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October 2020

Meadows of Dan Pancake Days

October 25 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT
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Come join us for all you can eat Buckwheat & Buttermilk (regular) pancakes as well as sausage and gravy provided by Meadows of Dan Fire Department and Meadows of Dan Ruritans as part of their annual fundraising events in the charming town of Meadows of Dan, located right off of the famous Blue Ridge Parkway! The smell is alluring! Nothing is better than a great breakfast, great company, and a relaxing stroll through the various specialty…

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November 2020

Cooking Along The Crooked Road: “Cajun Cookin'”

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

"Cajun Cookin'" - Chef Joel Jerkins recently opened up a cajun restaurant (Cajun Persuasion) and will show us a few tips and tricks in executing real cajun flavors at home. The wildly popular "Cooking Along The Crooked Road" series is back, this time at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace. This cooking class series puts you directly into the kitchen to do hands-on cooking with Southwest Virginia Chefs to learn their recipes, tips, and techniques!…

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December 2020

Jazz Lunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Join us for intriguing jazz numbers presented by the Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Ensemble! Stop by for live music and tasty lunch from our Cafe, serving 85% locally sourced product. You can see our full lunch menu here » https://swvaculturalcenter.com/cafe/

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Let’s Jam! Sauerkraut

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

The practice of canning, or preserving foods, has been around for millenia. Our ancestors were quick to realize that they had to come up with ways to extend the life of their foods, especially through the harsh winters. In the past 200-300 years, canning became increasingly popular (and needed) in “the South”. People were blessed with bountiful harvests throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall months, and due to poverty and poor living conditions, they would…

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Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Donations accepted

WILLIS  GAP  COMMUNITY CENTER  OPEN  JAM:   EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT   7:00 pm until  10:00 pm.  Just minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry's Mill) Meadows of Dan (Primland) and minutes from Andy Griffith's hometown Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry). Willis Gap Community  Center has been jamming successfully for over (21) twenty-one years. All skill levels are invited to attend. Acoustic instruments are playing  Bluegrass, Country, Old-time, and Gospel.  Founder,  Mr. Ottto Hiatt,  plays the Large Base.  Director of the…

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April 2021

Free Screenings of “Lawless”

April 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by authorities angling for a cut of their moonshine profits. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, and Guy Pearce, this 2012 American crime drama is based on Matt Bondurant’s work of historical fiction, “The Wettest County in the World.” The Franklin County Public Library, Franklin County Office of Tourism, Westlake Cinema, and Willard Companies have…

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