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With the gas prices jumping leaps and bounds upward, it’s the time to look around at the local region for entertainment, shopping, home improvements and vacations. The roller coaster bumpy ride to the gas pumps is causing nausea for all of us. But before you ‘throw up,’ take a look at some of the best local happenings in your own backyard! One of those local happenings in your backyard is the event on March 10 – women celebrating years of achievement – the Women’s Empowerment Network of Women will host their 5th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration at the Country Club of Bristol on Saturday, March 10. Dinner, sharing of inspiration, entertainment and great door prizes are all included for one price. See page 17 for details. Another must attend event - YWCA Tribute to Women. Twelve local women are chosen and the recipients are honored at this event. The banquet will be April 19, 2012, so call now to make your reservations – 423-968-9444. This is a terrific opportunity to show your support to the YW and the women of the region! Not too far from your backyard is a new project for Voice Magazine, Mountain Girl Press and Heritage TV. Java with Janie is a new talk show showcasing the richness of the Appalachia region. Get involved! Please visit our website, www.javawithjanie.com. For more information about the show, e-mail tammy@javawithjanie.com. We want your feedback and follow us on Facebook. Another ‘in your backyard’ is Barter Theatre in Abindgon, VA. See a review of their production, 9 to 5: The Musical on page 7. A must see! Voice Magazine will be continuing to work on new projects and participating in local events to promote our advertisers and their businesses and services. We are the local ‘voice’ for the region. Thank you for your support! Check out our calendar of events on our website, www.voicemagazineforwomen.com. Send inquiries and suggestions to comments@voicemagazineforwomen.com Thought of the month: "It's not where you're from; it's where you're going. It's not what you drive; it's what drives you. It's not what's on you; it's what's in you. It's not what you think; it's what you know." -Gatorade commercial Verse of the month: “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven...” Ecclesiastes 3:1 PUBLISHER Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. PO Box 701, Johnson City, TN 37605

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“..Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 KJV There is a myth in much of Christianity that once you become a follower of Jesus you are “protected” from tough times. People interpret the “abundant life” that Jesus promises as if His role is to insulate us from the hard realities of life, but it just doesn’t happen that way. For those who trust in Jesus, we echo what David wrote when he penned those famous words in the 23rd Psalm. Note that David, the author of Psalm 23, didn’t write, “IF I walk through the valley…” Rather, he exclaims “even though.” Hard times are inevitable and to be anticipated. It is part of what it means to live in a broken world. There was a young man who went through horrendously hard times in his life. His name was Daniel, and his story can be found in the book of the Old Testament that bears his name. One of the most well-known stories about Daniel’s life is when he took a courageous stand for God and ended up at the bottom of a lions’ den as a result. Even though King Darius respected Daniel, he had violated the king’s law and was quickly sent to the lions’ den to suffer a certain death. Daniel was thrown to the lions, but he did not die. Instead, God delivered him. The king was so astounded by the way God protected Daniel that the king himself came to acknowledge Him as his own God. While we may never have to face being thrown to actual lions, hard times will come that threaten all we hold dear. We can trust in God or we can allow the challenges to overcome us. When you are experiencing hard times, make God your highest priority. Build the foundation of your life on Him. We don’t have to face tough times alone. God has put people in your life to encourage and support you. As Peter said in his New Testament letter, “..Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7KJV.) This means that “humble yourselves under the mighty power of God and He will honor and bless you." With your trust placed firmly in God and His power to deliver, you too can survive the “lions” you face.

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Austin Dillon, the grandson of former NASCAR racer, Richard Childress was the celebrity shooter. “There were people there who had never been to one of our fundraisers,” said Claudia. “Everyone there said they’d be back this year, and this year it will be bigger and better.” Her favorite part of her job, by far, is the Night of Smiles when she gives the money away. However, there is one part of her

