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Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival September 9, 13, 16, 20 & 23 Paramount Theater and Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia Charlottesville The 13th Annual Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival will present five concerts featuring American and international musicians, including principal chairs from several of the world’s outstanding orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. They will also be presenting a special mid-day concert with pianist Alasdair Beatson and other players on Friday, September 14, free to the public. Returning performers include violinist Jennifer Frautschi, clarinetist Matthew Hunt and flutist Demarre McGill, among others. Many new faces will be performing, including pianists John Blacklow and Ieva Jokubaviciute, as well as the acclaimed string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Artistic Directors Timothy Summers and Raphael Bell will present works showing the idea of chamber music at its most broad, with works by many Americans as well as from the classic European tradition. Sundays at 3pm, Thursdays at 8pm. Call 434-295-5395 or visit www.cvillechambermusic.org.
Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest
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Wintergreen Performing Arts presents its 7th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest. The festival will feature bluegrass performances by the awardwinning group Nothin‘ Fancy, Americana quartet The Steel Wheels, Albemarle and Nelson Countybased band The Virginia Ramblers, and Appalachian string band Kim and Jimbo Cary and Pete and Ellen Vigour. There will also be jamming all day. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets can be reserved in advance, and they will also be available at the Evans Center Box Office on the day of the event. For more information and ticket prices, visit www.wintergreenperformingarts.org.
Heritage Harvest Festival September 15 Monticello’s West Lawn, Charlottesville The 6th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival celebrates the harvest and the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson. Attendees will be free to taste a bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables, learn about organic gardening and seed-saving and attend workshops and lectures from esteemed farmers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.heritageharvestfestival.com
Charlottesville’s Promise Gala September 22 Paramount Theater, Charlottesville Charlottesville’s Promise Gala celebrates and honors the area’s young scholars and the volunteers and donors of the Charlottesville Community Scholarship Program who make it all possible. The program was established in 2001 by the Charlottesville City Council and provides college scholarships to lowand moderate-income graduates of Charlottesville Public Schools as well as city employees. The annual gala event features special guest speaker Michael A. Mallory, Executive Director of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, musical entertainment, dancing, dinner, and desserts. For more information, call 434-987-8338 visit www.cvillescholarship.com.
The Shenandoah Scramble Benefiting the Shenandoah National Park Trust September 22 Shenandoah National Park, Luray What could be more idyllic than a hike through the beautiful Shenandoah National Park? The first annual Shenandoah Scramble allows participants to do just that while simultaneously raising money for its official philanthropic partner, the Shenandoah National Park Trust. Participants will receive a t-shirt and will choose one of several guided, group hikes of varying length and difficulty through the park, enjoying a pre-hike group breakfast as well as a post-hike celebration with refreshments and music. For more information, visit www.snptrust.org.
Staunton Music Festival August 17-25 Historic venues in downtown Staunton
Each August, world-class musicians travel to participate in the Staunton Music Festival (SMF)—one of the mid-Atlantic’s most innovative classical music festivals. “Summer Sounds”, the week-long flagship concert series for the nine-day celebration of vocal, choral, and instrumental music, will feature a remarkable assortment of early keyboard instruments. French, Flemish, Italian and German harpsichords, a late 18th century Vietnamese fortepiano, and two magnificent Taylor and Boody organs will be displayed and used during performances. For more information, contact 540-569-0267 or visit www.stauntonmusicfestival.com.
Cadillac Cup Polo Match
Benefiting The World Pediatric Project, Goochland Free Medical Clinic & Family Services, The Wounded Warrior Project, and the Virginia Polo Center
September 30 Virginia Polo Center, Charlottesville Enjoy an afternoon of exciting polo play at the annual Cadillac Cup Polo Match all while supporting four distinguished Virginia charities – The World Pediatric Project, Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Virginia Polo Center. The match will be preceded by an elegant champagne reception and seated luncheon (limited to 300 guests), though there is room available for tailgating and picnicking along the sidelines. For more information on both the match and its beneficiaries, visit www.cadillaccuppolo.com or call 877-280-7276.
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Hospice of the Piedmont Names New Chief Executive Officer James Avery, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FAAHPM, CMD, has accepted the role of Chief Executive of HOP, following a recent position as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Golden Living, a nation-wide company that provides nursing home care, rehabilitation, hospice, home health care, and pharmacy services for 65,000 senior patients daily. Prior to that position, Avery served as Senior Medical Director, Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Care, the largest hospice in New York City. “Dr. Avery brings to this important role a combination of impressive and extensive hands-on hospice expertise and senior executive experience. His passion for the mission of our hospice and for its operational excellence will provide HOP with strong leadership for our long-term growth as the top community-based hospice in the region,” said Donna Plasket, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of HOP. “He is a man of enormous integrity and throughout his career has successfully engaged patients, families, colleagues, and the extended care community. We are honored to have him join us.”
Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Elected to Board of FUF Edward D. Miller, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. “We are honored to welcome Dr. Miller to our Board of Directors,” said Neal F. Kassell, M.D., chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. “The perspective, insight and experience he offers as CEO of one of the world’s most prestigious and successful healthcare systems will be invaluable in helping the Foundation advance focused ultrasound therapies into mainstream clinical use.” Dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University vice president for medicine, Miller has overseen a massive renovation of the medical campus in Baltimore, the development of a regional health care delivery system, and the establishment of relationships with hospitals and healthcare-related institutions in more than 18
a dozen countries since his 1997 tenure as the first CEO of JHM. “I am very impressed with the progress the Foundation has made in advancing the science of focused ultrasound therapy in just a few short years,” Dr. Miller said. “Being elected to its Board of Directors is an honor. I look forward to contributing to the revolutionary work the Foundation has initiated to provide a new generation of noninvasive therapies that may save and improve the lives of millions of people around the world.
Bruce Cauthen Joins WorkSource Enterprises WorkSource Enterprises has hired Bruce Cauthen as its new Sales, Marketing and Communications Officer. Bruce Cauthen has more than thirty years’ experience in marketing, marketing communications, public relations, and development. A Charlottesville native, Bruce earned an MBA degree from the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia before moving to Richmond. He has worked in account management in advertising agencies and market research firms, and, for the past fifteen years, he has worked with nonprofit organizations in marketing and development. For the past six years, Bruce has served as Vice President for Public Relations with St. Joseph’s Villa, a nonprofit organization helping more than 500 special needs children and their families each day.
Keswick Hall Introduces New Executive Chef Southern born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina and east Tennessee, great food and traditional southern cooking have always been close to Chef Aaron Cross’s heart. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York City, his career has taken him from Knoxville, Tennessee to The Metropolitan Club in Chicago, Illinois. In 2009, Cross moved to Richmond to join the culinary team at Lemaire Restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel, where he later served as Sous Chef under Chef Walter Bundy, who is known for his celebration of local agriculture and Chesapeake Bay aquaculture. In his new role as Executive Chef of Fossett’s at Keswick Hall, Cross will reflect these life experiences and personal interests in the dishes he expertly prepares and presents.
Mega Mile Supports the United Way and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Four leading automotive companies in the Charlottesvillie area teamed up with the UVA Credit Union to produce the longest selection of cars in Central Virginia in order to raise money for local charities, United Way and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. “This donation from the proceeds of the Mega Mile Auto Event will enable us to provide more resources in our impact areas: School Readiness, SelfSufficiency, and Community Health. Our goal is for our children to arrive at school ready to learn, individuals and families to gain the tools needed for self-sufficiency, and accessible health and wellness for all members of our community,” said Cathy Train, President of the United WayThomas Jefferson Area. “This donation will provide 6,000 meals for hungry families,” said Larry Zippin, President of Blue Ridge Area Food Bank as he accepted the donation check.
Pictured left to right: Jamie Schwartz, Brown Automotive; Chris Gleason, Jim Price Automotive; Mike Phillips, Colonial Auto; Warren Polson, Battlefield Ford; Tom Lincoln, UVA Community Credit Union; Alaina Schroeder, United WayThomas Jefferson Area.
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Nearly 100 customers, community leaders, employees, and board members gathered to celebrate the bank’s newest Charlottesville financial center, located just off the Historic Downtown Mall at 300 Preston Avenue. A representative from StellarOne Bank cut a ceremonial ribbon and gave a donation of $5,000 to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s Angel Food program. The donation money will provide nutritious snacks to preschoolers at Clark Elementary School for an entire school year.
Seven awards were presented to local individuals and companies to honor their contributions and work on technologybased economic development in Central Virginia. About 200 people attended the fourteenth annual event at Farmington Country Club. Norman Bellingham, the 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist in kayaking, and Aneesh Chopra, former Chief Technology Officer of the United States under President Obama, were the evening’s featured speakers.
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McGuireWoods LLP announced that Charles D. “Skip” Fox IV, a partner in the firm’s Tax and Employee Benefits Department, has been named a 2012 “Leading Lawyer” in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for his wealth management work. This year, Chambers and Partners recognized McGuireWoods attorneys 76 times and firm practice areas 22 times overall. McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service firm with more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide.
Ninety-Year-Old Honored in Virginia’s Salute to Senior Service
• HemoShear won the Rocket Award for rapid commercialization of a technology or product • Silverchair Holdings Group won the
Spotlight Award for bringing positive attention to the region • Mikro Systems won the Breakthrough Award for a breakthrough on quantum advance • Nikki Hastings won the Community Award for inspiring and preparing students to embrace the possibilities of technology • Corrie Kelly of Woodbrook Elementary School won the Red Apple Award for inspiring and preparing students to embrace the possibilities of technology. The award includes a $2,500 technology in education grant funded by ExploreLearning and Garris and Co. • Martin Chapman won the People’s Choice Navigator Award for significant leadership in the local or regional entrepreneurial or hightech community • Beth Roireau won the CBIC Leadership Award for exemplary contributions to supporting and strengthening the organization
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Charlottesville local, Murray Leibowitz, 90, won the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service award, which was launched this year to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities. The network recognizes Leibowitz for his dedicated community service, including his work at Hospice of the Piedmont. As one of fifty winners in Virginia, Leibowitz earned a spot on the Wall of Fame on the Salute to Senior Service website, which has also posted his nomination story. 20
Watermark Design, a local graphic and web design firm, won the award for Excellence in Print Advertising and the first annual People’s Choice Award at this summer’s Central Virginia Chapter of the American Marketing Association 2012 EMMA Awards. The McIntire Park East Side Campaign was recognized for Excellence in Print Advertising for their use of bold graphics and advertisements to promote community-based involvement. Companies who attended the ceremony voted upon the EMMA Awards’ first People’s Choice Award, earning Watermark Design a second award for overall campaign design for the 2011 Virginia Film Festival, which included posters, logo design, direct mail, and t-shirt designs.
Fork Union Military Academy Hall of Fame Welcomes New Inductees After forty-six years as a biology teacher and basketball coach, Fletcher Arritt was enshrined in Fork Union Military Academy’s Sports Hall of Fame, leading a class of four outstanding 2012 inductees at a banquet on the academy’s campus. In addition to Arritt, inductees include longtime NFL All-Pro linebacker, Dexter Coakley, one of the nation’s leading research experts on sports injuries, Dr. Frederick Mueller, and one of FUMA’s legendary coaches and former Athletic Director, the late E. H. “Gus” Lacy, Jr. The four will join the ranks of the school’s previous honorees, including FUMA’s second Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, Green Bay Packer quarterback Don Majkowski, Eagle’s Pro-Bowl receiver Mike Quick, and Jim Bunch, the AllAmerican lineman who helped Coach Bear Bryant win two national championships at Alabama. The Colonel R. L. “Red” Pulliam Award will be awarded during the banquet to North Carolina native George S. Currin, a FUMA alumnus and businessman who led the academy’s fundraising efforts for the construction of the $20 million Jacobson Hall barracks facility.
SARA Honors Eddie Deane Community Public Charter School presented eighth grader Eddie Deane with the Nancy Coates Walker Kid Hero Award. Named for Nancy Coates Walker, Child Educator at the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA), the award is given annually to a third to tenth grade student who demonstrates courage while intervening in an adverse situation, trust in his/her own feelings of right and wrong, empathy while helping a child being harassed or bullied, and modesty about what he/she has done. Deane was nominated for his strength in overcoming problems of his own while reaching out to a younger student who was being bullied and harassed. “Eddie’s outreach is quite a laudable act of courage for someone his age. He is a model for kids who struggle,” said Charter School co-founder Bobbi Snow.
Partnership Announced to Preserve Mt. Defiance Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and other state officials joined the Civil War Trust and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to announce a public-private partnership to preserve Mt. Defiance, a ALBEMARLE
key portion of the Middleburg Battlefield. The site, located in both Loudoun and Fauquier counties, was the scene of a Civil War cavalry battle on June 19, 1863. Director of Historic Resources Kathleen Kilpatrick, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech, Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer, and Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Executive Director Paul Gilbert all joined Governor McDonnell to make the announcement.
CACF Announces New Director of Donor Relations and Programs
Charlottesville Lawyers Named Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
McGuireWoods Receives ‘Smithfield Ham Award’
Two McGuireWoods LLP Charlottesville lawyers, Meghan M. Cloud, Civil Litigation Defense and Melissa Wolf Riley, Employment & Labor, were named Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for 2012. “Rising Stars” recognizes top, up-andcoming attorneys who are forty years old or younger, or who have been practicing for ten years or less. An attorney rating service, Super Lawyers will publish this year’s findings in their Virginia Super Lawyers magazine.
McGuireWoods LLP has received the Smithfield Ham Award for the fifth consecutive year for donating more food than any other large firm in Virginia during the Sixth Annual Statewide Legal Food Frenzy – the firm amassed the equivalent of 201,250 pounds of food, which is worth more than $50,000. The statewide food drive, organized by the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Virginia Office of the
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon O. Nafziger as Director of Donor Relations and Programs. He will oversee donor relationships and support their philanthropic efforts, including donor- and committee-advised and designated funds. He will also assist with agency endowment relationships. Nafziger coordinates regional relationships such as both the Nelson County and the Louisa County Community Funds and assists with grant programs, including the Youth Service Award. Nafziger holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Religion from Goshen College in Indiana. Prior to joining the Foundation, Nafziger served as Vice President for Community Initiatives for the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area.
JABA Constructs its Newest Affordable Senior Housing The Jefferson Area Board for Aging recently broke ground for an affordable senior housing development, Timberlake Place, located at 1512 East Market Street, in the historic Woolen Mills District of Charlottesville. Once completed, Timberlake Place will provide 26 units of low-to-moderate income housing and one market-rate apartment for persons aged 55 and over. The new housing combines the historic rehabilitation of the Timberlake-Branham House with 22 oneand two-bedroom apartments in three buildings behind the original house. The new construction has been carefully designed to match the scale and character of the Woolen Mills neighborhood and will feature both a “senior-friendly” universal design and energy-efficient EarthCraft construction. ALBEMARLE
Attorney General, and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, is a competition among Virginia law firms, legal departments, and law schools to raise donations for local food banks. This year, participants collectively raised 1.44 million pounds of food donations.
CNE’s Board Development Academy Graduates Third Class The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) has announced the gradation
of twenty community members from its Board Development Academy. “We commend our Academy grads for their commitment to strong nonprofits and a community well-served and offer our congratulations for their completion of the ninemonth program,” said Cristine Nardi, CNE’s Executive Director. “This new class will join an already vibrant alumni network, now sixty-five strong, committed to strengthening area nonprofits through good governance.” The program has a wide-range of community sup-
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The Lodge at Old Trail Celebrates Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting The Lodge at Old Trail, a locally
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Better Business Challenge Honors This Year’s Winners
Sasha Farmer Honored in REALTOR® Magazine
The Better Business Challenge culminated a year-long effort to bring awareness to environmental stewardship and costsavings opportunities in the workplace. Over one hundred area businesses have competed since June 2011 to increase their efficiency and to earn recognition for their sustainability efforts in six key areas: energy, water, transportation, waste, purchasing, and leadership. Blue Moon Diner won Restaurant Superstar for overcoming obstacles inherent in the food service industry through their creative composting/ gardening strategy. Woodward Properties won the Stridemaker Award for the greatest leap forward in a single category by going paperless. The Church of the Incarnation earned the Ripple Effect Winner for showing excellence in environmental stewardship through their dedication to complete community engagement. The Kilowatt Crackdown Winners are State Farm and Green Blue for the largest reduction in energy use based on points earned on the Energy Scorecard. Biggest “Loser” (waste reduction) recognizes Green Blue for the largest waste reduction based on points earned on the Waste Scorecard. JAUNT is this year’s Green Leader for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the business community by implementing high-impact measures. Virginia Eagle Distributing won this year’s Top Innovator prize for its ingenuity and not being afraid to think outside the box. The 2012 Better Business Champions with the highest total earned points in the challenge were: Carpet Plus, The Paramount Theater. VMDO Architects, Alloy Workshop, Jefferson Madison Region Library and the Albemarle County Service Authority.
Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors announced REALTOR® member of Montague, Miller & Company Sasha Farmer, CRS, GRI, ABR, SRS, e-Pro, has been recognized in the 2012 “30 Under 30” by REALTOR® Magazine. This highly regarded honor places Farmer among the esteemed group of 2012 inductees and 390 of the country’s rising young stars in the real estate industry. “We are extraordinarily proud of Sasha and all her accomplishments in such a short amount of time,” said Brad Conner, GRI, ABR, SFR, CAAR president and associate broker at Montague Miller & Company. “I admire the enthusiasm and energy she puts toward real estate, and life in general, each day. She’s a great asset to any team, especially CAAR.”
Montague, Miller & Company Congratulates Bonnie Coffey Montague, Miller & Company REALTORS® congratulates Bonnie Coffey on receiving her Associate Broker license. This achievement reflects both a realtor’s commitment to enhancing his or her knowledge in this ever-changing industry and the agent’s dedication to help consumers achieve their real estate goals. Bonnie is associated with Montague, Miller & Company’s Madison Office.
Taste This! Delights Once Again Family and friends in the Charlottesville community gathered at the Boar’s Head Pavillion to taste, sip, and sample gourmet offerings from Charlottesville’s finest restaurants. Many sponsors made it possible for the event to be an annual success, including The Boar’s Head, Kroger, Better Living, and Century Link. This year 350 participants and sponsors raised over $27,000 to benefit Meals on Wheels and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
CACF Approves $285,000 in Grant Awards to Area Nonprofits
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The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation announced $285,000 in grants to eight local nonprofits. The Community Endowment Fund is the Foundation’s unrestricted grant-making program that supports organizations working to improve the quality of life in the CACF service area. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia received $55,000 to increase their capacity to serve more youth at their Southwood unit by expanding the area’s clubhouse facility. The Community Investment Collaborative received $50,000 to support a fourmonth training program for existing 24
and aspiring local entrepreneurs which includes micro financing and ongoing advisory and peer support. Charlottesville Tomorrow received $35,000 to support its in-depth coverage of community issues and contribution to informed decisionmaking. Local Food Hub and the City Schoolyard Garden received $32,000 to expand their academic, health, and environmental stewardships and 2012-2013 community engagement program for Charlottesville City Schools. Piedmont Council of the Arts received $20,000 to support the collaborative development of a Charlottesville Area Cultural Plan to enable community stakeholders to prioritize and respond strategically to important needs in the area’s cultural sector. Stream Watch received $40,000 to support long-term monitoring in the Rivanna Watershed in collaboration with the Rivanna Conservation Society and Rivanna River Basin Commission. The Women’s Initiative received $28,000 to expand its Mental Health Services Program. Virginia Supportive Housing received $25,000 to support case management and volunteer services for the thirty formerly homeless tenants of The Crossings at Fourth and Preston.
