Today is March 21, 2018
Abingdon, VA 24210

Nearby communities: Osceola

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Friday, March 23rd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To celebrate puppies for all the joy they bring to our lives! Adopt one today!

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Annual day honoring the heroic recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given by the president.
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Commemorates Christ's last entry into Jerusalem, when his way was covered with palms by the multitudes. Beginning of Holy (or Great) Week in Western Christian churches.

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day recognizing those very special husband-and-wife business owner teams.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Mar 29, 1848 a massive assemblage of ice blocks formed upstream of Niagara Falls late on Mar 29th and by midnight had stopped water flow over the falls. The ice jam held until April 1st when the waters of Lake Erie punched through and things got back to normal.

Friday, March 30th, 2018

  • | NATL - Religious
    - The first day of Passover begins an eight day celebration the delivery of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. Unleavened bread is eaten at this time. Begins at sundown, April 10.
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Oldest Christian Celebration----commemorates the crucifixion.

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - In lunar folklore, the third full moon in a season containing four full moons is called a blue moon. But in recent times a blue moon has come to describe the second full moon falling in the calendar month- as is the case in January and March.

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on 1 April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools.
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Commemorates the Resurrection of Christ.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Apr. 1-30. This crucial month is designed to educate Americans about cruelty and to urge them to report instances of violence toward animals.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Anniversary of when Beatles held the top 5 positions of the Billboard Hot 100.

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Friday, April 6th, 2018

  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Local Events, Special Exhibit Event
    - Join us on Friday, April 6 at 7pm in the museum’s Performance Theater for “Strong Mountain Women: How Ballads Power People – Songs and Stories from the Appalachian Collections of Cecil Sharp, Maud Karpeles, and Olive Dame Campbell.”

    From 1916 to 1918, English ballad collector Cecil Sharp traveled the Appalachian region to document variants of ballad songs and photographed some of the singers who shared their music. The special exhibit – The Appalachian Photographs of Cecil Sharp, 1916 to 1918 – highlights 26 rare photographs that offer a stunning window into the lives of Appalachian people of the period. This exhibit will be on display at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum from March 17 to May 31, 2018.

    This related program will feature a talk by Donald Hughes, exhibit curator, and a performance by eighth-generation North Carolina ballad singer and storyteller Donna Ray Norton. Norton is one of the artists on the 2017 Grammy-nominated recording Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition, a two-disc set that features a number of performers, including Roseanne Cash and Sheila Kay Adams.

    The Appalachian Photographs of Cecil Sharp, 1916 to 1918 is on loan from the Country Dance and Song Society, with permission of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

    For more information about the exhibit, go to click for details.

    The program starts at 7:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets for the “Strong Mountain Women: How Ballads Power People” program are $5.
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum
    520 Birthplace of Country Music Way Bristol VA 24201
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.
  • - April 6th, 1917. Congress approved a declaration of war against Germany and the US entered WWI, which had begun in 1914. The US "doughboy" landed in France June 25, 1917.

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrated across the country to raise awareness for efforts to protect children.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.
  • - On this date in 1974 Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron broke the record set by Babe Ruth (1935) by hitting his 715th home run.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase 3:17 AM, EDT.
  • - Observed by Eastern Orthodox churches on this date.

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