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Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
$5

Every Friday night year-round! Starts at 6:30 p.m. with gospel music. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with old-time string bands. Old-time dance lessons…

Music
contributed

Music at The Barn

The Barn
$4 suggested donation

The Barn is open every Friday night for country, bluegrass, rock'n'roll music and dancing. Pickers and singers are welcome. Snacks, coffee and…

Music
free

Christian Singing Open Mic Service

Bread of Heaven Ministries
Free

The event, which began last year, features different guests each week. Open mic participants can sing or present spoken-word poetry.

Dances
contributed

American Legion Dance

American Legion Post 3
$10

First Friday Dance with DJ Doug Woodson.  DJ plays a variety of dance music and loves to play your requests.  Great Dance Floor.  Food availab…

Books/Talks
all ages contributed

Smith Mountain Striper Club meeting

Moneta Community Center

The Smith Mountain Striper Club meets the first Friday of each month at 7pm at the Moneta Community Center on Rucker Rd (next to fire departme…

Music
free

Music at Hammer & Forge Brewery

Hammer & Forge Brewery
Free

The live music schedule is as follows: Oct. 27, Seph Custer Band; Nov. 3, Black Mountain Revival; Nov. 10, Crawford & Power; Nov. 17, …

First Thursdays Guitar Pull!
3rd Street Coffeehouse
Free

3rd Street's Brooke Cundiff will host a Guitar Pull. A Guitar Pull is a Southern Tradition where a group of musicians sit around and take turn…

Calendar
contributed

RC Jazz and Wind Ensembles Joint Concert

Roanoke College- Olin Theater

The Roanoke College Jazz & Wind Ensemble will perform jointly under the direction of Dr. Joseph Blaha.

Music at Hammer & Forge Brewery

Hammer & Forge Brewery
Free
The live music schedule is as follows: Oct. 27, Seph Custer Band; Nov. 3, Black Mountain Revival; Nov. 10, Crawford & Power; Nov. 17, more..

Benefit Concert: Soprano Judith Cline and Guitarist Bill Krause

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church
Suggested donation $10

We welcome back Judith Cline and Bill Krause for a concert of music for voice and guitar, including music of the season.


Music @ the Cave Presents Lunch w/ Lowe & Friends

Cave Spring United Methodist Church
Free

Music at the Cave Presents

Music
contributed family friendly accessible all ages

Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
$5

Every Friday night year-round! Starts at 6:30 p.m. with gospel music. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with old-time string bands. Old-time dance les…



American Legion Dance

The American Legion
$10

Second Friday Dance with Limited Edition Band.  Limited Edition plays a variety of dance music and loves to play your requests.  Great Dance F…

Music
contributed

Music at The Barn

The Barn
$4 suggested donation

The Barn is open every Friday night for country, bluegrass, rock'n'roll music and dancing. Pickers and singers are welcome. Snacks, coffee and…



The Franklin County Community Chorus

Rocky Mount Baptist Church
Free

The Franklin County Community Chorus is a 50-member chorus and will be presenting two Christmas concerts this season.  Music will include a va…

Calendar
contributed free seniors 18 and over 21 and over

Eagle Rock Library Topical Book Club

Eagle Rock Library
Free

Music
contributed free family friendly accessible all ages

Americana Afternoons at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
Free

12/9/17 -  Bill Adams, "Christmas Tribute to Chet Atkins" at 12:00, Caitlin Washburn at 1:00, and Maggie Blankenship at 2:00.

Holidays
contributed family friendly accessible all ages

"Christmas Joy" at Avoca

Avoca Museum
$5 adults, $2 children 6-11, free ages 5 and under

Avoca Museum’s annual Christmas Open House, “Christmas Joy,” will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10, at the museum located at 1514 …

Arts
contributed family friendly for kids for teens seniors accessible all ages date night

Southwest Virginia Ballet's The Nutcracker

Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
15-46

The Nutcracker's beautiful music, lush scenery and lavish costumes set the perfect backdrop for E.T.A. Hoffmann's timeless story. Young imagin…

Music
contributed family friendly accessible all ages

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: “Holiday Pops”

Moss Arts Center
Category A $75 | Category B $60 | Category C $40 $10 students with ID and children 18 and under

David Stewart Wiley, artistic director and conductor

Calendar
contributed free family friendly

Cantata

Christiansburg Church of the Brethren
Free

The Christiansburg Church of the Brethren will have its Christmas Cantata December 9th at 7 p.m.  Please join us as we celebrate this joyous t…

Arts
contributed family friendly for kids for teens seniors accessible all ages date night

Southwest Virginia Ballet's The Nutcracker

Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
15-46

The Nutcracker's beautiful music, lush scenery and lavish costumes set the perfect backdrop for E.T.A. Hoffmann's timeless story. Young imagin…

Music
contributed free family friendly all ages

David Austin & Friends Concerts

Troutville Baptist church
Free

David Austin & Friends present "Lessons & Carols." Original and traditional Christmas music. 

