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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, March 27, 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, March 27, 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, March 28, 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, March 28, 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
    Art of Chocolate Festival
    Saturday, April 1, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Come taste different kinds of chocolate treats.  Local artist create works of art about chocolate.  

    Date:
    Saturday, April 1, 2017(12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    highlandsartsandcraft.org@gmail.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Lovesick Blues: A Tribute to Hank Williams, Sr and Patsy Cline
    Sunday, April 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 2442

    The Historic Masonic Theatre welcomes the incomparable Robbie Limon back to the stage with his guest, the very talented Tracy Wygal. Lovesick Blues brings together two powerful musical icons, Hank Williams, Sr. and Patsy Cline, in an unforgettable evening of music and memories. Together, these award-winning actors perform some of the greatest hits of both Country Music legends, climaxing with a made in heaven duet of their respective hit Love Sick Blues. Robbie’s performance of Buddy Holly on our stage was a hit in the fall, so get your tickets soon for this unique event.Sun April 2 5:00 PM

    Date:
    Sunday, April 2, 2017(5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

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

  • Warm Springs
    Toddler Time
    Monday, April 3, 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 3, 2017(10:30 AM

    Telephone:
    540-839-7286

    Email:
    slindsay@rrlib.net

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

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