18 Things to Do in Middleburg This Weekend

— Check out our picks for July 5-7, including a new exhibit at The Byrne Gallery, an ice cream making class at Gentle Harvest, and more.

“Endless Summer” at The Byrne Gallery: July 5-Aug. 18

The Byrne Gallery is proud to present “Endless Summer,” a celebration of summer at its best! This 6-week exhibition for the months of July and August features the newest paintings by Gerald Hennsey and Lida Matheson Stifel. The exhibit offers viewers a taste of the seaside as well as the countryside — both 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 sunny landscapes with red barns and classic Virginia farmhouses will thrill you with the feeling of a perfect summer day!  Lida Matheson Stifel’s sunflowers and flower-covered garden gates will bring you to a happy peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city.

Come join us for this lovely exhibition which will begin on July 5 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 18.  A special reception for the artists on Friday, July 12, from 4-7 p.m.  is open to the public and everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Ice Cream Basics at Gentle Harvest: July 6 | 1-2:30 p.m.

An introduction to the basics of making great ice cream from home using local and organic ingredients! Gentle Harvest Executive Pastry Chef Katie will demonstrate how to make the perfect ice cream and sorbet from start to finish!

During this 90-minute class, Katie will work through a couple of different recipes for ice cream and sorbet that you can replicate at home. They’ll even host a tasting session at the end where you can sample the finished product! Click here to get your ticket!

Also this weekend

Upcoming events

“First Mime on the Moon” at the Middleburg Library: July 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Robert Rivest is a funny guy; he even makes space funny. Using mime, comedy and interactive stories, Rivest explores a universe of humorous space stories. He combines classic mime artistry with hilarious highlights of space travel and the Apollo Moon Landing. With plenty of audience participation, Rivest brings his sensational space stories to life before your eyes. Space may be limited. For all ages.

“Wine 101: Back to Basics” at Boxwood Estate Winery: July 14 | 1-2:30 p.m.

Polish up or enhance your basic wine knowledge. This full-bodied course will be led by one of Boxwood’s WSET certified educators. Part one of their wine education series will cover wine making, proper tastings, etiquette and Boxwood varietal characteristics, accompanied by cheese and charcuterie. All ticket sales will include an enhanced full tasting experience and a take-home packet.

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Also upcoming

Please check out our online calendar for even more upcoming events!