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Claudia Byrd, along with her daughter and son-in-law, sat in the ticket booth of Bristol Motor Speedway in Lights on December 11, 2011 and informed everyone in line that, for that night only, their admittance would be free. That night was Random Act of Kindness night at the Speedway, which was started in honor of Jeff Byrd, Claudia’s husband and President of BMS, who passed away from cancer in October of 2010. “We told people that all of our wonderful sponsors have job that Claudia could live without. made it possible to come in for free in honor of Jeff’s birthday, “The hardest thing for me every year is to sign the letters that say we are unable to grant which is December 10,” said Claudia, Director of the your request this year,” she said. Speedway Children’s Charities in Bristol. “All we asked in Even though their $660,000 year was record-breaking, $2.1 million was requested Claudia Byrd, Director of the Bristol return is that they do something nice for someone else during through grants, and there was no way for every agency to receive money. This worried Claudia, she said, more than anything. Chapter of the Speedway the holidays.” They lead by example. On the 15th Annual Night “Jeff would always tell me not to dwell on that,” said Claudia. ”So far, we have Children’s Charities of Smiles in 2011, held the week before raised more than $6 million for children. ‘Just think,’ he’d say. ‘Without you, that Thanksgiving and the night before Speedway in Lights opens, Speedway money would not be there for those kids.’” Itʼs the Children’s Charities gave away a record $660,000 to local non-profit Every year, more than $1 million dollars in grants is requested from children’s organizations, coming a long way from the first year in which greatest job in legitimate agencies that help children from 16 counties in Northeast they gave away $118,000. Claudia started the Bristol Chapter of the Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The box of grants is kept in Claudia’s the world to raise Speedway Children’s Charities in 1996 when she moved here from office. In fact, Claudia has a copy of every single grant that she has ever money and be able received. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after Jeff got a job offer at BMS. After researching, Claudia realized that other chapters of Speedway Twenty judges diligently read each grant, vote and fill out a list for how to give it to kids. Children’s Charities hosted several black tie events as fundraisers, but she much each organization should get. Then they meet for lunch to privately -- Claudia Byrd also realized that at such formal events, the same people tended to attend. discuss details. “I wanted to do something different that not only raised money for kids but “It works out beautifully,” said Claudia. “It takes a while, but it works out was also something kids would enjoy,” she said. beautifully. My goal is to be able to give some money to every organization that On the way to a race in Charlotte, Claudia and Jeff brainstormed and came up with requests it.” the idea for Speedway in Lights, which first opened in 1997. She works hard every day because she knows Jeff wanted SCC to be successful. Claudia “The very first night we were there, everything was out of our pockets, and we had no says that thought is what keeps her going. idea if anybody would show up,” said Claudia. “I want to do this as long as they’ll let me,” she said. “I want to be happy, healthy and That first year, the ticket booth was set up in the parking lot in a shed-like building, spend time with my family. That is something I learned in 2010: that life is too short to take where the volunteers and staff wore aprons. Even though the tickets they had kept sticking anything for granted.” together, they successfully sold the tickets and handled money out of their apron pockets When she says “family,” she not only means her two children and 8 grandchildren, whose the entire first run of Speedway in Lights. pictures fill her office, but she also means her family at the Speedway. She said that she Since that first year, the employees of BMS are busy in the fall because they double as could not have made it through 2010, and Jeff’s struggle with cancer, without them. decorators for Speedway in Lights. They clean up for two weeks after the August races, then “We talk about Jeff all the time because he was an amazing person,” said Claudia. “I hear immediately start putting up lights. stories of things he did for people all the time. There were things he did that I had no idea. “It doesn’t take that long to get them down, but it takes that long to get them up,” said He loved to do random acts of kindness.” Claudia. Claudia said that Jeff motivated people to give back to the community, and that he did Although Speedway in Lights is the biggest, Speedway Children’s Charities also holds that better than anybody she has ever known. So she follows his example. several other fundraisers, including, for the past four years, the Sharky 500, which was a hit “I know every dollar we make is going to directly affect the life of a child,” she said. with children. Claudia said that it is a lot of fun, but at the end of the race, someone has to “And that makes you feel so good no matter how tired you are on race weekend and no sort the 7,100 rubber ducks into numerical order, usually the interns. matter how bad your feet hurt. You think, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ But then you look at Last year, a new fundraiser was established to appeal to a different clientele: the the numbers at the end of the day, and you think, ‘I wonder how many children we can help Speedway Children’s Charities Shooting Stars tournament, held at an indoor shooting range. with that.’”





Calling All Cornhole Players! Once again, cornhole players can take home some great prizes while also helping Speedway Children’s Charities when they test their skills during Food City 500 race weekend, March 16-18. Qualifying tournaments will take place on Friday, March 16 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. The top four teams from each qualifier will move to the Grand

Champion Tournament which will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. Thanks to Ford, teams will be playing for a host of great prizes, including the ultimate prize package for the overall winner. Grand Champion winners will receive $1000 cash, suite seats for the entire 2013 season at BMS and a free camping space for both 2013 race weekends. Second place earns $300 cash, as well as suite seats and a camping space for 2013. Qualifying tournament winning teams win $300 cash and 2013 season tickets to BMS. Second place receives $100 cash and 2012 Food City 500 tickets. Teams are encouraged to pre-register online at

www.bristolmotorspeedway.com or www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org. Registrations on the day of the event will be allowed if space is available. Entry fee is just $40 per team and each player will receive a limited edition Ford Charity Cornhole Classic t-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, a non-profit organization which raises funds for children’s agencies in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. (No Top-60 ACO ranked players as of January 13, 2012 may participate in the Cornhole Classic.)


