Boones Creek Opry Music: Boones Creek Opry, located at 525 W, Oakland Ave. No. 1, will feature ETSU Bluegrass Band, Saturday at 6 p.m., followed by open mic at 7 p.m. Admission is $1. For more information on this and other future events at Boones Creek Opry, call 423-461-0151.
Exhibit at ETSU: The Southeast Fibers Educators Association’s fall 2019 exhibit, “In Flux,” will be displayed at East Tennessee State University through Oct. 25 at the Slocumb Galleries. A closing reception for the exhibit will also be held Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the galleries and will feature a 6 p.m. lecture in the Ball Hall auditorium by artist Cathryn Amidei, whose work is included in the exhibit. Amidei will also give an art demonstration for ETSU students on Friday, Oct. 25.
Live music at Capone’s: The Kindest People will perform with Rhythm and the Roosevelts and Day and Dream at downtown Johnson City’s Capone’s, Friday at 9 p.m. For more information on upcoming events at Capone's, visit caponesjohnsoncity.com or call 423-928-2295.
Live Music at Down Home: Fireside Collective will perform at Johnson City’s Down Home Friday at 8 p.m., followed by Jenner Fox, Sunday at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.downhome.com or call 423-929-9822.
Niswonger Children’s Hospital Scarecrow Skedaddle & Shindig: The Children’s Hospital’s Scarecrow Skedaddle & Shindig will be held from 1:30–4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Founders Park in Johnson City. The event features a 5K race, a one-mile fun run/walk and a 200-meter modified race that accommodates children who might otherwise not participate in traditional races. The family-friendly races will be open to adults and children of all ages, fitness levels and physical abilities so everyone can celebrate fitness, competition and fun.
Halloween in the Campground: Kingsport’s Warriors Path State Park will host its third annual Halloween in the Campground from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 25. Trick-or-treaters can walk through decorated campsites to receive treats. Parking is at the pool lot. There is a $5 suggested donation per car to help support the programs.
Kingsport Halloween Bash: Kingsport's Halloween Bash, with a costume contest featuring $1,500 in prizes, will include two nights of fun this year, Oct. 25-26, at the Kingsport Farmers Market. Doors open at 6 p.m. both nights with food trucks, beer, soda and water available. Friday's event will be a concert featuring Lynyrd Skynrd Tribute band, Tuesday's Gone. Local favorites Donnie and the Dry Heavers will open the show. Saturday's Halloween party will feature live music by the Benny Wilson Band, the costume contest and more. There is no age limit for Friday's concert; Saturday's event is 18 and older (ID required). Friday's tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Saturday's tickets are $7 in advance and $12 at the door. A weekend pass is available for $20. Please note: Festival vendors are cash only. The event is a fundraiser for Keep Kingsport Beautiful.
Hands-On Events: Join Hands-On! Discovery Center until Sunday, Nov. 10 for this year's National Chemistry week theme, Marvelous Metals. Explore various uses and properties of metals including magnetism, static, buoyancy and more. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.
ETSU Trot or Treat 3K: East Tennessee State University’s Department of Physical Therapy is hosting the second annual Trot or Treat 3K Fun Run on Saturday at ETSU’s Tri-Hall Field to raise funds for PT research. Participants in this Halloween-themed, family-friendly fun run are invited to dress in costume. Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the event day. Pre-registration is $20 for adults ($25 at the event), $15 for college students and children ages 10-18, and free for children 9 and younger. Visit www.etsu.edu/crhs/physther for a link to pre-register.