Country, Americana, Indie Folk, and Blues. She is a songwriter, and she has her own way of fingerpicking a guitar. A lot of her inspiration is drawn from Appalachian Folk Music, Gospel, Old Country, Piedmont Blues, and Contemporary Roots Music. It's gonna be a great evening of fun!
March 8 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Three incredible songstresses...one magical Friday night at Bloom Cafe & Listening Room! Come out for Annie’s unique mix of self-deprecating humor and jaw-dropping honest lyrics, for Marie’s ethereal and poetic soundscapes, and Jenn’s unabashedly powerful voice and artistry.
$5 cover charge...warm & fuzzy vibes FREE
March 8 | Quaker Steak and Lube
“Big” Jon King (Piney Flats, TN) & “Captain” Ryan Asbury (Abingdon, VA) are an interstate duo performing Southern Rock, Classic Rock, & Country music.
March 8 | Studio Brew
March 9–10 | Theatre Bristol
March 8th @ 8:00. Cover is $5
Theatre Bristol announces an encore collaboration with River's Way to present an original production "Cinder Red Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarfs" March 9 at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm and March 10 at 2:30 pm at the ARTspace, 506 State Street.
"Cinder Red Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarfs" is an original production that features favorite fairy tales adapted by Dottie Havlik. It was created especially for the River's Way youth and young adults with differing abilities and Theatre Bristol actors.
Directing this original piece will be Theatre Bristol veteran Dottie Havlik, most recently Theatre Bristol director ofJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, The Adventures of MadelineandCharlotte's Webat Theatre Bristol, and long-time actor in many shows includingSteel Magnoliasand The Music Man.
“We have 40 actors participating in the show, about half and half from Theatre Bristol and River’s Way,” said Havlik. “Since I’m the writer, I can include all the little wacky ad libs and suggestions that people throw in during rehearsals. That ability adds real personality to the show. We have such a good time that it hardly seems like work. But we adhere to real stage standards on production, so the young folks are all learning something as we go along. This is our third year, and I love these guys more each time!”
River's Way, lead by Executive Director Tom Hanlon, is an organization dedicated to the positive and productive involvement of young people with disabilities in our community.
"It is year three for our collaborative plays with Theatre Bristol," said Hanlon. "The River's Way actors know what to expect and the excitement is building. Dottie Havlik pulls out all the stops in creating amusing scripts and we are grateful to her and to Theatre Bristol for providing us with another opportunity to showcase our acting skills. Audiences will truly enjoy this play!"
Theatre Bristol and River's Way thank the community for its support of this production, people with differing abilities, and the arts. Working together to create live performance, we develop stories and memories that entertain and fosterconnections in our community among people of all abilities.
"Cinder Red Robin Hood and the Seven Dwarfs" will have two showings on Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm, and one showing on Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and reservations online (https://goo.gl/oAMWhC) are encouraged as performances historically sell out. Payment is made at the door and cash payment is preferred. The box office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is general admission and for any special accommodations, please call or email the Theatre. Show information is also available online atwww.TheatreBristol.orgor by calling the message line at423-212-3625.
March 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Join educator Christine Mitten at the museum on Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun and active literacy program! Children (ages 2 ½ to 6) and their grown-ups will experience the magic of Appalachian children’s literature. Through fun, hands-on activities, stories will be brought to life for the children and wonderful family memories will be made.
This event is free but donations are very much appreciated – your donation supports free and low-cost programming at the museum. Space is limited, so please RSVP!
Literarily Cool! is companion programming to our current special exhibit, Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, on display until June 30, 2019. We would like to extend a special thanks to the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation for their support of this exhibit and its programming.
March 9 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Songs From The Road Band is Charles Humphrey III (bass), Ryan Cavenaugh (banjo), Mark Schimick (mandolin), Sam Wharton (guitar), and James Schlender (fiddle). These veteran acoustic musicians have collectively received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. Once primarily an album recording band, Songs From The Road Band has emerged as one of the heaviest touring bands in the country since March 2018. They are currently touring in support of their number one Americana, Bluegrass, and Classic Country chart-topping album Road To Nowhere. They are proud to call both Asheville, NC and Nashville, TN home.
March 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube
We are happy to have Blake and Jamie come jam out here at the Lube! Join us!
March 10 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Restore with Cos through this amazing offering of an inclusive relaxing sound bath with live chiming, gentle drumming, and soft singing. Poses will be supported by props for deep surrender into the body. Space is limited, reserve your spot at www.breathebristol.com/schedule.
March 11 | Bristol Public Library
The March 11th meeting of the Bristol Historical Association will feature a presentation by a local physician, Robin Feierabend, entitled, “Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918: Its Impact on Bristol and the Surrounding Region”. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm in the Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library, and is free to the public.
The influenza pandemic of 1918 was the most deadly disease outbreak in history, infecting more than a quarter of the world population at the time, and killing between 50 and 100 million people worldwide. Approximately 8% of Nashville’s population died between September 1918 and March 1919, one of the highest death rates in the country. Although not as severely affected as Nashville and some other areas of the country, Bristol (along with the Tri Cities and surrounding areas of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia) experienced the widespread outbreak of influenza, with its associated mortality and great disruption of daily life.
The presentation will focus on the regional impact of the pandemic, largely through the pages of the Bristol Herald Courier. In addition to a recounting of some of the personal and family tragedies wrought by the disease, the presentation will include an examination of some of the underlying factors, the timeline of the local epidemic, public responses to it, and lessons learned from it.
Dr. Robin Feierabend is a native of Southern Louisiana and graduated with a BA degree in Biology from Amherst College and his MD degree from Tulane University. Now fully retired, he practiced four years at Clinch River Health Services in Dungannon VA. He later became full time faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at the Quillen College of Medicine from 1982 through 2014, primarily based at ETSU Family Physicians of Bristol. He fully retired in 2018.
This informative program is free to the public and is in partnership with the Bristol Public Library’s mission of “Expanding Minds and Building Community”. Contact Tim Buchanan, program chairman, for details of this or other upcoming programs, email@example.com. Get more details on Facebook at BRISTOL HISTORY.