Calendar

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Tuesday, September 8, 10:00 am FVR Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 pm Valdese Lakeside Park – Grass Cutting

Wednesday, September 23, 9:00 am FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – At Rock Creek to work on trail (3 hours)

Thursday, September 24, 5:30 pm Conservation Kids – Reading and Crafts – McGalliard Falls Park


Past Events

Saturday, Sept 12, 11:00 am Free Family Fun at the FallsMcGalliard Falls (cancelled due to virus and outdoor gathering numbers)

Sunday, September 6, 8:30 am Group Walk at Valdese Lakeside Park

Saturday, September 5, 9:00 am VLP Hoyle Creek Trail Work -meet at Lovelady Parking Lot

Wednesday, September 2, 9:00 am FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – At VLP to work on trail

Thursday, August 27, 5:30 pm Conservation Kids – Reading together and Crafts to-go – McGalliard Falls Park

Saturday, August 22, 9:00 am Workday at Valdese Lakeside Park – Trails, Trash and Grass

Wednesday, August 19, 9:00 am FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – Zoom for BRT

Thursday, August 13, 11:00 am FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – At VLP to work on trail

Thursday, August 13, 5:30 pm Conservation Kids – Reading together and Crafts to-go – Valdese Lakeside Park

Saturday, August 8, 9:00 am River Cleanup by Boat

Friday, August 7, 6:00-11:00 pm Wal Fest Concerts – FVR will work the Snack Shack as a Fundraiser – (canceled due to virus)

Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 am FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – At VLP to work on trail

Sunday, August 2, 8:30 am Group Walk on the Greenway at Valdese Lakeside Park

Saturday, August 1, 9:00 am Workday at Valdese Lakeside Park – Trails, Trash and Grass

Thursday, July 30, 1:00 pm FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – At Rock Creek Trail with Brittany Watkins (FCNC) – work on trail and hike

Thursday, July 14, 10:00 am FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – At WPCC with Trail Expert Tim Johnson – review mountain bike trails, etc

Saturday, July 11, 9:00 am Workday at Valdese Lakeside Park – Trails, Trash and Grass

Thursday, July 9, 10:00 am FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – At VLP to mark trail for the Burke River Trail.

Tuesday, July 7, 10:00 am FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – At Fonta Flora Trail with Burke County Trail Guru Shane Prisby.

Sunday, July 5, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the Greenway at Valdese Lakeside Park

Saturday, July 4, 3:00 pm at The Levee – BBQ Fundraiser for VLP.

Tuesday, June 30, 10:00 am FVR Trail Blazers Club – for high school students – learn trail planning, building, maintenance, career options and hike together. At VLP.

Thursday, July 16, 5:30 pm Conservation Kids – Reading and Crafts – Valdese Public Library (canceled due to virus)

Saturday, June 20, 9:00 am Workday at Valdese Lakeside Park – Trails, Trash and Grass

Thursday, June 18, 5:30 pm Conservation Kids – Reading and Crafts – Valdese Public Library (canceled due to virus)

Sunday, June 7, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the Greenway at Valdese Lakeside Park

Wednesday, June 3, 5:00-6:30 pm Drop In FVR’s 5 Year Anniversary at 100 Main (canceled due to virus – had already moved from April 1 – actual anniversary date)

Monday, Jun 1, 3:30 pm Smart Phone, Tablet, Laptop Help – Splash Park Bldg (canceled due to virus – original date March 16, was rescheduled several times)

Sunday, May 31, 2:00 pm Adventure Hike, 4-5 moderate miles on the trails at Valdese Lakeside Park. You can turn back at various points.

Saturday, May 30, 9:00 am Workday at Valdese Lakeside Park – Trails, Trash and Grass

Friday, July 31, 7:00-10:00 pm Valdese Family Friday Nights Summer Concert Series – FVR will work the Snack Shack as a Fundraiser – stop by for soda, water, snacks, t-shirts, magnets, etc. (canceled due to virus)

Saturday, May 23, 10:00 am Adventure Hike, 3-4 moderate miles on the trails at Valdese Lakeside Park. You can turn back at various points.

Friday, May 22, 10:00 am Swimming Pool Cleanup (canceled due to virus)

Thursday, May 21, 5:30 pm Conservation Kids – Reading and Crafts – Valdese Public Library (canceled due to virus)

Saturday, May 9, 2:00 pm Small Group Walk on Deer Trails (8 person limit)

Sunday, May 3, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the Greenway at Valdese Lakeside Park (canceled due to virus)

Saturday, May 2, 9:00 am Workday at Valdese Lakeside Park – Trails, Trash and Grass

Saturday, Apr 18, 9:00 am Workday at Valdese Lakeside Park – Trails, Trash and Grass

Saturday, May 9, 9:00 am McGalliard Falls Work Day (canceled due to virus)

Saturday, Apr 4, 9:00 am Workday at Valdese Lakeside Park – Trails, Trash and Grass

