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May 2019

  • 05/01 – 12/17 – Reverse the Hearse

    Tamara “Tea” Simmons has a remarkable story. In less than two years, Tea made changes that successfully removed her from a heart transplant list and pre-diabetes diagnosis to total recovery. Now, as a YMCA member, Tea wants to share what she learned and help others feel the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. Come to Tea’s 11 am classes on Tuesdays at the Y and learn how she ‘reversed the hearse’. This program is free for Y members and available to non-members at $5 per class • alleghanyhighlandsymca.org/test/wp-admin/post.php?post=2373&action=edit

August 2019

  • 08/01 – 08/31 – “A-MAZE-ing” August Maze Games

    “A-MAZE-ing” August Maze Games will be held weekly from August 1st – 31st at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Celebrate those last days of summer with “A-MAZE-ing” Mazes for both children and adults. Pick up one of the weekly mazes at the Circulation Desk. After solving it, put it in the box at the desk to enter a weekly prize drawing. • ahrlib.org

  • 08/12 – 09/20 – “How We Learn Our ABC’s” a Mary Boxley Bullington Exhibit

    A native of Roanoke, VA in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mary Boxley Bullington is a mixed media artist working primarily in water media and collage. Characterized by dynamic color harmonies and fluid rhythms, Bullington’s large canvases are designed to give viewers so much to see that they must take it in gradually, over time. “I like telling stories. I taught literature for 21 years, so mine is a storied imagination.”, says Mary. Her work has both a primitive and contemporary feel with stick figures symbolic of mankind and bold color often outlined in black. Mary’s energetic mixed media also has a strong narrative thread. “If someone asked me what quality is most fundamentaal to Mary Bullington’s paintings and collages, I would say energy–that life riots through [her] work’–Marly Youmans, Winner 2015 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction. This exhibit is in The Gallery at The Alleghany Highlands Arts & Craft Center, which is free and open to the public beginning August 12th and ending on September 2oth. The Center is open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm & Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. • highlandsartsandcraft.org/event/visual-conversations-ii-a-mary-boxley-bullington-exhibit/

  • 08/12 – 09/20 – “Visual Conversations II” a Mary Boxley Bullington Exhibit

    A native of Roanoke, VA in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mary Boxley Bullington is a mixed media artist working primarily in water media and collage. Characterized by dynamic color harmonies and fluid rhythms, Bullington’s large canvases are designed to give viewers so much to see that they must take it in gradually, over time. “I like telling stories. I taught literature for 21 years, so mine is a storied imagination.”, says Mary. Her work has both a primitive and contemporary feel with stick figures symbolic of mankind and bold color often outlined in black. Mary’s energetic mixed media also has a strong narrative thread. “If someone asked me what quality is most fundamentaal to Mary Bullington’s paintings and collages, I would say energy–that life riots through [her] work’–Marly Youmans, Winner 2015 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction. This exhibit is in The Gallery at The Alleghany Highlands Arts & Craft Center, which is free and open to the public beginning August 12th and ending on September 2oth. The Center is open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm & Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. • highlandsartsandcraft.org/event/visual-conversations-ii-a-mary-boxley-bullington-exhibit/

  • 08/16 – BLUEGRASS JAM SESSION

    The Alleghany Highlands is rich in its musical history. Bring your instruments, voices, and hands ready to clap for this monthly Bluegrass Jam Session, now in its eighth year. Hosted at Clifton forge School of the Arts, 518 Church Street, Clifton Forge. 7:00 p.m. • www.cfsota.org

  • 08/17 – River Rock Concert Series: Tim Elliott

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

  • 08/17 – Digital Literacy Class at the Library

    The Digital Literacy series continues at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library with “Tech Savvy Tips and Tricks Part II” on Saturday, August 17th, at 11 a.m. As a continuation of the July Tech Hacks class, Adrienne Young will focus on time-saving tips and tricks using the Internet. **Class size is limited, and registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call us at 962-3321 to register. • ahrlib.org

  • 08/17 – 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/

  • 08/17 – Alleghany Highlands YMCA Open House

    Come in to the Alleghany Highlands YMCA for our Open House on August 17, 2019. We are offering a 20% discount, joining fee waived, classes starting at 9:30, and a Nutrition Workshop. Free Popcorn from 10 am- 2pm, sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Community Services. Free to the public. • alleghanyhighlandsymca.org/ymca_events/open-house/

  • 08/22 – Kids’ Make & Take Craft

    Kids’ Make & Take Craft will take place at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, August 22nd, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chi

  • 08/23 – River Rock Concert Series: Brothers 5

    Brothers 5 River Rock Concert Series Location: Jackson River Sports Complex / River Rock Amphitheatre Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. • www.covington.va.us

