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Fall foliage in Virginia's Western HighlandsSmall towns have the best festivals. All across Virginia’s Western Highlands, you’ll find fairs, festivals and special events that celebrate everything from maple syrup season to railroad heritage to our spectacular fall foliage. And you’re invited to them all.

  • Clifton Forge
    SwayKatz Holiday Swing Concert
    Friday, December 22, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The holidays wouldn’t be complete at the Masonic Theatre without a swinging concert by local favorites, Swaykatz Big Band. ‘The Katz’ shift easily between your favorites from Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie to contemporary artists like Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Brian Setzer. Sway Katz are renowned for their tight ensemble work, audacious sense of swing and inspired solos. Join us for this big band holiday party!

    Date:
    Friday, December 22, 2017(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    New Years Eve "Spinning Round and Round"
    Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    403 Garth Newel Lane
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    This last concert of 2017 will feature pianist and dancer Lura Johnson and dancer Corey Flowers in collaboration with Garth Newel's resident musicians Teresa Ling, Isaac Melamed and Jeanette Fang.  There will be live dancing to the music of Shostakovich (Piano Trio No 2 in E Minor, Op 67) and Piazzolla (La Muerte del Angel) followed by Ravel's stirring La Valse for two pianos. Later in the evening Lura and Corey will offer a dance tutotorial to help you unlock your inner Fred and Ginger!

    Date:
    Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018(6:30 PM - 11:59 PM)

    Telephone:
    Business Phone: 540-839-5018

    Email:
    tama@garthnewel.org

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

  • Hot Springs
    Halleluha!
    Monday, January 1, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    403 Garth Newel Lane
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    In the first concert of 2018 Garth Newel Resident musicians Teresa Ling, Isaac Melamed and Jeanette Fang are joined by Lura Johnson to perform Johann Sebastian Bach (Suite No. 1 in G Major for Cello), John Adams (Hallelujah Junction) for 2 pianso and Felix Mendelssohn (Trio, No 2 in C Minor, Op. 66) for violin, cello and piano. The concert which begins at noon is followed by an optional champagne brunch to ring in the New Year.

    Date:
    Monday, January 1, 2018(12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Business Phone: 540-839-5018

    Email:
    tama@garthnewel.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Underground Open Mic, Live from the Underground Lounge and Cafe
    Thursday, January 11, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Our monthly open mic session in the Underground Lounge returns.  Each month we feature a special music host to both perform and introduce other local musicians, comedians, poets and more. You never know what you'll hear at the open mic, but it is sure to be fun!  So, come on in, grab your favorite drink in the Underground Cafe, sit back and enjoy.

    Date:
    Thursday, January 11, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Dirty Dancing
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Dirty Dancing Movie night at the Historic Masonic Theatre! “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” A teenage girl, ‘Baby’, learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama. Come on…you know you want to ‘get dirty’ with Johnny, Baby and the rest of the Catskill resort hotel’s guests and staff. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists. This event is a benefit sponsored by the parents of Garlynda’s Fancy Feet Dance Studio dancers. Tickets: $5 at the door  

    Date:
    Saturday, January 20, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Blues Fest: VIP Lounge
    Friday, January 26, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Help us kick-off the festival by sitting on this up close and personal blue jam.  VIP's from Saturday's line-up will sit in with a rotating group of talented blues musicians.  You'll wanna be a part of this special evening.  Tickets are limited, so get yours early. Tickets: $15

    Date:
    Friday, January 26, 2018(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Blues Festival
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    We’ve got the Blues and it feels so good! Join Headliner, Bobby ‘Blackhat’ Walters and his line-up of award winning blues bands as they shake the walls of The Historic Masonic Theatre. Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has been playing harp for over 40 years. Bobby is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 27 years of distinguished service which included serving as Military Aide to the President and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism. Joining Bobby are blues groups from Richmond, Charlottesville and Hampton Roads. Together, they’ll provide an afternoon sure to replace your winter blues with the kind of blues that make you happy. Stay tuned for more details and circle the weekend of January 27th in BLUES!  Festival Tickets: Main Orch: $25; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $20; Rear Balc: $15; Boxes: $35

    Date:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018(6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    February Open Mic Night in The Underground Lounge
    Thursday, February 8, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Live from the Underground Lounge and Cafe Our monthly open mic session in the Underground Lounge returns. Each month we feature a special musical host to both perform and introduce other local musicians, comedians, poets and more. You never know what you’ll hear at the open mic, but it is sure to be fun! So, come on in, grab your favorite drink in the Underground Café, sit back and enjoy. Free. Donations appreciated.

