Monday Sep 25 - Nov 27 @ 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! This month’s selection: Ticket to Ride. Registration is requested by calling 434-369-5140.
Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
Crafting in Community - Timbrook
Campbell County Public Library, Virginia – Crafting in Community is a crafting group that meets at the Timbrook Library on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Bring any craft project you would like and enjoy an evening of connection with fellow crafters. Coffee and tea provided by the library. Please enter through the program room door since this event is held after library hours.
Tuesday Sep 26 @ 3:00 PM
Educators Night Out
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College – Relax and mingle with colleagues after-hours at the Maier Museum of Art! At 4 p.m., enjoy an exclusive tour of the 106th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: "Carceral States" with the curator of the exhibition, Martha Kjeseth Johnson, director of the Maier Museum of Art. Complimentary refreshments, wine, beer and give-aways. Open to all pre-K to college educators. For more details, contact Laura McManus, Curator of Education at email@example.com or (434) 947-8136 ext. 5
Tuesday Sep 26 @ 4:00 PM
Liberty Dining Services – A Premium Steak Event in Tilley Student Center September 26th / 4-7 pm / Swipe+ $11.99
Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:30 PM
Civil War Conversation- To Be Free, a Citizen, & a Voter
American Civil War Museum – The passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments forever changed American society. Join Museum CEO Christy Coleman as she explores the social and political implications of these amendments at the time of their passage and in contemporary American culture. Cost: $10 Adults, Members: Free. Reservations encouraged.
Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:00 PM
Film Screening: "Eva Hesse" (2016)
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College – This documentary feature film, directed Marcie Begleiter, focuses on the life and times of Eva Hesse (1936-1970). Hesse, a ground-breaking artist, was active in New York and Germany in the 1960’s and helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Runtime: 1hr 48 min FREE. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.
Friday Sep 29 @ 7:00 PM
Filda House – Come on out for a Game Night to celebrate making it through over a month of the semester with games, fellowship, and heavy hors d'oeuvres! If you have a favorite game, feel free to bring it along. If you need a ride please let us know! Looking forward to having a night of fun fellowship.
Friday Sep 29 - Sep 30 @ 11:30 PM
Gran Fiesta Latina
Center4ME – Late Night Event. Live Latin band, food, karaoke, face paint and more! Tickets $1 at the door.
Saturday Sep 30 @ 9:00 AM
Forest Lions Fall Health Screenings
Forest Lions Club – Free Health Screenings for children and adults. Vision screening for children 6 months and older. Vision, hearing and blood pressure sreening for all.
Saturday Sep 30 - Oct 1 @ 10:00 AM
Pallas Athena Ladies Aid Society
American Civil War Museum – Costumed living history interpreters will demonstrate the equipment, comfort supplies, and services provided to soldiers and hospitals by aid societies during the Civil War, and the activities of a typical mid-19th-century farm family during the harvest season. Joining them on Saturday will be the Louisa County Historical Society Hearth Cooking Guild and Louisa County Historical Society Herb Guild. Cost: Included with regular Museum admission.
Saturday Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM
Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival
Avoca Museums & Historical Society – Avoca Museum, 1514 Main St., Altavista, will hold its 18th annual Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30(rain date Oct. 7). The event will include wines from six area wineries: Sans Soucy Vineyards, The Homeplace Vineyard, Rebec Vineyards, Tomahawk Mill Winery, Bright Meadows Farm and Vineyard and White Rock Vineyards and Winery. The event will also feature live music from The Pete Turpin Band and The Low Low Chariot, local craft and merchandise vendors, food concessions, an adult-supervised bounce house and the annual Avoca bake sale. Tasting tickets are $15 in advance, available at the following locations: Altavista Chamber of Commerce, The Bank of the James (Altavista branch), First National Bank (Altavista branches) Miller’s Jewelry, Avoca Museum and online at www.avocamuseum.org/wine. Tickets are $20 at the gate (cash only). Non-tasting tickets are $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for children ages 6 to 11 and free for children ages 5 and younger. No outside food or drinks or pets allowed. For more information, contact Theresa Boyes at (434) 369-1076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Sep 30 @ 3:00 PM
Low Low Chariot at Avoca Wine Festival
Avoca Museums & Historical Society – We are honored to once again headline the Avoca Wine Festival!
