Buchanan Arbor Day – Buchanan invites the public to join them as they “plant the seeds of tomorrow today” during the town’s annual Arbor Day Celebration to be held this Wednesday, April 12 starting at 11 a.m. in the Town Park. Guest speakers from the Virginia Department of Forestry will make a presentation of Buchanan’s Tree City USA Recertification followed by the unveiling of the Buchanan Arbor Day Donors Plaque. Following the unveiling, there will be a ceremonial planting in the Town Park of several native trees including American elms and burr oak in addition to flowering cherry. These trees will provide food and shelter for wildlife.
Buchanan Garden Festival – The Town of Buchanan is accepting applications from garden, outdoor living and home improvement vendors as well as artists and craft vendors for the Saturday, May 6 Buchanan Garden Festival. Applications are available on the town website at www.townofbuchanan.com or call the Buchanan Town Hall at 540-254-1212, Ext. 4.
Buchanan Town Spring Clean Up – Rain or shine on Saturday, April 15, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., a dumpster will be available on the parking lot at the Town Park on Lowe Street for town residents. Bring proof of town residency (water or tax bill or driver’s license). Each resident may bring two pickup truckloads or four carloads for free. Loads above that will be charged. No brush, leaves, tires, construction debris or toxic items including paint, oil, batteries, chemicals or pesticides. TVs, electronics and metal may be recycled at the landfill. Appliances, furniture, and other household items will be accepted for disposal. You must be able to lift items over head into a tall dumpster. For more information, call the Town Hall, 254-1212.
Third Sunday Dinner – The next Sunday dinner at the Historic Wilson Warehouse is scheduled for the third Sunday of the month to allow volunteers to celebrate Easter with their families. April’s date is Sunday, April 16, for dine in or carry out from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. The menu includes baked ham, spring parsley potatoes, corn pudding, mixed vegetables, dinner roll and dessert. Place reservations to dine in or orders for carry out by 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. To place an order, call 540-580-8944 or text message 540-510-0780. Include your name, phone number or email, and the number of meals you wish to order. You will receive a follow up confirmation.
Buchanan Civil War Weekend – Discover one of the lesser known sites of the Civil War, Buchanan. Take part in or just visit during Buchanan’s Civil War History Weekend scheduled for Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. Schedule of activities may be found on the Buchanan website at www.townofbuchanan.com.