Middleburg’s Weekend Guide: May 5-7, 2017

— It’s the first weekend in May, and this weekend is jam-packed with fun events! There’s a Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour at 50 West Vineyards (with proceeds supporting the Middleburg Humane Foundation), the opening of the Middleburg Community Farmers Market, a fundraiser for the Charlie Humphrey Keating IV Foundation at Side Saddle Café, the Mosby Heritage Area Association‘s lantern-lit walking tour of Midleburg, the public opening of Slater Run Vineyards, and more. Share your adventures with us using #MiddleburgMoment

50 West VineyardsCinco De Mayo Yappy Hour Supporting Middleburg Humane Foundation at 50 West: May 5 | 1-8 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a “Yappy Hour” at 50 West Vineyards in support of Middleburg Humane Foundation. Enjoy great wine and wine-a-ritas, 50 West’s fantastic atmosphere, and snap a picture with your furry friend at 50 West’s Cinco de Mayo photo area.

A portion of 50 West’s proceeds from the weekend will be donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation. MHF is a private, non-profit whose goal is to provide a safe haven for abused, neglected, and “at risk” animals, both large and small. MHF will be present to distribute information about their organization at the event.

Ruff and Ready Rules:
• All dogs must be on a leash and monitored at all times.
• Each guest is responsible for picking up after their dog.
• There is a (2) dog max per attendee.
• Each dog must have a recent rabies vaccination.

Slater Run Vineyards Open to Public: May 6 & 7 | Noon-6 p.m.

The winery is usually closed to the public, so this will be the first time this year that it will be open to the public. The entrance will be well-marked at 1500 Crenshaw Rd. in Upperville. Please join us for fine wine and the beautiful views from the patio!

Three Fox Vineyards16th Estate Celebration at Three Fox Vineyards: May 6

Join Three Fox as they celebrate 16 years of growing great estate vintages. Special discounts available. Talk of the Mountain Seafood will have their famous half-pound jumbo lump crab cake and Boardwalk fries for sale. Richard Giersch will be playing hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Middleburg Community Farmers Market Opens: May 6 | 8 a.m.-Noon

The Middleburg Farmers Market runs May 6-Oct. 28, every Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon in the gravel parking lot behind the Middleburg Community Center. Join us for the opening!

Didgeridoonas Showcase at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards’ Farm Store: May 6 | 1-4 p.m.

The Farm Store is bringing the best of Australia to you! On Saturday, Cape Woolamai Mercantile Co. will be conducting an exclusive showcase at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards previewing the Didgeridoonas (Australia) family of ice-free wine, food and beverage coolers. These ruggedly elegant, natural fiber coolers, are crafted from weather resistant oilskin canvas and insulated with pure Australian wool, giving you the only coolers you will own that don’t require ice. These amazing coolers will adopt the temperature of whatever you put in them and hold it for up to 6 hours without any artificial help. Add a reusable freezer block to any of the larger bags, and the bag is transformed into a portable refrigerator which will keep the contents chilled for up to 24 hours. When you serve from a Didgeridoonas cooler bag, you know the last sip from a bottle will taste as fresh and refreshing as the first, and your picnic will be served as fresh as it was when it was packed. They look great, work great, are lightweight, last for decades, are guaranteed for life … and they are coming them to The Farm Store for you to add a touch of luxury to your life and leisure.

Greenhill Winery and Vineyards Middleburg VA

Greenhill Winery & Vineyards (Jodi Miller Photography)

Live Music at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: May 6 & 7 | 3-6 p.m.

Enjoy music by Garrett Hoffman while sipping your favorite Greenhill wine. Emily Rose will also be performing at the Manor House on Saturday, May 6.

Derby Party at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 6 | 3-7 p.m.

Join us on the terrace as we celebrate Derby Day. Enjoy live streaming of all the Kentucky Derby events as you enjoy our Mint Julep bar with multiple flavors, delight in derby bite-size fare, listen to live music and experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” $20 per person. For more information, please call 540-326-4070.

“Moderation is for Cowards” Fundraiser at the Side Saddle Café: May 6 | 4-8 p.m.

You’re invited to join us at the Side Saddle Café’s annual military fundraiser in honor of their nephew, Chief Petty Officer Charles H. Keating IV, who was killed in action last May in northern Iraq fighting against 125 Islamic State fighters with his team. A percentage of their proceeds from the evening will go toward the Charlie Humphrey Keating IV Foundation. They will have live music starting at 4 p.m., including Ted Garber and veteran Shawn Smith of The Sons of Liberty. Veteran Lud Sells will be serving as the guest bartender for the evening. So, come on over, raise a glass and help to celebrate the lives of those who have given absolutely everything in order for us to call our country free.

Mosby Heritage Area AssociationMosby Heritage Area Association’s “Legends by Lanternlight” Walking Tour: May 6 | 7:30-9 p.m.

Join the costumed interpreters of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group for a lantern-lit walking tour of historic downtown Middleburg. See the places where the Civil War played out in the town’s historic landscape and hear about the town’s dreadful experience in the time immediately before, during and after the Civil War.

The walking tour will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Middleburg Baptist Church, located at 209 E. Federal St. Please dress for the weather; appropriate walking shoes are suggested.

Tickets can only be purchased at the door of the program, and they are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, email kpawlak@mosbyheritagearea.org or call 540-687-5188.

PaintNite! Three Fox VineyardsPaintNite! at Three Fox Vineyards: May 7 | 2 p.m.

