Update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) from University of Lynchburg President Kenneth Garren

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Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I am writing with an important update on our ongoing response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), which has now been elevated to a worldwide pandemic. As the situation unfolds nationwide, I recognize the uncertainties and the possible risks here in our own community. I have decided to err on the side of extreme caution to keep our campus safe. I know that many of you are worried as you prepare to resume classes next week and I want to share our immediate plans to ensure your health and well-being.

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Bright Star Theatre at the Forest Library

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Monique Scott of the Bright Star Touring Theatre performs as part of a program of “African Folk Tales”  Photo courtesy of David Ostergaard

Emma Coffey ~ Staff Writer

    The Forest Library will host the Bright Star Theatre company to perform, “African Folktales” on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

     Youth Services Associate Mary Pavalonis said that the Bright Star Theatre has many plays honoring Black History Month including, “Heroes of the Underground Railroad,” “Jackie Robinson,” “Rosa Parks and Friends,” and more. She said, “We hope that this event will be educational, entertaining, and fun for the whole family while celebrating African heritage.”

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Black History Month Celebration

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Photo retrieved from https://www.lynchburgparksandrec.com/

Emma Coffey ~ Staff Writer

     In honor of Black History Month, the Legacy Museum of African American History will be hosting an event on Sunday, Feb. 2, called Black History Month Celebration. The event will be from 3 to 5 p.m., and it is a free presentation with a dinner afterwards. The dinner does require tickets and they must be purchased no later than Friday, Jan. 31. Adult tickets are $15 and tickets for children 12 and under are $8.

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LSO’s Broadway By Request 

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Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

     According to the New in Lynchburg website, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra will be hosting  “Broadway by Request” on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.. The description of the show is, “Vocal stars from Broadway join the LSO for this memorable night featuring highlights from Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Rent, and much more!” 

     David Glover, Conductor of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, said, “This is the first time the LSO has done this specific show, and it has been quite awhile since the orchestra has done an all Broadway concert.” 

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Lynchburg Humane Society’s Pet-Cation Program 

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Retrieved from the Lynchburg Humane Society website

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

     According to the Lynchburg Humane Society website, “The Lynchburg Humane Society has launched a new life saving program and we want you to get involved!”  

     Danielle Ulmer, Adoption Manager, said, “The Pet-Cation program allows the public to come into the center and choose a pet to spoil for the day. We offer two different types of Pet-Cations. The first type is an Adventure Day. This is where you can take a pet out for the day on a walk, a hike, take them home and give them a nice bath, just getting them out of the center and allowing them to have a break and do something fun. The other type is a Slumber Party. This is essentially the same thing as an Adventure Day, but you get to cuddle with them overnight and bring them back the next day.” 

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Art for Achievement

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Photo retrieved from Downtown Lynchburg Association website. 

Emma Coffey ~ Staff Writer

     Lynchburg Beacon of Hope, a nonprofit organization, and the Lynchburg Art Club have partnered together for an event known as the Art for Achievement. 

     According to the Lynchburg Art Club website, Art for Achievement will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. at the Virginian Hotel. 

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Sketch Society

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Photo retrieved from Downtown Lynchburg Association page. 

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Lynchburg’s Sketch Society will be meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Riverviews Co-Op Gallery, according to Downtown Lynchburg Association website.

     According to Stephen Kissel, the education and media manager at Riverviews Artspace and a graduate from Lynchburg College, “Sketch Society is an event here at Riverviews Artspace that gathers local artists in a casual, social setting. We welcome everyone to bring in their favorite materials and work on any of their projects while networking with others.”

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