Dances
contributed family friendly

Big House Dance

Charles R Hill Senior Ctr
$10.00

Midnight Special Band

Calendar
contributed free 18 and over

Holiday Open House at Virginia Mountain Vineyards

Virginia Mountain Vineyards
Free

Join us in the winery as we celebrate the Christmas season.  Enjoy wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and Christmas music by "Rag Top". Tap into you…

Holidays
contributed family friendly accessible all ages

"Christmas Joy" at Avoca

Avoca Museum
$5 adults, $2 children 6-11, free ages 5 and under

Avoca Museum’s annual Christmas Open House, “Christmas Joy,” will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10, at the museum located at 1514 …

Music
contributed free family friendly accessible all ages

Sunday Music Jams at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
Free

Every Sunday, open jams - Old Time Music at 1:30 pm and Bluegrass at 4:00 pm 

Arts
contributed family friendly for kids for teens seniors accessible all ages date night

Southwest Virginia Ballet's The Nutcracker

Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
15-46

The Nutcracker's beautiful music, lush scenery and lavish costumes set the perfect backdrop for E.T.A. Hoffmann's timeless story. Young imagin…

Music
contributed all ages budget

"Past and Present" Concert

Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center
$10 General/$7 Student

 

Arts
contributed family friendly

Greenbrier Valley Chorale Christmas Concert

Greenbrier Valley Chorale
$7-$17

Greenbrier Valley Chorale Concert will Feature Brightest and             Best Music of Christmas

Arts
for kids seniors 18 and over all ages date night family friendly for teens 21 and over free

The Franklin County Community Chorus

Germantown Brick Church of the Brethren
Free

The Franklin County Community Chorus is a 50-member chorus and will be presenting two Christmas concerts this season. …

Music
contributed free family friendly all ages

David Austin & Friends Concerts

Wheatland Lutheran Church
Free

David Austin & Friends present "Lessons & Carols." Original and Traditional Christmas Music

Music
contributed free

Open Mic Night at Dogtown Roadhouse

Dogtown Roadhouse
Free
Come share your musical talent or come to listen!  A revolving series of hosts welcome you to this weekly event



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Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
$5

Every Friday night year-round! Starts at 6:30 p.m. with gospel music. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with old-time string bands.
 Old-time dance lesson every third Friday of the month at 5:00 p.m. 

See our website for all events!

Schedules


Venue

Floyd Country Store

206 S. Locust St.
Floyd, VA 24091
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Floyd County Historical Society Museum
540-745-FCHS(3247)

http://floydhistoricalsociety.org


 

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MIXED EVENTS LISTINGS
FOR CENTRAL-WESTERN-SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

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Strange Weather: Erin Turner Exhibition

Radford University Art Museum in the Covington Center
Free

Strange Weather explores site specificity, changing climatic patterns, and symbolic narratives of home. Utilizing local newspapers as well as …

Holidays
free

Fashions for Evergreens

The Hotel Roanoke
Free

A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The United Way of th…

Holidays
contributed free family friendly

Fincastle Library's Jingle Bell Jamboree

The Fincastle Library
Free

Fincastle Library’s Jingle Bell Jamboree

Holidays
contributed free family friendly for teens seniors accessible 21 and over all ages budget

Blacksburg Regional Art Assn. 2017 Holiday Market

Community Arts Information Office
Free

26 local artists featured in the annual BRAA Holiday Market.  Opening reception Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. during the Blacksburg Winter Lights Festival.…

Books/Talks
contributed

Book Sale

Book Sale Store
Free to attend

Join the Pulaski County Friends of the Library as they host their final book sale of the year. The three-day holiday sale will take place Thur…

Arts
contributed free family friendly accessible all ages

Moss Arts Center Exhibition: Radcliffe Bailey

Moss Arts Center
Free

Thursday, September 14-Saturday, December 9, 2017

Arts
contributed family friendly for kids accessible budget

Strolling Into Art

Taubman Museum of Art
$5 per child, members free

For Families with Pre-Toddlers (23 months and younger)

Books/Talks
contributed free accessible 18 and over

Silent Book Club

Salem Public Library
Free

No assigned reading, scrambling to finish a book, or pressure to say something smart.  Take time out of your schedule to pick up a book of you…

Extras
contributed accessible all ages

Duplicate Bridge+Lessons+Lunch!

Blacksburg Recreation Center
$5

Not busy?  We have a lot happening on Fridays.  Free bridge lessons start at 11 AM.   Learn modern bridge and astound your friends!  With entr…

Arts
contributed family friendly for kids for teens 18 and over all ages budget

Artful Journeys 2

Taubman Museum of Art
$16 per child | $10 for children covered under Museum family memberships

Children + Teens

Food
contributed

Luther's Lunch

The Well
Free

Join us for fellowship and a free meal. All are welcome. We serve food to all who show up during the designated time frame. We are located 50 …

Books/Talks
free

Science Zone

Mt. Pleasant Library
Free

Messing with matter.

Arts
contributed free for kids

Kids' Craft Class

Eagle Rock Library
Free

Join Miss Kathryn every Friday for arts and crafts.  

