Middleburg’s Weekend Guide: May 19-21, 2017

— It’s another gorgeous weekend in Middleburg! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and spring is in the air. It’s a great weekend to enjoy an outdoor concert, peruse local art at Art in the Burg and savor the country life. Here’s what’s happening in Middleburg this weekend:

Concert on the Steps at the Middleburg Community Center: May 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening filled with free fun, music by Bryan Fox, food, drinks and good company!

Art & Wine with Isabelle Truchon + Concert on the Lawn at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: May 19 | 6-8 p.m.

Join us on Greenhill’s lawn for music by Terbush & Hannah! Then step inside for Art & Wine in the barrel room. Experience the first pieces in a new series of oil paintings by Isabelle Truchon Art. Open to the public. RSVP required. Click here to RSVP.

Season Launch Polo Party at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: May 19 | 7-10 p.m.

Join us at Greenhill Winery to launch the 2017 Polo Season!

Where: The Lounge, located upstairs at the Tasting Room
Attire: Red & White Polo Chic
Questions: manager@greatmeadowpoloclub.com

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres & Cash Wine Bar

Please RSVP here.

Revolutionary War Caravan Tour with the Mosby Heritage Area Association: May 20 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Join historian John Maass as he recites stories from Anthony Wayne’s march to the interior of Virginia and leads you along Wayne’s route. Some of the tour stops include Haymarket, Greenwich, Crockett Park, Elk Run Church and more.

This program will be conducted in a car caravan; carpooling is highly encouraged. Bottled water will be provided along the route, but please bring your own lunch. There will be a stop for a picnic lunch. The program will begin at 9 a.m. at the Church of Our Saviour Oatlands, 20340 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, VA. The tour will conclude at Elk Run Church by 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for MHAA members and $40 for the general public. For more information or to order tickets, please email kpawlak@mosbyheritagearea.org or call 540-687-5188.

Art in the Burg Middleburg VAArt in the Burg: May 20 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

This annual arts celebration will feature over 20 artists with their artworks for sale and music by Jamie Potter of The Crooked Angels. Also, it’s the last day to pick up foxes for successful bidders from Foxes on the Fence.

St. Jude Wine Country Garden Harvest at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 20

Join Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf for an exclusive epicurean experience benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Part of a national culinary series, this event highlights local growers, wineries and celebrity chefs, with focus on the farm-to-table movement and St. Jude’s commitment to the nutrition and treatment of their patients.

For tickets and more information, please visit St. Jude.

Talk of the Mountain Seafood and Richard Giersch at Three Fox Vineyards: May 20

Talk of the Mountain Seafood will have their famous half-pound jumbo lump crab cake and homemade potato salad for sale and Richard Giersch will be playing hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Rock Your Chakras Yoga Workshop at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 20 | 2-3:15 p.m.

Who says yoga can’t rock? Come have a blast stretching and building muscle in this Vinyasa Yoga workshop, set to a soundtrack of upbeat hard rock hits! Come work up a sweat while you move to the music and end with a complimentary beer for participants over 21 years of age … you’ll have earned it.

For reservations, please call 540-326-4060. $40 per person. Open to the public.

Salamander Resort Middleburg VAThe World of Artichoke Cooking Class at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 20 | 2-4 p.m.

Love artichokes but haven’t mastered making them at home? Salamander is here to help you conquer this favorite spring vegetable. Learn how to steam, roast, and— of course— eat them, then get cooking with a whole host of artichoke recipes.

For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. $79 per per person.

Art a la Carte at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 20 | 3-5 p.m.

Spend your Saturday afternoon discovering a new talent or honing your skills in a new way, under the direction of artist Mary Jennings. Choose one theme for the day; first guest to sign up determines what class will be offered. Two-person minimum. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

Greenhill Winery and Vineyards Middleburg VALive Music at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: May 20 & 21 | 3-6 p.m.

Join us in Greenhill’s tasting room for live music by Terbush & Hannah.

The Land Trust of Virginia’s 19th Annual Garden Party at Wind Fields Farm: May 20 | 4-7 p.m.

Join the Land Trust of Virginia at Wind Fields Farm, the historic 463-acre estate of Timothy and Therese Harmon, for an afternoon celebrating conservation efforts to save Virginia’s natural and cultural heritage. Enjoy the beautiful Virginia countryside and local art with this year’s special feature, “Painting for Preservation,” as well as a silent auction.

