Education through the Arts May 1, 2013 11:00am - May 31, 2013 4:00pm
May 1–31. Tues.–Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bedford County High School and Middle School Art exhibit. Reception on Bedford’s Second Friday. Admission free.
Little Town Players presents May 17, 2013 5:00pm - May 26, 2013 5:00pm
May 17-26 & 24-26. (540) 586-5881, www.littletownplayers.com.
Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament May 21, 2013 1:00pm - May 21, 2013 1:00pm
Get a team of four together and enjoy a catered lunch followed by 18 holes, prizes and raffle drawings. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson Choral Society. Info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voice of the Arts & Humanities Awards Ceremony May 21, 2013 7:00pm - May 21, 2013 7:00pm
Hosted by the James River Council for the Arts & Humanities, the ceremony spotlights the creative spirit within our area. Ticket available at www.jamesriverarts.org.
Homeschool Open House May 22, 2013 10:00am - May 22, 2013 3:00pm
Homeschoolers from across Virginia are invited to tour the Museum and Point of Honor as educational resources for families. Free for homeschoolers.
Memorial Day Weekend at Peaks of Otter Winery May 24, 2013 12:00pm - May 27, 2013 5:00pm
May 24-27. Free. (540) 586-3707, www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Friday Cheers: Dragonfly May 24, 2013 5:30pm - May 24, 2013 9:00pm
Dragonfly band featuring rock and dance music. $5 Admission, 12 and under admitted free.
Bower Center’s 2013 Louisiana Crawfish Festival May 25, 2013 5:00pm - May 25, 2013 10:00pm
Festival features South Louisiana Cuisine and Zydeco music. Dr. John Bower and Edna Curry bring 2,000 pounds of live crawfish from Louisiana to be cooked on site along with chicken gumbo, red beans and rice and all the fixings. Tickets: Adult-$30, Child under 12-$15, Child under 5-free. www.lynchburgtickets.com or (540) 586-4235.
Moonlight Serenade Concert May 25, 2013 7:00pm - May 25, 2013 7:00pm
A spirited evening of patriotic music to honor our veterans. All proceeds benefit the D-Day Memorial.
Stars and Stripes Forever: Patriotic Concert May 25, 2013 7:00pm - May 25, 2013 10:00pm
A patriotic concert at 8 p.m. will include performances by the Jefferson Youth Chorale and Cantate and the Chorus of the Blue Ridge. Prior to the show, visitors can enjoy a moonlight serenade with 1940s music by ensemble, Let’s Dance. Adults: $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Students ages 6-18: $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Children under 6 are free. (540) 586-3329, www.dday.org.
Remembering Their Sacrifice May 27, 2013 11:00am - May 27, 2013 11:00am
The Memorial commemorates Memorial Day with a special ceremony to recognize the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms. A number of plaques will be dedicated to commemorate various elements of D-Day. Admission is free until noon. (540) 586-3329, www.dday.org.
Miller Park Pool Memorial Day Celebration May 27, 2013 12:00pm - May 27, 2013 6:00pm
Join Lynchburg Parks & Rec at Miller Park Pool. Admission is $5 and event is limited to 400 people. Tickets may be purchased in advance. (434) 455-5858
Restoration/Preservation Field School May 27, 2013 12:00pm - Jun 8, 2013 12:00pm
May 27-June 8. Visit www.poplarforest.org/programs/restoration-field-school for more information.
Memorial Day at Amazement Square May 27, 2013 1:00pm - May 27, 2013 5:00pm
Programs offered in honor of those who serve.
Endstation Theatre Presents “Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare May 31, 2013 2:00pm - Jul 7, 2013 8:00pm
Renaissance Theater dates & times: May 31 at 8 p.m.; June 1 & 2 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; June 7 at 8 p.m.; June 8 & 9 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sweet Briar College dates and times: June 15, 21, 23, 29 & July 7 at 7 p.m.
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner. Six vaudeville performers from the turn of the century bring this madcap classic comedy about love and marriage to life. More info at www.endstationtheatre.org.
Friday Cheers: Seven Mile Ford May 31, 2013 5:30pm - May 31, 2013 9:00pm
Seven Mile Ford band featuring country music. $5 Admission, 12 and under admitted free.
Archaeology Field School Jun 2, 2013 12:00pm - Jul 12, 2013 12:00pm
June 2-July 12. Visit www.poplarforest.org/programs/archaeology-field-school for more information.
Young Artists Concert Jun 2, 2013 3:00pm - Jun 2, 2013 3:00pm
Free concert by graduate and conservatory students, sponsored by Forte Chamber Music.
James Underwood Retrospective & Say It With Art Jun 5, 2013 11:00am - Jul 13, 2013 8:00pm
June 5–July 13. Tues.–Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reception on June 14, 5–8 pm. This dual exhibit features 2-D and 3-D multimedia artworks as well as a retrospective of a highly respected local artist. James Underwood, originally from Floyd County, has been painting full time for the past 20 years, since his retirement. More information at www.bowercenter.org or (540) 586-4235. Free.
