Natural Bridge State Park kids’ fishing day April 1

Kids are invited to grab their fishin’ poles and bring a parent for some outdoor fishing fun at Natural Bridge State Park from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 1.

Kids can try their hand at catching some stocked trout. Fishing is for kids only with free admission for children ages 15 and under. Regular $8 admission applies for adults and admission tickets will be available at the cashier’s desk in the state park visitor center. Creel limit is six trout.

For more information, go to www.virginiastateparks.gov.

Attic auditions for ‘The Mouse Trap’ Sunday, Monday

Attic Productions is holding auditions for Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap” Sunday, March 26 from 2-4 p.m. and Monday, March 27 from 7-9 p.m. at the theatre on Roanoke Road, Fincastle.

Attic will be casting eight characters for this murder/mystery that is the longest running show in history.

It’s a story about the people trapped during a snowstorm. Everyone has a secret and everyone is a suspect. Christie’s expert hand spins this mysterious tale that will run May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27.

Cold readings are from the script. Email director Kerry Plank @ kerryplank@gmail.com for more information.

Community Easter Egg Hunt April 8 at Lord Botetourt

A Community Easter Egg Hunt is being held at Lord Botetourt High School on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

The event is sponsored by Event Zone and will include a visit from the Easter Bunny and a kids workshop with other games and activities.

Vistar Eye Center and The Bank of Fincastle are supporting the event and Home Depot is providing the Easter Bunny and kids workshop.

Movie at the libraries

The Botetourt County Libraries will show the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in April.

This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926. An author studying fantastic beasts arrives in New York City and gets caught up in a larger conflict when some of the creatures in his care are accidentally released.The movie is rated PG-13 and is not intended for young children. The film runs for 133 minutes.

Show times are: Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. – Eagle Rock; Thursday, April 6 at 4 – Blue Ridge; Wednesday, April 19 at 4 – Fincastle’ and Thursday, April 20 at 4 – Buchanan. All movies are free and snacks will be provided.

Buchanan Dates

To Remember

• Arbor Day Donations – The Town of Buchanan is accepting donations for the purchase and maintenance of trees. Donations this year will help with the purchase of trees to be planted on the town’s Arbor Day, Friday, April 7 at 11 a.m. If you wish to make a donation, applications are available at the Buchanan Town Hall, or at the town website at www.townofbuchanan.com

• Garden Vendors Wanted – The Town of Buchanan is accepting garden vendor applications for the third annual Buchanan Garden Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 13. Applications are available online at www.townofbuchanan.com or from the Buchanan Town Hall. If you have “garden-themed” items including plants, flowers, outdoor living, handmade crafts, antiques or art with a flower or garden theme, this event offers an opportunity to display and sell those items. For additional information, contact the Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program at 254-1212, Ext. 4.

• Buchanan Lions Club – Members meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Members will meet at North Star Restaurant on Thursday, March 23.

• Buchanan Easter Egg Hunt – The community’s second annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m. on the Buchanan Town Park. Bring your camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. If you wish to make a donation to help purchase candy to fill eggs, call the Buchanan Town Hall at 254-1212.

• Civil War History Weekend – The Town of Buchanan is accepting Civil War Weekend applications for re-enactors, sutlers and vendors for the upcoming Civil War History Weekend scheduled for April 28, 29 and 30. Applications are available online at www.townofbuchanan.com or from the Buchanan Town Hall. For additional information, contact the Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program at 254-1212, Ext. 4.

Relay fundraiser at Country Cookin’

Cookin’ Up A Cure will hold a Relay for Life fundraiser Thursday, March 23 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Country Cookin’ in Troutville.

Show this article and Country Cookin’ will donate 20 percent of your pre-tax purchase to Relay for Life Botetourt. Only one article is needed per table.

‘Rain Gardens’ program at Buchanan Library

Donna Haley, Master Gardener volunteer, will be at the Buchanan Library on Thursday, March 23, 10 a.m., with a program on “Rain Gardens.” You will learn about the best plants to choose for the location and water conservation of gardens. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Buchanan Library. The library is located at 19795 Main Street; 928-3005.

Pizza Hut tip night for Relay April 4

There will be a Relay for Life tip night at the Daleville Pizza Hut Tuesday, April 4 from 4-9 p.m. Dine in and carry out are available.

All donations and tips will go to Relay For Life Botetourt. There will be T-shirts and baked good for sale also.

Early registration for Buchanan Tri through April 1

Early registration for the second Buchanan Tri— Run, Ride & River Race is under way.

The 20-mile triathlon race— which features a 2-mile road run, 13-mile bike ride and 5-mile kayak paddle down the James River— will be Saturday, Sept. 9.

The race is sponsored by the Town of Buchanan and Muddy Squirrel. Registration is through Muddy Squirrel at www.muddysquirrel.com/buchanan-tri.html.

The race has divisions for individual men and women and teams. The race will be over the same course as 2016.

Race registration for individuals is $50 before April 1, $60 after April 1 and before August 15, and $70 after that until race day.

Registration for relay teams is $40 per person.

For more information, visit www.muddysquirrel.com.

Carole Edwards & Friends concert April 1 at Glebe

“Carole Edwards and Friends” piano ensemble will present its 44th anniversary concerts, Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, April 2, at 4 p.m., at The Glebe in Daleville.

Carole Ewards, Jackie Werb, and Joy McNabb, all of whom reside at The Glebe, as well as Deanne Vance and Erica Sipes, who reside in Roanoke, will perform. During the performances on two grand pianos by four hands, six hands and eight hands, Edwards shares details of each piece. This year’s eclectic program will feature selections by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Bizet, Debussy, Moszkowski, Liszt and Joplin.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Call 540-591-2200 to reserve a seat. The ensemble requests donations to support the Daleville/Fincastle Lions Club. A reception follows both concerts.

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