Bama Works Fund Provides Funds to Local Nonprofits The Charlottesville Area Community Fund announced a total of $366,400 in grants to 61 local nonprofits through the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in CACF. This fund supports charitable programs in the Charlottesville area, particularly focusing on its disadvantaged youth, the needs of the disabled, protection of the environment, and encouraging the arts and humanities. “The Dave Matthews Band continues their generosity to the people of this community. Through the Bama Works Fund in CACF. Established in 1998, the Band has touched and improved the lives of many in our local area. The Community Foundation is deeply grateful for the Band’s support and for the good work of the organizations which will benefit from the recent gifts,” said John Redick, President of the CACF.
CACF Future Fund Announces Grant Awards Totaling $66,200 At their annual awards ceremony, the Charlottesville Area Community Fund announced the recipients of its Future Fund. Grants totaling $66,200 were awarded to The Women’s Initiative and the Charlottesville Free Clinic. The Future Fund is a giving circle in CACF that allows people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to leverage their charitable contribution to support Charlottesville area nonprofits. The Fund engages ALBEMARLE
members in philanthropy, educates them about the work of local community organizations, and provides an opportunity to meet new people. Through an online voting process, the Future Fund chose “Healthcare” as their grant-making theme and chose to allocate $43,200 to the Women’s Initiative to provide more high quality, transformative individual mental health services to low-income women. Additionally, the Fund allocated $23,000 to the Charlottesville Free Clinic to assist them in bringing a Mission of Mercy project to the John Paul Jones Arena in the spring of 2013 to treat low-income, uninsured dental patients.
Rockfish Valley Foundation Opens Natural History Center
The Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center, an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, opened its doors on June 16 in Nelson County. The center’s first exhibit, “Living off the Land,” teaches visitors about the Indians, early settlers, and present-day hunters and their relationship5:22 withPM thePage land.1In partnering with May2012_Layout 1 2/27/12 the VMNH, the Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center will further advance the museum’s statewide mission to preserve and celebrate Virginia’s natural history through a system of affiliate benefits such as exhibit loans, discounts on travelling exhib-
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ART LIFE The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville 434-924-3592; www.virginia.edu/artmuseum Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th-21st Centuries August 24-December 16 The Chinese art of ink painting is an ancient and continuously practiced tradition transmitted and learned in part through the study of the works of past masters. Studying the styles of the greatest artists of the past was seen as the fundamental basis for learning the art of painting in China until the twentieth century. Nevertheless, Chinese painters were aware of the potentially limiting aspects of imitating the ancient masters too closely. As a result, they self-consciously evoked past masters’ style while simultaneously transforming and even subverting them. This exhibition of Chinese ink paintings from the University of Virginia Art Museum and Lijin Collections examines the influence of this long tradition on later artists, and how they sought to balance reverence for the art of old masters with their own requirements for artistic expression. It will explore this through an investigation of style, subject matter, and the inscriptions on paintings from the early modern period up until the present, as well as the social and historical context of their production. The aim of the exhibition is to demonstrate the rich variety of ink painting in China over many centuries and the continuing relevance of tradition to Chinese artists today. Exhibition catalogue by guest curator Kathleen M. Ryor. UVaM programming made possible by the support of The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. The exhibition is made possible through the support of an anonymous donor, Arts Enhancement Fund, B. Herbert Lee ’48 Endowed Fund, Denison and Louise Hatch Americana Preservation Fund, albemarle Magazine, and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book, and The Hook.
Zhao Shao’ang, Chinese, 1905-1998. Detail of Landscape, n.d. Ink on color on paper, 12 x 33 in, 30.48 x 83.82 cm, Artist’s signature, two seals of the artist. Courtesy The Lijin Collection, #147
Asher Brown Durand, Landscape with Cattle, 1861 Oil on canvas, 12 1⁄4 x 18 1⁄8 in, 31.12 x 45.04 cm Gift of Mr. & Mrs. John Ritchie, III, 1952.1.1
The Valley of the Shadow: American Landscape Painting in the Time of the Civil War August 24-December 16 This exhibition will address a central problem faced by artists who depicted the American landscape during the mid-nineteenth century: how to represent a national land that was hotly contested by different groups and increasingly divided by political tensions and which, by the 1860s, became the site of unprecedented violence and trauma. The exhibition will demonstrate that American landscape painting of the midnineteenth century is as notable for what it did not depict as for what it showed, and that the vision of America that it articulated and imagined remains powerful today. This exhibit is curated by Jill Baskin, former Lindner-Luzak Fellow and the exhibition catalogue is by Jill Baskin and Margaret Stenz. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor, Ted Cooper of Adams Davidson Galleries, the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, albemarle Magazine, Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book, and The Hook. Jean Hélion: Reality and Abstraction August 24-December 16 The French painter Jean Hélion was a leading figure in the world of abstract art during the 1930s. He created extraordinary geometrical compositions which balance pristine clarity with both a strongly dynamic feeling and a sense of unceasing transformation. Much changed for Hélion at the end of the 1930s . He turned from pure abstraction and took up everyday themes, rendering these in a figurative style. This exhibition explores Hélion’s evolution through and then away from abstract art. The exhibition includes eight significant paintings and a substantial number of works on paper—executed in watercolor,
by Summer Bertram charcoal, and ink—whose fluid spontaneity complements the paintings’ immaculate handling. This exhibition is drawn from a private collection, with an additional important loan from the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University in Roanoke. This exhibit is curated by Matthew Affron, Curator of Modern Art, Academic Curator, and Associate Professor in the McIntire Department of Art. UVaM programming is made possible by the support of The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. The exhibition is made possible through the support of the B. Herbert Lee ’48 Endowed Fund, albemarle Magazine, Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book, and The Hook. Making Science Visible The Photography of Berenice Abbott August 24-December 16 This exhibition explores how the photography of Berenice Abbott has been used in both artistic and scientific contexts. Abbott’s images are important in art, science, documentaries, and the history of science education. Abbott produced images of a variety of objects, from magnets and mirrors to insects and roots, which were included in scientific textbooks. Her images represent a unique melding of science and art, which produces an aesthetic that compels the viewer while also conveying scientific ideas. Images from the University of Virginia Art Museum’s collection of Abbott’s original photographs, including images reproduced in science texts, will be exhibited. This exhibit is curated by Hannah Rogers, Lecturer, Science and Technology Studies Worthy Martin, and Associate Professor of Computer Science. UVaM programming made possible by the generous support of The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of albemarle Magazine, Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book, and The Hook.
Berenice Abbott , Light Through Prism, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from the series Science, Gelatin silver print, 10 3⁄4”x13 3⁄4”, Gift of Harry and Jean Burn, 1985.47.3. © Berenice Abbott/Commerce Graphics Ltd., Inc.
People of Substance by Jason Wing through August 26 Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection University of Virginia 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville 434 244-0234; www.virginia.edu/kluge-ruhe People of Substance, a collection of works by Jason Wing, includes a variety of sitespecific installations by the artist. People of Substance explores the idea that drug and alcohol abuse among Aboriginal people is a by-product of colonization, and addresses the fact that this is often overlooked by mainstream Australia. Rather than reinforce negative stereotypes, Wing aims to openly address the issue of addiction in regards to both Aboriginal Australia and the wider community. Wing is a Sydney based artist of Chinese and Aboriginal heritage, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Graphic Arts. Wing’s father is Chinese and his mother is from the Biripi people in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales. Michael Fitts September 27-October 29 Haley Fine Art 42 Main Street, Sperryville 540-987-1000; www.haleyfineart.com Charlottesville artist Michael Fitts will be showing his most recent paintings on scrap sheet metal. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s art school, Fitts has been painting on scrap metal since 1992. The subject matter of his work comes from the most generic of popular culture with an emphasis on ubiquitous objects that are used, discarded, and quickly forgotten. The unexpectedness of elevating the importance of ephemeral objects to the status of art is what Fitts finds most interesting.
Michael Fitts, White Shirt, oil on scrap tin, 25”x28”
Picasso, Lydia & Friends August 31–November 4 Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Road, Charlottesville 434-973-5566; www.lesyeuxdumonde.com Lydia Gasman was a renowned Picasso scholar and beloved professor of modernist art history at the University of Virginia. An award-winning artist in her native Romania, where she was required to paint in the social realist style, she left in 1961 for the United States where she attended Columbia for her doctoral work on Picasso, completing a ground breaking dissertation that was given a book contract by Yale University Press and was cited in Life Magazine. However, Gasman preferred continuous creation to editing her own earlier work, and instead of publishing the dissertation, she embarked on her second book, this time deciphering Picasso’s Writings during World War II. This, while sharing her brilliant insights on Picasso and other modernist artists with countless fortunate University of Virginia students who flocked to her classes to witness the charismatic Gasman and to experience her brilliant and always ethical and relevant lectures first-hand. Picasso biographer John Richardson, who wrote about Gasman’s dissertation in the New York Review
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of Books in 1984, again in 2011 in the catalogue for Gagosian Gallery’s Picasso and Marie Therese exhibition, includes an essay, “Lydia, from the Other Side of the World” about the crucial contributions she made and the need to share them finally with a wider audience. Having been a close friend of Picasso’s, Richardson also recognized that Lydia thought like Picasso thought and was truly the first to disentangle Picasso’s poetic and symbolic texts. When Gasman passed away at age 84 in 2010, she bequeathed her mammoth archive of original manuscripts, papers, and books to two of her former doctoral students Victoria Beck Newman and Lyn Bolen Warren. They are forming the non-profit Lydia Csato Gasman Archive (LCGA) to catalogue and preserve in perpetuity Gasman’s scholarship and papers, while also digitizing them, editing, and publishing her books at last. The Archive will also have a physical presence in Charlottesville, first at Les Yeux du Monde, eventually in its own space or at the University of Virginia, where scholars can come to consult the original materials. It will host scholarly symposia and lectures, as well as educational experiences for wider audiences. The exhibition Picasso, Lydia and Friends is intended to highlight the contributions Gasman has made to the field of Picasso and Modernism in general. It will feature important prints by Pablo Picasso that deal with some of the themes Professor Gasman wrote about and lectured on, such as the cabana and its symbolism, the bullfight, and Picasso’s writings. These prints will be shown alongside Gasman’s furiously annotated, rigorously analyzed and colorfully deconstructed papers and books, in particular her copy of Picasso’s Writings. The opening for this exhibition will take place on Friday, August 31, 5:30–7:30, while the official launch of the archive will take place on Saturday, September 22. A variety of events including a Picasso symposium, exhibition talk, auction, and dinner to benefit the Archive are planned for Saturday, September 22.
Lydia Csato Gasman, The Angel of History, oil and acrylic on aluminum and canvas, 48”x60"
Summer Show August-September Nichols Gallery Annex 5420 Governor Barbour St, Barboursville 540-832-3565; www.frednichols.com
Small World: Recent Works by Steve Taylor through August 31 ANGELO 220 East Main Street, Charlottesville 434-971-9256; www.angelojewelry.com A show of landscapes based on the North Yorkshire coast in the UK, the Blue Ridge in Virginia, and the County Kerry coast in the southwest of Ireland. These are mostly made from memory rather than direct observation and are all from the past three years.
Steve Taylor, Ballinskelligs Bay, early, oil on panel, 11”x14”
Small works are the focus of this show. Painting on a small scale has always been a part of the artistic process. Frequently small works are used as studies for larger paintings, as is the case with Pat Cook who explains: “I like to experiment with the colors I use in smaller works so that I have a plan for moving forward on the larger pieces.” Frederick Nichols often paints watercolors as studies for silkscreen prints and larger paintings. Nichols says, “Working small allows me to study the effects of color, light, and contrast on a more intimate scale.” Plein Air painters prefer working on a small scale for the portability of canvases and the ability to complete a painting before the light changes. Gray Dodson “paints shorthand notes on canvas in an attempt to rapidly capture the character of a place and the moment which called me there.” Frank Hobbs says, “I enjoy, and have learned to trust, the tension conferred upon the process of painting by engaging visually with a specific place, a specific time, and a specific set of complex conditions of light and space.”
John Murray, Still Life, oil, 9”x12”
Maruta Racenis, Wave, watercolor, 8”x10”
Eighth Annual Museum Day Live! September 29 Museums and Cultural Institutions Nationwide smithsonianmag.com/museumday Smithsonian Magazine will host a celebration of culture, science, history, and education across the United States. Over 1,400 museums and cultural institutions nationwide are expected to participate, emulating the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. by opening their doors free of charge to anyone who downloads a Museum Day Live! ticket from the website listed above.
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Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Twenty-first Annual Exhibition September 4-30 McGuffey Art Center 201 Second Street NW, Charlottesville 434-295-7973; mcguffeyartcenter.com
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Visions of France: Three Postwar Photographers through October 28 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond 804-340-1400, www.vmfa.state.va.us Many people consider Paris the “cradle of street photography,” a reference to an approach that, loosely defined, focuses on spontaneous images of daily life in urban areas. This exhibition looks at the work of three photographers—each roughly a generation younger than the next—who worked within this tradition while developing their own distinct visions: Robert Doisneau (French, 1912–1994), Édouard Boubat (French, 1923–1999), and Joel Meyerowitz (American, b. 1938). Although these photographers traveled throughout the world, this exhibition features their images of France—primarily those of Paris—as an homage to street photography. Born in a working-class neighborhood in Paris, Robert Doisneau photographed aspects of the city he knew best and captured what he considered a vanishing way of life. After a few international assignments early in his career, he declined an invitation to join the prestigious international photography cooperative Magnum, explaining that when he worked in other countries, his subjects inevitably looked too exotic. Instead, he chose to emphasize his own local knowledge. Édouard Boubat also spent the majority of his life in Paris and was part of the same milieu. Boubat subscribed to a more romanticized notion of chance, describing his approach as reliant on his awareness that a singular photographic moment awaited him. Boubat prided himself on his ability to capture his final image after taking very few pictures. Joel Meyerowitz began photographing American cities in the 1960s alongside Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus. Openly indebted to Robert Frank’s influential The Americans—a gritty portrayal of 1950s America—Meyerowitz also aimed for a certain “toughness” in his images. “Something that came from your gut, out of instinct, raw, of the moment, something that couldn’t be described in any other way.” (Bystander: A History of Street Photography, 1994). When he turned his camera on the streets of Paris in 1983, Meyerowitz signaled his awareness of the legacy of Doisneau and Boubat, as well the work of two other French photographers who influenced them—Eugène Atget (1857– 1927) and Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908– 2004). His use of color adds another layer to this photographic tradition, while it also marks a transition to a younger generation. 30
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville 434-924-3592; virginia.edu/artmuseum Cynthia and W. Heywood Fralin, longtime supporters of the arts in the commonwealth of Virginia, have announced their intention to donate their collection of American art to the University of Virginia Art Museum. The 40-piece collection, which includes works by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and Robert Henri, is the largest single gift of art in the University’s history. To honor this major contribution, as well as Heywood Fralin’s lifetime of service to the University, the Board of Visitors voted to name the museum the “Fralin Museum of Art.” “We are extremely grateful to Heywood and Cynthia Fralin for their generous donation of American art,” UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan said. “This marks a transformative leap forward for our museum and a great milestone in the growth of the arts at U.Va.” Heywood Fralin, a 1962 alumnus of the College of Arts & Sciences and member of the Board of Visitors and former rector, is chairman of Roanoke-based Medical Facilities of America. Cynthia Fralin serves on several state boards, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees, chairing the Art Acquisition Committee. The Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, of which Heywood Fralin is trustee, has also given significant American works to the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, including paintings by Sargent, Winslow Homer and Norman Rockwell. Fralin was interested in art before the couple married in 1993, but collecting became a passion he and his wife shared. “Cynthia and I fell in love with the work of American artists painting around the turn of the 20th century,” Fralin said. The collection is rich with works from the Ashcan school, featuring artists such as William Glackens, George Luks, John Sloan, and Everett Shinn, who sought to capture gritty urban scenes to document modern times. “We have expanded the collection beyond the Ashcan, but remain excited about American art telling the American story,” Fralin said. “We hope that UVA students and faculty will enjoy the examples of the story as much as we have.” Museum Director Bruce Boucher said the Fralins’ gift enriches the museum’s holdings in American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He said. “We are very grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Fralin for their generosity and continuing commitment to this museum and UVA.” ALBEMARLE
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So, you call yourself a Virginian?
Test your knowledge of our great Commonwealth and see what it means to be a true Virginian. It was once said, “To be a Virginian either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on one’s mother’s side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from the Almighty God.” One can only imagine that someone who knew the beautiful landscape and rich history of Virginia coined this adage. To what extent could you call yourself a Virginian? Do you know the basics such as the state flower, bird, and nickname? Or are you an Old Dominion expert who celebrates every Virginia landmark from the birthday of Thomas Jefferson in April to the celebration of the Jamestown Landing on May 13? Test your Virginia IQ. Challenge your friends and family. Dazzle your neighbors. If you are new to our state, learn some exciting facts and get to know Virginia. Compiled by Casey Sweren
It’s that time of year again! Summer is fading into autumn. The harvest is beginning. And Albemarle County is enlivened with students of all ages returning to school. With learning pervading the air, take a moment exercise your brain! How much do know about Virginia’s great history? Are you an expert who can recall where the last major battle of the Revolutionary War took place? Or are you a beginner ready to learn some exciting new facts? After all, like Thomas Jefferson said, “Knowledge indeed is a desirable, lovely possession.” “An honest heart being the first blessing, a knowing head is the second.” –Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785
1. Jamestown, England’s first permanent American colony, was established for the purpose of cultivating: a. Cotton b. Tobacco c. Silk d. Sugar cane
2. While still debated, what is the most popular conclusion for the meaning of the Native American term “Shenandoah”? a. “Guardian of the people” b. “Beautiful daughter of the stars” c. “Mother spirit” d. “One who provides”
3. Thomas Jefferson played a key role in all of the following except: a. The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions b. The Louisiana Purchase c. The Lewis and Clark Expedition d. The Federalist Papers
4. During the Revolutionary War, what did British propagandists accuse George Washington of?
11. General Thomas Jackson got his nickname “Stonewall” in which Virginia city during the Civil War?
a. Being an adulterer and caring on affairs with Native American women b. Being mentally ill c. Being a woman dressed as a man d. Being unusually peculiar and untrustworthy
a. Petersburg b. Winchester c. Richmond d. Manassas
5. Who was the British King during the Revolutionary War? a. King Charles I b. King James II c. King George III d. King Edward VI
6. Where was the last major battle of the Revolutionary War? a. Yorktown b. Petersburg c. Williamsburg d. Saratoga
12. All are true about Belle Boyd, a Virginia native and famous female Confederate spy, except: a. She shot and killed a Union soldier whom she claimed insulted her mother, but was cleared of any wrongdoing by a Union committee. b. After being captured by Union soldiers, she was able to send messages to the Confederacy by hiding cryptic notes in unlikely places, such as inside a woman’s bun of hair. c. She transmitted vital information that enabled General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson to take back Front Royal, VA. d. A year after being arrested at sea while attempting to carry Confederate documents, she married one of her Union captors.