Books/Talks
contributed

"FAFSA Friday" Financial Aid Assistance

Student Services Building, Room 230
Free

If you'd like help getting your FAFSA completed for 2018-19, Virginia Tech is hosting a "FAFSA Friday" event open to all students and families…

Books/Talks
contributed

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

Warm Hearth Village Center
Free

Conducted by trained facilitators, this group is a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support…

Dances
contributed for teens

Ballroom Dance for Teens (ages 12-18)

Sapphire Ballroom
$115/10 lesson session

Junior Ballroom for Teens @ Sapphire is a partner dance class just for teens featuring Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dance styles. In these fun, …

Extras
contributed free for teens

Teen Night @ Montvale Library

Montvale Library
Free

2 hours of Kinect gaming, board games, snacks, pizza, and socializing! Meet your friends in Montvale and enjoy teen activities from 5-7pm.

Arts
free

Art by Night at Gallery 202

Gallery 202
Free

Meet the artists, see their studios with artworks in progress and sign up for art classes. November's featured artist is Karen Carter with her…

Arts
contributed free family friendly all ages

Featured Artists: The Market Gallery, December 2017

The Market Gallery
Free

The Market Gallery

Holidays
contributed free family friendly all ages

Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas

Downtown Rocky Mount
Free

A host of festive holiday activities will take place along Franklin Street in downtown Rocky Mount. Admission to all activities is free. The e…

Holidays
contributed family friendly

Holiday Candlelight Tours of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar
$20 per person

Celebrate the advent of the Christmas season with Jeffersonian style on a magical, candlelight tour of Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat. Tou…

Holidays
free

Salem Christmas Tree Lighting

Salem Farmers' Market
Free

This tradition precedes the Salem Christmas Parade.

Holidays
free

Moneta Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Downtown Moneta
Free

Fun and festivities include a guest appearance by Santa as well as various vendors and kids activities.

Extras
contributed free accessible all ages budget

Taize service

Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren
Free

Our Taize service is designed to feed your spirit with a greater connection to a godly life.  Services are candlelit with repetitive singing, …

Holidays
contributed free family friendly for kids for teens seniors accessible 18 and over 21 and over all ages budget date night

35th Annual Roanoke Times Dickens of a Christmas

Downtown Roanoke
Free
Be a part of the memories for the Roanoke Valley's premiere holiday celebration, The Roanoke Times Dickens of a Christmas!


61st Annual Salem Christmas Parade

Downtown Salem
Free

The parade will run from Shanks Street at the Salem Ice Cream Parlor down Main Street to College Avenue, where it turns right and ends in fron…

Holidays
contributed

Holiday Candlelight Tours of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar
$20 per person

Celebrate the advent of the Christmas season with Jeffersonian style on a magical, candlelight tour of Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat. Tou…

Music
contributed family friendly accessible all ages

Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
$5

Every Friday night year-round! Starts at 6:30 p.m. with gospel music. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with old-time string bands. Old-time dance les…

Holidays

"Scrooge"

The June Bug Center
$15 general; $10 student

The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night after being visited by the…

Music
free

Music at Hammer & Forge Brewery

Hammer & Forge Brewery
Free

The live music schedule is as follows: Oct. 27, Seph Custer Band; Nov. 3, Black Mountain Revival; Nov. 10, Crawford & Power; Nov. 17, Bell…

Dances
contributed family friendly seniors budget date night

Friday Night Beginner Dance Workshop

Sapphire Ballroom
$9 individual / $15 couple

Don't know how to dance? We can fix that!

Dances
contributed

American Legion Dance

American Legion Post 3
$10

First Friday Dance with DJ Doug Woodson.  DJ plays a variety of dance music and loves to play your requests.  Great Dance Floor.  Food availab…

Books/Talks
all ages contributed

Smith Mountain Striper Club meeting

Moneta Community Center

The Smith Mountain Striper Club meets the first Friday of each month at 7pm at the Moneta Community Center on Rucker Rd (next to fire departme…

Music
free

Christian Singing Open Mic Service

Bread of Heaven Ministries
Free

The event, which began last year, features different guests each week. Open mic participants can sing or present spoken-word poetry.

Music
contributed

Music at The Barn

The Barn
$4 suggested donation

The Barn is open every Friday night for country, bluegrass, rock'n'roll music and dancing. Pickers and singers are welcome. Snacks, coffee and more…

Music

Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy

Bedford Central Libary
$15

With Corin Raymond. Visit lynchburgtickets.com to purchase tickets.

