Community Events and Calendar (week of Dec. 7, 2011)

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Sign-ups and notices


For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper. For information on monthly/weekly meeting times for groups see the meeting notice section.


Book Fair at LHS

The Liberty High School Library Youth Advisory Board will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair in the school library. The days of this event are December 5- 15. The hours will be during normal school hours and on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays the hours extend to 5 p.m.  There will be a variety of books, crafts, posters, and accessories for all ages.


Battle of Stockyards Toys for Tots and RAM House

Battle of Stockyards for Toys for Tots and RAM House. Springlake Stockyard challenges Lynchburg and Hollins Stockyards to meet or beat their goal. 200 toys for Toys For Tots, 200 cans of food for RAM House by December 19.


Bedford Christmas Station

It’s not too late to help the Bedford Community Christmas Station. Funds are still being raised in two ways. Alternative Christmas gift cards, featuring an original print by Beulah Witt, “Rejoice the Lamb of God” are $7.50 each, or four for $20. Cards can be ordered from the Christmas Station Web page www.bedfordchristmas.com or by calling (540) 875-8854. Also, vote for the Bedford Community Christmas Station tree in the “Festival of Trees” at the Bedford Welcome Center through January 2.  Voting is $1 and all proceeds go to the charity of the winning tree. Need more information? Call Karen Hughes at (540) 586-7750, Ext. 2263.


Charity Chug

SML Train Group, Charity Chug, Christmas Model trains, open houses. Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, 1-5 p.m. Six different layouts- four Saturday, six Sunday. For addresses/directions/schedules: www.lcm-moneta.org (courtesy of Lake Christian Ministries). Questions? Call 540-719-0014.


A Holiday Fantasy

LeeAnne Ashley Dance Ensemble will be presenting "A Holiday Fantasy" December 17 at 7 p.m. and December 18 at 5 p.m. at the Bedford Middle School Auditorium. For ticket Information: 587-7555. Journey with Clara and her Nutcracker through the Kingdom of Snow and Sweets—and watch as the children get a sneak peek into Santa's Magical Toyshop.


Museum train exhibit

The Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library in concert with the Bedford Central Railroad Group will once again be displaying the Museum's model train exhibit. The train will run from Friday, Nov. 25 through Saturday, Jan. 28. During Christmas Break, the Polar Express and Thomas the Tank Engine will be featured. This year (Williams) Bachman Train Company donated to the Museum the Famous Southern Crescent. Jim Molaniry & the Railyard Hobby Shop have loaned Thomas the Tank Engine and two coaches. Children are invited to run Thomas under adult supervision. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with special hours Friday, Dec. 9, 16 and 23 staying open until 8 p.m. The Museum will be closed on major holidays and extreme winter weather. There is no admittance fee, however donations are gratefully appreciated. The Museum will also be collecting new and gently loved stuffed animals for the Teddy Bear Brigade for Gleaning of the World.


Christmas tree sale

Boy Scouts from Troop 130 will be selling Christmas trees over the next few weeks at Epworth United Methodist Church (across from LakeWatch Plantation) to support local scouting activities. The trees are Frasier firs grown in Floyd County and are $40 for a 6-7 foot tree and $45 for a 7-8 foot tree. Sale dates and times are: Dec. 9-11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Epworth. Visit the lot to inquire about larger trees, which are also available.


New London Ruritan Club

Saturday, Dec. 17. Christmas Dance at New London Ruritan Club, 12411 E. Lynchburg-Salem Tpke will be holding its annual Christmas Dance on Saturday, Dec. 17, 8-11:30 p.m. Music by Midnight Special. Santa will be present and some special gifts will be awarded. Admission: $3 (ages 6-12) and $7 (ages 13 and up).(434) 525-2800. No alcohol or drugs permitted on premises. Saturday, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Dance, New London Ruritan Club, 12144 E. Lynchburg-Salem Tpke will be holding its annual New Year's Eve Dance on Saturday, Dec. 31, 8-12 midnight. Music by Last Chance Band. Admission: $5 (ages 6-12) and $10 (ages 13 and up). (434)525-2800. No alcohol or drugs permitted on premises.


