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January 2021

McKinney Center Spring 2021 Open House

The McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts has announced their spring schedule of classes of experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults.  Registration is now underway for all upcoming classes.  All courses are led by experienced and supportive faculty in a safe and healthy environment.   Art, music, writing, crafts, and dance will be offered this spring for students of all ages.  For children, the program offers instruction for young artists who are ready to…

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McKinney Center Spring 2021 Registration Early Bird Deadline

Register for the Spring 2021 semester by 2pm on January 16th for an Early Bird Discount. Visit mckinneycenter.com to register and use the code EBSPR2021 to get $10.00 off!

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MLK JAMA Food Pantry Food Drive

McKinney Center to Host Annual MLK Service Project & Virtual Event To celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr. this year, the McKinney Center invites the community to join them in a month-long service project and a Virtual Event on January 18th, 2:00 PM. Help us donate food to theJAMA Food Pantry then, join us for an online stream on the McKinney Center’s Facebook page to see live readings from MLK’s speech, local Black history, and singing.  As we remember Dr.…

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MLK JAMA Food Pantry Food Drive

McKinney Center to Host Annual MLK Service Project & Virtual Event To celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr. this year, the McKinney Center invites the community to join them in a month-long service project and a Virtual Event on January 18th, 2:00 PM. Help us donate food to theJAMA Food Pantry then, join us for an online stream on the McKinney Center’s Facebook page to see live readings from MLK’s speech, local Black history, and singing.  As we remember Dr.…

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2021 MLK Jr. Day Virtual Celebration

McKinneyCenter to Host Annual MLK Service Project & Virtual Event Tocelebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr. this year, the McKinney Centerinvites the community to join them in a month-long service project and aVirtual Event on January 18th, 2:00 PM. Help us donate food to theJAMA Food Pantry then, join us for an online stream on the McKinney Center’sFacebook page to see live readings from MLK’s speech, local Black history, andsinging.  As we remember Dr. King, we remember his callto service,…

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MLK JAMA Food Pantry Food Drive

McKinney Center to Host Annual MLK Service Project & Virtual Event To celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr. this year, the McKinney Center invites the community to join them in a month-long service project and a Virtual Event on January 18th, 2:00 PM. Help us donate food to theJAMA Food Pantry then, join us for an online stream on the McKinney Center’s Facebook page to see live readings from MLK’s speech, local Black history, and singing.  As we remember Dr.…

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McKinney Center Spring 2021 Final Day to Register

This is the final day to register for the Spring 2021 Classes at mckinneycenter.com!

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Applications for McKinney Center Market Due

The McKinney Center is looking for vendors and artists for a series ofmarkets.   The purpose of this market is to provide a safe environment for artists and crafts people to sell their products, to provide a safe environment for patrons to shop for products, and to help artists and the McKinney Center recoup lost income due to COVID-19 cancellationsin 2020.There will be a series of five different markets.  Vendors may register for one or more of the markets at a time.  You may also register for one now and register for another later.  Please pay close attention to registration deadlines for each market!  Thedates of the Markets are:Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am -7pm.Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6.   Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am -7pm.Friday and Saturday, May 7 & 8.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am - 7pm.Friday and Saturday, June 11 & 12.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am - 7pm.Friday and Saturday, July 9 & 10.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am - 7pm. Due tothe need to social distance, space for vendors and artists is limited.  Twelve spaces are available inside thebuilding and eight spaces are available outside in the front parking lot.  The cost for vendors is $75 for inside space,$50 for inside space, with the addition of a donation of a product of approximately,$25.  The donated product will be usedfor the McKinney Center’s…

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February 2021

Applications for McKinney Center Market Due

The McKinney Center is looking for vendors and artists for a series ofmarkets.   The purpose of this market is to provide a safe environment for artists and crafts people to sell their products, to provide a safe environment for patrons to shop for products, and to help artists and the McKinney Center recoup lost income due to COVID-19 cancellationsin 2020.There will be a series of five different markets.  Vendors may register for one or more of the markets at a time.  You may also register for one now and register for another later.  Please pay close attention to registration deadlines for each market!  Thedates of the Markets are:Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am -7pm.Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6.   Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am -7pm.Friday and Saturday, May 7 & 8.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am - 7pm.Friday and Saturday, June 11 & 12.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am - 7pm.Friday and Saturday, July 9 & 10.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am - 7pm. Due tothe need to social distance, space for vendors and artists is limited.  Twelve spaces are available inside thebuilding and eight spaces are available outside in the front parking lot.  The cost for vendors is $75 for inside space,$50 for inside space, with the addition of a donation of a product of approximately,$25.  The donated product will be usedfor the McKinney Center’s…

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2021 McKinney Center Market

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March 2021

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April 2021

Applications for McKinney Center Market Due

The McKinney Center is looking for vendors and artists for a series ofmarkets.   The purpose of this market is to provide a safe environment for artists and crafts people to sell their products, to provide a safe environment for patrons to shop for products, and to help artists and the McKinney Center recoup lost income due to COVID-19 cancellationsin 2020.There will be a series of five different markets.  Vendors may register for one or more of the markets at a time.  You may also register for one now and register for another later.  Please pay close attention to registration deadlines for each market!  Thedates of the Markets are:Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am -7pm.Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6.   Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am -7pm.Friday and Saturday, May 7 & 8.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am - 7pm.Friday and Saturday, June 11 & 12.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am - 7pm.Friday and Saturday, July 9 & 10.  Friday, noon - 7pm and Saturday, 9am - 7pm. Due tothe need to social distance, space for vendors and artists is limited.  Twelve spaces are available inside thebuilding and eight spaces are available outside in the front parking lot.  The cost for vendors is $75 for inside space,$50 for inside space, with the addition of a donation of a product of approximately,$25.  The donated product will be usedfor the McKinney Center’s…