Live Music at Boxwood Winery: May 20 | 2-5 p.m.

Enjoy the music of Nashville Standard while sipping your favorite Boxwood wines!

Middleburg VA United Methodist ChurchDinner in the Garden & Night of Music at Middleburg United Methodist Church: May 20 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Join us in the garden of Middleburg United Methodist Church for dinner, music and dessert! $15 per person, $7.50 for children under 10. RSVP by May 13 to 540-687-6492. Sponsored by the Middleburg United Methodist Women. Event will be held rain or shine.

Sermons from the Vines at Three Fox Vineyards: May 21

Join us for “Sermons from the Vines” with Pastor Kim. Talk of the Mountain Seafood will have their famous half-pound jumbo lump crab cake and homemade potato salad for sale.

Water Yoga Workshop at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 21 | 8-9:30 a.m.

Fuel your body with heat as you move with both Hatha and Kundalini style yoga using noodles and weights, resistance and buoyancy in the spa pool. After class, enjoy the outdoor whirlpool, add lavender oil on the temples and indulge with a delicious smoothie.

For reservations, please call 540-326-4060. $45 per person. Open to the public.

Sounds of Salamander Resort and Spa Middleburg VASounds of Salamander at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 21 | 4-7 p.m.

Summer never sounded so good! This summer, Salamander is introducing “Sounds of Salamander” every Sunday on their outdoor terrace at Gold Cup Wine Bar. Feast on their new al fresco menu, delicious desserts and seasonal beverages while enjoying sensational views of the Virginia countryside and taking in the sounds of an acoustic guitar on their terrace.

This weekly event is the place to be and be seen every Sunday this summer! Music stylings will be provided by the David Mininberg Duo.

Upcoming Events

Yappy Hour at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 23 | 5-7 p.m.

Treat your dog and yourself to Salamander’s weekly Yappy Hour! Watch as your pooch tests their skills in the obstacle course, while you indulge in a special menu from Gold Cup Wine Bar featuring Sharing Chow including Salamander’s Pimento Cheese “Hush Puppies” and a refreshing Pup-tail Menu with their Spicy Pup-arita with Blanco tequila. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation.

Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.

Wine & Painting Class at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 23 | 7-9 p.m.

Enjoy a fun way to paint and create your own original piece of work while sipping on delicious local wines. Two-person minimum. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060. $85 per person. Ages 21 and up.

Gallery Talk at the National Sporting Library & Museum: May 24 | 2-2:30 p.m.

Each week, NSLM’s Clarice & Robert H. Smith educator or museum curators will give attendees a personalized sneak peek at traveling exhibitions, permanent collections, and the fascinating stories behind the works in the museum’s art collections. No two tours are alike, so come back for more! Reservations are not required and admission is free. Bring your friends! Gallery talks are every Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Cheese & Jam at Market Salamander: May 25 | 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy light music, boutique wines, local cheese and meats all paired with delectable favorites from Forever Gourmet. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and inclusive of above mentioned items. Music provided by John DeLuca. This series will occur on the very LAST Thursday of the month through the summer.

Middleburg Author Marc Leepson to Speak at Hill School: May 25 | 7 p.m.

The Hill School will host a talk and book signing by the journalist and historian Marc Leepson on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Sheila C. Johnson Arts Center. Leepson, the author of nine books, will present a lively talk on his newly published Ballad of the Green Beret, a biography of Army Sgt. Barry Sadler, whose song “The Ballad of the Green Berets,” was the No. 1 hit of 1966. The event is free and open to the public.

Middleburg’s Second Chapter Books will be on hand to offer signed copies of Ballad of the Green Beret, as well as several of Leepson’s other books, including Saving Monticello.

Memorial Day Weekend at 50 West Vineyards: May 26-29

On Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We celebrate the freedoms that we have because of their bravery. 50 West would like to invite you out Memorial Day weekend for fun in beautiful Middleburg with live music and great wine!

Here’s what’s coming up for the weekend:
– Friday, May 26th: Friday Night Flights
– Saturday, May 27th: Far Away Songs performing from 2-5 p.m.
– Sunday, May 28th: David Davol performing from 2-5 p.m.
– Monday, May 29th: Shane Gamble performing from 2-5 p.m.

