Today’s Events – Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

Here is a list of events ongoing today in the Central Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.
Note that all events are subject to cancellation due to the weather today. If you have a cancellation to report, please contact us at
For a complete rundown of what is on the local events schedule, go to our Calendar of Events.


Alpine Special Olympics, featuring nearly 100 Virginia athletes with intellectual disabilities competing for the gold, Wintergreen Resort, Nelson County. Info:

Continuing Currents, featuring a discussion of Barack Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope, Stone Soup Books and Cafe, 908 W. Main St., Downtown Waynesboro, 5:30 p.m. Info:

Winter Reading program with Honey Bear. Staunton’s own Honey Bear is coming out of her winter hibernation for one special evening of bear-y stories and movement. For families. Free. At the Staunton Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Info: 540.332.3902.

Friends of the Staunton Public Library Board Meeting. Meetings and Friends’ membership are open to anyone interested in promoting the library. Free. At the Staunton Public Library, 7 p.m. Info: 540.332.3902.

Harrisonburg City Council business meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. Info:

The digital transition is right around the corner. Are you ready? Tune in to WVPT-Virginia’s Public Television at 7:30 p.m. for “Ask WVPT About DTV.” Get all the latest information on the coming DTV transition, and get your questions answered by industry experts. Info:

Faculty Recital featuring Dr. Sue Barber, bassoon, Anthony-Seeger Auditorium, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, 8 p.m. Info: 540.568.3481.


UVA Basketball Fans!

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

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