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June 2018

  • 06/14 – 08/30 – Clifton Forge Downtown Market

    Join us at the Loop Street Parking Lot (next to Upper Cuts at 403 E.Ridgeway Street) on Thursdays from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Choose from a large variety of fresh veggies, produce, sweets, and hand made crafts. New vendors welcome! $5 per set up or $20 for the entire season. Call 862.2000 to register today! • www.cliftonforgemainstreet.org

  • 06/16 – 08/25 – Summer dance and gymnastics

    Dance classes for all ages will be available for boys and girls. Gymnastics for all ages will be available for boys and girls. Call 540-962-4151 for more information.

August 2018

  • 08/01 – 08/31 – Local History Clue Search at the Library

    How much do you know about local history? Pick up a Local History Clue Search form at the Circulation Desk at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Look for ten photographs of local landmarks hidden around the library. Match the clues to the photos. Place your completed clue sheet in the box at the desk to enter the prize drawing. The game will run from August 1st through August 31st. • ahrlib.org

  • 08/21 – 10/11 – Fx2; A Regional Photography Exhibit 2018

    This exhibit focuses on the work of area photographers working in traditional film and /or digital imaging and is open to the public August 21 thru October 11, 2018. Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judge. #cfva • https://highlandsartsandcraft.org/event/fx2-a-regional-photography-exhibit-2018/2018-10-01/

  • 08/21 – A Novel Bunch Book Club

    “A Novel Bunch,” the evening book club at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library, will meet on Tuesday, August 21st, at 7 p.m. Join AHRL staff members in our evening book club as we discuss King’s Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb. • ahrlib.org

  • 08/23 – Thrifty Finds: From Trash to Treasure

    Turn those bargain buys from the thrift store into clever and classy décor. Thrifty Finds: From Trash to Treasure will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, August 23rd, at 7 p.m. Join our guest presenter, Kathy Comer, as she demonstrates the art of upcycling trash to treasures. This event will be held in the Community Room. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the staff at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 08/25 – 08/26 – GOT GAME FASTPITCH

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex ALL DAY EVENTS: Start Times Vary. • www.gotgamefastpitch.com

  • 08/25 – Michelle Blevins

    River Rock Concert Series Michelle Blevins Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Location: River Rock Amphitheatre – Jackson River Sports Complex Free to the Public Sponsored by: Covington Parks & Recreation

  • 08/25 – Bar-be-Que and Bluegrass in the Underground at The Historic Masonic Theatre

    Barbeque and Bluegrass in the Underground In the Thomas P. Dean/Racey and Dean Inc. Underground Lounge and Café Saturday, August 25; 6pm to 9pm Advance tickets: $20; At the Door: $25 Tickets include BBQ Sandwich, side (from 42Deli) and soft drink. General admission, seating is limited. Join us for an evening of foot tappin’ bluegrass and finger-lickin’ BBQ as Appalfolks of America host Barbeque and Bluegrass in the Underground on Saturday, August 25th from 6pm to 9pm. The musical lineup includes some of the region’s finest young pickers including The Appalachian Pickers, Crossing County Lines and headliners, Cane Mill Road. Barbeque dinner provided by 42Deli and is included with your ticket. Appalachian Pickers, the “B Band” of the Jr. Virginia Opry, is composed of two talented young musicians and vocalists who are in middle school. Kaeli Berry plays guitar and ukulele and Justin Broughman plays the mandolin in addition to the guitar. Crossing County Lines(CCL) is the senior touring band of the Jr. Virginia Opry and features Eli Phillips on fiddle/mandolin, Isaac Blake on guitar, banjo and vocals, Tanner Lacks on upright bass/vocals and Jacob Holdren on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals. CCL plays traditional bluegrass and an occasional Eagles tune. Billboard-charting artists, and headliners, Cane Mill Road are making their return to Clifton Forge from their hometown, just down the road from Doc Watson in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Honoring the past, the band strikes a balance between preserving the bluegrass mountain sound they were raised on and boldly rocking progressive interpretations of that same sound tackling not only complex original music, but classic covers of the Beatles, Dylan, and more. You’ll love Cane Mill Road’s high-energy performances, easy going rapport both on and off stage as well as the eclectic mix of originals and standards in the show. Touring internationally in Argentina and stateside from New York to Alabama to Missouri to Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Tennessee to Virginia and the Carolinas, the band is proud to be sponsored by Deering Banjos, GHS Strings, Shubb Capos, Sorensen Mandolin & Guitar Co., Kogut Violins, and MiniFlex Microphones. The Barbeque meal, with side and a drink, will be provided by local favorite 42Delii. So ‘come on down’, grab your dinner, take a seat in our intimate Thomas P. Dean/ Racey and Dean Inc. Underground Lounge and Café and enjoy a fun, fast evening of bluegrass performed by the next generation of pickers. Seating is limited, grab your’s today. The evening is sponsored, in part, by Racey & Dean Inc. • http://www.historicmasonictheatre.com

