Out and About – Tri-Cities Events – March 2016
Family Friendly Events In Johnson City, Bristol and Kingsport and slightly beyond.
*Please note: Some events are farther away but can be included in a day trip.*
Come wander in the wonder of the natural world! Be prepared to be “wowed” by the amazing discoveries in our nearby natural places. Beginning on March 1, 2016, YOUR State Park will be offering weekly nature rambles. Each Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM you can come along for an hour or so of nature exploration. We will continue these W.O.W.W walks until mid-May. We might take a short walk on a park trail, wander through a park meadow, visit a park stream, examine life on the “tiny side,” or wait quietly for wildlife to come to us. Each nature ramble will be led by one of our Park Rangers, and will be a great chance for nature enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy, experience and learn from nature nearby. Each W.O.W.W. nature ramble will meet at 3:00 PM at the Warriors’ Path pool entrance. Wear comfortable walking shoes and outdoor clothing suitable for the weather. And bring along your curiosity!
Come wander in the wonder of the natural world! Be prepared to be “wowed” by the amazing discoveries in our nearby natural places. Beginning on March 1, 2016, YOUR State Park will be offering weekly nature rambles. Each Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM you can come along for an hour or so of nature exploration.
Tuesdays: March 1st – March 8th – March 15th – March 22nd – March 29th at 3:00 pm
The Appalachian RC&D Council is hosting the region’s first CSA Fair to promote local farms and healthy eating in 2016. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is a subscription for a healthy, convenient, affordable weekly box of fresh fruits and vegetables that let you directly support a local farmer. The CSA Fair will feature local farms offering CSA options for fresh produce, meats, baked goods and even flowers. This is a family friendly event, with a photo booth and creative kid’s activities (sprouting seeds; arts and crafts; pollinator science and more). Parents, bring your children and they can have fun while you shop CSA options! The fair will be held on Saturday, March 5th from 1-4 pm at the Slater Center 325 McDowell St in Bristol. For more information call 423-979-2581 or visit ARCD.org.
Bristol CSA Fair: Meet Your Farmer! at Slater Community Center | Downtown Bristol Events | Believe in Bristol, Historic Downtown TN / VA
Bristol CSA Fair: Meet Your Farmer!: March 5, 2016 | 1 pm at Slater Community Center
Saturday, March 5th at 1 to 4 pm
Marine Species Identification– Take steps like a real scientist to identify different animals species.
Full payment is due upon booking. There are no refunds for any programs unless we must cancel the program. If you need to cancel your reservation and you do so more than 24 hours in advance of the program date, we will hold your payment as credit for a future program as long as it is within that school year.
Tuesday, March 8th @ 1:30 pm for Grades 3 to 5 and 3:30 pm for Grades 6 to 8.
Learn some interesting ways to begin paintings and introduce texture using fluid acrylics, inks, and other water-soluble media for both abstract and realistic works.Instructor Barbara Jernigan. Cost $20.00
Saturday, March 12th from 9 am to noon
Come and enjoy a day with Civil War reenactors as they drill for the new year. Experience camp life and learn how the infantry and artillery would have prepared for battle. Also, enjoy a tour through the historic house and explore the cave and woods. Regular admission price is required while members are free.
Tipton-Haynes Historic Site | “Tennessee’s most historic site” – Samuel Cole Williams | Johnson City, TN
The Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site tells the rich story of the history of Northeast Tennessee and of the several families that lived here. The site includes 45 acres, eleven historic buildings, the Tipton/Gifford/Simerly cemetery, a limestone cave, a natural spring, a buffalo trace, a nature trail, and a Visitor Center.
Saturday March 19 at 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Get out with your family and enjoy of one of the many scheduled Spring Hikes offered by Tennessee State Parks. Check out the many options here.
March 19th, 2016
Head over to Hands On! for some EGG-cellent prehistoric family fun! Stop by the Dino Egg Hunt anytime between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm for experiments, crafts, games, a prehistoric putting course, and more! Don’t forget to stop by the prehistoric forest to hunt for Mama T-Rex’s dinosaur eggs and return them to her in exchange for a goody bag. (***Please note this event contains small parts that may not suitable for children under 3 years of age and may also contain nuts, soy, and chocolate.)
To register for a workshop please contact (423) 434-HAND ext. 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Download a registration form. Friday, March 25th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Dino Egg Hunt Head over to Hands On! for some EGG-cellent prehistoric family fun!
Friday, March 25th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
“The Transit of Mercury – Featuring ‘Solar Quest'” boasts a unique format for us. The show highlights a live, interactive presentation about the smallest planet, Mercury, and its special transit across the Sun on May 9, 2016. But, we’ll also include a special presentation about the Sun prepared by the Buhl Planetarium in Pittsburgh, PA. And to top it all off, we’ll also include a brief tour of the current night sky! We think you’ll really enjoy it. The show is best for grades 3 and above though young visitors should still enjoy the program.
Bays Mountain Park is home to a $1.3 million dollar state-of-the-art planetarium theater featuring a 40-foot dome, 6.1 surround sound and a Carl Zeiss ZKP-4 star projector that is so precise viewers can use binoculars to see details in two dozen deep-sky objects!
Thursday, March 31 from 4 pm – 5 pm