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* First Friday Piano JamFirst Friday Piano Jam

Time: 5:30 PM

It’s time to say farewell... Join us at the Main Street pianos on October First Friday for the farewell celebration of Keys for the Hill City, with special guest performers: Dee Roberts, Paddy Dougherty, Renee Ruth, Peyton Morgan, Isaac Williams, Chad Higgenbottom, Cameron Teel, Steven Wood and more! ...see YOU at the piano!

* Archaeology Behind-the-Scenes Archaeology Behind-the-Scenes

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Poplar Forest Join our archaeologists as they share their latest discoveries and take visitors inside the archaeology lab. Tours at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. and are free with regular admission.

* Barefood West ConcertBarefood West Concert

Acoustic Roots|Americana|Soul from Southwest, VA.This cabaret concert is partially underwritten by the Town of Bedford Challenge Grant and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Barefoot West is a quintet of musicians who all come from different musical backgrounds and influences to form their own catchy, unique, tight, and smooth sound. A combination of good songwriting, warm tasteful grooves, tight playing, strong soulful vocals, and southern charm are just a few things that make Barefoot West a favorite among music fans in Southwest Virginia. This group of musicians make you feel so welcome at their shows that you feel like you're part of the family. Barefoot West has been voted "Best Local Band - Platinum" in the Smith Mountain Laker Magazine's "Best of SML Awards" for the last four years. They were also filmed in the movie "Lake Effects", which included six of their original songs.

* VCCA Open HouseVCCA Open House

Time: 4:00 PM

Visit the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts! Tour open studios and visit working writers, artists and composers. Explore the beautiful Mt. San Angelo grounds, see the outdoor sculpture collection and meet the staff. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 4PM-6PM VCCA 154 San Angelo Drive Amherst, VA 24521

* Halloween Costume PartyHalloween Costume Party

Second annual Halloween Costume Party with great food, games, great music for listening and dancing by Heat of the Night costume judging and fun for all.

* Legends of the LandLegends of the Land

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Experience Mr. Jefferson’s retreat in a whole new light as you take an evening lantern tour of the plantation. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so make your reservations early! Reservations are required. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6–16 and free for children under 6. Please call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 to make your reservation today! In the case of rain, the event will take place the following Saturday, November 1.

* The Power of MusicThe Power of Music

Time: 3:00 PM

The Power of Music: Beethoven, Liszt, and Gershwin Sunday, October 26 3:00 pm E.C. Glass Civic Auditorium The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra invites you to feel the power and emotion of classical music through Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Liszt’s Les Preludes, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. This full orchestra concert will surround you in the grandeur of classical music and will leave you feeling empowered and enriched! Join us in welcoming our Conductor, Dr. Christopher Swanson, in his debut concert with the LSO. Ticket Prices $20 – Adult ($25 at the door) $5 – Student ($10 at the door) Free! – Child Tickets are available at

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