With the warmer weather, PaintNite® is back among the vines in Three Fox’s covered area along the vineyard. Enjoy discounts on wine as you create a wine and roses painting. Carol Erickson will guide you through the process, so no experience is necessary. Click here to register and use the coupon code PAINTWITHCAROL for $20 off. Talk of the Mountain Seafood will have shrimp and turkey wraps for sale, too!

Sunday Sketch at the National Sporting Library & Museum: May 7 | 2-4 p.m.

Join us for a free sketching session in the museum galleries! Supplies (pencils, paper, sketch boards, and clipboards) will be provided for attendees. This week’s featured artist is local artist and instructor Mary Jennings. Mary uses traditional and mixed media to create artistic experiences, and her works range from 2×3 inches to wall murals!

The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Participants will receive free admission to the museum. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Register to Anne Marie Barnes, educational programs manager and fellowship advisor, at abarnes@nationalsporting.org or 540-687-6542 x25.

Upcoming Events

The Hill School Middleburg VA

The Hill School

Prospective Parent Information Session at The Hill School: May 9 | 9 a.m.

This session — hosted by Head of School Treavor Lord — will provide parents an overview of Hill’s educational philosophy and program. To RSVP or to learn more, please contact Kelly Johnson at 540-687-5897 or kjohnson@thehillschool.org.

Biz Buzz at Aldie Mill: May 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join the Middleburg Business and Professional Association for our monthly networking event. Hosted by the Aldie Heritage Association.

Wine & Painting Class at Salamander Resort: May 9 | 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. $85 per person. Ages 21 and up. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

Gallery Talk at the National Sporting Library & Museum: May 10 | 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.

Mane Events at the Salamander Resort Salon: May 12 | 4 p.m.

French, fishtails, Bohemian, halo! Head to Salamander for their “Mother & Daughter Date Night” and learn tips and tricks to all the complicated braids. $25 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4055.

Mother’s Day Weekend at 50 West Vineyards: May 13-14

Spend the day with mom and the family surrounded by beautiful scenery, live music and great wine! To celebrate Mother’s Day, they’re adding the 2016 Rosé to the tasting menu. Looking for a little something different? Try the Sangria! Pair your wine or sangria with fresh baked bread, a variety of cheeses and cured meats, plus tapenades made from their wine – you can’t go wrong!

To add to your beautiful Mother’s Day at 50 West, Laurence McKenna and Shane Gamble will be providing the live music.

  • Saturday, May 13: Laurence McKenna, 2-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 14: Shane Gamble, 2-5 p.m.

Three Fox VineyardsMother’s Day Weekend at Three Fox Vineyards: May 13-14

Bring mom out for a beautiful picnic at Three Fox. All mothers enjoy special discounts! They’ll be awarding prizes for the most elegant picnic. On Saturday, Black Fig Pizza Co. will be selling their artisan wood-fired pizzas; Debbie Cadenas, a local artist, will be there; Carly Prow will have her Rodan & Fields skin care products; and Pamela Anderson will be there with her Stella & Dot jewelry. Enjoy live music by Movin’ On from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday! On Sunday, Rolling Brick and Dough will have pizza for sale; Jordan Sullivan, an independent consultant for LuLaRoe will be there; and Big Steve & Pete will be playing live music from 1:30-4:30 p.m.!

Yoga & Tea Workshop at Salamander Resort: May 13 | 2 p.m.

Get away for the day for a mother and daughter day out! Enjoy a 90-minute yoga class followed by afternoon tea with delicious pastries. $45 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

Extreme Basics Grilling Class at Salamander Resort: May 13 | 2–4 p.m.

Want the secrets to a perfectly grilled steak? Ever wonder the five steps to burger brilliance? Did you know you could grill a pizza? This hands-on class will show you how to sauté, braise, grill, poach, sear, bake, roast and pan fry. $79 per per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

Art a la Carte at Salamander Resort: May 13 | 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.

Manners for Success – Thank You Notes at Salamander Resort: May 13 | 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Kids will love this interactive and fun program to help build social skills for summer travel! Topics include greetings, manners in public places, being a good guest, and showing the host appreciation with a handwritten “thank-you” note. $42 per child. Ages 4 – 12. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

Ballroom Dancing Class at Salamander Resort & Spa: May 13 | 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Couples will enjoy an exciting class guided by a ballroom expert for a lesson on various styles of ballroom dancing. Learn all the right steps and spend the evening having a “ball.”
$30 per couple. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

Mother’s Day Zip Lining at Empower Adventures: May 14

Moms zip free all day, with a paying family member. For reservations, please call 540-692-9471.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill: May 14 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Spend the day with mom and treat her to a delectable Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet in Salamander’s signature restaurant, Harrimans. While enjoying the perfect country setting, indulge in seasonal fare, delicious treats, free-flowing mimosas and much more. $65 per person, $40 per child. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Salamander Resort: May 14 | 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Indulge mom and thank her for all that she does this Mother’s Day with a savory celebration. Enjoy a grand buffet featuring an extensive omelet bar, interactive pasta cooking station, elaborate seafood tower, indulgent steak carving, bottomless mimosas and much more. A special children’s buffet and a dessert display also will be available. $98 per person, $40 per child. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

Heroes & Underdogs Lecture at the National Sporting Library & Museum: May 16 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the unsung heroes of the sporting world! Shayan Ghajar of the Virginia Tech Middleburg Agriculture Research & Extension (MARE) Center, will be talking about second career thoroughbreds at the MARE Center. Reception begins at 6 p.m., talk begins at 6:30 p.m. $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.

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!

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: May 20 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Over 20 artists will have their artworks for sale, plus there will be live music by Jamie Potter of Crooked Angels.

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.

Find more upcoming events on our calendar.