Upcoming Events in the Lynchburg Area

As this section is free, community events are likely to be held depending on available space. Email events to [email protected]

Engraving: Benjamin Munoz & Big Ink, at Riverviews Art Space, 901 Jefferson Street, Lynchburg. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Amherst County Republicans, 7 p.m. at Madison Heights Community Center, 424 Woodys Lake Road. Informative speakers, topical discussions and ways to get involved in preserving our constitutional republic and making the Commonwealth the best place to live, work and raise a family. All citizens are invited. Call (434) 566-0603 for more information.

Hill City Lit Book Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 900 Church Street, Lynchburg. The new Hill City Lit Book Club will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Downtown Branch Library. Hard copies are available by contacting the Branch Manager at (434) 455-3820, while supplies last.

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Individual technical assistance, 3-6 p.m. at the Amherst Library, 382 Main Street South, Amherst. Held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

The market at the second stage, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 194 Second St, Amherst. Come to the Farmers Market on Thursdays, offering SNAP/EBT correspondence, so double your money shopping for fresh, local produce.

Rosy Thursdays at The Water Dog, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Half-price bottles of rosé, live music and a rotating menu of seasonal specialties. $2 from every bottle of rosé sold will benefit a local non-profit organization.

The beauty and the Beast, at the Academy Center of the Arts at 600 Main Street, Lynchburg. 7 p.m. Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2; and 2 p.m. on October 1 and 2. Based on the 1991 Disney animated feature and going back to a classic late 18th century French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place. his place in his French provincial village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to save him leads to his capture by the Beast, a gruesome and fearsome monster, who has long been trapped in his horrific form by an enchantress. For more information, visit academycenter.org/event/masterworx-beauty.

BoCo, 7-10 p.m. at The Filling Station, 102 Lexington Turnpike, Amherst.

September Observatory Open Day, 8 p.m. at the Belk Observatory — University of Lynchburg. The program starts along our Planet Walk and continues through different stations at the Belk Observatory. You will be able to see the night sky through various astronomical equipment, talk to our knowledgeable guides and learn about the celestial objects and telescopes you see. This event will take place entirely outdoors on the Belk Observatory complex and involves a short walk. The program will be canceled if adverse weather conditions are expected. For more information, email [email protected]

Touch-a-Truck and First Responder Appreciation Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lowe’s of Madison Heights, 150 River James Shopping Ctr, Madison Heights. First responders will be on hand to meet participants and present their gear and equipment. With food trucks, children’s games and more.

Clifford Ruritan’s Sorghum Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clifford Ruritan Club of Amherst, 755 Fletchers Level Road, Amherst. Clifford Ruritan’s most popular event is back this year. Crafts, demonstrations, music, food and more. Admission is free to the festival; Parking is $5 per car and $1 for motorcycles.

animal blessing, 10 a.m. to noon, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1695 Perrowville Road, Forest. There will be a brief liturgy of prayers and readings followed by individual blessings for each animal. Blessings will also be offered throughout the morning for anyone unable to attend the opening liturgy. The Bedford Humane Society will be on hand to provide information on how the public can support them and give loving homes to the animals they rescue and shelter; some animals may be available for adoption. For more information, contact Reverend Matt Rhodes at [email protected] or (434) 525-5511.

apple butter party, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Silver Creek & Seamans’ Orchard, 5529 Crabtree Falls Highway, Tyro. Apple Butter Making Festival. Large selection of mountain apples, apple butter, cider, jams and jellies and more. There will be artisans, live music, food vendors, a corn maze and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

American life during World War II, 3 p.m. at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. Come and experience a family-friendly event exploring American life during World War II with exhibits, demonstrations, children’s activities, re-enactments and special tours. Students 18 and under, all veterans, and active-duty military enjoy free admission. Adult admission is $10. The event will also include live musical performances by the Liberty University Brass Quintet at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Liberty University Jazz Ensemble at 11:30 a.m.

Get downtown 2022, 4-9pm on Main Street, Downtown Lynchburg. After a two-year hiatus, Get Downtown is back. For more information, visit www.getdowntownlynchburg.com.

fall party, 5:30 p.m. at Liberty University’s Hydaway Outdoor Center. Live music, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, line dancing, petting zoo, food trucks and pie contests.

Donktoberfest 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 414 Stonewall Rd., Concord. A day of donkey riding fun at Eastern States Regional Headquarters. Tickets to the event include a gourmet picnic buffet, drinks and access to our donkey story tour while meeting all the long ears and PVDR founders, Mark and Amy Meyers. Enjoy live music from your favorite band, “Farm Use Only”, play in the activity pen with baby donkeys, and much more. Tickets are $125 and available at www.eventbrite.com.

