Be the first to experience the Bluemont Vineyard views in a new light as over 10,000 vines decorated with holiday lights are illuminated for a truly spectacular event. Sip on libations from the vineyard, Catoctin Creek Distilling, Dirt Farm Brewing, and Henway Hard Cider. Enjoy handcrafted hors d’oeuvres. Holiday wreaths, created by local artisans, will be on display and available for bidding at the silent auction. All proceeds from the event and silent auction will go to support The Arc of Loudoun. Ticket includes continuous food and drinks. Attire: Holiday Best. +21
NSLM offers free admission the last Sunday of each month. In November see highlights from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, including Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger & Leading the Field: Ellen Emmett Rand
Join Salamander Resort & Spa for an elaborate Thanksgiving brunch buffet. Indulge in multiple stations including roasted turkey and prime rib carving, chilled seafood display on a large ice sculpture, cheese and charcuterie station, kid-friendly options and an endless amount of desserts. Reservations required, call 540-326-4070.
Wrapping up the 2019 Root to Table Culinary Series, Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin of Magnolias at the Mill is throwing a fabulous fun event inspired by the art of Virginia Barbacoa. From ice carvings being cut right in front of you to your main course cooked outdoors barbacoa style, the Night of Fire and Ice will feature a special brewed beer from Adroit Theory Brewing for the evening as well as a one-off whiskey straight from Catoctin Creek Distillery.
Join Middleburg Humane Foundation in the barn at their new facility.
Enjoy a free sketching session in the National Sporting Library & Museum galleries. All ages welcome, materials provided.
For 100 years, Foxcroft’s students have been presenting a Holiday Play as a gift to the Middleburg community. Come see our charming traditional Christmas Pageant featuring live animals, wonderful costumes and non-stop singing. Following the Pageant, Santa Claus will make a visit, bringing goodie bags for all the children. A delight for all ages!
At the Engelhard Gymnasium in Foxcroft’s Athletic/Student Center.
Christmas music lovers as well as fans of the all-male Grammy-award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer are in for a rare treat to start the holiday season when Chanticleer Director Emeritus Dr. Matt Oltman leads the 30-member Shenandoah University Conservatory Choir in a not-to-be missed performance of classical and contemporary Christmas favorites in the final Middleburg Concert Series performance of 2019.
Dr. Oltman spent the last decade directing the renowned all male vocal ensemble Chanticleer, during which time he released twelve acclaimed recordings, toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, and directed numerous choral groups, master classes and workshops worldwide.
The Shenandoah University Conservatory Choir includes voices in all ranges and will be
accompanied by Dr. Dudley Oakes, a renowned organist and adjunct professor at Shenandoah Conservatory who is also a member of the Middleburg Concert Series Steering Committee.
The concert will take place the afternoon of Saturday, December 14th at the Middleburg United Methodist Church, 15 W. Washington St., Middleburg VA. A “meet the artists” reception hosted by The Goodstone Inn will follow the performance.
The Middleburg Concert Foundation thanks the Bank of Charles Town, Greenhill Winery and Vineyards, and the Goodstone Inn and Restaurant for their generous sponsorship of this event.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance at eventbrite.com, for $20 per person.
Students and guests 18 and under are free. Tickets can also be purchased in advance by mail from: Middleburg Concert Foundation, PO Box 1967, Middleburg, VA 20118.
For more information: Visit www.middleburgconcerts.com, call: (540) 592-1660 or email
James Allen Bland Music Competition on Sunday February 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. at The Hill School in Middleburg, VA. Sponsored by and the Middleburg Lions Club and The Community Music School of the Piedmont.
Elementary, middle or high school students attending school or home schooled in Western Loudon and Northern Fauquier counties are eligible to participate. Near-by students who cannot find a Bland Competition but who wish to participate may also submit an application. We are seeking vocal and instrumental contestants for the competition.
Compositions may not exceed 8 minutes and must be memorized. A piano will be furnished for contestants who play the piano and for vocal accompanists. All other instrumentalists must provide their own instrument. Students are required to submit a completed registration no later than January 17, 2020. Winners from the local competitions progress to District and State competitions held in March and April.
To register and for additional information visit www.piedmontmusic.org or www.blandfoundation.org.