Community Events and Calendar (week of March 28, 2012)

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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.


Easter Egg Sale

The Bedford Ladies Auxiliary are selling Easter Eggs. The flavors are peanut butter, butter cream and coconut. They are 50 cents each. If you would like to place an order, call Holly at 804-212-7273. They will be available for pickup on Saturday, March 31 between 11 a.m. and noon at the Bedford Fire Department. Proceeds benefit the Bedford Fire Department.


Taking vendor applications

Scotts Strawberry Festival in Moneta is now taking vendor applications for its Strawberry Festival May 19-20. There will be live bluegrass and country music, kids activities, homemade on the farm strawberry ice cream and shortcake, horse & buggy rides, a petting zoo, vendor tents with lots of different items for sale, funnel cakes, food, wine tasting and of course pick your own strawberries or buy them already picked. This Year there will be a Strawberry Princess Pageant and a Strawberry Pie eating contest. Call 540-297-7917 if interested in participating.


Easter Egg Hunt

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt. Jammin’ JJS, Steve-FM, Sunny FM & WYYD along with Loop Church of Bedford will host a free community Easter Egg Hunt, March 31 at Liberty Lake Park with the Bedford City Parks & Recreation Department. Open to ages 0-10 years old! 3 separate age groups and fields full of eggs! 0-2, 3-6 and 7-10 age groups. Easter Bonnet Contest brought to you by Sweet Pea Children’s Consignment Store of Wyndhurst! Breakfast and lunch foods will be available. Take your picture with the Easter Bunny. Check in at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt starts at noon. Pre-register online at any of the Web sites by March 29. WJJS.com, SteveFMvirginia.com, MySunnyfm.com and 1079WYYD.com.


Wharton Block and Garden Party

April 15. Bedford Historical Society, Wharton Memorial Foundation and the Bower Center for the Arts are hosting an afternoon affair on Sunday April 15 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Wharton Garden.  Invitations will go out soon.  Mark the date and plan your garden finery for tours, scavenger hunts, eats, drinks, exhibits and music  For more information check www.bowercenter.org.  or call (540) 586-4235. 


Book sale

Friday and Saturday, March 30-31. Book Sale at Westlake Library, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-2:30. Library is in Westlake Towne Center. Call library for info, 483-3098, ext 3.


$10,000 Annual Raffle

The Forest Lions Club is once again planning for its annual $10,000 raffle. This year’s event will be held Friday, May 4 at the Forest Recreation Center. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets with dinner and an open bar are $100 each. Additional dinner tickets may be purchased for $35. As in the past, this will be a reverse raffle with all 250 numbers called. The final 10 ticket holders will have the option of splitting the proceeds or remaining in the running for a chance at the full $10,000. To purchase tickets, call George Mohrmann at 434-385-0493 or any other member of the Forest Lions Club. Businesses wishing to donate door prizes or items for the silent auction, call Barbara Wright at 434-845-2231. Note that the Forest Lions also support the local food bank and raffle attendees are encouraged to bring donations on May 4. Donation barrels will be available in the Rec Center.


Bird Watching course

Bird watching is one of America’s favorite pastimes and for Lake area residents who have always wondered just what this phenomenon is all about, the 4-H Center will offer a course on April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon that will explain the whole thing. Under the guidance of local area expert, Bill Grant, participants will be introduced to “Birding 101” which will explain the basics such, as what exactly is birding, equipment needed, feeders, gardening for birds and special needs for hummingbirds. Time will also be allocated to specifically discussing the birds in our area including year round residents, winter visitors and raptors. An extensive question and answer session will also be included. The cost for this interactive program is $20 which includes all instruction and snacks. Participants are encouraged to bring along a pair of binoculars. Contact Dennis Crowley at (540)-721-2759 ext, 264 to register or for more information.


Family Craft Saturday

Family Craft Saturday at Stewartsville Library is on the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. The program is for parents or caregivers with kids aged 5 to teens. Registration is required to ensure enough supplies are on hand. On April 14 they'll make wind chimes and tambourines. Call 540-425-7008 for information or to register.


Vinton Dogwood Festival entries

The Vinton Dogwood Festival has extended the deadline for entries for the parade, craft and retail booth space. The new deadline is April 9. The festival takes place April 28. Registration forms and additional information can be obtained at www.vintondogwoodfestival.org or by calling Mary Beth Layman at 983-0614.


Conflict in the Mountains: Famous Appalachian Feuds

If you thought the dispute between the Hatfields and McCoys was the most interesting feud in American history, this is the course for you. The list of famous, tragic and often humorous feuds numbers in the dozens. Discover the fascinating reasons why they started, why they continued and, perhaps more surprisingly, who was involved. The Hatfield-McCoy feud will be examined along with the local “Hillsville Massacre” which recently “celebrated” its 100 year anniversary together with a number of others more interesting than these. Enjoy this inquiry into feuds with stories, music and film clips from Jim Baldwin, local musician and storyteller and a descendant of one of the members of the infamous Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency which played a crucial role in a number of the feuds. The course will be held on April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the registration fee of $20 covers all instruction and lunch. Contact Dennis Crowley at 721-2759 ext. 264 for a registration form.


Make and Play Your Own Dulcimer with Anne Lough

Even though it sounds too good to be true you can actually make and play your very own dulcimer in this three day workshop. Even if you have no musical experience (or aptitude), on April 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. under Ann Lough’s patient and expert instruction people will leave the course with their very own dulcimer and the ability and desire to play it for family, friends and their own enjoyment. Anne has instructed hundreds of people in mountain and hammered dulcimer at the prestigious John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C., and other festivals and workshops throughout the country. Check out her Web site at www.annelogh.com. Registration fee is only $125 and covers all instruction, practice, lunches all days and your own dulcimer. Contact Dennis Crowley at 721-2759 ext. 264 for a registration form.


