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In Lynchburg, events are synonymous with community. Spend a warm Friday evening with us outdoors to the tune of live music, get immersed in Central Virginia’s culture with Kaleidoscope or take to the waters with our well-known Bateau Festival. We guarantee you will walk away feeling both welcomed and entertained.

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Be a tourist in your home town! Check out our website for all there is to see, do, eat and buy in the Lynchburg area. Don\'t wait for out of town guests to site-see, there is so much waiting for you in Lynchburg and near-by!
Fri

May

01

Location:
Riverviews Artspace
Corner of 9th and Jefferson Streets
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
http://www.riverviews.net/category/films/
Website:
May 1 – June 19
Alicia Debrincat
Debrincat’s work combines photography, printmaking, and painting to examine out relationship to the archive, and to explore the relationship between image-making and our understanding of the human experience. The exhibition opening is from 5:30 – 8:00 pm on First Friday, May 1, and the exhibition will remain on view through June 19. Craddock-Terry gallery hours are 12-5 pm Wednesday – Sunday or by appointment. Free and open to the public. More information at Riverviews.net.
Sun

May

03

Location:
Lynchburg Art Club
1011 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg
Contact:
Terry Arnold and Bill England Art Exhibition and sale At Lynchburg Art Club, May 1-17.
Opening Reception , Sunday, May 3, 1:30 to 4:00.
Sun

May

03

Location:
Point of Honor
112 Cabell St
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-455-6226
Website:
Mother Daughter Tea Party at Point of Honor
• Sunday, May 3, 2015
• 2:00pm 4:00pm
• Point of Honor
$10 per adult + 1 child, each additional child $5
Join us celebrating Point of Honor’s 200th year with tea and light refreshments in the Carriage House, kid friendly tours of Point of Honor, games, and mother & daughter crafts in the Carriage House. Reservations Required
Sun

May

03

Location:
Presbyterian Cemetery
2020 Grace Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-0551
Website:
Starting on Sunday May 3, we will offer guided general walking tours of the Presbyterian Cemetery from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. the first Sunday of every month through October.
The dates are as follows: June 7, July 5, August 5, September 6 and October 4. The above information applies to all tours. There is a $5.00 admission charge for those over the age of 10. Please meet at the office on Robins Road to begin the tour.
Sun

May

03

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The Music Man

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Brookville High School
100 Laxton Rd.
Lynchburg
Contact:
A play directed by Meredith Wilson
Sun

May

03

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Damn Yankees

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:
Jefferson Forest High School
1 Cavalier Circle
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
Website:
The performance is based on a sporty Broadway comedy.
Sun

May

03

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Parade

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7238
PARADE is the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a janitor\'s false testimony seals Leo\'s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Daring, innovative and bold, PARADE won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
• April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1*, 2, 7, 9 - 7:30 p.m.
• April 19, 26, May 3~, 10 - 3:00 p.m.
• April 27, May 7 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7078 for more information)
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 13 years of age or older.
Sun

May

03

Location:
Renaissance Theatre
1022 Commerce Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-4427
Website:
The Miracle Worker is a cycle of 20th century dramatic works derived from Helen Keller\'s autobiography The Story of My Life. Each of the various dramas describes the relationship between Helen, a deafblind and initially almost feral child, and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who introduced her to education, activism and international stardom. Its first realization was a 1957 Playhouse 90 broadcast written by William Gibson and starring Teresa Wright as Sullivan and Patricia McCormack as Keller. Gibson adapted his teleplay for a 1959 Broadway production with Anne Bancroft as Sullivan.

Unless otherwise noted, showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees (at 3:00pm) the first and
second weekends of each show\'s run and a special Thursday performance (at 8:00pm) the final weekend of each show\'s run.
Current ticket prices are: $17 for regular adult admission; $15 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $13 for students and children.
Unless otherwise noted, the box office opens 1/2 hour prior to showtime.
Please be aware that all shows, dates, times, and prices are subject to change.
www.renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org
Sun

May

03

Location:
Peaks of Otter
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Bedford VA
Contact:
866-387-9905
Website:
5/3/15 - 3:00 pm
Guided Hike for Mind & Body
Explore the trails of the Peaks of Otter with Muddy Squirrel, a local group who wants nothing more than to get you outside! This guided hike for mind & body promotes hiking as a pathway toward better health and fitness and reduced stress levels, as you live more “in the moment” with frequent stops to appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings. Suitable for all ages and abilities!

Space is limited, so reservations are recommended! Call 866-387-9905 to reserve your space today!
Sun

May

03

Location:
Academy of Fine Arts
600 Main Street
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
434-845-3455
Website:
Join the Legacy Museum for the 16th Annual Banquet!

The Legacy Museum of African American History will host its Sixteenth Annual Banquet on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Academy of Fine Arts. The keynote speaker is Dr. Lauranett Lee of Virginia Historical Society. For more information, and to RSVP tickets, please contact the museum at 434-845-3455.

Legacy Museum of African American History
Sixteenth Annual Banquet
Sunday, May 3, 2015
3:00 p.m.

Academy of Fine Arts
600 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Tickets: $50.00 per person
For more information, please contact the Legacy Museum at 434-845-3455
Sun

May

03

Location:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1022 Floyd Street
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
434.847.6655
Website:
Organ virtuosa Gail Archer plays a program of music from many historic periods, including works based on familiar hymn tunes, Baroque and Romantic fireworks, and more.
Sunday, May 3 at 4:00pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1022 Floyd Street, Lynchburg, VA, 24501
FREE. For more info, call 434.847.6655 or visit WPCLynchburg.org.

Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer tours worldwide enthralling listeners with her ability to leap seamlessly from baroque to late romantic and modern eras.
Tue

May

05

Location:
Virginia Museum of Transportation
303 Norfolk Avenue SW
Roanoke VA 24016
Contact:
Website:
No. 611 was one of fourteen Class ‘J’ passenger locomotives built for the Norfolk & Western Railway between 1941 and 1950 and the only one in existence today.
From 1981-1994 the 611 became the star of the Norfolk Southern steam program pulling excursions throughout the eastern United States.
Then 611 returned to her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia to once again serve as a static display.
Norfolk Southern’s new “21st Century Steam” program brought steam back to the mainline for employee specials and public excursions. Thousands of people hoped that 611 would return to the her rightful place at the head of a passenger train. In 2013, the Virginia Museum of Transportation announced the “Fire Up 611!” initiative to investigate the possibility of returning No. 611 to excursion service.
The committee determined 611 was in excellent condition to once again serve as an excursion engine. Over three thousand donations poured in from all fifty states and ­­­­other countries to restore the “Queen of Steam.” Norfolk & Western No. 611 is now serving a third career as a mobile ambassador for the Virginia Museum of Transportation meant to captivate, educate, and inspire the everyone that sees her. She is a living testament to the ingenuity of American workers and the spirit of everyone who worked on the N&W. Celebrate the 611’s triumphant return to Roanoke
Saturday, May 30

It will be a weekend you’ll remember forever. Details coming soon!

Excursion tickets go on sale today for future trips. Go to fireup611.org/events/ for more information.
Thu

May

07

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Parade

10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7238
PARADE is the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a janitor\'s false testimony seals Leo\'s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Daring, innovative and bold, PARADE won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
• April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1*, 2, 7, 9 - 7:30 p.m.
• April 19, 26, May 3~, 10 - 3:00 p.m.
• April 27, May 7 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7078 for more information)
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 13 years of age or older.
Thu

May

07

More Info

Parade

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7238
PARADE is the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a janitor\'s false testimony seals Leo\'s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Daring, innovative and bold, PARADE won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
• April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1*, 2, 7, 9 - 7:30 p.m.
• April 19, 26, May 3~, 10 - 3:00 p.m.
• April 27, May 7 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7078 for more information)
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 13 years of age or older.
Fri

May

08

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
Website:
20th Annual Antique rose festival
May 8 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for a three-day-long celebration of heirloom roses!

Friday, May 8— “An Evening with Doug Seidel”
Your $75 ticket includes first access to roses for sale, admission to lecture, and evening reception (food, beer, and wine provided). Don’t miss this exclusive rose party!
5:00–8:00 p.m. Reception and Preview Sale
6:00 p.m. “The China Revolution, 1793–1824″ Illustrated Lecture by Rev. Douglas Seidel

To purchase tickets please call (434) 847-1465 or email karen@gravegarden.org

Saturday, May 9—Festival Day
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Antique Rose Sale
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Guided Rose Walks Led by Bruce Christian
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Garden Tool Sharpening ($5 per tool, no chain saws please)
Ongoing All Day: Planting and Fertilizing Demonstrations, Personalized Rose Advice, Mystery Rose Identification, Kids Activities, Food, & Music

Sunday, May 10—Mother’s Day
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Antique Rose Sale
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Picnic with Mom Among the Roses
3:00 p.m. Guided Walking Tour of Cemetery Roses Led by Rev. Douglas Seidel
Fri

May

08

Location:
Lynchburg Visitor Center
216 12th Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-485-7290
At several times throughout its history, Lynchburg has ranked as one of the wealthiest communities per-capita in the nation. This affluence fueled the construction of some extraordinary buildings and Downtown Lynchburg possesses an array of fine 19th and 20th century architecture in a wide variety of architectural styles. As the city prospered, new buildings were built and others remodeled to reflect changing tastes and needs. This tour will focus on the downtown area’s rich architectural fabric including structures that were built for residential, commercial, civil and spiritual use. Some of the architectural styles include Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic, Romanesque and Colonial Revivals, Beaux Arts Classicism, Art Deco and Art Moderne.

Sergei Troubetzkoy will lead a free tour that focuses on architecture in downtown Lynchburg. Wear comfortable shoes. Rain or shine. This tour is in recognition of National Tourism Week.
Fri

May

08

Location:
Riverviews Artspace
Corner of 9th & Jefferson Streets
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
www.riverviews.net/category/films/
Website:
May 8
Small Theatre / Big Screen
The Maze Runner is based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner. When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. 113 minute run time (written by 20th Century Fox). Details on screening time and price will be posted on Riverviews.net.
Location: Rosel H. Schewel Theatre on the ground floor of Riverviews Artspace.
Fri

May

08

Location:
Renaissance Theatre
1022 Commerce Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-4427
Website:
The Miracle Worker is a cycle of 20th century dramatic works derived from Helen Keller\'s autobiography The Story of My Life. Each of the various dramas describes the relationship between Helen, a deafblind and initially almost feral child, and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who introduced her to education, activism and international stardom. Its first realization was a 1957 Playhouse 90 broadcast written by William Gibson and starring Teresa Wright as Sullivan and Patricia McCormack as Keller. Gibson adapted his teleplay for a 1959 Broadway production with Anne Bancroft as Sullivan.