Upcoming bloodmobiles

The following information is subject to change. Call 1-800-RED CROSS to confirm drive dates and times before attending.

Dec. 17- Forest Public Library, Forest, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dec. 19- Main Street United Methodist Church, Bedford, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Dec. 20- Palestine Baptist Church, Huddleston, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Dec. 28- St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Forest, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


New DMV license plates, 'Peace Begins at Home'

Bedford Domestic Violence Services is requesting the community support to end sexual abuse and domestic violence by registering for the new DMV special license plate "Peace Begins at Home." Bedford Domestic Violence Services will receive a portion of the funds raised from the sales to invest in the lives of survivors, families and the community. If you would like to find out more information on the license plate and to see what they look like, contact: Julie Williams (540) 587-0970 or email jwilliams@bedfordcountyva.gov.


4-H Homeschool Clover Club

The 4-H Homeschool Clover Club is a member run organization where children learn leadership through adult mentoring and life skills through discussion of upcoming events, voting for officers when necessary, doing practice presentations, having social/game time, science fair competition, doing community service projects and taking classes on science related topics. The group meets the 1st Thursday of the month for a business meeting and social time and the 3rd Thursday of the month for a science class at the Campbell County Extension Office from 2-4 p.m. Participation is open to homeschoolers 5-18 years and is free. Science of Cooking is the course of study for Fall 2011. Crime Scene Investigation will be the course of study for Spring 2012. Classes include field trips and special speakers. For more information, call Dawn Cowart at 434-821-2727.


Master Gardeners computer-based training class

Do you have an interest in horticulture? Want to learn, share and do more? Looking for a way to improve your community through volunteer service? The next Bedford Area Master Gardener class begins on February 1, 2012. It will provide training in a wide variety of horticultural areas including insects, plant disease, turf care, landscape design, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and much more. This class is computer based with a series of 10 hands-on labs. Students have up to six months to complete the independent study modules, quizzes and final exam. They participate in a minimum of five of the 10 hands-on labs. Instructors include Extension Agents, Horticulture Professionals, veteran Master Gardeners, as well as specialists from VT. The final requirement is 50 hours of volunteer service in Master Gardener projects within one year of completing the theory part of the course. The Bedford Area Master Gardener Association (BAMGA) has weekday, evening and Saturday projects, providing extensive volunteer opportunities. Anyone considering taking gardening to the next level, also with a desire to volunteer is encouraged to apply. Application deadline is Jan. 1, with a Feb. 1 start date. Class cost is $125. For more information, visit www.BedfordAreaMasterGardeners.org ( ‘Join Us’ section) or call the Bedford Cooperative Extension office (540-586-7675). Class size is limited.


100 years/100 movies

Westlake Cinema, in partnership with AFI Films, will be offering local screenings from AFI Films award-winning “100 Years...100 Movies” (10th Anniversary Edition) list every Tuesday and Friday at 1 p.m. The selected films chosen from AFI Films “100 Years...100 Movies” (10th Anniversary Edition) list. The weekly showings will be offered for a discounted ticket cost of $5. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition, Westlake Cinema will be offering a $1 discount off individual concessions for these special screenings. Movie times are subject to change. Show times will publish in local media as well as on facebook, online and on the box office recording. To view a complete film list of AFI's “100 Years...100 Movies” (10th Anniversary Edition), visit online at WestlakeCinema.com. For additional questions about the Westlake Cinema and AFI Films “100 Years…100 Movies” film program, show times or other inquires, contact Thomas Althoff, General Manager of Westlake Cinema at (540) 721-6314.


Supplemental Revenue Disaster Assistance Program

Bedford USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director, Cristy Cook, announced that the 2010 Supplemental Revenue Disaster Assistance (SURE) sign ups began on November 14, 2011. The SURE program provides assistance to producers suffering crop losses due to natural disasters. Bedford County received a Secretarial Disaster Designation in 2010 for drought conditions. Producers in Bedford would have to have suffered at least a 10 percent loss affecting one crop of economic significance to have a qualifying loss. Other requirements and restrictions apply. Producers can stop by the Bedford County FSA Office to sign up or for more information.


