Play Dates in May

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Play Dates in MayThere are few places more beautiful in May than Smith Mountain Lake. If you are an outdoor person, you are likely planning all sorts of fun activities for the coming months.

And even if you are not the outdoor type, there are plenty of enjoyable events for you to schedule into your week. Take a look at some of the ones offered below through the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce.

SML Ballroom Dance welcomes guests at monthly dances at Moneta Community Center on 3rd Fridays. Cost of $10 per person includes group lesson, refreshments and social dancing. Monthly dances are casual; those who want to “dress up” can attend the Summer Dinner Dance at Waterfront CC June 20th. For a schedule of lesson topics, visit

MERLE NORMAN WESTLAKE invites you to update your look for Spring with a Complimentary Makeup Lesson & Derma Peel Facial.  We offer FREE WAXING for our customers, exclusive Inverness Ear Piercing, LUXIVA PURELY MINERAL MAKEUP, unique jewelry, handbags, and mirrors.  Call Susan A. Simmons, MBA, Licensed Master Esthetician at 540.719.1700. Gift certificates available.

The Blackwater Cafe – We have several Spring events starting with our Wine Dinner on Tuesday, April 7th and another will be scheduled for early May.   Please call 540-721-4333 for reservations.

Taste the new vintages at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery!  Hickory Hill is now open for the season:  Thursday – Monday from 11 am-5 pm for complimentary wine tastings, tours, picnics and Nature Trail.  Come out and bring your friends and try the newly released vintages! or by phone at 540.296.1393.

Join us Saturday, May 9 from 1-4 for a festival for you and your dog.  There will be games, food, contests, agility course, pet photography, and more!  Grab your dog and leash and come for a day of adventure and fun!

Calling all fishermen!  Whether you are a professional or someone who just enjoys the pastime, we are ready to assist you with your fishing needs at Penhook Boat Dock(BR3).  Night crawlers, minnows, and artificial bait are available.  We also stock Zoom lizards, worms, and flukes.  See you soon! (540)576-2868

Mitchell’s Marina:  Steve and Vicky Saunders of Barnyard Catering reopened Marina Café.  New rental boats, superior service.  Gas docks offer ethanol-free gas, cold beer and soda.  Boat slips at reduced prices.  Dealers for Alumadock maintenance free aluminum docks.  Sherm’s Boat Service – oil, lube, service at the docks.

Don’t miss Opera Roanoke’s season finale! Verdi’s tragic masterpiece, Otello, starring Metropolitan Opera tenor Allan Glassman, performed in concert with choirs from Virginia Tech University and Liberty University with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. Friday, May 1 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 2 at 2:30 PM. For tickets call 540-982-2742.

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