Buffalo Ruritan Dance Events: Buffalo Ruritan, located at 200 Willow Brook Drive, Bluff City, will hold dance events every Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. For more information on these and other Buffalo Ruritan events, call 423-967-1651.
Kingsport First Thursday: The Downtown Kingsport Association's First Thursday Sip & Stroll featuring extended shopping hours, specials, live music and refreshments at various downtown shops and vendors runs from 5 to 8 p.m.
Down Home Music: Downtown Johnson City’s Down Home will feature live music from Barefoot Movement, Friday at 8 p.m., followed by Jason Ringenberg, Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information, find them on social media, www.downhome.com or call 423-929-9822.
Jonesborough Barrel House Events: Jonesborough Barrel House will host karaoke every Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information on this event and others at Jonesborough Barrel House, find them on social media.
Yoga at Memorial Park: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is now holding a yoga class from 6-7 p.m. each Wednesday. The class is designed for beginners and older adults but open to those age 18 and older. The cost is $5 per class. Register in person at MPCC on the evening of class. For more information, call 423-434-6237.
Appalachian Skies at Bays Mountain Planetarium: Kingsport’s Bays Mountain Planetarium will take visitors on a majestic tour of the evening sky using the spectacular Carl Zeiss ZKP-4 star projector instrument as part of its “Appalachian Skies – Winter” feature, running until March 1. Produced in-house and led by planetarium staff, learn what fascinating constellations and planets will be easily visible. For more information on this event and more at Bays Mountain, visit www.baysmountain.com.
Senior Services offers film series American Film Noir: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is hosting a free, ongoing film series led by Dr. J. Catherine Herbert. She will hold discussions on various movies that have impacted and transformed American culture. Those 18 and older are welcome to join in from 1:15 to 4 p.m. each Wednesday. Register in person at MPCC or by calling 423-434-6237.
Red Hot and Blues for Rescue: Red Hot and Blues for Rescue, a night of music and romance to benefit homeless animals, will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Taylored Venue & Events in Kingsport. Dress up and dance all night with the red-hot tunes of Annie Robinette and Anthony Wayne AVIBE and the sultry blues of Samantha Gray. Enjoy couples photos, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and more. Proceeds benefit The Animal Shelter of Sullivan County & Neonatal Kitten Rescue. Tickets ($75 each or $130 per couple) can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com.
Naturalists’ Rally: Friends of Roan Mountain Winter Naturalists' Rally will present "Muir, Mountain Medicine and More Conservation" featuring speakers Marquette Crockett, Michelle Bouton and Bob Fulcher on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Roan Mountain State Park. The morning programs, held in the conference center, begin at 9:30 a.m. Lunch (available by pre-paid reservations or on your own) will follow. Post-lunch activities include three different hikes leaving the conference center at 1:15 p.m. as well as an indoor conference confab about conservation management. Register online at www.friendsofroanmtn.org.