YOGA Classes

Every Monday. Noon, $7 class. Bedford Memorial Hospital 2nd floor entrance, Bedford.


Volunteer opportunities

Bedford Memorial Hospital (BMH) has volunteer opportunities available. Contact: Denise “DeDe” Edwards at 540-587-3317 or dredwards@carilionclinic.org. Stop by for a visit to discuss your interests, skills and availability. You will be given a tour of the hospital and you will see volunteers in action.


Moneta Garden Club

The Moneta Garden Club meets at noon at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 13586 Old Moneta Road, Moneta on the third Monday each Month.


Centertown Bedford Holiday events

Dec. 9 – Friday.

National Elks Home : This year's lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m.

2nd Friday : from 5 to 8 p.m., there is live music, multiple art exhibits, & plenty of shops to peruse.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be arriving in Centertown  around 5:30 p.m. on a Bedford City Fire Engine, will light the tree and mingle in the park until 7 p.m., and then he will be available for professional pictures with Jeff East Photography at 109 North Bridge Street, in Santa’s Workshop until 9 p.m.

Christmas Tree Lighting : 6 p.m. in Centertown Park with Santa & Mrs. Claus. There will be hot cocoa & cider in the park, along with cookies and possibly kettle corn too

Holiday Drawing: 6:30 p.m. in Centertown park. Make sure to watch your electric bill for the entry form, or send your name and phone number to HolidayCash@CenterTownBedford.com. You do not need to be present to win.

Carriage Rides will begin in the Farmers’ Market area from 6 until 9 p.m. Tickets available in the Farmers’ Market area, also

Dec. 16 – Friday

Santa Claus will be in Centertown from 6 to 9 p.m. in his workshop at 109 North Bridge Street and will be available for professional pictures with Jeff East Photography.

Carriage Rides in the Farmers’ Market area from 6 until 9 p.m. Tickets available in the Farmers’ Market area

Dec. 23  – Friday

Santa Claus will be in Centertown from 6 to 9 p.m. in his workshop at 109 North Bridge Street and will be available for professional pictures with Jeff East Photography.

Carriage Rides in the Farmers’ Market area from 6 until 9 p.m. Take a very fun and traditional ride through Centertown Bedford on a Horse Drawn Carriage. Tickets available in the Farmers’ Market area.



It’s fun to read a book to a dog! Second Saturdays, running through May 12, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., bring your child to the Moneta/SML Library to read to a special dog trained to listen. Reading aloud can improve reading skills and confidence. Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) are certified by the National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc. Call the Moneta/SML Library at 540-425-7004 for more information.


The Bedford Central Library Lego Club

Come out at 3:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month for Lego building fun. There will be a supply of Legos and a theme suggestion,. The library is accepting donations of Legos .


Change in DCP Sign-up Period

Bedford USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director, Cristy Cook, announced that the dates for the 2012 DCP sign up will be different than in the past. The sign-up period will begin on January 23, 2012. The change in the sign-up period allows the county offices time to begin the sign-up for 2010 SURE program and to finalize supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs. “Because there are no advance direct payments for the 2012 year, there is no advantage to signing up early,” said CED Cristy Cook. Bedford County producers will have until June 1, 2012, to sign their 2012 DCP contracts.


Wine Tasting

Savoy-Lee Winery offers complimentary wine tastings Friday-Monday from noon until 5 p.m. Check the Web site for holiday hours/special closures. www.savoy-lee.com. 5800 Johnson Mtn Rd. Huddleston. 540-297-9275.


PTA “Reflections” Art Exhibit

Moneta Elementary students will provide a PTA “Reflections” Art Exhibit at Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library available through January 2. The dates for a People’s Choice voting process will be announced at a later date.


Bedford County and Bedford City Voter's League

The Bedford County and City Association is seeking young adults to participate in its Voter's League Association. The Committee meets every second Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Washington Street Baptist Church in Bedford. Several important topics of discussion are issues and story ideas related to local government and the restoration of rights to ex-felons. The group welcomes young people of all backgrounds and interests. Parent and/or guardian permission is required. To express an interest to this organization, contact President the Rev. Phillip Brown (434) 525-0077. Advisers are Mattie M. Johnson at (540) 586-2950 or Eunice Stewart at (540) 586-6559.