A Passion for the Mid-Atlantic Gardening Faire April 20-22 Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Abingdon, Virginia When gardeners’ thoughts turn longingly to the arrival of spring, the passionate Washington County Master Gardeners are hard at work preparing for spring and the 15th Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire. The Faire will bring together everything passionate gardeners desire to rejuvenate their gardens and tease beautiful flowers and food from the earth. On April 20th, 21st and 22nd, join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center located in historic Abingdon, Virginia, minutes from I-81 off Exit 14. Drive down One

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Partnership Circle to unearth a wealth of gardening delights. Occasional or serious gardeners will discover anything their hearts desire to create the beautiful romantic garden. The theme, “A Passion for Gardening,” rekindles gardeners’ desires to lure beautiful creations from the earth. The Garden Marketplace will be overflowing with everything under the sun for the passionate gardener. Vendors from across the Southeast will display exotic and unusual flowers and native and heirloom plants, shrubs and trees. Unique tools, outdoor furniture, ornamental iron, floral and potting supplies and much more will be entice the gardener at the alluring marketplace. “We are excited about the large selection of unique cast iron planters, fountains, arbors, bonsai trees and unique flowers and plants that we have chosen specially for the Garden Faire,” states Nikki Taylor from Good Hope Gardens. “My favorites are the large whimsical animal pots that will delight any gardener.” The Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire provides educational opportunities for gardeners to learn about all areas of the garden and landscape. More than 35 hours of gardenrelated programs are included with the price of admission. For the daily admission of $5 or the three-day run-of-show pass $10, entertaining educational opportunities abound. The Faire is a must for all visitors who want to visit the rain gardens in Abingdon. On Friday at 3:30 p.m., the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable will begin a tour that is sure to delight. The rain garden combines the beauty of native vegetation with the added benefit of soaking up rainwater to reduce runoff from roofs and driveways. Transportation is provided, and the tour is free to Faire goers. Space is limited; Arrive early! The Plant Clinic is just the place to rekindle friendships and solve those problems that plagued the garden last year. Visitors can pose queries to the trained Master Gardener there ready to help. After solving your garden problems, relax at the Garden Café where enticing treats will satisfy any hunger and thirst. Discover creative table setting ideas for entertaining at the Table Top Competition. Be inspired by casual and formal decorative table settings. The innovative table setting designs are accentuated with exquisite floral arrangements created by local garden club members and enthusiasts. Cash prizes are awarded for the best designs. The competition is open to the public. If interested, contact the Extension Office at (276) 676-6309. Before leaving the Garden, don’t miss Frank Renault’s spectacular collection of floral photographs. At the Garden Faire in Abingdon, Virginia, you will find everything thing you desire to make your landscape the envy of the neighborhood.


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As winter is moving out, and spring weather is on its way in, many of us are excited to get outside and enjoy – well – all of it! It’s called Spring Fever, and March is the perfect time to use that anticipation to start planning an herb garden. Gardening provides a way to exercise more, eat more nutritious food and have a healthier lifestyle. It can provide strength and cardio training, increase flexibility, plus relieve stress. Herb growing is one of the best ways to jump into Crystal Robertson gardening, and fresh herbs are a bonus part of the garden that sometimes gets overlooked. Herbs enhance the flavor of foods thereby reducing the use of salt and sugar. Don’t let the wide selection of herbs deter you from deciding which herbs to choose. Gardening gives us a chance to be creative, so let your personality shine through in your garden. A quick check of your supermarket shelf will give you some idea of the types of herbs used in cooking. Many cookbooks also offer information on uses of various herbs as flavorings. The following is a good variety of uses and flavor of recommended herbs for beginners: Strong herbs -- oregano, rosemary, sage Medium-flavored herbs-- sweet basil, dill, mint, sweet marjoram, tarragon, thyme Mild herbs -- chives, parsley, summer savory

