Out and About – Tri-Cities – November 2016

Out and About – Tri-Cities – November 2016

Family Friendly Events in the Tr-Cities!

*Please note some events are outside of the Tri-Cities but all can be managed in a day trip. *

October was amazing!  William’s Farm Harvest Festival was a wonderful time spent with family and we are so glad we found such a charming place to enjoy Fall together!. Now, looking forward into November we are truly excited to experience more of the family fun the Tri-Cities has to offer.


Bay’s Mountain Rosetta Mission Showing in the Planetarium

Bay’s Mountain in Kingsport always has great programs and we love to attend. T loves space and so the Planetarium is a special draw for us. Their current showing about the Rosetta Mission has been running since September 3rd and we still haven’t managed to get out there. So, we will be going this month and we encourage you to do the same. Tickets are $5.00 and it runs from Tuesday through Friday at 4pm. To see the full schedule visit Bay’s Mountain here.

November 5th, 2016 – 7:30pm – Milligan College – Mary B. Martin Auditorium

The Milligan Orchestra Presents Celtic Reflections

The Milligan Orchestra will present its fall concert, “Celtic Reflections,” highlighting music from Ireland and Scotland on Saturday, in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium located in Seeger Chapel. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about this event click here.

November 1st – 13th – Gray Fossil Site and Museum

Go Geo! Event at the Gray Fossil Site

Discover the connections between Geography and Paleontology in honor of Geography Awareness Week.  Match specimens found at the Gray Fossil Site to other locations that can be found around the world.

November 6th – 10th Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg

Homeschool Day’s 2016

  • Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge – special discounted pricing
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – special discounted pricing and Shark Class (Tuesday, November 8, 10am at Wilderness at the Smokies – no fee)
  • Wilderness Water Safety Class (Monday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 9, 8:45am at the Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark – no fee)
  • Room Rates as low as $79 at Wilderness at the Smokies
    • Call (877) 325-9453 and Mention Home School Days for Great Rates!
  • Winterfest Celebration kicks off in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg this week!

To learn more about these awesome events click here.

November 10th -13th – Knoxville Zoo

Dollar Days at Knoxville Zoo

Tickets for ages four and up will be $1 from November 10-13 and parking is free. A limited number of tickets will be available for each day and advance online purchase is required. They can be purchased on Zoo Knoxville’s website starting Monday, October 31.

Zoo Knoxville | Wildly Fun!

Zoo Knoxville is one of the premiere zoological experiences in the southeast. Committed to sharing ‘wildly fun’ experiences that educate

Food donations will go to Mission of Hope, Young-Williams Animal Center and Knox County Office on Aging’s Knox PAWS program.

November 10th & November 17th – 3:00 pm – Warrior’s Path State Park

W.O.W.W. (Weekly Outdoor Wonder Walks) at Warrior’s Path

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. Or, we might enjoy a demonstration of local history or folklore. Each nature ramble or local history demonstration 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.

To learn more about these walks check out this WOWW Walk Review of Our Bird Watching Trip and also this WOWW Walk Review on Our Lesson of the Flintlock Muzzle Loader.

November 12th – 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Sycamore Shoals 

Handmade Journal Class

Make your own book at Sycamore Shoals!  These little journals can be anything you like – a unique sketchbook, a special diary, a baby shower keepsake. We’ll use professional book-board and a variety of cover papers.  The finished book is 5” by 6½” and has 20 pages.  The Coptic stitch binding means the book lies flat when open. $25.00

November 15th – 6:00- – 7:00 pm – Johnson City Public Library

Pizza Party at Johnson City Public Library

Taste pizzas from local restaurants, and decide which one is the best. Teens will award prizes for each pie. This program is open to teens ages 12-18 years old. Registration is required.

November 1st – 20th – Hand’s On Museum

Forensic Challenge at Hand’s On!

Investigate the science of forensics in honor of Sherlock Holmes weekend.  Examine your own fingerprints and try out our strawberry DNA extraction experiment.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.  For additional details, rates, and hours click here.

October 10th – December 9th – Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Volunteer at Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Kingsport

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a non-profit, Christian-based organization that is looking for volunteers to come and help out with our Holiday Session, starting October 10, 2016. We serve over 60 participants each week, and cannot do it without the support and volunteer power provided by our local community! Volunteers are able to help with student lessons as a sidewalker or a horse leader. Volunteers can also help with the daily barn routine that includes feeding, grooming, and lots of horse snuggles. As we enter the holiday season, we want to invite everyone to come out and enjoy a day at the barn to see how Small Miracles is positively impacting all students and volunteers! God Bless! For more Information, please contact us at 423-349-1111 and ask for Natalie Hopland or Linda McBride.

November 27th – January 3rd – Sycamore Shoals

Lamplight Wreath Exhibit

A visit to the park Visitors Center is sure to inspire as the rooms will be graced with wreaths of all designs and colors hung from old-time lampposts. Please contact the park to request a place in this show. Wreaths will be made by community members, civic groups, and schools to bring to life the Christmas spirit of our region. Get more information here.

November 26th Deadline – Hugs For Soldiers

Sends Christmas Cards to Troops

Our November Service Project is to support our troops. We will be sending Christmas cards and some shoe box gifts as well. These have to be in early. This year we will be going through Hugs for Soldiers and they must be received by November 26th. To participate please visit their site here to learn what you can do!

Thank you for visiting our blog today! We hope this helps to fill your days with quality events you can enjoy with your family. Please feel free to add suggested events or make comments below. Also, we would love to have you subscribe to our blog to receive monthly Out and About Posts as well as other family friendly messages.  Have a blessed day!



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