Community Events and Calendar (week of May 30, 2012)

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D-Day Memorial’s WWII Day Camp
The National D-Day Memorial’s annual “Growing up in World War II” summer day camp is open for registration.   Students can come and join the fun as they examine the important roles soldiers, sailors and airmen played in World War II.  They also will discover what life was like on the home-front.  Fourth through sixth grade students will enjoy rationing activities, scavenger hunts, spy missions, aircraft recognition, victory gardening, visits by veterans, hands-on activities, crafts, period games, and even rationing-era snacks. They will meet with living history re-enactors and participate in drills, marches, and more. The camp runs Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, June 29 from 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. All campers receive a camp T-shirt and souvenirs.   Camp fees are $60 for the first child and $50 for each additional child. Fees include T-shirt, craft and activity materials, daily snacks, and instruction. Space is limited to 35 participants and the camp fills up quickly.  Preregistration is required.  Registration forms and consent forms can be downloaded from the Memorial’s Web site at www.dday.org.  A $20 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration.  Completed forms along with the camp deposit should be sent to:  The National D-Day Memorial, Attn: Megan Wingfield, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523. 

Liberty High School Class of 1977 35th Class Reunion
July 14 at the Elks National Home. Pre-registration required. For information contact: Glenda (Lynn) Dickerson White, Coordinator 434-525-2202; Bonnie Mayhew, Committee 540-875-6078; or James Jones, Committee 540-586-1800. RSVP by 6-30-2012.

Music in the Park 2012 Schedule
June 23  Roscoe P & Coal Train; July 28  Friday Nite Band; Aug. 25  Snow Creek Band. The Old Dominion Cloggers will perform at each event. The music begins at 8 p.m.  The cost is $5 per person, children 12 and under free.  The parking fee is waived.  Folding chairs are suggested.  Soft drinks, food, snacks and ice cream will be available.  For information contact the Park Office at (540) 297-6066.

Upcoming Trips: Bedford County Parks & Rec
July 22 – Major League Baseball. Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Price per person is $115 and includes roundtrip motor coach transportation, ticket to game, snacks and soft drinks on the bus.
September 10-13 – Savannah, Ga. Package includes three nights at The Mulberry Inn, all hotel taxes, round trip motorcoach, three buffet breakfast at the Inn, one lunch, and three dinners, tour of historic district, visit to Davenport Museum, visit to Fort Jacson and Tybee Island Tour, Low Country Tour with emphasis on Paula Deen and visit to Byrd Cookie Company. Price per person is $736/double; $650/triple; $607/quad.
Seats on the bus are assigned when full payment is received. For details contact Travel Lovers at 434-385-5192 or 800-869-6588. Register and make your deposit at: Bedford County Parks & Recreation, 1257 County Farm Rd., Bedford, or call 540-586-7682. You may now register at any Bedford Library location: Bedford Central, Big Island, Forest, Moneta/SML, Montvale or Stewartsville.

Vinton Municipal Pool open
The Vinton Municipal Pool opens June 2 for the 2012 season. The pool is available for public swimming, swim classes and private pool parties. Public swimming will take place from noon - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The cost is $4 for adults (16 and up), $3 for ages 5 to 15, and free for children 4 and under (youth 11 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult). Twilight swim (6-8 p.m.) is $1 for all ages. Additionally, there is a “Summer Sizzler” – buy 10 admissions, get two free. On Wednesday nights, Vinton Wesleyan, Lynn Haven Baptist and Thrasher Methodist Church will be providing free dinners with $1 admission. Beginner and intermediate swim classes for children will be available throughout the summer. The cost is $40 for six lessons. A limited number of scholarships are available for the classes. The pool can also be booked for private parties during weekends and some weekday evenings. For additional information, call the Vinton Municipal Pool at 540-983-0644 or Vinton Special Programs at 983-0613 or visit www.vintonva.gov.

Genealogy class
If you were not able to attend last month's free beginning genealogy class at the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, the Museum will be starting it again on Saturday, June 2. 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.

Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering at the Stewartsville Library
Stewartsville Library, 45 Cascade Dr. Stewartsville Library 540-425-7008 ext 3. Dates: Saturday June 2 at the Stewartsville Library 1 – 3 p.m.; Saturday July 7 at the Stewartsville Library 1 – 3 p.m.; Saturday August 3 at the Stewartsville Library 1 – 3 p.m.; Saturday September 8 at the Stewartsville Library 1 – 3 p.m. Note: second Saturday; Saturday October 6 at the Stewartsville Library 1 – 3 p.m.; Saturday November 3 at the Stewartsville Library 1 – 3 p.m.; Saturday December 1 at the Stewartsville Library 1 – 3 p.m. Join at the Stewartsville Library 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.

Seeking vendors of handmade crafts
The Vinton Farmers’ Market is looking for good quality handmade crafts for the upcoming Craft Show on June 9, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Vendors may sell jewelry, clothing, soaps, baskets, metal, wood items, candles, sewn items, crochet and knit items, photography and more. The spaces are only $5 under the permanent canopy that has electricity and fans. Spaces are also available in the parking lot. Live music will also be available. Contact Mary Beth Layman at 540-983-0613 or mblayman@vintonva.gov prior to the event to reserve a space.

Bedford County Youth Tennis lessons
Date: June 11 – 22; June 25 – July 6 (no class July 4th); July 9 – 20. Time: Beginners ages 7-11, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; beginners ages12-18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; intermediate ages 7-11, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; intermediate ages 12-18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; advanced (All), 12:30-1:30 p.m. Location: Liberty Lake Park Tennis Courts. Cost: $5 per person/per session. Pre Registration required. To register or for more information call: 540-586-7682.

Lakeside Singers 'Savor the '70s'
Lakeside Singers annual show will on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Route 122 and Lakemount Drive in Moneta. Friday’s show will begin at 7 p.m. The Saturday afternoon matinee will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door. Seating is limited.

Friends of Library Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Bedford Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the second floor of Bedford Central Library. Donations for this event are now being encouraged. Most books range in price from 25 cents to a few dollars. The selections are diverse, plentiful and affordable. Included in the selection are current fiction and non-fiction best sellers, classics, cookbooks, children’s books, puzzles, DVD’s, romance novels, spiritual and religious titles, political commentary, self help, history, Videos, CD’s, large print books, biographies, coffee table titles and craft books. Bring your donations of books, DVD’s, CD’s, and puzzles in good, clean condition to Bedford Central Library. All proceeds from this Book Sale benefit Bedford Central Library. Book donations may be brought to the loading dock of Bedford Central library. For more information call 540-586-8911 or visit www.friendsofbedfordlibrary.org. Bedford Central Library is located at 321 North Bridge St in Bedford.

4rd Annual Summer Health Camp
For ages 11 – 17. June 11– 15, Health Careers and Wellness Camp. Bedford Memorial Hospital, 1613 Oakwood St, Bedford. Fee: $30. Call 540-587-3308 for Registration by June 4, 2012.  Camps are made possible through continued financial support from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, and donations from BMH Volunteers.

Vendors invited for 42nd Arts, Crafts, and More Extravaganza
Artisans and crafters are invited to apply for this award-winning craft show, sponsored by the Bedford Woman’s Club, on Nov. 3, 2012, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. in the Bedford Elementary School. The school is located off US 460, behind the Bedford Visitor’s Center.  All crafts for this juried show must be handmade in the U.S.A. Jewelry and note card categories are filled.  Acceptance is based on approval and category openings. This is one of the oldest established shows in south central Virginia and won the People’s Choice Award for best area craft show.  The show attracted nearly 1,400 shoppers last year.  For information, call Judi Jackson at 540/586-8175.

Summer Theater at Little Town Players
Looking for summer fun & learning all rolled into one?  Join at Little Town Players Summer Theatre Camp!  Directors Sara Landis & Paul Rycik are back with this summer, and will teach many stage and theater techniques during their two-week camp, which will end with a performance of William Shakespeare's The Tempest!  Sara & Paul are Shakespeare scholars, professional actors, Dramaturgs, and educators.  Registration is now open for camp, and the dates are Monday through Friday, June 18 – 29. All 3rd - 6th grade campers will be on stage from 9 a..m - noon, and 7th - 12th graders will be there from 1 - 4 p.m., daily.  Shows will be on Friday evening, June 29 at 5 p.m., and Saturday morning, June 30 at 10 a.m.  The cost is $100.  Register online at www.littletownplayers.com.  If you have questions, you can either ask them at www.littletownplayers.com, or call 540-798-6849.   Pictured is LTP Summer Camp Director, Sara Landis, putting the final touches on a young camper from last summer's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Safe Sitter course
Bedford Memorial Hospital will offer Safe Sitter courses for young teens 11 and up on June 7 - 8 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Registration deadline is May 18. The cost of the course is $60. Call Anita Lowe at 540-587-3308 to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter. The up-to-date curriculum provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act in an emergency. Babysitters also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. They also learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue. They even learn CPR. To graduate from the Safe Sitter course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills.

Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre: “All-American, All-Star USO Show” trip
Celebrating veterans and this nation’s birthday, a nostalgic look at the show that played in over 60 Veterans Administration Medical Centers. Rex Stephenson and a variety of Ferrum College students completed eight nationwide USO tours that traveled by van from Boston to San Diego and from Minnesota to Tampa. Former participants of the tour will join with BRDT cast members to re-create this potpourri of music, dance, comedy skits, and a bit of audience participation. The meal and production will be in the Panther's Den. Current service personnel and veterans will receive a 25 percent discount. Come out and join us for this fun-filled "after the 4th" celebration on Friday, July 6. Cost, $34 per person. Price includes transportation on the county recreation bus, full lunch and matinee. Bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the “new” Bedford County Parks & Recreation offices on 1257 County Farm Road and return time is around 6:30 p.m. Call Bedford County Parks & Rec at 540-586-7682 to register.

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: Aug. 16 and Nov. 15.

Cheese Shop trips
Bedford County Parks and Recreation will sponsor trips to the Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft on the following dates: 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.

Benjamin's Concert Series
The 2012 Summer Concert Series at Benjamin’s includes: June 1, Steal the Prize; June 8, T-Boned; June 15, The Ruckus; June 22, The Maple Waves ; June 29, Last Sonata; July 13, The Mark Miller Band; July 20, FMG; July 27, The Brian Fitz Experience; Aug 3, Steal the Prize; Aug 10, The Ruckus; Aug 17, The Dog Boys; Aug 24, Shim Sham; Aug 31, Mercutio; Sept 7, Big Foot County; Sept 14, The Mark Miller Band; Sept 21, T-Boned; Sept 28, Last Sonata.

Moneta VFD fundraisers
The Moneta Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. , 12737 N. Old Moneta Road, has a variety of fundraising activities scheduled. Unless otherwise noted all events will be held at the main fire department building located at 12737 N. Old Moneta Rd. The events include:
Saturday, June 16, 7 to 10 a.m., Father’s Day Breakfast. Bring Dad or your favorite guy and enjoy a hearty, homemade country breakfast.
Saturday, July 1, 6 to 10:30 p.m., Concert and Fireworks at Downtown Moneta. Music from The Worx band and an exceptional fireworks show make this the ideal way to start the holiday week. For additional information see the event’s Web site: http://www.monetafire.com/moneta_fireworx_fest.htm.
Saturday, July 28, 4 to 7 p.m., Fish Fry Dinner.
Saturday, September 15, Zumba dance event (tentative).
Saturday, October 6, 4 to 7 p.m., Annual Open House and Community Dinner.
Fridays and Saturdays, October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 7 to 10 p.m., Haunted House.

Trip to Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre: 'Oklahoma!'
The high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys paints the backdrop against which Curly & Laurey play out their love story. Beginning a new life together in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. “Best Musical of the 20th Century” says the New York Drama League! The trip to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre to see “Oklahoma!” will take place on Wednesday, June 20. Cost: $52 per person. Price includes transportation on the county recreation bus, full lunch and matinee. Bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the “new” Bedford County Parks & Recreation offices on 1257 County Farm Road and return time is around 6:30 p.m. For additional information or to register call Bedford County Parks and Recreation at 540-586-7682.

Barn Dinner Theater bus trip
Greensboro, N.C. “All Hands on Deck.” Based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO show tour to the troops in the field, this new comedy musical revue featuring the songs, dances, and laughs that America has loved since the 1940’s. From 1941 to 1945, our nation was embroiled in a great world war. Hollywood responded to the call of duty by sending our men in uniform real living entertainment. Boasting over 40 classic hits all packaged in a fun-filled, true-to-life reproduction of the kind of USO show Bob Hope and Jack Benny would have taken to the troops: classic humor and great music from those special days of road shows, war-bond drives, and radio broadcasts. Sit back into 1942 with this tremendous show. Tuesday, June 5. $54 per person. Price includes: transportation, full buffet, and a matinee ticket. Full amount is due when reservation is made. Seats on the bus will be assigned on a first paid basis. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the “new” Bedford Recreation Department offices at 1257 County Farm Road and the expected return time is around 6:30 p.m. To register or for additional information call the Bedford County Parks & Recreation Department at (540) 586-7682.