Bedford County Parks and Recreation Dept. trip

“A Wohlfahrt Haus Christmas”- Dec. 15. Travel to the Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre in Wytheville to see their Christmas show. It is the most wonderful time of the year at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre and this show will sure to prove to be an unforgettable Christmas Celebration. Cost: $53 per person. Bus is limited to 18, so register early. Price includes transportation. Lunch and a ticket to the play. Depart: 9:30 a.m. from the recreation office. Return: Approximately 6:30 p.m.

For additional information call Bedford County Parks and Recreation at 586-7682.


2nd Fridays

December 9.  Experience Bedford's monthly 2nd Friday (of each month) festival. New activities are added each month to the already long list of art related events, music venues, and great places to shop and dine. Become a part of Centertown's "Art and Antique" experience including over 30 of the local merchants staying open until 8 p.m. or later.


Calendar of events


Thursday, Dec. 8


December Special Education Advisory Committee meeting

The Special Education Advisory Committee in cooperation with Bedford County Public Schools will meet Thursday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Parent Resource center located at 403 Otey Street. The meeting is open to interested citizens and especially to parents and caregivers of Special Education students. Public comment is limited to 10 minutes at the beginning of the meeting. Sara Staton, director for special services, will present an update on Special Education programs. Also, Staton will discus the figures from the recent Dec. 1 Child Count. Following the board meeting, the SEAC will host a reception for new Special Education teachers.


Friday, Dec. 9


2nd Singles Social

Savoy-Lee's 2nd Singles Social-Join singles from all over the area for a night out of meeting and mingling. DJ from Music, Music, and More Music. $10 cover. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. www.savoy-lee.com for details. Dec 9, 6-9 p.m. 540-297-9275. 5800 Johnson Mtn Rd. Huddleston.


Roanoke Chamber Brass free holiday concert

Wharton Foundation’s Bower Center for the Arts will host the Roanoke Chamber Brass in a free holiday concert on Friday, December 9. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the end of Bedford’s Second Friday. The music will be Christmas and other classical offerings.


Johnson performs

Stephanie Johnson will be singing a mix of music from such artists as Adele, Martina McBride, Alison Krauss, Fleetwood Mac and more, along with a few Christmas songs this Friday, December 9, , from 7  to 10 p.m. at 309 Winery, 309 N. Bridge Street, Bedford.  Call 587-WINE for more information. 


Saturday, Dec. 10


Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 10 at noon. The Garden Club of Bedford will honor the veterans of the Bedford area at the Blue Star Memorial at the Bedford National Guard Armory by placing wreaths from Wreaths Across America. The public is invited. This will be a short event and the wreaths will remain at the site throughout the holiday season. The ceremonial wreaths are donated by Morrill Worcester and have a red bow and an American flag accompanied by a service flag. The ceremonial wreaths consist of one wreath for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, the Bedford National Guard Armory, and one for POW/MIA.


Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Girl Scout Troop 40 is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Forest. Reserved seating at 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Ticket cost for Children and Senior is $6, Adult is $8. For reservations or additional information, call 434-385-8581.


Bone Marrow Registry Drive

A Bone Marrow Registry Drive, Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Snacks provided. Chili Fundraiser (eat in or take out). Curry's Building, 2074 Smith Mt. lake Pkwy., Huddleston. At the donor registry drive: Find out what it means to join the registry. Complete a registration form with your contact information, health history and signed agreement to join the registry. Give a swab of your cheek cells so your tissue type can be determined. Those who don't meet the criteria for being a donor can still give by making a financial gift to the Be The Match Foundation. Your contribution in any amount is tax-deductible and helps make it possible for others to join. If you are not able to attend send donations to: Be The Match, Rebecca Mathis, Account Executive, 1503 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 236, Richmond, CA 23229. Write Huddleston Driove in the memo area. You can also give online: www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/friendsofkaylin.


