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Upcoming Events in  April 2012
April 1
Bliss: A Fine Wedding Fair

Spend the day learning creative ideas and practical tips from local experts to help you in your wedding planning journey! Register online to ensure participation in the informative workshops and classes being offered by local wedding professionals.

Hours: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Admission: $19pp or 2 for $35
Location: City View By the James, Bank of the James Bldg., 828 Main Street, 20th Floor
P: 851-2224
E: Jennifer@hillcitybride.com
W: www.hillcitybride.com/bliss/

April 5
Phil Vassar's Annual Miller Home Benefit Concert

Tickets on sale January 9 at 10 am
Opening act TBA

Admission: $32 pp
Location: Phase 2, 4009 Murray Place
P: 845-0241
 

April 11
An American in Paris: Barbara Crawford on Cy Twombly's Ceiling Painting in the Louvre

Barbara Crawford, Professor of Art at Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, VA, made history by assisting the famous American painter Cy Twombly (1928-2011) execute a painting for a ceiling in the Louvre Museum —the first American artist to receive such an honor.  Crawford traveled to Paris to supervise the project, mix colors, and paint part of the ceiling. The painting was unveiled in March 2010.

Hours: 6 pm-7pm
Admission: Free
Location: Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave., Leggett Building Room 537
P: 947-8484
E: lzalewski@randolphcollege.edu
 

April 20
Seventh Annual CINEviews Film Festival

Stay tuned!  CINEviews at Riverviews is moving to spring 2012.


Location: Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson Street
P: 847-7277
W: www.riverviews.net
 

April 21
Arbor Day Celebration

The Arbor Day Celebration includes: tree felling demo, tree autopsy, wood carvers, lumberjack activites - BIG equipment, and large tree pruning by tree professionals.  Take home a free Japanese cherry tree, enjoy free hot dogs and lots more activites for kids of all ages. Presentations by Don Davis, Tom Burford, Joe Murray, and Mark Maslow.

Hours: 10am-3pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Miller Park, Park Ave. & Grove St.
P: 455-4411
E: klaus.shreiber@lynchburgva.gov
W: www.lynchburgva.gov

April 21
Gardening Practices of Central VA's Enslaved African Americans

In recognition of the rich culinary and gardening traditions of the African American community, and in anticipation of the establishment of a replica slave garden on Monroe Street, the Legacy Museum of African American History is pleased to welcome community scholar and writer, Michael Twitty to deliver a talk on Gardening Practices of Central Virginia? Enslaved African Americans.

Michael Twitty is a recognized authority of Afro-American and African food culture, traditional lifeways and regional history.  As the curator for the African-American Heritage Collection at the Landreth Seed Company, his specialization has been on the historic garden practices and culinary traditions of African-Americans. 

Hours: 12:30pm
Admission: Free, but donations gladly accepted
Location: Legacy Museum, 403 Monroe Street
P: 845-3455
 

April 21
Lynchburg Community Expo

First Annual Lynchburg Community Expo, bringing together local small businesses and the community for a day of fun in the sun for the entire family!  Featuring kids play area, food from area restaurants, entertainment, door prizes neighborhood business displays, talent show, makeovers, and much more. Over 30 vendors participating. Sponsored by Lynchburg 1st Networking Group.

Hours: 10am to 3pm
Admission: Free
Location: Hunton-Randolph Community Center, 1120 12th Street
P: 434-382-8429
E: lynchburg1st@aol.com
W: www.lynchburg1st.webs.com


 

April 21
Second Chance Prom

Do you have a fancy dress or an awesome sports coat that you never get to wear? Well, now is your chance to get all gussied up and dance the night away (like we did when we were in high school!). Join us for the third annual Second Chance Prom sponsored by Lynchburg's Project Lifesaver. Live music provided PIzazz & DJ Original. All proceeds benefit the Lynchburg Project Lifesaver Inc., Commonwealth Autism Service and other community related programs implemented by the Lynchburg Sheriff's Office.

Hours: 7pm until
Admission: 21 yr & older only. VIP Tickets: $50 per person/$100 per couple and includes buffet dinner, upstairs VIP Balcony & Lounge, Event T-Shirt & Private VIP Cash Bar - limited to 100 people. General Admission: $20 per person/$35 per couple, includes a free event t-shirt to the first 200 people. Call for ticket locations.
Location: Phase 2 Dining & Entertainment Club, 4009 Murray Place
P: (434) 546-6770 or Phase 2 (434) 846-3206
W: www.phase2club.com

April 21
Seventh Annual CINEviews Film Festival

Stay tuned!  CINEviews at Riverviews is moving to spring 2012.


Location: Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson Street
P: 847-7277
W: www.riverviews.net
 

April 22
Seventh Annual CINEviews Film Festival

Stay tuned!  CINEviews at Riverviews is moving to spring 2012.


