Windy weather.
Windy weather and cold before the weekend ends.

The weekend before Thanksgiving.  Where does the time go?

Christmas decorations and holiday sales began appearing in retail outlets before Halloween and the signs blaring Black Friday sales crowd out just about everything else.

Kicking off this weekend is a “Simplifying the Holidays” gathering at the Jesse Peterman Memorial Library in Floyd Thursday afternoon.

For Floyd County High School sports fans, the boys and girls middle school teams play Giles at home, starting at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, and the Girls JV and Varsity girls meet George Wythe High School at the Holiday Jamboree Saturday in Wytheville.

On Friday, sunny and springlike weather with a high in the low 70s is forecast for the area but enjoy it while you can because Saturday turns cooler and windy with a high around 56 before the temperature heads down below freezing Saturday night with a high of just 40 or so on Sunday before warming slightly to 48 on Monday.

So enjoy the weekend lineup:

Thursday, November 17

Simplifying the Holidays Jessie Peterman Memorial Library 321 W. Main St. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Scrabble Club, Jessie Peterman Memorial Library,321 W. Main St. 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Trivia Night @ Oddf3llows. 110 North Locust St. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Art Night at Dogtown, Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Amanda Bocchi @ Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St. 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Friday, November 18 

Floyd Rustic Holiday Open House, Floyd Rustic, 177 Gracie Lane NW. 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

FREE Friday Movies, June Bug Center. 251 Parkway Ln. S. 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Old Time Dance Lesson @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Foggy Ridge Cider Tasting @ Republic of Floyd Republic of Floyd
114 S. Locust St. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Friday Night Jamboree @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St. 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

The Fustics @ Dogtown Roadhouse, Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St. 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Woodberry Inn Sideshow Open Mic, 182 Woodberry Rd SW.9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday, November 19

Floyd Farmers Market, Community Market Pavilion, 203 South Locust St. 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Moving Through Change @ Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine, 144 Silver Leaf Lane, Pilot. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Floyd Rustic Holiday Open House, Floyd Rustic, 177 Gracie Lane NW, Floyd, VA, 24091 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Gleaning Self-Guided Tours at Foggy Ridge Cider, 1328 Pineview Rd. Dugspur. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Americana Afternoon, Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Scott Perry Lesson Studio Fall/Winter Student Recital, Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St. 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

The Buckstankle Boys at Wildwood Farms General Store, 2380 Floyd Hwy S. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Caleb Klauder Band @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St. 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Nighthawks @ Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St. 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sunday, November 20

Floyd Rustic Holiday Open House, 177 Gracie Lane NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday Music Jam @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St. 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Music Jam @ Wildwood Farms General Store, 2380 Floyd Hwy S. 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Open Mic Night at Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S Locust St.  6:00 PM – 10:00 PM