http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Craft CMS http://buildwithcraft.com/ https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/rss Lexington Virginia Events 15 admin@lexingtonvirginia.com Copyright %2021 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 06:02:12 -0400 VMI Parade https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/vmi-parade vmi-parade Starts: Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:30 am

Ends: Friday, September 7, 2018 05:00 pm

Location: Virginia Military Institute
Parade
Lexington, VA 24550

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Website: https://www.vmi.edu/about/calendar/

Details: The VMI Corps of Cadets march in full parade most Friday afternoons and some Saturday mornings when VMI is in session. Parades are open to the public.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:45:00
"THE LOST BATTALION" WWI Film Series https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/the-lost-battalion the-lost-battalion Starts: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 07:00 pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 09:00 pm

Location: Gillis Theater
Center for Leadership and Ethics, VMI 500 Anderson Dr.
Lexington, GA 24450

Phone: (540) 464-1058

Website: https://rockbridgehistory.org/

Details: FREE. The third screening of Rockbridge Historical Society's WWI Film Series, presents the dramatic, gritty representation of the United States' Meuse-Argonne Campaign, in THE LOST BATTALION. "500 U.S. Soldiers, Trapped 5 Days Behind Enemy Lines. The Germans Gave Them Two Options: Surrender. Or Die. They chose a Third." Facing extraordinary odds, and in the terror of a mechanized, crushing, unforgiving Great War, 'The Lost Battalion' survived the incinerating thickets of France's Argonne Forest. And their courage turned the tide to help win World War I. The 90-minute film (Rated TV-14) will be preceded by a half hour's remarks from Director for VMI Center of Leadership and Ethics, Col. David Gray, and VMI Museum System Executive Director Keith Gibson. In supporting RHS' commitments to local histories, no less than the Institute's long and distinct legacy, their expertise will highlight the service and sacrifice of VMI alumni, staff, and soldiers on the Western Front. They're also uniquely prepared to address all those sustaining if often overlooked logistical challenges in engineering the stateside training sites and systems, and war effort at large. Before and after the film, you can browse artifacts brought to the event from RHS’ WWI exhibit, including research profiles prepared by current VMI cadets. Plenty of accessible parking behind Gillis Theater, in the Center for Leadership and Ethics, on the southern end of the VMI Parade Ground. For more, see RHS Facebook

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019 19:00:00
Rescue 13 Haunted House https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/rescue-13-haunted-house rescue-13-haunted-house Starts: Saturday, October 31, 2020 07:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, October 31, 2020 09:00 pm

Location: Rescue 13 Haunted House
9835 Maury River Road
Goshen, VA

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/270162614326222/

Details: Come by on Halloween night to the carnival field for our annual Halloween House if you dare. It is only $1 per person per walk through. The physical address is 9835 Maury River Road Goshen, VA. Please abide by social distancing standards if able. Thank you for your support to an all volunteer rescue squad!Hosted by Goshen First Aid Crew

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Sat, 31 Oct 2020 19:00:00
Grand Opening - Flowers & Things at Sycamore Lane https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/grand-opening-flowers-things-at-sycamore-lane grand-opening-flowers-things-at-sycamore-lane Starts: Friday, November 6, 2020 12:00 am

Ends: Sunday, November 8, 2020 12:00 am

Location: Flowers & Things at Sycamore Lane
2265 Beech Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2135183533281176

Details: Join us as we open the doors to our new store. Home decor items fill the shelves, thoughtful gift ideas are easy to grab, and of course we have all the flower arrangements and services you'll ever need.See you there!

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Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00
Season of Gratitude - Presented by The Rockbridge Ballet https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/season-of-gratitude-presented-by-the-rockbridge-ballet season-of-gratitude-presented-by-the-rockbridge-ballet Starts: Thursday, November 12, 2020 06:00 pm

Ends: Friday, November 13, 2020 09:00 pm

Location: Hull's Drive-IN
2367 N. Lee Highway
Lexington, VA 24450

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/678555782781437/

Details: The Rockbridge Ballet presents a video performance of "Season of Gratitude" including excerpts from The Seasons with music by Vivaldi and original choreography by our talented artistic staff. Thursday, November 12 Friday, November 13 Gates open at 6:00. Performance movie begins at 7:00. Hull's Drive-In 2367 N. Lee Highway Lexington, VA 24450 $35/ Car. Tickets available at rockbridgeballet.org and TheStudio for Dance and the Arts

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Fri, 13 Nov 2020 18:00:00
Jingle Bell Carriage Rides https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/jingle-bell-carriage-rides jingle-bell-carriage-rides Starts: Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, November 28, 2020 03:00 pm

Location: Lexington Carriage Company
Carriage House 130 S. Randolph St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-463-5647

Website: http://www.lexcarriage.com/

Details: The perfect way to kick off your holidays! Come and celebrate Small Business Saturday with us by taking a short carriage ride – jingle bells and all! – around Lexington's business district to check out the decorations and get into the spirit of the season! Rides will last approximately 10-15 minutes. Cost is $5/person. Today's rides depart from our carriage house on Randolph Street, NOT from our hitching post across from the Visitor Center. We are also asking for donations of non-perishable foods and other items to benefit local families in need. (A list of needed goods will be provided, when available)

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Sat, 28 Nov 2020 12:00:00
Environment Virginia Symposium https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/environment-virginia-symposium environment-virginia-symposium Starts: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:00 am

Ends: Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:00 am

Location: Virtual

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Website: https://www.vmi.edu/about/conferences/eva/register/

Details: The symposium, which in the past has been held at VMI, will be virtual for 2021. The 31st Annual Environment Virginia Symposium is the Commonwealth’s premier environmental conference which brings together environmental professionals throughout Virginia from all sectors: government, non-profits, academia, and industry. Their joint efforts create better results for our environment for our state and region. As many as 600 environmental professionals normally attend from all over Virginia and every sector of the environmental industry. Past attendees and newcomers alike enjoy a mutual exchange of ideas, best practices, and strategies. By bringing this conference online for 2021, we expect even more people from across the region and country to be able to participate. The conference will include about thirty sessions with topics ranging from climate resilience to environmental justice. There will also be notable speakers, workshops, events, and networking opportunities. To register go to https://www.vmi.edu/about/conf... .

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Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:00:00
The Lone Bellow https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/the-lone-bellow the-lone-bellow Starts: Saturday, June 19, 2021 07:30 pm

Ends: Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Lime Kiln Theater
607 Borden Rd
Lexington, VA 24450

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Website: http://www.limekilntheater.org

Details: The Lone BellowOpener: Vivian Leva & Riley CalcagnoTickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door.Show starts at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. ---------------------------------------------------- “I want it to bring comfort,” The Lone Bellow guitarist Brian Elmquist says. “But it’s not all hard conversations. There’s a lot of light and some dancing that needs to happen.” Brian is reflecting on Half Moon Light, the band’s highly anticipated new album.Half Moon Light is an artistic triumph worked toward for years, earned not by individual posturing, but by collective determination and natural growth. With earthy three-part harmonies and songwriting as provocative as it is honest, the trio made up of Brian, lead vocalist Zach Williams, and multi-instrumentalist Kanene Donehey Pipkin creates sparks that make a stranger’s life matter or bring our sense of childlike wonder roaring back. On Half Moon Light, The Lone Bellow mix light and dark to muster a complex ode to memory, a call for hope, and an exercise in empathy. Anchored in the acoustic storytelling that first so endeared the band to fans and critics, Half Moon Light also takes more chances, experimenting with textures and instrumental fillips to create a full-bodied music experience. The result is The Lone Bellow’s most sophisticated work to date. Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno’s self-titled record is old-soul roots music to its core. Though both just out of college, the duo’s musical talents extend far beyond their years. Produced by GRAMMY-winning Cajun roots heavyweight Joel Savoy at his Louisiana studio, Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno (released March 12, 2021 on Free Dirt Records) is not some soulless collection of songs imitating previous masters of American music. Rather, the pair has responded to one of the darkest eras in American history with an album of stunning breadth and originality.With mass protests, fires raging near their current home in the Pacific Northwest, and no prospect of touring anytime soon, it’s an aptly biting, bittersweet group of songs for an uncertain time. Yet, Leva and Calcagno balance this with a sense of optimism—a notion that at our most vulnerable we might emerge better humans because of it all, perhaps beginning with our own intimate relationships. The eleven tracks elegantly reprise the deep threads of old-time and classic country present throughout Leva’s debut album—she did grow up in rural Appalachia outside Lexington, Virginia, the daughter of celebrated old-time musicians, after all. However, the pair fluidly meld this traditional backbone with fresh iconic melodies, expanded production, and the tightly wound vocal harmonies of indie folk. It’s an artistic statement made from this moment but built to last.

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Sat, 19 Jun 2021 19:30:00
The Seldom Scene https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/the-seldom-scene the-seldom-scene Starts: Friday, July 2, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Friday, July 2, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Lime Kiln Theater
607 Borden Rd
Lexington, VA 24450

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Website: http://www.LimeKilnTheater.org

Details: Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.Show starts at 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. --------------------------------------------------- Since forming nearly 50 years ago, The Seldom Scene has brought both freewheeling joy and immaculate musicianship to their inventive take on bluegrass, offering up spirited interpretations of songs from limitless genres. On their new album Changes, the band sharpens their focus to a highly specific body of work: songs first recorded in the 1960s and very early ’70s, rooted in the archetypal storytelling of classic singer-songwriters. And in taking on the music of iconic artists like Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt, The Seldom Scene perform a sort of subtle magic: transforming the most stripped-bare songs into harmony-rich and elaborately arranged compositions, while wholly sustaining the charmed simplicity of each piece.Lifted from a soul-stirring version of Phil Ochs’s most celebrated love song, the title to Changes also reflects a major shift for the band: following the 2016 retirement of banjo player Ben Eldridge, it’s the first Seldom Scene album that doesn’t feature a founding member. “I suppose it’s a gutsy move to keep this going without a single original member left,” Connell admits. “But we’ve all been doing this for a quarter-century now, so if anybody can carry that mantle, it’s us.”On Changes, The Seldom Scene more than proves itself up to task, gracing every song with breathtaking instrumental interplay and heavenly three-part harmonies. Co-produced by the band and Rounder Records co-founder Ken Irwin, the album also spotlights The Seldom Scene’s sheer ingenuity as song arrangers, with even the most starkly composed tracks taking on wondrously intricate textures and tones.

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Fri, 02 Jul 2021 20:00:00
Darrell Scott's Electrifying Trio https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/darrell-scotts-electrifying-trio darrell-scotts-electrifying-trio Starts: Saturday, July 17, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Lime Kiln Theater
607 Borden Rd
Lexington, VA 24450

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Website: http://www.limekilntheater.org

Details: Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.Show starts at 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. ----------------------------------------------------- Multi-Instrumentalist and Singer-Songwriter Darrell Scott mines and cultivates the everyday moment, taking the rote, menial, mundane, and allowing it to be surreal, ever poignant, and candidly honest, lilting, blooming, and resonating. The words he fosters allow us to make sense of the world, what is at stake here, and our place in it. And ultimately, Darrell knows the sole truth of life is that love is all that matters, that we don’t always get it right, but that’s the instinctive and requisite circuitous allure of things, why we forever chase it, and why it is held sacred.Darrell Scott comes from a musical family with a father who had him smitten with guitars by the age of 4, alongside a brother who played Jerry Reed style as well. From there, things only ramped up with literature and poetry endeavors while a student at Tufts University, along with playing his way through life. This would never change.​After recently touring with Robert Plant and the Zac Brown Band (2 years with each), and producing albums for Malcolm Holcomb and Guy Clark and being named “songwriter of the year” for both ASCAP and NSAI, these days find him roaming his Tennessee wilderness acreage hiking along the small river, creating delicious meals with food raised on his property and playing music. He often leads songwriting workshops to help people tell their own truths with their stories, and is as busy as always writing, producing, performing, and just plain fully immersing himself in life.

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Sat, 17 Jul 2021 20:00:00
Town Mountain and Sierra Ferrell https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/town-mountain-and-sierra-ferrell town-mountain-and-sierra-ferrell Starts: Friday, August 27, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Friday, August 27, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Lime Kiln Theater
607 Borden Rd
Lexington, VA 24450

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Website: https://www.limekilntheater.org/2021-schedule.html

Details: -- SOLD OUT -- Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain's music is the first and second generation of bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. Town Mountain's latest album New Freedom Blues (October 2018) is their second consecutive album to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and receive multiple worthy mentions by Rolling Stone, No Depression, and more. Full of new material and featuring several guest artists including Tyler Childers and Miles Miller (Sturgill Simpson, drummer), they prove they have staying power by regularly cranking out authentic hit albums. The impression the band has made on fans is clear through their engagement, top tier festival appearances, and those sweet, sweet Spotify streams (6+ million). And if you still can’t get enough of this hard working group, you can look forward to new music in 2020.

