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Virginia Festival of History in 2012 will celebrate the rich local cultural heritage of Charlottesville through educational and entertaining events that let visitors learn and experience the rich and diverse history of Virginia through daily lectures and tours, films, concerts and dramatic performances. Another highlight will be the unearthing of a time capsule that was buried 50 years ago. All events are free and open to the public. May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30 May 31 June 1 June 2

Remembering Those Who Died in the Civil War Remembering the 200th Anniversary in 1962 250 Years of Sacrifice in Our Nation’s Wars 250 Years of African-American Community Life 250 Years of Growing Neighborhoods 250 Years of Religion, Education and Culture 250 Years of Architecture, Development and Design Living History Festival of Our First 200 Years

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Th e P e o p l e t h e P l a c e s a n d t h e E v e n t s i n J e f f e r s o n ’ s V i r g i n i a With some of his neighbors, Jefferson enjoyed a tradition of competing to raise spring peas; whoever harvested the first spring pea hosted a community dinner that included a feast of the winning pea crop.


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Blue Ridge Home Builders Association Home and Garden Festival April 20-22 John Paul Jones Arena,Charlottesville Spring is the time to wake up your yard and make plans for an upgrade or expansion to your home. With the warm weather, refresh and start anew by attending the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association Home and Garden Festival. Exhibitors include builders, painters, remodelers, suppliers, landscapers, and more. Offerings include free daily seminars, wine tastings, fun for kids, free parking, and door prizes. Come join in the home and garden remodeling fun to pick up some amazing ideas for your own home. For more information, call 434-973-8652 or visit

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USA Science and Engineering Festival April 28 Foxfield Race Grounds, Old Garth Road, Charlottesville Pack a picnic and bring a social appetite for an enlightening day in the sun with family and friends, all while supporting Computers 4 Kids at this year’s Foxfield Races. The thirtythird annual race will be a day-long affair of tailgating and exciting horse races featuring the country’s finest horses, riders, and trainers. The beneficiary, Computers 4 Kids, is a nonprofit after school technology mentoring program for low-income youth. For more information, call 434293-9501 or visit www.foxfieldraces. com or

April 28-29 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St Convention Center, Washington, D.C. The Nation’s largest celebration of science and engineering, the USA Science & Engineering Festival, is returning to Washington, D.C. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV series MythBusters, and Bill Nye the Science Guy are among the science superstars signed up to join the Festival Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and other key locations in the greater District of Columbia area. The 2012 Festival will include a new book fair and career pavilion as part of the Finale Expo. The USA Science & Engineering Festival, hosted by Lockheed Martin, is focused on encouraging the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technologists, and increasing public awareness of the importance of science and math education. For more information visit

Charlottesville’s 63rd Annual Dogwood Festival March 30-April 28 McIntire Park Charlottesville Come to the annual Dogwood Festival to celebrate the onset of one of the most beautiful seasons in Central Virginia! Enjoy a month’s worth of springtime festivities in honor of Virginia’s state tree. This year’s theme will be “Peace, Hope and Love for Anna,” in support of the Orange for Anna charity. Events include the Dogwood Festival Benefit Breakfast, as well as the Dogwood Pageant, Carnival, Fashion Show, Parade, and Ball. For more information, call 434-961-9824 or visit

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3rd Annual Design House

May 5-20 2020 Wingfield Road, Charlottesville The third annual Design House will again raise funds to benefit the Shelter for Help in Emergency. This project assigns designers and their vendors to individual rooms and spaces to showcase their talents and the latest in interior design styles and techniques. The result is a unique tour for visitors, where each room reflects a designer’s creative vision and provides endless and inspiring ideas for the home. This year’s Shelter for Help in Emergency’s Design House is the Ivy Farms home of Sanjiv and Cindy Kaul, located at 2020 Wingfield Road. Tickets will go on sale in April. For more information, call 434-963-4676 or visit

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MEN WHO COOK! April 14 Omni Hotel, Charlottesville

Enjoy an evening of culinary and musical delights to benefit the Monticello Area Community Action Agency at its 25th annual gala. The evening, honoring Jim Murray, will include gourmet samples from more than sixty local amateur chefs and the rockin’ blues tunes of Second Nature, as well as live and silent auctions. MACAA aims to help families in poverty through its support of education, housing, financial management, and emergency assistance programs. For more information, call 434-2953171 or visit

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14th Annual 14th Annual Bill Howard Howard Golf & Gala Golf TournamentBill and Kentucky Derby Evening

To benefit The Alzheimer’s Association May 3, 4 Birdwood Golf Course & Omni Hotel, Charlottesville

Get your best club and gather your favorite golfing partners for a worthy cause at the Birdwood Golf Course. After a fun day of golf, attend the Kentucky Derby Gala on Friday evening at the Omni Benefitting Hotel, featuring music by Charlottesville’s own Big Ray andthe the Kool Kats. Every dollar raised benefits the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter. The Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease through research, support programs, and various & Western Virginia services. Call 434-973-6122 orCentral visit

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Dr. Neal F. Kassell Receives Special Recognition The Virginia House of Delegates offered special recognition to Neal F. Kassell, MD a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Virginia and chairman of the Charlottesville-based Focused Ultrasound Foundation. House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell arranged the acknowledgement to spotlight Kassell’s work in advancing the worldwide adoption of focused ultrasound, an emerging noninvasive medical therapy. Kassell established the internationally-recognized Foundation in 2006 and spearheaded the creation of the Focused Ultrasound Center of Excellence at UVA in 2009. The center has recently attracted major media coverage and public attention for its ground-breaking clinical research. Funding for the Focused Ultrasound Center was provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and industry partners. Delegate Rob Bell of Albemarle County introduced Kassell saying, “While we’re working on things that probably aren’t that important, he’s working every day on how to treat Virginians and impact everybody in the entire world.”

Dr. Guerrant and Silverchair Information Systems Honored A University of Virginia scientist Dr. Richard L. Guerrant, and a local company Silverchair Information Systems, have been honored by the state. The awards were announced by Governor Bob McDonnell and the Science Museum of Virginia Chief Wonder Officer Richard C. Conti. Dr. Richard L. Guerrant, director of the Center of Global Health at UVA, was named one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2012. Guerrant has spent his career studying disease of the digestive tract. His work has centered on the physical and cognitive changes that early childhood diarrhea can cause. In the wake of his work, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded a $30-million, multi-continent project to understand the effect intestinal problems have on malnutrition and cognitive development. He is the editor of six books, including “Tropical Infectious Diseases and Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract.” 16

Also honored was Silverchair Information Systems, which is based in Charlottesville. It received the Governor’s Award for Science Innovation presented by Altria. The company has more than 150 employees and works on advanced semantic technology, publishing and e-learning products in scientific, technical and medical fields, among others. “I am honored to recognize Virginia’s top science talents for 2012,” McDonnell said in a news release. “This year’s outstanding scientists have pioneered research to improve global health, presented groundbreaking research into psychiatric genetics and successfully shown the link between geology and oceanography to understand our river systems. The company receiving the Governor’s Award for Innovation develops products by partnering with scholarly publishers to transform content for a more valuable user experience on all devices. Their creativity, contributions and dedication will make a better Virginia and a better America for all of us.”

Morven Hosts PBS Debut With Morven as her backdrop, Alison Booth, Professor of English at University of Virginia, spoke about English country houses in relation to Downton Abbey and Morven prior to the screening of the first episode of the second season of the PBS Masterpiece series. The widely-watched Downton Abbey won a Primetime Emmy for its first season, which follows the trials and tribulations of life at Downton Abbey, an English estate home caught in the midst of change, circa 1912, just two years before the outbreak of World War I. Left: Alison Booth, English professor at the University of Virginia, shares with guests a a guide to Downton Abbey and its contexts. Below: Ginny and Greg Sieminski showcase the book from their VIP tour of Highclere Castle, the iconic setting of Downton Abbey. As the winners of the Masterpiece 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes in 2011, the couple traveled to England and visited the castle.

Ed Clark, Virginia Wildlife Activist, Wins Rare Life Award Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has named Edward E.

Clark, Jr. of Waynesboro, Virginia, as the grand prize winner of the 2012 Rare Life Award. Eagle Rare will donate $20,000 to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, where Clark is president and co-founder.

Engel Chosen as Director of Economic Development The City of Charlottesville is proud to announce the appointment of Chris J. Engel as the next Economic Development Director for the City. The announcement follows the decision by the current director, Aubrey Watts, to concentrate on his duties as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer as well as to manage the transition of the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing. Engel is currently the Assistant Economic Development Director for Charlottesville and has been employed by the City since 2005. “During his time with the City, Chris has proven himself to be an effective leader in our organization and in the community,” said Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones. “He has the credentials, the skills, and the vision to build off of the great success we have had in economic development during the last decade.”

Sasha Farmer Receives CAAR Salesperson of the Year Montague, Miller & Co is proud to acknowledge that Sasha Farmer has been named 2012 Sales Association of the Year for her outstanding achievement, leadership, and commitment to the profession, the association, and our community. The Sales Associate of the Year Award is awarded to a top sales producer who is active in CAAR and the Charlottesville community, and continues to improve by engaging in continuing education courses and the achievement of professional designations. Sasha prides herself on a strong commitment to the community, and spends numerous hours volunteering for organizations such as Computers4Kids, Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA, the Junior League of Charlottesville, the City of Charlottesville Housing Advisory Council, the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Charlottesville ALBEMARLE

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Local CAREGiver Honored For Dedication and Service to Seniors

Charlottesville resident Darcella Stinnie has been selected CAREGiverSM of the Year by the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise office in Planning District 10, which covers the city of Charlottesville as well as Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson counties. Stinnie is being recognized for outstanding dedication and service to the older adults who are local clients of Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors. “CAREGivers like Darcella are the core of our business,” said local owner Jeanne McCusker. “Our CAREGivers are the heartbeat of our company. Without them we couldn’t provide the superior quality of service that sets our company apart from others. They provide the support that helps older adults remain independent longer than they otherwise could.” Stinnie was nominated for the award by members of the Home Instead Senior Care office staff and clients who praised her professionalism and devotion to the seniors she serves. “Darcella Stinnie epitomized the definition of ‘unsung hero,’” wrote one nominator. “She becomes a devoted advocate for each client, always placing their interests and safety above all else.”


Patricia Cluff, New Chairwoman of Chamber of Commerce

Affinity Wins NGCOA Golf Business Idea of the Year

Patricia Cluff, Associate Vice President at the University of Virginia Health System, has assumed the position of 2012 Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Cluff succeeds Robert Hodous, Partner at Payne & Hodous, who served as 2011 Chairman of the Board. “It is an honor and a privilege to Chair our Chamber Board for 2012 – our Chamber’s 99th year,” said Ms. Cluff. “The Chamber’s dedication to advocating for private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in our Charlottesville area has never been stronger. Our Chamber member services span a broad spectrum of opportunities, dynamic programs, business assistance workshops, and more. Our advocacy represents thoughtful positions supporting local enterprise across a range of issues such as non-profit sustainability and business growth.” Also serving with Ms. Cluff on the Chamber Board’s Executive Committee are: Robert Hodous, Payne & Hodous, Past Chairman of the Board (2011); Valerie Long, Williams Mullen, First Vice Chairwoman of the Board; Eddie Giles, Professional Movers, Vice Chairman – Member Service; Chuck Lebo, Lebo Commercial Properties, Vice Chairman – Economic Vitality; Gregory MacDonald, The Michie Tavern, Vice Chairman – Finance; and Timothy Hulbert, President & Chief Executive. Other members of the Chamber Board of Directors include: Dr. Rosa Atkins, Charlottesville City Schools; Jon Bright, Spectacle Shop; Peggy Echols, State Farm Insurance Companies; Adrian Felts, Battelle Institute; Tony Fernandez, Walmart; Dr. Frank Friedman, Piedmont Virginia Community College; Jeff Gaffney, Better Homes Real Estate III; W. Rod Gentry, Union First Market Bank; Gloria Johnson, Gloria Johnson HR Consulting; Lawrence McConnell, The Daily Progress; Dr. Pamela Moran, Albemarle County Schools; Rydell Payne,CALM; Joseph Raichel, Wells Fargo; Brad Ramsey, Charlottesville Newsplex; Leonard Sandridge, University of Virginia; Michael Shareck, MPS; Michael Tubridy, Klockner Pentaplast; and Chad Zakaib, Legacy Hospice.

The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) has awarded Affinity Management’s Zero Waste Initiative at Musket Ridge Golf Club as the Best Golf Business Idea of the Year. Based in Charlottesville, VA, Affinity Management advises, manages and owns private clubs, golf courses, equestrian facilities and other member-based businesses. Affinity’s Managing Director, Damon DeVito, presented the initiative and took part in the panel discussion at the conference. The program is projected to divert up to four tons of food waste from the landfill. Using Bokashi composting methods from Asia that uses fermentation to break down all food scraps in less than half the time of conventional composting. The end product, a natural fertilizer, will be utilized on Musket’s new organic vegetable and herb garden that Executive Chef Kyle Roberson created and whose produce is featured as part of Musket’s menu options. The Chef’s Garden is irrigated with rain barrels.

Josh Poindexter Awarded Attraction Hospitality Star Award Amazement Square is proud to congratulate a museum educator, Josh Poindexter, who has been named the 2012 Attraction Hospitality Star of The Year by the Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitor Bureau for his superior customer service and attention to detail that enhances a visitor’s experience in the city of Lynchburg. Josh exceeds his duties and provides an exceptional experience for all Amazement Square visitors.

Landowners Protected 2,283 Acres in Albemarle in 2011 During the past year, 2,283 acres in Albemarle County were protected by conservation easements, adding to a total of over 85,700 acres, or 18% of the total land. Rex Linville, Land Conservation Officer for the Piedmont Environmental Council says, “It is great to see landowners who care passionately about the future of our rural areas continue to step up to the plate and protect their land. It is also great that we have such a strong team of private and governmental conservation organizations working together here in Albemarle County. None of this would have been possible without the efforts of Piedmont Environmental Council, ALBEMARLE

Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Virginia Department of Forestry, The Nature Conservancy, and Albemarle County.” A few highlights from last year’s conservation projects include the following: • Protection of a 220 acre property on Dudley

Mountain south of Charlottesville, preserving a forested ridge line that is visible from Charlottesville and Biscuit Run State Park; • Protection of a mid-19th century farmhouse

listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the surrounding 84 acres, within the viewshed of Route 29;

New Sculpture at The Haven Local sculptor, Edward Pelton decided to create something that would inspire the community and provide a focal point for the courtyard of The Haven. Pelton’s career spans two decades and includes sculptural, architectural and functional pieces made of a variety of metals. His work is inspired by the capacity of metals to be forged into a spectrum of shapes and forms, allowing flexibility for his artistic expression. When asked about the sculpture, Pelton commented that “The

Haven inspired me to create a piece based on people moving and dancing together with a playful and acrobatic feeling. The piece is made to be inviting, friendly, uplifting and hopeful. The mobiles are made from stainless steel. They are gleaming, almost out of reach, and always moving like the things we strive for- our hopes, dreams, and aspirations.” The Haven is a project of the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless, which works to end homelessness by initiating creative solutions and coordinating regional services and resources.

• Protection of 120 acres of farmland and instal-

lation of approximately one mile of streamside fencing and a watering system to keep livestock out of the Hardware River, which will improve stream health and water quality; • A number of landowners amended conserva-

tion easements that had been done years ago to strengthen the restrictions and add additional protected acreage.

In total, conservation easements in Albemarle County now protect approximately 372 miles of streams and rivers, 32,000 acres of prime farmland, 57,000 acres of forests, 23,000 acres along Scenic Byways, and 36,000 acres in historic districts. These resources make Albemarle and Charlottesville great places to live and are fundamental to the local and state economies. A recent study by PEC found that nine environmental benefits, such as recreation, farm products, and water quality, contribute $21.8 billion to Virginia’s economy every year. PEC, has been promoting private, voluntary land conservation in Virginia’s northern Piedmont since 1972, contributing to this region’s outstanding success.

Darden School of Business Ranked No. 1 in Business Ethics Research published in the December 2011 issue of the academic journal Business & Society recognizes the University of Virginia Darden School of Business as the leading MBA program in the field of Business Ethics. Commenting on the findings of this research, University Professor R. Edward Freeman said that he attributes Darden’s prominence in the field of business ethics to three factors: a long-standing emphasis on ethics at the University of Virginia and the Darden School; an approach that both recognizes ethics as a core discipline of business and also integrates ethics across the School’s MBA curriculum; and the continuing innovation of faculty at the School. ALBEMARLE

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Goodstone Inn & Restaurant Wins Awards of Excellence Condé Nast Johansens luxury travel guides this week named Goodstone Inn and Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia a finalist in the “Most Excellent Inn2012” and “Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway-2012” for the USA and Canada — after last year winning the “Most Excellent Inn-2011” for the USA and Canada. Lesley O’Malley-Keyes, Vice President and Publishing Director of The

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Sue Friedman Presented with 2012 Chamber Athena Award The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that Sue Bell Friedman, President of the Alzheimer’s Association of Central & Western Virginia, is the recipient of the 2012 Chamber Athena Award. The Chamber Athena Award was established in 2009 in collaboration with ATHENA® Award International to honor a community leader who has given of themselves and made outstanding contributions to Charlottesville and surrounds.

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served as the County’s coordinator for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. “I am thrilled and excited about the opportunity to become a part of the Charlottesville community and this organization,” said Ellis. “Charlottesville is well known for its engaged citizenry, innovation and its excellence in local government. I’m looking forward to learning more about this wonderful City and the public that I’ll serve.” Ellis is a 1989 undergraduate of James Madison University and a 2003 graduate of George Mason University in Public Administration. He also has professional management training through the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and its Senior Executive Institute program as well as the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) leadership program.

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BRHBA Announces the Installation of 2012 Board and Officers Blue Ridge Home Builders Association, the voice of the home building industry facilitating sustainable growth within our community, celebrated the installation of 2012 President John Kerber. With over eighteen years of custom home building and construction management experience, Kerber is the President and CEO of Dominion Development Company, L.L.C. Prior to founding his company, Kerber received his Bachelor and Masters of Science Degrees in Construction Management from Michigan State University. He has recently earned the designation of Certified Green Professional established by the National Association of Home Builders. In addition to BRHBA, Kerber is on the Board of Directors of the Free Enterprise Forum, and the Construction Specifications Institute. He is also affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, Professional Builders Council, Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors, and the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Kerber built his business on two key principals: provide the personal attention that can’t be duplicated by larger builders and build each home with the integrity and stewardship that a family deserves. Also serving BRHBA as Officers in 2012 are: Immediate Past President, Doug Kingma, Kingma Developers, Inc. Vice President, Charlie Armstrong, Southern Development Homes Associate Vice President, Jessica Ammons, Ferguson Enterprises Treasurer, Troy Yancey, T.E.A.L. Construction, L.L.C.