    Date:
    Thursday, February 8, 2018(7:00 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Virginia Opera presents: Arias and Duets
    Friday, February 9, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Join the Virginia Opera for this delightful musical event featuring arias and duet selections from Virginia Opera’s 17/18 Season: Samson and Delilah, The Girl of the Golden West, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lucia Di Lammermoor. This unique collection of popular song selections will be performed by Virginia Opera Mainstage and Emerging artists. Tickets: Main Orch: $15; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $12; Rear Balc: $10; Boxes: $25

    Date:
    Friday, February 9, 2018(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Deep River: The Marian Anderson Journey performed by Virginia Opera
    Saturday, February 10, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Virginia Opera brings back to The Historic Masonic Theatre stage its moving musical history of one of the most celebrated singers in the twentieth century. Marian Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States. Virginia Opera celebrates Ms. Anderson’s incredible journey with a newly commissioned program about her rise to a pre-eminent spot among the world's concert artists despite racial attitudes of the times, which she met with courage, grace and determination.

    Date:
    Saturday, February 10, 2018(2:30 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    Bruce Molsky and the Mountain Drifters
    Saturday, February 10, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    403 Garth Newel Lane
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    The first in our American Made Series of the season, Bruce Molsky and the Mountain Drifters conduct a workshop from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. After gathering for a short introduction about the unique qualities of traditional music, participants will break down into smaller groups for hands on instruction to learn to play some Appalachian tunes. Participants should be able to learn short phrases of music by ear.  All instruments welcome. Then the group returns for a concerts at 7:30 preceded by picnic at 6:00 p.m.

    Date:
    Saturday, February 10, 2018(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Business Phone: 540-839-5018

    Email:
    tama@garthnewel.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Barter Theatre presents: A Facility for Living
    Friday, March 2, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Barter Theatre makes its first appearance on our renovated stage, bringing this twisted comedy that takes a serious subject and gives it a hilarious biting edge. Set in the not-so-distant future, nursing home residents are housed in a government-run, repurposed penitentiary (because the prisons have been outsourced to China, naturally!) and the Head Nurse is being a real pill. Suffice it to say that resident morale is a little down. All is doom and gloom until Joe Taylor a new resident and former actor arrives. Fresh new life is about to be breathed into Nursing Home #273 whether Nurse Claudia and her orderlies approve or not! With each repressive rule and outrageous cost saving measure imposed by Nurse Claudia, and with Joe's help, these feisty boomers plot a coup d'état to show everyone that they aren't ready to give up on life just yet! "A Facility for Living" pulls out all the stops when it comes to addressing all the vices, follies, abuses and shortcomings of the "system"-in this case government's response to the issue of aging in America. Sometimes it's funny because it's just so wrong," says Richard Rose, Barter Theatre’s Artistic Director.  Because of the language and content, viewer discretion is advised.  Tickets: Main Orch: $25; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $20; Rear Balc: $15; Boxes: $35

    Date:
    Friday, March 2, 2018(8:00 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Aesop's Fables Presented by the Barter Theatre ENCORE Players
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Barter Theatre presents an afternoon of family fun and discovery. Aesop is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, able to weave fantastic tales with timeless lessons of truth. Join Aesop and his friends in this exciting musical adventure and experience fables such as Androcles and the Lion, The Oak and the Reed, The Fox Without a Tail, The Beast in Love, The Tortoise and The Hare, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf brought to life as only the Barter Players can.Tickets: Main Orch: $15; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $12; Rear Balc: $10; Boxes: $25

    Date:
    Saturday, March 3, 2018(2:30 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Robbie Limon Band: The Ultimate 70s Show
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Can you dig it? Last Season you saw Robbie Limon as Buddy Holly and Hank Williams, Sr. This season, get ready to don some bell bottoms and enjoy the 70s as Robbie and his talented musicians return to our stage to get down. Rummage through your closet, because special prizes will be awarded for the best 70s outfits we see. Get your friends together and make plans to do The Hustle in the aisle as The Robbie Limon Band fires up the "way back" machine to a time when chokers were hip, platforms were cool, and Betamax tapes were the rage!

    Date:
    Saturday, March 3, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RobbieLimonBandTheUltimate70sShow

  • Clifton Forge
    Open Mic at The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Thursday, March 8, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Underground Open Mic

    Date:
    Thursday, March 8, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/OpenMic3817

  • Clifton Forge
    Love and Fireworks; Danced by Roanoke Ballet Theatre
    Saturday, March 10, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks. Enjoy excerpts from the ballet classics, La Bayadere and Don Quixote, as well as selected pieces from the contemporary work, Matices. Talent, passion and energy make this an evening not to miss.Theatre doors open one hour before the show.

