The Waynesboro Tourism Office and the Tourism Association of Greater Waynesboro have commissioned photographer Mark Miller to photograph the city’s attractions to be used for advertising.
- Models needed: Would you like to be the face of Waynesboro?
Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection awarded to Waynesboro Public Library
Waynesboro Public Library (WPL) is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Wayne Theatre Alliance and Hamner Theatre foster new plays
One of the hallmarks of the Earl Hamner Jr. Theatre is its systematic development of new scripts. Although the theatre space in Nellysford was closed last fall, the Hamner has continued its Virginia Playwrights and Screenwriters Initiative (VPSI) under the direction of its Artistic Director Boomie Pedersen and joined with WTA's Gateway to present a new series of developing scripts.
Waynesboro YMCA program gives kids free guitar lessons at Valley Music Academy
Celicity McLain is learning how to play the guitar by practicing on “Ode to Joy” at the Valley Music Academy through a program sponsored by the Waynesboro YMCA and the Waynesboro Rotary Club. The guitars are provided courtesy of the Fender Foundation, which has supplied instruments for children enrolled in the YMCA’s childcare program to use in classes at the Valley Music Academy in Waynesboro.
Mojo Saturday Night run ends with Erin Lundsford
Kevin Chisnell closes out his popular monthly show, Mojo Saturday Night, with Erin Lundsford and The Smokey Bandits. He discovered the group at the last Waynesboro Chili, Blues and Brews Festival and was impressed by the response of the audience that did not want them to leave the stage. The May performance of Mojo Saturday nights is at 8 pm on May 18. Doors opening at 7:30pm.
SaraJane McDonald Debuts on May Radio Hour
The very talented young country singer SaraJane McDonald will make her River City Radio Hour debut in May. She will combine her talents with the Boogie Kings and Marsha Howard to provide a fast-paced and entertaining hour at WTA's Gateway on Friday, May 17. The one-hour performances are at 6:30 and 8:00.
- Lecture on Virginia Indians in the 20th Century at the Gateway
Local civic organizations support Waynesboro Writes
The Waynesboro Cultural Commission is pleased to announce that unprecedented support by three of Waynesboro's civic organizations to fund the publication of Waynesboro Writes. The Waynesboro and the Waynesboro- East Augusta Rotary Clubs and the Waynesboro Kiwanis have provided financial resources for the annual publication. “We are grateful to the three clubs for their aid. Without their support, the Commission could not have published the fourth in the series,” said Dr. Clair Myers, chair of the Waynesboro Cultural Commission.
Staunton Music Guild launches Gift of Music Program
The first local performance sponsored by the Staunton Music Guild’s “Gift of Music” program will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Waynesboro Public Library, 600 S. Wayne Ave. The Staunton Music Guild (SMG) will provide matching funds to the Friends of the Library to present The Harmony Sisters at noon. The Harmony Sisters are SMG members Brenda Remis and Beth Lins. They will be performing a program of gospel, bluegrass and original songs.
Variety is the word at Richard Adams Variety Show
Howdy! The show this month has a “VARIETY” of music and some of my favorite acts. Sarah Lynna and this month’s version of the “Misfit Toys” will feature Sarah Lynna on vocals and guitar, Travis Weaver on Bass, Oscar (he only needs one name) on drums and sitting in with the band will be the legendary Buddy Thomas.