As your interest and needs increase, you can add to the variety of herbs in your garden. Keep in mind that herbs can be annuals, biennials or perennials when selecting herbs to grow for the first time. Annuals (bloom one season and die) -- anise, basil, coriander, dill Biennials (live two seasons, blooming second season only) -caraway, parsley Perennials (bloom each season once established) -- chives, fennel, marjoram, mint, tarragon, thyme Plant herbs into groups of similar needs. Many of the herbs we grow today are from the Mediterranean region of the world and thus hot, dry summer weather suits them perfectly. Herbs have differing cultivation needs, including water, soil and sunlight. Many, such as oregano and marjoram, have different cultivation requirements than cilantro or mint, which grow well in shade or partial shade. Most herbs like loose, well-drained soil, high in peat moss, vermiculite and even sand. Generally, a soil that is well-drained but can still hold moisture is desirable. When spacing the plants, a general rule is to allow each herb plant twelve inches of soil space. This ensures that each plant has the requisite room for roots, etc. Before fertilizing, I recommend testing your soil, which provides a look at what nutrients may be lacking or excessive in your garden. Soil tests can be obtained at your local Extension office. While some fertilization can help herbs, excessive fertilizing causes herbs to grow out of control. You’ll grow a large plant, however, flavor may be compromised and the plants will need more water to support the lush growth. Herbs are used for many things from cooking to drying for potpourri. The addition of herbs to meals brings more nutrition without adding more bulk or calories, and they make a great addition to a landscape. No matter if it's a window box or an acre garden, you will be healthier for it.

Irish Stew Recipe courtesy Giana Ferguson Prep Time: 30 min - Cook Time: 2 hr 30 min 6 servings Ingredients 2 medium-sized onions, chopped Oil, for frying 1-ounce butter 1 sprig dried thyme 2 1/2 pounds best end of lamb neck, cut into large pieces 7 carrots, chopped lengthways into 2-inch pieces 2 tablespoons pearl barley 5 cups chicken stock, recipe follows Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, and bay leaf) 12 medium potatoes 1 bunch parsley, leaves finely chopped 1 bunch chives In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook the onions in oil and butter, on medium-high heat until they are translucent. Add the dried thyme and stir. Add the lamb and brown on a high heat to seal in juices. Add carrots, and pearl barley. Pour in the chicken stock so that it almost covers the meat and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, and add bouquet garni. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours, being careful not to boil. Place potatoes on top of the stew, cover and cook for 30 minutes until the meat is falling beautifully off the bones and the potatoes are fork tender.

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By: Sloane Trentham Although it feels like it is already here, spring is just around the corner! Itʼs time to start fresh with some Spring Cleaning! 1. Make sure you have all your supplies first. Nothing stops progress like a trip to the store for supplies. So make sure you have everything you need for everything you want to do. Have a game plan and be prepared from the beginning. * A cheap and easy all-purpose cleaner is a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar.

4. Get rid of stuff. If you havenʼt used it in a year, get rid of it! Sell stuff on Craigslist, give it away to a friend, have a yard sale or donate it to Goodwill. Just because you donʼt use it anymore doesnʼt mean somebody wonʼt. * If any items are in bad shape, donʼt feel bad to throw them away. Sometimes things need to be purged. 5. Maintain the clean. The hardest part—maintaining—should be done every day. Even just 10 minutes a day to do one simple task will help so next yearʼs Spring Cleaning wonʼt be so daunting and have that dread factor. *Schedule a cleaning session into your schedule every day as if it is part of your job. After all, have you noticed how clutter will wait on you to be de-cluttered?

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2012 YW Tribute to Women Volunteer Steering Committee & Judging Panel Plans for the 2012 YW Tribute to Women banquet and recognition event are well underway. The submission deadline for nominations has passed, and the forms have been sent to this year’s out-of-state judging panel for review. The Steering Committee leads the entire Tribute campaign, which culminates in a special awards banquet honoring the chosen recipients each year. The 2012 Tribute committee is being chaired by Rose Marie Burriss. Rose Marie was born in Savannah, Georgia, but has been a Bristolian since 1964, soon after marrying William Burriss, Jr. They have two children, Theresa and William, as well as 4 grandsons, Paul, Campbell, William and Joseph. She is passionate about her family, her faith and serving the Lord by helping and giving to others. As an active member of St. Anne Catholic Church, she serves as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist for the hospital, as well as a lector and scripture study facilitator. In addition to serving as the 2012 Tribute to Women Chair, she is the Past President and now Fund Raising Chair of The Symphony of the Mountains. She is also a Board member of William King Museum and has served as Co-Chair of Mistletoe Market. She has recently joined the Board of The Paramount Center for the Arts and the Wellmont Foundation. She is also a member of the 1931 Woman’s History Club where she served as Past President. In addition she is a Sustaining member of The Junior League of Bristol and The Blue Stocking Club. She is also a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She holds a Nursing diploma from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Atlanta, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from East Tennessee State University. Additionally, she holds two Master’s degrees: Counseling from ETSU, and Pastoral Ministry from Loyola University in New Orleans. Her last employment was as Director of Career Development with King College.

