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Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday and Saturday events in Bedford Area

One of the things I used to enlighten people about was things to do in the area. I am going to try and start doing that again. If you have an event you would like to share, let me know and I will include it in the blog. I like to have at least one day lead time for people to know. More is better:)

Friday at the Museum:
The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library are proud to present Fridays at the Museum. Every Friday afternoon this summer there will be fun and exciting event at the Museum free for children 3rd through 6th grades. This summer they are honoring the 150th anniversary of the "The War Between the States" or the "Civil War." Events will include visits from the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Sons of the Unions Veterans of the Civil War and a trip to Avenel Plantation. The summer programs run through August 12 at 2 pm for fun at the Bedford Museum, 201 E Main St, Bedford (540)586-4520.

Hickory Hill's Sunset Saturday music lineup:
The musical lineup for Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery's Sunset Saturday was announced recently. The music series, in its sixth year, features many local talents that perform at the vineyard through September 4. The event is from 7-10 pm. This year's lineup features old favorites as well as a few new faces. Scott Sutton returns to the Hickory Hill stage with his group Sparks Will Fly on July 30. Square Peg is a duo that leans toward Jazz and Kat Mills is a singer/songwriter. The Series skips August and the concludes on September 3, with Smith Mountain Lake locals Larry, Mike and Chip. All performances will be at Hickory Hill Vineyards, LLC, 1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta. 540.296.1393.

Children's Concert, Instrument Petting Zoo
The Forest Library, in partnership with an ensemble from the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and the Lynchburg Music Center, is presenting a Children's Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo on Saturday July 30 at 1 p.m. in the library Community Room. Children ages 3 and up are invited to attend this lively music program and, at the conclusion, will be invited to visit with the musicians and try out various instruments. Registration is required for this event. Stop in at the Forest Library to register, or call 540-525-7002 to register by phone.

Bear, King of the Forest
At the Peaks of Otter, Saturday, July 30, 8 pm. Join Ranger Richard Nash as he examines the life of the eastern giant, the Black Bear. Learn about the interactions bears have with humans where their habitats meet. Following the program, a National Park Service Ranger will lead the weekly night hike; bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes if you plan on attending. All programs are free and open to the public. The above schedule is subject to changes and/or cancellations. For Further information, contact the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center at (540)586-4496. The Visitor Center, at milepost 86 is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Habitat Hunt
On Saturday, July 30, National Park Service Ranger Charles Wray will present the hour long program Habitat Hunt at the Otter Creek Campground campfire circle, milepost 60.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The program will discuss three different types of habitat found in the Blue Ridge Mountains and how one organism obtains what it needs to survive from the habitat. The program begins at 8 p.m. Parking for visitors not registered to camp at the Otter Creek Campground is available in the Otter Creek restaurant parking lot.


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