Arts
contributed free

"An Iliad"

Squires Studio Theatre - Virginia Tech
Free

AN ILIAD

Music
contributed free family friendly seniors all ages

Mill Mountain Ringers Concert

Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church
Free

Fall and Christmas concert by Roanoke's only community handbell group. Featuring a wide selection of music from different eras and new original qorks…

Holidays
contributed family friendly

"FrUiTCaKeS"

D. Geraldine Lawson Performing Arts Center
$12

Young Jamie, a runaway from a nearby city, finds warmth and acceptance among the dozens of Christmas trees, thousands of lights …

Arts

"Rumors"

Showtimers Community Theatre
$14

In 1988, Neil Simon needed to cheer himself up. The solution was a farce in two acts, set in Palisades, that shows a dinner party gone topsy-turvey…

Arts
contributed free for teens 18 and over 21 and over budget date night

No Shame Theatre

The Cave
Free

Do you sing, act, write, hum really well, dance, play an instrument, or something even more interesting? Can it be done in 5 minutes or less? …

Arts
contributed free accessible all ages

Strange Weather: Erin Turner Exhibition

Radford University Art Museum in the Covington Center
Free

Strange Weather explores site specificity, changing climatic patterns, and symbolic narratives of home. Utilizing local newspapers as well as other sources…

Holidays
free

Fashions for Evergreens

The Hotel Roanoke
Free

A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The United Way of the Roanoke Valley…

Food
contributed

Blacksburg Lions Clubs’ Pancake Breakfast

Blacksburg United Methodist Church, Whisner Building
$6

The Blacksburg Breakfast Lions and the Blacksburg Host Lions will host their annual Pancake Breakfast. This is a great morning to have pancake…

Holidays
contributed

STAR Council's Breakfast With Santa

William Fleming High School
Adults-$7.; Children (under 18) & RCPS Employees-$5.; Family of four-$20.

The Star Council of Roanoke City Public Schools presents Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 8:30am - 11:30am …

Holidays
contributed free family friendly

Fincastle Library's Jingle Bell Jamboree

The Fincastle Library
Free

Fincastle Library’s Jingle Bell Jamboree

Holidays
contributed free family friendly for teens seniors accessible 21 and over all ages budget

Blacksburg Regional Art Assn. 2017 Holiday Market

Community Arts Information Office
Free

26 local artists featured in the annual BRAA Holiday Market.  Opening reception Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. during the Blacksburg Winter Lights Festival.…

Outdoors
contributed 18 and over

Skydiving-Tandem Jump

Green Ridge Recreation Center
$235.00

Ready to live life at 120 MPH? Join us for an adrenalin-filled experience with the professionals at No Limits Skydiving,  …

Holidays
contributed family friendly for kids all ages budget

Candy Cane Express

Virginia Museum Of Transportation Inc
$3 for train rides with paid admission to the museum.

Join us at the Virginia Museum of Transportation for Candy Cane Express, December 2-3! Come visit Santa, Evvy the Grandma Elf, Train Rides ($3…

Books/Talks
contributed

Book Sale

Book Sale Store
Free to attend

Final day! Join the Pulaski County Friends of the Library as they host their final book sale of the year at their Book Sale Store in downtown …


Fashions for Evergreens

The Hotel Roanoke
Free

A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The United Way of the Roanoke Valley…

Holidays
contributed free family friendly for teens seniors accessible 21 and over all ages budget

Blacksburg Regional Art Assn. 2017 Holiday Market

Community Arts Information Office
Free

26 local artists featured in the annual BRAA Holiday Market.  Opening reception Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. during the Blacksburg Winter Lights Festival.…

Holidays
contributed 18 and over

Festival of Trees-Hotel Roanoke

Green Ridge Recreation Center
$49.00

Take some time for yourself during the busy holiday season and treat yourself to the fabulous luncheon buffet at Hotel Roanoke. …

Arts
contributed free family friendly accessible all ages

Moss Arts Center Exhibition: Radcliffe Bailey

Moss Arts Center
Free

Thursday, September 14-Saturday, December 9, 2017

Books/Talks
contributed

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Christiansburg Library
Free

Enjoy a very special storytime with Mrs. Claus!

Arts
contributed family friendly for kids

Young at Art

Taubman Museum of Art
$5 per person, members FREE

Ages 2-5 (Siblings Welcome)

Arts
contributed free seniors 18 and over rsvp required all ages

Poached from Pinterest

Eagle Rock Library
Free

Tired of pinning projects and never making them???  There is no excuse anymore.  Join us for The Eagle Rock Library's "Poached from Pinterest …

Arts
contributed free

Art Exhibition: "Drawn from the Vault"

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free

This exhibition of drawings from the permanent collection at Hollins University's Eleanor D. Wilson Museum includes a variety of media and styles…

Arts
contributed free

"An Almost Unnoticed Quietus: Sabbatical Work by Jennifer Anderson Printz"

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free

An associate professor of studio art at Hollins University, Anderson Printz exhibits nationally and internationally. …

Arts
contributed free

"Obsessive Collage: Matthew Cusick, Tom Nakashima, Diane Samuels"

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free

Using torn paper and repurposed newspapers, magazines, and maps, Cusick, Nakashima, and Samuels build large-scale, painstakingly detailed work…

Outdoors
contributed free 18 and over rsvp required

Trail Work at Carvins Cove

Bennett Springs Parking Lot--Carvins Cove
Free

(18+, 14+ with an adult) Join fellow trail enthusiasts—hikers, bikers, and equestrians—to maintain and build new trail at Carvins Cove.  …

Extras
contributed

Christiansburg Bridge Group

New River Valley Mall Food Court
Free

Duplicate and contract bridge (no party bridge), plus practice games. Beginners welcome, as well as more experienced players. You can come early…

Arts
free

Makerspace Crafternoon

Glenvar Branch Library
Free

A space where teens can be crafty and creative.