Location: Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson Street
P: 847-7277
W: www.riverviews.net
 

April 24
Lil' Ronnie & the Grand Dukes - Ellington

Lil' Ronnie and the Grand Dukes featuring Ivan Appelrouth.

Performance: 8:30pm
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Location: 421 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg
P: (434) 845-2162
W: www.theellington.com

April 27
Mark Miller Band - Ellington

Back by popular demand!  If you love guitar-driven rock, you don’t want to miss this show! The band mixes a cosmic stew of originals along with covers of Steely Dan, Rush, Jane’s Addiction, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Golden Earring and Led Zeppelin. Mark Miller, guitar; Blanks Blankenship, bass; Stevo Baker, drums.

Performance: 5:30pm
Admission: $10 at the door
Location: 421 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg
P: (434) 845-2162
W: www.theellington.com

April 28
Big Boys Toys

The Big Boys Toys Show will be Central Virginia's largest and most exciting male lifestyle event, combining the coolest gadgets, the latest technologies and the biggest brands along with high impact entertainment features, all packed into one day of non-stop action and sheer excitement.

Hours: 11am to 7pm
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, children 5 & under FREE
Location: Riverfront Festival Park, Downtown Lynchburg
W: www.lynchburgshows.com

April 28
DEW Games

The DEW games are back! Win $10,000 in cash prizes and a brand new surprise feature that will light up the slope! This is the third year for the DEW Games and the riders keep getting better and better! The event will be Slope Style Rails (with a surprise feature) and Big Air best trick. The best riders on the east coast will be here trying to take home the cash! There will be prizes for the fans and also a surprise guest hosting the Dew Games!

Hours: 8am to 1pm
Admission: Contact the Ticket Office for more information at 582-3839.
Location: Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre
P: (434) 582-3539
E: snowflex@liberty.edu
W: www.liberty.edu/snowflex

April 28
Peter Pan - LU Tower Theater

The exciting story follows the journey of the 3 Darling family children, Wendy, Michael and John. Wendy enjoys telling her younger siblings stories about the mythical Peter Pan, the little boy who never grew up. One night, much to everyone's surprise, Peter flies into the Darling nursery, in search of his shadow, which Wendy had previously captured. Sprinkling the kids with magic pixie dust, Peter flies off to Never-Never Land, with Wendy, Michael and John following behind. Once in Peter's domain, the children are terrorized by Captain Hook, who intends to capture Peter and do away with him. After rescuing Indian princess Tiger Lily from Captain Hook, Peter must save the children, not to mention his own "Lost Boys," from the diabolical pirate captain. In addition, he must contend with the jealousy of tiny sprite Tinker Bell, who doesn't like Wendy one little bit.

Hours: 2pm
Admission: $15 Adult, $12 Senior Citizen 60+
Location: LU Green Hall, 1971 Univeristy Blvd., Lynchburg
P: (434) 582-2085
W: www.liberty.edu/Theatre

April 29
Legacy Museum of African American History Annual Banquet

Featuring guest speakers, the Honorable Shannon Valentine and Dr. Augustus A. Petticolas, Jr.


Hours: 3pm
Admission: $50 pp
Location: James River Conference Center, 400 Court Street
P: 845-3455

April 29
Peter Pan - LU Tower Theater

The exciting story follows the journey of the 3 Darling family children, Wendy, Michael and John. Wendy enjoys telling her younger siblings stories about the mythical Peter Pan, the little boy who never grew up. One night, much to everyone's surprise, Peter flies into the Darling nursery, in search of his shadow, which Wendy had previously captured. Sprinkling the kids with magic pixie dust, Peter flies off to Never-Never Land, with Wendy, Michael and John following behind. Once in Peter's domain, the children are terrorized by Captain Hook, who intends to capture Peter and do away with him. After rescuing Indian princess Tiger Lily from Captain Hook, Peter must save the children, not to mention his own "Lost Boys," from the diabolical pirate captain. In addition, he must contend with the jealousy of tiny sprite Tinker Bell, who doesn't like Wendy one little bit.

Hours: 2pm
Admission: $15 Adult, $12 Senior Citizen 60+
Location: LU Green Hall, 1971 Univeristy Blvd., Lynchburg
P: (434) 582-2085
W: www.liberty.edu/Theatre

April 30
Lynchburg Hillcats

Take me out to the ball game! Lynchburg's farm team for the Atlanta Braves, the Hillcats, come to the mound ready for action and ready to win. Come on out and enjoy one of America's most favorite sports!

Hours: 7:15pm - vs. Carolina Mudcats
Admission: $8
Location: Lynchburg Stadium, 3180 Fort Ave., Lynchburg
P: (434) 528-1144
W: LynchburgHillcats

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