Community News & Events

February 1, 2024


  • February is Black History Month
  • February is American Heart Month
  • February is National Cancer Prevention Month
  • February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month
  • February is National Self-Check Month
  • February is National Healthy Heart Month
  • February is National Spay/Neuter Month
  • February is National Career and Technical Education Month
  • February is International Month of Black Women in the Arts
  • February is National Cat Health Month
  • February is International Friendship Month
  • February is Library Lovers Month

THANK YOU FOR YOUR NOMINATIONS - AND PLEASE VOTE!

WOW! Second Stage Amherst was nominated for the LYNCHBURG BEST OF BUSINESS AWARDS IN FOUR CATEGORIES!

WE WOULD LOVE YOUR VOTE!

Visit https://vote.lynchburgbusinessmag.com/meetings-and-gatherings.


Under the MEETINGS & GATHERINGS category, find us:

  • BEST COFFEE MEETING LOCATION (Feel free to vote Baine's Amherst for this one!)
  • BEST CORPORATE EVENT CENTER
  • BEST PLACE FOR BUSINESS MEETING/CONFERENCES
  • BEST SMALL VENUE FOR MEETINGS & EVENTS

THANK YOU for the nominations and your continued support!

Friday

Saturday

Sweetheart Makers Market

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 | 9:00AM–1:00PM EST | Second Stage Amherst

Welcome to The Sweetheart Makers Market & Vendor Event!

Saturday, February 3 - 9AM-1PM

We invite you to join us for Amherst's makers, crafters, bakers, and producers market!

Inside booths - 8’ x 8’ - $20

Outside booths - 10' x 10' - $15

Setup will be held from 7-9AM on February 3. Round and rectangular tables will be provided for indoor booths on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to bring your own tables.

Please complete this form and remit payment in order to reserve your space. Upon receipt of payment, you will be contacted to select your booth placement, based on a first-come, first-served basis. SPACES WILL NOT BE RESERVED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

ELIGIBLE VENDORS MUST LIVE WITHIN 100 MILES OF AMHERST, VA:


Further Info

7:30 pm Saturday, February 3, 2024

Second Stage | Amherst

​194 2nd Street


A JAZZ CONCERT FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH


Charlottesville Jazz singer Stephanie Nakasian and Richmond pianist

Lucy Kilkpatrick, with Karl Kimmel, bass; and Keith Willingham, drums; 

will perform a tribute to black blues and jazz singers of the 1920s,

Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, and women singers through the

​big bands era and even a little “Bop.”


Tickets: $20 adults/ $10 students

Pay at the door, cash or checks only; doors open at 7 pm.​


Advance tickets available at Eventbrite.

Click on button below. 

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*AGAR has been asked to be a part of the VCA Passport Program in its inaugural year. Tickets are half-price for those in the WIC Program. Our performances are suitable for Women and Children over 12; not for infants or small children. For more information, call

​434-989-3215 or click on this link below.

https://www.amherstglebeartsresponse.org/passport.html

Click Here for Advance Tickets

This Week

Next Week

Saturday, February 10th, 2024 | 10:00AM–12:00PM EST | Second Stage Amherst - Community Room

February: Valentine Gnome Painting

Create your own acrylic gnome painting on 8 x 10 canvas. This class will be led by Ms. Lauren Balint.

Saturday, February 10

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (all ages) - white background

11:00AM-NOON (suggested ages 10+) - teal background

Pick your class - or come to both!

Community Room

Includes all materials to create one canvas.

$10 / Participant; Advance Registration Required

Open to all ages - Children & Adults are welcome!

This is not a drop-off event. Please bring smocks, aprons, or old clothing for class.


Register

Vibraphonist Cecilia Smith and

Jazz Pianist Lafayette Harris Jr.

7:30 pm February 10, 2024

Sydnor Performance Hall

in Schewel Hall

at the University of Lynchburg

College St., Lynchburg, VA 24501


The duo, with Ed Mikenas, bass, and Nick Moore, drums, will perform a concert built around Smith’s Mary Lou Williams Resurgence Project. ​Williams (1910-1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer who wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman and recorded more than one hundred records.

