What’s happening this weekend….

Published 8:52 am Friday, March 31, 2017

This being the first weekend of April, a number of events are happening in the area, among them the first car show of the season in downtown Elizabethton. And, with the forecast of warm, sunny weather, downtown just may be the place to be Saturday evening when car show enthusiasts get together locally for the first time since last October. If you’re going, the car show will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 9:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the Carter County Car Club.

Other weekend events include:
• STATE LINE DRIVE-IN is open for the season, and will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Admission prices are $6 for adults and $2 for children 11 years and younger. A double feature this weekend, featuring “A Dog’s Purpose” at 8 p.m. and “Hidden Figures” at 10 p.m. Both are rated PG. Gates will open at 7 p.m.

• THIRD ANNUAL ROCK REUNION will be held Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. at T.A. Dugger Junior High School Auditorium. The event is free, however, donations will be accepted for Relay for Life. The group, known as the Blue Fox Band, is composed of Berry “Corky” Jolly, Randy Campbell, Andy Houston, Lee Gouge, Tony Rominger, John Gardner, Jim Bass and friends, all members of the 1970 graduating class of EHS.

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• AN INKLE WEAVING CLASS taught by Ronnie Lail will be held at Sycamore Shoals State Park Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $60, which includes loom and all supplies. Learn how to weave side sashes, narrow bands, and shoelaces on a loom that is light-weight and easy to carry around. Call the park at 543-5808 for more information.

• CLINT BLACK, Country Music singer and songwriter, will perform at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Sunday at 7:30 p.m. NPAC is located in downtown Greeneville adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. The concert is sold out. For more information visit www.npacgreeneville.com

• MILLIGAN WOMEN’S CHORALE will perform the music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel at Milligan College. The concert is free and open to the public.

• MOUNTAIN STAGE will return Sunday at 7 p.m. to the D.P. Culp Auditorium at ETSU. The concert, sponsored by the School of the Arts, will feature award-winning bluegrassers The Claire Lynch Band, the jazzy Bumper Jacksons and others. Lynch, known for her work with the Front Porch String Band, has been listed as “One of the 10 Best Angelic Voices Of Our Time.”

• MILLIGAN COLLEGE will host the 2nd Annual Cycling Classic Saturday and Sunday, when approximately 25 teams will race. The weekend will feature a time trial Saturday morning in and around the Milligan campus, a road race Saturday afternoon in Piney Flats and a criterium all day Sunday in Elizabethton. The most spectator-friendly event of the weekend will be the criterium in Elizabethton on Sunday. The series of races will begin and end in front of the Bonnie Kate Theatre with a half-mile loop around East E Street and South Riverside Drive along Doe River. The criterium is scheduled to begin Sunday at 8 a.m. and have riders competing through the morning, afternoon, and into the early part of the evening.

• ROCKY MOUNTAIN will partner with the Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball to offer a game Saturday between the Knoxville Holstons and the Emmett Machinists of Knoxville as they play (circa 1864 rules). Gates will open at 11 a.m. and the event is free. The game will be played in the large field in front of the pond. For seating, bring a blanket or lawn chair.

• JIGGY RAY’S DOWNTOWN PIZZERIA will present music by Chris Long Saturday at 7 p.m.

• JONESBOROUGH REPERTORY THEATER will present the hilarious musical “Sister Act” beginning this weekend and each weekend through April 23. Show will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays (except for Easter) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for general admission; $14 for students and seniors. The theater is located at 125-1/2 W. Main St.

• PARAMOUNT CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Bristol, will present James Gregory in concert Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $22 to $37.