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September 2018

Meet the Author with Alastair Jackson

Wednesday, September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, 20117

Join NSLM and author Alastair Jackson for a presentation on his newest publication, Lady of the Chase, The Life and Hunting Diaries of Daphne Moore. Longtime reporter in Horse and Hound, the elegantly turned-out Moore lived on a shoe-string budget, following the hounds and reporting on hunting characters from the 1930s to the 80s. In addition to her professional hunting reports she wrote- and illustrated- these personal hunt diaries. Alastair Jackson, the retired Director of the British Masters of Foxhounds Association, compiled the previously undiscovered hunting diaries of Daphne Moore, making them available to the public for the first time. $10 admission, free to NSLM members. Copies available for purchase at the event. RSVP to Anne Marie Paquette, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator,, 540 687 6542 x25.

Dog Days

Saturday, September 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172 United States

Man’s best friend is taking over the National Museum of the Marine Corps on
Saturday, September 22, 2018!

We are wrapping up the last day of summer with our annual “Dog Days” event. The event will include a number of activities based on the vital role dogs play in the Marine Corps as well as some activities just for fun.

Bring the kids! There will be crafts, a gallery scavenger hunt–and the opportunity to meet the official mascot of the Corps, Chesty the bulldog. There will also be a bulldog kissing booth.

Outside, on the grounds of the Museum, visitors will have a chance to see working dogs in action and meet many different animal rescue groups.

Dogs are welcome on the grounds of Museum. Please keep dogs on a leash and use “doggie” relief area near the flag pole.

Entrance to the Museum and parking are always FREE!

Twilight Polo – Grande Finale

Saturday, September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Great Meadow, VA United States

Twilight Polo celebrates its Silver Anniversary in 2018! Since 1993, Twilight Polo has bought the community together to watch fast paced arena polo here at Great Meadow.

Join us at Greenhill Stadium in The Plains, VA Saturday nights for Twilight Polo at Great Meadow! We will have THREE polo matches and halftime games for kids and adults. The evening will conclude with dancing in the pavilion after the matches!

Arena polo is like hockey on horseback! It is fast paced and easy to watch, even if you’ve never seen polo before.

General admission seating is on our lush grass berm overlooking the Greenhill Stadium. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to set up a comfortable seat for the game. There will be food and wine available for purchase on site. You are welcome to bring a picnic and drinks if you like.

Watch polo, drink wine, and dance the night away. Gates open at 5:30 PM, the first match starts at 6:00 PM with dancing in the pavilion following the final feature match at 8:00 PM.

Opening Reception: Four Ballets, One Year, One Painter, Works by Web Bryant

Saturday, September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle Street
Manassas, 20110

Four Ballets, One Year, One Painter
Web Bryant

Exhibit Dates:September 5-October 31

Manassas Ballet Theatre is a local treasure, the largest professional ballet company in Northern Virginia. Web Bryant spent an entire year observing, sketching and painting these extraordinary dancers. His works in oils and pastels encompass all four ballets in the troupe’s 2017-2018 season, including rehearsals, performances, and candid backstage moments. Before turning to fine art, Bryant was a senior illustrator at USA Today for 30 years. He teaches at the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park and is a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. Meet the artist at the reception September 22, 7-9 pm, and enjoy a brief excerpt from the Manassas Ballet Theatre’s production of Dracula.

About the Center for the Arts:
Greater Manassas/Prince William County sponsors theatrical productions for children and adults, teaches arts classes, promotes visual arts and provides community outreach programs for local youth. Founded in 1984 by a group of artists and art lovers, the Center aims to enrich the quality of life in the Northern Virginia suburbs through arts performance and education. A theater, an art gallery and classrooms are located in the historic Candy Factory building in Old Town Manassas, at 9419 Battle Street.

