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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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Apr

03

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First Friday

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Museums & Art Galleries
Downtown Lynchburg & Various City Locations
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
434-485-7299
Appreciate the local art scene in Lynchburg.
5pm - 8pm on the First Friday of each month. The trolly is available at various stops.
Sat

Apr

04

Location:
Lynchburg Community Market
1219 Main Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-455-4485
Website:
THE LYNCHBURG COMMUNITY MARKET INCLUDES:

Heritage Crafters Gallery and Artist\'s Alley: Get the best of locally crafted jewelry, cards, prints, and local crafts.
Farmers Market: Shop for locally produced vegetables, fruits, meats and cheeses at the Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Market!
Restaurants and Shops: Treat yourself to cookies, and delicious chocolates... pick up fantastic breads, pies, jams, jellies, meats, and special treats! Enjoy the flavor of local restaurants that feature down-home cooking and go shopping at one of the specialty shops at the Market.

Open: Tues. - Sat. 7am - 2pm
Sat

Apr

04

Location:
Point of Honor
112 Cabell St
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-455-6226
Website:
Egg Hunt on the Lawn at Point of Honor
• Saturday, April 4, 2015
• 10:00am 2:00pm
Celebrate Easter at Point of Honor with egg hunts, pictures with the Easter Bunny & More!
Presented by: Lynchburg Parks & Recreation and Point of Honor
Sat

Apr

04

Location:
Patrick Henry's Red Hill
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal VA 24528
Contact:
434-376-2044
Website:
The Easter Story will be told throughout the day!
Make Bunny ears!
Bring your cameras!
434-376-2044 for more details.
Sat

Apr

04

Location:
Avoca Museum
1514 Main St
Altavista VA
Contact:
434) 369-1076
Website:
Avoca Museum, 1514 Main St., Altavista, will hold its annual Town Appreciation Day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4. The event will feature self-guided tours of the historic mansion and gardens. The event is free and includes refreshments.
Sun

Apr

05

Location:
Peaks of Otter Lodge
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Bedford VA
Contact:
866-387-9905
Website:
Easter Sunday Brunch
Sunday, April 5, 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 Easter Sunday Brunch is back, April 5th! 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/Menu
Tue

Apr

07

Location:
Lynchburg Visitor Center
216 12th St
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-485-7290
Website:
Tuesday, April 7 & Saturday, April 11--Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau will offer a free one hour walking tour of downtown Lynchburg at 2pm. Beginning at the Lynchburg Visitor Center, 216 12th Street, the tour will focus on the importance of Lynchburg during the Civil War. The tour is limited to 20 persons. Those interested in taking part are encouraged to call the Lynchburg Visitor Center at 434-485-7290 as soon as possible to reserve their spot. Visit www.discoverlynchburg.org for additional information on other local Civil War events and activities.
Tue

Apr

07

Location:
Lynchburg Museum
901 Court Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-455-6226
Website:
Retracing the John Marshall Expedition
• Tuesday, April 7, 2015
• 3:00pm - 5:00pm
• Lynchburg Museum
Join us for a Andrew Shaw\'s tale of navigating The James!
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors\' books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.
9am-5pm
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 9am-5pm
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout the Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. 9am-5pm
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Appomattox VA
Contact:
855-649-1861
Website:
During the Sesquicentennial Events, the Museum of the Confederacy will be open from 10am-8pm
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. 10am-8pm
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Fort Early
Fort Ave at Memorial Ave
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
434-209-8054
Wednesday, April 8--Fort Early, corner of Fort Avenue & Memorial Avenue, museum and grounds open from 10am-2pm. Call 434-209-8054 for additional information
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Liberty Baptist Church
1709 Church Street
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791 ext. 201
Website:
Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and American Civil War historian, as he describes his efforts to locate and document the site of the Appomattox Station battlefield, armed with maps, journals, and a metal detector. Presented by the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, Virginia State Parks, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. 3:30-4:30pm
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Appomattox
Intersection of Jones Street (County Route 1012) and Jamerson Street (County Route 1014)
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791 ext. 201
Website:
Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and Patrick Schroeder, Historian at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, as they narrate the events of the Battle of Appomattox Station on location. This 40-acre protected battlefield is under the care of the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. A demonstration of the Confederate artillery vs Federal Cavalry battle is presented by the 2nd VA Cavalry Co C and Stuart\'s Horse Artillery.
5-6pm
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Hill City House Grille
7001 Timberlake Rd.
Lynchburg VA 24502
Contact:
434-947-2244 x106
Wednesday, April 8--Lynchburg Civil War Round Table meeting at The Hill City House Grille, 7001 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Social hour begins at 6pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 7pm, and then at 8pm the guest speaker, Chris Kolakowski, will present a program on the Battle of Missionary Ridge, TN and its connection to the military MacArthur family. $20 for dinner and the program, or $5 for the program only. The public is invited to attend! Contact Kevin Shroyer, 434-947-2244 x106, for more information and to make dinner reservations.
Wed