AAMR Holiday Party, Santa Paws Workshop

All-American Mutt Rescue is hosting a Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec.10 for pets and their families. The Holiday Party and Santa Paws Workshop is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Westside Food Mart, 942 Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford. Donate your gently-used-but-ready-to-be-replaced holiday decorations and recyclable gifts to the Santa Paws Workshop for the final 2011 fundraiser for the pups. Drop off donations at Westside Food Mart any time the store is open Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. or you can call to arrange a pickup. In Santa Paws’ Workshop they will deck the halls with all the donated decorations and gifts and during the party will sell, auction, and/or raffle off all the items to support the AAMR foster pups. A photographer will be at the party taking holiday photos of people and pets. Santa will be there, and there will be several photo backgrounds to choose from. Photo packages will range from $5 to $30 and proceeds benefit the AAMR pups.


Monday, Dec. 12


Health and Wellness Education

Topic:  Stress during the Holidays, December 12, Monday, Noon— 1 p.m. Bedford Memorial Hospital, 1613 Oakwood St., Bedford. Registration required by calling 540-587-3308.


Breast Cancer Support Group meeting

(Dirty Santa-bring a gag gift wrapped) on Monday, December12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Discovery Shop. 400 Scruggs Rd., Moneta.


Garrett Town Hall meetings

Delegate T. Scott Garrett has scheduled Town Hall meetings scheduled in Amherst County, Bedford County, and Lynchburg. The Bedford Town Hall will be held on Monday, December 12, 7 p.m. at the Forest Public Library. In preparation for the 2012 General Assembly, Delegate Garrett is reaching out to hear from constituents of the 23rd House District. Constituents are encouraged to attend the town hall meeting closest to them. “I am honored and humbled to be re-elected to serve the people of the 23rd House District for a second term. While knocking on doors during this campaign, I learned what was on the hearts and minds of the people of this district. As I prepare to return to Richmond, it’s imperative that I reach out again to my friends and neighbors to hear the issues that are important to them,” said Delegate Garrett. Delegate T. Scott Garrett, M.D. represents the 23rd District in the Virginia General Assembly, which includes portions of Amherst County, Bedford County, and the city of Lynchburg.


Peaks of Otter NSDAR

The December meeting of the Peaks of Otter NSDAR will be on Monday, Dec. 12, at 3 at Three Otters.  DAR member, Kim Howard, will provide the program, sharing  the history of her home.  Members are reminded to bring a snack to share.  Guests are welcome.  For more information call:  586-1933 or 586-5706.


Bedford Photo Group

The Bedford Photo Group meets every month on the 2nd Monday at the Bower Center, 305 North Bridge Street, at 7 p.m.  The next meeting is Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.For further information, call the Bower Center at (540) 586-4235, or find them on Facebook.


Tuesday, Dec. 13


Picture with Santa

Have your picture made with Santa. He’ll be at Big Island Library December 13 at 3 p.m. There will be snacks and crafts! Call 540-425-7000 by December 10 to register.


Wednesday, Dec. 14


 Blood Pressure / Blood Sugar Screening

Sponsored by Bedford Memorial Hospital, December 14, Wednesday, 10 – Noon. Free at Moneta Library - 540- 425-7004, 13641 Moneta Rd., Moneta. No registration required.


Christmas Dinner

Southside Seniors will have their Christmas Dinner in the Rescue Squad building on N. Old Moneta Road on Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. Chris Blair with the Bedford YMCA will be the speaker. Southside Seniors sponsor Rook every Monday, Bridge every Tuesday and Bingo the 3rd Wednesday.  For information, call 297-4975. 


Man to Man Prostate Support Group

Christmas pot luck- Bring a dish. On Wednesday, December 14 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Dr., Moneta.  


Friday, Dec. 16


Music at the Meeting House

The Bedford Historical Society will hold its “Music at the Meeting House” on Friday, December 16 at 7 p.m. The Trinity Singers, a quartet under the direction of Wayne Gibson, will present a program of 17th and 18th century Christmas music in the 1838 candlelit church. Admission is free and open to the public. The Bedford Historic Meeting House is located at 149 West Main Street in Historic Centertown Bedford. For further information call 540-586-8587.


