April 13 – July 22, 2018
Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission – Adults $10; Seniors $8; Youth $8; Children Free; Members Free
This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, and George Morland— celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA. It also proposes a fresh look at sporting art within wider social and artistic contexts, including the scientific and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, the transformation of the British countryside, the evolutionary history of the horse and other animals, and society’s changing habits and customs.http://www.nationalsporting.org
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May – August from 6:00-8:00pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The May 25 concert will feature The Butchers Family Band, playing traditional country and bluegrass, and is in partnership with the Highland School and the Middleburg Human Foundation. No rain date. No outside alcohol.http://www.nationalsporting.org
Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if over 90 players. Only upstairs seating available, and the facility is non-smoking. For further information call 825-3424.
Come for the weekend! Wineries, restaurants, galleries, studios, shops and a nursery welcome you with exhibitions, workshops, entertainment, dining, tastings and special offers. Enjoy this holiday weekend on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail. Reserve a room at one of our fabulous B&B’s and stay a while!https://rappahannockcountyartisantrail.com/
Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun and festive day in the Virginia countryside at Sky Meadows State Park. Enjoy crafts, games, tours and much more!
Pack your own picnic or snack on festival fare and strawberry sundaes. Make a whole day of it, and don’t forget to take home a flat of delicious fresh strawberries.
The festival is put on by Emmanuel Episcopal Church and proceeds fund outreach ministries within the church and grants to worthy organizations in our local community, state and beyond.
Come out to Narmada Winery to enjoy relaxing with great wines and music during your long Labor Day Weekend. Play a fun game of cornhole or badminton and listen to live music!http://narmadawinery.com/dir/?page_id=31
Our Memorial Day Weekend Celebration will feature live music on Saturday, 2-5pm by singer/songwriter Aubrey Driggers, Sunday 2-5pm by Doug Parks’ blues duo.
Complimentary tastings for Military Personnel-just show us your ID! Delicious food pairing, cornhole and more! Full food menu available all weekend.
HOURS: Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm, Monday 11am-5pm
Get rejuvenated on the trails during the Delaplane Strawberry Festival 5k race/walk. Organized by On the Run Sports, this race is for all ages and includes prizes for overall winners and each 10-year age group, and race t-shirts guaranteed to those registered by May 16. After the race, all registrants and their families receive free entry to the Delaplane Strawberry Festival. Registration for runners and walkers is $25 through 11 p.m., May 20, and $30 thereafter.
Arrive at 8 a.m. You must present your Active registration information at the event gates for entry. The race and walk start simultaneously at 9 a.m.
For more information, and to register, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y9h5peo5.
The Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour offers a weekend of art, shopping, and relaxation. Meet more than 60 talented artists as you wind through the scenic countryside and historic villages of western Loudoun County. Enjoy paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber, sculpture, and more!
Take this unique opportunity to talk personally with the artists, purchase artwork, view demonstrations and exhibits, or win a door prize! And the best part: it’s all FREE!http://www.wlast.org
Clean the Bay Day–10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn how fences, tree plantings and trail maintenance improve water quality with our interactive watershed model. Gap Run, which flows through Sky Meadows, originates from a mountain spring. Positive water quality measures practiced at the park prevent contaminants from entering the water as it heads toward the Chesapeake Bay. Stop by our Explorer Outpost table off of the Boston Mill Road Trail to discover ways we can all keep the Bay clean.
Help us partner with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. At the Outpost, grab a plastic bag and gloves and help us keep Gap Run and the Bay clean by picking up trash along your hike. Trash can be returned to the Outpost by 1 p.m., or at the Visitor Center before 4 p.m.
National Trails Day–10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Get your hands dirty on National Trails Day. Eroded trails sweep excess dirt into streams. Fine particles of silt clog the gills of fish and deprive smaller creek dwelling organisms of oxygen. In 2017, the park re-routed Gap Run Trail to mitigate this issue. Join us in repairing erosion along the old Gap Run route. Meet at the Backcountry Trailhead at 10 a.m. and bring gloves, plenty of water, and wear bug spray and sun protection. Tools will be provided.
Award-winning and bestselling author Jessica James will be signing copies of her latest Civil War novel, The Lion of the South at historic Morven Park in Leesburg, Va., on June 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
James’ books have won more than a dozen national literary awards, including a Readers’ Favorite International Book Award. She is also a two-time winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and has received critical acclaim for her earlier Civil War novels, Shades of Gray and Noble Cause.