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Award from the Virginia Association of Community Rehabilitation Programs, also known as vaACCSES. The award recognizes Ms. Coulter’s excellence in service to Virginians with disabilities. Ms. Coulter has been a Community Specialist with the WorkSource

TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) program since August of 2010. Ms. Coulter received her Master’s of Education from the University of Virginia and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine. Charles J. McElroy, President of WorkSource, noted that “Abby demonstrates exemplary dedication, flexibility, innovation, leadership, and collaboration in support of area residents who have vocational barriers and who are transitioning from welfare-to-work.

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Abby makes a dramatic difference in the lives of those whom she serves.” WorkSource Enterprises has enriched the lives of Charlottesville area residents with disabilities through its nationally accredited job training, employment, and community integration programs since 1967. WorkSource owns and operates several small businesses to carry out its mission including BreadWorks Bakery & Deli, a janitorial service that performs housekeeping and custodial work for the Federal Executive Institute and the Charlottesville Federal Building.

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Months before Rita Dove won the 1996 Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities, albemarle magazine covered the poet laureate in her second year as she showed Americans that “poetry is cool.” So is Dove. So cool, in fact, that President Obama jokingly teased about needing another award as he presented her with the National Medal of the Arts on February 14th at the National Medals of Arts and Humanities Ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Dove says of the award, “[it] was the best kind of validation, since I wasn’t even aware that I had been nominated.” Dove was recognized as an American poet and author for “works that are equal parts beauty, lyricism, critique, and politics. Ms. Dove has worked to create popular interest in the literary arts, serving as the United States’ youngest Poet Laureate and advocating on behalf of the diversity and vitality of American poetry and literature.” Ms. Dove is no longer only the youngest poet laureate, though she is still the youngest poet in history to receive the arts medal. The National Medal of Arts, the highest award the U.S. government gives to artists or arts patrons “deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts in the United States,” was also presented to actor Al Pacino, philanthropist Emily Rauh Pulitzer, and country musician Mel Tillis, all alongside Ms. Dove. Dove serves as the Commonwealth Professor of English in the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences. She has published over twenty-five books in multiple languages and received numerous awards and honors. albemarle warmly congratulates the prolific writer, poet, and champion of the arts on her latest and most impressive achievement.





by Summer Bertram Robert Llewellyn: Natural Wonders and Leslie Van Stavern Millar II: Timeless/Transient April 6-28 Page Bond Gallery 1625 West Main Street, Richmond 804-359-3633; Robert Llewellyn has been a professional photographer for more than 40 years, and his images of trees, buds, flowers, and leaves have gained much critical acclaim. In his life and work, he makes the distinction between “looking,” which he considers passive, and “seeing,” which is active. Many of the images included in this exhibition are from his newest collections of photographs, Seeing Trees and Seeing Flowers. His entire body of work is infused with an enduring inquisitiveness about the way plants work and an accompanying sense of wonder. Although traditional macro photography only allows a single area of focus in an image, Llewellyn developed an alternative method that provides an unlimited depth of field. He creates images in full focus: every bud, leaf, and flower is photographed up to 50 times at various distances, and the final work is a composite of the sharpest areas of each picture. Leslie Van Stavern Millar II is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montana who creates works of gouache, photography, printmaking, mixed media, and performance art. Her new series, Clock, celebrates the native plants, insects, and birds of Virginia. The medium of encaustic on panel is well suited to this subject matter: Millar’s leaves, moths, and dragonflies appear to be beautiful specimens that have been studied and carefully preserved under wax. The subdued palette and lovingly rendered details give her works the appearance of antique botanical illustrations. Millar has studied both biology and studio art.

Robert Llewellyn, Iris (Iris barbatus blue) 2011, archival pigmented print on watercolor paper, 34.3”x22.9”

New City Arts Forum 2012 April 20-22 New City Arts Iniative PO Box 1748, Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-260-1635; The New City Arts Initiative wants excellent art to be integrated into the life of the city and the personal and professional lives as artists, patrons, and arts enthusiasts. Forum Schedule: Session 1 (April 20, 7-10pm): What is the responsibility of the artist? Presented by Dean Dass (UVA McIntire Department of Art, Studio Art Director) and Adam Wolpa (Calvin College, Associate 24

Professor of Art). There will be a dance performance by Ben Wardell (Hubbard Street Dance), accompanied live by Isaac Wardell (Bifrost Arts, Director). Session 2 (April 21, 9am-9pm): Who are our patrons? Presented by Maggie Guggenheimer (Piedmont Council for the Arts, Executive Director) and Steve Taylor (Second Street Gallery, Director). Session 3: What about the arts and social engagement? Presented by Greg Kelly (The Bridge PAI, Executive Director) and Kate Daughdrill (Artist and Founder of The Garage). Session 4: Why do the arts matter? Presented by Russell Willis Taylor (National Arts Strategies, President

and CEO) and Jamie Bennett (National Endowment for the Arts, Chief of Staff). Session 5: What is “good” art? Presented by Howard Singerman (UVA McIntire Department of Art, Department Chair) and Nicholas Wolterstorff (Yale University, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology). Session 6: What is the art of food? Secret dinner catered by A Pimento. Session 7 (April 22, 12:30-3pm): What is the role of the church and the arts? Presented by James K.A. Smith (Calvin College, Professor of Philosophy) and Robert Wuthnow (Princeton University, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Sociology). ALBEMARLE

The Adoration of the Magi through May 27 University of Virginia Art Museum 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville 434-924-3592; The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi, an altarpiece that once stood in one of the major churches of Siena, Italy, from its completion around 1385 until it was dismantled at the turn of the 19th century, will be reunited and on view at the UVA Art Museum. After being dismantled, the altarpiece was divided into at least four portions: the main panel featuring the Adoration of the Magi remained in Siena; two portions of the predella, or lower register, ended up at the UVA Art Museum and the LindenauMuseum of Altenburg, Germany, respectively; and a third portion of the predella is missing. Bruce Boucher, UVA Art Museum director, curated the exhibit with Francesca Fiorani, an associate professor of art history in the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Anna Maria Guiducci, director of the Pinacoteca Nazionale of Siena, also collaborated. Both the Pinacoteca Nazionale and the Italian Ministry for Cultural Activities and Heritage have given permission for this historic loan of the main panel during 2012. With the cooperation of the director of the Lindenau-Museum, the second surviving portion of the predella will travel to Charlottesville for the occasion. Boucher said the loan is an exceptional opportunity. “The purpose is to reunite the surviving components of an altarpiece that was arguably Bartolo’s greatest masterpiece,” he said. “The exhibition builds upon a cooperative agreement between the UVA Art Museum and the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, which began in 2002. It will offer an exceptional occasion for faculty, students, and the community at large to study a major Italian altarpiece, its complex history, its original location, and its missing components and to view the reconstituted painting after centuries of disruption.” Museum programming is made possible through the support of the Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. This exhibition is in partnership with the Museum of Biblical Art and is supported by the Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation, the UVA Art Museum Volunteer Board, the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, the UVA Center for International Studies, the McIntire Department of Art, private donors, albemarle Magazine, The Hook, Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book, and WHTJ public television. ALBEMARLE

History in the Making: Aboriginal Art in the Twentieth Century through UVA’s 2011-2012 academic year Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection University of Virginia 400 Worrell Drive Charlottesville 434 244-0234; History in the Making: Aboriginal Art in the Twentieth Century is the Kluge-Ruhe Collection’s permanent exhibition for the 2011-12 academic year. It presents a chronological look at Aboriginal art from the 1960s to the present, in which the lives of Aboriginal people changed dramatically. Each gallery represents art from a specific period, beginning in the 1960s with bark paintings from Arnhem Land and watercolors from Hermannsburg. The 1970s saw the emergence of the Western Desert art movement in Papunya. In the 1980s, Aboriginal art was gaining momentum in the art world, garnering national and international attention. By the 1990s, Aboriginal art was increasingly recognized as contemporary art. The exhibition features paintings on bark and canvas, sculptures, and limited edition prints from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection, exploring the changing perceptions of Aboriginal art over the last seventy years. The Kluge-Ruhe Collection offers a guided tour of its current exhibitions every Saturday at 10:30am. Tours are given by staff members, docents, or artists in residence. Admission is free.

Chee Kludt Ricketts: Trailing Clouds of Glory May 3-June 5 Shenandoah Valley Art Center 126 South Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro 540-949-7662; www. The work presented in Trailing Clouds of Glory reflects Ricketts’ fascination with the cloud formations of the Central Virginia skies. Ricketts expresses her feelings about her subject matter, using techniques that are simultaneously spontaneous and controlled. Her paintings navigate between reality and interpreted vision, creating scenes intended to inspire the imagination and lift the spirits. Through her use of color and wash techniques, she seeks to transport the viewer to a heightened appreciation of ephemeral moments in time. An opening will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 5-6:30pm.

Chee Kludt Ricketts, Saffron Light, watercolor, 22”x30”

Kris Bowmaster: When the Baby Comes May Java Java 421 East Main Street, Charlottesville 434-245-0020

Walangkura Napanangka, Women Making Hairstring at Tjukurla, 2008 © 2011 Aboriginal Artist Agency, Sydney

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Horses April 6-May 26 Second Street Gallery 115 Second Street SE, Charlottesville 434-977-7284;



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Horses is a contemporary photography exhibition by Beate Geissler and Olivier Sann. The equine portraits in this exhibition present the horse in a singular and almost clinical manner, with faces cropped against a stark black background. They are visually arresting and technically exceptional. Humanized, then fetishized, the equine subjects of the works are stripped of all naturalness and physicality. Geissler and Sann approach the subject with Kantian intent, presenting the aesthetically singular as a means to accessing universality. The German-born, Chicago-based artists will attend the opening at Second Street Gallery on Friday, April 6th from 6-7:30pm. Gray Dodson: The Hour of the Pearl through April 30 ANGELO 220 East Main Street, Charlottesville 434-971-9256;

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“The hour of the pearl—the interval between day and night when time stops and examines itself.” These lines come from John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. The image conjured by Steinbeck resonated with Gray Dodson’s passion for painting when anticipation is heightened by the knowledge that time is short and one has to be extremely present, working totally lost in the experience of the moment. There is no time for analysis… only a visceral reaction to the melding of colors and obscuring of shapes in the landscape. These paintings were done on site just before dawn and just before sunset, soul bared before nature, working for pure expression. Ralph Frink through May 28 Central Virginia Watercolor Guild at the Cavalier Inn Art Gallery 105 Emmet Street North, Charlottesville Ralph Frink, an exceptional watercolor artist, has received several awards. His collection of watercolors revisit places, moments, emotions, and experiences that viewers will enjoy. Each painting reflects his feeling for the subject. This show should not be missed. The show is free. Viewing hours are 8:00am-9:00pm at the Cavalier Inn.



Lincoln Perry: Murals and More May 11-June 17

Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Road, Charlottesville 434-973-5566; New Vistas: Isabelle Abbott, Karen Blair, Janet Bruce, and Susan Murphy through May All five artists respond to nature and landscapes in various mediums and styles. Isabelle Abbott, for example, builds up her canvases with wide swaths of paint, while Karen Blair creates brilliant hued flatter compositions that resemble stained glass in their patterning. Janet Bruce utilizes abstract expressionist brushwork for her paintings that take inspiration from nature, such as the microburst in Charlottesville for her painting “Burst”. If oil painting is the chosen medium of these three artists, Susan Murphy is an expert in watercolor as Kris Iden is in printmaking. Murphy paints an urban landscape, in her watercolors, of rubble and destruction while Iden evokes the nature of both Virginia and Dresden, Germany in her prints. There will be a lunch with the artists during the exhibition. Please visit the website or call the gallery for more information.

Lincoln Perry’s ongoing series at UVA’s Old Cabell Hall may be his most important mural to date. Many are familiar with the majesterial main mural in Old Cabell Hall completed in 2000 that follows the progress of a UVA student from her entrance to the university through graduation. The continuation of this mural throughout the entranceway to the building and in the main stairwells follows the protagonist through her marriage, pregnancy, and the entrance of her own daughter to UVA. In the other stairwell, Perry is currently painting a scene of nature and architecture only as if the university itself had returned to its native environment. Besides being found most every day painting this mural in Old Cabell Hall, Perry is also designing and overseeing a mural on West Main Street that should be completed by the end of May. For the exhibition at Les Yeux du Monde, maquettes and studies for these murals will be exhibited, along with some of the artist’s recent sculpture and paintings. Perry will also be accepting public and private commissions for murals during the course of the show at Les Yeux du Monde.

Horizons April-May Spring Street 107 West Main Street, Charlottesville 434-975-1200 Primarily known for landscape and portrait painting, Pamela Dineen Barba studied academic techniques in New York at the Art Students League and the National Academy. Master workshops refined her talent with world renowned artists, and her destiny as an artist was established. Beginning her multidimentional life as a travel agent, she acquired a view of the art scene and a love of the countryside and animals. Each work relays a message, each animal communicates, each painting plays with life.

Pamela Barba, oil on canvas

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Spring Show through May 27 Nichols Gallery Annex 5420 Governor Barbour St, Barboursville 540-832-3565; Nichols Gallery Annex is featuring the work of three Virginia artists whose work derives from reality. “Currently I paint real images,” states Tom Tartaglino. “My works are observances of life. One gets to be a pretty good observer of real life when holding a paint brush. There is a realism about today that I am trying to achieve in my paintings. It is not just the image but the psychology of the image. Good painting should hit you on levels beyond the image. That is my goal.” Ron Boehmer’s intention is to “address the formal issues of painting, specifically, and the visual language paradigm, generally. The effort is to explore and understand the nature of painting.” Boehmer says of his work, “My paintings are intended to be expressions of the nature of Nature, the nature of painting, the nature of “sense of place and time, and the nature of the experience of ‘Being’.” More surreal in his approach to painting, Rob Browning describes his paintings as “scenes I encounter, which I find to be anxiety-provoking, humorous, beautiful, or grotesque. While my artwork is meant to faithfully document a scene, in painting it I will often caricature, delete, or alter the scale of the elements if I feel that doing so makes the painting better communicate my initial response.” Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty through October 14 National Museum of American History 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 202-633-1000; This groundbreaking exhibition features artifacts from the Smithsonian’s collections and from excavations at Jefferson’s Virginia plantation—the bestdocumented, best-preserved, and beststudied in North America. It will provide a rare and detailed look at the lives of six slave families living at Monticello. Visitors will come to know these families through personal belongings, working tools, and “Getting Word,” the oral histories of the descendants of Monticello’s enslaved families. P r e s e n t e d b y t h e S m i t h s o n i a n ’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello.



Reeves Center Washington and Lee University Lexington 540-458-8034; The Reeves Center displays Washington and Lee’s ceramics collection, which spans over 4,000 years of human history. The collection includes ceramics from Asia, Europe, and America, and is especially rich in Chinese export porcelain made for the American and European markets between 1600 and 1900.

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This punch bowl is one of the finest pieces of export porcelain acquired by Euchlin and Louise Reeves, the couple who established the Reeves Collection and who gave it to Washington and Lee. The punch bowl is decorated with a panoramic view of the European and American trading centers, or hongs, in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou, formerly known as Canton.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Names New Director of Exhibitions & Education 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach 757-425-0000;

Art on the Lawn at Poplar Forest April 28 (Rain date: May 6) Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest 434-525-1806;

Alison Byrne is the new director of exhibitions and education at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Byrne, previously the curator of education, has been with the museum since 2002. “We were seeking a candidate who could actively engage the community and take MOCA to the next level,” said executive director Debi Gray. “The Board of Trustees and I agree that Alison’s background in art history and studio art, and her experience at MOCA, make her the perfect choice for the job. We expect her and her staff to raise the bar for MOCA’s exhibitions, art education programs, and Studio School.” Byrne will be responsible for exhibition design and execution, educational program curricula, and the creation of successful relationships both within the local community and the national museum community. She will oversee the associate curator, the registrar/preparator, curator of education, and the gallery/ youth program manager.

Artists are invited to be inspired by the special place where Jefferson came to seek solitude and tranquility and to interpret it with their unique talents and painting techniques. Entries are currently being accepted for an artists’ retreat and juried plein air competition at Thomas Jefferson’s retreat home, Poplar Forest. The painting day, Saturday, April 28 (Rain date: May 6), will culminate in a reception that evening where artists will share their work. Twenty-four paintings will be chosen by our juror to be shown at both the Poplar Forest Collector’s Preview Reception and at the First Friday’s June 1st opening at the Academy of Fine Arts in Downtown Lynchburg. The entry deadline is April 10, and the fee is $25. Entry forms are available at Winning artists and their work will be featured on the Poplar Forest website and newsletter. Proceeds from the retreat and show will benefit Poplar Forest’s education programs and the Academy of Fine Arts.

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So, you call yourself a Virginian?

“The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded are justice and fear. After the injuries we have done them, they cannot love us . . . .”

-Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Hawkins, August 13, 1786 Jefferson donated his entire collection of Native American material and natural history specimens to the University of Virginia, though the ultimate fate of the collection remains a mystery to this day.

