Out and About – Tri-Cities – September 2016

Out and About – Tri-Cities – September 2016

Family friendly events in the Tri-Cities and slightly beyond for the month of September 2016

We are back to school and so far so good! September has a lot of opportunities to get out and play and learn with your family. Grab your calendar and schedule a few! There is nothing better than making memories with those you love the most!  Let’s do it!

Umoja Festival

September 2nd and 3rd, 2016 in Downtown Johnson City

Umoja Festival – Umoja is Swahili for “Unity” which is to be in harmony, and of one accord, to combine and to include all. For many years, the Umoja Arts & Cultural Inc. has provided Northeast Tennessee with a variety of entertaining and educational opportunities.  Their mission, “to bridge and unify diverse cultures through education and artistic presentations of art, culture, and heritage” is to improve and promote the region. Lots of family fun, artisans, and entertainment will be available.

Lethal Garden Art Exhibit

September 4th through October 12th, 2016 – Kingsport City Hall

T is excited for this one! He has a lot of curiosity about nature so this exhibit from photographer Matt Barr is right up his ally. It features Mother Nature’s most notorious lethal plants. I love a great photography exhibit myself but I also see how it could be very important to be able to recognize these plants. We are definitely going to take advantage of this one!

Special art exhibition “Lethal Garden” by Matt Barr at Kingsport City Hall Gallery. Exhibit will run through October 12, 2016. – Engage Kingsport

Home Galleries City Hall Gallery Special art exhibition “Lethal Garden” by Matt Barr at Kingsport City Hall… Special art exhibition “Lethal Garden” by Matt Barr at Kingsport City Hall Gallery. Exhibit will run through October 12, 2016. Matt Barr is a local Kingsport artist and photographer. His show is called Lethal Garden.

WOWW Walks

September 8th, 2016 (and every Thursday through mid-November) at Warrior’s Path State Park

WOWW walks are back! We have had so much fun enjoying these! Check out this post about a WOWW Walk Bird Discovery Walk and this post about the WOWW Walk Review Lesson on Flintlock Muzzle Loader to see what these are all about!

Tennessee State Parks

Discover Tennessee’s natural, cultural and historic heritage. Our state parks offer diverse and varied natural landscapes, family-friendly recreational activities, affordable and varied lodging accommodations, volunteer opportunities and hundreds of interpretive programs and events.

Homeschool Days at Rocky Mount Historic Site

September 12th and 19th, 2016 from 10 to 4)

Registration is recommended.

We love Rocky Mount. We recently attended their Fourth of July Celebration and it was awesome! This is a great opportunity for all homeschoolers. Hope to see you there. Learn more here.

Batman Day at Barnes and Noble

September 17th, 2016 at 2pm

We love the events at Barnes and Noble and this is a great one. Batman Day! Learn more here.

15th Annual Homeschool Festival at Biltmore Estates

September 22nd and 23rd, 2016

Yay!  Biltmore!  Featuring activities and demonstrations about forestry, renewable energy, and sustainability. This is a one-day event. Your ticket will also include a self-guided visit inside Biltmore House, Gardens, Conservatory, and Antler Hill Village & Winery. All homeschool activities will be held near the Antler Hill Farm area. Lunch and accommodation options available.

Educational Groups At Biltmore | Biltmore

Biltmore offers dozens of educational programs for students, including experiential educational, customized Biltmore House tours, and a homeschool festival.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – Homeschool Class

This one is a ride – but’s its worth it!

Introduction to Science Disciplines– During this first program, students are introduced to the various science disciplines that will be discussed throughout the school year. Snippets of information will be given about each discipline.

Home School Programs – Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of the program date. Home school families with annual passes may attend programs for $2.00 plus tax ($2.20) per child (grades K-8). Home school families with annual passes may attend Labs for $8.00 plus tax per child.


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