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  AROUND the REGION
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  1. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. 

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  2. Montgomery County Christmas Store

    Volunteer at the Montgomery County Christmas Store. A wide range of skills are needed to make the 2016 Montgomery County Christ...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    All day
    30 West Main Street - Christiansburg, VA
  3. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  4. Erosion Control Basics

    Free training for site contractors on Erosion Control Basics, Complying with the Minimum Standards. 

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    7:00 am to 8:30 am EST
    South County Library - Roanoke, VA
  5. BIZDEV FORUM: 30 IDEAS IN 30 MINUTES, CRISIS TIPS

    Thomas Becher, senior vice president at ndp, and Chris Turnbull, public relations manager at Carilion Clinic, 

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    7:30 am to 11:59 pm EST
    Tecton Products - Salem
  6. Art in the Garden Exhibit: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Currently on display through December 31st: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
  7. Chestnut Ridge Trail Hike

    (18+, 10+ with an adult) Chestnut Ridge trail is right outside of downtown Roanoke, but don’t pass up this gem of a hike! 5 mil...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
    Norwich Center - Roanoke, VA
  8. Never Stop Moving

    Begin your morning with this low impact fitness class, designed to blend standing and seated exercises to improve endurance,

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    9:00 am to 10:00 am EST
    Brambleton Center - Roanoke, VA
  9. 8th Annual Festival of Trees

    The theme this year is "Down Home Country Christmas." For $1 you can vote for you favorite tree display.


    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford County Department of Tourism & Welcome Center - Bedford
  10. Fourth Thursday Book Club

    Featuring "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult.

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    10:00 am to 11:59 pm EST
    South County Library - Roanoke
  11. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output ...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  12. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  13. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. 

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  14. "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Co...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  15. SML Discovery Shop Market

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    10:00 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Discovery Shop Annex - Hardy
  16. Taubman Museum of Art "Young at Art"

    Join the Taubman Museum of Art every Thursday morning to discover new ways of introducing art to your preschooler (ages 2-5)! H...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    10:30 am to 11:15 am EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  17. Maria Sibylla Merian: Between Art and Science

    This exhibition presents ten works by the Dutch-German artist who led a fascinating life of travel and scientific pursuits, mak...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  18. Re-Righting History: Contemporary Artists Look at Race and Ethnic Identity

    The exhibit consists of prints, drawings, and photographs created by contemporary artists of color who use their work to re-exa...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  19. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  20. Vinton Book Club

    Featuring "Brooklyn" by Colm Toibin.

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
    Vinton Library - Vinton
  21. Adaptive Yoga for People with Special Needs

    Class is done entirely in a chair. Designed specifically for people with physical challenges.

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
    Health Focus/LewisGale Pavilion - Salem, VA
  22. Teen Book Club

    Discussing "Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli.

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Glenvar Branch Library - Salem
  23. Montgomery County chamber annual meeting

    Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, awards ceremony and Leadership New River Valley 2016 graduation.Leaders...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    4:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, VA
  24. Meet the Artist

    The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics and The Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention is featuring Vi...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    2nd Floor West Wing of Norris Hall, Virginia Tech Campus - Blacksburg, VA
  25. Yoga

    When: Tuesday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Thursday: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  26. Dinosaur Club @ Forest Library

    Come to the Forest Library on first Thursdays and learn about dinosaurs in detail from a dinosaur expert. Each child will recei...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
    Forest Library - Forest, VA
  27. Teen Art Class

    "Introduction to Art II" is a course is designed for students(ages 10-15 years) who enjoy art, drawing, and arts and crafts and...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    4:45 pm to 6:00 pm EST
    The Green Heron Art Center - Radford, VA
  28. Holiday Candlelight Tours

    Ring in the holidays with a candlelit tour of Mr. Jefferson's cherished villa retreat dressed for the holidays with 19th-centur...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    5:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest - Forest, VA
  29. Spin It to Win It

    Join the only class in the Valley with a guaranteed bike every class and interactive intelligence system that allows you to com...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    5:45 pm to 6:45 pm EST
    Brambleton Center - Roanoke, VA
  30. Vinton Christmas Parade & Festivities

    Tree lighting ceremony and entertainment at the Vinton Municipal Building at 7 p.m. The parade ends at the Vinton War Memorial ...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    6:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce - Vinton, VA
  31. Book and Author Event with Lee Smith

    Smith, a best-selling author and Hollins graduate, will discuss her book "Dimestore," a memoir of growing up in Grundy.

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    6:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    St. John's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall - Roanoke
  32. Foster Parent Information Session

    Are you or someone you know called to help serve children in need of a loving and caring home? Please join HopeTree Foster Care...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
    Foster Care Office - Salem, VA
  33. Pulaski's Old-Time Jamboree

    All are welcome at this open jam session for musicians, singers and folks who just want to listen. Snacks, coffee and soft drin...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Pulaski Senior Center - Pulaski
  34. Narrows Old-Time Jam

    Come on out to this Crooked Road affiliate to listen to the music and maybe even have a meal. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Musici...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    MacArthur Inn - Narrows
  35. High School Night Club now Open

    All high school aged kids are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great ti...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  36. VFW meeting

    VFW Post 5311 has its monthly meeting the first Thursday of every month. Those eligible for membership in the VFW are those who...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    VFW Post 5311 - Christiansburg, VA
  37. Writers' Harvest Reading

    Hollins faculty writers read from their work to raise money for the hungry. All proceeds are donated to Feeding America Southwe...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  38. Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus at The Floyd Country Store

    Join us Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm for two of the country’s most respected masters of old-time music, Dirk Powell &...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    7:30 pm to 9:30 pm EST
    Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA
  39. "White Christmas"

    This Irving Berlin tale tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn and finding their...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    7:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Mill Mountain Theatre - Roanoke
  40. Roanoke College Coffee Shop Talk: Meet Mainstreet

    Start your holidays with some joyful noise with Mainstreet, Roanoke College's acclaimed all-women's a cappella group.

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Mill Mountain Coffee And Tea - Salem, VA
  41. Open Fencing Hours

    Do you want to work on your skills further during open practice time? Check out our new open fencing hour on Thursdays this Fal...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Green Ridge Recreation Center - Roanoke, VA
  42. Open Fencing Hours

    Do you want to work on your skills further during open practice time? Check out our new open fencing hour on Thursdays this Fal...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Green Ridge Recreation Center - Roanoke, VA
  43. GOTE

    Acoustic Rock

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    8:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem, VA
  44. Live DJ Music Party at Twisted Nightclub

    All adults are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great time from 9:30pm-...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    9:30 pm to 2:00 am EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  45. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  46. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  47. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  48. Roanoke Talk of the Town Toastmasters

    Everyone needs to communicate, whether speaking in front of large groups, or just convincing your teenager it's bedtime. Toastm...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    7:15 am to 8:45 am EST
    5461 Fallowater Lane - Roanoke, VA
  49. Free Yoga for the People

    Our Mission:As a public health and better living initiative, we offer the people of the Roanoke Valley a one-hour yoga class, t...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    7:30 am to 8:30 am EST
    Elmwood Park Stage / Downtown Roanoke Library - Roanoke, VA
  50. Art in the Garden Exhibit: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Currently on display through December 31st: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
  51. 8th Annual Festival of Trees

    The theme this year is "Down Home Country Christmas." For $1 you can vote for you favorite tree display. All proceeds of the wi...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford County Department of Tourism & Welcome Center - Bedford
  52. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  53. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  54. SML Discovery Shop Market

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    10:00 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Discovery Shop Annex - Hardy
  55. "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Co...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  56. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  57. Holidays at Historic Smithfield

    The Annual "Holidays" at Historic Smithfield is scheduled for Dec. 2-4th. Special house display, live music, Susanna Tea, gree...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    11:30 am to 11:59 pm EST
    Historic Smithfield Plantation - Blacksburg, VA
  58. Maria Sibylla Merian: Between Art and Science

    This exhibition presents ten works by the Dutch-German artist who led a fascinating life of travel and scientific pursuits, mak...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  59. Re-Righting History: Contemporary Artists Look at Race and Ethnic Identity

    The exhibit consists of prints, drawings, and photographs created by contemporary artists of color who use their work to re-exa...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  60. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  61. Duplicate Bridge+Lessons+Lunch!

    Friday Special! Duplicate Bridge starts at 12:30, Complimentary lunch at Noon. If you want to brush up on your skills, free o...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    12:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
    Blacksburg Recreation Center - Blacksburg, VA
  62. NRVSCRABBLE Meet-Ups

    Bring your Scrabble board (if you have one) and join us for an afternoon of brain-building and laughter. All ages and levels of...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm EST
    NRV Mall - Christiansburg, VA
  63. Betty Branch Sculpture Studio & Gallery Open House

    Betty Branch Sculpture Studio & Gallery

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Betty Branch Sculpture Studio & Gallery - Roanoke, VA
  64. Christmas Railway Adventure

    Christmas Railway Adventure at the C&O Railway Heritage Center

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    2:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    C&O Railway Heritage Center - Clifton Forge , VA
  65. Friday Films @ Big Island Library

    Join us at the Big Island Library on the first Friday of the month for a movie and snack. The activities begin at 3:00 PM. This...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    3:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Big Island Library - Big Island, VA
  66. 26th Star City Trade-O-Ree

    A Boy Scout memorabilia show.

