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January 2019

  • 01/16 – 02/22 – Painting With Miss Bossy Pants

    The art for this exhibit is from a week-long workshop with Joan Fullerton at the Studio School in Roanoke. Joan helps to liberate students from painting timidity with fun ways to loosen up, to paint freely and discover their own unique artistic voice. • highlandsartsandcraft.org/

February 2019

  • 02/01 – 02/28 – Blind Date with a Book

    Celebrate the month of love with books in plain brown wrappers (with a short synopsis written in red). Scan the “blind” books at the Circulation Desk and check them out (literally) at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library! • www.ahrlib.org

  • 02/05 – 04/16 – The Gauntlet Classes

    Classes for The Gauntlet starts February 5, 2019 for 10 weeks every Tuesday night. Want to start your business or expand please let us know. Over $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the Gauntlet Awards Ceremony at the Vinton Memorial on May 16, 2019. Something you don’t want to miss! For more information contact *protected email* or contact the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation at 540.862.0936. • www.advancementfoundation.org

  • 02/05 – 03/12 – Women’s Bible Study

    Join us for “FIGHT BACK WITH JOY, A NEW BIBLE STUDY BY MARGARET FEINBERG” 6 SESSION WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY LED BY JESSICA FREEMAN BEGINNING FEB. 5TH WHEN: TUESDAYS | 9:15-10:45 WHERE: THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS YMCA | 101 YMCA WAY, COVINGTON VA, 24422 FREE CHILD CARE PROVIDED FREE TO THE COMMUNITY FIGHT WITH JOY- CELEBRATE MORE. REGRET LESS. STARE DOWN YOUR GREATEST FEARS. STUDY GUIDE INCLUDED, BUT NOT MANDATORY: $17 (INCLUDES SHIPPING) • https://alleghanyhighlandsymca.org/event/6-session-womens-bible-study/

  • 02/06 – 02/27 – Story Time at the Library

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

  • 02/12 – STEAM Machine

    STEAM Machine is a monthly educational program offered at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Tuesday, February 12th, 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 in the Children’s Area. February’s lesson: Matters of the Heart • ahrlib.org

  • 02/13 – AHRL Book Club|

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, February 13th at 2:30 p.m. Discussion will be on The Locksmith’s Daughter by Karen Brooks. • ahrlib.org

  • 02/14 – Kids’ Make & Take Craft at the Library

    Kids’ Make & Take Craft will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, February 14th, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to stop by the tables in the Children’s Area to create a special Valentine craft. • www.ahrlib.org

  • 02/16 – Riddick Dance

    Riddick Dance Saturday, February 16 at 7:00 PM in the John E. Hillert Auditorium Tickets: Main Orchestra: $20; Rear Orchestra and Front Balcony: $17; Rear Balcony: $15; Box Seats: $30. Sponsored, in part, by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riddick Dance was founded in 2009 by artistic director, David F. Riddick. Riddick Dance is a contemporary dance company known for its broad dance repertory, expressive movement, athleticism, and fusion of dance styles. In performance, Riddick Dance uses diverse platforms of presentation including, but not limited to, visual media, spoken word, live music, and visual art. Educational workshops challenge participants to dance their “truth” while expanding their movement vocabularies and maintaining body awareness. Riddick Dance enriches its range of cultural offerings by featuring a wide range of performing arts, but primarily expressive dance. Productions including ONE, Phoenix, and The King Project have distinguished the company as a contemporary dance company to watch. COMING SOON: Details about a one-of-a-kind educational workshop to be offered by Riddick Dance during the afternoon of Feb 16. • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 02/16 – 02/17 – George Washington Train Show