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Fri, 27 Aug 2021 20:00:00
Hull's Drive-In Theatre Double Feature https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/hulls-drive-in-theatre-double-feature-sunday hulls-drive-in-theatre-double-feature-sunday Starts: Sunday, May 30, 2021 06:00 pm

Ends: Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:00 pm

Location: Hull's Drive-In Theatre
2367 N Lee Highway
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-463-3777

Website: https://hullsdrivein.com

Details: Double features every Friday & Saturday night! Sundays too, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.Friday & Saturday nights - Gates open @ 6:00 pm, Movie starts @ 20 minutes after sunset. Movies play rain or shine!2021 FEATURES COMING SOON! (Check website for dates)Godzilla VS KongTom & JerryLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingLord of the Rings: The Two TowersLord of the Rings: The Return of the King2021: A Space OdysseyBlack WidowThe Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do ItCruellaE9Jungle CruiseMinions: The Rise of GruMortal KombatNo Time to DiePeter Rabbit 2: The RunawayRaya: The Last DragonThe Croods: A New AgeThe Little ThingsThe MarksmanTop Gun: Maverick

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Sun, 30 May 2021 18:00:00
Madison Cunningham and Hawktail https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/madison-cunningham-and-hawktail madison-cunningham-and-hawktail Starts: Thursday, September 9, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Thursday, September 9, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Lime Kiln Theater
607 Borden Rd
Lexington, VA 24450

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Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/153050469073

Details: With its sharp storytelling and bursts of electric guitar, Who Are You Now is Madison Cunningham's coming-of-age record — a diverse album that's modern, melodic, and rooted in the 21 year-old's observations of her own fast-changing world."The past year was a largely transitional one for me. It felt like all at once I was living in a new city and anew era of my life, trying to find where I fit, what I believed, and who my people were. It doesn't matter how many great examples you have to look up to, when it’s your turn to face adulthood,you feel like you’re scrambling for the right tools.Writing this record really forced me to take an honest look at where I came from, what my dreams and fears were, and who I was becoming as a result.”Cunningham began searching for answers during her childhood in Orange County, California. A guitarist since the age of 7, she began performing alongside her father—a worship pastor and lifelong musician—at a local church. By 15 years old, she was writing her own songs and exploring her own voice as a musician. Playing an integral role in that process was Tyler Chester, a multi-instrumentalist and studio guru who'd worked with artists like Jackson Browne, Blake Mills, and Andrew Bird. Later, after leaving home and moving to Los Angeles, Cunningham's list of champions grew to encompass the likes of Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, and the Milk Carton Kids' Joey Ryan."When I met 15-year-old Madi and she played one of her early songs for me, it struck me within the first 15 seconds that I was witnessing one of the most purely musical human beings I would ever meet," says Chester. "She was young and her skillset unrefined, but already at her core was that same unteachable magic that you hear amplified in her today." ------- Hawktail is the instrumental acoustic quartet of fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie. Though at first glance it looks like an acoustic superpicker side-project, their all-original music is cohesive and unique, distinguishing them as an ensemble with a sound built from the ground up. Flush with orchestral sweeps and sparse vigils, with strains of the American South and the North Atlantic, this cosmopolitan sound is not what you’d expect from a string band. ​Each member of Hawktail brings a strong individuality to the project. Haas, whose 2004 self-titled release instantly became the touchstone for a generation of old-time fiddlers, has since lent her sound to Crooked Still, Live From Here, Steve Martin, and David Rawlings, where she played alongside Kowert, well known as the Grammy-winning Punch Brothers’ virtuosic bass player. Tice is a rare guitar player whose music showcases his unique identity and a particular knack for song and tune-writing, and Leslie is a versatile mandolinist whose rhythmic sensibility has made him ubiquitous on the acoustic music scene for over a decade. However, despite each of their ability to contribute to many musical situations, something special happens when they unite as Hawktail. Together, they have fostered a reputation as a rare ensemble of composers and instrumentalists able to take the listener on a journey, without the use of words.

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Thu, 09 Sep 2021 20:00:00
Skyline Stargazing at Natural Bridge State Park https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/skyline-stargazing-at-natural-bridge-state-park skyline-stargazing-at-natural-bridge-state-park Starts: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 05:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:45 pm

Location: Natural Bridge State Park
6477 S. Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Phone: 540-291-1326

Website: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/

Details: This year Natural Bridge State Park will allow extended access to the Skyline Trail leading up to Jefferson Point for stargazing. This trail features several elevated locations with low horizons for an unimpeded view. Dates for extended access are chosen based on their proximity to new moons, major lunar events, and astronomical events like meteor showers. Parking fees still apply and optical devices, like telescopes and binoculars, must be carried under your own power on the trail. Please be courteous and maintain social distancing. (New Moon): 9/7/21, 5pm-11:45pm(Neptune at Opposition): 9/14/21, 5pm-11:45pm(New Moon): 10/6/21, 5pm-11:45pm(Draconid Meteor Shower): 10/7/21, 5pm-11:45pm(Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation): 10/29/21, 5pm-11:45pm(New Moon): 11/4/21, 5pm-11:45pm(Uranus at Opposition): 11/5/21, 5pm-11:45pm(New Moon): 12/4/21, 5pm-11:45pm Don't forget! Enjoy an after-dark stroll along the illuminated Cedar Creek Trail and under the Natural Bridge. Luminary Nights at Natural Bridge State Park run two weekends in December: 12/10/21–12/12/21 AND 12/17/21–12/19/21 from 5pm-9pm. Horse drawn carriage rides run each Sunday night with reservations required!

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Sat, 04 Dec 2021 17:00:00
Haunting Tales - Lexington's Ghost Tour https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/haunting-tales-lexingtons-ghost-tour haunting-tales-lexingtons-ghost-tour Starts: Friday, September 24, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Sunday, October 31, 2021 09:30 pm

Location: Lexington Visitor Center
106 E. Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-464-2250

Website: http://ghosttourlexingtonva.com/reservations.html

Details: Experience the eerie transformation of the charming little city of Lexington, Virginia after the sun goes down. Led by lantern, walk with us through back streets and alleyways to the homes of Lexington's long since departed residents who still occupy them.Witness first-hand the unexplained phenomenon which has occurred nightly in Oak Grove Cemetery for over 100 years!Experience the "Most haunted house on the East coast"---"The House of Eight Ghosts.”Be baffled by mystery of "The House with the window that will not stay closed."See, smell or hear the ghost of General Robert E Lee’s favorite horse "Traveler".Learn about Lexington's ghost cats---Cats on a hot tin roof! Gather near the doors of the Lexington Visitors Center. Please call (540) 464-2250 for information and reservations. Note: We will host tours for RSVP groups of 10 or more please call for information. All Tours begin promptly at 8:00 pm and last approximately an hour and a half. Tours run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the summer. Check our website for full schedule. Adults (13+) $15. Children (6-12) $10. No charge for kids 5 or younger. *Most tours led by Mark Cline of Enchanted Castle Studios and Dinosaur Kingdom II

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Sun, 31 Oct 2021 18:00:00
VMI Dress Parade https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/vmi-dress-parade vmi-dress-parade Starts: Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:45 am

Ends: Sunday, May 15, 2022 01:30 pm

Location: Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA 24450

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Website: https://calendar.vmi.edu/#!view/all/categories/Parade

Details: The Corps of Cadets conducts a dress parade many Friday afternoons, on some Saturday mornings, and for special occasions when VMI is in session. The parade showcases the professionalism of the cadets as well as the pageantry of this traditional military event. During the 45-minute parade, the cadet regiment conducts rifle drill according to U.S. Army standards, reports to the reviewing officer, receives orders, and marches in review past the audience and the reviewing officer. 2021-2022 DatesSeptember 25October 5October 8October 9October 15October 30November 5November 11 (Founders Day)February 11February 25March 4March 25March 26April 8April 22April 23May 14 (Graduation)May 15 (Memorial Parade/Change of Command)

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Sun, 15 May 2022 13:00:00
The University Singers, The Glee Club, and Cantatrici https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-parents-and-family-weekend-choral-concert-featuring-the-university-singers-the-glee-club-and-cantatrici washington-and-lee-university-presents-parents-and-family-weekend-choral-concert-featuring-the-university-singers-the-glee-club-and-cantatrici Starts: Friday, October 1, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Friday, October 1, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/pfw-choral-concert-reception

Details: Parents and Family Weekend Choral Concert FEATURING THE UNIVERSITY SINGERS, THE GLEE CLUB AND CANTATRICI Friday, October 1, 2021 at 8 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall Tickets are free, but required and available only to current W&L students and families. • Performance will be streamed. https://livestream.com/wlu All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. Come kick off the first live, public choral event in over 18 months at W&L (hopefully!) with the University Singers, The Glee Club and Cantatrici. Featuring the music of Bach, Rheinberger and a new work, "Galaxias", by the exciting Argentinian composer Santiago Veros—this concert will be a joyous return to public singing with exciting music to match. These concerts will also serve as a showcase for Cantatrici’s new conductor, Lacey R. Lynch, who will take the reins of the ensemble. The University Singers will delight with Samo Vovk’s incredible "Ta Na Solbici", a Slovenian work complete with body percussion. Traditional favorites will round out the evening, finally closing with James Erb’s "Shenandoah". While a similar program, the Parents and Family Weekend Concert is designed for the families and friends of the students, while the Fall Concert is designed for the broader Lexington audience.

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Fri, 01 Oct 2021 20:00:00
Harvest Festival https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/harvest-festival harvest-festival Starts: Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, October 2, 2021 06:00 pm

Location: Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery
35 Hill View Lane
Raphine, VA 24472

Phone: 540-377-6204

Website: https://rockbridgevineyard.com/

Details: Enjoy wine, beer, music, food, vendors, hayrides, and grape stomping at Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery October 2 at 12pm.

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Sat, 02 Oct 2021 12:00:00
It's Fall Y'all Celebration Weekend @ Ecco Adesso Vineyards! https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/its-fall-yall-celebration-weekend-ecco-adesso-vineyards its-fall-yall-celebration-weekend-ecco-adesso-vineyards Starts: Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:00 am

Ends: Friday, October 1, 2021 07:00 pm

Location: 340 Ecco Adesso Vineyards, Fairfield, VA 24435
340 Ecco Adesso Vineyards
Fairfield, VA 24435

Phone: 5408170419

Website: https://www.eccoadesso.com

Details: Enjoy the first few days of fall with friends and family, live music, Shenandoah wines, seasonal beers, ciders, and sangria, family fun activities, cornhole, great food and more on our 300+ acres of Blue Ridge mountain views, vineyards, meadows, and wide open spaces. We will kick off the weekend with our First Responders Friday from 11am-5pm. We will have seasonal beers, Shenandoah Valley wines, ciders, food, music, & cornhole!10% of the sales from this weekend will be going to our Rockbridge and Augusta County first responders as a big THANK YOU for your service!Cheers!Come celebrate with live music both Saturday and Sunday with local favorites, Jason Hostetter and the Caravan of Fools, enjoy great food or bring your own picnic!Saturday's Music: Jason Hostetter 1-4pmSunday's Music: Caravan of Fools There will be games for the kids as well as the big kids, pumpkin painting, and so much more!Friday: 11-5Saturday: 11-7Sunday: 11-5

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Fri, 01 Oct 2021 11:00:00
2021 McCormick Farm Mill Day https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/2021-mccormick-farm-mill-day 2021-mccormick-farm-mill-day Starts: Saturday, October 2, 2021 09:00 am

Ends: Saturday, October 2, 2021 04:00 pm

Location: McCormick Farm
Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley AREC 128 McCormick Farm Circle
Raphine, VA 24472

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Website: https://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/shenandoah-valley.html

