Upfront March/April 2019

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St. Paddy’s Day 5K
March 16
Grab your tacky green gear and try your luck at this run for all ages at Percival’s Island, professionally timed by Riverside Runners. All proceeds go to STEAM programming at Holy Cross School. Learn more at runsignup.com/Race/VA/Lynchburg/HCStPaddysDay5K.

“The Diary of Anne Frank”
March 22-31
One of the most iconic books of the 20th century is brought to life on the Liberty Tower Theater stage. Go on an emotional journey with Anne Frank as she and her family hide from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic. Find tickets at www.liberty.edu/academics/art/theatre.Learn about more upcoming shows in our Theater Preview Guide on page 30!

Sedalia Celtic Festival
March 30
Soak up the sights and sounds of Celtic culture—from Highland game demonstrations to Irish cuisine—at the Sedalia Center in Big Island. For advanced ticket sales, visit www.lynchburgtickets.com/celticfestival.

Lynchburg Lyrics
April 26
Calling all songwriters! Lynchburg Parks & Rec is excited to organize this first annual competition to nurture local musicians and promote regional songwriting talent. The official deadline for entries is April 7; the big performance on April 26 will be held at the Miller Center Theater. Learn more at www.lynchburgparksandrec.com.

Lynchburg Garden Day
April 30
Experience 200 years of history on this annual home and garden tour that’s part of the statewide Historic Garden Week. This year’s local event features three properties on the scenic Fox Hill Road, a downtown loft and Sweet Briar College’s President’s home. Find more details at lynchburggardenclub.org.


Local Openings & Closings

Hello! to a new Fifth and Federal Station menu at Apocalypse Ale Works in Forest

Hello! to Beyond the Surface Permanent Makeup in Wyndhurst

Goodbye to Lorraine Bakery in the Lynchburg Community Market

Hello! to a new location of The Conscious Mercantile on 9th Street

Hello! to The Lounge at Ledo off Old Graves Mill Road

Hello! to Krikelkay Brewing Company in Appomattox

Hello! to TaleTellers Fly Shop on Commerce Street

Goodbye to The Cutting Board in Wyndhurst

Hello! to Crossroads Dentistry in Forest

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