    George Washington Train Show to be held in Clifton Forge, VA February 16th & 17th, 2019 C&O Historical Society (a national non-profit) will hold its annual fundraising event: The 2019 George Washington Train Show. This event takes place at the Clifton Forge Armory at 724 Commercial Ave. and the C&O Railway Heritage Center at 705 E Main St. in Clifton Forge, VA. The dates are Saturday, February 17thth from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Sunday, February 18th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Train show admission is $5.00 and includes entrance to the C&O Railway Heritage Center/Museum. There will be a diverse selection of vendors which include: all scales of models, railroad memorabilia, antiques and authors available for signing, selling, and discussion of their books. Mickey Cash, an antique vendor and C&O Historical Society member, will be giving FREE – YES FREE – railroad antique appraisals. Train Show Highlights: At the Heritage Center – C&OHS O-scale layout team leaders Scott Cyrus and Nick Marakovits from West Virginia will be present. They will be running the museum’s model layout of the C&O Railway’s route and showcasing equipment representative of the 1940s through the Chessie System era. Additionally, they will be joined by guests from the Appalachian Model Railroad Society in Ashland, Kentucky. The American Flyer/ACSG Carolinas Division will have a large interactive layout and a popular train race at the Clifton Forge Armory Also available will be “S” gauge trains and American Flyer repair and parts. HO Scale Layout by New River Valley Modular Railroad N-Scale Layout at the Heritage Center by Dale Perry West Virginia Operation Life Saver will have a display at the Heritage Center – Great for kids! Alan Clark, a C&OHS member and volunteer, will be giving motor car rides at the Heritage Center. The C&O Railway Heritage Center features a full historical museum with an O-scale layout, railroad car exhibits, a 7 ½” gauge ride-on-train, and so much more! Swing by The Depot Gift Shop and browse all of our unique gifts! Visit the Heritage Center website at www.candoheritage.org. A fun filled weekend event for all ages! • www.cohs.org/

  • 02/19 – A Novel Bunch Evening Book Club

    A Novel Bunch Evening Book Club will meet on Tuesday, February 19th, at 7 p.m. at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Join an AHRL staff member and others in our evening book club as we discuss The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. • www.ahrlib.org

  • 02/21 – Book Buddies

    Book Buddies is the newest literacy program offered at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Children from kindergarten through third grades are invited to join Miss Tori for more challenging books and sophisticated activities. Tuesday, February 21st: The Snowy Nap; Snowflake craft • ahrlib.org

  • 02/21 – 03/05 – Student Art Show at the Library

    The Covington Woman’s Club Student Art Show will be on display at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library from February 21 to March 5th. Check out the winning art pieces, as well as the short stories and poems that won the CWC Writing Contest on display in the Community Room. • www.ahrlib.org

  • 02/26 – 02/26 – LEGO Builders at the Library

    LEGO Builders will be held on Tuesday, February 26th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Children from ages 6-12 are invited to join an AHRL staff member for this hands-on, fun, and educational program. **No registration is required. LEGO pieces are provided. • ahrlib.org

  • 02/28 – 03/02 – Quilt Winter Blues Away with Kaye! Quilt Retreat at The Historic Masonic Theatre

    The 2nd Annual QUILT WINTER BLUES AWAY WITH KAYE! February 28 through March 2, 2019 Our first Quilt Retreat was so popular, we were asked to do it again. Kaye is excited to return to Clifton Forge to share her skills, techniques and all new lessons with you. Internationally known quilt designer, author, teacher and fabric designer, Kaye England, returns to Clifton Forge to present the second Quilt Winter Blues Away with Kaye Retreat. The cost of patterns is included with registration, as are morning/afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners. Registration limited to 46 students and is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced quilters! Visit our website for more info and to register. • http://www.historicmasonictheatre.com

  • 02/28 – Quilt Retreat with Kaye England 2019

    Quilt Retreat with Kaye 2nd Annual QUILT WINTER BLUES AWAY WITH KAYE! February 28 through March 2, 2019 Our first Quilt Retreat was so popular, we were asked to do it again. Kaye is excited to return to Clifton Forge to share her skills, techniques and all new lessons with you. Internationally known quilt designer, author, teacher and fabric designer, Kaye England, returns to Clifton Forge to present the second Quilt Winter Blues Away with Kaye Retreat. The cost of patterns is included with registration, as are morning/afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners. Registration limited to 46 students and is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced quilters! Schedule: Thursday noon: February 28: Check in and set up. 2:00 pm Kaye lectures and students begin quilting; dinner in Historic Masonic Theatre Underground, evening quilting session. Friday, March 1, Lectures and quilting from morning through evening with morning and afternoon breaks, lunch and dinner provided. Saturday, March 2, Lectures and quilting from morning through 5:00, photos, packing up and good-byes. Breaks and lunch provided. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date. • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

March 2019

  • 03/02 – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration at the Library

    Join the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library staff for treats to celebrate the birthday of beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss, on Saturday, March 2nd, beginning at 10 a.m. • www.ahrlib.org

