Events in Covington and Clifton Forge

The Alleghany Highlands knows
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There are events, festivals, sports competitions, art exhibitions and performances happening all year round. We celebrate our beautiful outdoor surroundings with grand events like the annual Fall Foliage Festival. Our competitive nature is on display as we host a triathlon, cycling competition and more. Of course, our thriving artistic, cultural and heritage communities host unique events throughout the year. Bookmark this Events page and check back often or sign up for our e-newsletter to ensure that you don't miss out on any of the fun.

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, February 20, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 20, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Quilt Retreat with Kaye England 2020
    Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Saturday, February 22, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The 3rd AnnualQUILT WINTER BLUES AWAY WITH KAYE!February 20 through February 22, 2020Internationally known quilt designer, author, teacher and fabric designer, Kaye England, returns to Clifton Forge and The Historic Masonic Theatre to present the third Quilt Winter Blues Away with Kaye Retreat. Registration includes morning/afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners, Registration limited to 33 students and is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced quilters. Kaye will teach a wide variety of techniques and tips that allow you to 'read' traditional quilt patterns but translate them to an easier piecing method. Information on the class project and specific class goals will be provided soon in addition to a supply list as class dates get closer. Schedule:Thursday noon: February 20: 10:00 to 11:30 am: Check-in and set up. 12:00 pm Kaye lectures and students begin quilting; dinner in Historic Masonic Theatre Underground, evening quilting session.Friday, February, 21:Lectures and quilting from morning through evening with morning and afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners provided.Saturday, February 22:Lectures and quilting from morning through 5:00, photos, packing up and good-byes. Breaks and lunch provided. More details will be provided as we get closer to thedate.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/QuiltRetreatwithKayeEngland2019

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, February 27, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 27, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Pink Tie Gala 2020
    Saturday, February 29, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Pink Tie Gala is a spectacular night full of food, drink, music, and inspiration!Dust off your bow ties and heels and join us for the Fourth Annual Pink Tie Gala at the Historic Masonic Theatre! Grab a drink, strike a pose in front of our Pink Tie backdrop and meet us in the theatre for the program. Our keynote speaker is Kansas City native, Tim Grimes. Tim went in for a routine mole removal in 2014 at the age of 30. His entire world changed when he received a diagnosis of stage IV melanoma. Your seat ticket gets you into the entire event, including the Gala opening program in the John E. Hillert auditorium, hors-d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and music with DJ Gavin in the Westrock ballroom on the third floor AND live music in the Thomas P. Dean/Racey and Dean Inc. Underground Lounge! This evening is also is a time to raise money to help fight this disease and make life a little easier for those who are battling. We are excited to launch our own non-profit this year, Giving Light to Our Warriors, or GLOW. GLOW assists local cancer fighters with individualized gifts of love.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 29, 2020(7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/PinkTieGala2020

  • Clifton Forge
    Brave
    Sunday, March 1, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Brave (Rated PG) **All Films are Free** "Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it." About the film: Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous but courageous daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late. We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 1, 2020(2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Celtic Angels
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Celtic Angels IrelandPresented by Alleghany Highlands Arts CouncilWednesday, March 4, 7:00 PM Historic Masonic Theatre Celebrating Irish heritage through dance, music, and song. The audience will be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet, stirring songs of angelic voices, rigorously precise dances, and traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music.

    Date/Hours:
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, March 5, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, March 5, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Barter Theatre: Peter Pan
    Sunday, March 8, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Wendy Darling and her younger brothers love nothing more than playing make-believe in their family’s upstairs nursery. Then one night, a young boy named Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinkerbell fly into the nursery window and whisk the Darling children away to a fantastical Neverland filled with Lost Boys, pirates, and a man-eating crocodile. Brought thrillingly to life with only six quick-changing actors and your imagination, the Barter Players’ special brand of creativity make this an adventure you will never forget!

