Things to Do - Festivals & Events

The historic Barter Theatre is just one of the many reasons why Garden and Gun Magazine named Abingdon Best Performing Arts Town.

a crowd watches a concert at the Virginia Highlands Festival Street and Dance partyThere are festivals, concerts and special events all year long in Abingdon. One of the best known is the Virginia Highlands Festival, which takes place each summer. The Abingdon Music Experience hosts performances and jams throughout the year, so check the calendar of events often.

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  • Abingdon

    Out in the Open - Sculpture Competition Exhibit and Reception

    Thursday, August 4, 2016 - Monday, December 31, 2018
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    Locality:
    Washington
    415 Academy Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Join the William King Museum of Art in celebrating regional sculpture with Out in the Open: Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. After an open call for submissions from sculptors throughout the Appalachian region, the selected works will be unveiled in WKMA's sculpture garden as part of Abingdon's monthly First Thursday event on August 4, 2016. The final pieces were chosen by guest juror Lauren Ross, Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University and will be on view in WKMA's sculpture garden through 2018.

    Date:
    Thursday, August 4, 2016 - Monday, December 31, 2018(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    william King Museum: 276-628-5005

    Email:
    snobles@wkmuseum.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/OutintheOpenSculptureCompetitionExhibitandReception

  • Abingdon

    Gibian & Nobles Exhibit Opening "Through their Eyes"

    Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24212

      "First Thursday" January 5th 6-8pm. Opening Reception for Artists Kathy Gibian and Sarah Nobles-"Through their Eyes" Working in acrylic & oil, two artists explore their landscapes through a lense of clarification. Gibian uses geometric forms to build dreamy landscapes while Nobles uses soft shapes and tecture to produce romanticized and recognizable rural settings. Visit the 7 Resident Artists working in their studios. -Refreshments will be served.  Admission is always free and everyone is always welcome!

    Date:
    Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/GibianNoblesExhibitOpeningThroughtheirEyes

  • Abingdon

    The Crooked Road Open Jam at Heartwood

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Thursday, December 28, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Heartwood Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The Crooked Road Open Jam at Heartwood is an informal musical gathering on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Thursday of each month. You don't have to play an instrument to partake, though it's always open to those who do. Either way, just come prepared to have fun and be blown away by the level of talent Southwest Virginia has to offer. Entertainment is free; special a la carte BBQ menu also available.

    Date:
    Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Thursday, December 28, 2017(5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-492-2400

    Email:
    heartwoodevents@guestservices.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheCrookedRoadOpenJamatHeartwood

  • Abingdon

    Fantastic Realms by Chuck Mullins

    Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    152 E Main St
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the fall installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2017 exhibition series with a collection of giclee printed, computer generated graphic images by award winning graphic artist Chuck Mullins entitled "Fantastic Realms” "Fantastic Realms” will be celebrated with a gala reception, to which the public is cordially invited, on Friday, 13 October from 7 - 9:00 PM in The Gallery @ Barr Photographics, 152 E. Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia. "Fantastic Realms” will hang, and be offered for sale, through 30, November 2017.   The Gallery @ Barr Photographics is housed in the Greenway Trigg Building, located in the heart of Abingdon’s main street historic district.  Please call 276- 628-1486 or visit http://barrphotographics.com for further information. 

    Date:
    Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017(10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-1486

    Email:
    thegallery@barrphotographics.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/FantasticRealmsbyChuckMullins

  • Abingdon

    Irving Berlin's White Christmas, at Barter Theatre

    Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    127 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written for the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Music and Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN Book by DAVID IVES and PAUL BLAKE Original Stage Production by WALTER BOBBIE Orchestrations by Larry Blank Vocal and Dance Arrangement by Bruce Pomahac A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences! Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

    Date:
    Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017

    Telephone:
    Box Office: 276-628-3991

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/WhiteChristmas

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    A Tuna Christmas

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Saturday, December 23, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    110 West Main Street
    A, VA 24210

    “This show is so funny it could make a raccoon laugh affectionately at Davy Crockett.”~ NY POST By Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jason Williams Radio station OKKK personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, focusing on the annual big event, which is the Christmas lawn display competition. The entire Christmas activities are in jeopardy because the Christmas Phantom is on the loose! Audiences will delight in the fact that all 22 characters are played by two quick-changing actors and Barter Theatre favorites, Michael Poisson and Mary Lucy Bivins.

