Middleburg’s Weekend Guide: Aug. 4-6, 2017

— Two words: Sidewalk Sale. Middleburg’s 11th Annual Sidewalk Sale is this weekend only, and our stores have some great deals you won’t want to miss — with savings of up to 75%. Make sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the sale. And once you’re done shopping, treat yourself to some fun with these great events:

Middleburg’s 11th Annual Upscale Sidewalk Sale: Aug. 4-6

Hunt for some wonderful bargains for yourself and your loved ones this weekend while experiencing the small town charm of Middleburg during our 11th annual Sidewalk Sale on Aug 4-6! The sale will be held Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday as posted by shops.

The sale coincides with Virginia’s tax-free weekend. From Aug. 4-6, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, shoes, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and select energy-efficient products without paying state and local sales taxes on those items. You can find out more about what items qualify for the tax exemption here.

This event is sponsored by Middleburg Bank, the Town of Middleburg and the Middleburg Business and Professional Association.

Date Night Outdoor Cinema at Salamander Resort & Spa: Aug. 4 | 8:45 p.m.

The typical dinner and a movie date night just got updgraded. Bring your blankets and chairs and sit under the stars for a one-of-a-kind outdoor movie date night. With Salamander’s delicious picnic baskets and wine avaiable for purchase, it is guaranteed to be a night to remember. On Aug. 4, fall into love with Harry and Sally as you see their love story unfold. Not your average date night movie or chick flick, “When Harry Met Sally” is the romantic comedy that appeals to everyone. Make sure to stock up on popcorn and wine and enjoy every bit of this original film.

Summer Pies & Tarts Cooking Class at Salamander Resort & Spa: August 5 | 2-4 p.m.

Sugar is in the air as local berry season is in full swing! Learn how to create your own delicious pies and tarts just in time for your summer get-togethers and picnics. $79 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

Can’t make it this weekend? Here’s the schedule for the rest of August:

  • Aug. 12 | Rotisserie Class in the Culinary Garden: Join Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf for this special cooking class to learn everything you need to know for creating delicious meals in the rotisserie. Weather permitting.
  • Aug. 19 | Summer Sangria & Punch Class: Launch your taste buds into summer with tips and tricks to making your own sangria and adult-friendly punch this summer. Cheers!
  • Aug. 26 | Mason Jar Desserts: Delicious meets adorable in our favorite new culinary trend: dessert in jars. You’ve seen it on Pinterest and our Gold Cup menu, but now see it on your dinner table as Salamander’s pastry team walks you through the steps of layering, how to safely bake in mason jars and much more.

Bluemont Concert Series on S. Madison St.: Aug. 5 | 7-9 p.m.

Join us Saturday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. for the Bluemont Concert Series on South Madison Street! Enjoy music by the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra, including big band, jazz, swing and more! $5 general admission, $4 for Friends of Bluemont and seniors, $2 for kids 12 and under.

Loudoun Quakers, Abolition and the Underground Railroad with the Mosby Heritage Area Association: Aug. 6 | 2-4 p.m.

This program begins at the 200-year-old Goose Creek Meetinghouse with Dr. Glenn Crothers, author of Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth, The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865. Dr. Crothers will speak on the topic of Northern Virginia Quakers, abolitionism and the Underground Railroad. Eric Larson from the Loudoun County Courthouse will also be on hand with copies of county court documents, including papers found on fugitive bondsman “Harry,” which led to the 1828 arrest of Quaker Yardley Taylor. Also on display will be copies of the 1849 court documents from the arrest of prominent Quaker Samuel Janney.

Following Dr. Crothers’ talk, you will tour Springdale, the home of Samuel and Elizabeth Janney. Known as a “loyalfighter for the mistreated,” Janney operated a girls boarding school at Springdale in the decades leading up to the Civil War. The home was also long rumored to be a stop on the Underground Railroad and during the war it saw use as a hospital for men on both sides. In more recent times, Springdale has become a popular bed and breakfast.

Directly across from the meeting house is the Goose Creek burial ground, where Yardley Taylor, Samuel Janney and other Quakers active in the abolitionist movement are buried. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the 1815 Oakdale schoolhouse, a one-room school that served the Quaker and African-American communities in Lincoln.