13. In 1853, a newspaper in Norfolk reported that ________ fell from the sky.
7. Which Virginia native said, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men… [no] controls on government would be necessary”?
a. Multicolored rain b. Cats & dogs c. Food d. Catfish & hail
a. George Washington b. James Madison c. George Mason d. Patrick Henry
14. On September 23, 1890, who became Virginia’s first black representative in Congress?
8. Which city was the capital of Virginia during the Revolutionary War? a. Jamestown b. Williamsburg c. Richmond d. Charlottesville
a. John Mercer Langston b. Hiram Rhodes Revels c. Frederick Douglass d. Blanche Bruce
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9. When the royal governor dissolved the Virginia House of Burgesses, which colonial tavern became the center of sedition for the former members of the legislative body? a. Faneuil Hall b. Michie Tavern c. Dobbin House Tavern d. Raleigh Tavern
10. Which Virginian city changed hands as many as seventy-two times during the Civil War? a. Petersburg b. Richmond c. Winchester d. Manassas
GOOD SPIRITS LONDON CALLING... Virginia Celebrates 250th Anniversary of American Wine at London International Wine Fair Virginia wines continue to share the spotlight on the international stage, this time at the 2012 London International Wine Fair (LIWF), where award-winning wineries from the Central Virginia, Northern Virginia, and Hampton Roads regions were poured. Four wineries from the Monticello AVA, home of Thomas Jefferson, participated in addition to two from Northern Virginia and one from Hampton Roads, located near the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. The following Virginia wineries poured the wines listed at LIWF: Monticello AVA, Central Virginia Region • Barboursville Vineyards, 2008 Cabernet Franc, 2006 Octagon, 2010 Viognier • King Family Vineyards, 2010 Viognier • Veritas Winery, 2009 Kenmar Dessert Wine, 2010 Petit Verdot Paul Shaffer 4th Edition, 2011 Viognier • Virginia Wineworks, NV Cabernet Franc, Michael Shaps 2009 Petit Verdot, Michael Shaps 2009 Viognier • White Hall Vineyards, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, 2010 Pinot Gris, 2011 Viognier Northern Virginia Region • Boxwood Estate Winery, 2010 Boxwood Meritage, 2008 Topiary • Breaux Vineyards, 2007 Cabernet Franc Reserve, 2007 Meritage, 2005 Nebbiolo, 2010 Nebbiolo Ice, 2010 Viognier Hampton Roads Region • Williamsburg Winery, 2010 Acte 12 Chardonnay, 2009 Adagio, 2007 Gabriel Archer Reserve, 2007 Virginia Trianon, 2010 Vintage Reserve Chardonnay The history of Virginia wine is rooted in England. The Royal Society of Arts (RSA), established awards for making wine in its colonies in 1759. The following year, the Virginia General Assembly passed an act to establish an independent wine industry in Virginia—signed by George Washington, the Lees, and the Virginia signers of the Declaration of Independence. Charles Carter sent his wines to the RSA in 1762, and on October 20, 1762, the RSA declared the wines excellent, awarding them a gold medal and recognizing the success in winemaking in Virginia, the first internationally recognized wines of colonial America. The Commonwealth of Virginia officially took claim to being the successful birthplace of the American wine industry on February 3, 2012, with Senate Joint Resolution #114. The proclamation commends Virginia on the 250th anniversary of the American wine industry. The rapid growth of Virginia’s vibrant wine industry has made it one of the fastest growing agricultural sectors in the state. In 1979, there were only six wineries in Virginia. Today, there are over 380 vineyards that cultivate over 3,000 acres of grapes and over 200 wineries in Virginia. The state’s wine industry’s growth is escalating as fast as the state’s advancements in wine quality and reputation.
wine talks about it.”
tastes it, sips it and--one
, one smells it, observes it,
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Virginia Wine Tasters’ Guide (technical tasting notes and suggested food pairings) for 2012 LIWF.
Virginia Wine Delegation. Left to right / front row: Charles Green, Marketing Director for Virginia Department of Agriculture, Annette Boyd, Executive Director for the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office, Amy Ciarametaro, Marketing Manager for the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office, Rachel Martin, Proprietor of Boxwood Winery. Left to right / back row: Chris Parker, Exporter for New Horizon Wines, Todd P. Haymore, Secretary of Virginia Agriculture, Lawrence Camp, Sales Manager for Breaux Vineyards, David King, Proprietor of King Family Vineyards
Acclaimed wine critic, Steven Spurrier being interviewed about Virginia wines.
Panoramic view of the Virginia Wine booth at the 2012 LIWF.
Acclaimed wine critic, Oz Clarke sampling Virginia wines.
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environment, live music, and authentic brick oven pizza made to order. $. 6-9pm. 540-6686464 ext. 202. www.doukeniewinery.com Friday Nights Under the Stars at AmRhein Wine Cellars Aug 3, 10, 17, 24—Enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening under the stars with a glass of AmRhein wine. Reservations required. $. 6-9pm. 540-9294632. www.amrheinwine.com Sunset Hill’s Fiesta Fridays Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31—Kick off the weekend with a fiesta! Enjoy the Mariachi music and sombrerowearing staff while eating a light fare. Be sure to try the Wine-a-Rita. 5-8pm. 540-8824560. www.sunsethillsvineyard.com Uncork Your Weekend at Bogati Bodega Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31—Unwind from the stresses of the week on the overlook and immerse yourself in the ambiance and energy of South America. $. 6-9pm. 540-338-1144. www.bogatibodega.com A Peachy Open House at Peaks of Otter Winery Aug 3-5, 10-12, 17-19—Enjoy the benefits of eating and sampling the peaches, nectarines, and apples that Peaks of Otter Winery makes into wine. Take your children to see the farm animals. 12-5pm. 540-5863707. www.peaksofotterwinery.com Friday Night Wine Downs at Veramar Aug 3, 24, 31—Celebrate TGIF at Veramar with extended evening hours. Enjoy a glass of wine on the courtyard while listening to light ALBEMARLE
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER jazz. Light fare available for purchase. $. 5-9pm. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com National Mead Day at Blacksnake Meadery Aug 4—Celebrate National Mead Day with a free tasting of Blacksnake’s award-winning meads and discounts on bottles. Experience the versatility of this honey-based drink in mead “cocktails” as well. $. 11am-5pm. 540834-6172. www.blacksnakemead.com Caribbean Wine Festival at Lake Anna Winery Aug 4—Dance under the stars at the Heart of Virginia’s 4th Annual Caribbean Wine Festival at Lake Anna Winery! Taste award-winning wines from Cooper Vineyards, Grayhaven Winery, Lake Anna Winery, and James River Cellars Winery. Kick back with a glass of your favorite wine and listen to beach music. Enjoy great Caribbean food from the food vendor. $. 6-10pm. 540895-5085. www.hovawinetrail.com DuCard Vineyard’s 2nd Corps Wine Release Party Aug 4—Join this Civil War anniversary event, commemorating the march Gen. Jackson made over the mountains down the road from DuCard with 10,000 troops on his way to the Battle of Fredericksburg. Visit the tasting room and take part in the release of the new limited edition vintage of 2nd Corps wine. The re-enactment march starts at exactly 2pm. $. 1-6pm. 540-923-4206. www. ducardvineyards.com Blackberry Harvest Festival at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery Aug 4—Take the whole family out to Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery for the annual Blackberry Harvest Festival. Enjoy blackberry picking, wine tasting, and more. $. 434-361-1266. www. hilltopberrywine.com Sunset in the Vineyard at Fox Meadow Winery Aug 4—On the first Saturday of each summer month, Fox Meadow Winery stays open until 8pm (weather permitting) so you can enjoy great wines and a peaceful evening at the winery while watching the sun set over the vineyard. 4-8pm. 540-636-6777. www.foxmeadowwinery.com Annual Summer Norton Tasting at Burnley Vineyards Aug 4, 5—A vertical tasting of the seven vintages of Norton, including two in a port-style red. Not a library tasting—each vintage is available for purchase. $. 11am4pm. 540-832-2828. www.burnleywines.com
Tarara Winery’s Toast to the Tunes Summer Concert Series Aug 4, 11, 18, 25—Experience Tarara’s popular Saturday evening summer concert series with world-class wines and live music under the stars at Shadow Lake. Under a slice of starry Virginia sky, sip the finest Virginia wines, while an eclectic mix of awardwinning artists create a soundtrack for the season! No pets please. $. 6-9:30pm. 703-7717100. www.tarara.com Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette Winery Aug 5, 12, 19, 26—Local and regional musicians and entertainers will brighten up your day. Food, soft drinks, and wine available for purchase or pack a picnic. The whole family will enjoy this fun-filled Sunday afternoon together. 1-4pm. 540-5932865. www.thedogs.com Fridays on the Patio at James River Cellars Winery Aug 10, 17—The beautiful patio sets the scene for this monthly event featuring local musicians, light food, tour, and wine tastings. Bring a picnic and some friends. $. 6:30-9:30pm. 804-550-7516. www. jamesrivercellars.com Black Dog Wine & Music Festival Aug 11—Pull out your chair, pack your dancing shoes and sunglasses, and prepare for a relaxing, fun-filled afternoon at the Chateau Morrisette Winery. Admission includes music, winery tour, tasting, and souvenir wine glass. Artists, craftspeople, and vendors will be on site for shopping and plenty of great food. $. 11am-5pm. 540593-2865. www.thedogs.com Winemaker’s Dinner at Naked Mountain Winery Aug 11—A wonderful evening out for two, or a great reason to get friends together. Chef Eric Stamer presents a fourcourse dinner accompanied by expertly paired Naked Mountain wines. Reservations required. $. 6:30-9pm. 540-364-1609. www. nakedmtnwinery.com Summer Wine Tasting at Olde Virginia Gourmet Aug 11—Stop by and enjoy this free wine tasting event featuring the King Family Vineyards. 12-4pm. 540-720-3901. www.oldevagourmet.com Music, Mead, & Cider Aug 11—Experience two originals—enjoy local music and taste award-winning cider and mead just two miles apart near the Blue Ridge Parkway 37
in southwest Virginia. At Foggy Ridge, sip cider while looking out over heirloom apple orchards. On the Blacksnake Meadery’s ‘Sippin’ Porch,’ enjoy mead and music from 1-4pm by Folk by Association. $. 11am-5pm. 276-398-2337. www.blacksnakemead.com www.foggyridgecider.com Starry Nights with The Dickens at Veritas Winery Aug 11—Come for wine, food, and live music with The Dickens—the Ultimate Party Band. For an unforgettable night under the stars, bring your chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes. Reservations recommended. $. 7-11pm. 540-456-8000 ext. 108. www.veritaswines.com Concert Series at Blue Ridge Vineyard Aug 11—Pack up the family and head out for a rousing concert by Fat Daddy Band, the King of Blues. Food will be available for purchase or pack a picnic. $. 5-9pm. 540-7987642. www.blueridgevineyard.com Hickory Hill’s Sunset Saturday Aug 11— Listen to live music as you enjoy an evening of good friends, fun, and wine. Bring chairs, blankets, and a personalized picnic, and settle in to watch the sun set over the vineyard. Kids and “Designated Drivers” receive free admission. $. 7-10pm. 540-2961393. www.hickoryhillvineyards.com WORX Concert at the DeVault Family Vineyards Aug 11—This kid-friendly outdoor event is the latest in the DeVault Family concert series. Bring chairs and blankets and get ready for a fun-filled night out. Wines available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle. $. 7-11pm. 434-993-0561. www. devaultvineyards.com Sunday After the Fest: Beer and Brats Aug 12—Chateau Morrisette is proud to welcome the award-winning Weeping Radish Farm Brewery to the winery. North Carolina’s oldest microbrewery, Weeping Radish has distinctive German beers and hand-crafted bratwursts. Music is free; beer and brats available for purchase. 12-4pm. 540-5932865. www.thedogs.com Crepe Day at DelFosse Winery Aug 12— Spend an easy Sunday afternoon at the DelFosse Winery. Choose between savory and sweet crepes for a delicious meal. Reservations appreciated. $. 1-5pm. 434-2636100. www.delfossewine.com Sunday Uncorked and Unplugged at Rockbridge Vineyard Aug 12, 26—Relax outdoors on the deck with live acoustic music while sampling award-winning Rockbridge wines. 2-5pm. 888-511-9463. www.rockbridgevineyard.com Vineyard Vibes at CrossKeys Vineyards Aug 12, 26—The event is the latest in the monthly concert series. Enjoy wine with friends in the courtyard while soaking up the tunes. It is the perfect way to wind down your weekend! 2-5pm. 540-234-0505. www.crosskeysvineyards.com Hot Dog Days at Veramar Aug 14—Pack up the pooch for “Dog Days!” and enjoy an afternoon at the vineyard. Spoil your dog with treats while you treat yourself to fantastic wine and hot dogs available for purchase. Dogs must be on a leash. $. 125pm. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com 38
Palladio Cooking Class at Barboursville Vineyards Aug 14—Each member of the class will be invited to participate, with all products being created to take home. Sessions should be expected to last three and a half hours, including a meal of light fare with wine pairings. Reservations required. $. 6:30pm. 540-832-7848. www. barboursvillewine.com Sunset in the Vineyard at Barren Ridge Vineyards Aug 17—Every third Friday, relax and enjoy live music and great wines, while watching the sun set over the vineyard. Feel free to bring food (no outside alcohol, however) or preorder. $. 7-10pm. 540-2483300. www.barrenridgevineyards.com Movie Night at Veramar Aug 17—Enjoy a movie night under the stars and drink Veramar wines. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for this fun-filled night. Movie begins at dusk. Donations appreciated to support the Magic Lantern Theater. 8-10pm. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com Wine Camp at Veramar Aug 17-19—If you love good wine, wonderful food, and learning about wine, then don’t miss this camp! This unique weekend escape includes lodging, meals, tastings, and exclusive vineyard and winery experiences. Reservations required. $. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com ACE Blues and BBQ Fundraiser at Lake Anna Winery Aug 18—Join Lake Anna Winery for barbecue, wine tasting, silent auction, and music from “BlueRock.”
All proceeds benefit Adult Community Education (ACE) to support literacy efforts in Louisa. Reservations required. 6-10pm. 540-895-5085. www.lawinery.com Middleburg Humane Foundation Adoptions at Barrel Oak Aug 18—Stop by Barrel Oak to see some of Middleburg Humane Foundation’s adoptable dogs. 1-5pm. 540364-6402. www.barreloak.com Sugarleaf’s Sixth Anniversary Soiree Aug 18—The Sugarleaf Vineyards Tasting Room turns six! Celebrate the anniversary of the vineyard’s inaugural award-winning vintage release and the opening of the tasting room. Enjoy wine, gourmet cheeses, and live music. $. 12-6pm. 434-984-4272. www. sugarleafvineyards.com Summer Celebration at Virginia Mountain Vineyards Aug 18—Grab your chairs and hop on over to VMV for a foot stomping concert event featuring “Runaway Jones” play Alternative Rock and Blues. Enjoy the music and a bottle of your favorite wine under the shade. $. 5-9pm. 540-473-2979. www.vmvines.com Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery “Tins for Tunes” Concert Series Aug 18—Enjoy live entertainment by the Atkinsons— mixing roots, country, and rock music into a unique style—and a beautiful view at the winery. Proceeds benefit a local charity. Free admission for each person who brings five non-perishable food items. $. 5-9pm. 540456-8400. www.cardinalpointwinery.com Surrender Band at the DeVault Family
Vineyards Aug 18—This kid-friendly outdoor event is the latest in the DeVault Family concert series. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on and get ready for a funfilled night out. Wines available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle. $. 6-10pm. 434993-0561. www.devaultvineyards.com Sundays in the Shade Aug 18—Join James River Cellars for some relaxing live acoustical music on the patio. Bring a snack, sample some wine, and take some time to relax. $. 11am-5pm. 804-550-7516. www.jamesrivercellars.com Mountain Road Wine Experience Tasting Tour Aug 18, 19—Wind down the beautiful mountain roads and discover the finest wine, mead, and cider at seven unique area locations. Château Morrisette Winery, AmRhein Wine Cellars, Attimo Winery, Blacksnake Meadery, Foggy Ridge Cider, Stanburn Winery, and Villa Appalaccia Winery collaborate in this event. Bring picnic snacks and enjoy central Virginia’s distinct wine, mead, and cider makers, plus exhibits featuring the gifted Virginia artisan craftsmen. $. 11am-5pm. 540-745-2220. www.mountainroadwineexperience.com An Apple A Day Open House at Peaks of Otter Winery Aug 24-26, 31—Enjoy the benefits of eating and sampling various varieties of apples and taste Fruit of the Farm wine. Johnny Appleseed knew that “an apple a day would keep the doctor away,” long ago. 12-5pm. 540-586-3707. www.peaksofotterwinery.com
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Beat the Heat in the Foothills Festival Aug 25—Cool down and enjoy the summer with wine trail partners DuCard Vineyards and Sharp Rock Vineyards with refreshing wines, mountain streams, and shaded patios. Lawn games, free gifts, and more. 11am-6pm. 540923-4206. www.ducardvineyards.com Concert Series at Blue Ridge Vineyard Aug 25—Pack up the family and come out to a rousing concert by Stone Canyon. Food will be available for purchase or pack a picnic $. 5-9pm. 540-798-7642. www. blueridgevineyard.com
SEPTEMBER Sliders and Wine at Bogati Bodega Sep 1—Sliders are all the rage and with good reason! Join Bogati Bodega for delicious gourmet sliders and a glass of wine. $. 125pm. 540-338-1144. www.bogatibodega.com Labor Day at Veramar Vineyard Sep 1— Labor Day weekend marks the official end of summer, and it’s the perfect time for one last outdoor party. 12-5pm. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com Rebec Labor Day Wine and Music Fest Sep 1—Visit Rebec Vineyards for wine, food,
arts and crafts, and live music featuring Michael Changon and Geoffrey Osbourne performing as Mercutio and the Vokal Fuzion Band. $. 12-6pm. 434-946-5168. www.rebecwinery.com Hickory Hill’s Sunset Saturday Sep 1—Listen to live music as you enjoy an evening of good friends, fun, and wine. Bring chairs, blankets, and a personalized picnic, and settle in to watch the sun set over the vineyard. Kids and “Designated Drivers” receive free admission. $. 7-10pm. 540-2961393. www.hickoryhillvineyards.com Harvest Wine Festival at James River Cellars Winery Sep 1—Join this winery and three other guest wineries for the Seventh Annual Harvest Wine Festival at James River Cellars Winery. Listen to live music, attend Wine 101 seminars and tours, visit with craft vendors, enjoy wine tastings, and purchase food. Picnics are welcome. Rain or shine. $. 11am-5pm. 804-550-7516. www. jamesrivercellars.com Labor Day Weekend at Gadino Cellars Sep 1—Treat yourself for all the hard work you do all year with a glass of wine and the music of Magick Kat. Visit the tasting room to enjoy music, bocce, and wine over the long holiday weekend. 2-5pm. 540-9879292. www.gadinocellars.com Last Days of Summer Jazz at Lake Anna Winery Sep 1—Celebrate summer’s end with a savory collection of gourmet cuisine, including hand-tossed, made-to-order, authentic wood fired pizza. Enjoy tours, tastings, and live music from Spectrum—a Richmond sensation. $. 6-10pm. 540-8955085. www.lawinery.com Cinema on the Lawn at Chateau Morrisette Sep 1—Come watch Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho on the lawn. Bring your own seating and blankets. Leashed dogs welcome. Sandwiches, snacks, beverages, and wine available for purchase. $. 8-10pm. 540-5932865. www.thedogs.com Annual Harvest Festival at First Colony Winery Sep 1, 2—First Colony’s most popular event! Join in the festivities that include grape stomping, traditional German food, tours, and tastings. Reservations recommended. $. 12-5pm. 434-979-7105. www.fi rstcolonywinery.com Tarara Winery’s Toast to the Tunes Concert Series Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29—Experience Tarara’s popular summer concert series Saturday evenings with world-class wines and live music under the stars at Shadow Lake. $. 6-9:30pm. 703-771-7100. www.tarara.com Food and Wine at Doukénie Winery Sep 1, 8, 29—Does Jambalaya and BBQ sound good? You bet! Come enjoy a bottle of wine and great food from Brad & Dylan, Just Grillin’ on the beautiful grounds or the patio. $. 540-668-6464. www.doukeniewinery.com An Apple A Day Open House at Peaks of Otter Winery Sep 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30—Enjoy the benefits of eating and sampling various varieties of apples and taste Fruit of the Farm wine. Johnny Appleseed knew that “an apple a day would keep the doctor away,” long ago. 12-5pm. 540-5863707. www.peaksofotterwinery.com ALBEMARLE