  • 08/24 – Beginner Folk Art Decorative Painting

    Learn decorative painting techniques and basic brush strokes using acrylic paints on a wood plaque on August 24th from 2-4 pm. This is a great beginner project that is fun and fast! All supplies included for $35. Please register by August 21st. • highlandsartsandcraft.org/event/beginner-folk-art-decorative-painting/

  • 08/24 – River Rock Concert Series: Maggie Baugh featuring Corey Hunley

    River Rock Concert Series 6:30: Corey Hunley 8:00: Maggie Baugh Location: Jackson River Sports Complex / River Rock Amphitheatre • www.covington.va.us

  • 08/24 – Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

    The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Star Wars: Episode iV A New Hope Sat., Aug. 24 at 6pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium at the Historic Masonic Theatre **All Films are Free** NOW IS YOUR CHANCE: For years we’ve been trying to get the rights to screen the film that film that launched a franchise. This summer, Disney (who now owns the Star Wars franchise) unlocked the public screening rights for 6 weeks only. At the end of August, the screening rights go back into a Disney vault. JOIN US TO RELIVE THE BIG SCREEN MAGIC. You remember: Swinging sticks in the backyard (or living room) and making weird buzzing sounds. If you had a brother or sister, the duel was on! Heavy breathing? Uh-oh, the original ‘dark lord’ was near. And a rolling fire hydrant shaped droid became an instant fan favorite. You know you dressed for Halloween as one of the characters in this film. Probably even won a costume contest or two, as well. THE FILM THAT LAUNCHED THE KESSEL RUN CONTROVERSY: Han Solo: You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon!? Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: Should I have? Han Solo: Its the ship that made The Kessel Run in less then 12 parsecs! Join us for this film event. The Imperial Forces — under orders from cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse) — hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage, in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance, and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. Visit our website for full movie schedule: historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/ Visit our website to become a film club member: https://historicmasonictheatre.secure.force.com/ticket • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 08/24 – 2019 Chamber Classic Golf Tournament

    Come out to Cliff View Golf Club & Inn and join us for for the 2019 Chamber Classic on Saturday, August 24th at 8:30 am! Registration is $260 per team of four and includes your green fees, cart rental, one mulligan and tournament entry fee. Space is limited. See you there! #UniquelyAlleghany Call 540-962-2178 or email *protected email* to register! • www.ahchamber.com

  • 08/25 – Beauty and the Beast Screening

    The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Beauty and The Beast (G) Sun., Aug. 25 at 2pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium at the Historic Masonic Theatre **All Films are Free** Beauty and the Beast is funny and lively and preposterous. The original animated version recalls the music, voices and whimsy that can only be found in the world of Disney. Beast is just fun! Unlike a lot of Disney princes of that time, he is super flawed. He’s a brat with anger issues who is stuck in the form of a wolf-buffalo man. What is not entertaining about all that? Gaston is one of Disney’s greatest villains since he thinks he’s the hero. He’s a classic misogynist who thinks monsters are just creatures rather than realizing real monsters are in the hearts of men like him. The Disney film has inspired many adaptations such as musicals, live-action remakes, video games, and even comic books. We are pleased to present this animated classic on our big screen. So…. BE OUR GUEST! (you knew it was coming). An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle’s servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O’Hara) enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation. Visit our website for full movie schedule: historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/ Visit our website to become a film club member: https://historicmasonictheatre.secure.force.com/ticket • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 08/27 – LEGO Builders

    The staff at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will host LEGO Builders on Tuesday, August 27th, at 6:30 p.m.in the Children’s Area. 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

  • 08/31 – River Rock Concert Series: Wilson-Fairchild featuring Maggie Thorn

    River Rock Concert Series Maggie Thorn Wilson-Fairchild Location: Jackson River Sports Complex / River Rock Amphitheatre Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $10.00 a person • www.covington.va.us

  • 08/31 – 09/02 – Library Closed

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will be closed on Saturday, August 31st, and Monday, September 2nd, in observance of Labor Day. • ahrlib.org

September 2019

  • 09/03 – 09/30 – National Library Card Sign-up Month

    Do you have the card that opens up the world at your fingertips? Sign up for a library card at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library during the month of September and receive a reward. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/03 – 09/30 – Banned Books Contest

    In observance of Banned Books Week held September 22nd – 28th, the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will offer weekly contests involving banned books. Each week in September participants may pick up one of our “match” games at the Circulation Desk. Match the quotes from banned books to the correct titles. Place the completed entry form in the box for a weekly prize drawing. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/08 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (G) Sun., Sept. 8 at 2pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium at the Historic Masonic Theatre **All Films are Free** This Disney classic is rarely shown on big screens. Make time to bring the family to revisit your favorite characters up close. The Grimm fairy tale gets a Technicolor treatment in Disney’s first animated feature. Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, the wicked queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter, but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as a hag, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like state. Visit our website for full movie schedule: historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/ Visit our website to become a film club member: https://historicmasonictheatre.secure.force.com/ticket • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 09/10 – STEAM at the Library

