SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE EVENTS | Calendar

“Madagascar: A Musical Adventure”

Virginia Children’s Theater presents this tale of some zoo animal lovers whose spirit of adventure takes them around the world.

Where: Franklin County Public Library-Westlake, 84 Westlake Road, #109, Hardy

Contact: 540-483-3098 opt. 2

“Madagascar: A Musical Adventure”

Second showing today. See list above for time and location details below.

Where: Franklin County Public Library, 355 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

Contact: 540-483-3098 opt. 1

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Join certified instructor Scott Larsen for a free class each week in this gentle, meditative martial art. Many of Tai Chi’s slow movements and deep breathing techniques are easy to learn and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. No equipment is required, but please wear light, comfortable shoes and loose-fitting clothing that will not restrict your movement. It is always recommended that you consult your doctor before beginning any new fitness program, especially if you have any physical or medical limitations, or are taking any medications that may cause dizziness or light-headedness. First-time participants may be asked to sign a waiver. Registration is required (email reminders will be sent to those who register), but drop-ins are welcome. Please check with a librarian at the front desk if you are unsure of where to go.

Where: Bedford Central Library, Bedford Room, 321 N. Bridge St., Bedford

Smith Mountain Lake Newcomer Gathering

Just in time for summer – wondering where to go on the water to water ski, feed carp, eat, play or maybe just lounge? How do you stay safe and navigate the lake while enjoying all the lake has to offer? The best way to learn is from a sea captain. Jerry Hale, a licensed Sea Tow Captain, will tell us all this and more at the Smith Mountain Lake Newcomers Club Meeting. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Please bring a friend with you. Drinks are served.

Where: Trinity Ecumenical Church, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta

Contact: Skip Larrington, smlskip@gmail.com, 540-588-3878

Acoustic concert with Mike DeGiorgi

Singer-songwriter Mike DeGiorgi performs songs that often have Smith Mountain Lake or Franklin County as their backdrop, and range from the comedic to the tearjerker.

Where: Franklin County Public Library-Westlake, 84 Westlake Road, #109, Hardy

Contact: 540-483-3098 opt. 2

Aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners, this course was created for you! Businesses that start with a solid foundation of research, planning, and setup are up to 89% more likely to stay open three years later. After completing Smart Start, you will have the opportunity to connect with an advisor to help make your plans a reality. Presented by Tom Tanner, Regional Advising Lead + Vet Biz Coordinator, Roanoke Regional SBDC.

Contact: https://www.roanokesmallbusiness.org/training/

Conversation in the Minority Business Community: Future Generations of Minority Entrepreneurs Leaving a Legacy

As minority small business owners, how can we set an example that will impact the next generation, especially those in our own lives? Join us for a conversation on the topic as we hear from other minority small business owners about their thoughts, struggles, strategies, passions and more!

Contact: https://www.roanokesmallbusiness.org/training/

The Larsens reptile show

Registration required! The Larsen family will be back this summer to introduce everyone to some of their “scaly” friends! Get to know these reptiles and experience them up close.

Where: Moneta/SML Library, 13641 Moneta Road, Moneta

When: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

The Larsens reptile show

Second broadcast today. See list above for time and location details below.

Where: Bedford Central Library, 321 N. Bridge St., Bedford

American Red Cross blood drive

Go to redcrossblood.org to create a schedule.

Where: Franklin County Public Library-Westlake, 84 Westlake Road, #109, Hardy

Contact: 540-483-3098 opt. 2

Distributor Relations: Build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with your distributors

In this webinar, Virginia SBDC’s Craft Beverage Assistance Manager, Chris Van Orden, will interview Craft Beverage Strategic Advisor Julie Rhodes on the tools and strategies breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries can employ when working with distribution partners for shared success work together.

Contact: https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop

YMCA Live at 5 and Summer Sunset Festival Series

The Bedford YMCA runs a summer series of events in association with the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. These events take place every third Friday of the month from May to October. We will have bands and/or a DJ, food trucks, vendors and kid friendly fun!

Where: Bedford Area Family YMCA, 1111 Turnpike Road, Bedford

Contact: Kayla Walker, marketing@baccva.org

Join Booker T. Washington National Monument Park to bring the celebration of freedom back to June 16th! There will be music, guided tours at set times and activities for children. Make sure to bring your own chairs, umbrellas, and canopy for shade. Admission is free!

Where: Booker T. Washington National Monument

Contact: Timothy Sims, 540-721-2094

World War II in miniature

The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society will present this unique exhibit featuring WWII model airplanes, tanks, ships, jeeps, historical figures and more. Vote for your favorite model for $1, proceeds benefit the memorial. The winning model receives the People’s Choice Award! Younger visitors can use LEGO bricks to build miniature WWII vehicles.

Where: National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford

Costs: The regular admission prices apply

Stop by the DMV mobile unit at the Westlake branch of the Franklin County Public Library.

Where: Franklin County Public Library-Westlake, 84 Westlake Road, #109, Hardy

When: 9am to 4pm (closed 12pm to 1pm)

Contact: 540-483-3098 opt. 2

Join us for coffee and refreshments courtesy of our host, the Smith Mountain Lake Association. This event provides chamber members with a structured and supportive networking environment.

Where: SMLA, 400 Scruggs Road, Suite 2100, Moneta

Contact: info@visitsmithmountainlake.com

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce job fair

Visit bedfordareachamber.com for details.

Where: Public forest library, 15583 Forststraße, forest

Cost: $180 members, $280 non-members

Contact: Kayla Waller, marketing@baccva.org

Theater Reading: “Lightning Strikes”

By Linda Kay Simmons. Original music by Payne, Canody & Mason. Pizza, snacks, wine, beer and soda are available for purchase. Entry is at 6 p.m. Presented by Smith Mountain Arts Council.

Where: 1100 Celebration Ave., Celebrity Room, Suite 101, Moneta

Cost: $10 SMAC members, $15 non-members

Contact: info@smithmountainartscouncil.com, info@smac-arts.com

Scrugg’s Annual Chicken Barbecue

The Scruggs Volunteer Fire, Rescue & Dive Squads invite the entire community to the annual Chicken BBQ. This event is held to thank people for the support they offer to the three teams throughout the year. This will be a drive thru event at the Fire, Rescue & Dive building at the intersection of Scruggs Road and Bluewater Drive next to the Dollar General Store.

Where: 2130 Bluewater Drive

Cost: Free, but donations are welcome

Contact: Carol Perkins, 413-535-0809, cperkins@svfrd10.org

Music in the Park: The Wildfire Band

Four bands are planned for this year’s Ray Judds Music in the Park at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. The decade-long summer series is sponsored by the park’s Friends Group. The bands perform on the fourth Saturdays of the month through August. The bands will be joined by Henry County dance group Old Dominion Cloggers. Folding chairs are recommended. Soft drinks, food, snacks and ice cream are available.

Where: Beach Pavilion at Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Cost: $7 per person, children 12 and under free (no parking fee)

Virginia Textile Artists Exhibition

View a variety of Over the Top themed fiber artworks by multiple artists. These fiber artists used needle, thread and fabric to create intricate artworks that explore the theme of the commonly used expression. Each artist interpreted the subject in their own way, resulting in a variety of styles and pieces as the expression has multiple meanings. To be seen in the MOarts Gallery and Vitrine.

Where: Moneta/SML Library, 13641 Moneta Road, Moneta

Contact: Jenifer Golston, jgolston@bpls.org, 540-425-7004

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