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                                          FEBRUARY 2007

Through Feb. 24                                                                   Raphine
CLARK’S OLE TIME MUSI C CENTER. Clark’s Lumber Company is an operating sawmill, but on most
Fridays and the occasional Saturday night, the Planer Building becomes a haven for old-time music and
mountain dance. Join Bruce Clark and the gang for a down-home good time and help keep this
Appalachian mountain music tradition alive. Donations are accepted. 7:30-11 p.m. (540) 377-2490. E-
mail: info@lexingtonvirginia.com. Web site: www.lexingtonvirginia.com/ attractionsb.asp?id=60.

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22                                                                 Dryden
SQUARE DANCI NG AT DRYDEN FIREHALL. This bluegrass and old-time-music square dance is fun for
the whole family. Seniors and cloggers of all ages are welcome. Free. 6:30 -9:30 p.m. (276) 546-1025. E-
mail: jdcollier@verizon.net.

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22                                                                   Stuart
STATE LINE GROCERY JAM SESSION. Come join in a jam session at State Line Grocery on the
Virginia/ North Carolina border. E very Thursday night, local musicians gather to play bluegrass and
mountain music. A piece of Patrick County’s history is communicated through their ballads. 6-10 p.m.
(276) 694-6377.

Feb. 1-28                                                                             Williamsburg
BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Interpretive programs at Jamestown S ettlement and the Yorktown Victory
Cent er explore the lives of early Africans in Virginia and their A frican backgrounds through a variety of
exhibits, programs and activities. Black History Month is among the 2007 events and themes marking the
400th anniversary of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English settlement. 9 a.m. -5 p.m. (757) 253-
4838, (888) 593-4682. Web site: www.historyisfun.org.

Feb. 2                                                                               Norfolk
FIRST FRIDAYS IN GHENT —NORFOLK, VA. This upscale, gallery-crawl event will have diners and
shoppers enjoying Historic Ghent with street musicians and entertainers, specialty retail shopping and
excellent dining opportunities. Free parking and transportation will be available. 6-9 p.m. (757) 353-6063.
E-mail: ken@nvms ervices.com. Web site: www.destinationghent.com.

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23                                                                  Ararat
WILLIS GAP COMMUNITY CENTER OP EN JAM. Jammers of all skill levels are invited to attend these
lively sessions. While the emphasis is on bluegrass, the center also loves gospel, country and oldies. All
proceeds go to the center. Be sure to come out and visit for good food, good fun and the chance to make
new friends. (276) 755-3636.

Feb. 3                                                                           Ches apeake
HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH. This year’s fascinating afternoon of entertainment features
exciting performances, displays and light refreshments, sponsored by the national sorority Phi Delta
Kappa, Delta Gamma chapter, with the River Crest Community Center. Free. 1 p.m. (757) 436 -3100,
(757) 382-6411. E-mail: prgeneral@cityofchesapeake.net. Web site: www.CityofChesapeake. net/parks.

Feb. 3                                                                     Maurertown
North Mountain Vineyard Wine Maker's Dinner. Enjoy good food and fine wines. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (540)
436-9469. E-mail: nmtn@shentel.net. Web site: www.northmountainvineyard.com.

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24                                                               Alexandria
MEET AND GREET AT MADELEINE’S DOGS. Enjoy mingling with new dog owners and breeders at
Madeleine’s Dogs Boutique and Gourmet Bakery, where all canines are served on sterling silver trays.
1222 King Street in historic Old Town Alexandria. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (703) 836-9046. E-mail:
info@madeleinesdogs.com. Web site: www.madeleinesdogs.com.




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Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24                                                                     Hiltons
CARTER FAMILY FOLD WEEKLY MUSIC. E very Saturday night, the Carter Family Fold carries on the
musical and performing traditions of A.P. Cart er; his wife, Sara; and her sister, Maybelle. The Carter
family helped establish country music, beginning in 1927. It all s tarted right here, in Poor Valley at the foot
of Clinch Mountain. $4. 6-11 p.m. (276) 386-9480, (276) 386-6054. E-mail: info@carterfamilyfold.org.
Web site: www.cart erfamily fold.org.

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24                                                                  Newport News
THE HISTORY, THE HOUS E, THE MAN. Come to the James A. Fields House to see and hear an
interpreter in period dress tell the story of escaped slave James A. Fields. Learn about the role of African -
Americans in the Civil War and the importance of the house to the black community in Newport News.
The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. $,
free/12 and under. 1-2:30 p.m. (757) 245-1991. E-mail: jafields@hotmail.com.