    S.T.E.A.M. Machine will be held at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Tuesday, September 10th, 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 each month in the Children’s Area. This month’s session: Building an Apple Structure • ahrlib.org

  • 09/10 – True Grit Screening

    The Highlands Community Bank Film Series True Grit (G) Tues., Sept. 10 at 7pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium at the Historic Masonic Theatre **All Films are Free** The Masonic was known for showing westerns on its movie screens back in the day. We continue that tradition this fall featuring one of the greatest western stars of all-time playing one of literature’s most fascinating characters. John Wayne’s might seem a little antiquated these days, but his substantial portfolio nevertheless persists as the stuff of legend. Wayne was credited in at least 177 movies over the course of his career. That’s not to mention his oft-overlooked (and frequently uncredited) credits as a producer and director. Suffice to say, the man kept a formidable work ethic from one decade to the next that resulted in not just some of Hollywood’s most classic Westerns, but some of its best films, period. After hired hand Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) murders the father of 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), she seeks vengeance and hires U.S. Marshal “Rooster” Cogburn (John Wayne), a man of “true grit,” to track Chaney into Indian territory. As the two begin their pursuit, a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), joins the manhunt in hopes of capturing Chaney for the murder of a Texas senator and collecting a substantial reward. The three clash on their quest of bringing to justice the same man. Visit our website for full movie schedule: historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/ Visit our website to become a film club member: https://historicmasonictheatre.secure.force.com/ticket • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 09/11 – AHRL Book Club

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, September 11th, at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The group will discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/12 – Crafty Creations Stained Glass Demonstration

    Crafty Creations: Stained Glass Creations will be offered at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, September 12th, at 6:30 p.m. Guest lecturer Harold Lambert will demonstrate how to create a stained glass pattern, cut the glass, sand it, and then solder it into a simple piece. **No registration is necessary. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/13 – What’s Your Story? Potluck

    On Friday, September 13, 2019, the What’s Your Story? project will host a potluck dinner and story sharing session in the Thomas P. Dean/Racey and Dean Underground at the Historic Masonic Theatre. Dinner will begin at 6 pm, with storytelling getting underway at 6:45 and lasting until 8 pm. “Stories shared build connection and community,” says WYS? project director Joan Vannorsdall. “What’s Your Story? events and books connect Alleghany Highlands residents through story, building relationship. Everybody loves a good story—and sharing it over good food makes it even better.” The committee hopes to make the storytelling dinners quarterly events at the Theatre, with a suggested theme for each gathering. The September topic is “Back to School.” “We’re hoping to enjoy stories from all ages, all walks of life. Who doesn’t remember feeling of walking into your classroom on the first day of school? Or the joy of the final bell on the last day? We hope teachers and students and administrators and parents—everyone—will come share a story,” Vannorsdall says. “If you’d rather tell a story from another part of your life, tell it. We’ll listen.” The WYS? project has completed four books to date, focusing on the Historic Masonic Theatre, The C&O Railroad and Hospital, Green Pastures, and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. The books are available at the Historic Masonic Theatre, the Clifton Forge Antique Mall, Livy’s Closet, and the Chamber of Commerce. The books will be sold at each storytelling event. The event is free of charge; participants are asked to bring a covered dish and a good story. • historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/

  • 09/14 – CarFit

    CarFit is coming to Covington City Hall to offer new and older adult drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them. Developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) partnership, CarFit’s trained professionals take drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle, recommending minor adjustments that help make their cars “fit” better for comfort and safety. An occupational therapist is also on hand to provide information on how to maintain and strengthen driving health. WHY: By 2030, there will be an estimated 58.9 million people age 65 and older -that’s 1 in 5 people. They’re expected to represent 1 in 4 licensed drivers at that time. Personal mobility is critical for healthy aging, but as our bodies change as we age, ill-fitting vehicles can make it uncomfortable and unsafe to drive. CarFit is a tool that can work to help keep the older, mature drivers AND new drivers safer behind the wheel. ALSO INCLUDED: The Covington Police Department will be having car seat safety checks- to promote safety with child passengers. WHO: Bath Community Rehab and Wellness, Covington Police Department WHEN: September 14, 2019 8AM-12PM WHERE: Covington City Hall, 333 West Locust Street CONTACT: Erin Roberts (540-839-7051). Call to reserve your time for your CarFit check up!

