Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events  March/April 2016

March 1
“Simply Justice and Fair Play: Civil Rights at Sweet Briar 1960-1964”
Sweet Briar Museum,
Sweet Briar College
1 to 4 p.m.
Exhibition opening and on view through June 5. Information at (434) 381-6248 or klawson@sbc.edu.

March 4
First Friday
Downtown and Rivermont
5 to 8 p.m.
For participating locations visit
www.downtownlynchburg.com.

March 5
“Winter Reflections:
Special Program”
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest
1 to 3 p.m.
Hike and learn about the natural habitat of Poplar Forest today and in Jefferson’s time. Information at (434) 525-1806.

March 6-10
Decoy Carving Workshop
Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center
1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox
Learn to carve your own decoy or sharpen your carving skills; beginners welcome. Instruction and kits provided by carver Ed Morrison. Information at www.holidaylake4h.com or call
(434) 248-5444.

March 10-13
“The Ice Cream Man”
Roanoke Children’s Theatre
Dumas Center,
108 First Street NW, Roanoke
Focus on teen substance abuse, including heroin, as part of the RCT4TEENS program. Free admission; to reserve call (540) 400-7795 or visit RoanokeChildrensTheatre.org.

March 11
“Spell It” with Humankind
Boonsboro Country Club
1709 BCC Drive, Lynchburg
6 p.m.
$35 for heavy hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets and admission to the bee. Information at humankind.org.

March 12
4th Annual Jefferson Choral Society Indoor Yard Sale
Moose Lodge, 2307 Lakeside Dr., Lynchburg
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free to the public. All proceeds will benefit the choir and its projects.

Brew Madness
Lynchburg City Armory
1219 Main Street, Lynchburg
4 to 8 p.m.
Sample the newest and bestselling flavors of craft brew from the area’s top breweries; food vendors and live music. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Information at (434) 473-7319.
A Great Change in the
Situation of Man: Lynchburg’s Railroads Exhibit Opens
Lynchburg Museum
901 Court Street, Lynchburg
2 p.m.
Free admission.

March 15 & 17
“Hunting the Past:
Ghost Hunting in America”
Benedict 100, Tyson,
Sweet Briar College
7 p.m.
Public talk by Misty Bastian.
Information at durham@sbc.edu.

March 17-18
Kegney Bros. St. Patrick’s Day
1118 Main Street, Lynchburg
11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Outdoor seating! Must be 21.

March 19
NASA Successor to Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Peaks of Otter Lodge
85554 Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford
8 p.m.
Join NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, Greg Redfern, to learn about the 2018 space telescope successor to HST. See the latest photos and info direct from NASA. Free but limited seating; reserve at (866) 387-9905.
“57 Hours in the
House of Culture”
Pannell Gallery, Sweet Briar College
7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Free to the public. Information at (434) 381-6248 or klawson@sbc.edu.

March 19-20
“The Magic of Fabric and Thread” Quilt Show
Patches ‘n Pieces
Holy Cross Regional School
2125 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg

Mar. 19: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mar. 20: Noon to 4 p.m.
View more than 250 quilts. Raffles,
door prizes, demos, and a boutique. Donation of $5; children free.

March 20
Flip Book Family Program
Maier Museum of Art at
Randolph College
1 Quinlan Street, Lynchburg
2 to 4 p.m.
Admission is $4 members, $5 non-members. Register by March 17 at museum@randolphcollege.edu.

March 23
Poetry Reading
Browsing Room,
Mary Helen Cochran Library
Sweet Briar College
7:30 p.m.
Poetry reading; information at nboeschenstein@sbc.edu or
(434) 381-6181.

March 24
Lunchbox Lecture—Propaganda and Poetry:
The Wartime Writing of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Bedford Welcome Center
816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford
12 to 1 p.m.
Free Admission.

March 25-26
Barrels, Bottles and Casks Tour
Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest
Sample beverages and spirits served during Jefferson’s time. Admission is $25; information at (434) 534-8120.

March 25-27
Blossom to Bottle
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Cree Road, Bedford
12 to 5 p.m.
Enjoy picnicking under blossoming trees and tasting wine. Information at
www.peaksofotterwinery.com.

