Upcoming Events – Latest Facebook Details
Saturday, February 23, 9:00 am Clean up the Streets of Valdese, meet at McGalliard Falls Park
March – TBA – Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 1, 8:00 am Valdese Lakeside Park – Nat’l Trail Day Biking, Hiking, Running and more Facebook Event
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2019 9:00 am New Year’s Resolution Run (5K & 10K). Tackle the Trails at Valdese Lakeside Park – Need to Register
Sunday, February 3, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the VLP Greenway, meet at the end of Lake Rhodhiss Dr
Tuesday, Jan 1, 9:00 am New Year’s Resolution Run (5K & 10K). Tackle the Trails at Valdese Lakeside Park – Need to Register $25
Saturday, December 22, 10:00 am Valdese Lakeside Park – Clean main cove and water’s edge near chain link fence. Cut small pines that fell onto the trails during ice and snow. Pick up trash and loose branches from trail. Bring hand saw if you have it. Wear gloves and old clothes. May need tall boots/waders. Explore the park and trails as you work! Park in the grassy field at the end of Lake Rhodhiss Dr.
Thursdays through Christmas, 4:30 pm Group Training Runs and Walks at Valdese Lakeside Park
Saturday, November 17, 2:00 pm Tails & Trails – Take a group hike with your dog (or not) at Valdese Lakeside Park
Saturday, Sept 29, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Grand Re-Opening of Children’s Park by Bimbo Bakeries
Friday, Sept 28, 8:00 am – Spread Pine Straw at Splash Park
Thursday, August 23, 3-4 pm – Memory Cafe – Free for Caregivers and their Dementia/Alzheimer’s Patient.
Friday, August 10, 5:00-11:00 pm – Fundraiser – Beer Garden at Waldensian Festival – Wells Fargo Parking Lot
Saturday, August 11, 12:00-11:00 pm – Fundraiser – Beer Garden at Waldensian Festival – Wells Fargo Parking Lot
Thursday, June 26, 3-4 pm – Memory Cafe – Free for Caregivers and their Dementia/Alzheimer’s Patient.
June 15, 9:00-2:00 – Bimbo Bakeries Workday at Children’s Park
June 2, 8:30 – 11:00 am – National Trails Day Event at Valdese Lakeside Park – Join us for exploring the trails of Valdese Lakeside Park. We will have trash bags available if you want to cleanup the trails as you go! Bike, Hike, Run, Disc Golf.
Thursday, May 24, 3-4 pm – Memory Cafe – Free for Caregivers and their Dementia/Alzheimer’s Patient.
May 1, 6:00pm – Review of Master Park Plan at Special Council Workshop. At Town Hall. Public Welcome – but no public input.
Sunday, April 22, 2-4pm Clean up Valdese with Old World Baking Co
Saturday, April 21, 8-11am – Booth at WPC Earth Day 5K – make pine cone bird feeders with FVR
April 4, 8am – Lovelady Road Cleanup with WPC Young Adults
April 3, 6:30pm – Review of Master Park Plan for our members and donors, Waldensian Room at Old Rock School.
March 29, 1pm – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Valdese Lakeside Park Property – Bottled Water, Trail Mix and Trail Tours provided by FVR.
Thursday, Mar 22, 3-4 pm – Memory Cafe
March 26, 3pm – Valdese Lakeside Park Cleanup
Saturday, March 3 – 10 am – Plastic Cove Cleanup
Saturday, March 3 – 9:30 am – Annual Meeting of the Membership before cleanup
Tues, Dec 5, 6pm – Public Input Meeting – Join us for a brainstorming session regarding amenities at Valdese Lakeside Park. We will have the maps, you bring the dreams. Ideas will be shared with the park planner. Do you want a paved or natural greenway? What amenity should be added first? Is fishing important to you? Meeting will be in the small room of the Splash Pad Building – accessible via Hill Street. Facebook RSVP
Wed, Nov 29, 1pm – Volunteers Needed to Paint Children’s Park – In advance of getting new gutters, the fascia boards need to be painted. Bring supplies (ladder, paint brush, etc) or bring nothing. When FVR painted the main building in 2016, we did not paint the boards. So, don’t think our hard work of before has gone to waste – it still looks great. Facebook RSVP
Tues, Nov 14, 6:00pm – Disc Golf Input – Members from BAD (Burke Area Disc Golfers) and U.F.O. of Hickory make up the Disc Golf Advisory Team for Valdese Lakeside Park.
Fri, Nov 3, 5:30pm – FVR Member and Pledger Celebration – We are excited about raising the money to purchase the 300 acres and what is yet to come.