Apr

08

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
This program will be a continuation of the 5:00 p.m. Appomattox Station Battlefield program. Park Historian Patrick Schroeder will narrate the closing scene of the battle that was concluded in the village of Appomattox Court House (historically after dark) and set the stage for the final battle to be be fought early the next morning. 6:30pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Park Historian Patrick Schroeder will narrate the events that unfolded on the morning of April 9 just west of the village. This was the final battle in the Eastern Theater of the war and produced approximately 2,000 casualties. The Union victory was brought about thanks to a heroic march by the Army of the James, including seven regiments of United States Colored Troops (USCTs), and their ability stop the Confederates from advancing any farther west, leading to General Lee\'s decision to surrender that afternoon in the village.
7:30-10:30am
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors\' books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.
9am-5pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout the Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. 9am-5pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Join the author of "Legacies of Appomattox: Lee\'s Surrender in History and Memory" for coffee and muffins in the Robertson Room of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Reservations are required. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for non-members (which includes museum admission.) 9-10am
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 9am-5pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
2nd VA Cavalry, Co. C and Stuart\'s Horse Artillery will encamp on the grounds of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Includes daily cavalry demonstrations and artillery firings. 10am-8pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Appomattox VA
Contact:
Website:
During the Sesquicentennial Events, the Museum of the Confederacy will be open from 10am-8pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. 10am-8pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
To be held on the Main Stage inside of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, this event will be the ceremonial program to mark the 150th anniversary of the Surrender at Appomattox. Some elements of this program are still being determined based on the availability of invited guests. The ceremony will feature special guest speakers Dr. James "Bud" Robertson and Dr. David Blight and music by the Rapasz Band of Pennsylvania (who have historic ties to the war and Appomattox). More details will be published as they are known. 11am-12:30pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
A reenactment of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant, including their correspondence in the preceding days. Event will take place in either the Robertson Room or the Pavilion at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Event is included with admission to the MOC. 2-3pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Reenactors portraying General Lee, Lt. Col. Marshal of Lee\'s staff, General Grant and his staff will all emerge from the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. A Confederate orderly brings the Confederate horses to the front of the house and all three mount. Lee and Grant exchange a tipping of their hats as the three Confederates ride away.

This program symbolizes, in real time, the ending of the historic surrender meeting exactly 150 years earlier. Lee and the Confederates will ride on to the Stage Road and in the direction of Lee\'s Headquarters, riding through the large crowd gathered along the road, as he would have done when he rode through his army after the surrender meeting.
3pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Guided tours to six stops in the historic village. Hear real Civil War stories told by living historians portraying soldiers and civilians who were in Appomattox at the surrender. Experience the Park in a whole new light, candlelight! No charge but reservations required. Foundation members receive first notice for reservations; the general public can make reservations beginning Feb 1. Use the link below for full information on event reservations. 6:30-9:30pm
Thu

Apr

09

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Join Dr. James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr. for a private reception and presentation at historic Eldon, the Civil War plantation home of the Flood family. Light refreshments will be served. Period dress or cocktail attire is appropriate. Transportation will be provided from the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, 159 Horseshoe Road, Appomattox. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Space is limited. Reservations may be made by contacting Josie Butler at jbutler@moc.org or (434) 352-5791 x203 or www.moc.org.
7-9pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Join the author of "The Collapse of the Confederate Government" for coffee and muffins in the Robertson Room of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Reservations are required. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for non-members (which includes museum admission.) 9-10am
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors\' books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.
9am-5pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout the Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. 9am-5pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 9am-5pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. 10am-8pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-3910
Website:
Authors and artists speak and display their wares.

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). 10am-3pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
To be held at "The Triangle," this program is about the mysterious meeting between Generals Lee and Grant at the east end of the village on April 10. Though the contents of the meeting were not recorded, there were actions taken immediately after the meeting that allow us to infer some of the topics discussed. 10-10:30am
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-3910
Website:
Living Historians will be at each of six (6) unique demonstration stations to provide both education and entertainment to our visitors:

Station 1: Civilian Life -- Living Historians will recreate daily life during the final days of the Confederacy; sewing, laundry, herbalist, children\'s games and refugees telling their plight.

Station 2: Medical -- Doctors and/or nurses will be treating and caring for wounded, sick, malnourished and dehydrated soldiers.

Station 3: Confederate Soldiers (officers & enlisted) -- Soldiers will talk about life on the run while constantly fighting the enemy, all without adequate food and potable water. Includes weapons demonstrations.

Station 4: Union Soldiers (officers & enlisted) -- Soldiers will talk about life in pursuit with plenty of food and overwhelming numbers. Includes weapons demonstrations.

Station 5: Cavalry (Union and Confederate) -- Soldiers will discuss the use of horses and demonstrate cavalry actions.

