The Rotary Club of Washington is sponsoring the 2nd annual "Service Above Self" 5K & 10K. It is Saturday, July 26th at 8:30am along the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, Va.  The race will be chip timed. Register for the race online.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

If you love chili and old cars, then you need to head to Marion, Va this Friday, July 18th, from 7pm til 11pm for the 28th Annual Chili Cook - off and Shine n' Show Car Show. Learn more about the Cookoff and Car Show.

The 10th annual Mountain City Sunflower Festival is this Saturday, July 19th  from 9am until 5pm. The live music, food, crafts and much more are located in downtown on Main and Church Streets. Click here to get a complete schedule of events for this one-day festival.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Appalachian Sustainable Development sponsors the 2014 Farm Tours & Suppers:

Spring Ridge Farms
Monday, July 21st 5pm-8pm

Roffey Cattle Co.
Monday, July 28th 5pm-8pm

Double Y Livestock
Monday, September 22nd 5pm-8pm

Porter Valley Grass Farm
Monday, September 29th 5pm-8pm

To RSVP call 276-623-1121 or email Appalachian Sustainable Development at

The Beginner Crochet Camp is Tuesday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 26th from 1pm-4pm at the "One of a Kind Gallery" in Bristol, TN. The cost of the camp is $75. You can register online at or call "One of Kind Gallery" at 423-652-2648.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's all about the kids. That's the focus of the upcoming Kidville race for March of Dimes. It's a 5K run/walk on Saturday, July 19th at 8:30am. The race takes you down the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, Va. To register, click here.

The C.C. Porter Animal Shelter in Abingdon, Va has dogs and cats available for adoption. To find out more call the Animal Shelter at 276-676-6210 or visit them online.

The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) offers rafting, paddling, zip lines and events that promote youth fitness this summer. To learn more at NOC to plan your next trip.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area will present the 36th season of "Liberty!" the official outdoor drama of the State of Tennessee. Veterans night is Thursday, July 17th when veterans and one guest are admitted for free. Saturday, July 19th, an interpreter for the hearing impaired will be signing the play as it is performed. Find out more at Sycamore Shoals.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Kidville Race for March of Dimes is a 5K run/walk and a one-mile run for kids. It is Saturday, July 19th at 8:30am on the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon. For more information click here.

The Remote Area Medical (RAM) will be offering free eye care, dental and medical care. The event is Friday, July 19th-Sunday, July 20th at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Wise, Va. Registration is at 6 o'clock each morning. Details can be found at the Health Wagon.

Come on out to Hungry Mother State Park for 3 days of epic music, delicious food, handmade arts & crafts and lots of family fun for all.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 from 10:00am -6:00pm
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 10:00am -5:00pm

Free Admission.
State Park Parking Fee: $6/day or $9/weekend
(shuttle from downtown Marion available all weekend)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jonesborough Storytellers Guild brings spooky Graveyard Tales from Appalachia to the Rocky Mount Historic Site on Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m.  Stories for this year’s theme, Tales from the Graveyard, are sure to bring a chill on a hot July evening.  This year’s special set design is by Hunter Graybeal and his committee of David Claunch, Jim Foote, and Jeff Stratton.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students.  Graveyard Tales is not recommended for children 12 and under.

Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC will host "A Grand Night for Singing." The Rodger & Hammerstein's musical is scheduled for July 16th-July 19th at 7pm and July 17th, July 19th and July 20th at 2pm. For tickets click on Summer Theatre.

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