Events in November 2018
November 10, 2018
Inaugural Shop With a Cop Superhero 5K set for Nov. 10
The inaugural Shop With a Cop Superhero 5K and Family Fun Run is set for Nov. 10, and this event is not to be missed by big or little caped crusaders! Your mission: to save the day for children in need. All proceeds from the race will go toward the Johnson City Police Department’s Shop With a Cop event, set for Dec. 13. Area children, selected from the Johnson City School System, are treated to dinner before a Police escort takes them to Walmart for a shopping spree. Each child’s family receives a food box, and if there are siblings in the home, they receive gifts as well.
Registration for the Shop With a Cop 5K and Family Fun Run is now under way at http://thegoosechase.org/shop-with-a-cop-5k/. Participants may register for the 5K event or the 1-mile Family Fun Run. Online registration will close at 9p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. Early registrants (by Oct. 26) are guaranteed a T-shirt. Early registration for each event is $25 per entrant and $15 for participants 10 and under. Late registration (Nov. 9) is $30 per entrant and $20 for participants 10 and under.
Packet pick-up will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30-8:30 a.m. near the start/finish line located on East Tennessee State University’s campus near The Quad, which is outside of Brooks Gym.
Event management for the inaugural Shop With a Cop Superhero 5K and Family Fun Run is provided by The Goose Chase.
November 24, 2018
Christmas in Olde Jonesborough
The Christmas in Olde Jonesborough series will kick off with Whoville on Saturday, November 24 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. complete with the Grinch and other characters. Dress as your favorite Whoville character and get a “grinch treat”. Activities, movies and popcorn will be located throughout town. Then at 6 p.m., we welcome you to join us as we officially kick off the Christmas season with the Lighting of the Tree. Music and Storytelling will lead up to the official lighting of the Spruce beside the Washington County Courthouse in downtown. Also on Saturday, support local businesses by shopping local for Small Business Saturday in downtown Jonesborough and enjoy extended shopping hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Each Saturday will offer a variety of events from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. along with music, storytelling and extended holiday shopping hours in Tennessee’s Oldest Town. Santa will also be on site at the downtown Courthouse each Saturday for pictures and visits with children. Be sure to bring your letters to Santa and drop them off in the mailbox by December 15th and receive a reply from the jolly old man himself. The Christmas Market will be available on the Plaza of the International Storytelling Center featuring handmade crafts, jewelry and holiday items. Free gift wrapping will also be offered on any purchases made in Downtown Jonesborough during the Saturday events.
Visit jbochristmas.com for more information.
November 30, 2018
Rocky Mount's A Candlelight Christmas
The Christmas season seems to start earlier and earlier every year. The Christmas celebration of today is highly commercialized. Rocky Mount State Historic Site’s “A Candlelight Christmas” tours are a chance to look back at a simpler time and experience a simpler celebration – when people did not count down the shopping days until Christmas and when Christmas advertisements and reminders did not go up in October. Candlelight Christmas takes you to Christmas Eve of 1791. It is an evening with the Cobb family showing you their home and sharing their holiday traditions with you. You will take candle-lit walks through the buildings filled with handmade decorations of greenery as it would have been in 1791.
“A Candlelight Christmas” is a new way to come and see an old favorite. This tour is completely different from our daily tour and captures a different side of life in 1791. Come feel the warmth of the fire on your skin and the warmth of the season in your heart. Start a new tradition this year by attending our “A Candlelight Christmas” tour.
Tours begin at 4:30 p.m. each day (Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st & Dec. 7th and 8th) and leave the Massengill Museum every fifteen minutes with the last tour going out at 8:00 p.m. Guests will travel outside to get to the historic home and other buildings so make sure to dress for the weather. The tour lasts approximately an hour and a half and costs $12 for adults and $8 receive a fifty percent discount. Reservations are strongly encouraged, although walk-in visitors are welcome. Group rates are available for groups of twelve or more people. In order to receive group rates, reservations are required. Reservations are now being taken. To make a reservation or for more information, call (423) 538-7396 or 888-538-1791.