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    The hottest new restaurants…Great places to spend a Saturday afternoon... Unique shops for browsing... Fun ways to get exercise and make new friends. All of these topics have been featured on the Lynchburg Government Channel’s signature show, Lynchburg 360. 

    View the October 2014 edition and past issues of the City Source. (PDF)

    Real estate property owners are reminded that the first installment for real estate taxes is due by Monday, November 17, 2014.  NOTE: A 10% penalty will be assessed if the November 17 deadline is not met.
    If you have not received a real estate tax bill or have questions concerning your bill, please contact the Billings and Collections Division at 455-3850.  
    For questions regarding real estate assessments, please call the Assessor’s Office at 455-3830.
    On Tuesday, October 21 at 2:30 p.m., the Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, will host a presentation on healthy meal preparations with Clinical Dietitian Rachel Sanders, MPH, RD.  
    Everyone does their best to eat right, exercise, and live a healthy life, but in the rush of today’s on the go lifestyles, making a healthy dinner may not be everyone’s priority.  Rachel will speak about what a healthy meal consists of and teach ways to easily prepare one. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. 

    This Halloween, the City of Lynchburg’s Parks and Recreation Department will keep it spooky with two new Zombie-themed programs. On Saturday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Ivy Creek Park, kids ages 8-12 are invited to come learn what to do when zombies attack at a Junior Naturalist: Zombie Survival class.

    The City of Lynchburg’s Human Services Department – Division of Social Services will participate in the Toys for Tots program again this year.  The application process for the Toys for Tots program runs October 8 through December 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Staff will accept applications at the Human Services Building, 99 Ninth Street, third floor as follows:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    On Monday, September 29, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the award of $81,298 to the Lynchburg Community Market (LCM) for a project to promote local food in the greater Lynchburg area through marketing, educational programing, and targeted outreach efforts. The grant was provided through the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) to help the LCM grow the local food economy and expand access to and awareness of healthy, locally grown food for Lynchburg residents. 

    The Kodiak Shredder returns to the Main Library on Oct 18, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Bring standard size boxes (about the size of a copy paper box), CDs and DVDs. Shredding is $10.00 per box.

    Fundraiser benefits the Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library.

    The Lynchburg Fire Department is once again conducting a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign by selling specially designed t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts with proceeds benefiting the Centra Foundation’s Mammograms Annually A Must (MAAM), a volunteer group that helps fund and organize free mammography screening and diagnostic treatment in the community.  Last year’s campaign raised $13,000 for MAAM.