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Community Events Schedule for 2018

 

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

February (Every Wednesday Night) Big Stone Gap Visitors Center hosts a Jam session at 7 p.m. Please call 276-523-2303

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

3 February - Mountain Rose Vineyards - Guided Sip N Paint - $30 - Call for tickets 276-328-2013

10 February - City of Norton— “Love” Snack N Paint $30 - space is limited to 20 participants - 276-679-0754

10 February - Mardi Gras in the Mountains at the Big Stone Gap Visitors Center - 6 p.m. until 12 a.m.

12 February - Mountain Rose Vineyards - Guided Sip N Paint - $30 - Call for tickets 276-328-2013

12 February - Western Front Hotel Grand opening—12 noon– Come help us celebrate the grand opening of this new business in St. Paul at 3025 Fourth Avenue

17 February - Mountain Rose Vineyards Maple Fest - 10 a.m .until 2 p.m. - Pancake Breakfast - Tours, tasting, cotton candy  & more $16 Call 276-328-2013

17 February - Appalachian Cultural Arts Center - Concert by Tyler Hughes at 6 p.m.  Fundraiser—Donations will be accepted at the door

21 February - Eastman Credit Union Grand opening of new location in Norton - Located in the Wal-mart shopping plaza at 11:30 a.m.—Come out and help us welcome them to our area


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 Monday) Big Stone Gap Visitors Center - Golden Agers at 5:30 p.m. Please call 276-523-2303

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

March (Every Wednesday Night) Big Stone Gap Visitors Center hosts a Jam session at 7 p.m. Please call 276-523-2303

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

April (Every Wednesday Night) Big Stone Gap Visitors Center hosts a Jam session at 7 p.m. Please call 276-523-2303

 

 7 April - 64th Annual Gala/Silent Auction - This Annual event will benefit the Wise County/City of Norotn Chamber of Commerce - Tickets are $60 and Table Sponsors are available  Please call the Chamber to make reservation at 276-67-0961

 
20 April - Marsh Regional Blood Center Annual Golf Tournament - Warriors Path Golf Course - Please call the chamber office at 276-679-0961 for an application 

20 April - 23rd Annual Community Spring Swing - Lonesome Pine Country Club - Please Call the UVa-Wise Alumni Office for all the details 276-328-0128

 

21 April Great American Clean Up—Each town will host a clean up for their area -

                 Big Stone Gap—10 a.m. until 2 p.m. #BSGgoesgreen at Bullitt park  Contact Tammy 276-523-2303

                 Clean your files day—Shredder available at the Magic Mart Parking lot Norton

                 Coeburn Clean up week - No large heavy items call the town for more info 276-395-3323

                 Town of Wise - 9 a.m. until 2 pm.—Registration at Big Glades Community Square

                 City of Norton—9 a.m. - until 1 p.m. meet at the chamber parking lot –276-679-0754

                 Appalachia—Contact  Brian Falin 275-9955

21 April—City of Norton Geocoaching - 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Flag rock Shelter #2—276-679-0754 for  more info 

 

  

26 April - April Chamber Board Meeting  - Prime Sirloin, Norton—11:30 a.m. Lunch—12 p.m. meeting start—Please RSVP to the Chamber

 

 28 April - City of Norton -Basic Wilderiness Survival Class -9 a.m. 5 p.m. - Flag Rock Recreation Area, Shelter No. 2 -$75 per person - Ages 13 and up Call 276-679-0754 to register 


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

5 May - Lonesome Pine Derby Days at Big Stone Gap Visitor Center - 9 a.m. Call 276-523-2303

5 May - Outdoor Yoga - City of Notorn - $5 Per person - 9 a.m. Call 276-679-1160

7 May - Oil Painting Class - 10 a.m. - $50 per person - Registration - 276-679-0754

10 May - Trash to Treasures Workshop -5 p.m. $5 Covers all supplies - Norton Community Center - 276-679-0754

12 May - Outdoor Yoga - City of Norton - $5 per person - Location will be announced - 276-679-1160

12 May - Mother's Day Wildflower Hike - 2 p.m. - Flag Rock Recreation area - Free - Join Phil Meeks with Wise county Cooperative Extension Office 276-679-1160

12 May - Fit Farmer 12 k Trail run - See all the details there at their website and sign up online https://fitfarmertrailrun.wordpress.com/