Mountains Festival trip

The Bedford County Parks & Recreation Department on Saturday, April 21 will travel to Camp Bethel for the Sounds of the Mountains Festival. This festival combines the magic of storytelling and bluegrass/folk music with the peace and beauty of Camp Bethel. This festival features: Michael Reno IIarrell, Bill Lepp, Wayne Henderson, Bobby Norfolk and Kim Weitkamp. Also featuring: The Wright Kids from “America’s Got Talent.” Price per person: $24. Full amount is due when reservation is made. Seats will be assigned on a first paid basis. Price includes: Roundtrip transportation on the county recreation bus and ticket into the festival. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from the Westgate Shopping Center, Bedford. Return time is around 6:30 p.m. Registration is currently being taken for this trip and seating is limited to 18. For more information, contact the Bedford County Parks & Recreation Department at 540-586-7682 or at the office at 1257 County Farm Road, Bedford.


May Day on the Loop

Family Fun and Fitness Day. Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Begins and ends at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Walk “The Loop” and join in the free fun: Health Screenings, Information; Fitness Activities, Games; Sports Clinic, Yoga, Zumba; Bicycle Rodeo, Safety Check; Disc Golf, Basketball Shootout; Tips on Healthy Eating, Gardening; Emergency Vehicles, Door Prizes.


Lake Quilters Guild

Lake Quilters Guild of Smith Mountain Lake presents Quilting The Thread Of Life Quilt Show, April 13 & 14. Friday 9:30-4:30 & Saturday, 9:30-4:00. Admission: $5. Donations. Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Rt. 122 (I mile south of Hales Ford Bridge) Moneta. Provided by members of Trinity Ecumenical Parish. Technique demonstrations and displays. Drawing for The Raffle Quilt. Door prizes every hour.


SR Players: Once Upon a Mattress

The Staunton River Players will present Once Upon a Mattress on April 20 and April 21 at 7 p.m. and a matinee performance April 22 at 2 p.m. in the Staunton River High School Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Once Upon a Mattress is a retelling of the Princess and the Pea, “but this is how it actually happened, we assure you.” Queen Aggravain (Kaila Smith) rules her kingdom with an iron fist, and her husband King Sextimus (Johnnie Hockman) has been struck dumb by an evil curse. The queen loves her baby boy Prince Dauntless (Trevor Rupe) so much that she will not allow him to marry just anyone. Twelve princesses have not been good enough so far. They have all failed the Queen’s test.


Bedtime Tales

Visit the Forest Library on the second Friday of each month for Bedtime Tales. Designed for kids ages 4 to 7, Bedtime Tales includes stories, snacks and fun things to do from 7 to 8 p.m. Upcoming themes: April is Feathered Friends and May is Fun in the Sun. Call 540-425-7002 to register, and special thanks to the Friends of the Forest Library for sponsoring this program.


VT Alumni Association events

The FC/SML Chapter of VT Alumni Associations announces its upcoming events for Spring 2012. These events are designed to promote fellowship among Hokie alumni and friends, to promote the image and reputation of Virginia Tech in the community and to raise scholarship money for deserving students entering Virginia Tech. Beer Tasting and Food Pairing – Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m. @ Jake’s Place; an evening with Dr. James I. (Bud) Robertson, Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History – Thursday, April 19, 6:30pm. @ The Jefferson Center – Fitzpatrick Hall; 6th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting with Silent Auction – Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m., @ Blackwater Café. Email at fesmlhokies@yahoo.com for ticket information to all of these events and check the Web site for more information.


Cavalier Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Cavalier Theatre presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at 2:30 p.m. At the Jefferson Forest Auditorium, 1 Cavalier Circle, Forest. Call (434) 525-2674. Tickets: $10 ($6 students, seniors). Tickets available at the door, or online at http://www.lynchburgtickets.com/funnything. Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals ever written--the perfect escape from life's troubles. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom.


Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Representative for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services will not be coming monthly to the  Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road in Bedford; call the Lynchburg office at 434-385-0815 to schedule an appointment.  If you have any questions you may contact the Lynchburg office.


Watercolor classes

Watercolor Classes featuring local artist Rod Adams will begin April 5 at Art on Depo. Cost for the beginner and intermediate classes is $125 for four weeks—once a week for four hours each week. The classes will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. at Art on Depo, behind the Bedford County Courthouse on Depot Street. Call 587-8878 or visit Art on Depo to register. Email: rodadams61@verizon.net. Web site: www.rodadams.com.


Red Cross Virginia Blood Drives

March is Red Cross Month. The following upcoming Bloodmobiles may be subject to change. Call 1-800-RECORDS to confirm drive dates and times before attending.

3/30/12 @ Westlake Baptist Church in Moneta, Va., noon-6 p.m.


Classic Boat Show

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society has finalized the format and schedule for our 2012 fall show at Smith Mountain Lake. Date: September 14-15, 2012. September 15, is the public show date. Location: Mariners landing and Conference Center, Smith Mountain Lake. www.marinerslanding.com. Show Name: The 22nd Annual Smith Mountain Lake Antique & Classic Boat Festival and Show. Show Information: Contact Mike Russell (630) 696-6052 or email mikruss@aol.com.


Recent Works by Kurt Kindermann

During the months of March and April, Goose Creek Studio will be showing recent works by Bedford artist Kurt Kindermann.  Kindermann’s bold, figurative works includes pastel, print, collage and sculpture.  Goose Creek Studio Gallery and Custom Framing is located at 302 Court Street in Bedford.  For more information, call (540) 586-8482 or see www.goosecreekstudio.com.