  • 08/26 – Sweet Tea Trio

    River Rock Concert Series Sweet Tea Trio (Featuring Moonshine Express) 3:00 p.m. Moonshine Express 6:00 p.m. Sweet Tea Trio Location: River Rock Amphitheatre – Jackson River Sports Complex Free to the Public Sponsored by: Covington Parks & Recreation

  • 08/28 – LEGO Builders at the Library

    LEGO Builders will meet on Tuesday, August 28th, 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 for this program. • ahrlib.org

September 2018

  • 09/01 – 09/02 – GOT GAME FASTPITCH

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex ALL DAY EVENTS: Start Times Vary. • www.gotgamefastpitch.com

  • 09/01 – Ray Scott with Craford & Power

    River Rock Concert Series Ray Scott with Crawford & Power Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Location: River Rock Amphitheatre – Jackson River Sports Complex Free to the Public Sponsored by: Covington Parks & Recreation

  • 09/01 – 09/03 – Library Closed

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will be closed on Saturday, September 1st, and Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/04 – 09/29 – National Library Card Sign-Up Reward

    Do you have the “Smartest Card” in your wallet? If not, sign up for an Alleghany Highlands Regional Library card any time from September 4th to 29th. In celebration of National Library Card Sign-up Month, all area residents who receive new cards will receive a sweet treat! • ahrlib.org

  • 09/04 – 09/29 – Banned Book Game

    What do Dr. Seuss’s Lorax, Captain Underpants, and To Kill a Mockingbird have in common? They’ve all appeared on banned books lists. Play the Banned Book Game at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library from September 4th through 29th. A jar containing shredded pieces of different banned books will be at the Circulation Desk every week in September. Examine the different book pieces each week and guess the title of the banned book. Place your entry form in the box to be entered in a weekly prize drawing. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/08 – 09/09 – USSSA BASEBALL (SWVA ELITE)

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex ALL DAY EVENTS: Start Times Vary. • www.virginiabaseballtourneys.com

  • 09/11 – STEAM Machine

    S.T.E.A.M. Machine, the monthly science, technology, engineering, art, and math program at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library, will be held on Tuesday, September 11th, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Children in grades K-5 are invited to participate in hands-on activities in the Children’s Area. This month’s topic is about simple machines–catapults. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/12 – AHRL Book Club

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, September 12th, in the Community Room at 2:30 p.m. The group will discuss The Scorpion’s Gate by Richard A. Clarke. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/15 – 09/16 – DARRIN NICELY MEMORIAL BALL TOURNAMENT

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex ALL DAY EVENTS: Start Times Vary. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW…

  • 09/15 – Not Your Momma’s Comedy Show

    Erik Monical, is a stand-up comedian hailing from New York City. He has been described as a clever and thought provoking comedian who makes his audience laugh and ponder absurdity at the same time. Erik first performed on stage at the Richmond Funny Bone where he won their “Clash of the Comics” competition. He has been featured on Comcast TV and has performed in some of the country’s most prestigious comedy festivals including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, The Red Clay Comedy Festival, the Laughing Devil Festival in New York City and the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. Erik can be seen performing regularly throughout New York City, and he can be heard weekly on his popular podcast, “Hold My Bread.” Doors open at 8pm. Tickets in advance online $15-25 •http://www.thefarmatglenhaven.com/livemusicevents/2018/4/2/barrel-of-monkeys-an-evening-of-comedy

  • 09/15 – National Play-Doh Day

    Celebrate National Play-Doh Day on Saturday, September 15th, by using your imagination. Play-Doh will be set up in the Children’s Area at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library for kids (and adults) to create masterpieces that they can take home to enjoy. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/19 – Talk Like a Pirate at the Library

    Ahoy, mateys! In celebration of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on Wednesday, September 19th, the staff at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library invites you to do just that. Talk like a pirate and receive a reward from our treasure chest at the Circulation Desk. If you need help speaking “pirate-ese,” check out our languages database, Mango, on our website at www.ahrlib.org. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/20 – Kids’ Make & Take Craft at the Library

    Kids’ Make & Take Craft will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, September 20th, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kids are invited to stop by the tables in the Children’s Area to create smiling sunflowers using cardboard tubes and sunflower seeds. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/25 – LEGO Builders at the Library

    LEGO Builders will be held on Tuesday, September 25th, at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library at 6:30 p.m. Children from ages 6-12 are invited to join an AHRL staff member and build awesome structures. **No registration is required. LEGO pieces are provided for this program. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/27 – 09/30 – The Flying Circus

    The Flying Circus will held at the field site in Idlewilde only this year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation office at 540.862.0936. • https://www.flyingcircusfpvfestival.com/

  • 09/29 – AHS CROSS COUNTRY MEET

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex More Info: Contact Alleghany High School

October 2018
  • 10/03 – 05/30 – Story Time!

