Lynchburg parents will get out and vote on Tuesday as kids enjoy a day off from school in Lynchburg and the surrounding counties. Many schools are used as polling places throughout the state.
Some parents will attend the Romney Rally at Virginia Aviation, 970 Airport Road, on Monday at noon. There will be shuttle buses running from River Ridge Mall starting at 8:30 a.m. for this event, which begins at noon. Tickets, which are required, can be printed from the website.
It will be colder than normal to start the work week with freeze warnings and frost alerts throughout the area. High temperatures for most of this week will be in the low-mid 50s with overnight lows in the 30s. Temperatures will warm up going into the weekend with highs in the mid 60s.
Some of the events and activities to add to your weekly calendar include storytimes at Lynchburg Public Library, classes through the Parks and Recreation Department, special events at FunQuest, Amazement Square and Lynchburg Community Market and more.
You may not know that Monday is the anniversary of a very popular family board game. The game Monopoly was introduced in 1935 and has been a family favorite ever since. Monday might be a good evening to play a game of Monopoly with your family.
Lynchburg Public Library offers Tales for Twos on Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for 2-year-olds and their parents. Preschool Pizzazz is offered for 3-5 year-olds on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Parents don’t attend storytime with their 3-5 year olds but must remain in the library. On Friday at 10:30, Born to Read Storytime is offered for babies and toddlers under 23 months and their parents.
Parents can also take their children to storytime at Amazement Square on Thursday. Toddler Tales is held at 10:30 a.m. in the Big Red Barn area. There’s no additional fee with admission to the museum.
Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department offers many classes and special activities. You can register online for dance classes for children starting this week and activities at The Nature Zone this month as well as classes and activities for adults and seniors.
This month’s offerings for children include ballet for ages from 3-5 and 6-15, choreography & creative movement for ages 6-15 and Dinophiles, Dino-Mites and Wee Wild Sprouts at The Nature Zone. Visit the website above to register or to find upcoming classes and activities.
On Tuesday, your children can trade in their candy for money and do a good deed for the troops at the same time. Libbey Family Dentistry, 206 Enterprise Drive, is offering $1 per pound for the candy at their Treats for the Troops event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Funquest Family Entertainment Center, 327 Graves Mill Road, offers several school’s out days this month, including on Election Day and the day before and after Thanksgiving. Thursdays are Tot Thursday at Funquest and preschoolers can bring their favorite riding toy to ride on the skating rink from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit their website for more details.
Wednesday is Green Market Wednesday at Lynchburg Community Market. Products grown and created locally are sold by vendors from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the market on Wednesdays.
Poplar Forest is offering candlelight tours this month on Nov. 8 and Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Visit the website for more details or call (540) 534-8120 for reservations.
If your kids play fall sports, you will have more family time in the upcoming weeks. If your kids will play winter sports, you will have busier evenings and weekends in the near future. Sports are a lot of fun for kids but add a lot of time to family schedules. Most parents support their kids by attending games and cheering on the team.
As this week begins, plan to vote on Tuesday to teach your kids about American pride. No matter which candidate you support, voting shows your kids that you stand up for what you believe. Have a great week this week and enjoy family time together.