Unless otherwise noted, showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees (at 3:00pm) the first and
second weekends of each show\'s run and a special Thursday performance (at 8:00pm) the final weekend of each show\'s run.
Current ticket prices are: $17 for regular adult admission; $15 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $13 for students and children.
Unless otherwise noted, the box office opens 1/2 hour prior to showtime.
Please be aware that all shows, dates, times, and prices are subject to change.
www.renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org
Sat

May

09

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
Website:
20th Annual Antique rose festival
May 8 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for a three-day-long celebration of heirloom roses!

Friday, May 8— “An Evening with Doug Seidel”
Your $75 ticket includes first access to roses for sale, admission to lecture, and evening reception (food, beer, and wine provided). Don’t miss this exclusive rose party!
5:00–8:00 p.m. Reception and Preview Sale
6:00 p.m. “The China Revolution, 1793–1824″ Illustrated Lecture by Rev. Douglas Seidel

To purchase tickets please call (434) 847-1465 or email karen@gravegarden.org

Saturday, May 9—Festival Day
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Antique Rose Sale
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Guided Rose Walks Led by Bruce Christian
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Garden Tool Sharpening ($5 per tool, no chain saws please)
Ongoing All Day: Planting and Fertilizing Demonstrations, Personalized Rose Advice, Mystery Rose Identification, Kids Activities, Food, & Music

Sunday, May 10—Mother’s Day
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Antique Rose Sale
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Picnic with Mom Among the Roses
3:00 p.m. Guided Walking Tour of Cemetery Roses Led by Rev. Douglas Seidel
Sat

May

09

Location:
Lynchburg City Stadium
3180 Fort Ave.
Lynchburg VA 24502
Contact:
434-385-0600
Website:
The 3rd Annual James River Wine & Music Festival will be held on May 30 at Lynchburg City Stadium, the area’s largest festival venue – strategically located just off Route 29 in Lynchburg. The popular festival is just an hour from Charlottesville and from Roanoke.
Tasting Tickets $30 at the Gate; Early Bird Savings on line at eventbrite.com.
Sat

May

09

Location:
Sans Soucy Vineyards
1571 Mt Calvary Rd Brookneal, Virginia24528
Brookneal VA 24528
Contact:
Join us on the patio for fun-filled afternoon of wine, sangria and games and great music by Billy the Squid! Wood Fired Pizza available for purchase.
Second Saturday of every month through November.
Sat

May

09

Location:
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-525-1806
Website:
Rediscover Jefferson’s true architectural masterpiece with a guided tour and slide lecture with the latest updates from Poplar Forest’s Director of Architectural Restoration, Travis McDonald. These specialized tours are offered at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour to ensure space is available.

Free with regular admission.
This event is free for Poplar Forest members
Sat

May

09

Location:
Begins at the Visitor Center
216 12th Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-485-7290
The Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a free, ongoing Civil War - Lynchburg walking tour each Saturday at 2 PM. The tour will begin at the Lynchburg Visitor Center where participants will find their tour guide dressed in period clothing ready to take them on a one hour odyssey back to the mid-1800’s to discover the importance of Lynchburg during the Civil War. You will hear engaging stories, enjoy beautiful views and learn about our grand historic town.
This will be an hour long, moderate walking tour , including the hill from the site of the original Kanawha Canal up two blocks to Main Street.
Space is limited to 20 participants per tour. Those interested in taking part are encouraged to call the Lynchburg Visitor Center at 485-7290 to reserve their spot.
Sat

May

09

Location:
Historic Miller Claytor House
2238 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
528-5353
Website:
Date: May 9th
Beer & Bar-B-Que
Historic Miller Claytor House
Riverside Park
Time 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
RSVP by May 1st
528-5353
Sat

May

09

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Parade

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7238
PARADE is the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a janitor\'s false testimony seals Leo\'s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Daring, innovative and bold, PARADE won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
• April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1*, 2, 7, 9 - 7:30 p.m.
• April 19, 26, May 3~, 10 - 3:00 p.m.
• April 27, May 7 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7078 for more information)
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 13 years of age or older.
Sat

May

09

Location:
Renaissance Theatre
1022 Commerce Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-4427
Website:
The Miracle Worker is a cycle of 20th century dramatic works derived from Helen Keller\'s autobiography The Story of My Life. Each of the various dramas describes the relationship between Helen, a deafblind and initially almost feral child, and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who introduced her to education, activism and international stardom. Its first realization was a 1957 Playhouse 90 broadcast written by William Gibson and starring Teresa Wright as Sullivan and Patricia McCormack as Keller. Gibson adapted his teleplay for a 1959 Broadway production with Anne Bancroft as Sullivan.

Unless otherwise noted, showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees (at 3:00pm) the first and
second weekends of each show\'s run and a special Thursday performance (at 8:00pm) the final weekend of each show\'s run.
Current ticket prices are: $17 for regular adult admission; $15 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $13 for students and children.
Unless otherwise noted, the box office opens 1/2 hour prior to showtime.
Please be aware that all shows, dates, times, and prices are subject to change.
www.renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org
Sat

May

09

Location:
Peaks of Otter
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Bedford VA
Contact:
866-387-9905
Website:
5/9/15 - 8:30 pm
So, You Want To Be An Astrophotographer?
Join NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, Greg Redfern, for an engaging presentation to learn the basics of how to photograph Peaks of Otter and the sky. A jacket is recommended, and a flashlight is helpful. Free to all parkway visitors.
- "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, our guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of the lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts.

Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended! Call 866-387-9905 to reserve your space today!
Sun

May

10

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Mother's Day

10:00am - 5:00pm
Location:
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-525-1806
Website:
Give mom a special treat this Mother’s Day with a free tour of Poplar Forest!

Admission is free for mothers, all day and for Poplar Forest members.
Sun

May

10

Location:
Peaks of Otter Lodge
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Bedford VA
Contact:
866-387-9905
Website:
Mother\'s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 10, 2015
11:30am – 4:00pm
$29.99 - Adults
$26.99 - Seniors (62 years & older)
$14.99 - Children (ages 6-12)
Children 5 & under Free

Peaks’ annual Mother\'s Day Brunch is back, May 10th! This popular event often sells out, so reservations are strongly encouraged! Call 866-387-9905 to make yours today!

To view the menu, visit: www.peaksofotter.com/Mothers-Day
Sun

May

10

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
Website:
20th Annual Antique rose festival
May 8 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for a three-day-long celebration of heirloom roses!

Friday, May 8— “An Evening with Doug Seidel”
Your $75 ticket includes first access to roses for sale, admission to lecture, and evening reception (food, beer, and wine provided). Don’t miss this exclusive rose party!
5:00–8:00 p.m. Reception and Preview Sale
6:00 p.m. “The China Revolution, 1793–1824″ Illustrated Lecture by Rev. Douglas Seidel

To purchase tickets please call (434) 847-1465 or email karen@gravegarden.org

Saturday, May 9—Festival Day
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Antique Rose Sale
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Guided Rose Walks Led by Bruce Christian
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Garden Tool Sharpening ($5 per tool, no chain saws please)
Ongoing All Day: Planting and Fertilizing Demonstrations, Personalized Rose Advice, Mystery Rose Identification, Kids Activities, Food, & Music

Sunday, May 10—Mother’s Day
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Antique Rose Sale
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Picnic with Mom Among the Roses
3:00 p.m. Guided Walking Tour of Cemetery Roses Led by Rev. Douglas Seidel
Sun

May

10

Location:
Avoca Museum
1514 Main St
Altavista Va
Contact:
(434) 369-1076
Website:
Avoca Museum, 1514 Main St., Altavista, will hold its annual Mother’s Day Tea from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10. The event includes light refreshments and self-guided tours of the house, and Avoca’s Victorian Garden and Arboretum. All mothers are admitted free. General admission is $5 ages 6 and older, $3 for seniors and free for children ages five and younger. For more information, contact Theresa Boyes, (434) 369-1076 or avocaevents@embarqmail.com.
Sun

May

10

More Info

Parade

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7238
PARADE is the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a janitor\'s false testimony seals Leo\'s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Daring, innovative and bold, PARADE won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
• April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1*, 2, 7, 9 - 7:30 p.m.
• April 19, 26, May 3~, 10 - 3:00 p.m.
• April 27, May 7 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7078 for more information)
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 13 years of age or older.
Sun

May

10

Location:
Cao Artisan Chocolates
908 Main Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
Website:
Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 10th 3-4pm, and 7-8pm.

Join us for a unique experience as we pair our single origin chocolates with 4 different wines! We will pair different single origin chocolates to discover how the pairing influences the flavor profiles we notice in the wine tasting!

$5 Per person, ID required for those fortunate enough to look under 40.
Reservations not required.
Sun

May

10

Location:
Great Day Gardens
2261 Thomas Jefferson Rd
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
502-552-0768
Susan Randolph will demonstrate putting together a flower arrangement; she will suggest tricks and materials to enhance the outcome. We will provide vases, baskets spring flowers for the workshop. The flower source is Pharsalia in Massies Mill, Virginia. Flowers are grown by Foxie Morgan. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own arrangements and take them home at the end of the workshop.

Cost: $20 per person OR $35 for a mother & son/daughter—ages 12 and up

Please RSVP by May 8
Sun

May

10

Location:
Cao Artisan Chocolates
908 Main Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
Website:
Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 10th 3-4pm, and 7-8pm.

Join us for a unique experience as we pair our single origin chocolates with 4 different wines! We will pair different single origin chocolates to discover how the pairing influences the flavor profiles we notice in the wine tasting!

$5 Per person, ID required for those fortunate enough to look under 40.
Reservations not required.
Sun

May

10

More Info

Parade

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7238
PARADE is the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a janitor\'s false testimony seals Leo\'s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Daring, innovative and bold, PARADE won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
• April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1*, 2, 7, 9 - 7:30 p.m.
• April 19, 26, May 3~, 10 - 3:00 p.m.
• April 27, May 7 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7078 for more information)
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 13 years of age or older.
Thu

May

14

Location:
Renaissance Theatre
1022 Commerce Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-4427
Website:
The Miracle Worker is a cycle of 20th century dramatic works derived from Helen Keller\'s autobiography The Story of My Life. Each of the various dramas describes the relationship between Helen, a deafblind and initially almost feral child, and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who introduced her to education, activism and international stardom. Its first realization was a 1957 Playhouse 90 broadcast written by William Gibson and starring Teresa Wright as Sullivan and Patricia McCormack as Keller. Gibson adapted his teleplay for a 1959 Broadway production with Anne Bancroft as Sullivan.