  • 09/15 – Bubbles, Bands and Brunch 2019 – Tailgate Edition

    Join us for a fun filled afternoon – Tailgate style. In honor of the launch men’s and women’s basketball this fall, Bubbles, Bands and Brunch will take on the festive atmosphere of everyone’s favorite sporting activity—the Tailgate Party! Entertainment will be provided by area high school marching bands from Alleghany and Covington High Schools. Food provided by Schaal’s Catering. Local breweries will also be featured. Tickets and event sponsorships can be purchased online and through the DSLCC Educational Foundation Office. (540) 863-2934 • www.dslcc.edu/giving/bubbles-bands-and-brunch-tailgate-edition/

  • 09/16 – Play-Doh Day at the Library

    Celebrate National Play-Doh Day on Monday, September 16th, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Materials will be set up at the tables in the Children’s Area for participants to create their own Play-Doh masterpieces. **No registration is necessary. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/21 – 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/

  • 09/22 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (PG) Sun., Sept. 22 at 2pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium at the Historic Masonic Theatre **All Films are Free** Pottermania was a thing (still is for some). So conjure your Patronus and join us! Did you know: The producers tried to give Daniel Radcliffe green eyes and Hermione buck teeth like in the books, but failed. Sadly, Daniel had a terrible allergic reaction to his green contact lenses and had to stop wearing them, while Emma Watson couldn’t speak clearly wearing her false buck teeth. We’ll kick off our celebration of the boy wizard with the cinematic adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents’ mysterious deaths. Visit our website for full movie schedule: historicmasonictheatre.com/historic-masonic-theatre/events/ Visit our website to become a film club member:

  • 09/24 – LEGO Builders

    The staff at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will host LEGO Builders on Tuesday, September 24th, at 6:30 p.m. 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

  • 09/26 – Johnny Appleseed Celebration at the Library

    Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library on Thursday, September 26th, beginning at 10 a.m. Learn some facts about John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) and receive one of his “natural” treats. • ahrlib.org

  • 09/26 – Kids’ Make & Take Craft

    Kids’ Make & Take Craft will take place on Thursday, September 26th, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Children are invited to stop by the tables in the Children’s Area to create an apple craft in celebration of Johnny Appleseed Day. • ahrlib.org

October 2019

  • 10/01 – 10/31 – Fire Prevention Games at the Library

    Test your fire prevention IQ with Fire Prevention Games from October 1st — 31st at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. Just pick up an entry form each week at the Circulation Desk and solve the game. Put your completed form in the box to enter for a prize drawing each week. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/02 – 05/27 – Story Time at the Library

    Story Time will be held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library. The staff continues their ever-popular program that features stories, movement, and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers each week in the Community Room. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/03 – Crafty Creations Fall Fairy Lights Class

    The Crafty Creations series continues at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library with a Fall Fairy Lights class on Thursday, October 3rd, at 7 p.m. These quick and easy fall decorations are a cinch to create with a Mason jar and a few simple additions. Tori Fertig will demonstrate how to make these seemingly magical lights in the Community Room. **Registration is required, and space is limited. Participants are asked to bring a pint Mason jar or a jar of similar size with a lid. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the library staff at 962-3321 to register. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/08 – STEAM at the Library

    Children ages 6-12 may participate in STEAM, the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library’s monthly program for events in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Two sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 8th, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This month’s session will be designing spider webs. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/09 – AHRL Book Club

    The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 9th, at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The group will discuss Wicked Autumn by Doris Kearns. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/17 – A Novel Bunch Evening Book Club

    A Novel Bunch, the evening book club at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library, will meet on Thursday, October 17th, at 7 p.m. The group will discuss Educated by Tara Westfall. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/22 – LEGO Builders

    The staff at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will host LEGO Builders on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. 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

  • 10/22 – Friends of the Library Celebration

    Help the staff of the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library celebrate our wonderful Friends of the Library with a snack at the Circulation Desk on Tuesday, October 22nd, beginning at 10 a.m. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/24 – Kids’ Make & Take Craft

    Kids Make & Take Craft, the monthly children’s craft at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library, will be held on Thursday, October 24th, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to stop by the tables in the Children’s Area to create a Halloween craft. • ahrlib.org

  • 10/26 – 4th Annual Run for Your Life 5K run/walk

    Join use for the 4th annual Run for Your Life 5k run/walk with start and finish at Bacova Beer Co in Hot Springs, Virginia! Early Bird Registration: June 1-August 30, $25 Late Registration: August 31- race day, $35 Your entry fee will include a T-shirt- ages 10 and under free! ($5 for child T-shirt) All proceeds from this race will go to help offset the costs of equipment upgrades and replacements at BCR&W, and allow us to keep up the building for our community! For more information and to sign up, visit us online at https://bathhospital.org/bath-community-rehab-wellness/run-for-your-life-5kfun-run/ or stop by the Bath Community Rehab and Wellness Center! • bathhospital.org/bath-community-rehab-wellness/run-for-your-life-5kfun-run/

  • 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

  • 10/31 – Spooky Treats at the Library

    Trick-or-treat! The staff of the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will give you a sweet treat if you promise not to trick us!Stop by the Circulation Desk from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. • ahrlib.org

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.