Calendar Of Events

Wednesday, Sept. 20

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Apple Fest at the Lexington Farmer’s Market, McCrum’s parking lot.

Thursday, Sept. 21

Day – Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival, Glen Maury Park; for more information, call (540) 529-0568 or send email to robyn@nothinfancybluegrass. com.

11 a.m. - Program on differences between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage , by Kathie Bare, counselor with VPAS, at the Rockbridge Regional Library.

5 p.m. – Lecture, “Design for Sustainability on Earth and in Space,” Danielle Wood, director of Space Enabled Research Group at MIT, Stackhouse Theater, W&L.

5:30 p.m. – Lecture, on a public relations scandal during World War II, by Tom Arnold, George C. Marshall Foundation; free but tickets required; visit

Friday, Sept. 22

Day - Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival, Glen Maury Park.

Day - Virginia State Barrel Finals, c ontinues through Sunday, free parking and admission, Virginia Horse Center.

1 p.m. – Talk, on preventing falls, by Mandi McComas, Kendal Hall, Kendal at Lexington.

4:30 p.m. – Drive-thru spaghetti dinner, $10 a meal, sponsored by the Buena Vista Fire Department Auxiliary, at the firehouse.

6 p.m. – Music in the Garden concert, Pickup Band , Boxerwood.

7:30 p.m. – Play, “Treasure Island,” Performing Arts Center, SVU.

Saturday, Sept. 23

7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Vesuvius Heritage Day, including food and yard sale at Emory United Methodist Church, Vesuvius.

8 to 10 a.m. – Free pancake breakfast, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Raphine Volunteer Fire Department, at the firehouse; barbecue chicken halves will be sold as a benefit for a firefighter’s family medical expenses starting around 11 a.m., $6 per half.

Day - StarterTrials and XC Schooling, continues through Sunday, free parking and admission, Virginia Horse Center.

Day - Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival, Glen Maury Park.

10 a.m. – Fundraising event, Conquer Chiari Walk Across America, registration begins at 9, Rockbridge County High School; for information, call Laurie Moore at (540) 461-8942 or send email to ccwaalexingtonva.

5 p.m. – Walk for Mental Wellness, sponsored by Rockbridge Area Prevention Coalition, activities start at 5, walk at 6 and wagon ride at 8, Skyline Trail, Natural Bridge State Park.

7:30 p.m. – Play, “Treasure Island,” Performing Arts Center, SVU.

Sunday, Sept. 24

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Latino Fest, music, food, games, soccer tournament and car show, Brewbaker Field, Lexington.

Monday, Sept. 25

7:30 p.m. – Opening rehearsal for Rockbridge Chorus , Lexington Presbyterian Church; for information, call (540) 460-9650.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

5:30 p.m. – A special conversation with Ron Lacks , author of “Henrietta Lacks: The Untold Story,” hosted by the Racial Equality Coalition, Preston Library, VMI.

Thursday, Sept. 28

5:30 p.m. – Artist talk, Mohammad Omer Khalil to speak about his exhibit “Musings,” now on view at the Watson Galleries until June 1, Northen Auditorium, W&L.

7:30 p.m. – Play, “Treasure Island,” Performing Arts Center, SVU.

7:45 p.m. – Talk, “Dearly Beloved? Michelangelo’s Funeral and the First Arts Academy in Europe” by Dr. Anne E. Proctor, Nichols Engineering Building, VMI.

Friday, Sept. 29

7:30 p.m. – Play, “ Treasure Island,” Performing Arts Center, SVU.

7:30 p.m. – Concert, “ Our Roots of Influence,” highlighting performing and recording artists Scarlet Rivera, Chris Van Cleave, Daryl Davis and Ray Shell, Keller Theater, Lenfest Center, W&L.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

7 p.m. - Informational Zoom session on being a Rockbridge Area Master Gardener, get all your questions answered about what is involved in the training; to receive the link to this free event, register at www.ramga. org; training starts this fall.

Saturday, Oct. 7

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – McCormick Fall Mill Day, hosted by the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, McCormick Farm; for more information or to request vendor space, contact the Shenandoah Valley AREC at (540) 377-2255.

Saturday, Nov. 4

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Chessie Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 26.2 Relay, sponsored by Friends Of The Chessie Trail with all proceeds to be used for trail improvements; walkers welcome in 5K, 10K and half races; for more information and to register, go to www.runthechessie. org.