TODAY
    Friday Jan 19 @ 2:00 PM
New Commuter Social
Liberty University Commuter Student Life – Are you a new freshman or transfer commuter student for Spring 2018? Join us for our New Commuter Social on January 19th from 2-4pm in Center4ME! We will provide a brief orientation session and connect you with your Commuter Tribe and Ambassador.
 
TODAY
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM
American Shakespeare Center's Sense and Sensibility
Academy Center of the Arts – Join the Academy Center of the Arts and the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) for Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility on Friday, January 19th at 7:30pm. The ASC brings a unique performance style to the Academy Center of the Arts, blending Shakespeare’s stagecraft with modern sensibility. The company uses Shakespeare’s Staging Conditions: universal lighting, minimal sets, character doubling, cross-gender casting, and live music. Shakespeare’s performance company couldn’t turn the lights out on the audience; actors and audience shared the same light. The Wicked Folly Tour shares light with the audience throughout the performance for a unique brand of audience contact rarely seen in theatre today. Tickets to this show run from $18 – $35. For more information, call (434)846-8499 --- Students: $18 Seniors: $28 Adults: $35 --- Thank you to Bank of the James and Baird for sponsoring this event. -- All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our etix system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase. All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows: Print at home: This option allows you print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email. Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event. Box Office: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and have us print your tickets for you. All ticket sales are subject to a ticketing fee and credit/debit card processing fees when applicable.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 11:00 AM
Michael Wayne Smith singing at 11am
Living Water Baptist Church – Michael is a Christian singer / songwriter from Oak Ridge, TN and has been traveling in ministry with his family since 2009 proclaiming the love of Christ through his music. Before launching his own ministry, Michael wrote songs for other gospel artists. His song, My Home, is perhaps his most well known, becoming a #1 hit at many radio stations across the country. When Michael released his first CD Welcome Home, the first radio single “Everything’s Fine” became an instant hit and began opening doors for him and is still his most requested song to this day. Now, eight years later, Michael is still going strong with no plans of slowing down. He has released a total of 6 studio albums, 14 radio singles and 1 live concert DVD / CD. Michael grew up influenced by different styles of music, but his primary interest has always been southern / country gospel. This is evident when you hear his songs. However, in late 2015, he released his first worship album More Of You. Although southern gospel is his heritage, he wanted to express his heart of worship a little deeper through the music on this album. In doing so, it has given him a new audience to minister to and given him a new appreciation for worship music. In December 2016, he released his 6th studio album with Chapel Valley called No Time To Quit, with 12 new songs, 7 of which are his own originals. Michael states that he is very excited to share these new songs and see how God will use each one to build His kingdom. One song in particular entitled “Jesus Saves” was birthed out of a difficult time that Michael went through in the spring of 2015. He hadn’t written any new songs in over a year and began to feel that God was moving him out of ministry. As he prayed for God’s direction, he wrote this song and believes it was God’s response. Through this song, Michael saw clearly that it was not time to give up but to keep pressing on! Whether it’s songs like “Everything’s Fine”, “Until The Storm Is Over”, or “This Too Shall Pass” that keep us encouraged during difficult times or songs like “Changed By Your Grace” and “Calvary Stands In My Way” that remind the Christian that God forgives and forgets our past sins so we can live in victory, each one is anointed and reaches to the heart. In December 2016, he released his 6th studio album with Chapel Valley called No Time To Quit, with 12 new songs, 7 of which are his own originals. Michael states that he is very excited to share these new songs and see how God will use each one to build His kingdom. One song in particular entitled “Jesus Saves” was birthed out of a difficult time that Michael went through in the spring of 2015. He hadn’t written any new songs in over a year and began to feel that God was moving him out of ministry. As he prayed for God’s direction, he wrote this song and believes it was God’s response. Through this song, Michael saw clearly that it was not time to give up but to keep pressing on! Whether it’s songs like “Everything’s Fine”, “Until The Storm Is Over”, or “This Too Shall Pass” that keep us encouraged during difficult times or songs like “Changed By Your Grace” and “Calvary Stands In My Way” that remind the Christian that God forgives and forgets our past sins so we can live in victory, each one is anointed and reaches to the heart. Michael and Kelley have been married for 24 years and have two daughters, Kerri and Kasey. Kerri is the oldest and is a full time college student and serves on the worship team in their home church. Kasey still travels with Michael and Kelley most of the time and plays the violin. They are members of Big Emory Baptist Church in Harriman, TN.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 @ 8:00 AM
Welcome Back Commuters!