Extras
contributed

TOPS Meeting: Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Blacksburg United Methodist Church Annex
$32 per year national dues, plus 75 cents per week local dues

All are welcome to join the local chapter of TOPS, a nonprofit weight-loss support group that helps participants make small, steady changes…

Holidays
contributed family friendly

Holiday Candlelight Tours of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar
$20 per person

Celebrate the advent of the Christmas season with Jeffersonian style on a magical, candlelight tour of Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat. …

Music
contributed

Narrows Old-Time Jam

MacArthur Inn
No cover

Come on out to this Crooked Road affiliate to listen to the music and maybe even have a meal. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. r…

Music
contributed

Pulaski's Old-Time Jamboree

Pulaski Senior Center
No cover

All are welcome at this open jam session for musicians, singers and folks who just want to listen. Snacks, coffee and soft drinks are available…

Calendar
contributed 18 and over

DIY Essential Oil Holiday Gift

Brambleton Center
$25.00

You deserve to be pampered by products as natural as your beauty! …

Books/Talks
all ages contributed free

VFW meeting

VFW Post 5311
Free

VFW Post 5311 has its monthly meeting the first Thursday of every month.  …

Holidays
contributed

Holiday Candlelight Tours of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar
$20 per person

Celebrate the advent of the Christmas season with Jeffersonian style on a magical, candlelight tour of Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat. …

Calendar
contributed

American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30

VFW Post Home

Monthly meeting

Music
contributed free family friendly

First Thursdays Guitar Pull!

3rd Street Coffeehouse
Free

3rd Street's Brooke Cundiff will host a Guitar Pull. A Guitar Pull is a Southern Tradition where a group of musicians sit around and take turns…

Calendar
contributed free accessible 18 and over

Adult Children of Alcoholics support group

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Free

This group is open to all in our community who may benefit from participating. ACA is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program for adults …

Music
contributed free

RC Jazz and Wind Ensembles Joint Concert

Roanoke College- Olin Theater
Free

The Roanoke College Jazz & Wind Ensemble will perform jointly under the direction of Dr. Joseph Blaha.

Music
contributed family friendly accessible all ages

From the Mountains to the Sea at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
$10/$12

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:30pm for a live presentation of From Mountains to the Sea: The Anne & Frank Warner Collection.


Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons

Green Ridge Recreation Center
$35.00

Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving all winter long! Each six week series…

Extras
free

The Comedy Lab

Shishka
Free

Aspiring humorists can put their name on the list to get stage time to work on their act in front of an audience. Performances are not limited…

Holidays
free

Fashions for Evergreens

The Hotel Roanoke
Free

A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. All contributions raised will benefit The United Way of the Roanoke Valley…

Holidays
contributed free family friendly for teens seniors accessible 21 and over all ages budget

Blacksburg Regional Art Assn. 2017 Holiday Market

Community Arts Information Office
Free

26 local artists featured in the annual BRAA Holiday Market.  Opening reception Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. during the Blacksburg Winter Lights Festival.…

Arts
contributed 18 and over free

Quilty Pleasures & the Knit Wits

Eagle Rock Library
Free

Whether experienced or a novice, come enjoy the company of other quilters and knitters.  Bring a project of your own or work on the group-led …

Food
contributed family friendly seniors accessible all ages

Blacksburg Sports Club Weekly Luncheon

Custom Catering
$9

Visit our website to see who future speakers will be. Members participate in football and basketball ticket exchange through the listserv.

Food
contributed

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Free to attend

Fresh produce, baked goods, seasonal fruit, meats, artisanal crafts and more, plus live music weekly. A great place to hang out on a Wednesday…

Extras
contributed all ages

Duplicate Bridge

Blacksburg Recreation Center
$5

You retired, now what!  Do you remember that card game you used to play in school?  Dust of those brain cells and join us!

Calendar
contributed

Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics Camp

Green Ridge Recreation Center
$40.00

The Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® Bricks plus the challenge of computer programming! …

Arts
contributed family friendly for kids

Artful Journeys

Taubman Museum of Art
$8 per child

Group Intervals: 1pm, 4pm

Music
contributed free family friendly accessible all ages

Roanoke Old Time Jam

Roanoke City Market Building
Free

Weekly gathering of oldtime stringband musicians and fans in a family friendly venue.Bring an acoustic instrument and play along, slip on your dancing shoes…

Dances
contributed free

Dance 4 Fun Roanoke

Billy's Barn
Free

Carolina Shag, West Coast, East Coast, Ballroom & Line Dancing with ABSCDJ's Jim Skinner & Doug Woodson. Lessons every week plus Friday…

Holidays
free

Fashions for Evergreens

The Hotel Roanoke
Free

A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. …

Holidays
contributed free family friendly for teens seniors accessible 21 and over all ages budget

Blacksburg Regional Art Assn. 2017 Holiday Market

Community Arts Information Office
Free

26 local artists featured in the annual BRAA Holiday Market.  Opening reception Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. during the Blacksburg Winter Lights Festival.…

Books/Talks
contributed free for kids

Storytime with Ms. Jackie and Mr. Steve

The Blue Ridge Library
Free

Stories, crafts, music and more.  Every Monday and Thursday morning at 10:30 beginning August 21.