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.

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.
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Bedford County Parks & Rec senior lunch trips
(Ages 55 and Older), Thursdays: 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.

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.

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 programs for 2012
The Garden Club of Bedford meets on the following dates in 2012: 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:
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: 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:
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.

Summer Reading Program
The Bedford Public Library System Summer Reading Program, Dream Big…READ!, begins June 4. The program is designed for all children and teens from ages 0 through 18. Kids can complete reading logs and collect prizes; teens completing logs have a chance to win cash! There are also fun programs to attend like the Animal Talk with Mill Mountain Zoo, Go Dog, GO! with the Roanoke Children’s Theatre , and Greg Coudoures, Magician. Call Youth Services at 540-586-8911 x 2107 for details, check out our web page or ask at your local branch. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration may be required, so call the branch to find out.

Go Dog, GO!
Performed by the Roanoke Children’s Theatre. Adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz. Based on the popular picture book by P. D. Eastman, this interactive stage experience with music and movement is full of fanciful frolic and frivolous fun that promises to thrill audiences of all ages. It is a wacky comedy that celebrates the simplicity of life! Bedford Central Library June 20 at 10:30 am; Big Island Library June 21 at 10:30 am; Forest Library June 21 at 2 pm (registration required); Moneta Library June 20 at 2 pm; Montvale Library June 22 at 10:30 am; Stewartsville Library June 22 at 2 pm.

Magician Greg Coudoures
Local magician Greg Coudoures presents his magic show. Bedford Central Library July 2 at 10:30 am; Big Island Library July 6 at 10:30 am; Forest Library July 6 at 2 pm (registration required); Moneta Library July 2 at 2 pm; Montvale Library July 5 at 10:30 am; Stewartsville Library July 5 at 2 pm.

Haredini’s Dreamtime Magic
Enjoy the raucous antics of the Puppet Lady and all her nighttime friends! Haredini’s Dreamtime Magic is a fast-paced variety arts performance for the whole family. Bedford Central Library July 10 at 10:30 am; Big Island Library July 9 at 10:30 am; Forest Library July 9 at 2 pm (registration required); Moneta Library July 10 at 2 pm; Montvale Library July 12 at 10:30 am; Stewartsville Library July 12 at 2 pm.

Llama Pajama Party
A party featuring books by Anna Dewdney and others, crafts using llama wool, and a special visit from Mona and her therapy llamas. Bedford Central Library July 7 at 1:30 pm; Big Island Library July 21 at 10:30 am; Forest Library July 21 at 1:30 pm (registration required); Moneta Library June 30 at 1:30 pm; Montvale Library June 30 at 10:30a m; Stewartsville Library July 7 at 10:30 am.

Animal Talk with Mill Mountain Zoo
Meet animals that are awake while you dream, plus others that are active in the daytime! Mill Mountain Zoo is bringing us an Animal Encounters program with several new animal friends!
Bedford Central Library July 25 at 11 am; Big Island Library July 23 at 11 am; Forest Library July 23 at 1:30 pm (registration required); Moneta Library July 25 at 1:30 pm; Montvale Library July 27 at 11 am; Stewartsville Library July 27 at 1:30 pm.

Big Dreams at Big Island Library
For more information or to register for programs at Big Island Library, call (540) 425-7000.
The Monday Movie on June 4 will be Treasure Buddies (G). The show starts at 1 pm and registration is required. The Monday Movie on July 9 will be Adventures of Tintin (PG). The show starts at 3 pm and registration is required. Family Science Fun will be on July 10 at 1:30 pm and on July 13 at 10:30 am. Mother/Daughter Spa Day returns for those aged 10 and up. They will make bath salts, body scrub, bath sizzlers and your own bath pouf! Enjoy a relaxing July 20 starting at 2 pm. Teens can enjoy their own movie series beginning June 16 with a showing of Hugo. On July 17 and August 21 they will show Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2. These movies begin at 4:45 pm and include snacks.