Labor Day Weekend Party at DuCard Vineyards Sep 2—Come on out to DuCard on Sunday and enjoy the beautiful mountain views, babbling brook, live music on the patio, and delicious wines. 11am-5pm. 540923-4206. www.ducardvineyards.com Labor Day Sunset in the Vineyard at Gadino Cellars Sep 2—Take in the sounds of Robbie Limon while admiring the sunset over the vineyard and mountains from the deck or lawn area. Bring a picnic supper or enjoy light refreshments provided by the vineyard. 5-9pm. 540-987-9292. www.gadinocellars.com Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30—Local and regional musicians and entertainers will brighten up your day. Grilled foods, soft drinks, and wine available for purchase or bring your own picnic. 1-4pm. 540-593-2865. www.thedogs.com Labor Day at Chateau Morrisette Sep 3— Take a well-deserved break from the daily grind and join Chateau Morrisette for lunch. 11am-2pm. 540-593-2865. www.thedogs.com Labor Day Wine & Cheese Pairing at James River Cellars Winery Sep 3—Celebrate the holiday with a gourmet wine and cheese pairing. Learn the basics of putting together our award-winning wines with specialty cheeses to enhance the flavors of both. $. 11am-5pm. 804-550-7516. www.jamesrivercellars.com First Wednesday at King Family Vineyards Sep 5—Toast the warm weather and enjoy the view from the patio during extended hours. The Tasting Room will be open for bottle and glass sales. 5-8:30pm. 434-823-
7800. www.kingfamilyvineyards.com Doukénie Winery’s Bistro Night Sep 7, 14, 21, 28—Start the weekend at Doukénie Winery for great wine, a beautiful and relaxed environment, live music, and authentic brick oven pizza made to order. $. 6-9pm. 540-668-6464 ext. 202. www. doukeniewinery.com Uncork Your Weekend at Bogati Bodega Sep 7, 14, 21, 28—Unwind from the stresses of the week, while immersed in the ambiance and energy of South America. Grab gourmet flatbread pizza and relax while listening to original live music. $. 6-9pm. 540-338-1144. www.bogatibodega.com Annual Shrimp and Wine Festival at Sans Soucy Vineyards Sep 8—Enjoy arts and crafts, wines from seven wineries, local farm raised shrimp, and music by Deanie Blues and Craig Hanson & Friends. $. 12-6pm. 434-3769463. www.sanssoucyvineyards.com Concert Series at Blue Ridge Vineyard Sep 8—Pack up the family and head out for a rousing concert by Preacher Woody & the MWB Band. $. 5-9pm. 540-798-7642. www. blueridgevineyard.com End of Summer Wine Tasting Sep 8— Celebrate the end of summer and arrival of autumn with a complimentary wine tasting from Olde Virginia Gourmet and special guest Peak of Otter Winery. 12-4pm. 540720-3901. www.oldevagourmet.com Squealing Black Dog Wine & Swine Festival Sep 8—Spend a day with guest pit masters offering barbeque for sale, sauce competitions, wine
tastings, vendors, and music featuring Uncle Lucius and Key West Band! $. 11am-6pm. 540593-2865. www.thedogs.com Starry Nights with The Hackensaw Boys at Veritas Winery Sep 8—Come for wine, food, and live music with The Hackensaw Boys, a raucous bluegrass band. For an unforgettable night under the stars, bring your chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes. Reservations requested. $. 7-11pm. 540-4568000 ext. 108. www.veritaswines.com Jazz in the Courtyard at Ingleside Plantation Vineyards Sep 8—Relax in Ingleside’s European-style courtyard, while sipping wine and enjoying the sounds of live jazz music. Music, tours, tastings, and a souvenir wine glass are included. Bring a picnic or reserve a seat. Reservations required for dinner. $. 6-9pm. 804-224-8687. www. inglesidevineyards.com Great Grapes! Wine, Arts, & Food Festival Sep 8, 9—Experience Northern Virginia’s premier casual wine tasting with hundreds available for sampling. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the great live music on the main stage. Uncork yourself, uncork the fun! $. 12-6pm. www.uncorkthefun.com Vineyard Vibes at CrossKeys Vineyards Sep 9—The event, featuring Kat and The Travelers, is the latest in the monthly concert series. Enjoy wine with friends in the courtyard while soaking up the tunes. It is the perfect way to wind down your weekend! 2-5pm. 540-234-0505. www. crosskeysvineyards.com
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Pet Adoption Day at Chateau Morrisette Sep 9—Drink wine and listen to live music while supporting our four-legged friends! Chateau Morrisette partners with Floyd Animal Rescue to present dogs and cats looking for new homes. Floyd County Human Society will be on hand to help you chose the perfect companion. 11am-4pm. 540-5932865. www.thedogs.com Concord Grape Festival at MountainRose Vineyard Sep 10—Pick grapes for eating, jelly, and juice. Grab those clippers and a basket and enjoy Concord and Niagara grapes “like grandma grew!” Taste from a wide array of wines and jellies before leaving, for a perfect day with a loved one. 276-328-2013. www. mountainrosevineyard.com Palladio Cooking Class at Barboursville Vineyards Sep 11—This class features Basic Italian Breads, from foccacia to sour dough. Each member of the class will be invited to participate, with all products being created to take home. Sessions should be expected to last three and a half hours, including a meal of light fare with wine pairings. Reservations required. $. 6:30pm. 540-8327848. www.barboursvillewine.com Wine Camp at Veramar Sep 14-16—If you love good wine, wonderful food, and learning about wine, then don’t miss this camp! This unique weekend escape includes lodging, meals, tastings, and exclusive vineyard and winery experiences. Reservations required. $. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com Lambs & Clams World Tour at Foggy Ridge Cider Sep 15—You do not want to miss this exciting event! Foggy Ridge Cider is a stop on the Lambs & Clams 2012 World Tour. Enjoy a day in the sun, while eating this traditional Portugese lamb and clam stew, drinking delicious Foggy Ridge Cider, and listening to live local music. $. 11am-5pm. 276-398-2337. www.foggyridgecider.com Winemaker’s Dinner at DuCard Vineyards Sep 15—Come enjoy a gourmet dinner paired with fabulous wines in a majestic mountain setting. The DuCard Winemaker’s Dinner series continues with delicious dishes picked to match their latest vintage wines. Live music will accompany this evening full of rare opportunities to meet chefs, winemakers, and others involved in bringing the best that Virginia has to offer. Reservations required. 6:30-9pm 540-9234206. www.ducardvineyards.com Gentleman’s Evening at Veramar Vineyard Sep 15—Finally! A night out just for the guys. Savor a glass of Norton wine and chicken wings. Feel free to bring a cigar for outside. Reservations required. $. 6-9pm. 540-9555510. www.veramar.com Middleburg Humane Foundation Adoptions at Barrel Oak Sep 15—Stop by Barrel Oak to see some of Middleburg Humane Foundation’s adoptable dogs. 1-5pm. 540364-6402. www.barreloak.com Lynchburg Beer & Wine Festival Sep 15— Sample beer and wine from more than 25 wineries and breweries, visit the 50+ artisans and crafters, enjoy fabulous food vendors and the area’s top bands. $. 11amALBEMARLE
7pm. The Riverfront Park, Lynchburg. www.lynchburgshows.com Sugarleaf Vineyard’s Annual Harvest Party Sep 15—One of the most talked about events in town—the sixth annual Sugarleaf Vineyards Harvest Party. Fruit, cheese, olives, and bread will be provided to pair with a variety of Sugarleaf wines. $. 12-6pm. 434984-4272. www.sugarleafvineyards.com 16th Annual Neptune Wine Festival Sep 15, 16—Come taste the leading Virginia wine at the Neptune Festival! Enjoy Chardonnays, Merlots, Rieslings, and more against a stunning oceanfront backdrop, coupled with gourmet food, live music, and specialty vendors. $. 12-5pm. 757-498-0215. www. neptunefestival.com Virginia Wine Festival Sep 15, 16—As the longest-running wine festival on the East Coast, the Virginia Wine Festival has become a Commonwealth tradition and a paradise for wine enthusiasts. The Virginia Wine Festival has grown to become the #1 tasting event in Virginia, featuring over 400 varieties of wine, paired with gourmet food offerings, art shows, and unbeatable musical entertainment. $. 11am-6pm. www. virginiawinefest.com Sundays in the Shade at James River Cellars Winery Sep 16—Join James River Cellars for some relaxing live acoustical music on the patio. Bring a snack, sample some wine, and just relax. $. 11am-5pm. 804-550-7516. www. jamesrivercellars.com Uncorked and Unplugged at Rockbridge Vineyard Sep 16, 30—Relax on the deck with award-winning Rockbridge wine while listening to acoustic music from local groups. 2-5pm. 888-511-9463. www. rockbridgevineyard.com Sunset in the Vineyard at Barren Ridge Vineyards Sep 21—Every third Friday, relax and enjoy live music and great wines, while watching the sun set over the vineyard. Feel free to bring food (no outside alcohol, however) or preorder. $. 7-10pm. 540-2483300. www.barrenridgevineyards.com Fridays on the Patio at James River Cellars Winery Sep 21—The beautiful patio sets the scene for this monthly event featuring local musicians, light food, tour, and wine tastings. Bring a picnic and some friends. $. 6:30-9:30pm. 804-550-7516. www. jamesrivercellars.com Concert Series at Blue Ridge Vineyard Sep 22—Pack up the family and head out for a rousing concert by Solrevolt. Food will be available for purchase. $. 5-9pm. 540-7987642. www.blueridgevineyard.com Winemaker’s Dinner at Naked Mountain Winery Sep 22—A wonderful evening out for two, or a great reason to get friends together. Chef Eric Stamer presents a four-course dinner accompanied by expertly paired Naked Mountain wines. Reservations required. $. 6:30-9pm. 540364-1609. www.nakedmtnwinery.com First Day of Fall Harvest Cellarbration at Gadino Cellars Sep 22—Join Gadino Cellars for their annual celebration of everything fall! Magick Kat will provide live music to kick off autumn. 1:30-5pm. ALBEMARLE
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DuCard Vineyards to show some of the “ambassadors” from the wildlife center and talk about rehabilitation efforts for injured wildlife. It is also a fee-free day for the Shenandoah National Park, so it’ll be a great day to take a hike in the area! 2-6pm. 540923-4206. www.ducardvineyards.com La Luna at Veramar Sep 29—Join Veramar to admire la luna, the Spanish word for moon. Come and enjoy your evening with tapas, wine, music, Veramar, and la luna. Reservations required. $. 6:30-9pm. 540-9555510. www.veramar.com HOWL3 at DuCard Sep 29—Come enjoy moon tunes and great wines as we await the rising of the harvest moon after sunset. The Vineyard will be open late so everyone can eat, drink, and howl at the full moon to celebrate life in the vineyard! 6:30-9:30pm. 540-923-4206. www.ducardvineyards.com Winemaker’s Dinner at Bogati Bodega Sep 29—An experience for people who love wine and food! Take a guided trip through freshly prepared mini-portions of a four course tasting adventure hosted by Bogati Bodega’s Winemaker. As the Winemaker describes the food courses, he will explain why each wine was chosen as the perfect wine for the specific dish. Reservations required. $. 7-9pm. 540-338-1144. www.bogatibodega.com South Boston Harvest Festival Sep 29—This is an outdoor festival held in the streets of downtown South Boston. Now in it’s 21st year, the South Boston Harvest Festival has become a favorite family event. There is something for everyone, young and old alike. Enjoy the crafts, exhibits, children’s activities, live music, and a wide variety of food and drinks. Make sure to visit the Wine Garden for a wine tasting from premium Virginia vineyards. $. 9am-5pm. 434-5754208. www.soboharvestfest.com Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival at Lake Watch Plantation Sep 29, 30—Celebrating its 24th year, the 2012 Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is the perfect event for aficionados of wine as well as fans of outdoor concerts and craft festivals. Featuring twenty-seven wineries with eighty-five juried craft and food vendors. Rain or shine. $. 11am-6pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday. 540-721-1203. www. visitsmithmountainlake.com Wine & Cheese Pairing at Willowcroft Sep 30—Join Willowcroft for a special tasting of wines paired with cheese, the perfect partners! Reservations required. $. 12-4pm. 703-777-8161. www.willowcroftwine.com
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Hunter J. Smith and Elsie Thompson
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Bill Pease, The UVA Wind Ensemble
The Historic Paramount Stage was transformed for The Marquee Gala
Paramount Marquee Award Celebrates Philanthropist HUNTER J. SMITH by Austen Weathersby/Photographs by Jack Looney
n May 31st, The Paramount Theater hosted the Second Annual Grand Marquee Award Gala, honoring longtime philanthropist Hunter J. Smith. Smith was instrumental in the renovation of the theater, which closed in 1974 and reopened eight years ago. Last year’s recipients, Elsie and Mac Thompson, helped former Virginia National Bank Chairman Mark Giles, present the award, which is meant to “celebrate [an individual, business or organization’s] achievements and their dedication to enriching the cultural life of our community.” The Gala featured welcoming remarks from the Paramount’s Executive Director Chris Eure, opening remarks by Giles, an award presentation by Masters of Ceremony Gene Corrigan, former ACC Commissioner, and Dan Jordan, principal of the Hunter Smith Family Foundation, and a video presentation. Former UVA president John Casteen, UVA professor Ernie Ern, bestselling author Jan Karon, and philanthropists Lena Corrigan, Betty Cauthen, Marcia Gilliam and Leslie Gilliam delivered tributes. Performances by the wind ensemble of the University of Virginia 44
Marching Band (introduced by Bill Pease), Rockabilly singer Wrenn Magnum and Ray “Big Ray” Cadell and the Kool Kats provided musical entertainment. The evening ended with closing remarks from Smith herself. Smith and her husband Carl, who passed away in 2005, were large supporters of the University of Virginia. Their gifts to the school and the Jefferson Scholars program have led to the expansion of Scott Stadium, the creation of a 300 + member marching band, and the Hunter Smith Band Building, as well as larger efforts to preserve the University’s historic buildings. Smith has also donates generously to Martha Jefferson Hospital, Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Shelter for Help in Emergency, and Children, Youth and Family Services. “Lucky is how we describe ourselves in knowing Hunter,” stated Executive Director Chris Eure, on behalf of The Paramount Board. “Never wanting to draw attention to herself, but to the causes she supports, Hunter is a very fitting recipient of The Paramount Grand Marquee award.” www.theparamount.com
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American Graffiti Aug 8, 15—American Graffiti is a coming of age film co-written/ directed by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, and Mackenzie Phillips. Set in 1962 Modesto, California, American Graffiti is a study of the cruising and rock and roll cultures popular among the post–World War II baby boom generation. The film is a nostalgic portrait of teenage life in the early 1960s told in a series of vignettes, featuring the story of a group of teenagers and their adventures within one night.
Ash Lawn Opera Festival has produced opera and other musical performances first at Ash Lawn-Highland, and now at The Paramount Theater.
The Municipal Band of Charlottesville Aug 14—Join the Municipal Band of Charlottesville in the (free!) sixth and final installment of their 90th Summer Concert Series: Celebrate the Big Bands. Festival Express Aug 22—Festival Express is a 2003 documentary film about the eponymous 1970 train tour across Canada taken by some of North America’s most popular rock bands, including The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. The film combines live footage shot during the 1970 concerts, as well as footage aboard the train itself, interspersed with present-day interviews with tour participants sharing their often humorous recollections of the events. Awesome; I ... Shot That! Aug 29—This 2006 concert film of the Beastie Boys was created by giving camcorders to 50 audience members of a sold out concert at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 9, 2004. The audience members were instructed to keep the cameras rolling at all times. Keep your eyes peeled for some celebrity appearances in the audience! Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore Tour Aug 31—Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008, Ralphie May has filmed a record-setting three separate one-hour Comedy Central Specials in the past three consecutive years, all of which were among the networks most highly-rated. His new DVD and tour titled “Too Big to Ignore” has him playing to sold out shows across the country, proving that Ralphie’s relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever.
The Music Man Aug 2, 4, 5, 7—Meredith Willson’s five-time Tony Award-winning The Music Man gave birth to one of the most iconic American characters of all times, the lovable rake, Harold Hill. With one hit tune after another, you’ll agree ‘Ya Got Trouble, Right Here in River City’, hum along with ‘Till There Was You’ and, when the theater erupts in ‘Seventy-six Trombones’, cheer right along with River City for Professor Harold Hill! Brought to life by artists from the Metropolitan Opera.
The Fresh Beat Band Sep 26— Nickelodeon’s popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name are adding a second leg to their nationwide concert tour. “The added tour dates will give more kids across the country a chance to see their favorite rock stars,” says Nickelodeon’s Paula Kaplan.
Fridays After Five at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Alligator Aug 3 XPS Aug 10 Houserockers Aug 17
The Metropolitan Opera Live at The Paramount Theater Performances are broadcast in high definition live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Met Summer Encore: Don Giovanni Aug 23—Mariusz Kwiecien is the world’s most famous lover in Michael Grandage’s new production, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. The lineup of refined Mozartians also includes Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramón Vargas, and Luca Pisaroni. The Paramount Theater 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville 434-979-1333 www.theparamount.net
nTelos Wireless Pavilion Old Crow Medicine Show Aug 19—Playing their own brand of American Roots music with a rock and roll attitude, OCMS has found a unique niche in popular music. These immensely talented musicians play both timeless classics and original music, performing one great show after another. Pretty Lights Aug 30—At a time when music lovers from almost all genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin’ beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want: electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies. Girl Talk Sep 19—Celebrating over ten years of sample-obsessed production and
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Mingo Fishtrap Aug 24 In Full Aug 31 Second Draw Sep 7 Downbeat Project Sep 14 nTelos Wireless Pavilion 700 East Main Street Charlottesville 434-245-4910 www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com
The Jefferson Theater Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band Aug 2 The Hackensaw Boys Aug 24 ZoSo: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience Aug 29 Built to Spill Sep 4 An Evening with Umphrey’s McGee Sep 5 Built to Spill with Helvetia and Sister Crayon Sep 6 Margaret Cho Sep 26 The Jefferson Theater 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville 800-594-TIXX, 434-245-4980 www.jeffersontheater.com
The Southern Chatham County Line Sep 7 Matthew Perryman Jones Sep 19 Cate Le Bon Sep 24 The Southern 103 South 1st Street, Charlottesville 434-977-5590 www.thesoutherncville.com 45
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Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival Sep 9, 16, 23—Join university faculty, amateur musicians, and college and high school students in this performance for string, woodwind, brass, and percussion. TechnoSonics XIII: Music and Politics Sep 14—The annual themed program presented by the UVA McIntire Department of Music and the Virginia Center for Computer Music that showcases digital music and intermedia, will focus on the topic of Music and Politics. Ronn McFarlane and Mindy Rosenfeld Flute and Lute Duo Sep 18—Mindy Rosenfeld and Ronn McFarlane have been musical colleagues since 1979. In concert, they offer a wide variety of Renaissance, Baroque, Celtic, and original music for flute and lute, and will be joined in this performance by faculty violinist David Sariti.
