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How We Learn Our ABCs

How We Learn Our ABCs

Aug 23, 10:00am - Aug 23, 4:30pm+28Aug 24, 10:00am - Aug 24, 4:30pmAug 25, 1:00pm - Aug 25, 4:00pmAug 26, 10:00am - Aug 26, 4:30pmAug 27, 10:00am - Aug 27, 4:30pmAug 28, 10:00am - Aug 28, 4:30pmAug 29, 10:00am - Aug 29, 4:30pmAug 30, 10:00am - Aug 30, 4:30pmAug 31, 10:00am - Aug 31, 4:30pmSep 1, 1:00pm - Sep 1, 4:00pmSep 2, 10:00am - Sep 2, 4:30pmSep 3, 10:00am - Sep 3, 4:30pmSep 4, 10:00am - Sep 4, 4:30pmSep 5, 10:00am - Sep 5, 4:30pmSep 6, 10:00am - Sep 6, 4:30pmSep 7, 10:00am - Sep 7, 4:30pmSep 8, 1:00pm - Sep 8, 4:00pmSep 9, 10:00am - Sep 9, 4:30pmSep 10, 10:00am - Sep 10, 4:30pmSep 11, 10:00am - Sep 11, 4:30pmSep 12, 10:00am - Sep 12, 4:30pmSep 13, 10:00am - Sep 13, 4:30pmSep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 4:30pmSep 15, 1:00pm - Sep 15, 4:00pmSep 16, 10:00am - Sep 16, 4:30pmSep 17, 10:00am - Sep 17, 4:30pmSep 18, 10:00am - Sep 18, 4:30pmSep 19, 10:00am - Sep 19, 4:30pmSep 20, 10:00am - Sep 20, 4:30pm

Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center
439 E. Ridgeway St.
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

A native of Roanoke, VA in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mary Boxley Bullington is a mixed media artist working primarily in water media and collage. Characterized by dynamic color harmonies and fluid rhythms, Bullington’s large canvases are designed to give viewers so much to see that they must take it in gradually, over time. “I like telling stories. I taught literature for 21 years, so mine is a storied imagination.”, says Mary.

Her work has both a primitive and contemporary feel with stick figures symbolic of mankind and bold color often outlined in black. Mary’s energetic mixed media also has a strong narrative thread. “If someone asked me what quality is most fundamentaal to Mary Bullington’s paintings and collages, I would say energy–that life riots through [her] work’–Marly Youmans, Winner 2015 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction.

This exhibit is in The Gallery at The Alleghany Highlands Arts & Craft Center, which is free and open to the public beginning August 12th and ending on September 2oth. The Center is open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm & Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Film Series at the Historic Masonic Theatre

Film Series at the Historic Masonic Theatre

Aug 24, 6:00pm - Aug 24, 8:00pm+14Aug 25, 2:00pm - Aug 26, 4:15amSep 8, 2:00pm - Sep 9, 4:15amSep 10, 7:00pm - Sep 10, 9:15pmSep 22, 2:00pm - Sep 22, 4:15pmOct 6, 2:00pm - Oct 6, 4:15pmOct 8, 7:00pm - Oct 8, 9:15pmOct 13, 2:00pm - Oct 13, 4:15pmOct 27, 2:00pm - Oct 27, 4:15pmNov 3, 2:00pm - Nov 3, 4:15pmNov 12, 2:00pm - Nov 12, 4:15pmNov 17, 2:00pm - Nov 17, 4:15pmDec 6, 2:00pm - Dec 6, 4:15pmDec 10, 7:00pm - Dec 10, 9:15pmDec 14, 1:00pm - Dec 14, 3:15pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series
at the Historic Masonic Theatre
**All Films are Free for Everyone**
Become a Film Club Member to receive concession discounts and more (details below the list of movies).

We are pleased to present a ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

MOVIE SCHEDULE (August through December 2019)
August
Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 PM The Notebook
Saturday, August 24, 6:00 PM Star Wars: A New Hope
Sunday, August 25, 2:00 PM Beauty and the Beast

September
Sunday, September 8, 2:00 PM Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday, September 10 7:00 PM True Grit
Sunday, September 22, 2:00 PM Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

October
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 PM The Great Muppet Caper
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 PM Murder on the Orient Express
Sunday, October 13, 2:00 PM Arsenic and Old Lace
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 PM Film Club Member Selection (Learn how to become a Film Club member below)

November
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 PM Nanny McPhee
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 PM Sense and Sensibility
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM Bohemian Rhapsody

December
Friday, December 6, After Parade Carols and Cocoa with the film, Frosty the Snowman
Tuesday, December 10 7:00 PM The Preacher's Wife
Saturday, December 14 1:00 PM Elf

** MORE FILMS COMING IN 2020**

BECOME A FILM CLUB MEMBER
Love watching free Movies at the Masonic? Wanna get more free stuff, too?
As a member of The Masonic Theatre Film Club, you can have both.

