Jonesborough Yarn Exchange November 28:
Story of the Carols
Soupbowl Fund Raiser
It’s dinner and a show, with a hand-made bowl you get to take home!
Kick off the Holiday Season on November 28th, 6PM at the McKinney Center. Enjoy an evening with the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange and the Jonesborough Novelty Band as they put on their annual performance of the Story of the Carols. This includes sing-alongs and stories behind some of the seasons most beloved Christmas Carols.
Before the show begins, guests will choose a handmade bowl of their choice by a local artist. More than 150 one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls and mugs will be on display, in a variety of styles, from hand-built to wheel thrown. There is a style and color to fit everyone’s home. Once guests peruse the bowl tables and make their choice, they will then make their way to all you can eat soup buffet. Two home-made soups, including a Tomato Bisque and an Italian Bean made for this event especially by Main Street Café. Vegetarian and gluten free soups will also be on the menu. Coffee and desserts will be served as the performance begins.
At 7:00, the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange and the Jonesborough Novelty Band will take the stage to perform their annual holiday kick-off, “The Story of the Carols”, a performance featuring stories about or connected to some of the best-known Christmas Carols, including the moving story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce and its ties to Silent Night. Also featured are many new local Christmas Stories, including some from Alfred Greenlee, Becky Poteate Simms, and more. Lyrics to traditional carols, as well as carols from the Appalachian tradition and the African American tradition will all compiled in a booklet that each audience member will receive, allowing them to sing-along with the band. Caroling booklets can then be taken home and used through the Christmas season.
This event will serve as a Fundraiser for the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange and the Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts at the McKinney Center.
The program can also be found on the last Wednesday of each month on WETS 89.5 FM at 8 p.m. and streams online at that time as well. The Jonesborough Yarn Exchange is sponsored by Mountain States Health Alliance, The Tennessee Arts Commission and Appalachian Light and Sound.
(Season Pass Holders $20)
Purchase tickets online
or call 423-753-1010.
Season Pass holders reserve with Jules at 423-794-6320
Limited quantity available at the door.
2017 Jonesborough Yarn Exchange Season Passes will be available!
NEW THIS SEASON!
Living Christmas Cards!
In the tradition of "Singing Telegrams", the Yarn Exchange will be delivering "Living Christmas Cards" in the form of Christmas Stories performed by cast members of the Yarn Exchange. Available for delivery to anyone in Jonesborough and Johnson City on December 9 & 10. If you would like to send a story to someone you care about at home or at work, call Jules Corriere at 423-794-6320. A Dozen different stories to choose from. A unique and fun Christmas Gift to make the holidays bright!