|Smith Mountain Lake Community Calendar|
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
The Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument will celebrate Dr. Washington's 157th birthday with the second annual Legacy Birthday Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Church. Guest speaker will be Dr. James A. Holmes, the only principal of Booker T. Washington Elementary School and the first African American national park ranger.
An NRA basic pistol safety course will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Center. Cost is $100 and includes lunch. For more information, call 540-400-1070.
Booker T. Washington National Monument will have an Earth Day program for children ages 3 to 9 at 11 a.m.
Diane Cannaday will teach a course on floral design and arrangements from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Skelton 4-H Center. Registration fee of $25 includes all instruction, materials and lunch. To register, contact Dennis Crowley at 721-2759, ext. 264.
MONDAY, APRIL 22
"Shouldering the Pain Isn't Necessary" by Dr. Cay Mierisch from Carilion Clinic will be presented at 2 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish. To sign up, call Tami at 721-4330 or 297-5530.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
A basic culinary herb gardening class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westlake Public Library. To register, all the Carilion Clinic at 540-266-6000
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
The 15th annual card party/fundraiser for Carilion Hospice of Franklin County will be held at Water's Edge from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes luncheon and door prize. A 50/50 drawing and silent auction available. For tickets, call 489-6503.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
A program on improving the care for veterans facing illness and death will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church. Registration is at 8 a.m. RSVP by calling Rev. Mark Flores at 540-587-6592.
Booker T. Washington National Monument will hold an "Owl Prowl" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Janet Blanchard at 721-2094.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
The Center at VitaZen will hold a free bone scan from noon to 5 p.m. Appointment times are limited. Call 721-9365 to reserve time. Will also be held on Sunday, April 28.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
A book sale will be held at the Westlake Library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 483-3098, ext. 3.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
The Franklin County/ SML Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will be involved in the Take Pride in SML Lake Cleanup at the Gills Creek Marina drop site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 7
The Franklin County/ SML Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will hold the 7th annual wine tasting fundraiser at the Blackwater Cafe at 7 p.m. This event raises money for scholarships. Tickets are $30 each.
TUESDAY, MAY 14
"How Stroke Effects Your Brain" will be held at Trinity Ecumenical Parish at 3 p.m. Speaker will be Sidney Mallenbaum, M.D., neurology. To register, call Carilion Clinic at 540-266-6000.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
A dinner and program to honor women veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces will be presented by Chapter 60 of the Disabled American Veterans at Faith Fellowship Church. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Contact Katrina D'inzillo at 721-3233.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Planting a community herb garden will be held at the Carilion Clinic in Westlake from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call the Carilion Clinic at 540-266-6000.