Test your knowledge of our great Commonwealth, and see what it means to truly be a Virginian. It was once said that “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 Chelsea Hicks

1. Meriwether Lewis studied all of the following subjects with leading scientists of his day except ... a. Map making and surveying with Andrew Ellicott b. Botany with Benjamin Smith Barton c. Anatomy and fossils with Caspar Wistar d. Medicine with Benjamin Rush e. None of the above

2. What gifts did Meriwether Lewis purchase for Native Americans to express friendship and allegiance, in keeping with the tradition of many Indian cultures? a. Glass beads b. Mirrors c. Quill pens d. Both a and b e. All of the above

3. Sacagawea was from the __________ tribe. a. Shoshone b. Iroquois c. Monacan d. Cherokee



4. Indian __________ sustained early U. S. settlements and provided the world with its most prolific supply of __________. a. Crops and farming; feed grain b. Hunting and horse riding; buffalo meat c. Pottery and housewares; indigenous art

5. True or False: Until the Pilgrims’ second year in Plymouth Colony, the settlers’ failure to master Squanto’s teaching forced them to rely on food supplies purchased from successful Indian farmers. a. True

b. False

6. Hungry European traders exchanged which of the following for food from the Huron tribe? a. Guns b. Kettles c. Knives d. All of the above

7. What growing collection looks to the future by including contemporary Native American artists such as Jaune Quick-to-SeeSmith and Barbara Gonzales? a. The American Indian Collection at Hampton University b. The Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts c. The Lady Astor Collection at the University of Virginia d. The William W. Cole Collection at the Virginia Historical Society

10. How many state-recognized tribes exist in the Commonwealth of Virginia today? a. Zero; all the Indians died or moved to reservations in the West b. Three c. Eleven d. More than twenty

11. What did the tribes who adopted European agricultural practices, shifted to a sedentary way of life, and left hunting grounds for further white settlement come to be known as? a. The Six Nations b. The Five Civilized Tribes c. The Powhatan Confederation d. The Enlightened Savages

12. The many gifts that Lewis and Clark sent to Jefferson from their expedition including works of art from eastern Indians, excavated mastodon bones, and maps of the vicinity and the world were displayed in ____________ during Jefferson’s lifetime. a. The dome room at Monticello b. The University of Virginia Library (then the Rotunda) c. The University of Virginia Art Museum d. Jefferson’s “Indian Hall” in the entrance to Monticello

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8. True or False: The Commonwealth of Virginia denied American Indians access to public schools until the early 1960s. a. True

b. False

9. Which Virginia college is located on the ancestral lands of the still existent Virginia tribe, the Monacans? a. The College of William and Mary b. George Mason University c. Virginia Tech d. The University of Virginia



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Virginia Vineyards Association Names Jeanette Smith 2011 Grower of the Year Governor McDonnell Awards Glen Manor Vineyards 2012 Virginia Governor’s Cup After competing in one of the nation’s most stringent wine competitions, Glen Manor Vineyard 2009 Hodder Mill Meritage came out victorious at the 2012 Governor’s Cup, held in conjunction with the Virginia Wine Expo in Richmond. In his speech, Governor McDonnell described the wine as “a stunning representation of the best in Virginia wines.” The tasting notes describe the blended red wine as “a complex wine with ever-evolving aromas of dark red berries, eucalyptus, licorice, tea leaf, cassis, and fresh ground coffee beans.” The win comes after the wine competition was revamped to be more thorough and competitive. The Governor’s Cup winner was selected from the 2012 Governor’s Cup Case, the top 12 scoring wines of the competition, which were selected from more than 400 entries. Jeff White, owner and winemaker of Glen Manor, expressed his gratitude, saying, “On behalf of my family, we are humbled by this award and honored to help represent Virginia in the first ever Governor’s Cup Case.”

and promotion of Virginia wines. Her enthusiasm for Virginia wines has been felt through her FLITE trips to take Virginia restauranteurs and wine shop owners to Virginia wineries, and her support statewide. She has also planted a vineyard at the Executive Mansion and serves Virginia wine as she entertains, building both statewide and national recognition in the media and among consumers and the trade for Virginia wines. Ann Heidig was awarded the Gordon Murchie Lifetime Achievement Award and Del. T. Scott Garrett was awarded the Legislator of the Year Award. Ms. Heidig recieved her award for her years of commitment to the Virginia Wine Industry, including working with WineAmerica and the National Grapes and Wine Initiative to present the needs of the Grape and Wine industry for federal support. Del. Garrett of the 23rd District in support of the 2011 Governor’s Winery and Vineyard Expansion Tax Credit, provided a total of $250,000 for tax credits to wineries and vineyards as a means to encourage job creation and economic growth in the wine industry.

Maureen McDonnell named Wine Person of the Year

Steve Case, founder of AOL and the Case Foundation, and his wife, Jean, have purchased the Sweely Estate Winery near Wolftown. The sale of three parcels, totaling over 316 acres, was one of the most expensive

Also at the Governor’s Cup, Virginia’s First Lady Maureen McDonnell was named Wine Person of the Year, for her tireless support

Madison Winery Sold for $10.2 Million to AOL Founder

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Todd Haymore presented Shenandoah County resident Jeanette Smith with the 2011 Grower of The Year award at the Virginia Vineyards Association’s Annual Technical Meeting and Trade Show. Secretary Haymore praised Smith as “an invaluable resource to growers throughout Virginia and up and down the East Coast.” After studying horticulture at Virginia Tech, Smith built her viticulture experience through involvement in planting, management, and maintenance of vineyards in New York, North Carolina, and primarily Virginia. She is known throughout the East Coast for her Vineyard Pest Management Tool Kit, which provides easily accessible tips on fungicide, insecticide, and herbicide chemical information

Virginia Named one of the Ten Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2012 by Wine Enthusiast Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Virginia as one of the ten best wine travel destinations for 2012. Virginia now ranks among regions in Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Hungary, Germany, France, Chile, and two regions in California for wine-related travel. The article on remarks that Virginia’s “historically significant sites, picturesque pastoral landscapes, elegant equestrians, and affable winemakers set Virginia apart as an excellent wine destination on the East Coast.”

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APRIL Cherry Blossom Celebration and Rosé Release at Breaux Vineyards Apr 7—What could be a better way to celebrate spring than a celebration of cherry blossoms, an afternoon of wine tasting, and live music? BBQ and craft vendors, plus the release of the 2011 Rosé, will make for a great afternoon. 11am-5pm. 540-6686299. Wine and Cheese Pairing at Willowcroft Apr 7—Spend an afternoon pairing wine with your favorite cheese at Willowcroft. Reservations. $. 12-4pm. 703-777-8161. Easter Egg Hunt at Little Washington Winery Apr 7—Celebrate Easter with the kids with the ultimate Easter Egg Hunt, which includes hunts for all ages! Pack your own picnic or get one there. 2-5pm. 540-9878265. Easter Brunch at Potomac Point Winery Apr 8—Enjoy a delicious brunch with Potomac Point Winery. Reservations.11-2pm. $. 540446-2107. Uncork Your Weekend at Bogati Bodega Apr 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25—Kick off your weekend with a glass of wine and live music at Bogati Bodega. Soak up some South American energy and try light food options to accompany your wine. $. 6-9pm. 540-338-1144. Bistro Night at Doukenie Winery Apr 13, 20; May 4, 11, 18, 25—Kick off your weekend with Pizza Moto’s brick oven pizza, a glass of wine, and live music. 6-9pm. 540-668-6464 ext. 202. Spring Celebration at Hartwood Winery Apr 14—Enjoy live music from Garry Maddox as well as tours and food from vendors to celebrate the onset of spring. $. 11am-5pm. 540-752-4893. ALBEMARLE

Empanada Bar at Bogati Bodega Apr 14— Spice up your weekend with some “Latin egg rolls” in beef, chicken, spinach, cheese, and an array of other options. Mix and match with a diverse selection of sauces and pair with a glass of wine. 12-5pm. 540-338-1144. Annual Nebbiolo Vertical at Breaux Vineyards Apr 14—Sample award-winning vintages with winemaker David Pagan Costaño. Each ninety-minute section will include a decadent three-course meal, and a total of eight wines will be poured. Reservations. 12-6pm. $. 540-668-6299 ext. 204. Spring Barrel Tasting at Ingleside Vineyards Apr 14—Be among the first to experience the future of Ingleside straight from the barrel, along with live music and light fair. Enjoy the spring with a tour of the vineyard. Reservations recommended. $. 1-4pm. 804224-8687. Virginia vs. California at Veramar Vineyards Apr 14—Test your wine knowledge at this blind tasting and decide for yourself who has the best wine at the “Judgment of Berryville” with the guidance of a winemaker or proprietor. Reservations. $. 1-2pm. 540-955-5510. What Does Your Future Hold? At Bogati Bodega Apr 14—Make Ladies Night extra special with wine, music, and fortune telling at Bogati Bodega. Top it off with decadent, gourmet cupcakes! Reservations. $. 7-9pm. 540-338-1144. Music on the Patio at DuCard Vineyards Apr 14—Enjoy the music of Curtis Prince with your favorite glass of wine on DuCard’s patio. Wine tastings and light fare will be available for purchase. 1-5pm. 540-923-4206. Sundays in the Shade at James River Cellars Apr 15—Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon

relaxing to live music on the patio at James River Cellars. 11am-5pm. 804-5507516. Sunday Seminar Series: Chocolate and Wine Pairing Apr 15—The only thing better than wine and chocolate is enjoying them together! Discover how to bring out the best of this ultimate combination at this informal, educational event. $. 3-4pm. 540987-8265. Poetry Reading Night: A Verse in Person at Veramar Vineyard Apr 15—Combine the arts of live poetry and wine for a great way to kick off your weekend. 6-9pm. 540-338-1144. Sundays in the Shade Apr 17—Join James River Cellars for some acoustical music on the patio. Bring a snack, sample some wine, and take some time to relax. $. 11am-5pm. 804-550-7516. Fridays on the Patio Apr 20—Bring a picnic and some friends for this monthly event featuring local musicians, light food, a tour, and a wine tasting. $. 6:30-9:30pm. 804-5507516. Sunsets in the Vineyard at Barren Ridge Vineyard Apr 20—Unwind from a stressful week with a glass of wine at sunset and live music from Gaze Haze. $. 7-10pm. 540-2483300. Farmville Wine Festival at Riverside Park Apr 21—Come celebrate local wines at this festival featuring local food and wine as well as crafts and entertainment. $. 11am-5pm. 434-392-8797. Taste of Northern Italy at Willowcroft Apr 21—Enjoy Northern Italian cuisine and wine for a great night. Reservations. $. 12-4pm. 703-777-8161. Cellar Party at Veramar Vineyards Apr 21— Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while you party to live music in the cellar. Reservations. $. 2-4pm. 540-955-5510. 35

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Wine and Chocolate at Virginia Mountain Vineyards Apr 21—Enjoy the ultimate indulgence of wine and Baylee’s chocolate to make your afternoon one to remember. $. 2-5pm. 540-473-2979. Spring Planting of the Grapes at Wisteria Farm and Vineyard Apr 22—Celebrate Earth Day by planting grapes at Wisteria. 8am-4pm. 540-742-1489. Wings Over Wine Country at DuCard Vineyard Apr 22—Kick off National Park Week with visiting guest Bill Sykes as he shows off hawks, owls, and other raptors from the Virginia Wildlife Center. 2-6pm. 540-923-4206. A Toast to the Weekend at Bluestone Vineyard Apr 27; May 11, 25— Kick off your weekend with a glass of wine. The vineyard’s tank room transforms into a concert hall for musician Bryan Elijah Smith. $. 6:30-9:30pm. 540-828-0099. www. Autumn Hill Vineyards 19th Annual Spring Barrel Tasting Apr 28, 29; May 5, 6—Enjoy a full range of wines and international cheeses, as well as a tour of the cellar, to enhance your wine knowledge and enjoy the beginning of spring. $. 12-5pm. 434-9856100. Our Wine and Ewe Shearing Day at Wisteria Farm and Vineyard Apr 28—Spend the day at the farm watching the shearing of the sheep. Also enjoy drinks and snacks. 10am-2pm. 540742-1489. Blacksburg Fork and Cork Apr 28— Celebrate this festival of food, wine, and art on the corner of First and Main for a great way to explore local cuisine, wine, music, and artists. $. 12-6pm. 540-443-2008. Winemakers Dinner at DuCard Vineyard Apr 28—Enjoy the rare opportunity to meet the chefs and winemakers that make this event so memorable. An evening filled with fine cuisine and vintage wines will make your weekend that special. Reservations. $. 6:30-10pm. 540-9234206. Bogati Bodega Food and Wine Pairing Apr 28—Enjoy a fabulous culinary adventure in the Enoteca room as a winemaker guides you through mini portions of four-course meals paired with wine. A great way to unwind, as well as an educational experience. Reservations. $. 7-9pm. 540-338-1144. www.

MAY Ranger Reserve Blending Class at Grey Ghost Vineyards May 5—Gray Ghost owner and winemaker Al Kellert will guide participants through the fine nuances of Bordeaux blended wines. Reservations required. $. 10am-12pm. 540-937-4869. www. ALBEMARLE

Spring Fling with Live Music at Bogati Bodega May 5—Try the famous Bogati Blonde Sangria while enjoying live music for a great weekend activity. 12-5pm. 540-3381144. Barrel Tasting at Tomahawk Mill Winery May 5—Enjoy live music and wine from the barrel for a great spring day. $. 434-432-1063. Sunday Seminar Series: Wine 101 at Little Washington Winery May 6—Boost your confidence of wine qualities with a blind tasting. $. 3-4pm. 540-987-8265. www. The Grapehound Wine Tour May 11-13—A wine tasting celebration of greyhound adoption! Taste wine, shop, and meet a greyhound. $. May 11, 5-8pm; May 12, 13, 12-5pm. 717-669-8723. Dog Days at Breaux Vineyards May 12— Bring your dog to a fun day of live music, wine tastings, BBQ, and shopping. The perfect event for dog lovers and wine enthusiasts alike. 11am-6pm. 540-668-6299 ext 204. A Taste of New Kent May 12—Spend the day tasting from fourteen wineries, plus live music, local arts and crafts vendors, carriage rides, and a variety of foods. $. 11am-6pm. Wine and Tea for Mom at Willowcroft May 12—Start your Mother’s Day celebration


early with an afternoon of wine tasting, tea, and finger sandwiches. $. 12-4pm. 703-7778161. Central Virginia Wine Festival May 12— Support this award-winning scholarship fund raising event organized by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Richmond Chapter. A wide array of wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, food, live music, and specialty vendors will participate. $. 12-6pm. 804-723WINE. Taste of Greece May 12—Visit Doukenie Winery for delicious Greek food, music, and dance and also enjoy wine tastings and vineyard tours. 12-6pm. $. 540-668-6464. Summer Celebration at Virginia Mountain Vineyards May 12—Celebrate all things summer at this foot stomping concert event featuring “Stone Canyon” playing pop and soft rock. $. 5-9pm. 540-473-2979. www. Mother’s Day Brunch at Potomac Point Winery May 13—Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special brunch. Reservations. $. 11am-1pm. 540-446-2107. Mother’s Day Strawberry Shortcake and Wine Pairing at James River Cellars May 13—Enjoy this very special pairing of strawberry shortcake and wine for a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day. $. 11am-5pm. 804-550-7516.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Cross Key Vineyards May 13—Make this Mother’s Day one to remember with this five-course meal paired with five wines. Reservations. $. 11:30am-2pm. 540-234-0505. www. Mother’s Day at Bogati Bodega May 13—All mothers will receive a rose with their tasting, to make this Mothers Day that much more special. Reservations. $. 12-5pm. 540-3381144. Mother’s Day at Virginia Mountain Vineyard May 13—Celebrate Mother’s Day with this special day of wine tasting, where mothers will receive an etched glass, a sweet treat, and a complimentary ticket to a VMV concert. $. 12-6pm. 540-473-2979. Roses and Rosé for Mother’s Day at DuCard Vineyard May 13—Enjoy roses, rosé, and live music by Eric Reitz to honor your mother at this annual event. 540-9234206. Sunset in the Vineyards with William Walter May 18—Enjoy live music, great Virginia wine, and the best view of the sunset in Augusta County. Reservations required for catered meal only. $. 7-10pm. 540-248-3300. Rassawek Vineyard Spring Jubilee May 19— The Rassawek Spring Jubilee will showcase the cultural, musical, agrarian, and artistic traditions that are the heart and heritage of


Wineappalooza featuring wine, food, crafts and music by the Scuffletown trio. Local BBQ will be available as well. Pets are welcome. $. 11am-6pm. 540-923-4206. www. Barrel Tasting at Virginia Mountain Vineyard May 20—Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the sounds of “The Rag Tops” and a glass of wine. $. 12-5pm. 540-473-2979 King Family Vineyard 3rd Annual Pig Roast May 20—Bluegrass music and some of the best BBQ around, courtesy of Hill City BBQ. BBQ chicken, coleslaw, baked beans,

the county. A special Field-to-Table Dinner Under the Stars on Friday night. Fri 6-10pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. 804- 5563811. ‘Ladies Only’ Wine Class May 19—Increase your wine knowledge in a relaxed and informal setting. Learn unspoken wine etiquette, how to taste wine, detect flaws, and understand why some wines don’t apply to you. Reservations. $. 1-5pm. 804-224-8687. Wineappalooza! At DuCard Vineyard May 19—Celebrate DuCard’s second annual

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and peach cobbler! Picnic blankets are welcome. $. 12-5pm. 434-823-7800. www. Virginia Winemaker’s Dinner at Massanutten May 24—Enjoy an educational and elegant evening of fine dining with a fivecourse meal at Massanutten Resort. Early reservations suggested. $. 6-9pm. 540-2894978. Comedy Night at Bogati Bodega May 26—Experience a night of laughter and wine with comedian Allan Goodwin. Reservations. $. 7-10pm. 540-955-5510. Memorial Day at Veramar Vineyards May 26–-Kick off summer with live music, beautiful views, and a free Wine-a-Rita. 540955-5510. Lucy’s Weekend at Cooper Vineyards May 26,27—Celebrate the life of Richmond SPCA’s late mascot, Lucy, by bringing your family and four legged friends for a weekend of live music, wine and a raffle. $. 11am-5pm. 540-894-5474. BackBarn BBQ at Willowcroft May 26,27—Enjoy this annual event catered by Red, Hot and Blue, with wine tasting and sangria. $. 12-4pm. 703-777-8161. Music on the Patio at DuCard Vineyard May 27—Enjoy live music on Memorial Day Sunday, featuring Carl Anderson. A great way to spend the weekend in the mountains with hiking, wine, food, music and friends. 1-5pm. 540-923-4206. Roseland Polo at King Family Vineyards May 27—Watch polo spring back into action Memorial Day weekend with 2012’s inaugural match. Bring a picnic or choose from the selection offered in the Tasting Room. 1:30-3:30pm. 434-823-7800. www. Memorial Day Wine and Cheese Pairing at James River Cellars May 28—Learn the basics of pairing wine with cheese in ways that enhance the flavors of both. $. 11am-5pm. 804-550-7516.

