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December 2018

Meet the Author & Book Signing

December 15, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cemetery Center, 1700 Memorial Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Author Charles E. Driscoll, M.D., will be signing copies of his book Ring The Fire Bell! -  The Incredible Story of an Iowa Civil War Medical Center. This book tells the stories of a small  quiet riverside town's medical community in Keokuk, Iowa, that became a major Union hospital town and convalescence center. The fire bell was rung to announce the arrival of injured soldiers, who had been transported up the Mississippi from the horrors of the Civil War battlefield. Come meet the author in his Union Army Surgeon…

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January 2019

Cantabile Choir Concert

January 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bicentennial Chapel
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Please join us in the Chapel at 3:00 pm for a special holiday concert by Cantabile youth choir. Cantabile consists of about 20 experienced singers from Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir.  The concert will include favorite Holiday and Epiphany songs.       This is a free concert, donations are welcome & reservations are required.  For more information, visit the Cemetery website at www.gravegarden.org  or call 434-847-1465.

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lynchburg Public Works, 1700 Memorial Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$15.

Learn pomme fruit tree management techniques for orchard productivity & wellness.  Inside informational session & outside pruning practice - weather permitting.   Dress for the weather & bring your sharp by-pass pruners.  Reservations required, $15 per person - call Old City Cemetery 434) 847-1465     SNOW CANCELS this event.  Workshop will be held in the main Lynchburg City Public Works conference room* at 1700 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA  * across from ZIP convenience store and City vehicles gas pumps     …

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February 2019

Valentine’s Concert

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bicentennial Chapel
$15.

Pianist Curt Sydnor will perform 20th century American songs, from country gospel to early jazz at Old City Cemetery Chapel.  Sydnor is a keyboardist & composer who has performed and recorded with groups led by Mirah, Janka Nabay, among others.  In 2015, he performed the U.S. premier of Opera: Quasi Fortissimo, a piano solo composed by Greg Saunier.  He has also released the jazz album Materials and their Destiny.  He is currently studying organ w/Peggy Howell & playing in local…

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Free Blacks of Lynchburg, 1805-1865

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room
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  The free black population of Lynchburg ranged from 5% to 11% of the total population of the city during 1810 to 1860.  They were successful barbers, seamstresses, carpenters, and more.  How did they survive and thrive despite the challenges of a legal system that held them back?  Ted Delaney, Lynchburg Museum Director & Chief Public History Officer, and co-author of Free Blacks of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1805-1865, will explore this period of history and how African Americans of this time…

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March 2019

Rose Care & Pruning Workshop

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room
$15.

Learn to prune and care for your roses so that health and bloom are encouraged in this hands on workshop led by OCC rosarian Kaye Moomaw.  Dress for the weather and rose gardening.  Bring sharp by-pass hand pruners and work gloves. Pre-registration required, call 434-847-1465 Rosarian Kaye Moomaw

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Rose Care & Pruning Workshop

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$15.

Learn to prune and care for your roses so that health and bloom are encouraged in this hands on workshop led by OCC rosarian Kaye Moomaw.  Dress for the weather and rose gardening.  Bring sharp by-pass hand pruners and work gloves. Pre-registration required, call 434-847-1465 Rosarian Kaye Moomaw

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Isaac Williams & his Jazz Trio Trinity

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 Langhorne Road
Lynchburg,, VA 24503 United States
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Lynchburg native Isaac Williams, will return home to perform with his jazz trio, Trinity, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 Langhorne Rd, Lycnburg, VA 24503, on Sunday, March 10 at 4pm.  Isaac will be joined by Chace Washington on drums and Mike Pratt on stand-up bass in a one-hour concert of straight-ahead jazz. Williams, Washington and Pratt are all students at Shenandoah University and part of the nationally-recognized Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble.  This Ensemble is directed by Craig Fraedrich, who…

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Enjoying Daffodils: Historic and Modern

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemetery Center, Edith Lee Reading Room

American Daffodil Society 2nd VP and daffodil judge, Janet G. Hickman, M.D., will speak and lead a daffodil garden tour, weather permitting.  Pre-registration required, call 434-847-1465

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April 2019

24th Annual Antique ROSE SALE

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the first day of our 24th Annual Antique Rose Sale.  We will have over 100 varieties of antique roses for sale as one, two and three year old plants, rooted from Old City  Cemetery's antique rose collection.  The sale will also include a small number of antique roses curated from select growers of old roses, as well as peonies and perennials. This is the largest sale of antique rose varieties in the Mid-Atlantic area.  This sale will…

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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.

 SEASONS IN THE CEMETERY

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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