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

  • 10/04 – Crafty Creations Club

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library’s new program, Crafty Creations Club, will begin on Thursday, October 4th, at 7 p.m. Participants will learn to make a needlepoint bookmark. Tori Fertig will instruct this class in the Community Room. **There is no charge for materials. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call us at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/09 – STEAM Machine

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library staff will present S.T.E.A.M. Machine on Tuesday, October 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 will be offered in the Children’s Area in leaf printing. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/10 – AHRL Book Club

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 10th, at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The group will discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/11 – 10/18 – Jazzy Journal Writing Class

    Jazzy Journal Writing Class will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on two consecutive Thursdays, October 11th & 18th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room. The class will focus on structured journal writing for teens and adults. Materials will be furnished at no charge to participants. **Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call us at 962-3321. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/13 – 10/14 – USSSA BASEBALL (SWVA ELITE)

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex ALL DAY EVENTS: Start Times Vary. • www.virginiabaseballtourneys.com

  • 10/16 – A Novel Bunch Book Club

    A Novel Bunch, the evening book club at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library, will meet on Tuesday, October 16th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Join an AHRL staff member and the group as we discuss the John Steinbeck classic, Of Mice and Men. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/18 – Kids’ Make & Take Craft at the Library

    Kids’ Make & Take Craft will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, October 18th, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to stop by the Children’s Area to create pumpkin pictures using cut apple slices as stamps. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/20 – 10/21 – GOT GAME FASTPITCH

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex ALL DAY EVENTS: Start Times Vary. • www.gotgamefastpitch.com

  • 10/20 – Boys Home Howl-O-Ween Hustle 5K and Kids Fun Run

    The Boys Home Howl-O-Ween Hustle 5K and Kids Fun Run will take place on October 20, 2018, at the Intervale Trailhead of the Jackson River Scenic Trail, in Covington. Packet pickup and race-day registration: 8:00 a.m. Kids Fun Run: 9:30 a.m. 5K: 10:00 a.m. Awards: 11:00 This outdoor event is focused on bringing runners, families, and pets together for fall-themed fun! Enjoy the 1K fun run, the 5K walk/run, costume contests, face painting, and more. • www.runforboyshome.com

  • 10/23 – LEGO Builders at the Library

    Children from ages 6-12 are invited to join an Alleghany Highlands Regional Library staff member for LEGO Builders on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Children’s Area. **No registration is required. LEGO pieces are provided for this program. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/24 – Friends of the Library Celebration

    Join the staff of the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library in a Friends of the Library Celebration on Wednesday, October 24th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Help us celebrate our wonderful Friends of the Library with a snack at the Circulation Desk. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/25 – Book Buddies

    Book Buddies, a new kids’ evening program at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library, will kick off on Thursday, October 25th, at 6:30 p.m. The program for children from kindergarten through third grades is geared toward reading age-appropriate stories and activities that will enthuse and entertain at a more in-depth level. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/27 – 10/28 – GOT GAME FASTPITCH

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex ALL DAY EVENTS: Start Times Vary. • www.gotgamefastpitch.com

  • 10/27 – Hometown Halloween

    Come join us for Hometown Halloween 2018 on Saturday, October 27th from 11:00a.m. until 1:30 pm on Main Street in Covington. Now taking Registrations for Businesses, Organizations, Teams, Groups, Churches and Individuals who wish to set up and hand out candy. We are also taking submissions for Vendors who wish to set up and sell on Court Street. Please call or text Cary Linkswiler at 540-960-0748 or email *protected email*. • www.oldetowncovington.com

  • 10/30 – REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY ALLEGHANY

    Location: Jackson River Sports Complex MORE INFO: CONTACT ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL

  • 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… #uniquelyalleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com • cliftonforgemainstreet.org

  • 10/31 – Spooky Treats at the Library

    Trick-or-treat! Stop by the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Wednesday, October 31st, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. We’ll give you to a sweet treat if you promise not to trick us! • ahrlib.org

November 2018
  • 11/16 – Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting

    November 16, 2018 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. #uniquelyalleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com • cliftonforgemainstreet.org

  • 11/28 – 2018 Educational Summit

    Save The Date! Details will be added as they become available.

  • 11/30 – Clifton Forge Christmas Parade

    On Friday evening November 30th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2018 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen SANTA’S WORKSHOP 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 out 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! #uniquelyalleghany visitcliftonforgeva.com • cliftonforgemainstreet.org

December 2018

  • 12/01 – Holiday Home Tour & Holiday Joy Silent Auction sponsored by Clifton Forge Woman’s Club

    The best way to get into that holiday spirit is to join the Clifton Forge Woman’s Club Holiday Tour of Homes & to bid on the lovely items displayed at The Historic Masonic Theatre. The Tour runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and over eight locations are decked out in holiday finery to get you in the mood for Chistmas celebrating. Refreshments are served in The Historic Masonic Theatre Underground and are part of the $15.00 ticket price. All proceeds from the tour are funneled back into the Alleghany Highlands Community–the true spirit of caring and giving are all part of the Holiday Home Tour.

  • 12/01 – 2nd Annual Good News Christmas Bazaar

    Holiday gifts and goodies crafted by local artisans and craftsmen! 9:00AM to 4:00PM • www.covingtongoodnews.com