May 13 2016

May 21- Newport Recreation Center Open House & Pig Roast

May 21- Newport Recreation Center Open House & Pig Roast

Giles County, VA- Just off Route 460, 8 miles west of Blacksburg there sits the charming, historic, Village of Newport. While the Village is home to few; many enjoy using Route 42 as a bicycle route, stopping to see the covered-bridge2century-old Sinking Creek Covered Bridge, or visiting the oldest continuous fair in Virginia, the Newport Agricultural Fair, held every August. This month Newport residents are also opening their doors to showcase their community and Recreation Center.

The Open House & Pig Roast will take place on Saturday, May 21st at the Newport Recreation Center, 434 Blue Grass Trail, Newport, Virginia 24128, beginning at 11AM.

The Recreation Center is a community gathering place and offers space for resident artists, fitness classes, a community library, and more. This particular event on May 21st will include an exhibition titled “Newport Past and Present: An exhibition of traditional craft and fine arts.” The reception for the exhibition will be from 11AM until noon. In addition to the exhibition there will be artisan demonstrations to delight the whole family going on throughout the day, including wool spinning, basket weaving, stone carving, and stained glass. Keeping with the arts, the Giles Little Theatre will present Musical Masters: 2016 Broadway Edition at 4PM.

Historic Newport has visual features that are truly unique to Giles County and the New River Valley. They will be adding to the sightseeing stops with the unveiling of Giles County’s first LOVEWorks sculpture! This project was undertaken by the Mayapple School and LoCo Arts with support from the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The installation art will be permanent and highlight the charm and character of Newport and the surrounding area.

Proceeds from the event support the efforts of the Newport Recreation Center and community programs. Following the Open House & Pig Roast the Newport Walkers welcome all just down the road at the Ruritan Ball Park at 6PM. For more information on this event please visit the Giles County website or find them on Facebook.

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For more information about planning your visit to Giles County or about activities and events, please visit www.gilescounty.org or contact us at tourism@gilescounty.org.

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