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April 2019

PHCC Patriot Players to present ‘Mamma Mia’

The Patriot Players will present ‘Mamma Mia’ at Patrick Henry Community College’s Walker Fine Arts Theatre on April 25-28 and May 2-5. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. Set on a Greek island in paradise, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Rating is PG-13. Over…...
  • Date: April 25, 2019
  • Timing: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Address: 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville.

Smith Mountain Lake ‘Big Bass’ tournament is April 26-28

Three-day tourney offers 210 hourly payouts & $45,000 grand prize The annual Smith Mountain Lake “Big Bass” tournament is April 26, 27 and 28 at Crazy Horse Marina. Unlike traditional bass fishing tournaments where anglers weigh in five bass at the end of the day, the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Big Bass Tour provides amateur anglers from all skill levels the opportunity to win multiple cash payouts each day during the hourly weigh-ins. Each tournament day features seven hourly wei...
  • Date: April 26, 2019
  • Timing: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Address: 400 Crazy Horse Drive, Moneta.

BRI to host 4th annual ‘Moonshine Heritage Car Show’ on April 27

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum at Ferrum College will host the “Moonshine Heritage Car Show” on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show will highlight cars that either have a moonshine hauling history or were the type of vehicle that was used for transporting liquor. All cars have to be pre-registered and all entries will receive a special decal commemorating the fourth annual Moonshine Heritage Car Show. The car show is open to the public…...
  • Date: April 27, 2019
  • Timing: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Address: 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum.

Spring gathering at Phoebe Needles

The Phoebe Needles Center in Callaway will host its third annual Spring Gathering on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the 116th anniversary of the center. Join us for food, music, fellowship and celebration. Call 540-483-1518, email pncenter@gmail.com or visit www.phoebeneedles.org for information....
  • Date: April 27, 2019
  • Timing: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Address: 732 Turner’s Creek Road , Callaway.

Booker T. Washington ‘Legacy Dinner’ is April 27

The Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument will host the eighth annual “Legacy Dinner” to celebrate the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington. To honor Booker T. Washington’s historical achievements, Congress designated his birthplace in Franklin County as a National Monument. The 8th annual Legacy Dinner will be held Saturday, April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish. Guest speaker is Cheyney McKnight, a public historian and historical interpreter, who will pre...
  • Date: April 27, 2019
  • Timing: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Address: 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta.

Last winter series lecture is April 28

The SML State Park Winter Lecture Series will present “Hunter’s Raid: How the Yankees Burned the Shenandoah” by Beatrice Iceman. Iceman, a living history interpreter, returns to the Discovery Center a for a first-person commentary on Civil War history. Sponsored by the Friends of SML State Park, the lectures are held at the park’s Discovery Center from 3 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $8 per lecture, and the parking fee is included. Call 540-297-6066 for more information....
  • Date: April 28, 2019
  • Timing: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Address: 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston.
May 2019

‘National Day of Prayer’ event at Franklin County Courthouse May 2

Prayer brings people together. It builds bridges between opposing persons and even political parties. You can be a part of bringing about unity by gathering for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2 on the lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse at 275 South Main Street in Rocky Mount from 12 to 1 p.m. Stand together in prayer with other individuals, churches and community leaders as we humble ourselves and unite in prevailing prayer for the next great…...
  • Date: May 2, 2019
  • Timing: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Address: 275 South Main Street, Rocky Mount .

SMAC’s Coffeehouse Series presents The Panini Brothers on May 3

Smith Mountain Arts Council’s (SMAC) popular Coffeehouse Series presents The Panini Brothers and special guests Sue Halloran and Ken Hitchcock at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 3. The event will be held at 1100 Celebration Avenue, Suite 101, in Downtown Moneta (on the lower level behind the Downtown Pizzeria and Ice Cream Parlor). Doors will open at 6 p.m. The Panini Brothers will play a variety of original tunes, ranging from rock, jazz, Americana and blues. The band features local…...
  • Date: May 3, 2019
  • Timing: 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Address: 1100 Celebration Avenue, Suite 101, Moneta.

‘Iron Dog’ competition is May 4 in Rocky Mount

The Rocky Mount Police Department will host this year’s Virginia Police Work Dog Association’s (VPWDA) 2019 Iron Dog Competition on Saturday, May 4 in Rocky Mount beginning at 8:45 a.m. Law enforcement and military K9 teams from all across Virginia will compete in a timed, two-mile obstacle course. Lunch will be available for purchase and an awards ceremony will follow the event. Proceeds support the Virginia Police Work Dog Association. Contact Sgt. Andy Pendleton at 540-420-8967 or ape...
  • Date: May 4, 2019
  • Timing: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Address: 755 Weaver Street, Rocky Mount.

Annual Strawberry Festival set for May 10 in Rocky Mount

Bring your whole family to enjoy the annual Strawberry Festival at the farmers’ market in downtown Rocky Mount on Friday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join us for a fun filled afternoon with plenty of fresh strawberries on ice cream, snow cones, balloons and children’s activities, including a rock climbing wall and face painting. Live musical entertainment will be provided by The Harwell Grice Band, Canned Biskits and Inner-Faith Fellowship Worship Team. Bring your lawn chair and come ear...
  • Date: May 10, 2019
  • Timing: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Address: 435 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount.
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