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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Weekend Happenings: October 21-23, 2005

October 21, 2005

Classical pianist to perform

The Bedford Academy for the Arts will present Australian concert pianist Gil Sullivan in concert Friday, Oct 21 at 8 p.m. at the Bower Center for the Arts. A single ticket is $20 and a pair of tickets is $30. Admission at the door will be dependent on availability. For more information, call the Academy at 586-4235.

Hurricane Relief Benefit Dance

A benefit dance for hurrican relief for areas in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and TExas will be held at the New London Ruritan Club House, located at 12411 E. Lynchburg-Salem Tpke, about six miles west of Lynchburg on US 460, on Friday night, Oct. 21 beginning at 8:30 p.m. until midnight. Dustin Williams and Falling River Band will be providing th emusic. All proceeds will be donated to the hurricane relief effort. Admission is $2, ages 6-12 years and $6, ages 13 and up.

Marriage Seminar

The Central Church of Christ will be holding a marriage enrichment seminar on October 21-22 (both days at 7 p.m.) and October 23 (10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.). Wayne Speer will be conducting this marriage enrichment program and discussing ways to strenghten the marriage relationship. Admission is free and there will be baby/child sitting available. The Central Church of Christ is located off 460E (Commercial Road) behind Updike Funeral Home and across from the YMCA (540-586-9144).

Ballroom dancers

The Smith Mountain Lake Ballroom Dancers will hold a dance at the Moneta Community Room on Friday, October 21 from 7:#0 to 10:30 p.m. There will be a samba lesson followed by social dancing; beverages provided, bring finger foods to share. Halloween costumes are optional. Cost: members $5, non-members, $8, students under 18 admitted free. Call 297-4677 or 297-7194 for more info.


On Friday, Oct 21, a coffeehouse featuring Junior Moment will be held at the Sedalia Center at 8:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is $5.

October 22, 2005

Pumpkin Carving Festival at Camp Kum-Ba-Yah

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, 4415 Boonsboro Rd. 11 A.M. Cost: $3 suggested donation. We will begin the day with outdoor games for the whole family then share a hot dog lunch at one of our campsites. After lunch each participant will be given a pumpkin to carve and take home. Call 384-1755 for more information.

Lifesaving Crew Open House

The Bedford, VA Lifesaving Crew will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Wal-Mart parking lot (in Bedford). The VA State Police will be conducting child car seat inspections, Sheriff's Department Drug Sniffing Dog display, Bedford Fire Department trucks, blood pressure checks, and the announcement of the winners of the 2005 Little Mr. And Miss Life Saver contest. The events will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contest winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m.

Fall Festival

The Ageless Wonders will hold a benefit fall festival on October 22, at Forest Road United Methodist Church, 2805 Old Forest Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be music, yard sale items, food and drinks and baked goods for sale. Tickets for a $100 Wal-Mart gift certificate drawing will be sold.

Bedford Blast

The Bedford Blast will be held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Bedford ARea Family YMCA located on 460 at 1160 Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike. This year Bedford Blast will feature favorites like a morning rabies clinic (co-sponsored by veterinarian Dr. Rich Asbury and the Bedford Humane Society), pellet shooting, rock climbing with the flying squirrel and new crowd-pleasers like pony rides, clown-Teddy Spaghetti, a petting zoo, a moonwalk and an inflatable slide. Bedford City Parks and REcreation will provide games for student participation. Onstage activites will include a pet costume contest that will begin at 10 a.m. A spelling bee, open to students of all ages and sponsored by New Convenant Schools of Bedford will begin at noon. Call the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce at 586-9401 for additional information on how to participate or to request an entry form.

Make A Difference Day

Youth groups, girl scout groups, boy scout troops, children's clubs, school organizations, families and similar groups are invited to join more than four million Americans nationwide who will be participating in volunteer activities on Saturday, Oct. 22. Make a Difference Day is a national day of volunteering that is sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation. Volunteer activities in the Bedford community can include nursing home visitation, litter pick-up, planting flowers, cleaning up a playground, assembling Comfort Kits for foster children, collecting canned food, books, or blankets for needy families, or a project of your choosing. Lunch and door prizes will be provided to participating volunteers. For more information about Bedford's Make A Difference Day, contact Karen Hughes at the Bedford Community Resource Center at 540-587-8990, extension 101.

October 23, 2005

Lynchburg Symphone concert

Emily Yap Chua thrilled concertgoers when she played Gershwin with the LSO in 2003. The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra welcomes her back Oct. 23 to explore every nuance of Beethoven's sometiems tender, sometimes chandelier-shaking Piano Concerto No. 3. Also on the program: Mendelssohn's powerful "Reformation" Symphony, written in tribute of an era that shaped religious history. The concert at Lynchburg's E.C. Glass Auditorium will be at 3 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information is available at 434-845-6604.

Homecoming & Pastor Appreciation Day

Venue: Gospel Singing and Worship Services
City: Altavista
Date(s): 10/23/2005
Time: 11:00 AM
29S towards Danville-Take first Altavista exit-turn left-go through 2 lights- make left in front of Long John Silvers-Elim Assembly of God Church is 2 Blocks behind Altavista Minute Market.
John Sines Jr. will be ministering in song and worship @ 11:00 a.m.. John Sines Jr. is a well known country music singer. One of his most popular songs is the Black #3 a tribute to Dale Earnhart. There will be a fellowship meal afterwards and everyone is invited.

6th Annual Haunted House

Forest Knights of Columbus Hall. Forest.10/23/2005 - 10/24/2005 Cost: $4
Take Enterprise Dr. off Route 221 (near Graves Mill Center, across from Greenstone Builders Center). Take Homestead Dr. (1st light). Follow Homestead for 1/4 mile. Sweeney Circle is 1st left after the curve. The Knights of Columbus is at the first building on the right at 200 Sweeney Circle.
The Forest Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring their Sixth Annual Haunted House, October 23rd (Sunday) and 24th (Monday) at the Knights of Columbus (200 Sweeney Circle, Forest Virginia) from 6:30 - 9:30 PM both nights. Admission is only $4 and all proceeds will go to help the mentally retarded of Southwest Virginia (KOVAR). Last year over $1,600 was raised for this worthy cause. All survivors will be guaranteed a scary but fun time. Easy to find, just watch for signs and listen for the screams!!!! Contact Mark Balchik at (434) 525-8463.


At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Gravy Beard said...

I have come to depend on this piece each week to find out what's happening on the weekend. Thanks!


At 12:51 PM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Thanks for stopping by:) I hope you are getting out and having some fun! Sounds like some pumpkin carving activities that might be right up your alley!


At 4:32 PM, Anonymous peter hook said...

One of these days, Im going to actually do something. So please keep posting. The Hurricane relief dance sounds great. Only thing is, they will need to call an emergency on the dance floor if I start clogging.

Think the only song good for me is "Let the earth shake under your feet."

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...


Unless you dance like Elaine on Seinfeld, I think you are welcome on any dance floor;)

Thanks for stopping by!


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