Rosy Thursdays at The Water Dog, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Half-price bottles of rosé, live music and a rotating menu of seasonal specialties. $2 from every bottle of rosé sold will benefit a local non-profit organization.

Unity in the Seven Hills presents the “Time Travel” workshop, 6-9 p.m. at Unity in the Seven Hills, 3522 Campbell Ave., Lynchburg. Step back into a past life as Nancy Eubel and Stephanie Helberg guide you to reclaim a skill, talent, or ability you developed then. Reconnect with a helping ancestor who will help you activate and manifest this special ability in your current life and create your new future. The cost is $25. To register, call (434) 421-5644 or email [email protected] Private sessions are available at Unity by appointment on October 5 and 7.

Home Educator Living History Days, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill. Learn about life in the 18th century through hands-on activities for homeschoolers. The cost is $6 per adult, $5 per child. Register at www.redhill.org.

Out of Spite rocks the Appomattox Railroad Festival, 6:30 p.m. at Courtland Festival Park. Out of Spite is back to host the Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival. Bringing their high energy show, Out of Spite offers a variety of modern country, old school hip hop, dance, pop and rock.

Bluegrass, 4 p.m., at Historic Riverview on the James, north of Lynchburg in Madison Heights, near Route 210 Extended. The event featured two fabulous award-winning bands: the Bing Brothers of West Virginia and the Cotton Pickin’ Kids of Alabama. Bring a picnic. Buy a $25 ticket at www.ForteLYH.org. Students accompanied by adults are free.

Out of Spite rocks The Clubhouse, 8 p.m., at Clubhouse Bar & Billiards, 21174 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg. Out of Spite brings a variety of modern country, old school hip-hop, dance, pop and rock. $10 cover at the door.

30th Annual Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival, 10 a.m. at 2229 N Amherst Highway, Amherst. The event features 10 wineries and cider houses, and four stages of continuous live entertainment. Tickets with wine tasting are $35 at the door and no charge $20. Tickets can be upgraded to a 2-day pass for $10. Children 12 and under are free.

Golf tournament, 1:30 p.m. at 1614 New London Rd, Forest. The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing back its golf tournament. Register at business.bedfordareachamber.com.

Individual technical assistance, 3-6 p.m. at the Amherst Library, 382 Main Street South, Amherst. Held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Rosy Thursdays at The Water Dog, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Half-price bottles of rosé, live music and a rotating menu of seasonal specialties. $2 from every bottle of rosé sold will benefit a local non-profit organization.

Vintage Mountain View Market 2022, 3:00 PM Mountain View is in its 6th year celebrating handmade vintage items. This is an upscale vintage market with around 60 unique and small-business vendors. They include farmhouse decor, antique vendors, shabby chic, rustic, and renovated. As well as an array of talented artisans such as sign makers, candle makers, hook makers, jewelry makers and more. There will be food trucks, coffee and sweets. Friday VIP tickets are available online only at www.mountainview.events for $15. Saturday general admission tickets are $5 at the door.

October Apple Harvest Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Drumheller’s Orchard, 1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston. Enjoy everything from apples, apple cider donuts, apple cider slushies, homemade cakes/pies, butters, jams, live music, food vendors, and more.

51st Annual Amherst Apple Harvest Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 139 Lancer Lane, Amherst. Two days of food, fun and shopping. There will be performances in the auditorium on Saturday and a car show on Sunday.

The walk in pajamas at bedtime, 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harley Davidson, 20452 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg. This motorcycle ride benefits children in need. 9:15 a.m. check-in at Harley Davidson of Lynchburg; gets up at 10 a.m. Cost: Bring a new pair of pajamas. The ride ends at Peaks of Otter Lodge.

Annual Tribute to the Quarter Place Community, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Hill by Patrick Henry. Come pay homage to the enslaved people of Red Hill and their descendants. Free entry. Register online at www.redhill.org.

Oktoberfest 2022, 4-8 p.m. at Historic Avenel in Bedford. Come celebrate Oktoberfest at Historic Avenel without crossing the Atlantic with German food, beer and wine, and a week-long raffle contest at the Alpine Club in Austria. Tickets are $50 per person and can be reserved by calling (540) 816-9385. Raffle tickets sold separately.

Rosy Thursdays at The Water Dog, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Half-price bottles of rosé, live music and a rotating menu of seasonal specialties. $2 from every bottle of rosé sold will benefit a local non-profit organization.