Station 6: Sutlers (period merchants) will discuss the role they played in the war as they traveled with both armies stocked with items for purchase.


Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road).

For any school group attending: Teachers and/or other school supervisory personnel, or parents, will stay with their respective students and children at all times to maintain order with our younger visitors. 10am-3pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Appomattox VA
Contact:
Website:
During the Sesquicentennial Events, the Museum of the Confederacy will be open from 10-8
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
2nd VA Cavalry, Co. C and Stuart\'s Horse Artillery will encamp on the grounds of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Includes daily cavalry demonstrations and artillery firings. 10am-8pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox County High School
198 Evergreen Ave.
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 660-9184
Website:
Mr. Bingham has been conducting groundbreaking research on the involvement of the United States Colored Troops in Appomattox. This is the first public presentation of his research. No charge, first come. Donations appreciated.
10:30-11:30am
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Presbyterian Cemetery
2020 Grace Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-0551
Website:
Friday, April 10--Presbyterian Cemetery, 2020 Grace Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504, will offer free Civil War tours of the cemetery at 10:30am; 1:30pm; and 3:30pm. Call 434-845-0551 or go to www.presbyteriancemeteryva.com for additional information.
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
General U.S. Grant (Tony Daniels) delivers a monologue on his famous meeting with President Abraham Lincoln at City Point, now part of modern Hopewell, Virginia.

Event will be held in the Robertson Room at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Event is included with admission to the MOC. 11am-noon
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Historic Sandusky
757 Sandusky Drive
Lynchburg VA 24502
Contact:
434-485-7290
The Taylor-Wilson Camp #10 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will offer a free two-hour narrated trolley tour of Civil War sites in Lynchburg. The tour will begin at 11am at Historic Sandusky, 757 Sandusky Drive, the headquarters of Union General David Hunter during the June 17-18, 1864 Battle of Lynchburg. Seating is limited to 24 and is on a first-come basis. Reservations may be made by calling the Lynchburg Visitor\'s Center, 434-485-7290.
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Albert Carter, local historian, presents the history of Thomas Bocock, Speaker of the Confederate House of Representatives and a native of Appomattox.
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Though the surrender was on April 9, there was a follow-up meeting the next day between three Confederate and three Federal generals, known as the Commissioners, to finalize the details of the terms agreed to the day before. Coincidentally, this meeting also took place in the McLean House parlor. 1-1:30pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
The requirement for the Confederates to get paroled was to lay down their military equipment. For most Confederates that would be the "Stacking of Arms" ceremony on April 12, but for the Confederate Cavalry, their surrender was on April 10. This program will use re-enactors to demonstrate what equipment was surrendered by the Confederate cavalrymen. For practical reasons this program will take place in the large field (Meeks Field) across the road from the McLean House, but historically would have been down by the Appomattox River. 2-2:30pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox County High School
198 Evergreen Ave.
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 660-9184
Website:
Mr. Robertson was honored to be selected by President Kennedy to serve on the 100th Anniversary National Committee and now currently serves on the Virginia 150th Committee. No charge, first come. Donations appreciated.
2-3pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union soldiers.

This program will be demonstrated by Union re-enactors lining the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road and Confederate re-enactors marching in and stacking arms.

Historically, after the Confederates stacked their weapons, they returned to their camp and waited to receive individual parole passes to aid them in their trips home. It was at the beginning of this ceremony that Brigadier General Joshua Chamberlain ordered his men to salute the Confederates as they marched into the village, and according to him, Confederate General John Gordon ordered his men to return the salute. 3-4pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Presbyterian Cemetery
2020 Grace Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-0551
Website:
Friday, April 10--Presbyterian Cemetery, 2020 Grace Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504, will offer a free Civil War tour of the cemetery at 3:30pm. Call 434-845-0551 or go to www.presbyteriancemeteryva.com for additional information.
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-3910
Website:
Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). 4-5pm
Fri

Apr

10

More Info

Second Friday

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Centertown Bedford
Main and Bridge Streets
Bedford VA
Contact:
540-586-8482
Website:
A monthly evening of art openings, fine dining, specialty shops, and live music throughout historic Centertown Bedford. Held on the 2nd Friday of every month 5-8pm.
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Abbitt Memorial Park
129 Main Street
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5996
Website:
Friday - April 10, 2015 - 5:30pm - 9pm - Appomattox Cheerz will be held in Abbitt Memorial Park, 129 Main Street, downtown Appomattox. The event will be more of a "dance party" featuring DJ Spin ( Charles Ferguson).

Admission is $5 per person (ages 13 & older); FREE for children 12 & under.

NO outside food or beverages allowed into the park - NO exceptions. NO pets allowed. Children must be supervised at all times. Proper ID required for adult beverage wristband.