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 8, 2020(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, March 12, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Saturday, March 14, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 14, 2020(1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Progressive Dinner at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Saturday, March 14, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Last year’s Progressive Dinner was a blast and this year promises to be even better. Starring delicious cuisine, this year’s Progressive Dinner features appetizers and drinks, salad, delectable food entrees, dessert and coffee, yummy treats with fun, entertainment and exclusive Theatre history, demos, and dancing; all within the four floors of The Historic Masonic Theatre. The progressive dinner will include four courses on each level of this amazing building. It begins with appetizers and drinks on the stage of the John E Hillert Auditorium, then moves to the WestRock Ballroom for salad and main course.From there, you will proceed to the Balcony Level for history and demos, and to finish, you will journey to the Thomas P. Dean/Racey and Dean, Inc. Underground Lounge and Café for dessert, coffee, dancing and entertainment. Surprises galore await you during this fun evening. All proceeds go to support the Mission of the Historic Masonic Theatre. Tickets are limited so get yours today.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 14, 2020(5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    IONA in Concert
    Saturday, March 14, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The internationally acclaimed, Washington, D.C. based group, IONA will bring its singular representation of the greatest Celtic land in the world--America--to the Historic Masonic Theatre, IONA treats its audience to high energy entertainment featuring multiple fiddling styles, dynamic dancing, driving percussion, and strong vocals from all the Celtic nations, including America. Presenting the music and dance of all the Celtic countries--Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Brittany, Asturies and Galicia--IONA emphasizes that America is not only the repository of all these cultural influences, but also the progenitor of many of its own. Audiences are encouraged to clog along, or dance Breton line dances, and join in singing. Joining IONA at this show will be Marsha Searle, Principal Dancer with the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, adding a visual dimension to much of the Celtic dance music.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 14, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    A League of Their Own
    Sunday, March 15, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Highlands Community Bank Film SeriesA League of Their Own (Rated PG)**All Films are Free**   About the film:DescriptionAs America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates. We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 15, 2020(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Virginia's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    403 E. Ridgeway
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    BEGORRAH! A WEE PARADE IS PLANNED ST PATRICK’S DAY... Clifton Forge is hosting The Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Virginia on Sunday, March 17th. Get your best green outfit ready and assemble at 5PM, rain or shine, at the Loop Street parking lot (next to Upper Cuts). We will eat – Irish Soda Bread - We will drink - Green Punch- And- we will be merry while competing in the Ugliest Knees Contest. So all you lads and lassies be sure to wear your kilts. Then we will parade across Ridgeway Street to Jack Mason’s Tavern and Brewery at 400 E. Ridgeway Street to lift a glass in toast to St. Patrick and to each other. Green beverages and St Patrick Day Food specials will be available for your enjoyment. This parade is small in length but large in fun!

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020(5:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Tour The Masonic Theatre
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Tour all four floors of The Historic Masonic Theatre and learn the history of this amazing architectural structure built in 1905. Your tour guide will give you insights and information about each floor, the miraculous story of its renovation and a sound and light demo which features its state-of-the-art capabilities. The tour lasts from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet in the Theatre Annex. No charge for the tour, donations are appreciated. The entire Theatre is handicap-accessible.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 21, 2020(11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Southwest Virginia Metamorphosis
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Southwest Virginia Ballet’s newest production, “Metamorphosis: Movement through Time” is a collaboration with the Roanoke Youth Symphony and the Taubman Museum of Art. These preeminent Roanoke arts organizations have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind production that traces the intersection of visual art, classical music and ballet through three centuries and across multiple cultures. In two acts, during 75 minutes, 130 dancers and musicians will gallop through the history of art, beginning with the Renaissance, showcasing the minuet of the Baroque period, continuing into the Romantic era with excerpts from well-known ballets such as Coppelia, Swan Lake and Les Sylphides. The performance winds up with Jacques Offenbach’s explosive Can Can and Sergei Prokofiev’s lyrical Romeo and Juliet.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 21, 2020(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Captain Marvel
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Captain Marvel (Rated PG-13) **All Films are Free** Remember running around the backyard pretending to be a superhero, with a towel tied around your neck as a cape. About the film: Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls. We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 22, 2020(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    AbbaFab: The Premier Abba Experience
    Friday, March 27, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    One of the most talked-about shows in Masonic Theatre history returns in bell-bottom pants! ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational talents of some of TAD’s most talented and loved artists and musicians! This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s, including monster hits such as "Waterloo", "Fernando", "Honey Honey", "Dancing Queen", and countless others. From ABBA’s earliest hits to "Mamma Mia", ABBAFAB will take you on a technicolor journey that is unmatched. Our vocalists and musicians have toured the world as solo artists and band members and have come together to create the most entertaining ABBA tribute on the market today! ABBA’s record-breaking string of hits has stood the test of time and continues to thrill audiences of all ages. With vocals and musicianship that are second to none, the ABBAFAB vibe is infectious! ABBA fans love it and new ABBA fans are created at every show. There’s no generation gap here, so let’s ALL party like it’s 1979!