Unless otherwise noted, showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees (at 3:00pm) the first and
second weekends of each show\'s run and a special Thursday performance (at 8:00pm) the final weekend of each show\'s run.
Current ticket prices are: $17 for regular adult admission; $15 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $13 for students and children.
Unless otherwise noted, the box office opens 1/2 hour prior to showtime.
Please be aware that all shows, dates, times, and prices are subject to change.
www.renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org
Fri

May

15

Location:
Renaissance Theatre
1022 Commerce Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-4427
Website:
The Miracle Worker is a cycle of 20th century dramatic works derived from Helen Keller\'s autobiography The Story of My Life. Each of the various dramas describes the relationship between Helen, a deafblind and initially almost feral child, and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who introduced her to education, activism and international stardom. Its first realization was a 1957 Playhouse 90 broadcast written by William Gibson and starring Teresa Wright as Sullivan and Patricia McCormack as Keller. Gibson adapted his teleplay for a 1959 Broadway production with Anne Bancroft as Sullivan.

Unless otherwise noted, showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees (at 3:00pm) the first and
second weekends of each show\'s run and a special Thursday performance (at 8:00pm) the final weekend of each show\'s run.
Current ticket prices are: $17 for regular adult admission; $15 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $13 for students and children.
Unless otherwise noted, the box office opens 1/2 hour prior to showtime.
Please be aware that all shows, dates, times, and prices are subject to change.
www.renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org
Sat

May

16

Location:
National D-Day Memorial

Bedford VA
Contact:
540-586-3329
Website:
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 8 AM
"Armed Forces Day - We Honor Veterans 5K"
The National D-Day Memorial and Bedford Hospice Care will sponsor a 5K as a fundraiser for both organizations. Start and finish at the D-Day Memorial. Participate as an individual or team. The top three finishers in each age category will receive an award. This is a certified 5K. Register online at http://bit.ly/1t9Y329. Sponsorships are available. Call (540) 586-3329 for more information.
Sat

May

16

Location:
Begins at the Visitor Center
216 12th Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-485-7290
The Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a free, ongoing Civil War - Lynchburg walking tour each Saturday at 2 PM. The tour will begin at the Lynchburg Visitor Center where participants will find their tour guide dressed in period clothing ready to take them on a one hour odyssey back to the mid-1800’s to discover the importance of Lynchburg during the Civil War. You will hear engaging stories, enjoy beautiful views and learn about our grand historic town.
This will be an hour long, moderate walking tour , including the hill from the site of the original Kanawha Canal up two blocks to Main Street.
Space is limited to 20 participants per tour. Those interested in taking part are encouraged to call the Lynchburg Visitor Center at 485-7290 to reserve their spot.
Sat

May

16

Location:
Cao Artisan Chocolates
908 Main St.
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
847-2970
Website:
Saturdays, from 3pm-4pm (May 2 & 16)
A one hour exploration into the world of cacao and fine chocolates! We will discuss cocoa origins, history, harvest, process, and ingredients of fine chocolates. Learn how we make our chocolate here at Cao and experience the distinctive flavor profiles of single origin chocolate through our exclusive 12 variety tasting.

$7 Per person
Reservations required. Contact (434) 847-2970.
private tours available upon request.
Sat

May

16

Location:
Peaks of Otter Lodge
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Bedford VA
Contact:
866-387-9905
Website:
5/16/15 - 6:00pm
Peak Perfection Vintner Dinner
Chef David has created an extraordinary Vintner Dinner featuring pairings from Trinity Oaks, including: Butternut Squash Soup, Deconstructed Caesar Salad, Cinnamon Cider Breast of Duckling & Grilled Veal Tenderloin, and Triple Threat!
Reservations are required; call 866-387-9905 to reserve your space today!

Disclaimer: Reservations are required. Gratuity is included in rate. State and local taxes are additional. Full pre-payment required at time of booking. 7-day cancellation required to avoid forfeiture of full pre-payment.
Sat

May

16

Location:
The Tap Room at The Spring House
9789 Richmond Highway
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
Please join us this Saturday, May 2, from 7pm to 10pm for live music from local Southern Rock & Country band Breakin Thru! Cover is $5 and a demo CD with their new original songs will be available for donation.

Come to the show this weekend and see why The Tap Room is the hottest new venue for live music east of downtown Lynchburg!
Sat

May

16

Location:
Renaissance Theatre
1022 Commerce Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-4427
Website:
The Miracle Worker is a cycle of 20th century dramatic works derived from Helen Keller\'s autobiography The Story of My Life. Each of the various dramas describes the relationship between Helen, a deafblind and initially almost feral child, and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who introduced her to education, activism and international stardom. Its first realization was a 1957 Playhouse 90 broadcast written by William Gibson and starring Teresa Wright as Sullivan and Patricia McCormack as Keller. Gibson adapted his teleplay for a 1959 Broadway production with Anne Bancroft as Sullivan.

Unless otherwise noted, showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees (at 3:00pm) the first and
second weekends of each show\'s run and a special Thursday performance (at 8:00pm) the final weekend of each show\'s run.
Current ticket prices are: $17 for regular adult admission; $15 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $13 for students and children.
Unless otherwise noted, the box office opens 1/2 hour prior to showtime.
Please be aware that all shows, dates, times, and prices are subject to change.
www.renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org
Sun

May

17

Location:
Presbyterian Cemetery
2020 Grace Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-0551
Website:
Starting on Sunday, May 17, we will offer guided Civil War walking tours from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. the third Sunday of every month through September. $5.00 admission charge for those over the age of 10. Please meet at the office off of Robins Road to begin the tour. For additional information, please contact us at 434-845-0551 or pc1823@msn.com.

