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Community Events Schedule for 2017

 

This regular Community Event Calendar will be updated often, so please check back frequently!

 January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August 
September  |  October  |  November  |  
December  

 


 
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January

January (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact:  276-796-5188

January (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

January (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

6 January—The Gap Partnership is hosting a Polar Plunge in Big Stone Gap - Visit the link for all the details HERE

8 January - The City of Norton hosting an Oil Painting Class at Norton Community Center - $50 - Call to reserve your spot at 276-679-0754

11&13 January - Mountain Rose Vineyards hosting a Sip n Paint $30 for guided class - 276-328-2013 or visit mountainrosevineyard.com for more info 

13 January - Big Stone Gap Visitors Center will have a Free Concert sponsored by Century 21 Bennett & Edwards Realty - Ron Short & The Possum Play Boys at 7 p.m. 

18 January - Mountain Empire Community College will host a job fair in the Goodloe Center 12 p.m .until 7p.m. - Halliburton is hiring

23 January - Big Stone Gap Visitors center - Mountain Tradition Woodcarving - 6 p.m. 276-523-2303

24 January - Auditions for the Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama will begin at 6 p.m. - Big Stone Gap Visitors Center 

25 January - Big Stone Gap visitors Center will host a Sip n Paint  - Cost $20 Please call 276-523-2303

31 January - Auditions for Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama will begin at 6 p.m. - Big Stone Gap Visitors Center 

February

February (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact:   276-796-5188

February (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

February (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

8 February - Big Stone Gap Visitor Center - Craft N' Sip at 5:30 p.m. Craft TBA - 276-523-2303 for more information 

 

22 February - Big Stone Gap Visitor Center - Craft N' Sip at 5:30 p.m. Craft TBA - 276-523-2303 for more information  

 

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March

March (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact:  276-796-5188

March (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

March (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

8 March - Big Stone Gap Visitors Center - St. Patty's Day Sip N' Paint at 5:30 p.m. Serving green beer/wine Call 276-523-2303 for more information 

17 March - Union Half Marathon through Big Stone Gap and Appalachia, starting/ending at the Big Stone Gap Visitors Center - More info to come 

24 March - Big Stone Gap Easter Egg Hunt at Bullitt Park - Easter Bunny will available for pictures please call 276-523-2303 (Rain date 31 March )

 

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April

April (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact:  276-796-5188

April (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

April (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

4 April -UVa-Wise will host a career fair for all majors - 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

 

May

 

 

May (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact: 276-796-5188

May (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

May (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

May (Every Saturday) - Big Stone Gap Farmers Market - Shawnee Avenue, Big Stone Gap - 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon

May (Every Wednesday & Saturday) - Clinch River Farmers Market - 4th Street, St. Paul - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays

May (Every Thursday ) - Wise Farmers Market  -  Town Municipal Parking Lot - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Contact: Laura Mullins, 276-328-6013

 

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June

 

June (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact:  276-796-5188

June (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

June (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

June (Every Saturday) - Big Stone Gap Farmers Market - Shawnee Avenue, Big Stone Gap - 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon

June (Every Tuesday) - Norton Friends & Farmers Market - All-Indoors Farmer Market Building adjacent to the Chamber building and behind the Pop-in Gas Station, Norton - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

June (Every Wednesday & Saturday) - Clinch River Farmers Market - 4th Street, St. Paul - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays

June (Every Thursday ) - Wise Farmers Market  - The Glades - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Contact: Laura Mullins, 276-328-6013

 

 

July

July - Mines to Wines and Other Things Fine All Month Long - MountainRose Vineyards, 10439 North Reservoir Road - Month-long celebration with the music of local artists including "open Mic" night on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. - Contact: MountainRose Vineyards, 276-328-2013

 

July - Appalachia Cultural Arts Center hosts Open Mic Night on Main street in Appalachia -Sign up at 6 p.m. and perform at 6:30 p.m. - Great music, entertaiment and Free - Donations are welcome

July (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact:  276-796-5188

July (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

July (Every Saturday) - Big Stone Gap Farmers Market - at the Parking Lot on Wood Avenue across from Miners Park, Big Stone Gap - 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

 July (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

July (Every Wednesday & Saturday) - Clinch River Farmers Market - 4th Street, St. Paul - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays

July (Every Tuesday) - (Every Tuesday) - Norton Friends & Farmers Market - All-Indoors Farmer Market Building adjacent to the Chamber building and behind the Pop-in Gas Station, Norton - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Contact: Carmen, 276-679-0412

July (Every Thursday ) - Wise Farmers Market  - The Glades - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Contact: Laura Mullins, 276-328-6013

July (Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine - 51st Season - June Tolliver Playhouse, Clinton Avenue, Big Stone Gap - 8:00 p.m. - An outdoor musical drama of a proud mountain people held Thurs., Fri., and Sat. nights - Pre-show starts at 7:15 p.m., Production starts at 8:00 p.m. - Contact: Lonesome Pine Arts & Crafts, Inc., 276-523-1235 or 800-362-0149

 

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August

August - Appalachia Cultural Arts Center hosts Open Mic Night on Main street in Appalachia -Sign up at 6 p.m. and perform at 6:30 p.m. - Great music, entertaimnet and Free - Donations are welcome