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    3:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST
    Quality Inn at the Roanoke Airport - Roanoke
  67. Winter Lights Festival

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    3:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Blacksburg, VA
  68. Toddler Art Class

    "Little Hands Art Class" is a class designed to introduce and teach art and drawing basics to young pre-school students(ages 3....

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    4:00 pm to 4:50 pm EST
    The Green Heron Art Center - Radford, VA
  69. December ARTmade

    Artmade is Aurora's monthly Pop-Up Gallery and Art Market for 3-5 artists monthly on the first Friday of each month 5-9pm and i...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    5:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Aurora Studio Center - Roanoke, VA
  70. Art by Night at Gallery 202

    Meet the artists, see their studios with artworks in progress and sign up for art classes. November's featured artists is C.J. ...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    5:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Gallery 202 - Roanoke
  71. Art By Night at Wilson Hughes Gallery

    Showcasing Roanoke's thriving arts community, featuring diverse galleries, museums and artists' studios. For more information a...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    5:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Wilson Hughes Gallery - Roanoke
  72. Teen Night @ Montvale Library

    2 hours of Kinect gaming, board games, snacks, pizza, and socializing! Meet your friends in Montvale and enjoy teen activities ...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
    Montvale Library - Montvale, VA
  73. Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas

    A host of festive activities will take place along Franklin Street, which will close from Floyd Avenue to South Main Street for...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    5:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Downtown Rocky Mount - Rocky Mount, VA
  74. Christmas with the Johnstons

    Spend a holiday-themed weekend with the Giles County Historical Society! Tonight enjoy the beauty of the Andrew Johnston House ...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    Giles County Historical Society - Pearisburg
  75. Holiday Candlelight Tours

    Ring in the holidays with a candlelit tour of Mr. Jefferson's cherished villa retreat dressed for the holidays with 19th-centur...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    5:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest - Forest, VA
  76. Santa Visit - Brambleton Center

    Get in the holiday spirit and spend some quality time with your

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Brambleton Center - Roanoke, VA
  77. Dickens of a Christmas

    This event includes favorites like roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, street performers and more. This weekend features the ann...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    Downtown Roanoke - Roanoke
  78. Art Opening: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  79. Marc Baskind at India Garden

    Singer/guitarist playing jazz standards, Latin jazz, and swing

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    India Garden Restaurant - Blacksburg, VA
  80. High School Night Club now Open

    All high school aged kids are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great ti...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  81. Acoustic Reset

    Acoustic Reset features David Bowen on acoustic and mellow electric guitars offering soft pop, folk, and familiar tunes of the ...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    Beliveau Estate Winery & Recreational Venue - Blacksburg, VA
  82. Holiday Candlelight Tours

    Ring in the holidays with a candlelit tour of Mr. Jefferson's cherished villa retreat dressed for the holidays with 19th-centur...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    6:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest - Forest, VA
  83. Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store

    Every Friday night year-round! Starts at 6:30 p.m. with gospel music. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with old-time string bands. Old...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    6:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA
  84. Storytime: The Polar Express

    All aboard! Come in your PJs and join us for a magical evening as we host our annual Polar Express Storytime with hot cocoa! Co...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Barnes & Noble - Roanoke, VA
  85. Third Street Coffeehouse

    Third Street Coffeehouse has been open since 1987 - we are smoke-free, alcohol-free, no cover charge (we pass the hat for the f...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    Trinity United Methodist Church - Roanoke, VA
  86. The Game's Afoot -or- Holmes for the Holidays

    It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    The Village Center - Warm Hearth Village - Blacksburg, VA
  87. Beginner Dance Workshop

    Always wanted to learn to dance, but didn't know where to start?

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    Sapphire Ballroom - Christiansburg, Va
  88. Smith Mountain Striper Club meeting

    The Smith Mountain Striper Club meets the first Friday of each month at 7pm at the Moneta Community Center on Rucker Rd (next t...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    7:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Moneta Community Center - Moneta, VA
  89. Ballroom Dancing

    When: Fridays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem , VA
  90. "White Christmas"

    This Irving Berlin tale tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn and finding their...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    7:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Mill Mountain Theatre - Roanoke
  91. Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

    Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    Historic Masonic Theatre - Clifton Forge, VA
  92. Garth Newel String Quartet Guest Concert

    Garth Newel String Quartet, organist Thomas Baugh and harpsichordist Richard Cummins play the music of Bach, Mozart, Gerre Hanc...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    8:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Christ Episcopal Church - Roanoke, VA
  93. Smokestack Lighting Blues Band

    Rhythm&Blues/Rock

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    9:00 pm to 1:30 am EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem, VA
  94. Live DJ Music Party at Twisted Nightclub

    All adults are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great time from 9:30pm-...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    9:30 pm to 2:00 am EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  95. No Shame Theatre

    Do you sing, act, write, hum really well, dance, play an instrument, or something even more interesting? Can it be done in 5 mi...

    Friday, December 2, 2016
    11:00 pm to 1:00 am EST
    The Cave - Salem, VA
  96. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  97. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  98. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  99. Fun Horse Show & Used Tack Sale

    Come find some quality used items just in time for the holidays. A wide variety of horse tack, clothing, blankets and more will...

    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    All day
    Meadow Ridge Stable - Christiansburg, VA
  100. Candy Cane Express

    The annual Candy Cane Express at the Virginia Museum of Transportation! Train rides behind a historic diesel locomotive, meet ...

    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    All day
    Virginia Museum of Transportation - Roanoke, VA

  1. "The Birthday of The King"

    Join us for this Christian play. Light refreshments will follow the performance.

    Sunday, December 18, 2016
    7:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    First Christian Church - Newport
  2. Circle of Moms Postpartum

    Join us when you can to discuss the transition of becoming of mother, going back to work, transitioning to becoming a stay-at-h...

    Sunday, December 18, 2016
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    The Dwelling Place - Christiansburg
  3. Blacksburg Meditation Group

    The Blacksburg Meditation Group meets every Sunday evening at the Center for Creative Change, 205 Washington St. Please use the...

    Sunday, December 18, 2016
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    Center for Creative Change - Blacksburg, VA
  4. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  5. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  6. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  7. Metal Delicious: Alison Pack

    Radford, Virginia-based Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that presents stereotypes, misconception...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    All day
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  8. Art in the Garden Exhibit: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Currently on display through December 31st: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
  9. 8th Annual Festival of Trees

    The theme this year is "Down Home Country Christmas." For $1 you can vote for you favorite tree display. All proceeds of the wi...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford County Department of Tourism & Welcome Center - Bedford
  10. Holiday Open House with Santa

    Tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Santa will stop by the library from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. where there wi...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST
    Glenvar Library - Salem
  11. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  12. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  13. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  14. Polar Express Party @ Stewartsville Library

    You're invited to join us for a morning of holiday fun at the Stewartsville Library! Enjoy a reading of The Polar Express, craf...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    10:30 am to 11:30 am EST
    Stewartsville Library - Vinton, VA
  15. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  16. Yoga at the Taubman

    Come refresh & Renew in our gorgeous atrium space.

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  17. Duplicate Bridge

    Your brain needs exercise too! When was the last time you challenged yourself and made new friends. Join us for duplicate bri...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    12:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
    Blacksburg Recreation Center - Blacksburg, VA
  18. Cookie Decorating

    Decorate sugar cookies and express your inner pastry chef.

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    4:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    South County Library - Roanoke
  19. Books and Bites: Book Club

    Enjoy snacks while reading "Sideways Stories from the Wayside School" by Louis Sachar. For ages 8 to 11.

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    4:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    South County Library - Roanoke
  20. Total Sculpting

    When: Monday session or Wednesday session; both sessions 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  21. 64 Shades of Vinton

    A coloring club for adults.

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    6:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Vinton Library - Vinton
  22. Author Talk with Beth Macy

    Beth Macy will be discussing her latest book, "Truevine." Books will be available for purchase. Call to register.

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    7:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    South County Library - Roanoke
  23. Wilderness Road Chorus Rehearsals

    All lovers of women's barbershop quartet-style singing are invited to attend the Wilderness Road Chorus rehearsals. Come to har...

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    7:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Luther Memorial Lutheran Church - Blacksburg
  24. Fitness Kickboxing

    When: Monday 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Excludes 1st Monday of every month) begins May 9th

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    7:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    110 Union Street - Salem, VA
  25. Radford Fiddle and Banjo Jam

    Local musicians gather to play bluegrass music every week in Radford at River City Grill.

