What’s happening on Thursday, November 29

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A list of what is happening in our area Thursday, November 29:


  • The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an awards ceremony at the Amherst County Sheriffs Office in Amherst. The ceremony will be to recognize the actions of the deputies involved in the August shooting incident that occurred in Amherst County.


  • Community Walk : The Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today in the Seminole trail neighborhood. This will be the 10th walk in a planning series spanning the balance of the year. This walk helps with the departments goal to engage multiple neighborhoods citywide, and focus their efforts on crime and safety. Theses walks serve as a platform to build public trust and develop positive relationships between officers and community members. 

Details: The walk will begin at 4:00 PM. They will be departing from the Swain Acres Park located at 515 Springfield Road. 

  • Today, Averett University’s will be celebrating Christmas early. The music department will renew the the tradition of ” Averett Celebrates Christmas” with a collaboration of student and community performers. This years theme is The Essence of Christmas. They will have performances from Averett Singers, Alumni Chorus, the AU Cougar Band, and a solos hand bell tree. 

The event will take place in Pritchett Auditorium, in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. 

Location: 150 Mountain View Avenue 

Admission: Free 


  • Words of Worth: Students and faculty members are welcoming you to come out and write cards of hope and encouragement to the families and agencies of fallen law enforcement officers. The event 


  • Special Ceremony: At 1:00 PM today Roanoke City officials will install a street sign designated a roadway in the park as “Joel Richert Way” in honor of Mrs. Richert’s many years of volunteer service to the city and her contribution to the Old Southwest neighborhood. 
  • Garland Properties will be holding a Grand Opening Celebration today from 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM at 601 11th Street NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24017. The new building is located in the historic and present-day Harrison and Gilmer Neighborhood Village Center in NW Roanoke. The space is a catalyst for the revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood. 

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