Mark Your Calendars March/April
Design on Stage
March 8, 12 p.m.
Home décor enthusiasts will not want to miss this second annual event at the Academy Center of the Arts. This year, celebrated interior designer Meg Braff and Steele Marcoux, Style Editor of Country Living, are the featured speakers. Tickets include a seated box lunch and wine. For more information, visit academycenter.org.
Empty Bowls Fundraiser
March 24, 11:30 a.m.
Support Lynchburg Daily Bread at the 9th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser at the Academy Center of the Arts. Your $20 ticket not only includes soup tastings, bread and dessert but also a handmade ceramic bowl donated by a local potter. Buy your tickets at etix.com.
Art Expo Lynchburg
April 14, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For one day only, Lynchburg Parks and Rec will transform the Miller Center into a fine art trade show. Stop by to see art vendors, galleries and live art demonstrations from local artists. Bring the whole family to this event that is free for everyone. More information at lynchburgparksandrec.com/art-expo-lynchburg.
Lynchburg Garden Day
April 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
It isn’t officially spring in the Hill City until Lynchburg Garden Day! Walk through five private homes and gardens, dating from 1870 to 1950, and see the diverse architecture and history the heart of Lynchburg has to offer. Find ticket information at vagardenweek.org.
Downtown Loft Tour
April 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lynchburg’s “loft life” has really taken off! This annual event, benefiting The Free Clinic, opens the downtown area’s newest apartment-style properties to the public. Whether you are
in the market for a new place to live or just curious, this tour will show you how much downtown Lynchburg is changing. Buy tickets at freeclinicva.org.
Local Openings & Closings
Hello! to Salon 1223 on Rivermont Avenue.
Hello! to Carly and Company Gifts on Forest Road across from Food Lion.
Goodbye to downtown Amherst eatery Lori’s Restaurant.
Hello! to East Coast Wings and Grill on Forest Road, expected to open this spring.
Goodbye to Ice Cream Dream on Jefferson Street.
Hello! to Maylynn’s Creamery, opening on Jefferson Street this spring.