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June 2019

  • 06/01 – 06/29 – Movie Posters Scavenger Hunt

    It’s showtime at your library. A Movie Posters Scavenger Hunt will take place at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library from June 1 to June 29th Find small pictures of ten children’s movie posters hidden around the library. Mark your form and return it to the Circulation Desk to be entered in a prize drawing! • ahrlib.org

  • 06/04 – 08/01 – Library Sponsoring Summer Reading Program

    The Clifton Forge Public Library is sponsoring its annual Summer Reading Program from June 12 through July 31 for area children ages 3 through 12. Called “Summer Reading is Out of This World,” the theme will be Space. Programs will be held on Wednesday between June 12 and July 31, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. However, there will be no program on July 3. Unless otherwise advertised, programs will be held in the Library’s Michael Armstrong Community Room. The library encourages reading at all levels. Between June 12 and July 31, readers ages 3 to adult are encouraged to keep a log of books they have read, or that were read to them. Get details at the circulation desk and pick up a reading log! • cliftonforgelibrary.org

  • 06/10 – 07/11 – Summer Art Camp 2019

    Summer Art Camp 2019. Lots of fun for kids ages 8 thru 12. A daily camp beginning at 9:30 am and ending at 12:30 pm. Session I begins on June 10th and ends on June 13th. Session II begins on June 24th and ends on June 27th. Session III begins on July 8th and ends on July 11th. The cost is $75 per session. Call or come by the Center to register. 540-862-4447 • highlandsartsandcraft.org/event/summer-art-camp-session-3/2018-07-16/

  • 06/11 – STEAM Machine

    S.T.E.A.M. Machine, the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library’s kids science workshop, will meet on Tuesday, June 11th, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Children in grades K-5 are invited to participate in fun, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Two sessions are offered in the Children’s Area. This month’s topic will be “Communicating with Braille.” • ahrlib.org

  • 06/12 – Summer Story Time

    Summer Story Time begins at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Wednesday, June 12th, at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, movement, and crafts are offered for our “littlest” library friends. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join the fun in the Community Room. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/12 – AHRL Book Club

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, June 12th, at 2:30 p.m. The group will discuss The Fallen by David Baldacci. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/12 – Clifton Forge Public Library Launches Summer Reading Program with Moonfinder

    As part of its “Summer Reading is Out of This World” program for children ages 3-12, the Clifton Forge Public Library will host “Moonfinder.” Activities and crafts will revolve around the phases of the moon and will be presented by Cori Layman. The program will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., in the Library’s Michael Armstrong Community Room. Parents or guardians should accompany their preschoolers and primary grade children. For information about any library programs, call the Clifton Forge Public Library, at 863-2519. • cliftonforgelibrary.org

  • 06/13 – Kids’ Make & Take Craft at the Library

    The staff at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will host the monthly Kids’ Make & Take Craft on Thursday, June 13th, from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to come by the tables in the Children’s Area to create a summer sun catcher. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/13 – LEGO Free Play

    LEGO Free Play will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, June 13th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children, teens, and adults are invited to create their own amazing masterpieces in this hands-on, fun, and educational program. **No registration is required. LEGO pieces are provided. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/14 – Flag Day Ceremony

    The Flag Day Celebration @ the Masonic Amphitheatre begins at 5:30pm. The Stars and Stripes Celebration Committee of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is excited to announce this year’s 243rd Nation’s Birthday events. We will kick off our patriotic celebration with a Flag Day Ceremony, June 14th, at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Amphitheatre. Included in the ceremony will be flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2, Girl Scout Troup # 699, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and #1033. Jim “Neighbor” Smith with also take part in the flag ceremony. In addition there will be patriotic music sung by Dale Muterspaugh and a benefit picnic supper with birthday cake. Everyone is invited to this very special occasion. We urge you to bring children to this event. It’s a great opportunity for them to be reminded of the importance of our nation’s flag. This events kicks off The Town of Clifton Forge’s Stars and Strips Celebration culminating on July 4th. Flag Day Etiquette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_G-Wwqfzd4 • cliftonforgemainstreet.org #uniquely Alleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com

