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Events: Bristol, Virginia Parks & Recreation Dept.

Staff Report • Oct 1, 2013 at 9:56 AM


Tuesdays, October 1-29

6:00pm - 7:15pm

Class is designed for the beginner but also serves as a great refresher for others. Chancery, Cursive, and Italian Script writing styles are covered.

Fee: $40 includes supplies

Instructor: Joseph Marler

The Douglass Center

711 Oakview Avenue, Suite 130

Call 276-645-PARK for more information


Tuesday & Wednesday, October 15 & 16

11:00am - 1:00pm

A hands on class with step by step instruction. You will learn to transform clay ito a beautiful work of art on the electric potter's wheel. The clay will be formed into a bowl then fired and glazed during your class.

Fee: $60

Instructor: Ed Lockett

One of a Kind Gallery

604 State Street, Bristol, TN

Pre-register by calling 276-645-PARK


Thursdays Weekly

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn to paint on your schedule! A local artist will guide you as you paint an image of the week. Paint, tools, and canvas provided. Images of the week or more information can be found online atwww.blowfishemporium.com

Fee: $40

Instructor: Pat Jessee

Blowfish Emporium

529 State Street, Bristol, VA

Cake Decorating

Tuesdays October 1 - 29

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Class is designed for the beginner but all skill levels are welcome. Learn basic designs as well as tips on icing and decorating styles. Participants will purchase supplies from list issued by the instructor.

Fee: $30

Instructor: Barbara Tate

The Douglass Center

711 Oakview Avenue, Suite 130Call 276-645-PARK for more information

Fall Photography

Thursdays October 3 - 24

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn the uses of and develop skills for picture taking with your digital camera. Topics will also include 35mm and ideas on themed fall photos.

Fee: $30

Instructor: Mark Marquette

The Douglass Center711 Oakview Avenue, Suite 130

Call 276-645-PARK for more information

Beginning Yoga

Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:00pm


Tuesdays 6:45pm, Wednesdays 5:45pm, Thursdays 5:45pm

The Bristol YMCA and the Department of Parks & Recreation have a joint sponsorship allowing classes through the YMCA facility and programs. Beginning Yoga and Zumba classes may be taken by purchasing a $60 multi-purpose pass good for 12 sessions to be used in a four week period.

Youth Karate (ages 6 - mid teens)

Tuesdays, October 1 - November 5

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Fee: $25

Instructor: Howard Smith

Japan Karate Do Organization

503 State Street, Bristol, VA

Call 276-645-PARK for more information

Youth Tumbling, Ballet & Hip Hop (ages 3-12)


Each thirty minute class is scheduled for 8 week sessions on Monday evenings beginning September 23rd. Classes are divided into different age groups and activity. To acquire about age grouping and class times for specific type classes call 276-645-7374.

Fee: $60 for 8 Week Class

Instructor: Dani Messamore of Tri-Cities Talent

The Douglass Center

711 Oakview Avenue, Suite 130

A "Boooootiful" Evening at The Mall

Thursday, October 31 - 6:00pm

Join us for an evening of exciting and safe Halloween fun at The Bristol Mall! Events will include Costume Contests, Trick or Treating, and other "spooky" activities. The Bristol Mall

500 Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA 24201


Youth Basketball League (Boys & Girls Ages 8-13)

Boys will practice during the week with games played on Saturdays at Van Pelt and Virginia High. Girls practice and will play games during the week of Washington-Lee and Van Pelt. An organizational meeting is scheduled for mid-October.

Call 276-645-PARK for more information

Senior Men's Basketball (ages 50 and up)

Tuesday & Thursday evenings at Virginia Middle School. Pick-up games are played from those in attendance. Play begins in November.

Call 276-645-PARK for more information.

Men's Basketball League (ages 18 and up)

League is composed of teams from churches, civic groups, clubs, and industries. An organizational meeting is slated for October. League play November - February.

Call 276-645-PARK for more information.

Santa Calling

Thursday, December 19 from 6:00pm - 7:0pm

Santa has lined up help with the Bristol, VA Dept. of Parks & Recreation and the Bristol Optimist Club to aid in calling children ages 2 - 7 on specified date. To reserve a call, dial 276-645-7275 beginning in December.

Senior Showchoir Christmas Show

Tuesday, December 17


The Paramount Center for the Arts

518 State Street, Bristol, TN


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