    Date:
    Saturday, March 10, 2018(2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Monterey
    The Highland Maple Festival
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Sunday, March 11, 2018
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    Spruce Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Highland Maple Festival celebrates the Highland County tradition of maple syrup-making. Designated a "Local Legacy” by The Library of Congress, this festival of 60 years, attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors from across the states. Sugar camp tours provide a unique and educational glimpse of a rapidly vanishing way of rural American life. Highlights of the festival include buckwheat and pancake breakfasts, maple donuts, locally harvested trout dinners, antiques, arts and crafts, bluegrass music and clogging demonstrations. Last year we celebrated the Senate's decision of designating the Highland County Maple Festival as the "official" maple festival of the Commonwealth!

    Date:
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Sunday, March 11, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550
    Fax: 540-468-2551

    Email:
    findyourescape@highlandcounty.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Allegheny Mountain String Project Solo Recital
    Sunday, March 11, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The fantastically talented students of Allegheny Mountain String Project perform solo musical pieces ranging from Bach to bluegrass, accompanied by gifted musicians.  Admission is free and the young talent on stage will delight!  

    Date:
    Sunday, March 11, 2018(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Love Canon
    Saturday, March 17, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Get your St. Patty’s Day groove on with us! Love Canon doesn't cover the music of the '80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. It's a general rule of American culture that it takes 20-40 years for a decade to shed its stale stench and get its groove back. There's no shortage of clever musical re-enactors giving the first generation of MTV an ironic makeover: a fool's errand, given that the music already was soaked in postmodern irony. By contrast, Love Canon refreshes and extends the originals with affectionate humor and effortless virtuosity. The players -- including Old School Freight Train's Jesse Harper and Darrell Muller, Virginia Commonwealth University guitar and banjo master Adam Larrabee, Mandolin Virtuoso Andy Thacker, and dobro Jedi Jay Starling — add layers of depth to the still-appealing pop hooks.  

    Date:
    Saturday, March 17, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Monterey
    The Highland Maple Festival
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    Spruce Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Highland Maple Festival celebrates the Highland County tradition of maple syrup-making. Designated a "Local Legacy” by The Library of Congress, this festival of 60 years, attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors from across the states. Sugar camp tours provide a unique and educational glimpse of a rapidly vanishing way of rural American life. Highlights of the festival include buckwheat and pancake breakfasts, maple donuts, locally harvested trout dinners, antiques, arts and crafts, bluegrass music and clogging demonstrations. Last year we celebrated the Senate's decision of designating the Highland County Maple Festival as the "official" maple festival of the Commonwealth!

    Date:
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550
    Fax: 540-468-2551

    Email:
    findyourescape@highlandcounty.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Announcers Annual Easter Eve Concert
    Saturday, March 31, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    This traditional evening of music has been enchanting the night before Easter since the late 1980s with the voices of The Announcers.  Remarkably, this will be the 28th year this Christian gospel group will celebrate Easter Eve (and over 40 years of performing together), and they still love every bit of the gospel message.  

    Date:
    Saturday, March 31, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Easter Sunrise Service in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Sunday, April 1, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Hosted by CAYA (Come As You Are) Community Ministries, Pastor Alfred Dearing, Sr.  Please join us for our annual celebration, featuring music and moving sermons and prayers. A fellowship gathering with coffee & donuts will be held after the service in the Underground Lounge of the Masonic Theatre.

    Date:
    Sunday, April 1, 2018(7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    A Tribute to Patsy Cline: starring Denise Glass
    Saturday, April 14, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Denise Glass, winner at the Patsy Cline Competition in Winchester, Virginia, and her band will present "A Tribute to Patsy Cline" at The Virginia Opry.  (Advance tickets $12, $15 and $20; add $2 day of show)

    Date:
    Saturday, April 14, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    QUEBE SISTERS
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away! It's partly because the trio's vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most. And whether the Quebes (rhymes with "maybe") are decked out in denims and boots or fashionably dressed to the nines in makeup, skirts and heels, the fresh-faced, clean-cut sisters, all in their 20s, look as good as they sound. Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters win standing ovations at just about every show. It's been that way since 2000, when they started fiddling together as pre-teens. The sisters' past is as colorful and eventful as their future is bright. Growing up in Burleson, TX, a southern suburb of Fort Worth, Hulda, Sophia and Grace were 7, 10 and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition in nearby Denton, and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do. The girls earned solo and group accolades early on, winning state and national championships in their respective age groups in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.   

    Date:
    Thursday, April 26, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    "Angel Choir" Gospel Concert
    Saturday, May 5, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Angel Choir, comprised of more than twenty-five of our area's talented gospel singers, held its first concert last year in support of the program, Fishing with Angels.  Come enjoy an evening of uplifting music and learn more about the fishing event designed to give a day of recreation to our area's children living with disabilities as well as our first responders.