The book signing will be held on the steps of the historic Westmoreland mansion at Morven Park, which is featured on the cover of The Lion of the South.
Visit www.jessicajamesbooks.com to learn more about this author,http://www.movenpark.org
Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch alongside local artist and art instructor Teresa Duke. Materials are provided.
Please contact Anne Marie Paquette, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, to register for this program: APaquette@NationalSporting.org, (540) 687-6542 ext. 25
Learn about NSLM’s early 20th century silver coach and four through letters, photos, and newspaper clippings spanning the last hundred years. Claudia Pfeiffer, the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Art, will give guests a peek into the drama and personalities of Gilded Age coaching. For more information or to RSVP contact Anne Marie Paquette, 540-687-6542 ext. 25 or APaquette@nationalsporting.orghttp://www.nationalsporting.org
Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz Saturday, June 9, for a daylong canoe trip, highlighting many of the Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. We’ll float from Germanna Ford to Ely’s Ford, through rapids, past eagle nests and have lunch on a sandbar. Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen and plenty of water. Meet at the Ely’s Ford boat ramp at 8 a.m., 4.5 miles north of Route 3 on Route 610. We will arrive back at Ely’s Ford at approximately 4 p.m., depending on water flow. This trip fills FAST, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years and this is a strenuous, ALL-DAY event. The cost is $50 individual/$150 group of 3 or 4 ($40/$120 for FOR members). Please pre-register at https://www.riverfriends.org/event/civil-war-paddle/https://www.riverfriends.org/event/civil-war-paddle/
Seeking Stars Art (SSA) Presents “Fabulous Frontier” — Art Entertainment & Runway Show
Doors open at 5pm – Arrive early for best Runway Show seating and VIP options
– Meet local and international artists & designers
– Witness a full art immersion runway show with talented runway models and performers
– Shop handmade, art-inspired products and support the arts
– Watch live performances in a charming country setting
– Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and…”Art party” the night away!
Ticket prices includes all food, drinks and entertainment. VIP reserved runway seating option available. Free for children under 10.
Dress in show colors of Black and Silver, or go all out with the galaxy theme – costumes welcome!
All the Fine Art on display will be available for sale in The Dairy Barn Gallery through the end of June.
Join us for Movie Night at the Vineyard, produced by Magic Lantern Theatre, a non-profit organization that provides the films and equipment for outdoor screenings.
Get here early to set up your picnic on the lawn and enjoy some fabulous Veramar wine.
The movie will start at dusk (about 9 pm)
Cost is $8/person. Tickets available at magiclanterntheater.org/films or at the gate.
FEATURED FILM: STEPhttp://www.veramar.com/scripts/eventPg.cfm/_/804/Movie-Night-with-Magic-Lantern/
Celebrating Fathers Everywhere!
Live music on Saturday and on Sunday. Complimentary wine tasting for Dads all weekend! Enjoy your favorite Narmada wines while fishing with Dad at our stocked Lake by the Pavilion.
Hours: Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pmhttp://narmadawinery.com/dir/?page_id=31
From separation of families during slavery in the mid-1800s, to children without local schools in the mid-1900s, Sky Meadows’ history is rich in stories of African American’s experience in the Crooked Run Valley. Join staff and volunteers for special tours of the park’s Historic Area to see, hear, taste and touch these stories. Tours begin every half hour at the front porch of Mount Bleak House.http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-events-list?srchloc=SK&eventtype=all&BDate=02/12/2018&EDate=02/12/2019
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May – August from 6:00-8:00pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The June 29th concert will feature the Silver Tones Swing Band, playing classic Big Band tunes, and is in partnership with The Hill School and Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. No rain date. No outside alcohol.http://www.nationalsporting.org
On Friday June 29, we’re staying up late to watch the full moon rise, and we hope you’ll join us in the vineyard to see the valley illuminated by moonlight!
We’ll have live music from the extraordinary Cristian Perez and we will even be offering tapas on this night only!
If you don’t want tapas, this event is completely free to attend!
Tapas are available by reservation only; reservations for tapas must be made by Wednesday, June 27. The cost for tapas is $15 per person.http://www.veramar.com/scripts/eventPg.cfm/_/805/La-Luna/