Looking for a reason to “Make Marion Your Destination “of choice for this coming weekend read on. The weather forecast for the weekend is suppose to be outstanding. Read on …the activities are varied.Add in a visit to our many Marion eateries and make it a weekend to remember.
(Activity listing courtesy of the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce)
41st Annual Lawn & Garden Show
The Bank of Marion – Royal Oak Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Bank of Marion is proud to present their 41st Annual Lawn & Garden Show. Scheduled vendors are Watson’s Greenhouse, Evergreen Soil and Water Conservation, The Flower House, Meade Tractor, Meg’s Everyday Sparkles, Sniffalicious, and Squirreley Worley Acorns. Concessions will be provided by Wolfe’s BBQ and FM94 will be live on location with Jim Mabe from 2:00 – 4:00 pm!
Mount Pleasant Preservation Society Inc, Museum
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 7:00 pm
The Mount Pleasant Preservation Society Inc. Museum plans to Highlight the life the Phenomenal Woman, Ms. Lucy H. Crockett. Local Genealogist Margaret Linford will speak on the life of Ms. Crockett during a program entitled “Remembering Lucy.” We will also be showing a presentation from an exhibit about her life, literature and illustrations that was held at the William King Art Center a few years ago. The museum is located at 320 S. Main St. Marion, Virginia.
Uncorked Paint Party
The Henderson School of Appalachian Arts
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Marion Icon: Our Water Tanks…Enjoy this fun and easy painting I’m calling “Hot and Cold Possums” It is never too early to start painting Christmas gifts! and this would be a great one! BYOB and a snack to share: $35 per person.
Erase the Dace
Hungry Mother State Park
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am
Join herpetologist and Virginia Highlands professor, Kevin Hamed; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologist, Mike Pinder; and District Resource Specialist, Jordan Blevins for a unique volunteer opportunity. Discover what qualifies as an invasive species with Jordan. Kevin and Mike discuss the Mountain Red Belly Dace, a small but invasive fish that inhabits the creeks at the park Learn what detrimental effects this Dace has on the surrounding environment. Assist with the removal of this invasive species from the creek. Wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Smyth County During the Cold War
Smyth County Museum & Historical Society
Sun, Apr 29, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Opening program for the season at the Smyth County Historical Society’s Museum . Located in downtown Marion beside the Lincoln Theater. Ken Heath will speak on preparations made during the Cold War to keep Smyth County safe. Doors open at 1:00. Ken will speak at 2:00 and then we’ll stay open until 3:00. All are welcome – no admission fee.
The Lincoln Theatre
Sun, Apr 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Known for his country styling, Guy Penrod’s music has been applauded in the Gospel as well as country formats. He has appeared on “The Grand Ole Opry” and on numerous country recordings. His Hymns recording (Gaither Music Group/ Servant Records), debuted at #1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Southern Gospel retail chart and became the top-selling Southern Gospel album of 2012. In 2011, he became a Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee; and he was inducted alongside the Gaither Vocal Band into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2014.