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The Kingsport Police Department is urging area residents to please lock your doors. There has been a recent surge of burglaries and auto burglaries in the area, and in the vast majority of cases, the burglarized property has been left unlocked by the victim, giving the suspect(s) easy access to the property and the valuables within. This is not a new trend, and this is not the first time the Kingsport Police Department has issued this warning.

There are two simple crime prevention tips that if habitually followed will significantly decrease your chances of becoming a victim of a burglary or an auto burglary: #1 Lock your doors. #2 Keep your valuables out of sight. Following these recommendations is even more critical during the current holiday season. Many burglaries and auto burglaries are simply crimes of opportunity. Don’t tempt a thief by leaving your doors unlocked and/or flaunting your valuables in plain view.

Typical items left in vehicles that draw the attention of thieves include, but are not limited to the following:‚  Expensive aftermarket car stereos, portable satellite radios, radar detectors, GPSs, laptop computers and tablets, purses, briefcases, prescription medicine containers and pharmacy bags (even if empty), and shopping bags.‚  And remember, just because you don’t consider something valuable, does not necessarily mean that a thief won’t.

The Kingsport Police Department is also requesting the help of area residents to help us catch these criminals. The chances of crimes being committed while police officers are present and watching are slim. An essential element of the Neighborhood Watch concept is for law abiding citizens to be extra sets of eyes and ears for the police. We encourage citizens to be on the lookout for suspicious and criminal activity and promptly report it to law enforcement. Be a good witness, but do not try to apprehend criminals yourself. Please help us to better help you.

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Leisure Services -December ’12

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LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF KINGSPORT
December 2012

BAYS MOUNTAIN PARK.

PLANETARIUM SHOWS

free for BMPA members with card & ages 5 and under
$4.00 for others

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UNDER THE MILKY WAY
Tuesday – Friday 4:00
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 and 4:00
Learn how the Milky Way was formed, what is it and how large it is
plus live presentation highlighting the current night sky

CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING PLANET
Saturday & Sunday @ 2:00

NIGHT MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
Tuesday, Dec. 11 @ 6:00
Meet at Farmstead parking area before 6:00.
Must ‚ pre-register at www.sorba-tricities.org or president@ntmba.org
Safety gear required.

The Park will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


For more information about Bays Mountain, visit www.baysmountain.com or call 423-229-9447


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GRAMMY AND INDIE-AWARD WINNING DUO OF
AL PETTEWAY & AMY WHITE

Friday, Dec. 7
7:30 p.m.
Renaissance Center Theatre
$15 reserved seating
$12 students
tickets can be purchased online @ www.EngageKingsport.com

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
TRADITION – TENNESSEE LIVES & LEGACIES
(Tennessee Folk Artists)
Dec. 13- February 24
2nd floor Atrium Gallery
Opening reception Thursday, Dec. 13 4:00-7:00
Free and open to the public

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE FROM WVL RADIO THEATRE
Tuesday, Dec.‚ 18
7:00 P.M.
Renaissance Theatre
$15 reserved
$10 student

call 423-392-8416 or email BonnieMacdonald@KingsportTn.gov


CATTAILS GOLF

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Winter rates (Nov. 1 – April‚ 30)

2012-13 Riding Winter Rates
18 holes weekday $33 ($21)

18 holes‚ weekend ‚ $38 ($26)
9 holes weekday ‚ $21 ($15
9 holes weekend ‚ $23 ($17)

2012-2013 Walking Winter Rates
18 holes weekday $23 ($11)
18 holes weekend $28 ($16)
9 holes weekday $15 ($9)
9 holes weekend $17 ($11)

Junior rates
Riding – 18 holes $22 ‚  ‚  9 holes $14
Walking ‚ 18 holes $12 ‚  9 holes ‚ $8

( ‚ ) = Cardholder rate

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PARKS & RECREATION

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MODEL CITY SHOOTOUT
TRAVEL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

January 18-20
V.O. Dobbins
Lynn View Community Center
Robinson Middle School
$75 per team
Divisions for boys & girls:
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade
(contact Parks &‚ Recreation – GregWalker@KingsportTn.gov or 423-229-9458 for details about the ages by grade, ‚ playing down, etc
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WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES
@ V.O. Dobbins
Friday Dec. 21 1:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday Dec. 26 11:00-4:00
Thursday Dec. 27 ‚ 11:00-4:00
Friday, Dec. 18 ‚ 11:00-5:30
Movies, open gym, games, etc.

