September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. One local family is in Washington, D.C. this weekend for Curefest. Bobby and Dawn Norman became advocates for children fighting cancer after their son, Norman, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009.
During the month of September, there are many weekly and monthly observances. These include National Nutrition Week from Sept. 1-7 and National Preparedness Month.
Mark your calendar for many activities and events taking place this month. Here are 10 reasons to love the month of September in Central Virginia.
The long Labor Day weekend is in full blast. Crowds headed to Smith Mountain Lake to enjoy a last summer weekend on the lake. Labor Day festivals take place this weekend at all Virginia State Parks.
Celebrate the end of summer your favorite way with a cookout in your back yard, a day at the lake or a weekend getaway to the Peaks of Otter or Virginia Beach.
September means the start of high school and college sports. UVA and Virginia Tech began their football seasons this weekend. UVA came away with a win, but Virginia Tech fell to No. 1 ranked Alabama.
Liberty University kicks off their home football schedule on Sept. 7. Football Fridays and Saturday game days are great ways to gather with family or friends.
If soccer is your sport, you can catch some great college soccer at the area's colleges and universities during the month of September. Lynchburg College hosts the Shellenberger Classic on Sept. 7-8.
With multiple colleges and universities in the Lynchburg area, there's always something happening on campus. Theater season begins this month at Liberty University with Les Miserables starting Sept. 13.
Enjoy fresh peaches, pears and apples in September. Whether you visit the Lynchburg Community Market, Forest Farmers Market or pick your own at one of the many area orchards, fresh fruit is abundant during September.
You'll find bargains galore for all of the kids in your life at the Kidz Kraze Fall Consignment Sale from Sept. 7-13. This year's sale will be held at 116 Nationwide Drive in Lynchburg. Visit the website for daily hours and information.
Celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sept. 8 at Poplar Forest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about Thomas Jefferson's visits to his summer home with his grandchildren and enjoy family games and activities.
The fall festival season begins in September. Central Virginia is home to several great fall festivals including Day in the Park and Lynchburg Art Festival on Sept. 14, Get! Downtown on Sept. 13, Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival on Sept. 21 and Bedford's Centerfest on Sept. 28.
Running also picks up in September. Running events taking place this month include the Hope for Tomorrow 5K at Peaks View Park on Sept. 7, the 9/11 Heroes Run at the Aid Station on Sept. 7, Rachael's Paws & Purrs 5K & 10K at Amazement Square on Sept. 14 and the Virginia 10 Miler at E.C. Glass on Sept. 28.
September is a great month to enjoy the outdoors in Central Virginia. A trip to the Peaks of Otter, a day hike on the Appalachian Trail, a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway or camping in one of Virginia's State Parks are all great ways to spend a September day.
The first day of fall is Sept. 22. Fall is beautiful in Central Virginia. As the leaves change color, the temperatures drop. For many people, September is the perfect month. It's not too hot and not too cold.
Get out your fall decorations and say good-bye to summer during the month of September. Add fall festivals and college football dates to your calendar.
Make plans now to enjoy the month of September in Central Virginia. Whether you're a young adult, a working parent or a retired grandparent, there's lots to enjoy in September.