It’s hard to believe that it is almost Valentine’s Day again. But that is a good thing, because at Smith Mountain Lake the occasion becomes one to be remembered far after it is past. Everyone loves someone and that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about. But love is not just for sweethearts, it’s something everyone needs and many don’t receive. While you are shopping for your sweetheart this year, why don’t you consider finding someone who doesn’t feel very loved and make it a special day for them as well.
Feb 9 – Vintage Valentine Workshop – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm– Make your own vintage valentines with Mary Kathryn McIntosh; all materials provided at the Old City Cemetery Center Community Room. Pre-registration required. Workshop is limited to 20 people with light refreshments served. – Old City Cemetery, 4th and Taylor Streets, Downtown Lynchburg – $20.00 per person – 434-847-1465 – www.gravegarden.org
Feb 14 – Feb 17 – Happy Valentines Day at Peaks of Otter Winery– Just Married? Receive a free gift. Sweethearts love our “grandma’s wines”. Come sit by the fire with us and taste. Free – Peaks of Otter Winery, 2122 Sheep Creek Road, Bedford – 540-586-3707 – www.peaksofotterwinery.com
Feb 10 – Feb 11 – Masterworks 4 – Love and Remembrance– A “Transfigured Night,” plus great Spanish flourishes for classical guitar with soloist Joseph Pecoraro. – Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Avenue, Downtown Roanoke – 540-343-9127 – www.rso.com
Feb 14 – Broadway in Roanoke presents Evita – 7:30 pm– Winner of seven Tony Awards, Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron, who captivated a nation by championing the working class. One of the most popular collaborations between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. – The Berglund Center, 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke – 540-853-5374 – www.theberglundcenter.com
Romance Valentines Weekends:
During the entire month, every weekend from Thursday to Sunday evening is special as many of the lake’s lodging, dining and shopping businesses celebrate the special romantic private atmosphere the lake provides to its visitors.