Dating is a little different in a new century, and Lynchburg singles are as often parents already as not. Guys, there’s no better way to win over a lady than to genuinely befriend her children—and doing something with the whole family solves the problem of finding a sitter for the evening. Why not try out the last show of the Riverflick outdoor film series on September 9? The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence is showing at 7:00 p.m., and the gate opens at 6:00. Leave behind any alcohol or tobacco for this family-friendly evening, and bring a blanket or chairs to make yourself comfortable on the lawn at the corner of 9th and Jefferson Streets downtown.
Have any other Lynchburg singles considered taking a date to the cemetery? Before deciding the concept’s ridiculous, take into account the upcoming walking tour led by Nancy Jamerson Weiland, a local historian specializing in this area. She’ll be leading guests to visit the tombs of the so-called "sporting ladies" of Lynchburg's Buzzard Roost and "The Hill." The tour leaves from the Cemetery Gatehouse at 3:00 p.m., and there is a nominal fee. For more information, contact the Old City Cemetery at (434) 847-1465 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the ad in the Lynchburg personals read, “enjoys long walks,” consider putting the statement to the test for a cause by joining the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. on September 30. Register online at http://www.alzcwva.org , or at the event beginning at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins at 10:00 a.m at the corner of Enterprise Drive and Tradywynd in Wyndhurst. All funds raised stay here in the Lynchburg area, managed through the Central and Wetern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Lynchburg singles are welcome to participate alone or in teams—and can even bring a leashed dog if they like.
If the relationship’s working out well enough that you think you may not be one of the “Lynchburg singles” much longer, celebrate your hope for the future by participating in the burying of a time capsule at the Old City Cemetery (401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg) on Sunday, October 29, after the bicentennial funeral parade. Contact the Cemetery at (434) 847-1465 for more information.
These ideas are just a beginning. The Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce maintains a nice list of upcoming events, and they’re happy to share information with anyone who’s interested. Call them at 434-845-5966 (or toll-free at 1-800-732-5821), or e-mail Tourism@Lynchburgchamber.org for a wealth of great ideas for memorable dates.