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  1. My oh MY!! Fantastic lineup - and a HAT? That's... (May 19)

     Sat, May 19th - The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music, Church & Ministry 1
    My oh MY!! Fantastic lineup - and a HAT? That's a MUST GO! On Saturday, May 19th, 2018, at 7 p.m., the Carter Family Fold will present a special fundraising event featuring live performances from Jim Lauderdale, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Hogslop String Band and the Church Sisters. Doors open
  2. The Lemonade Stand (May 20) 6 days. May-13th to May-20th

     Sun, May 20th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    A comedy by Matthew Fowler ~~ Garret Miller is having a midlife crisis. When he gets fired from the only job he’s ever had, he decides to set up a lemonade stand on the street in front of his upscale suburban house. All the while, his wife is probably cheating on him, his brother is a pariah, and the college girl next door wants to be his lemonade-stand intern. In this dramatic comedy, Garret sets out to prove “the American Dream,” “an American Dream,” or at least his American Dream still exists.~~ Director's Notes A great friend of mine (who happens to be a Baby Boomer) once told me her theory of how the elimination of front porches and common shared-streets in neighborhoods was a major factor in the downfall of society. She argued that, because we don’t know our neighbors, because we don’t share home-cooked meals around the table together, because we don’t show up at each others’ houses unannounced to talk about our days and the crazy person down the street anymore, we are no longer really connected.~~ It seems, however, that we are more connected now than ever, right? The internet has given us the ability to instantly talk to each other no matter where we are. Facebook lets us meet newborns when they’re seconds old. I can tell you which of my friends is a good cook based on their Instagram. We can look up/ stalk the mean girl from high school and laugh at how much better we look than she does. We have immediate, pervasive access to millions of people with a simple click, and can talk to them at anytime (assuming there’s cell phone service).~~ But are we actually more connected to each other, or do we just feel like we are? Are we communicating, talking and listening, or are we just screaming around each other into the void?~~ I’m a Millennial and, if you can’t tell, I agree with my friend’s point about porches. What if we were to finally get so fed up with surface conversations and break out of the silo lives we’ve been living in search for something real?~~ This is where we find Garret and Rachel. Two people with a vast generational gap between them: one a Boomer, the other a Millennial. But both find themselves in the midst of an existential crisis. One has aged out of his usefulness, and the other doesn’t yet know what her usefulness is. He has given up everything in an attempt to go back to his glory days. She hasn’t ever gotten close with someone IRL (in real life), and is longing for human interaction.~~ What happens when the two of them meet and actually start talking and listening to each other?~~ What happens if we start taking and listening to each other?~~ Cast & Credits Cast: Garret — Nicholas Piper ~~ Rachel — Sarah Van Deusen ~~ Terry — David Alford ~~ Morgan — Carrie Smith Lewis ~~ Kid — Owen Griffith / Lucas Shane ~~ Collaborators: Director: Barrett Guyton ~~ Set Designer: Hana Lee ~~ Costume Designer: Lee Martin ~~ Lighting Designer: Camille Davis ~~ Sound Designer: Tony Angelini ~~ Wig Designer: Whitney Kaibel ~~ Stage Manager: Cindi A,Raebel ~~ Corporate Sponsor: Reynolds American ~~ Media Sponsor: WEMT ~~ Photos Videos
  3. Sister Act (May 20) 3 days. May-18th to May-20th