March 25-31
“Steel Magnolias”
Tower Theatre, Liberty University
Information and tickets at
www.liberty.edu/theatre.

March 26
“Trees: Our Past and Our Future”
Old City Cemetery Grounds,
401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg
10 a.m. to Noon
Join Naturalist Kathie Driscoll in discovering the stories behind some of Virginia’s oldest trees. Information at (434) 847-1465.

3rd Annual Egg Hunt
on the Lawn
Point of Honor
112 Cabell Street, Lynchburg
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free to the public; information at
(434) 455-6226.
The Universe and You
Peaks of Otter Lodge
85554 Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford
8 p.m.
Join NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, Greg Redfern, for an engaging presentation to learn about our fascinating universe. Free but limited space; to reserve call (866) 387-9905.

March 30
“Sex Trafficking:
Anti-Human Trafficking
First-Hand Bearing Witness”
Memorial Chapel, Sweet Briar College
7 p.m.
Father Chris Vorderbruggen presents this firsthand account of his work with captives of the sex-trafficking trade in the Americas. Information at lkent@sbc.edu.

April 1
First Friday
Downtown and Rivermont
5 to 8 p.m.
For participating locations visit
www.downtownlynchburg.com.
“Perpetuity: Studio Art Community Critique Group”
Babcock Gallery, Babcock Fine Arts Center, Sweet Briar College
5 p.m.
Opening reception for the exhibition. Information at (434) 381-6248 or klawson@sbc.edu.
“Natasha, Pierre, and the
Great Comet of 1812”
Murchison Lane Auditorium,
Sweet Briar College
7:30 p.m.
Concert musical presented by the Division of Performing Arts.
Information at kershner@sbc.edu.

April 1-3
“Steel Magnolias”
Tower Theatre, Liberty University
Information and tickets at
www.liberty.edu/theatre.

April 2
1st Annual ‘I Carry Your Heart’ Masquerade Ball
The Trivium Estate & Conference Center, 7821 Bellevue Rd., Forest
7 to 11 p.m.
Tickets for $75 include two drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Information at www.ICarryYourHeartFund.com.

April 3
Blossom to Bottle 5K Race
Johnson’s Orchard and
Peaks of Otter Winery
7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Advanced registration is $20;
$25 on race day. Register at
www.blossomtobottle.com.
Janet Lowrey Gager Community Concert
Memorial Chapel, Sweet Briar College
3 p.m.
Information at abillias@sbc.edu.

April 8
“October: Ten Days that Shook the World”
Pannell Gallery, Sweet Briar College
7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for movie screening. Free to the public. Refreshments. Information at (434) 381-6248 or klawson@sbc.edu.

April 9
Piney River Mini-Triathlon
Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail
1434 Rose Mill Road, Arrington
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Information at (434) 263-7130.
Amherst Honey Bee Festival
139 Lancer Lane, Amherst
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A celebration focused on the importance of honey bees and their critical role in our lives.

Gross’ Orchard Apple
Blossom Festival
Gross’ Orchard
6817 Wheats Valley Rd., Bedford
Information at www.grossorchards.com.
The Virginian Norfolk & Western No. 6111 Excursion
Old City Cemetery Station
The world famous steam train run through Lynchburg. Information on excursion dates and times at nctrains.org.

April 10
Junior Recital: Jessie Schuster
Memorial Chapel, Sweet Briar College
7 p.m.
Classic and contemporary works written for the alto saxophone. Information at jjones@sbc.edu.

April 13
Naturalization Ceremony
Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the Blue Ridge Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) to welcome
30 new citizens in honor of Jefferson’s 273rd birthday. Information at
pdjeep@earthlink.net.

April 15
Preschoolers’ Night
at the Museum
Lynchburg Museum at the
Old Court House
901 Court Street, Lynchburg
6 to 8 p.m.
Preschoolers ages 4-7 come to the Museum and enjoy a fun evening. Dinner will include pizza and a drink. Kids will enjoy crafts and coloring pages, stories, and more. $25 per child. Registration required. Information at (434) 455-6226.
Spring Dance Concert
Murchison Lane Auditorium,
Sweet Briar College
7 p.m.
Spring dance concert featuring performances and choreographies by Sweet Briar faculty and students. Information at mmagruder@sbc.edu.

