Friday, Dec. 13 6 p.m. – Owl Prowl Not every bird flies south for the winter, some stick around all year. With some patience you may just hear or see one of our most charismatic year-round residents. Come on a walk with an interpreter to learn about owls and see whoooo might be hiding in the woods. Meet at the boat ramp. Free
Saturday, Dec. 14 8:30 a.m. – Let It Snow at the Rotary Club Breakfast with Santa We know all snowflakes look different, but why? Why do some types of snow look so different from other types? Learn the secrets of snow and make a craft to take home at the interpreter’s table during the Rotary Club’s annual Breakfast with Santa. Meet at The Restaurant. Free
Sunday, Dec. 15 1 p.m. – Windows to Winter As it gets colder we miss playing outside in the sun, but we can still have plenty of fun indoors. Join an interpreter at the Discovery Center to make a beautifully decorated window wall hanging to celebrate the season. All materials provided, materials will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Call the Discovery Center to register by 4:30 p.m. on December 7. Cost: $30
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There will be 30+ vendors on site, activities for children including crafts and games, pictures with Santa, walk-in art class with Debi Gouge, cookie decorating, tree lighting ceremony and more! If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact Corinna Winters or Theresa McGhee Monday – Friday between 8am-3pm at 276-783-3366. We hope to see you there!
Every Sat from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Oct – Dec)
We are opening our doors for musicians to play along with other local musicians, learn new stuff, and network with other musicians and place to have fun. Starting October 5th and every Saturday of each month. We have limited chairs but musicians and the public are welcome to bring their own.
Have a Holly Jolly Time with us as Pike’s Garage and The Automotive Connection II in bringing Christmas to our Community. Santa will be stopping by and checking his list. We will also have Games, Music, Christmas Movies, A Live Nativity Scene, and A Food Drive for our Local Food Pantry. Everything is free!!! We will have Surprises for Children along with a chance to win Two Free Dollywood Tickets for those who donate a non-perishable Food Item to our Food Drive
Live concerts are held monthly at The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia with shows videotaped for our award winning Television Series which can be seen on public television affiliates throughout the country. For more detailed show information, visit songofthemountains.org
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Featuring Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, Billy Droze, and King James Boys. Tickets $25; Reserved $30
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – “Kornfield Friends” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Hee Haw Television Show! Featuring Buck Trent, Lulu Roman, Misty Rowe, and Jana Jae. Tickets are $40 reserved; $100 premium seating which includes meet & greet prior to show with the starts. Will include photo opportunities and autograph session. The reception will be at 5:30 pm at venue to be announced.
Saturday, June 1, 2019 – John Scott Sherrill, Kristi Stanley & Running Blind, and more to be announced. Tickets $30 Orchestra, $35 Premium or balcony
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Dewey & Leslie Brown & the Carolina Gentlemen, and more performers to be announced. Tickets $30 Orchestra, $35 Premium or balcony
Saturday, August 3, 2019 – Emery Adeline, and more performers to be announced.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 – The Chatham Rabbits, and more performers to be announced.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Mayberry Comes to Marion! Featuring the Dillards, David Browning as “The Mayberry Deputy”, Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling from the Andy Griffith Show), and Tim White & the VW Boys. and more performers to be announced. Tickets $25 Orchestra; $30 Premium; $35 Balcony
Saturday, November 2, 2019 – Wayne Henderson & Jeff Little, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers. Tickets $30 Orchestra, $35 Premium or balcony
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – Performers TBA
(Talent lineup subject to change on all shows.)
Volunteers are needed! Join the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce in bringing some holiday cheer to the residents of Francis Marion Manor. We will sing easy, traditional Christmas carols as a group. No singing experience, or registration needed! Just come to the Chamber office at 214 W Main St in Marion at 12:30 pm. We will run through a few carols together before traveling to Francis Marion and singing for the residents at 1:30 pm. We are also singing for Valley Health Care in Chilhowie on Wed, Dec 18 at 2:30 pm. (We will meet there at 2:00 pm). You can come to one or both events. We hope that you will join us!
Join us for a family Christmas Storytime with Rick McVey of the Barter Theater. He will be reading a selection of well-known holiday stories for kids of all ages and his presentation will be followed by a visit from Santa. All children who attend this program will receive a free book. Call 646-3404 for additional information.
Every Mon and Thu from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mount Rogers Adult Education Program is offering free English as a Second Language classes! Let us help you reach your goals. Don’t wait! Call today for more information at 800-322-7748 or 276-619-4396 or visit www.mrraep.com