  • 03/03 – The Princess and the Pea: Barter Players

    The Princess and the Pea The Barter Players Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 PM in the John E. Hillert Auditorium Tickets: Main Orchestra: $20; Rear Orchestra and Front Balcony: $17; Rear Balcony: $15; Box Seats: $30. Sponsored, in part, by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Bandits have come to rob the kingdom. The only hope lies with Prince Harold, who must wed before he can be crowned king. But Harold is more interested in wrestling than girls—even when a beautiful maiden claiming to be Princess Marigold appears at the castle. Determined to stay single, Harold devises a way to test Marigold’s qualifications using a garden pea and a stack of mattresses. Can Marigold pass the test? Will the kingdom be saved? A fun twist on a classic fairy tale. • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 03/06 – Story Time at the Library

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

  • 03/07 – Crafty Creations Class at the Library

    Crafty Creations continues at the Alleghany Hgihalds Regional Library on Thursday, March 7th, at 7 p.m.with Hodge-Podge! Kathy Comer, a gardener and self-proclaimed “junker,” will give gardening tips for early spring and decorating ideas for the upcoming season. **No registration is required. • www.ahrlib.org

  • 03/09 – Pink Tie Gala 2019

    SAVE THE DATE! Pink Tie Gala 2019 Saturday, March 9, 2019 Last year’s Pink Tie Gala was a blast and raised serious money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us again this year. More details, including sponsor and ticket sales coming soon. Get ready to GO PINK! • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 03/09 – Did You Know? Tracing Family Roots Class

    Do you know how to fill in all the gaps of your family history? The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library revives their Did You Know?series with a class entitled Tracing Family Roots on Saturday, March 9th, at 11 a.m. Join local history expert Inna Henderson as she explains how to begin researching your family tree in the Community Room. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the AHRL at 962-3321. • www.ahrlib.org

  • 03/10 – Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up O Men

    Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up O Men Sunday, March 10 at 2 PM in the John E. Hillert Auditorium Tickets: Adult: $37; Senior (55+): $35; Box Seats: $50; Groups of 8 or more save 10% MEN IN THE PARISH BASEMENT? WHAT’S A CHURCH LADY TO DO? Find out when the talented touring company of actors stops in Clifton Forge for an afternoon of theatrical high-jinx. “Rise Up O Men” gives the gents a chance to shine in the latest installment of the Church Basement Ladies musical comedy series. This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. Rise Up O Men features familiar faces: Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson who would never leave the basement kitchen unattended, of course (who would make bars for the youth group meeting?). But as they busy themselves with preparations for their church’s participation in the town’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, we get to see their coming and goings from the eyes of the menfolk, who have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking. Originally produced by Troupe America Inc, the original musical comedy, “The Church Basement Ladies”, opened at the Plymouth Playhouse in Minneapolis September 2005 to a response so enthusiastic that its initial run lasted two-and-a-half years. Five sequels have expanded the universe of these familiar and beloved comedies, affectionately known as the “Steel Magnolias of the Prairie,” making The Church Basement Ladies the most successful show in Troupe America’s 30-year history. Millions of Americans have discovered a heartfelt connection to the deeply funny church matriarch characters through regional and national touring productions. **By contractual arrangement, there are only Adult, Senior and group ticket rates for this production.** • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 03/12 – STEAM Machine

    STEAM Machine is a monthly educational program offered at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Tuesday, March 12th, 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 in the Children’s Area. March’s lesson: Airplane Engineering • ahrlib.org

  • 03/13 – AHRL Book Club

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 13th, at 2:30 p.m. The book club will discuss Mr. Flood’s Last Resort by Jess Kidd. • ahrlib.org

  • 03/14 – Kids’ Make & Take Craft at the Library

    Kids’ Make & Take Craft will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, March 14th, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to stop by the tables in the Children’s Area to make marshmallow shamrock stamping, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. • www.ahrlib.org

  • 03/16 – Robbie Limon: The Singers & Songwriters Show

    Robbie Limon: The Singers & Songwriters Show Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 PM In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Tickets: Main Orchestra: $20; Rear Orchestra/Front Balcony: $15; Rear Balcony $12; Box Seats: $30 Robbie returns to the Masonic stage to share his love of 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s 60’s & 1970s-era singers and songwriters. The result is an eclectic mix of the of the music of your life that you can sing along to- it’s like the perfect car ride for your musical soul. Robbie’s performance of these classics songs will spark memories and more than a few laughs as you lose yourself in the music. Robbie’s repertoire is vast, and many refer him to a human jukebox. Robbie takes your requests and consistently performs song arrangements and voice characterizations are pitch-perfect renditions of what you recall from the original recordings. Robbie shares his own personal experiences, and stories during the show and invites you to participate, making this special performance fun for the whole family. • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 03/16 – Digital Literacy Classes at the Library