69th Anniversary of D-Day Jun 6, 2013 11:00am - Jun 6, 2013 11:00am
Special music and speakers. Tours throughout the day. Admission is free until noon. (540) 586-3329, www.dday.org.
Celebrating D-Day at Peaks of Otter Winery Jun 6, 2013 12:00pm - Jun 6, 2013 5:00pm
After your D-Day Memorial visit, visit Peaks of Otter Winery, present your receipt and receive a 10% discount on your purchase. Free. (540) 586-3707, www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
First Fridays Jun 7, 2013 5:00pm - Jun 7, 2013 8:00pm
First Friday: Surface Design Association Exhibition Jun 7, 2013 5:30pm - Jun 7, 2013 8:00pm
Featuring fiber and textile arts created by S.D.A. members of Virginia and West Virginia. The exhibition will be installed through June 16. Free.
Friday Cheers: Ken Knox and Company, former members of The Chairmen of the Board Jun 7, 2013 5:30pm - Jun 7, 2013 9:00pm
Ken Knox and Company band featuring Motown and beach music. $5 Admission, 12 and under admitted free.
Fishin’ 101 Jun 8, 2013 8:00am - Jun 8, 2013 11:00am
Ages 8 and older. Learn the basics of fishing and a few tricks of the trade during this hands-on workshop. All materials provided. Register by June 1. Call (434) 455-5828 for details.
RiverFlick Film Series: “Rocky” Jun 8, 2013 7:00pm - Jun 8, 2013 7:00pm
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7 p.m.; movie starts at dark. Berglund Toyota Night featuring “Rocky.” Free.
Discover Lynchburg: Summer Camp for Kids Jun 10, 2013 9:00am - Jun 10, 2013 3:00pm
June 10-14. Children ages 9-12 can enjoy a week-long camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Visit historic sites, police department, fire station and picnic on Percival’s Island. $50 per child. Reserve early. www.lynchburgmuseum.org.
Summer Workshops & Camps Jun 11, 2013 2:00pm - Jun 20, 2013 2:00pm
June 11, 13, 18 & 20. Mini Workshops offered Tuesdays & Thursdays. Visit www.amazementsquare.org for more details.
Lunch with Miss Lettie at Avenel Jun 13, 2013 12:00pm - Jun 13, 2013 12:00pm
Tickets: $15. Call for reservations. (540) 586-1814, www.historicavenel.com.
Father’s Day Celebration at Peaks of Otter Winery Jun 14, 2013 12:00pm - Jun 16, 2013 5:00pm
June 14-16. Dazzle Dad with free admission. (540) 586-3707, www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Second Fridays Jun 14, 2013 5:00pm - Jun 14, 2013 8:00pm
Activities in connection with Bedford’s Centertown Second Fridays and current Bower Center exhibits. Free.
Friday Cheers: Chamomile and Whiskey with Yankee Dixie and Country Fried Grass Jun 14, 2013 5:30pm - Jun 14, 2013 9:00pm
Celebrate the launch of the James River Batteau Festival with mountain folk funk music. $5 Admission, 12 and under admitted free
Endstation Theatre Presents “Cymbeline” by William Shakespeare Jun 14, 2013 7:00pm - Jul 21, 2013 7:00pm
Sweet Briar College: all June dates & July 10, 12, 14 at 7 p.m.
Old City Cemetery: July 19 at 7 p.m.
Poplar Forest: July 20 at 7 p.m.
Presbyterian Home & Family Services: July 21 at 7 p.m.
Directed by Walter Kmiec. Using the art of imagination, a troupe of Depression-era actors bring Shakespeare's fairy tale world to vivid life with nothing but the clothes on their backs and whatever possessions they can find.
Launch of the James River Batteau Festival Jun 15, 2013 9:00am - Jun 15, 2013 2:00pm
The launch of the 8-day journey down the James River of replica 18th century flatboats. Music, history, arts and educational displays. www.jamesriverbatteaufestival.com.
10th Annual World War II in Miniature Display and Flag Day Event Jun 15, 2013 10:00am - Jun 15, 2013 5:00pm
Treat dad to a one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring miniature World War II model planes, tanks, ships, jeeps, historic figures and special activities for children. Tours throughout the day. All Army military veterans receive free admission. (540) 586-3329, www.dday.org.
Lenny Marcus Trio Concert Jun 15, 2013 7:30pm - Jun 15, 2013 7:30pm
Free. (540) 586-4235, www.bowercenter.org.
Father's Day Jun 16, 2013 10:00am - Jun 16, 2013 10:00am
Give dad a free tour of Poplar Forest. Admission is free for fathers all day.