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24                                                                  Trout dale
FOOD & FUN IN FLATRI DGE. Help yourself to local fare at the Flatridge Community Center. There’s a
country buffet at 6 p.m. and bluegrass music begins at 7 p.m. Mingle wit h locals, enjoy some delicious
country food and join the fun. Buffet: $7/adults; $4/12 and under. 6-9 p.m. (276) 655-4269. E-mail:
tourism@graysoncounty va.com. Web site: www.graysoncounty va.com.

Feb. 3-4                                                                            Fairfax
CHOCOLATE LOV ERS FESTIVAL. This unique festival celebrates chocolate! Come, taste and enjoy all
that is wonderful about this staple fare. Experience the taste of chocolate, the chocolate challenge and a
pancake breakfast—with chocolate chip pancakes. There’s something for every age, interest and taste in
this exciting festival in downtown historic Fairfax. (703) 385-1661. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (703) 385-7949. E-mail:
lherman@fairfax va.gov. Web site: www.chocolatefestival.net.

Feb. 10, 24                                                                             Newport News
“FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD” AT THE VIRGINIA LIVING MUS EUM. This special planetarium
show takes us back to the days when freedom was only a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked
for hope to a certain constellation with its brightest, shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale
of one family’s desperate flight to freedom, based on the children’s book by Jeanette Winter. 1:30, 3:30 .
(757) 595-1900, (757) 595-9135. E-mail: webmaster@thevlm.org. Web site: www.thevlm.org.

Feb. 4                                                                             Smithfield
WESLEY HISTORI C COMMEMORATIVE S ERVICE. Join Historic St. Luke’s Church, circa 1632, a
Jamestown 2007 Official Community Organization, at a commemorative Wesley service in period
costume with text from the 1700s. Rev. Mark Burgess will conduct the service. Benn’s United Methodist
Church, a daughter church of St. Luke’s, broke off in the 1780s. 11 a.m. -noon. (757) 357-3367. E-mail:
stlukes@visi.net. Web site: www.historicstlukes.org.

Feb. 4, 18                                                                            Newport News
BIRD WALKS. The Hampton Roads Bird Club has monitored the bird population of Newport News Park
since 1965. Join club volunteers in the Picnic Area I parking lot every first and third Sunday of the month
for early morning birding. Be prepared to carpool to several areas in the park. Beginners are welcome.
Binoculars and field guides are recommended. Free. (757) 886-7912. E-mail: sbuck@nngov.com. Web
site: www.nnparks.com.

Feb. 5                                                                             Hampton
PORT HAMPTON LECTURE SERI ES—2007. Authors, living historians and local history buffs will
discuss topics from Hampton’s past as well as related historical subjects of regional and national flavor.
All are welcome. Hampton History Museum. $3, museum members may enter for free; membership
available at the door. 7-8 p.m. (757) 727-1610.




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 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26                                                             Chilhowie
SMYTH COUNTY JAM. This musical event at the Chilhowie Lions Club building showcas es local
musicians and singers. The jam helps encourage the development of new talent while teaching key
aspects of musicianship. No alcohol is allowed. 6:30-11 p.m. (276) 646-3916, (276) 496-5467. E-mail:
larry.hogston@smythcountyjam.com. Web site: www.smythcountyjam.com.

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28                                                              Pennington Gap
BLUEGRASS AT WSWV RADIO STATION. Come hear bluegrass every Wednesday evening live at the
WSWV studio in West Pennington Gap. Dale Kennedy, son Jeff Kennedy and Arthur and J. C. Peters,
known as the “Peters Boys,” are the featured musicians. Free. 7-10 p.m. (276) 546-1025, (276) 546-2520.
E-mail: jdcollier@verizon.net.

Feb. 8-17                                                                          Richmond
VALENTI NE’S DISPLAY IN CONS ERVATORY 2007. A special Valentine’s exhibit in the conservat ory
display wing of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features tulips, daffodils and hyacint hs in full bloom,
while the tropical wing showcas es exotic, fragrant orchids. (804) 262 -9887. Web site:
www.lewisginter.org.