    Monday, December 19, 2016
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    River City Grill - Radford, VA
  26. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  27. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  28. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  29. Metal Delicious: Alison Pack

    Radford, Virginia-based Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that presents stereotypes, misconception...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    All day
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  30. Art in the Garden Exhibit: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Currently on display through December 31st: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
  31. Microsoft Access Advanced Workshop

    New River Community College offers an advanced workshop in Microsoft Access. In this class, participants will learn features an...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm EST
    New River Community College Mall site - Christiansburg, VA
  32. Never Stop Moving

    Begin your morning with this low impact fitness class, designed to blend standing and seated exercises to improve endurance, st...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    9:00 am to 10:00 am EST
    Brambleton Center - Roanoke, VA
  33. 8th Annual Festival of Trees

    The theme this year is "Down Home Country Christmas." For $1 you can vote for you favorite tree display. All proceeds of the wi...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford County Department of Tourism & Welcome Center - Bedford
  34. Toddler and Parent Art Class

    "Parent and Me Arts and Crafts" is a class that involves parent participation and allows toddlers(ages 2-4.5 years) to begin ex...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    10:00 am to 10:45 am EST
    The Green Heron Art Center - Radford, VA
  35. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  36. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  37. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  38. "Follicular: The Hair Stories of Sonya Clark"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present "Follicular: The Hair Stories of Sonya Clark," a major solo exhibition on Afric...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  39. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  40. Color It Away

    Coloring club for adults.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
    Hollins Branch Library - Roanoke
  41. Yoga

    When: Tuesday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Thursday: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  42. Family Movie Night @ Bedford Central Library

    Come to the Bedford Central Library on the 3rd Tuesday of this month for a fun family night of crafts, games, snacks and a movi...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    4:45 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Bedford Central Library - Bedford, VA
  43. Movies for Grown-Ups

    Featuring a free screening of "Florence Foster Jenkins" (PG-13).

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    6:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    South County Library - Roanoke
  44. Roanoke Valley Shag Club Shag and Line Dancing

    Shag and line dance lessons with music by Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ Jerry English and free lessons by Grand Nationa...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    6:00 pm to 9:30 pm EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem
  45. American Girl Book Club

    For ages 7 to 11. Registration required. Enjoy an American Girl doll holiday party.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    6:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Glenvar Branch Library - Salem
  46. Hollins Movie and Popcorn

    Featuring "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (PG-13).

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    6:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Hollins Branch Library - Roanoke
  47. Real Estate Investors Meeting

    If you're interested in Real Estate Investing come out and join us.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Jersey Lily's Roadhouse - Salem, VA
  48. VFW Bingo

    VFW Post 5311 has bingo Tuesday nights. Nightly payouts of over $1,000, plus special Blackout game. Food and homemade desserts ...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    6:30 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    VFW Post 5311 - Christiansburg, VA
  49. "Seussical, the Musical"

    See your favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, JoJo, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    7:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    The Jefferson Center - Roanoke
  50. Holiday Music: "It's Time to be Merry"

    A night of traditional holiday favorites, featuring the cast members from "White Christmas" and other Mill Mountain Theatre alu...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    7:30 pm to 9:30 pm EST
    Mill Mountain Theatre - Roanoke
  51. Art Classes at Art Pannonia

    Offered Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with several class times available each day. Instructor Peter Garbera lived in C...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    All day
    Art Pannonia - Blacksburg
  52. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  53. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  54. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  55. Metal Delicious: Alison Pack

    Radford, Virginia-based Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that presents stereotypes, misconception...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    All day
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  56. Yoga on the Roof!

    Yoga on the Roof!

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    7:00 am to 8:00 am EST
    Center In The Square - Roanoke, VA
  57. Mindfulness Self-Care

    During this time we assemble, practice mindfulness for 30 minutes with some guidance and then enjoy an open discussion for abou...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    8:30 am to 9:30 am EST
    Life in Balance Counseling and Wellness Center - Christiansburg, VA
  58. Art in the Garden Exhibit: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Currently on display through December 31st: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
  59. Adobe Acrobat DC: Advanced

    “Adobe Acrobat DC: Advanced” is scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in room 238 Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dubli...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm EST
    New River Community College - Dublin, VA
  60. 8th Annual Festival of Trees

    The theme this year is "Down Home Country Christmas." For $1 you can vote for you favorite tree display. All proceeds of the wi...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford County Department of Tourism & Welcome Center - Bedford
  61. Wednesday Morning Hikes for Active Adults

    Looking for something to do during the week? One Wednesday a month get outside and enjoy a hike on the trails of Roanoke County...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
    Explore Park - Roanoke, VA
  62. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  63. Coffee & Conversation

    For those who have lost a loved one, these gatherings provide an opportunity to enjoy coffee while chatting with others who are...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
    Sweet Donkey Coffee House - Roanoke, VA
  64. "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Co...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  65. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  66. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  67. Zumba Toning

    The Zumba Toning Program utilizes an innovative muscle training protocol with the addition of lightweight toning sticks. Create...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    10:30 am to 11:15 am EST
    Green Ridge Recreation Center - Roanoke, VA
  68. Duplicate Bridge

    Warning, duplicate bridge can be addictive.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
    Blacksburg Recreation Center - Blacksburg, VA
  69. Blacksburg Sports Club Lunch

    Each Wednesday, there is a coach or sports individual who speaks for approximately half-hour after which there is time for ques...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
    Custom Catering - Blacksburg, VA
  70. Holiday Movies

    Vote on what movies to watch and sip on hot chocolate.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    12:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    South County Library - Roanoke
  71. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  72. Taubman Museum of Art "Artful Journeys"

    Do you homeschool your children or are you looking for an after-school program? Evoke your child's creative curiosity by workin...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  73. Holiday Card Making @ Bedford Library

    Join us in the children’s area to make holiday cards for your friends and family using a variety of provided materials! Ages 3-11

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford Central Library - Bedford, VA
  74. Yoga

    When: Tuesday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Thursday: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  75. Total Sculpting

    When: Monday session or Wednesday session; both sessions 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  76. Dems@Amelia's

    A casual opportunity to socialize with fellow Democrats in Montgomery County.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
    Amelia's Pizzeria & Restaurant - Christiansburg, VA
  77. Carolina Shag and Line Dancing

    Carolina shag and line dance every Wednesday night. With Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ Jim Skinner and shag instructors...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem, Va
  78. Carolina Shag & Line Dancing

    Carolina Shag & Line Dance, etc. every Wednesday night from 6 to 10 PM. Lessons are FREE and the food is great. Come join us.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem, Va
  79. West Coast Swing Dance Class

    Join us for a fun WEST COAST SWING dance class. Come every Wednesday to learn how to dance the State Dance of California that's...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
    Greene Memorial United Methodist Church - Roanoke, VA
  80. xTreme Bootcamp

    When: Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. begins April 5th

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  81. "Seussical, the Musical"

    See your favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, JoJo, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    7:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    The Jefferson Center - Roanoke
  82. Holiday Music: "It's Time to be Merry"

    A night of traditional holiday favorites, featuring the cast members from "White Christmas" and other Mill Mountain Theatre alu...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    7:30 pm to 9:30 pm EST
    Mill Mountain Theatre - Roanoke
  83. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  84. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  85. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  86. Metal Delicious: Alison Pack

    Radford, Virginia-based Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that presents stereotypes, misconception...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    All day
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  87. Art in the Garden Exhibit: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Currently on display through December 31st: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
  88. Never Stop Moving

    Begin your morning with this low impact fitness class, designed to blend standing and seated exercises to improve endurance, st...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    9:00 am to 10:00 am EST
    Brambleton Center - Roanoke, VA
  89. 8th Annual Festival of Trees

    The theme this year is "Down Home Country Christmas." For $1 you can vote for you favorite tree display. All proceeds of the wi...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford County Department of Tourism & Welcome Center - Bedford
  90. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  91. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  92. "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Co...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  93. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  94. Taubman Museum of Art "Young at Art"

    Join the Taubman Museum of Art every Thursday morning to discover new ways of introducing art to your preschooler (ages 2-5)! H...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    10:30 am to 11:15 am EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  95. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  96. "Seussical, the Musical"

    See your favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, JoJo, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    3:00 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    The Jefferson Center - Roanoke
  97. Yoga

    When: Tuesday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Thursday: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  98. Teen Art Class

    "Introduction to Art II" is a course is designed for students(ages 10-15 years) who enjoy art, drawing, and arts and crafts and...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    4:45 pm to 6:00 pm EST
    The Green Heron Art Center - Radford, VA
  99. Hot Chocolate and a Movie

    Watch "Elf" and drink hot chocolate.

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
    Glenvar Branch Library - Salem
  100. Pulaski's Old-Time Jamboree

    All are welcome at this open jam session for musicians, singers and folks who just want to listen. Snacks, coffee and soft drin...

    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Pulaski Senior Center - Pulaski

  1. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  2. "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Co...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  3. "Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of the Reverend Howard Finster"

    In honor of his 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  4. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  5. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  6. Duplicate Bridge

    Warning, duplicate bridge can be addictive.

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
    Blacksburg Recreation Center - Blacksburg, VA
  7. Blacksburg Sports Club Lunch

    Each Wednesday, there is a coach or sports individual who speaks for approximately half-hour after which there is time for ques...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
    Custom Catering - Blacksburg, VA
  8. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  9. Teen Workshop: Mixed Media Mash Up!

    Exercise your creativity and explore the fun and freedom of collage and other mixed media techniques at the Taubman Museum of A...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  10. Yoga

    When: Tuesday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Thursday: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  11. Total Sculpting

    When: Monday session or Wednesday session; both sessions 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  12. Carolina Shag and Line Dancing

    Carolina shag and line dance every Wednesday night. With Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ Jim Skinner and shag instructors...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem, Va
  13. Carolina Shag & Line Dancing

    Carolina Shag & Line Dance, etc. every Wednesday night from 6 to 10 PM. Lessons are FREE and the food is great. Come join us.

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem, Va
  14. Colorists Club

    A coloring club for adults.

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    6:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    South County Library - Roanoke
  15. West Coast Swing Dance Class

    Join us for a fun WEST COAST SWING dance class. Come every Wednesday to learn how to dance the State Dance of California that's...

