JANUARY 2012

January 10: Monthly Old Time Music Jam. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6pm. Virginia Horse Center. 540-464-2950. www.horsecenter.org

MARCH 2012

March 1-June 1: Art Exhibit- For Us The Living: The Civil War Art of Mort Kunstler. Virginia Military Institute Museum. www.vmi.edu 

March 27:  Concert: Red Star Red Army chorus and Dance Ensemble. 7:30pm. Lenfest Center. 540-458-8000.   www.wlu.edu

APRIL 2012

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF LEXINGTON.  EVERY FRIDAY, 3pm (Apr-Nov). Lexington Visitor Center. Rain or shine. No reservations required. 540-463-3777. http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com/pres... 

April 13: VMI Full Dress Cadet Parade. 4:35pm. VMI Parade Ground. 540-464-7313. www.vmi.edu 

April 14: Lexington Scots Irish Heritage Festival. 9:30am-5pm.  Rockbridge County High School.  540-464-6545. www.lexcelts.com

April 17: VMI Full Dress Cadet Parade. 4:35pm. VMI Parade Ground. 540-464-7313.

April 20: VMI Full Dress Cadet Parade. 4:35pm. VMI Parade Ground. 540-464-7313.

April 21-22: Lexington/Rockbridge Studio Tour. 9am-5pm. www.lexingtonrockbridgestudiotour.com. Enjoy a scenic loop that will take you from the heart of Lexington, down scenic country roads dotted with blooming redbud and dogwood, to 11 creative studios of painters and potters, photographers and metal sculptors. 540-463-5726. Free admission.

April 21-22: Sheep Shearing & The Journey to Fiber Art. Cabin Spring Farm. Sat 9-6. Sun 10-4. $4 suggested donation. 540-784-9404. www.cabinspringfarm.com.

April 24: VMI Full Dress Cadet Parade. 4:35pm. VMI Parade Ground. 540-464-7313.

April 27-28: Downtown Lexington Spring Sidewalk Sale. www.downtownlexington.com  

April 28: VMI Full Dress Cadet Parade. 4:35pm. VMI Parade Ground. 540-464-7313.

April 28: Home and Garden Tour - Log Homes: A Rockbridge Tradition. Featuring five Rockbridge County properties.  10am-5pm. $20 in advance/$25 day of. 540-463-6568 or hslaydon@yahoo.comwww.vagardenweek.org

MAY 2012

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF LEXINGTON.  EVERY FRIDAY, 3pm (Apr-Nov). Lexington Visitor Center. Rain or shine. No reservations required. 540-463-3777. http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com/pres... 

May 15:  Annual New Market Parade & Ceremony. 2pm. VMI Parade Grounds. 540-464-7313. www.vmi.edu.

May 19: Cork and Blues: Wine and Music Festival. Time TBA. Glen Maury Park. 540-261-7321. www.glenmaurypark.com.

JUNE 2012

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF LEXINGTON.  EVERY FRIDAY, 3pm (Apr-Nov). Lexington Visitor Center. Rain or shine. No reservations required. 540-463-3777. http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com/pres...

June 1-2: Campout East Music Festival. Glen Maury Park. Tickets and camping reservations: www.campouteast.com

June 15-16: Annual Maury River Fiddlers Convention. Glen Maury Park. 540-261-2371. www.glenmaurypark.com.

June 22: FREE Friday’s Alive Concert.  Davidson Park. Presented by Lexington-Rockbridge Jaycees. 540-463-1865. www.lexingtonjaycees.org/events.htm

JULY 2012

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF LEXINGTON.  EVERY FRIDAY, 3pm (Apr-Nov). Lexington Visitor Center. Rain or shine. No reservations required. 540-463-3777. http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com/pres... 

July 3-5:  BB&T Balloon Rally and 4th of July Celebration. Hot air balloon rides, craft vendors, kids’ activities, food, live music, antique car shows and fireworks! Virginia Military Institute Parade Ground. 540-463-1102. www.sunriserotarylexva.org

July 6: FREE Friday’s Alive Concert. Davidson Park. Presented by Lexington-Rockbridge Jaycees. Southpaw performs. 540-463-1865. www.lexingtonjaycees.org/events.htm

July 20: FREE Friday’s Alive Concert. Davidson Park. Presented by Lexington-Rockbridge Jaycees.  Pop Rivets performs. 540-463-1865. www.lexingtonjaycees.org/events.htm

July 28: StellarOne Beach Music Festival & Classic Car Show.  Time TBA. Glen Maury Park. 540-261-7321. www.glenmaurypark.com

AUGUST 2012

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF LEXINGTON.  EVERY FRIDAY, 3pm (Apr-Nov). Lexington Visitor Center. Rain or shine. No reservations required. 540-463-3777. http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com/pres... 

