Foxes on the Fence raises nearly $24K
— The Middleburg Arts Council and Middleburg Garden Club raised nearly $24,000 this year during the Foxes on the Fence auction this spring, Middleburg Business and Professional Association President Punkin Lee said Tuesday.
“Pretty amazing for those foxes and the few hounds,” she said.
The money raised by the auction will go toward town beautification projects, including $5,000 toward a new bronze fox sculpture for the town. The announcement came as part of the association’s monthly Biz Buzz networking event, held June 11 at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant.
The meeting also highlighted some new businesses scheduled to open soon in town, including Greenheart Juice, a psychologist and Old Ox Brewery, which is set to open by the end of this month. Middleburg will also be hosting a new event this fall, with more details to be released soon, said Jamie Gaucher, the town’s business and economic development director.
Other upcoming events of note include:
- “Il Fiore, The Flowers of Italy” at The Byrne Gallery (until June 30): This new exhibition of oil paintings by Sandra Iafrate explores both the wild and cultivated the flowers of Italy, which are so much a part of the landscape and culture and are ever-so-apparent in every Italian art form.
- “Sunrise, Sunset: Landscapes from Dawn to Dusk” at The Artists in Middleburg (June 15-July 14): The Artists In Middleburg invites you to the opening reception of its new juried exhibit on Saturday, June 15, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit will run until July 14.
- Concert on the Steps at the Middleburg Community Center (June 14 | 6-8 p.m.): Come on out to the MCC front steps for a night of fun with live music by Fountains, light bites, and beverages by the Middleburg Lions Club. Bring your friends and family for a community favorite! This event is free and open to the public.
- “Open Late” Summer Concert at the National Sporting Library & Museum (June 28 | 6-8 p.m.): Join us on NSLM’s lawn as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the “Open Late” Summer Concert Series! Concerts are free and open to the public, with the museum open late and free of charge, too. The Chris Lawrence Band will be performing.
- “Holy Cow! An Udderly Amazing New Musical” at The Hill School (June 28-30): Join A Place To Be for the culmination of their summer musical theater camp. More than 40 campers will come together to showcase their work with music, dance and beautiful costumes and sets. Experience the magic of A Place To Be, support your community, and learn more about music therapy all while being entertained! Tickets are $10 at the door. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
- “Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen” at the National Sporting Library & Museum (through Sept. 15): “Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen” centers on a unique decorative object from the NSLM’s permanent collection. Recently conserved, the four-panel screen is comprised of paintings and prints showing 18th century racing portraits on one side and manège training (an early form of dressage) on the other. The exhibit casts light on a captivating era in British sport, art and literature.
- “NSLMology: The Science of Sporting Art” at the National Sporting Library & Museum (through Sept. 15): This spring, NSLM melds art with science to create “NSLMology: The Science of Sporting Art,” an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, and even chemistry.
- “Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger” at the National Sporting Library & Museum (until Jan. 5, 2020): A solo show of the D.C.-based, contemporary artist’s latest work. Stimulating the imagination, Danziger’s vibrant wire and glass-shard sculptures are inspired by the spirit of the horse and the jewel-like nature of insects. Her sculptures are universal, speaking to art connoisseurs and children alike. Danziger has produced over 145 beetles since 2010, 30 of which are included in the exhibition as a backdrop for her equine exploration begun in 2016.
- Middleburg Community Farmers Market (Saturdays until Oct. 26 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.): The Middleburg Community Farmers Market is sponsored by the Town of Middleburg to provide local agriculturalists with a retail outlet for their products. The market provides the citizens of the area with an opportunity to purchase fresh quality products from the people who produce them.
- Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadow (June 21, July 19 & Aug. 9): Enjoy jumping under the lights, tailgating and DJ dancing. $40 a carload or VIP tailgates and boxes available. Call 540-454-6673 for more information or to reserve your spot today.
- Town of Middleburg 4th of July Celebration (July 4 | 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.): Put on your patriotic best and join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the birthday of the United States! Live music from 7-9 p.m. in the ball field, face painting, glow sticks galore, fireworks, and more. The children’s parade will line up in the MCC gravel lot at 5:30 p.m. to be lead through town by Chief AJ. Food will be provided by Good Grubbin’ food truck, Anita’s Shaved Ice, The Ice Cream Lady, and The Middleburg Lions Club. The Middleburg Community Center pool will also be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Stick around for a Yankee-doodle-dandy ol’ time!
- DMV 2 GO at 12 S. Liberty St. (July 17 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.): DMV 2 GO is coming to Middleburg! The DMV’s mobile unit will be at the Liberty Street parking lot to provide a variety of services to our area. Please go to DMV’s website for a full list of the mobile unit’s services.