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
    Greene Memorial United Methodist Church - Roanoke, VA
  16. xTreme Bootcamp

    When: Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. begins April 5th

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  17. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  18. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  19. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  20. Metal Delicious: Alison Pack

    Radford, Virginia-based Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that presents stereotypes, misconception...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    All day
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  21. Art in the Garden Exhibit: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Currently on display through December 31st: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
  22. 8th Annual Festival of Trees

    The theme this year is "Down Home Country Christmas." For $1 you can vote for you favorite tree display. All proceeds of the wi...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford County Department of Tourism & Welcome Center - Bedford
  23. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  24. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  25. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  26. "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Co...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  27. Taubman Museum of Art "Young at Art"

    Join the Taubman Museum of Art every Thursday morning to discover new ways of introducing art to your preschooler (ages 2-5)! H...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    10:30 am to 11:15 am EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  28. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  29. Teen Workshop: Mixed Media Mash Up!

    Exercise your creativity and explore the fun and freedom of collage and other mixed media techniques at the Taubman Museum of A...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  30. Yoga

    When: Tuesday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Thursday: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem, VA
  31. Teen Art Class

    "Introduction to Art II" is a course is designed for students(ages 10-15 years) who enjoy art, drawing, and arts and crafts and...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    4:45 pm to 6:00 pm EST
    The Green Heron Art Center - Radford, VA
  32. Family Movie Night @ Moneta/SML Library

    “Finding Dory” (PG) Crafts and games start at 5:30 PM, feature film with snacks begins at 6:00 PM. Have fun and watch a great m...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    5:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Moneta/SML Library - Moneta, VA
  33. Pulaski's Old-Time Jamboree

    All are welcome at this open jam session for musicians, singers and folks who just want to listen. Snacks, coffee and soft drin...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Pulaski Senior Center - Pulaski
  34. High School Night Club now Open

    All high school aged kids are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great ti...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  35. GOTE

    Acoustic Rock

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    8:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem, VA
  36. Live DJ Music Party at Twisted Nightclub

    All adults are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great time from 9:30pm-...

    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    9:30 pm to 2:00 am EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  37. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  38. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  39. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  40. Metal Delicious: Alison Pack

    Radford, Virginia-based Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that presents stereotypes, misconception...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    All day
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  41. Art in the Garden Exhibit: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Currently on display through December 31st: "Natural Perspectives" - Quilts by Karin Tauber

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
    Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
  42. 8th Annual Festival of Trees

    The theme this year is "Down Home Country Christmas." For $1 you can vote for you favorite tree display. All proceeds of the wi...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford County Department of Tourism & Welcome Center - Bedford
  43. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  44. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  45. "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Co...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  46. "Follicular: The Hair Stories of Sonya Clark"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present "Follicular: The Hair Stories of Sonya Clark," a major solo exhibition on Afric...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  47. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  48. Adult Studio Workshop: Guerilla Embroidery

    Do you think that embroidery sounds like a meticulous labor instead of a relaxing hobby? Come to this class to find the fun in ...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  49. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  50. Duplicate Bridge+Lessons+Lunch!

    Friday Special! Duplicate Bridge starts at 12:30, Complimentary lunch at Noon. If you want to brush up on your skills, free o...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    12:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
    Blacksburg Recreation Center - Blacksburg, VA
  51. Teen Workshop: Mixed Media Mash Up!

    Exercise your creativity and explore the fun and freedom of collage and other mixed media techniques at the Taubman Museum of A...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  52. Toddler Art Class

    "Little Hands Art Class" is a class designed to introduce and teach art and drawing basics to young pre-school students(ages 3....

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    4:00 pm to 4:50 pm EST
    The Green Heron Art Center - Radford, VA
  53. High School Night Club now Open

    All high school aged kids are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great ti...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  54. Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store

    Every Friday night year-round! Starts at 6:30 p.m. with gospel music. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with old-time string bands. Old...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    6:30 pm to 11:59 pm EST
    Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA
  55. Third Street Coffeehouse

    Third Street Coffeehouse has been open since 1987 - we are smoke-free, alcohol-free, no cover charge (we pass the hat for the f...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    Trinity United Methodist Church - Roanoke, VA
  56. Ballroom Dancing

    When: Fridays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Salem Senior Center - Salem , VA
  57. Untax'd Whiskey

    Country Rock

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    9:00 pm to 1:30 am EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem, VA
  58. Live DJ Music Party at Twisted Nightclub

    All adults are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great time from 9:30pm-...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    9:30 pm to 2:00 am EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  59. No Shame Theatre

    Do you sing, act, write, hum really well, dance, play an instrument, or something even more interesting? Can it be done in 5 mi...

    Friday, December 30, 2016
    11:00 pm to 1:00 am EST
    The Cave - Salem, VA
  60. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  61. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  62. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  63. Metal Delicious: Alison Pack

    Radford, Virginia-based Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that presents stereotypes, misconception...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    All day
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  64. 8th Annual Festival of Trees

    The theme this year is "Down Home Country Christmas." For $1 you can vote for you favorite tree display. All proceeds of the wi...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Bedford County Department of Tourism & Welcome Center - Bedford
  65. Growing Up in the Valley's New Year's Eve Gala

    A family friendly, New Year's Eve daytime celebration featuring games and activities for kids and their parents. For more infor...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm EST
    Salem Civic Center - Salem
  66. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  67. Kids Art Class

    Introduction to Art I is a course is designed for students (ages 7-10) who enjoy art, drawing, and arts and crafts and would li...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    10:00 am to 11:15 am EST
    The Green Heron Art Center - Radford, VA
  68. Taubman Museum of Art Spectacular Saturdays

    Join the Taubman Museum of Art every Saturday in Art Venture, the Museum's interactive, exploratory gallery for youths and fami...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  69. "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection"

    The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition "Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Co...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  70. Quilts by Rose-Marie Newcomb at the MOarts Gallery in December

    Rose-Marie Newcomb will show her quilts at the MOarts Gallery in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from December 1st thro...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST
    Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library - Moneta, VA
  71. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  72. Shabbat Worship

    Shabbat Gathering

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    10:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
    Hope Of Israel Congregation - Roanoke, VA
  73. Storytime: Hap-Pea All Year

    Just in time for New Year's, the peas from the bestselling LMNO Peas are back for more fun --- this time exploring the months o...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    11:00 am to 11:30 am EST
    Barnes & Noble - Roanoke, VA
  74. NYE Craft and a Movie

    Celebrate New Year's Eve by making a candy popper and watching a movie.

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
    South County Library - Roanoke
  75. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  76. High School Night Club now Open

    All high school aged kids are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great ti...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  77. New Years Eve Celebration at The Floyd Country Store

    12/31/16 - New Years Eve Dinner/Dance with Tune Town Old Time String Band. Dinner 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Dance at 8:00pm. Cost is $12...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    6:00 pm to 11:55 pm EST
    Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA
  78. New Year's Eve Gala 2016

    Preceptor Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority has announced plans for their 39th New Year’s Eve Gala on Sa...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    6:30 pm to 1:00 am EST
    Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center - Roanoke, VA
  79. New Year's Eve Country/Western Dance

    Broken Reigns Band. Admission: Single $15 (ages 16 yrs. & up); Couples $25 (ages 16 & up). Non-smoking facility. No dr...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    7:30 pm to 12:05 am EST
    New London Ruritan Club - Forest, VA
  80. Big Lick Downtown Countdown

    The Big Lick Downtown Countdown returns for our 4th year!

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    7:30 pm to 12:15 am EST
    Market Square Plaza - Roanoke, Va
  81. New Year's Eve Gala in Vinton

    This is a 21 years or older event. It is black tie optional. BYOB with mixers provided, heavy hors d'oeuvres and DJ Joey Nicely.

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    8:00 pm to 1:00 am EST
    Vinton War Memorial - Vinton
  82. Eleven South

    New Years' Eve Rock with heavy horderves and champagne toast

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    9:00 pm to 1:30 am EST
    Billy's Barn - Salem, VA
  83. Live DJ Music Party at Twisted Nightclub

    All adults are invited to Franklin County's newest hot spot. :Live DJ and dance floor. Come out for a great time from 9:30pm-...

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    9:30 pm to 2:00 am EST
    Southern Twist Restaurant - Ferrum, VA
  84. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  85. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  86. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  87. Metal Delicious: Alison Pack

    Radford, Virginia-based Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that presents stereotypes, misconception...

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    All day
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  88. Coffee & Conversation

    For those who have lost a loved one, these gatherings provide an opportunity to enjoy coffee while chatting with others who are...

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
    Sugar and Slice - Hardy, VA
  89. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  90. Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

    A major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists re...

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  91. Exhibition: The Coal Camp Series

    The Coal Camp Series is a virtual narrative of the early years of West Virginia artist Lenny Lyons Bruno. She shares her memori...

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
    Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center - Roanoke, VA
  92. Sunday Music Jams at The Floyd Country Store

    Every Sunday, open jams - Old Time Music at 1:30 pm and Bluegrass at 4:00 pm

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    1:30 pm to 6:00 pm EST
    Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA
  93. Open Mic Night at Dogtown Roadhouse

    Come share your musical talent or come to listen! A revolving series of hosts welcome you to this weekly event in one of South...

