Hometown Happenings

December 05, 2019


Coalfield Beekeeping Conference, Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 am to 4 pm.  Mountain Empire Community College Goodloe Center.

Pre-registration: $20 per person or $30 per couple. Register at Extension office in Wise or online at https://tinyurl.com/2019CoalfieldBeekeeping. Please call 276/328-6194 for more information.

Pictures with Santa

Join us for pictures with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Petsense in Norton. You will receive a printed 4x6 photo for $10. Pets, kids and families are all welcome.

Santa at the cidery

Old Saint Nick and his wife will be at the cidery on Sunday, Dec. 8 beginning at 5 p.m. Kids will be able to talk to them, and parents will have the opportunity to take their pictures with Santa at no charge. This event is in conjunction with the Norton parade, which will begin at 6 p.m.

Spirit of Giving

Spirit of Giving concert featuring Kaitlyn Baker will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at J.W. Adams Combined School in Pound. Admission is a donation to Family Crisis Support Services. This is a nonprofit organization that helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness in our area. All donations will go to help the shelter and victims in need. This is a great way to give back this holiday season!

Food Bank

The Food Bank of Wise County had record numbers for November 2019. We still have December to provide. Thanks to all who have given food and money to ensure we can provide. We are giving a $15 meat voucher to all families for Christmas. If you would like to purchase a voucher to be given please send a check to Food Bank of Wise County P. O. Box 2977 Wise, Va 24293. God bless all that help.

Coeburn Christmas parade

Come join us for the Christmas parade in Coeburn, Friday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Line up will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Food City in Marty Shopping Center. We invite all churches, businesses, organizations, pageant winners and individuals. The theme is “12 Days of Christmas”. Prizes will b awarded, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. For information, call 276/393-3900.

Country Cabin II

Country Cabin II in Norton features Bluegrass Circle, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. $6 adults age 12 and over, $1 children age two through 11. Call 276/679-3541 for information.

Lays Hardware

Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Downtown Coeburn, features November 22 Bluegrass Circle; 29 Backwoods Bluegrass. December 6-Bad Ridge

December 13-Right Fork Ramblers

December 20-Bluegrass Circle

December 26- No Jam Session

December 27-Closed for Christmas Doors open at 6 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. $5/adults, $1/children 6-12, under 6 admitted free. Call 395-5160.


Calling all adults! Come play bingo at the Wise Public Library every Thursday 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. starting Nov. 7. It's free! Food, prizes, door prizes! RSVP by calling 276/328-8061.

Al-Anon group meetings

A new Al-Anon Family Group meets in Norton on Mondays at noon at All Saints Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall, “The Parlor” room. Please enter at the back of the church. The church is located at 1025 Virginia Ave NW, Norton. The group also meets on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. at the Wesley Foundation, 9304 Coeburn Mountain Road, Wise. Other meetings in the Southwest District of the Virginia Area will be listed at www.findanswer.com.