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Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Youth Tent at Festival Park, 319 Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
If you are between 4 and 14, become an VHF Outdoor Adventurer by picking up an Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book at the Youth Tent or the VHF Information Booth and completing activities as you go through Abingdon. Learn about Abingdon’s parks—for butterflies, munchkins, and veterans. Find out about wyes, muster grounds, and two kinds of Virginia Creepers. Take your completed book to the Youth Tent to receive your Outdoor Adventurer button.

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Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Youth Tent at Festival Park, 319 Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
If you are between 4 and 14, become an VHF Outdoor Adventurer by picking up an Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book at the Youth Tent or the VHF Information Booth and completing activities as you go through Abingdon. Learn about Abingdon’s parks—for butterflies, munchkins, and veterans. Find out about wyes, muster grounds, and two kinds of Virginia Creepers. Take your completed book to the Youth Tent to receive your Outdoor Adventurer button.

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DAY IN SALTVILLE: A Walk in the Well Fields

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Food Country, 402 Palmer Ave
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am

The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.

Join Master Naturalist and plant enthusiast Carrie Sparks and Saltville historian Harry Haynes for a walk through Saltville’s unique wetlands. The Well Fields, which is the site of extraction wells of the salt industry, is host to a large variety of native and introduced plants and over 50 bird species. Due to the seepage of salt from the old wells, the shallow ponds, which are fed by fresh water from the Palmer Spring, are saline enough in some locations to support saltwater plant species.

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Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Youth Tent at Festival Park, 319 Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
If you are between 4 and 14, become an VHF Outdoor Adventurer by picking up an Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book at the Youth Tent or the VHF Information Booth and completing activities as you go through Abingdon. Learn about Abingdon’s parks—for butterflies, munchkins, and veterans. Find out about wyes, muster grounds, and two kinds of Virginia Creepers. Take your completed book to the Youth Tent to receive your Outdoor Adventurer button.

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DAY IN SALTVILLE: Museum of Middle Appalachians

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum of the Middle Appalachians, 123 Palmer Avenue
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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$3

Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.

Saltville has been important from the Ice Age through the Civil War to the present. The Museum of the Middle Appalachians has exhibits of woolly mammoth and mastodon fossils which have been discovered in Saltville, exhibits of the history of salt extraction, and exhibits showing Saltville’s importance during the Civil War. Touring the museum and viewing its videos will provide a larger context to understand Saltville’s history and unique natural characteristics.

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DAY IN SALTVILLE: On Your Own – Salt Trail

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saltville Saltville, VA United States + Google Map
Free

Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.

The Salt Trail is an 8.7 mile multi-use trail connecting the towns of Glade Spring and Saltville. The trail follows a former rail bed except for a small portion near Plasterco, where it enters the highway.

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DAY IN SALTVILLE: On Your Own – Big Tumbling Creek

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Tumbling Creek, 2387 Tumbling Creek Rd
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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Varies

Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.

Big Tumbling Creek, a part of the Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area, is filled with waterfalls. It is a popular, local fishing stream, stocked several times per week with trout. Fishing along the seven miles of Tumbling Creek and its tributaries is permitted from 5 am until one hour after sunset during the season.

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DAY IN SALTVILLE: On Your Own – Stoney Point Railroad

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stoney Point Railroad, 706-730 Old Mill Road
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.

Stoney Point Railroad is a miniature railroad town built by a retired coal miner using only scrap material. The miner, Sam Johnson, created small versions of typical town buildings, and even a working train car that children can ride.

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DAY IN SALTVILLE: On Your Own – Hardy Roberts Memorial Wave Pool

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hardy Roberts Memorial Wave Pool, 127 Palmer Ave.
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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$5

Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.

Hardy Roberts Memorial Wave Pool, also called the Mammoth Pool, was named for the first man from Smyth County to die in WWII. This wave pool, 150’ by 60’, can generate ocean-like waves. There’s a children’s area and a concession stand. The daily fee is $5.

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DAY IN SALTVILLE: Tour of Saltville

August 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saltville Saltville, VA United States + Google Map

Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:30 to 3:30PM

The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.

Better understand the history of Saltville by touring several historic buildings. Starting at the Museum of Middle Appalachians, the group will go in a caravan to Madame Russell Methodist Church, St. Paul Episcopal, Elizabeth Cemetery, William King-Stuart Cabin, W. A. Stuart House, the Salt Park, and the paleontological dig.

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Discovering Ice Age Animals of the Saltville Valley

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:30 to 9:30PM

Dr. Blaine Schubert and Dr. Chris Widga of the Don Sundquist Center of Excellence in Paleontology, East Tennessee State University

The Saltville valley in southwest Virginia is a well-known Ice Age locality that has been the subject of paleontological curiosity since the 18th century. For the last 15 years, the Don Sundquist Center of Excellence in Paleontology at East Tennessee State University has been involved in a long-term project to better understand the Ice Animals that once roamed the valley. Join ETSU paleontologists as they explore the history of paleontological investigations in the valley and present updates on new finds.