Presented by the Appomattox County Chamber of Commerce.
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Avoca Museum
1514 Main Street
Altavista VA
Contact:
(434) 369-1076
Website:
Avoca Museum’s “Night at the Museum” lantern tour event will be held from 5:30to 8:00 p.m. April 10 and 11 in the mansion and outbuildings and on the grounds. The event will feature a Civil War theme, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the war’s end which will be recognized at many historic sites during April 2015, including nearby Appomattox Court House National Historical Park which will hold its sesquicentennial events on Thursday, April 9. Avoca Museum’s event will feature several historical re-enactors portraying such local figures as Confederate Civil War Major Gen. Thomas Rosser, Roxana Birchett Dearing, widow of Gen. James Dearing, chaplain and post-war circuit preacher James Jenks, and female slaves, Rachel and Mary. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 seniors, and $3 for 17 and younger, and can be purchased at the gate. Another “Night at the Museum” event will be held at the museum Oct. 16 and 17. For more information about these and other events, call the museum at (434) 369-1076 or email avocaevents@embarqmail.com.
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Carver-Price Legacy Museum
102 Carver Lane
AppomattoxVA
Contact:
Website:
Funeral Commemoration of the last VA slave to die before the VA War ended. Her small house was across from General Grant\'s Headquarters and she was in the house. A cannon ball came through the house; hit her and she lost her left arm during the April 9 AM Battle of Appomattox Court House. She died from the lack of blood. Lee & Grant signed the Surrender at 3:00 PM later that day. After the 3:00 PM Signing, the War in VA was over. All of the Slaves were FREE on that day. There were 4600 recorded slaves in Appomattox County.

This museum and its friends group, are commemorating the Hannah Reynolds Death and Funeral. The Program will start after 6:30 PM, and go on to after dark. 4599 luminaries will form a processional march representing the FREED SLAVES OF APPOMATTOX COUNTY from that time period. Booker T. Washington National Monument, Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument, Friends Player Group, Churches and other organizations will be contacted by MS. ORA MCCOY and Rev. Stuart Jones who are Co-Chairing this event for some involvement and assistance.
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
To be held on the Main Stage and along the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road in the historic village, this ceremonial program invites us to think about emancipation as an outcome of the war. Not the theoretical ideas that inspired the Emancipation Proclamation, but with Lee\'s surrender, an Emancipation Realized.

Hannah Reynolds was the only civilian casualty of the fighting which occurred around the village on the morning of April 9, 1865. She was an enslaved woman who missed emancipation by only a few hours. This ceremony will take the form of a funeral for Ms. Reynolds, including a horse drawn hearse, pallbearers, and a choir. This service will provide the opportunity to eulogize her life and the institution that died with her. The program will end with the hearse rolling in the direction of her home, along the Stage Road through the village, and the lighting of 4,599 luminaries representing each person emancipated in Appomattox as a result of the surrender. 6:30-8pm
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
The Babcock House
250 Oakleigh Ave.
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-7532
Website:
Dine with General Lee (David Palmer) and General Grant (Tony Daniels).

Cocktails at 5:30 on the deck of the Babcock House (cash bar).

Buffet dinner at 6:30. Menu includes salad, pork loin, apple-cheddar chicken, crabcakes, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, dinner roll, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. General Lee and General Grant will be available for conversation and questions. Cost is $35 per person. Seating is limited. Reservations may be made by contacting Josie Butler at jbutler@moc.org or 434-352-5791 x 203 or at www.moc.org.
Fri

Apr

10

Location:
Riverviews Artspace
Corner of 9th & Jefferson Streets
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
http://www.riverviews.net/category/films/
Website:
April 10
Small Theatre/ Big Screen
Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life. 128 minute run time (from IMDB.com). Details on screening time and price will be posted on Riverviews.net.
Location: Rosel H. Schewel Theatre on the ground floor of Riverviews Artspace.
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business & Commerce
213 Industrial Park Lane
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
April 9, 1865. General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively bringing to an end the American Civil War.It happened in Appomattox, Virginia.Commemorating the 150th, or Sesquicentennial, anniversary of this momentous event in American history can happen only one time, and in only one place. Appomattox, Virginia.This may well be the largest recorded gathering of re-enactors and spectators coming together to share and celebrate our history and heritage. It is assured that the numbers will be in the tens of thousands.Thank you for visiting with us and we look forward to seeing you in Appomattox!! 8:30am-9pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Join the Civil War Historian and author for stories and conversation. Reservations are required. Cost is $5.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members (which includes museum admission.) 9-10am
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors\' books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.
9am-5pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout the Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. 9am-5pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 9am-5pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor St.
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-847-1465
Website:
Saturday, April 11--Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA 24501, will host a free archaeology open house from 9am-5pm. Call 434-847-1465 or go to www.gravegarden.org for additional information.
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
434-847-1465
Website:
Drop in and talk with archaeologists as they complete the third and final phase of our “Yankee Square” excavations in the Confederate Section.
Sat

