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Welcome to Virginia’s Western Highlands, where mountain views and old-fashioned charm can be found around every bend in the road.

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This four-county region is a land of contrasts. It’s home to unspoiled vistas that have barely changed in centuries as well as a world-class resort frequented by celebrities and presidents. Old-fashioned Americana lives on in charming small towns that offer a sophisticated artistic and cultural scene enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Take your time and wander the many back roads and scenic byways. Discover a favorite picnic spot or a secluded fishing hole. The more you explore, the more you’ll fall in love with Virginia’s Western Highlands.

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Upcoming Events
  • Warm Springs
    Toddler Time
    Monday, April 24, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    96 Courthouse Hill Rd
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Toddler Time is Monday morning beginning at 10:30 AM. Children ages 18 months to 4 years and their caregivers will enjoy a story time, songs, activities, and crafts. A small snack is provided as well.

    Date:
    Monday, April 24, 2017(10:30 AM

    Telephone:
    540-839-7286

    Email:
    slindsay@rrlib.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ToddlerTime

  • Warm Springs
    Teen Group
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    96 Courthouse Hill Rd
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Teens in grades 5 – 12 are invited to the library each Tuesday after school. Games, books, and activities are a part of each week’s events. Volunteer opportunities are also available.  A snack is provided. For information about bus transportation to the library, contact the Bath branch.

    Date:
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017(4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-839-7286

    Email:
    slindsay@rrlib.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TeenGroup

  • Clifton Forge
    DAVID MALLETT in Concert
    Friday, April 28, 2017
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    518 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    DAVID MALLETT - in The Mill at Clifton Forge School of the Arts; Friday, April 28, 2017.Folk, Americana, Country. David is a legendary singer-songwriter from Maine, on Acoustic Guitar & Harmonica, with Mike Burd on Bass. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, including John Denver, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger & Alison Krauss. “The Garden Song” has been recorded hundreds of times in many languages around the world. David recorded his 17th studio album in 2016, "Celebration".   "Like Maine lobsters, smooth Kentucky bourbon and 57 Thunderbirds, Mallett proved himself to be a true American treasure." – Richmond, VA Times Dispatch "He harks back to the earnest ambitions and heartfelt melodies of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, singing with the conviction that folk can still be heroic." – The New York Times Doors open at 6:00PM with THE SEAY BROTHERS opening at 6:30pm.  TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at door. General admission seating. Tickets online: https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/22749  CASH Beer & Wine (age 21+), Bar-B-Q & sides, drinks & desserts available from 6pm. Come have dinner and relax! This is a FUNDRAISER with proceeds to benefit Clifton Forge School of the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)(3). This performance is underwritten by Sams & Company Construction of Covington VA.

    Date:
    Friday, April 28, 2017(6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    School Office: 540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota@lumos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/DAVIDMALLETTinConcert

  • Clifton Forge
    The George Washington Train Show
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    724 Commercial Ave
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The George Washington Train Show will be a fun filled weekend.  The show will include: model layouts, model train vendors, railroad memorabilia, a visit to the museum, food and so much more!

    Date:
    Saturday, April 29, 2017(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2210

    Email:
    brandy@cohs.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheGeorgeWashingtonTrainShow

  • Clifton Forge
    The George Washington Train Show
    Sunday, April 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    724 Commercial Ave
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The George Washington Train Show will be a fun filled weekend.  The show will include: model layouts, model train vendors, railroad memorabilia, a visit to the museum, food and so much more!

    Date:
    Sunday, April 30, 2017(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2210

    Email:
    brandy@cohs.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheGeorgeWashingtonTrainShow

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