     Sun, May 20th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Food & Drinks, Family & Education, Church & Ministry 0
    Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater ~~ Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner ~~ Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane ~~ A heavenly surprise, filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this feel-good comedy smash will have you jumping to your feet with excitement and joy! A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Make a joyful noise and join us for this musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. “’Take Me to Heaven’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ bloom into full-throttle disco epics, the latter building up to an ecstatic finale.” –NY Post~~ Director's Notes “MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE”~~ It was a time of great change in the world, the years of my youth. The nuns in my life embraced that change and led the way in getting others to embrace change.~~ I grew up with nuns. In grade school starting in third grade, when the catholic school was built as part of our church, and throughout my high school years at the seminary, my education was filled with nuns. Even in college, I had the honor of being involved in social work and work with poor families and homes for the aging in which nuns were involved.~~ I had and still have great love for these nuns, who in many ways helped shape my life. Unlike some unfortunate experiences that I have heard from others who had nuns as teachers in school, the nuns that I grew up with were patient, kind, encouraging, excellent teachers, nurturing, open to the world and everything the world would bring to them, unwavering in their religious beliefs, and were filled with the joy of life. They were the epitome of Christianity in every way. And they were also lots of fun!~~ The nuns in SISTER ACT, are very much like the nuns with whom I grew up. They are full of joy; devout in their commitment to their religion, and willing, when asked, to accept anyone into their family without judgment or question. They do not look to convert; they look to help. Even Mother Superior, who seems resistant to the request to shelter Deloris, does not do so out of judgement or out of rigidity, but more out of protection for her family of nuns for whom she serves as the matriarch and protector.~~ In the end, the story of SISTER ACT is one where diverse parties grow and are transformed by each other. Deloris finds herself to be a new and better person. The nuns break out of their cloistered selves to renew their commitment to the betterment of the world around them. Mother Superior remembers the reason she took her vows and learns to trust her family and herself.~~ In the end, I would say that they find their real calling, which had been lost or buried in the struggle of everyday survival. They are better because they touched each other’s lives. The world is better because they unleash themselves. May we have such moments in our own lives. May we allow ourselves to give such moments to the lives of those around us.~~ For that is our job on this earth: To discover our voices and to help others discover their voices, so that we call all fill the world with song. Make a joyful noise!~~ Richard Rose, director of SISTER ACT.~~ Cast & Credits Cast: Mother Superior: Tricia Matthews ~~ Announcer: Rick McVey ~~ Deloris Van Cartier: Raven Flowers ~~ Michelle: Sarah Laughland ~~ Tina: Hannah Ingram ~~ Curtis Jackson: Nick Koesters ~~ Ernie: Andrew Hampton Livingston ~~ Joey: Rick McVey ~~ Pablo: Sean Maximo Campos ~~ TJ: Tyler Chandler ~~ Cop: A ndrew Hampton Livingston ~~ Eddie Souther: Justin Tyler Lewis ~~ Hookers: Michaela Nicole, Paris Bradstreet ~~ Sister Mary Patrick : Kim Morgan Dean ~~ Sister Mary Robert: Hope Quinn ~~ Sister Mary Lazarus: Paris Bradstreet ~~ Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours: Michele Burdette Elmore ~~ Sister Mary Theresa: Mary Lucy Bivins ~~ Sister Mary Celeste: Rusty Allen ~~ Sister Mary Irene: Sarah Laughland ~~ Sister Mary Vincent: Hannah Ingram ~~ Sister Mary Thais: Zacchaeus Kimbrell ~~ Sister Mary Bernadette: Joylene Taylor ~~ Sister Mary Priscilla: Katherine Lyle ~~ Sister Mary Therese: Zoe Velling ~~ Monsignor O’Hara: Michael Poisson ~~ Bar Biker Patrons: Zacchaeus Kimbrell, Rusty Allen, Katherine Lyle, Zoe Velling ~~ Girl in Bar: Michaela Nicole ~~ Bartender: Michael Poisson ~~ Homeless: Sean Maximo Campos, Tyler Chandler, Sarah Laughland, Michaela Nicole ~~ Cab Driver: Andrew Hampton Livingston ~~ Newscaster: Michaela Nicole ~~ Fantasy Dancers: Sean Maximo Campos, Tyler Chandler, Nick Koesters, Sarah Laughland, Andrew Hampton Livingston, Michaela Nicole ~~ Collaborators: Director: Richard Rose ~~ Choreographer: Ashley Campos ~~ Additional Musical Staging: Amanda Aldridge & Ashley Campos ~~ Music Director: Lee Harris ~~ Set Design: Derek Smith ~~ Costume Design: Amanda Aldridge ~~ Lighting Design: Andrew Morehouse ~~ Sound Design: Tony Angelini ~~ Stage Manager: Sara Douglas ~~ Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton ~~ Assistant Choreographer: Sarah Laughland ~~ Dance Captain: Ashley Campos ~~ Corporate Sponsor: Food City ~~ Media Sponsor: WCYB ~~ VIPSEEN ~~ Lamar ~~ Photos Videos
  4. Rita Quillen and Other Poets (May 20)

     Sun, May 20th - VA Highlands  Family & Education, Arts & Culture, Music, Church & Ministry 0
    Meet Rita Quillen, one of the region's finest poets, who will lead the annual 'Celebration of Regional Poetry.' Her new volume, The Mad Farmer's Wife, is a response to a life lived on a mountain cattle farm in Southwest Virginia and also to a poetic persona created by noted Kentucky poet and essayist Wendell Berry over thirty years ago: the Mad Farmer. In a world increasingly detached from the land that supplies our all our essential resources, Quillen's poetry tries to help us understand the complexity and challenge of living a rural life in today's economy and the dark life-and -death struggles that are a routine part of farm living. She will be joined at this event by other poets from the Appalachian Center for Poets and Writers. Sponsored by Washington County Friends of the Library.~~~~ Cost: Free for Everyone~~~~ Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at www.vhcc.edu/ ArtsArray .~~ All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College. Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free. All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University. For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact Tommy Bryant tbryant@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2451 regarding film and drama events and Mary Munsey mmunsey@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts~~
  5. THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Avengers... (May 21...