Presented with the

​University of Lynchburg Music Department


Click Here for More Info

Mark Your Calendars

Amherst Business Mastermind

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 10:00AM EST–Thursday, December 31st, 2026 8:00PM EST | Second Stage Amherst

Amherst Business Mastermind was born out of three ideas: a branding workshop, a business coaching offer, and a desire to network with local businesses. Together, we can share ideas and support one another.

In-person bimonthly meetings will be held at Second Stage Amherst:

AM Session: 2nd Wednesday - 10AM-NOON

PM Session: 4th Wednesday - 6-8PM

*AM and PM Sessions will contain different content. We would love to have you join us for both sessions!


More Info
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13th ANNUAL LABOR DAY WINE& MUSIC FEST !

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st

12- 6 pm at

Rebec Vineyards

* * Save $ Get your tickets early! Available at the winery or by clicking the button below.

7 + VA. WINERIES ,

CIDER, MEAD, MUSIC & MORE !

* COME JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED DAY WITH WINE, MUSIC , ARTISANS & GOOD FOOD! BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET & RELAX IN THE SHADE WITH A GLASS/BOTTLE OF WINE WHILE LISTENING TO SOME GREAT LIVE MUSIC… SURE TO HAVE YOU UP ON YOUR FEET DANCING!


Click for Tickets

Ongoing Events

Drive away those midwinter blues! Plenty of regular events at Loose Shoe!

Trivia Night!

Join Loose Shoe every Thursday evening for 25 random trivia questions, with frequent guest hosts. Click HERE to learn more!


Pictionary!

First and third Fridays at 7:00 PM


Music Bingo!

Second and fourth Fridays at 7:00 PM

Loose Shoe Brewing Company is a brewery offering unique, high quality craft beer in a spacious, comfortable taproom and patio.

Hours: Wednesday 3 - 7pm, Thursday & Friday 3 - 9pm,

Saturday 12 - 10pm and Sunday 2 - 7pm.



Deck, RootBeer, Crowlers and Growlers

DUPLICATE BRIDGE


Join our Thursday morning group for a friendly game of Duplicate Bridge in the Community Room! For additional information, please contact Allen Sprinkle at

(434) 841-1469.

Community News

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Did you know you can stay up to date on the Board of Supervisor Meetings from the comfort of your home?


Click HERE to watch the replay of the January 2nd meeting on YouTube.


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County Events

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Business News

Upcoming SBDC Webinars

Keeping Up with Digital Marketing for Business - A's for Your Q's - ChatGPT

February 6 | Noon EST | Register


Intellectual Property Fundamentals

February 1 | Noon EST | Register


First Thursdays with the SBA: Making Your Business Creditworthy

February 1 | Noon EST | Register


Bet 1: Planning and Operating for Success

February 1 | 3:00 PM EST | Fee: $15.00 | Register


Blue Print Business Plan Workshop

February 6 | 9:00 AM EST | Fee: $35.00 | Register


Payment Processing

February 7 | 11:00 AM EST | Register


Bet 2: Understanding Your Customers and Market

February 8 | 3:00 PM EST | Fee: $15.00 | Register


Bet 3: Pricing, Costs, and Launch Preparation

February 15 | 3:00 PM EST | Fee: $15.00 | Register


How to Train Your Employees for Cybersecurity Success

February 22 | 12:30 PM EST | Register


Bet 4: Marketing, Sales, and Your Brand

February 22 | 3:00 PM EST | Fee: $15.00 | Register



Bet 5: Money and Recordkeeping

February 29 | 3:00 PM EST | Fee: $15.00 | Register

Employment Opportunities

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Come join our team at CSE!


We have several positions that we are hiring for, including laborers/helpers, certified welders, riggers, ironworkers, mechanics, drivers, and crane operators. Many of these positions are for all four of our locations in Madison Heights, Roanoke, Richmond, and Charlottesville.


Click HERE to apply for one of these positions today, or email your resume and work history to hr@cseonline.net.

Specials from our Members

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For More Information - Visit https://maggietakespix.square.site/

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Members of the community are welcome to visit campus for amazing meals at Prothro, to use our athletic facilities and trails, to use our library, and to stay with us at the Elston Inn. As before the pandemic, guests will need to check in at the gatehouse, but masks are no longer required to enter public spaces on campus. Sweet Briar welcomes you!


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