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March 2015

Heritage Alliance Town Tours

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - December 31 @ 2:00 pm
Storytelling Center,
116 West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Available at 1 p.m. March – April on Mondays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. May – December on Mondays, Wednesdays Fridays, and Saturdays, these tours will depart from the International Storytelling Center. Guides will discuss the history of the town, its people and the lives they built. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the International Storytelling Center. For information call 423.753.9580.

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May 2015

Storytelling Live!

May 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Storytelling Center,
116 West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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May – October The 15th annual Teller-in-Residence program will be held at the International Storytelling Center. Tellers from across the U.S. entertain guests Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. and in special evening and children’s concerts. Admission is $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students and children under 18. Season passes are also available. For information visit storytellingcenter.net or call 423.913-1276, toll free 1.800.952.8392

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Movies on Main

May 1 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown Jonesborough,
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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May – September Hosted by the Lollipop Shop, bring the family for a free movie downtown beginning at dusk on various Saturdays. For movie selections, scheduling and information call 423.913.2663.

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Music On The Square

May 1 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown Jonesborough,
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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May – September Check out free live music on the Courthouse steps every Friday at 7 p.m. Bring a chair, relax and listen to old-time Appalachian music, folk, bluegrass and more. For information visit musiconthesquare.com or call 423.753.1010.

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June 2015

Our Body: The Universe Within

June 1 - August 2
Hands On! Regional Museum,
315 E. Main St., Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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Go “under the skin” to see the mysteries of the human anatomy! Examine the human body as a whole. Then, journey through each of the body’s major systems to see how they function and relate to other systems. Actual human bodies and organ specimens have been preserved so they can be viewed in a dignified, educational way, identical to their pre-preservation state. Please check the website for holiday closings.

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Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents 1940s USO Show

June 26 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
Jonesborough Repertory Theatre,
125 1/2 W Main Street , Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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June 26 – July 12 Tune in as WJRT radio takes you back with 1940s music and dance. Take a trip with radio hits as talented actors end the show with a salute to veterans through the Armed Forces Medley. For tickets visit jonesboroughtheatre.com or call 423.753.1010.

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July 2015

Hoffman Quilt & Doll Challenge

July 1 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Visitor Center,
117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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July 1 – 31 This exhibit includes handmade quilts and dolls. Each year, top international entries are grouped into traveling collections, visiting shows throughout the United States and Canada. The display will be available at the Old Town Emporium in the Visitors Center. For information call 423.753.1010.

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Won-Ldy Paye as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
International Storytelling Center,
110 West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States

Won-Ldy Paye is from the northeastern rice farming region of Liberia. He is a member of the Tlo Ker Mehn, the class of professional entertainers who are keepers of the oral tradition. Growing up in the rice field, Paye was trained by his grandmother to remember and retell the stories of the Dan people. Paye came to the U.S. in 1983 and is now known as a renowned Liberian artist and performer, an award-winning children’s book author, and an unofficial…

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Jonesborough Storytellers Guild

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week
Storytelling Center,
116 West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States

Featuring four of Jonesborough’s finest tellers at the International Storytelling Center every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Members are tellers of tales, singers of songs, workers of magic or just honest liars. For more information visit storytellersguild.org or call 423.913.2166.

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Children’s Storytelling Concert with Won-Ldy Paye

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
International Storytelling Center,
110 West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States

Won-Ldy Paye is from the northeastern rice farming region of Liberia. He is a member of the Tlo Ker Mehn, the class of professional entertainers who are keepers of the oral tradition. Growing up in the rice field, Paye was trained by his grandmother to remember and retell the stories of the Dan people. Paye came to the U.S. in 1983 and is now known as a renowned Liberian artist and performer, an award-winning children’s book author, and an unofficial…

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Contra Dances

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every month on the second Saturday
Historic Visitor Center,
117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 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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Bil Lepp as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
International Storytelling Center,
110 West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States

Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-tales and witty stories are a signature of his repertoire. Lepp has been featured at venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and a recent appearance for Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, and…

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