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, March 27, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

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    Art of Chocolate Festival 2020
    Saturday, April 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    SAVE THE DATE!! The 14TH Annual Art of Chocolate FestivalSponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 11 am – 3 pm This event takes place throughout the Historic Masonic Theatre.Pick up a BAKING ENTRY FORM at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center, and enter your best cake, cookies, brownies, candies/fudge, pies, cupcakes or wild card recipe in the competition.Along with the competition, there will be tasting tables and a silent auction will offer many interesting items. There will also be an exhibit of original art panels about chocolate that promises unique expressions and ideas by area artists. Many other activities have been scheduled and more information will be forthcoming soon. The Chocolate Festival, which has been held for 13 years, serves as the major fundraiser for the AHACC Artist in Education Residency program. The Center uses the funds to bring in outstanding professional artists to our community to work in the classrooms with students and teachers at Covington and Alleghany High School. Save the date and plan to join the fun!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 4, 2020(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ArtofChocolateFestival2020

  • Clifton Forge
    An Evening with Buddy Holly: featuring Robbie Limon
    Sunday, April 5, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 2442

    Robbie Limon won critical acclaim for his uncanny ability to replicate the vocal characteristics of period singers. Robbie has wowed audiences throughout the east coast and won numerous awards for his work in the syndicated theatrical productions of stage musicals about Buddy Holly. This performance is based on a true story, happening in Greenwich Village, New York, in the late months of 1958. The audience is present during Buddy's band rehearsal as he prepares for the mid-western cavalcade of performers known as The Winter Dance Party of 1959. The stage vibe is intimate as Buddy's dialogue is totally directed at the audience; the tone is conversational and responsive to questions raised during the pre-show warm-up. The show's premise provides context for an evening of Holly favorites as well as those of the Everly Brothers and Little Richard. Are we joking? No, these artists were friends of Buddy and he pays tribute to these influences in the show. This unique format is certain to give an inside look at a life which has been described as “eighteen months of fame and generations of influence”. This performance is part of the SONA Bank Concert Series.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, April 5, 2020(4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

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

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    Annual Easter Bonnet/Hat Parade
    Saturday, April 11, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    306 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Parade begins at 11am. Line up is at 10:45 at the Elks Lodge (306 Ridgeway) Causal and pet friendly. Bring the entire family! Awards will be given for adults and kids in the following categories: most beautiful bonnet, most handsome hat, most creative hat, and most creative bonnet. Pet categories are most fun and most creative hat/bonnet. The Easter Bunny will be leading off the parade and available for pictures. Hunt for eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny immediately following the parade at Scott Hill Retirement Community (700 W. Ridgeway Street).

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 11, 2020(11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Announcers Annual Easter Eve Concert
    Saturday, April 11, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Announcers have been bringing our community together with their music since the late 1980s. Remarkably, this will be the 32nd year this Christian gospel group will celebrate Easter Eve (and over 45 years of performing together), and they still love sharing every bit of the gospel message. Come for the fellowship and uplifting music. All are welcome.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 11, 2020(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

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    Easter Sunrise Service in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Sunday, April 12, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Hosted by CAYA (Come As You Are) Community Ministries, Alfred L. 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. Free, and all are welcome.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, April 12, 2020(7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Tour The Masonic Theatre
    Saturday, April 18, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Tour all four floors of The Historic Masonic Theatre and learn the history of this amazing architectural structure built in 1905. Your tour guide will give you insights and information about each floor, the miraculous story of its renovation and a sound and light demo which features its state-of-the-art capabilities. The tour lasts from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet in the Theatre Annex. No charge for the tour, donations are appreciated. The entire Theatre is handicap-accessible.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 18, 2020(11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The MayFaire
    Saturday, May 2, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    518 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Brought to you by the people who offer our region’s popular Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts will once again transform its fabulous Mill, garden, and the banks of Smith Creek for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the Arts, to give visitors an opportunity to purchase plants of all kinds (bedding, perennials, hanging, and unique), and quality, handmade gifts by 35+ talented artisans for the home, yard & garden, and Mother’s Day. We will have plants, garden wares, and handmade gifts. Stay tuned for info on the delicious foods we have planned! Look for our Outstanding Raffle and Silent Auctions sure to please all the gardeners and moms. We may even have a visit from Mother Nature... The MayFaire is a fundraiser for Clifton Forge School of the Arts, the community art school of the Alleghany Highlands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. WE LOOK FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION OF SPRING, MOTHERS, GARDENS, AND THE ARTS!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 2, 2020(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota.mayfaire@gmail.com

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

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, May 9, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    Virginia's First and Finest Fondo!The Gran Fondo Alleghany will celebrate its 11th edition this May, and our commitment to providing our riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. Visit the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia to ride in one of the most scenic Gran Fondo's on the east coast! The event rightfully exemplifies it's name "Agony in the Alleghanies" with our Gran Fondo course reaching nearly 10,000 feet of climbing! NEW IN 2020: We have moved the date up of the 2020 Gran Fondo to MAY 9th to avoid the increasingly warm temperatures in July. This event features a Gran Fondo: 103 Miles Media Fondo: 69 MilesMedio Mountain: 64 miles + Hot Springs Mountain Climb Piccolo Fondo: 30 Miles King and Queen of the Mountain races (Hot Springs Mountain) Visit our website for more information!: http://granfondoalleghany.com/

