Events in Covington and Clifton Forge

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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, January 30, 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, January 30, 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
    Thursday, February 6, 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 6, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    PUSH Physical Theatre at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics, and soulful artistry help define the genre called PUSH Physical Theatre. These masters of physical storytelling express what it means to be human with all its joy, sorrow, humor and tragedy by physically translating the universality of thought and emotion

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, February 13, 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 13, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Music is Love at the Virginia Opry
    Saturday, February 15, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Virginia Opry will celebrate its 29th performance season by presenting Music Is Love at The Virginia Opry. Crimson River, a gospel music band has performed on The Virginia Opry under the direction of the late Cory Hayslett. The band features Barry Balser, bass; Howard Nicely, guitar; Doug Shires, drums; Angie Kimberlin, mandolin; and Tanner Seay, guitar.  Members of The Appalpickers will be inducted into The Virginia Opry and perform after Pico Road Band opens the show. Jeff Downey, an award winning guitarist and instructor, has performed for Appalfolks of America Association (AAA) before at The Historic Masonic Theatre, and he will be joined by Ruth Huffman, upright bass; Will Lee, banjo; and Timmy Martin, mandolin.  Pico Road Band, a string-instrument youth band, features three musicians who are vocalists: Kaeli Berry, fiddle and ukulele; Justin Broughman, mandolin; and Nathan Fender, guitar.  He continued, “Music Is Love” is our theme for The Virginia Opry’s 29th performance season, and that is a tribute to the late Bob Campbell who performed as the lead vocalist at the Bob Campbell and the Coachmen’s concert in 1994, a concert that set the attendance record at the Historic Stonewall Theatre when 510 patrons purchased tickets.”

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 15, 2020(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • 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 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
    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
    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
    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(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • 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
    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
    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
    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

  • 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

  • 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

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, January 30, 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, January 30, 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
    Thursday, February 6, 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 6, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    PUSH Physical Theatre at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics, and soulful artistry help define the genre called PUSH Physical Theatre. These masters of physical storytelling express what it means to be human with all its joy, sorrow, humor and tragedy by physically translating the universality of thought and emotion

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Curtain Call II
    Thursday, February 13, 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 13, 2020(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Music is Love at the Virginia Opry
    Saturday, February 15, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Virginia Opry will celebrate its 29th performance season by presenting Music Is Love at The Virginia Opry. Crimson River, a gospel music band has performed on The Virginia Opry under the direction of the late Cory Hayslett. The band features Barry Balser, bass; Howard Nicely, guitar; Doug Shires, drums; Angie Kimberlin, mandolin; and Tanner Seay, guitar.  Members of The Appalpickers will be inducted into The Virginia Opry and perform after Pico Road Band opens the show. Jeff Downey, an award winning guitarist and instructor, has performed for Appalfolks of America Association (AAA) before at The Historic Masonic Theatre, and he will be joined by Ruth Huffman, upright bass; Will Lee, banjo; and Timmy Martin, mandolin.  Pico Road Band, a string-instrument youth band, features three musicians who are vocalists: Kaeli Berry, fiddle and ukulele; Justin Broughman, mandolin; and Nathan Fender, guitar.  He continued, “Music Is Love” is our theme for The Virginia Opry’s 29th performance season, and that is a tribute to the late Bob Campbell who performed as the lead vocalist at the Bob Campbell and the Coachmen’s concert in 1994, a concert that set the attendance record at the Historic Stonewall Theatre when 510 patrons purchased tickets.”

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 15, 2020(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • 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 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
    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
    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
    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(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • 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
    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
    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
    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

  • 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

  • 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