Feb. 9                                                                              Fredericksburg
SWEET SIDE OF LIFE 2007—2ND ANNUAL. Join in for a wonderful evening of music, as you dance to
the rhythm of the Fredericksburg Big Band and delight in decadent desserts compliments of local
restaurants and caterers. This black-tie-optional event is a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with
your sweetheart. Proceeds will benefit mental health through Fredericksburg Counseling Services. $. 8 -
11:30 p.m. (540) 373-2320, (540) 373-2320. E-mail: fcsagency@aol.com.

Feb. 10                                                                             Charles City
PATTY FOOT SING—LOTT CARY COMMEMORATION. Join in old-fashioned singing of old-fashioned
hymns, where you keep the beat with your feet. This event is part of a weekend commemoration of the
life and labors of Rev. Lott Cary, a Charles City slave who purchased his freedom, became a minister,
sailed to Africa and helped found the colony of Liberia. Liberty Churc h, 9100 Liberty Church Road. Free.
2-4 p.m. (804) 652-2526. E-mail: info@charlescity.org. Web site: www.charlescity.org.

Feb. 10                                                                          Edinburg
SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS—V ALENTINE’S DAY DINNER. Treat your sweet heart to a romantic dinner
by candlelight with award-winning wine pairings. Reservations are required. 7-10 p.m. (540) 984-8699. E-
mail: shenvine@shentel.net. Web site: www.shentel. net/shenvine.

Feb. 10                                                                      Hampton
HISTORY HOUNDS KIDS’ CLUB—2007. Come join curious 6- to 10-y ear-olds as they solve historical
mysteries throughout the Hampton History Museum. $50 to be a History Hound Kid for the full year, or $7
per session. 9 a.m.-noon. (757) 727-1610.

Feb. 10                                                                             Oak Grove
CHOCOLATIERS AND CHOCOLATE AT INGLESI DE. Choc olate entrepreneurs display and discuss
their wares just in time for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy music, tours, tastings and wine and gift specials.
Reservations are recommended. $5, souvenir glass included. 1-5 p.m. (804) 224-8687. E-mail:
mail@inglesidevineyards.com. Web site: www.inglesidevineyards.com.

Feb. 10                                                                           Newport News
A SALUTE TO TUS KEGEE AI RMEN. Members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen will be available from
noon to 1 p.m. to discuss artifacts on display at the Virginia War Museum. There will also be a viewing of
the movie The Tusk egee Airmen. After the movie, guest speakers will relate their experiences serving in
World War II and in Korea and Viet nam. $. 1-3 p.m. (757) 247-8523, (757) 928-6738. Web site:
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Feb. 10                                                                         Portsmouth
BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE CHILDREN’S MUS EUM OF VIRGINI A. Celebrate Black History
Month and learn about African-Americans in the arts and sciences by discovering impressive art and
inventions created by African-Americans. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (757) 393-5258. E-mail:
matyseckc@portsmouthva.gov. Web site: www.childrensmuseumva.com.

Feb. 10                                                                        Richmond
WITH LOVE FROM YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTTER. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your “significant otter”
or meet someone new at Maymont Nature and Visitor Center. Listen t o live music, enjoy the antics of
Richmond’s most amorous aquatic couple and sample Valentine treats and fine beverages. The event is
sponsored by the Dooley Noted Society, Maymont’s young professionals group. (804) 358-7166. E-mail:
info@maymont.org. Web site: www.maymont.org.

Feb. 10, 17                                                                   Faber
VALENTI NE’S WINE DINNER AT DELFOSS E VINEYARDS & WINERY. Romance your Valentine wit h a
five-course gourmet dinner accompanied by awar d-winning wines and live music. Call for reservations.
(434) 263-6100, (800) 282-8223. E-mail: finewines @delfossewines.com. Web site:
www.delfossewine.com.

Feb. 10-11                                                                          Afton
WINE, CHOCOLATE, ROS ES AND MANCI NI AT CARDINAL POINT VINEYARD & WINERY. Enjoy
wines, red roses and handc rafted choc olates to sample and purchase for Valentine’s Day. There will be
lots of Henry Mancini and other romantic composers on the st ereo creating just the right ambiance. $,
includes wineglass, tasting, a red rose and a chocolate truffle. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (540) 456-8400, (800)
282-8223. E-mail: info@cardinalpointwinery.com. Web site: www.cardinalpoint winery.com.

