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March 2021

Digital Trail Guide: Sugar Hill Loop

March 30 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm EDT

Join us for a digital tour of the Sugar Hill Loop Trail in the Clinch River State Park in St. Paul. Trail guide and video will be posted online at http://www.nortonva.gov/digitaltrailguides. Contact Katie Dunn, katied@nortonva.org or (276) 679-1160, for details.

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July 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Donations accepted

          !WILLIS  GAP  COMMUNITY CENTER  OPEN  JAM:     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.   Director of the jam Les Edgell. Hotdogs, chips, desserts,  and drinks available for purchase. All…

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September 2021

Annual Coal Miners Reunion-Pocahontas

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
$3 – $12

The Coal Miners' Reunion is sponsored by Historic Pocahontas, Inc. (HPI) and serves as a tribute to miners and railroad workers across southwest Virginia.  Held in historic Pocahontas, the event includes a breakfast, dinner, honorary parade, live music and giveaways.  2021 will serve as the 30th anniversary.       

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

September 10 @ 12:00 am - September 12 @ 12:00 am EDT
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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA-TN! The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival celebrates the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions - and its influence on the music of today - annually along State Street in Historic Downtown with approximately 100 acts of live music over a three-day weekend. Visitors may dance in two states while enjoying the very best in Americana, country and traditional bluegrass and…

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December 2021

Frontier Christmas

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Canned Food Donation to A Child Shall Leave Them Food Pantry

To celebrate the holiday the pioneer way, Crab Orchard Museum welcomes the public to Frontier Christmas, featuring an evening of Pioneer apprentices in costume singing carols, singing in the Horsepen cabin, bonfires throughout the 1800s Pioneer Park, storytelling, blacksmithing, hot cider and cookies, costumed interpreters in the museum gallery, live music by bluegrass and old time musicians, candlemaking, photos with Santa, and more. Admission is a can of food for A Child Shall Lead Them Food…

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Christmas Wreath Class

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Come learn to make a Forever wreath. This balsam wreath will be adorned as you wish for Christmas and then over time it will darken to be a beautiful Forever Decorator wreath.  It will stay pliable and will not shed as a regular Christmas greenery wreath . The pictures show a Christmas wreath and several of our students with their creations but our Forever wreath at Beagle Ridge which is 25 years old. This wreath…

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May 2022

Gathering in the Gap Music Festival

May 28, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT
Entrance fee

Celebrate Southwest Virginia's rich tradition of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and Americana music. Legendary country music star Crystal Gayle will be the featured performer.  Enjoy performances by regionally and nationally renowned musicians Dave Eggar & Company, and more! Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to wander the park grounds, browse fine regional crafts, and enjoy some good food while listening to some of the genre’s premier performers under the stars. In addition to the evening entertainment,…

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