W.O.T.M Golf Tournament

The W.O.T.M. Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Mariner’s Landing on May 5 at 1 p.m. All proceeds will go for breakfast with Santa for handicap children and families in Roanoke Valley – part of Special Olympics. Captain’s Choice, $50. per person, includes meal, beverages & prizes. Have entry fee in by 4/15. For more information contact Proshop at Mariners 540-297-7888 or call Emma & Bobby Moyers at 540-797-3406 or 797-0469. Make checks payable to WOTM 1551.


Go at the Library

Go is an ancient Chinese strategy game that has been around for over 4000 years. The Bedford Go Club welcomes players of all ages and skill levels at weekly club meetings at Bedford Central Library. Don’t know how to play? There are great resources online to teach you how to play Go, or attend a club meeting to be taught in person. The Club meets every other Friday afternoon in the young adult room at 4 p.m. The next meetings are March 30 and April 13. For more information, contact Youth Services at Bedford Central Library at 540.586.8911 x 2107.


Golf Tournament

The Second Annual Golf Tournament in Memory of Tye Cobb Drinkard, to benefit Mended Hearts Chapter 16, Lynchburg General Hospital,will be held at London Downs Golf Course. The Captain’s Choice will be held Friday, April 20. Tee time 8:30 a.m. $300. per team, $75 per player. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Golf cart, greens fees and beverages included. Checks must be made to Chapter 16 Mended Hearts, Betty Drinkard, 214 London Downs Drive, Forest, Va. 24551. Call 434-525-2852.


Peaks & Pieces Quilt Guild

Anyone who has an interest in quilting is invited to join PPQG on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. for Stitch ‘n Sew evenings. The regular monthly meeting is held on the second Monday of each month and begins at 7 p.m. If you have questions contact a member at peaksandpieces@yahoo.com or Sydney Schatz at 586-2997.


Free tax assistance in Bedford

Free tax assistance is being offered at the Bedford Central Library (Meeting Room). The service will run every Tuesday and Thursday through April 17, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., except on Tuesday, March 6, when the site will be closed. The service has bed offered at the Bedford Central Library for several years. The service is open to anyone and is intended to serve those with low to moderate incomes. In most cases, the federal and state returns are filed electronically. The service is sponsored by AARP TaxAide, but you don't have to be over 50 or an AARP member to participate. Taxpayers wishing to use the service must bring a photo ID. social security cards for all individuals listed on the tax form (Taxpayers, spouse, or dependents) or Form SSA-1099 (social security benefit statement), along with all forms received from employers, social security, and financial institutions pertaining to your income or deductions. A copy of last year's sate and federal is helpful in many cases. Services are normally provided on a first come, first serve bases. Doors will close early if the number of taxpayers exceeds the capacity to complete the returns during scheduled hours.


Tax Aide Program at Westlake Library

The Westlake Library will be hosting an AARP Tax-Aide Site again this year. This is a program that provides Free Tax filing for taxpayers with low- and moderate-income, with special attention to those 60 and older. The Site will be open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Tax Season through April 10. The site will be staffed by members of the Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club who have been trained and certified in the AARP Tax-Aide program. To make an appointment at the Westlake Tax-Aide location, call the Westlake Library at (540) 483-3098 (Ext. 3) or (540) 719-2383

(Ext. 3).


Tax Preparation at the 4-H Center

If you’re beginning to panic about the looming deadline of April 17, then take advantage of the expertise of Chuck Marlowe, the former Controller of ITT and a certified tax preparer and learn the ins and outs of the Federal tax laws and regulations. On February 29 from 9 a.m. to noon, in a low key, patient environment, Marlowe will guide you through the preparation of a basic tax return and answer your questions concerning individual tax related issues. Cost is only $10 – and you may save much more in taxes after attendance at this informative session. Contact Dennis Crowley at (540)-721-2759, ext. 264 for a registration form and/or more information.


Cheese Shop trips

Bedford County Parks and Recreation will sponsor trips to the Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft on the following dates: Tuesday, April 24; Tuesday, May 22; and Tuesday, June 26. Other stops may include Miller's Bakery, the Little Debbie Outlet, Country Connections, lunch at Wood Grill in Harrisonburg, a visit to local farmers' markets and The Cheese Shop. Cost per person is $20 which includes transportation on the Parks and Rec bus and lunch at Wood Grill. Call Bedford County Parks and Rec at 586-7682 for more information or visit the office at 780 Bedford Ave. Ext. Payment must accompany registration.


Business Roundtables

Business Roundtables: The Bedford County Office of Economic Development will begin the quarterly meetings at CVCC Bedford Campus at 8 a.m. The meetings will be held in 2012 on the following dates: May 17, Aug. 16 and Nov. 15.


Taubman Museum in Full Bloom

The Blue Ridge District of Garden Clubs will present A Standard Flower Show, Art In Bloom -

Imagine… April 12 from 2 – 5 p.m.; April 13 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and April 14 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Taubman Museum of Art on 110 Salem Avenue in Roanoke, VA. The section for the Flower Show is open to the public and admission is free.


Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering – Stewartsville

The Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering meets at the Stewartsville Library, 45 Cascade Dr., from 1-3 p.m. Upcoming meeting dates: Saturday, April 7; Saturday, May 5. Join for an afternoon of knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting and laughing.  Learn a new skill or come and share your skills and talents with others.  Bring the project you are currently working on and enjoy the companionship and knowledge of other fiber enthusiasts.  If you are stuck in a project someone will be able to help you figure out your pattern.  If you haven’t yet learned to knit or crochet someone can get you started.  This program is free and is open to teens and adults. Call the Stewartsville Library for more information 540-425-7008 ext 3.