August (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact:  276-796-5188

August (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

August (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

August (Every Saturday) - Big Stone Gap Farmers Market - at the Parking Lot on Wood Avenue across from Miners Park, Big Stone Gap - 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

 August (Every Wednesday & Saturday) - Clinch River Farmers Market - 4th Street, St. Paul - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays

August (Every Tuesday) - (Every Tuesday) - Norton Friends & Farmers Market - All-Indoors Farmer Market Building adjacent to the Chamber building and behind the Pop-in Gas Station, Norton - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Carmen, 276-679-0412

August (Every Thursday ) - Wise Farmers Market  - The Glades - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Contact: Laura Mullins, 276-328-6013

August (Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine - 50th Season - June Tolliver Playhouse, Clinton Avenue, Big Stone Gap - 8:00 p.m. - An outdoor musical drama of a proud mountain people held Thurs., Fri., and Sat. nights - Pre-show starts at 7:15 p.m., Production starts at 8:00 p.m. - Contact: Lonesome Pine Arts & Crafts, Inc., 276-523-1235 or 800-362-0149

 

 

September

 

 

September - Appalachia Cultural Arts Center hosts Open Mic Night on Main street in Appalachia -Sign up at 6 p.m. and perform at 6:30 p.m. - Great music, entertaiment and Free - Donations are welcome

September (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact: 276-796-5188

September (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

September (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

September (Every Saturday) - Big Stone Gap Farmers Market - at the Parking Lot on Wood Avenue across from Miners Park, Big Stone Gap - 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

 September (Every Wednesday & Saturday) - Clinch River Farmers Market - 4th Street, St. Paul - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays

September (Every Tuesday) - (Every Tuesday) - Norton Friends & Farmers Market - All-Indoors Farmer Market Building adjacent to the Chamber building and behind the Pop-in Gas Station, Norton - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Contact: Carmen -276-679-0412

September (Every Thursday ) - Wise Farmers Market - The Glades - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Contact: Laura Mullins, 276-328-6013

 

 

 

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October

October - Appalachia Cultural Arts Center hosts Open Mic Night on Main street in Appalachia -Sign up at 6 p.m. and perform at 6:30 p.m. - Great music, entertaiment and Free - Donations are welcome

October (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact:  276-796-5188

October (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

October (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

October (Every Saturday) - Big Stone Gap Farmers Market - Shawnee Avenue, Big Stone Gap - 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon

October (Every Wednesday & Saturday) - Clinch River Farmers Market - 4th Street, St. Paul - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays

October (Every Tuesday) - (Every Tuesday) - Norton Friends & Farmers Market - All-Indoors Farmer Market Building adjacent to the Chamber building and behind the Pop-in Gas Station, Norton - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.- Contact: Carmen, 276-679-0412

October (Every Thursday ) - Wise Farmers Market - Town Municipal Parking Lot - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Contact: Laura Mullins, 276-328-6013

 

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November

 November- Appalachia Cultural Arts Center hosts Open Mic Night on Main street in Appalachia -Sign up at 6 p.m. and perform at 6:30 p.m. - Great music, entertainment and Free - Donations are welcome

November (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact:  276-796-5188

November (Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

November (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

 

 

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December

 

December (Every Thursday Night) - Pick'n in the Pound - Town Hall, Pound - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Live music, jam sessions, dancing, etc. - Contact: 276-796-5188

December(Every Friday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Coeburn - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Live music, dancing, as well as arts and crafts displays - Contact: Town of Coeburn, info@layshardware.com or www.layshardware.com

December (Every Saturday Night) - Traditional and Bluegrass Music - Country Cabin II, Norton - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music, dancing, etc. - Contact: Nancy Jones, 276-431-3338

December (Every Saturday Night) - Southwest Virginia Museum's 17th Annual  Festival of Trees - Big Stone Gap, VA - Admission $4 for Adults, $2 for Children ages 6-12, Under 6 Free - Contact - 276-523-1322

December - Camp Bethel In lights - Drive through the lights at Camp Bethel in Wise - 9050 Camp Bethel Road, Wise -276/328-6867 - Admission is $5 per car $10 Trucks and $25 Buses 

 

 

The 2017 Christmas parade schedule for Wise County and the City of Norton is as follows:

 

 

TOWN                        DATE                      TIME                CONTACT                      PHONE

           

Norton                                  Dec. 3 (Sun.)                     6:00 p.m.                    Marty Hagy                         679-0192

Pound                                   Dec. 3 (Sun.)                     2:00 p.m.                     George Dean                      796-5188

Big Stone Gap                     Nov 30 (Thur.)                   6:00 p.m.                Town of Big Stone                  523-0115

Appalachia                           Dec. 2(Sat.)                        6:00 p.m.                   Melisa Falin                        565-3900

Coeburn                               Dec. 1 (Fri.)                         6:30 p.m.                    Town of Coeburn              395-3323

St. Paul                                Dec. 2 (Sat.)                         2:00 p.m.                    Town of St. Paul                762-5297

Wise                                     Dec. 2 (Sat.)                         2:00 p.m.                    Wise Kiwanis                      275-9770

 

The suggested theme for the 2017 Christmas parades is The Magic of Christmas! 

Open to lots of fun ideas!

All local churches and other organizations are urged to prepare floats and participate in as many parades as possible to make each town's celebration a fun-filled event.