Heeresmusikkorps – German Army Band Concert

Sunday, September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172 United States

Join us for a special performance by the German Army Band in Leatherneck Gallery!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

An Evening with George Morris

Friday, September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, 20117

Hear legendary trainer and equestrian George Morris speak at NSLM! Morris will be reading from his personal collection of riding books, including his own annotations and anecdotes. This program is being offered in partnership with Beverly Equestrian. $20 admission, $10 for NSLM members. Prior registration required to purchase tickets.
October 2018

Narmada Winery Columbus Day Weekend – Saturday October 6th – Monday October 8th

Saturday, October 6 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Narmada Winery, 43 Narmada Ln
Amissville, 20106

Come out to Narmada Winery to enjoy relaxing with great wines and music during your long Columbus Day Weekend. Play a game of Cornhole or badminton and enjoy delicious food specials while sipping on your favorite Narmada Wines.
Hours: Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm, Monday 11am-5pm

Tuesday Evening Concert Series presents Ray Chen, violin & Julio Elizalde, piano

Tuesday, October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cabell Hall Auditorium, UVA, VA United States

Program: Grieg, Poulenc, Bach & Ravel. Tickets on sale 9/25: or (434) 924-3376


Thursday, October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, 24201

Radio Bristol presents everyone’s favorite throwback variety show, Farm and Fun Time! October’s music guests include the fabulous Quebe Sisters and The Barefoot Movement—plus the unforgettable Farm and Fun Time house band Bill & the Belles! Tickets are $30 and are on sale now on the Birthplace of Country Music website. Farm & Fun Time is presented live in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Manassas Ballet- Dracula

Friday, October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Sunday, October 21, 2018

Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110 United States

Manassas Ballet Theatre opens its 2018-19 season with the ultimate vampire story-Dracula! Theatrical and seductive, the Hylton stage becomes Transylvania after dark, where just one taste of blood guarantees eternal youth. The Kim Reynolds Band accompanies MBT as they weave this dark tale of the ages.
October 19, 7:30 pm
October 20, 7:30 pm
October 21, 3:00 pm
Tickets are $25-$65 and may be purchased online, via phone, or at the Hylton Center Ticket Office.
703-993-7759 (processing fees apply for online and telephone orders)
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IX Art Park, 522 2nd St SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.

Take the first step by registering for the Walk in Charlottesville on October 20th, 2018. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join us and lead the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!

Register at or contact Julia Craig at for more information.

Rock the Grapes! Festival

Saturday, October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Veramar Vineyard, 905 Quarry Rd
Berryville, 22611

Celebrate Virginia Wine Month at our annual festival, Rock the Grapes!

In addition to our selection of Veramar Vineyard wines, James Charles Winery and Bogati Winery will be there pouring with their award- winning wines as well!

Featuring awesome live music from The Cruisers and amazing local food, this festival is fun for everyone.

Your ticket includes admission, a souvenir wine glass, and a tasting voucher redeemable at any one of the wineries represented at the festival. Plus, wine-a-ritas are only $5 all day long!

You’ll even have the opportunity to stomp grapes, just like in I Love Lucy! We strongly encourage if you wish to stomp the grapes to sign up in advance as souvenir foot stopping T-shirts and grapes are limited.

Due to the popularity of this events, lawn chairs are recommended.

Tickets are $15 in advance ($12.75 for Estate Club members) and $20 at the gate for everyone.

Pets are not allowed at the festival. This event will go on, rain or shine, and tickets are not refundable for weather-related reasons.
If you are a wine club member and would like to reserve a table, you can email us at to make arrangements?!-Festival/

Tuesday Evening Concert Series presents Vox Luminis Early Music Ensemble

Tuesday, October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cabell Hall Auditorium, UVA, VA United States

Program: Schütz, Bach, Morley & Purcell. Tickets on sale 10/9: or (434) 924-3376

Narmada Winery “Diwali” Festival of Lights Celebration – Saturday October 27th

Saturday, October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Narmada Winery, 43 Narmada Ln
Amissville, 20106

