Tennessee Tourism Round Up For Jan. 8-19

Friday, January 8, 2016 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

Ongoing

Union City – The traveling exhibit In the Footsteps of Sergeant York remains open through Feb. 14 at Discovery Park of America.   

Jan. 8-9

Spring City – Matt Cordell performs a tribute to Jason Aldean on Friday and to Elvis on Saturday 7:30 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Valley Theatre.

Jan.

8-10

Chattanooga – An expert crew shares a two-hour Sandhill Crane viewing cruise 10 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET on the River Gorge Explorer.

Jan. 9

Chapel Hill – Local Tennessee wineries and heavy hors d’oeuvres are featured at the Taste of Horton 2016 6 p.m. CT at Henry Horton State Park Lodge. Tickets are $40 for meal and membership.

Cookeville – Win prizes and meet WestSide merchants 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the WestSide Scavenger Hunt at the Cookeville Depot Museum.

Nashville – Experience a musical journey with scenery from around the world and from NASA science data during Bella Gaia as part of Dome Club 6 p.m. CT at Adventure Science Center.

Jan. 10

Nashville – It’s your last chance to see Ink, Silk and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows before they close at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Jan. 12-17

Memphis – Matilda the Musical brings its heart-warming story to Memphis at The Orpheum Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $125.

Jan. 14

Nashville – Enjoy music by Choro Nashville, a six-member acoustic music group that performs century-old Brazilian music 6-8 p.m. CT in the Frist Center Café at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Jan. 16

Maryville – Hansel and Greta Opera by Humperdinck is performed as a full opera by the Knoxville Opera Company 11 a.m. ET in the Main Gallery of Blount County Public Library.

Granville – The Sutton Ole Time Music Hour has its 400th performance of the syndicated radio show 6 p.m. CT in the Sutton General Store.

Jan. 16, 28

Bristol, TN/VA – Local community members can share their Tennessee Ernie Ford stories, photographs and memorabilia as part of History Harvests 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Jan. 16 and 1-5 p.m. ET Jan. 28 at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Jan. 16-17

Elizabethton – Learn from Tennessee crafters in watercolor painting 9 a.m. to noon ET Jan. 16 and sewing 1-4 p.m. ET Jan. 17 as part of the Traditional Arts Winter Workshops at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

Jackson – See the latest and greatest at the Gun and Knife Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Sunday at the Fairgrounds in Jackson.

Jan. 17

Nashville – Let Freedom Sing is an annual music tribute to the triumphs of the civil rights movement performed by the Nashville Symphony 7 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Jan. 19

Memphis – The Science of Beer brings together professional and home brewers while educating attendees on breathalyzer chemistry, the history of beer and beer making and PTC Paper and Bitter genetics 6:30-9:30 p.m. CT at The Pink Palace Museum.


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On Saturday the Tennessee Aquarium celebrated the passage of a major milestone with the arrival of its 25-millionth guest since opening in 1992. Amanda, Michael, Michael, Jacob, and Taylor ... (click for more)

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Travel

Trout Unlimited Gifts Record Donation To Support Aquarium’s Brook Trout Restoration Work

With its white-edged fins, ruby belly and golden speckles, the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout is one of the Southeast’s most strikingly beautiful game fish. However, the impact of deforestation and competition with introduced species like the Rainbow and Brown Trout has reduced Southern Appalachia’s only native trout to just 15 percent of its historic range. Thanks to ongoing ... (click for more)

Tennessee Aquarium Welcomes 25-Millionth Guest, Reflects On Impact

On Saturday the Tennessee Aquarium celebrated the passage of a major milestone with the arrival of its 25-millionth guest since opening in 1992. Amanda, Michael, Michael, Jacob, and Taylor Roe from Bristol, came to Chattanooga to visit the Tennessee Aquarium for the very first time . Ms. Roe was surprised to learn she was the aquarium’s 25-millionth guest. “We wanted to come ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Schools, Other Schools To Open On A 2-Hour Delay Monday Morning

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Stephen Moore, 34, Shot And Killed Early Sunday Morning

Stephen Laton Moore, 34, was shot and killed early Sunday morning on East 5th Street. At approximately 12:19 a.m., Chattanooga Police were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 2500 block of East 5th Street. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS responded and pronounced him deceased. CPD Major ... (click for more)

Opinion

TVA Land Grab

The Georgetown land grab is just ‘Business as Usual’ for TVA. For the past 80 years they’ve shown their stripes in this matter - 170,000 acres seized at LBL, countless acreage taken in the Tennessee River Valley. Land taken for coal and nuclear sites. All by the same play book. All from average people. We want this, you have this, we get this. I worked with TVA as a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quit Embarrassing Us

Ever since I got word that a new Publix grocery store will be built on South Broad Street I have been excited. And every time our city Zoning Appeals Board seemingly does everything within its power to kill the project it is increasingly an embarrassment, a kerfuffle that has no logical explanation and sadly kowtows to a small minority that is flat-out wrong. On Wednesday the ... (click for more)