This week in Lynchburg, several churches will hold Vacation Bible School. If your family attends church regularly, your kids may have already attended VBS at your own church.
If your family attends church regularly but your church doesn’t offer VBS, you might want to consider signing up for one of the following.
Timberlake United Methodist Church, located at 47 Greenwell Court, will hold their Vacation Bible School from July 29-August 2 in the evenings from 6-8 p.m. For more details, call (434) 832-0050.
Grace Baptist Church, located at 337 Lakeview Drive in Madison Heights, will hold their Vacation Bible School from August 2-5 in the evening from 6-8:30 p.m. For more details, call (434) 846-5007.
College Hill Baptist Church, located at 1101 Floyd Street, will hold their Vacation Bible School from July 30-August 3 in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon. For more details, call (434) 845-6095.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 605 Clay Street, will hold their Vacation Bible School from July 30-August 3, starting at 9 a.m. For more details, call (434) 845-7301.
If this week doesn’t work for your family, Chestnut Hill Baptist Church, located at 5225 Fort Avenue, will hold their Vacation Bible School from August 5-8. For details, call (434) 237-6417.
If your teen is a rising high school junior or senior, you won’t want to miss Virginia Private College Week this week from July 30-August 4. The 25 participating colleges and universities include Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Liberty University in Lynchburg and Sweet Briar College to the north of us. If your teen visits three or more of the colleges, he will receive three application fee waivers.
This is the last week of Lynchburg Public Library’s summer reading program. If your child participated and read 15 or more books, bring your child and her calendar in to the library on Wednesday, August 1 for a sundae party. Also at the library this week are Monday movies with “The Secret World of Arietty” at 10:30 a.m. and “The Smurfs” at 1 p.m.
Cinemark Movies 10 will be showing “Winnie the Pooh” on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. for $1 per person. This is a great movie for kids of all ages that even the little ones will enjoy.
The Lynchburg Hillcats will be at home Tuesday, July 31 through Thursday, August 2 with games at 7:05 p.m. each night. On the same dates, the Hillcats will hold their baseball camp for kids ages 7-12. Camp times are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. For more details, call (434) 528-1144.
On Thursday morning, bring the little ones out to Amazement Square for Toddler Tales. Kids ages 2-3 can join in the fun at 10:30 a.m. and kids ages 4-5 at 11:00 a.m. Toddler Tales is held at the Big Red Barn area and is included with regular admission.
If you want to get some school shopping done, this is a great week. The Lynchburg News-Advance Sunday paper was loaded with sales circulars.
You may prefer to wait for the upcoming Virginia sales tax holiday to shop for back to school and save a little extra money.
During the weekend of August 3-5, qualifying school supplies costing $20 or less per item and qualifying clothing costing $100 or less per item will be exempt from state sales tax. See the link above for a complete listing and exemptions.
During the entire month of August, JC Penney stores across the country will offer free kids’ haircuts for kids from kindergarten through sixth grade. Stop by your local Penney’s hair salon to make an appointment. Haircuts are first come, first served on August 1.
Some of Penney’s low prices for college supplies include XL twin sheet sets for $15, an eight pack washcloth set for $5, shagalicious bedrest pillows for $18, and Nike shoes starting at $45.
Target has a lot of great back to school prices including packs of pencils, pens, markers, water colors and erasers for $1 each. For $2 each, you can purchase one inch binders, fashion notebooks, licensed notebooks and composition books, pencil cases and 48-count Crayola crayons. Target also has women’s tanks, tees and camis starting at $6 each, men’s graphic tees for $8, and lots of bargains on younger kids’ clothes.
Kohl’s has a lot of three day deals in their circular. They may offer additional sales next weekend so keep your eyes and ears open. Many of the three day specials are priced 40%-50% off regular prices including juniors’ tanks for $6.99-$8.99, boys’ graphic tees for $8.99, and girls’ skirt sets for $24.99.
K-Mart has several great deals including some styles of kids’ jeans, shoes and backpacks for $10 each and some of their girls’ tops and bottoms two for $10. K-Mart also has Crayola markers and colored pencils, composition books, Sharpies two-pack markers, mechanical pencils and pencil boxes for $1 each.
Wal-Mart may have the best back to school deals of all of the major retailers this week. For college kids, they offer metal arm futons for $89, pillows for $3.58, seven piece cookware sets for $19.97, microwaves for $39 and small fridges for $58.84.
A couple of other great deals at Wal-Mart are a Gateway Intel netbook for $198 and a Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus graphing calculator for $99. Many backpacks are under $15 each and basic school supplies include crayons for 25 cents, colored pencils and markers for 50 cents, and packs of 150 sheets of notebook paper for 82 cents each.
The weather forecast this week includes a chance of showers or thunderstorms each day so have a backup indoor plan if you’ve got outdoor events on tap. As July ends and August begins, enjoy these carefree summer days with your family.