Film Club Members receive:
- A FREE soft drink and small popcorn at each movie you attend (a $5 savings per film!)
- A film ‘member filmbook.' Stamp your filmbook at each movie you attend at the Masonic and receive additional saving from the Masonic and area businesses.
- Access to our private Film Club Facebook page where we’ll share even more incentives and discounts.
- The ability to choose the movies we show! As a member of the Film Club, you and your fellow film club members will select a film for us to screen publicly once per quarter. Members will also select movies to be screened at private members-only events.
- Access to private film screenings at the Theatre chosen by and exclusively for Film Club Members and their invited guests.

Becoming a member is easy.
Simply click the ticket link below to become a member.

FILM CLUB MEMBER LEVELS
Individual membership: $25
Membership for Two: $45
Family/Group of 3 membership: $60
Family/ Group of 4: $75
Family/Group of 5: $90
More than 5 in your family or group: Call us for rates 540-862-5655

MEMBERSHIP IS OPTIONAL.
Film Club membership is optional. All films in the Highlands Community Bank Film Series are free of charge and require no membership to attend. Film Club membership provides special discounts and privileges, as listed above.

See you in the balcony (or wherever you like to sit!)

**************************

A special thanks to our Film Series sponsor, HIghlands Community Bank, HIghlands Community Bank. HCB does a lot to help our community, see how they can help you by checking them out online www.highlandscommunitybank.com
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Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at the Masonic Theatre

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at the Masonic Theatre

Aug 24, 6:00pm - Aug 24, 8:00pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series
Star Wars: Episode iV A New Hope
Sat., Aug. 24 at 6pm
In the John E. Hillert Auditorium
at the Historic Masonic Theatre
**All Films are Free**

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE:
For years we've been trying to get the rights to screen the film that film that launched a franchise. This summer, Disney (who now owns the Star Wars franchise) unlocked the public screening rights for 6 weeks only. At the end of August, the screening rights go back into a Disney vault.

JOIN US TO RELIVE THE BIG SCREEN MAGIC.

You remember:
Swinging sticks in the backyard (or living room) and making weird buzzing sounds. If you had a brother or sister, the duel was on!
Heavy breathing? Uh-oh, the original 'dark lord' was near.
And a rolling fire hydrant shaped droid became an instant fan favorite.
You know you dressed for Halloween as one of the characters in this film. Probably even won a costume contest or two, as well.

THE FILM THAT LAUNCHED THE KESSEL RUN CONTROVERSY:

Han Solo: You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon!?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: Should I have?
Han Solo: Its the ship that made The Kessel Run in less then 12 parsecs!

Join us for this film event.

The Imperial Forces -- under orders from cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse) -- hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage, in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance, and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.

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We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

MOVIE SCHEDULE (August through December 2019)
August
Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 PM The Notebook
Saturday, August 24, 6:00 PM Star Wars: A New Hope
Sunday, August 25, 2:00 PM Beauty and the Beast

September
Sunday, September 8, 2:00 PM Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday, September 10 7:00 PM True Grit
Sunday, September 22, 2:00 PM Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

October
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 PM The Great Muppet Caper
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 PM Murder on the Orient Express
Sunday, October 13, 2:00 PM Arsenic and Old Lace
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 PM Film Club Member Selection (Learn how to become a Film Club member below)

November
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 PM Nanny McPhee
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 PM Sense and Sensibility
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM Bohemian Rhapsody

December
Friday, December 6, After Parade Carols and Cocoa with the film, Frosty the Snowman
Tuesday, December 10 7:00 PM The Preacher's Wife
Saturday, December 14 1:00 PM Elf

** MORE FILMS COMING IN 2020**

BECOME A FILM CLUB MEMBER
Love watching free Movies at the Masonic? Love getting free stuff, too?
As a member of The Masonic Theatre Film Club, you can have both.

Film Club Members receive:
- A FREE soft drink and small popcorn at each movie you attend (a $5 savings per film!)
- A film ‘member 'filmbook.' Stamp your book at each movie you attend at the Masonic and receive additional saving from the Masonic and area businesses.
- Access to our private Film Club Facebook page where we’ll share even more incentives, discounts, and more
- The ability to choose the movies we show! As a member of the Film Club, you and your fellow film club members will select a film for us to screen publicly once per quarter. Members will also select movies to be screened at private members-only events.
- Access to private film screenings at the Theatre chosen by and exclusively for Film Club Members and their invited guests.

Becoming a member is easy.
Simply click the ticket link below to become a member.
FILM CLUB MEMBER LEVELS
Individual membership: $25
Membership for Two: $45
Family/Group of 3 membership: $60
Family/ Group of 4: $75
Family/Group of 5: $90
More than 5 in your family or group: Call us for rates 540-862-5655

MEMBERSHIP IS OPTIONAL.
Film Club membership is optional. All films in the Highlands Community Bank Film Series are free of charge and require no membership to attend. Film Club membership provides special discounts and privileges, as listed above.