  • 06/14 – They Shall Not Grow Old: Flag Day Movie Event

    THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (rated R) Friday, June 14 at 7pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium **After the Flag Day ceremony in the Masonic Amphitheatre.** Flag Day Week concludes with a screening of this stunning documentary. Rates 100% ‘fresh’ by patrons on the popular film sire Rotten Tomatoes. The film screening will be held in the Masonic Theatre Auditorium and is free. Refreshments will be available. Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future. One reviewer noted, “Director Peter Jackson’s assemblage of restored footage — colored and rendered in 3D, with added sound effects, voices, and narration — is an astonishing achievement, a distillation of war itself.” Join us for this special community screening. • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 06/15 – River Rock Concert Series: Will Jones Band

    River Rock Concert Series Will Jones Band Location: Jackson River Sports Complex / River Rock Amphitheatre Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. • www.covington.va.us

  • 06/18 – Monoplating on Gelli Plates Workshop

    Join Nancy Newhard of the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center as she teaches two workshops on monoplating using acrylic paints. Two sessions of the workshop will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Tuesday, June 18th, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The 1 p.m. session will be for children from ages 8-12; teens and adults are invited to the 6 p.m. session. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the library at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/18 – A Novel Bunch Evening Book Club

    “A Novel Bunch” Evening Book Club will meet at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Tuesday, June 18th, at 7 p.m. Join our evening book club as we discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/19 – Getting Started with Graphic Design Class

    Getting Started with Graphic Design Digital Literacy class will be offered at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Wednesday, June 19th, at 2 p.m. In this introductory computer class, participants will learn about typography, color, layout, images design basics, and branding. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call us at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/20 – “Inside Drive-In” Movie

    “Inside Drive-In” Movie Thursday, June 20th, 5:30 p.m. It’s showtime at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library where we’ll turn the Community Room into a drive-in, complete with cardboard box “cars.” Kids participating will enjoy movie snacks, crazy “cars,” and Hotel Transylvania III! **Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the library staff at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/20 – Brown Bag Book Club to Meet June 20

    The Clifton Forge Public Library’s Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Thursday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Library’s Michael Armstrong Community Room. The group will discuss, “Hippie,” by Paulo Coelho. The library is located at 535 Church Street. The phone number is 863-2519. • cliftonforgelibrary.org

  • 06/21 – Wonder Woman: Benefit Movie Screening

    Friday, June 21 at 7: 00 pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Join host, presenter and local good guy Ricky Bates as as he kicks-off his inaugural benefit film series, HEROES 4 HEROES, with a free community screening of the hit film WONDER WOMAN. Each film in the series will feature a blockbuster super-hero film and benefit a selected community charity. The charity will change with each film. Admission is free and donations will be collected to benefit the selected community organization, THE PINK TIE GROUP. The Pink Tie Group helps individuals and families in our area who are battling breast cancer. Refreshments will be available, and all are welcome! The film is rated PG 13. ABOUT THE FILM: Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. Scoring an eye-popping 93% fresh on the film site Rotten Tomatoes, this fast paced action flick breathes new life into this well-loved super-hero tale. • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 06/21 – 06/22 – Covington Cork & Pork Festival

    Join us in the Alleghany Highlands June 21st & 22nd, 2019 as we bring competition BBQ to the mountains. The 8th Annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival will be the biggest and best festival yet. There will be something for everyone! Come out, bring your family, and enjoy good BBQ, cooking demos, eating contests, bands, entertainment for the kids and much more!! Festival Location: Downtown Covington, Virginia (Main St., Court Ave., Maple Ave., Locust St.) • covingtoncorkandpork.com/

  • 06/22 – All American STARS

    STARS (Special Theatrical Artists’ Revue & Showcase) will perform “All American STARS,” a variety show on stage at the Historic Masonic Theatre, on Sat., June 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. The show will be the first of three variety shows that the troupe of mentally and physically challenged performers will present during its 23rd performance season. More than 25 performers will be featured in STARS’ troupe for its 23rd performance season. Paula Crance and Sonya Romanello, will return as co-directors of STARS. • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 06/22 – Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