Arts
contributed family friendly for kids

Young at Art

Taubman Museum of Art
$5 per person, members FREE

Ages 2-5 (Siblings Welcome)

Arts
contributed free

"Obsessive Collage: Matthew Cusick, Tom Nakashima, Diane Samuels"

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free

Using torn paper and repurposed newspapers, magazines, and maps, Cusick, Nakashima, and Samuels build large-scale, painstakingly detailed work…

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contributed free seniors rsvp required

Arts Fusion at the Taubman Museum - Reservation Required (4th Thursday)

Taubman Museum of Art
Free

Arts Fusion Community Social Engagement Programs provide opportunities for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias…

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contributed

Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics Camp

Green Ridge Recreation Center
$40.00

The Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® Bricks plus the challenge of computer programming! …

Extras
contributed

Christiansburg Bridge Group

New River Valley Mall Food Court
Free

Duplicate and contract bridge (no party bridge), plus practice games. Beginners welcome, as well as more experienced players. You can come early…

Arts
free

Makerspace Crafternoon

Glenvar Branch Library
Free

A space where teens can be crafty and creative.

Books/Talks
contributed free family friendly

Foster Parent Information Session

Foster Care office
Free

Are you or someone you know called to help serve children in need of a loving and caring home? Please join HopeTree Foster Care in Salem…

Music
contributed

Pulaski's Old-Time Jamboree

Pulaski Senior Center
No cover

All are welcome at this open jam session for musicians, singers and folks who just want to listen. Snacks, coffee and soft drinks are available…

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contributed free accessible 18 and over

Adult Children of Alcoholics support group

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Free

This group is open to all in our community who may benefit from participating. ACA is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program for adults …

Holidays
free

Fashions for Evergreens

The Hotel Roanoke
Free
A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees.


"Blacksburg in Bloom: Extended Season" - Art by Carole Davis

Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
Free

"Blacksburg in Bloom" is artist Carole Davis’s response to the annual beautification of the Town of Blacksburg. …

Holidays
free

Fashions for Evergreens

The Hotel Roanoke
Free

A tree decorating competition featuring more than 34 professionally designed trees. …

Music
contributed free family friendly accessible all ages

Sunday Music Jams at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
Free

Every Sunday, open jams - Old Time Music at 1:30 pm and Bluegrass at 4:00 pm 

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contributed accessible 21 and over rsvp required date night

New Year's Eve Chef's Dinner at Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant
$95

Celebrate the close of the year and the excitement of the year to come with five courses of farm to table delight! Tables are limited …

Food
contributed accessible 21 and over rsvp required date night

New Year's Eve at Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant
$95 per person

Celebrate the close of the year and the excitement of the year to come with five courses of culinary festival. Tables are limited…

Holidays
21 and over contributed

New Year's Eve Gala

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
$200/couple

Preceptor Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority has announced plans for their 40th New Year’s Eve Gala on Sunday, December 31st…

Music
contributed free

Open Mic Night at Dogtown Roadhouse

Dogtown Roadhouse
Free

Come share your musical talent or come to listen!  A revolving series of hosts welcome you to this weekly event in one of Southwest Virginia's venues…

Books/Talks
contributed free

Blacksburg Meditation Group

Free
The format is informal and usually involves an hour of silent meditation, including time for sitting and walking.




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RECURRING:


Sunday Brunch Food & Cultural Tour
Starting June 29, 2014
Address: 32 Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011
Venue: Roanoke City Market Building
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Sunday Music Jam at The Floyd Country Store
Starting September 28, 2014
Location: The Floyd Country Store
Address: 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
Venue: The Floyd Country Store
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Every Sunday from 2:00 “ 4:00 pm, The Floyd Country Store hosts a music jam lead by a local Old-Time or Bluegrass band. First and third Sundays are Old-Time jams and second and fourth Sundays are Bluegrass jams. Most Sundays there is also a beginner jam upstairs to help those who are just discovering the joys of jamming. Acoustic musicians of all levels and music lovers are invited to come and play. This is dedicated to the sharing of the musical tradition and stories of this area.
 

Fleet Feet Tuesday Night Pub Run - Wasena City Tap Room & Grill
Starting August 12, 2014
Location: Wasena City Tap Room and Grill
Address: 806 Wasena Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
Venue: Wasena City Tap Room and Grill
Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Tuesday

The Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Runs alternate weekly between Fork in the City and the Wasena City Tap Room. The Pub Runs will include a three and five mile route. Pub Runs will be followed by food and beverage specials. Please note that there is an overflow parking lot for us to use for the Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room. The overflow parking is a paved lot on 8th Street, half a block south of the River House and has a playground located at the¦ 
 

Real Estate Investors Of Virginia (Real Estate Investment Training)
Starting March 17, 2015
Location: Frank's Italian Restaurant
Address: 5933 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24012
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Real Estate Investors of Virginia is a group that's focus is on training for landlords, flippers, wholesalers, etc to wisely invest in real estate. The 1st month of meetings is free so you can get to know everyone and see it's value to your investment education. 
 