After the harvest in ancient India, the Festival of Lights, or Diwali, marked the end of the agrarian year. As a farmer in Virginia, Sudha keeps the tradition alive every fall now in Amissville.
Diwali has come to symbolize our own “inner light,” the idea that we can all radiate peace and joy and have a positive impact on the events swirling around us.
Indian Dinner Platters available 5-7pm. Vegetarian and Nonvegetarian options available. Antipasto and cheese platters also available at $18. All food MUST be preordered. To order tickets, contact Price variable depending on food selection.
We’ll be open until 8pm. 5-8pm only bottle or glass sales only. Wine club members will have reserved seating on the deck.
Bonfire and fireworks begin at dusk.
November 2018

Veteran’s Day Weekend

Saturday, November 10 - Sunday, November 11
Veramar Vineyard, 905 Quarry Rd
Berryville, 22611

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we want to thank our military, firefighters, and police!

All service men and women receive a glass of wine for $2 and a 10% discount on all other purchases! Thank you for your service

Narmada Winery 9th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday November 17th

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Narmada Winery, 43 Narmada Ln
Amissville, 20106

Join us as we celebrate Narmada Winery’s 9th anniversary and Chambourcin Nouveau Release Festival!

In the tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau, which is released on the third Thursday of November in Beaujolais, France and is approximately 1/3 of the entire crop in the region; Narmada will be releasing this year’s Chambourcin Nouveau. This “primeur” is a young wine made from our 2018 Chambourcin harvest, instead of the traditional Gamay grapes.
We are excited to bring you this light, fruity, zesty, exuberant wine with low sulfites. This wine owes its easy drinkability to as winemaking process called carbonic maceration, or whole berry fermentation, this technique preserved the fresh, fruity quality of the wine without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins.
This wine will be tasted and purchased our anniversary weekend and will be hand bottled on site. We recommend this wine to be consumed within 3 months and served at room temperature.
We will be having complimentary wine tastings all day as well as an ongoing raffle with winners every hour and live music. We will be open 11-5pm.

Narmada Winery Black Friday “Shop Small” Holiday Gift Fair – Friday November 23rd

Friday, November 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Narmada Winery, 43 Narmada Ln
Amissville, 20106

Join us for our Black Friday Holiday Gift Fair! Avoid the crowds and shop small. Find unique, hand-crafted items for all the special people on your holiday shopping list. You’ll find jewelry, crafts, Tupperware and more while you relax and enjoy Narmada’s delicious wines.

Tuesday Evening Concert Series presents Calidore String Quartet

Tuesday, November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cabell Hall Auditorium, UVA, VA United States

Program: Haydn, Mendelssohn & Beethoven. Tickets on sale 11/13: or (434) 924-3376
December 2018

Downtown Holiday Village in Orange

Saturday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Orange Downtown Alliance, 130 W Main Street
Orange, VA 22960 United States

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. downtown Orange becomes an old-fashioned holiday village filled with holiday music, a model train display, food, a Makers Only Marketplace, and Santa!

The annual event will bring together live holiday music, downtown merchant Open Houses, a Makers Craft Village, restaurant specials, Santa!, children’s activities, and local church bazaars.

There will be plenty of free parking readily available within easy walking from all the activities so don’t hesitate to plan on spending a wonderful Saturday in downtown Orange.

For more details and a map of downtown:

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Veramar Vineyard, 905 Quarry Rd
Berryville, 22611

Join us for our annual lighting of the vineyard Christmas tree at Veramar Vineyard!

Everyone will receive a complimentary cookie and we have a special on glasses of mulled wine all night as we gather around the tree and see the lights go up – this event is great for kids, too!

We will light the tree at 6pm, but come early and stay late as we kick off the holiday season with live holiday music in the tasting room to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Psst! We also heard that Santa will making a stop by the winery from 6-7pm!
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