See you in the balcony (or wherever you like to sit!)

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A special thanks to our Film Series sponsor, HIghlands Community Bank, HIghlands Community Bank. HCB does a lot to help our community, see how they can help you by checking them out online www.highlandscommunitybank.com

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#masonicupcoming
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Beauty and The Beast at the Masonic Theatre

Beauty and The Beast at the Masonic Theatre

Aug 25, 2:00pm - Aug 25, 3:30pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series
Beauty and The Beast (G)
Sun., Aug. 25 at 2pm
In the John E. Hillert Auditorium
at the Historic Masonic Theatre
**All Films are Free**

Beauty and the Beast is funny and lively and preposterous. The original animated version recalls the music, voices and whimsy that can only be found in the world of Disney.

Beast is just fun! Unlike a lot of Disney princes of that time, he is super flawed. He’s a brat with anger issues who is stuck in the form of a wolf-buffalo man. What is not entertaining about all that?

Gaston is one of Disney’s greatest villains since he thinks he’s the hero. He’s a classic misogynist who thinks monsters are just creatures rather than realizing real monsters are in the hearts of men like him.

The Disney film has inspired many adaptations such as musicals, live-action remakes, video games, and even comic books. We are pleased to present this animated classic on our big screen.

So....
BE OUR GUEST!
(you knew it was coming).

An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara) enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.
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We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

MOVIE SCHEDULE (August through December 2019)
August
Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 PM The Notebook
Saturday, August 24, 6:00 PM Star Wars: A New Hope
Sunday, August 25, 2:00 PM Beauty and the Beast

September
Sunday, September 8, 2:00 PM Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday, September 10 7:00 PM True Grit
Sunday, September 22, 2:00 PM Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

October
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 PM The Great Muppet Caper
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 PM Murder on the Orient Express
Sunday, October 13, 2:00 PM Arsenic and Old Lace
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 PM Film Club Member Selection (Learn how to become a Film Club member below)

November
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 PM Nanny McPhee
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 PM Sense and Sensibility
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM Bohemian Rhapsody

December
Friday, December 6, After Parade Carols and Cocoa with the film, Frosty the Snowman
Tuesday, December 10 7:00 PM The Preacher's Wife
Saturday, December 14 1:00 PM Elf

** MORE FILMS COMING IN 2020**

BECOME A FILM CLUB MEMBER
Love watching free Movies at the Masonic? Love getting free stuff, too?
As a member of The Masonic Theatre Film Club, you can have both.

Film Club Members receive:
- A FREE soft drink and small popcorn at each movie you attend (a $5 savings per film!)
- A film ‘member filmbook.’ Stamp your book at each movie you attend at the Masonic and receive additional saving from the Masonic and area businesses.
- Access to our private Film Club Facebook page where we’ll share even more incentives and discounts.
- The ability to choose the movies we show! As a member of the Film Club, you and your fellow film club members will select a film for us to screen publicly once per quarter. Members will also select movies to be screened at private members-only events.
- Access to private film screenings at the Theatre chosen by and exclusively for Film Club Members and their invited guests.

Becoming a member is easy.
Simply click the ticket link below to become a member.
FILM CLUB MEMBER LEVELS
Individual membership: $25
Membership for Two: $45
Family/Group of 3 membership: $60
Family/ Group of 4: $75
Family/Group of 5: $90
More than 5 in your family or group: Call us for rates 540-862-5655

MEMBERSHIP IS OPTIONAL.
Film Club membership is optional. All films in the Highlands Community Bank Film Series are free of charge and require no membership to attend. Film Club membership provides special discounts and privileges, as listed above.

See you in the balcony (or wherever you like to sit!)

**************************

A special thanks to our Film Series sponsor, HIghlands Community Bank, HIghlands Community Bank. HCB does a lot to help our community, see how they can help you by checking them out online www.highlandscommunitybank.com

#masonicupcoming
#historicmasonictheatre
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Side by Side Art Exploration (ages 2-5)

Side by Side Art Exploration (ages 2-5)

Aug 28, 11:00am - Aug 28, 12:00pm

Clifton Forge School of the Arts
518 Church St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Fun and exploration for children aged 2-5 years with a parent or caregiver. Early childhood principles of color, shape, movement, and rhythm are emphasized through drawing, painting, collage, blocks and music. Join us for one session or all! Pre-registration is requested via phone call, email or Facebook event so instructor is prepared with materials. Clifton Forge offers some great programs for little ones on Wednesdays! We’re the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and our Public Library hosts a program at the same time on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

C-100: SIDE-BY-SIDE ART EXPLORATION (ages 2-5)
INSTRUCTOR: MAR JIMENEZ
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month (exceptions noted below), 11:00 a.m. - noon
August 14 & 28
September 11 & 25
October 9 & 23
November 13
December 11

TUITION: Free!!
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Clifton Forge, VA Downtown Market

Clifton Forge, VA Downtown Market

Aug 29, 3:30pm - Aug 29, 6:30pm

Sonabank N A
511 Main St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422-1166 Map

Join us at the downtown Market each Thursday 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

It is an exciting 2019 season of the Clifton Forge Downtown Market. We have a number of excellent vendors already signed up, but we have room for more and would love for you to join us. Here is a link to the market information, including market guidelines and vendor application: cliftonforgemainstreet.org/market/

The market will take place on Thursdays from 3:30PM to 6:30PM, located Commercial Ave and Ridgeway Street (between Ace Hardware and Sona Bank).