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Special exhibitions The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi A Masterpiece Reconstructed

through May 27

Curator’s Choice People, Places, and Things through May 20

Master Printmakers The Italian Renaissance and Its Modern Legacy through May 20

Tom Burckhardt Paintings through June 3

100 Years of Photography through May 13

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Museum programming made possible through the generous support of The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. The Bartolo di Fredi exhibition is in partnership with the Museum of Biblical Art, New York, and is made possible through the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Robert Lehman Foundation, private donors, Albemarle Magazine, The Hook, and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book. Image: Bartolo di Fredi, Italian, c. 1330–1410. Deatil of Seven Saints in Adoration, c. 1375–1385. Tempera and gold leaf on wood panel, 39 11 7⁄8 x 9 7⁄8 in, 30.16 x 25.08 cm. Gift of Mrs. Daniel W. Evans, 1975.49.1



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any of us have read wrenching personal accounts of ex-American slaves or Civil War era historical novels. The modern tragedy, human trafficking, is equally pervasive but much less well known. Here to challenge that is the John Grisham-endorsed author Corban Addison with his debut novel A Walk Across The Sun. The UVA alum’s well researched book depicts the organized crime rings and ruthless criminals of modern sex trafficking, “the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, with annual profits exceeding that of Exxon Mobil ($32 billion from sex trafficking alone),” says the Charlottesville-based attorney and author. Addison went undercover into the brothels of Mumbai to discover the sordid world of sex trafficking. It was in those dark rooms that he found just how deep his misconceptions ran—even as a well-educated lawyer in support of human rights. He says, “We are taught in history class that slavery ended after the Civil War. This is partially true: our ancestors defeated one incarnation of the monster. But the instinct of people to buy and sell other people for economic gain did not die with the 13th Amendment. It went underground and metastasized … [Today] the average girl forced into prostitution is 13. Many are younger than that.” According to experts, two million underage girls are being forced to prostitute themselves worldwide today. How could Addison possibly write this reality into readable, praise-worthy fiction? The answer is that he shows us the humanity in the story. The back cover of A Walk Across the Sun reads, “Ahalya Ghai and her younger sister Sita [are] as close as sisters can be. But their loving and secure childhood ends abruptly one day when a tsunami rips through their village on India’s Coromandel coast. Their home is swept away, and Ahalya and Sita are the sole survivors of their family. Destitute, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent in Chennai, many miles away … [Their father’s friend] agrees to take them. But the moment they get into that car their fate is sealed … On the other side of the world, Washington lawyer Thomas Clarke is struggling to cope after the death of his baby daughter and the collapse of his marriage to Priya. He takes a sabbatical from his high-pressure job and accepts a position with the Bombay branch of an international anti-trafficking group. Thomas is now on a path that not only involves saving himself and his marriage, but the lives of two sisters who cannot bear to be apart” (Amazon Books, 2012). Looking at the picture of Addison on the back cover of A Walk Across the Sun, sitting with all of Grisham’s steely composure and Ryan Gosling’s dapper looks, it’s easy to imagine that these crimes happen somewhere far away. But therein lies a dangerous misconception, as the book shows. Sex trafficking does exist in the United States. Between 100,000 and 300,000 women and girls are now being held captive for sex in places like San Antonio, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, Toledo, Atlanta—and even in Fairfax County, where last year five court cases prosecuted sex traffickers. Even a decade ago the underground network of sex trafficking in the U.S. was thick. In 2001, a study conducted at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the University of Rhode Island found as many as 250 brothels in twenty-six different cities operating in full scale. And all these earthshaking statistics pertain only to the illegal sex trade in the U.S., which is only five percent (by conservative estimates) of sex trafficking worldwide.

How can this be happening all over yet be so invisible to us? The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services explains that sex trafficking victims are usually housed in locations that try to appear legitimate. “Often times, locations are marketed as ‘massage parlors,’ ‘health spas,’ ‘acupressure centers,’ or similar names. Brothels, escort services and strip clubs also are often destinations of sex trafficking victims.” Yet many victims are just kept in hotel rooms or apartments. The bitter reality comes down to the old adage: out of sight, out of mind. However harrowing the realities of the subject matter in A Walk Across the Sun, Corban Addison makes it clear—despite all our expectations to the contrary—that his novel is not about despair. He says, “I wrote A Walk Across the Sun to bring that truth alive for people like me, people who might prefer to believe that slavery is dead, or at least confined to dark alleys in the developing world. Human trafficking spans the globe, and so does my story—sweeping the reader from Mumbai to Paris to New York and Atlanta and revealing the many dimensions of the trade. The story is honest; it is hard-hitting and based on the best research available. But—and this is critical—it is neither overwhelming nor grim. A Walk Across the Sun is a story of hope.” Addison is a husband and father and admits that the loved women in his life make the issue feel more real. He says, “I wanted to write a book that would not overwhelm the reader with grotesque details, but would rather bring the reader into the story emotionally.”

And he does. He tells the story so well that he caught the attention of crime thriller author John Grisham. The writer saw something special in Corban: “I strongly suspect that Mr. Addison will be heard from again and again.” Grisham also said, “I can’t think of any other time in the past twenty years where I have read a manuscript and decided to endorse it with a strong blurb. I did that for Corban because it’s simply a very good book and deserves a wide audience.” Like Grisham, Addison gets his legal thriller writer’s eye from real experience. He holds a degree in law from the University of Virginia and is an experienced corporate lawyer. Sita and Ahalya’s story didn’t come out of thin air either; Corban has been all the while developing his passion for international human rights. He and his wife support the International Justice Mission based in Washington, D.C., which combats sex slavery and human trafficking. Addison writes in an online article for The Huffington Post, “We in the West have a hard time believing that this is really happening, that the forcible exploitation of humans for profit is not only alive and well in the 21st century but worse than ever before.” Not only does Corban reveal this truth about our world, but his groundbreaking voice in doing so marks the beginning of what is likely to be a promising and important career. It’s quite a feat to spread awareness of such an important issue in an accessible, artful way. With favorable reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and a growing number of literary awards under his belt, Addison’s book is bound to be at the top of the bestseller list, if not to turn out as one of the most illuminative and convicting books of the 21st century as yet. Pick up a copy, take the journey of hope, and see if you don’t agree. by Chelsea Hicks ALBEMARLE ALBEMARLE


The Paramount Theater Comedian Jeanne Robertson Apr 15—This refined humorist brings delightful Southern charm and loads of laughter to each performance. Robertson’s comedy is sharp and witty, and always leaves a lasting impression. Josh Turner Apr 18—Josh Turner, South Carolinaborn singer-songwriter is coming off his fouth studio-album, Haywire. The soulful country crooner has recorded hits such as “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” and “Would You Go with Me.” Supporting Act: Katheryn Caine. Lyric Opera Virginia: Carmen May 11&13—Led by Artistic Director Peter Mark, the Lyric Opera Virginia will present a “Jewel Box” production of Bizet’s Carmen. This Jewel Box opera production will be a fully theatrical ninety-minute alternative to the original version of Carmen, complete with costumes, lighting, and all the musical jewels for which the opera is known.

The Metropolitan Opera Live at The Paramount Theater Performances are broadcast in high definition live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Manon (Massenet) Apr 7—Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi. La Traviata (Verdi) Apr 14—Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. “Violetta is an outlaw,” Decker says. “Society shuts her out and looks down on her as a person without feeling, without love. But the further you look into the piece, you see that it’s the other way around: she is the only person in the opera who truly loves, selflessly. Verdi follows her like an obsessed lover throughout the piece, and by the end, our sympathy too is completely on her side.” The Paramount Theater 215 East Main Street Charlottesville 434-979-1333


Star Hill Presents: Nanci Griffith Apr 17—Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning singersongwriter and Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner is touring to promote her 20th album, Intersection.


nTelos Wireless Pavillion Tedeschi Trucks Band Apr 25—The highly acclaimed blues guitar god Derek Trucks and his wife, Susan Tedeschi, a singer with her own long list of accomplishments, have put together a band of some of todays best young blues, jazz, and soul musicians. The group has been playing together since 2010 and has performed across the country at events such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.

The Southern Jonny Corndawg–Shovels and Rope– Robert Ellis Apr 7 The Boxer Rebellion–Cannon Blue Apr 22 The Southern 103 South 1st Street, Charlottesville 434-977-5590

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Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. Apr 26—World-renowned flamenco guitaristRodrigo y Gabriella is touring to promote his latest studio album, Area 52, on which he collaborated with C.U.B.A., a 13-piece Cuban orchestra composed of some of Havana’s finest young musicians.

Young Frankenstein Apr 4—The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE ... and it’s headed here! You’ll have a monstrously good time at this spectacular new production, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Audience Award for Best Musical.

Dierks Bently with Eli Young Band and The Cadillac Black May 10—Country singer-songwriter Dierks Bently takes center stage in what promises to be a unique and thrilling show.

39th Annual BHBRA Home and Garden Festival Apr 20-22—Your destination for the latest home and garden tips and trends, including free workshops, wine tasting, kid activities, and more!

nTelos Wireless Pavillion 700 East Main Street Charlottesville 434-245-4910

Newsboys Apr 28—Boldly energized by 2010’s runaway best-selling Born Again record, its three No. 1 radio hits, and a headlining slot on the world’s biggest tour in first quarter 2011, Newsboys returns in support of their new album God’s Not Dead, an apologetics megaphone of sorts that will rock the worship music scene well into 2012.

The Jefferson Theater North Mississippi All-Stars Apr 1 Delta Spirit Apr 2 The Budos Band and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires Apr 6 Ellis Paul/Peyton Tochterman Apr 7 Eoto with Kraddy Apr 9 Drive-By Truckers Apr 17 Sharon Van Etten Apr 20 Trampled By Turtles Apr 22 Mayer Hawthorne & The County Apr 23 Bob WeirApr 26 Beach House May 4 FUN May 5 An Evening With The Gourds May 10 Dar Williams May 13 Donna The Buffalo May 19 The Jefferson Theater 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville 800-594-TIXX, 434-245-4980 42

Riverdance May 30—Few shows have touched audiences like Riverdance, the original international phenomenon, now on its farewell tour. This thunderous celebration of joyful music, song and dance has tapped its way onto the world stage, thrilling millions of people around the globe. John Paul Jones Arena 295 Massie Road Charlottesville 888-JPJ-TIXS

Live Arts Adding Machine: A Musical Apr 20-May 12 —Mr. Zero may be a hen-pecked schlub who smacks around his wife and peeps in on the prostitute across the street, but after 25 years of working as an “Add” man, he deserves a promotion. So when he learns that he is being replaced by a mechanical adding machine, is it any wonder that Mr. Zero snaps?

Melanin Presents: Oak and Ivy May 12—Live Arts directors and performers Leslie Baskfield, Clinton Johnston, Ray Smith, and Jared Ivory bring a series of exciting performances to Live Arts under the banner of Melanin, a new theater ensemble dedicated to exploring the works of African American artists and interpreting classic works through an African American perspective. He Who Gets Slapped begins May 18—A stranger’s arrival at a circus disrupts a world as delicately balanced as a tightrope act. Lion tamers, bareback riders, and scam-artists alike fall under the mysterious spell of He Who Gets Slapped, as He himself suffers the pangs of unrealizable love and the return of ghosts from his past. Almost forgotten and yet, once experienced, unforgettable, He Who Gets Slapped is a tragicomic masterpiece where philosophy meets physicality and the stirrings of laughter and longing come to a boil under the big top. Live Arts 123 East Water Street Charlottesville 434-977-4177

Play On! A New Virginia Theatre For Colored Girls Apr 19–May 6—An intense, moving and inspiring series of twenty poems are brought to life on stage by a cast of seven women of color. Shange’s poetry expresses the many struggles and obstacles that African-American women face throughout their lives. Each character is known only by a color: “Lady in Yellow,” “Lady in Purple,” etc. The poems deal with love, faith, abandonment, rape, and abortion; embodied by each woman’s story, including Lady in Blue’s visceral account of a woman who chooses to have an abortion and Lady in Red’s tale of domestic violence. The end of the play brings together all of the women for “a laying on of hands,” in which Shange evokes the power of womanhood as the Lady in Red begins the mantra “I found God in myself/ and I loved her/I loved her fiercely.” Special Event: Phantom of the Follies May 18--27—The music of Andrew Loyd Weber and Stephen Sondheim starring, Shelley Lee Cole and Ken Ellis. Play On! A New Virginia Theatre at Ix 983 Second Street S.E., Charlottesville 434-872-0184


Old Cabell Hall Jazz Combos Apr 1—The Combos are taught by distinguished jazz per formance faculty members Pete Spaar, Jeff Decker and Mike Rosensky. The combos range in size from quartets to octets and vary in skill-level from intermediate to advanced. Repertoire is chosen from a diverse range of jazz styles by such greats as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, among many others, as well as original compositions by both faculty and students. New Music Ensemble: A Night of New Music Apr 5—SEASONS involves a collaboration with New York-based ensemble Alarm Will Sound. Four seasons of life and four of weather interact as the source of two 4-work C y c l e s . T h e Wa s h i n g t o n P r o j e c t supported by the National Symphony Orchestra, Mount Vernon, and UCDC will present a multidimensional portrait of our first president using three narrators, computer sound and imagery and orchestra.

Roger Reynolds: Seasons and the George Washington Project Apr 6— Come join us in exploring the exciting music of the modern era. The McIntire Department of Music presents “A Night of New Music” concert featuring the UVA New Music Ensemble, directed by I-Jen Fang, with guests. Baroque Orchestra & Palladin Chamber Orchestra Apr 13—The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the Baroque Orchestra & Palladian Chamber Orchestra in concert. Chamber Singers Apr 15—Founded in 2005 and led by UVA faculty conductor M i c h a e l S l o n , t h e U VA C h a m b e r Singers is a select ensemble drawn from the University Singers that per forms a wide variety of music for chamber choir,ranging from early music to contemporary compositions. “A Night of Percussion” featuring the UVA Percussion Ensemble and Robert Jospé Apr 17—The UVA Percussion Ensemble is a chamber ensemble that performs literature from classical transcriptions to contemporary music. The ensemble draws upon a large family of pitched and nonpitched percussion instruments. The

number of players and equipments varies greatly from piece to piece. Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra: Bridges Across Hemispheres Apr 21—Featuring Hilary Tann, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Jean Sibelius. Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Orchestra and Soloists Apr 27—The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the University Singers directed by Michael Slon who will be performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah with orchestra and soloists. Jazz Ensemble Apr 28—The McIntire Department of Music presents the UVA Jazz Ensemble under the direction of trumpeter John D’earth. Wind Ensemble Apr 29—The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. William Pease, features forty-five of the most talented musicians from every school at the University. Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia 112 Old Cabell Hall Charlottesville 434-924-3052

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Tuesday Evening Concert Series The Tallis Scholars Apr 3—The renowned Renaissance players, about whom The Boston Globe claims “anyone familiar with Renaissance music knows that this group has attained superstardom among its ilk,” will perform “The Field of the Cloth of God,” featuring Ave Marie among other works by Cornysh and Mouton. Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo Apr 24— Clarinetist Jon Manasse and pianist Jon Nakamatsu bring “their seamless, hand-inglove combination of technical wizardry, refined musicianship, and the poetic level of their interpretations,” (Cape Cod Times,) to the university to play Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Berstein, d’Rivera, and Novacek. Tuesday Evening Concert Series Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia Charlottesville 434-244-9505

Oratorio Society Fauré and the French Sacred Tradition May 26—The Oratorio Society concludes its season with music written for the great cathedrals and churches of France. At the heart of this brilliant musical tradition is the deeply moving music of Gabriel Fauré and his contemporaries in late 19th and early 20th century Paris. Experience the beauty of Fauré’s evocative Requiem and his profound Cantique de Jean Racine, along with works by Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, and Franck. Oratorio Society V. Earl Dickinson Theater at Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville 434-295-4385

Culbreth Theatre The Voysey Inheritance Apr 17-19, 23-26— The Voysey Inheritance tells the story of Edward Voysey, who finds his world turned upside down by his father’s criminal mismanagement of the family business and misappropriation of client funds. He discovers that a sort of situational morality has taken over the family and finds his core beliefs and principles challenged like never before. Directed by Robert Chapel. Romeo & Juliet Apr 19-21, 25-29—It’s still the greatest love story ever told, four hundred years later. This tale of the 44

forever first couple of stage, page, and screen has as much to teach today as it did when it first flowed from the Bard’s pen. From the bold power of love to the terrible spoils of war, this ultimate tale of star-crossed romance continues to capture hearts and tug at their strings with a power that only gets stronger through the generations. Culbreth Theatre, University of Virginia 109 Culbreth Road Charlottesville 434-924-3376

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center-CHS Charlottesville High School Band’s Spring Concert Apr 15—Full orchestra with approximately seventy middle-school-age musicians performing arranged orchestral works.

Four County Players Stepping Out May 4-19—This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl, tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins, Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital. Barboursville Community Playhouse 5256 Governor Barbour Street Barboursville 540-832-5355

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Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center 1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville 434-979-9532

Tobis Werner With Verge Ensemble Apr 21—Verge ensemble, Washington’s premiere new music ensemble, will join with legendary electronic music composer Morton Subotnick to present a selection of his electronic works from the 1980s.

Piedmont Virginia Community College V. Earl Dickinson Building

Archduke Weekend: All Beethoven! May 4-6—A weekend filled with Beethoven classics! Featuring Teresa Ling on violin, Evelyn Grau on viola, Tobias Werner on cello, and Misuzu Tanaka on piano.

A Year with Frog and Toad, A musical by Robert and Willie Reale Apr 6-7, 13-4— This Tony award-nominated musical has delighted audiences in both professional and non-professional per formances throughout the country. The musical follows Arnold Lobel’s beloved characters Frog and Toad and their enchanting friends during a year’s worth of adventures through lively action and tuneful songs. The Municipal Band of Charlottesville Apr 17—Light classics, Broadway show tunes, and band repertoire standards are on the program for this musical tradition, which always concludes with a rousing John Philip Sousa march. PVCC Chourus Spring Concert Apr 29—Audiences of all ages will enjoy the repertoire of this annual event. Piedmont Virginia Community College V. Earl Dickinson Building 501 College Drive Charlottesville 434-961-5376

Garth Newel Music Center 403 Garth Newel Lane Hot Springs 540-839-5018

Blackfriars Playhouse A Mad World, My Masters through Apr 7—— Thomas Middleton’s deliriously sinful comedy introduces the fabulous grifters Dick Follywit, a mad-brain trickster, and Frank Gullman, who turns out to be a resourceful courtesan. Yet perhaps the two present an unexpected possibility of true love in a most unlikely couple. A Midsummer Night’s Dream begins Apr 11—Portraying the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta, this Shakespearean Comedy follows the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for ALBEMARLE

the stage and is widely performed across the world. ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore begins Apr 12—John Ford’s brilliant re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet leads audiences deep into a story of passion, lust, vengeance, greed, incest, and murder. After almost 400 years, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’s tale of forbidden love remains controversial, shocking, and theatrically spellbinding. The W inter’s Tale begins Apr 13— Shakespeare’s magnificent late play is a roller-coaster ride from romance to tragedy to comedy and finally to a place of transcendent beauty where few other works of art have ever gone. “A sad tale’s best for winter,” says Hermione’s young son—but after unleashing a wintry tempest onto his characters, Shakespeare ultimately conjures spring’s miraculous rebirth. Blackfriars Playhouse 10 South Market Street Staunton 540-885-5588

Alonzo Fields, the chief butler at the White House for 21 years during the Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower administrations, this play brings you behind the scenes of the most famous address in the nation. 9 to 5: The Musical through May 12—Full of laughter and side-splitting Southern sass— and Dolly’s Grammy-nominated score to boot—this musical comedy comes direct from Broadway, based on the hit movie starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin. It’s the story of three unlikely friends who scheme to take control of their company. A Tale of Two Cities through May 12—Spies, treason, and love abound in this classic tale set in London and Paris during the French Revolution. Aristocrats, barristers, lovers, and foes fight for love and freedom in “the best of times and the worst of times.” Barter Theatre 127 West Main Street, Abingdon 276-628-3991

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Imago Theatre:ZooZoo Apr 20—Imago’s shows have been described as Cirque Du Soleil-evoking acrobatics mixed with Mummenschanz-like mime, set in a uniqueyet accessible French-influenced avant-garde playground. ZooZoo is comprised of a series of short works lasting in length from four to seven minutes. Each work plays on the anthropomorphic realization of animals and inanimate objects.

