— As northern Virginia enters Phase 3 of reopening in July, there are more opportunities for summer fun in Middleburg, including art exhibits, summer camps, a July 4th celebration at the newly reopened Salamander Resort & Spa, and more. Here’s our roundup of the events you won’t want to miss this month.

“Summer Breeze” at The Byrne Gallery: Through Aug. 31

The Byrne Gallery is proud to present “Ocean Breeze,” a celebration of summer at its best! This exhibition features the newest paintings by Gerald Hennesy and Lee Mothes. The exhibit offers viewers four different mediums from which to choose: oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, watercolors on paper and drawings in graphite on paper. As to subject matter, the exhibition features the power of the surf to soothe and calm or delight with the action of breaking waves — all wonderful ways to experience the joy of blue skies and warm weather. Gerald Hennesy’s powerful wave paintings and quiet dune scapes will make you long for the seaside while Lee Mothes majestic curled tubes will cue the soundtrack to “Wipe Out” or “Hawaii Five-O” as you thrill to his meticulous renderings of sea and sand.

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“Discover Drawing” with Steve Myles at The Artists in Middleburg: July 1 & 8 | 2-3:15 p.m.

Have you always wanted to learn basic drawing techniques? Join artist Steve Myles for two, 75-minute Zoom sessions. The July 1 session will focus on facial drawing, while the July 8 session while focus on figure and animal drawing. RSVP by noon on the day of the session to sandy@theartistsinmiddleburg.org. These sessions are free, but donations are appreciated.

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Pool Time at the Middleburg Community Center: Open Daily | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Activities allowed include lap swimming with 3 swimmers per lane, diving, and exercise swim with participants spaced 10′ from each other. All participants in pool activity must be 10′ from other participants to the greatest extent possible, and 10′ from other patrons not of their household while on deck. Social distancing practices required.

Seating in pool areas will be open with 10′ of physical distancing between seating groups. Patrons may sit around the pool (i.e., all patrons are not required to participate in swimming activities). The snack shack will be open!

Please note: There will be one lap lane setup at all times. Swimmers from the same household are permitted to share a lap lane.

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Summer Camps and Academic Courses at Wakefield School: Through Aug. 8

This summer, Wakefield will offer summer camps for 4-year-olds to rising 12th grade students.

Join Wakefield for on-campus and/or live virtual summer programming such as summer camps, academic courses for credit, enrichment academic courses, and private lessons!

Summer Camps
Wakefield’s half- and full-day camps will run on-campus and/or virtually, and focus on art, science, STEAM, athletics, and adventure for students age 4-12th grade.

Enrichment Academic Courses
Daily, two-week classes will enrich, teach, and stimulate the academic readiness of students ages 4-12th grade. Class topics will be multidisciplinary for Lower School students, and specialized for Middle and Upper School students.

Private Lessons
Private lessons can be purchased as a 5 and/or 10 sessions package for students ages 4-12th grade for academic tutoring, personal and sports training sessions, and music lessons.

Wakefield’s summer camp programs are open to the public. These programs are a great introduction to the Wakefield campus and community for new students that will be joining the school in the fall. Wakefield’s camps are taught by caring, responsible members of the school’s teaching staff and other educational-based businesses.

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Summer Programs at Middleburg Montessori School: Through Aug. 21

Contact info@middleburgmontessori.com today or visit the MMS website to learn more about their programs and health protocols on their spacious rural campus.

Now accepting applications for summer programs and for the 2020-2021 school year, offering Montessori education and care for children ages 0-16.

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Visit the Middleburg Library: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Midldeburg Library is now open with limited capacity and services. A mask is required to enter the library. If you do not have a mask or a face covering, one will be provided for you.

Contact-free curbside pickup remains available during operating hours.

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Happy Hour at Market Salamander: Wednesdays-Sundays | 2 p.m.-closing

Beginning July 1, Market Salamander will be hosting a happy hour! Join us at the market for food and drink specials that are worth your while.

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The Artists in Middleburg Gallery Re-Opening: July 2

The Artists in Middleburg gallery will be open by appointment only beginning July 2. Please contact sandy@theartistsinmiddleburg.org or 540-687-6600 to set up an appointment. You can also visit AiM’s virtual gallery online.

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Virtual Equine Sculpting Workshop with The Artists in Middleburg: Thursdays from 1-5 p.m.

Take a virtual sculpting workshop with Goksin Carey and explore your artistic side during this stay-at-home period. Virtual sculpting classes are $200, and donations to AIM are greatly appreciated. Email goksincarey@gmail.com to sign up and receive the login info. Donate at theartistsinmiddleburg.org.

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Virtual Equine Painting Classes with The Artists in Middleburg: Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The Artists in Middleburg invites you to a light-hearted and fun beginners art class with J Douglas! Virtual classes are $15, and donations to AiM are greatly appreciated. No experience needed! You can paint/draw along or just watch, it’s up to you. Register online at theartistsinmiddleburg.org.

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Water Yoga at the Middleburg Community Center: Fridays | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Join the Middleburg Community Center for water yoga in the pool! No yoga experience is required.

Like most forms of water exercise, water yoga is very low-impact and gentle on the body, making it a great alternative to other types of exercise that put more stress on the muscles and joints. The water supports you, which can be a huge relief for anyone recovering from joint pain or injury.