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
    Dogtown Roadhouse - Floyd, VA
  94. Blacksburg Meditation Group

    The Blacksburg Meditation Group meets every Sunday evening at the Center for Creative Change, 205 Washington St. Please use the...

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    Center for Creative Change - Blacksburg, VA
  95. Art Exhibition: The Gift

    Fleda A. Ring Artworks, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, presents: “The Gift”, featuring new works by ...

    Monday, January 2, 2017
    All day
    16 West Marketplace - Roanoke, VA
  96. Fashions for Evergreens

    A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The U...

    Monday, January 2, 2017
    All day
    The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke
  97. Elmwood on Ice

    Open November 23rd through February 12th, for 12 weeks of Downtown ice skating!

    Monday, January 2, 2017
    All day
    Elmwood Park - Roanoke, VA
  98. Metal Delicious: Alison Pack

    Radford, Virginia-based Alison Pack’s work is based on telling stories through imagery that presents stereotypes, misconception...

    Monday, January 2, 2017
    All day
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  99. Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of Reverend Howard Finster

    In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents a major focus on the artistic output of the ren...

    Monday, January 2, 2017
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
  100. "Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of the Reverend Howard Finster"

    In honor of his 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of...

    Monday, January 2, 2017
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
    Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA
RECURRING:


Sunday Brunch Food & Cultural Tour
Starting June 29, 2014
Address: 32 Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011
Venue: Roanoke City Market Building
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

The tastiest way to discover Roanoke like an insider! #1 Rated on tripAdvisor An easy Sunday stroll through our historic downtown. Complete with delicious tastes, iconic sights, and satisfying aromas. We'll visit a few attractions and glimpse into Roanoke's past and future. It's a must do culinary adventure! If visiting, we highly recommend taking a tour at the beginning of your visit - it'll make your entire time here so much  enriching!   
 
Sunday Music Jam at The Floyd Country Store
Starting September 28, 2014
Location: The Floyd Country Store
Address: 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
Venue: The Floyd Country Store
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Every Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, The Floyd Country Store hosts a music jam lead by a local Old-Time or Bluegrass band. First and third Sundays are Old-Time jams and second and fourth Sundays are Bluegrass jams. Most Sundays there is also a beginner jam upstairs to help those who are just discovering the joys of jamming. Acoustic musicians of all levels and music lovers are invited to come and play. This is dedicated to the sharing of the musical tradition and stories of this area.
 

Fleet Feet Tuesday Night Pub Run - Wasena City Tap Room & Grill
Starting August 12, 2014
Location: Wasena City Tap Room and Grill
Address: 806 Wasena Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
Venue: Wasena City Tap Room and Grill
Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Tuesday

The Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Runs alternate weekly between Fork in the City and the Wasena City Tap Room. The Pub Runs will include a three and five mile route. Pub Runs will be followed by food and beverage specials. Please note that there is an overflow parking lot for us to use for the Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room. The overflow parking is a paved lot on 8th Street, half a block south of the River House and has a playground located at the… 
 

Real Estate Investors Of Virginia (Real Estate Investment Training)
Starting March 17, 2015
Location: Frank's Italian Restaurant
Address: 5933 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24012
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Real Estate Investors of Virginia is a group that's focus is on training for landlords, flippers, wholesalers, etc to wisely invest in real estate. The 1st month of meetings is free so you can get to know everyone and see it's value to your investment education. 
 
 
West End Community Market
Starting October 7, 2014
Location: West End Community Center
Address: 1223 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

West End Center for Youth on the corner of Patterson Ave. and 13th Street SW 100% fresh and local, pasture raised meats, rainbow trout, organic fruit & produce, cut flowers, artisan baked goods, cheeses, prepared foods, and much . SNAP-EBT benefits accepted and doubled. Year round rain or shine   

 
(X)po Wednesdays
Starting November 19, 2014
Address: 1327 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
Venue: Grandin CoLab
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

"(X)po Wednesdays" Every Wednesday from 5-7 pm. Free and open to the public. Every week, CoLab will host a casual event aimed at continuing the conversations started at and around (X)po. We guarantee a relaxed atmosphere and an enriching conversation every week, but need you to bring the personality! These evening sessions will showcase local people talking about their ideas, experiences and interests with the goal of sparking a discussion. (X)po Wednesdays are open to the public… 
 

Afternoon Arts – Every Thursday, 4-5pm
Starting March 20, 2014
Location: Jacksonville Center
Address: 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Afternoon Arts – Every Thursday, 4-5pm    This arts class is for children Pre-K to 7th grade and is divided into two age groups. Each week a new arts experience is given to the children. This is a drop in class, no preregistration is required. Each class is $3 or 4 for $10. This class happens every Thursday as long as The Jax is open.   
    
 
Friday Night Jamboree
Starting September 26, 2014
Location: The Floyd Country Store
Address: 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
Venue: The Floyd Country Store
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

The Floyd Country Store has become a traditional gathering place on Friday nights for musicians, dancers, and visitors from all over the world. The first hour is gospel music, followed by two dance bands. It’s a great time for the whole family, and you’re likely to see kids from six to ninety-six out on our hardwood dance floor. The Jamboree happens every Friday night, rain or shine, all year round. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Seating is limited, so if a seat is important to you… 
 

Saturday Americana Afternoon
Starting September 27, 2014
Location: The Floyd Country Store
Address: 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
Venue: The Floyd Country Store
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Join us every Saturday at noon for music and lunch at The Floyd Country Store. The music is varied, but has the common thread of traditional acoustic Americana music. Some of it is indigenous bluegrass or the music of contemporary singer-songwriters. You might hear the blues or some of the Celtic or African sounds that underpin our American folk traditions. Between 12:00pm and 1:30pm we have a scheduled performer, followed by an opportunity to step up for open mic.
 



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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

BLACK BEARS OF VIRGINIA: Ranger LaPrad will lead discussion on the life, physical habits and characteristics of the black bear with attention given to the bear’s place and contribution in nature, 2 to 3 p.m., visitor center, Philpott Park.
MEADOWS OF DAN CHRISTMAS PARADE: free admission for anyone who wants to enter; hot dogs, s’mores, cookies, cider and hot chocolate after the parade; Santa present to listen to children’s Christmas wishes; call Trinity Goad at (540) 230-7943 to enter the parade or for information; parade grand marshals: Ron and Ann Cockram; 3 p.m., Meadows of Dan.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. David Danner, 11 a.m. worship service; singing by Debbie Bennett at the evening worship service, 6 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church.
BLACK BEARS OF VIRGINIA: Ranger LaPrad will lead discussion on the life, physical habits and characteristics of the black bear with attention given to the bear’s place and contribution in nature, 2 to 3 p.m., visitor center, Philpott Park.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: holiday merchandise available, handmade and local soaps, crafts, decorations, baked items and hot apple cider, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the Christmas parade, downtown Stuart.

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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 16: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee’s Greenery, Doe Run Church Rd.; 12:45-1:30 p.m., Willis Gap Community Building; 1:45-2:15 p.m., Jeb Stuart Grocery; 2:30-2:45 p.m., gas station across from Blue Ridge Elementary School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.
Thursday, November 17: 10:15 to 10:30 p.m., Wildwood Acres—off St. Rd. 694; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4 to 5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.
Monday, November 21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart Elementary School.
Tuesday, November 22: 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.
Thursday, November 24: closed for Thanksgiving.
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PATRICK COUNTY FRIENDS OF TENNIS
Patrick County Friends of Tennis will meet at the DeHart Park courts in Stuart on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. for play. Drop by or contact Sharon Smith at (757) 635-6922 or (276) 694-2489 or sks1365@gmail.com for information.

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MEADOWS OF DAN JAM
Bring musical instruments or join in to sing—or just bring a chair for music each Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Poor Farmer’s Market stage in Meadows of Dan. Call Zeb Hicks at (276) 952-2670 for information.

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MEAL, MINISTRY AND FOOD BANK
Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church has a meal, ministry and a food bank Wednesday nights at the church. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the meal begins at 6 p.m., and the food bank is open after the service (approximately at 7:30 p.m.). Van rides are available for to Wednesday evening and Sunday morning services. Call (276) 694-6357 for information.

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COMPANIONS SUPPORT GROUP
Companions, a grief, loss and survivors of suicide support group, will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Piedmont Community Services Group Room, 22280 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart. For information, call Patricia Crissman at (276) 694-4361.

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CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION MEETING
The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Honduras Coffee Shop in Stuart. Call Terry at (276) 692-5740 for information.

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COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
A community bereavement support group will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Stuart United Methodist Church. (Enter through the red door at the back of the church.) The purpose of the group is to offer support in a relaxing atmosphere to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Call Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416 or Becki Turner at (276) 694-3238 for more information.

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TAI CHI CLASSES
Tai Chi classes are held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Patrick County Branch Library, 116 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart. There is no fee to participate and the instructor is Sharon Mason. Call (276) 692-4733, or the library at (276) 694-3352, for information.

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APPLE BUTTER SALE
Stuart Baptist Church has apple butter for sale at the church from 10 a.m. to noon at the church office at 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

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GENEALOGICAL
RESEARCH
The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 N.C. 14, just south of Eden, N.C., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Professional consultants are on hand to help people trace their roots for free through a number of genealogical sites. Call (336) 623-7154 or (336) 623-1797 for information/appointment.