Plan your trip:
Friday: 1-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday: 12-5 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend at Three Fox Vineyards: May 26-29

Break out the Spectators and summer clothes! Expect a fabulous start to the summer season this Memorial Day weekend at Three Fox Vineyards. Bring your picnic, your family or friends and have a ball. Play bocce or corn-hole. Check out our picnic meadow and hammocks or stroll our woodland trails or the banks of Crooked Run. On Saturday, Pamela Anderson will be here with her Stella & Dot jewelry and the Exaggerations will be playing live music from 1:30-4:30 p.m.! On Sunday, enjoy live music by Movin’ On from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Carly Prow, an independent consultant for Rodan & Fields skincare will be here! On Monday, Richard Giersch will be playing hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s from 1:30-4:30 p.m.! Talk of the Mountain Seafood will have their famous half-pound jumbo lump crab cake and homemade potato for sale on Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

Open Late at the National Sporting Library & Museum: May 26 | 6-8 p.m.

Please bring your chairs and join us for great music, family fun, and food from Hammerdown BBQ on the National Sporting Library & Museum Lawn. Concerts and Museum admission are free and open to the public 6-8 p.m. Picnics are welcome but no glass containers or outside alcohol is permitted. Cash bar featuring wine from Greenhill Winery & Vineyards and beer.

Artist Andre Pater will join us for the concert, where he will be signing catalogues and prints.

Performing: The After Party Band

Partners: Middleburg Community Charter School, Foxcroft School

Concert on the Lawn at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: May 26 | 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy music by Alan Gant on the lawn outside Greenhill’s tasting room!

Andre Pater Talk: The Iroquois Hunt and Hound Paintings at the National Sporting Library & Museum: May 27 | 2-2:30 p.m.

Andre returns to give guests a guided tour and share his inspiration for creating many of the pieces included in the exhibition “Andre Pater: In a Sporting Light,” specifically those focusing on the Iroquois Hunt Club. Catalog and print signing to follow. Admission is free. Please register to Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith educator, at abarnes@nationalsporting.org, 540-687-6542 ext. 25.

Live Music at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: May 27 | 3-6 p.m.

Enjoy music by Alan Gant while sipping your favorite Greenhill wines!

“Heroes & Underdogs” Lecture at the National Sporting Library & Museum: May 27 | 3:30-5 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the unsung heroes of the sporting world! Each Heroes & Underdogs lecture reveals the challenges and triumphs of those who struggled against adversity, overcame great odds, and won our hearts with their passion and determination. Includes 30 minute reception with 1 hour lecture to follow.

Talks include:
May 16: Shayan Ghajar, Virginia Tech Middleburg Agriculture Research &Extension (MARE) Center, on second career thoroughbreds and the MARE Center
May 27: Lilla Mason, MFH Iroquois Hunt, on the Iroquois Hunt Club’s Hound Retirement Fund
June 13: Dr. John Ott, James Madison University, on African-Americna jockeys in Gilded Age imagery
June 27: Mark Metzger, Carp Anglers Group, on the much maligned sport of carp fishing in the United States

$5 admission, free to NSLM members. RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith educator, at abarnes@nationalsporting.org or 540-687-6542 x25.

Yoga at Three Fox Vineyards: May 28 | 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Kate Powell of Wild Sacred Journey will be conducting a yoga workshop at Three Fox from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Start your day off with a grounding and relaxing all-levels yoga class in the meadow, on the edge of a bubbling stream. Bring a picnic for after and enjoy all the vineyard has to offer. Specials of $5 glasses of wine and/or 15% off bottle purchases for participants. For more information and to register, click here. Also, PaintNite will be here! Join us in the vines and become an artist. Specials of $5 glasses of wine and/or 15% off bottle purchases for participants. Click here to register.

An Evening with James Monroe at Aldie Mill: June 3 | 7 p.m.

Join the Aldie Heritage Association as they welcome Colonel James Monroe back to Aldie, a place he knew well during his years in residence at nearby Oak Hill. Colonel Monroe, in his post presidential years, will look back on his exemplary career, with commentary on his retirement at Oak Hill and his business interaction with Aldie Mills. $20 per person, including a reception following the program. Click here to purchase tickets.

Find more upcoming events on our calendar.