HOLIDAY PARENTS NIGHT OUT
V.O. Dobbins
Friday, Dec. 21 5:00-9:00
ages 6-12
Activities and pizza provided. ‚ Kids may even bring their own pillows, blankets and stuffed animals. ‚ Pre-registration required. ‚ Limited space. Contact tommywolterman@kingsporttn.org or 224-2489.

For information about Parks & Recreation, visit www.kingsportparksandrecreation.org or call 229-9459 or 229-9460.


PUBLIC LIBRARY

AMERICANS ON D-DAY FILM
Thursday, Nov. 29
4:00 p.m.
Visit the sites of major action, hear from veterans who were there and view the events through the soldier’s eye. ‚ Dobyns-Bennett history teacher, David Hoover, will introduce‚ the program.
Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
December 1 @ 10:30

REGULAR STORYTIMES
Preschool: Tuesdays@ 10:30‚ 
Time for Twos: Thursdays @ 10:30

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FREE MOVIE
Sunday, Dec. 16 ‚ @ 2:30
Rated R
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Stars Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson and more…

job lab

OPEN JOB LABS
Wednesday Dec 5 & 12 @ 2:00
create a resume

apply for jobs online
post your resume online
library staff available for assistance

TEEN BOOK LEAGUE
Thursday, November 29 @ 4:00
Thursday, December 13 @ 4:00
Board room
(for middle/high school students)

GAME & CRAFT NIGHT
Monday,Dec. 3 & 17
@ 6:00 p.m.


For more information about the Kingsport Public Library, visit www.kingsportlibrary.org.


SENIOR CENTER

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PACKAGE WRAPPING PARTY

Tuesday, Dec. 11 @ 10:00
Card Room‚ ‚ 
Volunteer wrapping elves needed!

GSP MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM
Tuesday, Dec. 18 @ 12:30
Card Room
Contact emergency personnel no matter where you are by using GPS
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ARTISAN CENTER HOLIDAY HOURS
Lynn View Community Center
257 Walker St.
Saturdays 10:00-2:00‚ 
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 4:00-7:30
Shop for beautiful handmade items

PILOXING (pilates+boxing)
Colonial Heights Baptist Church
Tuesdays and Thursdays @9:30

For more information about these Senior Center programs: 423-392-8400‚ or visit http://seniors.kingsporttn.gov

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Al Petteway and Amy White with special guest Beth Snapp

Watch special video on Kingsport performance!

$3.00 from each ticket will be donated to the SBK Animal Center.

On Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 7:30 pm the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts welcomes Al Petteway and Amy White to the Renaissance Theatre in Kingsport.‚  This Grammy and‚  Indie-award winning duo‚  blends contemporary Celtic and Appalachian influenced acoustic groove music along with their spectacular multi-media presentation of their original photography.‚  It is an event like no other.

Their repertoire includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, world percussion, and a touch of vocals.

The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts has gone to the dogs (and cats)!!‚  To honor the special affinity that Al and Amy have with nature and animals, we will donate $3.00 from every ticket to the SBK Animal Center (area animal shelter).‚  http://www.sbkanimalcenter.org/

We will also be accepting donations of:

  • Dog Food/Puppy Food
  • Cat Food/Kitten Food
  • Cat Litter (non-clumping clay)
  • Clorox Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent, Fabuloso Cleaner
  • Paper Towels, Leashes/Collars

Special guest Beth Snapp will open the show.