Write Now

Love to write? Want the camaraderie of others who do and to explore different writing styles? Join the Write Now group and share your creative writing. If you need a topic, consider writing about something from the natural world (a plant, animal, element, sound, smell or anything you can imagine) and tell what kind of memory or feeling it inspires. Write Now meets once a month on the third Thursday, 7 p.m. at the Bower Center lower level. To avoid steps you may enter from the back. For information call the Bower Center at (540) 586-4235.


BMH events

  Sponsored by Bedford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary - Tuesday, April 3 from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Hospital 2nd floor Administration Training Room (ATR).   Reversible vests, jackets, blouses, regular and plus sizes. Good Friday, April 6, Monthly Pancake Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Bedford Hospital Cafeteria. 


The Fresh Air team

The Fresh Air Fund’s Greater Lynchburg area committee is preparing for summer 2012 and the arrival of New York City children. To ensure that this year’s program is a success, The Fresh Air Fund is currently seeking volunteer members and host families so that visiting inner-city children can enjoy new experiences and lasting friendships. Each summer, close to 4,000 New York City children, ages 6 to 18, enjoy vacations for up to two weeks with volunteer host families in suburban, rural, and small town communities across 13 Northeastern states and Canada. Local Fresh Air Fund volunteers recruit and interview host families, check references and coordinate group program activities in their communities. In 2012, The Fresh Air Fund will celebrate its 136th summer of bare feet, sandcastles and starry nights for children from New York City’s low-income communities. For more information on how you can join your local Fresh Air volunteer team, call Barbara Austin at (434) 594-6148 or The Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003. You can also learn more about the Volunteer Host Family program by visiting The Fresh Air Fund’s Web site at www.freshair.org.


Bedford County Parks & Rec senior lunch trips

(Ages 55 and Older), Thursdays: Red Palace; April 12, Cracker Barrel; May 10, Babcock House; June 14, Mac 7 Maggies’s; July 12, Dickey’s Barbecue; August 9, Fisherman’s Galley; September 13, Choice Hibachi. Cost for transportation is $5 per person. Lunch is on your own. There will be some time after lunch for various shopping and location sightseeing. Depart from Bedford County Parks & Rec at 11 a.m. Approximate return time is 4 p.m. Must pre-register. Call Bedford County Parks and Rec, (540) 586-7682.


CASA Shoe Sale

CASA’s 13th Annual Heart and Sole Shoe Market will be held on Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Lynchburg Armory, located at 1200 Church Street in Downtown Lynchburg. A Preview Party will be held on Friday, April 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A limited number of tickets at $25 will go on sale on March 12. Ticket holders will have an opportunity to shop early and also enjoy light refreshments and chances to win door prizes. Vendors are also invited to sell their products in the Heart and Sole Boutique. The vendor fee for the entire weekend is $125 (and a door prize for the Preview Party); $100 for Saturday, April 14 only; and $50 and a door prize for the Preview Party only. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Central Virginia conducts this premier annual fundraising event to support its mission to recruit and train volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson. For more information, contact CASA of Central Virginia at (434) 528-2552, or e-mail jane@cvcasa.org, or check out the Web site at www.cvcasa.org.


Blossom to Bottle Race

The first Blossom to Bottle 5K Race will be held April 14 at the Peaks of Otter Winery and Johnson's Orchards.. All proceeds benefit the YMCA's Oncology Wellness Program, A Path to Healing and a Bridge to Wellness. Run, jog, walk or crawl over the hills and through the blossoms, down in the valley and across the streams in the benefit race. Traverse the valley on an off-road course. There will be some bridges and streams to cross and lots of farm animals to see in their pastures. The race begins at 9 a.m. For more information and for registration form visit the Web at www.BlossomToBottle.com. Entry Fee: $15/single & $20/single on race day. Registration: Pre-registered participants may pick up packets at the Bedford YMCA the day before the race. Race day registration will be at Johnson’s Orchard at 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Refreshments & Amenities: There will be hospitality area for runners with free refreshments. Course: Very exciting & scenic, rolling off-road course, through apple fields, short gravel road and bridges over small streams with spectacular mountain views. Call the Bedford YMCA(540)586-3483 or Johnson’s Orchard (540-586-3707) for additional information.


309 Winery events

Mark Laperle April 20 - 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Mark will be playing your favorite tunes from artists like James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, CCR, The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel and more. Rocky Robinson, March 24 - 6 – 9 p.m. Rocky will entertain with a variety of music. Beach Music, Shag, Memphis Soul. Rock & Roll. Call 540-874-5815 for more information.


The 14th Annual GameFest held by the GFWC Smith Mountain Lake Women's Club will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with play starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include beverages, snacks, a lunch prepared by the members of SML Women's Club and lots and lots of door prizes.  Last year the annual fund raiser enabled the club to make contributions to 24 local charities.  Tickets are available from any club member or contact Hallie at 721-2595. 


Free computer skills classes

The Bedford Public Library System is offering free beginner, and some advanced, computer classes. Most classes offer hands on training and laptops are provided. Some of our more popular topics include mouse and keyboard skills, online digital photo storage, Google, Facebook, email attachments, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and basic Internet Explorer 9 navigation. The courses will vary according to the BPLS library location and will be instructed using Microsoft Office 2007 and Internet Explorer 9. To find a list of classes offered at your BPLS library, visit www.bplsonline.org or call your local BPLS library. Bedford Central Library (540) 586-8911; Big Island Library (540) 425-7000; Forest Library (540) 425-7002; Moneta/SML Library (540) 425-7004; Montvale Library (540) 425-7006; Stewartsville Library (540) 425-7008.