Details: McCormick Farm’s 15th Annual McCormick Farm Mill DaySaturday, October 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy live music, BBQ chicken, craft demonstrations, children's educational activities, agricultural innovations, hay ride, and historic mill. Watch the mill in operation and ask questions about historical milling. Stroll the walking trail with pollinator meadow and sit by the pond enjoying the beautiful farm.This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information or to request a vendor booth, contact the Shenandoah Valley AREC at (540) 377-2255. HISTORY When Charles Wade Jr., previous owner of Wade’s Mill in Raphine, contracted with the Shenandoah Valley AREC in 1998 to develop an operation manual for the 18th-century grist mill, he was determined to go beyond instructions to sharpen, level, and tram the stones. Wade urged Virginia Tech, the land-grant university now operating the historic McCormick Farm, to make the mill operational. “It is a beautiful piece of equipment and can tell a better story running than in static condition.” Wade’s recommendation to provide plenty of water to run the mill will be on display at the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, McCormick Farm’s 15th Annual McCormick Farm Mill Day on Saturday, October 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In a 1988 letter to John E. Wells, an architectural historian, William McClure, then superintendent of the farm, states that the mill, constructed just prior to 1800, “furnished flour and meal to the McCormicks and their neighbors” for over 50 years. When the need for home milling diminished, the building “served as a slave dwelling, tenant house, and storage place” according to McClure. The historic mill was restored to its original purpose in 1937, and again in 1998, from the same blueprints. Specially selected Virginia white pine was used in both renovations of the wheel. The mill is an overshot wheel design, with water flowing over the top into buckets, creating an experience that one staff member has called “similar to the feeling of being on an old boat, with the wood creaking and the water splashing.” On Mill Day, Glenn Wilson, of Raphine, Virginia, will operate the mill and answer questions about historical milling. Visitors may be tempted to heed the words of Charles Wade and seek the sorts of stories the mill itself has to tell about farm life in the valley for the past 200 years. ACTIVITIES The Shenandoah Valley AREC’s commitment to a strong tradition of agricultural innovation will be on display, with demonstrations of traditional crafts such as weaving and broom-making. Attendees will enjoy a hay ride through the research farm, witnessing modern day innovation in beef cattle production practices. Music will be provided by Pat Cantrell and High Country, and the Raphine Volunteer Fire Company will be offering its legendary BBQ chicken. Hikers can enjoy the Marl Creek Interpretive Trail and its fall scenery, including a newly established meadow with native flowers for pollinators. There will be educational activities for school-age children. DIRECTIONS The Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, McCormick Farm is located between Steeles Tavern and Raphine on Raphine Road. From Interstate 81, take exit 205 and go east on Raphine Road towards Steeles Tavern. McCormick Farm is located on the north side of Raphine Road at 128 McCormick Farm Circle. Download event flyer

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Sat, 02 Oct 2021 09:00:00
Pumpkin Bonanza https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/pumpkin-bonanza pumpkin-bonanza Starts: Saturday, October 2, 2021 09:00 am

Ends: Sunday, October 3, 2021 07:00 pm

Location: Swisher Farm
Sterrett Road
Fairfield, VA 24435

Phone: 540-460-1949

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Swishers-Farm-100764027999866/

Details: Perfect fall decorations await at the Swisher Farm Pumpkin Bonanza! Choose from hundreds of pumpkins - even some Giant Pumpkins - gourds, and corn stalks. Pumpkins $3 each. 9am to dusk.

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Sun, 03 Oct 2021 09:00:00
ADDAMS FAMILY 2 (PG) then CRY MACHO (PG13) https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/addams-family-2-pg-then-cry-macho-pg13 addams-family-2-pg-then-cry-macho-pg13 Starts: Friday, October 1, 2021 07:30 pm

Ends: Friday, October 1, 2021 11:00 pm

Location: Hull's Drive-In
2367 N. Lee Highway
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 8045439346

Website: https://hullsdrivein.com

Details: Double feature at the drive-in - only $20 per car Gates open @ 6:00 pm, first movie starts @ 7:30 pm Full Concessions Available Get tickets @ https://hullsdriveinticketing.square.site

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Fri, 01 Oct 2021 19:30:00
The Milk Carton Kids https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/the-milk-carton-kids the-milk-carton-kids Starts: Saturday, October 2, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Lime Kiln Theater
607 Borden Rd
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone:

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-milk-carton-kids-tickets-153055267425

Details: Listening to The Milk Carton Kids -- Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale -- talk about their creative process, it’s easy to imagine them running in opposite directions even while yoked together. “Joey and I famously have an adversarial relationship,” Pattengale says. They dig at each other in interviews and on stage, where Ryan plays his own straight man, while Pattengale tunes his guitar. The songs emerge somewhere in the silences and the struggle between their sensibilities. They have been known to argue over song choices. They have been known to argue about everything from wardrobe to geography to grammar. But their singing is the place where they make room for each other and the shared identity that rises out of their combined voices. Defying the conventions of melody and harmony is a strategy The Milk Carton Kids have consciously embraced. “Sometimes we’ll switch parts for a beat or a bar or a note,” Ryan says. “And that starts to obfuscate what is the melody and what is the supporting part because we think of both of them being strong enough to stand alone.”​“There are only so many things you can do alone in life that allow you to transcend your sense of self for even a short period,” Pattengale continues. “I’m the lucky recipient of a life in which for hundreds of times, day after day, I get to spend an hour that is like speaking a language only two people know and doing it in a space with others who want to hear it. The Only Ones, the group’s new record (out now on the band’s own Milk Carton Records imprint in partnership with Thirty Tigers), finds Ryan and Pattengale performing a stripped-down acoustic set without a backing band. On The Only Ones, the pair returns to the core of what they are about musically: the duo. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.Show starts at 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Sat, 02 Oct 2021 20:00:00
Instrumental Ensemble Concert https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-parents-and-family-weekend-instrumental-ensemble-concert washington-and-lee-university-presents-parents-and-family-weekend-instrumental-ensemble-concert Starts: Saturday, October 2, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/pfw-instrumental-concert

Details: Washington and Lee University presents: Parents and Family Weekend INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE CONCERT Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 8 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. No tickets are required. • Performance will be streamed. https://livestream.com/wlu Enjoy the University Jazz Ensemble, University Orchestra and University Wind Ensemble as they perform a combined concert as part of Parents and Family Weekend 2021.

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Sat, 02 Oct 2021 20:00:00
ADDAMS FAMILY 2 (PG) then NO TIME TO DIE (PG13) https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/addams-family-2-pg-then-no-time-to-die-pg13 addams-family-2-pg-then-no-time-to-die-pg13 Starts: Friday, October 8, 2021 07:30 pm

Ends: Saturday, October 9, 2021 11:45 pm

Location: Hull's Drive-In Theatre
2367 N Lee Hwy
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 1-540-463-3777

Website: https://hullsdrivein.com

Details: Double feature with 2 NEW RELEASES! Bring the whole family for just $20 per car. Get tickets in advance @ HULLSDRIVEIN.COM. Full concessions available - gates open @ 6:00, first movie starts @ 7:30.

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Sat, 09 Oct 2021 19:30:00
W&L Lecture to Focus on Underrepresented Composers https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/w-l-lecture-to-focus-on-underrepresented-composers w-l-lecture-to-focus-on-underrepresented-composers Starts: Friday, October 8, 2021 05:15 pm

Ends: Friday, October 8, 2021 07:15 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://columns.wlu.edu/wl-lecture-to-focus-on-underrepresented-composers/

Details: Washington and Lee University will host Ashley Killam, founder and president of Diversify the Stand on October 8 at 5:15 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall. The lecture entitled “Fanfare for the Unheard: Diversifying Stands and Creating Inclusive Repertoire” is free and open to the public. All audience members are required to wear a mask. Diversify the Stand is a non-profit organization that provides accessible educational music by commissioning composers of color, gender-marginalized composers, and composers identifying as LGBTQ+. Killam, who holds a Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of new Mexico, has presented the lecture in over 80 high schools and colleges throughout the US and Canada. In it, she highlights new music and provides insight and resources on creating change within individual programs. “I was thrilled when Ashley reached out to me in 2020 to share what she does and to say that she had recently relocated to Radford. Our department had just launched an initiative to diversify our curriculum and pedagogy, and her presentation fits perfectly into our plans. We are delighted to provide our students as well as other musicians in our area the opportunity to hear from her,” said Dr. Gregory Parker, professor of music. The lecture is being funded by the W&L Concert Guild. For more information, contact the W&L Department of Music at (540) 458-8852.

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Fri, 08 Oct 2021 17:15:00
Mountain Day https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/mountain-day mountain-day Starts: Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:00 am

Ends: Saturday, October 9, 2021 04:00 pm

Location: Downtown Buena Vista
Magnolia Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Phone:

Website: https://www.mountainday.org/

Details: Mountain Day is an annual downtown festival held in the beautiful mountain town of Buena Vista, Virginia. A regional tradition, Mountain Day brings thousands of people to enjoy ... Craft Demonstrations | Live Music & Dance | Local History | Fine Art | Local Foods | Community Organizations | Children’s Activities | Food Vendors | And More! Mountain Day 2021 is Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in downtown Buena Vista on Magnolia Avenue between 20th and 22nd Streets. There are large parking areas within close proximity to the event, offering a convenient location for vendors and customers to access vehicles. Click here for VENDOR INFORMATION. Mountain Day is a proud participant in PACT, Protecting All Citizens and Travelers in the Buena Vista, Lexington, and Rockbridge Area. PACT is a commitment to take steps to protect your health and safety in the Covid-19 context.

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Sat, 09 Oct 2021 10:00:00
Fall Foliage Fun Ride https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/fall-foliage-fun-ride fall-foliage-fun-ride Starts: Saturday, October 9, 2021 09:00 am

Ends: Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:00 pm

Location: Natural Bridge State Park to Douthat State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Phone: 540-291-1326

Website: https://www.fallfoliagefunride.com/

Details: Mountain City Masonic Lodge is sponsoring a Fall Foliage Fun Ride (all vehicles welcome) on October 9, 2021, from the Natural Bridge State Park to Douthat State Park. Check in will begin at 8:00am and first bikes/vehicles out will be at 9:00am (last bike 10:30am). This is a rain or shine event. The event will directly benefit the lodge Scholarship Fund and the Douthat SPEEd group with an additional donation to be made to the Friends of Natural Bridge. Register Online: https://form.jotform.com/211498555746064 Donations and sponsorships are also welcome for this event.

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Sat, 09 Oct 2021 09:00:00
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT showing CLUE (PG) https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/free-community-event-showing-clue-pg free-community-event-showing-clue-pg Starts: Thursday, October 14, 2021 07:00 pm

Ends: Thursday, October 14, 2021 09:00 pm

Location: Hull's Drive-In
2367 N Lee Hwy
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: (540) 463-2621

Website: http://hullsdrivein.com

Details: WLU Law presents a FREE Movie night @ HULL'S! Thursday, October 14th - Gates open @ 6:00, movie starts @ 7:00 FULL Concessions Available. Please claim your FREE ticket (1 per car) @ https://hullsdriveinticketing.square.site.

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021 19:00:00
Large Car Magazine Southern Classic Truck Show Concert: South Ridge https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/large-car-magazine-southern-classic-truck-show-southridge large-car-magazine-southern-classic-truck-show-southridge Starts: Friday, October 15, 2021 07:00 pm

Ends: Friday, October 15, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Quaker Steak & Lube
30 Commerce Park Dr.
Raphine, VA 24472

Phone: 717-806-8907

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1958088274347439

Details: Friday, October 15 from 7-10pm, South Ridge will be in concert on the Quaker Steak and Lube lawn. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or chair and relax on the lawn or view the concert from the QSL patio.The 12th Southern Classic Truck Show Schedule Friday, October 15th | 6-10pmSIDEWALK SALE: Destination Station REGISTRATION: 2-8pm TRUCK BURN OUT: 6pm CONCERT: Friday night at 7pm, there will be a concert on the Quaker Steak and Lube lawn featuring the band: South Ridge. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or chair and relax on the lawn or view the concert from the QSL patio. Saturday, October 16th | 10 AM - TBDREGISTRATION: 8am PARADE: The parade through downtown Lexington will begin at 10AM. At the completion of the parade, the trucks will return to White's where the festivities will begin!! TRUCK SHOW: There will be a bounce house, face painting and games for the kids, K-9 and Jaws of Life demos, Vendors, Food, and a concert by Rockbridge County native, SJ McDonald to cap off the evening. This is a non-judged event and we are adding more activities to the show every day. More information to come!! Local vendors who wish to set up may contact Michele at Large Car Magazine: largecarmag.com DIRECTIONS: White's Travel Center I81&I64 Exit 205. Car traffic, please take Commerce Park Drive for event parking.