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Hike to the Great Channels

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hayters Gap Community Center, 7720 Hayters Gap Road
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Great Channels is a unique geologic formation composed of a network of deep sandstone crevices at the top of Clinch Mountain. It is part of the Channels State Forest and Natural Area Preserve. On the hike, participants will also see high-elevation forest communities and learn about the geology and ecology of the area. Reservations required.

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Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Youth Tent at Festival Park, 319 Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
If you are between 4 and 14, become an VHF Outdoor Adventurer by picking up an Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book at the Youth Tent or the VHF Information Booth and completing activities as you go through Abingdon. Learn about Abingdon’s parks—for butterflies, munchkins, and veterans. Find out about wyes, muster grounds, and two kinds of Virginia Creepers. Take your completed book to the Youth Tent to receive your Outdoor Adventurer button.

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Mt. Rogers AT Club Hike

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Lowe’s, 24500 Falcon Place Blvd
Abingdon, 24211 United States
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Event Date:
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:00AM to 1:30PM

Hike with Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club on a section of the AT, usually about four miles. Park at the garden end of Lowe's at Exit 19. Wear trail shoes or boots. Bring water, lunch, rain gear, hiking poles, and cameras, but no dogs, please.

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Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Youth Tent at Festival Park, 319 Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
If you are between 4 and 14, become an VHF Outdoor Adventurer by picking up an Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book at the Youth Tent or the VHF Information Booth and completing activities as you go through Abingdon. Learn about Abingdon’s parks—for butterflies, munchkins, and veterans. Find out about wyes, muster grounds, and two kinds of Virginia Creepers. Take your completed book to the Youth Tent to receive your Outdoor Adventurer button.

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Stargazing with the Owls

August 3 @ 8:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Bartlett-Crowe Field Station, 35000 Barrtree Lane
Glade Spring, VA 24340 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 8:45 to 10:30pm

EVENT CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. There is nothing more haunting and mystical than the call of an owl on a starry, moonlit evening. Come to Emory & Henry College’s Bartlett-Crowe Field Station for a brief talk on owl biology by Randy Smith, followed by calling and hopefully observing resident Eastern Screech Owls and Great-Horned Owls, and perhaps others. Owls inhabit our area in surprising numbers. The evening will conclude with a time of stargazing using telescopes to view several planets, constellations, and maybe even a passing satellite. Jayde Fleenor will oversee the telescopes. Dress appropriately for a cool evening and wet grass.

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Kids’ Dig and Paleo Camp in Saltville

August 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Museum of the Middle Appalachians, 123 Palmer Avenue
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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$10

Event Date:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 8:30am to Noon (Grades 1-3)
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:30 to 4:00pm (Grades 4-6)

The Museum of Middle Appalachians will have a Kids' Dig Saturday, August 4. Cost is $10 for the opportunity to look for fossils where mastodon skeletons have been found.

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Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Youth Tent at Festival Park, 319 Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
If you are between 4 and 14, become an VHF Outdoor Adventurer by picking up an Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book at the Youth Tent or the VHF Information Booth and completing activities as you go through Abingdon. Learn about Abingdon’s parks—for butterflies, munchkins, and veterans. Find out about wyes, muster grounds, and two kinds of Virginia Creepers. Take your completed book to the Youth Tent to receive your Outdoor Adventurer button.

Find out more »

Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Youth Tent at Festival Park, 319 Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00 to 5:00pm
If you are between 4 and 14, become an VHF Outdoor Adventurer by picking up an Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book at the Youth Tent or the VHF Information Booth and completing activities as you go through Abingdon. Learn about Abingdon’s parks—for butterflies, munchkins, and veterans. Find out about wyes, muster grounds, and two kinds of Virginia Creepers. Take your completed book to the Youth Tent to receive your Outdoor Adventurer button.

Find out more »

Mushroom Walk

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Event Date:
Sunday, August 5th, 2018 - 2:00 to 4:00pm

Rebecca Rader, president of the New River Valley Mushroom Club, will lead a walk for 25 participants at Straight Branch Parking Lot, Mt. Rogers NRA (4 miles from Damascus on Rt. 58E). We will walk to collect a few specimens for identification and talk about features of mushrooms that we can observe in the field. We should see many common mushrooms fruiting at the height of the season in our area. We will talk about the basics of mushroom identification and look at some of the best field guides and resources for learning about mushrooms in the Central Appalachians. Reservations required. Email rebeccahrader@hotmail.com by Sunday, July 29. Limit 25 participants.

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