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.



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 .


Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening

Westlake. third Wednesday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Free at Westlake YMCA. No registration required. Contact Information: 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482.


Blood Pressure Screening-Westlake

Westlake Kroger. Free blood pressure screening. First Tuesday of every month, 9 - 11 a.m. Free. No registration required. Contact Information: 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482. Location: Kroger Westlake 80 Westlake Rd. Hardy.


Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening- Bedford

First Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Free. Location: Bedford Post Office. No registration required. Contact Information: 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482.


Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening- Moneta

Third Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Free. Location: Moneta Post Office. No registration required. Contact Information: 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482.


Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening - Forest

Free blood pressure/blood sugar screening. Fourth Wednesday of each month, 9 - 11 a.m. No registration required. Contact Information: 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482. Location: Forest Post Office.


Garden Club of Bedford

The Garden Club of Bedford meets at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (except January and August) at the CVCC Bedford location 1633 Venture Blvd. just off of Independence Drive. Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings. Contact information childers3@JetBroadband.com 540-586-6209 and 540-297-3481 or flpdare2@gmail.com.


Garden Club of Bedford programs for 2012

The Garden Club of Bedford meets on the following dates in 2012: February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9 (Planting Date) June 13, July 11, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12. Most meetings begin at 10 a.m. and are held at the Bedford location of CVCC. Visitors are always welcome at the meetings but should contact a club representative first, especially if they are presenting a program which requires that there are sufficient materials for participants. Contact information 540-586-6209 or childers3@JetBroadband.com and 540-297-3481 or flpdare2@gmail.com.

Programs for 2012 include the following:

April 11 - The club will visit the Claytor Nature Study Center. Attendees will bring a picnic lunch.

May 9 - The Annual Meeting for Elections and Reports will be held. They will be meeting in front of the Municipal Building if weather permits to put in plants on the annual workday.

June 13 - Garden Projects for Children will be presented at CVCC by Patty Butters, a Lynchburg Master Gardener.

July 11 - At CVCC Bedford Master Gardener and premier floral designer, Karen Craig, will present a program on Creating Large Designs.

September 12 - The program, Bringing Houseplants Inside at the End of the Summer, will be presented at CVCC by Lynchburg Master Gardener, Glenda Lojek.

October 10 - Lynchburg Master Gardener, Joe Pond, will present Blooms That Shine in Summer Shade at CVCC.

November 14 - The program, Gourds and Gourdies will give members the chance to bring in any gourd they have decorated and tell the other members how it was created.

December 12 - The club will Smokehouse Restaurant in Downtown Moneta. At this informal meeting they exchange Silly Santa gifts and discuss a few ideas for the new year.

Some members will also be participating in the following: Flower Show School Course III to be held on March 20-23 at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center in Staunton; the Standard Flower Show at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke on April 12, 13, 14 sponsored by the Blue Ridge District; the Blue Ridge District Spring Meeting to be held on April 19 in Roanoke; and National Garden Week June 3-9.


Garbage, recycling collection holiday schedule

The city of Bedford garbage and recycling collection holiday schedule for 2012:

Memorial Day: City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28. Garbage and recycling scheduled for pick up on Monday, May 28, will be collected on Tuesday, May 29.

Independence Day: City offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Garbage and recycling scheduled for pick up on Wednesday, July 4, will be collected on Thursday, July 5.

Labor Day: City offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3. Garbage and recycling scheduled for pick up on Monday, Sept. 3, will be collected on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Veterans' Day: City offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12. Garbage and recycling scheduled for pick up on Monday, Nov. 12, will be collected on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Thanksgiving: City offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. Garbage and recycling scheduled for pick up on Thursday, Nov. 22, will be collected on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Garbage and recycling scheduled for pick up on Friday, Nov. 23 will be collected on Monday, Nov. 26.

Christmas: City offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. Garbage and recycling scheduled for pick up on Monday, Dec. 24 will be collected on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Garbage and recycling scheduled for pick up on Tuesday, Dec. 25 will be collected on Thursday, Dec. 27.

The City Landfill will also observe the city holiday schedule and in addition to the dates above, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 22.


James River Bluegrass Association 2012 events

Friday, April 6 The Bluegrass Brothers and The Country Proud Bluegrass Band

Friday, April 20, Joe Mullins Radio Ramblers

Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The Blue Ridge Standard Band and, at 7 p.m., Lonesome River Band

Friday, May 11 Lonesome Will Mullins Sure Fire Band — openers to be announced

Events will be held at the Madison Heights Community Center at 424 Woody's Lake Road. All Friday shows will start at 7 p.m. For more information, call (434) 944-0072. In case of inclement weather, call (540) 297-3651 or (434) 944-0072.


Spring Children’s Programming

Join for Books 4 Fun Preschool Storytime. Parents and caregivers, bring your preschool age children (ages 3 to 5) to any Bedford Public Library System library for stories, songs, games, rhyming, and much more! Program days and times vary by location. The Spring schedule is as follows: Bedford Central Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Big Island Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.; Forest Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.; Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Montvale Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and Stewartsville Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. This program is open to the public and free of charge. Contact your local library for more information, or visit www.bplsonline.org.


Rockabye Reader program

Infants and toddlers from birth to age 2 will enjoy stories, music, movement, free play, and much more at all Bedford Public Library System libraries. Parents and caregivers, use this program as a resource to promote literacy at an early age. Program days and times vary by location. Spring schedule is as follows: Bedford Central Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Big Island Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Forest Library on Mondays at 10:15 a.m. (walkers-18 months) and 11:15 a.m. (18-36 months), Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. (infants-crawlers) and 11:15 a.m. (18-36 months); Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and Stewartsville Library on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. This program is open to the public and free of charge. Contact your local library for more information, or visit www.bplsonline.org.