Apr

11

More Info

Fashion Show

9:00am - 10:00am
Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
Rte 26 at Hwy 460
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
Period fashions will be on display for all to see and appreciate. Produced by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). 10-11am
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Appomattox VA
Contact:
Website:
During the Sesquicentennial Events, the Museum of the Confederacy will be open from 10-8
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. 10am-8pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
2nd VA Cavalry, Co. C and Stuart\'s Horse Artillery will encamp on the grounds of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Includes daily cavalry demonstrations and artillery firings. 10am-8pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Presbyterian Cemetery
2020 Grace Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-0551
Website:
Saturday, April 11--Presbyterian Cemetery, 2020 Grace Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504, will offer free Civil War tours of the cemetery at 10:30am; 1:30pm; and 3:30pm. Call 434-845-0551 or go to www.presbyteriancemeteryva.com for additional information.
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Lane
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
Reenactment of the final battle of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). 11am-noon
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
General Robert E. Lee (David Palmer) will deliver a monologue on the events of April 1, 1865.

Event will be held in the Robertson Room at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Event is included with admission to the MOC.
11am-noon
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24552
Contact:
434-352-8987
Website:
The requirement for the Confederates to get paroled was to lay down their military equipment. For most Confederates that would be the "Stacking of Arms" ceremony on April 12, but for the Confederate Artillery, their surrender was on April 11. This program will use re-enactors to demonstrate what equipment was surrendered by the Confederate artillerymen. For practical reasons this program will take place in the large field (Meeks Field) across the road from the McLean House, but historically would have been down by the Appomattox River. 11am-noon
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-525-8120
Website:
Join fellow beer lovers in celebration of one of Jefferson’s favorite beverages. Discover your new favorite craft beer as you sample offerings from 11 regional breweries and beyond. Learn more about the brewing processes Jefferson worked so hard to perfect with education classes and demonstrations. Enjoy live music by Chamomile & Whiskey and Wysteria, pair your pints with local food, and check out work by local artisans.

Visitors can enjoy up to 20 five-ounce tastings from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets for 20 tastings are $30 in advance and $35 at the door; tickets for 10 tastings are $25 at the door. Non-tasting tickets are available for $10.

Purchase advance tickets online, or call the Museum Shop at 434.525.8120.
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
The Appomattox Youth Chorale, under the direction of Meghan Coviello, is a regional singing group now in its 4th season. Comprised of area students from 10 to 18 years of age, this advanced ensemble will be performing Civil War era music, including patriotic and folk tunes, as well as perennial favorites by composers like Stephen Foster. Event is included with admission to the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. 1-2pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-3910
Website:
Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road).
2-3pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Lynchburg Visitor Center
216 12th St
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-485-7290
Website:
Tuesday, April 7 & Saturday, April 11--Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau will offer a free one hour walking tour of downtown Lynchburg at 2pm. Beginning at the Lynchburg Visitor Center, 216 12th Street, the tour will focus on the importance of Lynchburg during the Civil War. The tour is limited to 20 persons. Those interested in taking part are encouraged to call the Lynchburg Visitor Center at 434-485-7290 as soon as possible to reserve their spot. Visit www.discoverlynchburg.org for additional information on other local Civil War events and activities.
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
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Sat

Apr

11

Location:
James River Convention Center
400 Court Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-485-6500
Website:
Kurvy By Nature and Imagined 2 Reality Promotions LLC are happy to present the 1st Annual Kurvy By Nature Full Figured Fashion Show, entitled It\'s A Spring Thing. This event will feature two fashion shows; a kids show and a full figured show. The hottest local area fashion designers, merchants, make-up artist, vendors, stylist and beauticans will be participating in this event. After the fashion shows and your shopping is complete with our great vendors, you can join us to close out the event at the official celebration Gala. Gala guests must be 21 or older to enter. DJ D-NYCE will be providing the music.
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
434-352-3910
Website:
Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). 4-5pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Avoca Museum
1514 Main Street
Altavista VA
Contact:
(434) 369-1076
Website:
Avoca Museum’s “Night at the Museum” lantern tour event will be held from 5:30to 8:00 p.m. April 10 and 11 in the mansion and outbuildings and on the grounds. The event will feature a Civil War theme, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the war’s end which will be recognized at many historic sites during April 2015, including nearby Appomattox Court House National Historical Park which will hold its sesquicentennial events on Thursday, April 9. Avoca Museum’s event will feature several historical re-enactors portraying such local figures as Confederate Civil War Major Gen. Thomas Rosser, Roxana Birchett Dearing, widow of Gen. James Dearing, chaplain and post-war circuit preacher James Jenks, and female slaves, Rachel and Mary. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 seniors, and $3 for 17 and younger, and can be purchased at the gate. Another “Night at the Museum” event will be held at the
museum Oct. 16 and 17. For more information about these and other events, call the museum at (434) 369-1076 or email avocaevents@embarqmail.com.
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
434-352-3910
Website:
Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road).
6:30-7:30pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Primary School
198 Evergreen Ave.
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 660-9184
Website:
Live music and dancing! Refreshments. Period attire requested or appropriate evening attire. No charge, but reservations required. Foundation members receive first notice for reservations; the general public can make reservations beginning Feb. 1. Watch our website for full info on reservations. 7-10pm
Sat