We are planning special guests and unique features throughout the season. Contact us with any questions or ideas. Spread the word to those you feel might be interested. Be sure to like/ follow this page to keep up with the market.

Homegrown, handmade, and handcrafted goodness from Alleghany Highlands of Virginia.
Support local growers and artisans - Shop local.

Downtown Businesses will be staying open on Thursday evenings during the summer till 8PM. Come enjoy historic downtown CFVA.

Visit CFVA downtown, stroll the historic district, shop at Livy's Closet or one of the towns antique stores. Dine in or out at the Club Car Shop & Deli, 42 Deli, Colorful Chameleon, the renown Jack Mason's Tavern & Brewery or visit the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center. Check out what may be happening at the Clifton Forge School of the Arts or the Historic Masonic Theatre.

The Clifton Forge Downtown Market is sponsored and hosted by Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. CFMS is a non-profit organization working to improve the historic downtown of Clifton Forge for economic and cultural reasons. It is affiliated with the Virginia Main Street Program, a division of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

Interested in CFVA events? Visit online:
www.visitcliftonforgeva.com
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Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

Sep 8, 2:00pm - Sep 8, 3:30pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (G)
Sun., Sept. 8 at 2pm
In the John E. Hillert Auditorium
at the Historic Masonic Theatre
**All Films are Free**

This Disney classic is rarely shown on big screens. Make time to bring the family to revisit your favorite characters up close.

The Grimm fairy tale gets a Technicolor treatment in Disney's first animated feature. Jealous of Snow White's beauty, the wicked queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter, but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as a hag, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like

We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

MOVIE SCHEDULE (August through December 2019)
August
Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 PM The Notebook
Saturday, August 24, 6:00 PM Star Wars: A New Hope
Sunday, August 25, 2:00 PM Beauty and the Beast

September
Sunday, September 8, 2:00 PM Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday, September 10 7:00 PM True Grit
Sunday, September 22, 2:00 PM Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

October
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 PM The Great Muppet Caper
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 PM Murder on the Orient Express
Sunday, October 13, 2:00 PM Arsenic and Old Lace
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 PM Film Club Member Selection (Learn how to become a Film Club member below)

November
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 PM Nanny McPhee
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 PM Sense and Sensibility
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM Bohemian Rhapsody

December
Friday, December 6, After Parade Carols and Cocoa with the film, Frosty the Snowman
Tuesday, December 10 7:00 PM The Preacher's Wife
Saturday, December 14 1:00 PM Elf

** MORE FILMS COMING IN 2020**

BECOME A FILM CLUB MEMBER
Love watching Movies at the Masonic? Love getting free stuff, too?
As a member of The Masonic Theatre Film Club, you can do both.

Film Club Members receive:
- A FREE soft drink and small popcorn at each movie you attend (a $5 savings per film!)
- A film ‘passport book’. Stamp your passport book at each movie you attend at the Masonic and receive additional saving from the Masonic and area businesses.
- Access to our private Film Club Facebook page where we’ll share even more incentives, discounts, and more
- The ability to choose the movies we show! As a member of the Film Club you and your fellow film club members will select a film for us to screen publicly once per quarter. Members will also select movies to be screened at private members-only events.
- Access to private film screenings at the Theatre chosen by and exclusively for Film Club Members and their invited guests.

Becoming a member is easy.
Simply click the ticket link below to become a member.
FILM CLUB MEMBER LEVELS
Individual membership: $25
Membership for Two: $45
Family/Group of 3 membership: $60
Family/ Group of 4: $75
Family/Group of 5: $90
More than 5 in your family or group: Call us for rates 540-862-5655

MEMBERSHIP IS OPTIONAL.
Film Club membership is optional. All films in the Highlands Community Bank Film Series are free of charge and require no membership to attend. Film Club membership provides special discounts and privileges, as listed above.

See you in the balcony (or wherever you like to sit!)

**************************

A special thanks to our Film Series sponsor, HIghlands Community Bank, HIghlands Community Bank. HCB does a lot to help our community, see how they can help you by checking them out online www.highlandscommunitybank.com

#masonicupcoming
#historicmasonictheatre
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True Grit

True Grit

Sep 10, 7:00pm - Sep 10, 9:00pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series
True Grit
Tues., Sept. 10 at 7pm
In the John E. Hillert Auditorium
at the Historic Masonic Theatre
**All Films are Free**

The Masonic was known for showing westerns on its movie screens back in the day. We continue that tradition this fall featuring one of the greatest western stars of all-time playing one of literature's most fascinating characters.