    Date:
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Saturday, December 23, 2017

    Telephone:
    276-628-3991

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ATunaChristmas

  • Abingdon

    Annual Holiday Members Exhibit and Open House

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Saturday, November 25, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Visit our Historic 19th Century Freight Depot. Local artist/members will exhibit more than 100 original pieces of art in three galleries of the Arts Depot. 7 Resident Artist's studios open. All artwork is available for sale. Meet the artists at the Opening Reception and Open house on Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm. Local Wine will be served provided by Abingdon Vineyard and Winery

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Saturday, November 25, 2017(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 276-628-9091
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    628-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualHolidayMembersExhibitandOpenHouse

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BINGO

  • Abingdon

    Kids Gift Making Workshop

    Saturday, November 25, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    370 E. Main St. Abingdon
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Drop your little elves with us to create some hand made gifts you'll actually want to keep for yourself (no paper plate crowns here)! During this 4-hour workshop children will make several high quality gifts that are perfect for teachers, friends, or family. We'll keep them going with hot chocolate and snacks and you can take advantage of some kid-free shopping time (or just go take a nap, we won't judge).

    Date:
    Saturday, November 25, 2017(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-739-7779

    Email:
    team@papermoonstudio.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/KidsGiftMakingWorkshop

  • Abingdon

    Abingdon's Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, November 25, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    335 Cummings Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Skip the Black Friday madness, and head to downtown Abingdon for Small Business Saturday.  This national campaign was originally created by American Express to encourage shoppers to support small businesses.  Abingdon will celebrate Small Business Saturday with free family activities, extended merchant hours, and freshly roasted chestnuts for sale on Main Street.  Stroll along the adorable brick sidewalks and enjoy the window displays: this year Abingdon’s merchants will compete for the most over-the-top window display, inspired by Barter Theatre’s “White Christmas.”   Merchants will open their doors for extended hours, 11am to 7pm, to make holiday shopping easier. From antiques to specialty sweets, ladies apparel, jewelry, art galleries, home décor. Christmas ornaments, toys and much more, Abingdon’s independent retailers have gifts at any price point. Roasted chestnuts will be on sale at Main Street Town Park (between Wall St. and Russell Road) starting at 11am until supplies run out. All proceeds benefit the American Chestnut Foundation. The cast of Barter Theatre’s “Rudolph” will be caroling 11am to 1pm on West Main Street. block between Cummings and Russell Road.

    Date:
    Saturday, November 25, 2017(11:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    800-435-3440

    Email:
    acvb@abingdon-va.gov

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AbingdonsSmallBusinessSaturday

  • Abingdon

    Cooking Classes 2017

    Monday, November 27, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Partnership Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    www.swcenter.edu/cooking *DATE CHANGE* September 12 6PM- 9PM – Tailgate Grilling with Matt Shy  September 18 6PM- 9PM – Thai Cooking with Sheridan Nice  September 25 6PM- 9PM -Nordic Cookery with the Tavern  October 2 6PM- 9PM – The Tuscan Kitchen with Susie Buckner  October 9 6PM- 9PM – As American as Apple Pie: A Columbus Day Celebration with Francine Ivery  October 16 6PM- 9PM – Another Taste of Morocco with Matt Henry  October 23 6PM- 9PM – The Flavors of Sicily with Susan Lachmann  October 28 10AM- 12PM – Halloween Monster Cookies and Edible Critters: Things That Go Bump in the Night (ages 6-10)  October 28 1:30PM- 4:30PM – Edible Art and Fun with Food! (ages 11-15)  November 6 6PM- 9PM – Traditional Indian Cuisine with Anna Hawkins of Eatwith.com  November 13 6PM- 9PM – Versatile Puff Pastry: Savory and Sweet with Donna Barrow McIntyre  November 27 6PM- 9PM – A Taste of Heartwood: Soups with Flavor and Flair  December 4 6PM- 9PM – Macaroons and Meringue: Mystery Solved with Susan Mole December 9 9AM- 12:30PM – Teens Cook! Holiday Party Foods and Gifts from the Kitchen with Matt Shy  December 11 6PM- 9PM – Let’s Get Jolly: Holiday Appetizer and Wine Pairing with Matt Henry www.swcenter.edu/cooking

