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, 2016:

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Painting Impressionist Florals
A follow-A-Long step by step process in which students will learn color mixing and more. Taught by Helen Sullivan, students will take home a finished painting of water lilies in the style of Monet. No experience necessary. Check out for more details.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Pottery Class - Ceramic Coasters - Quilt Designs
Taught by Nora Mosrie. Quilt designs have been beautiful works of art throughout history. Explore simple designs through another art medium by creating coasters from clay slabs and decorating by painting the surface with colorful underglazes. No prior art experience is necessary to participate in this workshop and feel free to bring designs that interest you. Ages 16 and Up. More details here.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - For the Love of Wine & Chocolate
Ah, Amour! What could be better than our lovely pairings of Wine & Chocolates just for you at the South Creek Tasting Bar? South Creek Winery presents their "Diva" to you as they also include their new Rose' at the bar too. Gourmet Chocolates are complementary with your purchased wine tasting. For more information, call 828-52-5729 or visit

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Predators of Lake James
Predators come in all shapes and sizes; those with feathers, those with scales and those with fur - each is unique in its own way. Meet Park Ranger Kevin Bischof to learn about some of the predators of Lake James and their adaptations that make them so effective in the hunt for prey. This will be an indoor program and includes a craft activity to design and create your very own predator. Bring your creativity and enthusiasm to the Catawba River Area basement classroom at 10 a.m.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - Trees Magnified
Come experience nature in a new way, a magnified way! Nature Magnified is a new program series at Lake James that will be introducing kids to the natural world in a different way. Come join Ranger Kevin Bischof as he leads a group along the trails of Lake James to explore the trees of the forest at a different level. Reservations can be made by calling the park office at 828-584-7728.

Saturday, March 05, 2016 - Go Big - Go Bold - Large Scale Painting
Instructor Anne Bevan gives students individual instruction and helpful hints as they create an impressive 36 by 48 large scale painting. Prep the canvas, plan, choose a subject, learn color grounds through concept and step by step instruction from a professional artist known for her large scale paintings. More details here...

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Old Fort Spring Fling
3rd Annual Old Fort Spring Fling 5K. Proceeds benefit Mountain Gateway Museum and Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Inc. Race begins and ends at Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort. Entry fee: $25 in advance - online or by mail and $30 the day of the race. Visit for more information or call 828-668-7223.

More News and Events Resources:

McDowell County Tourism Development Authority Events Blog

McDowell News

McDowell Chamber of Commerce Events

Marion Business Association