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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The Wythe County Department of Parks & Recreation will be hosting “Social Saturday” at the Sheffey Community Gymnasium this Saturday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The two-hour expo will showcase the many different artisans and hobbies available to residents throughout the county. These exhibits will range from genealogy to a jam session with Jim Lloyd (musicians wishing to participate in the jam session are encouraged to bring their instrument and join in the fun).

Other activities will include displays from Wythe Yarn Gift Shop, located in downtown Wytheville, the Wythe County Health Department and several other community organizations, crafters and artisans.

“The event will provide an opportunity to showcase the work of many of the county’s most talented artisans, as well as allow an chance for us to listen to the citizens in determining what types of parks & recreation events the citizens wish to see made available to the residents of the county,” said Kevin Williams, Director of Wythe County Parks & Recreation.

In addition to this coming weekend’s “Social Saturday” event, the department will also be sponsoring two Bob Ross Painting Classes, one in September at the Max Meadows Ruritan Building and a second one in October at the Rural Retreat Community Center.

Other activities will include one more Dive-In at the Rural Retreat Lake, showing the movie, Paddington, on September 5 (Sponsored by Blue Ridge Chiropractic), as well as a Pumpkin Carving Workshop on October 3 at Williams Orchard, sponsored by the orchard.

Individuals desiring more information about any of these events are encouraged to contact Kevin Williams at 276-223-4519.

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