Mother Goose

Montvale Library offers Mother Goose, a structured lapsit story time which uses repetition, musical patterns, baby-friendly visuals and movement to prepare pre-readers for reading and writing on their own. This innovative program is inspired by research into the brain development of very young children and the most effective ways to teach literacy skills. Mother Goose is open to children ages 0 – 3 and is presented on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.


Read to Bailey the dog

Watch your child’s reading skills and confidence soar while reading to man’s best friend! If your child is between the ages of 5 and 11 call the Forest Library to reserve a time to Read to Bailey the dog. Bailey is at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call the Forest Library at 540-425-7002 to reserve your time today.


TNT (Teen Night Thursday)

Preteens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to hang out in the Community Room at Forest Library on the third Thursday night of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Play Guitar Hero or your favorite board games and bring an appetite. Pizza and snacks are served!


Family Craft Saturday

At Stewartsville Library is on the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. The program is for parents or caregivers with kids aged 5 to teens. Registration required to ensure enough supplies are on hand. Call 540-425-7008 for information or to register.


Garden Club of Bedford meeting

The Garden Club of Bedford meets at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (except January and August) at the CVCC Bedford location 1633 Venture Blvd. just off of Independence Drive. Visitors are welcome to attend the meetings. Contact information childers3@JetBroadband.com 540-586-6209 and 540-297-3481 or flpdare2@gmail.com.


SML State Park lecture series

April 1 - Jubal Early, Ron Coleman.

Ticket prices: Single Ticket, $7; Single season ticket, $18; Two season tickets, $32; FSMLP season ticket, $15; FSMLSP two season tickets, $30.

The lectures are all on Sunday's and take place from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Smith Mountain State Park Discovery Center.


Calendar of events


Thursday, March 29


Family Movie Night at Moneta/SML Library

Family Movie Night at Moneta/SML Library for March will feature Treasure Buddies (G). Come out starting at 5:30 p.m. on March 29 for crafts, games, snacks and the movie.


Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

The Bedford Community Christmas Station will have its annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser Thursday, March 29 from 5 -7:30 p.m. at the Main Street United Methodist Church (212 East Main St., Bedford). Tickets are available at the door -- $5 for spaghetti, salad, bread, desserts and beverages. Children 4-and-under eat free. Take out boxes will be available for people who want to pick up dinner on the way home from work. For more information call Karen Hughes @ 540-492-0382.


Common Ground

A new local nonpartisan political action group will meet at the Bower Center for the Arts, 305 N. Bridge Street in Bedford, on Thursday, March 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. Everyone who is concerned about the “corrupting influence of special interest money in our political system” is invited. For further information call Eric Mosley at 540-314-1042 or Ted Rowden at 434-942-6899.


Saturday, March 31


Second annual Johnathan Dillon Bluegrass Concert

Popular local musician Johnathan Dillon will be hosting his Second Annual Bluegrass Concert at Franklin County High School on March 31 from 2 until 10 p.m. This year Dillon, 17, is headlining popular recording artists Michelle Nixon and Drive, a band with which he’s been playing mandolin for the past year. Also on the bill are The Johnathan Dillon Band, The Tim Massey Band, plus Linda Lay, Sammy Shelor and Springfield Exit.  Shelor, four-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, recently won the $50,000 Steve Martin Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass prize. Each band will play a 45-minute set in the afternoon and come back on stage for a second—and different—set in the evening. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  No alcohol is allowed in the FCHS auditorium or on school property. Tickets are $12 in advance (until March 17) by calling 537-3415 and $15 at the door. Children 10 and under admitted free.


BPW Fashion Show, Tasting Luncheon

Bedford Professional Women presents its 25th Annual Fashion Show & Tasting Luncheon, “Artful Fashions”, March 31, 11 a.m. at Bedford Baptist Church. Fashions by: Christopher Banks/CJ Banks. Cost is $10, includes lunch. Tickets may be purchased at People’s Furniture, Stellar One/Bedford Branch or by calling 434-610-6126 or 540-874-4348. Proceeds fund BPW Scholarship Programs. www.bpwva.org.


Beginning genealogy class

If you were not able to attend last month's free beginning genealogy class at the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, it will be starting it again on Saturday, March 31. The class will be limited to 10 people, and only to those just starting out in genealogy. The classes will start at 10 a.m. and run each Saturday for four weeks. Subjects to be discussed will be: Getting Started, Census Records, Local Sources, and Using the Internet. For more information contact the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library in person: located at 201 E. Main St. Bedford, Va. 24523, by phone 540-586-4520, or by email at bmgl@bedfordvamuseum.org.


Firehouse Chili Dinner

Join the Firemen at Saunders Volunteer Fire House Saturday March 31 from 5 - 8 p.m. for their fourth Annual Chili/Baked Potato Dinner.  A free will donation gets you a fine meal! Saunders Fire House is located at 12253 SML Parkway at White House.


Monday, April 2


Monday Movie series at Big Island

The First Monday Movies series continues at Big Island Library with Puss In Boots (PG). The movie starts at 3 p..m on April 2 and snacks are provided. Register by calling 540-425-7000.


Alzheimer/Dementia Caregiver Support Group

(General Discussion) on Monday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Dr., Moneta.


Tuesday, April 3


Bedford County Retired Teachers Association

The Bedford County Retired Teachers Association will hold its April meeting on April 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Liberty Station Restaurant. All educational personnel-retired or still working--are urged to attend. Also, Bedford County residents who have worked in school systems other than Bedford County are welcome.