Feb. 10-11                                                                       Amissville
GRAY GHOST IRRESISTIBLE CHOCOLATES AND CABERNET. Come to the original Valentine’s
winery event in Virginia. Treat your friends—and your love—to a great celebration of decadent chocolate
desserts and gold medal -winning Cabernets. Enjoy unlimited tastings of more than 25 chocolate desserts
and an array of Cabernets. $15/adult includes Valentine glass; $7/under 21. (Snow, rain or shine) 11
a.m.-5 p.m. (540) 937-4869. Web site: www.grayghost vineyards.com/upcoming_events.htm.

Feb. 10-11                                                                           Maurertown
NORTH MOUNTAIN VINEYARD CHOCOLATE & FLOWERS WEEKEND. Join in the fun of pairing red
wines wit h delicious handmade chocolates. It’s the perfect visit for Valentine’s Day . Cellar tours will be
available. Pets are welcome. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (540) 436-9463. E-mail: nmnt@shentel.net. Web site:
www.northmount ainvineyard.com.

Feb. 10-11                                                                          Nellysford
SWEETHEARTS WEEKEND AT HILL TOP BERRY FARM & WINERY. Warm up your sweetie with
meads and “True to the Fruit” wines.” Samples of foods and chocolates from Ambrosia Bakery and Deli
will be served with the wine tasting. $, includes logo glass, gourmet chocolates, flowers and food pairing.
Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. (434) 361-1266, (800) 282-8223. E-mail: hilltop1@ntelos.net. Web
site: www.hilltopberry wine.com.

Feb. 10-11                                                                         Nellysford
WINTERGREEN WINERY’S VALENTINE CELEBRATION. Indulge your sweetheart with an early
Valentine treat of our decadent pairing of raspberry dessert wine with assort ed chocolates. Enjoy a
compliment ary tasting by candlelight. Wine and gift shop specials, a door prize drawing and beautiful
long-stemmed roses will be available. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 361-2519, (800) 282-8223. E-mail:
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Feb. 10-18                                                                           Hume
FALL IN LOV E AT OASIS. During the winter season, love is in the air. Oasis Winery will f eature special
romantic opportunities for couples wishing to rekindle their love in Virginia wine country. 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
(540) 622-2505, (540) 635-7627. E-mail: oasiswine@aol.com. Web site: www.oasiswine.com.

Feb. 11                                                                               Charles City
LOTT CARY AND “LOV E OF LIBERTY.” Join us as historical interpreter Larry Earl brings Rev. Lott Cary
to life in word and song. Learn about Cary’s journey from slavery to freedom, from the fields o f Virginia to
the shores of Africa. Listen as his African pupils, portrayed by Charles City students, sing songs of two
nations born out of similar “loves of liberty.” A reception follows. Charles City High School Auditorium,
10039 Courthouse Road. Free. 3-5 p.m. (804) 652-1516. E-mail: info@charlescity.org. Web site:
www.charlescity.org.

Feb. 11                                                                          Critz
GOSPEL CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Area choirs and musicians come
to the Reynolds Homestead for an afternoon of special performances of uplifting gospel music. (276) 694 -
7181. Web site: www.reynoldshomestead. vt.edu.

Feb. 12                                                                           Fredericksburg
PRESI DENT’S DAY AT HUGH MERCER APOTHECARY SHOP. See Dr. Hugh Mercer’s Apothec ary,
learn about medicine in the 18th century and stroll through the herb garden. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (540) 373-
1569. E-mail: myrawig@cox.net. Web site: www.apva.org.

Feb. 12                                                                        Fredericksburg
PRESI DENT’S DAY AT THE MARY WASHINGTON HOUS E. Visit the home of George Washington’s
mother, Mary, and tour the gardens she enjoyed so much. 10 a.m. -4 p.m. (540) 373-1569. E-mail:
myrawig@cox.net. Web site: www.apva. org.

Feb. 12                                                                       Fredericksburg
PRESI DENT’S DAY AT THE RISING S UN TAV ERN. Listen to the tavern “wenches” as they tell about life
in Colonial times. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (540) 373-1569. E-mail: myrawig@cox.net. Web site: www.apva.org.

Feb. 14                                                                          Floyd
ST. VALENTINE’S PUPP Y LOV E WEEKEND AT CHATEAU MORRIS ETTE. Bring your sweetheart to
Virginia’s most romantic setting. Woo your sweetie with lunch or dinner and a complimentary flower.
Reservations are required. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (540) 593-2865. E-mail: info@t hedogs.com. Web site:
www.thedogs.com.