Beth, a BMI composer and publisher, derives influences from a variety of genres including singer-songwriters, 40s jazz, blues, and even hip hop (which can be noted in her beat-driven melodies and quick word play).

Beth Snapp is a rare musician/singer/songwriter. She has all the vocal and instrumental chops to deliver her impressive original material. Her timing and taste are impeccable, her singing too good to tune in a studio, and her songs are free-flowing vignettes with memorable, thoughtful melodies and unique chord structures. Of all the musicians I’ve seen come out of East Tennessee in the last 20 years or so, Beth is easily the most original and talented.

—Tim Stafford, Grammy Winning songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist of Blue Highway

Tickets are $15.00 for reserved seating and $12.00 for Students/Seniors.‚  Tickets can be booked at www.EngageKingsport.com

They can be purchased using this QR code:

This QR Code can be used to purchase tickets as well:

“an evocative mix of original and traditional tunes that sound both rooted and timeless… the arrangements are spare and soulful, unhurried and often haunting.”

—Mike Joyce (The Washington Post)

Al & Amy enjoy living in their mountain aerie at 4300 feet elevation, with stunning long-range views and wildlife as constant inspiration. This mountain-top setting has greatly influenced their recent musical works, and has also spurred their return to photography. Both Al & Amys photographs are represented by The National Geographic Societys Image Collection, where Al worked as an image editor for 18 years. In addition to concerts and workshops, Al & Amy now also offer winter-themed and 4-season multi-media shows which feature live music performed against a backdrop of nature photography.

Al and Amys website:‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  www.alandamy.com

About the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts:

The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community.‚  It operates a Public Art program, concert and theatrical events, the Carousel Project and a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations.‚  They work in tandem with a non-profit organization called EngageKingsport.com in order to facilitate their ambitious and broad agenda.

Visit the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts on Facebook

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The Kingsport Renaissance Center is operated by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts.‚  The Renaissance Center, formerly the John Sevier School, was renovated in 1991 and now stands as one of Kingsports most prominent landmarks.‚  The Renaissance Center houses a fully functional 350-seat theatre, a working art gallery, a three-story atrium and a variety of facilities for rent by the public for special functions. In addition to the Kingsport Senior Center, the Renaissance Center is home to several area arts organizations including Symphony of the Mountains, KingsportARTS, The Kingsport Art Guild, The Kingsport Theatre Guild, and the Suzuki Talent Education Association as well as the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts main administrative site. The facility has been used for weddings, receptions and parties, baby showers, business meetings, church groups and more. For information on renting a space for a special function or performance call (423) 392-8414 or visit us at 1200 E. Center Street, Room 224 in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee.

About SBK Animal Center:

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Sullivan County, Bluff City, Kingsport Animal Control Center is dedicated to providing the best possible care to lost and homeless animals.

We strive to end animal suffering and pet overpopulation in Sullivan County through progressive and proactive policies and programs including adoption, rescue, spay/neuter and responsible ownership education.

We endeavor to provide a safe and healthy community for both residents and animals through fair and compassionate, but firm enforcement of local, and State animal laws and ordinances.

In 2012, we focus on Adoption, Foster, Volunteers, Spay/Neuter!

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KINGSPORT – The Netherland Inn will be hosting “1818 Christmas at the Inn” on‚ Friday and Saturday, December 7-8, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Period decorations by Kingsport Garden Clubs, light refreshments, seasonal music.

Sons of Confederate Veterans re-enactors will be in the Inn Friday and Saturday to discuss the Battle of Kingsport, and an encampment will take place on inn grounds Friday night and Saturday.

Tickets:$10 (children six and under free) available at the door or in advance at Town and Country Realty (Center Street, River Mountain Antiques and P$J Antiques (Broad Street), or Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.

Call 246-3263 for more information.

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KINGSPORT – View the film, The Americans on D-Day by Living Battlefield at the Kingsport Public Library on Thursday, November 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Dobyns-Bennett history teacher, David Hoover, will provide an introductory talk.

