Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 | by admin

Benefit for Guitars for Vets to be Held at The Bent Mountain Center

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Bent Mountain Center will holding a benefit for Guitars for Vets. The menu is oven fried chicken, mash potatoes, vegetable, and homemade desserts. Take out dinners will be served starting at 5:30, and the sit down dinner will be served starting at 6:00; cost is $10.00 per person.

At 6:30, Bob Schmucher will perform on the acoustic guitar, and then we will be recognizing all Veterans. Following the recognition, a benefit for Guitars for Vets, a group of Veterans from The Salem VA hospital, will perform. Guitars for Vets is a non-profit organization that helps injured and ailing veterans through the healing power of music. The group Guitars for Vets will perform for 45 minutes. [Read more »]

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 | by admin

Native American Meeting at the Warren G. Lineberry Park

On Saturday, August 10th beginning at 2:00 pm, all are invited to attend a Native American Meeting at the Warren G. Lineberry Park, behind Winter Sun.

The group is an indigenous American Indian spiritual organization who follows the ancient traditions, stories, ceremonies, history, customs and spirituality of our ancestors. The information taught to those interested does not come from books, the internet or other published records. Instead it comes from the ancient written records of the priests. [Read more »]

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 | by admin

Trade Missions Help Floyd County’s’ Unemployment Problems

Virginia’s largest industries are forestry and agriculture, annually yielding $24 billion and $55 billion respectively and providing around 500,000 jobs throughout the Commonwealth.

Since 2010 the state of Virginia has been pursuing Governor Bob McDonnell’s aim to increase the levels of forestry and agricultural exports. This week the Governor, who has been on his second marketing and trade mission to China, has announced that opening of an office in Shanghai – China’s commercial and economic capital – to further the trading relationship between Virginia and China. As one the quickest growing economies in the world China had been highlighted as a country to pursue for new business opportunities for agribusiness exporters and producers.

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 | by admin

Pottery Dinner with Justine Figura

Have dinner in your hand made bowl at Oddfella’s Cantina. Take bowl home from Local potter.

This special dinner will be held on Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Contact Oddfella’s Cantina for more information and reservations. 540-745-3463

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 | by admin

2nd Annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival at Chantilly Farm

Chantilly Farm will be hosting their 2nd Annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival.  The festival will be help Saturday, May 26th from 10 am to 6 pm. More details at their website » [Read more »]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 | by admin

The 16 Hands Spring Studio Tour Is Coming

It is time again for the 16 Hands Spring Studio Tour! The tour will take place the weekend of May 5-6th, and the studios’ hours will be Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm.

This semi-annual event involves a self-guided tour through several local art studios along the scenic roads in the Floyd, VA area, featuring the work of local and regional artists.

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Monday, March 5th, 2012 | by admin

Floyd County Skit Night

Floyd County Skit Night is a FUNdraiser run by Blue Mountain School students to raise money for a school trip to Washington DC. It will be held Sunday, April 1st from 6pm – 9pm.

There will be baked goods for sale, Dogtown’s great pizzas, and a photo booth for kids of all ages: have your photo taken with movie or make-believe characters.


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.

If you wish to perform at skit night, simply contact Jamie Reygle at jamie@bluemountainschool.net or (540) 745-4234. Save the date: dress rehearsal will be at 1pm, and the show starts at 6pm.


Get your tickets at the Harvest Moon, Black Water Loft, Blue Mountain School, or
on the night of if there are any left. Ticket prices: Public $5; Performers $2; 6 & under FREE

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 | by admin

3rd Annual Mardi Gras Costume Ball

The third annual Mardi Gras Costume Ball will be held Saturday, February 18th at 7pm at the Sun Music Hall.

Now in its third year, this FUNdraiser for Blue Mountain School has presented some of the region’s finest talent. This year features a five-piece all-star band featuring Kerry Hurley (vocals), Janiah Allen (drums), Chris Blankenship (guitar), Christophe Mondot (keyboard) and Jake Dempsey (bass), plus a host of special guests, and two opening bands loaded with Blue Mountain School alumni: Spoon Fight and Attakk.

Natasha Shishkevish is putting on some authentic New Orleans cuisine, while Dogtown Roadhouse will offer their acclaimed wood fired pizza and tasty boutique beers.

An auction will feature Floyd arts, crafts and services. There are also prizes, beads galore, and the annual crowning of Floyd’s Mardi Gras King and Queen, with unique crowns designed by Gabriele Hilger.

There are four ticketing options:

  • Barons & Baronnes (standing room): $8 advance / $10 at door
  • Ducs & Duchesses (reserved seating): $20
  • Archiducs & Archiduchesses (reserved seating at raised table, with complimentary bottle of champagne and dinner included): $320 for table of 8
  • Grand Ducs & Grande Duchesses (reserved seating at raised table, with two complimentary bottles of champagne and dinner included): $360 for table of 8

Tickets are available at Dogtown Roadhouse, Republic of Floyd, Blue Mountain School, and online via the Sun Music Hall.

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 | by admin

2nd Annual 5k Run for Your Floyd Young Life w/ 1 mile fun run/walk

Date & Time: Saturday May 21, 2011 – 5k Run/Walk starts at 10:00 am. Fun Run festivities begin 9:30

Place: Hotel Floyd, 120 Wilson Street, Floyd 24091

Registration: Early registration encouraged – Race packets may be picked up from 8:00-8:45 on race day for 5K participants. Fun Run packets may be picked up during the same time at the Hotel Floyd lawn.
Entry Fees for: 5k Run/Walk: $20 includes a t-shirt before April 30th and $25 after May1st
1Mile fun run fee: $10 includes a t-shirt

Course: Starting and ending at Hotel Floyd and run through the town of Floyd.
Awards will be given to the top three finishers!

If you have any questions please email us! run4floydyounglife@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 | by admin

3rd Annual Service Fair!

Join us April 21st from 5-7 pm at the Floyd Elementary School Cafeteria for refreshments and student art gallery while vendors and specialists from across the region will be on site to offer services, screenings, and answer questions about various programs and services.

Early Childhood Specialists will be on hand and will offer free screenings in speech and language, developmental areas, and hearing. School Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Early Childhood Special Education Teachers, and many specialty vendors will be present to guide you to helpful services for ALL ages. [Read more »]