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Relationship Workshops: Getting What You Want, & Navigating Polyamory @ Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center Pasco
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day

Has your relationship lost that spark, and you’re looking to get it back?
Is there something you’ve been wanting to try but haven’t gotten the nerve to ask for it yet?
Have you started exploring polyamory, and are facing emotions you didn’t expect?

Join me for a weekend of authenticity and discovery as we explore relationships, what works for you, what doesn’t, and how to get what you want!

The first 3 workshops are around skills that can benefit any relationship, romantic or otherwise. Let me show you an effective way to get what you want!

The fourth workshop focuses on Polyamory & Non-Monogamy. Bring your experiences, insecurities, questions, and hopes for the future. We’ll shine a light on your path forward!

Purchase tickets for 1, 2, 3, or all workshops. We’ll see you there!

Detailed workshop descriptions:

Knowing What You Want
Saturday, Jan 18, 9am – 12 noon
You can’t get what you want if you don’t know. It sounds simple, but rarely is it easy. This workshop is designed to lay a solid foundation for exploration and boundaries. You will get tools and perspectives to investigate and discover what you want, what you don’t want, and how to tell the difference. With practice, you’ll be more grounded in yourself, your needs, and desires, which are necessary in any partnership.

Communicating What You Want
Saturday, Jan 18, 1:30 – 4:30pm
When asked what the most important ingredient to a successful relationship is, most people will give the rote response “communication.” While absolutely true, my coaching experience indicates that most people have no idea what this means. This workshop will expose what communication is, reveal what you’re actually doing versus what you think you’re doing, and show you how to have your actual communication be in line with what you intend.

Reinforcing What You Want
Sunday, Jan 19, 9am – 12 noon
You’ve asked for what you want, and you got it. Congratulations! Now how do you ensure that it happens again? How do you make it into a habit or routine? This workshop will introduce the concept of reinforcement: something you’re doing all the time and may not realize. By being aware and intentional, you will get more of what you want, and less of what you don’t want.

Navigating Polyamory
Sunday, Jan 19, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Curious about exploring polyamory? Already started and hit a roadblock? Ready to expand your polycule and wondering how to communicate your style of polyamory to new potential partners? Wherever you are on your polyamory journey, it’s worthwhile to take an assessment of who you are, what you want, and where you’re going. In this workshop, we’ll go over the various forms and configurations of polyamory, with useful terms so you can quickly and easily communicate this to others. Then we will open the session up to discussion and coaching. If there’s something you’re facing, and you need a new set of eyes to give you a completely different perspective, please come prepared to share, and open to having things shift!

Jan 21 all-day

Tickets: $36.50 adults
$16.50 students

Jeff Hamilton is quite simply one of the most exciting drummers in jazz. Whether he’s working as a sideman with the trios of Monty Alexander, Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, the big bands of Count Basie and Woody Herman or co-leading his own Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, his playing is always original, swinging, and awe-inspiring. For this special evening, Jeff brings his working trio featuring pianist Tamir Hendelman and Knoxville’s own Jon Hamar to spur the KJO to new heights.

Men/Women in Song Choral Festival – Finale Concert, 7:00 p.m. @ Milligan College
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm

Together again on Milligan’s campus, Men in Song and Women in Song will combine for a one-day choral festival open to singers of any age from high school through adult. Dr. Rosephanye Powell from Auburn University will be the guest conductor of the women’s festival choir. The men’s festival choir will be led by Dr. Noah DeLong of Milligan and Dr. Alan Stevens of ETSU. Participants will have the opportunity to fellowship with other singers, build confidence in their vocal abilities, and learn new music to perform in a public concert that concludes the festival. The finale concert, which is free and open to the public, also will include performances by Milligan and ETSU vocal ensembles, as well as other featured choirs from throughout the Tri-Cities region. This festival is jointly sponsored by Milligan and ETSU and is partially funded by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. More information and registration can be found at or

Two Cats + A Herd of Buffalo Downtown Art Exhibit @ Dos Gatos Coffee Bar
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm

Milligan’s fine arts, photography, and graphic design students return to downtown Johnson City to fill the walls of Dos Gatos Coffee Bar with their latest creative works. Enjoy a cup of coffee and support our region’s arts community during Johnson City’s First Friday.

Opening reception: February 7, 6-8 p.m.

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Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm

Brianna Thomas started turning heads with her precocious vocal abilities in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois while still in grade school. She had toured Europe before reaching her teens, and has since established a reputation as one of the most formidable singers in jazz. The New York Times declared that “Ms. Thomas has a strong voice and a big range, descended from Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter and routed through Dianne Reeves, with clarity and confidence and a little dirt.” Her debut appearance with the KJO is sure to be the perfect Valentine’s treat for your special someone.

Musical Theatre “Love Cabaret” @ Milligan College
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm

Open your heart and enjoy the talents at Milligan at the “Love Cabaret.” Milligan students will lead guests on a journey through some of Broadway’s most iconic love stories and explore some new ones along the way. This will be the perfect show for a Valentine’s date or a special evening with someone you love!
All Reserved Seats: $10. | Tickets on sale: January 1st
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Collin Hawley, MAH Thesis Exhibit @ Milligan College
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm

Collin Hawley, a member of the inaugural class of the Master of Arts in humanities program, will present a photography exhibition as an extension of his thesis. His work explores the performance of photography and the ways in which the camera eye supplants the physiological eye. Hawley will provide a presentation in the gallery at 2:30 p.m. on February 23.
Opening reception: February 23, 2-4 p.m.
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Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm

A native of Trinidad, trumpeter Etienne Charles an exciting young jazz artist who is ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory. His latest album, Creole Soul, buoyantly taps into a myriad of styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background and plumbs the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music, from Reggae to Motown and R&B.