    Date:
    Monday, November 27, 2017

    Telephone:
    front desk: 276-619-4300

    Email:
    swebb@swcenter.edu

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CookingClasses2017

  • Abingdon

    Barter Theatre's Rudolph

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    127 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    A musical by Catherine Bush with music by Dax Dupuy The Barter Players present "Rudolph," a musical for young audiences. Rudolph is different from the other reindeer. He’s not very good at sports, and everyone makes fun of his big, red shiny nose. Then one Christmas Eve a giant blizzard hits the North Pole and Santa is unable to navigate. Rudolph and his nose come to the rescue, lighting the way to Christmas, and everyone discovers that being different can be the greatest gift of all.

    Date:
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    Telephone:
    Box Office: 276-628-3991

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BarterTheatresRudolph

  • Abingdon

    Barter Theatre's The Santaland Diaries

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    110 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    By David Sedaris Recommended for mature audiences due to language and subject matter This outrageous holiday comedy stars Crumpet, a rebel without a Claus, who recounts his true-life tale of an out-of-work writer’s stint as a Macy’s department store elf. A delightfully absurd look at the commercial Christmas season, Sedaris’ sharp and hilarious observations have rapidly becoming one of the nation’s most popular holiday shows. Barter’s production will feature one of Barter’s favorite actors, Nicholas Piper, as Crumpet.

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017

    Telephone:
    276-628-3991

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BarterTheatresTheSantalandDiaries

  • Abingdon

    Annual Holiday Members Exhibit and Open House

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Visit our Historic 19th Century Freight Depot. Local artist/members will exhibit more than 100 original pieces of art in three galleries of the Arts Depot. 7 Resident Artist's studios open. All artwork is available for sale. Meet the artists at the Opening Reception and Open house on Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm. Local Wine will be served provided by Abingdon Vineyard and Winery

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 276-628-9091
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    628-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualHolidayMembersExhibitandOpenHouse

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BINGO

  • Abingdon

    Virginia Highlands Community College Women's Choir Concert

    Saturday, December 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The Virginia Highlands Community College Women's Choir will perform a free holiday concert. Hot Cider and holiday treats will be served. Visit 7 Resident Artists  working in their studios in a variety of media including weaving, clay, acrylics, watercolor &  oil paints. Shop for unique gifts. 

    Date:
    Saturday, December 2, 2017(1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 276-628-9091
    276: 276-628-9091
    2766289091: 628-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/VirginiaHighlandsCommunityCollegeWomensChoirConcert

  • Abingdon

    Abingdon Farmers Market Holiday Market

    Saturday, December 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    100 Remsburg Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Help support your LOCAL neighbors this holiday season by shopping at Abingdon Farmers Markets’ Holiday Market. Some of the available items will be: produce, meats, baked goods, wreaths, hats, scarves, jewelry, paintings, soaps, coffee, cards, herbs, wine, eggs, fudge, jams and jellies, and canned goods. The Abingdon Farmers Market is a place for local farmers, artisans and food producers to sell their products directly to the community. Freshly grown and made products taste better and are better for you. Plus, they are not transported many miles in fuel guzzling vehicles. In many cases, the growers and producers are your neighbors and friends. Support local farmers.