Saturday, Mar 21, 9:00 am Trail Blazers at Valdese Lakeside Park – Work Day for trail building

Thursday, Mar 19, 5:30 pm Conservation Kids – Reading and Crafts – Valdese Public Library – canceled due to virus

Tuesday, Mar 10, 6:00 pm FVR Annual Meeting with Speaker Doug Knight (Parks & Rec Director)

Saturday, Mar 7, 9:00 am Trail Blazers at Valdese Lakeside Park – Work Day for trail building

Wednesday, Mar 4, 3:15 pm Lovelady Roadside Cleanup

Sunday, Mar 1, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the Greenway at Valdese Lakeside Park

Sunday, Mar 1, 1:45 pm Churches on the Move – Meet just before group walk to share missions in your church

Saturday, Feb 15, 9:00 am Trail Blazers at Valdese Lakeside Park – Work Day for trail building

Wednesday, Feb 5, 6:00 pm Nature Program – Bog Turtles and More – Old Rock School

Sunday, Feb 2, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the Greenway at Valdese Lakeside Park

Saturday, Feb 1, 9:00 am Trail Blazers at Valdese Lakeside Park – Work Day for trail building

Thursday, Jan 23, 8:00 am FVR Board Meeting at Old World Baking Co

Saturday, Jan 18, 9:00 am Trail Blazers at Valdese Lakeside Park – Work Day for trail building

Wednesday, Jan 8, 1:00 pm McGalliard Falls Improvements Discussion at the Park – Summary

Saturday, Jan 4, 9:00 am Trail Blazers at Valdese Lakeside Park – Work Day for trail building

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9:00 am 2020  New Year’s Resolution Run (5K & 10K). Tackle the Trails at Valdese Lakeside Park – $25 to Register


2019

Saturday, December 28, 2:00 pm Valdese Lakeside Park Work Day

Thursday, Dec 12, 19, 26, 4:30 pm  5K & 10K Runs/Walks at Valdese Lakeside Park

Thursday, November 14, 3:00 pm FVR Board Meeting

Friday, Nov 1, 5:30 Celebration Among Friends – Celebrate the Success of Valdese Lakeside Park (grants, donors, volunteers)

October 26, 9:00 am Valdese Lakeside Park Work Day

Monday, Oct 7, Noon  Young at Heart – Covered Dish Lunch at Valdese Lakeside Park

Saturday, Sept 28, 9:00 am Clean up the River – By Boat

Saturday, Sept 24, 6:00 pm Valdese Lakeside Park Workday  –

Saturday, September 14, 11:00 am Fun at the Falls, McGalliard Falls Park- Hot Dog lunch, crafts, nature activities

September 1, 2:00 pm Valdese Lakeside Park Group Walk

Aug 31, 9:00 am Valdese Lakeside Park Work Day

Friday, August 30, 7:00-10:00 pm Valdese Family Friday Nights Summer Concert Series Finale Celebration – FVR will work the Snack Shack as a Fundraiser – stop by for soda, water, beer and snacks.

Friday, August 16, 8:30 am Workday at McGalliard Falls Park – Hauling branches

Friday & Saturday, August 9-10, 9:00 am Waldensian Festival, FVR selling beer as fundraiser

Aug 3 & 4 Valdese Lakeside Park Work Day and Group Walk

Sunday, July 7, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the VLP Greenway, meet at the end of Lake Rhodhiss Dr

Saturday, July 6, 9:00 am Valdese Lakeside Park Work Day

Friday, June 28, 9:00 am Valdese Independence Day Celebration, FVR selling beer as fundraiser

Sunday, June 2, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the VLP Greenway, meet at the end of Lake Rhodhiss Dr

Saturday, June 1, 9:00 am Valdese Lakeside Park Work Day (that is what we are doing for Nat’l Trail Day this year)

Friday, May 24, 7:00-10:00 pm Valdese Family Friday Nights Summer Concert Series Kickoff Celebration – FVR will work the Snack Shack as a Fundraiser – stop by for soda, water, beer and snacks.

Wednesday, May 22, 10:30 pm Trail Building/Maintenance Class for FVR Board

Sunday, May 5, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the VLP Greenway, meet at the end of Lake Rhodhiss Dr

Saturday, May 4, 9:00 am Valdese Lakeside Park Work Day

Sunday, April 7, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the VLP Greenway, meet at the end of Lake Rhodhiss Dr

Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am Valdese Lakeside Park Work Day

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 pm FVR Annual Meeting at Town Hall plus Public Input Meeting about PARTF grant led by Doug Knight

Sunday, March 3, 2:00 pm Group Walk on the VLP Greenway, meet at the end of Lake Rhodhiss Dr

Saturday, March 2, 9:00 am Clean up the Streets of Valdese, meet at McGalliard Falls Park

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


2018

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.

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 amNational 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, 1pmRibbon 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


2017

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.