12 May - Town of Appalachia Concert Series - AHS Auditorium -Live music - Beer Garden - 6 p.m. start - $5 cover for all concerts - Food vendors will be open 

17 May- Map and Compass 101 Micro Class - Norton Community Center - 6 p.m. $30 per person - Pre registration required - Ages 13 and above -Limited class size -276-679-0754

17 May - SWVA Economic Forum - Register online HERE for this all day event 

19 May—Fit Farmer 12k Trail Run - 10 a.m.—Register online at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=55833

19 May - St. Paul Street Festival hosted by Sugar Hill Brewery - 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.—

19 May—MountainRose Vineyards—1st Sandwich Saturday 12 p.m. until  2 p.m. - 276-328-2013

19 May - Cavalier $elebration - 7 p.m. - Tickets on sale—Call the Alumni Office at 276-328-0128

19 May - Zest One night - 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. -736 Park Avenue -27-207-8148 for more information

21 May - SWVA Musuem will host a basket making workshop - 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. - Call 276-523-1322

23 May - Haliburton Job Fair at MECC -12 p.m. until 6 p.m in the Goodlie Center - Apply online and before attending - www.halliburton.com/careers 

26 May - Big Stone Gap - Gathering in the Gap - Starts at 10 a.m. in Big Stone Gap - Be sure to check out all the events at gatheringthegap.com

 

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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

1-2 June - Clinch River Fesitval St. Paul - Music, food, and lots of great fun 

8 June - 8th Annual Harold Lester Golf Tournament at Lonesome Pine Country Club—Contact Dianne Morris at (276) 523-4202 ext. 463

9 June - Randy Wampler, REaltor - Open House - 135 Morris Circle, Big Stone Gap - 2 p.. until 4 p.m. (Food and Refreshments)

10 June -Randy Wampler, Realtor - Open House - 912 Unversity Street, Wise 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. (Food and refreshments) 

 2 June - St. Paul - Kid's Fishing Day at Oxbow Lake - 8 a.m. 


11-16 June  Best Friend Festival - City of Norton - Full Schedule coming soon 

25-28 June - Kids Outdoor Adventure Camp—Flag Rock Area—Call 276-679-0754 (spots still available)

26 June - Mountain Tradition Wood Carving - 5:30 p.m. Big Stone Gap Visitor Center

29 June—Big Stone Gap Bird Watching Group - 8 a.m. start time at Big Stone Gap Visitor Center - Bring your binoculars—All Ages Welcome

29 June—Movie in Big Glades—The Nut Job 2—movie begins at dusk

29 June - Norton City  Fantastic Fridays Water slides—Locust Park (2 Slides )

30 June - Big Stone Gap—Pool Bash 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.  ( Block Party kick off )

 30 June– Mountain Rose Vineyards—A Day in the Country - 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. - Lunch on the lawn, games, tastings and much more—276-328-2013

30 June—Sugar Hill Brewery - Chris Long LIVE at Sugar Hill—7 p.m.

 

 

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

 

July 1 - Big Stone Gap - Gospel Night in Miners Park
 

1 July - Seth Bailey Annual Cruise-In Big Stone Gap Visitor Center- $10 to enter a car 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

1 July - Big Stone Gap Gospel Night at Miners Park

2 July - Big Stone Gap - Movie Night in Miners Park 

6 July - Country Cabin II is unveiling their LOVEwork sign at 6:45 p.m. Music will be featured at 7:30 p.m.

7 July - City of Norton Independence Day Celebration - 7 p.m. Parade—7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Music by Freddie Bradley and Fireworks will begin at 9:50 p.m. 276-679-0754 for more information

13 July—Park Avenue Theater hosts—SummerWeen—Movie and Events - Dress in your fav costume and trick or treat and enjoy a movie  $5 movie for all ages

13 July - Family Movie Night Wise, Big Glades - Pirates of the Caribbean FREE - Movie starts at Dusk

14 July - MountainRose Vineyards - Christmas in July Sip n Paint - 30 Fee includes all supplies - 276-328-2013

14 July - City of Norton Outdoor Yoga at Flag Rock Recreation Area—fee is 5.00 per person 276-679-1160

20-21 July - Chillin’ and Grillin’ in the Glades, Wise - 2 Day BBQ festival

20-22 July - Missions of Mercy will host Free Annual Dental Clinic at David J. Prior Convocation Center 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday 7 until 11 a.m.