This yearʼs four-woman judging panel features: BRENDA D. CADARET possesses a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Western Carolina University. In 2002, she received National Board Certification in Early Childhood. Cadaret has taught kindergarten for more than40 years and served as a presenter at various state and national early childhood conferences. She currently teaches kindergarten at Michael C. Riley Early Childhood Center in Bluffton, South Carolina, where she was elected Teacher of the Year two times. CHRIS DOCKERY holds an M.F.A. from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in art education from the University of Georgia. She is the coordinator of the art education program in the department of visual arts at North Georgia College & State University. She is the owner and proprietor of Houndog Democratic Press, an independent letterpress endeavor that complements her artist book creations. She has conducted many workshops in her varied areas of artistic interest at professional organizations like the Georgia Art Education Association, the College Art Association and the John C. Campbell Folk School. MOLLY GOLD is a pioneer Mompreneur, launching GO MOM!®Inc. more than a dozen years ago. Now an established and highly sought after brand partner, Molly is widely recognized as the voice of organized motherhood. Easily found on Twitter and

Facebook, Molly shares innovative content through her website and video blogs where her effusive warmth and candid manner have made her a favorite of both brands and agencies alike. Well respected by her colleagues, she has become a popular conference speaker and brand favorite for press events, conference partnerships, and ongoing social media consultation creating community engagement and customer centric campaigns. JEAN NICHOLSON MEDLEY is a retired Social Worker and teacher who has worked primarily in the area of mental health. She is a founder and past chair of the Women’s Fund of Mississippi, a founder of Parents for Public Schools, a library advocate who has served as chair of the Board of Trustees for the Jackson-Hinds Library System and past chair of Bookfriends- a support organization for University Press of Mississippi. She has also been an active Millsaps College volunteer serving as president of the Alumni Council and currently is a class agent. Additionally, she chaired a successful campaign to change Mississippi’s legal driving age. This year’s awards banquet is scheduled for April 19, 2012. Tickets for the event will be available soon by visiting www.ywcabristol.org or calling (423) 968-9444. Support of the YWCA through Tribute to Women directly affects women, children and families in this region as the YWCA tackles the toughest community issues, which include affordable childcare, racial justice, teen pregnancy, youth development, technology education and much more.


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2. Grow plants from seed

This is the year more and more of us will save money by growing plants from seed. Many things, such as foxgloves, nigella, cosmos, larkspur and stock, can easily be grown on a sunny windowsill. And connect with your neighbors by sharing seeds and plant cuttings with them and swapping tips. Be a vendor at a local farmer’s market as an exchange plant vendor. It will be fun and add to your enjoyment of the gardening. It is another way to connect and exchange information.

3. Grow your own vegetables

Sales of vegetable seeds have been soaring for the past few years. It is about growing more cheaply, chemical-free and tasty produce in our gardens. Many things can be grown in pots, including herbs, tomatoes, lettuces and even spuds. Mixing vegetables among the flower borders makes gardens pretty and productive.

4. Planting

Another step to thrifty gardening in the spring is getting your seedlings started. A great way to plant your seedlings is in pots made from old newspapers. To do this, get the newspaper moist. Using two containers that are the same size, line one with the newspaper and press in with the other container. Remove the second container and let the newspaper dry. Use this to plant your seeds, and when your plants come up and are ready to plant in the garden, you can plant the newspaper pot and all. The newspaper will decompose over time.

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If you don't have gardening tools or yours need to be replaced, start looking at yard sales, thrift stores and secondhand stores. Unwanted household objects can be pressed in to service as garden containers. Wooden crates, wine boxes and old baskets lined with plastic all make classy alternatives to pots. Even dull plastic containers can be jazzed up with a colorful coat of paint. You can use practically anything as a planter, such as an old pair of boots or an old barrel or metal pail. Remember, recycle, reuse and recreate!

6. Watering If you are allowed to catch rain water in your area, this is the perfect way to save money on watering your garden and yard. And another thrifty watering trick is to cut the bottom off of liter soda bottles, push the neck of the bottles down into the ground around your plants, then fill them with water. The water will soak in slower than just watering with a sprinkler. Old newspaper is a thrifty option for mulch in the garden. Shred a bunch of newspaper and place around the bottom of your plants. This will help hold in moisture and heat.

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5th Annual International Women's Day Celebration The 5th Annual International Women's Day Celebration will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Country Club of Bristol, at 6045 Old Jonesboro Rd. The event is hosted by The Women's Empowerment Network of Bristol and will celebrate and honor women for: Accomplishments in equality, Achievements as individuals, Love for humanity, and Dedication to personal development. Contact Jennifer Raichlin at 423-202-5306 for more information.