Feb. 17                                                                        Big Stone Gap
MOUNTAIN EMPIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAM SESSION. Come to this old-time music jam, open
to performers and listeners the third Saturday of the mont h in Slemp Commons/Phillis-Taylor Hall on the
MECC campus. 1-4 p.m. (276) 523-7489.

Feb. 17                                                                          Hampton
BAREFOOT PUPP ETS IN AFRICAN TRICKSTER TALES. Anansi the spider stars in this delightful
production featuring rod puppets in stories from the Beluba and Ashanti peoples of A frica. $6, no
discounts apply. (757) 722-2787. E-mail: americantheatre@hampton.gov. Web site:
www.HamptonArts.net.

Feb. 17                                                                          Portsmouth
HORSEBACK RI DE IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH. The Buffalo Riders of Hampton Roads,
an equestrian team founded in 1997 to honor the memory of the Buffalo Soldiers, celebrates Black
History Month each year with an eight -mile horseback ride through Portsmouth. All riders are welcome—
about 75 to 100 participate. Riders meet at I.C. Norcom High School, 1801 London Blvd., at 8 a.m., and
the ride starts promptly at 10 a.m. 10 a.m.-noon. (757) 686-2313, (757) 446-2487, (757) 286-1493. E-
mail: ken.wright@pilotonline.com. Web site: www. visitports va.com.



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 Feb. 17                                                                            Woodbridge
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AT LEES YLV ANI A STATE PARK. Come to the park to celebrate
Black History Month and find out about the park’s rich and divers e history. Learn about the flight of
runaway slaves in Sept ember of 1861, who informed Union soldiers of Confederate activity at Freestone
Point in this area. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (703) 670-0372, (703) 670-0024, (703) 583-6904. E-mail:
leesylvania@dcr. virginia.gov. Web site: www.dcr. virginia.gov/parks/leesylva.htm.

Feb. 17-18                                                                       Lansdowne
LANS DOW NE WINE & FOOD EXP ERI ENCE. This event partners with the celebration of Jamestown
2007 to mark the birthplace of our nation’s wine industry. Noted chefs from Washington, D.C., Virginia
and Maryland team up with the premier wineries of the Commonwealth. All-inclusive packages offer
something for every one, from wine-tasting classes to massage and golf packages and muc h more. 11
a.m.-8 p.m. (877) 509-8400, (540) 622-2505. E-mail: jherman@benchmarkmanagement.com. Web site:
www.VirginiaWineTour.com.

Feb. 17-18                                                                      Mount Vernon
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S 275TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WEEKEND. Historic Mount Vernon
celebrates George Washington’s birthday with patriotic early American music, “Americ a’s Smallest
Hometown Parade” and Washingt on’s favorite breakfast. The General hims elf will join visitors to partake
of “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (703) 780-2000, (703) 780-0011, (703) 799-
8688. E-mail: info@mount vernon.org. Web site: www.mount vernon. org.

Feb. 17-19                                                                       Alexandria
GEORGE WASHINGTON BI RTHDAY CELEBRATION. This three-day week end of events celebrates
Alexandria’s favorite son. The highlight of the weekend is the parade Monday, 1-3 p.m., throughout Old
Town, with bands, floats and re-enactment units. Other weekend events include walking tours, a 10K race
and the famous Birthnight Ball. On Monday, Old Town’s historic sites, including Gadsby’s Tavern and
Carlyle House, are open with free admission. (703) 991-4474. Web site: www.washingtonbirthday.net.

Feb. 17-19                                                                          Charles City
TIPPECANOE & TYLER TOO PRESIDENTS’ DAY TOUR. Tour Berk eley Plantation, home of our
nation’s nint h president, William Henry Harrison, “Old Tippecanoe.” Watch a film about Berkeley’s
amazing history. Enjoy a special tour focused on the life and times of William Henry Harrison and the
importance of Berkeley in his life. Learn about the exciting and entertaining presidential campaign of
1840. $. (804) 829-6018, (888) 466-6018. Web site: www. berkeleyplantation.com.

Feb. 17-19                                                                        Newport News
REPTILE W EEKEND AT THE VIRGI NIA LIVING MUS EUM. This annual program expl ores the bizarre
and beautiful aspects of reptiles. See reptiles native to Virginia—including venomous snakes—and some
exotic reptiles. Enjoy special programs with reptile expert Bruce Shwedick. Learn the pros and cons of
having reptiles as pets, and learn how reptiles use the sky and how the sky uses reptiles. 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
(757) 595-1900, (757) 595-9135. E-mail: webmaster@thevlm.org. Web site: www.thevlm.org.

