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product. Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke.
Annual Smith Mountain Lake Glacier Plunge,
Take the plunge into the freezing water, warm
up by the fire pit and enjoy a game of arctic
volleyball and other activities. Bernard's Landing,
MystiCon, February 24-26.
7th annual convention with guest of honor
David Weber. Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke.
McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade and
Shamrock Festival, March 11.
Downtown Roanoke. 342-2028,
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, January 20.
An exotic encounter inspired by nature's unpredictable creations, brought to life by international
performers. Berglund Performing Arts Theater,
The Infamous Stringdusters with Billy Strings, January 25.
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. harvester-music.com.
& FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Night Howls, January 19 & February 16.
Bundle up and bring your friends to the zoo to
Kazim Shrine Circus, January 25-29.
The 59th Annual Roanoke Valley Kazim Shrine Circus returns home to Salem! Salem Civic Center,
Roanoke. 375-3004, salemciviccenter.com.
hear the wolves howl, the owls hoot and the big
Modern Calligraphy, January 27.
cats call! Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke.
Learn the fun and beautiful secrets of modern
calligraphy! Using a variety of instruments,
Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week,
This is your chance to experience downtown's
extensive mix of lunch and dinner options.
students will explore techniques to pretty up
their penmanship! Taubman Museum of Art,
Roanoke. 342-5760, taubmanmuseum.org.
Downtown Roanoke. downtownroanoke.org/
Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour,
The Berglund Center, Roanoke. 853-5483,
Square Society's Black & White Masquerade
Ball, January 21.
A "Roaring Twenties" theme acts as homage to
On the Loom: An Introduction to Weaving
February 5, 12, 19.
Square Society's 20th anniversary! In addition,
Students will learn how to set up a loom, weaving
new this year - open bar! Hotel Roanoke, Roa-
basics, shapes and different stitches, tassels,
finishing the weave, hanging the completed
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Roanoke. 853-2241, theberglundcenter.com.
Theatre Production: "Marvelous Cornelius,"
Experience the heart-warming, inspiring tale
about a real-life sanitation worker in New
Orleans named Cornelius, a bright-spirited and
humble man whose waterproof spirit and will
made a heroic difference in the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina. Hollins University, Roanoke.
"Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance
Odyssey," January 28.
Inspired by the classic 1923 novel "Cane" by
Jean Toomer and works by other artists of
the Harlem Renaissance. Center for the Arts,
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. 231-5300,
"Babyland," February 3.
Amelia is a high school junior who seems to
have it all: great friends, a cute boyfriend, and