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  1. STEAM for Homeschoolers - Washington County Public Library System...

     Wed, Aug 15th - Washington Co Library  Family & Education, Arts & Culture 0
    Homeschoolers are welcome to join us for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) workshop programs the first and third Wednesdays starting in Agugust. In November and December, we'll only meet on the first Wednesday of the month due to the holidays. No registration is required
  2. Ain't Misbehavin' (Aug 17) 28 days. Aug-17th to Sep-8th

     Fri, Aug 17th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music, Clubs & Organizations 0
    The Fats Waller Musical Show Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music. Director's Notes Prior to having the opportunity to direct here at Barter Theatre, I hadn't heard the music from Ain't Misbehavin’ since the late 1980s and had completely forgotten how much I loved it. Certainly my Charleston, South Carolina family is glad the show is finally up on its feet and that for the last three weeks they haven't had to hear me breaking into song. This is definitely the kind of music that will have you humming or singing days from now. Admittedly, listening with my ears from the "hashtag days of today" was a different experience from hearing it the first time, it will still always be one of my favorite musical revues of all time. This music and this musical does a body good! Thomas "Fats" Waller was a prolific songwriter and an internationally known performer who died entirely too young. At age 39, Fats succumbed to pneumonia after cancelling a tour to return home to New York City to heal. He didn't make it all the way home; he died outside of Kansas City, Missouri, but he left us with an entire body of work that will keep him alive forever. He wrote and/ or recorded more than 500 songs in his short lifetime, some of which you will hear in the show. So, Fats Waller and his cronies made quite an impact musically in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. The music was fun, catchy, and kept folks moving. I'm trusting that this performance will do the same for you. So sit back, and let this band and these performers take you back in time! I'd like to add a special thanks to the entire Barter family and my incredibly talented and generous creative team. Thanks for the love, Y'all. Take care of JP and my babies... Joy Vandervort-Cobb Director – Ain’t Misbehavin’ Cast & Credits Cast: Charlaine (Mezzo-Soprano): Kara-Tameika Watkins Andre (Baritone): Richard E. Waits Ken (Tenor): Jerrial Young Nell (Alto): Syreeta S. Banks Armelia (Soprano): Vannessa A. Jones Musicians: Reeds: Gary Robertz Trumpet: Sloan Hill Bass: Glenn Diamond Drums: Jack Foster Collaborators: Director: Joy R. Vandervort-Cobb Musical Director: John Bronston Other Musical Staging: Amanda Aldridge & Ashley Campos Set Design: Hana Lee Costume Design: Howard Tsvi Kaplan Lighting Design: Andrew Morehouse Sound Design: Tony Angelini Stage Manager: John "JP" Pollard Corporate Sponsor: Videos
  3. Yoga in the Park starts June 2nd (Aug 18) 2 days. Aug-18th & Aug-...

     Sat, Aug 18th - Town of Abingdon, Virginia  Civic & Government 0
    Yoga in the Park starts June 2nd Classes will be at the Lois H. Humphrey Park on Main across from the post office
  4. Bead Club third Saturday (Aug 18) 7 days. Aug-18th to Feb-16th

     Sat, Aug 18th - Holston Mountain Artisans  Arts & Culture 0
    The Bead Club meets the third Saturday of each month from 10-12 in our Annex. Anyone interested in learning to create a project with beads is welcome -- at no cost! Holston Mt. Artisans
  5. Beth Macy - Washington County Public Library System (Aug 19)

     Sun, Aug 19th - Washington Co Library  Family & Education 0
    Beth Macy, the author of “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America,”comes to Sinking Spring Presbyterian Churc
  6. Monday night Royal Oak Jam at the Henderson - nice (Aug 20) 7 day...

    Monday night Royal Oak Jam at the Henderson - nice way to start your week
  7. Plant Sale (Aug 20)

