Today’s Events – Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

Here is a list of events ongoing today in the Central Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.
For a complete rundown of what is on the local events schedule, go to our Calendar of Events.


“Sexuality in the Ministering Person,” Martin Chapel, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, 9:30 a.m.

Stonewall Country Horse Show, a U.S. Equestrian Federation “A” rated Hunter and Jumper horse show, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. Info: 540.464.2950 or

Winter Storytime for Toddlers. Free. At the Churchville Branch Library, 10:30 a.m. Info: 540.245.5287.

Knit Together – knitting and crocheting enthusiasts of all skill levels meet with Peggy Vreuls. Ages 6 & up. Free. At the Augusta County Library, Fishersville, 7-8 p.m. Info: 540.949.6354 or 540.885.3961.

The Augusta County Historical Society resumes its popular Alexander H.H. Stuart Speaker Series with guest lecturer, Dr. Holt Merchant, professor of history at Washington and Lee University. Dr. Merchant will present a talk about the early life and career of George Washington. The program will be held in the second floor lecture room of the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New St., Downtown Staunton, 7 p.m. Cost for the lecture is $5/non-members; free to members. Call the ACHS office at 540.248.4151 for more information.


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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