    Date:
    Saturday, December 2, 2017(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Abingdon Visitor Info: 800-435-3440

    Email:
    acvb@abingdon-va.gov

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AbingdonFarmersMarketHolidayMarket

  • Abingdon

    Cooking Classes 2017

    Monday, December 4, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Partnership Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    www.swcenter.edu/cooking *DATE CHANGE* September 12 6PM- 9PM – Tailgate Grilling with Matt Shy  September 18 6PM- 9PM – Thai Cooking with Sheridan Nice  September 25 6PM- 9PM -Nordic Cookery with the Tavern  October 2 6PM- 9PM – The Tuscan Kitchen with Susie Buckner  October 9 6PM- 9PM – As American as Apple Pie: A Columbus Day Celebration with Francine Ivery  October 16 6PM- 9PM – Another Taste of Morocco with Matt Henry  October 23 6PM- 9PM – The Flavors of Sicily with Susan Lachmann  October 28 10AM- 12PM – Halloween Monster Cookies and Edible Critters: Things That Go Bump in the Night (ages 6-10)  October 28 1:30PM- 4:30PM – Edible Art and Fun with Food! (ages 11-15)  November 6 6PM- 9PM – Traditional Indian Cuisine with Anna Hawkins of Eatwith.com  November 13 6PM- 9PM – Versatile Puff Pastry: Savory and Sweet with Donna Barrow McIntyre  November 27 6PM- 9PM – A Taste of Heartwood: Soups with Flavor and Flair  December 4 6PM- 9PM – Macaroons and Meringue: Mystery Solved with Susan Mole December 9 9AM- 12:30PM – Teens Cook! Holiday Party Foods and Gifts from the Kitchen with Matt Shy  December 11 6PM- 9PM – Let’s Get Jolly: Holiday Appetizer and Wine Pairing with Matt Henry www.swcenter.edu/cooking

    Date:
    Monday, December 4, 2017

    Telephone:
    front desk: 276-619-4300

    Email:
    swebb@swcenter.edu

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CookingClasses2017

  • Abingdon

    Community Christmas

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    127 West Main St
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    "Making Spirits Bright." The 23rd annual Community Christmas program is the perfect way to usher in the holidays for the entire family. The Annual Community Christmas Program will celebrate the Spirit of Giving at the Barter Theatre. An evening of Holiday Fun featuring our areas best in dance, music, and storytelling. The Community Christmas Program is a non-profit organiztion, which raises money to help feed the hungry through organizations in our area.

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017(7:00 PM

    Telephone:
    Barter Theatre: 276-628-3991
    Abingdon Visitor Center: 800-435-3440

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CommunityChristmas

  • Abingdon

    Annual Holiday Members Exhibit and Open House

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Saturday, December 9, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Visit our Historic 19th Century Freight Depot. Local artist/members will exhibit more than 100 original pieces of art in three galleries of the Arts Depot. 7 Resident Artist's studios open. All artwork is available for sale. Meet the artists at the Opening Reception and Open house on Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm. Local Wine will be served provided by Abingdon Vineyard and Winery

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Saturday, December 9, 2017(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 276-628-9091
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    628-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualHolidayMembersExhibitandOpenHouse

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BINGO

  • Abingdon

    First Thursday December Open House

    Thursday, December 7, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Sq SW
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    On the "First Thursday" in December the Arts Depot will host an Open House. Local wines and tasty treats will be served. David Collins will entertain guests with his crazy antics and piano tunes. This event is in conjunction with Abingdon's town-wide "First Thursday" Gallery Hops. Free and open to the public. 

    Date:
    Thursday, December 7, 2017(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    628-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/FirstThursdayDecemberOpenHouse

  • Abingdon

    Macrame Workshop

    Thursday, December 7, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    370 E. Main St. Abingdon
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Learn several knot techniques and use them to create your very own wall hanging design. Everyone will complete their wall hanging during class so it is ready to hang the minute you get home. Grab a friend and join the group!

