Busy schedule for Third Fridays

Edited by Chris Graham
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The River City Radio Hour, Kid’s Avenue and the Wayne Theatre Alliance Children’s Hour mark a busy schedule of events for Third Fridays in Downtown Waynesboro.

The Radio Hour

The River City Radio Hour April 16th performances will bring the Blues to downtown Waynesboro. Heading the featured musicians will be Dr. Levine and the Dreaded Blues Lady Lorie Strother. At their last Radio Hour performance, the two got rave reviews from the audience.

Ms. Strother with her soulful voice and Dr. Levine with his expert blues guitar styles combine to give an authentic voice to American Blues.

Contributing to the Evening of Blues will be Kevin Chisnell and Llyn Walker. Chisnell brings a husky voice and a wailing harmonic to the stage. Walker is a favorite Radio Hour performer who can slip from jazz to pop to blues with style and presence.

They are both supported by the dynamic trio of The Boogie Kings. Led by Richard Adams with William Hayes on keyboard and J.T. Fauber on percussion, they are the musical heart of River City Radio Hour.

April 16 marks the final installment of Bob Crawford’s Night Hawk and Murder at Stan’s TV and Appliances. In the third chapter, Chester Burch, aka the Night Hawk, learns that the murderer has struck again. He quickly mobilizes his forces to solve the crime and bring the murderer or perhaps murderers to justice.

Also on the program is Marsha Howard, Waynesboro’s Lady of Laughter. While her March performance won the admiration of her audiences, she promises to bring a new level of fun to the evening.

April’s Radio Hour guest will be Bob Crawford.

The April 16th performances of River City Radio Hour are at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship at 329 W. Main St. Seating is limited. Sell-outs are a regular occurrence for the Radio Hour. Reserved seats are available for the Radio Hour for $7.50.

Call 540.943.9999 to make a reservation.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the first performance.

The Radio Hour is a production of the Wayne Theatre Alliance with funding from the Waynesboro Cultural Commission, the City of Waynesboro, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

 

Kid’s Avenue announces Endangered Animals Coloring Contest

Kid’s Avenue, a Downtown Waynesboro Third Friday’s event sponsored by local downtown businesses and arts and culture nonprofits, offers fun events for kids and their families on two blocks of Wayne Ave on either side of Main Street in Downtown Waynesboro with the following schedule:

5 p.m.: Yoga for Kids, Natural Beauty Studio

5:45 p.m. Reading by Bob Anderson, Author of “When I was a Boy, I was a Black Panther”. “Obo” and “Africa: a Little Rhino Coloring Book” Sponsored by Stone Soup Books, Kids and Sew On

6:15 p.m. Coloring Contest Winners, Short and Sweet Bakery

Ongoing activities starting at 5:30 p.m.: Crafts for Kids, Short and Sweet Bakery; Sidewalk Chalk Drawings, SVAC

 

WTA’s April Children Hour presents Black Bart and Earl and Ian Henry

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, the Wayne Theatre Alliance will present two programs designed for children and their families as part of Waynesboro’s Kids Avenue on Friday, April 16.

Storyteller Ian Henry will charm his audience with “A clay mother-in-law and how the sun was made – stories from India and Australia”. Henry will present his program at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center at 6:30 p.m. The Center is located at 126 S. Wayne Ave.

Ventriloquist Black Bart and his sidekick Earl will entertain children and adults at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum at 7:15. The Museum is located at South Main Street

Admission to the Children’s Hour is free, but donations are welcomed to help cover the cost.

For more information call WTA at 540.943.9999.


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