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 9, 2020(7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Triathlon
    Saturday, May 16, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    4017 Nicelytown Road
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Join us on Saturday, May 16th for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in Clifton Forge, VA, the beautiful Alleghany Highlands. Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. The finish line and celebration will be at the Masonic Amphitheatre on Church Street in downtown CFVA. Bartley's Meat Market will have bbq with all the trimmings, mac n cheese, baked beans, and potatoes for all race participants. Spectators can purchase lunch if they wish. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm May 15th at Jack Mason's Tavern and 7:30 am at The Sharon Community Center on May 18. The overall male and female top finisher will each receive a free 1 night stay for 2 at the Omni Homestead Resort (Sun.-Thurs.)! Medals or trophies will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams. This is a great event for all levels of participants. .   

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 16, 2020(9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000
    Fax: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Saturday, May 16, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him for a Saturday night concert event sure to amaze. Take a journey back in time to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained. The band has been nationally sought after and has toured all over the U.S., bringing the sights and sounds of the legendary Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash may not have been the greatest singer or musical technician, but his sound was unforgettable. Steady like a train, sharp as a razor, with the perfect blend of country, rock 'n' roll, and folk music, Cash paved the way for artists of all genres for years to come. Without Johnny Cash, we wouldn't have some of the finest music we've all enjoyed over the past 6 decades. Performed by some of the finest musicians in the state of Virginia, James Tamelcoff III captures Cash's trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of the Tennessee Three. This performance is part of the SONA Bank Concert Series.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 16, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The WannaBeatles at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Friday, June 5, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    THE WANNABEATLES are Grammy-nominated entertainers that have started a bit of Beatlemania of their own, and after their memorable concert on our main stage in 2017, they are now a member of the family! The big question: Who will dance on stage with the four lads during this performance? Maybe you! It's becoming a tradition. Get ready to take a magical mystery tour filled with great Beatles standards, hilarious parodies, on-stage antics, fab fan trivia, and much more. With an emphasis on audience participation, this high energy band offers family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. The WannaBeatles go where no Beatles Band has gone before - and you've got "A Ticket To Ride!" This concert kicks-off the Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival weekend. Make plans to join us for Heritage Day on June 6, 2020.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, June 5, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Flag Day Celebration
    Sunday, June 14, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Come join us for a festive ceremony with flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2, Girl Scout Troops #366 & #375, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and #1033. In addition there will be patriotic music and a benefit supper with birthday cake. Grab and friend and come celebrate with us. Kid friendly! . Flag Day Etiquettehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_G-Wwqfzd4

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, June 14, 2020(5:30 PM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 27, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    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 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/Hours:
    Saturday, June 27, 2020(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

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration
    Saturday, July 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Start the day off right by watching or participating in our Stars and Stripes parade. Line up will be at 11am with the parade starting at noon this year. After the parade visit the Historic Masonic Theatre for many activities honoring those who have served. Get some great products from our local vendors who will be set up before and after the parade. Later that evening head down to the C&O Railway Heritage grounds for food, entertainment, and an awesome fireworks show. More details to come....Please call 862.2000 to register for the parade.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, July 4, 2020(12:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 1, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim takes place amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands.  Lake Moomaw is a gorgeous setting for this event.  The Alleghany Highland Chamber of Commerce and Tourism co-hosts the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair. Lake Moomaw is among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest and provides an endless array of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping. Whether you come for the day’s event or make this your weekend destination there is something for everyone!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 1, 2020(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Saturday, October 31, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge on Halloween from 1PM to 5PM!  Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying pumpkins hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, October 31, 2020(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting
    Friday, November 20, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Friday, November 20 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. Enjoy performances by Garlynda's Fancy Feet Dancers and Patsy's Ultimate Dance Explosion Cloggers! Then sing along to Jingle Bells and enjoy some refreshments. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held at 6pm on the 21st.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, November 20, 2020(6:00 PM - 6:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Christmas Parade-Merry and Bright
    Friday, December 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening December 4th at the new time of 6:30PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2020 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen , "Merry and Bright"' for our theme.As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal entry, best overall float, Starz award, and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 4, 2020(6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

Events

Events in Covington and Clifton Forge

The Alleghany Highlands knows
how to have a good time.


There are events, festivals, sports competitions, art exhibitions and performances happening all year round. We celebrate our beautiful outdoor surroundings with grand events like the annual Fall Foliage Festival. Our competitive nature is on display as we host a triathlon, cycling competition and more. Of course, our thriving artistic, cultural and heritage communities host unique events throughout the year. Bookmark this Events page and check back often or sign up for our e-newsletter to ensure that you don't miss out on any of the fun.