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Mary Ann Archer, Piccolo, and Frank Archer, Piano Sep 25—This husband-wife duo will perform Mary Ann’s own excellent transcriptions for piccolo and piano. Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra Sep 28—Join the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra as they provide the highest quality symphonic music and educational experiences for orchestra members and audiences throughout Central Virginia. Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia 112 Old Cabell Hall Charlottesville 434-924-3052 www.virginia.edu/music www.virginiagleeclub.com
Play On! The Theatre at IX The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Sep 7-23—A fast-paced and hilarious parody of the Bard’s works. Three actors portray dozens of characters as they perform absurdly reduced versions of each and every one of Shakespeare’s plays. The original production ran for nine years in London, and the show has since become a favorite worldwide. It includes the world’s shortest performance of Hamlet, which plays out over a dizzying forty-three seconds. Play On! The Theatre at IX 983 Second Street S.E. Charlottesville 434-872-0184 www.playontheatre.org
Live Arts Hairspray through Aug 4—Based on the cult classic film by John Waters, Hairspray is the Tony Award-winning, high-energy piece, with richly eccentric comedic characters and infectious music. It’s also a story about America’s continuing struggle with racial and economic inequities and how the power and courage of young people can truly bring about change. Playwrights’ Lab Summer Shorts Aug 16-19—An evening jam-packed with brandspankin’ new plays by local playwrights, directed by Charlottesville’s own directors. Featuring eighteen actors of every stripe, it’ll be a week of mad-mad theater-making you won’t want to miss. Live Arts 123 East Water Street Charlottesville 434-977-4177 www.livearts.org
Four County Players I Love You Because: A Modern Day Musical Love Story Sep 7-23—A hilarious comedy filled with memorable music, I Love You
Because is a modern day twist on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, set in New York City. Austin is an uptight greeting card writer getting over a recent breakup, and his life is changed when he meets Marcy, a free-spirited photographer. Along with their eccentric friends, they learn to love each other, not in spite of their differences, but because of them. Barboursville Community Playhouse 5256 Governor Barbour Street Barboursville 540-832-5355 www.fourcountyplayers.org
taining and disturbing, this magnificent comedy will have you asking “who are the heroes and who are the villains?” The Two Gentlemen of Verona through Nov 23—A gleeful look at love and a dramatic examination of friendship, Two Gents has one of Shakespeare’s most engaging comic heroines, one of his funniest clowns, and the best role ever for a dog. Jealous lovers, a cross-dressing heroine, and a daring escape into the forest make this romp simultaneously a familiar and completely surprising trip.
Heifetz Institute Celebrity Series through Aug 9—The Heifetz International Music Institute is a six-week intensive training program for the world’s most gifted students of violin, viola, and cello. The Institute’s acclaimed “Celebrity Series” will showcase performances by its world renowned faculty.
The Lion in Winter through Nov 24—Epic and intimate. Brilliantly funny and deeply moving. The Lion in Winter plays out the spectacular strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable and most human rulers, King Henry II and Queen Eleanor, and their three crown-hungry sons. Telling the story of what happens before Shakespeare’s King John, The Lion in Winter is a modern theatrical masterpiece.
The Merchant of Venice through Nov 23— From Shylock’s unjust Venice to Portia’s golden Belmont, The Merchant of Venice is at once a comic love story and a passionate discourse on justice and mercy. Both enter-
Cymbeline Sep 4-Nov 25—In this magical, violent, and beguiling comedy, Imogen— Shakespeare’s brave and virtuous heroine—must endure a series of humiliating trials before all is set right through the
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Garth Newel Music Center Viola Extravaganza! Aug 4 Student Fellowship Concert Aug 5 Charlie’s Angels: Music from the Court of Charles II Aug 11 The Italian Job Aug 12 Kreutzer Sonata Aug 18 The Three B’s Aug 19 Old And New Aug 25 Beethoven Sonatas Aug 26 All Dvorak Sep 1 All Mendelssohn Sep 2 Garth Newel Music Center 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs 540-839-5018 www.garthnewel.org
Wintergreen Performing Arts Wintergreen Performing Arts Summer Music Festival through Aug 5—Wintergreen Performing Arts produces a high-quality summer music festival featuring symphonic and chamber concerts, as well as other performing arts programs throughout the year. This year’s theme—INNOVATION— will provide a wonderful cultural experience for all who attend. Wintergreen Performing Arts Wintergreen Resort 434-325-8292 www.wintergreenperformingarts.com
Hamner Theater Where Chaos Sleeps through Aug 4—This play captures the dynamic relationship between a composer and his creations, a portrait of an angry, brilliant mind that wants you to feel the body and texture of his being through his music, his all too-human desires played in an all-out fierceness and a glorious feral frenzy that he lived during the early 1600s in Italy.
King John Sep 20-Nov 24—One of Shakespeare’s most exciting plays, King John continues the thrilling story of what happens after the events in The Lion in Winter. John, now king, continues his family’s outrageous game of capture the crown. Mad world. Mad kings. Madly entertaining. Don’t miss this rare chance to see King John and The Lion in Winter performed in repertory with actors playing the same characters who appear in each.
Agate Hill to Appomattox Aug 10, 11—Three standout authors, Lee Smith, Ron Rash, and Allan Gurganus have let us compile their prized narratives into a zesty, bold, and gripping Civil War tapestry.
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Winery Shakespeare Tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Aug 18-Sep 16—Albemarle is all about being local. Local wines and local theater—a winning combination! Five weekends, five wineries, one Bard.
Jefferson Center Cornell Gunter’s Coasters Aug 17—Over the years, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters has continually built up a new market for their unique approach to 50s music. Today they are as much a comedy act as a singing group. It’s The Coasters’ music through the eyes of Salvador Dali. Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore Aug 30— Fresh off a brand new Comedy Central special, Ralphie May comes to Jefferson Center for his Too Big to Ignore Tour! Join the noted comedian for a night of laughs geared toward an adult audience. Jefferson Center Shaftman Performance Hall 541 Luck Avenue, Suite 221, Roanoke 540-345-2550, 866-345-2550 www.jeffcenter.org
Wayne Theatre Alliance Richard Adams Sep 14 River City Radio Hour Aug 17, Sep 21 Mojo Saturday Aug 18, Sep 15 Comedy Night Sep 22 Waynesboro’s Got Talent Sep 27 Wayne Theatre Alliance Waynesboro 540-943-9999 www.waynetheatre.org www.waynesborogateway.com
Barter Theatre David: The New Musical begins Aug 23—This story of courage and faith traces the life of Israel’s great shepherd turned warriorking: David. This stirring new musical follows David’s journey from field to throne. This epic tale of good and evil—fit for the whole family—reminds us that wondrous things can happen when we have faith. Zombie Prom begins Sep 6—What’s a pretty senior to do when her rebel-without-acause boyfriend drives his motorcycle into an atomic power plant, only to come back as an oozing zombie hell-bent on winning her back? With supercharged doses of Little Shop of Horrors and Grease, this girl-meetsghoul musical explodes with exciting mutations of doo-wop, teen ballads, and rock music to release a radioactive, feel-good glow upon the entire nuclear family! Tarzan the Stage Musical begins Sep 14— Based on the original story, Tarzan of the Apes, this award-winning musical captures ALBEMARLE
Tarzan’s adventures from the shipwreck that stranded him on the shores of Africa, leading him to be brought up by she-ape Kala to his unlikely love story with beautiful explorer Jane Porter. October, Before I Was Born begins Sep 27— This suspenseful story follows a Kingsport family stranded at their rural farm, desperate for news regarding their loved ones after the October 1960 Tennessee Eastman Company explosion. Amid the circumstances they may just discover they truly need each other. Barter Theatre 127 West Main Street, Abingdon 276-628-3991 www.bartertheatre.com
Hanover Tavern Nice People Dancing through Aug 26— Modern family dynamics and a blossoming romance play out in an old biker bar, warmed by the wafting tunes of country’s favorite singers. Nice People Dancing is a breezy charmer that will have you laughing all the way home. Hanover Tavern 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road Hanover 804-282-2620 www.va-rep.org
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Theatre Gym In the Next Room Aug 16-Sep 8—A 2010 Tony Award-nominee for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, this playful and entertaining story set at the dawn of the age of electricity examines the medical treatment of hysteria of Victorian-era women. In the Next Room is a ground-breaking examination of marriage and love. Theatre Gym at Virginia Repertory Center 114 West Broad Street , Richmond 804-282-2620 www.va-rep.org
Richmond Ballet A Tribute to Igor Antonov Sep 8-18—A shining star at Richmond Ballet for more than twenty years, Resident Artist Igor Antonov says goodbye to the stage in these final performances, featuring a collection of his favorite roles and ballets. Richmond Ballet 407 East Canal Street Richmond 804-344-0906 www.richmondballet.com ALBEMARLE
U V A H E A LT H Q&A with Dr. Christiana Brenin and Dr. David Brenin A Husband-and-Wife Team Fighting Breast Cancer Dr. Christiana Brenin and Dr. David Brenin met by chance in medical school, when they ended up seated next to each other after a group of students piled into the backseat of a small car. They not only shared a passion for medicine, but for helping women with breast cancer—Christiana as an oncologist, and David as a surgeon. For the past 10 years, this husband-and-wife team has been part of a larger team caring for breast cancer patients at the University of Virginia Health System.
What made you want to become a doctor? Christiana: I can’t remember ever thinking I didn’t want to become a doctor. My family consisted entirely of electrical engineers, but that wasn’t for me. I understood and enjoyed people rather than wires and cables. David: As I have said to my kids on several occasions: “What better way is there to make a living than to help others in a very real and impactful way and get paid for it?” When I was growing up, everyone in my family was in business. I decided early on that business was not for me.
What do you enjoy most about working at UVA?
How often do you get to work together? How is it different to work with your spouse than other doctors? David: As a surgeon, patients usually are initially seen and evaluated by me. The breast team meets every Friday, and I present their cases to the entire team. The team includes Christiana, myself, and approximately 15 other physicians and nurses who specialize in breast cancer treatment. We discuss the case, and then as a group we finalize the treatment recommendations for each patient. The main difference is that when I am working with my wife, rather than any other doctor, I pretty much have to do whatever she says! Luckily, Christiana is very good at what she does. Christiana: We very rarely discuss patients at home–only for emergency issues. We may each have different points of view, but we respect each other’s position. We try not to overlap in our duties or crossover in our roles. To learn more about breast cancer care and breast health services from the Breast Care Center at UVA Health System, visit uvahealth.com/services/ cancer-center/conditions-treatments/breast-cancer.
Christiana: The people, my loyal staff, and the connection I feel I have developed with the community because I work at UVA. A per-
LOW BACK PAIN: WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
as the attachments of the ligaments and tendons into the bone. They will also help you achieve and maintain good posture and flexibility. • Aerobic conditioning exercises: Activities such as running, biking, or swimming help control your weight.
By Dr. Frank Shen
When to see a doctor
Approximately 90 percent of Americans will have at least one episode of low back pain, ranging in seriousness from occasional aches and pains to severe pain that may make it difficult to sleep at night.
Causes of low back pain Most people cannot pinpoint the event that causes them to have back pain. The most common causes of back pain occur from degenerative conditions and overuse injuries caused by poor posture or using incorrect techniques when lifting heavy items. Low back pain is a symptom of injuries to the spine and structures around the spine, including muscles, ligaments, bone, joints, and nerves. These injuries can also sometimes cause pain that radiates, or extends, into your buttock or down into your legs. Here are some tips to help you have a healthier back.
Preventing and managing low back pain Preventing back pain begins with simple steps, such as maintaining good posture when standing and sitting to reduce pressure across your spine. It is also important to carefully and correctly lift heavy items by using your legs, keeping the object close to your body and using both hands when lifting. Maintaining a healthy weight, along with good sleep habits and regular exercise can also help. Always consult with a trainer or health professional before beginning an exercise program; but in general, the key exercises fall into three main categories: • Strengthening exercises: These target not only your back muscles, but also your abdominal muscles to create a stable core. • Stretching and flexibility exercises: These maintain muscle strength as well 50
fect example is the Women’s 4-Miler on Labor Day weekend, where the community comes together to support the Breast Care Center at UVA. More than 3,000 women participate in this event yearly, and I usually do it with my mom (now 83), my two daughters, as well as many friends and patients. David: Working at UVA allows me to treat breast cancer patients as part of a highly effective team that includes nationally recognized experts in their fields. All of the members of the UVA breast cancer team, including surgery, radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, plastic surgery, oncology nurse practitioners, nurses, and genetic counselors have chosen to specialize in treating patients with breast cancer. I would work nowhere else; there is simply no other facility in the region offering this type of care.
The good news is that about 90 percent of people with low back pain begin to feel better after six weeks with conservative treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medicines, heat and ice packs, and gentle stretching and strengthening of the spine. If your back pain persists for more than six weeks, you should consider seeing a medical professional. You may want to schedule an appointment sooner if you have: • Fever or chills associated with your back pain • Pain that is constant or increases at night • Pain that wakes you up at night These symptoms may signal more serious conditions, such as a fracture, spinal infection, or tumor. However, most low back pain signals conditions that can be treated through rest, medication, stretching, or other conservative treatments. Spinal injections or visits to a physical therapist may also help. For select patients, such as those with a pinched nerve, surgery may also be an option.
How UVA Spine Center can help At University of Virginia Spine Center, we provide comprehensive care for all spinal conditions with a team of spine surgeons, musculoskeletal specialists, radiologists, physiatrists, and pain specialists. We treat a wide range of spinal conditions, from herniated discs to complex spinal reconstructions after tumors and trauma, using the latest surgical techniques as well as new treatment available through clinical trials. Dr. Frank Shen is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at UVA Spine Center. For more information about spine treatments, visit uvaspine.com.
Polo in Art
and the United States. This exhibition explores the exciting game of polo and its history with over fifty paintings and The National Sporting watercolors, twenty sculptures Library & Museum, located in and medals, and a selection of historic Middleburg, Virginia, antique trophies. The exhibit presents a visiting exhibit focuses on works beginning in Chukkers: the Sport of Polo in Art the 1880s to the present and through Sep 30. Polo is an the sport as it is played today. exhilarating fast-paced sport Dynamic and exhilarating played on horses with a rich images of action are contrasted history. In fact, it is believed with portraits of the sport’s talto have originated in Persia ented players, who were often over 2,500 years ago. Because times also historic figures, and polo resembled battle, the their winning ponies. Works by game was used as a training Herbert Haseltine, Alexander method for elite cavalry. These Pope, Gilbert Holiday, Franklin ancient matches could include Brooke Voss, and less widely up to one hundred men on Herbert Haseltine (American, 1877-1962), Polo at Cirencester. known artists capture the each side! Although today, the excitement, passion, and enternumber of players on a team is tainment offered by this elite and fashionable sport. four. The object of the game is to score on the opponent team by The National Sporting Library and Museum is dedicated to striking the ball with wooden mallets. The exhibition’s title Chukkers preserving, sharing, and promoting the literature, art, and culrefers to the modern term for the six periods of play. Through conture of horse and field sports. The NSLM is open to researchers quering forces, polo’s popularity spread. From across the known and the general public. Admission is free. For more information, world, kings and the aristocracy adopted polo as a noble past time. visit www.nsl.org. Today, this ancient sport is popular in England, Argentina, India,
2012 CADILLAC CUP Virginia POLO MATCH AtPoloTheCenter On September 30, 2012 at the Virginia Polo Center in Charlottesville, you will have the chance to be a part of The Cadillac Cup Polo Match. This actionpacked afternoon combines sports, entertainment, business networking and charitable giving, and promises to be one of the years most highly anticipated annual events. The 2012 Cadillac Cup is privileged to support four charities: Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services, The World Pediatric Fund, The Wounded Warrior Project, and The Virginia Polo Center. The Virginia Polo Center in Charlottesville, Virginia provides University of Virginia students with the opportunity to experience the sport of polo. In keeping with the philosophy of the founders the program instills in each student the merits of responsibility, hard work, dedication, the rewards of fellowship, teamwork, and the ability to compete in an intercollegiate sport on the national level. The Schedule for the day is as follows: 12:00pm Gates Open. 12:15pm Champagne Reception. 1:15pm Champagne Luncheon. 2:30pm Cadillac Cup Polo Match. 4-4:15pm Awards Reception. 4:15-5:00pm Mix and Mingle. Please visit www.CadillacCupPolo.com
EQUINE EVENTS, LECTURES, AND ACTIVITIES Eastern Arabian Championships Aug 2–5—This Arabian and half-Arabian horse show is a direct qualifier for the National Championships held in October, and features sport horse, trail, halter, hunt seat, sidesaddle, saddle seat, English, Western, costume, and dressage competition. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 717-866-8797. www.horsecenter.org Lexington National Horse Show Aug 8–12—A United States Equestrian Federation “AA” rated Hunter and Jumper horse show. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540-464-2961. www.horsecenter.org National Barrel Horse Association Colonial National Aug 16–19—One of eight national shows that lead to the NBHA World Championships, the Colonial National attracts more than 1,000 entries from twenty states to compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 706-823-3728. www.horsecenter.org or www.nbha.com Piedmont Women’s Polo Club through Aug 25—Evening tailgates and picnics are welcome at our Saturday night games. $. 6:30pm. Virginia Polo Center, Charlottesville. 434-977-POLO (7656) North American Arabian World Championships Aug 22-25—August 2011 will kick off the Inaugural NAAHSA World Championship Horse Show at the Virginia Horse Center. The support for the NAAHSA has taken off even faster than the Association’s founders had hoped, creating a World Championship Horse Show that is not only prestigious, but also fun and exciting for both exhibitors and spectators alike. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. www. horsecenter.org or www.naahsa.com Warrenton Horse Show Aug 29–Sep 2—This five-day event includes horse and rider competitions in classes for hunters, jumpers, junior hunters, ladies sidesaddle, hunt teams, hunt pairs, and field hunters. Don’t miss Hunt Day on Sunday and the ever-popular terrier races. Warrenton Horse Showgrounds, Warrenton. 540-347-9442. www.warrentonhorseshow.com ERAHC Classic Open Dressage Show Aug 30—A USDF/USEF “A” rated dressage competition. Approved for BLM qualifying championships and GAIG Region I qualifying championships. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 301-447-6240. ERAHC Classic Andalusian and Lusitano Show Aug 31-Sep 2—This USEF/IALHA 52
“A” rated show features all ages of pure Andalusian/Lusitano, and Half Andalusian in-hand, equitation (all seats), pleasure (saddle seat, country, hunt, and western), driving, heritage/native attire, and liberty. Exhibition classes are open to all breeds, which feature working equitation, hunter hack, mounted trail, in-hand trail, walk/trot green rider/horse, amateur/ youth reining, and costume freestyle. Qualifying classes for IALHA National Championship Show in October will be offered. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 301-447-6240. www.horsecenter.org or www.erahc.org Heritage Arabian Classic II Aug 29-Sep 2—United States Equestrian Federation “A” rated Arabian and half-Arabian horse show featuring sport horse, trail, halter, hunt seat, sidesaddle, stock seat, saddle seat, liberty, English, Western, costume, and dressage competition. Highlights for Saturday evening include Mounted Native Costume, Liberty, Dog Races, and Achievement Award Presentation with a reception. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 281-513-5745. www.horsecenter.org Virginia Starter Horse Trials Sep 1, 2— The Virginia Starter Horse Trials offers a cross-country schooling day on Saturday and Starter Horse Trials on Sunday, in which riders compete in dressage, crosscountry jumping, and show jumping. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540348-1152. www.horsecenter.org or www. vahorsetrials.com Labor Day Hunter Show at Brookhill Farm Sep 3—SWVHJA & VHSA Associate Member Show. Brookhill Farm, Charlottesville. Contact Lynne at 434-906-5049 or Lynne.firstname.lastname@example.org. www. bhf-inc.com Mounted Map and Orienteering Sep 10— Spend the afternoon riding your horse on the VHC trails and learning how to navigate with a map and compass. Instructor Olin Bare. Compass and watch required. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. www. horsecenter.org Hear the Beat Horse Show (Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Fundraiser) Sep 9— Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned horse show featuring a variety of hunter, Western, Gymkhana, and equitation classes. Send your early entries to Deb Work, 604 E 13th Street, Buena Vista, VA, 24416. 540-464-2953. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. www.horsecenter.org or www. hoof-beats.com Virginia 4–H State Championship Horse & Pony Show Sep 13–16—One of the largest all-youth events on the East Coast, this championship show will feature 600 4-H youth riders competing in a full line-up of English and Western classes. Virginia
Horse Center, Lexington. 540-231-9162. www.horsecenter.org Twilight Polo Saturdays through Sep 8— The Great Meadows Polo Club presents Twilight Polo on Saturday evenings. Bring a picnic or purchase BBQ from Boss Hawg. Great Meadow Equestrian Center in The Plains. 540-253-5001. www.greatmeadow.org Middleburg Classic Horse Show Sep 19– 23—One of the nation’s top hunter shows with horses from across the country competing for championships and prizes. The World Champion Hunter Rider $10,000 Handy Hunter Classic will be held on Saturday. Join us on the hill overlooking the show rings for the Saturday afternoon classic where horses and riders will compete in a two-round hunter jumper classic! The event will benefit Food and Friends. Morven Park Equestrian Center, Leesburg, Virginia. 757-846-8176. www. middleburgclassic.com Glenmore Hunt Pony Club Annual Horse Show Sep 22—A major fund raiser to benefit Glenmore Hunt Pony Club programs, this is the first year this SWVHJA recognized show will be held at the Virginia Horse Center. Offering classes for hunter, jumper and pleasure riders. Classes for all ages, levels and interests. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540-231-9162. www.horsecenter. org or www.glenmorepony.com ASHAV Horse Show (Saddlebreds) Sep 26–Sep 29—Halter and performance classes for Saddlebred horses and Hackney ponies. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington.804-363-3085. www.horsecenter.org or www.ashav.net
Family Day at the Foxfield Races September 30, Foxfield Race Grounds, Charlottesville Picnic, play, and spend an afternoon with the family at the thirty-third annual Family Day at Foxfield Races. The day-long affair will feature numerous children’s activities, a racecourse walk, Jack Russell terrier races, and, of course, exciting horse racing. This year’s Fall Race will benefit Computers 4 Kids, a nonprofit after-school technology mentoring program for low-income youth. For more information, call the Foxfield ticket office at 434-293-9501 or visit www.foxfieldraces.com or www.computers4kids.net.