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Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:00:00
NO TIME TO DIE (PG13) then DON'T BREATHE 2 (R) https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/no-time-to-die-pg13-then-dont-breathe-2-r-1 no-time-to-die-pg13-then-dont-breathe-2-r-1 Starts: Friday, October 15, 2021 07:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:45 pm

Location: Hull's Drive-In Theatre
2367 N Lee Hwy.
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: (540) 463-2621

Website: https://hullsdrivein.com

Details: Double feature full of adventure and thrills - only $20 per car. Gates open @ 6:00, Movie starts @ 7:00 Full Concessions Available so come HUNGRY!! NO TIME TO DIE (PG13) then DON'T BREATHE 2 (R)

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Sat, 16 Oct 2021 19:00:00
Large Car Magazine Southern Classic Truck Show Concert: SJ McDonald https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/large-car-magazine-southern-classic-truck-show-sjm large-car-magazine-southern-classic-truck-show-sjm Starts: Saturday, October 16, 2021 03:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, October 16, 2021 06:00 pm

Location: Quaker Steak & Lube
30 Commerce Park Dr.
Raphine, VA 24472

Phone: 717-806-8907

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1958088274347439

Details: Saturday, October 16 from 3-6pm, SJ McDonald will be in concert on the Quaker Steak and Lube lawn. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or chair and relax on the lawn or view the concert from the QSL patio. The 12th Southern Classic Truck Show Schedule Friday, October 15th | 6-10pmSIDEWALK SALE: Destination Station REGISTRATION: 2-8pm TRUCK BURN OUT: 6pm CONCERT: Friday night at 7pm, there will be a concert on the Quaker Steak and Lube lawn featuring the band: South Ridge. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or chair and relax on the lawn or view the concert from the QSL patio. Saturday, October 16th | 10 AM - TBDREGISTRATION: 8am PARADE: The parade through downtown Lexington will begin at 10AM. At the completion of the parade, the trucks will return to White's where the festivities will begin!! TRUCK SHOW: There will be a bounce house, face painting and games for the kids, K-9 and Jaws of Life demos, Vendors, Food, and a concert by Rockbridge County native, SJ McDonald to cap off the evening. This is a non-judged event and we are adding more activities to the show every day. More information to come!! Local vendors who wish to set up may contact Michele at Large Car Magazine: largecarmag.com DIRECTIONS: White's Travel Center I81&I64 Exit 205. Car traffic, please take Commerce Park Drive for event parking.

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Sat, 16 Oct 2021 15:00:00
Large Car Magazine Southern Classic Truck Parade https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/large-car-magazine-southern-classic-truck-parade large-car-magazine-southern-classic-truck-parade Starts: Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 am

Ends: Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:00 am

Location: Downtown Lexington
Main Street
Lexington, VA 24472

Phone: 717-806-8907

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1958088274347439

Details: Bring the family to downtown Lexington and watch the big rigs roll down Main Street at 10AM. At the completion of the parade, the trucks will return to White's where the festivities will begin!!Large Car Magazine Southern Classic Truck Schedule Friday, October 15th | 6-9pm SIDEWALK SALE: Destination Station REGISTRATION: 2-8pm TRUCK BURN OUT: 6pm CONCERT: Friday night before the show, there will be a concert on the Quaker Steak and Lube lawn featuring the band: South Ridge. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or chair and relax on the lawn or view the concert from the QSL patio. Saturday, October 16th | 10 AM - TBDREGISTRATION: 8am TRUCK PARADE: 10am, downtown Lexington TRUCK SHOW: There will be a bounce house, face painting and games for the kids, K-9 and Jaws of Life demos, Vendors, Food, and a concert by Rockbridge County native, SJ McDonald to cap off the evening. This is a non-judged event and we are adding more activities to the show every day. More information to come!! Local vendors who wish to set up may contact Michele at Large Car Magazine: largecarmag.com DIRECTIONS: White's Travel Center I81&I64 Exit 205. Car traffic, please take Commerce Park Drive for event parking.

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Sat, 16 Oct 2021 10:00:00
Large Car Magazine Southern Classic Truck Show https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/large-car-magazine-southern-classic-truck-show large-car-magazine-southern-classic-truck-show Starts: Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 am

Ends: Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: White's Travel Center
2440 Raphine Rd.
Raphine, VA 24472

Phone: 717-806-8907

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1958088274347439

Details: The 12th Southern Classic Truck Show is moving to White's Travel Center in Raphine, VA!! Friday, October 15th | 6-9pmSIDEWALK SALE: Destination Station REGISTRATION: 2-8pm TRUCK BURN OUT: 6pm CONCERT: Friday night before the show, there will be a concert on the Quaker Steak and Lube lawn featuring the band: South Ridge. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or chair and relax on the lawn or view the concert from the QSL patio. Saturday, October 16th | 10 AM - TBDREGISTRATION: 8am PARADE: The parade through downtown Lexington will begin at 10AM. At the completion of the parade, the trucks will return to White's where the festivities will begin!! TRUCK SHOW: There will be a bounce house, face painting and games for the kids, K-9 and Jaws of Life demos, Vendors, Food, and a concert by Rockbridge County native, SJ McDonald to cap off the evening. This is a non-judged event and we are adding more activities to the show every day. More information to come!! Local vendors who wish to set up may contact Michele at Large Car Magazine: largecarmag.com DIRECTIONS: White's Travel Center I81&I64 Exit 205. Car traffic, please take Commerce Park Drive for event parking.

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Sat, 16 Oct 2021 10:00:00
Wade's Mill Annual Apple Butter Festival https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/wades-mill-annual-apple-butter-festival wades-mill-annual-apple-butter-festival Starts: Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 am

Ends: Saturday, October 16, 2021 04:00 pm

Location: Wade's Mill
55 Kennedy-Wades Mill Loop
Raphine, VA 24472

Phone: (540) 348-1400

Website: http://www.wadesmill.com

Details: 25th Annual Apple Butter Festival, 10am - 4pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021. We'll be making apple butter the old-fashioned way, slow simmered in a 130+ year old copper pot over an open fire. Take a turn stirring with the long-handled wooden paddle and take home a fresh jar. Explore Wade’s Mill’s three floors of historic milling equipment and museum displays to learn about the history and tradition of grist milling in the Shenandoah Valley. Our 100% natural, stone-ground flours, grits, cornmeals and mixes will be available in the Mill Shop. Enjoy demonstrations and handmade crafts by local artisans including blacksmithing, broom making, alpaca wool products, pottery, stained glass, lavender products, rocks and gems, jewelry, wood turning and more. Music by The Gypsy Hill Ramblers (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Tanglewood (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.)Fresh Wade’s Mill bread baked in our outdoor oven Demonstrations by local artisans and crafts people Demonstrations from the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit Rocks Money Pit award winning BBQLex Vegas BistroThe Raphine Volunteer Fire Company’s famous BBQ chickenWine from Jump Mountain Vineyard Cider from Halycon Days Cider Company Local food products including apples, cheese, baked goods, fresh bread, and natural pet treats Free admission and parking. Interstate 81/64 Exit 205. 4 miles west on Raphine Road/Route 606. EXTEND your fall outing on TWO or FOUR WHEELS! Bring your road bike and check out the following rides:Fields of Gold Farm Trail Loop: Visit Wade's Mill, Mountain View Farm Cheese and Rockbridge Vineyard while enjoying the countryside. Appalachian Loop: A five mile loop starting and ending at Rockbridge Vineyard with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Be sure to check out the participants of the North Rockbridge Trail! Many of the businesses will be in attendance at the festival and you can plan to see them December 4 during the North Rockbridge Holiday Open House Trail. See the map to plan in advance! Fall Fun at the Brownsburg Museum. From 11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on October 16 there will be hayrides in Brownsburg with Classic Carriages and you can buy a pumpkin out of the back of Old Blue, a 1960 Ford pickup!Photo courtesy of Brownsburg Museum

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Sat, 16 Oct 2021 10:00:00
Washington and Lee University Presents: Native American and Indigenous Cohort 2021-2022 Series: Native Americans and Blood Quantum: a talk presented by Dr. Elizabeth Rule https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-native-american-and-indigenous-cohort-2021-2022-series-native-americans-and-blood-quantum-a-talk-presented-by-dr-elizabeth-rule washington-and-lee-university-presents-native-american-and-indigenous-cohort-2021-2022-series-native-americans-and-blood-quantum-a-talk-presented-by-dr-elizabeth-rule Starts: Monday, October 18, 2021 07:00 pm

Ends: Monday, October 18, 2021 09:00 pm

Location: Via zoom

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center

Details: Native American and Indigenous Cohort 2021-2022 Series: Native Americans and Blood Quantum: a talk presented by Dr. Elizabeth Rule Oct 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) What factors shape contemporary Indigenous identities in the United States? In this talk, Assistant Professor of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies at American University, Dr. Elizabeth Rule (Chickasaw Nation), will discuss the history of blood quantum, politics of federal recognition, policies around tribal enrollment, and what you can do to be an ally to Indigenous communities. Register in advance for this webinar: https://wlu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v06Lu7jbT2KPbYXMLKvs_w

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Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:00:00
Art Exhibition: "A YELLOW ROSE PROJECT" https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-staniar-gallery-presents-art-exhibition-a-yellow-rose-project washington-and-lee-university-staniar-gallery-presents-art-exhibition-a-yellow-rose-project Starts: Monday, October 4, 2021 09:00 am

Ends: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 07:30 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts Staniar Gallery
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/staniar-gallery/current-season/a-yellow-rose-project

Details: Washington and Lee University/STANIAR GALLERY presents: Art Exhibition: "A YELLOW ROSE PROJECT" Exhibit Oct 4, 2021: 9:00 am to Nov 3, 2021: 5:00 pm Lenfest Center: Staniar Gallery "A YELLOW ROSE PROJECT" Exhibition: Monday, October 4–Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Staniar Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Lecture and Reception: Tuesday, October 26th at 5:30 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. Zoom Lecture: Email boxoffice@wlu.edu for Zoom link. "A Yellow Rose Project" is a large-scale collaborative project featuring photographic-based art made by women across the United States. Artists were invited to make work in response, reflection or reaction to the ratification of the 19th Amendment with the goal of providing a focal point and platform to share contemporary viewpoints in conjunction with the centennial on August 18, 2020. It was on that day 100 years ago that women wearing yellow roses stood shoulder to shoulder in Tennessee awaiting the roll call of men that would cast their votes for or against a woman’s right to a voice in government. Though this movement granted rights to some women, it was not until much later that all American women, regardless of race, were given the same privilege. The work in this show considers this moment in history from various perspectives, inviting both a critical eye as well as one that recognizes how far we have come. This project is organized by Meg Griffiths, Assistant Professor of Photography at Texas Woman’s University, and Frances Jakubek, Director of Exhibitions and Operations at Bruce Silverstein Gallery (New York, New York). Please visit the gallery website for date changes and updates http://go.wlu.edu/staniar.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:30:00
A Wilde Teapot: Exploring Race, Gender and Sexuality https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/a-wilde-teapot-exploring-race-gender-and-sexuality a-wilde-teapot-exploring-race-gender-and-sexuality Starts: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 05:30 pm

Ends: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 07:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Leyburn Library Northern Auditorium
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8476

Website: https://www.wlu.edu/arts/museums/visit-the-museums/exhibits-and-events/

Details: The Museums at W&L are excited to host the lecture, “A Wilde Teapot: Exploring Race, Gender, and Sexuality,” with the Office of Inclusion and Engagement, LGBTQ Resource Center, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Featuring the Museums’ porcelain teapot inspired by the 19th century playwriter and celebrity Oscar Wilde. The talk examines attitudes towards gender nonconformity and how ideas about a gender binary intersect with white supremacy. Join the Museums on Wednesday, October 20 from 6-7:00 p.m. in Northen Auditorium (Leyburn Library). Pre-event tea and sweets will be served in Northen Lobby starting at 5:30 p.m. Can’t make it in person? Register for our Zoom option (Register at: https://wlu.zoom.us/webinar/re...).

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:30:00
Growler Grab Day https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/weekly-growler-grab-day weekly-growler-grab-day Starts: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 11:30 am

Ends: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:00 pm

Location: Devils Backbone Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen
50 Northwind Lane
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: (540) 462-6200

Website: http://dbbrewingcompany.com/locations/outpost/

Details: Stop in and fill ‘er up! Each Wednesday at the Outpost, we offer special 64 oz. growler fills. If you don’t have a growler we have you covered. You may purchase a Devils Backbone growler, fill it and be on your way to your next adventure.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:30:00
Vias Imports Virtual Wine Tasting https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/vias-imports-virtual-wine-tasting vias-imports-virtual-wine-tasting Starts: Thursday, October 21, 2021 06:30 pm

Ends: Thursday, October 21, 2021 08:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Phone: 540-463-3612

Website: https://www.southerninn.com/

Details: We are going to take a tour of Central and Southern Italy, starting in Abruzzo on the Central Western Coast with Tritana Montepulciano D'Abruzzo. Then we will head further south to Puglia for Leone de Castris Primitivo “Medaglione” from one of Puglia’s oldest and most revered producers. And then we will finish up in Sicily, with an Organic Nero d’ Avola from Purato. The cost is $75. Email Mandy (mandy@southerninn.com)to sign up for the virtual wine tasting.

