News & Events

News and Events

Information regarding news and events in and around Marion, NC is included here. In addition to upcoming Lakewood HOA events, you'll also find resources for social, business and political news and event below.

Marion, NC Event Highlights, 1st Quarter, 2015:

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Junior Ranger Boot Camp
Do you have what it takes to join the prestigious ranks of the North Carolina State Park Junior Rangers? If so, the rangers at Lake James State Park want you! The Junior Ranger program is for kids ages 6-12 who have an interest in nature and stewardship. For more information, visit

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Second Sundays
Free and open to the public. Art supplies provided for the first two sessions. Come play with us for 2 hours (from 2:00-4:00 PM). Try something you've always wanted to try, completely risk free. You must register in advance because space is limited. For more information, visit

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - Valentine's Day Dance and Dessert
Join us at the Community Building and celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart.

Friday, February 20, 2015 (Opening) - "Lend Me a Tenor"
A comedy about an opera star with serious baggage, world-famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Othello at the gala season opener for one night only. He arrives late and is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out...a sensation on Broadway and London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. Additional dates include 02/21, 02/27, 02/28, and 03/01. For more information, visit

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Bear Crawl 5k
Get ready to run, crawl, jump and traverse a challenging mud-filled 5K course. The off-road course features more than 10 mind-bending, muscle-wrenching obstacles including a canoe pull, bucket carry, bear bog and bear roast! Race is open to all ages and skill levels including personal and corporate teams. For more information, visit

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Classic Car Cruise-In
Held the 3rd Saturday of every month at Hardee's in Old Fort. Classics, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Antiques, Sports Cars, and Motorcycles welcome. 3-6 p.m.; free. Sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135 or visit

More News and Events Resources:

McDowell County Tourism Development Authority Events Blog

McDowell News

McDowell Chamber of Commerce Events

Marion Business Association