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  1. Guided Ancestry Searches - Washington County Public Library Syste...

     Sat, Jul 14th - Washington Co Library  Family & Education 0
    Get help from a librarian crafting Ancestry searches that get results. Find your ancestors faster. We’ll do actual searches for your real family members in this class and email their records to you
  2. Madame Buttermilk (Jul 15) 22 days. Jun-7th to Jul-15th

     Sun, Jul 15th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Food & Drinks, Music 0
    A Barter Audience Favorite By Ross Carter It’s l’amour, y’all! Country music meets opera in the most unlikely, unbelievable and undoubtedly the most popular play to ever come through Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. A struggling opera singer has a dream: to sing the lead in Carmen. Her agent thinks she’s found the answer! But she finds herself singing at a state fair with a country music band called the Car Men —agents clash, people panic, and the singers erupt at the worst of possible moments in one of the funniest musicals you will ever experience. Director's Notes FUNNY LITTLE PEOPLE If music be the food of love, play on! — Duke Orsino, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare There’s a lot to love about this world premiere musical comedy: from the clever songs and writing, to the hilarious and brilliant conceit of bringing together the two seemingly disparate worlds of opera and country music, to the outright joy and silliness of watching people fall in and out of love. But I think my favorite thing about Madame Buttermilk is that, although set in the present day, it feels like it comes from another time. It is a musical that hearkens back to the Golden Age of musical theatre where shows like Oklahoma, On the Town, and Show Boat celebrated America during a time when America needed something to celebrate (in the midst of World War II). And at the heart of this gentle, fun musical comedy is a most optimistic message: that even though we may come from different worlds (opera lover or country music lover), we are more alike than we are different. We are not so easily and conveniently stereotyped, but in the end share a commonality—we&rsqu o;re all just a bunch of funny little people chasing our funny little dreams. Shakespeare often used to set his love stories in a forest, because there’s magic in a forest—anything can happen. The same can be said of a state fair, which is where we find ourselves tonight. And I hope that as you get on this ride and ask yourself, “What is this? Is it country? Is it opera?,” that you’ll eventually throw your hands up and say, “Who cares??!! It’s l’amour, y’all!” Cast & Credits Cast Carly Speranza: Hope Quinn Kit McCandless: Paris Bradstreet Connor Duke: Justin Tyler Lewis Ford Fairlane: Rick McVey Dody: Hannah Ingram Beemer Wilson: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Jan Swaggart: Katherine Lyle Art Flannagan: Andrew Hampton Livingston THE CAR MEN BAND BG “Booger” Bugati (Vocals, Car Horn): Nick Koesters Guitar: Travis Welch Bass: Glenn Diamond Fiddle: Nicole Misterly Conductor/ Keyboards: Dishon Smith Rehearsal Stage Manager: Sara Douglas COLLABORATORS Director: Nicholas Piper Music Director: Dishon Smith Set Designer: Derek Smith Costume Designer: Ashley Campos Lighting Designer: Camille Davis Sound Designer: Tony Angelini Wig & Makeup Designer: Whitney Kaibel Stage Manager: Cindi A. Raebel Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton Sponsor: Joe & Donna LeVine ​National Endowment of the Arts Media Sponsor: WEMT Photos Videos
  3. Steel Magnolias (Jul 15) 26 days. May-31st to Jul-15th