John Wayne’s might seem a little antiquated these days, but his substantial portfolio nevertheless persists as the stuff of legend. Wayne was credited in at least 177 movies over the course of his career. That’s not to mention his oft-overlooked (and frequently uncredited) credits as a producer and director. Suffice to say, the man kept a formidable work ethic from one decade to the next that resulted in not just some of Hollywood’s most classic Westerns, but some of its best films, period.

After hired hand Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) murders the father of 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), she seeks vengeance and hires U.S. Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), a man of "true grit," to track Chaney into Indian territory. As the two begin their pursuit, a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), joins the manhunt in hopes of capturing Chaney for the murder of a Texas senator and collecting a substantial reward. The three clash on their quest of bringing to justice the same man.
Rated G

We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

MOVIE SCHEDULE (August through December 2019)
August
Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 PM The Notebook
Saturday, August 24, 6:00 PM Star Wars: A New Hope
Sunday, August 25, 2:00 PM Beauty and the Beast

September
Sunday, September 8, 2:00 PM Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday, September 10 7:00 PM True Grit
Sunday, September 22, 2:00 PM Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

October
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 PM The Great Muppet Caper
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 PM Murder on the Orient Express
Sunday, October 13, 2:00 PM Arsenic and Old Lace
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 PM Film Club Member Selection (Learn how to become a Film Club member below)

November
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 PM Nanny McPhee
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 PM Sense and Sensibility
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM Bohemian Rhapsody

December
Friday, December 6, After Parade Carols and Cocoa with the film, Frosty the Snowman
Tuesday, December 10 7:00 PM The Preacher's Wife
Saturday, December 14 1:00 PM Elf

** MORE FILMS COMING IN 2020**

BECOME A FILM CLUB MEMBER
Love watching Movies at the Masonic? Love getting free stuff, too?
As a member of The Masonic Theatre Film Club, you can do both.

Film Club Members receive:
- A FREE soft drink and small popcorn at each movie you attend (a $5 savings per film!)
- A film ‘passport book’. Stamp your passport book at each movie you attend at the Masonic and receive additional saving from the Masonic and area businesses.
- Access to our private Film Club Facebook page where we’ll share even more incentives, discounts, and more
- The ability to choose the movies we show! As a member of the Film Club you and your fellow film club members will select a film for us to screen publicly once per quarter. Members will also select movies to be screened at private members-only events.
- Access to private film screenings at the Theatre chosen by and exclusively for Film Club Members and their invited guests.

Becoming a member is easy.
Simply click the ticket link below to become a member.
FILM CLUB MEMBER LEVELS
Individual membership: $25
Membership for Two: $45
Family/Group of 3 membership: $60
Family/ Group of 4: $75
Family/Group of 5: $90
More than 5 in your family or group: Call us for rates 540-862-5655

MEMBERSHIP IS OPTIONAL.
Film Club membership is optional. All films in the Highlands Community Bank Film Series are free of charge and require no membership to attend. Film Club membership provides special discounts and privileges, as listed above.

See you in the balcony (or wherever you like to sit!)

**************************

A special thanks to our Film Series sponsor, HIghlands Community Bank, HIghlands Community Bank. HCB does a lot to help our community, see how they can help you by checking them out online www.highlandscommunitybank.com

#masonicupcoming
#historicmasonictheatre
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What's Your Story? Potluck

What's Your Story? Potluck

Sep 13, 6:00pm - Sep 13, 8:00pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

On Friday, September 13, 2019, the What’s Your Story? project will host a potluck dinner and story sharing session in the Thomas P. Dean/Racey and Dean Underground at the Historic Masonic Theatre.

Dinner will begin at 6 pm, with storytelling getting underway at 6:45 and lasting until 8 pm.

“Stories shared build connection and community,” says WYS? project director Joan Vannorsdall. “What’s Your Story? events and books connect Alleghany Highlands residents through story, building relationship. Everybody loves a good story—and sharing it over good food makes it even better.”

The committee hopes to make the storytelling dinners quarterly events at the Theatre, with a suggested theme for each gathering. The September topic is “Back to School.”

“We’re hoping to enjoy stories from all ages, all walks of life. Who doesn’t remember feeling of walking into your classroom on the first day of school? Or the joy of the final bell on the last day? We hope teachers and students and administrators and parents—everyone—will come share a story,” Vannorsdall says. “If you’d rather tell a story from another part of your life, tell it. We’ll listen.”

The WYS? project has completed four books to date, focusing on the Historic Masonic Theatre, The C&O Railroad and Hospital, Green Pastures, and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. The books are available at the Historic Masonic Theatre, the Clifton Forge Antique Mall, Livy’s Closet, and the Chamber of Commerce. The books will be sold at each storytelling event.