Apr

11

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Period Dance

7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
434-352-3910
Website:
Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). 8-10:30pm
Sat

Apr

11

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
434-352-3910
Website:
Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). 9-9:30pm
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce.
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
434-352-3910
Website:
Catholic services will held in the large tent. 7-8am
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
434-352-3910
Website:
Protestant services will be held in the large tent at the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce.

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). 8-9am
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Join the author of "The Valley of the Shadow: Viewpoints from the North and South" for coffee and muffins in the Robertson Room of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Reservations are required. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for non-members (which includes museum admission.) 9-10am
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors\' books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.
9am-5pm
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout the Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. 9am-5pm
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 9am-5pm
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park Village
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12th. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union soldiers.

This program will be demonstrated by Union re-enactors lining the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road and Confederate re-enactors marching in and stacking arms.

Historically, after the Confederates stacked their weapons, they returned to their camp and waited to receive individual parole passes to aid them in their trips home. It was at the beginning of this ceremony that Brigadier General Joshua Chamberlain ordered his men to salute the Confederates as they marched into the village, and according to him, Confederate General John Gordon ordered his men to return the salute.
9-10am,11-12noon, 1-2pm, 3-4pm
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road).
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Appomattox VA
Contact:
Website:
During the Sesquicentennial Events, the Museum of the Confederacy will be open from 10-8
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. 10am-8pm
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-5791
Website:
2nd VA Cavalry, Co. C and Stuart\'s Horse Artillery will encamp on the grounds of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Includes daily cavalry demonstrations and artillery firings. 10am-8pm
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
434-352-3910
Website:
Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). 11am-noon
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
434-352-8987
Website:
For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union soldiers.

This program will be demonstrated by Union reenactors lining the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road and Confederate reenactors marching in and stacking arms.

Historically, after the Confederates stacked their weapons, they returned to their camp and waited to receive individual parole passes to aid them in their trips home. It was at the beginning of this ceremony that Brigadier General Joshua Chamberlain ordered his men to salute the Confederates as they marched into the village, and according to him, Confederate General John Gordon ordered his men to return the salute. 9-10am, 11-12 noon, 1-2pm, 3-4pm
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union soldiers.

This program will be demonstrated by Union reenactors lining the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road and Confederate reenactors marching in and stacking arms.

Historically, after the Confederates stacked their weapons, they returned to their camp and waited to receive individual parole passes to aid them in their trips home. It was at the beginning of this ceremony that Brigadier General Joshua Chamberlain ordered his men to salute the Confederates as they marched into the village, and according to him, Confederate General John Gordon ordered his men to return the salute.

Presented by Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 1-2pm
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
213 Industrial Park Ln
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
Website:
Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road).
Sun

Apr

12

Location:
Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
113 National Park Drive
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
(434) 352-8987
Website:
For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union soldiers.

This program is designed to allow both reenactors and the public to participate in this final 150th commemoration. Participants will be invited to line the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road as did the Union soldiers in 1865 or march into the village to stack arms as did the Confederates. 3-4pm
Mon

Apr

13

Location:
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-525-1806
Website:
Join Poplar Forest and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution as we welcome 30 new citizens in honor of Thomas Jefferson’s 282 birthday. Admission is included with general admission entry.

This event is free for Poplar Forest members.
Thu

Apr

16

Location:
Kirkley Hotel

Lynchburg VA
Contact:
(434)509-4503
Website:
The Walking Dead Convention! at the Kirkley Hotel on April 17th, 18th and 19th. Visit website for info
Fri

Apr

17

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Parade

6:30pm - 8:30pm
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

Apr

18

Location:
James River State Park
https://www.google.com/maps/dir//37.6155025,-78.8152791/@37.6157638,-78.8164486,18z
Gladstone VA
Contact:
8048402185
Website:
The first Adventure Triathlon presented by Devils Backbone Brewing Co hosted at the James River State Park!

Do you and/or your buddies love to kayak, mountain bike and trail run?

This is for you:
1. KAYAK - 6 Miles - Mass On-water Start from Brent Creek Boat Landing down to JRSP\'s Canoe Landing

2. MOUNTAIN BIKE - 8 Miles - No hybrids! This is a Mountain Bike Course that traverses the Park by Singletrack and Doubletrack.