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, February 20, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 20, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Quilt Retreat with Kaye England 2020
    Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Saturday, February 22, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The 3rd AnnualQUILT WINTER BLUES AWAY WITH KAYE!February 20 through February 22, 2020Internationally known quilt designer, author, teacher and fabric designer, Kaye England, returns to Clifton Forge and The Historic Masonic Theatre to present the third Quilt Winter Blues Away with Kaye Retreat. Registration includes morning/afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners, Registration limited to 33 students and is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced quilters. Kaye will teach a wide variety of techniques and tips that allow you to 'read' traditional quilt patterns but translate them to an easier piecing method. Information on the class project and specific class goals will be provided soon in addition to a supply list as class dates get closer. Schedule:Thursday noon: February 20: 10:00 to 11:30 am: Check-in and set up. 12:00 pm Kaye lectures and students begin quilting; dinner in Historic Masonic Theatre Underground, evening quilting session.Friday, February, 21:Lectures and quilting from morning through evening with morning and afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners provided.Saturday, February 22:Lectures and quilting from morning through 5:00, photos, packing up and good-byes. Breaks and lunch provided. More details will be provided as we get closer to thedate.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/QuiltRetreatwithKayeEngland2019

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, February 27, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 27, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Pink Tie Gala 2020
    Saturday, February 29, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Pink Tie Gala is a spectacular night full of food, drink, music, and inspiration!Dust off your bow ties and heels and join us for the Fourth Annual Pink Tie Gala at the Historic Masonic Theatre! Grab a drink, strike a pose in front of our Pink Tie backdrop and meet us in the theatre for the program. Our keynote speaker is Kansas City native, Tim Grimes. Tim went in for a routine mole removal in 2014 at the age of 30. His entire world changed when he received a diagnosis of stage IV melanoma. Your seat ticket gets you into the entire event, including the Gala opening program in the John E. Hillert auditorium, hors-d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and music with DJ Gavin in the Westrock ballroom on the third floor AND live music in the Thomas P. Dean/Racey and Dean Inc. Underground Lounge! This evening is also is a time to raise money to help fight this disease and make life a little easier for those who are battling. We are excited to launch our own non-profit this year, Giving Light to Our Warriors, or GLOW. GLOW assists local cancer fighters with individualized gifts of love.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 29, 2020(7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/PinkTieGala2020

  • Clifton Forge
    Brave
    Sunday, March 1, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Brave (Rated PG) **All Films are Free** "Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it." About the film: Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous but courageous daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late. We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 1, 2020(2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Celtic Angels
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Celtic Angels IrelandPresented by Alleghany Highlands Arts CouncilWednesday, March 4, 7:00 PM Historic Masonic Theatre Celebrating Irish heritage through dance, music, and song. The audience will be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet, stirring songs of angelic voices, rigorously precise dances, and traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music.

    Date/Hours:
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, March 5, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, March 5, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Barter Theatre: Peter Pan
    Sunday, March 8, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Wendy Darling and her younger brothers love nothing more than playing make-believe in their family’s upstairs nursery. Then one night, a young boy named Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinkerbell fly into the nursery window and whisk the Darling children away to a fantastical Neverland filled with Lost Boys, pirates, and a man-eating crocodile. Brought thrillingly to life with only six quick-changing actors and your imagination, the Barter Players’ special brand of creativity make this an adventure you will never forget!