Liberty University Commuter Student Life – Welcome back from Christmas break! Join us in the Library Airlock from 8am-12pm on January 22nd for free coffee and Dunkin' Donuts!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 - Feb 26 @ 10:00 AM
Babygarten - Rustburg
Campbell County Public Library, Virginia – Babygarten is an educational curriculum for infants up to two years of age and their parent/caregiver. These FREE weekly programs involve books, music, rhymes and much more. Preregistration is required!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 - Feb 26 @ 11:30 AM
Tot Time - Rustburg
Campbell County Public Library, Virginia – Tot Time is an educational curriculum for children 2 & 3 years of age and their parent/caregiver. These FREE weekly programs involve books, music, rhymes and much more. Preregistration is required!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 - Feb 26 @ 1:00 PM
Preschool Storytime - Rustburg
Campbell County Public Library, Virginia – Preschool Storytime is a kindergarten readiness program for children 3 ~ 5 years of age and their parent/caregiver. These FREE weekly programs involve books, music, rhymes and much more. Preregistration is required!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM
Dinner with CASA of Central Virginia Appomattox
CASA of Central Virginia – The abused and neglected children of Appomattox need you to be their voice! We are newly serving Appomattox, and you have the unique opportunity to be a part of our first volunteer cohort! Join us for an hour-long video/slide presentation about the role and responsibilities of a Court Appointed Special Advocate, and how to become one. We'll supply dinner and there will be time for Q&A by a veteran volunteer. Bring a friend to learn more about the rewards of this unique volunteer opportunity to serve the abused and neglected kids in our community. Register (it's free) through the Eventbrite link below to RSVP. For more information, email shannon@cvcasa.org or phone 434-485-1049.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 - Mar 26 @ 7:00 PM
Grown-Up Game Night - Altavista
Campbell County Public Library, Virginia – Come to the library, enjoy adult conversation, and get to know a fun new game! January: Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City February: Forbidden Island March: Sushi Go! For more information about the games, go to http://campbellcountylibraries.org/event/grown-up-game-night-altavista/?instance_id=6733 Registration is required. Call 434-369-5140 or RSVP on this Facebook event.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 - Feb 28 @ 10:00 AM
Babygarten - Altavista
Campbell County Public Library, Virginia – Babygarten is an educational program for infants up to two years of age and their parent/caregiver. These FREE weekly programs involve books, music, rhymes and much more. Preregistration is required!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 - Feb 28 @ 11:30 AM
Tot Time - Altavista
Campbell County Public Library, Virginia – Tot Time is an educational curriculum for children 2 & 3 years of age and their parent/caregiver. These FREE weekly programs involve books, music, rhymes and much more. Preregistration is required!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 - Feb 28 @ 1:00 PM
Preschool Storytime - Altavista
Campbell County Public Library, Virginia – Preschool Storytime is a kindergarten readiness program for children 3 ~ 5 years of age and their parent/caregiver. These FREE weekly programs involve books, music, rhymes and much more. Preregistration is required!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 4:00 PM
Friends of SRML Meeting - Altavista
Campbell County Public Library, Virginia – We will discuss creating a bylaws document, establishing goals for the group, and planning out activities for the year. We will also discuss volunteer opportunities. If you cannot attend this meeting but wish to continue to be active, please email ebcorrea@co.campbell.va.us or call 434-369-5140. We hope to see you on Thursday, January 25!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM
Game Night
Liberty University Commuter Student Life – Do you like board games? We will be having a Game Night in the Graduate & Commuter Student Life Center (GH 1875) on January 25th from 6-8pm. Snacks will be provided!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:30 PM
Civil War Conversation- The History & Hollywood of Glory
American Civil War Museum – Every engagement during the American Civil War contained elements of human drama, but few were as profound as those found when members of the 54th Massachusetts assaulted Battery Wagner outside Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 1863. Explore how the 1989 film Glory chronicled the historical events in which this regiment of black troops won enduring fame. With Brian S. Wills, Kennesaw State University. Cost: $10 Adults, Members: Free. Reservations encouraged.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
Film Screening: Before the Flood
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College – From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. (Runtime: 96 mins)
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 26 @ 5:00 PM
Opening Reception, Spring Exhibitions
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College – ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS: GATHERED AND UNSETTLED (January 26 – June 3, 2018) includes sculpture and site-specific installation by artist Rebecca Smith. FROM SOURCE TO SURFACE: WORKS BY RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDIO ART FACULTY (January 26 – April 8, 2018) includes works by Randolph College faculty artists: Chris Cohen, Brooke Marcy, Dan Shipley, Jim Muehlemann, and Kathy Muehlemann. Free. Refreshments and cash bar (beer/wine) provided. "From Source to Surface" is supported by Maier Member Sally Maier Rowe ‘67. "Atmospheric Conditions" is supported by Mary Gray Shockey ’69.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 11:00 AM
Artist Talk: Rebecca Smith
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College – As part of the symposium "Communities and Climate Change," artist Rebecca Smith will discuss he career and art, including her current installation "Atmospheric Conditions: Gathered and Unsettled" on view at the Maier January 26 - June 3, 2018. "Atmospheric Conditions" is a site-specific installation by New York-based including colored tape “drawings” on gallery walls and painted metal wall sculptures, abstract, though suggestive of and named after glaciers and molecules. Appearing nonrepresentational at first glance, Smith’s glaciers are icy, stratified. Their steely, grid-like construction seems strong but the thinness of the metal strips and ample negative space between them also suggests a vulnerable fragility.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 2:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Communities and Climate Change
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College – Discussion of work being done locally to address issues of climate change, moderated by Dr. Karin Warren, Professor and Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies, Randolph College. Reception to follow. PANEL PARTICIPANTS: >Dr. Rick Barnes, Mary Sable Girard Chair in Psychology, Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies, Randolph College >>Dr. Laura Henry-Stone, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Lynchburg College Kristie Smith, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Virginia Conservation Network >Rebecca Smith, Visual Artist Held in conjunction with the installation by artist Rebecca Smith, "Atmospheric Conditions: Gathered and Unsettled" (on view January 26 – June 3, 2018).
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 28 @ 1:00 PM
Cinderella - A family friendly opera presentation
Academy Center of the Arts – Rossini’s Cinderella presents the story of the beloved princess but not as you might have heard it before. The evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy a philosopher and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet. A one-hour family presentation showcasing a magical transformation and the power of true love that will engage audiences of all ages. Sung in English.