     Mon, Aug 20th - VA Highlands  Family & Education 0
    The Virginia Highlands Community College Horticulture club will be hosting a fall plant sale at the Treadwell-Jones greenhouse on campus at 100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA 24211 Monday, August 20th - Saturday, August 25th from 10 AM - 6 PM.   A variety of autumn-appropriate plants will be available including unique varieties of vegetable transplants, native perennials, and some culinary herbs. All plants for sale are grown by horticulture students and club members and support student and club projects for the coming semester.  See the plant sale inventory below! The club will also be hosting a fall gardening workshop Friday, August 17th at 5:30 PM in the gardens outside of the campus greenhouse. The workshop will be taught by VHCC Horticulture instructor Ben Casteel and will cover the basics of fall planting as well as some secrets for success in late summer planting. For more information, contact Horticulture Instructor and Program Coordinator Ben Casteel by phone: (276) 739-2441 or e-mail: .      Fall 2018 Plant Sale Inventory Crop Variety Flats / Ct. Size Chard Bright Lights 2 Md   Acelga 2 Md   Rainbow 2 Md Squash Goldstar 1 Md   Tempest 1 Md   Early Prolific Straightnek 1 Md Zucchini Black Beauty 1 Md   Golden 1 Md   Raven 1 Md Cucumber Super Zagross 2 Md   Olympian 1 Md   Marketmore 78 1 Md   Northern Pickler 1 Md   Shintokiwa 1 Md   Suyo Long 1 Md Lettuce Red Salad Bowl 2 Sm   Speckled Bibb 2 Sm   Ithaca 2 Sm Beets Autumn Harvest Blend 1 Sm   Touchstone Gold 1 Sm   Avalanche 1 Sm   Cylindra 1 Sm   Subeto F1 1 Sm   Bull's Blood 2 Sm   Detroit Dark Red 2 Sm   Early Wonder 2 Sm Kale Lacinato Rainbow 2 Md   Dazzling Blue 1 Md   Dwarf Siberian 1 Md   Toscano 2 Md   Wild Garden 1 Md   Blue Curled Scotch 1 Md   Scarlet 1 Md   Red Russian 2 Md Kohlrabi Delicacy Purple 2 Sm   Quickstarter 1 Sm   Early Purple Vienna 1 Sm Brussels Sprouts Hestia 2 Md   Red Rubine 1 Md   Mezzo Nano 2 Sm Cauliflower Purple of Sicily 3 Md   Snowball 5 Md   Candid Charm 1 Sm   Amazing 1 Sm   Cloud 1 Sm Cabbage Golden Acre 2 Md   Drumhead Savoy 1 Md   Brunswick 2 Md   Red Express 2 Md   Chinese 1 Md   Taiwan Express 1 Md   Late Flat Dutch 1 Md Mustard Amara 1 Sm   Southern Giant Curled 1 Sm Broccoli Belstar 1 Md   Blue Wind 1 Md   Fiesta 1 Md   Green Goliath 4 Md   Waltham 29 4 Md Pac Choi Li Ren 3 Sm Rutabaga American Purple Top 2 Sm Herbs Cilantro 4 Sm   Parsley 2 Sm   Dill 2 Sm   Chives 22 3" Perennials Lemon Balm 13 5"   Self Heal 14 5"   Lavender 57 5"   Blackeyed Susan 70 3"   Blanket Flower 70 3"   Bergamot 12 3"   Marshmallow 15 5"   Sedge 18 5"   Blue-Eyed Grass 18 5"   Spiderwort 9 5"   Coneflower 25 5"   River Oats 18 5"   Pink Muhly Grass 18 5"   White Muhly Grass 18 5"   Cardinal Flower 18 5"   Hibiscus 18 5"   Liatris 18 5"   Royal Fern 18 5"   Ostritch Fern 18 5" Annuals Pansies 69 3"  
  8. Open Mic Night at Wolf Hills Brewing (Aug 21) 7 days. Aug-21st to...

     Tue, Aug 21st - 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.
  9. Dough and Cookies (Aug 21) 8 days. Aug-21st to Aug-26th

     Tue, Aug 21st - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart. Director's Notes It’s amazing how we, as humans, have the ability to justify actions that we know are wrong. We’ve all done it in some way or another. We’ve watched celebrities do it, politicians, wives, husbands, children. We convince ourselves that we do something for “the greater good.” Or perhaps because, “I deserve this.” In Dough and Cookies we see a prime example of self-justification that comes from a very specific need — the need to compensate for a loss. Grief is powerful. It makes us do all sorts of crazy things, behave in ways we don’t recognize. It takes us on a wild ride through the full spectrum of emotions—from laughter to tears and everywhere in between. Much like tonight’s play does. Darlene and Charlene don’t start out with the idea of stealing $21 million from the Department of Defense. Through a chance clerical error, they find themselves in the middle of it. And then they find all sorts of reasons why it’s okay for them to be doing something they clearly know is wrong. And while it’s easy to judge people who have done something wrong from a distance, I hope that their story will serve as a reminder that we don’t always know the full story. We don’t know another person’s burden and how they’re trying to bear it. And if it can happen to someone like Darlene—devoted wife, mother, and Sunday school teacher, it can happen to any of us. Nicholas Piper Director, Dough and Cookies Cast & Credits Cast: Darlene Worley: Carrie Smith Lewis Charlene Caddell: Ashley Campos David Worley: Andrew Hampton Livingston Bill Caddell: Michael Poisson Brother George: Tyler Cramer Collaborators: Director: Nicholas Piper Set Designer: Derek Smith Costume Designer: Antonio Torrez Lighting Designer: Andrew Morehouse Sound Designer: Tony Angelini Stage Manager: Cindi A. Raebel Videos
  10. It's Wednesday and time to play BINGO - at the Community Center o...

     Wed, Aug 22nd - 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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