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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Lynchburg Area: Weekend Happenings!

Friday, October 7, 2005

Encampment at the Peaks

Civil War Soldiers who belong to the 11th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Encampment will hold an encampment at the Peaks of Otter, Oct 7-9. The event will show how the soldiers lived during the civil war time period. Along with the encampment, rangers will be presenting demonstrations throughout the weekend. The Johnson Farm and Nature Center will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In addition, Kids' Fishing will be on Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. at Abbott's Lake. All events are FREE and open to the public.

Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour

The Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour, featuring eight homes, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 7-9 to members of the public with tickets. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 beginning Oct. 7. For information on ticket outlets, call 540-297-8687 or visit

Saturday, October 8, 2005

Exploring the Origins

Booker T. Washington National Monument, October 8 at 11:00 AM. FREE. Washington believed that the development of a strong African American economic foundation would lead to social and political equality through respect. Come learn about why and how this organization has helped generations of people in communities through the country. For further information, please call (540) 721-2094.

Concert at Lynchburg College

October 8, 2005. No Charge. Centennial Hall Dedication Events “The American Wind Ensemble, the First Hundred Years.” “Pageantry,” by Robert Washburn; “On the Mall,” by Edwin Franko Goldman; selections from “Catfish Row,” by George Gershwin; and premiere of “A Centennial Celebration,” commissioned for Centennial Hall dedication ceremonies and composed by Dr. Glenn Buck, Elizabeth Forsyth Distinguished Professor of Education and Human Development, Lynchburg College. Lynchburg College Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Oeida Hatcher, assistant professor of music and director of music education/instrumental studies, Lynchburg College. Sydnor Performance Hall, Centennial Hall, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Concert at Bedford Library

Friends of the Bedford Public Library, Inc. will host, on Saturday, Octboer 8 at 7:30 p.m., Dana and Susan Robinson in concert. The concert held in the Bedford Room of Bedford Central Library is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 a person. Seating is limited to 100 people. For more information call 540-586-8911, ext. 18 or visit the Friends of the Bedford Library website.

Open House at Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Digging expands and artifacts continue to emerge from the current excavation site at Jefferson's plantation and year-round retreat home in Bedford County. Although the evidence uncovered indicates that this is a significant Jefferson-era site, its purpose remains unknown. Archaeologists will provide free guided tours of the current site and a visit to their laboratory, which is usually closed to the public, as they host their annual open house on Saturday, Oct 8. The Archaeology Open House is part of Virginia's celebration of Archaeology Month. Tours are scheduled for 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.. In case of rain, a powerpoint presentation featuring the exacavation site will substitute for a tour of the site itself.

Sunday, October 9, 2005

Casting Auditions Set

Auditions for 'The Avenel Project' will be held Sunday evening October 9, at the Little Town Players Theatre at the Elks National Home in Bedford. The Gallery 513 Institutewill be casting for filming the completion of the "Avenel Project." Filming is scheduled to begin Oct. 26 and 27 at the AVenel Plantation House on AVenel Ave., in Bedford. Those interested in participating in this film should call George Wills (540-871-7513) or Sue Wills (540-586-0594) for more information.

Changing Places

10/9/05 2:00 p.m. FREE Booker T. Washington National Monument.Learn how the roles of women in both the North and South changed during the American Civil War. Contact (540) 721-2094 for further information.

Harvest Festival and Wine Tasting

Cardinal Point Winery, Afton, 10/09/2005, 1:00 PM, Cost: $20
Music provided by TigerLily and Mongrel. Admission includes music, wine tastings, wine glass plus all-you-can-eat barbeque pork with sides. Local crafters, silent auction and more. Bring lawnchairs. Proceeds benefit Rural Nelson. Contact Rural Nelson at 434.263.5000 for information.

From Lynchburg: Take Rt. 29 North to a left on Rt. 151. Take Rt. 151 to a right on Rt. 638 (Avon Road) for .9 miles. Left onto Rt. 636 (Batesville Road) for .7 miles. Cardinal Point Winery is on your right.


At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Gravy Beard said...

Encampment at the Peaks has always been one of my favorites. Thanks for the listing of events!


At 10:24 AM, Anonymous calligraphyqueen said...

I didn't see the infamous Garlic Festival on here, scheduled for the 8th-but I saw a lot of new things to do! Thanks!

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

GB...I have always wanted to go an encampment. Looks a little sloshy for me this year though. Thanks for stopping by.

Calligraphyqueen...I can't believe I forgot to mention the garlic festival! I have always wanted to go to that many things to do..never enough time. Here's the website for any interested:

At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if only I could find the time to enjoy some of the things. Glad you keep me informed, at least I know what I am missing.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Please keep coming back and checking. I am hoping that one week I will have something so enticing listed, you will make the time and enjoy:)


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