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Friday, June 23rd, 2017 6 p.m.

Upcoming Computer Classes at WCPL Jun 23

Washington County Public Library / Upcoming Computer Classes at WCPL

Washington County Public Library is offering computer classes at the main library in Abingdon, Virginia during May. Class size is limited, so registration is required. To register call 276-676-6391 or sign up at the library. All classes are free and open to the public. “Library Computers for Beginners” class is offered Wednesday, May 31 at 2 p.m. at the main library. This class provides step-by-step instruction for beginners. “Smartphone Q&A” is held Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. Bring your smartphone, your questions and any tips you’ve picked up for this open discussion. “Windows 10” is taught Tuesday, May 23 at 6... Continue

Monday, June 26th, 2017 9AM

Kids in the Kitchen Jun 26

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center / Kids in the Kitchen

By popular demand, we are offering a new Kid’s in The Kitchen Cooking Camp this year for ages 8-12. Modeled after our popular Sizzlin’ in The Kitchen Summer Teen Camp, this camp will be geared to younger children, but with the same format of having a different chef teach an exciting subject each day. From baking to breakfast to fixing lunch, snacks and in between, the kids will learn about simple knife skills, kitchen safety, proper ways to read recipes, measuring, and basic skills. On the last day of camp, parents are invited to lunch! Join us for this fun... Continue

Thursday, June 29th, 2017 07:00 PM

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys At Abingdon's Thursday Jams Jun 29

Abingdon Music Experience / Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: Mipso, Lake Street Dive, Mandolin Orange FREE Show! In 2009 The Flatbellys recorded Get ‘Round in a house on Foster Ave in Lansing, MI. Flatbelly mandolinist, Josh and Spencer, Flatbelly bassist, joined a local bluegrass band, and I left the country for my last semester of college. When I returned I had an album’s worth of material and convinced the two remaining Flatbellys, and a handful of other Michigan musicians, to help me record it. We called it Lindsay Lou - A Different Tune. Special Guest: Jenni Lyn Over Gardner’s time as a solo artist and as a member... Continue

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 5 p.m.

3rd Annual Big Messy First Thursday Jul 06

William King Museum of Art / 3rd Annual Big Messy First Thursday

On Thursday, July 6th, William King Museum of Art hosts its 3rd annual Big Messy, First Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a paint slide, popsicles, balloons and a local D.J. Goodson Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department will provide a foam pit. Come spend an evening on the Museum’s front lawn while enjoying the long days of summer.Last year’s festivities were well attended with a crowd of over 400. Admission is free for all to enjoy. Donations are gratefully accepted and benefit WKMA and Goodson Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department. For more information contact Lori Rouse at 276.628.5005 ext. 114 or... Continue

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 07:00 PM

Eric Gales At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With Austin Aaron Band Jul 06

Abingdon Music Experience / Eric Gales At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With Austin Aaron Band

If You Like: Jarekus Singleton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gary Clark Jr FREE Show! Blues guitar phenom Eric Gales was born and raised in Memphis, learning to play at age four from older brothers Eugene and Manuel in imitation of their upside-down, left-handed style (a tradition actually passed down from their grandfather, Dempsey Garrett Sr., who was known to jam with the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf). Winning his first blues contest at 11, four years later Eric signed to Elektra to issue his 1991 debut LP, recorded with Eugene on bass; Picture of a Thousand Faces followed in 1993. Manuel... Continue

Monday, July 10th, 2017 9AM

REAL Tech Experience Jul 10

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center / REAL Tech Experience

So what is the REAL Tech Experience? Creativity, imagination, critical thinking, and teamwork make tomorrow’s innovators. Barter Theatre’s Project REAL (Reinforcing Education Through Artistic Learning) and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center recognize the need to provide an environment to inspire the creative problem solvers of the future. This week-long REAL Tech Experience will give students the opportunity to explore how to solve a real-world problem through the application of science, technology, engineering, theatre arts, and math concepts (STEAM).... Continue

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 07:00 PM

Brent Cobb At Abingdon's Thursday Jams Jul 13

Abingdon Music Experience / Brent Cobb At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Anderson East FREE Show! Just off of his tour in support of Chris Stapleton, Brent Cobb and his band join us in Abingdon, VA for a free show downtown at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Brent Cobb didn’t set out to write an album that feels and sounds like the place he grew up. But now that the grooves have been cut in his debut LP, Shine on Rainy Day, there’s no denying the people, the places and the vibe of his southcentral Georgia home infuse almost every song. This concert is part of the 5th... Continue

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 07:00 PM

Look Homeward At Abingdon's Thursday Jams Jul 20

Abingdon Music Experience / Look Homeward At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: The Avett Brothers, Humming House, Ballroom Thieves FREE Show! Look Homeward is a band of brackish brethren hailing from the piedmont of North Carolina. Lee Anderson (guitar, vocals), Alex Bingham (upright bass), Evan Ringel (trombone, fiddle) and Wilson Greene IV (banjo) pair the Appalachian drawls and passionate picking of venerated field recordings with the soul tones of Atlantic beaches and boggy bayous. Marrying banjos with brass, the quartet celebrates the American South in a mingling of old and new, traditional yet surprising. Add honest folk songwriting and the result is music that just might sound like home, wherever you’re... Continue

Friday, July 28th, 2017 (10 days, Aug 1 to Dec 31)

69th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival Jul 28

Virginia Highlands Festival / 69th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival

"Kick up your heels!" at the 69th annual Virginia Highlands Festival! Anchored by our award-winning Juried Arts & Crafts Show on the Barter Green and a nationally renowned outdoor Antiques Market on the grounds of the Virginia Highlands Community College, the Festival offers an array of arts and culture activities for the whole family! Numerous live concerts, dance shows, circus arts performances, youth activities, outdoor adventures, local history tours and lectures, fine art and photography competitions, and writing workshops are all designed to set your fun meter to overload! You deserve a summer vacation, too. So pack up the kids... Continue
Running 10 days from August 1st to December 31st.

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 6 p.m.

Fred Carter: Primitive Things of Toil and Love Aug 03

William King Museum of Art / Fred Carter: Primitive Things of Toil and Love

Fred Carter: Primitive Things of Toil and Love Opening Reception: August 3, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. July 28 – January 14, 2018 Born in Duffield, Virginia in 1911, Fred Carter did not begin making art until his fifties when a foot injury left him temporarily homebound. A man of deep conviction, Carter spent the next 30 years of his life giving form to his beliefs in stonework, poetry, short stories, painting, and, of course, woodcarving. He displayed many of his works in his Cumberland Museum, the door of which was adorned with the simple message, “Primitive Things of Toil and Love.”... Continue

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