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MEADOWS OF DAN
ADDICTIONS RECOVERY
SUPPORT GROUP
The Meadows of Dan Addictions Recovery Support Group meets each Monday night at Mayberry Presbyterian Church, 1127 Mayberry Church Rd., at 7 p.m. Meetings include prayer, fellowship, sharing, networking, and the 12-Step Program to assist with a journey of healing and recovery. For information, contact facilitator Felecia Shelor at (540) 593-3062 or fshelor@swva.net.

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RIDE TO CHURCH
AVAILABLE
Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church has a van ministry route and will pick up anyone who wants or needs a ride to the church. Call Pastor Kenneth Terry at 930-2673 with questions or to make arrangements.

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CHURCH SERVICES
Skyline Pentecostal Holiness Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship services each Sunday at 11 a.m. Call (336) 368-2775 for information.

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TEEN TIME
KING’S KIDS
Teen Time will be held on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Patrick Springs. The sessions will include Bible lesson, fun, and supper, King’s Kids will be held Sunday nights from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for students in grades kindergarten through seventh for games, lessons, and snacks.

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TAI-CHI CLASSES
Tai-Chi classes are taught at The Landmark Center in Stuart each Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults and young people are welcome to attend.

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SPAGHETTI DINNER
The VFW Post 8467 ladies’ auxiliary will serve an all you can eat meal, which includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink, on the first Monday of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8467 building, intersection of Rt. 58 and Mabry Mill Rd., Meadows of Dan.

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MOPS GROUP MEETING
A Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group for mothers of children ages 0-5 will meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10 a.m. at Creasey’s Chapel United Methodist Church. The group will help mothers to connect with each other and offer support, assist in personal growth and give practical parenting tips. Childcare is provided. Call 634-8950 or visit Facebook page for information.

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FLOYD RELIGIOUS
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
MEETING
Services are held each Sunday at 1199 Christiansburg Pike, Floyd, with worship sharing at 9:30 a.m., meeting for worship at 10 a.m., and Sunday school for children. The church welcomes each person of any age or ability, race or ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender.

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PATRICK HENRY
PATRIOTS MEETING
The Patrick Henry Patriots, Patrick County’s chapter of the Tea Party, meet at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer. For information visit www.Facebook.com/patrickhenrypatriots323403935084 or email patrickhenrypatriots@hotmail.com.

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AMERICAN LEGION
POST 123 SCHEDULE
American Legion Post 123 and Legion Auxiliary meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy, N.C. Sons of the American Legion Squadron 123 meet the second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the park; American Legion Post 123 Riders meet the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the park. American Legion bingo is held every Thursday at the park. Early birds start at 6 p.m.; the main game begins at 7 p.m.

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ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT
GROUP MEETING
An Alzheimer’s support group will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon at the Landmark Center on Landmark Drive, Stuart. Refreshments will be provided. The program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging and Home Care and Hospice of Memorial Hospital. Caregivers may call Southern Area Agency on Aging at (276) 632-6442 or toll-free at (800) 468-4571 if they need to arrange care for a family member while attending the support group meeting. This service can be provided through the generosity of the Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group, LLC.

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MUSEUM HOURS
The Patrick County Historical Museum hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment (closed Thursday). Visit the web site at www.patcovahistory.org or email pcvahistory@gmail.com.

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SUPPORT GROUP
COUNSELING
Citizens Against Family Violence offers weekly support group counseling for victims, friends and family of sexual and domestic violence. Share with others from similar situations and be supportive of each other, offer solutions and learn ways to make changes. Meetings are held each month in Martinsville; call (276) 632-8701 for information. Patrick County residents should call (276) 692-5504 to get the location and meeting time, which is not disclosed for the safety and privacy of participants.

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FOOD BANK
The Patrick County Community Food Bank distributes food boxes on the third Wednesday of each month from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m. at its building at 108 Commerce Street, Stuart. Food boxes cannot be taken out by individuals for extended family members or friends. You must be present to obtain a food box, and bring identification with your current physical address. For more information or to volunteer contact the Food Pantry at 694-6300. Contributions may be mailed to Patrick County Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 1304, Stuart, Va., 24171.

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JAM SESSION
Jam sessions are held every Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Willis Gap Community Center, The Hollow Rd., Ararat. There is no charge for admission, and food and drinks are available. The event is sanctioned by the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail and all musicians are invited to bring their instruments.

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BOOK OF
REVELATIONS CLASS
A series of classes on the Book of Revelations will meet each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Call 694-4757 for information.

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BIBLE STUDY
Two Bible study groups meet each Tuesday at Stuart United Methodist Church. The daylight group meets at 9:30 a.m. and the starlight group meets at 7 p.m. For information call 694-3322 or email stuartumc@embarqmail.com.

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YARN DONATIONS
NEEDED
Donations of yarn are needed to make prayer shawls for patients in hospitals and nursing homes by a volunteer group from Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. For information, call ß Casagrande at 694-4416.

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FAMILY AEROBICS
Free family aerobics classes are held each Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer.

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CHARLES AND
ROSE HYLTON
LIBRARY OPEN
The Spencer-Penn Centre invites the public to visit the Charles and Rose Hylton Library. There is no admission charge. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. To visit the library, turn off Hwy. 58 at the Spencer Post Office.

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PATRICK HENRY
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB
The Patrick Henry Photography Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Homestead. No dues or fees are required. The group is open to beginners, amateurs and those experienced in film and/or digital photography. For information call (276) 694-3328, extension 228 or (276) 694-6729 or visit www.angelfire.com/film2/homestead..

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WORD OF LIFE
BIBLE STUDY
Word of Life Bible Study will meet each Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Dr. Hall’s barn at 4234 Abram Penn Hwy. in Critz. For information call (276) 694-4591. Turn on Abram Penn Hwy. from Hwy. 58 across from M & M’s Exxon, go about four miles to barn.

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SOCRATES CAFÉ
Socrates Café, a freewheeling philosophy discussion group for ordinary people, meets every second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Patrick County Branch Library, 116 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart. Socrates Café is based on the book Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Christopher Phillips. Ask questions, express views or just listen as neighbors explore the burning issues of today. There are no membership requirements or fees. Call (276) 930-4743 for more information.

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NARCOTICS
ANONYMOUS,
MARTINSVILLE
Meetings of the New Vision Group of Narcotics Anonymous are held at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and at noon on Wednesday at various locations in Martinsville. Open topic meetings are held Sundays and Mondays and basic text study meetings are held Tuesdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, open topic meetings are held Wednesdays at Passages, 817 Starling Ave., candlelight open topic meetings are held Thursdays and Saturdays at First Presbyterian Church, and meetings with a speaker are held Fridays at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.

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COVERED BRIDGE
SOCIETY
The Covered Bridge Society of Virginia Inc., which is dedicated to preserving and promoting Virginia’s historic timber covered bridges, is seeking new chapters and members in this area. Anyone interested in starting a chapter or who would like to join the society is asked to contact Leola B. Pierce, 4114 Forresthills Dr., Portsmouth, VA 23703; call (757) 484-4404; or email VaBridgeLady@aol.com.

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FRIENDLY VISITORS
NEEDED
Southern Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to serve as “friendly visitors” in nursing homes and adult homes. Friendly visitors bring caring and encouragement to people who have few or no visitors. For information call Christine Stoneman at 1-800-468-4571.

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SMITH RIVER
TROUT UNLIMITED
MEETINGS
The Smith River Trout Unlimited Chapter #264 meets on the first Thursday of March, June, September and December at 7 p.m. at Raina’s Restaurant in uptown Martinsville. For information, visit www.smithrivertu.com.

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NARCOTICS
ANONYMOUS
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held each Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Horizons Unlimited building, 24141 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Patrick Springs

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PRESCHOOL
STORY TIME
Patrick County Branch Library will hold storytime for children ages two to four. The half-hour sessions will meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 694-3352 for information.

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BIG BROTHER
BIG SISTER
PROGRAM
Anyone interested in volunteering with the Big Brother Big Sister program should call (276) 632-6106.

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WILLIS GAP
COMMUNITY MEETING
The Willis Gap Community Center holds membership meeting on the first Monday night of the month at 7 p.m. at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat.

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STOP DRUG
ADDICTION
If drugs are affecting a family or a friend, log on to www.stopaddiction.com or call 1 (800) 468-6933. Narconon provides answers to drug addiction, provides free assessment, evaluation and referral services to internationally recognized alternative and traditional treatment facilities. When continuing relapse is occurring, call Narconon. Don’t give up. Drug addiction can be overcome.

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MY FRIEND’S
CLOSET HOURS
My Friend’s Closet, a ministry of Stuart Presbyterian Church, sells gently worn clothes at affordable prices. The store at 131 N. Main Street, Stuart, is open Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. Call 694-4710 for information.

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EMS SPECIAL
TRAINING SESSIONS
EMS providers may receive category one or two continuing education credits by attending classes each third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Smith River Rescue Squad Building.

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HONOR GUARD
NEEDS MEMBERS
The Patrick County Veterans’ Memorial Honor Guard is looking for new members. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome to join. The honor guard meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at American Legion Post 105 building. For information contact Richard Cox at (276) 930-3265 or (276) 340-1618.

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AMERICAN LEGION
MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Virginia Legionnaire advises that with the enactment of Public Law 105-110, the start date of Vietnam service has been moved to February 28, 1961, opening membership in the American Legion to any veteran of that conflict, regardless of where he or she served.