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library wraps up their digital literacy winter series with two classes on Saturday, March 16th. Local instructor Adrienne Young will teach Computer Basics III–Maintenance in the 11 a.m. session. The class will focus on general maintenance issues and how to install updates At 1 p.m., she will teach Online Shopping. Participants will learn how to navigate the web and conduct online shopping safely. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the AHRL at 962-3321. • www.ahrlib.org

  • 03/17 – Virginia’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    BEGORRAH ! A WEE PARADE IS PLANNED ST PATRICK’S DAY – Clifton Forge is hosting The Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the Alleghany Highlands, March 17. Get your best green outfit ready and assemble at 5PM, rain or shine, at Bannon’s Irish Inn at 411 E. Ridgeway Street. We will eat – Irish Soda Bread – We will drink – Green Punch- And- we will be merry while competing in the Ugliest Knees Contest. So all you lads and lassies be sure to wear your kilt. Then we will parade across Ridgeway Street to Jack Mason’s Tavern and Brewery at 400 E. Ridgeway Street to lift a glass in toast to St. Patrick and to each other. Green beverages and St Patrick Day Food specials will be available for your enjoyment. • cliftonforgemainstreet.org #uniquely Alleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com

  • 03/18 – AHArts Council presents RHYTHM OF THE DANCE OCATION: Historic Masonic Theatre CURTAIN TIME: 7:00 pm TICKETS: $20 Adult, $8 Student The National Dance Company of Ireland – A magnificent Irish extravaganza of 30 step dancers, a traditional Irish band and the incredible voices of the Young Irish Tenors will meld songs, music and dance for an unforgettable experience that’s been hailed by audiences across 4 continents • www.alleghanyarts4all.com

  • 03/26 – 03/26 – LEGO Builders at the Library

    LEGO Builders will be held on Tuesday, March 26th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Children from ages 6-12 are invited to join an AHRL staff member for fun and learning. • ahrlib.org

  • 03/28 – Book Buddies

    Book Buddies at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library offers children from kindergarten through third grades challenging books and sophisticated activities. The book for Thursday, March 28st, is I Am Helen Keller. After reading and discussing the book, children will engage in a Braille activity. • ahrlib.org

  • 03/30 – 40th Annual Dinner Meeting

    The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year at the 2019 Annual Dinner Meeting on March 30th. This year the event will be held on March 30th at the Greenbrier Resort with cocktail hour starting at 5:30pm and dinner and awards to follow at 6:30 pm in Colonial Hall. Special accommodations will be offered to attendees of the dinner meeting by calling 844-210-6312 by March 1st. Sponsorship opportunities will also be available, if interested please call the Chamber of Commerce at 540-962-2178. For more information on attending or becoming a sponsor of the 2019 Annual Dinner Meeting, please call the Chamber at 540-962-2178. • www.facebook.com/events/2133525553394854/

April 2019

  • 04/06 – Art of Chocolate Festival 2019

    SAVE THE DATE!! The 13TH Annual Art of Chocolate Festival Sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11 am – 4 pm (times subject to change) Throughout the Historic Masonic Theatre. This year’s theme will be announced soon, along with more details about how to enter our contests and become a vendor. Along with the competition, there will be tasting tables and a silent auction will offer many interesting items. There will also be an exhibit of original art panels about chocolate that promises unique expressions and ideas by area artists. Many other activities have been scheduled and more information will be forthcoming soon. The Chocolate Festival, which has been held for 12 years, serves as the major fundraiser for the AHAACC Artist in Education Residency program. The Center uses the funds to bring an outstanding professional artist to our community to work in the classrooms with students and teachers at Covington and Alleghany High School. Save the date and plan to join the fun! • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 04/08 – AH Arts Council presents RICHMOND BALLET RBII

    LOCATION: Historic Masonic Theatre CURTAIN TIME: 7:00 pm TICKETS: $20 Adult, $8 Student The State Ballet of Virginia will be marking its 35th anniversary season with a mixed repertory program of excellence in exquisite movement. • www.alleghanyarts4all.com