    Date:
    Saturday, May 5, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Triathlon of the Alleghany Highlands
    Sunday, May 6, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Join us on Saturday, May 6, for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia! Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge. 

    Date:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Telephone:
    5408622000: 540-862-2000

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Fishing with Angels
    Saturday, May 12, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The 3rd Annual Fishing with Angels will take place at Smith Creek, near the Masonic Amphitheatre Pedestrian Bridge.  The event is for physically challenged or intellectually disabled youth ages five through eighteen.  Hundreds of trout will be stocked in the creek prior to the event, and all fishing poles will be provided for the event in addition to cornhole and a free concert by The Announcers.  Lunch will be provided for those attending the event.  Local firefighters and rescue workers will be in attendance to assist and enjoy a little fishing themselves.

    Date:
    Saturday, May 12, 2018(10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    STARS: Spring with the STARS, Presented by Appalfolks of America
    Saturday, May 19, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase) is in its 22nd performance season, and the troupe of performers, who face mental and/or physical challenges, will perform the type of variety show that STARS has become noted for over the past two decades. Paula Crance and Sonya Kimberlin will co-direct the performance, and Chris Fisher will return as Master of Ceremonies.  WestRock continues to sponsor STARS, with support from the Town of Clifton Forge.  

    Date:
    Saturday, May 19, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 23, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon is held on one of the most scenic trails in the country.  The Jackson River Scenic Trail follows its namesake river, winding its way between Intervale, just north of Covington, to Smith Bridge Trail Head following an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (Hot Springs Branch) and passes through small communities, cultivated fields, and small patches of woodland along the way. It's common to see wildlife from the trail (birds, turtles, raccoons, rabbits, ground hogs, and deer).  Our course is on the smooth crushed gravel surface of The Jackson River Scenic Trail. The trail is mostly flat with some light hills. All finishers will receive a medal.  Strollers will be allowed in the 5k event and will start in the back of the group at the start line.  The course is certified by USATF as a Boston Marathon qualifying marathon race. Coinciding with the fifth annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival BBQ in Covington, VA everyone is encouraged to stay following the race and visit this Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event.  While the barbeque will stand front and center as the centerpiece of this festival, there will be entertainment, a wine tasting event, and children activities.      

    Date:
    Saturday, June 23, 2018(7:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JRSTHalfMarathon10k5kand1mileFamilyFunRun

  • Hot Springs
    4th of July Cookout, Concert & Fireworks
    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Thursday, July 5, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Join us for special 4th of July activities from June 30 through July 5. We’ll have traditional favorites like the Red, White & Blue Fun Run, fireworks and BBQ snacks, as well as resort specialties like a twilight shooting tournament, mixology seminars and golf clinics. Kids will love stargazing, family fitness classes, our petting zoo and special Kids' Night Out activities. The celebration continues with the Red, White and You Celebration with delicious summer favorites and live music. Book your celebration today and rest assured knowing our Experience Planners will help you reserve activities and ensure you experience all The Omni Homestead has to offer. 

    Date:
    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Telephone:
    800-838-1766

    Email:
    stay@thehomestead.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/4thofJulyCookoutConcertFireworks

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 21, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Gran Fondo Alleghany celebrates its ninth edition in July 2018 and our commitment to providing riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. Riders may choose from four courses:  the Gran Fondo is a 116-mile mountainous course, the Medio Fondo is a 69-mile hilly course, the Medio Mountain is a 69-mile mountainous course or the Piccolo Fondo which is  29-mile hilly course. All of our rides come with course timing, neutral technical support, fully stocked rest stops and food and beverage at the finish served with our renowned Alleghany Highlands hospitality!  

    Date:
    Saturday, July 21, 2018(7:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 4, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim will take place on August 4, 2018 amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands. The Alleghany Highland Chamber will co-host the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair.  

    Date:
    Saturday, August 4, 2018(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/LakeMoomaw1MileOpenWaterSwim

  • Hot Springs
    Labor Day Celebration
    Friday, August 31, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Retreat to a mountainside oasis for this Labor Day weekend! Join us as we celebrate with the finest food and family fun. Special events include the Labor Day fun run, craft classes, food events and our traditional summer send off lawn party topped off with a fantastic firework show. Enjoy resort activities from our Red Tail Racer zip line to archery and horseback riding. Don't miss out on summer's last hurrah!   

    Date:
    Friday, August 31, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018

    Telephone:
    800-838-1766

    Email:
    stay@thehomestead.com

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

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