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PRAYER TIME
The altar and doors of the First Christian Disciple of Christ Church will be open each Monday at noon for anyone to come in to pray together. The church is located on Forest Lane in Stuart, pastor, Roger Hagwood; Sheila T. Thomas, coordinator.

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MOBILE
RECYCLING UNIT
A mobile recycling unit will be at the following locations from late Friday afternoon until early Monday morning: Blue Ridge Elementary School: first and third Saturday and Sunday of each month; Hardin Reynolds Elementary School: first and third Saturday and Sunday of each month; Mountain Top Park, Meadows of Dan: second and fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month; Woolwine Elementary School: second and fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month; and Willis Gap Community Center, Friday through Sunday on the third weekend. For more information, call the Patrick County Administrator’s Office at 694-6094.

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YOUTH NIGHT
Fairway Baptist Church will hold Youth Night each Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for ages 6-19. The church is located on Rt. 57 west of Bassett.

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AMERICAN LEGION
SEEKS MEMBERS
The American Legion Patrick Post 105 reminds all honorably discharged male and female veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who served during periods of armed conflict that they may qualify to become local post member-Legionnaires. The group welcomes new members and applications are available at all American Legion posts.

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TO VETERANS
Both local V.F.W. Posts wish to remind all honorably discharged male and female veterans of Armed Forces of the United States that if they served outside the U.S. in armed conflicts and earned campaign medals that they are likely to qualify for membership. Applications are available at all VFW Posts, or call 952-2362.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Patrick County Department of Social Services is seeking volunteers for transportation services. Reimbursement: 24¢ per mile. Call 694-3328 for more information.

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MILITARY HONORS FOR
FUNERAL OF VETERAN
Military honors are available for the funeral of all honorably discharged veterans of the. Armed Forces at the request of the family of the deceased, through the funeral director, or by direct contact with the local Post Commanders of The American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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DAN RIVER
ARTMARKET
The Dan River Art Market in Danbury is open Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. and Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. Membership open to artists and craftsmen from Stokes, Rockingham, Surry and Forsyth Counties in N.C., plus Patrick County. Interested members and volunteers should contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-2808 for more information.

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SENIOR CITIZEN
CALL-IN PROGRAM
The Patrick County Sheriff’s Department has implemented a Senior Citizen Call-In Program for elderly individuals living alone. Under the free program, senior citizens call the sheriff’s department each morning before 9 a.m. to report that they are not sick or injured. If the call is not received, the dispatcher will call the senior citizen and send someone to the home if necessary. If you are interested in enrolling, please call the sheriff’s office at 694-3161 and request that a form be mailed to

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Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Road
Galax, Virginia 24333
Milepost 213 - Blue Ridge Parkway
# 276 - 236 - 5309
www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org

 Events:

Please visit our website for more detailed information about the season schedule, including bios, images, web links and videos of the performers. 

 

The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of Mount Airy, NC and just south of Galax, VA. 

Concerts are held in the outdoor amphitheater at the base of Fisher Peak, one of the most gorgeous concert settings in the country. 

For Evening Concerts at the Music Center:
* FREE Parking
* Kids 12 and under are FREE
* Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets
* Patrons are welcome to bring their own picnic basket (NO ALCOHOL please!)
* The Galax Smokehouse will be present on concert nights, serving their BBQ plus incredible sides. 

The Blue Ridge Music Center (BRMC) is operated by The National Park Service, and the Music Center's programming is coordinated through a partnership with The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. 

The Blue Ridge Music Center is a major venue of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trails and a partner venue of the Blue Ridge Music Trail of North Carolina.

 
The Blue Ridge parkway Foundation

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the primary private fundraising organization for the Blue Ridge Parkway.  As the primary fundraiser and trusted steward of the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Foundation is forever committed to preserving the past, enhancing the present, and safeguarding the future of America’s Favorite Journey®.


Richard Emmett
Blue Ridge Music Center (BRMC)
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (BRPF)
717 S. Marshall Street - 105 B
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org
www.brpfoundation.org
# 866-308-2773 x 213 (BRPF Winston-Salem office)
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About the Blue Ridge Music Center
The Blue Ridge Music Center celebrates the music and musicians of the Blue Ridge. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1985, the site includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, which is still alive and thriving in the region. The site is operated through a partnership between the National Park Service and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. In the summer, its beautiful outdoor amphitheater comes alive through a vibrant and diverse concert series featuring artists like Cash and Leventhal, The Kruger Brothers, The Primitive Quartet, and John Dee Holeman. Many of these concerts include activities for the whole family such as flatfoot dance lessons and instrument petting zoos. The Music Center also offers scenic trails for the novice and seasoned hiker, educational programs and the interactive Roots of American Music museum. The center and museum are open 10:00 am-5:00 pm daily May-October. Admission to Visitor's Center and the Roots of American Music museum is free. Mid-day Mountain Music is offered free every day in the Blue Ridge Music Center breezeway from 12-4 pm.


About the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the primary fundraiser and trusted steward of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Foundation is forever committed to preserving the past, enhancing the present, and safeguarding the future of America's Favorite Journey®. We are proud to serve and support this extraordinary environment that connects the spirit of countless people through a twisting ribbon of mountain road. We are a strong defender of the Parkway, funding needed projects that enhance and protect the natural, cultural, historic, and recreational qualities that make the Blue Ridge Parkway an American treasure. Find out more at www.brpfoundation.org <http://www.brpfoundation.org> .
 
 
700 Foothills Road
Galax, Virginia 24333
Milepost 213 - Blue Ridge Parkway
# 276 - 236 - 5309
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HIKING CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
  • According to the club's website, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC) is dedicated to preserving and improving the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. The RATC is responsible for 113 miles, or about 5 percent, of the Appalachian Trail's 2,170 miles. In addition, volunteers shoulder the upkeep for 17 permanent shelters along the southwest Virginia stretch. The club is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010 and sponsors hikes of varying difficulty nearly every week, including day hikes, camping trips and backpacking trail hikes. The RATC is an affiliate of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.


    Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club P.O. Box 12282 Roanoke, VA 24024-2282
    547-387-9723
  • Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech (OCVT)

  • Virginia Tech students as well as members of the Blacksburg, Virginia community comprise the membership of this active club. The club is responsible for maintaining a 30 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. In addition to regularly scheduled hikes, the club sponsors kayaking, biking and other outdoor activities. The website states that "due the wide variety of interest within the club, there is opportunity for novices to learn new skills or improve existing ones."


    Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech PO Box 538 Blacksburg, VA 24061  outdoor.org.vt.edu/

  • Tennessee Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club

  • Originally formed within the Eastman Kodak Company in Kingsport, Tennessee, the Club is now open to anyone. As of 2010, non-employees pay $10 annually instead of the $5 fee for employees and retirees. The club schedules numerous hikes into the nearby southwest Virginia mountains each year, as well as sponsoring canoeing and kayaking events on nearby whitewater rivers.


    Tennessee Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club  Building 310, Eastman Road Kingsport, TN 37663
    423-229-3771    tehcc.org/
  • Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club

  • The Mount Rogers Appalachian Club, formed more than fifty years ago, maintains nearly 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. Much of the club's activities center around work hikes for trail maintenance, but the event calendar also lists recreational hikes and social events. The Mount Rogers club makes its headquarters in tiny Damascus, Virginia. Damascus is situated near the southwestern corner of the state and just minutes from the Appalachian Trail.


    Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club P.O. Box 789  Damascus, VA 24236-0789 - 276-475-3065
    mratc.pbworks.com/






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    Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library 

    Locations: 

    Blacksburg Library
    200 Miller Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24060
    Phone: (540) 552-8246
    Fax: (540) 552-8265
    Christiansburg Library
    125 Sheltman Street
    Christiansburg, VA 24073
    Phone: (540) 382-6965
    Fax: (540) 382-6964
    Floyd Library
    321 West Main Street
    Floyd, VA 24091
    Phone: (540) 745-2947
    Fax: (540) 745-4750

     

    Hours of Operation:

    Day Blacksburg Library Christiansburg Library FloydLibrary
    Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closed

    FloydCounty Library adjusted hours:

    Hours
    sunday 1pm - 5pm
    monday 10am - 6pm
    tuesday 10am - 8pm
    wednesday 10am - 6pm
    thursday 10am - 8pm
    friday 10am - 5pm
    saturday 10am - 5pm

    * Sundays: Closed from Memorial Day - Labor Day (otherwise open 1pm - 5pm)

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    FloydJAMS - A Crooked Road/ JAM Program: 
    A Traditional Music Program for Youth Starts in Floyd
     
    Floyd County students in grades 4 through 8 now have opportunity to learn the traditional music of the region in a new after school program at Floyd Elementary School .  The program, FloydJAMS - A Crooked Road / JAM Program, is providing almost 80 students with instruction on fiddle, banjo or guitar from exceptional traditional music instructors on Monday afternoons. 
     
    The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM, Inc.) and The Jacksonville Center for the Arts have been working with Floyd County business and community leaders, educators, and school system representatives to create this new program for students.  "We are so excited to be able to offer this opportunity to the students of Floyd County Public Schools" said Lisa Pluska, Director of Instruction with Floyd County Public Schools. "Floyd has such a rich heritage of music and for FloydJAMS to come in and partner with the school system to continue this tradition is a true blessing".
     