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 8, 2020(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, March 12, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Saturday, March 14, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Curtain Call II with Jacy Burdette (Ages 10 - 14) A continuation of Curtain Call I, students will sharpen their theatrical skills including improvisation, how to record and implement stage blocking, developing a character for a production, warming up body and voice for performance, rehearsing and publicly performing a play, directing others in small performance pieces, play writing, understand the role of the stage manager, and how to use of costumes, makeup, props and set to enhance a performance Class Length: 1 class per week, 8 weeks, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 Showcase on Mar 14 at 1:00 PM Prerequisite: Curtain Call I or by Audition Cost: $130 MEET THE INSTRUCTOR JACY BURDETTE A native of the Alleghany Highlands, Jacy Burdette is an award-winning director and theater educator. Having earned her theater degree from the University of Virginia at Wise, Jacy has directed numerous plays including The Yellow Boat, which won the Virginia One-Act State Championship,. In the summer of 2018, Jacy worked at a Governor’s school in Virginia where high school students earn college credits teaching theatre to high school students. She developed and implemented a theatre arts curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 14, 2020(1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Progressive Dinner at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Saturday, March 14, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Last year’s Progressive Dinner was a blast and this year promises to be even better. Starring delicious cuisine, this year’s Progressive Dinner features appetizers and drinks, salad, delectable food entrees, dessert and coffee, yummy treats with fun, entertainment and exclusive Theatre history, demos, and dancing; all within the four floors of The Historic Masonic Theatre. The progressive dinner will include four courses on each level of this amazing building. It begins with appetizers and drinks on the stage of the John E Hillert Auditorium, then moves to the WestRock Ballroom for salad and main course.From there, you will proceed to the Balcony Level for history and demos, and to finish, you will journey to the Thomas P. Dean/Racey and Dean, Inc. Underground Lounge and Café for dessert, coffee, dancing and entertainment. Surprises galore await you during this fun evening. All proceeds go to support the Mission of the Historic Masonic Theatre. Tickets are limited so get yours today.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 14, 2020(5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    IONA in Concert
    Saturday, March 14, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The internationally acclaimed, Washington, D.C. based group, IONA will bring its singular representation of the greatest Celtic land in the world--America--to the Historic Masonic Theatre, IONA treats its audience to high energy entertainment featuring multiple fiddling styles, dynamic dancing, driving percussion, and strong vocals from all the Celtic nations, including America. Presenting the music and dance of all the Celtic countries--Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Brittany, Asturies and Galicia--IONA emphasizes that America is not only the repository of all these cultural influences, but also the progenitor of many of its own. Audiences are encouraged to clog along, or dance Breton line dances, and join in singing. Joining IONA at this show will be Marsha Searle, Principal Dancer with the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, adding a visual dimension to much of the Celtic dance music.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 14, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    A League of Their Own
    Sunday, March 15, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Highlands Community Bank Film SeriesA League of Their Own (Rated PG)**All Films are Free**   About the film:DescriptionAs America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates. We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 15, 2020(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Virginia's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    403 E. Ridgeway
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    BEGORRAH! A WEE PARADE IS PLANNED ST PATRICK’S DAY... Clifton Forge is hosting The Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Virginia on Sunday, March 17th. Get your best green outfit ready and assemble at 5PM, rain or shine, at the Loop Street parking lot (next to Upper Cuts). We will eat – Irish Soda Bread - We will drink - Green Punch- And- we will be merry while competing in the Ugliest Knees Contest. So all you lads and lassies be sure to wear your kilts. Then we will parade across Ridgeway Street to Jack Mason’s Tavern and Brewery at 400 E. Ridgeway Street to lift a glass in toast to St. Patrick and to each other. Green beverages and St Patrick Day Food specials will be available for your enjoyment. This parade is small in length but large in fun!

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020(5:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Tour The Masonic Theatre
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Tour all four floors of The Historic Masonic Theatre and learn the history of this amazing architectural structure built in 1905. Your tour guide will give you insights and information about each floor, the miraculous story of its renovation and a sound and light demo which features its state-of-the-art capabilities. The tour lasts from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet in the Theatre Annex. No charge for the tour, donations are appreciated. The entire Theatre is handicap-accessible.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 21, 2020(11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Southwest Virginia Metamorphosis
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Southwest Virginia Ballet’s newest production, “Metamorphosis: Movement through Time” is a collaboration with the Roanoke Youth Symphony and the Taubman Museum of Art. These preeminent Roanoke arts organizations have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind production that traces the intersection of visual art, classical music and ballet through three centuries and across multiple cultures. In two acts, during 75 minutes, 130 dancers and musicians will gallop through the history of art, beginning with the Renaissance, showcasing the minuet of the Baroque period, continuing into the Romantic era with excerpts from well-known ballets such as Coppelia, Swan Lake and Les Sylphides. The performance winds up with Jacques Offenbach’s explosive Can Can and Sergei Prokofiev’s lyrical Romeo and Juliet.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 21, 2020(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Captain Marvel
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Captain Marvel (Rated PG-13) **All Films are Free** Remember running around the backyard pretending to be a superhero, with a towel tied around your neck as a cape. About the film: Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls. We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 22, 2020(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    AbbaFab: The Premier Abba Experience
    Friday, March 27, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    One of the most talked-about shows in Masonic Theatre history returns in bell-bottom pants! ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational talents of some of TAD’s most talented and loved artists and musicians! This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s, including monster hits such as "Waterloo", "Fernando", "Honey Honey", "Dancing Queen", and countless others. From ABBA’s earliest hits to "Mamma Mia", ABBAFAB will take you on a technicolor journey that is unmatched. Our vocalists and musicians have toured the world as solo artists and band members and have come together to create the most entertaining ABBA tribute on the market today! ABBA’s record-breaking string of hits has stood the test of time and continues to thrill audiences of all ages. With vocals and musicianship that are second to none, the ABBAFAB vibe is infectious! ABBA fans love it and new ABBA fans are created at every show. There’s no generation gap here, so let’s ALL party like it’s 1979!

