This holiday season head to the Visitor Center at Natural Bridge State Park, 6477 South Lee Highway, for our 5th Annual Festival of Trees. Get into the holiday spirit by placing donated items under your favorite trees decorated by local area businesses and organizations. This year’s donations will benefit the Project Horizon, a non profit organization dedicated to eradicating domestic, dating, and sexual violence in Rockbridge County area through crisis intervention services and prevention programs. Needed donation items are as follows: toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, light bulbs, pillows, diapers, deodorant for men/women, toothpaste, baby lotion, towels, twin/full size bedsheets/plastic mattress covers, sponges, gas and grocery gift cards. 540-291-1326.
January 1-31– Churchville.
Join the Augusta County Library for their Winter Reading Game. Pick up a challenge sheet from any ACL locations for some winter reading fun. One sheet may be redeemed for a prize at the end of this event. Masks and social distancing are required when entering these location. For more information call 540-885-3961.
Come enjoy a night on the town, with a date or friend group at the Friendly City Dance Room, 2 North Main. This is a 45-minute comedy show, a Kizomba lesson, an open dance floor, and local brews. Our event will include a special host, like former NFL star Landon Turner and feature brews from local beer providers. This is a great “night out on the town” experience, enjoy laughter, liquid courage and bust a move to the hottest tunes after an intro to the beautiful Kizomba with comedian Dawn Womack and Kiz dancer/teacher Phillip Fusaro. 540-305-4143 or 540- 217-2726.
Introduction to Hand Quilting at the Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 South Main Street. Do you want to learn to quilt? No sewing experience necessary. As long as you can hold a needle and thread you can learn to hand quilt. Taught by Joan Dreyer, this adult beginners class will teach you the basic technique of the “running stitch.” You will work on a small sample in the class that once completed you may finish as a pillow top on your own. All supplies are provided so just bring yourself. This class will be limited to eight people per session to allow proper social distancing. There will be two sessions: 10am-noon and 1-3pm will be available, so if your preferred session is sold out, please look at the other session as well. This class is $35.00. Call 540-433-3818 to register.
The Virginia Farm Show will be held at Augusta Expo. The show is the only agricultural trade show in Virginia that caters to full-time as well as the part-time farmer. In addition to exhibits of all the major lines of equipment and services there is a Skid Steer Rodeo for all the attendees to watch as well as participate in. 540-337-2552 or 1-800-218-5586.
The South West Virginia’s largest bridal expo show will be held at the The Berglund Center. Visit with the area’s leading wedding professionals and talk to knowledgeable vendors in one place. Sample cakes, desserts and catering samples. Many vendors will offer special show discounts to those who wish to book that vendor’s service. Enjoy a designer fashion show. Couples attending have the chance to win thousands of dollars in giveaways by the participating wedding vendors. Admission is $10.00 per person. 1-804-822-1768.