20-22 July - RAM at Wise Co. Fair Grounds - Free Health Care - Registration starts at 6 a.m. Daily

27 July - Family Movie Night Wise - Big Glades - Cars 3 Free admission - Movie starts at Dusk

28 July - 7th Annual St. Paul Cooks and Books 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.- Call 276-395-0685

 9 July - Big Stone Gap - Flag Football Sign ups Contact Parks n Rec at 276-523-4950

31 July - Appalachian Cultural Arts Center - Snack & Paint $35 - 6 p.m. - Instructed by Susan Mullins

2-5 August - Appalachia Coal/Railroad Days - See Flyer Here

 

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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

 

1 August - Free Lunch & Learn Digital Seminar 12 noon until 2 p.m.—RSVP to Bill Endean at 276-679– ext265 (see flyer)

 

3 August - Elder Abuse Prevention Training - The Inn at Wise - 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. https://swvalegalaid.regfox.com/2018-elder-abuse-conference  - Click the link for registration and more information

3 August - Family Movie Night - Big Glades, Wise - Daddy’s Home 2 - Movie starts at Dusk

5 August - Mount Olive Shoe Drive - Volunteer, donate or challenge your co-worker to donate a pair of gently used shoes

3 August - Family Movie Night - Big Glades, Wise - Daddy’s Home 2 - Movie starts at Dusk

10 August - Western Front Hotel - Backyard Opening - 6:30 p.m. Live Music, Lawn Games for adults and kids - complimentary s'mores, food, and drink specials. call 276-738-3040 for more info 

11 August - St. Paul Street Festival Hosted by Sugar Hill Brewery 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.

11 August - Family Crisis Support Services—Thank you concert in Norton - 5:30 p.m. FREE CONCERT, Food Trucks and a great time!

11 August - Big Stone Gap Kiwanis Grizzly Run - 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. - Click here to register

 

(Click here for flyer)

 

 

11 August - St. Paul Street Festival Hosted by Sugar Hill Brewery 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.

11 August - Family Crisis Support Services—Thank you concert in Norton - 5:30 p.m. FREE CONCERT, Food Trucks and a great time!

13 August  -  MountainRose Vineyards Sip N Paint, 1 p.m. $30 276-328-2013—Art supplies, refreshments, and a glass of wine included in the price

13 August - Ribbon Cutting for Wise Truck Repair in Wise - 10227 Coeburn Mountain Road - 10:30 a.m. Please come out and help us welcome this new business to our community

16 August - Chamber Small Business & Economic Development Meeting will be held 11:30 a.m. Location TBD - Please RSVP to the chamber at 276-679-0961

17 August - Park Avenue Theater - Casablanca - 7 p.m.

18 August - High Knob Outdoor Festival - See facebook event here - Contact Katie at 276-679-1160 for additional details

23 August - Chamber Board Meeting will be held at Big Stone Gap Visitor Center - 11:30 a.m. - RSVP needed for catering

24 August        Back to Beer School at the Inn at Wise -7 p.m.

25 August        Ribbon Cutting for UVAWise Head start -9312 Rhododendron Drive, Wise 11:30 a.m.

25 August - RTE 23 Music Festival - UVA-Wise - Free Admission 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

25 August -3rd September - Guest River Rally - Coeburn VA

27 August - SWVA Small Business Development Center - For the Love of Food - Food Expo– 8:30 a.m .until 4 p.m. Free but registration is required - 276-739-2474

28 August        Milton’s TV Dinner night - Shrek starts at 6 p.m. Contact 276-738-3040 for more information

31 August - Milton's hosts "The Boys" 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact 276-738-3040 for more information

 

 

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

 

8 September     Big Stone Gap Amazing Race start/end at Visitor Center. Teams of two will solve clues; find locations, complete challenges, and race through Big Stone Gap to cross the finish line.   $40 entry fee includes t-shirt.

12 Sept                Pound Town Hall to Feature Gospel singing - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Free admission

15 Sept                MECC Concealed Carry Class - 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.—$100 Cost - Call 276-523-2400x372

15 Sept MountainRose Vineyards "Say Cheese" Spirits Hop: Visit the 'Spirits of the Clinch' from Wise to Tazewell counties for tastings & specials!

