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August 2020

Exhibition: Transforming Politics: Art Made by Women

August 20 @ 10:00 am - December 27 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Transforming Politics: Art Made by WomenAugust 20, December 27, 2020As we celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage, we celebrate a women-led movement that sparked a transformation of politics around the world. The suffragettes used their artistic skills, creativity and resourcefulness in order to make history and, although some political affairs have changed, the passionate interests of women have not. Women continue to make their voices heard in conversations surrounding climate change, labor, societal values, economic…

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October 2020

Meadows of Dan Pancake Days

October 25 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT
See Facebook page for price details

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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Scary ACCE Trail

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
$10 – $13

The Scary ACCE Trail is a walking, outdoor, scary trail following the story of Lord Castle. Guests are sure to get their hearts racing in this after-dark scary walk through the woods and around Castle Rock Golf Course. Groups will go in packs of 10 with an escort to witness at least ten scenes over the course of less than a mile. The Scary ACCE Trail is open to all and youth 12 and under…

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Big Walker Lookout Craft Corner: Angel Afghans by Linda Hoagland

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store has been owned and operated by the same family for over 70 years. It features more than 25 local artisans, crafters, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long. Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer's Mountain Top Music featuring local…

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November 2020

Harvest Time at Booker T. Washington National Monument

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

HISTORY COMES ALIVE at Booker T. Washington National Monument! Experience mid-19th century craft and farm demonstrations by accomplished living history re-enactors. Children’s activities and food vendors compliment a fun and educational family event you will not want to miss! This event is FREE!!  Booker T. Washington National Monument will offer a dynamic educational and fun family event for visitors of all ages that portrays life on a mid-19th century slave-holding tobacco plantation during the late summer “harvest…

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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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Southwest Virginia Holiday Market

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

Join 'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace on Small Business Saturday for our Annual Holiday Market! Children's activities, local food, live artisan demonstrations, and fun for the whole family!

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Small Business Saturday-Open House

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Do not miss our 2020 Open House/Sidewalk Sale! Join us for sweet treats, tastings & mulled wine along with incredible discounts! Find out why Small Business Saturday is our favorite day of the year! Visit us beginning at NOON for your Post-Thanksgiving Savings Extravaganza!! Free gift to our first 20 customers!​ #shopsmall

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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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