Scorched Earth begins Apr 13—Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage. A small, rural Virginia community is torn apart when the tiny body of a stillborn, mixed-race baby is exhumed from the graveyard and the neighboring church is burned to the ground.

Roger McGuinn May 4—Folk singer and former frontman of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn preforms a solo set. Jefferson Center Shaftman Performance Hall 541 Luck Avenue, Suite 221 Roanoke 540-345-2550, 866-345-2550

Barter Theatre Swamp Gas and Shallow Feelings through May 6—This story about the city of broken hearts and broken dreams searches for one man with the love of a woman and the right song. Hazardous methane gas from the swamp causes some hazardous hallucinations along the way. Looking Over the President’s Shoulder begins May 11—Based on the real-life story of ALBEMARLE

Seussical begins Apr 27—Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in this touching story.

Richmond Ballet Rodeo with Richmond Symphony Apr 27-28— Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, accompanied by the live performance of Aaron Copland’s exciting score. Rodeo showcases athletic, dynamic dancing for the men and features the tender moments that became the trademark of de Mille’s work. Rodeo will be performed at the Carpenter Theatre of Richmond CenterStage. Richmond Ballet 407 East Canal Street, Richmond 804-344-0906

Wayne Theatre Alliance Faithful Praise Gospel Singers Apr 6 Peter Monicut Magic Apr 7 Richard Adams Apr 13, May 11 Barb Martin, Liz Barnes Jazz Apr 14 Radio Hour Apr 20, May 18 Mojo Saturday Apr 21, May 19 Open Mic Night Apr 26, May 24 Rootstown Jug Band Apr 27 Comedy Night Apr 28, May 26 Horses & Hats Kentucky Derby Party May 5 Wayne Theatre Alliance Waynesboro 540-943-9999

Wintergreen Performing Arts Casablanca:Where Rick’s Cafe Awaits You Apr 21—Sign up today for the annual Spring Gala fundraising event for Wintergreen Performing Arts.

Always...Patsy Cline through Apr 29— Featuring 27 songs from the beloved Patsy Cline, this tribute musical overflows with down home country humor. The musical tells the true story of Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger who befriended Patsy in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

International Wine Festival May 26-27— “Today Virginia, Tomorrow the World.” Wintergreen Performing Arts collaborates with Market Street Wine Shops to present an extensive array of wines from around the world (typically at least 50-60 different wines). The volunteers pour the tastings; two Virginia wineries also participate so patrons can compare and contrast some Virginia wines with international ones.

Barksdale Theatre 1601 Willow Lawn Drive Richmond 804-282-2620

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SUNNYFIELDS - c. 1830 - Completely restored and historically significant home, previously owned by Thomas Jefferson's builder. On 9+ acres surrounded by 330 protected acres next to Monticello and Ash Lawn, only 5 minutes from downtown. Over 11,000 sf with 5 bedrooms, amenities include a pool, tennis court, and guest house. Ann Hay Hardy 202-297-0228.

TURTLE TOP - Spacious, elegant brick home on 50 acres with 10ft ceilings, exquisite finishes and wonderful natural light, slate roof, geothermal heating/cooling system. 2-car garage with exercise room, multiple brick, slate & soapstone terraces. Additional garage/storage building with guest quarters. Frank Hardy 434-296-0134.

BAIN HOUSE - An elegant, Victorian property in the heart of Crozet, this 1898 home has been restored maintaining all its original beauty with modern conveniences. Over 4500 sf, the property has four bedrooms with 3.5 baths on three levels. With almost .5 an acre in landscaped gardens, the mountain views extend from the large front porch, complete with gazebo. Ann Hay Hardy 202-297-0228.

TRA VIGNE, Albemarle County - European style estate of exceptional quality, just west of Charlottesville. 137 acres, with a dramatic Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop. Spacious rooms, intricate plaster techniques, hand made tiles, coved ceilings, hand-blown chandeliers, custom woodworking, and 14 acre vineyard make this property extraordinary. Frank Hardy 434-296-0134.

BLANDEMAR - Charlottesville, VA - Beautiful 21 acre home in desirable Blandemar. Wonderful country setting with sweeping mountain views on a pastoral lot. Over 4000sf with 4 bedrooms, marble foyer, stone terrace and large basement space for future recreational room. Architectural details include french doors and windows, as well as custom crown molding and high ceilings throughout. Ann Hay Hardy 202-297-0228 or Frank Hardy 434-296-0134.

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Betting Your Bottom Dollar The imprecise art of wagering at the races by Alex Shannon, Photography Jon Golden


here are people who spend what seems to be their whole lives around horses, putting in hours of care-taking at the barn and spending weekends from traveling across the region to participate in countless horse-shows and events. For these people, horses are a way of life, and “horse season” is every season; for the rest of us, (those who can’t tell a trot from a canter,) “horse season” begins in late-April, runs through May, and centers around the races of the Triple Crown, and, for Central Virginians, the Foxfield Races. Horse racing is a sport shrouded in traditions; from the mint juleps and outlandish hats at the Kentucky Derby to the brightly colored dresses and giddy college students on display at the Foxfield Races, each race fosters unique customs that help distinguish them from their counterparts. The one tradition, however, that manages to maintain a presence at all of these great events is that of betting on the outcome of the races. Why Bet on Horses? The majority of the people who attend Foxfield or watch the Kentucky Derby on television don’t even know how to ride a horse, let alone understand how variables such as track conditions and jockey-horse weight ratios factor into whether or not a horse is going to race well on that particular day. Even if they do know all of this, chances are they’ll still pick a losing horse. While some money can be made from betting on the races, with potentially dozens of horses on the track, the odds are unfailingly against you. Yet the simple act of placing a bet, even if your horse comes in dead last, makes the experience of watching much more exhilarating. ALBEMARLE

Being invested in a sports team, whether it’s because it’s your Alma Mater, your city’s home team, or because your favorite player is a member, makes watching them play all the more exciting; betting on a horse incorporates the same concept—beforehand, unless you have a personal connection to a horse or jockey (which most of us don’t), all the horses appear to be the sam; but in making an investment by betting, even if it’s an arbitrary amount of money or other commodity (e.g. last place has to cook the others dinner), you become tied to a particular horse and are therefore in for the thrilling ride that comes with a tight game or a close race.

Which Horse Should I Bet on? The Serious Better Again, horse betting is a completely different sport for the serious better than for those who just want to cheer. If you really want to take the race seriously and gain an edge on casual race-goers, you might want to take the advice of Megan Collier, a Keswick native who grew up immersed in the Central Virginia horse culture and is currently riding for the University of Kentucky Equestrian Team. She recommends, “to start, you should find out how many times they ran, how many times they won, which distances they ran the best. You can also find information on the conditions in which the horses ran (fast track, muddy track, turf, dirt, etc.) and how long the races were and see which horse has done the best at the distances and track conditions for that particular race.” Another common practice is to bet on multiple horses, both the favorites and a long shot or two, just in case. This boosts your odds of winning considerably, but lessens the level of emotional investment you put into one horse; in other words, it makes sense 47

to bet this way if you’ve got a lot of money on the table, but can take away from the thrill of rooting for one particular horse if you’re only putting down a couple of bucks. Feel free to take the process as seriously as you want, but remember, have fun with it! The Less-serious Better For the less-serious better, with no real money on the table to win or lose, choosing which horse to bet on can come down to a number of equally-illogical, and yet all very important factors, a handful of which are listed below: Silk Road-Racing silks have long played an important role at the racetrack, without these brightly colored vestments


donned by both horse and jockey, it would be impossible to distinguish one horse from another; as a journalist once wrote, “the race would be a colorless herd of horses thundering down the backstretch.” While there is no universal symbolism assigned to specific patterns or colors, silks are often chosen based on the colors of the barn for which the horse and jockey are riding, though sometimes brightly colored lime greens and florescent pinks are chosen for the sole purpose of standing out from the pack. What’s in a Name?-The names of race horses have always been creative, whether the owners go with simple but classy, such as “Seattle Slew” or lean towards

more unusual names such as “Pants on Fire” and “Where’s the Beef,” you can rest assured there will be no plain ol’ John, Robert, or Andrew’s out there on the racetrack. For those postulating that corporate sponsorship might lead to names like “Google” and “Nextel,” you need not worry; The Jockey Club, through which all foal names must be registered before racing, maintains strict naming policies. They forbid commercially inspired names, naming horses after real people unless they have written consent, and names exceeding eighteen characters (a horse has been named “Eighteen characters,” which, ironically, is exactly eighteen characters).

yourself on the versatility of the gaited horse at ODGHA’s 2012 Classic. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540-464-2950.

Lexington Spring Encore “AA” May 2–6—United States Equestrian Federation “AA” rated Hunter and Jumper horse show, featuring the new $10,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA Hunter Derby on Friday night and the $25,000 Grand Prix show jumping on Saturday evening. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540-464-2961.

Visiting Exhibit to Open at the National Sporting Library and Museum Apr 6–Jun 30—Scraps: British Sporting Drawing from the Paul Mellon Collection at the VMFA, takes its title from Henry Alken’s series of drawings and prints that depict varied and often humorous episodes of sporting and country life. TuesdayFriday 10am to 4pm., Saturday 1-4 pm. Middleburg. 540-687-6542.

Old Dominion Pony Club Rally Apr 14–15—Youth competition featuring members from various U.S. Pony Clubs throughout Virginia. Riders compete as members of 3 or 4 man teams. This is a closed competition for members of the USPC. Lori Pickett 757.432.1017 or Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 434-760-3784. www. or

The Maury River Hunter Hounds Trials Apr 7—Held on the beautiful cross country course, this event is open to foxhunters and non-foxhunters alike. Choose from one of the many divisions to ride in or bring friends and reserve a tailgate for a fun, outdoorsy afternoon. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 434760-3784.

Lexington Spring Premiere “AA” Apr 25– 29—United States Equestrian Federation “AA” rated Hunter and Jumper horse show, featuring the new $10,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA Hunter Derby on Friday evening $25,000 Grand Prix show jumping on Saturday evening. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540464-2961.

Mounted Map and Orienteering Apr 10—Spend the afternoon riding along the VHC trails while learning how to navigate with a map and compass. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 704272-9359. Virginia Quarter Horse Classic Apr 3–7—The NSBA Futurity will be held on Thursday. Friday, and Saturday will be triple judged and the show will end Saturday evening with the prestigious Hylton Maiden. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 618-397-1388. www. Great American Trail Horse Sale and Competition Apr 13–14—Don’t miss this unique annual horse auction and trail competition for all breeds of horses. There will be trail riding seminars, a $2000 trail competition and vendors. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 704-272-9359. www. Old Dominion Gaited Horse Association Classic Horse Show Apr 13–14—Educate 48

Dan Flynn Roast Apr 27—Co-chairs Reynolds Cowles and Ernie Oare will hold an event to honor Dr. Daniel Flynn at the Lexington Spring Premiere show. The dinner and roast will be held at the Virginia Horse Center. The evening begins with cocktails, a buffet dinner and concludes with remarks honoring Dr. Flynn’s remarkable contribution to the field of equine veterinary medicine through an emphasis on sport-horse lameness. All proceeds from this roast will benefit the Virginia Horse Center Foundation’s work in recreation, education and preservation. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540-4642961. Spring Foxfield Races Apr 28—The annual Foxfield Races is a day-long affair of tailgating, socializing, and exciting horse races featuring the country’s finest horses, riders, and trainers. This year’s beneficiary is the non-profit Computers4Kids. $. Races begin at 1:30pm. 10:30am-5:30pm. Garth Road, Charlottesville. 434-293-9501.

Bonnie Blue National Horse Show “A” May 9–12—United States Equestrian Federation “A” rated horse show featuring a variety of crowd-pleasing classes for Saddlebreds and Hackneys plus Friesian horse division classes. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540464-2950. Hear the Beat Horse Show (Therapeutic riding fund-raiser) May 13—Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned horse show featuring a variety of Hunter, Western, Gymkhana and Equitation classes. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540464-2953. Speed Horse Bonanza (Barrel Racing) May 18–20—An exciting barrel racing competition featuring riders from as many as twelve states competing in youth, senior, and open divisions. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 410-693-2767. Virginia Horse Trials Preliminary Three Day May 20–22—This International three-day event features riders from the United States, Canada, and Europe including Olympic medalists and United States Equestrian Team members compete in dressage, cross-country jumping, and show jumping. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540-348-1152. House Mountain Horse Show (Hunter/ Jumpers) May 26, 27—Two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders. Virginia Horse Center, Lexington. 540-261-6928.


Game of Numbers-No real history here. Numbers are assigned to the horses by officials with no meaning apart from the spectators need to distinguish the horses as they run around the track. However, the significance attached to these numbers by superstitious betters should not be underestimated. Odd Ball-For the risk-averse, listening to the odds-makers is the safest bet. However, the odds should not be taken as scripture; horses among the favorites may win more often than not, but in the last decade alone, two horses with greater than 50-1 odds have taken first prize at the Kentucky Derby. Mix and Match-Most people pick a horse for a variety of different reasons, not just based on one of the single factors listed above. One may choose a horse based on the fact that the odds-makers give it a fighting chance, and on top of this it is wearing your lucky number or a favorite color. This provides no better reason to bet on a horse than watching an emotional special on TV about how a few jockeys overcame hardship to get to the races, and then picking the jockey among them that rides the horse with a clever name. When you’re not an expert in the field, the more arbitrary reasons you have to justify your bet, I’d say, the better. Speculation Aside Horse racing and the culture that surrounds it play a unique and ever evolving role in our country and our region. The sport has made numerous appearances in popular culture within the past decade, beginning with the 2003 blockbuster Seabiscuit, then Charlottesville-local and Academy-Award winning director Paul Wagner’s PBS documentary Thoroughbred, which follows horses from foaling barn to finish line, and finally with the new HBO series Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman, a show accentuating the darker side of racing that takes place away from the track. Horses have played an indispensable role in American history since the Spanish first introduced them to the continent in the 16th century. Today, that role has changed; yet they are, and will remain, an integral part of our culture as they hurdle over jumps and dash around racetracks across the country, and you can bet your bottom dollar on that. *Disclaimer: Official betting on horses is illegal in some parts of the country, and this article does not endorse any betting of that kind. The betting supported by this article is either legal betting at racetracks through a betting-booth, or betting (both monetary & non-monetary) among friends.

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Jefferson grew 170 varieties of fruits and 330 varieties of vegetables and herbs, until his death in 1826.






efferson’s Monticello garden was a Revolutionary American garden. One wonders if anyone else had ever before assembled such a collection of vegetable novelties, culled from virtually every Western culture known at the time, then disseminated by Jefferson with the persistence of a religious reformer, a seedy evangelist. Here grew the earth’s melting pot of immigrant vegetables: an Ellis Island of introductions, the whole world of hardy economic plants: 330 varieties of 89 species of vegetables and herbs, 170 varieties of the finest fruit varieties known at the time. Peter J. Hatch, Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello, explores the compelling diversity of the estate’s gardens in his new book, “A Rich Spot of Earth” Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello. Jefferson not only enjoyed the garden process and relished eating fresh produce, but the garden also functioned as an experimental laboratory, in some ways, as a vehicle for social change. He wrote that, “the greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add an useful plant to its culture.” Although few species can be proven as Jefferson introductions into American gardens, the recitation of vegetables grown at Monticello is a meditative chant of rare, unusual, and pioneering species: asparagus bean, sea kale, tomatoes, rutabaga, lima beans, okra, potato pumpkins, winter melons, tree onion, peanuts, “sprout kale,” serpentine cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussells sprouts, orach, endive, peanuts, chick peas, cayenne pepper, “esculent Rhubarb,” black salsify, sesame, and eggplant.



red pepper Many recipes in the Monticello family cookbook call for peppers: signature salad dressing, tomato soup, gumbo, and even tomato pickle. In fact, peppers were so popular that Jefferson’s granddaughters relied on them for relief from a sore throat, vis-à -vis the family physician’s red pepper gargle prescription.



Jefferson, according to Culinary Historian Karen Hess, was "our most illustrious epicure, in fact, our only epicurean President," and his devotion to fresh produce, whether in the President's house at a state dinner, or at Monticello for the large numbers of celebrity tourists who crowded the retired President's table, remains a central legacy of Jefferson's gardening career.





Garden Plots by Fruit, Root, and Leaf

The main part of the two-acre Monticello garden is divided into twenty-four plots, which were arranged in squares according to which part of the plant was being harvested—either “fruits” (tomatoes, beans), “roots” (beets, carrots), or “leaves” (lettuce, cabbage).

Hands Down Favorite

Jefferson shared a special sprout kale seed with virtually every one of his gardening correspondents, describing it as “a fine, tender, sweet,” and “very delicate green” kale. He loved it so much that he even called it “the most precious winter vegetable [I] know,” in a letter to his son-in-law. Thought to be broccoli raab or possibly a type of baby kale, Jefferson boasted to the Virginia governor, “no body in the U.S has [it] but those to whom I have given it.”

sea kale



peas A Little Competition Among Friends

Jefferson’s much-discussed annual pea growing contests brought local gentleman gardeners into the challenge to bring the best pea to the table. The winner was prided to host a community dinner including a feast-worthy dish of the best-in-show peas.


Salads were an important part of Jefferson’s diet. He planted greens like orach, endive, and nasturtiums. He even cultivated sesame each year in order to make a palatable salad oil. He also loved figs, asparagus, French artichokes, and such “new” vegetables as tomatoes, eggplant, broccoli, and cauliflower but continued to cultivate common vegetables like cucumbers, beans, and cabbages. However, Jefferson never let the garden get boring: he prized his sea kale, a perennial cabbage-like vegetable whose spring sprouts are blanched with clay pots, then prepared and served like asparagus.



peanut Other vegetables grown by Jefferson had a distinct association with African-American culture, including okra; eggplant, an African native; sweet potatoes; peanuts, often associated with the African groundnut; and the West Indian gherkin, a spiny, round cucumber commonly pickled and grown in the Jefferson kitchen garden.



onion Jefferson’s eagerness to give away seeds and plants was “a great lesson about sharing,” Mr. Hatch said, “so that when it dies at your house, you can go to your neighbors for a replacement.”

