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August 2018

Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Grounds

Casual guided walking tours highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds every Saturday morning.

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Kinfolk Concert

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bicentennial Chapel

KINFOLK is a local acoustic string group featuring Tony Wright on guitar, Lisa Vogel on mandolin, and Elle Simmons on fiddle.  Their musical genre is "Americana " which consists of  American roots music styles including bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel. Lisa, who is originally from Houston, TX, has been singing with a nasal twang for over 30 years.  When someone once asked her father if she could sing, he replied, “Well, she’s loud and she knows all the words.” …

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2018 Candlelight Tour Auditions!

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bicentennial Chapel

Sunday August 19th (5:30- 9pm) Monday August 20th (5:30- 9pm) Auditions are on August 19 and 20, 5:30-9:00 pm in the Cemetery Chapel.  Contact candlelight@gravegarden.org for an appointment time and with any further questions you might have. The Candlelight Tours theatrical performances will be performed on October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27.

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2018 Candlelight Tour Auditions!

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bicentennial Chapel

  Sunday August 19th (5:30- 9pm) Monday August 20th (5:30- 9pm) Auditions are on August 19 and 20, 5:30-9:00 pm in the Cemetery Chapel.  Contact candlelight@gravegarden.org for an appointment time and with any further questions you might have.

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Summer Saturdays in the Cemetery

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery Grounds

LAST TOUR this season of casual guided walking tours, highlighting history and horticulture on the grounds on Saturday morning.

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October 2018

Blessing of the Animals

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Bicentennial Chapel

On Sunday, October 7, the Lynchburg area Episcopal Clergy gather to celebrate Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.  Bring your favorite creature (in pet carriers or on a leash, please) or a picture of your pet. Join us to have your animal friend blessed in the spirit of this patron saint.  All animals are welcome! Please do not forget dog or cat food or monetary donations for the Lynchburg Humane Society, who will have animals on-site available for adoption.…

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Candlelight Tours

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cemetery Grounds

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cemetery Grounds

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cemetery Grounds

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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Candlelight Tours

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cemetery Grounds

October 12–13, 18–20, 25–27  11th Anniversary Season! Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale September 15.    

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All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.

Please contact us for more information about the Old City Cemetery or any of these events.

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Peak of Bloom for Antique Roses: Last two weeks of May

Peak of Bloom for Lotus Pond: July and August

Peak of Fall Foliage: Last two weeks of October

Peak of Bird Population: First week of June

Peak of Butterfly Population: August

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