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Abingdon, VA Symphony of the Mountains will present the Bouquet of Baroque Concert on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia. As the flowers begin to dust the snow off their heads and the world begins to wake up from a long winter nap, Symphony of the Mountains will perform George Frederic Handel’s famous Messiah Parts II and III to help welcome in the new spring. This oratorio is

traditionally linked in both American and British culture with the Christmas season, but was actually written for “Passion Week,” the week before Easter. This English Concert Oratorio will include special guests, Voices of the Mountains and the King College Concert Choir as well as worldrenown vocalists Sun-Joo Oh, Jami Rhodes, Jaeyoon Kim and Jacob Will. The concert will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 8:00 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA. Tickets are only $28 and students are always free to Symphony of the Mountains regular season concerts. Tickets may be purchased at the door, by calling Symphony of the Mountains’ Box Office at (423) 392-8423 or on our website at www.SymphonyoftheMountains.org. On February 6, the Virginia Region 1 Poetry Out Loud competition was held at Barter Stage II in Abingdon, VA. Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest designed to encourage the nation’s high school students to learn about great poetry though memorization and performance. The first place winner is Sarah Poole of John S. Battle High School, and the second place winner is Kylee Kilbourne of Union High School. Both young women placed in 2011 as well and will advance to the Poetry Out Loud state final competition at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire Theatre) in Richmond on March 15, 2012, to compete for the title of Virginia’s State Champion. The program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that begins at the classroom level. Winners advance through school-wide competition, regional competition, state competition and ultimately, to the National Finals in Washington, DC. Virginia’s 2009 Champion, William Farley, III of Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, became the the 2009 Poetry Out Loud National Champion, winning the top prize of $20,000. In 2012, Tia Robinson of Rappahannock High School, Warsaw, was one of nine finalists at the National level, winning over $2,000. The state winner will receive $200 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington to compete for the national championship. The state winner’s school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. A runner-up in each state will receive $100, with $200 for his or her school library. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Foster Billingsley, deputy director, and the Theatre IV and Barksdale Theatre to support the expansion of Poetry Out Loud throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Barter Theatre is proud to be the partner theatre in Arts Area Region 1. For more information on Poetry Out Loud, visit www.poetryoutloud.org. Bristol TN/VA April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Crisis Center, Inc. has organized The 2nd Annual Clothesline Project to honor women who have been affected by sexual and domestic violence. The Clothesline Project works to create awareness about those issues. It celebrates those that have survived and remembers those who lost their lives due to such violence. The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts designed by survivors and friends of victims of sexual and domestic violence. The shirts hang side-byside to “Break the Silence” and bear witness to those experiences. The Clothesline Project event will take place on April 14, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m (Rain date April 15, 2012) at the State Street Mural, 810 State Street, Bristol, TN. The event will include awareness activities, music, food and much more. After selling out numerous stops nationwide on her co-headlining tour this fall, Mandisa will return this spring with her hit song, “Stronger” as she headlines the “Girls Night Live” tour. Viking Hall Civic Center will host one stop on the Grammy nominated artist’s tour. Fellow GMA Dove Award nominee “Blessings” songstress Laura Story and Comedian Anita Renfro will join the bill. The show is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2012. Tickets for the concert are on sale now. Mandisa placed in the top ten finalists of American Idol’s 5. Bring the special women in your life together for a music filled night that lifts your spirits, connects you on a deeper level, and reminds you that no matter what you are going through, you are not alone!! season. This program has given the nation a look at tremendous talent, some rock, some country and contemporary Christian musicians have come to the forefront even if they weren’t the eventual winner, same goes for Mandisa. A young woman from a small town in Tennessee, who said she doesn’t ever remember not singing, made an impression on the country. For more information on the concert, please contact Angie Rutherford, Viking Hall Box Office Manager @ arutherford@bristoltn.org or call 423-764-0188.