    Packet pick up on Friday, June 21 will be at Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism office, 110 Mall Road, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Covington Farmers’ Market located at 134 West Main Street. On Saturday morning, packet pick up will move to the Intervale Trailhead and open at 6:30am. The Marathon will begin at 7am, the half marathon at 7:15am, 10K at 7:30am, and 5K at 7:45am. All races begin and end at the Intervale Trail Head in Covington, Virginia. Field parking is available however we encourage carpooling whenever possible. • jacksonrivermarathon.com/

  • 06/22 – River Rock Concert Series: Glen Shelton

    Glen Shelton River Rock Concert Series Location: Jackson River Sports Complex / River Rock Amphitheatre Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. • www.covington.va.us

  • 06/22 – Historic Masonic Theatre Tour

    Tour all four floors of The Historic Masonic Theatre and learn the history of this amazing architectural structure built in 1905. Your tour guide will give you insights and information about each floor, the miraculous story of its renovation and a sound and light demo which features its state-of-the-art capabilities. The tour lasts from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet in the Theatre Annex. No charge for the tour, donations are appreciated. The entire Theatre is wheelchair-accessible. • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 06/22 – Using Gmail Digital Literacy Class

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library staff continues their digital literacy classes with “Using Gmail.” This basic computer class will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, at 11 a.m. Learn about creating and setting up accounts, sending and responding to email, and using Gmail on mobile devices. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call us at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/25 – Bright Star Theatre

    As part of the Summer Reading Program at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library, Bright Star Theatre will perform on Tuesday, June 25th, at 11 a.m. The show will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Granbery United Methodist Church. The zany actors from Bright Star Theatre return this summer to present One Small Step: The Real-Life Journey to Outer Space. **This program is sponsored by Highlands Community Bank. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/26 – Summer Story Time

    Summer Story Time continues at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Wednesday, June 26th, at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, movement, and crafts are offered for our “littlest” library friends. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join the fun in the Community Room. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/27 – Book Bingo!

    Join the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library staff as we play Book Bingo!on Thursday, June 27th, at 2 p.m. This competitive game is open to children, teens, and adults. Join us for fun and prizes—books, of course! **No registration is required. • ahrlib.org

  • 06/29 – Cash Unchained

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute Saturday, June 29 at 7:00 PM Tickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year’s performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand. Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 06/29 – Fiddlin’ By The River Blue Grass Festival

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex 870 Edgemont Drive, Covington VA, 24426 Tickets: $10.00 per day, $15 for weekend. Advanced Tickets Available. Gates Open at 12:00 p.m. Saturday’s Line-Up: Beginning at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Highway, Wound Tight, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Robels of Rythmn Cloggers, Hank, Pattie & The Current Sundays Line-Up: Beginning at 3:00 p.m. VA Fast Bluegrass, New Standard, Southern Rail Express, Mountain Heart. More Information: Call Covington Parks & Recreation at (540) 965-6360 • www.covington.va.us

July 2019

  • 07/01 – 07/31 – Robot Scavenger Hunt

    A Robot Scavenger Hunt will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library from July 1st to July 31st. Small pictures of robots have been hidden around the library. Pick up an entry form at the Circulation Desk, mark the robots, and return to enter the prize drawing! • ahrlib.org

  • 07/04 – Stars and Stripes Celebration

    On July 4th, we will begin the day-long celebration with a Down Town parade at 11 am. We urge you to come out and enjoy the parade or even be in it. As this is a small town celebration in the best sense of the word, we are hoping that many of our young people will hop on the bikes, carry a flag or wear something red, white and blue and march or ride in the parade. At the conclusion of the parade everyone is invited to gather at the Town Hall steps for a special ceremony honoring our Veterans and a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. We encourage you to follow our bagpipers on a short walk to the Masonic Amphitheatre for an afternoon picnic lunch and children’s face painting. At 6 PM, the grounds of the C & O Heritage Center open to the public, free of charge, for an evening of informal fun, food and festivities. This outstanding presentation will include a Retreat of the Colors. An awesome fireworks display will take place at dusk to close out the day-long celebration. • cliftonforgemainstreet.org #uniquely Alleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com