MCC will follow the Commonwealth of Virginia COVID-19 guidelines with class size limited and physical distancing of 10 feet.

Advanced registration required with the Middleburg Community Center at 540-687-6373 or olivia@middleburgcommunitycenter.com. This class suitable for all ages and abilities. Cost: $20 per class.

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Kids Water Yoga at the Middleburg Community Center: Fridays 10:30-11 a.m.

Do your kids need to get out of the house and get some exercise?! Join the Middleburg Community Center for Kids Water Yoga in the pool! No yoga experience is required.

This class is suitable for ages 6-12. Children must have swimming experience.

After the class, kids are welcome to stay and swim at the pool! MCC will follow the Commonwealth of Virginia COVID-19 guidelines with class size limited and physical distancing of 10 feet.

Advanced registration required with the Middleburg Community Center at 540-687-6373 or olivia@middleburgcommunitycenter.com. Cost: $10 per class.

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Middleburg Farmers Market at the National Sporting Library & Museum: Saturdays | 9 a.m.-noon

Join us at the National Sporting Library & Museum for locally grown and made products, including fruits and vegetables, meats, soaps and more!

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Independence Day BBQ & Celebration at Salamander Resort & Spa: July 4 | 4-9 p.m.

Enjoy a surf and turf BBQ with mouth-watering smoked chicken, brisket, grilled oysters and shrimp with your favorite classic sides and desserts. Listen to live music by Dave Mininberg and Tom Briner and enjoy a Belvedere and Moet bar while celebrating Independence Day.

Dave Mininberg is a local singer/songwriter who has been bringing his unique blend of original music to the northern Virginia area for over 12 years. From blue to rock and country to Buffett, the duo offers a wide repertoire of originals and covers.

In lieu of a fireworks display, Middleburg’s churches and the Middleburg Museum will ring their church bells from 9-9:02 p.m. Listen for this magical musical celebration!

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Summer Camps at The Hill School: July 6-31

The Hill School has several summer camp options this month, including camps for sports, theater, newspaper, film and more. All camps run Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. unless noted otherwise, and there are camp options for children from kindergarten through 9th Grade.

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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern Terrace Opens for Dining: July 8

On Wednesday, July 8, Red Fox will begin limited food and beverage service in their tented garden terrace. They will not open any indoor dining spaces (The Tavern or Night Fox Pub) at this time. The inn is open and accepting reservations through January 1, 2021.

The Red Fox culinary team has crafted a four-course summer tasting menu with optional Virginia wine pairings to welcome you back safely and in style. We hope you will join the Red Fox al fresco on their secluded and spacious garden terrace this July!

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“Riding & Music in the Renaissance” with the National Sporting Library & Museum: July 9 | 6-7:30 p.m.

The language used to describe the correct forms of dressage and musical terminology are often exactly the same.

Through reading 16th century descriptions of both arts, examining the illustrations in riding manuals, and hearing music from the early 1500s, we can find connection between riding and music.

Register to get the link for the Zoom virtual program.

Free for NSLM members, $5 for non-members.

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Summer School Series at Boxwood Estate Winery: July 18 | Noon-3 p.m.

Learn all about wine at Boxwood! This series of wine education classes will provide an in-depth review of vineyard processes, harvest, fermentation, and wine tasting etiquette. This event is broken up into three separate stages which will be held on the following Saturdays: July 18, Aug. 1 and Aug. 22.

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“Painting Flowers with Pastels” with Ann Wallace at The Artists in Middleburg: July 12 | 1-2:30 p.m.

In this session, Ann Wallace will give tips on the medium of pastels and discuss principles of floral painting while painting a bouquet of spring flowers. RSVP by noon on Sunday, July 12, to sandy@theartistsinmiddleburg.org and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the class session. This session is free, but donations are appreciated!

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Reopening of the National Sporting Library & Museum: July 17

NSLM is excited to welcome you back to enjoy access to the library and museum, beginning Friday, July 17. In the first phase of reopening, NSLM will be open on Fridays and Saturdays.

To minimize physical contact and to practice social distancing, one-hour timed tickets for a self-guided tour of the museum must be reserved in advance online. No tickets will be sold on-site. Tickets are by timed-entry and are limited in order to manage safe capacity. Ticket times are 11 a.m. for Museum Member Mornings and 2 p.m. for museum general admission.

To visit the library for general reading, research, or a study time please contact mguzman@nationalsporting.org for an appointment. Please note that bathrooms will be closed to the public during NSLM’s first phase of reopening.

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Summer Saturday Soccer Clinic at the Middleburg Community Center: Saturdays | July 18-Aug. 22

Summer Saturday Soccer Clinic is brought to Middleburg Community Center by Happy Feet Soccer League, accommodating children ages 2-5.

Happy Feet 2-3’s:
Happy Feet participants will learn various soccer skills while developing ball control, balance, coordination and fitness.
Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
Cost: $100

Happy Feet 4-5’s:
Happy Feet 4-5s is designed to teach young players how to enjoy the game while learning soccer specific skills. Each session includes new foot skills, drills and games to build coordination, confidence and fitness. Participants will also develop social skills and learn team play throughout the session.
Time: 9-9:55 a.m.
Cost: $120

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Wine Club BBQ Lunch at Boxwood Estate Winery: July 25

Enjoy a BBQ lunch just for Wine Club members on July 25. Not a member yet? If you sign up now, you are eligible to attend!

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