Community Work Day

Treasure Island Park has been CLOSED due to damage from vandalism and normal aging of the facility. The Community Work Days for the Park have been scheduled for Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November the 4, 2011. Volunteers are needed; repairs begin at 8:00 a.m. Any donations can be made to Treasure Island Park Fund […]

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Revolving art gallery to open at New River Grille

Giles County artists are soon to have a new venue to showcase their work. The Giles Arts Council and New River Grille in Pembroke have entered into an agreement to create a revolving art gallery at the restaurant. Beginning August 30th, area artists will be able to display and sell their artwork at New River […]

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Oktoberfest ‘11

A Celebration of Fall With Toasting, Feasting and Music! September 17, 24, & 30 October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28,  & 2 Schedule of Events 5-10 p.m. Biergarten German Beers & Wines . Available for purchase  5-6 p.m. Der Appetitanregers Appetizer Grill with German Sausages, Fresh Baked Rolls and Condiments Coffee, Lemonade, […]

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Art on the Lawn

6th Annual Art on the Lawn Saturday, September 24, 2010 Show Overview Join fine artists for the 6th annual juried, open-air art show and sale on the lawn of the historic Giles County Courthouse for another Fall show Corner of SR100 & Rt. 460 Downtown Pearisburg Prizes will be awarded in each of the artists […]

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A.T. Family Hike Day

September 24, 2011 Anywhere on the Appalachian Trail (50 miles of which is right here in Giles County!)The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will be inviting families to take a hike on the A.T. on September 24 for a family hike day.  Held on National Public Lands Day (www.publiclandsday.org) and coordinating with the Let’s Move initiative (www.letsmove.gov), […]

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Giles County Civil War Sesquicentennial

As part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Giles County Sesquicentennial Committee is planning a number of activities to commemorate the war in Giles County. Highlights include: July 23, 2011 Legacy Project – A representative of The Library of Virginia visits the Giles County Historical Society to scan Civil War-era documents in […]

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Giles Arts and Adventure Trail

Giles County celebrates the completion of the Giles Arts and Adventure Trail brochure!   The brochure was created to provide visiting tourists with information to personally experience the crafts and culture of our region. Come see the new brochure and meet the artisans, farms, craft businesses, restaurants and lodging that are “Trail Sites” at an Open […]

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COME OUTSIDE At GLEN ALTON

Friends of Glen Alton invites you to Come Outside and Play at Glen Alton Every Saturday July 9 – August 20 from 10 – noon Mud Pie Kitchen, Sprinklers, Giant Sand Pile, Creek Swimming and Kids Fishing plus a naturalist or historical activity/hike for older kids and adults. COME OUTSIDE THIS SUMMER .PDF For More […]

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Movie “Dirty Dancing” has gained 9.4 million friends on Facebook

Three times in twenty years Giles County has been a part of the dirty dancing phenomenon. In 1986, Giles and Mountain Lake were selected for much of the filming of “Dirty Dancing,” the movie. In 2007 and 2008, Giles and Mountain Lake were selected again by a production company to film a dirty dancing dance […]

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Giles County Film Office announces Steven Spielberg to film in Virginia

“Steven Spielberg will film the major feature film Lincoln in the Richmond and Petersburg areas,” relayed Brogan Dinger, coordinator of the Giles County Film Office. Filming will begin in the fall. The movie is slated for release in 2012. She continued, “ I will represent the Giles County Film Office at a meeting with Virginia […]

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