Middleburg’s Weekend Guide: Sept. 2-5, 2016

—What are you doing for Labor Day weekend? If you need some ideas, we’ve got your complete guide to what’s happening in Middleburg. Check out these great activities and remember to share your memories with us by using #MiddleburgMoment

Twilight Polo: Sept. 3

Join us for Twilight Polo at Great Meadow on Saturday for “STAR WARS” Night! There will be three polo matches, wine tasting with Greenhill Winery & Vineyards, and a special sonic treat with DJ Snowhite playing music for dancing after the matches! Don’t forget to bring your Tug O’Warriors either! Polo Bear is preparing to lead them in an epic Tug O’War.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., the first match starts at 6 p.m., and dancing in the pavillion follows the final feature match. General admission is $35 through online presale or $40 per car full of friends at the gate.

Greenhill Winery Vineyards Middleburg VA yogaVineyasa: Sept. 4 | 10 am-12 pm

Join Amy Rizzotto, owner and founder of MOARfit, for a refreshing morning of yoga and wine at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards, held monthly near the estate’s private lake on the first Sunday of each month. Reservations are $25 per person for 2 hours, 1 hour of class time followed by breakfast including fresh fruit and health bars. Members receive 15% off. Mimosa & wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle.

Sunday Sketch: Sept. 4 | 2-4 pm

Sunday Sketch is held at the National Sporting Library & Museum on the first Sunday of the month, from 2-4 p.m. Each month, a local art teacher or artist leads a sketching session in the art galleries, guiding participants on style, composition, or another aspect of drawing. Supplies (pencils, paper, sketch boards and clipboards) will be provided for attendees. This week’s featured artist is Barbara Sharp. The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Participants will receive free admission to the museum. Pre-registration is encouraged.

As always, be sure to check our event calendar for what’s upcoming in Middleburg.

Other upcoming events

Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption Meet & Greet at Wylie Wagg (Sept. 10 | 12-2:30 p.m.)

Meet some greyhounds available for adoption or find out more about volunteering!

Adventures in History: Tales for the Night at Mt. Zion Church (Sept. 10 | 9-11 p.m.)

Storytellers from NOVAParks join hands with their counterparts from the Mosby Heritage Area Association. Join us well after dark to let Mt. Zion Historic Park tell us sensory tales of the past. With its 165-year-old church, Civil War battlefield, cemetery, slave cemetery and 18th century road trace, it is the perfect place to grip hands with someone you love. Libations served; not appropriate for children. An inside-outside program; dress for the night. Co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

NSLM Polo Classic (Sept. 11)

The National Sporting Library & Museum‘s 6th Annual Polo Classic fundraising event will be held at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. John Gobin, a six-goal polo player and manager at Great Meadow, is organizing teams for two matches, four chukkers each. Gates will open at 11 a.m. to start all the pre-match festivities. Tickets, tables, tailgate passes and general admission passes can be found at nationalsporting.org. For more information about the event, contact Alexandra McKay at amckay@nationalsporting.org or (540) 687-6542, ext. 24.

A Night in Monterrey (Sept. 11)

Part of the Middleburg Concert Series at Middleburg United Methodist Church, this concert will feature traditional folk music from northern Mexico by Esencias, an acclaimed musical group from Monterrey, Mexico, accompanied by Alan and Cynthia Saucedo. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. and feature light refreshments from Casa Tequila Bar & Grill. For more information, contact middleburgconcertseries@gmail.com or call (540)303-7127.

MBPA Biz Buzz at Bank of Charles Town (Sept. 13 | 5:30-7:30 pm)

At 5:45 p.m., the Bank of Charles Town will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Davis and members and guests of the Middleburg Business and Professional Association.

Music on the Steps at Middleburg Community Center (Sept. 16 | 5:30-7:30 pm)

Join us for a night of fun on the front steps of the Middleburg Community Center for a concert! The event will feature music by Bryan Fox, light bites by Market Salamander, drinks by the Middleburg Lions Club and tablescapes by Nature Composed. This event is free and open to the public.

Gallop Gala (Sept. 17)

This premier “barn black tie” event features a live auction, dinner and dancing on Sprout Therapeutic Riding & Education Center‘s bucolic farm starting at 5:30 p.m. Please visit Sprout’s website for tickets and more information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities.

Virginia Fall Races (Oct. 8)

Racing highlights include the running of the feature race of the day, the $40,000 National Sporting Library & Museum timber classic. There will be a Family Fun Fair with a petting zoo, pony rides and big slide provided by INOVA Loudoun Hospital Foundation. Along with a full card of racing, spectators are encouraged to come early as they will get a taste of fox hunting with the finals of the Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championships being held right on the race course at 9:30 a.m.

Aldie Heritage Festival (Oct. 15)

Don’t miss the Aldie Heritage Festival and Duck Race! The event will include vendors featuring antiques, crafts, jewelry and collectibles, as well as kids’ games, a moon bounce, historic and civic organizations, and music by Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings. And the Aldie Mill will be open for milling! Please visit the Aldie Heritage Association’s website for more details on the event, including sponsorship opportunities, and to purchase tickets to “adopt a duck.”

Middleburg Film Festival (Oct. 20-23)

Bringing the best in independent films right to town, the Middleburg Film Festival offers four days of fantastic films in a spectacular setting. Join us and see what the fuss is all about!