What's Buzzing April 27-29

Reporter: Claudia Rupcich

We should get some nice weather this weekend, and you can soak it up at the Annual Vinton Dogwood Festival. The event kicked off this week and will go until Sunday in downtown Vinton. Enjoy the carnival, parade, live music, auto show and street vendors. I's all free.{}

In Appomattox, Friday is Arbor Day at the Museum of Confederacy. A forestry expert will be there from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to talk about ecology and trees. You'll also get a tour of the museum and the grounds.

Friday night, April 27-- head out to The Ellington in Lynchburg and jam to the Mark Miller Band. The rock band plays a variety of popular songs with plenty of great guitar solos. They'll be on stage 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 at the door.

April 28, you and the family can come out to the fourth annual Ducky Dash and Derby. It's hosted by the Junior League of Lynchburg, and the festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. at Peaksview Park. There will be bouncy houses, games and a children fun run starts at 10 a.m. and that's $10 to run. Then it's time for the Ducky Derby where they'll release the yellow ducks as they race. The ducky derby winner will get $2,000.

April 29, go out to Poplar Forest in Lynchburg for the Jefferson's Passions series: Revolutionary Gardening. Peter Hatch, Monticello's director of Gardens and Grounds, will discuss his new book A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello. That's 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. There will be a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required.