Refreshments will be available following the house tour.

Tickets are $30 for Mosby Heritage Area Association members and $40 for non-members and can be purchased online or by calling 540-687-6681.

Goodstone Inn yoga Middleburg VASunrise Yoga at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant: Aug. 6 | 6-7 a.m.

Goodstone Inn will be offering Sunrise Yoga overlooking their gorgeous landscape. Led by yoga instructor Heather Cline, you will enjoy 60 minutes of relaxation and rejuvenation.

They will have infused water and, following the session, smoothies to enjoy. Please bring a towel, yoga mat, and water to stay hydrated. Following your yoga session, you’re welcome to take advantage of their 3 miles of hiking trails throughout the 265-acre estate.

Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased online.

They also ask that you bring a donation for the Middleburg Humane Foundation — any can of cat or dog food or a toy would be appreciated!

American Roots Revue Buchanan HallAmerican Roots Revue Concert at Buchanan Hall: Aug. 6 | 5-7 p.m.

American Roots Revue presents Uppervile’s own Mt. Pisgah Men’s Choir, led by Rev. Philip Lewis. The group will fill the hall with the beautful sounds of tradiotional gospel hyms and spirituals. This is a rare opportunity to see this choir outside of their chuch, so don’t miss out on this very special show! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

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Coffee with the Curator at the National Sporting Library & Museum: Aug. 12 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Enjoy an informal coffee reception followed by a tour of NSLM’s newest exhibition, “At Rest and In Motion: The Horse and the Camera, 1870 to 1960,” From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection. $5 admission, free to NSLM members. Please RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith educator, at abarnes@nationalsporting.org, 540-687-6542 ext. 25.

Wine, Wings, and Wildlife: A Family Day at 50 West Vineyards: Aug. 12 | Noon-5 p.m.

They’re going WILD at 50 West Vineyards! Bring the family out to one of Loudoun’s prettiest places and learn how they are working to conserve and restore wildlife habitat for Monarch butterflies, Eastern bluebirds and other native wildlife. Enjoy live music, food truck cuisine, 50 West’s award-winning Virginia wine, and a variety of fun wildlife activities for you and the kids sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Events:

  • 1-4 p.m.: Live Wild Animal Meet and Greet & Loudoun Wildlife Tracks ID Challenge
  • 1:30-2 p.m. at the 50 West Monarch Waystation: Milkweed Safari and Monarch Butterfly Talk with 50 West’s Monarch Ambassador, 12-year-old Carter Steadman.
  • 2:30-3 p.m.: Children’s Storytime. Meet special wildlife puppet guests!
  • 3:30-4 p.m.: Bluebird Spotlight. You’ll take a brief walk along the grapevines and peek inside 3 of their 15 Eastern Bluebird nest-boxes to learn about native birds and bluebird monitoring. Baby birds on board!

Live Music: Shane Gamble from 1-4 p.m.

Featured Restaurant: Roots 657 from noon-5 p.m.

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Slater Run Crabfest Upperville VACrabfest 2017 at Slater Run Vineyards: Aug. 19 | Noon-4 p.m.

Enjoy all-you-can-eat crabs at the winery! A portion of sales will benefit Upperville Outreach, whose primary mission is to provide holiday food baskets to families in our community who need help.

Tickets are $45 per person ($15 for kids 12 and under) and include the following menu items:

  • Adults: all-you-can-eat crabs, corn on the cob, coleslaw, watermelon, brownies
  • Kids: hot dogs, corn on the cob, coleslaw, watermelon, brownies

RSVP required to Adale Henderson at adale@slaterrun.com or 540-592-3042.

Slater Run Vineyards wines will be available for glass and bottle sales as well.

Sprout’s Gallop Gala: Sept. 16 | 5:30-11 p.m.

Support Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center’s life-changing mission at the 2017 Gallop Gala! This barn black-tie event begins with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner with delicious entrees and sides, a live auction and dancing to a six-piece dance band! Tickets and tables can be purchased online.