In this three-part series, local historian Richard Gillespie offers an in-depth look at the Route 50 cavalry battles that took place in Loudoun County from June 17-21, 1863. Sandwiched between the famous battles of Brandy Station and Gettysburg, these often-overlooked skirmishes proved the worth and fighting power of both Northern and Southern cavalrymen and their mounts. Meet Loudoun County Public Library at these local establishments to hear about each skirmish:
• Battle of Aldie: Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m. at Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg
• Battle of Middleburg: Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. at Mt. Defiance Cidery
• Battle of Upperville: Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. at Slater Run Vineyards
Join Stevi’s Cookies for a cookie decorating workshop Saturday, February 8th from 1:00-3:00pm at The Drawing Room, 8393 West Main Street, Marshall VA.
Get a taste of what cookie decorating is all about! Learn the basics of royal icing, make new friends, and take home some sweet treats. We’ll cover everything from icing consistencies, outlining and flooding. creating dimension and fine details, to wet-on-wet decorating techniques. All materials will be provided, and no decorating experience is required.
Please note this is an adult workshop, and all registrants must be 16+ years old.
HeroHomes is a 501(c)3 not for profit foundation established to build houses for disabled veterans who have fought for the preservation of freedom and democracy for others. While these deserving vets and their families cannot regain what they lost defending our country, we can give them a new start by building a solid foundation for their future and the dignity of an independent life in a small-town, community setting. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for these disabled veterans to rejoin society with the security and pride of home ownership.
HeroHomes will host a black-tie optional “Casino Night” fundraiser in collaboration with the Washington Redskins Alumni Association to benefit this work, with all proceeds going to HeroHomes.
• When: Saturday, February 8 from 6pm – 10pm
• Where: Shadow Creek (Purcellville, VA)
• Cost: $150/person or $250/couple
• Tickets include $200 funny money, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and raffle tickets
• Purchase: https://mkt.com/herohomes
Nora Lee by Brandt Ricca presents Mardi Gras Masquerade! This black-tie event, benefiting the Trust for the National Mall, brings Southern tradition to the District. On Friday, February 21st the luxurious Perry Belmont House will play host to the infamous holiday from 7:00-10:00 p.m. with interactive installations and comfort food from some of D.C.’s best. Tickets can be found here.
Experience picturesque Virginia surroundings, delight in award-winning wines, enjoy live music and savor delicious food as provided!
Bid on items in our robust silent action featuring unique experiences, sports memorabilia, jewelry, golf outings, wine and beer tastings, artwork, theater tickets and more! There’s something for everyone!
As a community-based non-profit program, Sprout depends on the support of people like you! Help us continue to serve the needs of others!