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, March 27, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Art of Chocolate Festival 2020
    Saturday, April 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    SAVE THE DATE!! The 14TH Annual Art of Chocolate FestivalSponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 11 am – 3 pm This event takes place throughout the Historic Masonic Theatre.Pick up a BAKING ENTRY FORM at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center, and enter your best cake, cookies, brownies, candies/fudge, pies, cupcakes or wild card recipe in the competition.Along with the competition, there will be tasting tables and a silent auction will offer many interesting items. There will also be an exhibit of original art panels about chocolate that promises unique expressions and ideas by area artists. Many other activities have been scheduled and more information will be forthcoming soon. The Chocolate Festival, which has been held for 13 years, serves as the major fundraiser for the AHACC Artist in Education Residency program. The Center uses the funds to bring in outstanding professional artists to our community to work in the classrooms with students and teachers at Covington and Alleghany High School. Save the date and plan to join the fun!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 4, 2020(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ArtofChocolateFestival2020

  • Clifton Forge
    An Evening with Buddy Holly: featuring Robbie Limon
    Sunday, April 5, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 2442

    Robbie Limon won critical acclaim for his uncanny ability to replicate the vocal characteristics of period singers. Robbie has wowed audiences throughout the east coast and won numerous awards for his work in the syndicated theatrical productions of stage musicals about Buddy Holly. This performance is based on a true story, happening in Greenwich Village, New York, in the late months of 1958. The audience is present during Buddy's band rehearsal as he prepares for the mid-western cavalcade of performers known as The Winter Dance Party of 1959. The stage vibe is intimate as Buddy's dialogue is totally directed at the audience; the tone is conversational and responsive to questions raised during the pre-show warm-up. The show's premise provides context for an evening of Holly favorites as well as those of the Everly Brothers and Little Richard. Are we joking? No, these artists were friends of Buddy and he pays tribute to these influences in the show. This unique format is certain to give an inside look at a life which has been described as “eighteen months of fame and generations of influence”. This performance is part of the SONA Bank Concert Series.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, April 5, 2020(4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Easter Bonnet/Hat Parade
    Saturday, April 11, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    306 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Parade begins at 11am. Line up is at 10:45 at the Elks Lodge (306 Ridgeway) Causal and pet friendly. Bring the entire family! Awards will be given for adults and kids in the following categories: most beautiful bonnet, most handsome hat, most creative hat, and most creative bonnet. Pet categories are most fun and most creative hat/bonnet. The Easter Bunny will be leading off the parade and available for pictures. Hunt for eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny immediately following the parade at Scott Hill Retirement Community (700 W. Ridgeway Street).

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 11, 2020(11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Announcers Annual Easter Eve Concert
    Saturday, April 11, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Announcers have been bringing our community together with their music since the late 1980s. Remarkably, this will be the 32nd year this Christian gospel group will celebrate Easter Eve (and over 45 years of performing together), and they still love sharing every bit of the gospel message. Come for the fellowship and uplifting music. All are welcome.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 11, 2020(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 12, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Hosted by CAYA (Come As You Are) Community Ministries, Alfred L. 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. Free, and all are welcome.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, April 12, 2020(7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Tour The Masonic Theatre
    Saturday, April 18, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Tour all four floors of The Historic Masonic Theatre and learn the history of this amazing architectural structure built in 1905. Your tour guide will give you insights and information about each floor, the miraculous story of its renovation and a sound and light demo which features its state-of-the-art capabilities. The tour lasts from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet in the Theatre Annex. No charge for the tour, donations are appreciated. The entire Theatre is handicap-accessible.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 18, 2020(11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The MayFaire
    Saturday, May 2, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    518 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Brought to you by the people who offer our region’s popular Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts will once again transform its fabulous Mill, garden, and the banks of Smith Creek for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the Arts, to give visitors an opportunity to purchase plants of all kinds (bedding, perennials, hanging, and unique), and quality, handmade gifts by 35+ talented artisans for the home, yard & garden, and Mother’s Day. We will have plants, garden wares, and handmade gifts. Stay tuned for info on the delicious foods we have planned! Look for our Outstanding Raffle and Silent Auctions sure to please all the gardeners and moms. We may even have a visit from Mother Nature... The MayFaire is a fundraiser for Clifton Forge School of the Arts, the community art school of the Alleghany Highlands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. WE LOOK FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION OF SPRING, MOTHERS, GARDENS, AND THE ARTS!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 2, 2020(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota.mayfaire@gmail.com