  • 04/20 – Easter Bonnet/Hat Parade

    Parade begins at 11am. Line up is at 10:45 at the Elks Lodge (306 Ridgeway) Causal and pet friendly. Bring the entire family! Awards will be given for adults and kids in the following categories: most beautiful bonnet, most handsome hat, most creative hat, and most creative bonnet. Pet categories are most fun and most creative hat/bonnet. Take a picture with the Easter bunny under the awesome balloon archway at the finish line. Hunt for eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny immediately following the parade at Scott Hill Retirement Community (700 W. Ridgeway Street). • cliftonforgemainstreet.org #uniquely Alleghany visitcliftfonforgeva.com

May 2019

  • 05/04 – Cash Unchained in the Masonic Amphitheatre

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 PM In the MASONIC AMPHITHEATRE Tickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year’s performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back to the Masonic Amphitheatre 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. Experience it LIVE, outdoors at the Masonic Amphitheatre! ***This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside to the auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre*** • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 05/18 – Alleghany Highlands Triathlon

    Join us on Saturday, May 18, for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in Clifton Forge, VA, the beautiful Alleghany Highlands. Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm May 17th at Jack Mason’s Tavern and 7:30 am at The Sharon Community Center on May 18. Medals will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams. This is a great event for all levels of participants. Visit runsignsup.com to register now! • cliftonforgemainstreet.org #uniquely Alleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com

  • 05/31 – The WannaBeatles 2019 Tour

    The WannaBeatles 2019 Tour Friday, May 31, 2019, at 7:30pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Tickets: $20/17/15; Box Seats: $30 THE WANNABEATLES are Grammy-nominated entertainers that have started a bit of Beatlemania of their own, and after their memorable concert on our main stage in 2017, they are now a member of the family! The big question: Who will dance on stage with the four lads during this performance? Maybe you?! It’s becoming a tradition. Get ready to take a magical mystery tour filled with great Beatles standards, hilarious parodies, on stage antics, fab fan trivia, and much more. With an emphasis on audience participation, this high energy band offers family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. The WannaBeatles go where no Beatles Band has gone before – and you’ve got “A Ticket To Ride!” This concert kicks-off the Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival weekend. Make plans to join us for Heritage Day on June 1, 2019. • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

June 2019

  • 06/01 – Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival

    8th ANNUAL Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival Clifton Forge Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:00AM to 5:00PM Festival Entry — Free Come celebrate the heritage of the Alleghany Highlands and Railway! Enjoy continuous entertainment in story and song, food from around the globe and our own backyard, demonstrations, vendors and displays that entertain, educate and enchant. The Festival takes place in downtown Clifton Forge, at the beautifully restored Historic Masonic Theatre, Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, the Masonic Amphitheatre, Clifton Forge Public Library,and Clifton Forge School of the Arts. Travel down the road a block and find more music, food, demonstrations, vendors and displays at the C&O Railway Heritage Center. • cliftonforgemainstreet.org #uniquely Alleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com

  • 06/04 – 06/08 – RCT Summer Theatre Camp 2019 at the Masonic Theatre

    Roanoke Children’s Theatre Summer Camp 2019 SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, LIVE! In the Historic Masonic Theatre Early- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95 Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120 Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655. We are pleased to announce this the return of this popular camp opportunity, a fun summer theater camp taught by the award-winning Roanoke Children’s Theatre Company at The Historic Masonic Theatre! This week-long camp, for ages 8-16, runs 6/42019 through 6/8/2019: Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm. End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm. Spaces are limited, so call or register online today. The Camp consists of two halves: Morning 10am to noon: Fun theater games and learning, Noon to 1pm: Lunch (campers should bring a bagged lunch each day) Afternoon 1pm to 3pm: rehearsal for the end of week performance of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, LIVE! TOUR End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm. Each student will be given 2 complimentary tickets for the Saturday performance. Early- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95 Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120 Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655. • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 06/08 – Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE!

    Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! Roanoke Children’s Theatre (RCT) Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2PM In the John E. Hillert Auditorium Tickets General Admission: Advance: $5; At the Door: $10 The popular Saturday morning cartoon that taught kids history, grammar, math and more will take the stage to close our summer camp. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! takes you on a journey with Tom, a brand new teacher, who is a bit nervous about starting his first day. While watching tv to relax, characters emerge to show him how to win his students over through song and quite a bit of imagination. The cast features RCT’s professional actors with our summer camp actors joining in the fun! Based on the book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating & Kyle Hall Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall & Tom Yohe • https://historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 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

July 2019

  • 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

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

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

  • 11/15 – 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