Bedford Central Library movies
For more information or to register for programs at Bedford Central, call Youth Services at (540) 586-8911. The Family Movie Night series continues in the summer. Join us on Tuesday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. for a special viewing of The Muppets (PG). On Tuesday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. the movie is Hugo (PG.) Snacks are served during the movies, and crafts and games follow.

Thursday Thrills at Bedford Library
A different activity most Thursdays. Activities will begin at 3 pm each Thursday afternoon. To kick it off, they're showing The Adventures of Tintin (PG) on June 7 in the Young Adult Room. This activity is open to all ages, but parents should be aware of the PG movie rating. On June 14 and July 12 there will be a regular meeting of the Bedford Lego Club. This activity is open to all ages including teens; Duplos are available for younger children. A young duct tape crafter is coming to show you flip flops, flowers, ties and more on June 21. This activity is open to kids and teens ages 10 and up. At Family Space Day, they'll talk about the constellations you can find in the summer skies, make a comet, and create some glow in the dark art. Blast off on June 28. On July 5, they're showing Dolphin Tale (PG) in the Young Adult Room. This activity is open to all ages, but parents should be aware of the PG movie rating. The Thursday Thrill for July 19 is a showing of Puss in Boots (PG). This activity is open to all ages, but parents should be aware of the PG movie rating. Rounding out the Thursday Thrills series is Spa Day on July 26. This activity is open to kids ages 10 and up. They'll show how to make your own body scrubs, bath salts and a bath pouf.

Game Days
The new flat screen TV and Xbox Kinect are ready for use in the Young Adult room at Bedford Central Library, and there is also a good selection of board and card games. Game Days on June 15 and 29 as well as July 13 and 27. This activity is open to kids ages 10 and up.

Bedford Go Club
The Bedford Go Club will continue to meet at the Bedford Central Library; dates and times will be announced. Call the library for more information about this ancient Chinese game of strategy which can be played by children, teens and adults.

Forest Library: Fun for all
For more information or to register for any of these programs at Forest Library, call (540) 425-7002. Teens, come to Forest Library the third Thursday of each month for Teen Night Thursday! Enjoy video games (with our new Xbox Kinect), board games, snacks and hanging out with friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. summer dates are June 21 and July 19. Family Movies are back this summer on Tuesdays at 2 pm from June 19 to July 24. This summer they're showing Phineas and Ferb Across the Second Dimension (G), Treasure Buddies (G), Puss in Boots (PG), Hugo (PG), The Muppets (PG) and Happy Feet 2 (PG). Registration is required for each movie. They're also planning Friday Fun Crafts and Activities each Friday from June 15 through July 20 at 2 pm. More details about the selected crafts are available at the Forest Library.

Movies and More at Moneta Library
For information or to register for programs at Moneta Library call (540) 425-7004. Read to a trained therapy dog on Dog Days at Moneta Library. The program is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am from June 13 to June 27 and also on July 11. Registration is required. Join at the Moneta Library on Thursday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m. for crafts and games, followed by a special viewing of Hugo (PG) at 6 p.m. The C-Shells will be back to Moneta Library for a fabulous interactive music experience. Come out July 5 at 3 pm and be ready to sing along. The Family Movie Night series continues on Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. with crafts and games, followed by a special viewing of Happy Feet 2 (PG) at 6 p.m.

Mountains of Fun at Montvale Library
For information or to register for programs at Montvale Library call (540) 425-7006. The Summer Reading Program gets off to its usual great start with the Amazing Turtle Race on Saturday June 2 at 10:30 am. Teens are invited to the library for video and board games on the first Friday of each month, starting at 6 p.m. Summer dates are June 1 and July 6. Pizza and drinks are provided. Hear Dreamy Music live at the Montvale Library, starting at 6 pm on June 29. This program is intended for teens. The crafting season kicks off on June 12 as Tuesday Techniques returns. Join each Tuesday at 3 pm for a terrific crafting experience. The last craft will be on July 17. Don’t miss the Grand Finale party on August 4 at 10:30 am.

Stirring up fun at Stewartsville Library
For information or to register for programs at Stewartsville Library call (540) 425-7008. All ages and experience levels can come to play chess at Stewartsville Library on Tuesdays. The program will run weekly from June 12 through August 14 and starts at 10:30 am. Teens, come learn to knit or crochet! Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering meets the first Saturday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Members would love to teach teens to work in fiber arts. Also for teens is Mother/Daughter Spa Day on July 21 at 11 am. Learn to make your own body scrub, bath salts and bath pouf! This program is open to ages 10 and up. Make a Dream Big pillow on June 30. They'll supply fabric, decorations and sewing tips – you provide the creativity. Program begins at 11 am and is for kids ages 10 and up. Make a glow in the dark portrait at Own the Night screen painting beginning at 11 am on July 28.