 
West End Community Market
Starting October 7, 2014
Location: West End Community Center
Address: 1223 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

West End Center for Youth on the corner of Patterson Ave. and 13th Street SW 100% fresh and local, pasture raised meats, rainbow trout, organic fruit & produce, cut flowers, artisan baked goods, cheeses, prepared foods, and much . SNAP-EBT benefits accepted and doubled. Year round rain or shine   

 
(X)po Wednesdays
Starting November 19, 2014
Address: 1327 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
Venue: Grandin CoLab
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

"(X)po Wednesdays" Every Wednesday from 5-7 pm. Free and open to the public. Every week, CoLab will host a casual event aimed at continuing the conversations started at and around (X)po. We guarantee a relaxed atmosphere and an enriching conversation every week, but need you to bring the personality! These evening sessions will showcase local people talking about their ideas, experiences and interests with the goal of sparking a discussion. (X)po Wednesdays are open to the public¦ 
 

Afternoon Arts “ Every Thursday, 4-5pm
Starting March 20, 2014
Location: Jacksonville Center
Address: 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Afternoon Arts “ Every Thursday, 4-5pm    This arts class is for children Pre-K to 7th grade and is divided into two age groups. Each week a new arts experience is given to the children. This is a drop in class, no preregistration is required. Each class is $3 or 4 for $10. This class happens every Thursday as long as The Jax is open.   
    
 
Friday Night Jamboree
Starting September 26, 2014
Location: The Floyd Country Store
Address: 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
Venue: The Floyd Country Store
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

The Floyd Country Store has become a traditional gathering place on Friday nights for musicians, dancers, and visitors from all over the world. The first hour is gospel music, followed by two dance bands. Itâ„¢s a great time for the whole family, and youâ„¢re likely to see kids from six to ninety-six out on our hardwood dance floor. The Jamboree happens every Friday night, rain or shine, all year round. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Seating is limited, so if a seat is important to you¦ 
 

Saturday Americana Afternoon
Starting September 27, 2014
Location: The Floyd Country Store
Address: 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
Venue: The Floyd Country Store
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Join us every Saturday at noon for music and lunch at The Floyd Country Store. The music is varied, but has the common thread of traditional acoustic Americana music. Some of it is indigenous bluegrass or the music of contemporary singer-songwriters. You might hear the blues or some of the Celtic or African sounds that underpin our American folk traditions. Between 12:00pm and 1:30pm we have a scheduled performer, followed by an opportunity to step up for open mic.
 



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MEADOWS OF DAN JAM

Bring musical instruments or join in to sing—or just bring a chair for music each Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Poor Farmer’s Market stage in Meadows of Dan. Call Zeb Hicks at (276) 952-2670 for information.

 

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MEAL, MINISTRY AND FOOD BANK

Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church has a meal, ministry and a food bank Wednesday nights at the church. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the meal begins at 6 p.m., and the food bank is open after the service (approximately at 7:30 p.m.). Van rides are available for to Wednesday evening and Sunday morning services. Call (276) 694-6357 for information.

 

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COMPANIONS SUPPORT GROUP

Companions, a grief, loss and survivors of suicide support group, will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Piedmont Community Services Group Room, 22280 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart. For information, call Patricia Crissman at (276) 694-4361.

 

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CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION MEETING

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Honduras Coffee Shop in Stuart. Call Terry at (276) 692-5740 for information.

 

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COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

A community bereavement support group will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Stuart United Methodist Church. (Enter through the red door at the back of the church.) The purpose of the group is to offer support in a relaxing atmosphere to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Call Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416 or Becki Turner at (276) 694-3238 for more information.

 

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SUPPORT GROUP

Southside Survivor Response Center (formerly Citizens Against Family Violence) currently has support groups in Ararat, Stuart, and Woolwine. These are women’s encouragement, hope and direction support groups for women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual assault. For times and locations, call Sandy at (276) 692-5504 or check the website calendar at www.SSRCenter.org..

 

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SIT AND BE FIT EXERCISE CLASS

Sit and Be Fit, an exercise class taught by Sharon Mason, meets each Friday from 11 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the Patrick County Library. Call the library at 694-3352 for information.

 

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APPLE BUTTER SALE

Stuart Baptist Church has apple butter for sale at the church from 10 a.m. to noon at the church office at 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

 

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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 N.C. 14, just south of Eden, N.C., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Professional consultants are on hand to help people trace their roots for free through a number of genealogical sites. Call (336) 623-7154 or (336) 623-1797 for information/appointment.

 

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MEADOWS OF DAN ADDICTIONS RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

The Meadows of Dan Addictions Recovery Support Group meets each Monday night at Mayberry Presbyterian Church, 1127 Mayberry Church Rd., at 7 p.m. Meetings include prayer, fellowship, sharing, networking, and the 12-Step Program to assist with a journey of healing and recovery. For information, contact facilitator Felecia Shelor at (540) 593-3062 or fshelor@swva.net.