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:30:00
A Staged Reading: "HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING" https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-departments-of-theater-dance-and-film-studies-presents-a-staged-reading-heroes-of-the-fourth-turning washington-and-lee-university-departments-of-theater-dance-and-film-studies-presents-a-staged-reading-heroes-of-the-fourth-turning Starts: Thursday, October 21, 2021 07:30 pm

Ends: Thursday, October 21, 2021 09:30 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts Johnson Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/staged-reading-of-heroes-of-the-fourth-turning

Details: Washington and Lee University/Departments of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies Presents: A Staged Reading: "HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING" WRITTEN BY WILL ARBERY DIRECTED BY ROB MISH Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm Lenfest Hall/Johnson Theatre Tickets are free, but required. All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. It’s August 19, 2017, on a pleasant evening in western Wyoming. More specifically it’s two days before the solar eclipse and one week after the Charlottesville riot. Four young alumni of a tiny conservative Catholic college have gathered to celebrate their former mentor and professor as she is inaugurated as the college’s president. Sitting on the back porch of Justin’s rustic home, their diverse, argumentative and illuminating wranglings over social, political and cultural issues point out just how divided four close friends can be—in a broader sense, a divided country in conflict with itself. "HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING" is published by Samuel French, an imprint of Concord Theatricals. Playwrights Horizons, Inc. New York City, produced the World Premiere of "HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING". "HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING" was developed by The Cape Cod Theatre Project, Hal Brooks, Artistic Director. Please visit http://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-cent... or email boxoffice@wlu.edu for queries, updates, and changes. Auditions: Oct 6, 2021 7pm, Johnson Theatre, Lenfest Center

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:30:00
Growler Fill Specials https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/growler-fill-specials growler-fill-specials Starts: Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 pm

Ends: Thursday, January 12, 2017 07:00 pm

Location: Great Valley Farm Brewery
60 Great Valley Ln
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Phone: 540-521-6163

Website: http://www.greatvalleyfarmbrewery.com

Details: Get a special price on Growler Fills every Thursday at Great Valley Farm Brewery!

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00
Hull's Drive-In Theatre Double Feature https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/hulls-drive-in-theatre-double-feature-friday hulls-drive-in-theatre-double-feature-friday Starts: Friday, April 23, 2021 06:00 pm

Ends: Friday, April 23, 2021 11:00 pm

Location: Hull's Drive-In Theatre
2367 N Lee Highway
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-463-3777

Website: https://hullsdrivein.com

Details: Double features every Friday & Saturday night! Sundays too, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.Friday & Saturday nights - Gates open @ 6:00 pm, Movie starts @ 20 minutes after sunset. Movies play rain or shine!2021 FEATURES COMING SOON! (Check website for dates)Godzilla VS KongTom & JerryLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingLord of the Rings: The Two TowersLord of the Rings: The Return of the King2021: A Space OdysseyBlack WidowThe Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do ItCruellaE9Jungle CruiseMinions: The Rise of GruMortal KombatNo Time to DiePeter Rabbit 2: The RunawayRaya: The Last DragonThe Croods: A New AgeThe Little ThingsThe MarksmanTop Gun: Maverick

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Fri, 23 Apr 2021 18:00:00
Friday Wine Tastings at Home! https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/weekly-wine-tasting weekly-wine-tasting Starts: Friday, August 21, 2015 04:30 pm

Ends: Friday, August 21, 2015 06:30 pm

Location: Washington Street Purveyors
9 East Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: (540) 464-9463

Website: https://www.facebook.com/wspurveyors/

Details: If you have loved Washington Street Purveyors Friday wine tastings, rejoice! You can still participate in this tradition even during COVID-19.Call 540-464-9463 to place your order for this week's wines, tasting notes, bread from Newtown Baking, and cheeses. Pickups are available Fridays before 5. If you're Lexington, delivery is free from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays.Each Friday's wine tasting bundle for your at-home enjoyment is $60 plus tax.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:30:00
W&L History Department to Honor Ted DeLaney with a Reception https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/w-l-history-department-to-honor-ted-delaney-with-a-reception w-l-history-department-to-honor-ted-delaney-with-a-reception Starts: Friday, October 22, 2021 03:00 pm

Ends: Friday, October 22, 2021 05:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Reading Room, Special Collections
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540.458.8954

Website:

Details: In conjunction with the Africana Studies Program and Washington and Lee University's Department of Special Collections, the History Department will host a reception in Professor DeLaney's honor at the upcoming Young Alumni Reunion, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections Reading Room of Leyburn Library.The public is invited to attend in person but must be masked regardless of vaccine status in compliance with W&L's Covid-19 guidelines. After brief introductions to Professor DeLaney's remarkable career, his recently edited oral history memoir, "Conversations with Ted DeLaney," and other related materials in Special Collections, those in attendance will be invited to share their recollections of this revered member of the W&L and Lexington communities. The public may access the "Conversations" at go.wlu.edu/ted-talks. On the Theodore DeLaney catalog page, scroll down to "Recent Submissions." There you will find links to videos, transcriptions and other materials in the collection. If you encounter difficulties, contact Digital Scholarship Librarian Paula S. Kiser [kiserp@wlu.edu] or e-mail digitalarchive@wlu.edu.

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Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:00:00
Friday Night Music & Dance https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/friday-night-music-dance friday-night-music-dance Starts: Friday, October 1, 2021 07:30 pm

Ends: Friday, October 1, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Clark's Ole time Music Center
1288 Ridge Rd.
Raphine, VA 24472

Phone: (540) 462-7211

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Clarks-Ole-Time-Music-Center-219916721357126

Details: Clark's Ole Time Music Center offers weekly entertainment and fellowship for the whole family. Dances each Friday from 7:30-10:00, doors open at 6:30. Admission is $10, age 12 & under free. Guests are welcome to bring a snack to share. Family friendly venue, no alcohol. October Schedule10/1: Ben Hersman & Sons of the Mountain10/8: Grass Roots10/15: Mark Patterson & Midnight Special10/22: Midland Trail Band10/29: Back In Time Band

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Fri, 01 Oct 2021 19:30:00
Glasgow Farmers Market https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/glasgow-farmers-market-fridays glasgow-farmers-market-fridays Starts: Friday, May 28, 2021 10:00 am

Ends: Friday, May 28, 2021 02:00 pm

Location:
10th and Kanawha Street
Glasgow, VA 24555

Phone:

Website: farmmarket@glasgowvirginia.org

Details: The Market will be open Fridays 10 am to 2 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm.

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Fri, 28 May 2021 10:00:00
Glasgow Farmers Market https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/glasgow-farmers-market-saturdays glasgow-farmers-market-saturdays Starts: Saturday, May 29, 2021 09:00 am

Ends: Saturday, May 29, 2021 01:00 pm

Location:
10th and Kanawha Street
Glasgow, VA 24555

Phone:

Website: farmmarket@glasgowvirginia.org

Details: The Market will be open Fridays 10 am to 2 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm.

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Sat, 29 May 2021 09:00:00
Hull's Drive-In Theatre Double Feature https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/hulls-drive-in-theatre-double-feature-saturday hulls-drive-in-theatre-double-feature-saturday Starts: Saturday, May 29, 2021 06:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:00 pm

Location: Hull's Drive-In Theatre
2367 N Lee Highway
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-463-3777

Website: https://hullsdrivein.com

Details: Double features every Friday & Saturday night! Sundays too, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.Friday & Saturday nights - Gates open @ 6:00 pm, Movie starts @ 20 minutes after sunset. Movies play rain or shine! 2021 FEATURES COMING SOON! (Check website for dates)Godzilla VS KongTom & JerryLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingLord of the Rings: The Two TowersLord of the Rings: The Return of the King2021: A Space OdysseyBlack WidowThe Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do ItCruellaE9Jungle CruiseMinions: The Rise of GruMortal KombatNo Time to DiePeter Rabbit 2: The RunawayRaya: The Last DragonThe Croods: A New AgeThe Little ThingsThe MarksmanTop Gun: Maverick

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Sat, 29 May 2021 18:00:00
Lone Star Rodeo https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/lone-star-rodeo lone-star-rodeo Starts: Saturday, October 23, 2021 07:00 pm

Ends: Sunday, October 24, 2021 10:30 pm

Location: Virginia Horse Center
487 Maury River Road
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 5404642950

Website: http://vahorsecenter.org/event/lone-star-rodeo/

Details: The Lonestar Championship Rodeo returns to Virginia Horse Center for the Horsemen Tribute Tour. Catch the show twice! October 22 at 7 p.m. and October 23 at 7 p.m. Main Events: Bareback Bronc RidingCalf RopingSteer WrestlingCowgirls Breakaway RopingSaddle Bronc RidingTeam RopingCowgirls Barrel RacingBrahma Bull RidingRodeo Clown & Barrelman of the Year Mighty Mike WentworthHorse Liberty Act Jessica Fowlkes Kids Events (10 and under): Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl ContestGold Rush Reserved tickets ($20) are available online at LoneStarRodeoCompany.com or by phone at 270-269-6000 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). General admission is $17 per adult and $12 for ages 4 to 12. Children 3 and younger are free.

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Sun, 24 Oct 2021 19:00:00
Sippin' Sundays @ Ecco Adesso Vineyards https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/sippin-sundays-ecco-adesso-vineyards-1 sippin-sundays-ecco-adesso-vineyards-1 Starts: Sunday, September 19, 2021 11:00 am

Ends: Monday, October 18, 2021 06:02 am

Location: Ecco Adesso Vineyards
340 Ecco Adesso Lane
Fairfield, VA 24435

Phone: 540-817-0419

Website: https://eccoadesso.com/

Details: Sippin' Sundays @ Ecco Adesso Vineyards every Sunday from 11am-5pm. We welcome you to visit our farm winery in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. We offer several wines from the Shenandoah Valley region as well as ciders for you to enjoy. Guests can try wine flights as well as wine by the glass or bottle. Bring your own picnic or have our team put one together for you with local artisan cheeses, breads, charcuterie meats, and other lite bites. Friends and families are welcome to walk around the property, bring your dogs, play by the creek, picnic at one of our several picnic tables throughout the farm, hike our trails and explore springs and waterfalls, and enjoy the fresh air and wide open spaces and stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views!

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Mon, 18 Oct 2021 06:02:12
Washington and Lee University presents: FALL CHORAL CONCERT https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-fall-choral-concert washington-and-lee-university-presents-fall-choral-concert Starts: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: LIVESTREAMED

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center

Details: Fall Choral Concert Featuring the University Singers, The Glee Club and Cantatrici PerformanceTuesday, October 26, 2021 at 8 p.m.Wilson Concert Hall*Tickets are free, but required.Tickets become available Tuesday, September 28.Performance will be streamed. https://livestream.com/wlu * Fall In-House Performances Open Only to W&L Community An evening of choral music presented by the University Singers, The Glee Club and Cantatrici will feature music of Bach, Rheinberger and a new work "Galaxias", by the exciting Argentinian composer Santiago Veros—this concert will be a joyous return to public singing with exciting music to match. These concerts will also serve as a showcase for Cantatrici's new conductor, Lacey R. Lynch, who will take the reins of the ensemble. The University Singers will delight with Samo Vovk's incredible "Ta Na Solbici", a Slovenian work complete with body percussion. Traditional favorites will round out the evening, finally closing with James Erb's "Shenandoah".

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 20:00:00
Downtown Lexington Trick-or-Treat https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/downtown-lexington-trick-or-treat downtown-lexington-trick-or-treat Starts: Friday, October 29, 2021 03:30 pm

Ends: Friday, October 29, 2021 05:00 pm

Location: Downtown Lexington

Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 5403194181

Website: https://www.mainstreetlexington.org/events.html

Details: Children 12 and under along with their parents or guardians are invited to the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat event. Downtown streets will be closed for the afternoon to feature sidewalk trick-or-treating and live entertainment. Sponsored by Main Street Lexington and underwritten by the generous merchants of the community.