    FloydJAMS is modeled after offerings through Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM Inc), which has similar programs in Virginia , North Carolina , and South Carolina . "JAM Inc, has allowed us to tap into their years of experience and hard work and continues to assist us in creating our own version of a JAM program tailored for the Floyd community" says FloydJAMS Director, Heather Krantz.  "It has been a dream of mine to help bring more music education programming here and The Crooked Road, JAM Inc, the Jacksonville Center and many other local folks and businesses have helped make that happen."
     
    The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is the Nonprofit Sponsor for FloydJAMS.  "Through FloydJAMS, these students will have better access to opportunities to learn how to play a music instrument, which can have a positive lifelong impact in their lives, including their academic performance.", said Jacksonville Center Director, John McEnhill. 
     
    The Crooked Road promotes economic development in Southwest Virginia by promoting the region's unique heritage music. FloydJAMS is funded in part by The Crooked Road, the Appalachian Regional Commission, The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional Support has been provided by Mitchell Music Company, the Floyd Country Store, the D'Addario Foundation, The Blue Ridge Music Makers Guild, the Floyd Moose Lodge, Plenty!, Citizens Telephone Cooperative and several anonymous donors and area businesses.
     
    Additional information about FloydJAMS can be obtained by emailing FloydJAMS@gmail.com
    Or by calling 540-230-0292

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    Sunday Naturalist Walk - On going event March - November: Guided tour of the arboretum grounds with a theme that changes each month. $6.00 for non-members; $4.00 for members. 2-3 p.m. 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. 540-837-1758 ext. 0. http://www.virginia.edu/blandy

    First Saturday Walks - Guided tour of the Foundation of the State Arboretum grounds with a theme that varies each month. 10 a.m. - noon. First Saturday each month March-November. $6.00 admission; $4.00 for organization members. 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. 540-837-1758 ext. 0. http://www.virginia.edu/blandy

     Permanent exhibit: - Roanoke Valley, Crossroads of History.Free Fridays: admission is free from 1-4 p.m. every second Friday of the month. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10a.m.-4p.m.; Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sunday 1-5p.m. Closed Monday. Adults $2, students (age 6-17) $1, under 6 free. Seniors (60+) $1. Downtown Roanoke - 804/344-0876

    Barter Theatre- A theatre for all seasons, open year round, offering comedy, music, drama, family entertainment, and variety and diversity with classic works and plays commissioned especially for our audiences. CONTACT: Barter Theatre, P.O. Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212, (276) 628-3991.

    Birthplace of Country Music Museum - Museum showcasing musical heritage of Appalachian region. Hours of operation: Mon.?Sat. 10 a.m.?9:00 p.m. Sun. 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Bristol Mall, 500 Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA 24201. No Admission. CONTACT: Bill Hartley, PO Box 26, Bristol, TN 37621, (276) 645-0035.
    Birthplace of Country Music Pickin' Porch. 7:00 p.m. ? 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Live entertainment featuring bluegrass, gospel, and old-time country music. Bristol Mall, BCMA Museum, 500 Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA 24201. No Admission. CONTACT: Bill Hartley, PO Box 26, Bristol, TN 37621, (276) 645-0035.

    Carter Family Fold - P.O. Box 111, Hiltons, VA. The Carter Family Memorial Center features concerts of old time music every Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. and an annual two-day festival the first weekend in August. CONTACT: Rita Forrester, Box 111, Hiltons, VA 24258, (276) 386-6054.

    November - March - Winter Wonderland Wine Getaway. Escape your routine and join us every Friday evening from November through March for a special Chef's Choice complete three course dinner for $32 per person exclusive of tax, gratuity and alcohol. You'll enjoy a delightful selection of appetizers, entrées and luscious desserts. Chateau Morrisette www.thedogs.com

     




     


     




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    Dear Astronomy Enthusiasts,
    Apple Ridge Farm has created an astronomy club providing access for the public to the GE Dark Sky Observatory. The club is currently being facilitated by Michael Good GE Volunteer Project Lead  (please see note below for his vita)
    Mr. Good designed the observatory to have dual telescope piers. The first holds a Meade 8" Schmidt Casse grain (f/10). This is an LX50 ? it has sidereal tracking and slow speed controls but no "go to" capability. The second scope is a Meade 12" LX200, replete with GOTO functionality and RS232 port for remote telescope operation. The observatory was built entirely by Ge volunteers. 
     Here is a link to the Apple Ridge site/ observatory information
     http://appleridge.org/news/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=38&Itemid=85
    We will meet monthly every 2nd Monday of the month (freeing the 3rd Monday for people wishing to attend the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society (RVAS) meetings in Roanoke). Like the RVAS, we will meet from 7:30pm till approximately 9pm monthly.
    Every meeting will begin in the Meador building . A decision will be made early if the weather and road conditions will allow driving up thegravel road to the observatory (limited parking). If so, the primarypurpose for the club will be to observe at the GE Dark Sky Observatory.If the weather does not permit, a program will be presented to thepublic.
    Link to directions to the camp on the Apple Ridge site:
    http://appleridge.org/news/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=68&Itemid=118
    Michael R. Good

    GE Volunteer Project Lead: GE Dark Sky Observatory at Apple Ridge Farm
    Home: 774-7411

    Rosalie M. Kell

    Apple Ridge Farm, Inc.
    Jefferson Center, Suite 304
    541 Luck Avenue, SW
    Roanoke, VA 24016


    (540) 982-1322o
    (540) 239 4660c

    http://www.appleridgefarm.org/




    Art Exhibits at The Old Church Gallery
    The Old Church Gallery is pleased to sponsor the biennial "A COMMUNITY OF WOMEN", a show that presents works created by women artists who make their homes in Floyd County.  The women artists include both professionals and amateurs; an amateur defined as "one who does something for the love of doing it."  Our goal for the show is to share the diversevisions, styles and interpretations embodied in their work and to celebrate the wealth of talent and creative diversity among the women artists in our community.
    Gallery Hours:  Saturdays:  10 :00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.,  Sundays:  2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Free Admission.

    The Old Church Gallery House, 110 Wilson St. off E. Main St in Floyd, is open weekends except for holidays  745-2979 or for more information e-mail: writeus@oldchurchgallery.com.  The Gallery is an all volunteer, tax-exempt, nonprofitorganization: www.oldchurchgallery.com .



    EVERY SATURDAY-Floyd County Humane Society members are available at the Floyd County Animal Shelter from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. to show pets that are available for adoption. For more information call 745-9365. Animals up for adoption can be viewed on the animal shelters website at www. nrv animal shelters.com

    LINK MUSEUM A POPULAR TRAVEL DESTINATION    

    The O. Winston Link Museum in Downtown Roanoke offers railroad fans, art and history enthusiasts, and community residents a new destination in Western Virginia.  Since the museum's grand opening in January, more than 15,000 people - sixty percent from beyond the Roanoke Valley, from most every state in the U.S.and many foreign countries - have admired the exhibition of Link's world-famous work.

    Photo by O. Winston Link
       
    O. Winston Link's photos of the last days of steam locomotion along the Norfolk and Western Railway take a nostalgic look back to 1950s life - to the world of drive-in theaters and old country stores along the rail lines.  Set in the rural Appalachian Mountains and locomotive shops, Link captured a simpler era that many in the United States look back to with fond memories.

       The museum, housed in the renovated Norfolk and Western Railway passenger station, exhibits more than 225 prints from Link's acclaimed Norfolk and Western project, Link's photographic equipment, and artifacts from N&W's freight and passenger services. Several interactive stations present the chance to examine Link's elaborate lighting arrangements or hear his steam locomotive sound recordings.

        "Some of our visitors worked for N&W for more than 30 years - they really enjoy seeing their memories of the railroad displayed for the public" said Kim Pulice, Manager of Museum Operations.  Many visitors leave noticeably stirred by the photographs - reminded of working with the long-gone steam trains and fellow railroad employees.photo by O. Winston Link

       Most images are black and white, and most are taken at night.  Using hundreds of flashbulbs, Link dramatically lit his subjects to highlight the life around the railroad.  Pulice noted, "Link had a knack for adding a human element to photos of machines.  His most striking images are those that show how  rail interacted with communities and individuals."  Small communities that rarely got attention from the outside world at that time  - Rural Retreat, Vesuvius, Iager, Green Cove - were documented by Link's cameras.

       One of the most popular features in the museum is the 30-minute documentary film "What a Picture I Got," containing interview footage and background information about Link.  The film also dramatically documents the troubles with Link's ex-wife, Conchita, and her plans to steal Link's prints and other equipment.

       Additionally, the museum gift shop has expanded since the grand opening to include a diverse inventory.  Children's items - including toys and books - are now available, and the shop has an extensive line of Norfolk and Western and O. Winston Link memorabilia.

       "We're always adding something interesting.  "

        As an added convenience,visitors can now buy joint tickets for the Virginia Museum of Transportation at a 20 percent savings.  The two museums are connected by a three-block O. Winston Link Rail walk.

        The O.Winston Link Museum is located at 101 Shenandoah Avenue in Roanoke,across from Hotel Roanoke.  The museum is open year-round, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5p.m.  Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children $3. Group rates are available, and the museum is available for after hours functions.  More information is available on the web at www.linkmuseum.org or by phone at 540-982-5465.





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