Even with the snow this week, spring is right around the corner! It looks like we are going to have a beautiful weekend giving you the perfect opportunity to plan an impromptu getaway and enjoy the views of Smith Mountain Lake from your private glassed in balcony. If you can’t wait to swim, we have an indoor aquatic center with a heated pool, hot tub, kiddie pool and training pool.
There are so many things to do in our community this week as well!
Do you love drawing with pencils, coloring in coloring books or just doodling in general? Then go learn the Zentangle Method of drawing! It’s an easy to learn, fun (and relaxing) drawing method that uses structured patterns to draw an image…and the best thing is no drawing experience is necessary. The class will be held this Thursday, March 15th, at Southern Roots, 400 Scruggs Road Suite 1100 in Moneta, from 2-5 pm. The cost is $35 which includes all of your supplies. To reserve a spot, call 540-814-0604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can beat the winter blues and warm up to the warm, Caribbean sound of Skiffle USA Steel Drum Orchestra from Trinidad. This group was founded in 2013 to foster ongoing cultural exchange and will be performing at the Bower Center for the Arts, 305 North Bridge Street, in Bedford on Friday, March 16th, from 7:30-9:30 pm. So put on your Bermuda shorts and flip flops and enjoy an evening of great music and a fun atmosphere.
If you don’t feel like beer on St. Patty’s day, and need a cure for spring fever, go for a St. Patty’s Day picnic at nearby Hickory Hills Vineyard, 1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta from 12-5 pm. You can sip on their award winning wine in their scenic picnic area over-looking the vineyard. Bring your own picnic or create your own picnic in a bag from a selection of Boar’s head cheese and meat. Try your hand at corn hole or ladder golf while you’re there.
Are you in the mood to listen to some incredible music? Then consider visiting the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount at 450 Franklin Street, a mid-size music venue with great live performances in all kinds of genres. On Friday, March 16th, The Embers, best beach music band in the land will be having you shaggin’ the night away starting at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, March 17th, world famous Southern Culture on the Skids will be spreading their rock and roll gospel performing a musical gumbo of rockabilly, and country-fried garage beginning at 7:00 pm. And then on Sunday, March 18th, the incredibly talented Anders Osborne with be playing a solo gig (along with Ryan Motbleau) will be bringing his fiery anthems and tumultuous confessional songs punctuated with raw, inspired guitar. He was hailed in USA Today as, “Rich and glorious…Osborne possesses a voice that rises out of the darkness to the light of a soulful, tremulous wail.”
And right around the corner from Mariners Landing Resort, you can learn how to make THE fluffiest biscuits ever at the Biscuit and Egg School, held at Bedford Landings, 1995 Buccaneer Road in Moneta from 2-5 pm. This wildly popular biscuit school returns and has room for 6 lucky attendees. Jack will lead you through the steps and then you can try your hand at a batch. Karen will teach you more about eggs and demonstrate how to make a simple, savory omelet. The cost to participate is $35 and you can reserve your space by contacting Karen at email@example.com or call 540-488-4600 for this Sunday, March 18th class.