3. Trail Run - 3 Miles - the final leg will run by waters edge and loop back for a fast finish.

Take course on your own or grab your buddies to help because everyone "Finishes With Gold"! Devils Backbone Brewing Company(Lexington) will have their award-winning Gold Leaf Lager on hand and cold waiting for you....

Plus so many offerings from James River State Park, the race pays for itself with this one visit... Check out all the details and REGISTER on www.TriReg.com/adventure
Sat

Apr

18

Location:
The National D-Day Memorial

Bedford VA
Contact:
540-586-3329
Website:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 10 AM – 5 PM
"Prelude to Invasion – Living History Event and Scout Day"
If you have ever been curious about the uniforms, history, tactics, gear, weapons, or morale of U.S. servicemen and the Allies during the turbulent period leading up to D-Day, here is your opportunity to learn more. Regular fees apply. *Scouts are encouraged to attend this event and will receive a discounted admission rate as well as the chance to earn a special patch. Pre-registration of Scouts is required. Contact the National D-Day Memorial’s Education Dept. at (540) 586-3329 for more information.
Sat

Apr

18

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
434-847-1465
Website:
Don’t miss this special concert of Civil War-era music performed by the Lynchburg College Choral Union in the Confederate Section.

Sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts
Sat

Apr

18

Location:
Blue Ridge Bowl at Lockn' Farm
https://www.google.com/maps/place/37%C2%B042'48.6%22N+78%C2%B054'04.5%22W/@37.7134995,-78.90125,12
Contact:
Website:
The Lockn’ Music Festival is excited to present a special performance by Tedeschi Trucks Band on Saturday April 18th at the new Blue Ridge Bowl at Lockn\' Farm.
Doors open @ 6:00 pm
The Blue Ridge Bowl is Virginia\'s newest outdoor amphitheater located on Lockn\' Farm adjacent to the historic Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA.

Tedeschi Trucks Band are among the signature acts to bring their fire and spirit to the Lockn’ Music Festival. After performing at Lockn’ in 2013 and 2014, they’ll be back in September for year three, which makes them the ideal artists to launch a new music venue in a natural amphitheater setting at the festival site.

Lockn\' 2015 ticket holders will receive FREE Regular GA admission to this event!

For tickets and more information about the event, please visit http://www.blueridgebowl.com
Sat

Apr

18

More Info

Parade

6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.
Sun

Apr

19

More Info

Parade

2:00pm - 4:00pm
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

Apr

19

Location:

198 Evergreen Avenue
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
434-944-1269
Website:
Lynchburg College Choral Union will travel to Appomattox to present a program of Civil War period music interspersed with Confederate and Union Soldier dramatizations provided by local actors. Educational displays of Civil War artifacts brought from the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia will be available for viewing. A small publication on the history of songs and composers of the Civil War period, including the performed numbers such as Battle Hymn of the Republic, Dixie\'s Land, Tenting on the Old Campground, and The Dying Soldier, will be produced and distributed to key public school personnel in Appomattox, Prince Edward, Amherst, Campbell, and Bedford counties, the city of Lynchburg, and the town of Bedford, as well as to visitor centers and museums in all of these localities. Finally, a CD of the evening\'s songs will be produced and likewise given to visitor centers and museums. The Lynchburg College Choral Union is a community outreach program offered by Lynchburg College. The choral group currently has 45 singers and is conducted by Dr. Jong Kim, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities/Vocal Studies. 3-5pm
Sun

Apr

19

Location:
Virginia Center for the Contemporary Arts
154 San Angelo Drive
Amherst VA 24521
Contact:
434-946-7236
Website:
Tour open studios and visit working writers, artists,
and composers. Explore the beautiful Mt. San Angelo grounds and seet the outdoor
sculpture collection. Meet the staff and enjoy refreshments.
4:00 to 6:00pm @ the VCCA 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst VA
Tue

Apr

21

Location:
Four Lynchburg Homes

Lynchburg VA
Contact:
Website:
Four homes and gardens, and one city farm-garden are the featured private properties for this year’s tour, which also includes presentations on Gardening in Central Virginia and flower arranging workshops. Tour Headquarters and luncheon location is Oakwood Country Club, 3409 Rivermont Avenue. The popular luncheon is an additional $17.50 pp, takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and includes a hand-painted boxed-lunch by local artists. This tour provides a full day of touring and special activities for garden enthusiasts.
Tue

Apr

21

Location:
Point of Honor
112 Cabell Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-455-6226
Website:
Garden Day at Point of Honor
• Tuesday, April 21, 2015
• 10:00am - 4:00pm
• Point of Honor
Come see Point of Honor decorated with fresh flowers; free tours all day!
Tue

Apr

21

Location:
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-525-1806
Website:
Learn about historic garden archaeology and restoration at Jefferson’s retreat, an official project of the Garden Club of Virginia. Free with regular admission or a Lynchburg Garden Day ticket.