PETER J. HATCH, Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello, is a scholar and a gardener who has dedicated his life’s work to restoring Thomas Jefferson’s revolutionary garden. He has lectured nationally and written several books including The Gardens of Monticello and The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello. His newly released book, “A Rich Spot of Earth”: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden, Yale University Press, is the first book devoted to all aspects of the Monticello vegetable garden. The author explores topics ranging from labor in the garden, garden pests of the time, and seed saving practices to contemporary African American gardens. Hatch also discusses Jefferson’s favorite vegetables and the hundreds of varieties he grew, the half-Virginian half-French cuisine he developed, and the gardening traditions he adapted from many other countries. Visit and

ROBERT LLEWELLYN has been photographing the Virginia countryside, its trees, people, and historic places for almost four decades. His photographs have been featured in albemarle magazine, art galleries across the state, and more than thirty books featuring his photography are in print. Some of his books include Seeing Trees; Remarkable Trees of Virginia; Empires in the Forest; Jamestown and the Beginning of America; Albemarle: A Story of Landscape and American Identity; and Mr. Jefferson’s Upland Virginia. Bob and his wife, Bobbi, live in Albemarle County. Visit 57

HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK in VIRGINIA AMERICA’S OLDEST AND LARGEST HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR APRIL 21-28 This spring, visitors will step through the gates of more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House,” April 21 through 28. Three dozen Historic Garden Week tours present a rich mosaic of some of the country’s finest properties at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia, tours benefit the restoration of important historic grounds and gardens throughout the state. Local events are scheduled from the Atlantic Ocean to the Allegheny Mountains and will span

the centuries from the early seventeenth through the early twenty-first. Historic Garden Week is the oldest and largest statewide house and garden tour event in the nation. albemarle welcomes you to our surrounding community’s local homes and gardens and encourages you to explore the multitude of beautiful gardens throughout the state of Virginia. Call 804-644-7776 for information about the programs, objectives, and historic restoration projects of The Garden Club of Virginia. (Also mark your calendars for National Garden Day on May 11. Visit for information.

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY AREA AND CHARLOTTESVILLE Sponsored by The Albemarle Garden Club, The Charlottesville Garden Club, and The Rivanna Garden Club.

MORVEN The recently restored and refurnished three-story brick manor house was completed in 1820 and reflects late Georgian architecture with Roman

Revival influence. Now owned by the University of Virginia Foundation, the main house and other buildings have been restored and adapted for University programs. The grounds contain a number of unusual trees, including a pair of century-old Osage oranges, the state champion Chinese chestnut, and a lovely doe tree that often blooms during Garden Week. The extensive gardens form a series of distinct outdoor rooms, ranging in style from Colonial Revival to a semi-formal garden created from a parking lot in 1994. Thousands of tulips, pansies, and forget-me-nots, together with venerable lilacs, wisteria, spireas, and deutzias dominate the spring show of flowers.

MONTICELLO Thomas Jefferson’s home of his own design reflects his lifelong passion for gardening, botany, and agriculture. The winding walk flower border was restored by the Garden Club of Virginia in 1939-41. Open daily with guided tours of the gardens and house as well as educational exhibits exploring the history of plantation life and slavery.

ASH LAWN The home of James Monroe is located on his mountain estate near Monticello. During Garden Week, costumed crafters demonstrate various farm activities such as open hearth cooking, candle making, spinning yarn, and paper quilling. 58

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA The Academical Village is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark and a World Heritage site. CARR’S HILL The private home of University President Teresa Sullivan and her husband, Douglas Laycock. Located on the corner of Rugby Road and University Avenue. PAVILION GARDENS The gardens on the West Lawn were restored

from 1947–1953, the East Lawn between 1960-1965, the North Forecourt of the Rotunda in 1977, and additional landscaping between 1983–1991. PAVILION HOMES—EAST LAWN

Pavilion I Bob Pianta and Ann McAndrew Pavilion III Harry Harding and Shirley Lin Pavilion V Pat Lampkin and Wayne Cozart Pavillion VII Colonnade Club Pavilion IX Dorrie and Barry Fontaine EDGAR ALLAN POE ROOM West Range Room 13 . Edgar Allan Poe came to the University of Virginia in 1826, one year after it opened, and his legacy lives on in West Range Room 13. No longer rented out to students, the University’s Raven Society maintains the room as an exhibit. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ART MUSEUM Visitors are invited to browse

the gallery during Garden Week, noon until 5pm. The museum is located one block north of the Rotunda at 155 Rugby Road. THE MARY AND DAVID HARRISON INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN HISTORY, LITERATURE AND CULTURE AND THE ALBERT AND SHIRLEY SMALL SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY Located on 170 McCormick Road

between Alderman Library and Peabody Hall. UVA alumi and landscape architect Eric Groft, part of renowned firm Oehme van Sweden of Washington, DC, designed the landscape surrounding ALBEMARLE

the building. The library’s international materials reflect the lives and travels of diplomats, missionaries, artists, and others whose occupations and passions have led to remarkable foreign encounters. Docents are available to answer questions. Special Presentation on April 24, 2 pm: “The Dell: A Working Landscape Restored” by Warren T. Byrd, Jr. This stormwater management project has transformed a neglected marsh into a beautifully designed and ecologically diverse 11-acre valley. MOREA GARDEN AND ARBORETUM Located

on 209 Sprigg Lane off of Emmet Street just north of Alumni Hall, the Morea Garden features a special selection of shrubs and trees surrounding a historic Federal period home. The house is named after the mulberries cultivated for experiments with silkworms. The tour will be limited to the gardens.

Chopping Bottom Farm, Keswick

albemarleCharlottesville Sponsored by The Charlottesville Garden Club, The Albemarle Garden Club, and The Rivanna Garden Club. Chairs: Nan Brody, Betsy Casteen, Boo Greene, Holly Maillet CHOPPING BOTTOM FARM Named Metro-

politan Home’s “House of the Year” in 2002, Chopping Bottom is a stylized farmhouse with multiple modules that mimic outbuildings. The minimalist look of the exterior continues inside the house where the all-glass wall frames a stunning view of the Southwest Mountains. The white décor highlights the owners’ collection of folk art and sets off the contemporary Italian and French furnishings. The home’s landscaping, too, is minimal: maples line the drive, Chinese elms bracket the seventy foot lap pool, crabapples flank the house and cedars surround the courtyard. Cutting gardens provide a plentiful array of flowers. A large shade garden is sited alongside the stream that gives the property its name. House, grounds, and studio will be open. Anne and Tony Vanderwarker, owners. ALBEMARLE

EAST BELMONT FARM East Belmont is listed

with the Virginia Landmark Register and the National Register of Historic Places. The main house sits on a knoll with lovely views in all directions. A gated formal garden and a colorful cutting garden provide a graceful transition from house to barnyard. The nineteenth century stone barn was renovated to expose beautiful vaulted ceilings and provide horse stalls and wash racks. A 100-year-old renovated dairy barn now serves as a horse barn. An orchard of Chinese chestnut trees provides shade for the riding ring during hot summer months. Eleven paddocks house twenty horses and four Belgian mules. Ceil and Kenny Wheeler, owners. ROUND HILL FARM Overlooking the Southwest Mountains, this Williamsburginspired house is surrounded by twenty-five acres of gardens, native landscaping, and horse paddocks. The house, built in the 1980s and expanded in 2008, reflects the understated elegance of a Virginia farmhouse. The new great room features a spectacular twenty-two foot beamed cathedral ceiling, a fireplace of limestone and blue stone, and a three-tier chandelier handcrafted from French wine barrels. The owners commissioned a master landscape plan for the farm, resulting in a variety of flower beds, vegetable and herb gardens, a fruit orchard and a koi pond surrounded by an antique brick patio. Tom’s Garden, a one-acre organic vegetable garden with raised beds and underground irrigation, benefits not only family and friends, but the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank as well. Thomas and Mary Jane Timmerman, owners. KESWICK HALL Built in 1912, the Italianatestyle mansion, Villa Crawford, is the core of today’s Keswick Hall. The golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer, is included in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. A half-acre vineyard is planted with Petit Manseng grapes. Beautifully tended kitchen gardens provide vegetables for Keswick Hall. History buffs and art enthusiasts will enjoy the estate’s extensive collection of art and antiques. KESWICK HUNT CLUB Fox hunting has been a part of Keswick life since 1742, when foxhounds were first brought to the area by Dr. Thomas Walker, a founding father of the city of Charlottesville. The Keswick Hunt Club, founded in 1896, has hosted at least one annual horse show since 1904. Initially, the lower riding ring’s proximity to the railroad tracks was a convenience for show spectators who travelled to the event from Charlottesville by train. The kennels are home to seventy American Foxhounds. Hunting season stretches from late summer to early spring. The huntsman spends the rest of the year training the pack.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH The original 1745 church was a square framed, plastered and white washed wooden building. Foundation stones of the original church and the old horse mounting stones are still visible. In 1845, the vestry hired William Strickland, architect of the tower of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, to design a new building. In 1895 the church burned, leaving only the tower and its 1,575-pound church bell, which still rings each Sunday. The current stone structure, built on the site of the 1855 church, was consecrated in 1896. The first Blessing of the Hounds service took place on Thanksgiving Day in 1929 and continues annually. Grace Episcopal Church was the first church in the United States to institute this religious tradition, which was originated in France in the eighth century by St. Hubert, patron saint of hunters. OAK HILL FARM Once a simple 1950s

house, Oak Hill was transformed by the Lockharts into a stately mansion that evokes the elegance and grandeur of a much older home. Horse paddocks, barns, and a training ring are vestiges of days gone by. As you stroll through the grounds, take time to enjoy the many vistas. Sit in a rocking chair on the back patio and admire the Southwest Mountains. Linger in the garden rooms around the pool and rose gardens. Walk down to the cottage and catch a glimpse of the pond. Pause in the gazebo garden to listen to the sound of water tumbling over the local river stones as it makes it way to a forest pool. Each area presents a unique perspective, framed by the beautiful oak trees for which the Oak Hill grounds are named. Grounds and English Pub (originally a dog run) open to the tour. Terry and Gene Lockhart, owners. Special Note: The Rivanna Garden Club Received the Commonwealth Award

The Rivanna Club’s “Hatton Ferry Project” was awarded the 2011 Common Wealth Award by the Garden Club of Virginia. Since 1979, the Common Wealth Award has provided an annual grant to one of its 47 member clubs to promote projects in the interest of conservation, beautification, horticulture, preservation, and education. By enhancing the beauty of the area, conserving the river bank, and providing educational and recreational opportunities for the public, this award will help preserve a unique piece of Americana on the James River that is an asset not only to Virginia, but to our entire nation. Hatton Ferry crosses the James River from Albemarle into Buckingham County, providing a living education in river transportation of yesteryear. 59

Montpelier, Orange

orange-Montpelier Sponsored by the Dolley Madison Garden Club Chairs: Therese Iverson and Mary Beth Wells SOMERSET PLANTATION This brick country

manor built in the Federal style (c. 1803) was designed by Dr. William Thornton, the architect of the U.S. Capitol. This home sits on the crest of a hill commanding spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. It is two storeys high over an English basement which contained the original kitchen. The home’s with a hipped roof is covered with slate shingles, and there are four, tall, brick chimneys at each corner. In the southeast chamber, now a sitting room, is a concealed staircase indicating the influence of Thomas Jefferson’s designs. It is believed that during the Civil War the property was used as a lookout point by both sides, and cannon emplacements were set on the front lawn. In 1971, Donald Gingery bought Somerset and drained fields, cleared fence rows, and modernized production on the plantation. The terraced gardens on the south side are a fine example of nineteenth century Virginia landscaping, and consist of three levels of boxwood and flowering trees. The Gingery Family, owners. MAYHURST INN John Willis, a colonel in the Confederate militia and great nephew of James Madison, began building Mayhurst in 1859 as a home for his wife and eight children. This four-storey plantation manor was constructed in the Italianate Victorian style. During the Civil War, Colonel Willis used the home to house Generals A.P. Hill, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. The tree in the front of the manor that shaded confederate troops as they rested from battle in 1862 is still standing. Enjoy beautiful gardens, the original outdoor kitchen, and a one-room schoolhouse which remains on the 60

grounds. Mayhurst Inn is on the National Registry for Historic Places and is a Virginia Historical Landmark. Mr. and Mrs. John North, owners. WOODLEY The manor home of Ambrose Madison, brother of President James Madison. Following the death of their father, Ambrose received Woodley and built the original section, a storey-and-a-half dwelling, in 1783. After his death in 1793, Woodley passed to his daughter, Nelly Conway Madison, a favorite niece of President Madison. The President visited her home so frequently that the large tree in her front yard was called “the President’s oak.” Having undergone an extensive restoration, today it stands much as it did during the occupancy of the Madisons. Most of the glass, paneling, chair rails, mantels, and stairways remain in their original condition. Woodley comprises forty acres with three ponds and two streams. The grounds are landscaped with mature boxwood, towering magnolias, and a lovely variety of shade trees. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Sanford, owners.

MONTPELIER Montpelier is the life-long home of our fourth President, James Madison, and his beloved wife, Dolley. The main house has undergone a nationally acclaimed restoration to return it to its 1820 design. Past Historic Garden Week proceeds have enabled the Garden Club of Virginia to assist in restoring Montpelier’s two-acre formal terraced Annie duPont Garden. In addition, visitors can view the Madison family cemetery, the slave cemetery, framed outlines of slave quarters in the South Yard, active archaeological digs, the Landmark Forest, James Madison’s Temple, and the Montpelier train depot. Walk the Confederate Camp & Freedman’s Farm Trail and see rebuilt Confederate huts and the Gilmore Cabin, of particular interest during

this 150th anniversary year of the Civil War. Other Places of Interest: James Madison

Museum, Arts Center of Orange, and Exchange Hotel Museum.


Sponsored by The Lynchburg Garden Club and

the Hillside Garden Club. Chairs: Robyn Johnsen, Bette Bibee. 404 CABELL STREET Built in the Italianate style, the Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast is situated in the Daniel’s Hill Historic District and is the largest example of this style of architecture in the city. Originally built in 1878 by Richard T. Watts, the restoration returned the mansion to its original grandeur. Each room is named for a member of the Watts family and is furnished with period antiques. The home is rich in architectural detail, including many of the original coal-burning fireplaces, hardwood floors, mantels, light fixtures, moldings, intricately carved woodwork, doors, and claw foot bath tubs. The Carriage House Bed and Breakfast is the first certified “green” lodging in Lynchburg. Mike and Kathy Bedsworth, owners. 301 CABELL STREET Nestled under a pecan tree, this Victorian frame house was built in 1873 by Mary and Renny Dawson, who owned a tobacco box factory in the Upper Basin of Lynchburg. The present owners saved the Daniel’s Hill house from demolition in 2006. The foyer features the original curved wooden handrail of the staircase as well as a stately grandfather clock created by the J.E. Caldwell Company. The interior is furnished with numerous pieces made by the Moser Furniture Company of Lynchburg as well as local artwork. Mr. Ted Delaney and Mr. Troy Deacon, owners. ALBEMARLE

4935 Mountain Laurel Drive, Lynchburg

POINT OF HONOR Sited in Daniel’s Hill overlooking the James River, Point of Honor is an outstanding example of Piedmont Federal architecture. Built circa 1815 for Dr. George Cabell, the house is distinguished by its octagonal facade and finely crafted interior woodwork. Inherited by William Lewis Cabell upon the death of his mother in 1826, the mansion was renovated in 1828. He and his wife lived there until their deaths in 1830. Eliza’s father, Judge William Daniel, then inherited the property. The mansion has been restored to its original appearance and is furnished with period pieces. In 1977-78, with proceeds from Historic Garden Week, the Garden Club of Virginia restored the grounds. A Virginia Historic Landmark, Point of Honor is administered by the Lynchburg Museum.


WITZ END This stately home has architectur-

One of only two homes Thomas Jefferson designed for personal use, Poplar Forest is the private villa where, beginning in 1809, he retreated to find rest and spend time with his grandchildren. Exterior walls form an equalsided octagon. Inside, the space is divided into four elongated octagons surrounding a perfect twenty foot cube, lit from a sixteen foot skylight. Jefferson integrated manmade and natural features into his landscape design for Poplar Forest. In addition, he interpreted a five-part Palladian plan: a central structure flanked by two wings ending in pavilions, but Jefferson substituted double rows of paper mulberry trees for the wings and earthen mounds for the pavilions. Restoration began in 1983; in 2009 the exterior restoration was completed, while interior restoration is currently underway. Visitors will experience the landscape restoration, officially adopted by the Garden Club of Virginia in 2010, from the beginning as they view the newly restored west “wing” of mulberry trees and talk to the archaeologists as they excavate the landscape elements in front of the house. Other Places of Interest: Sweet Briar House, Old City Cemetery, Miller Claytor Gardens, Awareness Garden, Sandusky, The Anne Spencer House and Gardens.

al distinction, an exceptional interior, and a dramatic history. Destroyed by fire in 1869, the house was rebuilt in 1870. In 1878, Isaac Witz acquired the property and enlarged the house. The property remained in the Witz family until 1960. In 2006, the Bodens moved in and aptly named their new home, Witz End. Today, Witz End has been magnificently restored, for the second time, and was the recipient of the local Historic Restoration Award in 2009. A broad front porch with antique wicker furniture and a foyer with oak paneling and bronze sculptures welcome the visitor. A combination of Victorian antiques and contemporary furniture is used throughout the interior. Paintings, as well as the owner’s photographs, grace the walls, with oriental rugs underfoot. Ellen and Lou Boden, owners.


using elements from historic downtown Lynchburg buildings that no longer exist, this 1970s Palladian style house is truly distinctive. Thought to be inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s nearby Poplar Forest, the house is built around a large central room illuminated only by skylights. The present owners added a Pennsylvania blue stone entrance court with fountains, and a library at the back of the house that overlooks the marble and blue stone swimming pool and terrace. Bold colors enliven the interior, which features several Serape rugs; a collection of Chinese export armorial and Worcester porcelain; American and European paintings, including two portraits by Taylor Harbison and landscapes by Christopher Burch; and numerous pieces of Georgian furniture. Geri and Lamar Cecil, owners. 4924 MOUNTAIN LAUREL DRIVE This elegant

colonial home built in 1997 features an English garden with views of streams and woods. The house skillfully blends family heirloom furniture dating back to the late 1800s with an array of Mackenzie Child accessories arranged in the kitchen. The living room includes two hand-painted ostrich eggs which were a gift from a friend in South Africa, and the family room features a restored 1909 Seth Thomas mantel clock. The garden has a raised blue slate patio and highlights the family’s love of azaleas and hydrangeas. Block walls have been erected to draw attention to flowering trees, shrubs, and bushes. Motsy and Jack Hanna, owners. ALBEMARLE


Sponsored by The Augusta Garden Club. Chairs: Deneen Brannock and Jane Ford. OAKDENE Built in 1893, the home

is one of Staunton’s finest examples of Oakdene, Staunton

Queen Anne architecture. Its elaborate architectural details include a sentry owl with illuminated eyes atop the tower and an automobile turntable outside the garage. The Honorable Edward Echols commissioned Philadelphia architectural firm Yarnall and Goforth to design the elaborate home. The current owners have updated Oakdene while maintaining the integrity of this grand home. Rooms have remained architecturally unaltered with Gothic arches, crown molding, detailed mantels, curved walls, and leaded glass in many of the windows. Terraced gardens, limestone walls, and a serpentine brick wall surround the home. Brian and Debbie Robinson, owners.


