NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with family members and share stories. At the Tennessee State Library and Archives, families can also explore stories of their relatives during a free “Family History Day” workshop the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

A benefit show for the family of Christopher Scott Short will be Saturday at Rio’s Grill & Sports Bar, 70 Harlan St., beginning at 6 p.m.

KINGSPORT — Horticulturist Paul Westervelt, annual and perennial production manager at Saunders Brothers Nursery, will address the Southern Appalachian Plant Society on “The New Perennial Movement & Why It Matters.”

The Greene County Partnership Tourism Department’s Festival of Trees Open House is Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Greeneville Commons Shopping Center between Hobby Lobby and Maurice’s.

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. — For families searching for a best place to visit Santa Claus and celebrate the Christmas season, Tweetsie Christmas at Tweetsie Railroad returns Nov. 22.

Greeneville Christian Women’s Club’s “Country Fair” luncheon was Oct. 18 at Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Marie Collins greeted each attendee and Renda Scott played the piano prior to the luncheon. Decorations were provided by Rhonda Johnson and Judy Harrison.

"Matilda the Musical" can be seen at Annie Hogan Byrd Auditorium on the campus of Tusculum University this week on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The coming week's performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. 

Prominent Knoxville attorney Wanda Sobieski, a leading authority on the crucial role played by East Tennesseans in giving American women the right to vote, will be the featured speaker at the 47th annual Greene County Heritage Trust Early American Christmas Dinner, the organization has announced.

Matt Hart, a writer, professor and musician, will read a selection of his poetry during an event Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Clem Allison Gallery on Tusculum University’s campus.

The Greene County Partnership Tourism Department’s Festival of Trees Open House is Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Greeneville Commons Shopping Center between Hobby Lobby and Maurice’s.

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. — For families searching for a best place to visit Santa Claus and celebrate the Christmas season, Tweetsie Christmas at Tweetsie Railroad returns Nov. 22.

Greeneville Christian Women’s Club’s “Country Fair” luncheon was Oct. 18 at Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Marie Collins greeted each attendee and Renda Scott played the piano prior to the luncheon. Decorations were provided by Rhonda Johnson and Judy Harrison.

"Matilda the Musical" can be seen at Annie Hogan Byrd Auditorium on the campus of Tusculum University this week on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The coming week's performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. 

Prominent Knoxville attorney Wanda Sobieski, a leading authority on the crucial role played by East Tennesseans in giving American women the right to vote, will be the featured speaker at the 47th annual Greene County Heritage Trust Early American Christmas Dinner, the organization has announced.

Matt Hart, a writer, professor and musician, will read a selection of his poetry during an event Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Clem Allison Gallery on Tusculum University’s campus.

JOHNSON CITY – “Stone Soup: An Operatic Fable in One Delicious Act” will be presented by the East Tennessee State University Opera Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 16, with shows at both 2 and 5 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough.

Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport, will offer two Wreath Making Workshops this year: an evening workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and a daytime session on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony Friday, Nov. 8 to honor and remember those who have served their country through military service. Two special guests – Maj. Gen. Leslie Purser and Sen. Rusty Crowe – will offer remarks.

KNOXVILLE — The East Tennessee Historical Society invites all veterans, active duty military, and their families to visit the Museum of East Tennessee History free of charge on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., prior to and following the downtown Knoxville Veterans Day Parade.

JOHNSON CITY — Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will be hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday from 8-10 a.m., coinciding with re-enactments and Veterans Day activities of the “A Walk in Their Boots” event.

The Andrew Johnson Women’s Club met Oct. 8 at the clubhouse, which was decorated with pumpkins, fresh chrysanthemums, autumnal colored floral arrangements, variegated foliage, and the colors of Fall.

Zion Family and Community Education Club met Oct. 10 at the home of Bobbie Waddell. President Jannelle Jones opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.

On Oct. 10, Greeneville Chapter No. 223, The Order Of The Eastern Star, presented Dana Wilds, of the Greene County Partnership, school supplies to help restock Teachers Supply Depot.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nolen celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22, 2019 with a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Storyteller Linda Gorham stimulated the imaginations of Doak Elementary School students with an entertaining morning of tales that continued the longtime connection among the school, Tusculum University and the International Storytelling Center.

JOHNSON CITY – Numerous East Tennessee State University faculty members and students are key collaborators in planning and coordinating the inaugural Johnson City Film Festival, which will be held Friday and Saturday at several locations in downtown Johnson City.

The Tourism Department of the Greene County Partnership, along with its Festival of Trees Committee, is now accepting entries for the seventh annual event later this month.

Photos published in The Greeneville Sun's Lifestyles pages in recent months are available for pickup at the newspaper's offices downtown at 121 W. Summer St.

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The stage is set for the 49th annual Holiday Bazaar & Expo, hosted by Greeneville Woman’s Club. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hal Henard Elementary School, 425 E. Vann Road.

At the Oct. 8 meeting of Greene County Farm Bureau Women, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was observed. All members wore pink shirts, and a reception recognizing fellow members Barbara Southerland, Nancy Kilday, and Janet Smelcer, who are breast cancer survivors, was held. Gifts of pi…

Theatre-At-Tusculum promises beautiful sets and catchy songs to enrapture audiences when adult and child actors take Tusculum University’s Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center stage for performances of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical.”

East Tennessee State University students and alumni took home five International Bluegrass Music Association Awards recently after the ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson, of Greeneville, are celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary Oct. 14, 2018.