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Take a Hike Climb, Clamber, and Conquer Some of the Best Hiking Trails Central Virginia Has to Offer
irginia’s immensely rich history rivals that of any American state, and while we’re all familiar with the first settlement at Jamestown, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and the eight presidents who have called Virginia home, we often overlook the vast natural history of our picturesque Commonwealth. The phrase “old as the hills” takes on new meaning when you realize the Blue Ridge Mountains, among the oldest on earth, date back 480 million years. During the late Paleozoic Era (300-250 million years ago), the Blue Ridge was roughly the size of the Himalayas. (Try visualizing this the next time you drive over Pantops.) In the past 220 million years, lack of major tectonic activity coupled with weathering and erosion has helped wear them down to their present state. Shenandoah National Park’s flora and fauna, as well as beautiful rock structures and water falls provide wonder ful opportunities to appreciate firsthand the richness of Virginia’s landscape. One of the best ways to experience the immense natural beauty of our state is to get outside and take a hike. A host of great hiking trails can be found in every region of the state–from the coast to the mountains; Shenandoah National Park alone includes over 500 miles of hiking trails, enough to keep even the most ardent hikers engaged. Here are a few of our favorites in the Central Virginia area. ALBEMARLE
Crabtree Falls – With a total drop of roughly 1,200 feet, Crabtree is the highest cascading set of falls east of the Mississippi, and hikers enjoy plenty of spectacular views of the falls as they make their way up the trail. All trails are well kept, and dogs are allowed on leashes. A round-trip is about four miles, but you should give yourself a solid three hours to fully appreciate the views. Appalachian Trail to Spy Rock – Continue west on Route 56 past Crabtree Falls and you will soon hit the Montebello Fish Hatchery. From there, a two-mile, moderately strenuous hike will take you up to the Appalachian Trail where you can continue on to Spy Rock. The view at the top is immensely rewarding; at nearly 4,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the tallest mountains in the area. The 360-degree panoramic view easily makes Spy Rock one of the most beautiful overlooks in Virginia. For ambitious hikers trying to pack the most into their day, the mountain’s proximity to Crabtree Falls makes it possible to hike these two very dissimilar, yet uniquely rewarding trails in the same day. Wintergreen Nature Foundation Trails – With over thirty miles of marked hiking trails, Wintergreen proves to be much more than just a ski resort. There are four main hiking trails, covering an array of distances and difficulties over the five-mile loop that leads you by the breathtaking Shamokin Falls to the easy one-mile trip through Allen Creek Preserve, a birder’s and botanist’s paradise. While a host of condos and ski slopes are just a stone’s throw away, you’d never know it once you hit the trail. In the evening, you can whet your whistle at the handful of world-class breweries located at the base of the mountain, a refreshing end to a long day of hiking. Blackrock Summit Trail – Located in Shenandoah National Park in Rockingham County, Blackrock Summit provides hikers with a unique mix of simplicity and adventure. The main trail leading to the top of this 3,000-foot peak is relatively flat, and, totaling no more than a mile round-trip, Blackrock comes in as the shortest hike on our list—a slightly longer alternate route of just less than two miles is also an option. Despite its brevity, the hike certainly does not lack character. The rock scramble that gives the mountain its name resembles the terrain of a foreign planet, and the boulder field at the top provides a brilliant view of the valley. Blackrock’s accessibility makes it an ideal place to take adventurous ALBEMARLE
children, as long as a responsible adult is around to supervise. Humpback Rocks Trail – A Central Virginia classic. This short, steep, but immensely rewarding hike is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Staunton. The rock outcrop on top provides one of the best views of the Shenandoah Valley. Humpback also serves as a superb spot—for those who don’t mind a brief, flashlight-guided trek through the darkness—to watch the sunrise. Sharp Top – Located in the Peaks of Otter Recreation Area (mile marker 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway), a roundtrip of this strenuous three-mile hike takes about two hours to complete. Its name implies good views, and this
hike certainly does not disappoint. At the top, you can observe the remains of a World War II bomber aircraft and take in the breathtaking panoramic view of the area, with the Piedmont to the east and the Shenandoah Valley and the Allegheny Mountains to the west. Saunders-Monticello Trail SaundersMonticello is the tamest trail on our list but it is by no means the least exciting. You can find the trail a little less than a mile down the road from the Carter’s Mountain entrance on the Thomas Jefferson Parkway. Dogs, strollers, and bikes are all welcome on the trail, and the series of well-made paths and bridges leading to the entrance of Monticello makes this hike accessible to young and old alike. An alternate, 55
Safe Hiking Tips
Never hike alone. Having even just one friend accompany you will make the hike immeasurably safer. Let someone know where you’re going and when you plan to return. Look at and appreciate the wildlife, but do not interfere with it. Don’t count on cell phone service. Hydrate. This is especially important in the summer. Pack more water than you think you’ll need. Stay on the trail. Trailblazing might be fun, but it is the easiest way to get lost. Stay away from ledges. People who think they are invincible are the most likely to get hurt, and falls are the most common cause of serious hiking injuries.
significantly more rugged route can be found on a backwoods trail that leads to Carter Mountain Orchards. White Oak Falls – White Oak, which consists of six major drops, is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Shenandoah. If you park in the lower lot, a mile and a half trek will take you to the first big drop. Even if you don’t continue beyond this point, this trail proves to be an extremely rewarding hike. You can continue upwards from there, passing other drops along the way. Starting in the upper lot makes the initial trek roughly a mile longer, although the terrain is significantly more level than the lower lot. Personally, I recommend starting from the lower lot, which allows you to work up a sweat on the uphill climb to the falls and to enjoy a pleasant downhill trek on the return journey. Old Rag Mountain – My personal favorite hike—and one I’ve returned to again and again over the years—Old Rag somehow takes on a new quality with every visit. At just over seven miles (six hours) of relatively steep terrain, it is certainly one of the more demanding hikes in the area but easily has the most to offer. The initial winding uphills are on par with other trails in the Blue Ridge, but the seemingly endless rock scramble makes this hike especially unique. Gorgeous views of both the Shenandoah Valley and the Piedmont are a constant presence, not merely a reward at the top. This hike is a must for anyone who wants to experience the best of what Central Virginia has to offer. 56
The Shenandoah Scramble
What could be better than to spend the first day of autumn on a reinvigorating—and charitable—hike through the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains? On September 22, the Shenandoah National Park Trust, the park’s official philanthropic partner, will host its first annual Shenandoah Scramble, open to all who have a love of hiking and a soft spot for our region’s beautiful national park. After gathering for a light group breakfast with fellow hikers, Scramble participants will embark on their choice of one of six guided hikes of varying length and difficulty through the park. Each hike can accommodate twenty hikers and will be led by a CPR/First Aid or Wilderness Safety certified hike leader with a tremendous knowledge of and love for the Shenandoah National Park. Upon conquering the trails, participants will reconvene for posthike refreshments and music. Not only will the Scramble provide a
challenging and rewarding experience, but through a modest registration fee of $25 and fundraising efforts by the participants, it will greatly benefit projects and programs in the park. After raising a minimum of $100, hikers who collect the most money will receive wonderful prizes that they can use on their next getaway in the Shenandoah—including a kayak, hiking and camping gear, and a two-night stay in the park. The Shenandoah National Park Trust supports the full array of services the park provides, including natural and historical resource protection, education, research, infrastructure repair and maintenance, and visitor services. “Shenandoah’s natural resources are subject to multiple challenges, including air and water pollution, climate change and invasive species. The trust is funding numerous projects to help the park address these issues,” said President and CEO of the trust Neil Mulholland on the trust’s website. If you are among the lucky ones who hear the siren call of the Blue Ridge, your adventure awaits. The Shenandoah National Park Trust’s website (www.snptrust.org) is open for registration and includes personalized fundraising pages to send to family and friends to help you reach your fundraising goal in support of the park in all its beauty and splendor.
Park Yourself Americans, regardless of their political, cultural, or economic backgrounds, universally treasure and respect our ambitious national park system. The first of its kind, America’s national park system was founded under Woodrow Wilson in 1916 with the establishment of Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service, whose mission is to maintain and promote the parks, currently oversees fifty-eight national parks, which span 52 million acres and are situated in every region of the country. The common desire of countless individuals and government representatives to preserve, share, and enjoy land they believe to be of exceptional significance to our country has lead to the expansion and resolute persistence of our national park system. Several parks have come about predominantly by means of individual endowments, such as Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, which is largely comprised of land purchased and subsequently donated by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Other parks, including Virginia’s own Shenandoah National Park, result from a state gradually purchasing large quantities 58
of land through eminent domain, and donating that land to the federal government as a national park. National parks do not only protect our countr y’s most awe-inspiring landscapes from the possibility of destruction resulting from mining, logging, or real estate. Perhaps more importantly, they serve as a place where anyone can go to enjoy a family vacation, escape the commotion of everyday life, or simply to reflect on what it means to be an American or a human being. Ken Burns recently aired a documentary on the park system titled, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” While Burns admits early on in the film that this may be a slight overstatement—he acknowledges that, in the Declaration of Independence, “Thomas Jefferson had America’s best idea”—national parks certainly encompass the spirit of Jefferson’s vision for America and are one of the shining achievements of our democracy. In the same way the national park system embodies some of the finest aspects of our country, Shenandoah National Park shines as one of Virginia’s most cherished regions. The park provides Virginians and non-
Virginians alike with a stunning place to experience some of the best views that our inimitably beautiful state has to offer. S h e n a n d o a h ’s u n i q u e h i s t o r y and landscape carve for it a distinct, and in many aspects uncanny, place among America’s national parks. Shenandoah may not boast the aweinspiring rock structures of Yosemite or the otherworldly landscape and vegetation of Jos hu a Tr e e , a nd certainly no geysers subsist here. Our mountains are foothills compared those in Rocky Mountain and Denali National Parks, our wildlife nearly as infinitesimal. However, no place on Earth can replicate the brilliant display of foliage in every imaginable shade of red, yellow, orange, and brown that overtakes the Blue Ridge during the peak of fall or the blanket of fog that emerges early on a spring morning, hugging the valley floor while hills of radiant green emerge. The story of how Shenandoah National Park came into existence exemplifies another aspect in which the park manifests the unique character of the Central Virginia region. Unlike many of the national parks west of ALBEMARLE
the Mississippi River, whose land was undeveloped and sparsely inhabited— if at all—much of the land where Shenandoah now rests ser ved as farmland up until the late 1920s. Virginia authorized the formation of the park in 1926, yet it took nearly a decade before the state was able to secure the land comprising the park when it was fully established in 1935. Consequently, much of the woodland found in Shenandoah National Park has been there for less than a century—a mere blink of an eye in the lifetimes of most forests. The remarkable recovery of the region over the past eight decades is a testament to the combined efforts of National Park Service employees and volunteers, as well as the extraordinary ability of nature to withstand human encroachment. National parks continue to endure as a fundamental facet of the American spirit, and, despite the fiscal difficulties facing Americans in recent years, remain an affordable place for everyone to celebrate the inherent beauty of our nation. America’s parks host an average of approximately 65 million visitors each year; Shenandoah alone averages over a million visits. The ALBEMARLE
National Park Service has not managed to elude financial hardship, however, and has been forced to deal with abiding decreases in federal funding over recent decades. The National Park Service currently persists on an annual budget of $2.6 billion, though former Park Service deputy director, Deny Galvin, estimates that it would be nearly twice that amount had the funding grown in proportion to American GDP since the early 1980s. The emergence of “friends groups,” locally based, non-profit organizations that pull together required outside funding for the parks, has played an indispensable role in helping maintain the infrastructure and environmental health of the national parks. Founded in 2004, the Shenandoah National Park Trust has supported the restoration Skyline Drive’s Old Rag Overlook, invested in rescue gear and staff training that have helped save lives, and funded the ongoing battle against the invasive species that threaten many native plant and animal populations. Friends groups not only serve to amass donations but also to facilitate volunteer work. Having experienced volunteer work first hand on a trip to California’s Joshua Tree National
Park this spring, I can testify to the importance of citizen stewardship in the upkeep of the parks and the newfound appreciation for the preservation of our country’s exquisite natural beauty that a volunteer can only discover by spending time in a national park. There is a sense of fragility to our national parks, but that they have an awesomeness that can be experienced nowhere else on our continent (okay, Canada’s pretty beautiful). The parks represent what a successful democracy can accomplish, but we must remember that in a democracy, since we all own the parks, we are all responsible for their well-being. This is not a plea for you to go out and dedicate your life to saving our parks, it is not asking you to give money to the parks, this is, rather, a reminder of the immense wonder that they inspire and the tremendous opportunity they provide. A visit to a national park, whether it be for hiking, volunteer work, or a family trip, is sure to leave a lasting impression of the magnificence of the American wilderness and the remarkable triumphs that citizens, united by a worthy and just cause, can achieve. a 59
IN THE GARDEN
TOMATOES from the vine
BY CAROLINE LANG PHOTOGRAPHY PHILIP BEAURLINE
fter months of watering, waiting, and watching, my aunt’s backyard tomato plant produced a single, bright green bulb. Upon observing the lonely fruit, my uncle shrewdly pointed out, “Well, I suppose there’s a reason they don’t call it a ‘tomatoes’ plant.” A few more weeks of tender care (mostly protection from this year’s scorching summer temperatures) and that bright green bulb slowly turned a deep and luscious red, finally ready to meet its delicious destiny. My aunt’s tomato was triumphantly harvested, chopped, tossed, and enjoyed. (By a small party, of course.) In her modern, two-bedroom condo with a smattering of potted plants on a brick patio in a bustling corner of Charlottesville, my aunt is just one part of the urban and suburban movement towards the return to home-growing. Home gardens are—quite literally—popping up everywhere as people seek to avoid both pesticide-ridden, commercial produce and its alternative: over-priced organic varieties. Planting and tending to your own fruits, herbs, and vegetables ensure their healthy qualities at a reasonable price and just a bit of daily effort. But that little bit of effort pays off in a big way. Not only does produce taste just that much sweeter when grown by your own hands, but the home-growing movement also appeals to a sense of nostalgia among urban- and suburbanites who are rediscovering the hundreds of “heirloom” varieties of their favorite garden staples. Just like your family heirlooms such as your grandpa’s pocket watch or great aunt’s pecan pie recipe, heirloom plants have been passed down through several generations because of their unique and valued characteristics. As opposed to modern, hybridized plants, heirlooms “breed true” in that both sides of their DNA come from a single, stable cultivar, or “breed” of tomato. Mother nature, not mad scientists, ensures their hearty progeny. Roses are red, tomatoes are, well, red, yellow, orange, green, purple, and all combinations in between. With their striking and varied appearances and
popular heirloom varieties
Generally considered to be varieties that have been passed down through several generations because of their valued characteristics, heirlooms can be found in a wide variety of colors, shapes, flavors, and sizes. The commonality of all heirlooms, though, is their great taste.
1. Amish Paste This mid-season tomato comes to harvest ahead of the typically slow, late-season heirlooms. This tomato is sweet and meaty, large, red, heart-shaped, and can be used as a sauce tomato, although it is sweet enough for slicing as well. 2. Arkansas Traveler This southern favorite produces well in hot weather and is a lateseason heirloom. Ripe tomatoes are dark pink and usually weigh in at 6-8 ounces. They are very flavorful and sweet. 3. Black Krim This rare Russian beefsteak tomato is dark red or maroon in color with a rich, full-bodied flavor. It features an intense, slightly salty taste. 4. Bloody Butcher A very popular earlyproducing tomato variety, the Bloody Butcher is a good choice for a tomato as you wait to harvest other varieties. Ripe, deep red tomatoes generally weigh around 4 ounces and are ideal for canning. 5. Costoluto Genovese This Italian heirloom has been a favorite in Mediterranean cuisine for generations. This large, meaty, full-flavored, and slightly tart tomato makes both a rich and pungent pasta sauce as well as a delicious addition to salads. 6. Martino’s Roma A prolific heirloom, this tomato produces an abundant crop of richly flavored, three-inch, red pear tomatoes perfect for cooking but sweet enough to enjoy fresh. Meaty with few seeds, Martin’s Roma are great for canning, adding to sauces, or making paste. 7. Matt’s Wild Cherry This Mexican heirloom produces clusters of small (halfinch) red cherry tomatoes. These tiny, sweet tomatoes are ideal for snacking, and also go great in salads. They grow well in cooler regions and can withstand some degree of frost. 8. Orange Strawberry This variety produces three-inch, strawberry-shaped, bright-orange tomatoes with a sweet, rich, complex taste. 9. Sun Gold This heirloom starts yielding early and continues to bear through the season. An exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange tomato. 10. Yellow Brandywine This yellow-orange heirloom has become an American favorite in recent years due to its plentiful yield of one-pound, three- to four-inch fruits. This is a round, flattened, slightly ribbedshouldered beefsteak with a deliciously intense balance of sweet and tart flavors. 62
Tomato, tomahto… Whichever way you slice it, this juicy little red vegetable (well, really a fruit) has a whole host of benefits—for you and for the environment. So dig in and eat up! Lyco-what? Ever wonder what gives tomatoes their rich color? Tomatoes, as well as other red fruits and vegetables, contain lycopene, a bright red carotenoid that aids in the photosynthetic process. But the nutrient’s benefits stretch far beyond the plant world—its consumption has been associated with prevention of numerous types of cancer including skin, breast, lung, prostate, and cervical. Cooking your tomatoes (as opposed to eating them raw) ups your body’s ability to absorb lycopene by as much as eight times. Heart-y Produce Tomatoes and tomato products have been shown to help lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides (fat) in the blood. They have also been shown to reduce the risk of platelet cells clumping together and of coronary artery disease. Mighty Vitamins Eating tomatoes will help you reach your recommended daily intake of many nutrients, especially vitamins C, A, and K, which will help fortify nearly everything from your skin, immune system, circulatory system, and vision. Toss a few more juicy tomatoes into your salad and your body will thank you! Go Green, Eat Red Since heirloom tomatoes tend to be harvested organically, in purchasing them you can steer clear of pesticides in your diet, and you’ll most likely be supporting a sustainable agricultural process—as well as your local Virginian farmers!