Feb. 19                                                                            Mount Vernon
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S 275TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Join in the national observance of
George Washington’s birthday by visiting his home and burial site free of charge on this day. “America’s
Smallest Homet own Parade” will line up at 1:30 p.m. with its fife and drum corps, 18th-century music and
farm animals. General Washington will be on the grounds to greet visitors and receive birthday wishes. 9
a.m.-4 p.m. (703) 780-2000, (703) 780-0011, (703) 799-8688. E-mail: info@mount vernon.org. Web site:
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Feb. 22                                                                            Bedford
LIBERTY SHIPS: FORGI NG A PATH FOR RACIAL DEMOCRACY. In recognition of Black History
Month, the D-Day Memorial will ex amine how interracial crews aboard Liberty ships during WWII forged a
path for racial democracy in the military. The program includes a slide presentation and discussion. Free.
A reception will follow. 7-8 p.m. (800) 351-DDAY, (540) 586-DDAY, (540) 587-8973. E-mail:
dday@dday.org. Web site: www.dday.org.

Feb. 22                                                                               Martins ville
STEP AFRIKA! This fun event celebrates step dancing, an art form born at African-American fraternities
and based in A frican traditions. Martins ville High School Auditorium. 7:30 -10 p.m. (276) 632-3221. E-mail:
PAA@PiedmontArts.org. Web site: www.PiedmontArts.org.

Feb. 22                                                                           Fredericksburg
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY AT MARY WASHINGTON HOUS E. On his birthday, visit the
home purchased by George Washington for his mother. Guides will lead tours in period dress and
refres hments will be served to celebrate the occasion. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (540) 373-1569. E-mail:
myrawig@cox.net. Web site: www.apva. org.

Feb. 22                                                                             Mount Vernon
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S 275TH BIRTHDAY. Anyone named George, or whose birthday, like
Washington’s, is February 22, will be admitted free on presenting identification. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. (703) 780-
2000, (703) 780-0011, (703) 799-8688. E-mail: info@mount vernon. org. Web site: www.mount vernon.org.

Feb. 22-25                                                                               Hampton
MID-ATLANTI C QUILT FESTIVAL. Explore an American art form that has developed and grown with the
nation. In its 17th year, this festival is a compilation of quilting, fiber arts and wearable arts. The event
provides a perfect place for quilt enthusiasts and textile artists to meet, shop, learn and explore their art.
$. (757) 315-1611, (866) 829-6355. Web site: www.thehrcc.com.

Feb. 23                                                                            Glen Allen
FRIDAYS OVERLOOKING THE PATIO. At this indoor version of James River Cellars’ famous Fridays on
the Patio, experience delightful music played by local bands as well as light appetizers, winery tours, wine
tastings and a souvenir wineglass. Bring an indoor-style picnic, some friends and have a grand time.
Reservations are encouraged. $. 6-9 p.m. (804) 550-7516. E-mail: winecellars@jrgm.com. Web site:
www.jamesrivercellars.com.

Feb. 23                                                                             Staunton
FOURTH FRIDAYS GALLERY OP EN HOUS E. Take advantage of a great opportunity to see, experienc e
and perhaps even purchase the finest in area art. Staunton’s gallery and art space open houses are free
and fun. The free trolley stops close to every gallery. 5-9 p.m. (540) 332-3971, (540) 332-3865. E-mail:
cormierk b@ci.staunton. va. us. Web site: www.staunton. va.us/ visitor.

Feb. 24                                                                          Gaines ville
CAS ANOVA HUNT POINT-TO-POI NT. Don’t miss the first steeplechase of the seas on. February
weat her adds another dimension to the sport as horse and rider race over timbers, post and rail plank as
well as stone and chicken coops. (540) 788-4806.

Feb. 24                                                                              Stuart
PATRI CK COUNTY MUSIC ASS OCIATION OP EN JAM SESSION. Join the fun at this open jam
session. Bring your guitar, banjo or fiddle and pick a few tunes while you’re there. John D. Hooker
Memorial Building at Rotary Field. Free, but donations are welcome. 6-9:30 p.m. (276) 694-4232. Web
site: www.patrickcountymusic.com.




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