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Monday, June 26th, 2017 09:00 AM

Backcountry Colonial Day Camp Jun 26

Abingdon Muster Grounds / Backcountry Colonial Day Camp

BACKCOUNTRY COLONIAL DAY CAMP 2017 Life in Backcountry Colonial Virginia and the Battle of Kings Mountain The Abingdon Muster Grounds will host a free day camp, June 26-30, 2017 for children ages 9-11. Come learn about life in the Backcountry of Virginia in 1780 from interpreters in period dress! Activities will include educational presentations, fun and games, and hands-on crafts. Only 25 spots are available so sign-up today! Snacks and lunches will be provided. Registration forms can be picked up at the Keller Interpretive Center at the Abingdon Muster Grounds. They can also be found online at www.abingdonmustergrounds.com.... Continue

Monday, June 26th, 2017 12:00 PM

Honoring Veterans Jun 26

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1994 / Honoring Veterans

ia.As part of its 65th anniversary this year, Farris Funeral Service & Crematory will host the second installment of the Farris Funeral Service Learning Series at noon on Monday, June 26, at the Forest Hills Chapel, located at 19415 Lee Highway in Abingdon, Virginia Kim Farris-Luke, president and owner of Abingdon-based Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, along with Farris Blackson, aftercare coordinator, and funeral directors Stephen DeBord, Sam Hess and Amanda Perry, will honor veterans with an appreciation luncheon, and offer information on veterans services, honors and benefits. “We are proud to honor our country’s veterans, and give back to those whose... Continue

Friday, June 30th, 2017 06:00 PM

Pet Portraits Jun 30

Paper Moon Studio / Pet Portraits

Send us a picture of your favorite furry (or feathered) friend and we'll prepare a canvas in advance with the image. Then, bring your favorite beverage and join us for a light hearted evening of painting. Registration required by June 26... Continue

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 07:00 PM

Contra Dance Jul 08

The Community Center of Abingdon / Contra Dance

The Community Center of Abingdon will host evening contra dances throughout the summer. A live caller and band will be on hand for added fun. All ages and levels are welcome. Dances will be held from 7-10pm on Saturday May 13, June 10 and 24, July 8, August 12 and 26. A free beginners lesson will take place at 6:30 on respective dates. Tickets $7, $5 for students and $20 for families of all sizes. Snacks will be available for purchase. Come as you are; wear soft flexible shoes for dancing. Come to dance or just to listen and... Continue

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 01:00 PM

Photography Competition Intake Days Pre-registration Jul 15

Virginia Highlands Festival / Photography Competition Intake Days Pre-registration

Pre-register for this year's Virginia Highlands Festival Photography Competition here and save time when dropping off your work on intake days. Please read the rules below, and when you're ready, go ahead and print the forms to sign. We'll email you the entry forms with your receipt. PHOTOGRAPHY COMEPTITON AND EXHIBITION: ENTRY RULES AND REQUIREMENTS 1. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES - May be dropped off Sat., July 15, 2017 or Sun., July 16, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the basement of the William King Museum of Art. They may also be mailed to: Virginia Highlands Festival Attention: Photography Committee P.O. Box... Continue

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 02:00 PM

2017 Juried Fine Arts Show And Gallery Jul 22

Virginia Highlands Festival / 2017 Juried Fine Arts Show And Gallery

Artists! We love to support you and your work! Bring your best 2-D art to the Juried Fine Art program of the Virginia Highlands Festival. Our judge will review it, select a limited number of pieces to hang in our gallery, and award prize money to the best of the best. The Festival's gallery offers an opportunity to sell you work, as well, as receive print recognition and news coverage. Entries will be accepted at the Arts Depot (behind the post office on Main Street in downtown Abingdon, VA) on Saturday, July 22 And Sunday, July 23 Between 2 –... Continue

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 01:00 PM

Living History: Life In Colonial Backcountry Jul 22

Abingdon Muster Grounds / Living History: Life In Colonial Backcountry

LIVING HISTORY AT THE ABINGDON MUSTER GROUNDS Find Your Trail! Find Your Ancestor! Hear ye! Hear ye! Overmountain Men and their families will come to life at the Abingdon Muster Grounds, July 22, 2017 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. This event will highlight the importance of the Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780. There will be demonstrations related to life in backcountry Virginia during colonial times. This event has activities for the whole family! Join the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Blacks Fort Chapter-DAR, and General William... Continue

Friday, July 28th, 2017 09:00 AM

Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive 2017 Jul 28

Abingdon, Virginia Police Department / Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive 2017

On July 28th, 2017, Blood Assurance is having a Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at the Abingdon Police Department (425 West Main Street) from 9am-7pm. All first responders and the public are challenged to come and give blood to help save a life. This is a competition between the Washington County Life Saving Crew, Washington County Sherriff’s Office, Abingdon Fire Department and the Abingdon Police Department to see who can have the most donors from each organization. There will be food and door prizes for donors. Blood donation is a small effort that can have a lifelong impact on... Continue

Friday, July 28th, 2017 11:00 AM

Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive 2017 Jul 28

Washington County Life Saving Crew, INC. / Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive 2017

On July 28th, 2017, Blood Assurance is having the third annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at the Abingdon Police Department (425 West Main Street) from 10am-7pm. All first responders and the public are challenged to come and give blood to help save a life. This is a competition between Washington County Life Saving Crew, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Abingdon Fire Department and the Abingdon Police Department to see who can have the most donors from each organization. There will be food and door prizes for donors. Blood donation is a small effort that can have a lifelong impact... Continue

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