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Five Out & About Things to Do this week

• Updated Dec 2, 2017 at 9:32 AM

1. Mark Chesnutt, Tara Thompson at Freedom Hall

Country music singer Mark Chesnutt, with special guest Tara Thompson will play Freedom Hall Civic Center Arena, 1320 Pactolas Road on Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7. Proceeds to benefit Community Fire Relief Fund in Johnson City and Kingsport; $28, parking $5. (www.johnsoncitytn.com/freedomhall, 423-282-1257)


2. Whoville Village in Founders Park

After the Christmas parade on Saturday, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Whoville Village will materialize at the Pavilion in Founders Park, 105 W. Main St. The free event is kid-friendly and open to the public. Food trucks, holiday activities, craft stations, photo ops with Whoville Village characters, dance area with a DJ and various other activity stations available. (downtownjc.com)


3. Tipton-Haynes 1862 Christmas

Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, 2620 S. Roan St. will take a step or two back in time with Visions of Christmas: 1862, on Saturday, held from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Period re-enactments, tours (reservations required), open-hearth cooking, $5 adults, $2.50 children age 12-under, free for members and children age 3-under. (423-926-3631, www.tipton-haynes.org, www.unicoitn.net/events)


4. Symphony of the Mountains

Voices of the Mountains, Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy and the Academy of Strings will perform “A Season to Believe” at 3 p.m. Saturday at Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 400 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport (Sunday in Abingdon, see website) followed by a cookie and punch reception and visit from Santa. $25 (392-8423, www.symphonyofthemountains.org)


5. JRT’s 1940s USO show

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre’s 1940s USO Christmas Show opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at 125½ W. Main St., Jonesborough. Shows run Thurs.-Fri., 7:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.; $16 general, $14 students and seniors, $12 group rate; through Dec. 17. (791-4440, jonesboroughtheatre.com)


The Entertainment pages are moving

Beginning the week of Dec. 11, the Entertainment section of the Johnson City Press will move from its regular publication on Fridays to the Thursday editions. Please have your information in by 2 p.m. on Wednesdays to meet the new deadlines. Submissions may be emailed to tempo@johnsoncitypress.com or faxed to 423-929-7487. Submissions will not be accepted by phone.

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