Staunton lawyer and community leader L. W. H. Peyton commissioned Sam Collins to design this Georgian Revival house. Cast stone architectural details and a classical entrance with fluted columns and a fanlight accentuate the Flemish bond brick exterior. Boxwood, spring bulbs, and roses punctuate the front yard. The interior features highly articulated woodwork, including a beautiful staircase that leads to the third floor, and gracious room proportions providing the backdrop for many inherited English and American antique and reproduction furnishings, paintings, and decorative objects. A Buckingham slate patio extends the width of the house and connects to the side porch. Stairs lead up to two ownerdesigned alley level yards planted with boxwood, magnolia, dogwood, lavender, roses, and crepe myrtles. Mr. and Mrs. Prewitt Scripps, owners. 422 EAST BEVERLY STREET Built in 1861 by James Points on the edge of the James Bell farm, this stately house is constructed of brick laid in Flemish bond and framed by gardens, boxwood hedges, and an antique iron fence. The clapboard carriage house and stable date to 1860. The transition from Greek Revival to the Italianate style and to Victorian is evident in many of the architectural details. These include the Ionic columns of the porches, the Federal fan windows over doorways and the Italianate exterior moldings. Typically Greek Revival in plan, each floor has four rooms divided by central halls and two interior chimneys. The entrance hall and two flanking parlors, dining room, and library have exquisite wood and plaster moldings. The high ceilings create a handsome setting for the family’s antiques and art collection, which includes portraits, prints and paintings, many by 61

contemporary Virginia artists. Daffodils welcome spring, while perennial gardens and a water garden delight in summer and fall. Dr. Sara Nair James, owner.

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ample of a mid-nineteenth century Gothic Revival building, the residence, originally constructed in 1851 as a four-room cottage, has undergone numerous alterations and additions over the years. Its steep gables, board and batten siding, and leaded diamond-paned windows are all hallmarks of the Gothic Revival style. The home is decorated with an eclectic collection of furniture and antiques. Merillat House features a splendid brick sidewalk lined by boxwood, which connects the front porch to the campus entrance. From the driveway, limestone steps lead up the hill to an ancient white oak that forms one of the axis points of the garden. A rooftop porch provides a grassy entrance directly into the heart of the garden, which is framed by latticed brick walls. Winding paths and bordered green spaces feature perennials, spring bulbs, and flowering trees. Donnella McGreer-Minez and Philippe Minez, owners.


Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Garden Club Chairs: Julie Grover, Barbara Luton, and Barbara Walsh TOUR AT A GLANCE: Visit five log homes, from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, all open for the first time for Historic Garden Week, and explore beautiful Rockbridge County, surrounded by the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains. See Rockbridge Baths, a 19th century resort community that attracted visitors with its warm springs and hospitality. View scenic farms, before reaching Brownsburg, a national historic district, little changed in more than one hundred years. Other Places of Interest: Lyle Shelter, Brownsburg Museum, McCormick Farm, Roots and Shoots Intergenerational School, Washington and Lee University Garden.

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omputers for Kids (C4K) has made it their mission to help “at-risk” kids improve their chances for long term success in life. The Charlottesvillebased non-profit has been providing kids with home computers and software training for the last eleven years. But technology is not the group’s only merit. C4K has won the Virginia Mentoring Partnership’s “Best Mentoring Program” award and also keeps current on the International Society for Technology Education’s (ISTE) and National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) research and best practices for mentoring. C4K has reason to be proud of their instructionally and relationally focused program--they’ve got the credentials and the team to back it up. Program Director Dolly Joseph, PhD in Instructional Technology from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and Board Member Nancy Deutsch, Afterschool Programming Evaluation Expert and Assistant Professor at the Curry School both ensure that the mentors and students have the structure, materials and training they need. The fantastic results produced by the C4K love-meets-learning recipe explain why the nonprofit still thrives and grows today, at a time when computers are no longer an item for the privileged child and it’s harder than ever to attract kids to spend more time on schoolwork or character development. From the sixth grader learning how to use a computer program designed to create websites, to the first generation college applicant receiving critical advice on how to lasso recommendations, better SAT scores, and writing skills, these kids feel the benefits of the program. So much so that many C4K alumni have returned to serve as mentors themselves. With the brimming enthusiasm, it’s not hard to see why kids not only come back, but bring their friends with them. At C4K, everyone keeps it clear through tutorials on the latest high tech computer software, career skills workshops, resume writing, website making and the like that the students’ dreams and ambition are the focus. C4K alum and current Howard


University graduate student in social work Robert Williams points out,“Although…I was still considered to be a low-income, ‘at-risk’ youngster…C4K helped me to realize that category will never define me!” Robert recently won the “Black History in the Making Award” at Virginia Commonwealth University. The award recognizes the achievements of African American students who, according to VCU’s African American Studies website, “have stellar academic records, a history of community service, and intern, professional or work experiences that place them at the forefront of their careers.” Could it be that the main work the socioeconomically disadvantaged kids of Charlottesville need is that someone believe that they don’t have to be considered at-risk for any of the things the can come with poverty and lack of privilege? C4K certainly thinks so. And national experts agree, with research showing that access to after-school programming helps youths in every area. With C4K bridging the child to the mentor through technology, the skills-based learning relationship goes a long way, providing a network of support for kids throughout their academic career and beyond. And along with this support comes a flood of practical knowledge, as kids complete extensive technology projects, do homework, receive tutoring in the computer lab and in the Teen Tech program. This helps them find paid internships through placement in the City of Charlottesville’s Youth Internship Program, write and workshop their resumes, volunteer their time at C4K, and practice professional skills in a peer evaluation setting. The Teen Tech areas of study: career readiness, academic achievement, technology skills, and services to the C4K community that really do round out teens well and prepare them for the next step of college or career. C4K graduate portfolios and resumes speak to the effectiveness

by Chelsea Hicks of the mentoring-technology curriculum fusion; not only are the students prepared to go on to college, but they are able to transcend their disadvantage in tech skills and—perhaps most importantly-—confidence. As C4K community mentors say, mentorship is a two-way street. Greg Brown, recent winner of the State Farm Volunteer of the Year Award, finds the student mentors to be impressively knowledgeable and experiences when it comes to technology. “When I don’t know how to do something, they usually show me,” says Brown. Technology tricks aside, the students also take time to visit colleges. Students who want to go on a college visit are required to first research the college of their choice online, select majors of interest and come up with jobs that relate to that major. The last point is particularly relevant in a time when most parents are forgetting to ask: what job can this college degree lead to, and how can my child go from graduated to employed? Just as the era is fading when students simply learned to read and write in secondary school (now its read, write, and use a computer), so also have the days disappeared when any old college major sans relevant internships qualified a graduate for an entry-level job. Gone are the days of “major doesn’t matter.” Today, most of those starting-out jobs require the magic word: experience. And C4K is being proactive with their intern placement programs (which are paid) and career-minded mentoring. Yet, the status of the job market, in all its instability, is not the focus. As Robert told the students at their graduation last spring, “Regardless of [the] struggles or situation you may have, you will always be able to persevere and go forth with anything you want to do.” He says, “Never allow anyone to discourage you from your dreams... if you believe in yourself, you will soon accomplish your dreams.” With a can-do attitude and supportive mentors providing enough practical know-how and career advice to make a professional out of each one of these kids, the bleakest job market could hardly keep any one of them from their dreams. C4K is the 2012 Foxfield Race Beneficiary for both the spring and fall events. For more information visit www. or www.computers4kids. net to make a donation or volunteer.


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April SUNDAY 1

April Fools’ Wine Festival Enjoy live music and visit with craft and food vendors as Cooper, Grayhaven, James River Cellars, and Lake Anna entice your senses with wine. James River Cellars.







Pinwheels for Prevention Garden

62nd Dogwood Festival

Alexander’s Antiques Auction

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Children’s Garden. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Celebrate one of the most beautiful seasons in Virginia! BBQ, fireworks, a fashion show, and more. Activities through April 28. McIntire Park and surrounds. Charlottesville.

The largest gallerytype auction on the Eastern Seaboard, has been serving the Richmond area and beyond for over seventeen years. April 12,19, 26. Richmond.





Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Appomattox Anniversary Week

UR Symphony Orchestra

Virginia Arts Festival

Peter Rabbit greets visitors at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, with Easter Brunch in the Tea House by reservation. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Half bracing postpunk and half tuneful indie-pop, Glasgow’s We Were Promised Jetpacks comes to the Southern Music Hall, Charlottesville.

Join park rangers for a variety of special guided tours and talks. April 8-12. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

Maestro Alexander Kordzaia and University Symphony Orchestra will join Grammywinning ensembleflutist Timothy Munro. Richmond.

Internationally acclaimed artists team up with the region’s professional arts organizations to present a lineup of music, theatre, and dance. Norfolk.



Starr Hill Presents Nanci Griffith

Richmond African Violet Society Show

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter comes to The Paramount Theater presenting her folk and country music from her most recent album.The Paramount Theater.

Interesting and unusual African Violet varieties on display and for purchase. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.


Heritage Weekend Celebrate tulips at their peak and historic highlights from the garden’s past. Enjoy tours of Bloemendaal House. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.


Fleetwood Trail Ride Ride on marked trails through orchards, fields and foothills on Saturday and Sunday. Fleetwood Community Center, Roseland.



Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Monticello A new, two-hour, experiential tour of Thomas Jefferson’s vegetable and fruit gardens. Monticello.





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Spring Retreat

Bring the family to Wintergreen Resort for an entire weekend of festivities, with an egg hunt, parade, and craft workshops. Wintergreen.

Enjoy mountain views and spring blossoms at one of the local B&B’s in beautiful Nelson County. Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.


269th Anniversary of Jefferson’s Birthday Celebrate the birthday of one of Virginia’s timeless statesmen, born in 1743 in Albemarle County. Monticello.


Cheers to Art!

Peter Pan

Whether it’s his deep, soulful voice, his South Carolina accent or his philosophy on life, Josh Turner has never been one to hurry. The Paramount Theater.

Extraordinary local artworks available by silent auction with food, drink, and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

The exciting story follows the journey of the 3 Darling family children, Wendy, Michael and John. LU Tower Theatre, Lynchburg.


Historic Garden Week

Celebrate Garden Week by stopping by one of the Garden Club’s Historic Restoration projects. Lynchburg.

Enjoy the historic gardens at the home of James Monroe, especially beautified for Historic Garden Week. April 21-28. Ash-Lawn Highland.


NASCAR Richmond International Raceway kicks off its 2012 season “under the lights” with two great races. April 26-28. Richmond.

Making History


This student-organized exhibition features more than 50 works by renowned and lesser known African American artists. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond.

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Easter Celebration

Josh Turner

Garden Day at Point of Honor



83rd Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival A series of more than thirty events including music, dances, parades, a circus, and more! April 27-May 6. Winchester.


Richmond Adventure Race A race competition where teams solve riddles and hunt for clues in the quest to reach a final destination Winning prize $1,700. Richmond.


Earth Day at Wintergreen Resort Indoor nature exhibits, outdoor activities, and presentation of Environmental Stewardship awards. Wintergreen.


Coach Arritt Walkathon Funds raised from the walk will benefit the “Jimmy V” Foundation and the Charles Rogers Scholarship Fund. Fork Union Military Academy.

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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, DC, 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 8 miles north of the City of Charlottesville, 1 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. The Peyton Map, dated 1875 Courtesy Albemarle County Historical Society

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Stroll Apr 2; May 12—Each month brings a different selection of artist demonstrations, exhibits, musical events, book signings, wine tastings, and more. 6-10pm. 757-336-5636. Virginia Hot Glass Festival Apr 28, 29—Visit the only indoor state festival devoted entirely to hot glass artistry to see hot glass artists from across the region exhibiting and selling their work in one location. The festival includes technique demonstrations for traditional glass blowing, bead making, sand casting, and lamp working. Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Sunspots Studios, Staunton. 540-885-0678. Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival May 12, 13—Celebrate Mothers Day Weekend by perusing textiles, pottery, glass, wood, photography, and more created by morethan 125 of the nation’s finest artists and craftspeople at this juried show. Sample local food and enjoy live entertainment. $. Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet. 434-824-2211. ALBEMARLE

EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES Lost Communities of Virginia May 3— Participate in the Banner Lecture Series with Terri Fisher's Lost Communities of Virginia, which documents thirty small commonwealth communities that have lost their original industry, transportation mode, or way of life. Using contemporary photographs, maps, and excerpts of interviews with longtime residents, the book documents present conditions, recalls past boom times, and explains each community in regional settlement. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. 804-358-4901. www. FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND OPEN HOUSES Earth Day Apr 14—Learn how to reduce your impact on the environment with the Parks and Recreation Department of Fredericksburg. Activities will include live music, alternative fuel cars, food, nature hikes, and more. 540-372-1086 ext 213.

12th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival Apr 21, 22—The largest fly fishing festival in the state, this festival will bring anglers to the banks of the South River in Waynesboro for free nonstop lectures, tips about fly fishing, wine tastings, and live music. $. 540-8369367. Carter Mountain Orchard Spring Fling Festival Apr 23—Visit the orchard for apple blossoms, food, crafts, music, hayrides, and mountain views. 10am-5pm. 434-9771833. 85th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Apr 27–May 6—A series of more than thirty events including band competitions, dances, parades, the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros Circus, a 10K race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, firefighters’ events, and celebrities. An event the whole family can enjoy. Winchester. 540-662-3863. www. Community School Strawberry Festival May 4,5—Browse among craft vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, and delicious, mile-high strawberry shortcakes, sundaes, slushies, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. All proceeds benefit the 71

Community School. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm. 540-563-5036. 34th Heart of Virginia Festival May 5— Whether you’re interested in face painting and cotton candy or elegant artwork and one-of-a-kind crafts, you’re sure to have fun at this celebration of arts, crafts, culture, and music. 9am-11pm. 434-3952744. Culpeper Day May 5—Enjoy arts, crafts, music, food, and community in historic downtown Culpeper’s largest street festival. 10am-4pm.

Crozet P.A.R.C Open House May 5—Come get your first look at the newly renovated Crozet P.A.R.C in Claudius Crozet Park,and take advantage of special membership and camp discounts. Operated by the Piedmont Family YMCA, the facility will feature a yearround swimming and fitness center! Enjoy fun and informative YMCA Healthy Kids Day activities including a Fun Run, Bounce and Play, community healthy fair and more— plus Quick Start Tennis demonstrations and Crozet Gators information sessions. 2-5pm. 434-974-9622.

Operated by the Piedmont Family YMCA Come tour the newly renovated Crozet P.A.R.C in Cladius Crozet Park, featuring a YEAR-ROUND Swimming, Recreation, and Fitness Center

Free Open House YMCA Healthy Kids Day Saturday May 5, 2012

2:00pm-5:00pm Claudius Crozet Park Join us for the following events: Tour the Crozet Park Aquatic & Recreation Center Membership Enrollment With No Joining Fees Register for Programs, including Summer Camp, and Receive Special Discounts QuickStart Tennis Demonstrations Crozet Gators Information Session The P.A.R.C will feature year-round Family-Friendly aquatics, recreation, and fitness programs!

Monthly Membership Rates Adult-Single 19-64 Older Adult 65+ Family Student College ID

$45.00 $40.00 $65.00 $35.00

Daily passes and scholarships available Visit our website at 434-974-YMCA (9622) 72

Virginia Renaissance Faire begins May 12—Come to the Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania where each weekend a cast of well-trained historical re-enactors provides an exciting, interactive experience with hands-on activities for the whole family. $. 10am-5pm. Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival May 15—This festival offers authentic mountain arts and crafts and Old Time and Bluegrass Mountain music provided by the best fiddlers and pickers in the region. The Ramp Eating Contest begins at 5pm, a neverto-be-forgotten experience, as a participant or an observer. 11am-6pm. 276-388-3422. 20th Monacan Indian Nation Pow Wow May 19, 20—This annual event includes demonstrations, crafts, dancing, and great food. Come spend time in one of the most beautiful locations in Virginia and learn more about Virginia’s history and the Monacan Indian Nation. Live animals, storytellers, and work from painters, basket weavers, and carvers will be there, as well as Native American drummers and dancers in full regalia. Route 130. Sat 10am9pm, Sun 10am-6pm. 434-946-0389. www. Roanoke Festival in the Park May 25–28— This event includes a juried fine arts and crafts show, children’s activities and theater, a petting zoo, concerts by national and regional acts, performing arts, a youth art show, a product and service area, an antique car show, a scholarship program, food vendors, and attractions. Elmwood Park. $. 540-342-2640. Valleyfest 2011 May 26—The HarrisonburgRockingham Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Beer and Wine Festival offers food, crafters, top Virginia wineries, breweries, and microbreweries, live music by The Hackens Boys and Carbon Leaf. Massanutten Resort. 11am-7pm. 540-4343862. Delaplane Strawberry Festival May 26, 27— Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Sky Meadows State Park. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, old-fashioned games for the kids, a petting farm, hay rides, historical exhibits, a silent auction, great food, and plenty of fresh strawberries. $. 10am-5pm. 540-5923556. FOR CHARITY Men Who Cook! Apr 14—Over sixty local amateur chefs will feed Monticello Area Community Action Agency supporters delicious gourmet offerings. A pre-dinner cocktail hour will include music, a silent auction preview, and "Men Who Cook" hors d’oeuvres. Dinner and a silent auction will follow. Back by popular demand, the Motown sound of the Bootsie Daniels Band will perform for listening and dancing pleasure. Proceeds will be donated to MACAA’s programs, including Head Start, Hope House, Family Economic Security, Project Discovery, CARES, Rural Outreach, and Back to Work. $. 434-295-3171, ext. 3034. ALBEMARLE

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, Inc 692 Federal Street, Paris, VA 20130 540-592-3900 Black Horse Inn 8393 Meetze Road Warrenton, VA 20187; 540-349-4020 Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn 23130 Briar Patch Lane Middleburg, VA 20117 703-327-5911 or 866-327-5911

Strathmore House on the Shenandoah P.O. Box 499, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 888-921-6139

Greenock House Inn 249 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960 540-672-3625 or 800-841-1253

Sunset Hills Farm 105 Christmas Tree Lane Washington, VA 22747 540-987-8804 or 800-980-2580

High Meadows Vineyard Inn 55 High Meadows Lane Scottsville, VA 24590 434-286-2218 or 800-232-1832

Central Virginia:

Holladay House Bed & Breakfast 155 West Main Street Orange, VA 22960 540-672-4893

Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast 10273 Rockfish Valley Highway Afton, VA 22920 800-769-6844

Columnwood Bed and Breakfast 233 North Main Street Bowling Green, VA 22427 804-633-5606 or 866-633-9314

B&B at Mountain Valley Farm 12955 Dyke Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973 434-985-8874

Heritage House Bed and Breakfast 291 Main Street Little Washington, VA 22747 888-819-8280

Brightwood Vineyard & Farm Cottage B&B 1202 Lillard’s Ford Road Brightwood, VA 22715 540-948-6845

Inn at Narrow Passage US 11 South, Chapman Landing Woodstock, VA 22664; 800-459-8002

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm P.O. Box 52 Dyke, VA 22935 434-985-7129 or 866-709-9292