The Americans on D-Day is a tour film with battlefield historian, Ellwood von Seibold.  Visit the sites of major action, hear from veterans who were there and view the events through the soldiers eye.  Some extras of the film include discussion of some of the weapons carried by both sides.  This program is free and open to the public.

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KINGSPORT – On Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 7:00 pm The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts will present -Its a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre at the Renaissance Theatre, Kingsport Renaissance Center;  $15 Reserved Seating, $10 Student. Tickets can be booked at www.EngageKingsport.com

Kingsport will be treated to a special one-time performance of this innovative stage adaptation of the classic 1946 Frank Capra film -Its a Wonderful Life.

This Christmas favorite is an inspirational story about overcoming hardship though generosity and love. W.V.R. Repoleys play, -Its a Wonderful Life: Live from the WVL Radio Theatre adds a‚  new dimension to the story, transporting the audience back to the 1940s golden age of radio, where they become part of a show within the show, acting as a live audience. The play has been a holiday tradition in Asheville, North Carolina since 2006 and will be making its debut in Kingsport.

Dont miss this performance when it comes to the Renaissance Center on December 18th at 7:00 pm.

Book your tickets now at www.EngageKingsport.com

This QR Code can be used to purchase tickets as well:

For more information call The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8414

About the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts:

The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. It operates a Public Art program, concert and theatrical events, the Carousel Project and a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations. They work in tandem with a non-profit organization called EngageKingsport.com in order to facilitate their ambitious and broad agenda.

Visit the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts on Facebook.

EngageKingsport.com

The Kingsport Renaissance Center is operated by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts. The Renaissance Center, formerly the John Sevier School, was renovated in 1991 and now stands as one of Kingsports most prominent landmarks. The Renaissance Center houses a fully functional 350-seat theatre, a working art gallery, a three-story atrium and a variety of facilities for rent by the public for special functions. In addition to the Kingsport Senior Center, the Renaissance Center is home to several area arts organizations including Symphony of the Mountains, KingsportARTS, The Kingsport Art Guild, The Kingsport Theatre Guild, and the Suzuki Talent Education Association as well as the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts main administrative site. The facility has been used for weddings, receptions and parties, baby showers, business meetings, church groups and more. For information on renting a space for a special function or performance call (423) 392-8414 or visit us at 1200 E. Center Street, Room 224 in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee.

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KINGSPORT – The city of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission folklife program are pleased to present TraditionTennessee Lives and Legacies. Tradition is a traveling exhibit that features folk artists and craftsmen from every region of Tennessee through photography and essay.  Tradition speaks to the reality, dignity and vibrancy of Tennessee heritage.  The exhibit will be on display in the second floor Atrium Gallery, at the Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street, Kingsport from December 13 through February 24.

The public is invited to celebrate the Tradition exhibit along with our own Northeast Tennessee artists and craftsmen.  The opening reception for the exhibit is on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 4 – 7 PM.  Join Mayor Dennis Phillips and the creative community in Kingsport in a holiday celebration of our vibrant state and local heritage. This event is free and open to the public.  Call 423-392-8414 for more information or visit the website at www.engagekingsport.com

Tennessee claims some of this countrys most honored folk artists.  These individuals have preserved art forms and culture distinctive to their families and communities. The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program has engaged in a multi-faceted project, Tradition Tennessee Lives and Legacies that is the result of 25 years of fieldwork experience by its director, Dr. Robert Cogswell.  He has chronicled the lives of 25 different folk subjects in a hard bound full color book to be published by the Commission.

These individuals are some of the states greatest resources, shares Rich Boyd, Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission.  Tradition is a testament to the agencys work in the traditional arts under the leadership of Dr. Robert Cogswell.  This project is a tribute to the artistic tradition that has remained alive in Tennessee and the relationships and trust Roby Cogswell has established through the years.