Calendar of events

Wednesday, May 30

Gentle Yoga Open House
Gentle Yoga Open House at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on 122N in Sedalia. Wednesday May 30. Opportunities to learn about this approach to wellness:  10:30-11:30 am and 5:30-6:30 pm.  Call Kathy at 586-2862 for more info.

Saturday, June 2

Wine and Wet Noses
All-American Mutt Rescue ~ Wine and Wet Noses: An Adoptable Animal Meet and Greet at Savoy-Lee Winery, Saturday, June 2 from 12-5 p.m. Leashed, friendly, immunized pets welcome. Music by Rick Dellinger, 2-5 p.m. Numerous vendors. 5800 Johnson Mountain Road, Huddleston, VA 24104 (540) 297-9275.

Hot dogs, chips and a drink
The Moneta Lion Club & ShopRite Store will be selling Hot dogs with chips & drinks for $1 at the ShopRite entrance on June 2.  The Moneta Lions will be serving the hot dog meals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise funds for their community outreach programs.

Youth Fishing Clinic
The Bedford County Youth Fishing Clinic will be held Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. The free event, held for boys and girls between the ages of six and 14, will feature demonstrations, exhibits, fishing instruction and more. Other activities will include fire boats, a casting contest, fish identification knot tying, bait selection, free fishing gear, and other prizes. A free lunch will be provided. Registration for the event is required. Apply in person or mail to: 1257 County Farm Road, Bedford, VA, 24523 or online at www.bedfordcountyrec.com. For more information, contact the Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department at (540) 586-7682.

Sunday, June 3

Young Professionals Golf Tournament
Sunday, June 3 from 2– 6 p.m. at Westlake Country Club. Cost: $38 before; $40 day of event. $2/beer. Prizes will be awarded at the end.

Monday, June 4

Alzheimer/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Speaker Brenda Dixon from Home Instead on the 40-70 rules on Monday, June 4 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Dr. Moneta, Va.

Tuesday, June 5

Republican Women's Club
The Smith Mountain Republican Women's Club will meet Tuesday, June 5, 11 a.m. at Casa D'Amici in downtown Moneta.  Zach Martin from Liberty University will be the guest speaker.  Lunch for those wishing to stay will be $12.

Wednesday, June 6

Blood Pressure / Blood Sugar Screening
June 6, Wednesday, 9 - 11 a.m. Bedford Central Library – 540-586-8911. 321 N. Bridge St, Bedford. No registration required

Saturday, June 9

Little Gallery 25 year celebration
The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake is celebrating 25 years in business.  The celebration will include a special “Visions of Smith Mountain Lake” juried art show to be held through the month of June featuring many fine local and regional artists.  A special reception is scheduled for June 9 to open the show with artist demonstrations by L. Diane Johnson, Charles Nivens and Connie Logan. Refreshments will be served and customers will be able to vote for their favorite painting. A drawing will be held to give away a painting and each Saturday in June will feature an artist demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. with a drawing to be held for prizes. This anniversary celebration is free and open to the public. Call Carol Swain or Kay King for more information, 540-721-1596 or reach them via email at littlegallerysml@aol.com. 

Birthday Bash for Alzheimer's
Jim Carter's Birthday Bash for Alzheimer's will be held Saturday, June 9 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Vinton War Memorial, 814 Washington Avenue, Vinton, VA 24179. The event will feature a night of fun, music, dancing, silent auctions, raffles, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. The film "Hiding from the Rain" will be shown. Tickets are $20 per person, and all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Western VA Chapter. For more information contact Annette Carter via her office phone 540-890-6899 or cell phone 540-871-0290.

Native American Heritage
On Saturday, June 9, the Bedford Museum Genealogy and History Forum will be hosting Jerry "White Eagle" Taylor.  He will be sharing about his Native American Heritage, Native Americans in Bedford County and what research methods he uses to research Native Americans.  This program is free to the public and will start at 1:30 p.m.   It will be held at the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library at 201 East Main St. in Centertown Bedford, next door to the court house. There is an elevator to the third floor meeting room and plenty of parking. If you have any questions call 540-586-4520 or email bccm-info@bedfordvamuseum.org.

