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WXBQ Area Events and Happenings
A listing of nearby events, happenings and activities the Rabbit thought you might enjoy

The Rabbit knows that many WXBQ listeners enjoy getting out and partaking of the excitement around us, so we keep a list of some of the upcoming local events, concerts, festival, and activities here on our website. When you are looking for something to do or some place to go, stop by the Rabbit's "Area Events" page for some suggestions.

National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough Tn
October 3, 2014  Through 10/5/2014
The National Storytelling Festival is October 3-5,2014, Jonesborough, Tn. Come hear Americas favorite storytellers at this nationally acclaimed, three day outdoor festival. The program features thrilling ghost story concerts, late night programs for adults, a Story Slam and more. On Friday & Saturday, stories begin @ 10am and conclude @ midnight. Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Tickets are available on site. For tickets or more information, call 423-753-2171 or visit www.storytellingcenter.net.

Street Fights Finale @ Bristol Dragways Thunder Valley
October 4, 2014  Saturday, 1pm-5pm
The Road Runner Markets Street Fights Finale is this Saturday, 10/4/2014 @ Bristol Dragway--Thunder Valley. Gates open @ noon and racing is from 1pm-5pm. This is the 150MPH Club. Think you got a smokin ride? Well heres your chance to prove it! Bring your car. Bring your bike. Bring your Momís Mini-Van. JUST BRING IT!! Everyone Welcome!

9th Annual Susan G. Komen Tri-Cities Race for the Cure
October 5, 2014  Festivities Begin @ 11am
Whose Life Are You Running For? Participate in the 9th Annual Susan G. Komen Tri-Cities Race for the Cure and show everyone whose life you are running for. No matter whose life you are running for, now is the time to get involved and run for their life! Susan G. Komen Tri-Cities Race for the Cureģ October 5th, 2014. 5K Starts at 3pm, Kidís Dash @ 1pm @ Memorial Park, Kingsport TN. Festivities Begin at 11:00am. All funds from the Komen Race for the Cure go to education, screening, treatment and research programs. Go to www.komentricities.org for registering & more information.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fundraiser--Lebanon Va
October 6, 2014  Monday, 6-8pm
A fundraising event will be held @ the Government Center behind Wendys, 141 Highland Drive, Lebanon, Va on Monday, October 6th, 6-8pm. A donation fee of $10.00 will go to play all of the games. Hotdog Meal for $5.00. All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. You can go to: facebook.com/savethetatas2014 for more information.

Beck Mountain Corn Maze & Haunted Nights
September 26, 2014  Thru 11/1/2014, Friday & Saturday Only
You are invited to the Beck Mountain Corn Maze @ 144 Webb Hollow Loop, Elizabethton, Tn. to ride on the Hayride, walk thru the Murder Manor & find your way thru the Haunted Corn Maze. The Maze has 3 acres of goblins and ghosts. You better watch out because you might just meet your worst nightmare!! To look at scheduled dates and ticket information go to www.beckmountaincornmaze.com or call 423-543-2676 or 423-543-1045..scheduling line.

Free Health Fair
October 8, 2014  & 10/9/2014
There will be a FREE HEALTH FAIR on Wednesday, 10/8/2014 @ Saltville Medical Center, 9am-3pm & Thursday, 10/9/2014, 10am-5pm. @ Meadowview Health Clinic. FREE SERVICES INCLUDE: Complete history and physicals, lab work: Lipid panel (cholesterol) and fasting blood sugars. Pap Smears, Prostate Exams, Vendor Exhibits with free giveways. **NO FOOD, ONLY WATER & BLACK COFFEE 12 HRS B4 TESTING. Sports Physicals Included. NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED. For more info call Cindy @ 276-669-5179.

Emmanuel Baptist Church Annual Camp Meeting
October 9, 2014  thru 10/12/2014
Emmanuel Baptist Church of Abingdon located on W. Main, 19393 Lee Hwy will be holding its annual Camp Meeting, October 9th-11th. Times of Service: Thursday, 1pm & 7pm, Friday, 9:30am & 7pm and Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Homecoming Services will start @ 10:30am on Sunday, 10/12/2014. Several Guest Preachers. Special Singing. For more information call Bryan @ 276-608-3054. Everyone is invited!!

Honor Flight NE Tennessee Sendoff
October 10, 2014  Friday @ 7am
The Honor Flight of Northeast Tennessee will have a War Veterans Send off to send our Veterans to Washington DC to see their memorial. Come out to meet them @ 7am @ the Best Western Hotel, Roan St, Johnson City, Tn before they leave on their trip. Everyone is invited. Bring your flag with you. For more information, call Edie @ 423-330-6189.