    Date:
    Thursday, December 7, 2017(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-739-7779

    Email:
    team@papermoonstudio.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/HandLetteringWorkshop

  • Abingdon

    2nd annual Over 50 Expo

    Friday, December 8, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Partnership Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The 2017 Over 50 Expo will take place on December 8, 2017 from 9AM-3PM and admission is FREE!  Early arrivals will recieve a copy of the “Senior Citizens Handbook: Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens in Virginia” published by the Virginia State Bar. There will be over 70 vendors in the Grand Hall with an emphasis on promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.  The Appalachian College of Pharmacy will hold a “brown bag” clinic, where everyone is invited to bring their prescription drugs/supplements/vitamins, etc. to be evaluated for interactions or adverse reactions to one another. They will also offer blood sugar testing and blood pressure testing.  There will be classes on legal issues, proactive aging, brain health, and other topics.

    Date:
    Friday, December 8, 2017(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    front desk: 276-619-4300

    Email:
    swebb@swcenter.edu

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/2ndannualOver50Expo

  • Abingdon

    Scottish and Irish Folk Music Concert

    Saturday, December 9, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Sq SW
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The Abingdon-based band, Stravàigin, (meaning wanderer) will be in concert. Straváigin offers a wandering repertoire of traditional Irish and Scottish folk music combined with a variety of stirring marches, jigs, reels and moving slow airs on the Great Highland Bagpipe, shuttle pipes, and Scottish small pipes. The roots of Appalachian music run deep in the rhythms and harmonies of the Scots-Irish, who brought their music to America with them in their quest for a land of their own. Hot Cider and traditional treats will be served. This event is free. There is never an admission charge at the Arts Depot and everyone is always welcome. 7 Resident Artist's studios will be open offering a variety of hand made, original & unique items to complete your holiday shopping list.

    Date:
    Saturday, December 9, 2017(1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    628-628-9091

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/StravaiginScottishandIrishFolkMusicConcert

  • Abingdon

    Abingdon Farmers Market Holiday Market

    Saturday, December 9, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    100 Remsburg Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Help support your LOCAL neighbors this holiday season by shopping at Abingdon Farmers Markets’ Holiday Market. Some of the available items will be: produce, meats, baked goods, wreaths, hats, scarves, jewelry, paintings, soaps, coffee, cards, herbs, wine, eggs, fudge, jams and jellies, and canned goods. The Abingdon Farmers Market is a place for local farmers, artisans and food producers to sell their products directly to the community. Freshly grown and made products taste better and are better for you. Plus, they are not transported many miles in fuel guzzling vehicles. In many cases, the growers and producers are your neighbors and friends. Support local farmers.

    Date:
    Saturday, December 9, 2017(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Abingdon Visitor Info: 800-435-3440

    Email:
    acvb@abingdon-va.gov

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AbingdonFarmersMarketHolidayMarket

  • Abingdon

    Cooking Classes 2017

    Saturday, December 9, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Partnership Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    www.swcenter.edu/cooking *DATE CHANGE* September 12 6PM- 9PM – Tailgate Grilling with Matt Shy  September 18 6PM- 9PM – Thai Cooking with Sheridan Nice  September 25 6PM- 9PM -Nordic Cookery with the Tavern  October 2 6PM- 9PM – The Tuscan Kitchen with Susie Buckner  October 9 6PM- 9PM – As American as Apple Pie: A Columbus Day Celebration with Francine Ivery  October 16 6PM- 9PM – Another Taste of Morocco with Matt Henry  October 23 6PM- 9PM – The Flavors of Sicily with Susan Lachmann  October 28 10AM- 12PM – Halloween Monster Cookies and Edible Critters: Things That Go Bump in the Night (ages 6-10)  October 28 1:30PM- 4:30PM – Edible Art and Fun with Food! (ages 11-15)  November 6 6PM- 9PM – Traditional Indian Cuisine with Anna Hawkins of Eatwith.com  November 13 6PM- 9PM – Versatile Puff Pastry: Savory and Sweet with Donna Barrow McIntyre  November 27 6PM- 9PM – A Taste of Heartwood: Soups with Flavor and Flair  December 4 6PM- 9PM – Macaroons and Meringue: Mystery Solved with Susan Mole December 9 9AM- 12:30PM – Teens Cook! Holiday Party Foods and Gifts from the Kitchen with Matt Shy  December 11 6PM- 9PM – Let’s Get Jolly: Holiday Appetizer and Wine Pairing with Matt Henry www.swcenter.edu/cooking