     Mon, May 21st - Abingdon Cinemall  Arts & Culture 7
    THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Avengers Art contest! We were extremely hard pressed to pick a grand prize winner! The vote was a split decision, and the winner is: Emily Devaull's Iron Man! Congratulations!!! Entries will be on display until Monday May 21, then you may pick
  6. Alice in Wonderland (May 22) 10 days. May-1st to May-22nd

     Tue, May 22nd - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    Adapted from Lewis Carroll by Catherine Bush~~ When Alice chases the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, she tumbles into a curious world with a zany cast of characters including the Mad Hatter, a grinning Cheshire Cat, a mischievous Caterpillar, and the imperious Queen of Hearts. This brand new adaptation of a timeless classic celebrates the wonder of imagination – a must see for the whole family!~~ Download study guide. ~~ Cast & Credits CAST: Alice: KATHERINE LYLE ~~ Lorina/ Mad Hatter/ Two of Hearts: SARAH VAN DUESEN ~~ Freddy/ Cheshire Cat/ Knave of Hearts: RUSTY ALLEN ~~ Mama/ Pigeon/ March Hare/ Queen of Hearts: ZOE VELLING ~~ Papa/ Oarsman/ Caterpillar/ King of Hearts: SHAAN SHARMA ~~ Uncle Charles/ White Rabbit/ Mushroom: GARRETT T. HOUSTON ~~ Collaborators: Director: SUSANNE BOULLE ~~ Stage Manager: ISAAC KRISPIN ~~ ​​ Choreographer: KATHERINE LYLE ~~ Set Designer: DEREK SMITH ~~ Costume Designer: SHEA O’NEIL ~~ Props Master: MEGAN PRESSLEY ~~ Sound Designer: MATT GREEN ~~ Lighting Designer: MACKENZIE MULLIGAN ~~ Associate Director of Barter Players: BARRETT GUYTON ~~ Artistic Director of Barter Players: KATY BROWN ~~ Corporate Sponsor: Candyland ~~ Media Sponsor: CW ~~ Photos Videos
  7. CANVAS & COCKTAILS! Join us Wed, May 23rd 6:30-8:30 for... (May 2...

     Wed, May 23rd - White Birch Food & Juice  Arts & Culture, Food & Drinks 0
    CANVAS & COCKTAILS! Join us Wed, May 23rd 6:30-8:30 for drinks and painting this beautiful (and simple) piece. 🎨🍹🎨🍹 to register email us at info@whitebirchjuice.com
  8. The Book of Mamaw (May 23) 11 days. May-23rd to Jun-14th

     Wed, May 23rd - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Music, Church & Ministry 0
    Barter Theatre presents~~Eugene Wolf’s production of~~THE BOOK OF MAMAW ~~ Written and performed by Eugene Wolf ~~ Directed by Susanne Boulle ~~ Video Book by Brian Tibbs ~~ ​~~ Barter Acting Company member, Eugene Wolf’s one-man show of stories, songs and sketches about growing up with Bernice Rader, his Church of Christ grandmother who recognized Eugene’s love of performing at an early age (two years old) and guided him on his way. An unorthodox story of a woman who tried to capture Patty Hearst and once advised her grandson that if he was going to make it in show business, he’d better "Get a dress and wear it!"A beautiful tale of a surprising spiritual path full of love, kindness, compassion and music.~~ Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:~~ Sam & Jan Hurt ~~ Corporate Sponsors:~~ Reynolds American Incorporated ~~
  9. Spring Cleaning time -We are accepting donations of gently used.....

     Sat, May 26th - Arts Depot  Arts & Culture 0
    Spring Cleaning time -We are accepting donations of gently used household items, artwork, even furniture for our Elegant Elephant sale coming up on Saturday May 26th. Bring your items by Wed - Sat. 10 - 4 before May 24th. Thanks!!
  10. Summer Bubble & Chalk Spectacular - Washington County Public...

     Tue, May 29th - Washington Co Library  Family & Education, Arts & Culture 0
    Join us outside and express yourself. It's a complete hour of make your own bubble wands and sidewalk chalk painting. We'll supply the materials, just bring your imagination
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