Lackawanna Bed and Breakfast 236 Riverside Drive Front Royal, VA 22630; 540-636-7945 The Longbarn Bed and Breakfast 37129 Adams Green Lane Middleburg, VA 20118; 540-687-4137 The Richard Johnston Inn 711 Caroline Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-899-7606


Dawson’s Country Place Bed and Breakfast 5224 Shelby Road, Rochelle, VA 22738 540-948-3119 or 866-538-0138 Ebenezer House Bed and Breakfast 122 Seville Road, Madison, VA 22727 888-948-3695 Frederick House 28 North New Street Staunton, VA 24401 540-885-4220;

Inn at Westwood Farm 12256 Montford Road Orange, VA 22960 888-661-1293 Mayhurst Inn 12460 Mayhurst Lane, Orange, VA 22960 888-672-5597 Meander Inn 3100 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 22958 434-361-1121 or 800-868-6116 Ridge View Bed and Breakfast 5407 South Blue Ridge Turnpike Rochelle, VA 22738 540-672-7024 South River Country Inn 3003 South River Road Stanardsville, VA 22973 434-985-2901 The Buckhorn Inn 2487 Hankey Mountain Highway Churchville, VA 24421 540-337-8660 or 877-337-8660 73

B&B LISTINGS BY REGION CONTINUED The Guest House at Walnut Grove 7508 Belmont Road Spotsylvania, VA 22551 540-854-7993

Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant Box 6909 (Near Zions Crossroads) Charlottesville, VA 22906 800-277-0844;

Ivy Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast 2812 link Road, lynchburg, VA 24503 434-384-3802

Winterham Plantation Bed and Breakfast 11441 Grub Hill Church Road Amelia, VA 23002 804-561-4519

Silver Thatch Inn 3001 Hollymead Drive Charlottesville, VA 22911 434-978-4686

Rockwood Manor Bed and Breakfast 5189 Rockwood Road, Dublin, VA 24084 540-674-1328


Southwestern Virginia:

Arcady Vineyard B&B & Wine Tours 1376 Sutlers Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-872-9475

1817 Norvell-Otey House 1020 Federal Street, lynchburg, VA 24504 434-528-1020

Clifton Inn 1296 Clifton Inn Drive Charlottesville, VA 22911; 434-971-1800

The Babcock House 106 Oakleigh Avenue, Appomattox, VA 24522 434-352-7532 or 800-689-6208

The Cope-Foster House P.O. Box 5737 Charlottesville, VA 22905; 434-979-7264

Cliff View Golf Club and Inn 410 Friels Drive, Covington, VA 24426 540-962-2200 or 888-849-2200

Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast 1211 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22903; 434-974-4663

Evergreen: The Bell-Capozzi House 201 East Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073 540-382-7372 or 888-382-7372

Guesthouses Cottages & Vacation Homes P.O. Box 5737, Charlottesville, VA 22905 434-979-7264

Historic Inns of Abingdon 224 Oak Hill Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 276-623-1281 or 800-475-5494

Eastern Shore of Virginia:

House Mountain Inn 455 lonesome Dove Trail lexington, VA 24450 540-464-4004

1848 Island Manor House 4160 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 800-852-1505

Hummingbird Inn 30 Wood lane, P.O. Box 147 Goshen, VA 24439 800-397-3214

Cape Charles Hotel Historic Inn 235 Mason Avenue Cape Charles, VA 757-331-3130

Inn at Riverbend 125 River Ridge Drive Pearisburg, VA 24134 540-921-5211

Nottingham Ridge Bed and Breakfast 28184 Nottingham Ridge lane Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1010

Inn at Court Square 410 East Jefferson Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-295-2800 Inn at Monticello 1188 Scottsville Road, Route 20 South Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-979-3593 or 877-RElAx-VA Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm 6051 Sugar Hollow Road Crozet, VA 22932 434-823-7086 Lady Bug Hill P.O. Box 5737 Charlottesville, VA 22905 434-979-7264 74

Eastern Virginia: A Primrose Cottage Bed & Breakfast 706 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 800-522-1901 Atherston Hall 250 Prince George Street Urbanna, VA 23175 804-758-2809 Inn at Warner Hall 4750 Warner Hall Road Gloucester, VA 23061 804-695-9565 or 800-331-2720 Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast Inn 922 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-253-0398


SARA Three-for-All Apr 14—Join SARA’s second annual Three-for-All, the world’s largest three-legged race on the downtown mall! This fun, family-friendly event will encourage personal and community responsibility for ending sexual violence. Participants of all ages will pair up to step out together against assault, abuse, stalking, and harassment. $. 10am-12pm. 434-2957273. GARDEN Orange County Farmers Market ongoing— Visit Orange County for farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homebaked goods, crafts, and more each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. In April, the market will take place Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in the Rt.15 bypass parking lot. In May the market will be held in the Historic Orange Train Station on Saturdays and in Taylor Park on Wednesdays and Fridays. Wed and Fri 12-6pm, Sat 8am-1pm. www. Louisa County Open Hearth Cooking Classes with Elaine Taylor Apr 2—Learn historic 19th-century foodways as you cook and enjoy eating an entire meal prepared in the slave kitchen at Bracketts Farm. Wear long cotton pants and good shoes! 10am-4pm. Louisa. 540-967-4420. www. Charlottesville City Market begins Apr 7—Offering fresh produce, herbs, plants, crafts, and baked goods from local vendors every Saturday. 7am12pm. H&R Block parking lot, Water Street, Charlottesville. 434-970-3371. www. Richmond African Violet Society Show & Sale Apr 13–15—Many unusual African violet varieties will be on display and available for purchase at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Fri 1-5pm, Sat and Sun 9am-5pm. 804-262-9887. Home and Garden Festival Apr 20–22—Join the Blue Ridge Homebuilders Association for its Home and Garden Festival at John Paul Jones Arena. 22nd Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival Apr 21, 22—Enjoy the aesthetic pleasures of fresh-cut flowers, trees and shrubs, garden sculptures and furniture, arts and crafts, and fountain and pond displays. $. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Downtown Leesburg. 703-777-1368. National Arbor Day Apr 27—Join the Charlottesville Tree Stewards and the City of Charlottesville Tree Commission in celebrating 250 years of living history by attending the recognition ceremony of a landmark tree in Forest Hills Park on Cherry Avenue. 10am. 28th Annual Herbs Galore & More Apr 28— More than fifty plant and craft vendors will present a variety of herb-related goods such as cosmetics, fruit trees, garden ornaments, and luncheon fare. Workshops, cooking demonstrations, and seminars are available. $. 8am-4pm. Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn, Richmond. 804-358-7166, ext. 310. ALBEMARLE

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Life’s final months deserve specialized care

Life-limiting illnesses present unique challenges that deserve the care of specialists. At Hospice of the Piedmont, we have an entire team dedicated to caring for patients — and their families — to make the most of the time that remains. We specialize in not only expert medical care to manage pain and other symptoms, but also in emotional and spiritual support to help make life more fulfilling. Plus, we deliver this specialized care wherever the patient calls home.

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Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 3-5—The garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region, with more than 40 vendors selling plants that range from well-known favorites to rare exotics. 804-262-9887. National Public Gardens Day May 11—Many of the nation’s public gardens will celebrate the important role played by America’s public gardens in promoting environmental stewardship, education, and plant and water conservation. There will be special events and activities for schools, families, and visitors in order to explore their local public gardens. Nationwide. 610-708-3010. www. Blandy Farm Garden Fair May 12, 13—The State Arboretum of Virginia sponsors the sale of plants and garden supplies in Boyce. In addition to the plant sale, free events include arboretum tours, bird walks, miniworkshops, children’s nature walks, and other activities. $. 9am-4:30pm. 540-8371758. Spring Wildflower Symposium May 18–20— The 28th annual event is presented by the Wintergreen Foundation to celebrate the coming of spring. Learn from botanists, authors, and artists as they present lectures, hikes, and activities that will reconnect you with nature $. 434-325-8169.

stables and slave quarters to the south of the mansion. Civil War Weekend Apr 20–22—Visit Montpelier for a weekend of skirmishes, dress parades, and Civil War history, where General Samuel McGowan's South Carolinians encamped during the winter of 1863-1864. Visitors can watch reenactors use Civil War-era tools and techniques used 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.

Spring Big Woods Walk Apr 22—Tour the James Madison Landmark Forest. Designated by the U.S. Department of Interior as a National Natural Landmark, the “Big Woods” is recognized as the best example of an oldgrowth forest in the Piedmont. Garden Week Apr 28—Tour the elegant two-acre Annie duPont Formal Garden— with magnificent marble urns, lions, and carvings—and the Basset House and Oriental Gardens. Montpelier Wine Festival May 5, 6— Sample award-winning wines and relax on Montpelier's splendid grounds while

GREAT OUTDOORS & NATURE McCormick Observatory Public Night Apr 6, 20; May 4, 18—View planets and other celestial objects through the historic 26" McCormick Refractor—once the second largest telescope in the world. 9-11pm. Observatory Hill, Charlottesville. 434-9247494. Birding and Wildlife Trail Apr 7; May 5— Grab your binoculars and enjoy a walk along the Birding and Wildlife Nature Trail at Bracketts Farm. Dr. Lou Verner will lead the walk and will provide helpful wildlife watching tips along the way. 9am. Bracketts Farm. 540-967-4420. Charlottesville Marathon & Half-Marathon Apr 7—One of the most scenic courses you will ever run traverses many historic area sites. $. 4:30am-12:30pm. Charlottesville. 434-293-7115. www. Memorial Day Bird Walk & Count May 28—The Lynchburg Bird Club leads visitors and continues also a tally of species sightings during this annual tradition. Bring binoculars; rain or shine. 8:30am. Old City Cemetery Gatehouse, Lynchburg. 434-8471465. MONTPELIER 540-672-2728, 540-672-0003 Archaeology Expedition & Excursion Apr 15-21, Apr 29-May 5—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 for the ALBEMARLE


enjoying specialty foods, children's activities, kite contests, vendors, crafters, and more. James Madison University Archaeology Field School begins May 15—For 23 years Montpelier has hosted an archaeological field school through James Madison University, and in 2002 it added a second field school through the State University of New York system. This 24th year will see students returning to the South Yard to unearth the homes of domestic slaves. Rebuilding Civil War Huts May 19—See reenactors rebuild the huts occupied by General Samuel McGowan's South Carolinians during the winter of 1863-

1864. The reenactors will use the same construction techniques as McGowan's men. Dolley Madison’s Birthday May 20—Enjoy the gracious hospitality of America’s fourth First Lady on her birthday with free cake for all and free admission for anyone who shares this birth date. 9am-5pm. MONTICELLO 434-984-0922 268th Anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Apr 13—Celebrate the birthday of one of Virginia’s timeless statesmen at his own home at Monticello.

Spring Wildflower Walk Apr 14—This three-hour hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts. Enjoy the botanical treasures of spring: trout lilies, Virginia blue bells, spring beauties, and more. $.

Talk: Thomas Jefferson, Gardener Apr 24—As part of Historic Garden Week,

Peter Hatch will present an hour-long illustrated lecture discussing the themes that defined Thomas Jefferson’s passion for horticulture. Saturday Archaeology Workshop April 28—Monticello archaeologists will lead a walking tour of the plantation landscape and hold a discussion of how archaeological discoveries are revolutionizing our understanding of slave life and agricultural ecology during Jefferson’s lifetime. $. Spring Bird Walk April 28—Learn the basics of bird identification and explore a variety of habitats in this rigorous, threehour walk during the spring migratory season. Peggy Cornett and Jerry Therrien will lead this trek. $. Wine Festival at Monticello May 12—Join us for an unforgettable evening on the West Lawn of Monticello. Enjoy the splendor of spring while tasting Virginia’s best vintages at the only house in America designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. $. Talk: Colonial Herbs and Their Uses May 19—Focusing on the herbs documented by Thomas Jefferson in his garden book and correspondence, Lily Fox-Bruguiere will give an illustrated lecture, followed by a tour of the useful herbs growing in the gardens at Monticello. $.

Signature Tours Mondays,Wednesdays, and Fridays in April and May—Wine lovers will enjoy this unique two-day wine festival at Monticello. Proceeds support the extensive performance and educational activities of Wintergreen Performing Arts. $. www. ASH LAWN-HIGHLAND 434-293-8000

Annual Sheep Shearing Apr 15—Watch as

the sheep don their new spring coats. Master shearer Emily Chamelin will demonstrate her art with manual shears as well as the modern electric ones. 1-3pm. Historic Garden Week Apr 21–28—Enjoy the historic gardens at the home of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States. President James Monroe’s 253rd Birthday Apr 28—This day of celebration will include a birthday cake and afternoon refreshments for all local residents. 18th Annual Virginia Wine Fest May 19, 20—Despite their love of good wines, Monroe and Jefferson had little success with their vineyards. Fortunately, modern wine culture has solved earlier problems. Enjoy important Virginia vineyards, music, gourmet food, Monroe house tours, and more. Reservations. $. 11am-5pm.



WINTERGREEN 434-325-2200, 1-800-266-2444


Easter Celebration Apr 6-8—An entire weekend of festivities, with a traditional Easter egg hunt and Easter bonnet parade, craft workshops, and egg decorating. Create a new tradition with Easter Sunday brunch at The Copper Mine Restaurant.

Casablanca, Where Rick’s Café Awaits You Apr 21—Embrace romance and travel

back in time to Morocco in the 1940s with Bogart and Bergman at the Wintergreen Performing Arts Fundraiser, including dinner, dancing, entertainment and auctions. Mother’s Day May 13—Celebrate Mom! Treat her to a weekend of pampering at Wintergreen. Visit the Wintergarden Spa and don't forget the brunch. $. Spring Wildflower Symposium May 1820—The 27th annual event presented by The Wintergreen Nature Foundation to celebrate the coming of spring. Learn from botanists, authors, and artists as they present lectures, hikes, and activities to reconnect you with nature. Memorial Day Weekend May 25-28—On

Saturday, Blues & Brews is the theme and music is the highlight. Top it off with a micro brew festival, music, an arts and crafts fair, a block party, and a day at Lake Monocan, open for the season. 2012 Festival of Wines "Today Virginia, Tomorrow the World" May 26—Wine lovers will enjoy this unique two-day wine festival. Proceeds support the extensive performance and educational activities of Wintergreen Performing Arts. $. www.


Celebrate H£orc Garden Week Visit the Mon†cello Museum Shop and select from over 200 new items. Our new look is inspired by trustee and designer CHARLOTTE MOSS and design consultant and s™list ELLEN O’NEILL . 434 . 984 . 9840

VIRGINIA TRIVIA Answers (from page 30)

1. f) none of the above 2. d) both a and b 3. a) Shoshone 4. a) crops and farming; feed grain 5. a) True 6. d) all of the above 7. c) the Lady Astor collection at the University of Virginia 8. a) True 9. d) The University of Virginia 10. c) eleven 11. b) The Five Civilized Tribes 12. d) Jefferson’s “Indian Hall” in the entrance to Monticello.




Common Cents By Louise B. Parsley


have a head for numbers. I’m just that way. I can recite the mobile numbers of my 19 in-laws, the PIN codes for my 15 ATM cards, and how many years since my last oil change. It’s a talent, I know. Once upon a time, around 1980 B.C. (Before Calculators), I was in charge of paying the household bills. I wrote numbers with dollar signs on paper thingys called checks and had them delivered by snail. One day, Mr. Snail delivered our mortgage payment to the dry cleaners, our car payment to the soccer trainer, and our insurance premium to my psychic. Madame Luxor predicted there’d be days like this. But when our insurance coverage was cancelled, she envisioned The Bob would say I am unbalanced. Which he did. But his eyes said he wanted to slap me … with a lien. Now, in 2012 A.W. (Automatic Withdrawal), The Bob is in charge and on top of things. During tax season, however, we could wallpaper The Vatican with his paper trail of receipts/statements/ gum wrappers. “This year,” The Bob swore, “I’m gonna get organized. Do the return myself. Right after this commercial.” That was last Thanksgiving. At midnight April 14th, he was rooting through the trash looking for evidence. “Give me your checkbook. Aside from your grocery list and golf scores, do you note any deductions in here?” Flipping through the register, he bellowed, “You have $713,664,1490 in your account?! Is this in YEN?” “That’s not my balance,” I said calmly. “That’s my banker’s private line. He said I can call him whenever I need money. And, unlike some men I know, he doesn’t act like what’s his is his.” I could tell by the way The Bob bit his pencil in two, he was jealous. “Then this number down here, $86,190.23,” he said, sharpening the lead tip between his teeth, “Is THAT your balance?” “It doesn’t say $86,190.23, Mr. IRS Audit-Man. It says SBG I90– Z3. That is a license plate of this cute Z3 that I rear …” “I can’t listen …” The Bob’s voice trailed. Head in his hands, he looked like Brett Favre who forgot his Prilosec. Only not Brett Favre. Obviously, he had lead poisoning. The Bob’s silence, always an opening, I continued, “…ended on the freeway when I accidentally floored it while I was reaching under the back seat to get my cell phone that dropped when I


spilled my coffee after I poked myself in the eye with my mascara because my contacts fell out. The man needs to talk to you—as soon as they unwire his jaw.” The Bob, well into deep-breathing exercises at this point, spoke slowly. (That happens when one is having a stroke.) “Please. Just tell me. Are. You. Over. Drawn?” Fortunately, my mother had taught me the basics of accounting. “How can I be overdrawn when I still have checks?” Honestly, at times I wonder whether the man understands anything about bookkeeping. At this point, he was breathing like a man in delivery. “Let’s start over. How much money did you make last year?” “How should I know? I spent it.” The only sound louder than his head hitting the floor was the ambulance siren. Conversations about money usually don’t go this well. Typically, his head spins, he froths like a Frappasissy and hisses the “B” word. The dogs cry and the kids hide behind the toilet. “Budget,” he threatens between clenched teeth. “We need a budget.” I knew a couple once who had a budget. They wanted to retire early, build their dream home, and have enough left over to bury the cat. So the man cancelled his wife’s WWF tickets, her electrolysis appointments, and estrogen prescription. Before the first quarter savings were posted, she’d flattened him with a frying pan and ran off with her brake specialist. He had a trust fund. It’s not as though I didn’t try to help with our tax return. I vacuumed the sofa, for crying out loud—sucked up $654 in nickels and dimes sandwiched between the cushions. Pooled with the $139 I fished out of the washing machine, that’s $793 in earned income. Then I called our CPA and asked him to file an extension. And this time I said I wanted a real extension—like into my husband’s next life. Or marriage, whichever came first. Experts claim that money is the number one conflict in marriages today. For those people, I have three words of advice: tax evasion. An award-winning writer, Louise has strong ties to Central Virginia having attended Hollins University. Her husband, Bob, and two of her three children are graduates of UVA, and her youngest daughter is in her third year at UVA. Living in Houston, Texas, the family considers Charlottesville its second home.


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