     Sun, Jul 15th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music 0
    By Robert Harling A heart-warming portrait of friendship and love is the basis for this much-loved show. There isn’t a bond quite like the one between southern women in a beauty shop. In a small southern town, six women gather in Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets, but they end up sharing so much more. Humor and heartbreak shine through this performance as the women experience some of the most significant days of their lives together. The true power of friendship shows through the women's underlying strength, which makes these characters genuinely touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in the good times and bad. Director's Notes THE TRUTH ABOUT STEEL This is the original, folks. This is the play that so many other plays try to emulate, but none can duplicate. This little-play-that-could was written by Robert Harling to help his nephew understand what had gone on in their family surrounding his birth. It’s based on real people and real circumstances from Harling’s real hometown, and it shows. Every moment feels true. When Harling submitted it to literary agents more than thirty years ago, he says it was largely dismissed at first. He remembers that the agents said, “It’s not commercial because it’s a bunch of women, and it takes place in a beauty parlor.” More than once, he nearly shelved it completely. But a funny thing happened as we, the audience, began to meet these characters onstage: we were disarmed. These women seemed so familiar and so true. We know these women, and we come back again and again to gather in their warmth and humor. In interviews, Robert Harling talks about what he noticed in the women that raised him. He noticed they held together when the men around them broke down. He noticed they were different when they were just with each other. He said, “When I was a kid, the mystique of the beauty parlor was that guys were never allowed. You didn’t know what went on in there, and they all came back different somehow.” He sensed that important changes were taking place in their private spaces together that helped them be strong. That’s the way it is with steel, I’m learning. Turning iron into steel involves extreme heat to alloy the iron with carbon or other elements. Once it combines with small amounts of other element(s), it becomes stronger and is prized for its ductility- its ability to bend without breaking. The quality that allows buildings and bridges to bend in the wind and stay upright. One of the underpinnings of modern life as we know it, is caused by this combining of elements. In other words, something that starts strong becomes so much stronger and more flexible when it opens its molecular structure to others. The fire these women walk through and their willingness to open their hearts and let others in is key to their strength and flexibility, too. It’s something that Robert Harling knew about the women in his family and their friends. It’s something that is true in so many of the strong women I know. Steel, as it turns out, is more about us together than us standing alone. Cast & Credits Cast Truvy Jones: Kim Morgan Dean Annelle Dupuy-Desoto: Sarah Laughland Clairee Belcher: Tricia Matthews Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie: Zoë Velling M’Lynn Eatenton: Carrie Smith Lewis Ouiser Bourdeaux: Mary Lucy Bivins Voice of DJ: Rick McVey Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton COLLABORATORS Director: Katy Brown Set Designer: Hana Lee Sound Designer: Tony Angelini Costume Designer: Lee Martin Dialect Coach: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Stage Manager: Sara Douglas Lighting Designer: Andrew Morehouse Wig & Makeup Designer: Whitney Kaibel Corporate Sponsor: Highlands Union Bank Media Sponsor: Voice Magazine for Women Photos Videos
  4. Monday night Royal Oak Jam at the Henderson - nice (Jul 16) 7 day...

    Monday night Royal Oak Jam at the Henderson - nice way to start your week
  5. Photo intake at William King arts Center July 15 and (Jul 16) 1 d...

     Mon, Jul 16th - Virginia Highlands Festival Photography Competition  Arts & Culture 0
    Photo intake at William King arts Center July 15 and 16th 1 to 5 PM. For more information vahighlandsfestival.orgev ent...a
  6. Open Mic Night at Wolf Hills Brewing (Jul 17) 7 days. Jul-17th to...

     Tue, Jul 17th - Wolf Hills Brewing  Food & Drinks 0
    Tuesdays are open mic night at Wolf Hills Brewing Co. Sip one of the four year-round beers on tap or try the rotating six to ten other taps while listening to live music acts. The brewery takes its name from the original appellation that Daniel Boone gave to the wilderness that became Abingdon. Tradition holds that Boone and his hunting companion spent a sleepless night along a hill on the Great Road after their dogs encountered a pack of wolves, which had a den in a nearby cave. Drawing from this rich history, Wolf Hills Brewing Co. melds together time honored brewing methods using only the highest quality ingredients with modern beer styles. The result is a level of fresh, savory beer that is unmatched in this region. Discover one of our many styles for yourself . . . you’ll be howling for more.
  7. Cake Walk - Washington County Public Library System (Jul 17)

     Tue, Jul 17th - Washington Co Library  Family & Education 0
    It’s a Cake Walk! We hosting a Cake Walk for the Hayters Gap Community Seniors. But wait … there’s a twist … you don’t have to pay to enter the walk. We just ask that you register by calling 276-944-4442 or emailing jlottman@wcpl.net to confirm your spot. Come join us! It’ll be fun … and &hellip
  8. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Jul 17) 20 days. Jul-17th t...

     Tue, Jul 17th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    Adapted from C.S. Lewis by Joseph Robinette Rights granted by Dramatic Publishing Join the Barter Players in a magical world where anything can happen. When the four Pevensie children slip through the old wardrobe and into the wondrous land of Narnia, they face a dangerous White Witch and her evil spells. It will take all of the children’s bravery and the love of a Lion named Aslan to help save themselves and the land of Narnia. Cast & Credits Corporate and Individual Sponsors: Dr. Paul & Beckie Armstrong Berry Home Centers Abingdon Smiles Media Sponsor: CW
  9. The Lemonade Stand (Jul 17) 32 days. May-13th to Jul-17th

     Tue, Jul 17th - 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. The show has adult language. 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
  10. It's Wednesday and time to play BINGO - at the Community Center o...

     Wed, Jul 18th - The Community Center of Abingdon  Sports & Recreation 0
    Its Weds. and time to play BINGO - at the Community Center of Abingdon - 300 Senior Drive, Abingdon, Va Just off Whites Mill Road. Doors open at 5:00 pm and games start playing at 6:30 pm. Food and Drink are available for sale, free coffee and tea. Play all games
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