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

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, May 9, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    Virginia's First and Finest Fondo!The Gran Fondo Alleghany will celebrate its 11th edition this May, and our commitment to providing our riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. Visit the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia to ride in one of the most scenic Gran Fondo's on the east coast! The event rightfully exemplifies it's name "Agony in the Alleghanies" with our Gran Fondo course reaching nearly 10,000 feet of climbing! NEW IN 2020: We have moved the date up of the 2020 Gran Fondo to MAY 9th to avoid the increasingly warm temperatures in July. This event features a Gran Fondo: 103 Miles Media Fondo: 69 MilesMedio Mountain: 64 miles + Hot Springs Mountain Climb Piccolo Fondo: 30 Miles King and Queen of the Mountain races (Hot Springs Mountain) Visit our website for more information!: http://granfondoalleghany.com/

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 9, 2020(7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Triathlon
    Saturday, May 16, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    4017 Nicelytown Road
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Join us on Saturday, May 16th for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in Clifton Forge, VA, the beautiful Alleghany Highlands. Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. The finish line and celebration will be at the Masonic Amphitheatre on Church Street in downtown CFVA. Bartley's Meat Market will have bbq with all the trimmings, mac n cheese, baked beans, and potatoes for all race participants. Spectators can purchase lunch if they wish. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm May 15th at Jack Mason's Tavern and 7:30 am at The Sharon Community Center on May 18. The overall male and female top finisher will each receive a free 1 night stay for 2 at the Omni Homestead Resort (Sun.-Thurs.)! Medals or trophies will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams. This is a great event for all levels of participants. .   

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 16, 2020(9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000
    Fax: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Saturday, May 16, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him for a Saturday night concert event sure to amaze. Take a journey back in time to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained. The band has been nationally sought after and has toured all over the U.S., bringing the sights and sounds of the legendary Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash may not have been the greatest singer or musical technician, but his sound was unforgettable. Steady like a train, sharp as a razor, with the perfect blend of country, rock 'n' roll, and folk music, Cash paved the way for artists of all genres for years to come. Without Johnny Cash, we wouldn't have some of the finest music we've all enjoyed over the past 6 decades. Performed by some of the finest musicians in the state of Virginia, James Tamelcoff III captures Cash's trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of the Tennessee Three. This performance is part of the SONA Bank Concert Series.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 16, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The WannaBeatles at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Friday, June 5, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    THE WANNABEATLES are Grammy-nominated entertainers that have started a bit of Beatlemania of their own, and after their memorable concert on our main stage in 2017, they are now a member of the family! The big question: Who will dance on stage with the four lads during this performance? Maybe you! It's becoming a tradition. Get ready to take a magical mystery tour filled with great Beatles standards, hilarious parodies, on-stage antics, fab fan trivia, and much more. With an emphasis on audience participation, this high energy band offers family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. The WannaBeatles go where no Beatles Band has gone before - and you've got "A Ticket To Ride!" This concert kicks-off the Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival weekend. Make plans to join us for Heritage Day on June 6, 2020.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, June 5, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Flag Day Celebration
    Sunday, June 14, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Come join us for a festive ceremony with flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2, Girl Scout Troops #366 & #375, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and #1033. In addition there will be patriotic music and a benefit supper with birthday cake. Grab and friend and come celebrate with us. Kid friendly! . Flag Day Etiquettehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_G-Wwqfzd4

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, June 14, 2020(5:30 PM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 27, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    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 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/Hours:
    Saturday, June 27, 2020(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

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration
    Saturday, July 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Start the day off right by watching or participating in our Stars and Stripes parade. Line up will be at 11am with the parade starting at noon this year. After the parade visit the Historic Masonic Theatre for many activities honoring those who have served. Get some great products from our local vendors who will be set up before and after the parade. Later that evening head down to the C&O Railway Heritage grounds for food, entertainment, and an awesome fireworks show. More details to come....Please call 862.2000 to register for the parade.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, July 4, 2020(12:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 1, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim takes place amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands.  Lake Moomaw is a gorgeous setting for this event.  The Alleghany Highland Chamber of Commerce and Tourism co-hosts the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair. Lake Moomaw is among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest and provides an endless array of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping. Whether you come for the day’s event or make this your weekend destination there is something for everyone!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 1, 2020(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Saturday, October 31, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge on Halloween from 1PM to 5PM!  Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying pumpkins hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, October 31, 2020(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

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    Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting
    Friday, November 20, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Friday, November 20 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. Enjoy performances by Garlynda's Fancy Feet Dancers and Patsy's Ultimate Dance Explosion Cloggers! Then sing along to Jingle Bells and enjoy some refreshments. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held at 6pm on the 21st.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, November 20, 2020(6:00 PM - 6:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

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    Clifton Forge Christmas Parade-Merry and Bright
    Friday, December 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening December 4th at the new time of 6:30PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2020 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen , "Merry and Bright"' for our theme.As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal entry, best overall float, Starz award, and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 4, 2020(6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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