  • 07/04 – Covington’s 4th of July Celebration

    Join Us for the 4th of July Location: Jackson River Sports Complec 3:00: Bailey James 6:00: Uptown 9:30: Fireworks Kids Activities (Deb’s Jolly Jumps) • www.covington.va.us

  • 07/04 – Library Closed

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, in celebration of Independence Day. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/06 – River Rock Concert Series: Seven Mile Ford

    Seven Mile Ford River Rock Concert Series Location: Jackson River Sports Complex / River Rock Amphitheatre Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. • www.covington.va.us

  • 07/07 – 07/11 – Teenweek 2019

    The Alleghany Highlands largest Free Teen event! Open to all teens. Registration begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday at Covington Bible Church, 2140 S Carpenter Drive. We hope to see you there! • covingtonbiblechurch.com/teenweek

  • 07/09 – Birds of Prey Presentation

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library staff continues their Summer Reading Program events with Birds of Prey Presentation on Tuesday, July 9th,at 11 a.m.The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Granbery United Methodist Church. Both children and adults will find this presentation fascinating. An educational staff member from Three Rivers Avian Center in Hinton, West Virginia, will bring rescued endangered birds that are unable to be released and teach about their habitats, adaptation, and conservation. **This program is sponsored by Highlands Community Bank. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/09 – STEAM Machine

    STEAM Machine will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Tuesday, July 9th, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Children in grades K-5 are invited to participate in fun, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Two sessions are offered in the Children’s Area. This month’s topic will be “Building Magnetic Metal Robots.” • ahrlib.org

  • 07/10 – Summer Story Time

    Summer Story Time continues at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Wednesday, July 10th, at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, movement, and crafts are offered for our “littlest” library friends. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join the fun in the Community Room. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/10 – AHRL Book Club

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, July 10th, at 2:30 p.m. The group will discuss Upstate by James Wood. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/11 – Tech Hacks–Digital Literacy Class

    Digital Literacy classes continue at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library with “Tech Hacks” on Thursday, July 11th, at 2 p.m. Discover tech hacks that will make your life easier. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call us at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/11 – “Roleplay Readers”

    “Roleplay Readers” will take place at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, July 11th, at 6:30 p.m.Join guest lecturer Kathy Comer as she demonstrates the art of Reader’s Theater. Adults will choose a script, practice briefly, and then perform their skits. Jerry Clark of the Alleghany Journal will film the performances for participants to take home. *Participants are asked to bring a flash drive to record their performances. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Adults may sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the library staff at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/13 – River Rock Concert Series: Domino

    Domino River Rock Concert Series Location: Jackson River Sports Complex / River Rock Amphitheatre Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. • www.covington.va.us

  • 07/13 – Popular Internet Uses–Digital Literacy Class

    A new computer class, “Popular Internet Uses,” will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Saturday, July 13th, at 11 a.m. Learn how to buy, sell, research, and complete online media. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the staff at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/14 – River Rock Concert Series: Faithful Praise

    Faithful Praise River Rock Concert Series Location: Jackson River Sports Complex / River Rock Amphitheatre Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. • www.covington.va.us

  • 07/17 – Summer Story Time

    Summer Story Time continues at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Wednesday, July 17th, at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, movement, and crafts are offered for our “littlest” library friends. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join the fun in the Community Room. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/18 – Teen Music School

    It’s teen showtime at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, July 18th, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.! A representative from the Warner School of Music will demonstrate various instruments and allow teens to perform in the Community Room. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Teens may sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the staff at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/20 – Gran Fondo Alleghany

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 Start: Gran Fondo 7:30 am, Medio Mountain 8:00 am, Medio Fondo 8:30 am, Piccolo Fondo 9:00 am Covington & Clifton Forge, Virginia. • granfondoalleghany.com/

  • 07/23 – LEGO Free Play

    LEGO Free Play will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Children, teens, and adults are invited to create their own amazing masterpieces in this hands-on, fun, and educational program. **No registration is required. LEGO pieces are provided. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/25 – Kids’ Make & Take Craft at the Library

