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January 2018

Lunchbox Lecture Series: “D-Day and Operation Neptune: The Naval Contribution”

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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When we think of the Normandy invasion, we tend to concentrate on what happened on the beaches or parachute drops into the countryside beyond. Less often do we give much thought to the logistics of the invasion from the water or of the role of the Navy and Coast Guard on that fateful day. Yet it stands to reason that no one was getting anywhere near Normandy without a strong naval presence. In his presentation James Ransom, Capt., USN (Ret.)…

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The Art and Science of Historic Plaster and Plastering Craft

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Learn about the historic plastering process as it happens inside Jefferson’s retreat home. Join Henry Orton, owner of Orton Plasterworks in Savannah, Georgia, as he discusses his methods being used to reconstruct the ceilings in Poplar Forest. This winter Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest’s villa is temporarily closed to the public while the ceilings are re-plastered. Historic plaster restoration specialists will rework the ceilings using the same materials and techniques used by Jefferson’s craftsmen in the 1800s. On Saturday, January 27,…

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February 2018

Celebrate Sweethearts Month At The Peaks Of Otter Lodge

February 3 - February 24
Peaks of Otter Lodge, 85554 Blue Ridge Parkway
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Sat, Feb 3,10,17,24, 2018 Celebrate the "Valentine" season all month long with our Saturday night exclusive menu and overnight package! Dinner Only and Overnight Package rates are available. Call 866-387-9905 for reservations.

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Le Hot Club ~ 1930’s Gypsy Jazz

February 9 @ 7:30 pm
Bedford Central Library, 321 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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$15

In the 1930’s Gypsy Jazz was made famous by the legendary Django Reinhardt and Le Hotclub de France. In Roanoke, VA, a group was formed called Le Hot Club de Biglick (Biglick, being the old name for Roanoke, VA). Now today, this music is kept alive by a group known as Le Hotclub. This music paints a picture that takes you back in time. Come listen to the seductive sounds of Le Hotclub. The concert is held in the Bedford Room…

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Dixieland Mardi Gras with Chris Sharp

February 10 @ 7:30 pm
Bower Center for the Arts, 305 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Tickets: $12 advance | $15 at the door More Details to come!  

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