The Tennessee Arts Commission contracted Nashville photographer Dean Dixon to provide visual images to complement Cogswells expressive essays.  Dixon spent over 18 months traveling the state and provided stunning photography for the book.  A supporting touring exhibition, produced by the Commission in partnership with The Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, highlights the photography.  The first showing of the exhibit opens at the Hunter Museum on September 26, 2010 and will travel throughout the state to selected venues for a 3 year period.

The book and supporting exhibition testify to the strength and diversity of Tennessees grassroots cultural life, and to the importance of everyday people who continue to sustain art forms and practices through their mastery and dedication.  The subjects mostly individuals and a few pairs and trios of people represent different parts of Tennessee, different ethnicities and different cultural specialties from music and crafts to cooking and marble-playing. Dixons photographs capture the personalities of these interesting and mostly unsung people in settings significant to them.

The individuals highlighted in this project include diverse artists such as Charlie Acuff, who stayed in his home area and kept traditional music alive; old time musician Roy Harper in his bright red suit and his additional talent as painter of railroad scenes; Mary Praters joy of life woven in her baskets and infectious smile; buckdancer Thomas Maupin skipping across a shallow stream at dusk; the classic tradition of Bob Kounlavongs Laotian musician and dancers; Minnie Bell and her Choctaw sisters preparing bard over an open fire; Eda Rodriguez preparing Salvadorian bard; Billy Tripps Mind Field, a tribute to his Methodist parents and many more unique subjects.

Tradition speaks to the reality, dignity and vibrancy of Tennessee folklife in ways not often represented in our institutional culture or mainstream arts circles.  Tradition will have an opening reception open to the public on December 13th, 2012 from 4-7 PM.  The exhibit be on view at the Kingsport Renaissance Center from December 13, 2012 through February 24, 2013.

For more information, contact The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8414 or visit the website at www.engagekingsport.com Books may be purchased at the exhibit venue or by visiting www.TN4arts.org.

About the Tennessee Arts Commission:

With offices located in Nashville, the Tennessee Arts Commission is a state agency created in 1967 to fund and support quality arts experiences that add value to the lives of every citizen, and enhances the quality of life in Tennessee communities.  For more information, visit their website at www.arts.tn.us.

About the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts:

The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community.  It operates a Public Art program, concert and theatrical events, the Carousel Project and a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations.  They work in tandem with a non-profit organization called EngageKingsport.com in order to facilitate their ambitious and broad agenda.

Visit the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts on Facebook.

EngageKingsport.com

The Kingsport Renaissance Center is operated by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts.  The Renaissance Center, formerly the John Sevier School, was renovated in 1991 and now stands as one of Kingsports most prominent landmarks.  The Renaissance Center houses a fully functional 350-seat theatre, a working art gallery, a three-story atrium and a variety of facilities for rent by the public for special functions. In addition to the Kingsport Senior Center, the Renaissance Center is home to several area arts organizations including Symphony of the Mountains, KingsportARTS, The Kingsport Art Guild, The Kingsport Theatre Guild, and the Suzuki Talent Education Association as well as the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts main administrative site. The facility has been used for weddings, receptions and parties, baby showers, business meetings, church groups and more. For information on renting a space for a special function or performance call (423) 392-8414 or visit us at 1200 E. Center Street, Room 224 in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee.

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KINGSPORT ¢â‚¬ The City of Kingsports Customer Service Center will be extending hours of operation to assist property owners with the payment of their annual property tax bills.

City taxes for calendar year 2012 are due by November 30th .

This is the busiest time of the year for the Customer Service Center as the deadline to pay property taxes on time without penalty approaches, City Recorder Jim Deming said Friday. We are hopeful the extended service hours will prove convenient, and minimize wait time for those folks who are making payments.

Beginning Monday, November 26th, and continuing through Friday, November 30th, the Customer Service Center will open Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. and remain open until 6 p.m.

The Citys Customer Service Center, located in City Hall at 225 West Center Street in downtown Kingsport, will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd .

Questions regarding extended operating hours or City property taxes should be directed to the Customer Service Center at 423-229-9418.