Out and About – Events Tri Cities TN – January 2016

Out and About – Events Tri-Cities TN – January 2016

Family Friendly Fun and/or Learning


Art by the Exceptional Child: Revisited Exhibit

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents Art by the Exceptional Child: Revisited from December 16 through February 9. Originally organized and exhibited in 1969 by the Reece Museum in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Education, the exhibition entitled Art by the Exceptional Child featured art created by special needs children from across the United States.


Starting Jan. 4th, 2016 at The Reece Museum (ETSU) Art By The Exceptional Child Exhibit

Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, an Interactive exhibit

Walk through the pages of your favorite storybook in this groundbreaking exhibit on Appalachian children’s literature entitled Reading Appalachia: Voices from Childrens Literature. This traveling exhibit from the East Tennessee Historical Society will be on display at the Reece Museum from January 4 to March 25.

Also at the Reece Museum Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature. This traveling exhibit from the East Tennessee Historical Society will be on display at the Reece Museum from January 4 to March 25.

Events // Johnson City Symphony Orchestra

Saturday – January 9th at 7:30 at Seeger Chapel. Milligan College –  The Johnson City Symphony presents Béla Fleck.  Béla Fleck, will join the Symphony on stage to perform “The Impostor” Banjo Concerto. Mr. Fleck has shared Grammy wins with Asleep at the Wheel, Alison Brown, and Edgar Meyer.He has been nominated in more categories than any other musician, namely country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, spoken word, composition, and arranging.


Homeschool Day – January 25, 2016 Bring your family to the Aquarium for field trip prices on this special day in January. We will offer behind-the-scenes tours for $6/person this day. Children – $8 Aquarium Aquarium Adults – $24.50 Aquarium Aquarium Science Classes – Marine Ecology Biology, chemistry, physics, math and engineering are EVERYWHERE at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Monday, January 25th at 10:00 am – Homeschool Day at the Tennessee Aquarium.


Wide Margin & Journaling Bibles – LifeWay

Without the right pens, markers, highlighters, stamps and accessories it’s hard to create with Scripture. There are many tools designed specifically to write, mark and draw on thin Bible pages.

Tuesday – January 12th – 10am to 12:00 pm and 6:30 to close – Bible Journaling Event – join for tips about Bible journaling, a time of fellowship and refreshments, a Bible giveaway, and more.

Journaling Bible Event


Hands On! Regional Museum ” Workshops & Home School Programs

To register for a workshop please contact (423) 434-HAND ext. 100 or email reservations@handsonmuseum.org. Download a registration form. Wednesday, January 13th, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Newton’s Antics Workshop Sir Isaac Newton’s birthday is this month, so let’s celebrate!

Wednesday – Jan. 13th – 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at Hands On Museum – Newton’s Antics Workshop –
Discover the laws of physics with Newton’s inertia beads, an amazing egg drop challenge, building and launching a film canister rocket, and a centripetal force penny experiment.   A healthy snack is included.  Cost $12 for members, $15 for non-members.  Ages 7-13.  Payment is required with registration by Tuesday, January 5th.  To register, please call 423-434-4263 ext. 100, T-F 9-5 or e-mail reservations@handsonmuseum.org.

Classes & Events | Michaels Stores

Date: Saturday, January 9 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cost: $2 Kids They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included.

Monday: Jan. 18th – 6:30-8:30 pm at Michael’s in Johnson City: Free Painting Class

Tuesday: Jan. 19th – 6:30-8:30 pm at Michaels in Johnson City: Free Drawing Class


Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium | Kingsport, TN

We have a new planetarium show offered in our theater! It is entitled “Dark.” It is about… dark matter. The elusive mass in our Universe that reveals its gravitational signature, but is invisible to our telescopes. Learn all about this enigmatic mystery and see why it’s so important to our understanding of the Cosmos.

Monday: Jan. 4th, 2016 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm Snakes Alive – Learn about the 23 different species of snakes that live in East Tennessee.

Tuesday: Jan. 26th – 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Bays Mountain Planetarium showing Dark (other showings available- see calendar)

Warriors’ Path State Park

Starts at: 10:00 am Join Justine Cucchiara of Seven Islands State Birding Park for a workshop on Wild Yards. Winter is a perfect time to plan a habitat that will invite wildlife into your own backyard and this workshop will help you learn how to do just that.

Saturday: Jan. 30th: 10:00 am – Warrior’s Path State Park Winter Garden Seminar. You will learn how to convert your yard into Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation! This works great with our current habitat lessons for Science.  Free event but you must register.

Plan Your Visit

All Month Long – The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. You can request curriculum and guided tours are available daily.