August 3: FREE Friday’s Alive Concert. Davidson Park. Presented by Lexington-Rockbridge Jaycees.  Fatty Lumpkin performs. 540-463-1865. www.lexingtonjaycees.org/events.htm

August 4: The Drunken Uncles Concert.  7:30pm.  theater at Lime Kiln. 540-463-5375.  www.visitstonewall.com.

August 17-18: Downtown Lexington Summer Sidewalk Sale. 10am-5pm.  Downtown Lexington Retailers. 540-463-5375. www.lexrockchamber.com.

August 25: 36th Annual Rockbridge Community Festival. 9am-3pm.  Downtown Lexington. 540-460-1779. www.rockbridgecommunityfestival.org.

SEPTEMBER 2012

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF LEXINGTON.  EVERY FRIDAY, 3pm (Apr-Nov). Lexington Visitor Center. Rain or shine. No reservations required. 540-463-3777. http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com/pres... 

September 3: Annual Labor Day Festival. Glen Maury Park. 540-261-7321. www.glenmaurypark.com.

September 7-8: Mountain Music and Dance Festival.  Glen Maury Park. 540-261-7321. www.glenmaurypark.com.

September 8:  Rockbridge Wine Festival. 12-5pm. Theater at Lime Kiln. 540-463-5375. www.lexrockchamber.com.

September 15: Annual Rockbridge Pie Festival.  12pm-Dark.  Brewbaker Field, Lexington. www.rockbridgepiefestival.org.

September 20-22:  Annual Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival.  Glen Maury Park. 540-261-7321. www.glenmaurypark.com.

September 22:  Fall Family Festival.  Boxerwood Gardens. 540-463-2697. www.boxerwood.org.

September 29:  Play: Twelfth Night. Theater at Lime Kiln. 540-463-7088. www.visitstonewall.com.

OCTOBER 2012

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF LEXINGTON.  EVERY FRIDAY, 3pm (Apr-Nov). Lexington Visitor Center. Rain or shine. No reservations required. 540-463-3777. http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com/pres... 

October 6:  Annual Invitational Paint Lexington Plein-Air Art EventHosted by Nelson Gallery. 540-463-9827. www.nelson-gallery.com.

October 13:  Annual Hill of a Climb Bike Race. 10am. Glen Maury Park. 540-464-5800. www.glenmaurypark.com.

October 13: Mountain Day Street Festival.  10am-4pm. Downtown Buena Vista. 540-261-1514. www.celebratebuenavista.org.

October 31:  Annual Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Buena Vista. 4-7pm.  Magnolia Avenue, Buena Vista. 540-261-8616. www.buenavistavirginia.org.

October 31:  Annual Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Lexington. 3:30-5pm.  Downtown Lexington.  540-463-5375. www.lexrockchamber.com.

NOVEMBER 2012

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF LEXINGTON.  EVERY FRIDAY, 3pm (Apr-Nov). Lexington Visitor Center. Rain or shine. No reservations required. 540-463-3777. http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com/pres... 

November 10:  Annual Domino’s Lexington-Buena Vista 10K Road Race.  8:30am. Begins from the Rockbridge Regional Library. 540-463-9525. www.rarorec.org. Virginia's Oldest Road Race!!

November 23: Annual Candlelight Processional & Community Christmas Tree Lighting.  ineup, 5:15pm. Processional, 5:30pm. 540-463-5375. Processional forms at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, parades down Main Street and ends at Hopkins Green for the Christmas Tree Lighting.

November 23:  Annual Coats for Kids. 9am-5pm. Virginia Safari Park. 540-291-3205. www.virginiasafaripark.com  Would you pet a llama for charity? Feed a giraffe for area children in need? All admission fees on Black Friday are donated to purchase coats for needy children in the area. Over $31,000 donated to date!

November 30:  Annual Lexington Christmas parade. 6:30pm. Downtown Lexington. www.lexrockchamber.com.  540-463-5375. Photos with Santa after the parade at Hopkins Green.

DECEMBER 2012

December 6Annual Buena Vista Christmas Parade. 7pm. Downtown Buena Vista. 540-261-8616. www.buenavistavirginia.org.

December 7-9:  Annual Night of Miracles Living Nativity. 6-9pm. 2150 E Midland Trail. 540-261-6596. FREE! Experience an interactive nativity village built by Mark Cline of Haunted Monster Museum fame.  www.thenightofmiracles.com.

December 14-16:  Annual Night of Miracles Living Nativity. 6-9pm. 2150 E Midland Trail. 540-261-6596. FREE! Experience an interactive nativity village built by Mark Cline of Haunted Monster Museum fame.  www.thenightofmiracles.com.

JANUARY 2013

January 18-19: Lee-Jackson Day, Lexington.  Events begin with a Symposium on the life of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on Friday at the Holiday Inn Express.  Saturday features Memorial Services, Parade, Luncheon, and Civil War period ball.  www.leejacksonday.webs.com Services are Free to the public.  Luncheon and Ball have fees.