SML Republican Women's Club

The Smith Mountain Lake Republican Women's Club will meet on Tuesday April 3, 11 a.m. at the Waterfront Country Club.  Representative Charles Poindexter will be the guest speaker.  Lunch for $15 will be available for those who can stay.  All are welcome.  Nancy King, president 721-3656.


Poetry reading

April is National Poetry Month and on Tuesday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m., the Westlake Library will host a poetry reading by poet Paul Rosen. Rosen has written two books of poetry: "In Silence and Other Poems" and "Paint and Poetry: Statement and Response." Susan Crave Rosen is his wife, inspiration, and illustrator, and her artwork accompanying the poetry will be on display at the library, also. Rosen’s background is in music and he has performed at the Amato Opera Theatre, in the 324th U. S. Army Band and as leading baritone of the County Civic Opera of Westchester. Rosen is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Writers and the Virginia Poetry Society. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, call the Westlake Library at (540) 483-3098 (Ext. 3) or (540) 719-2393 (Ext. 3).


Wednesday, April 4


Look Better Feel Better

Tips and suggestions for looking better and feeling better as you are undergoing cancer treatments. April 4, 10 a.m. Cost: Free. Registration is required by calling 540-587-3308. Location: Bedford Memorial Hospital 1613 Oakwood Street – Bedford.


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meeting

(General Discussion) on Wednesday, April 4 at noon at Resurrection Catholic Church, 15353 Moneta Rd., Moneta. Bring a bagged lunch & drink.


Thursday, April 5


Relay for Life jewelry show

Friends of Faith Relay for team will be hosting a Lia Sophia jewelry show on Thursday April 5 from 5-7 at Bedford Mutual Insurance - downstairs. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life Cancer research.


Candidate forum

Bedford Franklin Area Tea Party (BFATP) presents its 2nd candidate forum of 2012 at the Franklin Center in Rocky Mount on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. Bob Marshall currently representing the sprawling northern Virginia 9th District as a delegate in the state legislature will be guest speaker. This meeting will be a question and answer format moderated by BFATP President John Lipscomb.


Start Smart

The Region 2000 Small Business Development Center is offering a “Start Smart” seminar on Thursday, April 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This seminar is for persons considering starting a business and will review the steps one needs to take prior to launching a business. The seminar is being held at the Forest Library, 15583 Forest Road, Forest. Pre-registration is required. There is a $10 charge for the materials. To register, call the Region 2000 SBDC at (434) 582-6170.


Bedford Woman's Club meeting

The GFWC Bedford Woman's Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 5, at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Bedford at 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be Jennifer Carson, volunteer with 4-H. The Bedford club is a volunteer community service non-profit organization that is part of the international organization, the General Federation of Women's Clubs. There are currently 206 clubs in Virginia with more than 6,000 members. Women of all ages are invited to attend. For additional information, contact Sue Trussell at 587-6611.


Saturday, April 7


Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering

Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering is for teens and adults to hone their knitting, crocheting and other fiber working skills. It’s held the first Saturday of each month from 1 – 3 p.m. Upcoming dates are April 7 and May 5.


Help needed

Some 45,000 pounds of potatoes are being dropped in the parking lot of Mountain View United Methodist Church parking lot on Saturday, April 7 and volunteers are needed to bag  them up for distribution to area food banks. This is part of the  "end hunger" campaign of The Society of Saint Andrews. Check out the Web site  www.endhunger.org  or call the church located off Rt 221  near Perrowville Road intersection for more information  at 434-525-6612. Remember to bring something to kneel on and gloves.


Book signing

April 7, noon - 2:30 p.m. at Perfect Blends, 213 Scruggs Rd., Moneta. Melodie Rakes, a resident of Moneta, will be available to sign copies of her book, Woman of Fairville. Rakes's novel is based on the biblical story of the Samaritan woman at the well, Woman of Fairville. For more information, contact James Branscum at 888-361-9473 or james@tatepublishing.com.


Easter Celebration – SML State Park

An Easter Celebration will be held at Smith Mountain Lake State Park - Discovery Center, on Saturday April 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon (Easter Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10:45 a.m.). Event is Free, regular parking fees apply. Gear up for the Easter bunny by enjoying a morning of fun rabbit facts. Visit with a live rabbit; make a craft, enjoy a hayride and whole lot more. Grab a basket and hop on down to the Discovery Center for an Easter egg hunt. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch for the family to enjoy after the festivities. Free. Easter Egg Hunt: Up to 5 years old - egg hunt inside; 6 years and up - egg hunt outside.


Music and Meal Benefit

A Music and Meal Benefit will be held at the Bedford Moose Lodge for Dale Blankenship for cancer treatments. The event will be held Saturday, April 7 from noon to 10 p.m. Entertainment includes: noon – 1 p.m., Tribute to Patsy Cline performed by Tammy Shockley; 1-2 p.m., Plan and Simple Bluegrass Band; 2-3 p.m., Reed Creek Bluegrass Band; 3-4 p.m., Lindsay Burnette, singer/songwriter; 4-5 p.m., Family Grass Bluegrass Gospel; 5-6 p.m., supper break; 6-8 p.m., American Brewed Country Band; and 8-10 p.m., Stone Country Band. A bake sale will also be held and there will be cake walks and 50/50 drawings. Admission is $5, 12 years old and under are free. A $5 meal includes hot dog, baked beans, chips and drink. All proceeds go to Dale Blankenship for medical expenses.


Monday, April 9


Breast Cancer Support Group meeting

Guest speaker They Vu from Carilion Clinic on Medical History Help from a Genetic Counselor on Monday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Discovery Shop. 400 Scruggs Rd., Moneta.