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Fri, 29 Oct 2021 15:30:00
2021 Chessie Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, & Marathon Relay https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/2021-chessie-trail-marathon-half-marathon-5k-marathon-relay 2021-chessie-trail-marathon-half-marathon-5k-marathon-relay Starts: Saturday, October 30, 2021 08:00 am

Ends: Saturday, October 30, 2021 03:00 pm

Location: Chessie Trail @ McKethan Park

Phone: (540) 261-4306

Website: http://runthechessie.org

Details: 2021 Chessie Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, & Marathon Relay October 30, 2021 Run The Chessie! Run America’s most beautiful rail trail! The seven-mile Chessie Trail, situated at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, parallels the scenic Maury River and connects historic Lexington, Virginia, with the boom-town community of Buena Vista. The smooth, flat, gravel and grass trail runs along the former Chesapeake and Ohio rail line and parts of the earlier James and Kanawha Canal towpath. You’ll run through an ever-changing landscape along the wild Maury River, through farmland and leafy canopies at their peak of fall color, past ruins of massive stone locks and dams. View wildlife from fish and ducks to rabbits, wild turkeys, river otters, and even bald eagles (if you are lucky), feel the cool moist air as you pass small caves, and enjoy the serenity of a breeze rustling through a bamboo forest. This year the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K are back in-person and for the first time we will be running a Marathon Relay! In the spirit of the weekend, all runners racing in their Halloween costumes are eligible to receive a free vintage t-shirt and prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Runners setting overall course records will receive a $25 cash prize. We expect that remnants of COVID19 will still be with us in the fall. We will be taking precautions to protect all of our runners and volunteers such as a staggered start and self-serve aid stations, social distancing, and masks when not running, as required by regulations and guidelines at the time of the race. All registrants will be kept fully informed of necessary precautions. Marathon runners will get to see the whole trail twice. You will be amazed at how the landscape changes as the sun comes over the cliffs transforming the narrow valley and the sparkling river at its bottom. Spectators will agree that this is the best marathon course ever as they cheer on their loved ones five times without ever having to leave the park-like setting of the start/finish area. And while we certainly hope this doesn’t happen, if you have to change your marathon run to a half marathon or ¾ marathon, you won’t have to worry about hitchhiking back to your car. Ideal for the first-time marathoner! Half Marathon runners will see nearly all of the trail as they head east towards Buena Vista, loop back to the starting line on the way to Lexington, and then loop back down to the finish line. 5 K runners will head towards Lexington, running along remote sections of the Maury River through forests and fields, and at the base of towering limestone cliffs. When the river bends into a double horseshoe, they will loop back for a slightly downhill finish. Marathon Relay runners will follow the same course as the Marathon. There will be four legs to the relay of approximately 7.8m, 5.3m, 7.8m, and 5.3m. Runners may run more than one leg for their team. Each team will be issued a standard aluminum relay baton, which they will be required to carry on their bodies for the entire race. All exchanges will take place at the start/finish area. Teams are encouraged to decorate their baton with their team colors, logo, etc. The winning team in each division will be awarded a trophy and the batons from all the other teams in their division (which they may give back if they are feeling magnanimous). Winners will be determined by first across the finish line (not chip time). There will be three divisions, all female, all male, and mixed female/male. Relay team captains will be required to pay the registration fee for the team and set up a team name and password so that other team members may enter their information on the registration website. Walkers are welcome in both the Half Marathon and 5K. Full Marathon registration includes a custom embroidered finisher’s hat, complimentary brew from Lexington’s own Southern Inn (except students & minors), long sleeve tech t-shirt, race sticker, custom medals for all finishers, awards to top overall finishers and age group winners, and post-race pizza, snacks, and beverage. Half Marathon registration includes a complimentary brew from Lexington’s own Southern Inn (except students & minors), long sleeve tech t-shirt, race sticker, custom medals for all finishers, awards to top overall finishers and age group winners, and post-race pizza, snacks, and beverage. 5K runners will receive a tech t-shirt, race sticker, medals to top overall finishers and age group winners, and snacks and beverage following the race. Marathon Relay registration includes a complimentary brew from Lexington’s own Southern Inn (except students & minors), long sleeve tech t-shirt, race sticker, custom medals for all team members, trophies for the winners of each division, and post-race pizza, snacks, and beverage. There is plenty of free parking near the start and plenty of other activities to make a weekend of it in the most beautiful part of Virginia! Registration for each race is limited to the first 300, so register now to ensure your spot. Virtual Option: There will be a Virtual Option for the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K races. Runners may run their Virtual Race on a course of their choosing, any time from October 1 to October 30, and may self-report their times. Amenities for the virtual races will include t-shirt, medal, race sticker, printable bib, finisher certificate and posted results for the Marathon and Half Marathon races. Amenities for the 5K race include t-shirt, race sticker and printable bib, finisher certificate, and posted results. Amenities will be mailed to the participant. Virtual runners will not be eligible for awards. Registration: Registrations and payment will only be accepted online at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Lexington/RunTheChessie. Student registrations do not include beer. Students will be required to show proof of current enrollment at packet pick up. Registration will be cut off on October 29, 7 p.m. ET and there will be no race day registration. We cannot guarantee t-shirt availability for late registrants. Registrants may transfer to a different race up to September 30, 2021. Transfers will require a small fee from runsignup.com plus any difference for transferring to a more expensive race. We are sorry that we cannot make refunds for any reason. Runners may defer their registration to a future race, up to 30 days before the race (email race director). After 30 days before the race we can not make any deferals. Marathon Relay team captains will be required to pay the entire registration fee for the team (up to 4 members) and set up a team name and password so that other team members may enter their information on the registration website. Full Marathon Registration: Student (student ID required) $35 Super Early Discount 1/1/21 – 5/30/21 $55 Early 5/31/21 – 7/30/21 $60 On-Time 7/31/21 – 9/30/21 $65 Late 10/1/21 – 10/29/21 $80 Virtual Option 1/1/21--10/29/21 $55 Half Marathon Registration: Student (student ID required) $25 Super Early Discount 1/1/21 – 5/30/21 $45 Early Discount 5/31/21 – 7/30/21 $50 On-Time 7/31/21 – 9/30/21 $55 Late 10/1/21 – 10/29/21 $65 Virtual Option 1/1/21--10/29/21 $45 5K Registrations: Student (student ID required) $20 Super Early Discount 1/1/21 – 5/30/21 $25 Early Discount 5/31/21 – 7/30/21 $28 On-Time 7/31/21 – 9/30/21 $30 Late 10/1/21 – 10/29/21 $35 Virtual Option 1/1/21-10/29/21 $25 Marathon Relay Registration: Super Early Discount 1/1/21 – 5/30/21 $100 Early Discount 5/31/21 – 7/30/21 $120 On-Time 7/31/21 – 9/30/21 $140 Late 10/1/21 – 10/29/21 $160 Amenities: Full Marathon: • Custom long-sleeve tech race t-shirt. • Complimentary brew from Lexington’s own Southern Inn (except students and minors). • Free parking near start/finish line. • Chip timing. • Custom medals for all finishers. • Custom embroidered race hat for all finishers. • Free race sticker. • Drop bag table at start for personal belongings. • Aid/drink stations thoughout the course. • Awards to top 2 overall finishers (each sex) and winners of 12 age groups. • Post race party with pizza, snacks, and beverage. • Results posted online. Half Marathon: • Custom long-sleeve tech race t-shirt. • Complimentary brew from Lexington’s own Southern Inn (except students and minors). • Free parking near start/finish line. • Chip timing. • Custom medals for all finishers. • Free race sticker. • Drop bag table at start for personal belongings. • Aid/drink stations thoughout the course. • Awards to top 3 overall finishers (each sex) and winners of 12 age groups. • Post race party with pizza, snacks, and beverage. • Results posted online. 5K: • Custom tech race t-shirt. • Free race sticker. • Free parking near start/finish line. • Chip timing. • Drop bag table at start for personal belongings. • Aid/drink stations thoughout the course. • Awards to top 2 overall finishers (each sex) and winners of 12 age groups. • Post race party with snacks, and beverage. • Results posted online. Marathon Relay: • Custom long-sleeve tech race t-shirt. • Complimentary brew from Lexington’s own Southern Inn (except students and minors). • Free parking near start/finish line. • Chip timing. • Custom medals for all finishers. • Free race sticker. • Drop bag table at start for personal belongings. • Aid/drink stations thoughout the course. • Trophies to top teams in 3 divisions. • Post race party with pizza, snacks, and beverage. • Results posted online. Awards & Age Groups: Custom medals will be given to all finishers of the Marathon, and Half Marathon, and all Marathon Relay team members. Awards will be presented as soon as results are available. The top two male and female finishers of the Marathon and 5K will receive gift certificates. The top three male and female finishers of the Half Marathon, will also received gift certificates. Marathon Relay winning teams in each division will receive a trophy. Age group winners in the Marathon and 5K will receive medals. In the Half Marathon the top three in each age group will receive medals. Age groups male and female: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80 and over. We regret that we cannot mail unclaimed awards, please stay for the ceremony or check after your race, if you want your award. Packet Pick-Up: All registrants may pick up their packets, Friday, 10/29/21 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Walkabout Outfitters, 21 S. Main St., Lexington, VA 24450. You may pick up someone else’s packet, with their permission, a copy of their ID, and a signed waiver. Packets may also be picked up prior to the race near the starting line, Saturday, 10/30/21, 6:30-7:00 a.m. Participants will be required to show ID and sign a waiver to receive their packet and students must have current student ID. Course Description & Map: The trail follows a very gentle grade throughout. The surface is smooth gravel and grass, usually about 10 feet wide. Overhanging trees may drop branches and nuts, adjoining cliffs may drop rocks, there are still a couple of sections where livestock may be dropping things, there are a couple of small springs which may be seeping, and very rarely there may be a small root in the trail. So you will want to keep your eyes on the trail at all times, and watch where you step for many reasons. Full Marathon Course: Start time 8 a.m. The course starts and ends at the midpoint of the Chessie Trail. It consists of an out and back loop east towards Buena Vista, and then an out and back loop west towards Lexington. The full route will be completed twice. Half Marathon Course: Start time 8 a.m. The course starts and ends at the midpoint of the Chessie Trail. It consists of an out and back loop east towards Buena Vista, and then an out and back loop west towards Lexington. The race will start and finish on the Chessie Trail at the McKethan Park/I-81 overpass. From McKethan Park the course will go approximately 4 miles towards Buena Vista. Just before the Buena Vista trailhead, the course will turn around and retrace the trail 6.55 miles towards Lexington. It will pass the starting line and continue until reaching the Lexington trailhead and then looping back about 2.5 miles back to the finish line at McKethan Park. 5K Course: Start time 8:30 a.m. Race will start and finish on the Trail at McKethan Park/I-81 overpass. From McKethan Park the course will go towards Lexington, 2.5 K, then turn around near the middle of the two horseshoe bends, and proceed back to the finish line at McKethan Park. Marathon Relay Course: Start time 8 a.m. Same course as the Full Marathon. All exchanges will take place at the start/finish line. Aid/drink stations will be set up at the start/finish, all turn-around points, and at Old Sheppard Road. Porta-potties will be set up at the start/finish, Old Sheppard Road, Buena Vista turnaround and the Lexington turnaround. Click here for map. (map link) Course Rules: No strollers or pets. Ear buds are permitted, but are discouraged for safety reasons. Stay to the right when encountering oncoming runners. Walkers are welcome in the 5K and Half Marathon races. Spectators: Spectators may park at McKethan Park for free, and walk a short distance down to the trail and the start/finish line. There are very few access points to the trail and none with good parking. So the best choice for spectators is to remain at the start/finish line. The full and half marathon runners will come back by the start line 7.8 miles into the race. The start/finish area is beneath an I-81 overpass, so spectators may stay out of the sun/rain, if they so choose. Results: Results will be posted at runroanoke.com and runthechessie.org Refunds & Transfers: Registrants may transfer to a different race up to September 30, 2021. Transfers will require a small fee from runsignup.com plus any difference for transferring to a more expensive race. We are sorry that we cannot make refunds for any reason. Runners may defer their registration to a future race, up to 30 days before the race (email race director). Volunteer: Sign up to volunteer for race support! Volunteers will be expected to be available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. or from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For their efforts, volunteers will receive a custom “Race Crew” t-shirt, and join in the post race pizza party. Contact Eric Sheffield at runthechessie@gmail.com for more information or to sign up. Area Lodging: There are many hotels and B&Bs in the Lexington, Rockbridge, Buena Vista area. Usually there is plenty of capacity, but depending on events at the area colleges and the Virginia Horse Center, they can fill up. So don’t delay in making your reservations. https://lexingtonvirginia.com/directory/lodging Race-Day Info: Average race day temperatures are perfect for endurance running with a low of 39° and high of 64°. Parking at McKethan Park will open at 6:30 a.m. Look for signs from Old Buena Vista Road. Packet pick up will be available from 6:30 – 7:30 at the second pavilion across from the baseball field. If you do not pick up your packet on Friday night at Walkabout Outfitters, you will need to do so before heading down to the race start/finish. After this, then you can proceed down to the parking area and head down to the start/finish. There are bathroom facilities at the pavilion 2/packet pickup area. If you do collect your packet on Friday, there is no need to stop at the pavilion. A bag drop area for personal belongings will also be set up near the starting line and you must have your bib number to drop and pick up your bag. Porta-potties will also be available near the starting line. Snacks and beverages for the runners will be set up near the start/finish line. The Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay will start at 8:00 a.m., and the 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be presented as results become available. All race support functions will cease operation at 3 p.m.. For best results your bib number should be worn on your front, at chest height. Please do not try to access McKethan Park except on race day. The park is the property of VMI and is not open to the public without a permit. Drop Bags: A drop bag area will be set up near the starting line. Runners must have their bib number present when checking bags in and out. Do not put valuables such as money or electronics in your drop bag. We will make every effort to see that your belongings are safely returned to you, but can not take responsibility for the loss or damage of any valuables.