April 16
African American
Genealogy Workshop
Old City Cemetery Center
401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg
9 to 11 a.m.
Discussion of latest techniques and resources for finding your ancestors of color. Pre-registration required. Information at (434) 847-1465.

April 16-23
Kidz Kraze Children’s Consignment Sale
Candler’s Station Shopping Center, Lynchburg
More than 50,000 used children’s items including clothing, shoes, coats, toys, books, bedding and more! Information at www.kidzkrazesale.com.

April 20
Fiction and Poetry Reading
Browsing Room,
Mary Helen Cochran Library
Sweet Briar College
7:30 p.m.
Reading by Laura-Gray Street (poetry), Amanda Korman (fiction) and Gary Dop (poetry). Information at nboeschenstein@sbc.edu or
(434) 381-6181.

April 22-23
Senior Theater Project:
“She Kills Monsters”
Babcock Studio Theater,
Sweet Briar College
7:30 p.m.
Senior theater project directed
by Shannon McCarthy.
Information at kershner@sbc.edu.

April 23
4th Annual Lynchstock
Music Festival
Benjamin’s Restaurant
14900 Forest Road, Forest
Noon
Live music, food trucks and more!

April 26
Annual Garden Day at
Point of Honor
Point of Honor, Daniel’s Hill
112 Cabell Street, Lynchburg
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free. For more information, call (434) 455-6226.

April 27
Student Reading
Browsing Room,
Mary Helen Cochran Library
Sweet Briar College
8 p.m.
Selected students will read from their own works; information at nboeschenstein@sbc.edu or
(434) 381-6181.

April 28
Lunchbox Lecture-
Wehrmacht Invasion of the Mountains of Virginia
Bedford Welcome Center
816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford
Noon to 1 p.m.
Free admission.
Senior Studio Art Majors’ Exhibit Opening & Art History Majors’ Presentations
Maier Museum of Art
at Randolph College
4 to 6 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Information at (434) 947-8136.

April 29
Homeschool Event Day
National D-Day Memorial
3 Overlord Circle, Bedford
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Homeschool families can experience the memorials field trip program.
Registration due April 15. Admission fee $4 per person, children under five free. Information at (540) 586-3329 etx.111, or email education@dday.org.

April 29-30
“Beauty and the Beast”
Tower Theatre, Liberty University
Information and tickets at
www.liberty.edu/theatre.

April 29-May 1
Paint Out Lynchburg!
Old City Cemetery Grounds,
401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg
Enjoy a “plein air” demonstration, participate in a “quick paint” competition, enjoy opportunities to exhibit, sell, and win prizes or simply paint all day on location. Information at www.lynchburgartclub.org.

April 30
Vintage Lynchburg
Spring Market 2016
Urban Arts Venue
1001 Commerce Street, Lynchburg
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information at
www.vintagelynchburg.com.
Run 4 Their Lives
Liberty University
8:30 a.m.
Presented by Freedom 4/24, a fun run and 5K run/walk to fight human trafficking. Fundraise $50 and run for free. Sign up at www.R4TL.com.
12th Annual Downtown Lynchburg Loft Tour
Benefitting the Free Clinic
of Central Virginia
1016 Main Street, Lynchburg
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets $25 in advance; $30 the day of the event. Information at
www.freeclinicva.org.

April 30-May 1
Jefferson Choral Society presents “Psalms That Inspire”
Timberlake United Methodist Church
21649 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg
Apr. 30: 7:30 p.m.
May 1: 4 p.m.
Tickets at www.jeffersonchoralsociety.org.

May 1
Mother-Daughter Tea at
Point of Honor
Point of Honor,
112 Cabell Street, Lynchburg
2 p.m.
Celebrate mothers with tea in the Carriage House, kid friendly tours of Point of Honor, games, mother-daughter crafts and more.
Admission is $10 for adult + 1 child (additional child $5 each).

May 6-7
1st Annual Vintage May Market
The White Brick House
1197 Ashwood Park Road, Forest
May 6: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 7: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information at (434) 610-2212.