The event is free of charge; participants are asked to bring a covered dish and a good story.
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Potluck Dinner and Story Sharing Session

Potluck Dinner and Story Sharing Session

Sep 13, 6:00pm - Sep 13, 8:00pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Come share your story and a meal at the Historic Masonic Theatre! On Friday, September 13th, the What’s Your Story? project will host a potluck dinner and story sharing session in the Thomas P. Dean/Racey and Dean Underground at the Historic Masonic Theatre.

Dinner will begin at 6pm, with storytelling getting underway at 6:45 and lasting until 8pm. The theme for this storytelling session is School Tales: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny—or any story you love to tell!

The event is free of charge; please bring a covered dish and your best story to share with your neighbors. We hope to see you there!
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STARS Fall Harvest Jamboree

STARS Fall Harvest Jamboree

Sep 15, 3:00pm - Sep 15, 5:00pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

[Please note the change of date from Sept 7 to Sept 15]
STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase), a troupe of 30 performers who have physical disabilities and/or intellectual challenges, will perform the "Fall Harvest Jamboree," a variety show, at The Historic Masonic Theatre, on Sunday, September 15, at 3:00 p.m.

The "Fall Harvest Jamboree" will be the second variety show of STAR's, 23rd performance season. STARS was founded as an outreach program of Appalfolks of America Association (AAA), a non-profit organization based in Clifton Forge that has promoted the literary and performing arts since 1985.

Paula Crance and Sonya K. Romanello are sharing the role as director of STARS, and Chris Fisher will return to the stage as emcee. Crance is a member of AAA's board of directors who has volunteered as director of STARS for several seasons.

M. Ray Allen, founder of AAA, remarked, "STARS continues to be one of our most meaningful outreach programs, and the troupe has performed uplifting shows that have helped AAA develop a faithful audience base."

The 2006 documentary film shot in The Historic Masonic Theatre and in the Town of Clifton Forge titled "STARS" won a Bronze Telly for excellence, and the film can be viewed by requesting it at the Clifton Forge Public Library. The film features members of the STARS' troupe, some of the parents of the performers, the town manager at the time, and AAA's staff members reflecting on the value of the outreach program.

STARS has been designated by The Historic Masonic Theatre as a Home Program along with AAA's Junior Virginia Opry, and both outreach programs are scheduled to perform a minimum of two shows per years in The Historic Masonic Theatre.

Allen concluded, "I wish to thank the following for financial support of STARS: The Town of Clifton Forge, WestRock, The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, and Powerhouse Gaming."
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Bluegrass Jam Session

Bluegrass Jam Session

Sep 20, 7:00pm - Sep 20, 9:00pm+3Oct 18, 7:00pm - Oct 18, 9:00pmNov 15, 7:00pm - Nov 15, 9:00pmDec 20, 7:00pm - Dec 20, 9:00pm

Clifton Forge School of the Arts
518 Church St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Bluegrass Jam - 3rd Friday of each month at 7:00 pm. No charge and coffee provided!

Bring an instrument & your voice; or come listen & toe-tap along with local bluegrass players in the Gallery at Clifton Forge School of the Arts, 518 Church St., Clifton Forge, VA.​​ Donations to the School, a non-profit 501(c)(3), are more than welcome! Questions, call the School 540-862-7275

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Historic Masonic Theatre Tour

Historic Masonic Theatre Tour

Sep 21, 11:00am - Sep 21, 12:30pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Tour all four floors of The Historic Masonic Theatre and learn the history of this amazing architectural structure built in 1905. Your tour guide will give you insights and information about each floor, the miraculous story of its renovation and a sound and light demo which features its state-of-the-art capabilities. The tour lasts from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet in the Theatre Annex. No charge for the tour, donations are appreciated. The entire Theatre is wheelchair-accessible.... See MoreSee Less

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Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone

Sep 22, 2:00pm - Sep 22, 4:30pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (PG)
Sun., Sept. 22 at 2pm
In the John E. Hillert Auditorium
at the Historic Masonic Theatre
**All Films are Free**

Pottermania was a thing (still is for some). So conjure your Patronus and join us!

Did you know:
The producers tried to give Daniel Radcliffe green eyes and Hermione buck teeth like in the books, but failed. Sadly, Daniel had a terrible allergic reaction to his green contact lenses and had to stop wearing them, while Emma Watson couldn't speak clearly wearing her false buck teeth.

We'll kick off our celebration of the boy wizard with the cinematic adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.