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Sat, 30 Oct 2021 08:00:00
FACULTY RECITAL: Washington and Lee University/Lenfest Center presents: A GOTHIC ROMANCE https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/faculty-recital-washington-and-lee-university-lenfest-center-presents-a-gothic-romance faculty-recital-washington-and-lee-university-lenfest-center-presents-a-gothic-romance Starts: Sunday, October 31, 2021 03:00 pm

Ends: Sunday, October 31, 2021 05:00 pm

Location: LIVESTREAMED

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center

Details: Faculty Recital: A Gothic RomanceScott Williamson, Tenor | Anna Billias, Piano PerformanceSunday, October 31, 2021 at 3 p.m.Wilson Concert Hall*No tickets are required.Performance will be streamed: https://livestream.com/wlu * Fall In-House Performances Open Only to W&L Community Tenor Scott Williamson and pianist Anna Billias present a recital of seasonal music featuring The Poet's Echo, a rarely-heard work by Benjamin Britten, featuring Alexander Pushkin's verse. Russia's beloved author is also the source of Tchaikovsky's arias for the poet Lensky in his melodramatic tragedy, Eugene Onegin. Romantic art songs and theater songs are among the other entertainments of this eclectic program for Halloween. You are invited to join the artists in costume attire.

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Sun, 31 Oct 2021 15:00:00
Washington and Lee Faculty Recital: A GOTHIC ROMANCE https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-a-faculty-recital-a-gothic-romance washington-and-lee-university-presents-a-faculty-recital-a-gothic-romance Starts: Sunday, October 31, 2021 03:00 pm

Ends: Sunday, October 31, 2021 05:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://columns.wlu.edu/wl-presents-faculty-recital/

Details: Washington and Lee University presents: A FACULTY RECITAL: A GOTHIC ROMANCE FACULTY RECITAL: A GOTHIC ROMANCE SCOTT WILLIAMSON, TENOR/ANNA BILLIAS, PIANO Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 3 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. No tickets are required. Performance will be streamed. https://livestream.com/wlu Tenor Scott Williamson and pianist Anna Billias present a recital of seasonal music featuring "The Poet's Echo", a rarely-heard work by Benjamin Britten, featuring Alexander Pushkin's verse. Russia's beloved author is also the source of Tchaikovsky's arias for the poet Lensky in his melodramatic tragedy, "Eugene Onegin". Romantic art songs and theater songs are among the other entertainments of this eclectic program for Halloween. You are invited to join the artists in costume attire.

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Sun, 31 Oct 2021 15:00:00
First Friday - Art Walk https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/first-friday-art-walk first-friday-art-walk Starts: Friday, September 3, 2021 05:00 pm

Ends: Friday, September 3, 2021 07:00 pm

Location: Downtown Lexington

Phone:

Website:

Details: Join us in downtown Lexington for First Friday’s Art Walk. Enjoy fine arts and crafts along Gallery Row located on W. Washington Street, between Main and Jefferson. The first Friday of each month through December, from 5-7pm. Free!September 3, 2021October 1, 2021November 5, 2021December 3, 2021

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Fri, 03 Sep 2021 17:00:00
SonoKlect: "SHEROES" https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-sonoklect-sheroes washington-and-lee-university-presents-sonoklect-sheroes Starts: Saturday, November 6, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/sonoklect-sheroes-reception

Details: SonoKlect: "SHEROES" Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. No tickets are required. "...Herzig herself is a visionary artist and educator, a true jazz warrior with an already fascinating career." ~BOB BLUMENTHAL, Award Winning Journalist "Sheroes", brought together by pianist, composer, arranger, educator and author Monika Herzig, features an international cast of virtuous players--all women, all first-class talents. As an ensemble of empowerment, "Sheroes" is a musical force, operating with deftness, invention, enthusiasm and ambition. "Sheroes" not only heralds an era of greater and deeper consideration for women in jazz but as Jazz Journalist Association President Howard Mandel affirms in his liner notes, "That's exactly what Monika and company does: Presents a model of empowerment with results that are good for everyone. Wherever you are on the gender continuum, you'll like it. "Sheroes" make music!" Herzig's journey with the bandleaders began with the need for role models and peer support in order to encourage more female participation in the jazz art form to get their musical voices heard. In addition to the keyboards of Herzig, the collective includes an international cast of virtuosi players: Jamie Baum (flute, United States); Reut Regev (trombone, Israel); Jennifer Vincent (bass, United States); and Rosa Avila (drums, Mexico). To view the entire history of the SonoKlect Festival, visit www.sonoklect.com.

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Sat, 06 Nov 2021 20:00:00
Maria Cristina Tavera: "HOMEWARD BOUND" https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-staniar-gallery-maria-cristina-tavera-homeward-bound washington-and-lee-university-presents-staniar-gallery-maria-cristina-tavera-homeward-bound Starts: Monday, November 8, 2021 09:00 am

Ends: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 07:00 pm

Location: Washington & Lee University

Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/staniar-gallery/current-season/maria-cristina-tavera-homeward-bound

Details: Staniar Gallery: MARIA CRISTINA TAVERA: "HOMEWARD BOUND" Art Exhibit Nov 8, 2021: 9:00 am to Dec 3, 2021: 5:00 pm Staniar Gallery/Lenfest Center Artist Exhibition: Monday,November 8–Friday, December 3, 2021 Staniar Gallery/Wilson Hall/Lenfest Center Gallery Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm Lecture and reception: Tuesday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall & Lykes Atrium All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. Minneapolis-based artist, Maria Cristina Tavera (“Tina”) examines cultural signifiers regarding constructions of race, ethnicity, gender, national and cultural identities. The visual imagery is appropriated from Latin American legends, commercial packaging, the media, politics, comics, maps, currency, graffiti and games. Her visual vocabulary is created by layering together clever bilingual plays on meaning. Tavera’s art is often humorous and yet simultaneously confronts the dark legacy and pervasive effects of colonialism and racism in the Americas. She has dual citizenship with Mexico and the United States. She holds a Master of Leadership in the Arts from the Humphrey School and a BA in Spanish and BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Tavera has exhibited nationally and internationally and has received fellowships and grants: McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, Archibald Bush Leadership Fellowship, Shannon Leadership Institute, Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies program, Museum of Modern Art- New York, Forecast Public Art, Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) and Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME). As an independent curator, she prepared the international exhibition "Sus Voces: Women Printmakers in Mexico" at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was co-curator for American Art its Complicated at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (“M”). Her writings have been published by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, as well as a book titled, "Mexican Pulp Art".

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021 17:30:00
The University Wind Ensemble Concert: "CATHARSIS" https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-university-wind-ensemble-concert-catharsis washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-university-wind-ensemble-concert-catharsis Starts: Monday, November 8, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Monday, November 8, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Wilson Concert Hall/Lenfest Center
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/uwe-fall-catharsis

Details: Washington and Lee University presents: THE UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT: "CATHARSIS" Monday, November 8, 2021 at 8 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall/Lenfest Center No tickets are required. All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. • Performance will also be streamed. https://livestream.com/wlu The University Wind Ensemble performs their fall concert, "Catharsis", with music that was a salve for many of the ensemble members during the pandemic crisis that took our Winter 2020 concert from us. Featuring the delayed world premiere of "Catharsis" by Nicole Piunno and beloved works by Jennifer Jolley, Donald Grantham, and Eric Whitacre, this concert will be sure to provide a beautiful respite after troubling times. Please visit http://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-cent... or email boxoffice@wlu.edu for queries, updates, and changes.

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Mon, 08 Nov 2021 20:00:00
The University Jazz Ensemble and Vosbein Magee Big Band https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-university-jazz-ensemble-vosbein-magee-big-band washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-university-jazz-ensemble-vosbein-magee-big-band Starts: Thursday, November 11, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Wilson Concert Hall/Lenfest Center
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/uje-vosbein-and-magee

Details: Washington and Lee University presents THE UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE + VOSBEIN MAGEE BIG BAND Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 8 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall/Lenfest Center All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. No tickets are required. • Performance will also be streamed. https://livestream.com/wlu The annual fall concert with the University Jazz Ensemble and the Vosbein Magee Big Band is always a treat. The UJE opens the evening’s presentation, showcasing the talented student musicians, playing music from throughout the long history of jazz. After intermission, the Vosbein Magee Big Band takes the stage. The VMBB presents some of the finest professional jazz musicians, from the valley and beyond, and features music written by band members. A tradition at each fall UJE concert has the senior members of the band sharing the stage with the pro band to honor them and to celebrate their achievements.

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021 20:00:00
The W&L Dancers Create https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-w-l-dancers-create-jenefer-davies-artistic-director washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-w-l-dancers-create-jenefer-davies-artistic-director Starts: Thursday, November 11, 2021 07:30 pm

Ends: Thursday, November 11, 2021 09:30 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts Keller Theatre
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/dancers-create

Details: WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY presents The W & L Dancers Create JENEFER DAVIES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Performances: Thursday-Saturday, November 11-13, 2021 7:30 pm Keller Theatre/Lenfest Hall All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. Tickets are required. All tickets are $8 Taxes and processing fees included in ticket pricing. Under the artistic direction of Jenefer Davies, W&L Dancers Create... is a concert of works created, designed and performed by the W&L Repertory Dance Company—a performance that reflects, in theme and style, current undergraduate work in dance. This dance concert showcases the intellectual and creative curiosity within the dance program.

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021 19:30:00
Marlbrook Chamber Players' Music of Spain: Rhythms and Passion https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-marlbrook-chamber-players-music-of-spain-rhythms-and-passion washington-and-lee-university-presents-marlbrook-chamber-players-music-of-spain-rhythms-and-passion Starts: Sunday, November 14, 2021 03:00 pm

Ends: Sunday, November 14, 2021 05:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/marlbrook-fall-music-of-spain

Details: Washington and Lee University presents: MARLBROOK CHAMBER PLAYERS MUSIC OF SPAIN: RHYTHMS AND PASSION Megan Mason, viola; Anna Billias, piano; Julia Goudimova, cello;Jaime McArdle, violin Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall No tickets are required. All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. • Performance will also be streamed. https://livestream.com/wlu This fall, allow yourself a musical trip through the passionate and sensitive music of Spain! The Marlbrook Players invite our audience to a journey through Spain by playing various, passionate selections performed by the Quartet. We will introduce you to the world of Flamenco compás, tour the fragrant Valencia rose gardens, and show you the spirited nights and misty mornings of the Pyrenees mountains... All of that and more will be heard in the music of famous Spanish composers, with Joaquin Turina’s "Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67", as the central piece of the program.

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Sun, 14 Nov 2021 15:00:00
The University Orchestra Concert: "What's Old is New Again" and Reception https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-university-orchestra-concert-whats-old-is-new-again-and-reception washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-university-orchestra-concert-whats-old-is-new-again-and-reception Starts: Thursday, November 18, 2021 08:00 pm

Ends: Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:00 pm

Location: Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/uo-fall-whats-old-is-new-reception

Details: WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS: The University Orchestra Concert: "What's Old is New Again" and Reception Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall RECEPTION to follow in Lykes Atrium. All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus. No tickets are required. • Performance will also be streamed. https://livestream.com/wlu Join the University Orchestra for a concert of music from the past reimagined. Included will be living composer Adolphus Hailstork's "Sonata di Chiesa", William Grant Still's "Danzas de Panama" and Schubert's iconic "Symphony No. 1". Also featured will be a new one-movement piano concerto by Marcus Maroney that will feature new piano instructor, Dr. Akiko Konishi, as soloist. The UO looks forward to presenting historic forms in new ways. Join us for a time travel adventure! Please visit http://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-cent... or email boxoffice@wlu.edu for queries, updates, and changes.