Food City Race Night, one of NASCAR’s largest and most popular fan events, features a number of racing’s biggest stars in the free event Friday, March 16 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Among the heavy hitters taking part in Food City Race Night is five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, along with Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer. Johnson takes to the stage in the BMS hospitality area to play his video game Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With an Engine, along with some lucky fans selected from the audience that evening. Harvick and wife Delana, who recently announced they are expecting their first child, will play Baby 101, a game designed to test their knowledge and skills of newborns. This portion of the event promises to be one of the night’s highlights. Greg Biffle, Burton, Patrick and Kenseth kick off the night’s activities with question and answer sessions while crowd favorite Wii Boxing also returns with three-time and defending champion Elliott Sadler leading the charge. Sadler’s brother Hermie joins Clint Bowyer, Ricky Stenhouse, Justin Allgaier and Austin Dillon on the fight card as they attempt to dethrone the champ. More than 20,000 fans attended last year’s Food City Race Night. The free event opens at 4 p.m. and includes show cars, simulators, souvenir trailers and a number of drivers on hand to sign autographs. Live entertainment will be featured, as well as free food sampling while supplies last. A March race weekend package, which includes the March 18 Food City 500 and the Ford EcoBoost 300/K&N East Series 125 events (March 17), is available starting at $99. A package in the Wallace Tower for both Sprint Cup races also is now available for $99, while packages for fans 15 and younger are available for the March races at half price. Lower row seating for the Food City 500 is available, with tickets starting at $65. Tickets for the Ford EcoBoost 300/K&N East Series 125 doubleheader are available, with prices starting at $45. BMS season tickets, which include the Food City 500 and IRWIN Tools Night Race (Aug. 25) Sprint Cup races, as well as both the Ford EcoBoost 300, the Food City 250 and the K&N race, also are on sale. Pricing for all four races begins at just $175 in the Wallace Tower. For more information or to purchase tickets, fans may call toll free at 1-866-415-4158 or 423BRISTOL or online at www.bristoltix.com. Making sure race fans have the ultimate experience when they visit the World’s Fastest Half-Mile always is the number one priority for Bristol Motor Speedway officials. To that end, BMS unveiled a new initiative last August that allowed guests the opportunity to sit front and center for a session of question and answers with some of NASCAR’s top drivers. Wildly popular, the Q&A sessions return for the upcoming Food City 500 race weekend, March 16-18. Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and 2010 Food City 500 winner Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick, Elliott Sadler, X Games sensation Travis Pastrana, and 2011 Camping World Truck Series champ Austin Dillon all are participating in the race day events. Along with a cap and the Q&A, which takes place in Hospitality Village, the Johnson and Kahne packages include a ticket to Sunday’s Food City 500, while Saturday’s packages, which feature Patrick, Pastrana, Sadler and Dillon, include a ticket good for two races March 17. Johnson’s Q&A is designed for the younger race fan, although adults also are welcome. As part of Johnson’s session, kids take part in a Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop and receive a car to assemble, with some guidance from Johnson. The workshop is limited to the first 100 kids for whom packages are purchased. The Q&A packages for kids start at $48 while adult prices begin at $80 for both the Johnson and Kahne ticket packages. Saturday’s packages for Patrick, Sadler and Dillon start at $37 for kids and $67 for adults. The Patrick package includes a t-shirt, instead of a cap. Space is limited for the question-and-answer sessions, however, so interested fans are encouraged to purchase now. The ticket packages are available now and may be purchased by calling the BMS ticket office at 423-BRISTOL or 1-866-415-4158. Fans should inform the BMS ticket agent with whom they speak which driver package they are interested in purchasing. Current ticket holders can add the driver Q&A for only $15. BMS season tickets, which include the Food City 500 (March 18) and IRWIN Tools Night Race (Aug. 25) Sprint Cup races, as well as the Nationwide events and the K&N Pro Series 125 race, also are on sale. Pricing for all four races begins at just $175 in the Wallace Tower. A March race weekend package also is available starting at $99 that includes the Food City 500 and the Nationwide/K&N Pro Series East events. A package in the Wallace Tower for both Sprint Cup races also is now available for $99, while packages for fans 15 and younger are available for the March races at half price. Lower row seating for the Food City 500 is available, with tickets starting at $65.


The first speaker of the Bristol Public Library’s 2012 Discovery Series, Beth Holloway, mother of Natalee Holloway. The event will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at 7 p.m. Holloway’s life changed dramatically in the summer of 2005 when her daughter Natalee disappeared on the last night of her high school graduation trip to Aruba. This tragic story became the leading news mystery when it happened, and continues to make headlines today. Holloway talks about hope, courage in sheer adversity, and travel safety. The purchase of a $50 ticket will support Library programs and will provide the ticketholder with access to the Private Meet & Greet at 6p.m., Reserved Seating to the Public Presentation at 7p.m., and a hardcover copy of Beth Holloway’s book Loving Natalee. Tickets and seating are limited. Her presentation to the public is set to begin at 7 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. She will speak, answer questions and sign books during this time. For questions about this Discovery Series event or any other library programs, call 276.821.6148 or email marketing@bristol-library.org Art students from Tri-Cities area high schools are competing for $1,750 in cash prizes in the 2012 Artistic Excellence Competition. A renowned juror will select winners from dozens of submissions by art teachers on behalf of their talented students, with selected works to be displayed in the Vergie R. Fleenor Gallery of the Bristol Public Library from March 3-April 3, 2012. The young artists will be honored during a public reception at the gallery on Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 2:00 til 4:00pm celebrating the opening of the month-long exhibit of their work. Students, their parents, and representatives of Art in Public Places will be available for press opportunities. The event is sponsored by Art in Public Places, a non-profit arts organization that coordinates a dynamic outdoor sculpture exhibit throughout the downtown each year. The AiPP Artistic Excellence Committee has worked with area schools to receive submissions and organize the event. The exhibit is a key example of the nature of downtown Bristol's Arts and Entertainment District and is also inspired by Virginia's Minds Wide Open initiative. About the juror: We are honored to have artist, art administrator, and educator Hank T. Foreman serve as juror. Foreman is Associate Vice-Chancellor for University Communications and Cultural Affairs at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He also serves as Director and Chief Curator of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. He received his B.C.A. in Painting and Sculpture from UNC at Charlotte and his M.A. in Art Education from