Tuesday, April 10


Family Fun Night at Bedford Central Library

April 10 at 6:30 p.m. for Family Fun Night! They'll play Wheel of Fortune, life size Tic-Tac-Toe, have a puppet theater for kids to perform and make s’mores! The fun begins at 6:30 p.m.; all ages encouraged to attend! Call Youth Services at 540-586-8911 x 2107 for more information.


Wednesday, April 11


Garden Club at Claytor Nature Study Center

The Garden Club of Bedford will visit the Claytor Nature Study Center in Bedford County on Wednesday, April 11. There will be a tour of the area and comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended. Anyone who wishes to attend as a guest of the club should contact childers3@JetBroadband.com 540-586-6209 and 540-297-3481 or flpdare2@gmail.com for details.


Man to Man Prostate Support Group

Guest speaker Dr. Finnie Green from Seven Hills Urology on Prostate Cancer Update  on Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Dr., Moneta. 


Thursday, April 12


Maximized Living Makeover on Toxicity

Tanzar Chiropractic & Wellness Center is hosting educational events on Toxicity throughout the month of April. Join Dr. Jeffrey Tanzar on April 12 for the “Maximized Living Makeover on Toxicity”, held at Pleasant View Baptist Church, 19278 Forest Road, Lynchburg at 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 14


Texas Aggies

There will be an informal gathering of Texas Aggies,” noonish” on Saturday, April 14 (rain date April 21) at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. Call Robert @ 540-586-3336 for more information.


Monday, April 16


Life for One

Brad Nunley Hearing Specialist, on Monday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Dr., Moneta.  Bring a bag lunch & drink.


Tuesday, April 17


Family Movie Night

Enjoy Family Movie Night at Bedford Central on Tuesday April 17 at 5:30 p.m. for a special viewing of Treasure Buddies (G) followed by crafts and games.


3rd Tuesday for Teens

3rd Tuesday for Teens is a time for teens to see movies, socialize, and enjoy good food at the Big Island Library. All movies will be rated PG or PG-13 and begin at 4:45 p.m. Come out on April 17 to see Prom (PG). For more information call Big Island Library at 540-425-7000.


Wednesday, April 18


14th Annual GameFest
The GFWC SML Women's Club will hold its 14th Annual GameFest on Wednesday, April 18, at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta.  This is the annual fundraiser for local charities and last year, thanks to the participation of community members, they were able to donate to 24 charities. Play your favorite game of cards, marbles, mahjongg or whichever game provides you and your friends the most fun. Tickets are still only $20 and include snacks, beverages and a great lunch.  There are always lots of door prizes donated by many local businesses.  The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and play will start at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. with a break for lunch.  Get in touch with a club member or call Hallie at 721-2595. 


Peaks of Otter DAR

The next meeting of the Peaks of Otter Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be on April 18.  This will be a joint meeting with the William R. Terry Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy who will host a tea at 3 p.m. at The Inn on Avenel at 416 Avenel Ave.  Note this is not the usual meeting day, this is a Wednesday. Reservations are necessary a small fee to cover the cost is required. Call 586-5706 before April 12 to reserve a spot or for information. 


Saturday, April 21


Celebrating Booker T. Washington's birthday

The Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument, in cooperation with the National Park Service, are celebrating Dr. Washington’s 156th birthday with the First Annual Legacy Birthday Dinner on April 21. In recognition of the historic legacy of contributions to education, human relations and national cultural heritage of Booker T. Washington, a Franklin County native, the Friends and the National Park Service have scheduled the First Annual Legacy Dinner in his honor. This recognition dinner will be held Saturday, April 21 at Trinity Ecumenical Church, on VA 122, Moneta from 6 to 9 p.m. The guest speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Herbert E. Carter, an original member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen of the 99th Fighter Squadron, documented in the current hit movie Red Tail. In addition to Lt. Colonel Carter the program will include the recognition of the winner of the $500 scholarship awarded by the Friends of Booker T. National Monument to a graduating senior from Franklin County High School, a Silent Auction, Musical Entertainment and Door Prizes. Tickets are on sale for $50 for two and $30 for one. Tickets can be purchased by calling 540.238.1030 or at Print N’ Paper in Moneta, Harper Plumbing Company and Linyae’s Hair Salon in Rocky Mount. The proceeds from the Legacy Dinner will be used to support the operations and educational programs sponsored by the Friends. For additional information call 540 238 1030 or email fbtwnm@hotmail.com.


Sunday, April 29


Carmina Burana by JCS

Famed German composer Carl Orff’s masterpiece, Carmina Burana, is set to be performed by the Jefferson Choral Society, a 90-member adult choir that boasts members from all over the Greater Lynchburg area, on April 29 at 4 p.m. at Timberlake United Methodist Church on Timberlake Road in Lynchburg. The cantata will be performed with two pianos, five percussionists, and three soloists.  Tickets are available from Jefferson Choral Society singers, from Blue Marlin Seafood and Givens Books in Lynchburg, Aylor’s Farm and Garden in Forest, Arthur’s Jewelry in Bedford,, What a Blessing Bakery in Amherst, the YMCA and Miller’s Jewelry in Altavista, and by calling the Jefferson Choral Society office at 434-528-5700. For more information, visit www.jeffersonchoralsociety.org. Cost: adults $20; students 12-18 $10; children under 12 free.


Monday, April 30


Wound care

Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Venous Stasis, and General Wound Care by Dr. Andy Slemp from Carilion Clinic on Monday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Dr., Moneta. No cost. Light refreshments. Must register with Tami Akin 540-721-4330, 540-297-5530, or Tepnurse@smltep.org.