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July 2021

StoryTown Radio Show & Gala 2021

StoryTown welcomes audiences again for the first time in over a year to their live production on July 26, 7PM at the McKinney Center.This one-hour production features a script based on stories collected from veterans in the region, including those from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, as well as stories from those on the home front.In addition to celebrating a return to live audiences, the radio show will use this occasion to mark their 10th Season Celebration, with a special…

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August 2021

August 2021 StoryTown Radio Show

Real stories, real people. This one-hour storytelling program is filled with true-life adventures of people past and present from Jonesborough, Tennessee, and the surrounding Southern Appalachian Region.  Each program presents stories built around a common theme.  All of these stories, which are collected from the hills and hollers, and sometimes up in the mountains of East Tennessee, are scripted into a show that explores the culture, heritage and history of these diverse voices.  Home to the town of the first…

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September 2021

September 2021 StoryTown Radio Show

Real stories, real people. This one-hour storytelling program is filled with true-life adventures of people past and present from Jonesborough, Tennessee, and the surrounding Southern Appalachian Region.  Each program presents stories built around a common theme.  All of these stories, which are collected from the hills and hollers, and sometimes up in the mountains of East Tennessee, are scripted into a show that explores the culture, heritage and history of these diverse voices.  Home to the town of the first…

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October 2021

October 2021 StoryTown Radio Show

Real stories, real people. This one-hour storytelling program is filled with true-life adventures of people past and present from Jonesborough, Tennessee, and the surrounding Southern Appalachian Region.  Each program presents stories built around a common theme.  All of these stories, which are collected from the hills and hollers, and sometimes up in the mountains of East Tennessee, are scripted into a show that explores the culture, heritage and history of these diverse voices.  Home to the town of the first…

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February 2022

Stories ‘n More with the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild

The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild is celebrating a milestone of 25 years of sharing live storytelling in downtown Jonesborough on Tuesday night.Our Guild is the longest running Storytelling Guild in the United States as well the only Guild in the Nation that offers a weekly public performance venue. Prior to the creation of our guild, the only live Storytelling was once a year at the National Storytelling Festival. There were seven creative founding members:        David Joe Miller         G Lee Hearl        Carole Ann Huebner        Jack…

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Stories ‘n More with the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild

The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild is celebrating a milestone of 25 years of sharing live storytelling in downtown Jonesborough on Tuesday night.Our Guild is the longest running Storytelling Guild in the United States as well the only Guild in the Nation that offers a weekly public performance venue. Prior to the creation of our guild, the only live Storytelling was once a year at the National Storytelling Festival. There were seven creative founding members:        David Joe Miller         G Lee Hearl        Carole Ann Huebner        Jack…

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Jonesborough Rhythm Express- Chocolate Swing Dance

After indulging in downtown’s Chocolate Fest, bring your sweetheart (or just your sweets) to the McKinney Center for a swing dance hosted by the Jonesborough Rhythm Express! Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at https://townofjonesborough.thundertix.com

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Stories ‘n More with the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild

The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild is celebrating a milestone of 25 years of sharing live storytelling in downtown Jonesborough on Tuesday night.Our Guild is the longest running Storytelling Guild in the United States as well the only Guild in the Nation that offers a weekly public performance venue. Prior to the creation of our guild, the only live Storytelling was once a year at the National Storytelling Festival. There were seven creative founding members:        David Joe Miller         G Lee Hearl        Carole Ann Huebner        Jack…

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Stories ‘n More with the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild

The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild is celebrating a milestone of 25 years of sharing live storytelling in downtown Jonesborough on Tuesday night.Our Guild is the longest running Storytelling Guild in the United States as well the only Guild in the Nation that offers a weekly public performance venue. Prior to the creation of our guild, the only live Storytelling was once a year at the National Storytelling Festival. There were seven creative founding members:        David Joe Miller         G Lee Hearl        Carole Ann Huebner        Jack…

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StoryTown Radio Show

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March 2022

StoryTown Radio Show

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April 2022

StoryTown Radio Show

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May 2022

StoryTown Radio Show

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June 2022

StoryTown Radio Show

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July 2022

StoryTown Radio Show

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August 2022

StoryTown Radio Show

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September 2022

StoryTown Radio Show

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October 2022

History Trivia Night: Halloween Edition

The Scare-itage Alliance is teaming up with the McSpooky Center to put a haunting spin on History Trivia Night. Join us on October 1st for a frighteningly fun Halloween Trivia contest with questions to test your knowledge of all things ghostly and historical! The festivities will take place on Saturday, October 1st at 7:00 pm at the McKinney Center with general history-based trivia questions, friendly competition, a costume contest, and a ton of fun! Not a “history buff?” Don’t worry! These…

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