December dance

Smith Mountain Lake-USA Dance 6042 (ballroom dancing) will meet at New London Ruritan, Dec. 16 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. There will be a one hour Bolero dance lesson followed by social dancing until 10:30 p.m. Members: $7; Nonmembers $10; Students $5.  Bring your favorite "pot luck" snack or dish to share, beverages available in the snack bar.  Newcomers and singles welcome. There will be a dance host for the single women.  Contact Cindy at 434-426-9787 (leave a message)  or visit the Web.  http://usadance6042.idnet.org for directions and more information.


Saturday, Dec. 17


Pine Spur Hunt Club Dance

Pine Spur Hunt Club Dance, 1094 Pine Spur Rd., Vinton, Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 - 11:30 p.m. Music by Vaughan & Friends. Admission: $8. Call 890-9891 for information.


Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Elks National Home, 931 Ashland Avenue, Bedford. There is no charge, but those attending are asked to bring a gift of canned food for needy families in Bedford. Parents are welcome to come and have a cup of coffee while the children visit with Santa. The event is sponsored by the Bedford County Parks & Recreation and the Elks National Home. For additional information, call 586-7682.


Monday, Dec. 19


Life for One-Holiday Cheer

Sharing a pot of soup- bring makings for a salad, on Monday, December 19 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Dr., Moneta.  


Tuesday, Dec. 20


Family Movie Night

Enjoy Family Movie Night at Bedford Central on Tuesday, December 20 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a special viewing of Cars 2 (G) followed by crafts and games.


Wednesday, Dec. 28


Blood Pressure

Sponsored by Bedford Memorial Hospital, December 28, Wednesday, 10 – Noon. Free at Forest Library, 540- 425-7002, 15583 Forest Rd., Forest. No registration required.


Thermal Breast Imaging at BASICS

Wednesday, December 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (Thermography). Free workshop at noon.  Learn information about this early screening for breast tissue abnormalities and also actions you can take to greatly decrease your change of  getting a Breast Cancer diagnosis.

For more information call Cheryl Z Saville, RN, CNC (540-586-7374) or visit the office at 810 Blue Ridge Avenue, Suite A. See www.fightBC.com.


Thursday, Dec. 29


Family Movie Night at Moneta/SML Library

December will feature Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG). Starting at 5:30 p.m. on December 29 for crafts, games, snacks and the movie.


Monday, Jan. 2


Look Good

Taking care of you while undergoing cancer treatment. January 2, Monday, 10 a.m. - Noon at Bedford Memorial Hospital, 1613 Oakwood St., Bedford. Registration required by calling 540-587-3308.


Wednesday, Jan. 4


Blood Pressure / Blood Sugar Screening

Sponsored by Bedford Memorial Hospital, January 4, Wednesday, 10 – Noon. Free at Bedford Central Library – 540-586-8911, 321 N. Bridge St, Bedford. No registration required.


Wednesday, Jan. 11


Community Health Fair

Sponsored by Bedford Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, January 11, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. At Bedford Memorial Hospital Lobby, Bedford. Free Screenings and Education: Cardiac Screening, Cost: $20. Must be fasting for 12 hours. Test includes: • Total Cholesterol • Triglycerides • HDL Cholesterol • Glucose • Ratio TC/HD • Blood Pressure • Body Mass Index. Call to make an appointment at 540-266-6000.


Wednesday, Jan. 18


Blood Pressure / Blood Sugar Screening

Sponsored by Bedford Memorial Hospital, January 18, Wednesday, 10 – Noon. Free at Moneta Library - 540- 425-7004, 13641 Moneta Rd., Moneta. No registration required.


Friday, Jan. 20


January Dance

Smith Mountain Lake-USA Dance 6042 (ballroom dancing) will meet at New London Ruritan, January 20 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. There will be a one hour Waltz  dance lesson followed by social dancing.  Members: $7; Nonmembers $10; Students $5. Beverages/light snacks available at snack bar.  Newcomers and singles welcome. Contact Cindy at 434-426-9787 (leave a message)  or visit the Web.  http://usadance6042.idnet.org for directions and more information.


Wednesday, Jan. 25


Blood Pressure

Sponsored by Bedford Memorial Hospital, January 25, Wednesday, 10 – Noon. Free at Forest Library, 540- 425-7002, 15583 Forest Rd., Forest. No registration required.