HOW TO GROW From the Virginia Cooperative Extension
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FUN FACTS Who’s up for some wolf peaches? That’s what the tomato’s scientific name, lycopersicon lycopersicum, means. The earliest ancestors of the tomato originated in Peru. The Aztec people were also known to make the first salsas—tomatoes prepared with peppers, corn, and salt. Audiences in the nineteenth century would customarily throw rotten tomatoes at poor entertainers during stage performances. Many people in Britain and colonial America believed the tomato to be poisonous for many years, although they knew it was eaten in Italy and Spain. While tomatoes are in fact not poisonous (thank goodness!) their stems and leaves definitely are, due to the presence of atropine and other toxins. From “15 Fun Facts About Tomatoes” at www.healthdiaries.com
flavors, tomatoes are trailblazing the heirloom movement. Growers can choose from striped, speckled, or even a number of seemingly tie-dyed types, each bursting with its own unique, mouth-watering flavor. Heirloom tomatoes lack a genetic mutation prevalent in commercial varieties that perpetuates a uniform, flat red color while sacrificing many of the fruit’s natural variances in taste and texture. As a result, heirlooms come in all shapes, sizes, and colors from the tiny, perky Sun Gold to the dark and sultry Black Krim. Whether you’re looking to add a meaty texture and rich flavor to your stewed marinara sauce or a light and crisp crunch to your garden-fresh salad, you can rest assured that there are numerous heirloom tomato types that will fit the bill. Over the past few decades, as global markets have become more and more prevalent and our dependence on large-scale agriculture and the convenience of the supermarket have increased, we have lost many heirloom varieties, and with them, essential genetic diversity. Heirlooms that have naturally adapted to resist area-specific pests and epidemics have largely been replaced by genetically altered types, which are bred for their commercial appeal rather than long-term sustainability. ALBEMARLE
What’s more, these commercial plants are not as home garden friendly as heirloom varieties. Whether they have been around for generations or have only recently been developed, all kinds of heirloom tomatoes share a common trait: they are open-pollinators. The seeds from openpollinators, as opposed to hybrids, can be saved, stored, and replanted, ensuring the same distinctive characteristics, and opulent flavors, of the parent plant. The seeds also make for a charming and heart-felt, “from my garden to yours” gift for friends and family—a gift that truly keeps on giving. Fortunately, local communities have begun to take notice of the advantages of heirloom and homegrown plants, especially here in Central Virginia. The home-growing, canning, and preservation movements have now met the already-strong local food movement in our community, making Albemarle County a hotbed of small-scale—but largely rewarding—agricultural activity. Every week, numerous farmers markets draw large crowds of “locavores” who are dedicated to eating area-grown food and are hungry for both their neighbor’s produce and his or her tips for their own gardens. Local gardeners especially favor heirloom
tomatoes due to the fruit’s vigorous penchant for the Virginia climate, long growing seasons (from July through October,) and flavorful versatility. Though they may never rival Virginia wine tastings, tomato tastings, as well as gardening and canning workshops, are becoming increasingly prevalent in the area. In Central Virginia, eating—and now growing—local food has become more than just a movement and is now a cause for celebration. Festivals around the region, such as the “edible Food Fest” in Orange and the sixth annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, embrace the “earth-to-table” movement and honor the world of sustainable agriculture and heirloom produce. Workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and tastings focus on accessibility to home gardeners eager to rediscover traditional skills and sink their teeth into a plump and juicy ‘mater picked right in their own backyard. Heirloom home harvests may not be big (à la my aunt and her tomato—not “tomatoes”—plant), but they are rich, varied, sustainable, and delicious. When it comes to growing your own heirloom vegetables, what are you waiting for? The world of home-growing is literally at your doorstep. a 63
Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
he Central Virginia region has a well-established place at the forefront of the country’s local food movement, and the beating heart of this thriving district can be found at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Jefferson is often considered “America’s first foodie,” and with good reason; in addition to his accomplishments in political, academic, and architectural fields (just to name a few,) Jefferson was an avid gardener, championing vegetable cuisine, and introducing and promoting a wide variety of exotic plants to the new world, some of which have found their way into modern, mainstream American cuisine. The sixth annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello (Sept. 14-15) will celebrate Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden and the region’s thriving local food community. Hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in partnership with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, the festival offers an abundance of events for both veterans and newcomers to the art of growing (or in some cases raising) your own food. Events include tastings, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, seed exchanges, and a variety of garden tours and exhibits. Over three thousand attendees from across the United States flocked to Monticello’s West Lawn last year, a diverse crowd ranging from life-long farmers and Master Gardeners to hobby gardeners and curious locals, all united by their love of fresh, local food and the art of growing it. Some specific event highlights for this year include “Monticello Herbs and Their Uses,” “Solar Food Drying,” “Thomas Jefferson’s
Fruit Garden,” and “Home Grown Hops.” “Chickens in the Garden” is a presentation of particular interest to me, as I just began raising chickens this summer, and while I am not yet so adventurous as to raise bees (a project for next summer?), there is also a presentation on beekeeping. Joel Salatin, the owner of Polyface Farms in the Shenandoah Valley, will deliver this year’s keynote address. The New York Times has dubbed Salatin “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson,” and while any comparison to Jefferson touches on sacred ground, in Salatin’s case, the praise is warranted. Salatin has gained nationwide recognition for his unique “beyond organic” methods of farming as well as his activism in support of local farmers’ rights and his books regarding the current state of American food culture and policy. He has unreservedly spoken out against the prevailing trend in the food industry towards monocultural, long-distance, heavily regulated farming, and has written numerous books on the subject, including Folks, This Ain’t Normal, You Can Farm, and Everything I Want to Do is Illegal. Salatin gained celebrity status among local food lovers across the nation after being featured in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and later was interviewed for the 2008 documentary Food, Inc. After the keynote address on Friday night, guests will be served a field-to-fork dinner in which they will get a chance to taste some of the food from Salatin’s farm. In addition to Salatin, Joe Lamp’l, host of the national public television show Growing a Greener World will give a presentation
Heritage Harvest Festival Taste the bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables and learn abut organic gardening and seed saving during this fun, affordable, family-friendly festivalunlike any other-held on the breathtaking West lawn of Jefferson’s Monticello. Tickets are limited. Please reserve in advance at www.heritageharvestfestival. com or call 434-984-9880. Events take place at Monticello from 9am-5pm. 64
Friday, September 14 • Fall Planting and Winterizing Your
• Seed Saving for the Home Gardener • New Frontiers in Organic Gardening • Traditional Breadmaking: Sourdough • And Much More! Friday night also includes Joe Lamp’l’s presentation from 4:30-5:30, and Joel Salatin’s presentation at 6:00, followed by a field-to-fork dinner featuring food from Salatin’s farm. Reservations for both events are required.
documenting his extensive travels across America in which he examined the gardening and food cultures of a wide range of communities. Lamp’l has an extensive history in both television and gardening, having previously hosted shows on the DIY Network and PBS, and published The Green Gardener’s Guide, a how-to guide on, you guessed it, green gardening. Last year, Lamp’l was awarded The American Horticultural Society’s, B.Y. Morrison Communication Award in recognition of his efforts to promote public interest and participation in horticulture. The presentation will feature high-definition videos and award-winning photography taken during his travels. Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and organizations such as Piedmont Environmental Council collaborate to offer festivalgoers samples in the “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” tasting tent. These exhibits provide a focal point for festival-goers to meet with farmers, educators, and non-profits at the center of the local food movement. Monticello provides an ideal venue for this event, which, due to the increasing popularity of home gardening and eating local, has steadily grown since its inception six years ago. Because of the festival’s booming success in the last couple of years, this year will feature two full days of events and exhibits, as opposed to prior years where a keynote Friday night was followed by one day of exhibits on Saturday. The Heritage Harvest Festival is a real treat for those who are passionate about gardening and local food, and for those who are simply curious, it is a great place to start. a Alex Shannon
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Albemarle County Established in 1744
by an act of the General Assembly, Albemarle County was named for the second Earl of Albemarle, then Governor General of the colony. Charlottesville, the county seat, is located 70 miles from Richmond, 120 miles from Washington, D.C., and 20 minutes from the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) offers 60 flights daily. The airport is located eight miles north of the City of Charlottesville, one mile west of Route 29 on Airport Road. When visiting this spectacular region, be sure to take advantage of its many cultural and educational amenities: Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson; James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland and its renowned Summer Music Festival; the University of Virginia and its associated institutions; and Historic Garden Week in the spring. An outstanding place to vacation all four seasons, Albemarle County offers fine dining, accommodations, scenic landscapes, and many links to our American heritage.
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ARTS, CRAFTS, & ANTIQUES Luckett’s Fair Aug 18,19—Featuring more than 100 crafters and artisans, this 40th annual Leesburg fair offers antiques, bluegrass entertainment, country-life demonstrations and contests, and food. $. Children under six are admitted for free. 10am-5pm. Luckett's Community Center, Leesburg. 703-7715281. www.theluckettsfair.com Olde Salem Days Sep 8—More than 400 artisans, crafters, food vendors, and entertainers participate in this annual event. An antique car show will display over 150 classic automobiles. There will be live music at the Farmer’s Market, and numerous vendors located in booths along Main Street and several side streets. Main Street, Salem. 540-7728871. www.oldesalemdays.org 43rd Street Festival of the Arts Sep 15—The 43rd Street Festival of the ALBEMARLE
Arts returns to Richmond. A fine art and craft show featuring seventy-five of the region’s finest artisans. Enjoy a day of fine art, music, and food. Free. 10am-5pm. Richmond. 804-233-1758. www.43rdstgallery.com Historic Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Festival Sep 24, 25—The streets of this historic town close for more than 350 local and countrywide artisans and crafters to display their wares. Entertainment and food. $. Sat 10am6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Occoquan. 703491-4045. www.occoquancraftshow.com Bedford Centerfest Sep 29—One of the region’s largest street festivals, featuring artisans and craftspeople from around the state of Virginia, bands on four stages, children’s activities, and an eclectic assortment of food. 10am-6pm. Bedford Farmers Market, Bedford. 540586-2148. www.centertownbedford.com
EXHIBITIONS & LECTURES Photography from the Museum Collection through Aug 12—These focused exhibitions will engage key moments in the history of photography, explore the development of the medium, and highlight important pieces from UVaM’s rich collection of photographs. University of Virginia Art Museum. $. 434-924-3592. www.virginia. edu/artmuseum Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era through Aug 26—Timed to coincide with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and Emancipation, VMFA is reprising this exhibition, originally organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The Richmond reworking of this thoughtprovoking exhibition takes its title from Whitman’s poem “As Toilsome I Wander’d Virginia’s Wood.” Virginia 69
Museum of Fine Arts. $. 804-340-1400. www.vmfa.state.va.us Cityscapes through Aug—Featuring paintings from Emilio Sanchez, focusing on the Cuban-American artist’s urban scenes. Curated by Jennifer Farrell, Curator of Exhibitions. University of Virginia Art Museum. $. 434-924-3592. www.virginia.edu/artmuseum Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings through Aug-—This exhibit is the first to explore the extraordinarily rich visual culture of India’s last royal families, from the early eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, bringing together over two hundred magnificent objects. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. $. 804-3401400. www.vmfa.state.va.us End of an Era: The Photography of Jack Jeffers through Aug—An exhibition displaying over 123 large-format blackand-white prints of people and landscapes from the Appalachian region of western Virginia. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. $. 804-358-4901. www. vahistorical.org Heads and Tails through Sep 22—Portraits of five people with compelling personal stories—a woman who inspired the English poet Alexander Pope; a royal governor who was murdered by a mob; a Federalist politician struggling against the tide in Jeffersonian Virginia; a patron of the arts who made his fortune as a robber baron in the Gilded Age; and a Virginia suffragette, freethinker, and political radical. $. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. 804-358-4901. www. vahistorical.org For the Love of Beauty: The Collections of Lora and Claiborne Robins through Dec---This exhibition presents nineteenthcentury Hudson River School landscape paintings and colonial furniture collected by philanthropists Lora Robins (1912– 2010) and her husband E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. (1910–1995). This is the first time that this personal collection has been publicly displayed. $. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. 804-358-4901. www. vahistorical.org
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Ash Lawn Opera Festival through Aug 7— Announcing its 34th season with five artists from the Metropolitan Opera and an award winning production team, this fall’s festival presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute and Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. $. Paramount Theater. www.ashlawnopera.com Edible Food Fest in Orange Aug 11— Orange Downtown Alliance joins forces with Edible Blue Ridge Magazine to present ALBEMARLE
the first “Edible Food Fest” in Orange. This festival will celebrate bringing food “from earth to table” and will feature guest speaker Joel Salatin, a farmer and pioneer of eco-friendly agricultural practices who has appeared in Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food, Inc., and on the Oprah Winfrey Show. 11am-5pm Downtown Orange. 540-6272540. www.visitorangevirginia.com 20th Annual Taste of the Mountains Street Festival Sep 3—Named one of the top twenty festivals in the Southeastern region, this festival celebrates the mountain and traditional cultures of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America as reflected in the customs of the Blue Ridge Mountain region. 9am-4pm. Main Street, Madison. 540-948-4455. www. madison-va.com Orange Street Festival Sep 8—Peruse the wares of crafters, artists, and businesses at this 37th annual festival. 9am-5pm. Main Street, Orange. 540-672-5216. www. orangevachamber.com The Hotel Hershey Food and Wine Festival Sep 14-16—Take a trip out of town to visit Hershey Pennsylvania for this annual event. This festival features 30 international and domestic wineries and four local breweries in addition to live entertainment and food tasting from Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. $. The Hotel Hershey. Hershey, PA. Gordonsville Street Festival Oct 6— Fun for the whole family! The annual festival will be held along Main Street, Gordonsville. There will be many booths of food, raffles, crafts and more, as well as performances by several entertainment groups throughout the day. Come and see what Downtown Gordonsville has to offer. 9am-4pm. Main Street, Gordonsville. 540832-3495. www.townofgordonsville.org 23rd Annual African-American Heritage Festival Sep 15, 16—Celebrate AfricanAmerican culture through live music and dance performances, arts and crafts, history exhibits, ethnic food, and children's activities all under a big tent. Sunday morning worship will be followed by an afternoon Gospel Extravaganza! 10am-6pm. Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton. 540-886-3040. www.visitstaunton.com Fall Fruit Festival at Edible Landscaping Sep 15—Held at Edible Landscaping’s nursery in Nelson County, this festival features orchard tours, seasonal fruit tasting, lectures, and guest speakers. Free. Edible Landscaping, Afton. 434-361-9134. www.ediblelandscaping.com Wings and Wheels Sep 24—An annual car and air show with food, arts, crafts, antique boats, fire trucks, tractors, engines, and military and air safety exhibits, as well as unique automobiles and aircraft. 8am-4pm, rain or shine. ALBEMARLE
Hummel Air Field, Topping. 804-6945995. www.wingsandwheels.us 39th Annual Neptune Festival at Virginia Beach Sep 28-30—Sip, savor, and purchase wines from some of the Old Dominion's leading vineyards in an oceanfront setting. Gourmet food, live music, and specialty vendors will also be a part of this popular event. $. Fri 12-11pm, Sat 10am11pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Virginia Beach. 757-498-0215. www.neptunefestival.com State Fair of Virginia Sep 27-Oct 7—An annual tradition since 1854! It features Virginia's best animals and agriculture in addition to food, rides, games, musical shows, competitions, and exhibits. There is something to delight everyone! $. 10am-9pm. The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, Caroline County. 804-569-3200. www.statefair.com FOR CHARITY 23rd Annual Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days Aug 4, 5—Celebrate the "queen of fruits" with a homemade treat as the Albemarle-Charlottesville Pilot Club makes homemade peach ice cream with peaches grown at Chiles Peach Orchard to raise money for their club. $. Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm or until sold out. Chiles Peach Orchard, Crozet. 434823-1583. www.chilespeachorchard.com Universal Wellness Wounded Warrior Project 5K Run/Walk Aug 11—Universal Wellness hosts the Wounded Warrior Project 5K Run/Walk. Join fellow runners and project enthusiasts to raise awareness and support wounded warriors. 8am. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Bristow. $. www. uwellnessonline.com/ Steam & Gas Pasture Party Sep 7-9—Enjoy numerous working demonstrations and displays of antique steam and gas engines, antique and classic cars, flea markets, arts and crafts, corn chopping, steam plowing, blacksmithing, food concessions, a Kiddie Tractor Pull, all while listening to live country bands, and much more. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations, volunteer fire companies, rescue squads, and others. 12-6pm. $. 8am-9pm. Fairfield View Dairy Farm, Rt. 231, Somerset. 540-6722495. www.somersetsteamandgas.org Shenandoah Scramble Sep 22—Join over one hundred other hikers in the park's first, one-day “hike-a-palooza” to support the Shenandoah National Park Trust. They feed you breakfast before the hike, and you receive a one-of-a-kind Shenandoah Scramble hiking shirt upon your return. Reservations are required. Shenandoah National Park. 434-2932728. www.snptrust.org
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sep 22, 30—The Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research through the Alzheimer's Association. Check online to find the Virginia walk nearest you. $. Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Gloucester, Reston, Richmond, South Boston, or Staunton. 434-973-6122. www.alz.org 10th Annual "In the Pink" Tennis Tournament Sep 29—Organized by The Women's Committee of Martha Jefferson Hospital, this tournament runs concurrently at seven tennis venues throughout Albemarle County (including Farmington, Boar's Head, Glenmore, Keswick, ACAC, Forest Lakes, and Fairview.) A recent addition to the tournament is the "Men in Pink" event held at ACAC. The proceeds from the tournament benefit Marianne's Room at Martha Jefferson Hospital, which provides wigs, hats, scarves, and post-op prostheses, and support to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. The only requirement is that all players must wear PINK! $. 434-9828173. www.mjhfoundation.org Foxfield Family Day Sep 30—This year's annual steeplechase races will benefit Computers4Kids. In addition to the six exciting steeplechase races, activities include a tailgating contest, an antique show, Jack Russell Terrier races, pony rides, and a children's activity tent. Foxfield, Charlottesville. $. 434-293-9501. www.foxfieldraces.com GARDEN Flowers after 5 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30—Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens has extended hours on Thursdays. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy wine tastings, music, dining, and shopping. The second Thursday of every month is "Fidos after 5," when leashed pets may attend. $. Thursdays, 5-9pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond. 804262-9987. www.lewisginter.org “The Songs of Summer” Zinnia Show Aug 8— Arts, Horticulture, and Photography Divisions are open to all at the Biennial Zinnia Show at the Fellowship Hall of the Orange Presbyterian Church. 2:30-4:30pm. 162 West Main Street, Orange. 540-832-3909. www. dolleymadisongardenclub.org Fall Plant Sale Sep 21, 22—Over 40 vendors will be selling plants from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Conservatory, Richmond. 804-262-9887. www. lewisginter.org 71
FELLOWSHIP â€œFOREâ€? FUN Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge
20th Annual Golf Tournament September 21, 2012 at Old Trail Golf, Crozet Tournament Proceeds benefit the WCBR Annual Fellowship Program
The Fellowship Program The Fellowship Program serves a valuable purpose to residents at WCBR by providing confidential financial assistance to those who are no longer able to fully cover their expenses through no fault of thier own. No resident has ever had to leave WCBR due to lack of financial resources. Join us as a corporate sponsor, team or individual player for this day of fun and encourage your friends to participate in support of this worthy cause.
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Virginia Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns
Experience a blend of antiquity and comfort as we offer you a sampling of spectacular southern hospitality. Reflections of the grace and charm of a past era, each country inn and B&B is unique and varies in style and offering. From historic accommodations to mountain hideaways…from weekend trips to business retreats…from romantic getaways to family vacations…we extend a warm welcome and invite you to discover the best places to visit and the most exciting things to do and see.