Lord's Acre Sale--St. Paul United Methodist Church
October 11, 2014  Saturday, 8am-2pm
St. Paul United Methodist Church in Piney Flats, Tn. invites you to their Annual Lords Acre Sale @ the Piney Flats Fire Hall on Saturday, October 11th, 8am-2pm. Items for sale: Canned Goods, Crafts & Furniture, Homegrown Vegetables, Cakes & Breads, Breakfast & Grilled Chicken Dinners, Christmas Wreaths, Decorations & more. There will also be a Silent Auction. Everyone Welcome!!!

Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness Symposium
October 14, 2014  Tuesday, 8:30am-12:30pm
The Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness will be conducting a free Affordable Housing Awareness Symposium on Tuesday, 10/14/2014, 8:30am-12:30pm at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts @ NE State Community College in Blountville. You are invited to learn about: TN Landlord Law, Fair Housing, Subsidized Housing Program rules & more. For more info & to register for this event. call Jim @ 423-557-2471.

Virginia Trappers Association District 1 Rendezvous
October 17, 2014  & 10/18/2014
The Virginia Trappers Associations District 1 Rendezvous will be held Friday, October 17th & Saturday, 18th @ the Bland County Fairgrounds, Bland, Va. Proper fur handling demos by NAFA rep, plus vendors, food, tailgating and primitive campsites available. For information call: Travis Bandy, 276-210-7105.

29th Annual Christmas Doll Show---ONE DAY ONLY
October 18, 2014  Saturday, 9am-4pm.
The 29th Annual Christmas Doll Show will be @ the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Saturday, October 18th, 9am-4pm. Antiques, Modern Collectables, Barbies & more. THE FINALE TO A GREAT 29 YEARS!! For more information call: 423-677-3501 or go to: jonesdollhouse@aol.com.

Natural Tunnel State Park Events
October 11, 2014  Through 10/25/2014
The Natural Tunnel State Park located @ 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, Va will be having the following events: 10/11--Fall Colors Kayak Trip @ 10:00am from Visitor Center. Fall Color Hayride @ 6pm from Blockhouse Parking. 10/25--Frontier Harvest Festival 1-5pm @ Blockhouse parking lot within the Park. Fall Hayride @ 5pm, Lighting of the Tunnel, 7-10pm. For information call 276-940-1643.

Clip for the Cure Event
October 18, 2014  Saturday
On Saturday, October 18, 2014, Smart Style, Regis Corporation & nearly 7,000 corporate salons across N. America will be joining together for their annual Clip For The Cure event. 10% of every haircut on that day will be donated to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research which provides support for early diagnosis, prevention, treatment and research to find a cure. For more information, see ClipForTheCure.Org.

Ridin For Luke Motorcycle & Music Benefit Festival
October 18, 2014  Saturday, 11:30am--10:00pm
The Ridin for Luke event/fundraiser is taking place on Saturday, October 18th from 11:30am-10:00pm @ Wetlands Water Park, Jonesborough, Tn. This event is being held in honor of Luke Story, a Sergeant/Firefighter for the town of Jonesborough Fire Department. $5.00 Donation Entrance Fee. There will be a benefit ride, poker run ride, inflatables, hay rides, door prizes, softball game, music and more. For more information please see our website www.iaff1791.org and be sure to like the Story Strong Facebook page.

2014 Slone Strength Strongest Men Event
October 25, 2014  Saturday starting @ 11am
Are You Strongest? The 2014 Slone Strength Strongest Man event will take place on Saturday, October 25th, Starting @ 11am @ the Johnson City VFW, 2518 Jim Funkhouser Road, Johnson City, Tn. Events will be: Press Medley, Last Man Standing Deadlift, Odd Object Carry, Truck Pull & 5 Stone Series. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Honor Flight of NE TN. For more information visit: slonestrength.com/event.

East TN Crush Softball Annual Holiday Market
November 1, 2014  Saturday, 10am-2pm
East TN Crush Softball will be hosting their annual Holiday Market on Saturday, November 1st at the Elizabethton Parks and Rec. located at 300 W. Mill St., Elizabethton, TN. Doors open at 10 am to the public and will close at 2pm. This is your one stop shopping for all your holiday gift needs. Over 55 craft, business, & food vendors from throughout the Tri-Cities will be present. Tons of door prizes to giveaway throughout the day. Call 423-229-8571 for more information.

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