    Date:
    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Telephone:
    front desk: 276-619-4300

    Email:
    swebb@swcenter.edu

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CookingClasses2017

  • Abingdon

    Holiday Ornament Workshop

    Sunday, December 10, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    370 E. Main St. Abingdon
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Have an ornament exchange this year? Want something with more of a personal touch than that Starbucks gift card? Come create something special and we promise it will be much more fun than shopping! We'll provide all the supplies and instruction needed to create 3-5 beautiful handmade ornaments you'll be proud to give or keep for yourself!

    Date:
    Sunday, December 10, 2017(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-739-7779

    Email:
    team@papermoonstudio.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/HolidayOrnamentWorkshop

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    Cooking Classes 2017

    Monday, December 11, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Partnership Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    www.swcenter.edu/cooking *DATE CHANGE* September 12 6PM- 9PM – Tailgate Grilling with Matt Shy  September 18 6PM- 9PM – Thai Cooking with Sheridan Nice  September 25 6PM- 9PM -Nordic Cookery with the Tavern  October 2 6PM- 9PM – The Tuscan Kitchen with Susie Buckner  October 9 6PM- 9PM – As American as Apple Pie: A Columbus Day Celebration with Francine Ivery  October 16 6PM- 9PM – Another Taste of Morocco with Matt Henry  October 23 6PM- 9PM – The Flavors of Sicily with Susan Lachmann  October 28 10AM- 12PM – Halloween Monster Cookies and Edible Critters: Things That Go Bump in the Night (ages 6-10)  October 28 1:30PM- 4:30PM – Edible Art and Fun with Food! (ages 11-15)  November 6 6PM- 9PM – Traditional Indian Cuisine with Anna Hawkins of Eatwith.com  November 13 6PM- 9PM – Versatile Puff Pastry: Savory and Sweet with Donna Barrow McIntyre  November 27 6PM- 9PM – A Taste of Heartwood: Soups with Flavor and Flair  December 4 6PM- 9PM – Macaroons and Meringue: Mystery Solved with Susan Mole December 9 9AM- 12:30PM – Teens Cook! Holiday Party Foods and Gifts from the Kitchen with Matt Shy  December 11 6PM- 9PM – Let’s Get Jolly: Holiday Appetizer and Wine Pairing with Matt Henry www.swcenter.edu/cooking

    Date:
    Monday, December 11, 2017

    Telephone:
    front desk: 276-619-4300

    Email:
    swebb@swcenter.edu

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CookingClasses2017

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    Annual Holiday Members Exhibit and Open House

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Saturday, December 16, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Visit our Historic 19th Century Freight Depot. Local artist/members will exhibit more than 100 original pieces of art in three galleries of the Arts Depot. 7 Resident Artist's studios open. All artwork is available for sale. Meet the artists at the Opening Reception and Open house on Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm. Local Wine will be served provided by Abingdon Vineyard and Winery

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Saturday, December 16, 2017(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 276-628-9091
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    628-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualHolidayMembersExhibitandOpenHouse

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    BINGO

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BINGO

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    Pet Portrait Workshops

    Friday, December 15, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    370 E. Main St. Abingdon
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Send us a picture of your favorite furry (or feathered) friend and we'll prepare a canvas in advance with the image. The night of the event bring your favorite beverage and have fun as we help you create your own beautiful pet portrait.​ Registration required and photos must be received by the Wednesday prior to each event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Happy Tails Animal Rescue of Washington County.

    Date:
    Friday, December 15, 2017(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-739-7779

    Email:
    team@papermoonstudio.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/PaintYourPetWorkshop

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    Abingdon Farmers Market Holiday Market

    Saturday, December 16, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    100 Remsburg Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Help support your LOCAL neighbors this holiday season by shopping at Abingdon Farmers Markets’ Holiday Market. Some of the available items will be: produce, meats, baked goods, wreaths, hats, scarves, jewelry, paintings, soaps, coffee, cards, herbs, wine, eggs, fudge, jams and jellies, and canned goods. The Abingdon Farmers Market is a place for local farmers, artisans and food producers to sell their products directly to the community. Freshly grown and made products taste better and are better for you. Plus, they are not transported many miles in fuel guzzling vehicles. In many cases, the growers and producers are your neighbors and friends. Support local farmers.

