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Mmm, Mead, Music, Mountains!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

blacksnakemeaderyBlacksnake Meadery will be hosting a mead and music event on June 21st.

All are invited to relax on their Sippin’ Porch for an intimate musical experience. Enjoy mead and music by Ron Ireland.

Ron is a songwriter and performer based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His style successfully mixes traditional, country, folk, blues, and gospel.

For more information call 540-834-6172 or visit blacksnakemead.com

$5 tasting fee. Tasting hours: 11-5, music 1-4.

Tiny Houses of Floyd Tour

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The tiny house tour is a fundraiser for Sustain Floyd, a local non-profit working to leverage and preserve traditional strengths in agriculture and craftsmanship to help build a resilient local economy.

TOUR: Saturday-May 17- 10 am-4 pm- The SustainFloyd Tiny House Tour will be a self-guided driving tour to 5-tiny houses and a yurt throughout beautiful Floyd County, VA. Tickets are limited! Tickets ($15) available at www.sustainfloyd.org or the Floyd Country Store.

FILM: Saturday-May 17- 6:30 p.m.- SustainFloyd will screen the documentary, “TINY: A Story About Living Small” at the Floyd Country Store. The film follows one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $5 at door

Floyd County Skit Night

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Got skits? We do!

The excitement is building for Floyd County Skit Night—a great Floyd tradition that is being revived again this year by students at Blue Mountain School.

Skit Night gives you an opportunity to perform in front of a friendly audience. Talent is optional. You can perform whatever you want: rehearsed skits, improv, spoken word, poetry slams, singing, dancing, music, acrobatics, juggling, forensics, stand-up comedy—anything is possible, and that is the charm of Skit Night. So long as you walk off the stage feeling fulfilled, you have succeeded at Skit Night. (more…)

Together in Concert: Jim Scott & James Durst

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Jim Scott

Jim Scott

For more than three decades, composer/guitarist/singer/activist JIM SCOTT has made it his business to create and perform music that celebrates peace, justice and the earth. His songs, poetry and short stories address our common concerns with insight and gentle wit.

James Durst

James Durst

For all his varied professional background—including tenure with the Paul Winter Consort—it is Jim’s lyrical songs that remain his most memorable offering. He transforms his audience into an intimate gathering with a guitar skill and disarming presence that inspires and uplifts.

Quietly traversing the planet as a touring artist since 1965, JAMES DURST has performed for rapt audiences of every age in all 50 states and more than 200 cities in 45 countries, and most recently, numerous times in India and Israel. (more…)

King Family Reunion to Be Held May 24

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

kingfamilycrestDescendants of John King (1759-1843) will hold a family reunion at Claytor Lake in Dublin, Va., May 24, 2014. Many family members currently live in Floyd County.

Family members from Ohio to Florida to California will be represented at the reunion, which will in include a catered picnic and activities throughout the day. The reunion will take place at the Water’s Edge Marina Meeting Facility, 6620 Ben H. Bolen Dr., Dublin, VA 24084. (more…)

June Bug Center Benefit and Art Auction, March 21th

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Come and enjoy a night of live music and great stories with nationally renowned Appalachian folk singer-song writer Andrew McKnight. Feast your eyes on paintings by Felta Virginia and your taste buds on free hors d’oeuvres, and wine.

We will be auctioning a spectacular, beautifully framed, oil painting by Felta of The Pink Lady Slipper – a favorite Appalachian wildflower. (more…)

Feeding Floyd County Event: Food Stamp Challenge

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Plenty! is hosting a fundraiser and hunger awareness event on Saturday evening, March 15 from 6-9pm. We want to encourage participation of food pantries and agencies in Floyd County to talk about improving our efforts to feed all our residents.

The evening is meant to engage folks in conversation and education so we will all leave with a sense of energy about getting healthy food to everyone in our county. In the promotion of the event we are asking people to try a “food stamp challenge” of eating on a food stamp budget for one week and incorporating as many healthy items as possible. Those who sign up for the challenge will be invited to write and talk about their experience. We also hope to have some people who are regularly using food stamps to supplement their budget for food as part of our panel. (more…)

5th Annual Floyd Mardi Gras Costume Ball

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

mardi-gras-2014You could help get a kid to New Orleans simply by eating the great cuisine at Floyd’s 5th Ball—Blue Mountain School’s signature fundraiser. Former House of Blues Lead Saucier Jason Loftus is leading the Blue Mountain High School Culinary Arts class in preparing all the food for this year’s event, and all catering proceeds are going towards a trip to New Orleans for the students!

And the gourmet delights don’t end there, event sponsors Parkway Brewing Company, Villa Appalaccia and Buffalo Mountain Kombucha are on board to provide the drinks.

Of course it’s not all about gourmandizing. Crazy costumes, great live music, a comprehensive auction, and awesome prizes all combine to make this the funnest fundraiser this side of the Bayou. Meanwhile, the Kiddy Gras pajama party—held on the same site—allows the whole family to have fun at this 18+ event. (more…)

Floyd High School Art Students on Exhibit at The Jacksonville Center.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Through January 30th, the Jacksonville Center will have works on exhibit from Floyd High School art students.

For more information about The Jacksonville Center visit jacksonvillecenter.org or call 540-745-2784. Located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular business hours are Monday to Saturday, 10AM – 5PM and Sunday, Noon – 5PM.

DMV Coming to Floyd on January 8th

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Can’t get to the DMV?

DMV is coming to you!

The mobile DMV will be at the Floyd County Court House from 9am to 4pm on January 8th.


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