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021 20:00:00
Annual Candlelight Processional & Community Tree Lighting https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/annual-candlelight-processional-community-tree-lighting annual-candlelight-processional-community-tree-lighting Starts: Friday, November 26, 2021 05:15 pm

Ends: Friday, November 26, 2021 06:30 pm

Location: Begin at Oak Grove Cemetery, sing carols down Main Street to Hopkins Green.

Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 5403194181

Website: https://www.mainstreetlexington.org/events.html

Details: Enjoy this free, family-friendly annual event that kicks off the downtown Lexington holiday season. The Processional will form at Oak Grove Cemetery beginning at 5:15 where candles and holiday songbooks will be distributed. At 5:30 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead the Processional down Main Street in a horse drawn carriage provided by the Lexington Carriage Company. The Processional will arrive at Hopkins Green, for caroling and lighting of the Community Tree. View commemorative luminaries provided by the SPCA, then visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

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Fri, 26 Nov 2021 17:15:00
Washington and Lee University Presents: "The Dramatic Circle" https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-dramatic-circle washington-and-lee-university-presents-the-dramatic-circle Starts: Thursday, December 2, 2021 07:30 pm

Ends: Saturday, December 4, 2021 09:30 pm

Location: Lenfest Center for the Arts
100 Glasgow Street Lenfest Hall, Keller Theatre
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center

Details: "The Dramatic Circle"Thursday, December 2-Sunday, December 5th, 2021At 7:30 pm, Lenfest Hall, Keller Theatre Tickets are required.Adult $18 | Senior $16 | W&L Faculty & Staff $14 | W&L Student/Student $8Taxes and processing fees included in ticket pricing. Written by Adrienne Kennedy. Directed by Nafeesa Monroe, guest artist In 1961, Suzanne and her sister-in-law Alice, two African-American writers, are stuck in London, waiting for Suzanne's brother to return from his dangerous journey pursuing the controversial philosopher Frantz Fanon. Pregnant Alice's health takes a turn for the worse, and her doctor encourages the two women to join his dramatic circle, in which his patients are reading Bram Stoker's "Dracula" together. In a one-act originally written for the radio, Adrienne Kenney, award-winning author of "Funnyhouse of a Negro", and 2018 inductee into the Theater Hall of Fame for "Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater," weaves together three seemingly incongruous stories. "The Dramatic Circle" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com Monroe has been a professional film, television and stage actress for over 20 years in Los Angeles, New York, and DC. Credits include: Off-Off Broadway: Backhouse Theatre Co.: "Hello Herman". Regional: Folger Shakespeare Company: "Julius Caesar"; Annapolis Shakespeare Company: "Hamlet"; and Shakespeare & Company: "Love's Labours Lost". Film/T.V. credits include: "Gridiron Gang", HBO's "Def Poetry", "The Bold and the Beautiful", "I'm Through with White Girls", and Jamie Foxx Show. She is a graduate of The Meisner School of Acting and received her MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. Monroe's one woman show "The Journey to Becoming Super Woman", premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland to four star reviews and has traveled to universities and theater festivals throughout the U.S. and the U.K.

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Sat, 04 Dec 2021 19:30:00
Annual Lexington Christmas Parade https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/annual-lexington-christmas-parade annual-lexington-christmas-parade Starts: Friday, December 3, 2021 06:00 pm

Ends: Friday, December 3, 2021 08:00 pm

Location: On Main Street through Downtown Lexington

Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 5403194181

Website: https://www.mainstreetlexington.org/events.html

Details: View floats, hear bands, and see Santa & Mrs. Claus during this downtown Lexington holiday favorite! The streets of downtown Lexington will be closed beginning at 5:00 PM in preparation of the Christmas Parade. Check Main Street Lexington's website beginning November 1 for the theme and to enter your float or organization.

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Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:00:00
North Rockbridge Holiday Open House Trail https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/north-rockbridge-holiday-open-house-trail-1 north-rockbridge-holiday-open-house-trail-1 Starts: Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 am

Ends: Saturday, December 4, 2021 05:00 pm

Location: Northern Rockbridge County

Phone:

Website: https://www.facebook.com/North-Rockbridge-Trail-112274933788747/

Details: Holiday Decorating ideas, Gift ideas, Museum, Farm fresh food, Baked Goods and so much more!!! Check out the NRT Map & Vendors for details. Watch for details on the North Rockbridge Trail Facebook page and/or Instagram @northrockbridgetrail!

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Sat, 04 Dec 2021 10:00:00
Washington and Lee University presents: Jen Silverman:"Turn and Face the Strange: Writing Non-Naturalistic Theatre" https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/washington-and-lee-university-presents-jen-silvermanturn-and-face-the-strange-writing-non-naturalistic-theatre washington-and-lee-university-presents-jen-silvermanturn-and-face-the-strange-writing-non-naturalistic-theatre Starts: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 05:30 pm

Ends: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 07:30 pm

Location: Via Zoom

Phone: 540-458-8000

Website: https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/

Details: "Turn and Face the Strange: Writing Non-Naturalistic Theatre" with Jen SilvermanTuesday, December 7 Workshop Via Zoom: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.To join Zoom meeting, contact: Mgualtieri@wlu.edu in TDFW Department to Sign-up This two-hour workshop focuses on theater as a particularly fertile ground for non-naturalistic story-telling. How can we defamiliarize the familiar? How do non-naturalistic approaches disarm an audience, or help disorient (and then reorient) them? In what ways can we access the political or emotional realities of our world by approaching them at an unexpected angle? Students will be lead through an intensive series of writing exercises aimed at developing their surrealist and absurdist instincts. Exercises will be interspersed with short readings from plays such as Caryl Churchill's "Far Away" or Young Jean Lee's monologue "Yaggoo". Students don't need to know anything about absurdist theater, nor do they need to be self-declared playwrights; all they need is the willingness to go on a focused writing journey. Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright and writer. Her plays include Witch, Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties..., The Roommate, and The Moors, and have been produced off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally in countries including England, Australia, The Czech Republic, Spain, Switzerland and China. Her plays are published with Samuel French/ Concord Theatricals (US), Oberon Books (UK), and S. Fischer Verlag (Germany). Silverman is the author of "The Island Dwellers", a collection of interlinked stories published by Random House and longlisted for the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards. Her debut novel "We Play Ourselves" was recently published by Random House, featured in the "NY Times", and selected by "O Magazine" as an 'LGBTQ Book That Will Change the Literary Landscape.' Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard. More info: www.jensilverman.com W&L Dance Master Class https://my.wlu.edu/theater-dance-and-film-studies/wandl-dance-masterclass-fall-2021-series

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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:30:00
Luminary Nights at Natural Bridge State Park https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park Starts: Friday, December 10, 2021 05:00 pm

Ends: Friday, December 10, 2021 09:00 pm

Location: Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Phone: (540) 291-1326

Website: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=NB210126-00

Details: Experience Natural Bridge State Park like never before. Enjoy an after-dark stroll along the illuminated Cedar Creek Trail and under the Natural Bridge. Regular admission applies. December 10-12; 5:00-9:00 PMDecember 17-19; 5:00-9:00 PMCarriage Rides will be held on December 12 and 19. Call the park at (540) 291-1331 for more information.

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Fri, 10 Dec 2021 17:00:00
Luminary Nights at Natural Bridge State Park https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-1 luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-1 Starts: Saturday, December 11, 2021 05:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, December 11, 2021 09:00 pm

Location: Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Phone: (540) 291-1326

Website: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=NB210126-00

Details: Experience Natural Bridge State Park like never before. Enjoy an after-dark stroll along the illuminated Cedar Creek Trail and under the Natural Bridge. Regular admission applies. December 10-12; 5:00-9:00 PMDecember 17-19; 5:00-9:00 PMCarriage Rides will be held on December 12 and 19. Call the park at (540) 291-1331 for more information.

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Sat, 11 Dec 2021 17:00:00
Luminary Nights at Natural Bridge State Park https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-2 luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-2 Starts: Sunday, December 12, 2021 05:00 pm

Ends: Sunday, December 12, 2021 09:00 pm

Location: Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Phone: (540) 291-1326

Website: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=NB210126-00

Details: Experience Natural Bridge State Park like never before. Enjoy an after-dark stroll along the illuminated Cedar Creek Trail and under the Natural Bridge. Regular admission applies. December 10-12; 5:00-9:00 PMDecember 17-19; 5:00-9:00 PMCarriage Rides will be held on December 12 and 19. Call the park at (540) 291-1331 for more information.

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Sun, 12 Dec 2021 17:00:00
Luminary Nights at Natural Bridge State Park https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-3 luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-3 Starts: Friday, December 17, 2021 05:00 pm

Ends: Friday, December 17, 2021 09:00 pm

Location: Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Phone: (540) 291-1326

Website: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=NB210126-00

Details: Experience Natural Bridge State Park like never before. Enjoy an after-dark stroll along the illuminated Cedar Creek Trail and under the Natural Bridge. Regular admission applies. December 10-12; 5:00-9:00 PMDecember 17-19; 5:00-9:00 PMCarriage Rides will be held on December 12 and 19. Call the park at (540) 291-1331 for more information.

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Fri, 17 Dec 2021 17:00:00
Luminary Nights at Natural Bridge State Park https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-4 luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-4 Starts: Saturday, December 18, 2021 05:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, December 18, 2021 09:00 pm

Location: Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Phone: (540) 291-1326

Website: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=NB210126-00

Details: Experience Natural Bridge State Park like never before. Enjoy an after-dark stroll along the illuminated Cedar Creek Trail and under the Natural Bridge. Regular admission applies. December 10-12; 5:00-9:00 PMDecember 17-19; 5:00-9:00 PMCarriage Rides will be held on December 12 and 19. Call the park at (540) 291-1331 for more information.

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Sat, 18 Dec 2021 17:00:00
Luminary Nights at Natural Bridge State Park https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-5 luminary-nights-at-natural-bridge-state-park-5 Starts: Sunday, December 19, 2021 05:00 pm

Ends: Sunday, December 19, 2021 09:00 pm

Location: Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Phone: (540) 291-1326

Website: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=NB210126-00

Details: Experience Natural Bridge State Park like never before. Enjoy an after-dark stroll along the illuminated Cedar Creek Trail and under the Natural Bridge. Regular admission applies. December 10-12; 5:00-9:00 PMDecember 17-19; 5:00-9:00 PMCarriage Rides will be held on December 12 and 19. Call the park at (540) 291-1331 for more information.

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Sun, 19 Dec 2021 17:00:00
14th Annual Rockbridge Bull & Oyster Fest https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/14th-annual-rockbridge-bull-oyster-fest 14th-annual-rockbridge-bull-oyster-fest Starts: Saturday, April 2, 2022 01:00 pm

Ends: Saturday, April 2, 2022 05:00 pm

Location: Virginia Horse Center
487 Maury River Road
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone:

Website: http://rockahc.org/wp/event/14th-annual-rockbridge-bull-and-oyster-festival/

Details: The Bull & Oyster Fest has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, from 1-5PM at Virginia Horse Center. Join us at the Virginia Horse Center for an afternoon of oysters, BBQ, games, live music by Gary Ruley & Mule Train and more! All proceeds from the event benefit Rockbridge Area Health Center whose mission is to promote and provide access to comprehensive, high-quality, and affordable health care to improve the health and well-being of our community. Rockbridge Area Health Center served almost 6,500 patients in 2020 and had over 26,000 patient visits, providing an average of $83,000 in charitable care each month. Admission includes oysters, barbeque, live entertainment and one beverage ticket. Questions? Contact Craig Vinecombe at 464-8700, ext. 7118 or cvinecombe@rockahc.org. Facebook Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/2208119985979738/

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Sat, 02 Apr 2022 13:00:00
Freedom Food Festival https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/freedom-food-festival freedom-food-festival Starts: Sunday, July 3, 2022 05:30 pm

Ends: Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:00 pm

Location: Downtown Lexington
Main Street
Lexington , VA 24450

Phone:

Website: http://www.freedomfoodfestival.com

Details: SAVE the DATE for the 2022 FREEDOM FOOD FESTIVAL! The Freedom Food Festival Steering Committee is pleased to announce plans to move forward with the festival in 2022. Save the Date for the evening of Sunday, July 3, 2022 and we'll see you on Main Street in downtown Lexington! Check this page for festival updates.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2022 17:30:00