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BLUE RIDGE MUSIC CENTER


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Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Road
Galax, Virginia 24333
Milepost 213 - Blue Ridge Parkway
# 276 - 236 - 5309
www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org

 Events:

Please visit our website for more detailed information about the season schedule, including bios, images, web links and videos of the performers. 

 

The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of Mount Airy, NC and just south of Galax, VA. 

Concerts are held in the outdoor amphitheater at the base of Fisher Peak, one of the most gorgeous concert settings in the country. 

For Evening Concerts at the Music Center:
* FREE Parking
* Kids 12 and under are FREE
* Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets
* Patrons are welcome to bring their own picnic basket (NO ALCOHOL please!)
* The Galax Smokehouse will be present on concert nights, serving their BBQ plus incredible sides. 

The Blue Ridge Music Center (BRMC) is operated by The National Park Service, and the Music Center's programming is coordinated through a partnership with The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. 

The Blue Ridge Music Center is a major venue of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trails and a partner venue of the Blue Ridge Music Trail of North Carolina.

 
The Blue Ridge parkway Foundation

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the primary private fundraising organization for the Blue Ridge Parkway.  As the primary fundraiser and trusted steward of the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Foundation is forever committed to preserving the past, enhancing the present, and safeguarding the future of Americaâ„¢s Favorite Journey®.


Richard Emmett
Blue Ridge Music Center (BRMC)
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (BRPF)
717 S. Marshall Street - 105 B
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org
www.brpfoundation.org
# 866-308-2773 x 213 (BRPF Winston-Salem office)
# 276-236-5309 x 112 (Music Center office)


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About the Blue Ridge Music Center
The Blue Ridge Music Center celebrates the music and musicians of the Blue Ridge. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1985, the site includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, which is still alive and thriving in the region. The site is operated through a partnership between the National Park Service and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. In the summer, its beautiful outdoor amphitheater comes alive through a vibrant and diverse concert series featuring artists like Cash and Leventhal, The Kruger Brothers, The Primitive Quartet, and John Dee Holeman. Many of these concerts include activities for the whole family such as flatfoot dance lessons and instrument petting zoos. The Music Center also offers scenic trails for the novice and seasoned hiker, educational programs and the interactive Roots of American Music museum. The center and museum are open 10:00 am-5:00 pm daily May-October. Admission to Visitor's Center and the Roots of American Music museum is free. Mid-day Mountain Music is offered free every day in the Blue Ridge Music Center breezeway from 12-4 pm.


About the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the primary fundraiser and trusted steward of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Foundation is forever committed to preserving the past, enhancing the present, and safeguarding the future of America's Favorite Journey®. We are proud to serve and support this extraordinary environment that connects the spirit of countless people through a twisting ribbon of mountain road. We are a strong defender of the Parkway, funding needed projects that enhance and protect the natural, cultural, historic, and recreational qualities that make the Blue Ridge Parkway an American treasure. Find out more at www.brpfoundation.org <http://www.brpfoundation.org> .
 
 
700 Foothills Road
Galax, Virginia 24333
Milepost 213 - Blue Ridge Parkway
# 276 - 236 - 5309
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HIKING CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
  • According to the club's website, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC) is dedicated to preserving and improving the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. The RATC is responsible for 113 miles, or about 5 percent, of the Appalachian Trail's 2,170 miles. In addition, volunteers shoulder the upkeep for 17 permanent shelters along the southwest Virginia stretch. The club is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010 and sponsors hikes of varying difficulty nearly every week, including day hikes, camping trips and backpacking trail hikes. The RATC is an affiliate of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.


    Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club P.O. Box 12282 Roanoke, VA 24024-2282
    547-387-9723
  • Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech (OCVT)

  • Virginia Tech students as well as members of the Blacksburg, Virginia community comprise the membership of this active club. The club is responsible for maintaining a 30 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. In addition to regularly scheduled hikes, the club sponsors kayaking, biking and other outdoor activities. The website states that "due the wide variety of interest within the club, there is opportunity for novices to learn new skills or improve existing ones."


    Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech PO Box 538 Blacksburg, VA 24061  outdoor.org.vt.edu/

  • Tennessee Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club

  • Originally formed within the Eastman Kodak Company in Kingsport, Tennessee, the Club is now open to anyone. As of 2010, non-employees pay $10 annually instead of the $5 fee for employees and retirees. The club schedules numerous hikes into the nearby southwest Virginia mountains each year, as well as sponsoring canoeing and kayaking events on nearby whitewater rivers.


    Tennessee Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club  Building 310, Eastman Road Kingsport, TN 37663
    423-229-3771    tehcc.org/
  • Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club

  • The Mount Rogers Appalachian Club, formed more than fifty years ago, maintains nearly 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. Much of the club's activities center around work hikes for trail maintenance, but the event calendar also lists recreational hikes and social events. The Mount Rogers club makes its headquarters in tiny Damascus, Virginia. Damascus is situated near the southwestern corner of the state and just minutes from the Appalachian Trail.


    Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club P.O. Box 789  Damascus, VA 24236-0789 - 276-475-3065
    mratc.pbworks.com/





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