    The staff at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will host the monthly Kids’ Make & Take Craft on Thursday, June 13th, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to come by the tables in the Children’s Area to create a fish mosaic. • ahrlib.org

  • 07/31 – Summer Reading Program

    Showtime at the Library is coming to a close. The Summer Reading Program at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library wraps up its final month as registered participants are encouraged to read and be rewarded! The last day to record books read during June and July is Wednesday, July 31st. All summer reading prizes must be picked up by SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH. • ahrlib.org

August 2019

  • 08/03 – Community Health Fair at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany

    Please join LewisGale Hospital Alleghany for our exciting event – designed to help you live a healthier life. The event will feature free health screenings, valuable health information, tours, and much more! • lewisgale.com/location/lewisgale-hospital-alleghany

  • 08/03 – Lake Moomaw One Mile Swim

    There will be a one-mile race at 9:00am. The start and finish is on the beach at Cole’s Point, clearly visible to the spectators and race personnel. The course runs along the shore to the south, approximately 50 yards out and continues east and north around buoys that will be clearly visible. The swimmers will reach the turn-around point inside the “no wake zone” in the inlet and turn counter- clockwise around a buoy and swim back to the beach via the same route. Buoys will remain to the swimmer’s left. Swimmers will depart from the beach in waves of 10 people or fewer, 1 minute apart. Warm-up begins at: 7:45am Check-in Closes at: 8:45am Race begins at: 9:00am Eligibility: Open to all swimmers 18 years & older. • lakemoomawswim.com/

  • 08/07 – Summer Story Time

    Summer Story Time continues at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Wednesday, August 7th, at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, movement, and crafts are offered for our “littlest” library friends. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join the fun in the Community Room. • ahrlib.org

  • 08/14 – Summer Story Time

    Summer Story Time continues at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Wednesday, August 14th, at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, movement, and crafts are offered for our “littlest” library friends. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join the fun in the Community Room. • ahrlib.org

October 2019

  • 10/31 – Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge from 1PM to 5PM. Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying murals hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more… • cliftonforgemainstreet.org #uniquely Alleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com

November 2019

  • 11/02 – Boys Home Harvest Hustle

    Join us in our third annual Boys Home 5K – and this year, we’re expanding! A full morning of running will include a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and family fun run. All races start and end at the Intervale Trailhead of the Jackson River Scenic Trail, in Covington, VA. The USATF-certified course has a smooth crushed gravel surface and is mostly flat, with some small hills. The course follows an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, winding along the Jackson River through the scenic Alleghany Highlands. 30 minutes after the top 3 male and top 3 female runners finish each event, the awards ceremony for that event will be held at the start/finish site. All registrants will receive a race T-shirt; all finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. You are welcome to run or walk at your own pace; please be aware that aid stations will close at noon. *This event will take place, rain or shine!* Proceeds from the race will benefit Boys Home of Virginia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, housing, and basic living expenses for young men whose lives have been negatively impacted by poverty or family instability. • www.runforboyshome.org

  • 11/15 – Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting

    November 15, 2019 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. This ceremony will take place at Town Hall and feature childrens cloggers from the Alleghany Highlands. Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony. • cliftonforgemainstreet.org #uniquely Alleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com

December 2019

  • 12/06 – Clifton Forge Christmas Parade

    On Friday evening December 6th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2019 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen WINTER WONDERLAND for our theme. As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal float, best overall float and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter. • cliftonforgemainstreet.org #uniquely Alleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com

  • 12/07 – Clifton Forge Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour & Holiday Joy Silent Auction

    Saturday, December 7, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. $15.00 per ticket The holiday spirit awaits you as you tour the beautiful locations on the annual Clifton Forge Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour. All locations sparkle with seasonal decorations that will have you tra-la-la-ing as you move from place to place. In addition to strolling through the locations which include a Christmas quilt pew display, live music at The Historic Masonic Theatre–the Tour showcases an amazing Holiday Joy Silent Auction to add to your Holiday cheer. Proceeds from the Holiday Home Tour go directly back into the community and help fund charities and non-profits like the Food Pantry, the Christmas Mother program and YMCA youth programs.