The rest of the dates follow: June 21, July 19, August 16, and September 20. The above information is correct for all of the tours.
Sun

May

17

Location:
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
670 Patrick Henry Highway
Amherst VA
Contact:
434-989-3215
Website:
The Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. presents music for wind trio and continuo by Telemann, Vivaldi, and C.P.E. Bach and those they inspired of the early classical era. Musicians: Meg Owens (baroque oboe), Gwyn Roberts (baroque flute, recorders), Stephanie Corwin (baroque bassoon), and Anthony Harvey (archlute and theorbo).

Attendees are invited to stay for a supper and Meet the Artists reception. A love offering will be collected to benefit Amherst Cares, a program for food insecure children.

May 17, 2015 at 4pm
Sun

May

17

Location:
Jamerson YMCA
801 Wyndhurst Drive
Lynchburg Va
Contact:
Website:
Storming of Thunder Ridge is Lynchburg, Virginia’s only local, fully-supported road cycling event. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, there’s a ride for everyone: 27, 45, 75 and 100 mile options.

The Storming of Thunder Ridge Bicycle Ride is a fund-raiser benefiting the YMCA of Central Virginia’s Annual Fund.

This year’s ride START/FINISH is once again at the Jamerson Family YMCA. Saturday night CAMPING INSIDE our GYMNASIUM or OUTSIDE on our Soccer Fields is an option for our riders!!! (Indoor Camping with have a nominal fee).

Riders can take advantage of all our amenities: shower facilities, whirlpool, and swimming pools. So bring your swimsuit!!! We do NOT have a towel service, so please bring your own towel, and a lock for your belongings.

Our post-ride celebration will include lots of food with plenty of time to relax and enjoy your accomplishments with all your cycling friends.
Thu

May

21

More Info

King Lear

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Summer Shakespeare - in the Tower Theater
The aging and misguided King Lear decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Deceived by false promises and rejecting his one faithful daughter, Lear’s kingdom spirals into chaos and violence as he is driven into madness by the cruel treatment of his own family. Lear continues to be a resonant and relevant meditation on the indelible connection of family and the power of redemption. KING LEAR is truly one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. It is both electrifying epic tragedy and gripping domestic drama: a tale of kings and princesses and fathers and daughters.
• May 21-23, 25-27 at 8:00 p.m.
• Liberty University\'s Tower Theater
• General Admission: $10 ($8 for Season Ticket Holders)
• Talkback for this show will be on 5/25, following the performance
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 10 years of age or older.
Fri

May

22

More Info

King Lear

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Summer Shakespeare - in the Tower Theater
The aging and misguided King Lear decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Deceived by false promises and rejecting his one faithful daughter, Lear’s kingdom spirals into chaos and violence as he is driven into madness by the cruel treatment of his own family. Lear continues to be a resonant and relevant meditation on the indelible connection of family and the power of redemption. KING LEAR is truly one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. It is both electrifying epic tragedy and gripping domestic drama: a tale of kings and princesses and fathers and daughters.
• May 21-23, 25-27 at 8:00 p.m.
• Liberty University\'s Tower Theater
• General Admission: $10 ($8 for Season Ticket Holders)
• Talkback for this show will be on 5/25, following the performance
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 10 years of age or older.
Sat

May

23

Location:
Sans Soucy Vineyards
1571 Mt Calvary Rd Brookneal
Brookneal VA 24528
Contact:
Website:
"Art in the Vineyard" series, May 23rd, 2015 1-5PM
Spend a wonderful afternoon with us sipping wine and creating your own Picasso. All painting supplies are included and you take home your work of art, $30 by prepaid reservation only, tickets on sale at: mkt.com/sans-soucy-vineyards-4/art-class
Sat

May

23

Location:
Begins at the Visitor Center
216 12th Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-485-7290
The Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a free, ongoing Civil War - Lynchburg walking tour each Saturday at 2 PM. The tour will begin at the Lynchburg Visitor Center where participants will find their tour guide dressed in period clothing ready to take them on a one hour odyssey back to the mid-1800’s to discover the importance of Lynchburg during the Civil War. You will hear engaging stories, enjoy beautiful views and learn about our grand historic town.
This will be an hour long, moderate walking tour , including the hill from the site of the original Kanawha Canal up two blocks to Main Street.
Space is limited to 20 participants per tour. Those interested in taking part are encouraged to call the Lynchburg Visitor Center at 485-7290 to reserve their spot.
Sat

May

23

Location:
Lynchburg Museum
901 Court Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-455-6226
Website:
A Survey of Cabinetmakers Along the James
• Saturday, May 23, 2015
• 3:00pm 5:00pm
• Lynchburg Museum
Enjoy a lecture on cabinetmakers along the James River by MESDA Curatorial Associate April Strader Bullin.
Sat

May

23

Location:
Peaks of Otter Lodge
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Bedford VA
Contact:
866-387-9905
Website:
5/23/15 - 3:00 pm
Guided Natural History Hike
Explore the trails of the Peaks of Otter with Muddy Squirrel, a local group who wants nothing more than to get you outside! Learn about the flora and fauna of the Peaks, and how it has changed over time. Be sure to bring your camera along for this journey, as there will be a special focus on photography.