Warbirds over D-Day
VA Aeromodelers RC event: Warbirds over D-Day on June 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 2348 Falling Creek Road - Falling Creek Park Bedford. Va Aeromodelers will be having its annual Warbirds over D-Day event June 9-10. See radio control scale aircraft of WW-II flown by hobbyists from throughout
the Virginia area. Concessions available.

Monday, June 11

Breast Cancer Support Group meeting
(General Discussion) on Monday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Discovery Shop. 400 Scruggs Rd., Moneta, Va.

Tuesday, June 12

Bedford Professional Women
Bedford Professional women will meet June 12 at Liberty Station at 6:15.Finance Committee will be in charge of program. 2012-2013 budget will be presented.

Thursday, June 14

Peaks of Otter Soil and Water Conservation District
The Peaks of Otter Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding its monthly Board meeting on June 14 at 6 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Main Floor Training Room at the Bedford County Administration Building, 122 E. Main St., Bedford. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 540-587-7645.

Diabetes Education Group
Sponsored by Bedford Memorial Hospital. Topic: Healthy Vacationing, June 14, Thursday, 6 p.m. Free. Bedford Memorial Hospital, Adult Day Center, 1613 Oakwood St. Classes that help people with Diabetes learn about the scope of their disease and how their lifestyle choices affect their health. Registration required by calling 540-204-7135.

Saturday, June 16

Free mammograms
Mammograms Annually A Must (MAAM) a local volunteer group associated with the Centra Health Foundation is working to raise the awareness of the importance of screening mammograms. MAAM helps to fund and organize free mammograms for eligible women who must be at least 40 years old and have a family history of breast cancer; women who do not have health insurance or are under insured; and women who have no breast symptoms and have not had a mammogram in the last year. The women who are not eligible are those who have palpable lumps or nipple drainage at the time of the exam and women who have had a mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast augmentation. Mammograms are the best tool available for identifying breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages. The MAAM Mobile Mammography Coach will be in Lynchburg at the Hunton-Randolph Community Center, 1120 12th Street during the upcoming Juneteenth Celebration, Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-Registration is required and you must be registered by June 8 as space is limited for this one day event. If insured, bring your insurance card. If uninsured, you will be covered by MAAM. For questions to be answered and for more information, contact Phyllistine Mosley at 434.528.2747.

Tuesday, June 19

The 9 Phases of Federal Acquisition
The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of southwest Virginia and central Virginia, in partnership with the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center, are hosting “The 9 Phases of Federal Acquisition” on Tuesday, June 19, 9 a.m. until noon on the campus of Virginia Western Community College, Webber Hall – Room 217. This interactive hands-on workshop will teach you both what the federal government is doing in each of the 9 Phases and what you should be doing to take advantage of this and increase your business. Call 276.964.7334 or register online at http://www.sw.edu/ptac/PTAC-Register.htm. Cost per person is $45. For additional information or questions, call the PTAC at 276-964-7334.

Wednesday, June 20

Blood Pressure / Blood Sugar Screening
June 20, Wednesday, 10 a.m. - noon. Free at Moneta Library - 540- 425-7004. 13641 Moneta Rd., Moneta. No registration required.

New Beginnings luncheon
The New Beginnings Support Group, co-sponsored by Tharp Funeral Home &
Crematory and Bedford Hospice Care meets the third Wednesday of each month. The purpose of the group is three fold: an opportunity to meet new people, information presented by interesting speakers and a good meal. The next New Beginnings meeting will be Wednesday, June 20 at noon. The meeting will be held at Liberty Station, Bedford Ave., Bedford. Newcomers are always welcome. The New Beginnings Support Group is a group that meets the needs of widows and widowers in the Bedford, Moneta, Huddleston, Montvale and other surrounding areas. Dress is casual and the meal is Dutch treat. Reservations are not needed. For more information on this and other support group activities call Pam Willoughby, Bedford Hospice Care at 587-6592 or Kim Eckart, Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory at 586-3443.

Wednesday, June 27

Blood Pressure Screening
June 27, Wednesday, 10 - noon. Free. Forest Library, 540- 425-7002. 15583 Forest Rd., Forest. No registration required.