We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

MOVIE SCHEDULE (August through December 2019)
August
Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 PM The Notebook
Saturday, August 24, 6:00 PM Star Wars: A New Hope
Sunday, August 25, 2:00 PM Beauty and the Beast

September
Sunday, September 8, 2:00 PM Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday, September 10 7:00 PM True Grit
Sunday, September 22, 2:00 PM Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

October
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 PM The Great Muppet Caper
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 PM Murder on the Orient Express
Sunday, October 13, 2:00 PM Arsenic and Old Lace
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 PM Film Club Member Selection (Learn how to become a Film Club member below)

November
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 PM Nanny McPhee
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 PM Sense and Sensibility
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM Bohemian Rhapsody

December
Friday, December 6, After Parade Carols and Cocoa with the film, Frosty the Snowman
Tuesday, December 10 7:00 PM The Preacher's Wife
Saturday, December 14 1:00 PM Elf

** MORE FILMS COMING IN 2020**

BECOME A FILM CLUB MEMBER
Love watching Movies at the Masonic? Love getting free stuff, too?
As a member of The Masonic Theatre Film Club, you can do both.

Film Club Members receive:
- A FREE soft drink and small popcorn at each movie you attend (a $5 savings per film!)
- A film ‘passport book’. Stamp your passport book at each movie you attend at the Masonic and receive additional saving from the Masonic and area businesses.
- Access to our private Film Club Facebook page where we’ll share even more incentives, discounts, and more
- The ability to choose the movies we show! As a member of the Film Club you and your fellow film club members will select a film for us to screen publicly once per quarter. Members will also select movies to be screened at private members-only events.
- Access to private film screenings at the Theatre chosen by and exclusively for Film Club Members and their invited guests.

Becoming a member is easy.
Simply click the ticket link below to become a member.
FILM CLUB MEMBER LEVELS
Individual membership: $25
Membership for Two: $45
Family/Group of 3 membership: $60
Family/ Group of 4: $75
Family/Group of 5: $90
More than 5 in your family or group: Call us for rates 540-862-5655

MEMBERSHIP IS OPTIONAL.
Film Club membership is optional. All films in the Highlands Community Bank Film Series are free of charge and require no membership to attend. Film Club membership provides special discounts and privileges, as listed above.

See you in the balcony (or wherever you like to sit!)

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A special thanks to our Film Series sponsor, HIghlands Community Bank, HIghlands Community Bank. HCB does a lot to help our community, see how they can help you by checking them out online www.highlandscommunitybank.com
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Fall Foliage Festival Oct. 18-20, 2019

Fall Foliage Festival Oct. 18-20, 2019

Oct 18, 12:00pm - Oct 18, 6:00pm+2Oct 19, 10:00am - Oct 19, 6:00pmOct 20, 11:00am - Oct 20, 5:00pm

Clifton Forge Shrine Club
2811 Douthat Rd
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The Clifton Forge Shrine Club sponsors the Clifton Forge Fall Foliage Festival each year.

Each year October heralds the magnificent beauty and abundance of the Alleghany Highlands’ forest and mountains. We welcome you to scenic, busy and friendly Clifton Forge, Virginia to view the splendor of Autumn foliage and browse through the many exhibits and shows in downtown Clifton Forge.

Many types of crafts can be purchased such as handmade jewelry, wooden toys, quilts, Christmas ornaments, wood carvings, and leather goods. Typical tables at the flea market will contain a variety of antiques and collectibles: glassware, furniture, books, silverware, pottery, china, and other items to numerous to mention. The flea market, which lines the main streets of the town is one of the biggest drawing cards of the festival.

Local civic groups and organizations have a myriad of refreshments made on the premises, including fresh doughnuts, country ham sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, home baked goods, hamburgers and hot-dogs.

Musical performances can be heard almost nonstop from such diverse types as gospel, country, blue grass, rock bands and local high school.

learn more…

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Fall Festival Theatre Tours at The Historic Masonic Theatre

Fall Festival Theatre Tours at The Historic Masonic Theatre

Oct 18, 1:00pm - Oct 18, 3:00pm+2Oct 19, 11:00am - Oct 19, 3:00pmOct 20, 1:00pm - Oct 20, 3:00pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Take time out during Fall Festival and stop by The Historic Masonic Theatre, 510 Main Street to take a tour of this restored 1905 architectural marvel. The tour is self-guided so you determine how long you will tour. Theatre volunteer guides will be stationed on all four floors to answer your questions.
Friday, October 18; 1pm-3pm
Saturday, October 19; 11am-3pm
Sunday, October 20; 1pm-3pm
Tours are free of charge. All four floors are wheelchair accessible.
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CFVA Merchant Trick or Treat

CFVA Merchant Trick or Treat

Oct 31, 1:00pm - Oct 31, 5:00pm

Clifton Forge Main Street
510 Main St.
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Visit Downtown Clifton Forge from 1PM to 5PM.

Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying murals hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

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Town of Clifton Forge Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Town of Clifton Forge Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nov 15, 6:00pm - Nov 15, 6:30pm

Clifton Forge Main Street
510 Main St.
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

On November 15 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree.

This ceremony will take place at Town Hall and feature childrens cloggers from the Alleghany Highlands. Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony.

