Art, basketball, radio show and more

The Floyd Radio Show on stage.
The Floyd Radio Show on stage.

A familiar name from Floyd County High School winning basketball is one of the senior students featured at The First Friday Art Reception of the Floyd Artists Association Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 203 South Locust Street (The Station on South Locust).

Mary Ragan Wiseman’s art is featured along with the works of Hannah Stoupe and Laken Quesenberry in the show that will hang for the month of March.

Ragan Wiseman holds the scoring record for the Lady Buffaloes basketball team that plays at James Madison University in Harrisonburg at noon Saturday for a state tournament quarterfinal match against Buffalo Gap.  A win there sends the team to Richmond on Thursday of next week to a state semi-final rematch against Ridgeview at 5:30 p.m. in the Seigel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

If the Lady Buffaloes can extract revenge against a loss to Ridgeview in the regional tournament last week they will play for the state final on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Seigel Center.

The art reception Friday kicks off the weekend in Floyd after an overnight dusting of snow that is expected to disappear once the sun and temperatures come up and weather starts warming up on Saturday and Sunday and then heads into the 60s and, possibly the 70s next week.

Also on Friday, The Friday Night Jamboree kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with Janet Turner & Friends for the gospel hour, followed by The Friday Night Old Time Band at 7:30 p.m. and The Tower String Band at 9:00 p.m.  Floyd Country Store at 206 South Locust.

Dogtown Roadhouse hosts the Mad Anthonys at 8:00 p.m. at 302 South Locust Street.

Saturday, March 5

Music and more starting at noon at American Afternoon at the Floyd Country Store, features student performances through 3:00 p.m.

Wildwood Farms General Store at 2380 Floyd Highway features The Country Boys from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The March edition of The Floyd Radio Show features Tricia Spdner & Howard rains, West Clifton & Todd Hiatt from the Buckstankle Boys and Kat Mills joining hosts Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt.  The show, streamed on the Internet from the Floyd Country Store, starts at 7:30 p.m.

Dogtown’s musical offering for Saturday night is the Chris Jamison Ghost Trio.

Sunday, March 6

“Shape Note Singing” is featured at The Floyd Country Store from noon to 1:20 p.m. folowed by the Sunday music jam, featuring old-time music from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and bluegrass from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Wildwood Farms also hosts a music jam from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Jacksonville Center at 220 Parkway Lane hosts The Cardinal Ensemble, featuring principal musicians from Roanoke Symphony from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Dogtown closes out the weekend events with Open Mic Night from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The weekend is upon us and Spring is coming.

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