Give the new AFP Calendar a test-spin

I hope the six or seven hours I’ve spent this weekend revamping our Calendar of Events has been worth it.
I should call it a work-in-progress, because I’m thinking that we’ll need to make some tweaks after giving the new format a look-see and getting some feedback from our readers. But the concept is something I’ve been working toward for a few weeks. 

The idea is to divide events up more logically than the old Calendar used to do. We used to apportion listings out simply by date, which was logical in the sense that you could learn what was going on today in a one-stop shop, but wasn’t as logical if you were looking for something specific, say, what might be going on today or this Friday or two weeks from now in the local entertainment scene or at your local library.

The new format offers detailed listings under the categories of Entertainment, Meetings, Seminars, Book Signings, Events, Etc., Valley League Baseball, for the summer, The weekly road-work update from VDOT, Local Libraries, Museums, and Local Colleges and Universities.

We’re open to suggestions as to how to improve upon this improvement. E-mail me at with your ideas.

E-mail us as well if you have listings to share.


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