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8th Annual Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge, VA

8th Annual Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge, VA

Nov 22, 2:00pm - Nov 23, 5:00pm

Clifton Forge School of the Arts
518 Church St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

8th Annual German-Style Holiday Market!
FRIDAY, November 22, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SATURDAY, November 23, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

KRISKINDLMARKT looks and smells like a European Christmas village. Last year we welcomed more than 1000 guests and we've grown into a “can’t miss” event in the Alleghany Highlands!

Enjoy "The Mill" (our repurposed, unheated 100+ year old lumber mill behind the School) filled with laughter, lights, holiday scents & cheer, shopping & entertainment! German Father Christmas will make a visit! Live music throughout the event. Dress warmly.

ARTISAN CRAFTS: Wood-turned bowls, cutting boards, fresh greenery, hand-made sweaters, felted wool hats, bags & purses, blacksmith-forged items, soaps & lotions, pottery, antique tiles, knit & crochet arts, photography, painted art, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, candies & chocolate, decorative gourds, quiltings, designer wreaths, brooms & brushes, maple syrup & baked goods!

THE MILL CAFE & BAR: European-style breads & pastries, German beer & authentic Gluhwein (for ages 21+), mulled apple cider & cold beverages. Fabulous German food choices for your dining-in or take-out pleasure. The Cafe & The Gallery (upstairs) provides seating to diners. Frauhlein helpers will assist diners in transporing meals & drinks upstairs to their seats as needed.

ENTRY FEE: $2 cash admission; Free for children 12 and younger. Dress warmly.

RAFFLES & SILENT AUCTION: Raffles of artisan-made items from KRISKINDLMARKT vendors & donors. Tickets are sold during the event with drawings done at event close (winners do not need to be present). Many beautiful items are also featured in a Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit Clifton Forge School of the Arts, the community art school of the Alleghany Highlands.

FULL DETAILS: www.cfsota.org/kriskindlmarkt

NEED A PLACE TO STAY: www.visitalleghanyhighlands.com/stay

QUESTIONS: Call the School at 540-862-7275. Updates will appear in this FB Event posting.

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Town of Clifton Forge VA Christmas Parade

Town of Clifton Forge VA Christmas Parade

Dec 6, 6:00pm - Dec 6, 7:00pm

Clifton Forge Main Street
510 Main St.
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

On Friday evening December 6th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2019 Christmas Parade.

This year we have chosen , 'Winter Wonderland' for our theme.
As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street.

Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal float, best overall float and judges favorite.

Call 862.2000 to enter.

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Quilt Retreat with Kaye England 2020

Quilt Retreat with Kaye England 2020

Feb 20, 12:00pm - Feb 22, 2:00pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

The 3rd Annual
QUILT WINTER BLUES AWAY WITH KAYE!
February 20 through February 22, 2020
Internationally known quilt designer, author, teacher and fabric designer, Kaye England, returns to Clifton Forge and to The Historic Masonic Theatre to present the third Quilt Winter Blues Away with Kaye Retreat.

Registration includes morning/afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners, Registration limited to 33 students and is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced quilters.

Kaye will teach a wide variety of techniques and tips that allow you to 'read' traditional quilt patterns but translate them to an easier piecing method. Information on the class project and specific class goals will be provided soon in addition to a supply list as class dates get closer.


Schedule:
Thursday noon: February 20:
Check-in and set up. 2:00 pm Kaye lectures and students begin quilting; dinner in Historic Masonic Theatre Underground, evening quilting session.
Friday, February, 21:
Lectures and quilting from morning through evening with morning and afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners provided.
Saturday, February 22:
Lectures and quilting from morning through 5:00, photos, packing up and good-byes. Breaks and lunch provided.

More details will be provided as we get closer to the
date.

Early Bird Registration
March 20, 2019 - January 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm - $250.00 (50% non-refundable deposit required, with balance by 1/16/2020)


Regular Registration (Full Price)
January 16 - February 19, 2020 - $275.00 (full registration non-refundable)



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The MayFaire

The MayFaire

May 2, 9:00am - May 2, 5:00pm

Clifton Forge School of the Arts
518 Church St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Brought to you by the people who offer our region’s popular Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts will once again transform its fabulous Mill, garden, and the banks of Smith Creek for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the Arts, to give visitors an opportunity to purchase plants of all kinds (bedding, perennials, hanging, and unique) as well as quality, handmade gifts by 35+ talented artisans for the home, yard & garden, and Mother’s Day.

We will have plants, garden wares, and handmade gifts. Stay tuned for info on the delicious foods we have planned! Look for our Outstanding Raffle and Silent Auctions sure to please all Mom. We may even have a visit from Mother Nature...

​$2 Cash Admission, children 12 and younger are free.

The MayFaire is a fundraiser for Clifton Forge School of the Arts, the community art school of the Alleghany Highlands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION OF SPRING, MOTHERS, GARDENS, AND THE ARTS!
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