This event is free for Poplar Forest members.
Tue

Apr

21

Location:
Miller-Claytor House at Riverside Park
2238 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
434-528-5353
Website:
April 21st - Garden Day
Historical Miller-Claytor House, Riverside Park
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FREE and open to the public
Tour Lynchburg\'s sole remaining 18th Century town house. Enjoy refreshments on the porch while admiring the beautiful garden designed by architect Charles F. Gillette and lovingly cared for by the Lynchburg Garden Club. In 1947 in recognition of their on-going care of the Garden, the Lynchburg Garden Club received the Massie Medal for Distinguished Achievement, the oldest and most prestigious award given by the Garden Club of America. Today the Miller-Claytor Garden remains an on-going project of the Lynchburg Garden Club. It serves as a tribute to those members who originally planned and planted the Garden and to those who have nurtured it through the years. No fee is charged, but donations are welcome. Parking is available in the Park.
Wed

Apr

22

Location:
Peaks of Otter Lodge
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Bedford VA
Contact:
540-586-1081
Website:
Earth Day Dinner Special
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
4:30-9:00 pm
$28.95 per person

On Wednesday, April 22nd, join us at the Peaks for an Earth Day Dinner Special including: Earth Day Vegetable Soup, Green Planet Salad, Wild Atlantic Salmon, and Dirt Cake!

Walk-Ins are welcome, but groups of 6 or more people are encouraged to call ahead, 540-586-1081.

For full menu details, visit: www.peaksofotter.com/Menu
Thu

Apr

23

More Info

Parade

6:30pm - 8:30pm
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

Apr

24

Location:
National D-Day Memorial

Bedford VA
Contact:
(540) 586-3329
Website:
Friday, April 24, 2015 – 10 AM – 1 PM
"Homeschool Event Day"
Experience World War II history through interactive stations and living history. Activities are geared for homeschool students nine years old and up, but all ages are welcome. Registration is required before April 15. Fees are $4.00 per person. Children under 6 are free. Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact the National D-Day Memorial’s Education Department at (540) 586-3329.
Fri

Apr

24

More Info

Parade

6:30pm - 8:30pm
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

Apr

25

Location:
Urban Arts Garage
10th & Commerce Streets
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
434-218-3757
Website:
Vintage Lynchburg Spring Market 2015 will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 4pm in the Urban Arts Garage. 80+ vendors & food trucks, home decor, jewelry, clothing, art, furniture, antiques, handmade goods and lots more.

$3 Admission (cash only/kids free!) A portion of the proceeds to benefit WordWorks!

Rain or Shine!
Sat

Apr

25

Location:
Ankida Ridge Vineyards
1304 Franklin Creek Rd
Amherst VA
Contact:
434-922-7678
Website:
"Celebrate Budbreak" at Ankida Ridge Vineyards, Sat, April 25, 12-5pm
Join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring at our beautiful mountainside site. Live music, catered food, wine tasting, vineyard tours, hayrides and more.
1304 Franklin Creek Rd, Amherst, VA 434-922-7678
www.ankidaridge.com contact@ankidaridge.com
Sat

Apr

25

Location:
Forest Professional Park
Vista Park Drive
Forest VA
Contact:
540-586-9401
Website:
The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host our 3rd Annual Kegs & Corks Festival on April 25, 2015 from 12:00noon until 6:00pm at the Forest Professional Park. This event will feature tastings by Virginia wineries and craft brewers, live music, and food and product vendors for sale by local businesses. Held in Forest, this event will be a prime opportunity for visibility to the general community.
Sat

Apr

25

More Info

Parade

6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.
Sun

Apr

26

More Info

Parade

2:00pm - 4:00pm
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

Apr

26

Location:
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
670 Patrick Henry Highway
Amherst VA 24521
Contact:
434-989-3215
Website:
ROMANIA: REVOLUTION 1989
•April 26, 2015, at 4 PM, Premier!

AGAR has commissioned Roanoke Composer Aaron Garber to compose this Song Cycle about the Romanian uprising against dictatorship in 1989 for tenor, bass and four-hand piano to premiere at St. Mark’s Church in April. Aaron Garber, composer and music director; Scott Williamson, tenor; Philip Bouknight, baritone; and four-hand pianists Noémi Szigeti Lee and Melia Garber, both born in Romania and now Virginia residents, church musicians and college-level piano adjunct faculty.
Mon

Apr

27

More Info

Parade

9:00am - 11:00am
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.
Tue

Apr

28

Location:
EC Glass Alumni Studio Theatre
2111 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
434-522-3712
Website:
MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig

In this uproarious farce on cinema and the stage, Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac \'revised, one nostril version\' and Noel Coward\'s Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter\'s clueless fiance and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte\'s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George\'s body.

Dates: April 28-May 2, 2015
Times: 7:30 pm
Location: Alumni Studio Theatre
Tickets: Adults $12
Students & Seniors $8

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