B&B LISTINGS BY REGION NortherN VirgiNia: ashby inn & restaurant 692 Federal Street Paris, VA 20130; 540-592-3900 www.ashbyinn.com firstname.lastname@example.org Black horse inn 8393 Meetze Road Warrenton, VA 20187; 540-349-4020 www.blackhorseinn.com email@example.com Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast inn 23130 Briar Patch Lane Middleburg, VA 20117 703-327-5911 or 866-327-5911 www.briarpatchbandb.com firstname.lastname@example.org Columnwood Bed & Breakfast 233 North Main Street Bowling Green, VA 22427 804-633-5606 or 866-633-9314 www.columnwood.com email@example.com heritage house Bed & Breakfast 291 Main Street Little Washington, VA 22747 888-819-8280 www.heritagehousebb.com firstname.lastname@example.org inn at Narrow Passage US 11 South, Chapman Landing Woodstock, VA 22664; 800-459-8002 www.narrowpassage.com email@example.com Lackawanna Bed and Breakfast 236 Riverside Drive Front Royal, VA 22630; 540-636-7945 www.lackawannabb.com firstname.lastname@example.org the Longbarn Bed and Breakfast 37129 Adams Green Lane Middleburg, VA 20118 540-687-4137 www.longbarnmiddleburg.com email@example.com the richard Johnston inn 711 Caroline Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-899-7606 www.therichardjohnstoninn.com firstname.lastname@example.org ALBEMARLE
Strathmore house on the Shenandoah 658 Wissler Road, Quicksburg, VA 22842 888-921-6139 or 540-477-4141 www.strathmorehouse.com email@example.com
greenock house inn 249 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960 540-672-3625 or 800-841-1253 www.greenockhouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunset hills Farm 105 Christmas Tree Lane Washington, VA 22747 540-987-8804 or 800-980-2580 www.sunsethillsfarm.com email@example.com
high Meadows Vineyard inn 55 High Meadows Lane Scottsville, VA 24590 434-286-2218 or 800-232-1832 www.highmeadows.com firstname.lastname@example.org
holladay house Bed & Breakfast 155 West Main Street Orange, VA 22960; 540-672-4893 www.holladayhousebandb.com email@example.com
afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast 10273 Rockfish Valley Highway Afton, VA 22920; 800-769-6844 www.aftonmountain.com firstname.lastname@example.org Mountain Valley Farm Bed & Breakfast 12955 Dyke Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973 434-985-8874 www.mvfarm.net email@example.com Brightwood Vineyard & Farm Cottage Bed and Breakfast 1202 Lillard’s Ford Road Brightwood, VA 22715 540-948-6845 www.brightwoodvineyardandfarm.com firstname.lastname@example.org Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm 2390 Brokenback Mountain Road Dyke, VA 22935 434-985-7129 or 866-709-9292 www.chesleycreekfarm.com email@example.com Dawson’s Country Place Bed & Breakfast 5224 Shelby Road, Rochelle, VA 22738 540-948-3119 or 866-538-0138 www.aviewofamerica.com firstname.lastname@example.org ebenezer house Bed & Breakfast 122 Seville Road, Madison, VA 22727 888-948-3695 www.theebenezerhousebb.com email@example.com Frederick house 28 North New Street, Staunton, VA 24401 540-885-4220 www.frederickhouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org
inn at Westwood Farm 12256 Montford Road Orange, VA 22960 888-661-1293 www.innatwestwoodfarm.com email@example.com Mayhurst inn 12460 Mayhurst Lane Orange, VA 22960; 888-672-5597 www.mayhurstinn.com firstname.lastname@example.org Meander inn 3100 Berry Hill Road Nellysford, VA 22958 434-361-1121 or 800-868-6116 www.meanderinn.com email@example.com ridge View Bed & Breakfast 5407 South Blue Ridge Turnpike Rochelle, VA 22738 540-672-7024 www.virginia-ridgeview.com firstname.lastname@example.org South river Country inn 3003 South River Road Stanardsville, VA 22973 434-985-2901 www.southrivercountryinn.com email@example.com the Buckhorn inn 2487 Hankey Mountain Highway Churchville, VA 24421 540-337-8660 or 877-337-8660 www.thebuckhorninn.com firstname.lastname@example.org 73
B&B LISTINGS BY REGION CONTINUED The Guest House at Walnut Grove 7508 Belmont Road Spotsylvania, VA 22551 540-854-7993 email@example.com Winterham Plantation Bed & Breakfast 11441 Grub Hill Church Road Amelia, VA 23002 804-561-4519 www.winterham.com firstname.lastname@example.org
CHarloTTesville: arcady vineyard Bed & Breakfast & Wine Tours 1376 Sutlers Road Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-872-9475 www.arcadyvineyard.com email@example.com Clifton inn 1296 Clifton Inn Drive Charlottesville, VA 22911 434-971-1800 www.cliftoninn.net firstname.lastname@example.org The Cope-Foster House P.O. Box 5737 Charlottesville, VA 22905 434-979-7264 www.va-guesthouses.com email@example.com Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast 1211 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22903 434-974-4663 www.dinsmorehouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org Guesthouses Cottages & vacation Homes P.O. Box 5737 Charlottesville, VA 22905 434-979-7264 www.va-guesthouses.com email@example.com inn at Court square 410 East Jefferson Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-295-2800 www.innatcourtsquare.com firstname.lastname@example.org inn at Monticello 1188 Scottsville Road, Route 20 South Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-979-3593 or 877-Relax-VA www.innatmonticello.com email@example.com inn at sugar Hollow Farm 6051 Sugar Hollow Road Crozet, VA 22932 434-823-7086 www.sugarhollow.com firstname.lastname@example.org 74
Prospect Hill Plantation inn & restaurant Box 6909 (Near Zions Crossroads) Charlottesville, VA 22906 800-277-0844 www.prospecthill.com email@example.com
ivy Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast 2812 Link Road Lynchburg, VA 24503 434-384-3802 www.ivycreekfarm.com firstname.lastname@example.org
silver Thatch inn 3001 Hollymead Drive Charlottesville, VA 22911 434-978-4686 www.silverthatch.com email@example.com
rockwood Manor Bed and Breakfast 5189 Rockwood Road Dublin, VA 24084 540-674-1328 www.rockwood-manor.com firstname.lastname@example.org
1817 norvell-otey House 1020 Federal Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504 434-528-1020 www.norvelloteyhouse.com email@example.com The Babcock House 106 Oakleigh Avenue, Appomattox, VA 24522 434-352-7532 or 800-689-6208 www.babcockhouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org Cliff view Golf Club & inn 410 Friels Drive, Covington, VA 24426 540-962-2200 or 888-849-2200 www.cliffviewgolf.com email@example.com evergreen: The Bell-Capozzi House 201 East Main Street Christiansburg, VA 24073 540-382-7372 or 888-382-7372 www.evergreen-bnb.com firstname.lastname@example.org Historic inns of abingdon 224 Oak Hill Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 276-623-1281 or 800-475-5494 www.abingdon-virginia.com email@example.com House Mountain inn 455 Lonesome Dove Trail Lexington, VA 24450 540-464-4004 www.housemountaininn.com firstname.lastname@example.org Hummingbird inn 30 Wood Lane, P.O. Box 147 Goshen, VA 24439; 800-397-3214 www.hummingbirdinn.com email@example.com inn at riverbend 125 River Ridge Drive, Pearisburg, VA 24134 540-921-5211 www.innatriverbend.com firstname.lastname@example.org
a Primrose Cottage Bed & Breakfast 706 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 800-522-1901 www.primrose-cottage.com email@example.com atherston Hall 250 Prince George Street Urbanna, VA 23175 804-758-2809 www.atherstonhall.com firstname.lastname@example.org inn at Warner Hall 4750 Warner Hall Road Gloucester, VA 23061 804-695-9565 or 800-331-2720 www.warnerhall.com email@example.com Williamsburg sampler Bed and Breakfast inn 922 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-253-0398 www.williamsburgsampler.com firstname.lastname@example.org
eastern shore of virginia: 1848 island Manor House 4160 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 800-852-1505 www.islandmanor.com email@example.com Cape Charles Hotel Historic inn 235 Mason Avenue, Cape Charles, VA 757-331-3130 www.capecharleshotel.com firstname.lastname@example.org nottingham ridge Bed and Breakfast 28184 Nottingham Ridge Lane Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1010 www.nottinghamridge.com email@example.com
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Fall Plant Sale at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum Sep 29—Fall is the perfect season to plant, and the EJC Arboretum offers many native flowers suited to Virginia's climate and precipitation. The sale will take place in the parking lot at the Frances Plecker Education Center and the Ernst Tree Terrace. EJC Arboretum, Harrisonburg. 9am-3pm. 540-568-3194. www.jmu.edu/arboretum Orange County Farmer's Market through Oct—Purchase fresh produce, plants, jams, flowers, and crafts produced by local farmers and artists. Sat 8am-12pm, Wed 12-5pm. Faulconer Hardware Parking Lot, Orange. 540-672-2540. www. vdacs.virginia.gov/vagrown Charlottesville City Market through Oct— Find vegetables, fruits, shrubs, flowers, herbs, baked goods, and crafts. Free. Sat 7am-12pm. Downtown parking lot between Water Street and South Street, Charlottesville. 434-970-3371. www.vdacs. virginia.gov/vagrown Scottsville on the James Farmer’s Market through Oct—Peruse the market for fresh produce, organic vegetables, baked goods, flowers, plants, cheeses, wines, meats, and crafts. Sat 8:30am12:30pm. Scottsville. 434-286-9267. www. scottsvilleva.com
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GREAT OUTDOORS McCormick Observatory Public Night Aug 3, 17—This is an opportunity to view planets and other celestial objects through the historic 26-inch Alan Clark Refractor—once the second largest telescope in the world. UVA Astronomy students and faculty present audiovisual programs and exhibits. 9-11pm. Observatory Hill, Charlottesville. 434243-1885. www.astro.virginia.edu Culpeper International Triathlon Aug 4—Mountain Run Lake Park hosts the final international distance triathlon for the year in Virginia, with a 1,500M swim, a 40K bike ride, and a 10K run. This triathlon benefits the Eastern View Field Hockey Team. $. 8am. Mountain Run Lake Park, Culpeper. www.setupevents.com Luray International Triathlon Aug 19— Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the town of Luray, this triathlon includes a 1500M swim in Lake Arrowhead, a 41K bike ride, and a 10K run. This event benefits the United Way of Page County. $. 8am. Luray. www. setupevents.com The Shenandoah Scramble Benefiting the Shenandoah National Park Trust Sep 22—What could be more idyllic than a hike through the ALBEMARLE
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beautiful Shenandoah National Park? The first annual Shenandoah Scramble allows participants to do just that while simultaneously raising money for its official philanthropic partner, the Shenandoah National Park Trust. Participants will receive a t-shirt and will choose one of several guided, group hikes of varying length and difficulty through the park, enjoying a pre-hike group breakfast as well as a post-hike celebration with refreshments and music. Shenandoah National Park, Luray. www. snptrust.org McDonald's X-Country Festival Sep 28, 29—The whole family can participate in this cross-country event over rolling tree-lined hills and past habitats for bison, deer, and other wildlife at Maymont. The event features several challenging races for different age groups and genders, including an 8-mile run, a 5K, and a 1-mile kids run. $. Check online for race schedule. Maymont Grounds. Richmond. 804-2859495. www.maymont.org
Pickett, and J.E.B. Stuart, among others. Learn about the cemetery history and the famous personalities buried there. $. Mon-Sat 10-11:30am. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle Streets. 804-649-0711 ext. 319. www.richmondhistorycenter.com Haunting Tales of Historic Lexington through Oct—Experience the eerie transformation of the charming city of Lexington after the sun goes down. Witness firsthand the strange, unexplained phenomenon that has occurred nightly in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery. Reservations required. $. Mon-Sat 8:30-10pm. Lexington Visitor Center. 540-464-2250. www.lexingtonvirginia.com Albemarle County Historical Society Walking Tours through Oct—Learn about downtown Charlottesville's early years, citizens, businesses, and buildings during this one-hour tour. A $5 donation is requested for adults. Sat 10am. Thu 5:30pm. McIntire Building, 200 Second Street NE, Charlottesville. 434-296-1492. www.albemarlehistory.org
LIVING HISTORY Harvest Day Sep 29—A festival with activities for the whole family: old-time games and crafts, hayrides, feeding barnyard animals, making and eating pancakes, Civil War-era stories, music, boiling molasses, pressing cider, spinning thread and quilting, and much more! $. CrossRoads, on Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg. 9am-3pm. 540-438-1275. www.vbmhc.org Historic Hatton Ferry through mid-Oct—A unique opportunity to experience times past. Ferries served Albemarle County from the mid-eighteenth century to the midnineteenth century and allowed European settlers to communicate with others and establish commercial ventures. It's the last pole-operated ferry still operating in the U.S. $. Donation requested. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm. West of Scottsville, on Rt. 625. 434-296-1492. www.thehattonferry.org TOURS Brandy Station Battlefield Tour: Fleetwood Hill through Aug 25—This Civil War tour focuses on the battle that occurred June 8, 1863 during the fight for Fleetwood Hill, arguably the fiercest battle of the Civil War. Brandy Station, Culpeper. $. Ages 12 & under are free. 540-727-7718. Hollywood Cemetery Guided Walking Tour through Oct—Historic Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, notable Civil War Generals George ALBEMARLE
ASH LAWN-HIGHLAND 434-293-8000 www.ashlawnhighland.org Black History Month Celebration Sep 25—In observance of Black History month, Ash Lawn-Highland, home of President James Monroe, will focus on the contribution of African-Americans to Southern cuisine. Folkways interpreters will discuss foods of African origin and prepare them on the open hearth. These foods which include okra, yams, sesame, and black eyed peas were brought to the colonies by enslaved Africans. Modern versions of the historic recipes will available. 1-5pm. For information call 434-293-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONTPELIER 540-672-2728, 540-672-0003 www.montpelier.org Archaeology Expeditions & Excursions Aug 5-11, 19-26—Become a member of the archaeological research team. Learn how to dig from experienced, professional archaeologists as you trowel Montpelier's historic soils to unearth evidence of the homes and work areas for the domestic slaves. $. Summer Civil War Weekend & Court Martial Reenactment Aug 17-19—A weekend of skirmishes, dress parades, and Civil War history, where General Samuel McGowan's South Carolinians encamped during the winter of 1863-1864. See a re-enactment of a Civil War-era court martial on the mansion grounds, and
watch re-enactors use Civil War-era tools and techniques to rebuild the huts once occupied by McGowan's troops. Also, tour the Gilmore Farm, home of George Gilmore, born a slave at Montpelier and emancipated after the Civil War. $. Archaeology Expeditions & Excursions Sep 1, 9-15—Become a member of the Montpelier archaeological research team. Learn how to dig from experienced, professional archaeologists as you trowel Montpelier's historic soils to unearth evidence of the homes and work areas for the domestic slaves. $. Fall Fiber Festival and Sheep Dog Trials Oct 6, 7—View fiber arts displays, demonstrations, and workshops by the Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia, Inc. Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 10am-4pm. $. Ages 16 & under are free. MONTICELLO 434-984-0922 www.monticello.org Tomato Tasting Aug 4—Heirloom tomatoes are at the height of fashion and there is a marvelous genetic diversity in these homegrown favorites. Maggie Thompson leads this workshop so that you can examine and rate a sample of tomatoes now available to gardeners. Reservations required. $. 9:30am. Garden Center, Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center. Summer Fruit Tasting Aug 11, 12— An informal two-hour feast on early apples, peaches, figs, grapes, nectarines, apple cider, blackberries, and pears, coupled with short talks on the history of fruit-growing in Virginia. Held in the Jefferson's Fruitery. Reservations required. $. 9:30am. Garden Center, Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center. Tufton Fern Walk Aug 18—Ferns will be the excuse for this ramble along Henderson Creek in the forests of Tufton Farm. Peggy Cornett and Peter Hatch will lead this two-hour crosscountry walk through a uniquely pristine, relatively undisturbed, and isolated natural woodland, pointing out the native plants as they go. There is no trail on substantial sections of this two-mile hike, so wear appropriate hiking shoes and be prepared for briar scratches, spider webs, and uneven terrain. $. 9:30am. Tufton Farm Nursery. Heritage Harvest Festival Premium Workshops Sep 14—Enjoy a morning of informative workshops, including Fall Planting & Winterizing Your Garden, Making and Using Herbal Oils & Salves, Naturescape Your Yard, Succession, Planting for Continuous Vegetable Harvests, Thomas Jefferson’s Fruit Garden, Fun with Fermentation, and much more. Monticello, Charlottesville. 77
Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello Sep 15—Celebrate the bountiful harvest and the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson at this event held on Monticello’s West Lawn. Cosponsored by the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, this annual festival is a family-oriented, educational event that highlights organic gardening; the preservation of traditional agriculture and regional food; and talks, tastings, and informative workshops. $. 9am-5pm. Evening Signature Tours through Oct— These intimate small group tours allow you to see additional parts of Monticello, including the main floor rooms, the third-floor Dome Room, the cellar, and the “Crossroads” exhibit. $. 6:15pm and 6:45pm. FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM 540-332-7850 www.frontiermuseum.org First Friday Friday Aug 3—The focus for the First Friday is music. Musicians will be stationed on all the farms playing traditional music. An old time jam with all the musicians will take place at the Amphitheater. In addition to all the musicians one or two interpreters will
be stationed on the farms and in the museum forge demonstrating living history. $. 6pm-8pm. Blues & Craft Beer Festival Aug 25— Local beer distributors showcase their craft beer selections. Enjoy a fun filled day with plenty of music, food and of course.....BEER! $. 12-8pm. Good Times, Tastes, and Traditions: An Augusta Chamber Fall Celebration Sep 22-23—The Chamber’s most diversified event celebrating visual arts, cultural entertainment, and delicious ethnic cuisine, a showcase of wineries and breweries and fun for the whole family. A weekend of events and educational activities bringing awareness to the five featured countries (America, England, Germany, Ireland and West Africa) at The Frontier Culture Museum. Attendees will be able to dabble in each country’s culture by choosing to sample a little of their unique entertainment, arts, crafts, food, beverage or all of the above. For more information contact Melissa Martin at 540-324-1133 or comdevelop@ augustava.com.
WINTERGREEN 434-325-2200, 1-800-266-2444 www.wintergreenresort.com Wintergreen Performing Arts Summer Music Festival through Aug 5— Wintergreen Performing Arts produces a high-quality summer music festival featuring symphonic and chamber concerts, as well as other performing arts programs throughout the year. This year’s theme—Innovation—will provide a wonderful cultural experience for all who attend. Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy through Aug 5—Each year forty extremely talented young musicians are selected to attend the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy. Multiple ensembles will perform chamber music in a variety of locations. $. www. wintergreenperformingarts.org Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival Aug 18—This year Wintergreen Performing Arts will present the voices of the Blue Ridge at this 7th annual event. Featuring Nothin’ Fancy, The Steel Wheels, The Virginia Ramblers, Kim and Jimbo Cary, and Pete and Ellen Vigour. $. Noon-7pm. Evans Center. 434-325-8292. www.wintergreenperformingarts.org
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Labor Day Spectacular Aug 31-Sep 3— This celebration is an event for the whole family, featuring arts and crafts, the Wintergreen Ride & Shine Car Auction, chairlift rides, live music, Beach Olympics, and a Pet Look-A-Like Contest. 10am. 434-325-8180. International Wine and Food Festival Sep 4—Compare wines from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, as well as good old Virginia. $. 12-5:30pm. Evans Center. 434-325-8292. www. wintergreenperformingarts.com The Wintergreen Nature Foundation Labor Day Plant Sale Sep 4, 5—Stop by the Trillium House and purchase native plants for your garden. www.twnf.org Oktoberfest Sep 15—German music, beer, festivity, and food. Enjoy traditional "om-pah" band music and taste local microbrewery beers. $. 125:30pm. $. www.wintergreenresort.com
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