Space is limited, so reservations are recommended! Call 866-387-9905 to reserve your space today!
Sat

May

23

Location:
National D-Day Memorial

Bedford VA
Contact:
540-586-3329
Website:
Saturday, May 23, 2015 – 7 – 10 PM
"Stars and Stripes Forever: Patriotic Concert"
On Saturday, May 23, at 8pm the Jefferson Choral Society performs a stirring patriotic concert that will have guests on their feet celebrating the freedoms so many have fought and died to protect. The Jefferson Choral Society concert will include performances by the Chorus of the Blue Ridge. The Memorial will remain open until 10:00p.m. Tickets go on sale in April. Adults: $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Students ages 6-18: $5.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door. Children under 6 are free. Bring your own chair. No coolers or pets.
Sat

May

23

More Info

King Lear

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Summer Shakespeare - in the Tower Theater
The aging and misguided King Lear decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Deceived by false promises and rejecting his one faithful daughter, Lear’s kingdom spirals into chaos and violence as he is driven into madness by the cruel treatment of his own family. Lear continues to be a resonant and relevant meditation on the indelible connection of family and the power of redemption. KING LEAR is truly one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. It is both electrifying epic tragedy and gripping domestic drama: a tale of kings and princesses and fathers and daughters.
• May 21-23, 25-27 at 8:00 p.m.
• Liberty University\'s Tower Theater
• General Admission: $10 ($8 for Season Ticket Holders)
• Talkback for this show will be on 5/25, following the performance
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 10 years of age or older.
Sun

May

24

Location:
Peaks of Otter
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Bedford VA
Contact:
866-387-9905
Website:
5/24/15 - 10:00 am
Orienteering Treasure Hunt
Explore the Peaks of Otter in a fun new way, with a special Memorial Day theme! We’ll provide you with a map, clues, and all the instruction you’ll need to get started. Your “team” of treasure hunters will find as many of the “control points” as you can. At each control point, you’ll find a trivia question you will have to answer. Return to headquarters and use your answers to solve a word puzzle. The word puzzle will lead you to the treasure!

Your journey will lead you around the lake and along numerous trails near the Peaks of Otter Lodge in an adventure you’ll remember for years to come. Suitable for all ages!

Reservations are strongly encouraged! Call 866-387-9905 to reserve your space today!
Sun

May

24

Location:
Presbyterian Cemetery
2020 Grace Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-0551
Website:
Decoration Day Ceremonies will be on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Presbyterian Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Wreath Laying Ceremony with gun salute at the grave of Brig. General Samuel Garland. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

The second ceremony will be held at 3:00 at Old City Cemetery. The 11th Virginia Infantry will perform a rifle volley, There will be brief remarks, followed by a wreath laying and the playing of Taps.
Sun

May

24

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
434-847-1465
Website:
Decoration Day Ceremonies will be on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Presbyterian Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Wreath Laying Ceremony with gun salute at the grave of Brig. General Samuel Garland. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 45 minutes.
The second ceremony will be held at 3:00 at Old City Cemetery. The 11th Virginia Infantry will perform a rifle volley, There will be brief remarks, followed by a wreath laying and the playing of Taps.
Mon

May

25

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
434-847-1465
Website:
Join members of the Lynchburg Bird Club for their annual species tally. Bring binoculars. Rain or shine. FREE
Mon

May

25

Location:
National D-Day Memorial

Bedford VA
Contact:
(540) 586-3329
Website:
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 11AM
"Remembering Their Sacrifice"
The Memorial commemorates Memorial Day with a special ceremony to officially recognize the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms. The program begins at 11a.m. and will include a dedication of Veterans bricks. Admission is free until noon. Guests are asked to bring their own chair. Call (540) 586-3329 for more information.
Mon

May

25

More Info

King Lear

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Summer Shakespeare - in the Tower Theater
The aging and misguided King Lear decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Deceived by false promises and rejecting his one faithful daughter, Lear’s kingdom spirals into chaos and violence as he is driven into madness by the cruel treatment of his own family. Lear continues to be a resonant and relevant meditation on the indelible connection of family and the power of redemption. KING LEAR is truly one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. It is both electrifying epic tragedy and gripping domestic drama: a tale of kings and princesses and fathers and daughters.
• May 21-23, 25-27 at 8:00 p.m.
• Liberty University\'s Tower Theater
• General Admission: $10 ($8 for Season Ticket Holders)
• Talkback for this show will be on 5/25, following the performance
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 10 years of age or older.
Tue

May

26

More Info

King Lear

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Summer Shakespeare - in the Tower Theater
The aging and misguided King Lear decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Deceived by false promises and rejecting his one faithful daughter, Lear’s kingdom spirals into chaos and violence as he is driven into madness by the cruel treatment of his own family. Lear continues to be a resonant and relevant meditation on the indelible connection of family and the power of redemption. KING LEAR is truly one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. It is both electrifying epic tragedy and gripping domestic drama: a tale of kings and princesses and fathers and daughters.
• May 21-23, 25-27 at 8:00 p.m.
• Liberty University\'s Tower Theater
• General Admission: $10 ($8 for Season Ticket Holders)
• Talkback for this show will be on 5/25, following the performance
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 10 years of age or older.
Wed