Saturday Sep 30 @ 6:00 PM
Pastor's Anniversary Part I
Bolling Hill Baptist Church – Details TBD
Saturday Sep 30 @ 7:00 PM
Riverfront Park Concert Series: The Lone Bellow
Academy Center of the Arts – The Academy Center of the Arts and Lynchburg Retail Merchants Assoc Presents: The Lone Bellow The Riverfront Park Concert Series will feature national, regional, and local music acts and will continue the Academy’s efforts to serve our community through arts and culture by bringing world class music to our city’s beautiful downtown park. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) vendors will be onsite. VIP ticket options available and all concerts are rain or shine events. Learn more about the Riverfront Park Concert Series including Lynchstock, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and Blues Traveler here academycenter.org/riverfrontparkconcertseries General Admission Tickets: $10 VIP tickets available for $45 including premier covered seating, light refreshments and drink tickets. *Free general admission for children 12 and under
Sunday Oct 1 @ 2:00 PM
Spotlight Tour: "Women of York: 'Shared Dining'" (2013)
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College – Brief, 15-minute tour featuring the installation, "Women of York: 'Shared Dining',” which is included in the 106th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: "Carceral States." The installation was created in 2013 by ten women incarcerated at York Correctional Institution in Connecticut. It includes ten place settings arranged on a table, each dedicated to the artists’ heroines. The work is inspired by Judy Chicago’s seminal feminist artwork "The Dinner Party."
Sunday Oct 1 @ 3:00 PM
Pastor's Anniversary Part II
Bolling Hill Baptist Church – Details TBD
Monday Oct 2 @ 7:30 PM
Keith & Kristyn Getty and Friends: Facing a Task Unfinished!
Student Activities – Join Keith & Kristyn on the finale of the Facing a Task Unfinished tour in North America Sept/ Oct 2017. This spectacular evening champions congregational singing and mission following the radical example of the hymn “Facing a Task Unfinished,” rewritten from its original 1931 version, where its urgent call propelled individuals, families and churches to global witness. The studio album of this project features the Getty’s band, live congregational singing, and fresh global sounds as well as guest appearances by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Fernando Ortega, John Patitucci, Chris Tomlin, and artists from around the world. We invite you to join us for one of these inspirational evenings with Keith & Kristyn Getty and friends.
Friday Oct 6 - Oct 8 @ 8:00 PM
Blue Ridge Ragtime and Silent Film Festival
Academy Center of the Arts – The Blue Ridge Ragtime and Silent Film Festival, a first-time festival hosted by the Academy Center of the Arts, will be held October 6-8, 2017, in Lynchburg, Virginia. The festival will kick off its first year with a full weekend of events and happenings featuring five professional ragtime pianists from across the nation. The festival’s events include two unique concerts, a seated educational symposium, free performances at area schools and downtown venues, and a special silent film comedy screening with live accompaniment by featured performers. For more information, see the full schedule below (subject to change). Friday, October 6 9a – 2p Performances at area schools to educate students about ragtime and America’s musical heritage. 5p - 7p First Fridays performances 8p – 10p ($15) Euphonic Sounds: The Classic Rags of Scott Joplin and His Contemporaries “The Blue Ridge Ragtime Festival’s kickoff concert celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Scott Joplin. The success of his “Maple Leaf Rag” established Joplin as “the King of Ragtime Composers” in his own time, and the use of his music (including “The Entertainer”) in the film The Sting more than 70 years later introduced his music to a new generation and helped to launch a nationwide ragtime revival. Joplin’s piano music, while rhythmic and engaging, is also supremely lyrical, brimming with bittersweet melodies. Join festival entertainers Frederick Hodges, Ethan Uslan, Martin Spitznagel, Bryan Wright, and Bill Edwards for an unforgettable evening of Joplin’s classic rags, along with a few by his contemporaries.” Saturday, October 7 8:30a – 10a (Free) Playing at three Hill City Keys Pianos (Market, Vistor’s Center, Kegney’s) 1p – 3p (Free) Symposia: two 1-hour lecture-demonstrations by performers discussing various aspects of ragtime and related music. Location TBA 8p – 10p ($15) Silent film comedy (The Mark of Zorro) with live accompaniment followed by “music hall” mini- concert featuring all performers “Experience an evening of vaudeville and early cinema. In the first half, performers will cut loose with hot tunes, comedy and novelty songs, and possibly a tear-jerker or two. After intermission, thrill to the Douglas Fairbanks feature film “The Mark of Zorro,” packed with high adventure and plenty of laughs and featuring live accompaniment by Frederick Hodges.” Sunday, October 8 2p – 5p ($15) Afternoon concert: Something Old, Something New: A Century of Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz Piano “Enjoy the many moods of ragtime old and new. While it is tempting to think of ragtime as a genre “stuck” in the early 1900s, generations of composers since then have continued to transform the music and expand its boundaries. The festival’s closing concert will feature ragtime and ragtime-related piano works spanning more than a century: from the 1890s to today.” Performers for the Blue Ridge Ragtime Festival include Bryan Wright, a Lynchburg native from Pittsburgh, PA, Frederick Hodges from Berkeley, CA, Martin Spitznagel from Pittsburgh, PA, Bill Edwards from Washington, DC, and Ethan Uslan from Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit academycenter.org.