17 Sept MountainRose Vineyards Sip N Paint Class: 6pm Paint your own masterpiece! Refreshments, art supplies & a glass of MRV wine. Guided class $30, call soon 276.328.2013

15 September    MountainRose Vineyards Concord grape U-Pick - 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. - Harvest your very own fresh grapes—Bring clippers and buckets—Kids welcome - Grapes sold by the pound                      276-328-2013

15 September   Milton's - Ears and Beers -6 p.m. until 9 p.m. - Food, Drink, and Music 

15 September   Wallens Ridge State Prison presents the Special Needs Ball -Free event for all intersted please call 276-524-3670

15 September   Pro Art Presents - American Shakespear - The Comedy of Errors - 7:30 p.m. - Adults $15 Seniors $10 Students Free - Contact 276-376-4520 - Gilliam Center for the Arts at UVa-Wise 

15 September   Pro Art Presents - American Shakespear - The Winters Tale  - 3:00 p.m. - Adults $15 Seniors $10 Students Free - Contact 276-376-4520- Gilliam Center for the Arts at UVa-Wise

18 September - Generational Diversity Workshop -  SWVA Higher Education Center - (See flyer here for all details)

21-23 Sept Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival - Big Stone Gap - lots of great events going on all weekend

21 Sep Biden Cancer Summit - MEOC and Mountain Laurel Cancer Center hosts - 276-523-4202 for more details (Diane Morris)

27 September   Quarterly Board Meeting - 11:30 a.m. Location TBA

28-29 Sept       Crutchfield Tent Sale - 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the Parking Lot of Crutchfield (5705 Crutchfield Drive, Norton, VA )

28 September - Free Lasik Screening hosted by Dr. Weberling - 10 a.m. start time and call 276-679-5612 to make your appointment today 

28 Sept YWCA hosting Women's Professional Event - Kingsport Higher Education Center 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 423/968-9444 for more information

29 September -   MEOC hosts the 2nd annual Leigh Ann Bolinskey Memorial 5k - 8 a.m. registration 9 a.m. art - 276-523-4202 to register or Dianne.morris@meoc.org

29 Sept MountainRose Vineyards Annual Grape Stomp Harvest Festival: Fall in love with Harvest Time & join us for our treasured annual tradition! Enjoy tours, games, lunch, vendors, stomp grapes & see how wine is made! A family fun day in the country you won't want to miss! Details at mountainrosevineyard.com

29 September   Grand Opening for Big Stone Gap Dog Park -1 p.m. for more info 276-523-2303

29 September   UVa-Wise Red & Grey 5k - Registration 8 a.m. David J. Prior Convocation Center  Call 276-376-3438 or email jgh2j@uvawise.edu to register

29 September - Free Community Event - Hosted by United Healhcare - City of Norton Park 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. - Free movie, popcorn, activities, giveaways and a cornhole tournament - Contact 276-220-7174 for more information see FACEBOOK Event Here 

 

 

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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

5 October - Stone Mountain Adventures - Haunted Ghost Tours - 7 p.m. Call 276-207-7024 for more information

14-15 October -Wise Fall Fling - fun filled weekend with vendors, food and crafts Contact 276-328-8184 for more details

27 October - Town of Big Stone Gap - Boo & Brews Spooktacular @ 2 p.m. - Cookoff, Costume Contest, Inflatables and much more - Tickets $5  - Call 276-523-2303

31 October - Town of Big Stone Gap - Halloween Carnival at Bullit Park - Call 276-523-2303 for more information

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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

 

29 November - Town of Big Stone Gap Christmas Parade - Please Call 276-523-2303 for more information

 

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December

 

December (Every Weekend) - The Town of Big Stone Gap will offer rides on the Greenbelt in Lights 

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 

8 December - Big Stone Gap - Whoville Saturday - Go out and enjoy a great day of events in Miners Park - 276-523-2303

 

 

The 2018 Christmas parade schedule for Wise County and the City of Norton is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

The suggested theme for the 2018 Christmas parades is “Blue Christmas”!

Open to lots of fun ideas!

 

Such as: Thin Blue Line theme, Autism Awareness, and Blue Christmas themed.

  Be creative, be fun, and use your own ideas to decorate a float, store fronts and more.

 

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.