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Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium

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One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Using Native Plants in your Landscape

Monday, July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date: Monday, July 29, 2019; 7 PM—8 PM

Our region of Virginia has one of the most diverse collections of native plants in the country. These plants thrive in our varied soils and micro-climates. Being native, these plants take less attention and will provide years of enjoyment. Master Gardener Gail Olson tells how to use native plants to enhance landscaping and attract birds, butterflies, and pollinators.

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Performance Storytelling: “We Were There: On the March to Kings Mountain”

Tuesday, July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Three renowned interpreters and storytellers, dressed in period costumes, will perform their first-person reenactments of the mustering of the patriot militia in the Appalachian Mountains and their march to Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War. They will give the audience an awareness of what it was like to march from Southwest Virginia, over the mountains to Kings Mountain, South Carolina, to fight the British in the battle that Thomas Jefferson described as the turning point of the war.

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Exploring the Fun in Fungi – A Study of Mushrooms of The Region

Wednesday, July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date Wednesday, July 31; 7 PM—8:30 PM

Ken Crouse, a co-founder of the Blue Ridge Mushroom Club, will talk about the basics of mushroom identification, show pictures of mushrooms, and look at some of the best field guides and resources for learning about mushrooms in the Central Appalachians.

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Finding Community Through 50 Years of Making Art: An Illustrated Lecture

Thursday, August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Artist Ellen Elmes will give an illustrated lecture on her life as a watercolorist and muralist. Since coming to the area in the 1960s, Elmes has evolved as an artist, although always keeping Appalachian culture and history central to her work. The lecture is connected to the publication of a book about her career, An Appalachian Labyrinth: Painting to the Center. Elmes researched and developed Abingdon’s downtown mural, “Celebrate! A Social History of Abingdon.” Mural in Downtown Abingdon "Celebrate! A…

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Lecture: The Civil War in Appalachia

Friday, August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Brian McKnight, professor of history at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, leads us in learning more about the Civil War in Appalachia. He is the author of several books including “Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia”.

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