CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, April 7

5:30 p.m. – Panel discussion, “Women in the Arts: Out of the Margins, Into the Light,” Clover Archer, Patricia Hobbs and Domnica Radulescu, hosted by Museums at W&L; advance registration required by tinycc/GT2.

Thursday, April 8

5:30 p.m. – Concert, University Ensemble, view online at livestream.com.wlu.

7 p.m. – Meeting, Rockbridge NAACP local unit, via Zoom; link can be requested at www.rockbridgenaacp.com under CONTACT US.

Saturday, April 10

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – American Red Cross blood drive, Natural Bridge Fire Department; to register, visit RedCrossBlood. org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

7:30 p.m. – Community Interfaith Memorial Service, remembering the lives lost during the pandemic, Boxerwood; sponsored by Rockbridge Interfaith and Rockbridge Area Hospice; bring a blanket or chair to sit on and a Sharpie to write on reflection stones; masks required.

Tuesday, April 13

10 a.m. – Meeting, La Leche League, classrooms of Grace Episcopal Church; for more information, call 463-9234 or 460- 9234.

Wednesday, April 14

7 to 8 p.m. – Zoom seminar, “Plastic Pollution in Virginia,” Katie Register; to view and participate, register at www.rockbridgeconservation.org.

Thursday, April 15

4 p.m. – Unveiling of new city mural, 133 W. 21 st St., Buena Vista, a project of ActionBV, GoBV, the city of Buena Vista and local businesses.

Friday, April 16

1 p.m. – Virtual informational session on “Five Wishes” advance directive, sponsored by VPAS; register by April 13 by going to vpas.info/events and clicking on the calendar for April 16

Saturday, April 17

11 a.m. - Virtual plant clinic, “The 3 Gardening P’s - Planting guidelines; Propagation types, cuttings and division; and Plant Sale information,” the Master Gardeners plant clinic team will be sharing details on the 3 Gardening P’s plus answering any gardening concerns; plant sale will be online shopping and ordering May 8-14; send in questions or concerns when you register for this Zoom talk at RAMGA.com.

Friday, April 23

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – American Red Cross blood drive, Lexington Baptist Church; to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter 257.

Saturday, April 24

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Historic Garden Week tour, “Through Garden Gates Old and New,” featuring four gardens in Lexington, sponsored by the Blue Ridge Garden Club; tickets $20 each; visit www.VaGardenWeek.org.

3 to 5 p.m. – Picnic-style fundraiser for Rockbridge Area Conservation Council, cost is $85 for two dinners or $150 for four; only 250 will be sold; pickup will be at Jordans Point; to order, visit rockbridgeconservation.org.

Ongoing Events

Mondays

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Food pantry, Stone Church of the Brethren, 2164 Forest Ave., Buena Vista; call 261-6946 to make appointment to pick up food; pantry open same hours Tuesday through Friday.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – RARA food pantry, drive-thru model, 350 Spotswood Drive, Lexington.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Bridge To Hope Pantry, drive-thru model, 2155 Sycamore Ave., Buena Vista.

Tuesdays

10 a.m. to noon – Buena Vista Food Bank, 1533 Sycamore Ave.

2 to 3 p.m. – Gospel Way pantry, drive-thru model, 109 Henry St., Lexington.

Wednesdays

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Lexington Farmers Market, McCrums parking lot.

8-9 a.m. - Glasgow-Natural Bridge Men’s Prayer Breakfast, every other Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church, 15 Faith Baptist Circle, Arnolds Valley Road, Natural Bridge Station, open to all and non-denominational, breakfast will be served; for more information, call Lannie Ballard at 291-2538.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – RARA food pantry, drive-thru model.

Thursdays

9 to 11 a.m. – (every third Thursday) Natural Bridge/ Glasgow food pantry.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – RARA food pantry, drive-thru model.

Saturdays

9 to 11 a.m. (first, second and fourth Saturdays) - Natural Bridge/Glasgow pantry, 735 McCullough St., Glasgow.

9 to noon – (first and third Saturdays) Community Closet at Christ Episcopal Church, 2262 Walnut Ave., Buena Vista, masks required; call 461-1299 for more information.

10 a.m. to noon – RARA food pantry, drive-thru model.

8 p.m. - Rockbridge Camera Club 365/52 Photo Challenge; details at rockbridgecameraclub. com.

Editor’s note: The above events are taking place every week in the Rockbridge area. If your group has restarted weekly activities, send us an email with the information, to editor@thenews-gazette.com.

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