May

27

More Info

King Lear

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Tower Theater Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Summer Shakespeare - in the Tower Theater
The aging and misguided King Lear decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Deceived by false promises and rejecting his one faithful daughter, Lear’s kingdom spirals into chaos and violence as he is driven into madness by the cruel treatment of his own family. Lear continues to be a resonant and relevant meditation on the indelible connection of family and the power of redemption. KING LEAR is truly one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. It is both electrifying epic tragedy and gripping domestic drama: a tale of kings and princesses and fathers and daughters.
• May 21-23, 25-27 at 8:00 p.m.
• Liberty University\'s Tower Theater
• General Admission: $10 ($8 for Season Ticket Holders)
• Talkback for this show will be on 5/25, following the performance
• Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 10 years of age or older.
Thu

May

28

Location:
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-525-1806
Website:
Join culinary historian, historical interpreter and chef Michael W. Twitty—one of the few recognized experts on historical African American food and folk culture, and on the culinary traditions of historical Africa and her diaspora—for a journey through sourcing and cookery through the lens of a colonial-era African American cook.
Fri

May

29

Location:
Virginia Museum of Transportation
303 Norfolk Avenue SW
Roanoke VA 24016
Contact:
Website:
No. 611 was one of fourteen Class ‘J’ passenger locomotives built for the Norfolk & Western Railway between 1941 and 1950 and the only one in existence today.
From 1981-1994 the 611 became the star of the Norfolk Southern steam program pulling excursions throughout the eastern United States.
Then 611 returned to her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia to once again serve as a static display.
Norfolk Southern’s new “21st Century Steam” program brought steam back to the mainline for employee specials and public excursions. Thousands of people hoped that 611 would return to the her rightful place at the head of a passenger train. In 2013, the Virginia Museum of Transportation announced the “Fire Up 611!” initiative to investigate the possibility of returning No. 611 to excursion service.
The committee determined 611 was in excellent condition to once again serve as an excursion engine. Over three thousand donations poured in from all fifty states and ­­­­other countries to restore the “Queen of Steam.” Norfolk & Western No. 611 is now serving a third career as a mobile ambassador for the Virginia Museum of Transportation meant to captivate, educate, and inspire the everyone that sees her. She is a living testament to the ingenuity of American workers and the spirit of everyone who worked on the N&W. Celebrate the 611’s triumphant return to Roanoke
Saturday, May 30
On Saturday, join us as Roanoke welcomes home their Spirit of Roanoke. On Sunday, join the VMT for a close look at the 611. Peek inside the cab. Talk to the mechanical team. Meet prestigious rail historians. Celebrate our rail heritage.
Sat

May

30

Location:
Lynchburg City Stadium
3176 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
http://jamesriverwinefest.com/
Website:
JAMES RIVER WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11 am - 6 pm
Lynchburg City Stadium - 3176 Fort Avenue - Lynchburg, VA
Now in its third year, the popular festival features an afternoon of wine tasting and music, with 12 popular Virginia wineries sampling and selling their wines. It is an upscale adult event with continuous live entertainment from area musicians, local and area food purveyors, arts and crafts vendors and local retailers. There is lots of free parking, and the festival takes place rain or shine. Tasting tickets at the gate are $30. Early Bird Savings on tickets at www.vawinelover.com
Sat

May

30

Location:
Begins at the Visitor Center
216 12th Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-485-7290
The Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a free, ongoing Civil War - Lynchburg walking tour each Saturday at 2 PM. The tour will begin at the Lynchburg Visitor Center where participants will find their tour guide dressed in period clothing ready to take them on a one hour odyssey back to the mid-1800’s to discover the importance of Lynchburg during the Civil War. You will hear engaging stories, enjoy beautiful views and learn about our grand historic town.
This will be an hour long, moderate walking tour , including the hill from the site of the original Kanawha Canal up two blocks to Main Street.
Space is limited to 20 participants per tour. Those interested in taking part are encouraged to call the Lynchburg Visitor Center at 485-7290 to reserve their spot.
Sat

May

30

Location:
The Tap Room at The Spring House
9789 Richmond Highway
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
Please join us this Saturday, May 2, from 7pm to 10pm for live music from local Southern Rock & Country band Breakin Thru! Cover is $5 and a demo CD with their new original songs will be available for donation.

Come to the show this weekend and see why The Tap Room is the hottest new venue for live music east of downtown Lynchburg!
Sun

May

31

Location:
Towns-Alumni Lecture Hall Liberty University
1951 University Blvd.
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
434-845-6604
Website:
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
Young Artists at an Exhibition

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Towns-Alumni Lecture Hall
Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia

The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra will conclude our 32nd consecutive year with a full orchestra performance featuring Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky and Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar. In 1874, Mussorgksy composed a suite of ten character pieces inspired by the drawings and paintings of Viktor Hartmann, a young French artist. Taking a cue from the composer, the LSO is turning this model around to create art inspired by the music. As a special addition to the concert, we are partnering with students at T.C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation to showcase their art as a visual counterpart and backdrop for the music. We hope you will join us for the final performance of our 2014-2015 season, and will delight in both the musical and visual arts.

Tickets
$20 – Adult ($25 at the door)
$5 – Student ($10 at the door)
Free - Children 12 and under (voucher required for admittance)

For more information: 434-845-6604 or www.lynchburgsymphony.org

The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra is supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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