Appalachian State. About the organization: Art in Public Places is a community art project organized and implemented by the Art in Public Places Board with the cooperation of the Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, city governments. It is our goal to install art in public spaces in Bristol for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community. For more information, contact Bill Hartley, billhartley@bvunet.net, 423 416-1088. Jonesborough, TN Music on the Square is just around the corner! Get warmed up with the MOTS Spring Tune-Up, to be held March 30th, 6pm til 10pm, at the Int'l Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St., Jonesborough, TN. There will be food, beverage, music, and a fine Silent Auction happening throughout the evening. Roaming musicians will be keeping the music flowing, and food from several local and regional restaurants will be the fare. Beverages will include local favorite, Depot Street Brewing. Mark your calendar for a fun evening in beautiful, historic Jonesborough. Tickets can be found at the Int'l Storytelling Center, 423-753-2171, or the JBO Visitors' Center, 423-753-1010. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Limited capacity, so don't hesitate to get yours now! Auction items can be dropped off at JBO Art Glass Gallery, or call 423-791-2236 to have items picked up! Kingsport, TN Kingsport Cultural Arts Division of Parks and Recreation presents ‘Ball in the House’in concert on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM. All tickets are $12. Concert will be at the Sevier Middle School Auditorium, 1200 East Wateree Street in Kingsport, Tennessee. Students from John Sevier Chorus will join with ‘Ball in the House’to perform ‘Superstition’. Tickets are available by calling 423-3928417 or on-line www.EngageKingsport.com- Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6, with a mix of the classic and the contemporary, the fivemember vocal band ‘Ball in the House’ brilliantly blends a wide range of influences, from classic R&B to pop, hip-hop & gospel. With their extensive tour schedule (averaging 250 dates a year),’ Ball in the House’ reaches millions and is arguably one of the hardest working, most successful indie bands today. They have performed with such artists as The Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, The Jonas Brothers, Jessica Simpson, Fantasia, Blondie, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang, and numerous others. All are cappella, but a sound that will astound and

amaze you. 5 Guys, 5 Voices … A review from the Boston Globe put it very succinctly – “Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/rock band…the one thing it doesn’t have is instruments.” Cindy Saadeh Gallery announces photographer Rob Beverly as our featured artist for the month of March. Beverly, a native of Wise, Virginia, is a Kingsport artist who is known for his local landscapes and images of nature. What began as a hobby, with numerous starts and stops, his career as a photographer blossomed after posting some of his images on Facebook. Now owner of Rob Beverly Photography in Kingsport, Beverly’s eye focuses on both the natural world as seen in his images from Bay’s Mountain and Powell’s Valley to cityscapes found in the Tri-Cities area. As part of the First Thursdays in downtown Kingsport, the gallery will be hosting an opening reception for Beverly on March 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. His work will be on exhibit at the gallery to March 31st. Cindy Saadeh Art Gallery is located at 128 E. Market, Kingsport. Call (423)245-2800 or email cdfa2010@gmail.com for more information. Tri-Cities, TN/VA “On Saturday, March 10, 2012, Urbana Road in Limestone, Tennessee will be taken over by runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators participating in "Joggin for the Noggin, a community 5K Run/Walk” announced Iris Cash, Vice President of Fund Development for The Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center. Awards will be present to the Overall Top male and female runners and the top 3 males and 3 females in each age division: 19 and under, 20-29, 3039, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and above. We Run Events from Kingsport, TN will be managing the electronic timing of the race. Cash invites the community to participate in the first annual ‘Joggin for the Noggin 5K Run/Walk. “Bring a friend to run or walk with you,” Cash encourages. “Your participation and support is greatly appreciated by The Crumley House,” said Cash. On-line registration at: www.crumleyhouse.com. Early registration fee $20 and late registration fee $25. If you mail-in an entry form, make checks payable to The Crumley House. Guaranteed performance tee entries must be postmarked no later than Feb. 25, 2012. For more information on the first annual “Joggin for the Noggin” 5K Run/Walk contact Iris Cash at iris@crumleyhouse.com or call 1-866-892-7246 Ext. 4 or 423-440-1606. 300 Urbana Road, Limestone, TN 37681


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