    Date:
    Saturday, December 16, 2017(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Abingdon Visitor Info: 800-435-3440

    Email:
    acvb@abingdon-va.gov

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AbingdonFarmersMarketHolidayMarket

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    Annual Holiday Members Exhibit and Open House

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - Saturday, December 23, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Visit our Historic 19th Century Freight Depot. Local artist/members will exhibit more than 100 original pieces of art in three galleries of the Arts Depot. 7 Resident Artist's studios open. All artwork is available for sale. Meet the artists at the Opening Reception and Open house on Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm. Local Wine will be served provided by Abingdon Vineyard and Winery

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - Saturday, December 23, 2017(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 276-628-9091
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    628-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualHolidayMembersExhibitandOpenHouse

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    BINGO

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BINGO

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    Abingdon Farmers Market Holiday Market

    Saturday, December 23, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    100 Remsburg Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Help support your LOCAL neighbors this holiday season by shopping at Abingdon Farmers Markets’ Holiday Market. Some of the available items will be: produce, meats, baked goods, wreaths, hats, scarves, jewelry, paintings, soaps, coffee, cards, herbs, wine, eggs, fudge, jams and jellies, and canned goods. The Abingdon Farmers Market is a place for local farmers, artisans and food producers to sell their products directly to the community. Freshly grown and made products taste better and are better for you. Plus, they are not transported many miles in fuel guzzling vehicles. In many cases, the growers and producers are your neighbors and friends. Support local farmers.

    Date:
    Saturday, December 23, 2017(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Abingdon Visitor Info: 800-435-3440

    Email:
    acvb@abingdon-va.gov

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AbingdonFarmersMarketHolidayMarket

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    Annual Holiday Members Exhibit and Open House

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Visit our Historic 19th Century Freight Depot. Local artist/members will exhibit more than 100 original pieces of art in three galleries of the Arts Depot. 7 Resident Artist's studios open. All artwork is available for sale. Meet the artists at the Opening Reception and Open house on Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm. Local Wine will be served provided by Abingdon Vineyard and Winery

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 276-628-9091
    2766289091: 276-628-9091
    628-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualHolidayMembersExhibitandOpenHouse

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    BINGO

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 27, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BINGO

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    Abingdon Farmers Market Holiday Market

    Saturday, December 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    100 Remsburg Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Help support your LOCAL neighbors this holiday season by shopping at Abingdon Farmers Markets’ Holiday Market. Some of the available items will be: produce, meats, baked goods, wreaths, hats, scarves, jewelry, paintings, soaps, coffee, cards, herbs, wine, eggs, fudge, jams and jellies, and canned goods. The Abingdon Farmers Market is a place for local farmers, artisans and food producers to sell their products directly to the community. Freshly grown and made products taste better and are better for you. Plus, they are not transported many miles in fuel guzzling vehicles. In many cases, the growers and producers are your neighbors and friends. Support local farmers.

    Date:
    Saturday, December 30, 2017(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Abingdon Visitor Info: 800-435-3440

    Email:
    acvb@abingdon-va.gov

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AbingdonFarmersMarketHolidayMarket

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    6X6 Art from the Heart Fundraiser

    Thursday, February 1, 2018
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24212

    Join us for a fun time and affordable artwork on "First Thursday" February 1 when regional artists have donated over 100 pieces of 6X6 artwork all to be sold for $36.00.  Doors open for the reception at 5pm but at precisely 6:36 pm SHARP! the fundraising exhibit will be unveiled and each piece is sold on a first come first serve basis.  Live music by Abingdon Thumb Strummers and refreshments to be served. 

    Date:
    Thursday, February 1, 2018(5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-9091
    276-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/6X6ArtfromtheHeartFundraiser