Due to concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, events are being canceled or postponed. Below is a list of events The Franklin News-Post has received.

March 23

The Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District has canceled its board meeting.

March 24

Boones Mill Town Council meeting is canceled. 

The foster care information session has been canceled.

March 25

SML Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Education Seminar has been postponed.

The James McMurtry show at the Harvester scheduled for March 25 has been postponed. The show has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16. 

Rocky Mount Christian Church’s community Lent service is canceled.

March 26

SML Connects networking event has been postponed.

Lords Acre’s, Lord’s Hour meeting is canceled.

March 27

The Sara Evans Show has been rescheduled for July 24. Tickets will be honored on the new date. For refunds, send information to info@harvester-music.com.

March 28

Women’s program at Booker T. Washington National Monument has been canceled.

The Carson Peters and Iron Mountain concert fundraiser to benefit the family of Laurie Chitwood has been canceled.

Cops & Bobbers at Gilly’s Park has been canceled.

The TBI fundraiser has been canceled.

March 30

The Black Violin Show has been rescheduled to Aug. 18. Tickets will be honored on the new ate. For refunds, send information to info@harvester-music.com.

March 31

The foster care information session has been canceled.

April 1

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group April meeting is canceled.

Men’s Cancer Support Group April meeting is canceled.

Life for One April meeting is canceled.

Breast Cancer Support Group meeting is canceled.

Freedom from Pain by Fred Waddell, meeting is canceled.

Chronic Pain Support Group, no meeting in April.

Gamefest, the annual fundraiser sponsored by the Smith Mountain Lake Women’s Club, at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta, is canceled.

April 2

Cars, Conversation and Cornbread is canceled.

Cruisin’ Rocky Mount is canceled.

April 4

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office First Responders Charity Basketball Tournament has been postponed.

April 5

Healing Conversations, hosted by Franklin County High School English teacher Beth Deems, is canceled and will be rescheduled.

The final winter lecture at SML State Park has been postponed until next year.

April 7

United Way of Southwest Virginia Impact Awards celebration has been postponed. A new date has not been determined.

April 11

The Jersey Girls Yard Sale, including its donation days of April 9 and 10, has been canceled.

Chug for the Jug 5K has been rescheduled to Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. at Franklin County High School.

The 21st annual Easter Egg Hunt at Waid Park in Rocky Mount is canceled.

The ninth annual Special Olympics Charity Bass Fishing Tournament hosted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at Philpott Lake has been canceled. The shotgun raffle drawing will be held at 4 p.m. on April 11 on the Standing Watch — Office of the Sheriff, Franklin County, Va Facebook page.

April 13

Franklin County Car Seat Checks by Carilion Community Health have been canceled.

April 18

Carilion Hospice of Franklin County’s Hotrods for Hospice Car Show has been canceled.

Booker T. Washington National Monument’s ninth annual Legacy Dinner has been canceled.

April 24

The Ladies Night scheduled at Capps Home Building Center has been canceled.

April 24-26

Smith Mountain Arts Council’s John Faber Memorial Photography Show and Contest has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

April 25

The Osprey 10k-5k Run/Walk is rescheduled to Oct. 10.

The Robbie Fulks show has been canceled. All tickets have been refunded.

April 29

Moneta Garden Club Fashion Show Luncheon has been canceled.

May 8

The Christmas Joy Golf Tournament, hosted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, has been postponed to October. No specific date has been announced.

Office and organization closings

All community activities scheduled at the Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Medical Office Building have been canceled.

Booker T. Washington National Monument’s Visitor Center and cabin are closed. The trails remain open during regular park hours.

Locations of the Franklin County Public Library — both Westlake and Rocky Mount — are closed and all meeting room reservations and events have been canceled through the end of March.

The Essig Center is closed until further notice. All reservations will be rescheduled or given a refund.

Franklin County Parks and Recreation has suspended all athletics and programs until further notice.

Non-essential medical transportation via Franklin County Parks and Recreation for senior services are suspended until further notice.

Parks will remain open, but all playgrounds and bathrooms are closed. Impacted shelter reservations will be rescheduled or given a refund. No additional reservations will be permitted until further notice.

The Franklin County Parks and Recreation Administration office at the Recreation Park will remain open; however, you should contact the office at 483-9293 or email paul.chapman@franklincountyva.gov.

Purrfect Treasures will be closed until April.

The Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center is closed until at least March 31.

Organized events scheduled for Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake clean-up have been canceled.

Epworth United Methodist Church and Halesford United Methodist Church announced the remaining Community Lenten Worship and Lunches have been cancelled for public safety.

Blue Ridge Institute and Museum is closed. 



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