VPAS Calendar For July

As summer swings into action, Highland seniors can get into action as well with the Second Wind activities planned for the month of July.


Shopping trips for the month include an extended trip on Tuesday, July 11th, with stops at Wegman’s grocery store in Charlottesville, the Cheese Shop and Little Debbie outlet store in Stuart’s Draft and Wal-mart in Staunton. This trip leaves the Highland County Public Library at 9:30 am, and a $5.00 fee is required. On July 18th, a 10:00 pm exit time is planned for a shopping trip to Franklin WV, with lunch at the Gateway Restaurant in Riverton. And on Tuesday, July 27th, a trip is planned to the Verona Antique mall, which features 130,000 square feet of shopping. This leaves the library at 9:30 am, and a $10 fee is required. Home pick-up for all these jaunts is available.

Elders can also get moving or get quiet during the month, with numerous classes and workshops sponsored by VPAS and the Highland medical center, including martial arts, seated and regular yoga, and meditation. The weight management support group meetings are currently on hiatus until September.

And while they may not be VPAS sponsored, there are still plenty of activites to take advantage of during the month, including the Blue Grass Ruritans parade and lawn party on July 4th, the Monterey Lions Club street dance July 8th, family night events at the Highland pool complex each Tuesday evening, and a raptor show produced by the Virginia Wildlife Center at The Highland Center on July 22nd.


The VPAS offices will be closed on July 4th and 10th, and there will be no Meals on Wheels on the 4th.

For more information or to register for any of these activities, or to get on the e-mail distribution list for monthly calendars, contact VPAS Senior Services Coordinator Harmony Leonard at 540-468-2178 or email harmony@vpas.info.

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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